Parish Council Updates
25 Sep 2022 10:07
It has been a quiet couple of months as the Parish Council do not generally meet in August unless there are special decisions that are needed, and September's meeting has been put off until the October meeting date of 10th October. This was due to the protocol and the law on not being able to hold meetings or give notice of meetings during a mourning period. All are welcome to attend the next meeting, 7pm in the village hall.
The next planning committee meeting is Wednesday 5th October 2022, 7.30pm at the village hall and the next Playing Field Management Committee meeting is 3rd November 2022 at 6pm in the Priest House.
It has been a quiet time also for reflection and remembering the late Queen Elizabeth 11. All Councillors shared in the sadness at her passing but also expressed gratitude and admiration for her dedicated and dutiful service, leading the world in her most fabulous way. May she rest in peace and King Charles III benefit from her wisdom and shining example.
The new Caretaker of the playing fields and The Close is getting on well. Jerry Rawlinson has been busy checking equipment, clearing nettles and overgrown foliage and generally mending and repairing around the areas. If you spot anything needing doing, please let me know.
The Parish Council has successfully applied for and received a grant of £2695 for another Moveable Vehicle Activated Sign (MVAS) to be used to try to reduce speeding of traffic, especially along Stamford Road. This will be installed soon and can be moved to where it is needed to act as a reminder and hopefully a reducer of speed.
I currently share information to the village Facebook page on useful crime prevention advice, scams and home protection etc. Members get alerts sent directly on anything useful. If you would like to join the scheme and receive this, please get in touch. If anyone is willing to be a Co-Ordinator for this scheme, please do let me know.
Report from the Playing Field Management Committee (PFMC)
Football and the pavilion
Football matches continue to be played regularly at the playing field, bringing in new players and visitors to the village. The parish council, in recognition of the pavilion being in need of a permanent power supply to continue this arrangement satisfactorily and provide better facilities for the village, has applied for a grant from Mick George to fund most of this, along with help from the cricket club. A decision is awaited on whether it has been successful.
And just like that, it’s Autumn! The kids have gone back to school, and no doubt already looking forward to half term, Hallowe’en and beyond. Cricket has finished for the season, and football is back. Let’s hope the weather stays reasonable for another few weeks yet.
As previously reported, the latest addition to the Playing Field is a fantastic gazebo – in case you haven’t seen it, here it is:-