News from the Parish Council, May 2024

Monday, 20 May 2024 16:36

Annual Parish Council Meeting

This was held on 13th May 2024 and Councillor Tim Nicol was voted in unanimously to be the Chairman again.  This will be Tim's fourth year as Chairman - and he will, I'm sure, give it his all as ever to drive the councillors on and help to steer the council in the right direction.  Likewise for Jerry Watson, who was also unanimously voted in as Vice Chairman.  Thank you both.

Parish Councillor vacancy

There is still one Parish Councillor vacancy up for grabs for a keen, community spirited person with a few hours a month to spare.  No experience is necessary and training is provided.  There are many projects and working groups that you might be interested in like trees and greens/bio-diversity, traffic working group, planning or just the monthly meetings.  Contact the Clerk if you are interested in finding out more, we'd love to hear from you!

Neighbourhood Watch

Anyone can join this for free and receive useful information on crime prevention, some discounts on safety and security products and notifications of local crime. go to and join your local scheme.

Considerate parking

Residents raised an issue at the annual parish meeting with cars parking over the pavements, blocking the safe passing of pedestrians and scooters etc. and this is especially a problem in the narrow, village streets, where it means walking around the cars into the road.

Please consider the safety of others when parking and encourage your contractors and visitors to park elsewhere to avoid blocking the way for others.

Village group updates

If you want to read what most village groups and organisations have been up to, head to the website and read the minutes of the recent Annual Parish meeting under meetings.

Playing Field developments

As the football season ends and as we are not hosting a cricket team until next year, we are about to undertake a lot of repair and improvement work to the pavilion. In the main this work will be done and supervised by our very own Grounds Maintenance Contractor, Kevin Cox, and work starts from Tuesday 28th May. The Pavilion will be out of bounds from then for a couple of weeks and Kevin will have security precautions in place, but please ensure curious children do not enter the site. The pavilion will be re-clad with maintenance-free material to replace the rotting timber, the roof will be cleaned off, and the changing room floors will be resurfaced. The garage roof is being replaced and various other works are in hand to improve the pavilion and playing fields generally. Volunteers are still welcome to lend a hand, please email to join a mailing list of "Friends of the Playing Field" to hear more about work that you could help with. 

Jenny Rice