Since our last meeting there have been two reported burglaries in the parish, both preventable. Summer weather brings open windows and doors, which provides ideal opportunities for criminals to enter properties. There have also been an increasing number of burglaries in surrounding villages, properties with the older, non-secure euro locks being a particular target. Please ensure your house is secure at all times, including stuff in your garden shed.
PARISH COUNCILLOR RESIGNATION
Since our last meeting, Councillor Jacqueline Jeffrey has resigned from the Parish Council. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Councillor Jeffrey for the work she has done for the parish whilst a Councillor.
Work continues on this. Whilst there are various protections for existing buildings/areas (including, for example, Listed Building status, Greenbelt, and the Conservation Area) we are looking to strengthen these where possible. If there are structures or areas you feel are important to the parish that are worthy of protection but may not currently be included then please let us know.
The stock of table tennis bats and balls always seems to disappear. With the school holidays almost upon us we will be restocking – please respect the equipment and leave it behind for others to use when you’re done.
BANKS COMMUNITY FUND
Following the construction of the Wind Farm at Hook Moor the Community Fund is now up and running. £10,000 per year is available for local groups over the next 25 years. If you feel your organisation might benefit please visit their website here.
These will be delivered to the Parish Council in the week immediately before the event. If your application was successful therefore please be patient….
PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
There is now the facility on the LCC website to report problems on Rights of Way directly to them via e-mail. Please follow the link here.