Parish Council business
The March meeting was very busy with a presentation by Mike Gelder from St Mary’s Church advising members of the proposed re-ordering of the church seating and other associated works all of which would be considered by the PCC. Another presentation was given by Ben Stevens from Gigaclear who are carrying out fibre optic cable laying throughout the parish. Members agreed to fund some tree cutting and hedge clearance at Blackford play area. This would improve visibility into the play area and also lower the risk of branches becoming entangled in overhead phone cables.
Henry Butt Trophy
This year five suggested recipients of the award had been submitted by Councillors and members of the local community. Following a secret ballot among the Council members, David Ewens was unanimously selected as this year’s recipient of the Trophy. Many of you will know that David was the sole instigator of the “Fingerpost Appeal” and single-handedly raised almost £10.5k towards the project from local residents and businesses.
Annual Parish Assembly
This meeting was held at the end of April and was well attended. As well as the presentation of the Henry Butt Trophy, Rev. Richard Neil presented awards on behalf of the Hervey Trust to Finlay Oliver and Mason Warboys. The meeting concluded with an interesting presentation by Dr Denis Briaris on his passive housing project