Parish Council BusinessSeason’s greetings you lovely lot! I hope you’re all well?
We’re here again with the anticipation of all things festive resting heavily on all our hearts and minds I’m sure. If you need someone to talk to, there are people here for you! I will do my best to update the website (see below) with numbers for you to access help on a whole host of subjects. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let me know, and I will try to find it for you.
If you’d like a friendly face to talk to, the ‘Warm in Wedmore’ initiative opens its door again from the 6 December at the Masonic Hall between 10 am and 2 pm. There’s always a really lovely atmosphere there!
OK, so Parish Council update, that’s what you’re here for right? Well, firstly – and you’ll never believe it – when I say I’ve got another new Councillor! A huge Wedmore welcome to Phillip Weale, (I knew my constant badgering would eventually pay off!).
We’re up to 12 now, but Blackford would benefit from a couple more representatives,
so don’t worry if you live there and thought you had missed the boat, you haven’t…
Get your application in quickly though, I don’t want you to miss out.
Secondly, the budget will be formally agreed this month, ready to submit to Somerset
Council in January. The members have ensured that we continue to provide you with the
desired service, whilst balancing the environmental and financial pressures right now.
Thirdly, Jacky and I attended the second LCN (Local Community Network) meeting at the end of October. There was lots of talk about priorities, and this is where I need your help. Somerset Council expects us to work collaboratively within our LCN to deliver schemes that benefit our community directly. To do this, we need to identify a common concern across the towns, villages and hamlets, and work out how we can successfully design, implement and sustain a resolution to whatever this concern is.
Whether it’s Transport, Planning, Environmental Issues etc, over the coming weeks I will be gathering information to share with you all about how this is supposed to work and what we can do on an individual and wider level to get the best results. I’d appreciate it if you would take some time to engage with me about it, however, you feel most comfortable, via letter, email, telephone, or the website. We are lucky to have a strong and supportive group of neighbours that form our LCN, we have the chance to effect real change in our communities, we just need to hear your voices!
Also, a quick reminder, the minutes for all of the Parish Council meetings, as well as
various committee meetings, are all available on the website www.wedmore-pc.gov.uk (see below). There’s more to tell you about but, unfortunately, I’ve already dramatically upped the word count for the publication this time round (Sorry Ian). However, I will just squeeze in, on behalf of all of the members of the Parish Council and myself, let me wish you a very Merry Christmas! I’ll see you in the New Year.
Parish Clerk, Wedmore Parish Council,
Grant’s Lane, Wedmore Somerset BS28 4EA
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