Parish Council business
The first meeting of 2021 was once again held via ZOOM video conferencing with a full complement of Councillors in attendance. County Highways would shortly be improving signage and road markings at the entrance to Blackford following representations from the Parish Council and local residents. The Chairman of Theale Village Hall addressed the Council and reported on the poor state of the hall’s interior. Work would be needed to improve the kitchen facilities and to make alterations to the main hall. A grant had been applied for from the County Council’s emergency climate fund and he anticipated asking the Parish Council for some financial support in the near future. The Chair of Green Wedmore also addressed the meeting and updated members on the tree planting at Worthington Woods together with other projects that were pending.
New Councillor at Blackford
The Council agreed to co-opt Mr Jonathan Newton from Poolbridge Road, Blackford as the third Councillor representing Blackford Ward. Mr Newton is a Global Account Director and has lived with his family in Blackford since 2014. The Council members look forward to welcoming Mr Newton at their next meeting. This co-option means that the Council is now back at full strength.
Henry Butt Trophy 2020
It’s the time of the year when I ask local residents to think about nominating an individual or group who would be worthy recipients of the Henry Butt Trophy. The trophy is awarded each year to a community spirited individual or group and there must be several likely contenders who have gone the extra mile during the current pandemic. The Council will make their decision in April and the only criteria are that the nominee lives or operates within the parish and cannot have won the trophy previously. Please send me any nominations as soon as possible.
Rod Pring, Parish Clerk
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