Great & Little GiddingParish Council
Clarion – Spring 2012
ELECTIONS of District and Parish Councillors will take place on Thursday 3rd May – see noticeboards
BLOOM IN GIDDING – following on from the successful Anglia In Bloom Silver Award of 2011 we are looking for volunteers to co-ordinate the 2012 entry. An excellent start was made last year in this community initiative and many hands make light work. If you are interested in helping in anyway please let the PC office know and we will put you in touch with each other.
ALLOTMENTS – there is a half allotment available from the 10 new ones provided last year Full plots are £15 per year (£20 from 2013) and subject to a tenancy agreement.
JUBILEE WOOD – a new pond has been excavated in the Jubilee Wood and it is hoped to have it established for the Diamond Jubilee. Fourteen new trees have been planted including mulberry, pear, peach, nectarine, plum, cherry and apple. There is to be a JUBILEE Coffee Morning (and activities) in the wood on Sunday 3rd June.
RECREATION GROUND – our application for Queen Elizabeth II Field Status has been accepted and a commemorative plaque will be unveiled at the JUBILEE lunch being held on 4th June. The idea behind the Big Lunch is to get as many people as possible to join with their neighbours for friendship and fun. All you need to do is turn up with your picnic and for the energetic amongst you games will be available!
VILLAGE HALL – a textile recycling bank has been located in the car park. The District Council is trying to encourage residents to recycle clothing and shoes. The materials put in the textile banks are sorted and sent to Africa, any clothes not suitable are cut into rags for industry. A small income may be generated from this (£150 per tonne) for the village.
A group are organising a 1950s dance night in the hall on Saturday 2nd June to celebrate the JUBILEE and the Parish Council have allocated funding to support this community event.
The AGM of the Village Hall & Recreation Ground committee will take place on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall – please do go along and show your support.
VILLAGE WEBSITE -The Lottery Funding received by the Parish Council has funded the new village website including the newt trail.
AFFORDABLE RURAL HOUSING SURVEY – This has been organised by ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) in consultation with the Parish Council and distributed to all houses within the village. The details of results will be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 17th April.
STREET LIGHTING – the County Council have changed to a white light source which should not impact upon the visibility on the street.
THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING will be held on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm prior to the Parish Council Meeting.
THE PARISH COUNCIL meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm – members of the public are very welcome to attend but if you would like to speak on a particular subject, please let us know prior to the meeting.