Great & Little Gidding Parish Council Clarion – Summer 2011

Water has been connected to the allotments, which was funded by the Great Gidding Charity. Ten more allotments for parishioners have been provided of which 9 are already in use. If you would like your name added to the waiting list please contact the Parish Council Office. Plots are £15 per year and subject to a tenancy agreement.

A viewing platform has been installed at the pond in Main Street and a pathway. The Wildlife Trust has produced a first draft of their report on some of the ponds in the village. The report will include a circular walk incorporating footpaths the churchyard and wood. Interpretation boards are the next step in this project.

The glass recycling bins have been removed from the pub car park as glass is now taken with the regular kerbside collections.

The County Council has agreed to increase the parking space allocated for the bus outside the school in Main Street (B660) surface dressed. This will allow the bus easier and safer access to the parking bay and prevent further damage to the pavement.

Anglia in Bloom – judging for this competition took place on Friday 15th July and the two judges toured the village visiting – the School, Churchyard, Recreation Field, Chapel End Pond Allotments, Jubilee Wood and the Pond in Main Street. They were very impressed with the cleanliness and community involvement that was evident both on the day and in the portfolio (available to see on the website).  Lots of people were involved in this project and throughout the year from weeding, sweeping, planting, litter picking etc. and it is greatly appreciated.   A special thank you to Paul Hodson for putting the portfolio together, Rachel Giddens for all her work behind the scenes (as well as sweeping the pavements), Rose Foster for her boundless enthusiasm and Robin and Gill Hayden for their hospitality.    Results will be known on 13th September and we will keep you posted.

Rachel Giddens and Michael Trolove have been co-opted on to the council.    This followed the resignation of Julie Byard and Rose Foster who both contributed greatly to the work of the Council

The annual accounts for 2010/11 were completed, adopted and audit completed.


2009/10 Budget 2009/10 Actual
Precept 9,575.00 9,575.00
Recycling 500.00 367.91
VAT Refund 692.03
Training bursary 47.50
10,075.00 10,682.44
Wages 3,800.00 3,525.94
Insurance 534.07 534.07
Subscription & audit fees  414.16 391.16
Rent for Parish Office  500.00 500.00
Training 100.00 109.25
Office Expenses 330.00 214.84
Broadband & Phone 450.00 452.20
6,128.23 5,992.06
Website Maintenance  264.60 264.60
Rent for recycling 450.00 680.30
Recreation Ground 1,600.00 1,130.34
Village Hall Refurbishment 8,000.00 8,000.00
Woodland 100.00 99.00
Village Maintenance 1,500.00 1,008.27
Section 137 1,825.00 1,769.00
  13,475.00 12,686.91
  19,603.23 18,678.97
Planned overspend -9,528.23 -7,996.53
Reserves 3/09    
General 13,279.07  
Section 137 925.00  
Reserves 3/10    
General 6,151.54  
Section 137 56.00  
Bertha Green Bequest    
Balance 3/09 4,240.09  
Water connection to Rec field 1,688.11  
Sewer connection 1,551.98  
Village Hall refurbishment 1,000.00  
Balance 3/10 Nil  
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