Kirby Cane & Ellingham PC update

— Tidings, September 2019 —

At the parish council meeting on Monday, 15 July, a variety of issues were addressed, including highways issues and the usual financial matters.

Councillors were also very pleased and honoured to be offered the copyright of a history of the village by a local amateur historian and former resident Mrs Jo Gooderham who has spent many years researching the community.  They were happy to agree to the associated provisos that the council should obtain an ISBN number, donate copies to three libraries, and that any proceeds from the sale must go to a public or charitable cause, and not to any individual, and were very grateful for the donation.  Copies will be available for sale in due course.

Councillors discussed plans for three upcoming events.

1.            Guided walks of the village. On Saturday, 14 September there will be a programme of walks around the village, so that residents can meet together and discover pathways and other routes that they might not know about.  The event starts at 9 am at Kirby Cane Memorial Hall, where tea, coffee and other refreshments will be available; the walks start at 9.30 am. There is no charge for participation, but donations to the Memorial Hall would be welcomed. See p. 27 for more information.

2.            Music in the Park. The event planned for August 2018 was rained off, but councillors happily agreed to another fund-raising party at Ellingham Playing Field on 22 September, from 2 to 9 pm.  Local bands Strapt 4 Cash and Best of Both are already booked, and there will be refreshments and other entertainments.

3.            Basic life support/defibrillator talk by a volunteer from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). This free event will take place on Thursday, 3 October at 7.30 pm in Kirby Cane Memorial Hall. It will be conducted by a retired police officer and volunteer for the EAAA.

Please put these dates in your diary and if you would like any more information about any of the events, please contact me.

A vacancy for a parish councillor still exists. If you or someone you know would like to join the parish council, and meet the residence and other criteria, you/they can be co-opted.  Please contact me for further information or take a look at the co-option policy on our website.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the parish council’s business, do please let me know, or approach any of your parish councillors.

The next parish council meeting will take place on Monday, 16 September, and all residents are, as always, very welcome to attend.

Jane Love, Clerk to the Council

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