Longparish Golden Jubilee Celebration

Longparish Parish Council

At the May Parish Council meeting members all signed declarations about the new Code of Conduct. The Council:

There were many other items in a very full agenda which was one of the reasons for deciding to meeting more often. Details are in the minutes which any member of the public is entitled to read. All minutes are on the website or you can ask a councillor or the Clerk, Paul Jarrett tel. 323254, if you'd like to see them on paper.


Carol Dunford and Sandra Jones of Longparish and Sally Oxlade from Barton Stacey made up the team, which took part in the world's biggest power-walking marathon in London on May 11th. This was no ordinary walk as all participants must do the walk in bras. There was a massive entry of 10,000 women and a few brave men taking part in the Playtex Moonwalk. The "fillies" had been in training for some time and were very pleased to complete the 13-mile walk in 3 hours 15 minutes, and yes, they did do it in just their BRAS!!! Tastefully designed.

The event is organised by the health charity Walk the Walk, which supports the fight against breast cancer by donating funds raised to Breakthrough Breast Cancer for research and to the Bristol Cancer Help Centre for cancer care. The Moonwalk makes a huge difference to the work carried out by these two charities and HRH Prince Charles, patron to both charities, is a huge supporter of the event.

The "fillies" hope to raise a brilliant £5,000 for the charity. If you have not already donated some money and would like to please contact Carol 720227 or Sandra 720551.