Longparish Parish Council
At the May Parish Council meeting members all signed
declarations about the new Code of Conduct. The Council:
- Decided to meet monthly in future. Meetings will be on the second
Monday of each month in the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. All parishioners
are welcome to come to meetings and speak if they wish. The agenda is
posted on the notice boards at the shop and in Forton a few days before
- Elected Jeremy Barber (tel. 720459) as Chairman and Jenny Jolliffe
as Vice-Chairman and elected committees for open spaces, footpaths,
finance and website and other officers. Full details are in the minutes
which should be on the website www.longparish.org.uk by the time you
get this Hill and Valley.
- Considered seven planning and listed building applications. The main
one was for new bunds between the shooting site at Owl's Lodge Farm
and the village to which the Council offered no objection. The proposal
will involve a large number of lorry movements but they will use the
entrance near the A303 so disruption to the village will be minimal.
When the bund is finished and landscaped it should help reduce the shooting
- Heard that the roundabout in the playground has had to be taken out
of service because the wood on the floor has rotted. The roundabout
will be repaired as soon as possible.
- Decided to back the idea of a skate ramp in the village. It will be
a low key affair made out of wood to minimise the noise. Thanks go to
the group of skaters who came to the meeting to explain their needs
and had produced an excellent report which explained the options.
- Considered, but without reaching any definite conclusions, how to
run the Village Hall as Stuart Bevan has retired as Chairman. There's
more about this in a separate note in this Hill and Valley.
- Set up an ad hoc group to look at the village's needs. Members are
Jo Clear, Mary Jo Darrah, Gloria Goodliffe, Ricky Bourne, Jim Neal and
- Agreed to write a letter supporting the Playgroup in their plans to
replace the portacabin.
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.
THE "COUNTRY FILLIES"
COMPLETE MOON WALK IN STYLE
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.