Longparish Parish Council
At its December meeting the Parish Council:
- Welcomed the news that Nicky Derrick and Anna Fowles are starting
a new Parent and Toddler group, which will meet in the village hall
on Wednesday mornings, and decided to give them a start up grant of
£200. The group will use the money and a larger grant from the
Borough Council to buy equipment. If you'd like information about the
group or can give toys or equipment or help on the day (they need some
grandparents) please contact Nicky on 720452 email firstname.lastname@example.org
or Anna on 720884 email email@example.com
- Raised no objection to plans for a garage and tree works at Drove
Cottage and the construction of landforms to aid and screen clay pigeon
shooting at Owls Lodge Farm.
- Heard that the Village Hall roof has been made watertight and a new
water heater installed to replace the urn. This will be a great improvement.
- Received a letter of thanks from the Deputy Mayor of Test Valley,
Councillor Pat West for being invited to the opening of the skate ramp
- Decided to replace the shaky fences at the playground and build a
new one to enclose an extra piece of land that Richard Wills has kindly
agreed to give to extend the playground.
- Heard that there was a good turnout to the Village Plan and Village
Design Statement Open Day. There will be more news and further consultation
on the Village Plan when the many comments and suggestions have been
collated. Special thanks go to the people who have volunteered to join
the group to take the plan forward. If you'd like to help as well please
contact Jeremy Barber.
- The draft Village Design Statement, which defines guidelines for future
development in the village, is available for further comments on our
website at www.longparish.org.uk
until the end of December. Then the Council will ask the TVBC Transportation
and Planning Committee to approve it. If you do not have access to the
website and would like to see a copy, please ring Mary Jo Darrah 720320.
- The next meeting will be on Monday 13 January at 7.30 in the Village
Hall. Our meetings are public and all parishioners are welcome to come
and can speak. The agenda will be published on the notice boards at
the shop and in Forton a few days before the meeting.
ST.NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS SALE 2002.
Once again, my especial thanks to all who helped towards the success
of this years Sale.
Over the past weeks a lot of work had been carried out in different
homes to produce items for sale and on the Saturday morning people appeared
at different times bringing in goods for the different stalls which
were then set up. By 2.30 pm every thing was ready for the opening.
Although we do not charge an entrance fee, over £11-00 was dropped
in the bowl by the door. A hectic but enjoyable time was had by all
and at the end of the day £680-00 had been raised for our village
church of St Nicholas. Very well done everybody and THANK YOU.
I was a little concerned that on the same day the "Longparish
Parish Plan" Display was to be held in the committee room. As it
turned out, I think that the 'Plan' & the 'Sale' helped each other
to attract people to come to the Village Hall and both events benefited.
|Friends of Longparish School
|The winners for October were:
|The winners for November were:
||Mrs J W Dunford
||Ben and Christine Wrey