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Vandalism Jubilee Field

Two of our Councillors, and the wife of one of them, spent 3 hours on a recent Sunday, cleaning up after 'paint' was strewn around the seats and equipment on Jubilee Field. Luckily they managed to get the substance off. If we had engaged professional cleaners this would have cost us (and you through your Precept) money to rectify. Table Tennis balls have been removed then thrown away and in one instance burnt. They have been replaced.  Some Cllrs keep visiting the area, being public spirited, to keep an eye on things but we can only rely on people to respect the area. Please report any bad behaviour and if your youngsters use the facilities then please mention to them to behave responsibly.

New Councillor

We have co-opted a new Councillor: Andrew Hogg. Andrew is a young man who has lived in the village all his life and his contact details appear here on the website. He attended our village school and we welcome this addition of 'new blood'. It is vital to have a spread of Councillors and we still have one vacancy if you are interested in helping. For eligibility criteria please contact our Clerk.

LeedsFest Tickets

These are now in our possession and will be hand delivered during the next few days to the addresses given to us. This is the safest way to ensure that the tickets get to those who have succeeded in the lottery for tickets.

Village Hall/PC Joint Meeting

An amicable meeting was held on the 28th July. The Hall Committee intend working project by project to refurbish the Hall and the Parish Council await costings so we can see how we might assist. Various ways of raising funds were discussed. Meetings will continue to be held as and when needed.

Mobile Phone Service

We are aware that there has been a general loss of signal throughout the village recently. Despite repeated attempts we are unable to ascertain why or what (if anything) is being done about it. The bureaucratic wall would make Sir Humphrey (Google “Yes Minister” if you’re too young to remember) proud. If you’re experiencing problems, please contact your own supplier - the more people complain direct the better the chance that the providers will take action.

EE’s complaints page is here.



Minutes from the July 2015 meeting are now available. To download a copy, please click here (pdf file: 298 kb)