A Gong For A Friend

Val Bolt BEM
Huge congratulations to Val Bolt who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List.
Val has contributed immensely to village life over many years with work for, among others, the scouts, 1000+, HortSoc and the Parish Council.
This award is massively well deserved and should show Val how well thought of she is in our community.

Latest Defibrillator Installed


The second of the Parish Council’s defibrillators has been installed in the centre of the village.
The device has been mounted on the Ilges Lane side of Tesco Express. We are grateful to Tesco for covering the cost of the installation.
A second defibrillator is in the old telephone box on Papist Way and a third will be joining them in a site yet to be decided at Fair Mile.

Tips Reprieved

I understand that the Household Waste and Recycling Centres have been given a stay of execution, at least until 2017.
It is fairly obvious that the County Council was overwhelmed by the negative responses to its consultation, more than 3,000 people and institutions responded, mostly opposing the plans.