Cathy Clarke- clerk to Claypole PC
During these very unusual times the Parish Council did not hold a meeting in April, but held a meeting in May via Zoom. This was not the usual annual meeting which would have been held in May but was an ordinary council meeting. The Annual parish meeting has been postponed until next year.The Chairperson and vice Chairperson will stay in office until May 2021 when it is hoped we will be back to our normal meetings in the village hall.
We are looking at holding the next meeting of the Parish Council by another platform, possibly SKYPE. Information about this will be on the website, Facebook page and of course the noticeboard. If you have any queries please do get in touch and I will be happy to help. The minutes of these meetings will be on the web site and if space allows also on the noticeboard.
The Claypole Support Network has been set up to provide community support due to the pandemic.To date there are at least 22 households on the list and there are many more being supported by neighbours. Shopping, collecting prescriptions, providing back up if relatives/carers became unwell are just some examples of support available. Easter eggs were distributed (kindly donated by Waitrose)and in lieu of VE celebrations.48 tea/scones/cream and jam were delivered by volunteers funded by a grant received from LCC.
Grateful thanks to Claire Simmonds for being instrumental in setting all this up which has really been appreciated by local people. The cricket square has now been laid and the water supply has been extended so that it is now adjacent to this area to help with maintenance.
The funding agreement for improvements to the MUGA has been signed off and the PC is now looking at ways to improve the lighting and the control box to operate the lights. If you are wanting to get out to exercise the public rights of way around our area can be found via a link on the PC web site (under LINKS section) and Facebook pages and also on the LCC website itself.
For details of the next meeting please look out for information on the website, Facebook and noticeboard.
Above all stay safe.
Claypole Parish Council News