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PARISH NEWS  MAY 2017

The Annual Parish Assembly was held prior to the May Council meeting.  There was no business presented by Parishioners.

The Chair presented his annual report and this will be available to view on the Grafham Village website.

The Biggs Charity Report was provided to the Council.  The aim is still to close these two accounts and the Parish Council is supporting this view.

The Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council was convened immediately after the close of the Parish Assembly.

Cllrs Peter Downes and Patricia Jordan attended and advised that their monthly surgeries would now take place every other month beginning with the July surgery being followed by the September surgery.

The reports of the County and District Councillors will be available to view on the village website.

Cllr Philip Allingham was again elected unanimously to the office of Chair.

There is considerable concern over the safety of the footpaths in the village and surrounding area.  Another footpath, through the church and down towards the water has been ploughed.  The elusive notices which were displayed for a small moment in time are still “content unknown” and Buckden Parish Council have asked the Grafham PC if they have any knowledge about footpaths.  We do not, and neither it seems does the County Council.  However, councillors will be trying to work with the County Council and the farmer to ensure that footpaths remain just that!

Grafham Beekeepers Association applied to the Council for funds to help them with equipment to set up.  The Council was pleased to be able to grant them £350.

The annual safety report from RoSPA on the condition of the playground and its equipment was considered.  Risk assessments varied from low to medium.  Areas to be actioned as soon as possible by the Parish Council will be the cleaning of algae from various pieces of equipment and a repair to the exercise equipment to replace a missing seat will be referred to the manufacturer.

The Annual Report and Accounts were presented to the Council for approval and signing before being audited.  Copies of the accounts and your rights in respect of the accounts will be available for inspection on the village website.

Thanks from the Council go to Sam Malt for his expertise and time in helping to assemble the new goal posts.  Thank you Sam.

The date of the next meeting is 20th June 2017.  All welcome to the village hall at 7.30pm.

Margaret Life – Parish Clerk is  07780 119311   malife434@gmail.com