Christmas in Cookhill
Christmas is almost upon us and the weather has decided to give us a nice, seasonal dusting of snow to get us in the holiday spirit.
You will have noticed that the Parish Council gritter has been out on the village over the past few days, helping to make the roads safer for parishioners. It would be very helpful if residents could keep their vehicles off the road during bad weather so that the gritter can make its rounds safely.
If you have any concerns about grit bins that need to be refilled or a particular road that urgently needs the gritter, please don’t hesitate to contact the clerk on 07584 687 283
New vehicle activated sign on Edgioake Lane
After years of campaigning the Parish Council have finally been given permission from the Highways department to install a new VAS (vehicle activated sign) on Edgioake Lane. The Parish Council hope that the installation of this new traffic calming measure will help to slow traffic down as it enters and leaves the village.
You may have noticed that the Parish Council have replaced the old, damaged noticeboard outside SE Davis and have also installed a brand new one outside the new houses at Ridgeway Meadows. A new waste bin has also been installed here and is already been in use.
The Parish Computer Club and Internet Cafe has been very well attended this year. The club, run by the clerk, is held on a Wednesday morning from 10 till 12 in the Cookhill Village Hall rear meeting room.
The Club is not just for people who would like a little extra assistance when using their laptops and tablets but is fast becoming a social setting to meet like-minded local people and enjoy a biscuit and hot drink in a friendly atmosphere.
If you would like more information about the club you can call in to the Village Hall on a Wednesday morning to meet everyone or you can call the clerk on 07584 687 283.
The sessions start again on Wednesday 3rd December at 10am.
Finally, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of Cookhill Parish Council.
Councillor Bob Pinfield – Chairman to the Parish Council.
The summer is hotting up in Cookhill. Not only has there been flashes of hot weather but the Parish Council are cooking up new projects to benefit the community.
The new Computer Club opens its doors on Tuesday 18th August 2015 at Cookhill Village Hall. In partnership with local experts at Lansalot Ltd, the Clerk will help a group of Cookhill residents learn more about their computers and become confident internet users. The course runs for 5 weeks and is currently fully booked. If you are interested in future courses, please contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07584 687283.
Councillors are planning the next phase of the Playing Field development. The play area is a currently fabulous community asset to entertain the younger generation. During a recent consultation asking for suggestions on new equipment, the majority of the responses requested adult exercise equipment. This is a great way to make the play area a great place for all generations. Prices and plans are currently being prepared.
The Parish Council is also looking for 2 new people to join the Council and inject new ideas and perspectives into our existing active and commited team of 5 Councillors. By filling the 2 vacancies, the Parish Council will have a full council of 7 members. If you are interested in getting involved, you can read more on our Join the Council page.
There are still some shared-ownership properties up for sale on the new Ridgeway Meadows. If you have a local connection and are looking for an affordable way to move into the Parish, check out the information sheet here.
A new Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) has been installed on the A441 The Ridgeway. This is part of the Parish Council’s commitment to reduce speeding in the parish. The sign can be moved to different locations and collects speed data, so we can accurately monitor speeds are key points in the parish.
The next Parish Council meeting is Tuesday 14th July 2015. You can download the 14-Jul-15 Agenda here. Also, you can read the minutes of previous parish council meetings on our Meetings page.
Welcome to the Chairman’s Update for March 2015.
Spring is in the air and the village is bustling with activity. This year there are the local elections, the new housing development, Ridgeway Meadows is preparing for its new occupants and the Parish Council is planning a series of events and activities.
Could you be a Cookhill Parish Councillor?
Parish Council Elections are to be held in May 2015. We are always looking for new voices on the Parish Council so I hope you will check out our Elections 2015 page to help you find out more about the process and the timetable.
If you are interested, contact the Clerk on email@example.com and she will forward you information and forms as they become available.
Election Time Table for Parish Candidates
Ridgeway Meadows – properties are now available
The long awaited development on The Ridgeway called Ridgeway Meadows is near completion. The rented properties have been advertised and Rooftop Housing are in the process of reviewing the applications.
There has also been interest in the part rent/part buy shared ownership properties, which have just come onto the market and will be ready for occupation in March 2015. You can find out more information by clicking here.
Cookhill Housing flyer March 15
Annual Litter Pick
The Parish Council is gearing up to arrange another litter pick day. I hope many of you will get involved. More details to follow.
Contact the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07584 687283 if you are interested in taking part.
From April 2015 the Parish Council plans to start a Computer Club. Its goal is to help Cookhill residents get started on their digital devices – tablets, PCs, laptops and telephones. We’ll be covering everything from how to switch it on, how to get your email and look up websites, download library book to uploading photographs and creating documents. It’s an informal group geared to help each individual become more comfortable with technology.
Contact the Clerk on email@example.com or telephone 07584 687283 if you are interested in attending.