Chairman’s Update Jul 2015

15-05-12 Robert Pinfield PixThe 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 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.

Bob Pinfield