Chairman’s Update – May 2024

Your Parish Council have been working hard to keep things running smoothly in Cookhill.

Platinum Meadows

The new meadow behind Ridgeway Meadows is being used regularly and has now been awarded protected status by the Fields in Trust and will be retained for the enjoyment of the parishioners in perpetuity.

Cookhill Village Hall Coffee Mornings

In 2023 Cllr Sumner started a very successful Coffee Morning every Friday at the Village Hall. Since the pandemic a lot of residents had started to feel isolated in their own homes with no opportunity to meet up with friends and neighbours. The Coffee Morning has grown into a very popular weekly outing for many, giving Cookhill parishioners a place to meet for a coffee, a piece of cake and a catch up. Recently the Parish Council have combined the Coffee Mornings with roadshows from the Police and Wychavon and we hope to add more specialist events in 2024. The Coffee Morning runs from 10am until Midday every Friday.

The Parish Council would like to thank Cllr Sumner and her team of volunteers for all their hard work.

Allotments

The Parish Council wished to thank Mr David Claydon and the Allotment Association for their ongoing hard work at the site.

The Allotment Association have welcomed several new tenants over the past year with the site looking very neat and tidy. One plot has been turned into a wildlife area with the grass kept strimmed and small shrubs and plants to attract butterflies and bees.

Cookhill Village Hall

The Village Hall were successful in securing funding from Wychavon for their solar panel project, which is in the final stages and should see works carried out in the coming year. The Parish Council awarded the Village Hall a grant to replace the old hot water boiler that could not be repaired and is extensively used by non-profit organisations hiring the Village Hall as well as the Coffee Morning.

Contact the clerk

Remember that if you have something you would like brought to the attention of the Parish Council you can always contact the clerk on 07584 687283 or via email info@cookhillparishcouncil.com

Councillor Bob Pinfield – Chairman to the Parish Council.