Because of the Goose Fair and no alternative date being found, the Parish Council Meeting for June was cancelled. However, the work of the Parish Council goes on.
Councillor Jordon must be congratulated on the flower planting which she and her helpers have carried out. The village is looking very “Summery”. Some routine maintenance has been carried out to the vegetation in the village. Cutting back of the hedges has been carried out on Bewick Lane and also on Horsley Road. Residents are reminded that they are responsible for the cutting back of their hedges and trees growing in their own property if they overhang the public highway.
Unfortunately, there have been cases of graffiti in the village which is not very pleasant. It is a costly exercise having them removed, but this has now been done.
Many people have asked where the notice board containing the village map has gone. It is a mystery, but Councillor Holden, with a lot of artistic work on this part, has had a new display made and this is to be mounted on a new board. It should not be too long before this is in place.
Once again, there has been a delay with the moving of the interactive speed sign. However, it is hoped before not too long, the sign will be re-sited on Horsley Road.
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Thursday 16 July at 7.15 p.m. in the Reading Room. All residents of Ovingham Parish are very welcome to attend.