Just today, the two parish council notice boards have been replaced with new ones. The old ones have served their time well but inevitably, age had got the better of them. In readiness for the possible installation of a bench behind the church, this new one has been moved further to the right.
In this photo, Wil the joiner and his mate Matty put the finishing touches to the new one on Castle View.
Councillors agreed to
fund the balance to improve the BMX track at the playing field.
Councillor Holden reported that he has obtained grants for the bulk
of the project. It is also hoped that the windows at the Pavilion can
be replaced shortly.
It has been a long
drawn out process to obtain views from the County Council regarding
the possibility of having a seat by the bus stop at the Church. This
is still ongoing and hopefully there will be news about this soon.
A dropped kerb has been
placed by the Reading Room, allowing better access from the western
approach, and this has been funded out of County Councillor Kelly’s
budget. At the request of the Parish Council, he has also been
liaising with the County Council looking into the possibility of
parking bays behind the Church. The Parish Council are keen to
preserve the historical element but would like the area tidied up and
feel that parking bays could minimise access problems.
At the time of writing
this, it is very likely that there will be no meeting in December,
which is always a busy time for most people. However, this cannot be
confirmed for definite so do please check Notice Boards and the
website nearer the time.
It has been a hectic
year for the Council, as ever, and on their behalf, I wish you all a
Happy Christmas and Best wishes for 2013.
Davenport Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council