Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Parish Council November minutes

At the November meeting two new members were co-opted to fill the casual vacancies.  Councillors welcomed John Fisher, who lives on Abbey Drive, and newcomer to Natland, Ian Ellison who has moved into Dalton Lodge, Oxenholme Lane.

This year’s Christmas tree on the green has been kindly donated to the church by Cllr Joan Lind.  Looking ahead, the PCC has asked the Parish Council for help with the cost of buying a tree for subsequent years, and this will be considered at the January meeting.

The PCC is increasingly concerned about the maintenance of the churchyard which is becoming more onerous for a small band of volunteers, and has asked the council for support. The PCC agreed to obtain quotations from contractors for the work so that the council can consider making a contribution towards the maintenance of this important parish facility.

At the next meeting (25 January) the precept (the funding that the parish council receives from the District Council through the Council Tax) for 2016/17 will be decided.The minutes of the November parish council meeting are now available to read or download here.