Dog fouling report yet again!
Unfortunately, yet again the Parish Council has received complaints about dog fouling around the village, this time the area outside the Primary School has been particularly badly affected, causing distress to children, staff and parents alike. The Parish Council funds a number of dog litter bins around the village, so there are plenty of facilities to enable dog owners to clear up after their pets. Don’t forget to take your poop bag when you go walkies and remember there is a potential fine of up to £80 for not clearing up after your dog.
The Parish Council is pleased to report that there has been some progress on the installation of the mobile phone mast at Worlingworth Hall. It is anticipated that the mast could be up and running by late July/early August. Although initially it will only offer connections to O2 and EE networks, (who commissioned the mast), the intention is for it to be eventually linked up to all UK mobile phone networks.
Recent concerns about the grasscutting in the village (partly caused by the very changeable and unseasonal weather) have now been addressed and the Parish Council will continue to monitor the situation.
At the May meeting Brian Smallcombe agreed to continue in the role of Chairman for another year and Juliet Pierce agreed to continue in the role of Vice-Chair. However, the Council is still running one light and there remains a vacancy, if you would like to contribute to your local community in the role of Parish Councillor please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.
Enclosed with the April newsletter was a copy of the Parish Council Annual Report, it is also available to download from the website, where in addition you will find the reports from all the various groups who were represented at the Annual Parish Meeting. It is amazing just what goes on in this small Suffolk village and if you didn’t make it to the APM this year then please do try to pop along next year and find out more about your community – with some delicious snacks and drinks at the end!
Those of you who visit the website will have seen that we’ve got a new look. We’re still getting used to it, so please bear with us, but the most important thing we need for the website is information – from YOU! The website is looked after by the Parish Council for the whole community, so if you are involved in a group, please check what’s on the website and keep us up to date with anything that’s going on. Just pop it on an email and we’ll update it as soon as we can.
Still thinking about the website, there has been a request for the return of ‘Photo of the Month’. It can be anything – from the local scenery and wild-life to photos of whatever you and your friends get up to at the variety of clubs and groups that meet in the village. Simply pop your pictures across on the email for your moment of fame on the website!
At the Annual Parish Meeting our Councillor with responsibility for foot-paths, Juliet Pierce, reported that she had recently met with a group of con-tractors who were replacing one of the bridges on our network. The contrac-tors cover the whole area from Mildenhall to Framlingham and they com-mented that the footpaths around Worlingworth are the best maintained and walked in the whole area. Something that landowners and parishioners should be all be proud about.
Thanks to everyone who completed the What Worlingworth Wants survey. It was cheering to see so many people turn out on a chilly, damp Mon-day evening, all of whom have a genuine interest in the future of the village. An informative slide show was presented by Councillor Adrian Smith, which covered the salient points of the survey. The Parish Council now has a much better view of what the people of Worlingworth want for the future of their village and the next steps will be to go further into the analysis of the data to work out what the priorities are and how matters can be taken forward - either by the Parish Council, or co-operative working with other groups in the village. The full survey report is now available to download from the village website.
The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who helped keep the village going through the recent bad weather, from snow clearance to helping en-sure that vulnerable neighbours were kept warm and fed. The community spirit that came to the fore was uplifting and once again showed what a great village Worlingworth is. Unfortunately, the Village Spring Clean was ‘snowed-off’ this year, but perhaps instead everyone could ‘do their bit’ and collect one or two pieces of litter whilst out and about to help keep our vil-lage spotless. The next scheduled Village Tidy will be on Saturday 29th Sep-tember – why not pop it in your diary now!
Wednesday 18th July, Wednesday 19thSeptember, Wednesday 21st November all at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.