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Posted: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 20:57 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor
A leaflet will be delivered through the door of every residence in Shardlow & Great Wilne over the next few days.
Please take the time to complete the survey, the results will shape the work of the Parish Council over the next 7-10 years and we need to ensure we are delivering to the expectations of our residents.
The survey is open to all household members and it is requested that each member of your household completes their own survey - the more results we harvest, the more detailed the parish plan will be. More »
If you have concerns or complications around completing the survey, please contact the Clerk for assistance - details are provided in the leaflet.
To ensure your answers are included in the plan, please make sure you have submitted your completed survey by 5pm on Friday 25th February 2022. » Less
Posted: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 19:00 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor
Join us for our Annual Meeting of the Parish at Shardlow Village Hall from 7pm on Wednesday 13th April 2022.
There will be a presentation from the Parish Council including an update on finances, and all activities over the preceding 12 month period.
We will also be asking community groups to share a short presentation of their activities and any updates.
If you would like to make a presentation on behalf of your village group, please contact the Clerk with your details and you will receive an official invitation. More »
The meeting will conclude with light refreshments and an opportunity to network with fellow residents and community groups. » Less
Posted: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 17:36 by Fiona Keppel-Spoor
As part of the Parish Council's ongoing commitment to transparency and community cohesion, there has been a lot of discussion around service delivery for the forthcoming year, in particular what we can do to address some of the points highlighted in the community consultation events which happened in June this year.
Early in 2022, each household will receive a request to complete an online questionnaire which will give the Parish Council a greater insight into the individual requirements of residents of Shardlow & Great Wilne. The data collected from this exercise is being analysed and will become the core document which the Parish Council will use to shape their focus over the next 7-10 years. More »
We already know that one of the main points to come from the consultation is that 75% of the residents who participated in the consultation events in June, wish to see the Church field on London Road protected for future use by all parishioners. For clarity, the Church field is the field which lies between Shardlow St James Church and The Clock Warehouse. In its entirety, this field measures 10.5 acres. The Parish Council had already made a commitment to purchase a strip of one acre of this field, and at the meeting in November 2021, further resolved to complete the purchase of the entire area within a time frame of 24 months. The current land-owner is agreeable to this and we are now in discussion with our appointed solicitor to further this matter.
Robust consultation will take place with residents, Shardlow Village Hall Management Committee, Shardlow Primary School, Canal and River Trust, both DCC and SDDC, as well as other clubs and organisations in the parish, including Shardlow St James FC who have expressed an interest in an additional football pitch.
We will work to identify the potential uses for this area and several suggestions have already been made which will be considered. We are especially keen to see this space used by people of all ages.
The next steps will be discussed and agreed at the Parish Council meeting in January 2022, where we will also be discussing the forthcoming budget and precept for the financial year 2022/23; including how we aim to deliver the areas highlighted by the parish plan, and the purchase of land.
The Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer has been working on the budget proposal for 2022/23 with the finance committee; and a document will be circulated to member Councillors prior to the meeting, with a recommendation to full council to approve the proposal. Once approved, this document will be made available via the website » Less