Scopwick PC: August 2011 Archives
The Parish Council is pleased to announce that it has co-opted two new Councillors; Caroline Oldham and Simon Spink. This means that the Council now has its authorised number of Councillors to represent residents in the Parish. The contact details of the two new Councillors are here.
The Agenda for the Parish Council Meetings is put on the village notice boards in advance of each meeting that normally takes place on the last Tuesday of every second month. These are public meetings with a short public forum before the meeting proper. All residents of the Parish are welcome to attend to hear what is being discussed and decided on their behalf. The next meeting is at 7.00pm on Tuesday, 27 September.
Stephen Flett came along to the last Parish Council Meeting as a member of the public and gave an update on what is happening to provide a wireless Broadband connection to Scopwick. The current intention is to use a wireless connection to link in to the fibre optic system that has transformed Broadband availability in Ashby de la Launde.
Digby has already set up a wireless connection so its experience can be used to assure potential users in Scopwick and Kirkby Green that they will really reap significant benefit if a similar system is installed in our Parish. A group of individuals has already expressed its interest in higher speed Broadband. Anybody else who is interested should contact Stephen Flett on 01526-321737.
The Village Show on 6 August was a great success. Fortunately, despite a forecast of variable weather, the sun did appear and the event was very well attended by stallholders and visitors. The range of handicrafts, flowers, and vegetables on display in the Village Hall in the many competition classes is testament to the skills and the wide interests that are maintained in a village community such as ours.
Scopwick and Kirkby Green belong to the Metheringham Cluster that meets regularly to share and discuss issues of mutual interest. One issue that is becoming acute in all local Parishes is that of speeding. The NKDC coordinator is convening a meeting between the Cluster members, the police, and the Road Safety Partnership to determine what positive action can be taken on this serious issue. We will let you know the outcome. In the meantime local people are being asked to respect the speed limits and drive safely according to the conditions in their area.
Joe Kennard (Clerk)