The Red Lion….the primary objective for the Parish Council, both last year and this year, was to secure a sustainable village pub within the Red Lion development. We are therefore delighted that the Red Lion is now open and that the parishioners are enjoying this new facility. Thanks were offered to Councillors Katie Chan and Denise Bryant who had worked so long and hard to facilitate this happy situation.
The Precept….is the tax that we all pay as a contribution to Thurgarton Parish through our Council Tax. Next year, 2019/20, after careful consideration of the budget for this year and next, it was decided to increase the precept by 15%. An average Band D property will now pay £27.64 for the year. The 15% increase was deemed necessary to assist with the cost of the Village Hall refurbishments and to add to the disposable income to be spent on the Parish.
Councillor Charles Day….resigned from the Parish Council after 8 years of service. Sincere thanks and appreciation were offered to Charles at the meeting.
Casual Vacancy….following the resignation there is now a casual vacancy to fill. Formal notice will be sent by separate email, however, if interested parties would like information about this post then please contact me.
New Clerk….is Lisa-Jayne Campbell who was voted in to this post at the PC meeting. Sincere thanks were offered to the retiring Clerk, Mike Elliott.
Village Hall….it was agreed that an asbestos survey costing £325 be undertaken. The interior refurbishments of the Village Hall being complete, the TCA are now planning the best way to refurbish the roof and the exterior cladding.
Date of Next Meeting…The next meeting of Thurgarton Parish Council will be on Thursday, 28th February at 7.30 pm at the Village Hall.
Tina Tsoukatos, Chair, Thurgarton Parish Council