Virtual Parish Council meeting…. with the knowledge and approval of our Councillor Roger Jackson this meeting was a virtual meeting, held using zoom, and was experimental in that we had never used a virtual medium before. I’m pleased to report that all 7 Parish Councillors plus Roger Jackson were able to successfully meet and deal with the agenda. How the April Parish Council meeting will be held will be announced in due course. As Parishioners would normally have had the opportunity to raise comments during a Parish Council meeting your Parish Councillors decided to shelve the planning applications until the April Parish Council meeting when Parishioners will be able to have their comments brought before the meeting.
Village Spring Clean …. took place on 14th March when 23 people turned out to help – litter was picked, the bus shelter and street signs were washed, overgrown shrubs were removed from the War Memorial, the Beck gutter was tidied, the lay-by was cleared, shrubs were cut back, flower beds and pathways were weeded and swept, and verges were strimmed. A great morning’s work – and our village looks a great deal smarter as a result. Other parishioners and Forterra also took part in the Spring Clean but on a different day.
TAAC…. Thurgarton Action against Coronavirus or TAAC, an community support initiative started by the Parish Council, the TCA and the WI is now working. TAAC has been up and working since 21st March. There are currently 53 TAAC Volunteers serving 24 Households in the village with shopping, prescription collection, Dog walking, Mail and Newspapers. TAAC has been registered with both Notts County Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council at their request. TAAC requests come in daily and are fulfilled.
Village Hall….due to the current Coronavirus health crisis the refurbishment of the Village Hall been put on hold.
Date of Next Meeting…The next meeting of Thurgarton Parish Council will be on Thursday, 23rd April at 7.30 pm
Tina Tsoukatos, Chair, Thurgarton Parish Council