Speeding – the Speeding Working Party continues to make progress in bringing in measures to stop speeding in the village. A speed gun has now been purchased through the PC and a number of village volunteers have been trained in the use of it. It is now being deployed around the village at speeding hotpots. Further measures continue to be investigated.
The Beck – Recently The Beck broke its banks through the village on the 12th June after the heavy rain. Fortunately no properties were flooded and the Emergency Plan was invoked and worked well. Thank you to all those who volunteered on that Night. With regards to flood mitigation measures, the Internal Drainage Board is continuing to follow up measures to prevent this from happening in the future and met on the 27th June to present a plan for this. We are awaiting details of this to be formally published.
Village Hall – The TCA have submitted a funding application to WREN to replace the roof and cladding of the Village Hall. This is fully supported by the PC in order to maintain it as a community asset and improve its sustainability for the future. Work last year, supported by the Village, has seen the electricity usage for the hall drop by 25% through the change to LED bulbs and other measures.
Super Fast Broadband – Super fast broadband continues to be rolled out across the Village with another 10 houses on Bleasby Road soon to be connected.
Village entrance signs – funding has been received from Newark and Sherwood LIS monies to pay 50% of a third village entrance sign to be erected Bleasby Road.
Date of Next Parish Council Meeting…the next meeting of Thurgarton Parish Council will be on Thursday, 25th July at 7.30 pm at the Village Hall.
David Lewis, Vice Chair, Thurgarton Parish Council