Remembrance Sunday…. as we were unable to have a normal Remembrance Service this year, due to COVID, the Parish Council is arranged to have a recorded Remembrance Service to view on the village web site, this was well received as it was viewed on 65 occasions. Thanks are sent to David Yates who provided the Soldier silhouette, which was the centre piece at the War Memorial; also thanks to Steve and Margaret Edkins who cleared the War Memorial area and dressed the bench with the extra poppies, which were made from used plastic drinks bottles; and thanks to Jan Johnson who refreshed the flowers; and also to Jon and Lorraine fryer to putting up and taking down the lamp post poppies.
New Parish Councillor…. the Parish Council is delighted to announce that Mike Frettsome has joined the Parish Council. Mike has been in the village for 12 years although his maternal relatives can be traced back more than 400 years to this area. Mike is a keen environmentalist, being an angler, so he is especially keen on keeping our waterways clean and free from pollution. He is also keen at looking at long term issues, such as speeding through the village and of course, living on Corner Croft, parking issues.
Village Hall…. delighted to report that another grant of £3,800 has been secured for the continued refurbishment of the Hall, maybe to be used to update the toilet facilities.
Newark and Sherwood District Council (NSDC)…. are keen to point out that funds are available for small businesses who have suffered a loss of income due to COVID, please refer to the NSDC website for more details.
Thurgarton Action Against Coronavirus (TAAC)…. now back up and running, currently 13 volunteers are registered with 3 households registered for assistance. There is currently very little activity for volunteers, so, if you need assistance, or know of someone in the village who could maybe use help then please contact me.
Date of Next Meeting…. the next meeting of Thurgarton Parish Council will be on Thursday, 28th January at 7.30 pm, this will be a public virtual meeting, members of the public who would like to join the meeting should send their details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Tsoukatos, Chair, Thurgarton Parish Council