Flood 20th Oct 2023….Cllr Natalie Robinson provided an update on how the Thurgarton Emergency Plan (TEP) had worked after many parts of the village were flooded. A debrief and lessons learnt meeting was held on 22nd Oct where most of the flood and road closure wardens attended. Actions were agreed in order to improve the TEP and many would only be possible if more volunteers were found. This is the first time that the TEP has been utilised in a real flood event and the results were so much better than without it. If you feel that you can volunteer in any way then please make this known to the Clerk at email@example.com
Flood 20th Oct 2023….Cllr Tina Tsoukatos had met with the Internal Drainage Board (IDB) and Notts County Council Flood Risk Management team since the flood. Tina is now assisting the IDB to recalibrate their flood mitigation solution for the village with pictures and recordings from the flood and data from the Beck Monitor.
Flood 20th Oct 2023….there were 16 properties flooded inside their properties in the village. As there are more than 5 properties flooded then there are grants available from a variety of sources. If you would like more information please contact me via the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Defibrillators….2 new defibrillators have been purchased for the village which will make a total of 3 in the village. One will replace the existing defibrillator, installed outside the Red Lion, which will be out of service from Jan 2024. The additional defibrillator will be installed outside the Village Hall, and there is a defibrillator installed within the cricket ground. Whilst funding is being sought for these 2 new defibrillators it was agreed that CIL should be utilised to pay for them if local funding was unsuccessful. The £250 donated from the Twelftree family will be utilised towards the cost of these defibrillators. If anyone else would like to donate towards these essential items please contact the Clerk at email@example.com
Report from District and County Councillor….Roger Jackson reported that central government had redistributed £2bn from the recently cancelled HS2 project to be re-utilised for road repairs.
Remembrance Sunday Service….will be held at midday on Sunday 12th November at Corner Croft, all parishioners are invited to attend.
Parish Survey….please look out for this latest Parish survey which will be distributed within the next edition of Thurgarton People and also on the village email service. The Parish survey is undertaken every few years to ensure that the Parish Council is on-track and working towards objectives as stated by the local community. The survey will seek opinions and mandates from the Parish to gauge how the precept should be spent and what parishioners would really like to happen in their village.
Date of Next Meeting….the next meeting of Thurgarton Parish Council will be on Thursday, 23rd November at 7:30pm, this will be a public meeting at the Village Hall.
Tina Tsoukatos, Chair, Thurgarton Parish Council