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THE CLERKS'

YEARBOOK 2018

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VIEW PLANS AND PROJECTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY COMMEMORATING
WORLD WAR 1



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 TOP STORIES FROM NOVEMBER

 

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DALC CELEBRATES LOCAL EXCELLENCE

The DERBYSHIRE Association of Local Councils held its first annual Excellence Awards recently.
The winner of the Council of the Year award was RIPLEY Town Council, which impressed the judges with its far-reaching involvement in the local community. Clerk of the Year was won by Liz Page of Belper Town Council, while Councillor of the Year was awarded to Cllr Paul Yorke of Crich Parish Council. Both, the judges noted, “worked tirelessly for the good of local people, bringing together groups and agencies to promote new projects and initiatives”.

Lee Cleaver of sponsor BHIB presenting the Derbyshire Local Council of the Year award to Linda McCormick of Ripley Town Council

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KICK-OFF TIME

SAXILBY with Ingleby Parish Council in Lincolnshire recently celebrated the opening of its new play area, with Lincoln City midfielder Ellis Chapman cutting the ribbon. The facility at the Memorial Field is the result of more than a year of effort by a working group of residents and councillors, who secured funds to install an inclusive play area worth more than £50,000. The apparatus includes a zip wire, roundabout and swings.

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STUDENT COUNCIL

HOLTON-LE-CLAY Parish Council in Lincolnshire has begun working with a newly formed student council at the local junior school. The student body will hold meetings in the council chambers, assisted by parish clerk Emma Harris. It is hoped that the collaboration will generate new ideas for village events and fundraising opportunities for both the village and the school. In October members of the student council raised £100 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

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VOLUNTEERS PITCH IN
ON LAKE PROJECT

As part of Loddon Rivers Week, staff from EARLEY Town Council’s Ranger Service recently co-ordinated a project involving local conservation groups to create eight floating platforms for Maiden Erlegh Lake.
Three types of platform were built: one to support long-rooted water plants to act as a natural filtration device, a second sown with native pond-edge seed to provide nesting areas for ducks, coots and moorhens and a third covered in artificial turf and planted with screening plants, giving water birds a safe place to rest and preen.

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LOTTERY GRANT SECURES EQUIPMENT

KIRK LANGLEY Parish Council in Derbyshire, acting as trustee of the GB Barrington Playing Field, received a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All scheme earlier this year towards play equipment for 8–14-year-olds. After consultation with parishioners, it was decided to install a small Trim Trail to fit the available space. The equipment, supplied by Caloo Ltd, was in place in time for the summer holidays and has proved to be a great success.

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BRITAIN IN BLOOM

NEW MILTON Town Council in Hampshire won Silver Gilt again in the Town Centre category of this year’s South & South East in Bloom Awards, in only the second year it has entered the competition. Estates and facilities manager Mark Jeffries collected the award at the Amex Centre in Brighton.
Town clerk Graham Flexman thanked the council’s ground staff on behalf of the town, especially bearing in mind the challenges of an exceptionally dry summer.

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ART POPS UP ON THE
HIGH STREET

Two young artists were given free access to an empty shop on SHAFTESBURY High Street in August, with backing from the town council, local landlords and the local Chamber of Commerce. Phillip Rhys Olney and Morganne Cannon-Langford, both 19, created a pop-up gallery to showcase their work.
The pair networked with local artists and creatives and sold a selection of print work, donating £50 to the mayor’s charity, Young Enterprise. They said: “We are both still buzzing that the week was able to go ahead.

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VETERAN COUNCILLOR CALLS IT A DAY

Former parish councillor Roger Hobson, who retired recently from STONE Parish Council in north Worcestershire after 48 years of service, was thanked at a recent meeting and presented with a number of gifts, including an engraved glass decanter, a rose bowl and a special cake.
The council chairman, Cllr John Jordan, said: “It’s a privilege to honour this retirement after 48 years representing the community at local level. Your retirement will take with it a massive amount of knowledge and experience.”

 

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