February News

February has been a quiet month in terms of activity by the Parish Council.

We are coming up to the elections in May to elect your Parish Council for a further term. Sadly, I have received news from Cllr Julia Job BEM, that she has decided, after 25 years of continuous service, that it is time to retire from the council. This is a blow to DA as Julia, having spent the best part of her life in DA working with the Parish Council, both as Chair and committee member, has a wealth of history and knowledge of village affairs. Her presence and contributions at meetings will be sadly missed.

This, then, leaves a gap in the committee and we seek candidates who would be prepared to stand at the election in May. Members of your council believe it is time that some younger individuals came forward to take up the reins of running the village. Fresh ideas from fresh minds?

If you think that you would like to stand, please let any member of the Council or Parish Clerk know so that you can be put forward to CDC as a candidate.

I would like to thank GCC Highways for continuing their programme of road and footpath repairs. I trust that you think likewise? We have had the benefit of a large slice of residual money to pay for these repairs which greatly enhance the village. Meanwhile Investigation into the cause of flooding in Broadleaze continues between GCC Highways and Bomfords.

Three finger posts have been erected around the village as part of the upgrading project to offer visitors better directions to our historic and vital facilities. We hope that the new information boards will be ready for spring time.

A Parish Council surgery will be held on Saturday 2 March in the shop. If you have any queries or suggestions regarding the village please come along, two councillors will be there from 10.30am until 12noon.

Ray Jenkins

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