Monday, 19 May 2014

Village News | 19 May 2014

Upton Parish Council Annual Meeting was held last week with 7 members
of the public, J.Milne WLDC and all councillors but one attending.
Police and County Councillor had been invited but did not attend.
Public questions were Church Road rubbish bin not in position, parking
at the post box on High Street, residents could not get to the post
box because of parked cars, members of the public volunteered to do a
litter pick round the village.
Broadband slowness was queried, J.Milne replied that WLDC were looking
into this problem. Fish and chip shop parking very dangerous.
Parish council meeting.
P.Rushton was elected as chair for the following year, with
P.Fotheringham elected as vice chair.
The fun day had been a great success. The burial ground was to have a
path laid in the the near future. The war memorial was again
discussed and it was agreed to place it at the corner of High Street
and Church Road, clerk to contact Kexby P.C. with their views.. The
village hall now has a new committee and officers.
The new street light is not yet connected.
The handyman to be asked to clean the bus shelters.
Next meeting will be on July 8th 2014.

The members heard of a busy year with some very good speakers and
Mrs Doris Jubbs thanked the secretary, J.Morley, D. Barley and
A.Rushton for their work for the club.
Mrs D.Jubbs was elected as chairman, D.Barley vice chairman, J.Morley
secretary and A.rushton treasurer. Committee J.Whiteside, R.Pauling,
and S.Atkin

The speaker at last weeks meeting was from Doddinton Hall and Gardens.
She gave an interesting and informative talk on the history of the
hall and the owners.
Members are being kept informed about the calendar for 2015.
Many photos have been taken and more are on the way. The next meeting
is on June 11th when Mrs Mavis Wilkinson will talk on Interesting
Women of Lincolnshire.

The Church was open for the WLDC Churches Open weekend. The theme was
the 14/18 war. A large number of people visited the Church, where
coffee/tea and cakes were served. The tombola/plants and books proved
to popular.
The churchwarden and P.C.C would like to thank all who contributed to
the weekend.
Mr and Mrs Howard Rose opened their lovely garden for Church funds
during the weekend.

Last week was for Christian Aid, winners were :- "No Hopers" & "Young
& Good Looking"
£ 115 was raised, also a coffee morning was held for this cause,
raising £ 66. Total £181.
This week is for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

This Sunday (25th.)
Church- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
Chapel _ No Service, but joint service at Gainsborough Methodist

Provided by P Rushton