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Clayhidon Parish Council, February 2015

News from Clayhidon Parish Council Meeting held on 9 February 2015.

PARISH MAY EMPLOY ITS OWN LENGTHSMAN
The Parish Council is  investigating the possibility of employing itsown lengthsman to help maintain our verges and ditches, possibly in cooperation with our neighbouring Parishes.
The County Council runs safety courses and is offering to give Parish Councils a set sum of money to cover the work.
One of the prerequisites is that the Parish organiser must attend a safety course and Alex Hill has agreed to do this. It is felt that we are in a good position to target the work where and when it is most needed.

RECYCLING COLLECTION TO BE IMPROVED
Our District Councillor reported that there has been a review of waste management. A new system will be introduced in the autumn; there will be a more extensive collection of recyclable materials. This will include food waste, plastic and cardboard. New lorries will be purchased for this purpose.

CALLING ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES
There is a meeting in Tiverton on 24
 February for prospective district and parish councillors. It would be helpful to attend this if you are considering standing for election this May. It will be held in Phoenix House at 6.30pm.

CHECK YOUR BROADBAND SPEED - AND TELL THE COUNCIL
Have you checked your broadband speed recently? We know it varies across the Parish but don’t have enough information to challenge BT. If you would like to take part in a parish survey please email clayhidonparishcouncil@gmail.com with your address and broadband speed. (Click here to test your broadband speed).

MICHAEL OSMUND TO RETIRE
The Parish Clerk, Michael Osmond, has notified us that he intends to retire after the elections in May. Michael has been the Parish Clerk for more than 40 years and is the font of all information regarding Clayhidon. 
The Parish Council thanked him for all his work and support. The position will be advertised in due course.

NEXT MEETING - AND PARISH MEETING
The next meeting will be the Annual Parish Meeting at 7.30 on Monday 13 April in the Parish Hall. This will be followed by a Parish Council meeting on Monday 20 April also in the Parish Hall.


Sue Hay


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