Playing field improvement : Slide removal

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Following on from the recent post regarding the need for safety surfacing around the slide at the playground, it has now been confirmed that the slide doesn’t meet current health and safety standards. Therefore, the Parish Council have taken the decision to remove it. This will be done very soon.

You may also remember from this post and the parish newsletter, Jackie Fountain and Lisa Callan have created a playground committee, consisting of parishioners who are committed to raising funds and applying for grants to give the playground an overhaul.  If you are keen to help in the redevelopment or have funding ideas or sources, please contact Lisa or Jackie.

Jackie Fountain  jfountain40@googlemail.com 780070
Lisa Callan   lisa.callan@yahoo.com  781230

 

Holcot Footlights : performing 27-29 April

Holcot Footlights are performing the Neil Simon comedy “Rumours” at 7:30pm on 27-29 April in Holcot village hall. Tickets cost £8.

Get your tickets on 781246 or 781557 (email mrspom.holcot@gmail.com). See this poster for details.

Holcot Footlights 2017

Lost Hollow appearing at Holcot Village Hall

Lost Hollow

Nashville duo “Lost Hollow” are playing at Holcot Village Hall on Friday 19 May.

Doors Open at 7pm, tickets cost £10 from Rachael (director@brixworthnurseryfarm.co.uk or 07553 380000)

Lost Hollow information

Support the playing field : improvement group being set-up

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

As part of the Parish Council’s obligations the playing field equipment was inspected, and apart from general repairs there are some updated safety regulations with which we must comply.

For instance,  you may have noticed the swings and their chains have been replaced, but the slide has been placed “out of order” as it needs safety matting to be put in place because the “drop height” exceeds the statutory level.

This is a great opportunity for the Parish to look at modernising the playing field equipment, but this is going to require some fundraising as well as organising!

If anyone is interested in helping Jackie and Lisa create a ‘Playing Field Development Group’  to modernise the playing field equipment and keep it in use then please get in touch. The Parish Council has earmarked some funding in 2017/18 to help get the project off the ground, and Lisa and Jackie are already looking into grant-funding opportunities.

Jackie Fountain  jfountain40@googlemail.com 780070
Lisa Callan   lisa.callan@yahoo.com  781230

Local sculptor needs help

Dave Cooke is searching for materials for a new art work.

If you have any horse brasses that you are able to donate, please contact Dave  (781130,  Bareen Cottage in Back Lane).

Telephone line quality

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Following on from the broadband problems experienced last week, David Cull has asked whether parishioners are having problems with phone quality. Here’s his note;

“Can you please ask around to see if any other residents have phone lines that have deteriorated in quality, again. We had this issue in the last 12 months and it was put down to a fault in the line between here and Walgrave. They seem to have fixed it but our phone line has got much worse in the last couple of months and I’ve an engineer booked for Wednesday through my provider. 
Thanks
David Cull”

 

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