The March Newsletter is available Here.
In line with Government recommendations regarding social distancing during the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Stretham Recreation Ground is open for exercise only.
The playparks in Stretham are all closed until further notice and should not be used.
During the time of special measures related to COVID-19, the Stretham Parish Council will operate differently :
Supporting the Community
The Council are monitoring the situation and will be reacting as necessary, but so far, we are organising the following :
- Organising prescriptions collections
- Organising volunteers (with WI)
- Monitoring food deliveries / collections
A leaflet has been circulated to all houses already.
Parish Council Business
Meetings: Meetings of the Council, its committees and sub-committees are suspended until further notice.
Newsletter: The Newsletter is suspended until further notice. This is mainly for informing the village of Council business and local events. However, we will send out leaflets to inform and update residents on the situation and to signpost to support networks.
Finances: The Council will continue to operate where possible, in particular we will still be managing the finances and paying staff and suppliers as usual.
Room Bookings: The Parish Rooms and Pavilion – All bookings have been cancelled and hire of the facilities suspended until further notice. The Parish Rooms are being deep-cleaned, in case it’s needed.
Stretham Feast 2020 is cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, see The Feast Page for more information
The 2019 Annual Governance and Accountability Return is now available in the http://www.strethampc.org.uk/parish-council/governance/ page.
Issues arising from the AGAR and internal audit will reviewed at the next meeting of the Full Council and the Finance, Governance and Personnel Committee.
Nominations are now closed for Parish Councillors for the District and Parish elections to be held on 2nd May. There were fewer candidates than seats on the Council so the poll is uncontested.
The Returning Officer has therefore declared that Councillors Taylor, Williams, Parish, Saunt, Speed, Bright, Roberts, Murfitt, Nuttall and Wright will be duly elected as Parish Councillors.
The Stretham Feast is almost here and will take place on Sunday 20th May, with other events on the Friday and Saturday before.
Please come along and support the event.
The Stretham Feast is managed by the Parish Council and we really need some volunteers on the day, even for an hour. If you can help, just come along at one of the setup times below :
- Set up times for anyone who wants to help and make the Feast weekend run smoothly are:
4.30pm on the Rec, Friday 18th.
7am Sat 19th for the Farmers Market set up
6am Sun 20th for the Feast Fayre set up on the Rec.
More information :
Thank you very much to all who completed the survey, either online on the website or in the paper form that went round with the Newsletter.
The Council are reviewing the results, and are considering the next steps.
In summary, the current Parish Rooms clearly don’t meet the needs of the community and an improved or new building would be much better used than the current rooms, and for a much wider set of different purposes.
We will keep the village updated through the newsletter and at the Feast in May.