After two village wide consultations and a lot of hard work the council was delighted to hear that the application made to the Communities Capital Fund, for funding towards the Village Centre has been successful for the full amount applied for – £500,000. More work now will be taking place, including further consultation and fund raising, to ensure the project’s success. More details will be put in the village newsletter on a regular basis so that all residents are kept informed on progress.
The A10 Dualling is being considered by the Cambridgeshire/Peterborough combined authority today and Charles Roberts appeared on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today to discuss the impact on Stretham.
Listen on BBC Sounds – skip to 2:26:30 to listen to Charles’ interview.
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.