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 December 2019 Newsletter is now available for download and also on the Newsletters page.
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 notice is at https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Declaration%20of%20Result%20of%20Poll%20Uncontested%20STRETHAM.pdf
As of 12-Sep-2018, it is now a criminal offence not to cleanup after your dog which will result in a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80. See the attached ECDC notice.
Please make sure you cleanup after your dog, and report anyone who doesn’t do so via the ECDC website
Dog fouling order 2018
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.
In March 2016 the Parish Council asked residents of Stretham to complete a survey in order to gain feedback on ideas to how to improve the facilities and resources available at the Parish Rooms and to make the Parish Rooms a more attractive venue for the Community.
It was clear from the responses to the survey that the Parish Rooms are not fit for purpose as many barriers to use were identified. Therefore it has been identified that a new community building is the way forward in providing a beneficial useful resource for our developing community, which could be used by many existing and new community groups and providing a focal point within the village for events of all kinds.
At this point, the Council needs to know if there is support for the building of a new community facility for the village as it’s a huge commitment – most of which will be voluntary, to get the project of the ground and to raise the funds needed. .
This survey is intended to give the Council useful feedback from the community on potential uses of the new Community building and what the benefits of having a community space will be to the village. The feedback will be important to the Council in forming a view about the design and potential uses of a community facility and will help inform the next stage of the decision-making process.
You can complete the form online Here or you can download a paper copy to print and fill in Here : Survey on the new community building
Please complete the survey by March 23rd 2018. Paper copies of the completed form can be left at the Post Office or posted through the letter box at the Parish Rooms.
Your feedback is important to us, so please complete this survey and let us know what you think.