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Stretham Community Hub update April -2022

The most recent update on the Stretham Community Hub is available.

The Parish Council is aware that the minutes of a confidential meeting with the County Council (who provided the £500,000 funding to support the project via a Grant Agreement) were leaked (not by anyone within the Parish Council) and is circulating on Social media with other misinformation. This interference in the proper operation of the Parish Council and the Stretham Community Hub project is the biggest risk to the success of the project and the funding so far secured.

The Council’s position is clear, and remains the same as detailed in the Newsletter, in Council meetings and on this website.

  1. The preferred site for the Stretham Community Hub has been selected. Reasons for the site location have been explained in the newsletter and on the website.
  2. The Council will continue to work within the Grant Agreement.
  3. The Council does not feel the need to convene additional open meetings or consultations at this time.
  4. The Council do not engage in discussions or carry out its business on social media.

Recreation Ground

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.

COVID-19 Announcement

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.

Parish Council Elections 2nd May 2019

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