Latest edition of the Bugle - (last updated 11/04/2006)

PARISH COUNCIL

The Council finally met in February & March and confirmed the precept. After the precept was set the County Council announced that it would be reducing the amount awarded for grass cutting in the parish. It may be that there will have to be one less cut (depending on the weather) than normal or that monies are taken from reserves. Council awaits the decision on how much will be received from Cambs CC for maintenance of the footpaths. That amount was reduced last year. So much for the ‘new approach’ of paying the parish to take over responsibilities!

It was agreed to increase the Clerk’s salary in line with the national recommendation by 27p per hour. Council also looked at the planning application to remove agricultural occupancy from a dwelling at Park Farm. (see notice board or web site for full minutes. The next meeting of the Council will be 20 April (moving to its’ summer home) in the Church.

THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING (followed by the Annual Meeting of the Council) will be held on 18 MAY.

The Annual Parish Meeting is your chance to hear what the Council and other village organizations have achieved over the last year. . The Parish Meeting may by law discuss all parish affairs and pass resolutions about them. Please let me know if you would like an item placed on the agenda.

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Don’t forget The

BUCKWORTH MAY DAY WALK.

MONDAY 1 MAY, STARTS 10AM FROM THE BUS SHELTER


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ALL SAINTS CHURCH

EASTER DAY COMMUNION SERVICE 11am

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AMICI in concert Saturday 8 July ‘Spread a Little Happiness’ tickets now available from Hazel Cooper 890982 (already selling well!!)

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On Sunday 2 April at Lent Evensong Revd. Martin Kettle was licensed as curate by the Archdeacon. He was welcomed to our group of parishes and will be based at Alconbury Rectory but has other responsibilities within the diocese. Refreshments were provided by members of Buckworth Church and a collection was taken at the very well attended service which amounted to £195.73, this was donated to Christian Aid.

Following the Palm Sunday service on 9 March, the Annual Meeting of the Parochial Church Council took place along with election of officers etc. The Treasurer presented her report for the year ending 31 December 05. This report showed that funds had recovered from the near bankruptcy; both restoration and maintenance work are now proceeding thanks to the excellent fund raising events throughout the year. A vote of thanks was given to all involved including supporters of these events.

This is an occasional "publication" by Hazel Cooper giving details of event and forthcoming attractions in the village. It is delivered by hand to each house in the village