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Newsletter June 2021

Thurlton Parish Council
Having to carry out virtual meetings which seems like forever, we had our first face to face meeting at the Village Hall on the 14th June. Dean Harrison was co-opted and welcomed into one of the vacancies for Councillors. We have an interested party for the second co-opt placement which we hope will come to fruition in July. However, Cllr. Steve Marriage has reluctantly resigned from Council due to additional work pressure in his day job. We thank Steve for his presence and input that he has actively brought to our meetings. This now leaves us with another vacancy. We are interested in anyone, living within a three mile radius of the village, who is interested in what the Parish Council do for the community. No obligation but just contact myself or a Councillor for an informal chat.
Unfortunately, the village has seen an increase of crime and bad behaviour of late. We have been in contact with the Police and are pushing for more police presence in the Village. Thurlton has a very strong community spirit and we therefore ask all to be mindful and look out for each other. We also request that parents speak to their children and young adults regarding respect to others property and feelings.
On a brighter note we hope many will make use of the new bench that has been installed near the adult gym equipment on the playing field in memory of Chris Cook. Heather Longman raised sufficient funds on the sale of items belonging to Chris and a Parish Council work group installed. A plaque will be put on shortly.

Gill Crossland
Thurlton Parish Clerk

Casual Vacancy – 6 May 2021

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Universal Credit Information

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.

We’re encouraging Parish Councils to share the following guide on their website and/or social media to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit.

Here’s the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

Date of Annual Parish Council Meeting 2021

The current government emergency legislation permitting council meetings to be held virtually, expires on the 7th May (ahead of the planned Annual Parish Council Meeting on the 10th May) and will not being extended by the government

Therefore, the meeting has been rescheduled to the 5th May 2021 to enable it to be held virtually in line with current Covid-19 guidelines.

The Annual Parish Council meeting is a legal requirement (it MUST be held in May) during which the Chair and other officers will be elected/confirmed in post. This will be immediately followed by a short Parish Council meeting to deal with any Cheques & Planning matters

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7:30pm virtually by Zoom.

Please direct any queries to our Parish Clerk