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DISRUPTION TO WASTE COLLECTION TODAY
Due to the icy conditions, there will be a delay to waste collections today, please leave your bins out and WBC will collect as soon as it is safe to do so. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/29837
The latest Parish Council newsletter has been delivered throughout the village. An electronic version can be seen by clicking on the links above.
The Parish Council has engaged Berkshire Youth, a charity,
to help them find out what the young people think of the facilities that are
provided in the village and what they would like to see improved. Berkshire Youth
are carrying out sessions at St Mary’s, Willink and in the village to gather
this information. They will then write a report for the Parish Council to
consider. It is intended that the report is delivered by the beginning of May.
The cost of this will be some £2,500.
If you would like any more information, please contact The Clerk on 0118 933 1955 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE ONLINE WEBCHAT
The neighbourhood police team is running an on-line question and answer session at 6.30pm on Thursday, 22nd March.
You can pose questions, anonymously, once the session starts via the link below:
You can also set up an email reminder via the same link.
COLD WEATHER ALERT
A Level 2 cold weather alert has been issued between 09:00 on Friday 16th March and 09:00 on Monday 19th
March in the South East with a 70% probability of severe cold weather/heavy
snow. This means that temperatures are likely to drop to levels that
increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable adults, particularly older
people, young children, those with long-term conditions, those living in cold
homes, and it could disrupt the delivery of services.
Please refer to West Berkshire’s webpage: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=43412 for further advice and information about cold weather.
Age UK has produced "Winter Wrapped Up - a guide to keeping warm and well this winter" a copy of which can be found at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/information-guides/ageukig27_winter_wrapped_up_inf.pdf
CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLOR
We are pleased to announce that, at the Full Council meeting held on Thursday 8th March 2018, Stephen Hill was co-opted to fill the vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Julian Earl.
The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who applied for the vacancy.
ASSISTANT TO THE CLERK
The Council are pleased to welcome Bernise O'Reilly to this post. Bernise will be in the Parish Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 5.00 pm.
BIODIVERSITY AND GREEN SPACES PROJECT
Conserving and Enhancing Our Biodiversity
As part of the Mortimer NDP Community Projects programme a new endeavour, the Biodiversity and Green Spaces (BaGS) project, is seeking to add to the richness and enjoyment of the natural green spaces.
Making the best use of the natural areas in and around the village its aims are to:-
Over the next months there will be a number of practical ways you can get involved with some projects particularly aimed at involving children.
To make sure you know about these, please contact us by emailing:
One of these early initiatives is to
Your suggestions, contributions and involvement with BaGS will all be welcomed - please email Mortimerbags@outlook.com.
THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Planning on Tuesday 20th March at 5.15pm in the Parish Council Office (behind Mortimer Library) 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3SH.
- Fairground, Trees and Amenities on Tuesday 20th March at 6.15pm in the Parish Council Office (behind Mortimer Library) 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3SH
- NDP Community Projects on Tuesday 20th March at 7.00pm in the Parish Council Office (behind Mortimer Library) 27 Victoria Road, Mortimer RG7 3SH.
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend all meetings.
SITE DESIGN BRIEF (SDB) FOR MOR006
A further updated version of the SDB for The Site MOR006 can be found here. In particular, changes have been made with regards to Lifetime Homes (LTH), ecology and drainage in accordance with the policies and objectives of the NDP.
The webpage will continue to be updated as necessary.
The Autumn 2017 Newsletter has now been delivered to properties in the Parish. Further hard copies can be obtained from the Parish Council Office and Mortimer Library or an electronic version can be found here.
A copy of the Special NDP Projects Newsletter, which was delivered back in September, can be found here.
The next newsletter is due for delivery mid-February, 2018.