What a great year! Lots of events in the village helping to make Lambley a really active community.
We started off the year by agreeing not to increase the Council Tax Precept for the parish. We had not increased it for a number of years.
We received three expressions of interest from local residents who wished to join the council. Paul Harraway, Richard Vincent and John Austin were invited to address the council individually and they all demonstrated skills and experience that would benefit the parish. Consequently the Council decided to co-opt all three on to the Council. We are pleased to report that all have made a positive contribution over the year.
The big project of the year was the Lambley MUGA, the Multi Use Games Area. After a lot of hard work by Dawn Edwards and Tony Bramley, it was eventually opened and handed over to Lambley Primary School in February.
Following pressure from the Parish Council, Notts County Council eventually updated the control systems for the heating in the Village Hall and School. We are now able to apportion heating costs more fairly between the Village Hall and the School and as a result, both seem to be paying less.
We have to say a big thankyou to Sarah Musson and her “crew” for the splendid work they have done in organising both the Family Fun Day and the Bonfire Celebrations. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers. Thanks too, to Father Mic, for joining us for the Christmas Lights “turn on” and to the WI for their fantastic support. Once again the litter picks were disappointingly productive. Thanks again to Katja Watmore for the organisation. John Hutton keeps busy around the village and does a fine job making Lambley a place we can be proud of. Special thanks too to Dawn Edwards, Alison Moss and Ann Gee for organising a very successful Village Show and to Julie Gregory and her helpers for yet another brilliant Quiz Night.
As some of you will know, my health has not been too good these past few months so a special thanks to Mike Morris, the Deputy Chairman, for keeping things going in my absence, together with our Clerk, Belinda, and the rest of the Parish Council.