Upton Parish Council Annual Meeting was held last week with seven members of the public, J. Milne WLDC and all councillors but one attending.
Police and County Councillor had been invited but did not attend. Public questions were Church Road rubbish bin not in position, parking at the post box on High Street, residents could not get to the post box because of parked cars, members of the public volunteered to do a litter pick round the village. Broadband slowness was queried, J. Milne replied that WLDC were looking into this problem. Fish and chip shop parking very dangerous. Parish council meeting. P. Rushton was elected as chair for the following year, with P. Fotheringham elected as vice chair. The fun day had been a great success. The burial ground was to have a path laid in the near future. The war memorial was again discussed and it was agreed to place it at the corner of High Street and Church Road, clerk to contact Kexby PC with their views. The village hall now has a new committee and officers.
The new street light is not yet connected. The handyman to be asked to clean the bus shelters. Next meeting will be on July 8th 2014.
The members heard of a busy year with some very good speakers and outings.
Mrs Doris Jubbs thanked the secretary, J. Morley, D. Barley and A.Rushton for their work for the club. Mrs D. Jubbs was elected as chairman, D. Barley vice chairman, J. Morley secretary and A. Rushton treasurer. Committee J. Whiteside, R. Pauling and S. Atkin.
The speaker at last week’s meeting was from Doddinton Hall and Gardens. She gave an interesting and informative talk on the history of the hall and the owners. Members are being kept informed about the calendar for 2015. Many photos have been taken and more are on the way. The next meeting is on June 11th when Mrs Mavis Wilkinson will talk on Interesting Women of Lincolnshire.
All Saint’s Church
The Church was open for the WLDC Churches Open Weekend. The theme was the 14/18 war. A large number of people visited the church, where coffee/tea and cakes were served. The tombola/plants and books proved to popular. The churchwarden and PCC would like to thank all who contributed to the weekend. Mr and Mrs Howard Rose opened their lovely garden for church funds during the weekend.
Last week was for Christian Aid, winners were :- “No Hopers” and “Young & Good Looking”, £ 115 was raised, also a coffee morning was held for this cause, raising £ 66. Total £181. This week is for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
This Sunday 25th May, Church- Morning Prayer at 9.30am, Chapel - no service, but joint service at Gainsborough Methodist Church.