The draft minutes from the council’s last full meeting are now available. The minutes will be approved at the council’s next meeting which is on Wednesday 1st May. The draft minutes are available here: Draft Minutes 3rd April 2019
The Parish Council has agreed and published its action plan for the next financial year.
You can view it and find out about more what the Parish Council does via this link.
The next monthly meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council takes place on Wednesday 6th February 2019. It will start at 6.30pm and will be held in the Parish Office in Coxhoe Village Hall.
It has a packed agenda which includes a report on the cricket ground, results of the recent Cornforth Lane residents survey, parking issues in the village, Parish Plan 3 and a range of Parish Council policies such as Volunteers Policy. You can access the agenda here.
The draft minutes of the last meeting which include details of the decisions on setting of the budget and precept for last year can be viewed by following the link below:
Due to the Resignation of Sue Downham there is to be vacancy for a new Councillor to serve the Quarrington Hill Ward. Parishioners have the opportunity to request that an election is held before the vacancy can be filled by co-opting. Today the formal notice announcing this has been issued.
You can access it here.
The Agendas for next week’s Annual Parishioners (Assembly of Electors) Meeting and the Council’s Annual/Monthly Meeting are now online. The minutes of the Monthly meeting of the Parish Council on 4th April are also available.
The initial meeting starts at 6.00pm and the Council meetings will follow straight after. Members of the public are invited to attend.
You can access the relevant documents from the following links:
Provision of Hanging Basket and Planter Service at Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill for Coxhoe Parish Council – Invitation to tender.
In order to ensure it achieves the greatest value for money for its communities, Coxhoe Parish Council is reviewing the flower and planting service it provides.
We have inviting tenders for the provision and maintenance of hanging baskets and planters. Currently we have a total of 76 hanging baskets and 14 planters in our villages of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill. You can download our invitation to tender and our draft service agreement from the links below:
The closing date for receipt of tenders was Monday, 30th April at 12 noon. An appointment is shortly to be made.
Check out more opportunities at the Parish Council here.
You are now able to view the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting which is due to be held on the 4th April 2018. The meeting is to take place in the Parish Room in Coxhoe Village Hall starting at 6.30pm. Amongst items on the Agenda are discussions about the appearance and cleanliness of the villages and Neighbourhood Planning. The meeting is open to the general public. You can access a copy of the agenda here.
You can find out the outcomes from the last meeting, held on 7th March, from the draft minutes available from the following link.
You might have noticed a regular article in the Chronicle known as Nature Diary. We are now adding this to our website so you can understand our local flora and flora a little bit better.
As the days lengthen and we approach Spring, we can start to think of the summer migrants that will soon be arriving but can also appreciate our winter visitors before the leave.
Two of the most common winter visitors are Redwings and Fieldfares. Both species are thrushes and have been in Crow Trees and Cassop Vale at varying times over the winter. The Fieldfare is quite a large, striking bird and is often seen in flocks. Redwings are smaller with a red patch under their wings (hence the name) and can also appear in sizable flocks. They will frequently erupt from the scrub and can have an arrow-like appearance in flight.
Another common winter visitor is the Teal, one of our smaller ducks. The drake is a colourful specimen. The female, like most female ducks, is much drabber but has a bright green wing patch visible when she flies (the much larger Mallard has a blue wing patch)
In March, it is likely that the first Chiffchaffs will start to arrive. A small, rather drab bird it can be heard before it is seen. Its name comes from its song, a repetitive “chiff chaff” but hearing it is a welcome sign that Spring is arriving. It will be April before many of our other summer migrants arrive but one of the first of these is a bird that looks almost identical to the Chiffchaff, the Willow Warbler. Although they look very similar, their songs are quite different, the Willow Warbler’s being a cascading trilling that perhaps signals Spring has actually arrived. Both these birds can be found in the scrub at Crow Trees and Cassop Vale.
One of the earliest flowers to appear will be the Coltsfoot in March. Growing in dampish places it is a common flower in the area. The flowers may look vaguely similar to small dandelions but the pointed leaves, growing all up the stem, are quite different from the dandelion’s.
Thank you to Richard Cowen for the article and the accompanying photographs.