The draft minutes of the Annual Meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council on 19 May 2021 are now available online. Please click on the link below to view and download.
The agenda is available for the Council’s meeting on Wednesday 23 June. The meeting is at 8.00pm in the main hall of Coxhoe Village Hall.
You can access a copy of the agenda from the following link:
The press and public are welcome to attend this meeting. However due to current restrictions and risk assessment related to the coronavirus pandemic, the agenda is shorter than usual and numbers in the Village Hall will be strictly limited. If residents wish to raise a matter, you can also do so by emailing the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org (by 5.00pm on Tuesday 22 June) who can take the matter to the meeting on behalf of the resident.
Measures will be in place to keep everyone present as safe as possible from Covid-19. No one must attend this meeting in person if they have any symptoms of coronavirus or should be self-isolating. All present must maintain social distancing of at least two metres and follow any directions from Parish Council staff.
A nationwide day of thanks is taking place on Monday 5 July.
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster, introduces the day as follows: 5 July 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives.
We were suddenly at war with a ruthless, invisible enemy and on the front line were our NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics, plus platoons of critical workers keeping our shops open and stocked, our streets safe and our essential services running.
Now we have the chance to show our gratitude to all NHS and front line staff with an annual day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives because of this dreadful disease.
Residents are encouraged to join in with the below activities which we hope will take place across Quarrington Hill and Coxhoe.
At 1.00pm ‘Raise a toast’ to the heroes of the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers.
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, one word has been used to sum up the nation’s opinion of our NHS teams and all the frontline workers: Heroes. The country will be asked to pause at 1.00pm and raise a glass of refreshment of their choice to join in the Nation’s Toast – “To those who give so much, 24 hours a day, seven days a week within the NHS, social care and on the front line, we thank and salute you.”
The Nation’s Toast will be led by Captain Katy Connor from the top of Slive Donard, Northern Ireland; Katy Espresatti and her two daughters, Tiana Sophie Espresatti, 7, and Kaila Emily Espresatti, 11, from the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland; Rowena Roberts from the top of Mount Snowdon, Wales, and Tara Haines, from Scafell Pike, England. They will represent the women who are constantly playing such a brave and vital role in our battle against the virus.
Following the toast, why not continue to mark the day from 1.00pm by having a Party at Home.
At 8.00pm join in the Clap for Heroes. Clapping in the street to show our support for those waging the battle against coronavirus was an amazing, spontaneous and heartfelt reflection of the public’s appreciation. So let us all again open our doors and windows, stand in our gardens, streets and other locations, and applaud the unstinting efforts of those people who are still saving lives and keeping essential services going.
There are currently two vacancies for Councillors in Coxhoe Ward of Coxhoe Parish, following the elections held in May.
If you would like to help make the parish an even better place to live and work, and you have skills to bring, the Parish Council would like to hear from you.
Candidates are asked to contact the Parish Clerk who will provide further information, and then submit their expression of interest to the Clerk by Monday 28 June at 12.00pm. The vacancies will be filled by co-option.
You can contact our Chair, Councillor Stuart Dunn, for an informal discussion on 0770 335 1046 or email him at email@example.com.
Please make sure you read the Parish Council’s Co-option Policy before applying. All candidates must submit an expression of interest form. You can download the form which is an Appendix to the Co-Option Policy in the above link, or request a Word document from the Clerk.
Please email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive further information and a copy of the expression of interest form in Word.
A special thank you this week with it being National Volunteers Week to our volunteers with Coxhoe Cares who continue to provide support for those in our villages who have struggled due to the pandemic. Our wonderful volunteers continue to make weekly phone calls to people for a friendly chat, and do shopping as and when required.
Also a big thank you to all our brilliant volunteers with Coxhoe and Area Community Pantry and Foodbank, working out of Coxhoe Village Hall, to support residents in need and help to reduce food wastage by distributing surplus affordable food.
The Parish Council would like to say a special thank you to all the volunteers who have done so much in 2020 and the continued and additional support in 2021.
Thank you to you all.
The meeting of the Annual Assembly of Electors is to be held on Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 6.00pm at Coxhoe Village Hall.
This is not a Parish Council meeting but is a meeting of the electorate and it has its own special agenda. The agenda for the Annual Assembly of Electors meeting on 1 June 2021 is available here.
The minutes of the last meeting of the Annual Assembly of Electors held on 1 May 2019 are available here. A meeting was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Residents are welcome to attend this meeting. The meeting must be held in person and there will be measures in place to cut down the risks of spreading the coronavirus, therefore numbers will be limited and those present are asked to follow all the safety measures put in place.
The Parish Council will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 6.30pm.
You can access a copy of the agenda from the following link:
The press and public are welcome to attend this meeting. However due to current restrictions and risk assessment related to the coronavirus pandemic, numbers in the Village Hall will be strictly limited. If residents wish to raise a matter, you can also do so by emailing the Clerk at email@example.com (by 5.00pm on Tuesday 18th May) who will take the matter to the meeting on behalf of the resident.
Measures will be in place to keep everyone present as safe as possible from Covid-19. No one must attend this meeting in person if they have any symptoms of coronavirus or should be self-isolating. All present must maintain social distancing of at least two metres and will be required to wear a mask or face covering, and follow any directions from Parish Council staff.
The Parish Council’s planned Annual Meeting on Monday 17 May has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Wednesday 19 May at 6.30pm at Coxhoe Village Hall.
The agenda for the meeting will be available on Thursday 13 May along with details for press and public participation.
Coxhoe Parish Council Youth Clubs are again providing face to face activities. These are limited in numbers due to measures to protect against the coronavirus, therefore it is essential that each young person is booked into each session.
Further details about the club sessions are available by visiting the Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill Young People Facebook page. To access the zoom links you will need to join the private groups. The clubs are also on Instagram: @coxhoeqhillyouthclub.
We can appreciate how hard the young people are finding the restrictions in place. Our youth team are passionate about supporting young people. They can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on 07900492126.
There is more information about our youth clubs on the Young People’s page.
The draft minutes of Council meetings are available.