VIEW FROM EVERLEIGH Sally Matton, Chairman Everleigh Parish writes in The Courier
With 2011 now well and truly underway I hope that we can continue to build an even greater community spirit than the good one that wealready have. We don’t have a huge amount of facilities here in Everleigh and we are a tiny village but I am always extremely proud of all our efforts and achievements. I am also very thankful to all the villagers who turn out to help and support our village events and projects.
By the time you read this the Over-12s section of the Playground will be completed. This project had been held up by the new Government’s spending review and I am very happy to report that all funds promised were delivered and now this phase of the project is complete. It will provide a safe and exciting place for all the village children and their friends to play, cycle and meet up. All that remains to be done now to complete the whole project is the provision of a small shelter which is in hand – by the spring we should see that installed also.
The Parish Council held its first meeting of the year in early January (the details of which you can read elsewhere in this edition). Events to look forward to and get involved in this spring are a Coffee Morning and Litter Pick on 9th April and the official opening of the Over 12’s playground combined with a Royal Wedding celebration picnic or barbecue on 29th April – more details to come nearer the time. Any suggestions for events or ideas for the above are welcome.
Hopefully we have seen the back of the bad weather for this winter but should we have a repeat of the snow and ice we saw in November and December, would all residents note that the grit in the three yellow bins located in Everleigh and Lower Everleigh is for use on the immediate road junctions only, and not to be taken out and used on private driveways and paths.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Coffee Morning in early April.