Annual Parish Meeting
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD IN MARSH GIBBON VILLAGE HALL
AT 8PM ON TUESDAY 25 MAY 2021
Apologies - Carole Jackman (Parish Clerk)
In attendance - Cllrs A Lambourne (Chair), P Evershed (PE), J Smith (JS), L Taylor (LT), N Lyon (NL), R Cross (RC), T Reveler (TR), CC Angela Macpherson, Mr & Mrs Metherell
Questions from members of the public:
Mr Ian Metherell - asked an open question regarding the Vehicle Operator Application at Old Station House. Chair answered that the PC were awaiting official confirmation that the application had been withdrawn, but that there had already been an unofficial indication that it had been withdrawn.
Mr Ian Metherell - following the Marsh Gibbon Charities report, Mr Metherell asked who the trustees now were. Chair answered with the details of who the trustees are.
CC Angela Macpherson Update
Angela highlighted the two reports that had been sent to the Parish Clerk and flagged that they would be published on the Parish website shortly.
Angela also outlined how there were now three Unitary Councillors since the recent reforms, and that the Unitary Councillors intended to split their time and rotate between Parish meetings in order to be more effective.
LT gave an update on the temporary Post Office as the existing post office located at The Plough is set to close on the 4th of June. In short, the Church is currently the favoured location and the Ambrosden out-reach service are arranging a time to test their equipment and connectivity. The Chapel is a potential 'Plan B'.
JS asked a question regarding the completion date for the new shop located at Site B. The consensus from Councillors was that completion was likely in late Q3 2021.
Chair presented Mr Ian Metherell with a thank-you gift from the Parish Council and expressed the huge gratitude for Mr Metherell's many years of service on the PC.