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May Parish Meeting Report

6 councillors were present along with our new county councillor and 4 members of the public.

The first job of the May meeting is always to elect a new chairman and appoint officers, committees and representatives. Steve Rose had advised the PC that he was intending to hand over the position of chairman at the last meeting and Tony Gill was proposed to take over and voted in by the present councillors. The new vice chair post is Barry Skingle but other posts relating to planning and trees and playground inspections remain mostly the same.

The public session saw our new county councillor, Lina Joseph, give an introductory report and asked councillors and villagers to contact her with any issues they feel they need help with.

The meeting following this was fairly short and saw the community grants confirmed at £250 each to Hardwick Brownies, Hardwick PlayParks, Baby and Toddler Group and Hardwick Preschool.

Comberton and Bourn surgeries had been receptive to offering an outreach service in Hardwick which would hopefully take place in the new community building planned as a result of the new developments.

Chris reported on Histon and Impington’s community bus scheme and provided operational details for any future community bus group in Hardwick.

At the end of the meeting Councillor Cracknell offered his resignation which he had thought hard about but felt it was the right time for this. All the councillors present thanked him for his committed representation on the PC. This means there are now 2 posts vacant and anyone interested in being a part of the council during these times of change and new developments, and would be most welcome, should contact the clerk Gail Stoehr tel. 210241.

Written by Jane Humphries

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