Parish Council – April 2022

Solar Farms – We have received correspondence from Ecap Renewables requesting a preliminary meeting to discuss their plans for a new Solar Farm Development to the north of Fencedyke Lane. We will be meeting with them shortly and we will advise on the outcome in the next newsletter.  We have not received any further communication from HDC about Lightrock’s planning application and understand the delay is due to a backlog of planning applications from staff shortages during the Covid crisis.

Thank You – We would like to thank our County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson for all her help, advice and support over the past three years, in particular for her assistance with a financial contribution to the Playing Field draining scheme to alleviate the flooding in Ham Hall Lane. Annabel is standing again for the new County Council and we wish her success. We also thank our District Councillor Brian Phillips for all his help and advice.

Street Lighting – We will not be installing a new street light near the Village Hall as the lighting problem has been alleviated to a degree by pruning one of the trees adjacent to the street light outside the playing field. We have written to the Highways Agency over concerns about other poorly lit areas of the village and will keep you informed.

Parish Elections – Anyone wishing to stand for election to the Parish Council must have their completed nomination papers submitted by 4 o’clock on 5th April 2022. The current Councillors are all standing for re-election. If no further candidates come forward there will be no need for a parish election.