PARISH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

We are deeply saddened to hear that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.

We would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s life-long commitment to public service and unwavering dignity as the longest-reigning monarch in history. Our thoughts are with His Majesty The King and his Family at this sad time.

There will be a County Memorial Service at The Abbey, Shrewsbury at 6pm on the evening before the funeral, followed by a National Moment of Silent Reflection at 8pm.

Flags will fly at half-mast from the day of death to the day after the funeral, save being raised for the proclamation of the new King.

The Lady Eleanor Function Room at Whittington Castle is open for those who wish to sign the Parish Council book of Condolence. The room will be open from 9am-5pm, until the State Funeral and for 7 days following.

The Proclamation in Shropshire of a new King is expected to be Saturday at 12.30pm, at the Bandstand in the Quarry, Shrewsbury.

The official location to host the laying of floral tributes is Shrewsbury Castle.

Planned reinforcement water mains works in Church Street, Top Street, Boot Street and Penybryn Avenue

Information received from the Principal Contractors working on behalf of Severn Trent Water:

I would like to advise you of some planned work which is due to commence Monday 5 December 2022. This work involves us replacing the existing water main in four phases along sections of Church Street, Top Street, Boot Street and Penybryn Avenue.

The work is scheduled for approximately ten weeks commencing Monday 5 December 2022 to Friday 17 February 2023. We will have a road closure with a sign posted diversion route on Top Street and various traffic lights on Church Street, Boot Street and Penybryn Avenue.

The image below shows the planned four phases. With reference to the road closure, we will always keep access to properties or businesses within the closure, including access for emergency services, but access will be from one side or the other of the working area. There will be no through road access and as previously mentioned there will be a signposted diversion route in place.

PLEASE NOTE – the dates are to be confirmed and may be subject to change.

Annual Parish Meeting 17.05.22

To:  All Electors of Whittington Parish

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of Whittington Parish will be held on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 6.30pm.

F Davis

Councillor Frank Davis, Chair of the Council

Date of notice: 21st April 2022

The Parish Meeting may, by law, discuss all Parish affairs and pass resolutions about them. All local government electors of the parish may attend and will be entitled to vote.


ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – AGENDA

1.22 Welcome and apologies
2.22 Confirmation of the Minutes

To approve and authorise the signing of the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 30th March 2021 remotely on Zoom.

3.22 Parish Council Annual Report

To receive a report from the Chairman on Parish Council Activities in 2021-22 and a Financial Report from the Clerk.

4.22   Play Areas in the Parish

Receive an update from the Council on the improvements being made to Fitzgwarine Play Area and discuss ideas, possible locations and options for a new Play Area to be built in the Parish. This will be an opportunity for residents to put forward ideas and suggestions and will be dealt with as an open discussion.

5.22 Community Governance Reviews / Boundary Reviews

Parish Council to provide an update on the latest information received from Shropshire Council.

6.22    Shropshire Councillor’s Report
7.22    Annual Reports from Organisations in the Parish
8.22    Parish Matters / Open Forum – electors are invited to ask questions
9.22    Closing remarks by the Chairman

Message from West Mercia PCC

John Campion West Mercia PCC
Working for and with the local community to build a safer West Mercia
As your PCC I work for and with the local community to build a safer West Mercia. It is my role to govern and scrutinise the service you as a member of the local community get from your police force.
As your commissioner my priorities are:
 Putting victims and survivors first
 Building a more secure West Mercia
 Reforming West Mercia
 Reassuring West Mercia
To find out more about the work I do as your PCC, please visit the details below.
01905 331 656
opcc@westmercia.police.uk
www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk

Grounds Maintenance Contract

Quotations are invited from any person, persons or organisations wishing to undertake the maintenance of a range of grassed areas within the Parish of Whittington. Specifications of work are available from the Clerk of the Parish Council:-

Mrs A Jones, Hawthorn Cottage, Porthywaen, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 8LX

Tel: 01691 829571

Email: clerk@whittingtonpc.com

The deadline for sumitting quotations is 30th November 2021.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022


In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the
Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June – one year from today.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an
opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflections on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Thursday 2nd June
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the Parade will move down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The Parade will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal
Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth
countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further events will be announced in due course.

Saturday 4th June
The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign. Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event and details of the ballot for UK residents to secure audience tickets will be released in due course.

Sunday 5th June
The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has
encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.
People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small – street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event. The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: A pageant featuring over 5,000 people from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets. It will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume and celebrate the service of Her Majesty’s reign, as well as honouring the collective service of people and communities across the country.

Further announcements:
Later this month details of a special Jubilee emblem competition, in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum and the Royal College of Arts, will be released. The winning entry will become the official emblem for the celebrations next year.

More information on the details of the central weekend and other celebratory events across the UK and around the Commonwealth will be made in the months to come.

Vacancy for a Councillor

Vacancy for a Parish CouncillorPublic Notice is hear by given

At the close of nominations at 4pm on Thursday 8th April Whittington Parish Council still has one vacancy.

If you are interested in being a Parish Councillor then please contact the Clerk at the address below by Monday 17th May at the latest.

The Parish Council will consider all applications received at their Parish Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 25th May 2021.

Date of notice: 21.04.21

Amy Jones – Whittington Parish Clerk

T: 01691 829571

E: clerk@whittingtonpc.com