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Notes of Parish Meetings

Notes from the Parish Council Meeting - May 2011

The following were amongst items discussed at Parish Council meetings and information received by the Clerk. The full minutes may be found here.

April Council Meeting
Because of timing issues and copy deadlines, this report has had to be submitted before the April Meeting takes place. A report on the April meeting will be included in the June edition of the Girton Parish News and the Minutes will be available on the Girton Parish Council website at

Council land at Wellbrook Way
Work continues to try and acquire the plot at the top end of Wellbrook Way from SCDC to create further recreational space. A meeting has been arranged with Taylor-Wimpey to resolve the outstanding problems, in the hope that the main area of public open space can soon be transferred to the Parish Council.

Village Planters
Our thanks to those who have offered to sponsor planters, which will be re-planted very shortly. It is not too late to offer to sponsor one at a cost of £25 per planting, or to adopt one to look after. Please contact the Clerk.

News from the Recreation Ground
One of the consequences of the summer weather is to make people think of holidays and picnics. Families and groups enjoy visiting the recreation ground. This is fine as long as rubbish and litter is taken away. An additional and very unwelcome activity is having a barbeque on our sports fields. Not only are fires banned by our bylaws they are also potentially criminal damage to our playing areas. Please do not light fires or bring barbeques to the Recreation Ground.

Forthcoming Meetings
The next meetings of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 18 May 2011 and Wednesday 15 June, starting at 7.30pm at St Vincent's Close Community Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend all Parish Council meetings and to speak in the open session at the start.

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 May at 7.30 in the School. Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm. The Parish Council would welcome written reports from Girton's societies, clubs and organizations. Any representatives attending the meeting on behalf of their organisations are asked to limit verbal reports to no more than three minutes.