HELPING CRAWLEY THROUGH CORONAVIRUS
Crawley Village is a supportive community and there is an Isolation Support Network in place, this is made up of volunteers who are very happy to help with the collection and delivery of essential items such as prescriptions, emergency food items, etc so should transport become an issue then as a community we should be able to help each another.
Details of numbers to contact are as below. If you would like to use a landline number, please contact any of the Parish Councillors.
PARISH COUNCIL UPDATES
Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of Crawley Parish Council will be on
Monday 18th May 2020
Remote meeting beginning at 7.30pm
This meeting will take place remotely in accordance with regulations issued under the Coronavirus Act 2020. All members of the public are welcome to join the virtual meeting. However, to protect the meeting from any inappropriate content those wishing to join the meeting are requested to contact the email@example.com in advance and no later than 17:00 on the day of the meeting in order to obtain the necessary connection details.
Councillors & Clerk
Carole Phillips is stepping down from the Parish Council. Carole joined in 2009 and was Chair from 2013 to 2018. Carole’s responsibilities have included grounds maintenance and footpaths, the burial ground and the playground. Notably Carole was a member of the Playground Fund Committee and was instrumental in overseeing the addition of new equipment and renovation and has recently co-ordinated the Village Design Statement. Thank you, Carole.
Please see below details of the casual vacancy created by Carole’s departure.
We welcome new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, Nicola Breen. Many of you will know Nicky who has lived in the village for some fifteen years with her family. Jill and Nicky will be working together initially to ensure smooth handover.
The Number 16 bus route is still in an operational state with a temporary contractor. The tender process is now concluding with proposed routes and timetables awaiting approval from senior level. This includes an approval for the continued 16 service. Of note is the recommendation for a review of this service in two years to assess the level of use.
THE VILLAGE GATEWAYS
Final revised costings are underway, this is due to the complexity of the individual gate designs. All licences have been prepared and the licence to install the Gateways has been approved.
MEMORIAL GARDEN BENCH
Following receipt of a small grant from Winchester City Council a bench has been installed. Plans to formally unveil this along with a 75th Anniversary of VE Day celebration have had to be put on hold.
We would like to thank Christine Fincham for the kind donation of a Kilmarnock Willow in the Memorial Garden
VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT
The Village Design Statement has been submitted to Winchester City Council for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document. Thank you to Carole Phillips, Robert Adam, Tony Coleman and Trevor Mahood for the many hours of hard work spent in preparation of this and for the comments received through village consultation.
POLICE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Lots of telephone scams at the moment ……. be aware! Neighbourhood Watch will keep you updated. Also, car registration plates being stolen again and several non-dwelling burglaries in the area. Do make a note of any unknown vehicles in the village with registrations, dates and times if possible.
Useful numbers to note
For emergencies ring 999.
Non emergencies ring 101 i.e. minor crime / abandoned vehicles / anti-social behaviour.
Crime stoppers: 0800 555 111 (to anonymously report crimes).
Our local Police Team is back up to strength and PCSO Kerry Croutear covers Crawley – you can email her at Winchester.firstname.lastname@example.org