Please note the next meeting of the Planning Committee has been brought forward from 14th August to 7th August. It will start at 7.30pm in Ellingham Church Hall.
In Hyde, a neighbour has reported one or two men behaving suspiciously on his property in Pentons Hill on 19 July. He was in his house when he heard voices close by. On looking out of the window he saw a man described as of middle European appearance wearing a dark jacket (in these hot temperatures) and a baseball cap. When he was spotted he pointed to the front door of the house. When the householder went to the front door, the man had disappeared rapidly and was nowhere to be seen.
Please be aware of people behaving suspiciously, particularly in this hot weather when you may have doors and windows open.
At the Verderers court yesterday a statement was read out by the court with a plea for people NOT to put out buckets of water out for forest animals – specifically in this area.
There is still plenty of water on the Forest at places like Blissford and Moyles Court, and in the mires, and the forest animals are well able to find it.
The main issue raised by the official Verderer was concern that the lead pony or cow drank all the water provided by residents, and then did not take the rest of the herd to water.
Also they were concerned that putting out water brings the livestock on to the road and puts them in danger from traffic. Although they may be well intentioned, residents who put out water for livestock are actually making the situation worse.
The Parish Council have decided to postpone this event scheduled for this Saturday 7th July at 10am given the extremely dry conditions.
Pulling ragwort at this time is likely to result in the root being left in the ground.
We will keep you update with a new date.
Following the resignation of Cllr Ann Shand, a vacancy has arisen on the Parish Council.
We meet twice a month on a Tuesday evening.
Have you time to spare and are interested in getting involved serving your community? If so, please get in touch with the clerk for more details.
Deadline for applications is 22 June 2018.
All residents are invited to the Annual Parish Meeting held in Ellingham Church Hall at 7.30pm.
Drinks and nibbles served after the meeting.
Your local Policing Team needs your help in setting our Local Community Policing priorities for your area for the next six months. In order to ensure we are working effectively in the community we need you to tell us what issues are affecting you the most.
Our aim is to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime as well as to make your neighbourhoods safer places to live and work.
All are welcome to come along to this training seminar to learn how to use the new defibrillator which is housed in the red kiosk on the corner of New Road and Gorley Road in Mockbeggar.
Have you had your say yet? This consultation closes on 4th August – it can be found at