Rosside Telephone Box
We have been making slow progress with the Rosside Telephone Box. The Parish Council are endeavouring to turn the light in the phone box back on for the small community at Rosside. This is proving to be a challenge! The latest progress is that the Council have got a quote from Electricity North West to reconnect the electricity. This has been quoted at an excessive £1000+. Due to this the Council are now looking into other options. The next best solution is a solar panel quoted at £400, to power the light within the phone box. As the council pursue this a question has been raised over what the telephone box could be used for as there is now a large some of money being invested into it.
If you have any thoughts on the use of the phone box please contact Councillor Hobson via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of you have been struggling to download the latest minutes and agenda that has been approved. We are happy to announce that the problem has now been rectified! It was due to some coding in the back end of the site that took some tracking down so apologise for the wait and thank you for your patients.
Bus Shelter at Greenodd.
The Parish Council are submitting an application to erect a bus shelter at the Greenodd bus stop. A budget has now been agreed and allocated to the project. The next step in the process is for a local inspector to visit the site and analyse the need for a bus shelter in the area. We request that al locals who are in support of the local bus at Greenodd and wish to have a shelter at he bus stop, please get in touch with one of your local councillors or send an email or letter of support to us at ENMOparishcouncil@hotmail.com.
Rosside Telephone Box
The Parish Council have been working hard these last few months to reconnect the Rosside Telephone box electricity. The phone box is a minor landmark in the village and it has been under request for some time to keep the light of the telephone box going. The ENMO Parish Council have now announced that the application has gone in to Electricity North West for the Phone Box reconnection. Further information about the progress of this matter will be available at the next Parish Council Meeting.
Rural Funding Vote
Up to 50 Tory MPs are preparing to vote against the government’s proposed funding settlement for rural local authorities. Prime Minister David Cameron faces a ‘major backbench Tory rebellion” over planned cuts to town hall budgets, reports The Independent. The newspaper names senior backbencher Graham Stuart MP as the “shop steward” leading the “rural resistance” to the cuts. It says up to 50 MPs are understood to have signed a letter demanding changes to the government’s proposed settlement with local government.
Parish Council Grants
The Parish Council has funding available to groups within the Parish. If you wish to apply for your group then please email the Clerk for further information. We also have some funding available for new Parish Projects. If you have any ideas for future projects within the parish please come along to a parish council meeting or contact the Clerk.
Parish Councillor Vacancies
In May 2015 all the seats on the Parish Council are up for election. At the moment we have 2 vacancies to cover Egton & Newland. Should anyone be interested in being voted onto the Parish Council please get in touch with the Clerk. If you live/work within 3 miles of Egton, Newland, Mansriggs & Osmotherley Parish then you are eligible to apply. The Parish Council meets bi-monthly at Greenodd Village Hall.
In August 2015 our Clerk will be leaving therefore there is a vacancy for a part-time Parish Clerk. The position is 4 1/2 hours per week. The vacancy will be advertised over the coming weeks in the local press however anyone interested can contact the Clerk.