The Parish Council will return to Tockwith School to hold its monthly meetings after the problems experienced in September. The new School caretaker appointed during the summer, has a regular Monday evening commitment and is not available for the foreseeable future to open the school for PC meetings. As a result, Councillors have agreed to change their meetings to Tuesday evenings.
The new Vicar for St Helen's Church, Richard Battersby, will be attending the October PC meeting to introduce himself to Councillors and discuss how the Church and the PC can address issues that affect the community. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Parish Council Meeting, to see local democracy in action.
If any local resident would like to read a copy of the latest annual accounts, they can now be viewed on this website. If you would prefer it, a copy of the accounts can be emailed to you direct by request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many residents will know that the Parish Council now owns two Defibrillators, one for use in each Village. The defibrillators are housed in secure boxes, one in Bilton in Ainsty (newly installed in a heated cabinet) and the other at Jesmond Dene Main Street Bickerton. The boxes are locked and can be opened by anyone directed by the Ambulance Emergency Service to collect a defibrillator, in case of an emergency. There are trained 'first responders' in each Village who can be contacted by the Emergency Ambulance Service in the event that a 999 call is received.