The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 19 April 2017. This is a change to the usual Monday meeting day, due to availability of Councillors, as the PC has two vacancies
The PC has completed the rolling programme to increase its Precept demand to replace the income from the Pub Car Park in the event of financial failure of Punch Taverns. Local residents will see no further increases in their annual Community Charge bill.
If any local resident would like to read a copy of the PC’s annual accounts, these can 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
Councillors are always happy to answer any questions about the annual budget or annual accounts. Members of the public are always welcome to attend the monthly meetings, which are usually held on the third Monday of each month (excluding August and December).
Many residents will know that the Parish Council now owns two Defibrillators for use in each Village. The defibrillators are housed in secure boxes, one in Bilton in Ainsty 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. The PC will consider the purchase of a new heated box to house the Defibrillator in Bilton in Ainsty, which will be relocated to a more central location, where an electricity supply is available to maintain a minimal temperature within the housing.