Litter Picking & Take Pride in Morcott initiative

As part of the Take Pride in Morcott initiative by Morcott Parish Council, there are two opportunities to volunteer for litter-picking ahead of/at the start of the campaign.

Saturday 21 May at 9.30am. Meet at St Mary’s Church where the kit (on loan from RCC) will be handed out and route planned. Followed by coffee at The Gables when we have earned it (thank you to the Harbages).

Tuesday 24 May at 6.30pm. Meet at St Mary’s Church for kit/planning. Potentially, end up at the Country Lounge for a drink afterwards.

Questions? Please phone Jane Williams on 747 157.

MorcottPridePicTake Pride in Morcott runs between Monday 23 and Monday 30 May. The Parish Council invites everyone to consider whether our own corner of Morcott would benefit from a tidy up.

It is a voluntary campaign but MPC hopes everyone who is fit and able will consider taking part. Could the front of your property, which everyone sees every day, benefit from a spruce-up? A gate painted? A shrub pruned? The bins hidden? Weeds sprayed?

The Parish Council is inviting local landowners/businesses to do their bit too. Take Pride in Morcott is inspired by the ‘Clean for the Queen’ week held nationally in March. MPC chose this date because it’s a lot warmer than in March; over a 10-day period we hope everyone can find a spare hour or two; it includes the first weekend of half term so children can play their part; it means the village will be looking its best for the Queen’s Birthday ‘Street Party’ and for ‘Morcott Open Gardens’ later this summer.

Morcott Parish Council thanks you for your support.

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Church Spring Clean

Lots of volunteers will be welcome on Saturday morning with open arms (and coffee and biscuits) to help the church team give St Mary’s her annual spring clean. That’s this Saturday 14 May, from about 9.30am onwards (or when Malcolm the butcher has been!).

Cleaning implements and materials provided. Any time you can spare is very welcome, even if it is half an hour or so. There are plenty of jobs (and dusters) to go around. Questions? Phone Jane Williams on 747 157

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Annual Parish Meeting 17 May 2016

Residents of Morcott are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting, to be held on Tuesday 17 May, commencing at 7pm in Morcott Village Hall.

The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Members Register
  3. Apologies for Absence
  4. To approve the minutes of the Parish meeting held on 14 April 2015.
  5. Chairman’s Report

There will also be an opportunity for the electorate to speak on any subject relating to the village.

This meeting will then be followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting, which will start at 8pm, or upon the rising of the Annual Parish Meeting (whichever is sooner).

The FULL AGENDA for that meeting may be viewed/downloaded from HERE in pdf form.

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Gardening Group Meets

This Saturday 30 April, at 10.30am, Pat Simmonds is giving a flower arranging demonstration in the Village Hall. All welcome (not only group members).

After Pat’s demo, the arrangements will be raffled off, so bring some cash for that, and for the coffee & biscuits.

On May 18th, at 6pm, there’s a trip to Blatherwycke Garden, which is near Peterborough. This private garden opens under the NGS scheme in July, but is opening just for us this month.  Blatherwycke Hall was demolished in the 1940s and its gardens ‘lost’ until 2010. Since then, the owners have been renovating the derelict 4 acre walled gardens. So far a large kitchen garden, wall trained fruit trees, extensive herbaceous borders, seasonal beds, parterre, pleaching orchard and wild flower meadows have been built, planted and sown.

There is a modest charge: more details from Tricia Jones or Jane Page. We expect to liaise for car lifts.

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Minutes of Parish Council meeting 12 April

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to upload the minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2016. The first part of the meeting was closed to the public, and concerned the co-option of a new Councillor.

The minutes are HERE in pdf form.

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Free Wellness Evaluation from new Morcott business

As of today (Monday) Ruth Philbin-Santamaria is operating a new business called Healthidays, from premises on the 1st floor above the Country Lounge Cafe Bar. [The official address is Apartment 1, 5 Glaston Road, Morcott.]

As an opening offer, Ruth is offering FREE wellness evaluations this week until Saturday 23rd April. You can find out your body composition, learning your % of muscle mass, % of body fat, % of cell hydration, visceral fat, healthy bone mass, daily caloric requirements and your metabolic age.

Healthidays helps people of all ages by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
Services include:
Personal Training sessions for all levels and ages
Group exercise classes held in various venues
Weight Loss Challenges
Personalized Nutrition programmes for weight loss, weight gain, fitness and sports performance and healthy and energy improvements
Healthy Lifestyle talks and special events
For information & bookings please contact Ruth on 07474 812450 or email healthidays (at) gmail (dot) com or send a private message on Facebook Page Healthidays.
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Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

The Parish Clerk has asked the website admin to post this notice, about an extraordinarymeeting of MPC on 12 April. Part of the meeting will be closed to the public.

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