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Summary - Parish Council Meeting held Thu 6th May 2021

The first part of the meeting was the area of most public interest with several questions relating to the potential site for a Farringdon Village Hall. Most were concerned with access and what form the new Village Hall might take.

While it is not possible under current guidelines, the Village Hall Charity is committed to hold a public consultation meeting or meetings to establish a realistic compromise between individual demands for facilities and a design that is both sustainable financially and attractive to potential users.

A point of clarification here, The Farringdon Village Hall Charity is administered by the same individuals that have been appointed as Farringdon Parish Councillors.
They are however, two separate entities, although there are obviously areas in which the responsibilities and interests of the two bodies coincide.
It has been suggested that some sort of clearly marked headgear should be adopted by the members of both bodies to avoid confusion but, for some inexplicable reason, this hasn’t found much favour with the participants.

There was a Road and Footpath report from Cllr.David Williams (The full text of the May report can be viewed here) and Cllr Williams also drew attention to the several fly tipping incidents around the parish roads and trackways.

Cllr. Andy Clegg drew attention to the speed of traffic on local roads particularly, but not exclusively, on the A32 where there is a statutory 30 mph speed limit.
The speed recording devices have registered vehicles travelling in excess of 80mph and it was suggested that the Parish Council might purchase one of the speed indicator displays (Similar to the device operating on the B3006 in Selborne) which might encourage traffic to slow down.
Cllr. Andy Clegg agreed to look into the cost to the parish of purchasing one of these devices.

The Farringdon Garden, in the area beside New Road, formerly occupied by the Parsonage Close playground, was also discussed and Cllr. Alison DeLedesma reported that planting of the various areas would be (weather permitting) taking place soon.
Water butts have also been installed to ensure that the newly planted areas can be protected from drought. Consultation will be taking place with a view to purchasing some trees/shrubs for planting in the Autumn.

An application for a grant from Farringdon Horticultural Society was approved by a majority vote with some Councillors expressing reservations about the decision.
Cllr. David Craig wanted it put on record that he objected to funding an organisation that was in financial difficulty because of failure to collect subscriptions from members.

A planning application (SDNP/21/01983/HOUS and SDNP/21/01984/LIS - Listed building consent - Garden outbuilding and carport following demolition of existing garage at Angerton, Church Road) was passed on to the planning authority for consideration although there was some concern expressed about the size of the carport and the proximity to the neighbouring property.

Accounts etc were approved and the meeting closed.

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Until the Covid complications intervened
Parish Council Meetings
were held in the Golden Pheasant Function Room.

Subject to any revision of regulations meeting are currently being held online via Zoom

Wed 14th Jul - 7:00 pm Password or Venue to be confirmed
Wed 15th Sep - 7:00 pm Password or Venue to be confirmed
Wed 10th Nov - 7:00 pm Password or Venue to be confirmed

The Parish Council is made up of nine elected members of the local community, plus a Parish Clerk. Details are shown below.

Council meetings are held every two months, usually on the first Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, starting at 19.30 hrs.

The dates of meetings are published in the Village Magazine here on The Biz and on Parish Council web site; agendas are posted on the notice-boards in the village in advance of the meetings.

The Notice Boards are situated:

T.B.A Full Council Meeting 26th August 2020 4th November 2020 7.30pm T.B.A Full Council Meeting 28th October 2020


10th March 7:00pm TBA Full Council Meeting 12th May 7:00pm TBA Full Council Meeting 14th July 7:00pm TBA Full Council Meeting 15th September 7:00pm TBA Full Council Meeting 10th November 7:00pm TBA Full Council

  • At the junction of Church Road and The Street, and
  • Opposite the telephone box at the bottom of Shirnall Hill, (near the A32 crossroads)

All residents are very welcome to attend, and, if you wish, you have an opportunity to raise relevant matters and address the meeting.
If you require detailed answers to specific subject contact the Parish Clerk in advance so that any necessary documents,
or information can be made available at the meeting.

Reports of all meetings appear in the Village Magazine, on this Village web site and are
circulated to subscribers on the email list

defibThe two defibrillators in the disused phone boxes at
Shirnall Hill crossroads and Parsonage Close are now in full operational mode.
Clive has produced a leaflet as a reminder for those who attended the courses at the Golden Pheasant or similar courses elsewhere.

First aid Leaflet (opens in a blank page)

If you were unable to attend either of the sessions, further sessions maybe arranged,
so if you'd like to volunteer for training please contact the Clerk & let her know whether
an evening, weekend or weekday session would be best for you.
Claire Gibbs: Parish Clerk

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Council & Village Hall Trust Chairman David Horton  
Council & VHT Vice Chairman David Craig  
Highways, Trees & Lanes David Williams  
  Rob Ahearn  
  Peter Bosley  
  Andy Clegg  
  Penny Cushing  
  Alison De Ledesma  
  Tami Doherty  
Parish Clerk &
         Responsible Finance Officer .
Gary Lyle 07443 505994
Farringdon - Number of electors (current roll) 532 - Approx population 715

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Farringdon Parish Council have their own official web site where the Parish Clerk's official reports of council meetings and business may be available for your perusal. Parish Council Website will continue to provide reports of recent meetings and all the activities in the village that your reporter finds time to cover but when the FPC site is up to speed, the archive of Farringdon Parish Council reports currently carried on these Pages will eventually be reformatted.

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