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GNOSALL PARISH NEWS
Produced by publishers of The Popular Village Monthly
GNOSALL PARISH COUNCIL
(INCLUDING THE WARDS OF MORETON AND KNIGHTLEY)
Council Support Officer
Stuart Ridgewell was recently appointed as the new Council Support Officer and will commence employment with the Parish Council in February. Stuart has a wealth of relevant administrative experience that he will bring to this role. We are sure he will make a positive contribution to the running of the Parish Council.
Plans to enhance the centre have been on the council’s agenda for a long time. Cuts in funding, as well as other influencing factors, meant initial plans had to be reconsidered and consequently the project was scaled down to something more realistic. The Working Group is now working with an appointed architect and recently had some initial sketch proposals for alterations to the Grosvenor Centre layout (including some of the external areas at the rear of the building) to consider. The proposals were very much welcomed and further meetings are now planned to determine the costs of the alternations. Once costs are known the Working Group will focus on sourcing funding.
In the meantime, the Grosvenor Centre will continue to operate as it has been doing for many years and offers a range of excellent facilities to hire for meetings, private functions and community events. There is an excellent bar provision, free wifi and kitchen areas. For information on how to book the centre, please contact the parish office on 01785 822685
Dementia Sensory Garden Project
Over the past 12 months, funds have been raised for this project. At the latter end of 2019 £750 was received from Staffordshire County Council’s People Helping People Fund, in January £1000 was received from Veolia Community Fund and a further £1000 from Gnosall United Charities. The Council is now in a position to make a start on this project. A designated area at the rear of the Grosvenor Centre for those suffering with dementia will be built. The project will include the creation of large raised flower beds, wheelchair friendly pathways and seating areas. The garden will be close to the library and therefore users of the library can also benefit from the garden area. It is also close to GG’s Youth Club and youth club members have already expressed an interest in helping with this project. If anyone would like to be involved with this project, please get in touch with the parish office.
Civic Amenity Visits
The next visit will be on 8th February from 10.15am. This is a facility for parishioners to dispose of their rubbish that will not fit into wheelie bins. The large bin lorry is at the Grosvenor for 1 hour and it is the responsibility of individuals to bring their rubbish during that hour slot and throw it into the refuse vehicle.
Dates for your diary
• The next Council meeting will be held on Monday 10th February at 7.30pm.
All parishioners are welcome to attend Council meetings and can raise any matters during the public open forum
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Useful telephone numbers
Police (non emergency): 101
Highways: 0300 111 8000 (roads, pavements and street lighting issues)