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I am pleased to report that for the first time in a long while, we have a full committee and we also have full–time representatives from the Short Mat Bowling user group and from the Mead Club.
I have listed the members below together with their responsibilities
It is a shame that, once again, the turnout to the meeting was very poor.
The Annual General Meeting is not just the meeting where a new Management Committee for the Community Centre is elected, but, perhaps more importantly, it provides residents with the opportunity to meet the committee, get involved if they wish and to make suggestions for the future role of the Centre in the Community of Paxcroft Mead.
Historically, I think the AGM tended to be a meeting where attendees were inevitably “stitched up”, but it should now be viewed as an event to support the Committee and the Community Centre.
A few weeks ago, Alison Noutch started as cleaner for the Community Centre.
Alison comes highly recommended and we welcome her into her new role at the Community Centre.
Well, not very likely really! However an application to build yet more houses on vacant land to the east of Moyle Park and Parsonage Way was unanimously rejected by the WWDC planning committee at a recent meeting. I understand one of the main reasons was that the infrastructure to support the construction was insufficient and because of that, residents would suffer unacceptable disturbance from the contruction traffic.
The local residents should be proud of their efforts and I am sure the huge turnout at the planning meeting certainly convinced the councillors that their decision was the right one
It's that time again where Trowbridge Residents can show off their gardens and win awards. There are many categories – even one for the best window box!
The first important date to note is 1st July 2008 – the closing date for entries. Judging will take place from the 4th to 6th July with the results being announced at the Awards Presentation Evening on October 14th.
As part of the Open Gardens scheme, participants are also invited to open their gardens over the weekend of 12th/13th July.
Full details can be found on Trowbridge Town Council's website - http://www.trowbridge.gov.uk
Priorities for Hilperton and Staverton NPT
Consultation with the local community is at the heart of successful neighbourhood policing and it is this engagement that will determine the priorities for the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) and partner agencies. As a result each NPT has identified the three main priorities for their neighbourhood and these have been listed below:
The Neighbourhood Police Team will be holding further public surgery sessions at the Paxcroft Mead Community Centre Meeting room. Dates will be published on the PMCC website as soon as we get them. These sessions are held to provide residents with the opportunity to come along to report and talk over any crime issues!
|Next session to be announced – see http://www.paxcroftmead.org.uk for details.|
Come and try your hand at Short-mat Bowls, the game you can play all year round, in all weathers and at all ages.
The Club meets twice a week, at 2:30pm on Tuesdays and at 7:30pm on Fridays, at Paxcroft Mead Community Centre, Hacket Place, Hilperton.
We also play matches in the county league, have occasional social events including outings, skittles nights and a Christmas meal.
Bowls can be provided for beginners, all we ask is that you bring a pair of slippers or clean socks to protect the mats. First week is free, then £2 a session and £5 a year membership.
For more details call John or Anne on 01225 752285
Saturday 28th & 29th June. 10:00 – 16:00, Trowbridge Park. Organised by Trowbridge Town Council, this event has attractions that include military vehicles, a war time show, displays by local groups and organisations, competitions and live music.
There will also be a climbing tower and a shooting range from the Army Cadets, re-enactors and conscription children can be "volunteered" by their parents/guardians to go marching in the park or undertake other educational challenges:- there really will be fun for all.
The full programme of events can be found on the Trowbridge Town Council website - http://www.trowbridge.gov.uk
On Sunday 29th June 2008 from 14:00 – 18:00. Your chance to view some of Hilperton's gardens in this bi-annual event, whilst raising money for the Village Hall and St Michaels Church.
Tickets, costing £4, available on the day from the Village Hall.
Cream teas also available at the Hall, so even if you don't like visiting gardens you can treat yourself !
Saturday, 5th July 2008. Our Summer Fair is coming up on July 5th. We have been developing our fair over the last 7 years – This year there will be free entertainment and over 50 stalls and other attractions.
This year we are excited to have The Black Farmer and Chris Packham (BBC Naturalist) as our guests.
We are printing a directory-style programme which will feature local businesses and services as well as details of the fair. 3000 copies will be distributed in the Hilperton and Trowbridge area in the coming weeks.
The Friends of the Mead School is a registered charity and we are raising funds to develop the school playground – our current focus is an adventure island/pirate ship 10 metres long, which will cost £20,000 so we really need your support to help raise funds.
The local Neighbourhood Police Teams are continuing with their established regular BLUEZ ‘n’ ZUZ Night Club sessions for young people aged 12 – 16. The next event will be on Friday, 18th July from 7 - 9pm at the Snooker Club, Silver Street, Trowbridge. Entry is £2. Further events are planned and listed on the Wiltshire Police website. Click here for more details.
On Saturday, 26th July at 19:30, The Old Bear, Staverton. Music nights with young and unsigned bands. A promotion night for new young bands and performance opportunity for established bands. Under 18s welcome but strict ID checks on alcohol purchases.
If you know of any events that would be of interest to the community, please drop me an email to – email@example.com.
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