Agenda for Witherslack, Meathop and Ulpha Parish Council, to be held on Zoom. Monday 10th May 2021 7pm As at all Council meetings, members of the public are welcome to access the meeting. This is followed by the Annual Parish Meeting.
Joining instructions for zoom are are as follows:
Meeting ID: 896 9805 1331
We in PEAT (Peninsula Environmental Action Together) would like to invite you to join us on this journey to a more sustainable future.
The Greening Campaign was created by Terena Plowright and has been rolled out with great success in over 100 communities across the country. It has the backing
of SLDC and parish councils.
We are holding an online public meeting on 5 th May at 7pm, where the campaign
will be explained in more detail. Terena Plowright will be a special guest at the
For details to join email firstname.lastname@example.org
Significant news about the build of Phase One next week
We hope to bring significant news about the build of Phase One next week…fingers crossed!
However, in the meantime:
We know that some of you are now getting email notifications from DCMS to state that your B4RN voucher is soon to expire. Please ignore at this time and you don’t need to do anything. There is currently an extension in place due to Covid19. B4RN are monitoring the situation and if necessary will apply for an extension at the appropriate time. So whilst your voucher date may expire soon the voucher has not been cancelled. You will still be able to use the voucher and get connected.
Our community investment now stands at £15,500. And a big thank you to those who have added to the WUM pot. Our target, set by B4RN, is £60k and this needs to be reached before we can rollout Phase Two. So the details: B4RN Shares are purchased at £1 per share, currently attract 5% interest payable annually, have to be kept for a minimum of 3 years, and can only be sold back to B4RN for £1 per share. When investing in B4RN you SHOULD name the Witherslack, Ulpha and Meathop project as the one you wish to help build. These shares are called “withdrawable shares”, there are risks associated with buying these shares given that they are subject to the society’s financial position and the decisions of the directors. For more information about B4RN shares see www.b4rn.org.uk/b4rn-shares-prospectus
Investments of £1,500 and over are eligible for free connection (saving £150). Each investor can only receive a maximum of 4 free connections irrespective of their investment value. These free connections can be donated to other people. You may feel it appropriate to take professional advice before investing. If you have difficulty on line or if you would prefer a paper copy of the application form then please contact Steve at email@example.com.
We also now need to prepare for the actual dig. Whilst the arterial routes will be undertaken by a contractor we will need the community to help with the digging within curtilages. If you would like to do your bit and help others within the community then please email firstname.lastname@example.org we will then begin preparations. You don’t need equipment – just enthusiasm. Please note that when we first explored B4RN we asked our community to register Expressions of Interest. As part of that some of you may already have registered a willingness to help with the digging and you will be contacted shortly!
Finally in this newsletter we now need to advertise for anyone who would like to be considered for assisting with the installation of the house kits, and installing the ducting within individual curtilages. Remember that works in the curtilage will be covered (in part at least) by the £150 dig grant that will be forthcoming to each household on final sign up. Once the digging of Phase One goes live we will need your assistance please. Anyone interested please contact email@example.com
Your WUM team…
SORRY NO HARVEST SUPPER THIS YEAR.
BUT we are having Harvest Scarecrow Event in Church Yard.
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. 10:30am - 4:30pm.
HARVEST FESTIVAL SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER 9:30am
Can you make a scarecrow based on the theme harvest to go up in the Church yard on Friday 2nd October.
It can be an individual or family entry, group organisation such as WI, Bowls, Rainbow, Playgroup, School, Parish Hall, Church or any other.
We will have a guess the name of the scarecrow quiz, so think of a quirky name and a clue.
Entry form attached or collect from the shop. Please contact Janet Read on 52481 for more information.
There will also be a online raffle:
The raffle will be drawn at 4pm at the Harvest Scarecrow Event which is taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October.
They are £2.50 each and all proceeds will go to our Local Church.
There are some super prizes to be won.....
⭐️ £50 Voucher from the Derby Arms
⭐️ A Painting from Bob On Paintings
⭐️ A Hamper from the Village shop donated by Katie Welch
⭐️ A Load of Logs from Adam Kirk
⭐️ Two halves of Salt March Lamb donated by the Wilkinson family
⭐️ A Garden voucher from Abi and Tom’s
⭐️Plus more prizes
To secure your Emojis please drop your money off in an envelope with your name wrote on and post it in the black post box on the building at the end of Birks Farm drive.
Thank you for your support and Good luck 🍀
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