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Volunteers Sharron and Chris planting our new planters, located at the crossroads. Volunteers Sharron and Chris planting our new planters, located at the crossroads.
A new bench seat installed on the corner of the playing field in The Stocks. The bench seat has been purchased by Ron Childs in memory of his wife Frances, who sadly passed away suddenly in August 2019. The installation was completed by our village volunteers. A new bench seat installed on the corner of the playing field in The Stocks. The bench seat has been purchased by Ron Childs in memory of his wife Frances, who sadly passed away suddenly in August 2019. The installation was completed by our village volunteers.

Cosgrove Parish Council Update

Traffic

Concern continues to be raised over vehicles driving through the village at unacceptable speeds. Drivers are reminded that our village roads are congested at this time of year, requiring vehicles to reduce speeds and make allowance for young & old pedestrians, parked cars, uneven roads and traffic lights at the bridge. Please remember that speed restrictions apply when entering and leaving the village. 

Playing field equipment

After appeals from parents in the village to open the play area, it was decided to allow the play equipment to be used. Parents are reminded that the play area is not supervised, there is no provision for sanitising equipment and no hand washing facilities. Please ensure that extreme caution is taken when using the equipment. The Parish Council strongly recommend that the Risk Assessment, attached below, is read before children use the play equipment.

Planters

The two new planters placed on the verge next to the flag pole at the crossroads are now displaying a fine variety of plants. Anyone available to assist with watering during dry and warm weather, please let a Parish Councillor know.

It is planned to make this a focal point for everyone with additional seating soon to be added.  

Allotments 

Two plots of land have now been identified and agreed with the landowner, to provide allotments for interested Cosgrove residents. If you wish to register your interest in an allotment plot, please speak to, or email Jeff Proctor. Residents living close to the two plots have been consulted by letter and responses to concerns raised, have been communicated. Developments will be posted as they materialise.

COVID-19

For government, Public Health England and information on what you are allowed and not allowed to do, view our Covid-19 page.

Neighbourly support is encouraged to assist people who are advised to self isolate. The Parish Council has organised a community support group to help members of the community who need help with shopping or collecting medication from local chemists. For details visit our Covid-19 page.

The Community Larder is providing weekly food parcels for people experiencing hardship during this difficult period. For information on how to apply for food parcels during the crisis, see the Covid-19 page. 

Parish Council Meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month, unless notice is posted in advance of a change.

Monthly Parish Council Meetings from July 2020 onwards and until further notice, will be held as video conference meetings using Zoom. For details on how to observe meetings visit the Parish Council page.

Have your say on Village Matters

It’s always a good time to let the Parish Council know about issues that matter to you.  Email your concerns or thoughts to clerk@cosgroveparishcouncil.org.uk or discuss with your nearest Parish Councillor.

Volunteer Working Party

Our community is blessed with people who wish to maintain the appearance of our village. Projects are being planned for when the lockdown is eased, so please let us know if you can volunteer to join us for a couple of hours in the near future. Email: cosgrovevillage@gmail.com