A member of the public raised at the March Parish Council Meeting the problem of poor and deteriorating road surfaces in parts of the village. It appears to be a widespread problem across the county with recent bad weather exacerbating poor maintenance. Unfortunately, our County Councillor was not present at the meeting but our concerns will be forwarded to him.
We were very pleased to learn that Willingham Youth Trust has succeeded in finding the funds and resources to reopen the Youth Club. Weekly sessions will begin again on Wednesday evenings from the middle of April. There are also plans for another It’s a Knock Out competition in September and a ‘Pop Up’ Café. Congratulations go to the hard work from the Youth Trust team in achieving this. Congratulations also go to our Primary School who achieved a rating of ‘Good’ in a recent Ofsted inspection.
A unit has been available for some time at the Pavilion and a second unit has now been installed at the Library. Free training is going to be available to anyone who would like to learn how to use these life-saving devices. This will take place at Willingham Library at 2PM on 12 April. Space is limited so if you are interested in attending please call the Parish Office to book a place.
Help with Your Home:
If you are elderly or disabled and you need to adapt or repair your home you may be able to get help from Cambs Home Improvement Agency. Their telephone number is 01954 713330 or look at www.cambshia.org
Whilst most dog owners take a very responsible attitude to clearing up after their pets, there are a few that do not. We have had reports of increased fouling on central village pavements as well as the recreation ground. Not only is dog mess unsightly it can also be a serious health hazard, particularly on areas used for sports, which is why we ask owners not to take their dogs onto the recreation ground. The District Council will take action against owners who allow fouling but need names and addresses.
A reminder that there are local government elections in May that will involve Willingham Parish Council. If you would like to put your name forward you need to do so to SCDC by 4PM on 12 April. Forms are available through the Parish Office.
Finally, we were very sorry to learn of the peaceful but sudden death of Rosemary Mumford. Rosemary, as just one of her various voluntary contributions to village life, served as a Parish Councillor for many years. Our thoughts and condolences go to her lovely family.