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IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE
AND ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR
COMMUNITY WE NEED YOU !
JOIN US AND MAKE A LOCAL CHANGE
For further information please contact:
Jon Short (Parish Clerk)
Welcome to our website
We want to help you better understand what the Parish Council is, how it works, and what it does in the village. We also hope it will be a useful point of contact for residents who want to keep in touch with each other.
On this site you can
- find out who your parish councillors are, and how to contact them
- look up the decisions that the Parish Council has made about different topics
- locate contact numbers for reporting problems, for instance potholes
- research where your local footpaths and bridleways are
- read about the activities of the local history group
- ... and much more besides
There are links and contact details for many other village organisations.
The galleon used as this website's logo is the emblem of both the Parish Council and the village. The image depicts the first of no less than five Ark Royal ships to serve the Crown, and was the flagship of the English Fleet in which Lord Howard of Effingham successfully faced the Spanish Armada in 1588. Sir Walter Raleigh had the ship built in Deptford in 1587 for his own use, but before launch she was purchased by Queen Elizabeth I for £5000. Subsequent HMS Ark Royals were launched in 1914, 1937, 1950 & 1981, the last of which was decommissioned in 2011. Captain Kyd, the last commander, expressed the hope that there would be a sixth Ark Royal in the not-too-distant future. "It is an iconic name that has real resonance with the British people, with the Royal Navy, and around the world."