Minutes of Stoke Ferry Parish Council Meeting held in the Community Centre At 7.3Opm on Wednesday 3 September 2008
1. Those Attending: Cllr M Ferrie (Chairman), Cllr Mrs T Mann (Vice-Chair), Cllr D Summers, Cllr Mrs S Lansdell-Williams, Cllr M Precey, Cllr Mrs M Leamon, Cllr Mrs Mendoza, Mrs C Hardy (Clerk), 8 Members of the public.
Minutes of Stoke Ferry Parish Council Meeting held in the Community Centre At 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 October 2008
1. Those Attending: Cllr M Ferrie (Chairman), Cllr Mrs T Mann (Vice-Chair), Cllr D Summers, Cllr Mrs S Lansdell-Williams, Cllr M Precey, Cllr Mrs M Leamon, Cllr Mrs Mendoza, Borough Councillor C Sampson, Mrs C Hardy (Clerk), 10 Members of the public.
Report from the Forget-me-not Club
29th October. A very interesting meeting with Mr. Ernie Hall entertaining us with slides about the very beautiful county of Suffolk. Hopefully we will be able to visit some of the places he showed us at a later date. Another very happy afternoon at the club.
Pammie describes the efforts made to restore St Margaret’s church tower
The story begins one September day in Boughton in 1996. Pam Wakeling happened to be walking down the road past the church, and glancing up, noticed a hole in the wall of the tower which she was convinced had not been there before. Pam reported this to the churchwarden , Mrs Audrey Payne, and Derek Thackeray, a PCC member who lived in School House. Together they climbed the tower to investigate. Significantly, they discovered a pile of fresh rubble on the stairs which signalled that the fabric of the tower was probably beginning to crumble, and within a short time the church architect Mr Swash had been contacted and asked to inspect the tower. He confirmed their suspicions that the fabric of the wall had been breached and advised that the problem should be dealt with without delay because a severe winter could worsen the situation disastrously.
Notes from the ladies Group
The AGM was held on Wednesday 5th November and fortunately volunteers were found for all the posts.
However, the bad news is that the finances are in a poor state and the annual subscription has had to be raised to £15 with the price for visitors going up to £2 including refreshments. This is still excellent value for money as the meetings are an opportunity to meet others, listen to an interesting talk and have refreshments.