More Volunteers Needed for Play Area – Barrow Lane

The Parish Council have recently reviewed the long term future maintenance of this area, largely prompted by the ‘retirement’ of the person who has almost singlehandedly mowed it for years, without any payment.  This has kept the cost of having a play area down to a reasonable level but now we need your help to continue to do so.

A (very select) group of volunteers has been established who take it in turns to keep the grass mowed to a suitable length throughout the summer and carry-out occasional strimming around the installed equipment.

Additional volunteers are needed to spread the load and make sure that the grass is kept “under control” and the play area is kept open. If you would like to volunteer to help please email clerk@charltonmusgrovepc.org.uk; all equipment and training will be provided.

Unless members of the community or users of the play area come forward to support during next year, the Parish Council will have to seriously consider the future of this area and any escalation in the costs involved in its maintenance.

Guide to Universal Credit

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New 30mph limit through village

You will have noticed the 30 mph speed signs are now in place throughout the village.

To keep you updated, we have today received the notification from Highways that the new limits are now live and the police are informed of the change.

Countryside walking – Good Practices

With the warm weather encouraging people to walk within the Parish, offering real relief from the current lockdown restrictions, the Parish Council would ask that all walkers are aware of their surroundings and give specific consideration to the possibility of livestock being in the vicinity but out of sight. 

Of particular importance is the proper closing of gates please, highlighted recently by cattle being loose due to an unfastened gate which could have had serious consequencies. 

Thank you in anticipation and we hope that all walkers will continue to enjoy our beautiful village with due consideration to all other users..