Parish Council News May

Parish Council News May

The Parish Council meet on a monthly basis usually the first Thursday of the month, at Diseworth Village Hall. All residents of Diseworth and Long Whatton are welcome to attend, and all agendas will be posted in the Parish noticeboards and on the website

Due to the Jubilee bank holiday the next meeting will be held a week later than usual, on Thursday 9th June 2022 at 7pm.

The previous Parish Council meeting was the annual meeting, where the election of the Chairman and Vice Chairman took place for the ensuing year.
Long Whatton and Diseworth Parish Councillors consist of…
David Bamford – Chairman
Penny de Kock – Vice Chairman
Sue Roberts
Ann Hawtin
Graeme Matravers
Adele Jarrom

Cllr Roberts has been the Chairwoman since 2017 and previous to that Vice Chair for many years. Members of the Parish Council, including the Clerk thanked her for all her hard work and dedication to the position. Cllr Roberts will remain on the Parish Council as a valued member of the committee but was very happy to hand the position of Chairman over to Cllr Bamford and thanked him for accepting the role.

VACANCY - Position for Councillor
There is still a vacant seat on the Parish Council. If you would like to find out more about becoming a councillor please contact any of the current members or the Clerk

As you will now be aware the offer submitted by the Parish Council to secure the Methodist Church for a community building was unsuccessful. At the moment I have been advised that the highest bidder has been sent through the heads of terms and the building is now SOLD subject to contract. Unfortunately, this is likely to lead to the closure of the Playgroup. I would just like to thank everyone for their continued support and efforts in during this process, unfortunately not the outcome we wanted.

The Parish Council agreed to work with bordering villages to provide a single consolidated response to the Local Plan Consultation. It was unanimously agreed that the PC work with NWLDC to ensure an alignment between the local Neighbourhood Plans and the emerging Local Plan. This would include how areas of separation can be provided in the Neighbourhood Plans that retain the character of the local settlements. The goal here is to develop a joint understanding and work constructively together to achieve a plan that works for us all.

Please see submitted response from the Parish Council to NWLDC Local Plan Consultation here: local-plan-consultation-final-detailed-submission-28mar22.pdf (

If you have any other items you wish to raise with your Parish Council please DO NOT hesitate to get in touch.

Posted: Wed, 11 May 2022 12:05 by Sam Lockwood

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