Parish Council News June 2020

We are grateful to all those risking their lives to keep our NHS going, and indeed our own Goudhurst Surgery, doctors, nurse and staff there whenever needed at the end of a phone line or a “car park” consultation. Thank you all and to our shops, pharmacy, newsagents, farm shops and their staff who have innovated, and kept going. And to all those who have volunteered to help with those locked down, supplying and manning the food bank and its delivery. How fortunate we are to live in a community where so many have rallied round to help.

The Parish Council, and its committees have continued to meet taking advantage of our online communication system and Zoom; a system as suitable for lockdown family parties, quizzes, and even your parish council. Local elections were postponed this May, but your Parish Council held its Annual Meeting “virtually” on May 11th and most committees remain substantially unchanged.

We wish all parishioners the very best over the next few weeks, be it return to work, to school, postponed medical treatment and avoiding the virus and its consequences.

Your Parish Councillors … David Boniface, Craig Broom, Chris Ditton, Alan Foster, Antony Harris (Chairman), Phil Kirkby, David Knight, Barry Noakes, Caroline Richards, Jayne Russell, Guy Sutton and Peter Wood.

p.s. Some Parish Councillors continue to have some unreliability with emails both incoming and out going following our forced change to our email addresses. If you do not receive responses you might otherwise have expected, do check with Clerk 01580 212552 that messages have got through.

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