Flamstead Parish Council has been very lucky to obtain a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas – of over £140,000 which has enabled the PC to replace the ageing sports pavilion. This was assisted with an interest free loan of £100,000 from Dacorum Borough Council which paved the way for the funding process to be successful. Everyone in the parish is extremely grateful for this grant which has enabled the provision of a brand new facility ready for use as of May 2020.
May 6th 2020 - Pavilion Leader Funding
March 2020 - Covid-19 Guidance
Covid 19 aka Coronavirus
Following the co-option of Joey Soden in November 2020, we now have 10 councillors, so there are no vacancies!
New war memorial site
Thank you so much to the group of volunteers who gave up so much of their own time and made such an effort to create a beautiful and fitting tribute to the fallen on the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war.
Thanks also to the very kind donation of £200 from Steve Meredith, £1,000 from Majestic Trees and the anonymous donation of £500 that enabled the purchase of some of the materials and, along with the £1,000 granted from Terry Douris’s locality budget and £1,000 from Parish Council funds enabled the completion of the project.
The memorial was looking somewhat bleak, but thanks to artistic talents of Alison Lloyd, and the team of helpers led by Steve McCurdy, it has been transformed into a fitting centenary tribute. Machinery and equipment was kindly supplied by Majestic Trees and after many weeks of hard toil the project was completed on the 10th Nov 2018, ready for armistice day.
Volunteers include (in no particular order):
- Members of Majestic Trees staff (Nick Wilde, Carl Batchelor and Iain Heaslip)
- Tom Saunders
- Bill Robinson
- Dave Humphreys
- Wally Greensmith
- John Williams
- Tom & Claire at The Spotted Dog
- Jane Timmis
- Christopher White
- Monica Carrera from The Coffee Dog, who also kept volunteers well topped up with warm drinks.
The war memorial as it was
And in its beautifully renewed state
I think we can all agree that the goodwill and kindness of people in this village are what makes it such a great place to live, and I hope you will join us in thanking them profusely for transforming the site in such a fitting manner.
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Annual Parish Meeting due to take place on 27 April 2020 at the church is now cancelled. Parish Council meetings will be held “virtually” until further notice to enable Council business to continue. Agendas and Minutes will be published as normal.