Ryhall Parish Council – Dec 2020

Dave Amies – Chairman – The Post Office , Ryhall 

Adrian Gombault – Vice Chairman – Elm Tree Cottage,Main Street , Belmesthorpe 

David Wilby – County Councillor – Orchard House Essendine Road, Ryhall Stamford PE9 4HE dwilby@rutland.gov.uk 

Richard Coleman – County Councillor – 5 Plover Road, Essendine Stamford PE94UR RColeman@rutland.gov.uk 

CLERK : Caroline Adams 1, The Paddocks, Carlby , Stamford Lincs PE9 4NH 01778 590671 caroline@ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk 

Ryhall Parish Council Website www.ryhallparishcouncil.co.uk 

RYHALL MEADOWS PLAYING FIELDS: It is with regret we announce the retirement of two valued members of the Playing Fields Committee, David Wilby and Valerie Lofthouse . The Playing Fields are an integral part of the village and a vital amenity used by all generations. Over the years David and Val, as main contributors to the Committee, have worked tirelessly for the benefit of the parish David has retired as Interim Chairman a post he has held for six years. 

David Amies thanked him for his tremendous hard work over the years – the parish council were greatly appreciative of his leadership of the committee. His decision to step down leaves a vital role to be filled. This voluntary does not necessarily need to be allocated to a Councillor. It was agreed to seek to fill the role with a publicity appeal in the hope that a resident would be willing to step up and help. David Amies as Chairman agreed to oversee the day to day running temporarily but will not be able to continue this due to his workload. Val has been a very long serving highly regarded committee member for thir-ty one years. On behalf of the residents, the Parish Council thank Val for this dedication to the committee. We are enormously appreciative of her outstanding years of service. 

This of course creates a vacancies on the Committee . We urgently need new members with enthusiasm and new ideas. There is one AGM a year and committee meetings when needed. You would be actively supported by the parish council and Caroline, the Parish Clerk, who will be doing all the administration. Please contact us! 

The Under Five multi play area installation will soon commence – weather permitting . This has been funded via a grant from National Grid. The RMPF Committee will also be installing picket fencing to delineate the area and hope to install a new four seater see saw next within the boundaries of the Under Five area. 

In the future on the Playing Fields we would like to plant trees, designate a wildflower area and buy picnic benches. So we need a committee to bring this to fruition ! 

The Parish Council agreed at the recent meeting on 19th October 2020 to install post and rail fencing to delineate the main play park area. This will have a pedestrian access and a field gate by the hedge for the farmer’s access to the Meadows. 

The Parish Council has produced an Vehicle Movement and Parking Directive. This seeks to accommodate all users of the playing fields and residents of Parkfield Road. This Directive will be circulated to all users via the clubs and will be available on our website. 

FOUR YEAR PLAN CONSULTATION 2020 – 2024: The results of the village consultation will be available on our website as soon as the analysis has been completed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. 

WEBSITE: It was proposed agreed to the quote from our website provider for the work required to allow for Website accessibility to be compliant with WCAG 2.1. AA ( Website Content Accessible Guidelines). Initial work has already been completed with the Website Accessibility Statement uploaded onto the website 23/09/20 

FREQUENCY OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: With the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic it is likely that Parish Council meetings will have to continue remotely certainly until May 2021 . It was proposed by the Chair that meetings be held monthly by zoom and for a maximum of one and half hours. This would assist in dealing more effec-tively with the volume of agenda items on a more regular basis. it was agreed to purchase an annual zoom package with a 25% discount to accommodate the monthly meetings. 

NEXT MEETING: The next ordinary meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 7.00pm This will also be a virtual meeting due to Covid 19 restrictions