Wollaston Parish Council


News is published both within this page and in the WASNAV (Wollaston and Strixton News and Views) publication.  

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Two members of the Parish Council retired at the election in May, Eileen Higgins and Kerry Woodrow. Eileen, who had served on the Parish Council for many years, was the Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough and was also the Mayor of the Borough twice as well as the Borough Councillor representing Wollaston. I think we were lucky to have Eileen as our Parish and Borough Councillor and we wish her a long and happy retirement.

Kerry Woodrow, as you will know, has also retired and wrote a very interesting article in the last edition of the WASNAV. He was a past Chairman and great asset to the Parish Council.  Kerry headed his article “Valete” – we wish both Eileen and Kerry “farewell” and thank them for their service knowing that they will be greatly missed.

Not enough candidates presented to hold an election for the Parish but we have been pleased to be able to welcome two new members – Bernard Rooney, who did put forward for election – and Paul Meacham who answered our advertisement along with two others and was elected by the members. We would like to thank the other two candidates – each of whom would, I am sure make very good members – and I hope they will think again at the next election.

You may have noticed advertisements from the Police asking for volunteers for Special Constables to look after Wollaston. This initiative comes from Adam Simmons, the Police Commissioner, backed by the Chief Constable, to get more Police patrolling villages. We are hopeful that this does not mean that our village Policeman will be diverted elsewhere.

Each year the Parish Council considers requests for financial assistance from various organisations in the village. If any club or organisation would like to be considered for a grant, it would be helpful to let the Clerk (wollastonparishcouncil@btinternet.com) know as we commence our budgeting work in November for the next financial year.

The Heritage Society held its Open Gardens event again this year which made for a very pleasant Sunday stroll around the village looking at the most fabulous gardens and meeting people. Unfortunately after a beautiful morning, the weather was not kind in the afternoon but this did not put people off and once again was a great success with well over £1000.00 being raised for this brilliant society. Anyone who hasn’t visited the Museum, Beacon Hill and Curiosity Cottage yet should do so; you will have an interesting and enjoyable look into life in the village as it was years ago.

Parish Council meetings are held on the third Thursday each month. There is always a short time at the start of the each meeting for members of the public to bring things to the attention of the members. We would value your support and welcome you to attend our meetings.

Pamela and Allan Bailey