On Friday, 5 May, Cllr John Roberts, Chairman of the Parish Council and Cllr Margaret Hogg joined staff and students at Nether Stowey Primary School’s assembly. After some beautiful singing of a special Coronation song, “Sing For The King” by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham, Cllr Roberts said:
Almost exactly seventy years ago it was the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and on that occasion many children were given china mugs or cups to mark that special day. It may be that some of your parents or grandparents still have those mugs or cups. As you know tomorrow will be another very special day when we have the coronation of King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla. The Parish Council has decided that we could again mark this special day by giving each of the children in Nether Stowey School and Stowey Bears a coronation mug.
The presentation was the last event for the Cllr Roberts, who retires from the Parish Council this month after fourteen years as a Councillor, the last eight as Chairman. He will be much missed by all.
Chloe Holt said “As Headteacher of Nether Stowey C of E VC Primary School it was an honour and privilege to be part of the coronation mug giving to the children. This is a really exciting time and a wonderful memory for the children to look back on in years to come. The children had a wonderful day celebrating the momentous occasion by wearing red, white and blue to school for the day. The bunting transformed the school hall and school site to excite the celebrations. Everyone enjoyed the festive activities, special coronation cupcakes made by the school kitchen and a whole school picnic. The rain did not dampen our spirits! The children have enjoyed learning about the monarchy and the coronation and sang beautifully. As always, the children did themselves and the school proud.”
A few surplus mugs will be available to children up to primary school age who live in Nether Stowey Parish but who do not attend either the school or Preschool Please contact Caro at email@example.com or phone 01278 733779.
PLEASE NOTE:The meeting will be held at the Church Centre and will start at about 7.30pm, immediately after the Annual Parish Meeting. Everyone is welcome. There is a public session at the beginning of the meeting when members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise, so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information.
The agenda is available here. Copies are also available in the Parish Office window and on notice boards at The Cross and Harry Prowse Close from Wednesday afternoon.
36/22/00026 – Budley Farm, Nether Stowey Erection of replacement livestock building to replace existing fire damaged livestock buildings and change of use of existing B2/B8 building to Class E(d) indoor gymnasium. Retention of two storey extension to west elevation of existing dwelling. (Revised scheme).
Parish Council meetings are open for the public to attend but are not public meetings. In order to facilitate contributions by members of the public there is a public session at the beginning of the formal meeting. During the public session, members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise. This is so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information. Further details are available on page 2 of the agenda. The Council is not required to give a response to a matter raised during the public session but may do so. Alternatively, the Chairman may direct the Clerk to follow the matter up or give a written response at a later date. Please note that no decisions can be made and no expenditure approved on any item raised during the public session unless the matter has been legally notified on the agenda in advance.
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