May 2019 Annual Parish Meeting

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Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of the

Moresby Parish

held on the 13th May 2019 at 7.00 pm.


  1. Attendance Eleven residents of the parish were present.


2 Election of Chairman: It was agreed that the chairman of the parish council would chair the meeting


3 Moresby Primary School: The chairman welcomed Ross Peacock the head teacher at the school. Mr Peacock said that it was Sats week which meant a busy time at the school but he was pleased to attend the parish meeting to review the school’s performance. He said that 127 pupils were on the register which compared with 67 in 2012 and there was a year group of 20 which was just about as many as could be accommodated. He said that the children were predominately from the village with only a handful from outside. Ross gave some details of out of school activities. They had entered the Rock Challenge with a performance based on the Hansel and Gretel story. They worked with Rosehill theatre and two projects had been undertaken. There were to be performances at school on the 23rd May 2019. Pupils had visited Rosehill throughout the year and had seen a string quartet, opera and other cultural offerings. Turning to building work he said that remedial work was needed on the gable ends of the school and work on the roof had to be undertaken. He said that financially the school was sound and new lap tops had been purchased. However, he was aware that whilst cost was rising funding was standing still. Ross answered a question about the county admissions policy and emphasised that children who started in reception would always be taken in the school. He said that the Leavers assembly would be on the 19th July 2019. The chairman thanked Mr Peacock for attending and advising the meeting of school matters.


  1. 3. Report of council activities 1\04\18 to 31\3\19 The clerk referred to the report circulated with the agenda and it was agreed that this report represented a fair record of the major activities of the council over the year ended 31st March 2018. He said at the recent elections all councillors had been re-elected save for Mrs McGuirk who had left the village. He said that the council was not at full completement.


  1. Howgate Ward Steering Group Report The parish clerk presented the report and said that a group meeting had been arranged for July 2019 at Lowca.


  1. Reports from other Parish organizations Mr Horricks said that the Rugby Club were struggling to fulfil their fixtures although the social side of the club was quite active. Mrs Coward said she and Mrs McGuirk continued to attended the Mary Jackson trust fund meeting and payments to widows in the parish continued to be made with a grant of £100.00 for first year widows and £30.00 each year thereafter. The Moresby branch of the women’s institute continued to meet at St Bridget’s church hall. The old folks continued to hold a bingo session at the rugby clubhouse each week. The model flying club continued to meet monthly. St Mark’s Chapel at Moresby Parks was active with both church services and community events. “Marks in the Parks” met fortnightly. “Moresby Sparks” a play group meeting each Tuesday with a lunch club on the 1st Thursday of the month described as a Time for Everyone meal. Friday friends met at the Parish Hall weekly.



There was no other business


The meeting closed at 7.55 pm