TUPTON: Success of speed awareness campaign by police and pupils

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The police attended a meeting of Tupton Parish Council and provided feedback on the speed awareness initiative they had undertaken in the parish in conjunction with Tupton Primary School pupils and local parish councillors. Motorists caught speeding were provided with a warning from the police and then pupils from the primary school went to speak to each of the motorists to give them a poster they had designed about the dangers of speeding and to ask them to slow down. The initiative had received very favourable comments from local residents and it was hoped that the speed awareness initiative could be repeated in the future.

The council were very pleased to receive individual thank you letters from all of the 1st Tupton Brownies for the grant they had given the group to assist with their activities.

Approval had been given for the Tupton Rugby Club to organise a community bonfire on Friday, November 8 to be held on the recreation ground at Northside. This would be a free event with all members of the community being invited to attend. Further details of the event would be publicised locally on public noticeboards.

The council were in the process of organising a community magazine for the parish and anyone interested in providing details of their groups’ activities were invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, October 24, at 6pm in the village hall where further information would be available.

The council wished to remind local residents and groups that there was still time to submit an application for funding from the Participatory Budgeting Scheme on suggestions or schemes (up to a value of £20,000) on how to improve the parish. Application forms are available on the council website, www.tuptonpc.org.uk and those schemes that are selected will be put forward to a local community vote prior to them being taken forward. This is an opportunity for people to have your say on how and what their money is spent on, and all local residents were encouraged to get involved. The closing date for applications was October 31, 2013.

Arrangements were being made for the Remembrance Sunday service, which was to be held at 3pm on Sunday, November 10 in the Village Hall, Green Lane, Tupton. The Clay Cross Air Cadet Squadron Band would again lead the parade this year.

The next meeting of the council will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 7pm in the Village Hall.