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22nd July 2018 10:00am
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Tarvin History Revealed - Zion House
Tarvin History Group: Yesterday
Pool Bank
Robert Woollams- any photographs?
Kathie Reith: Yesterday
Rev Sue 3
Farewell Party for Rev Sue Levitt
Doreen de Cani: Saturday 14th Jul
British troops enter Baghdad
Remembering the First World War - Mesopotamia (Now Iraq)
Jo Richards: Saturday 14th Jul
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Age UK Cheshire to Restart Monthly Coach Trips Service
Theresa Duffy, Later Life Planning Support, Age Concern: Friday 13th Jul
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The Hub Fitness raises money for a worthy cause!
Lisa Dunne: Friday 13th Jul
Back To Mine V1
New Dating Show for ITV is coming to Cheshire
Grace Dunsby, Casting Researcher, Shiver: Thursday 12th Jul
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Tarvin Gardening Society - Coach Trip to Southport Show
Sharon Nolan, Chairman Tarvin Gardening Society: Wednesday 11th Jul
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Full litter & dog bins
Mike Hassall, Clerk to Tarvin Parish Council.: Wednesday 11th Jul
garden, gardening
Next Gardening Club Meeting - "Gardens Worth a Visit"
Tarvin Webteam: Tuesday 10th Jul
Junction Of Lanes
The Hollow Way, Platts Lane
Geodetective: Tuesday 10th Jul
Abbeywood Garden P1050360
St Andrews Women's Group -Visit to Abbeywood
Doreen De Cani: Monday 9th Jul
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Summer Reading Challenge
Tarvin Webteam: Sunday 8th Jul
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Knit & Knatter
Doreen De Cani: Sunday 8th Jul
Annual Parish Meeting
Annual Report

Last year about this time we published an article called "Local Democracy — it starts and ends with You" about the Annual Parish Meeting. A comment at the time was: "It is rare for such meetings to be packed out, but last night the turnout was particularly disappointing. In fact, there was not a single person present who was not either on the Parish Council, or presenting a report."

It seems that this year there was a great improvement, when ONE member of the general public did turn up on Thursday May 4th to hear the reports from the Parish Council and the organisations that it supports. It is a situation that causes much concern to the Parish Council and to those organisations that depend on public support.

One year the meeting was held on a Saturday morning and there was a better attendance. Tarporley Parish Council are trying the same approach but no doubt they will find their wrists slapped, when they are informed, as was Tarvin, that BY LAW, meetings should be held after 6.00pm!

In a display of blue skies thinking, Councillor Lush, in his report on the Annual Meeting to the Parish Council on Monday (May 22nd) has put forward a radical approach, suggesting that the Primary School be invited to prepare the report as a project. With research and interviews throughout the village, they might come up with a more attractive and interactive report, and perhaps parents would come along to appreciate their childrens' work. Is this feasible? Is this appropriate? Is this even legal?

It is perhaps possible to leave things as they are in the knowledge that nothing much will happen anyway. Despite being an election year with politics dominating the news bulletins, the workings of our local democracy seem doomed to remain interesting to only a few, though those few will continue to serve and strive to reflect the views of the residents. But if they feel that no-one appreciates and recognises their efforts, perhaps they will too will drift away leaving the village in a poorer state.

Let's hope that we don't have to write the same article again in 2018.

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