Atworth Village Festival – 5th July 2014

The Festival was to celebrate 100 years since the Fuller family gifted Atworth Institute, (now the Village Hall) and the Recreation Ground to the people of the Parish.

All proceeds from the Festival will go to refurbishment of the Hall, with a collection of £145 generously donated towards the village defibrillator.

The event took place on the Recreation Ground and also in the Hall from 11.00 – 5.00.  A main arena with a full programme of events , a fun dog show , Sumo suit wrestling, incredible Silent Auction and live music were amongst the many attractions offered.

The day proved to be an outstanding success with a vast number of people attending, many of whom stayed for the entire day. The sun shone and it was evident that this family event was a tremendous success, enjoyed by everyone. There were plenty of picnics going on, children played on the play equipment, the arena and dog show constantly surrounded by people munching on burgers, drinking Pimms and beer, and eating delicious homemade cakes.

It was a truly splendid day which brought the whole village together.

The Parish Council would like to give its heartfelt thanks to Richard Clark – Village Hall & Recreation Ground Chairman, Steve Hornby – Atworth Village Festival Organiser and their extremely hardworking team for this incredible achievement.
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Parish Council Planning Sub-Committee, 25th June 2014

Atworth Parish Council Planning Sub-Committee

Atworth Institute, The Village Hall

25th June 2014

W14/05253/FUL Planned Solar Farm at Little Chalfield

 

This meeting was attended by the full Council and was well attended by the public. Thirty minutes was given to public participation. Also present was Susannah Miller from  Sunedison, and her colleague, f who were there to answer questions asked by the Council.

The Parish Council voted to object to this Planning application with these reasons:

  • Traffic and highway safety issues, no passing places within the narrow lanes. The lanes are currently used by large farm vehicles, horse boxes and school buses.
  • Long term loss of agricultural land, not consistent with Parish Plan.
  • Visual impact is detrimental to the landscape of open countryside.
  • The ecological impact of possible destruction of rare wild flowers on damaged verges.