at Walnut Tree Cottage (or the barn at Eskrigge House if wet).
Gressingham Parish Council meetings are normally held bi-monthly in the Old School Room (OSR) on a Monday. However, during this period of Coronavirus restrictions, meetings may be outside or held ‘virtually’ (via Zoom) or at Eskrigge House barn. Members of the public are always welcome to attend and participate. If you wish to join a Zoom meeting, you should contact the Clerk a day or so in advance, so that arrangements can be made.
Annual Parish Meeting The 2022 Annual Parish Meeting was held in the garden ofGressingham Hall onWednesday 18th May Click here for details, here for the Agenda and here for notes what happened at the meeting.
Information about the Gressingham Community Project to convert the Old School Room and re-order the church building can be found here: http://bit.do/PTWG
The website contains Pearson Trust Working Group meeting minutes plus all reports, plans, leaflets, questionnaire, fly-through video, etc.
In the pre-covid era, the next steps would have been to hold the referendum and progressing an application for funding from the Lottery Heritage Fund. As a result of co-vid, local authorities are not operating at normal strength and the Heritage Lottery have suspended all work on their major programmes, so PTWG work is effectively suspended.
Powers, Role and Responsibilities of the Parish Council
If you or someone you know is having trouble reading the information on this website, please contact the Clerk and we will do our very best to help.
This might be by providing the information in alternative accessible format, or even by reading the material over the telephone.
Gressingham Parish Council (GPC) is committed to ensuring website communications can be used by as many people as possible.
New regulations* require public sector bodies to ‘make your website more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’.
Gressingham parish has a population of only about 150. The council has just 5 councillors and a clerk, and a very small budget.
At the time of writing, councillors are not aware of any parishioner who has difficulty accessing our website information.
After due consideration, councillors have concluded that with such limited resources the time and money necessary to make all communications meet the guidelines for such infrequent use would be a ‘disproportionate burden’ for GPC.
However, this issue is to remain under review; the Website Accessibility Assessment has been added to GPC’s ‘Annual Governance Cycle and monitoring arrangements’ as an item for routine annual review.
If anyone with an impairment or disability which makes accessing our communications difficult, we offer personal assistance. This statement is placed prominently at the head of our webpage:
If you or someone you know is having trouble reading the information below, please contact the Clerk or the Chairman and we will do our very best to help. This might be by providing the information in alternative accessible format, or even by reading the material over the telephone.
Chairman, Gressingham Parish Council September 2019
* Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility regs 2018.
Traffic Speed Survey
The Parish Council is proposing to ask Lancaster County Council to reduce the current 30mph speed limit within Gressingham village to 20mph. The views of villagers will be taken into account.
This survey is to gather information on how villagers feel about the current traffic conditions, and about the proposal to reduce the current 30mph speed limit to 20mph. (There are only 4 questions and will take only about 1 minute complete).