May is a busy month in prospect in Milborne Port. The Parish Council meeting will be as usual on May 3rd, the first Tuesday in the month and there will also be the Parish Council annual meeting on 17th May; this is where the council choose its chairman for the following year. You can read more about the Parish Council activities in our regular feature; “News from the Council Chambers”.
Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset will be held on 5th May. The polling station will be as usual, the Milborne Port Village Hall. There are seven candidates for this role including two independents as well as political party candidates.
On 7th May, our District Councillor will be holding one of her surgeries at the Town Hall. That evening, if you are thinking of heading out, two opportunities are available in Milborne Port, a race night at the Sports and Social club, and a quiz night at the Village Hall.
11th May is the next date for the Spirit of Milborne Port meeting where they no doubt will be making final plans for the fete in June. Leading up to the fete day of 4th June will be the scarecrow competition, which this year has the theme of cartoon characters.
Also preparing for the day of the fete are the group of volunteers working on the revision to the Parish Plan. The fete will present a major opportunity for villagers to put forward their ideas in a “planning for real” exercise. The recently formed History and Heritage group are planning a history festival starting on Bank Holiday Monday 30th May and leading up to the fete in June.
Circle Dance will start again after a short break with an extension to its timings.
On Saturday 21st May will see the last Moviola presentation of this season, with the film remake of that popular TV series, Dad’s Army. Earlier on that day, the gardening club will be holding its plant sale outside the town hall.
At the end of the Month (29th), the English Organ School and museum will have a second open day where this gem of a museum of many old and modern working organs will be open.
Of course there are the regular clubs and societies events during the month, and reports of activities such as the Friend of Milborne Port library, bellringers and the gardening club are reported in addition to beekeepers and more. Gardeners are also sought to help with a school gardening club.
There is also the prospect of a bridge for beginner’s club at the village hall.
The Alzheimer’s Society in Langport is looking to set up a new service in Milborne Port and is looking for volunteers. See the news pages for more details on these last two themes
Finally, do not forget to look at our diary pages to see upcoming events including the regular meetings such as the badminton clubs and exercise classes. This can be seen here. If we have missed anything, please let us know by mailing the administrator.