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Annual Parish Meeting of Deeping St James Parish Council takes place

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“A celebration of a lovely place to live” took place at the Deepings School conference centre last week.

More than 200 people attended the Annual Parish Meeting of Deeping St James Parish Council for the presentation of awards and to hear about community and other activities in the area.

The Making a Difference Awards were presented to local groups and individuals by HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Mr Toby Dennis, who also presented prizes.

Parish clerk Julie Fortnum said: “The meeting is called by the parish council, but it’s not a council meeting, but a community meeting.”

Organisations spoke on their activities, she continued, including Lives., Rotary, Inner Wheel, and the Deeping Youth Group.

The neighbourhood police also encouraged police to report crime to them directly, rather than post comments on social media.

Children from the Lindfield Primary School also sung on the evening.

Julie continued: “I’m told more than 200 attended and every year it grows. This was a record year with lots of community and other displays.”

Michael Cross, head of arts for InvestSK, also spoke about his activities and the cultural strategy being developed South Kesteven District Council.

SKDC chairman Coun George Chivers also gave a vote of thanks to everyone who attended and took part.

The Tuesday evening ended with a cup of tea and a buffet put together by Margaret Flegg.

Julie said of the successful evening: “The Annual Parish Meeting is a nice community event. It brings lots of people together and it’s celebrating a lovely place to live.”


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