Cost of living is kept low at Kings Clipstone

WITH prices going up everywhere else, Kings Clipstone is bucking the trend after councillors agreed not to increase the parish precept for 2012.

The news means householders living in a Band D property in the village will have to fork out £68.24 to the parish council for its share of next year’s bill.

Nottinghamshire county councillor, Les Ward, has donated £400 to support parish councillors’ plans for work on the flowerbed at the commemorative Millennium memorial coming into the village.

Said Coun Ward: “There has always been a welcoming display there before and they wanted some funding so they could restore it with some suitable flowers throughout the year. I thought it was a worthy project.”

Coun Ward used money from his annual divisional fund of £10,000 - a money pot available to county councillors for local projects - to support the scheme.

The council agreed a budget of £110 for some litter pickers and gloves to help keep the village clean and tidy and £120 to buy guttering for the equipment cabin on the recreation ground on Squires Lane.

Councillors also gave the thumbs up to a request for £46 for roof repairs on a bus shelter near the Mission Church on Main Road, and decided to look into replacing the current plastic and metal structure with a more rural-looking wooden one.

There were no objections to plans by Forest Holidays LLP for five holiday cabins and one bedroom extension as additions to an approved scheme at Holiday Forest Park, Sherwood Pines.