Mayor’s Sunday Parade & Community Party – Sunday 2nd June
Mayor Cllr Denise Michell will lead the annual Mayor’s Sunday parade which this year makes a slight variation on previous years as the ceremony will take place in St Benedict’s Church as St John’s is undergoing a major refurbishment. The parade will leave the Town Hall at 11.15am and process to St Benedicts Church along Magdalene Street and down Benedict Street to gather for an 11.30am service. The return journey is to recommence at approximately 12.30pm and arrive at the Town Hall where invited guests will be received by the Mayor before taking lunch. Road closures will be in place and inconvenience it is hoped will be for just a couple of hours at most. In the evening the Mayor will host a Community Party from 7.30pm with music from local Band ‘Animal Krackers’ and Dora Darling. More information here
EU Elections – Thursday 23rd May 2019
The European elections give all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! Polling Stations will be open from 7am – 10pm.
Glastonbury in Bloom poster competition winner
The Glastonbury in Bloom Committee have pleasure in announcing the Glastonbury In Bloom Poster competition winner. Freya De La Bedoyere (aged 10) from St Benedict’s School was chosen with this wonderful design. Well Done Freya!
Glastonbury in Bloom
Entries are being sought for the Glastonbury in Bloom Competition 2019. If you have a garden you are proud of and would like to join in please complete the entry form and return it to the Town Hall/Glastonbury Information Centre by 5th July 2019.
Bank Holiday Waste Collections
All waste collections this week will be one day later than usual.
The bank holidays on 6th and 27th May mean all collections in those weeks are a day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday.
For more information see https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/collection-day-look-up/
Local Election Results
The following have been elected to Mendip District Council:
St Benedict’s – Stephen Henderson (Independent)
St Edmund’s – Nick Cottle (LibDem)
St John’s – Jon Cousins (Green)
St Mary’s – Lindsay MacDougall (Green)
More information at https://www.mendip.gov.uk/districtresults
The following have been elected to Glastonbury Town Council:
St Benedict’s Ward – Steve Henderson (Independent), Denise Michell (Green), Ian Mutch (Green) and Brian Outten (Green)
St Edmund’s Ward – Nick Cottle (LibDem), Jon Cousins (Green), Serena Roney-Dougal (Green) and Ian Tucker (Independent)
St John’s Ward – Sue Barnett (Green), John Coles (Conservative), John Keery (LibDem) and Christine Prior (Green)
St Mary’s Ward – Laiqa Browne (LibDem), Paul Lund (Independent), Lindsay MacDougall (Green) and Michael Smyth (Green)
More info at https://www.mendip.gov.uk/parishresults
Herbie’s Field – Hedges still available
Glastonbury Town Council purchased the land off Northload Bridge known as Herbies Field. For only £20 you can plant a hedge in memory of a loved one or just plant one for yourself!
(includes 1 year membership of Glastonbury Conservation Society)
To book your section of hedge, visit Glastonbury Information Centre, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01458 831769
Council declare Climate Emergency
On February 12th 2019 Glastonbury Town Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and pledged to make the operation of the Council carbon neutral by 2030.
Climate Emergency Motion:
In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Global Warming’s 2018 special report on Climate Change – warning of the dire consequences of a 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures, and highlighting the need for rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society – this Council declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ and will:
1) continue to show foresight and leadership when it comes to addressing the issue of Climate Change, having adopted an Environmental Charter, opposed fracking in the Mendips and throughout the UK, installed solar panels on the Town Hall roof, and banned single use plastics;
2) pledge to make the operation of Glastonbury Town Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions.
Lighten the Load
Please sign the petition to Ban Heavy Lorries from a historic residential street on Glastonbury’s Tourist Trail.
More information on the website