Wrington Annual Parish Meeting 2013
One of the guest speakers, Doug Barker, Flood Risk Manager, North Somerset Council, takes a question after giving his
update on how far the Council and Environment Agency have got in their planning for dealing with flooding and offering
flood protection in Wrington.
The evening began with half an hour of informal conversation between parish councillors and residents, over a cup of tea
or coffee. When Parish Council Chairman, David Glynn opened the meeting he called for two minutes’ silence in memory
of Ken Collins, a former, long-serving Chairman, who had recently died. From the floor, past Chairman Roy Clements also
called to mind the recent death of Ken Schroeder who had served faithfully for many years as Caretaker of the Memorial
The second guest speaker, Hannah Cornock, from Emergency Management, North Somerset Council, introduced the
concept of Community Resilience - working together in emergencies. This idea of structured management of local
community volunteers contributing their skills and local knowledge to the efforts of the statutory services following
emergency incidents, had recently been trialled successfully in Congresbury, and Wrington is one of an increasing
number of North Somerset villages on the point of joining in the scheme.
The customary reports were then given by PC Nethercott, Beat Manager for this police area, North Somerset local Cllr
Deborah Yamanaka, John Adams, Chairman of Wrington Twinning Association, Richard Thorn, one of the trustees of the
Wrington Charities, and Gabrielle Wilson, convenor of Legg’s Charity.
The final report was from David Glynn, outlining the parish council’s work during the current year, and planned objectives
for next year.
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