Town Reeve’s Report - Tuesday 25th February 2020
This is my first report to you as Reeve and for inspiration, I looked to Sylvia’s last report in October. In comparison, I think my 2 months have been rather quiet! There was a flurry of activity at the start, with the Bungay Society party, carol services at the castle and in St Mary’s, a wonderful exhibition of jousting at the castle from Bungay Primary School , the High School Prize giving, at which we were deafened by the music and of course the Groggy Doggy run on Boxing day. I have had various email exchanges following the non-functioning of the klaxon (in spite of me keeping it warm up my jumper) with Bobbie Sauerzapf about alternative methods of starting a race on a cold morning.
However, whilst I have attended no official functions and the chain hasn’t been out of its box this year until this evening, I have been busy., as follows:
I have had a meeting with a rep from the EA Air ambulance, who has agreed to send volunteers and souvenirs etc to any events we may hold. I have already booked the Butter Cross for a stall in April May and June and invited them to the Family afternoon at the castle on 8 May. Yesterday I spent time with Jason Collins making preparations for the Prom on 11 July.
I have abandoned the idea of a Ball, it was proving too expensive to stage – perhaps next year’s Reeve can hold one at the Community Centre, which wouldn’t cost £6,000 to hire.
You will be aware the TC has taken over the organisation of this and the TT was asked for a contribution to the general funds. At the last Finance meeting, feoffees decided to stage a stand-alone event, which I have started to organise. This will be at the Castle, following the Proclamation, starting around 3.30pm and finishing in the evening. My hope is for the Beacon lighting at dusk.
Paul and I spent a productive hour yesterday, having a good look at our website, updating it and discussing what to add. I have also checked with the TC how much they have paid for their new one.
Reeve Talks Bungay January 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay February 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay April 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay June 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay July 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay August 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay September 2016 Here
Reeve Talks Bungay October 2016 Here
The Town Reeves Report Feb 2017 Here
The Town Reeve’s Report June 2017 Here
The Town Reeve's Report September 2017 Here
The Town Reeves Report November 2017 Here
The Town Reeves Report February 2018 Here
The Town Reeves Report May 2018 Here
The Town Reeves Report September 2018 Here