PARISH COUNCIL NEWS FROM THE MAY 2024 MEETING 
 
ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR – As this was our Annual Meeting, a Chair (Melanie Duncan) and Vice Chair (Harry White) were appointed. Councillors were also 
appointed representative for various committees as follows: 
 
Parishes Forum – Melanie Duncan and Harry White 
Park Liaison User Group (PLUG) – Harry White and Angela Laval 
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group – Melanie Duncan and Colin Jamieson 
Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Committee – Harry White 
Sports & Recreation Committee (playing field) – Guy Palmer 
Emberton Sports and Social Club – Paul Flowers 
North East Rural Community Forum – Paul Flowers 
 
Although not appointed on a specific committee, Joe Walker was appointed the representative for communicating with the Village Schools Federation regarding 
the Emberton School House Fund. 
 
PCSO – A new PCSO has been appointed by Thames Valley Police for Emberton, Tilly Skippen. Crime statistics had been received for Emberton as follows: April – 1 x criminal 
damage (palisade fence Emberton Park). May – 1 x wildlife crime (4 x foxes shot dead and dumped in ditch). 
 
MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL IN EMBERTON PARK – 22ND JUNE – The meeting was attended by two organisers of the Midsummer Festival to be held in Emberton Park on the 22nd June between 12 noon and 10.30pm. The parish council had previously raised concerns regarding noise and the parking impact on residents. The organisers presented their plans, outlining parking, music stopping at 10.30pm and the security measures that would be put in place. Volunteers will provide stewarding duties and a capacity set and tickets sold to prevent overcrowding. A notice would also be put up around Emberton and Olney closer to the event with a contact number for residents to raise any concerns. 
 
D-DAY 80 - 6TH JUNE 2024 – We are taking part in D-Day 80, by lighting a Beacon at 9:15pm on 6th June 2024 at Emberton playing field, with the flames from it, representing the ‘light of peace’ that emerged from the dreadful darkness of war. All are welcome. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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