Barking Footpath Group
In recent years there has been a very active Footpath Group in Barking. The footpaths were regularly walked and any ‘issues' reported to SCC Highways via the Parish Clerk. Sadly the group, for various reasons, is no longer active. If there is anyone in Barking who routinely walks the footpaths (perhaps a dog walker?) who would like to be involved in this voluntary group, please contact Rosemary Cochrane (Clerk to Barking Parish Council) on 01473 657009. Some minor repairs can be carried out by the group, or it can simply be a conduit for passing information back to the Rights of Way Officer at Suffolk County Council.
Vacancy for Local History Recorder for the Parish of Barking
There is a vacancy for the post of Local History Recorder for Barking. This is an unpaid role and would suit anyone in the Parish of Barking who has a little time on their hands, is interested in the History of the Parish, and who wants to perform a valuable role within the community.
A little bit about the Local History Recorder Scheme:
The Suffolk Local History Council administers a Local History Recorders Scheme throughout Suffolk. It maintains a network of people in the county to ensure the survival of valuable material for future local historians by: 1. seeing that the present is adequately recorded at local level, and 2. being on the look-out for items of historical interest which might be overlooked or lost for ever. To do this Recorders are asked to note significant happenings in their area, especially the changes going on around them, and also to be on the look-out for older records and to record reminiscences of their area in the past.
Recorders are asked to send in a short report at the end of each calendar year, giving an account of activities in their community and the changes that have taken place. The reports are kept on open shelves in the nearest branch of the Suffolk Record Office. When Recorders resign, the material they have collected is deposited for safe keeping with the Record Office in the name of the Suffolk Local History Council.
For further information: http://www.slhc.org.uk/recorders.html
Anyone interested should apply/make enquiries to the Parish Clerk - Rosemary Cochrane (01473 657009) or email@example.com as soon as possible.
Suffolk Libraries News
The textiles Mid Suffolk District Council is targeting are old, stained, torn, holey and unpaired textiles. These items have been placed in refuse bins but these are the items we are trying to divert from landfill. This poster does encourage people to continue to donate to charity shops and textile banks. PLEASE CONTINUE TO USE THE BARKING TEXTILE BANK FOR GOOD QUALITY CLOTHING AND TEXTILES.
Barking Parish Council