The Parish Council: will be meeting this evening, Thursday, from 7.30 pm in the Pavilion on the Recreation Ground. As always, the agenda can be found on the Council’s website or a copy should be on the notice board outside the Spar Shop. If you make a habit of looking at this notice board you will have seen something about becoming a Parish Council member. If this is of interest, and the Council does need some more members to ensure a varied and unbiased view of everything in the Parish, go to the Council’s website, www.slaughampc.co.uk and click on the link on the home page ‘Notice of Election’ where you will find further information – you have until 4pm on Wednesday, 3 April to submit your nomination forms; go to www.midsussex.gov.uk/elections for further information on how to get and submit an application form. The elections for this will take place on 2 May, the same day we have the opportunity to vote for our district councillors. For your information, we currently have 8 parish councillors when we can have up to 13. The villages of Handcross and Pease Pottage between them can have 10 councillors, they currently have 6; Slaugham and Warninglid can have 3 and currently have 2. So, if all current councillors agree to re-election, there are vacancies for a total of 5 councillors but I think there may be one or two stepping down so there might be a need for more. You don’t have to be qualified in any way to become a parish councillor, you just have to be interested in local affairs and I suppose want to give something back to your local community. If this is something of interest, why not go along to the meeting this evening to meet your current councillors and see how a meeting is run. I hope to see a few more people attending, it gets lonely being the only member of the public attending each month!