Last chance to register to vote

If you want to be able to vote for one of the five candidates standing in the North Shropshire Constituency at the forthcoming General Election, then you need to ensure you are registered to vote by the end of today.

Pant Memorial Hall
Pant Memorial Hall will be a polling station in the 2015 General Election

The General Election takes place on 7th May 2015 and if you are not already registered there is still time. But you only have until midnight to register.

Luckily, you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

As the closing date for nominations to stand for election has now passed, the final list of candidates for Shropshire North is:

• Andrea Christabel Allen (Ukip)
• Graeme Roger Currie (Labour)
• Duncan Kerr (Green Party)
• Owen William Paterson (Conservative)
• Tom Thornhill (Liberal Democrats)

Polling opens at 7am on Thursday 7th May 2015 in Pant Memorial Hall, unless you have a postal vote, which can be completed as soon as you receive it and has to arrive in time to be counted, so if you’re too late to post your ballot paper back, you can hand it in to your local Electoral Registration Office or take it to the polling station by 10pm on polling day.

Pant Memorial Hall is there for all

Communities such as Pant owe a lot to the voluntary effort of local people, whether that is in formal groups such as charities and clubs or in less formal arrangements such as neighbours helping one another.

One of the most obvious examples of community endeavour in Pant is the Memorial Hall. Renovated to celebrate the Millennium, the Hall is the venue for all sorts of activities such as parties and various classes and lessons.

Pant Memorial Hall
Pant Memorial Hall – come along to the AGM

The annual general meeting (AGM) of the organisation that manages the Hall on behalf of the whole community is taking place on Thursday, 12 March 2015 and everyone in the village is welcome to attend and find out more about the activities that take place in the Hall. The meeting, which starts at 7.30 pm, is also a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t been inside the Hall to come along and see the facilities. Especially useful if you are thinking of holding an event in the Hall in the future.

As a voluntary organisation, Pant Memorial Hall Committee is also always on the look out for local people interested in playing a more active part in running and managing the Hall. A community asset like the Hall is dependent on the support of local people to keep it running, and the same goes for the other assets that the village has such as the pub and shop.

Being involved with the Committee is not an onerous task as it only meets three times a year and the Committee is always open to new ideas and comments from the village.

So, if you are interested in finding out more about how you can get involved with Pant Memorial Hall, please come along to the AGM on 12 March and have a chat!