Eleven councillors, district councillor Terry Rogers and two members of the public attended the June 6 meeting of Holywell-cum-Needingworth PC. During the public forum photographs of Holywell Front were lodged. There had been no reported crimes but a letter requesting support to defeat distraction burglary had been received from the police. Cllr Rogers had just returned from a meeting at regional level where it had been stated that savings of a further £5million would have to be made by HDC over the next 10 years. This would curtail some services. The clerk reported that the village had not been successful in the 'Village of the Year' competition. The parish council agreed the hedge behind the village hall will be trimmed for £138, printing of the annual report will cost £361 and a cover for 'Welcome Packs' £473. A quote for replacing the mower of £2,200 was accepted. Moss and lichen remover, for use in the cemetery, will be purchased for £54. Remedial action on items identified in the RoSPA report on the play area was in hand. The practice of telephoning and calling at the clerk's home and also requesting her children to pass on messages concerning parish business was deemed not acceptable. It was agreed that to investigate the establishment of a letterbox at the village hall for council mail. Parishioners will be advised that parish business should be conducted through the parish office. Urgent matters should be brought to the attention of chairman, Colin Pearce. The clerk will still respond to genuine emergencies out of office hours.