The following topics are covered by pages on this website and contain a brief history of the village and items of historical interest that are relevant to the parish council:
- A Brief History of Plumtree a revised and updated version of the booklet 'Plumtree 2000'.
- Plumtree's First Parish Council containing a photograph and the minutes of Plumtree's first Parish Council meeting, held in 1977.
- The Phone Box
- Plumtree War Memorial - WW1 Casualties Remembered (pdf 3.6 MB)
More information about historical events in Plumtree, notable characters plus the history of the church and its Rectors can be found on the Plumtree History website.
The new Millennium - then and now 20 years on
Looking back to the turn of the century as far as the parish council goes, the accounts for 1999/2000 saw a start to that 12 month period with the council holding an opening balance in hand of £1241. The precept for that year was £1700. Bank interest then was £45, compared to just £7 twenty years later in 2019/2020.
In 1999 the council were preparing for the celebrations planned to mark the arrival of the year 2000 and the new millennium, and had produced a special Plumtree mug that was selling at £3.50 each.
A sum of £117 was spent by the parish council on the purchase of Spring bulbs to be planted at various points around the village.
The insurance costs for the year were £141, compared to a figure of nearly £400 twenty years later. Total expenditure that year was £1250 compared to something in the region of £5000 for 2020. And the council finished the year with a balance in hand of £1887, some £600 more than the start figure.
The parish clerk in 1999-2000 was Rosemary Jordan.