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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.
- Plumtree Phone Box
- Plumtree War Memorial - WW1 Casualties Remembered ( 3.6 MB)
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 50p 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.
More in-depth historical articles about the village can be found on the History page of the Plumtree Village website.