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Where: Anglia Room, Breckland Council Offices, Dereham NR19 1EE
When: Friday 27th March 2020 at 1.30PM
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At the January Parish Council meeting which was attended by six Councillors, County and District Councillor M Kiddle Morris and one member of the public the following was considered:
Planning: Applications. No objection was raised to the application for a single storey side extension to form utility room at 8B Church Street or to the application for a ground floor side extension at 7 Weasenham Road.
Decisions: There were no decisions to report.
Highways: The sign for Litcham Close had been replaced. The flooding at the bottom of Pound Lane, Mileham Road and at the Bull crossroads had all been reported and Norfolk County Council had confirmed that these had been inspected and would be resolved. The potholes on Mileham Road outside the entrance to the Bull car park had been reported and these will be repaired. The raised kerbstone outside the Primary School had been reported. The flooding on Druids Lane had been reported and this had been inspected but no action is to be taken at present. The County Councillor will discuss this with the Highways Engineer.
A parishioner had cleared the brambles from the ditch alongside the footway on Church Street and he is to be written to thanking him for his public spirit. The County Councillor is looking at the verge on Tittleshall Road to see if marker posts can be placed to stop vehicles driving on the verge so that pedestrians have a safe are to walk on. The reinstatement on Tittleshall Road after the burst water main and the trench across Church Street are to be checked by the County Councillor and reported to the Highways Engineer.
County and District Councillor Reports. The County Councillor reported that the Boundary Review could not be consulted on whilst there was an election. Some proposals had been leaked. The Vattenfall Offshore Wind Farm has been delayed by the Secretary of State for further information from Norfolk County Council and the applicant.
The District Councillor reported that the Local Plan had passed through the full council and been adopted. There is a 5-year housing supply in place until October 2020. The Planning Inspector had advised that a review of the Local Plan is needed and a full review will take place which will take 3-4 years and this will incorporate revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. Grants are available for VE Day, VJ day and the Battle of Britain commemoration. Community Match Funding is available up to £5000 and the Breckland Lottery and Community Fund will also grant a further £1000.
Precept: This was set at £10500 an increase on £500 on the previous year an increase of £2.30 per annum for a Band D property which equates to 4 pence per week.
The next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is due to be held on 2 March 2020 at 7.30 p.m.at the Jubilee Hall. All parishioners are cordially invited to attend and the first part of the meeting is set aside for parishioners to raise issues with the Parish Council. The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or on the Litcham website, www.litcham.org.
will be held on
MONDAY Monday 6th JANUARY 2020
in THE JUBILEE HALL at 7:30pm
Church Street, Litcham, PE32 2NS
FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSACTING THE BUSINESS SET OUT ON THE AGENDA
THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE FIRST PART OF THE MEETING IS OPENED TO THE PUBLIC TO BRING
TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COUNCIL ANY MATTERS NOT COVERED IN THE AGENDA
AND TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ON MATTERS ON THE AGENDA
THE AGENDA WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE AT LEAST THREE DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING
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At the September Parish Council meeting which was attended by five Councillors, County and District Councillor M Kiddle Morris and one member of the public the following was considered:
Planning: Applications. There were no applications to consider.
Decisions: There were no decisions to report.
Highways: The finger post near to the Jubilee Hall has been repaired and painted. The bollard on Pound Lane that had been knocked over and reported since the last meeting had been repaired. The footway on Lexham Road had been cleared. The hedges on Butt Lane, Pound Lane and Tittleshall Road had all been cut. Back Lane had been sided out. The sign for Litcham Close had been reported and Breckland Council had confirmed that it would be replaced. The following will be reported: -There has been flooding at the bottom of Pound Lane, Druids Lane and Mileham Road, the pipe under the road at the Bull crossroads which is blocked, the potholes on Mileham Road outside the entrance to the Bull car park and the school sign is not
visible in the hedge on Pound lane. The landowner is to be written to regarding the hedge on Mileham Road opposite the Limes and also the landowner on Druids Lane as the school sign is not visible. The County Councillor confirmed that a section 81 notice had been served on BT to repair the ironwork on Dereham Road but this had not been repaired as yet.
Access onto Church Street from the new properties to the rear of the Post Office: All residents in then properties to the rear of the Post Office had been written to. Further consideration is being given to signage at this point but it is unlikely that Norfolk County Council will grant permission for any further signage.
County and District Councillor Reports. The County Councillor reported that The County Council is consulting on proposals for the 2020-21 budget and this is available on the NCC website. Norfolk Fire and Rescue service are consulting on the draft Integrated Risk Management Plan 2020-2023. By law every fire service must produce an IRMP which sets out how to achieve goals of improving public safety, reducing the number of emergency incidents and saving lives. The draft IRMP is available to view on the NCC website and responses can be made via an online form.
District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the Planning Inspectorate have returned the Inspectors Report on the examination of the on new Local Plan. The Inspector concludes that the plan provides an appropriate for the planning of the District providing that several Main Modifications (MM) are made to it. The report and details of the MMs are available to view on the Breckland website.
Breckland is consulting on a scheme which will change the way Council Tax is calculated for people claiming Universal Credit. The proposed scheme will not recalculate Council Tax for people who claim Universal Credit unless their income varies by more than £15 weekly or £65 monthly. £100k per annum has been set aside from Council reserves to fund a Community Match Funding grant scheme. Grants of up to £5k will be available to help fund locally identified projects. Breckland have set up a fund of £30k to support community celebrations of the 75thanniversary of the end of the second world war. Grants of up to £500 will be available to communities to celebrate the events which will be held nationally on Friday 8th May (VE) and Saturday 15th August. Grant funding will also be available to help celebrate the 80th anniversaries of the Dunkirk evacuation (26th May – 4th June) and the Battle of Britain in September. The rapid car charging points in Dereham and Swaffham are operational. The Dereham points are at the Cowper Road car park and in Swaffham are located at the Pedlars Lane car park.
The next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is due to be held on 6 January 20209 at 7.30 p.m.at the Jubilee Hall. All parishioners are cordially invited to attend and the first part of the meeting is set aside for parishioners to raise issues with the Parish Council. The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or on the Litcham website, www.litcham.org.
LITCHAM METHODIST CHAPEL
We would like welcome you to a
THE BIG CHRISTMAS SING
Friday December 20th at 7pm
with special guests Pippa Cook (Piano) and
Tittleshall Ladies Male Voice Choir
Followed by seasonal refreshments.
Collection for Action for Children.
Once again we have to make a plea for people not to feed the ponies anything at all, not even carrots or apples. Dartmoor ponies thrive on a low nutrient diet of rough grazing, such as is found on the common. At the moment they are too fat and we need them to lose a bit of weight over the winter months. Too rich a diet can cause laminitis in ponies, which is an extremely painful and potentially crippling disease that can prove fatal. Three of our animals are at an age when they are more susceptible to laminitis and we know that people have been feeding them.
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE PONIES ANYTHING!
Feeding the ponies could result in immense suffering.
Litcham Common Conservation Group
We are very grateful to Litcham Parish Council for a grant of £300, which will go towards the cost of the renewals of tools, insurance and other expenses.
The next conservation task will take place on Saturday 14th December starting at 10am and meeting in Litcham Common car park. Newcomers will be welcome and tools and protective gloves provided. Contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 for more information.
Dog Show 2019
The Dog show took place on 12th May at Chalk Farm by kind permission of Colin, Judi, Paul and Glenda Archer. Our judge was Nadine Fletcher who runs the Pawfect Manners and Pawfect Agility and she was assisted by Sharon Moore.
We had around 65 dogs take part in our show and we had a visit from BBC Radio Norfolk Treasure Quest again this year.
The weather was perfect and we are pleased to say that we raised a staggering £1,427.30 which was £200 more than last year. We are so grateful to all our sponsors, everybody who came to support us on the day and who bought cakes and refreshments. We could not have done it without your support.
By the time you read this we will have had a meeting to discuss arrangements for next year and if you would like to get involved please do not hesitate to contact us, you can email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Litcham Community Fete 2019
The Litcham Community Fete took place on 22 June on the Litcham Secondary Phase field on the Mileham Road.
We started the fete with music from the Fakenham Ukes and were also entertained by the Litcham Primary and Secondary Phase orchestra, Busybodies Dance Studio and Alice and friends.
There were plenty of stalls where the crowds could spend their money, including various tombolas, raffle, sweets, car boot stalls, strawberries, other sideshows and for the under 16s there was a bouncy castle.
The whole day was a great success and there was no rain!
There was a lot of work done behind the scenes to make this day a success but the day could not have gone ahead without the work of the committee, the stallholders, the entertainers, the Secondary Phase for the use of their field, Mike for the BBQ, Sue for the beer tent, Abacus for the hire of their marquee, David Wheel and Mark Kiddle-Morris for the use of their marquees but most of all everybody who came to support it. We are pleased to announce that the fete raised £538.60 (this does not include the money from the dog show – please see separate note) which will be distributed to the 7 organisations involved. With the money raised at the dog show and fete each group received £325.
Litcham Community Fete Committee
The Future of The Dog Show and Fete
As you will be aware the fete and dog show has been running for 10 years now and has raised thousands of pounds which have been distributed to various organisations within the Litcham area, but unfortunately, we do not have a secretary at the moment. Do you have a few hours you can spare to help us? Then please contact email@example.com for more information.
The role will involve preparing minutes, arranging sponsorship for the dog show, booking in stalls, checking emails, etc. If this is something that you feel that you could help with please get in touch or come to our next meeting which is on Monday 13th January 2020 at Litcham Bull.
Did you come to the pantomime this year? It was a sell out to amazing audiences. Thank you for supporting us. More information in January, when we will detail which charities will benefit from your support this year.
Following recent reports in the media about the re-organisation of Children’s Centres in Norfolk we would like to clarify the situation here in Litcham.
We are delighted to announce that, although the premises in the Weasenham Road has ceased to be a Children’s Centre as such, the building has now come under the auspices of Litcham School.
Litcham School, along with Norfolk County Council, has actively encouraged and supported this transition which has enabled Litcham Childcare to continue to provide excellent uninterrupted services to local families from the existing premises, both currently and into the future.
Litcham Childcare continues to be registered by Norfolk County Council as an “Early Years” provider for 2, 3 and 4 year olds; and remains registered with OFSTED. Its aim remains to provide children with a safe, secure and stimulating environment delivered by quality, trained staff; in addition Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs are available for children from 2 yrs to 14 yrs.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01328 701155