Stoke Ferry Parish Council – February Meeting

STOKE FERRY PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on 10th February, 2016
Borough Councillor County Councillor Parish Clerk
Members of the public
Mrs D Clements Mrs C Hardy MLeamon
S Lintem
J Nicholas- Letch M Precey
Mrs J Taylor
C Sampson
M Storey
Mrs J M Markwell 7
Attendance:
Chairman
Vice Chairman Councillors
1. Emergency Evacuation
Members and members of the public were advised of the emergency evacuation procedures for the Village Hall.
2. Apologies
There were no apologies for absence.
3. To received Declarations of Interest from Members on any item to be discussed
There were no Declaration of Interest
4. To agree Minutes of the last meeting held on 13th January, 2016
Proposed – Cllr Mrs Taylor
Seconded – Cllr Mrs Hardy
‘That the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13th January, 2016 be approved’
For-5
Abstention – 1
5. Matters arising
Cllr Mrs Clements gave Mr Philpot copies of the course notes received when she had attended a recent course on Public Rights of Way.
It was noted that the grit bins had not been filled; the Clerk advised that she had spoken to NCC Highways but would call them again. They had advised that this would only be done on a general run to fill local bins and a special one off trip would not be made.
Cllr Nicolas-Letch advised that the parking around the Academy had improved and the car which was parking at the junction of Oak Road had moved.
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Stoke Ferry Parish Council – January Meeting

STOKE FERRY PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on 13th January, 2016
Attendance:
Chairman Vice Chairman Councillors
Mrs D Clements MrsCHardy MLeamon
J Nicholas-Letch M Precey
Mrs JTaylor
C Sampson
M Storey
Mrs J M Markwell 10
Borough Councillor County Councillor Parish Clerk
Members of the public
1. Emergency Evacuation
Members and members of the public were advised of the emergency evacuation procedures for the Village Hall.
2. Apologies
Cllr Mrs S Lintem – Work Commitment The apologies were accepted.
3. To received Declarations of Interest from Members on any item to be discussed
There were no Declaration of Interest
2. To agree Minutes of the last meeting 9th December, 2015
Proposed – Cllr Precey
Seconded – Cllr Nicholas-Letch
‘That the minutes on Wednesday 9th December, 2015 be approved’
For-5
Abstention – 1
3. Matters arising
Item 14 – ellr Sampson asked if there had been any support from the village with regard to the village games. Cllr Nicholas-Letch advised that the information had been forwarded to the Academy and it will be included in their next newsletter. A meeting with the Academy will also be arranged. If necessary Cllr Nicholas-Letch stated that a leaflet drop could be done so that all residents would be aware of the games.
County Cllr Storey advised that he was currently looking into the cost of the refurbishment to the reception in County Hall, Norwich. He has asked for a complete breakdown and will give the full details as soon as he receives them.
Signed by the Chairman .
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Stoke Ferry Parish Council – December Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2015
Attendance:
Chairman Vice Chairman Councillors
Borough Councillor County Councillor Parish Clerk Members of the public
Mrs D Clements Mrs C Hardy Mrs S Lintern
J Nicholas-Letch MPrecey
Mrs J Stocking C Sampson
M Storey
Mrs J M Markwell 13
1. Apologies
Cllr M Leamon – Family Commitment
2. To agree Minutes of the last meeting 4th November, 2015
Proposed – CUr Stocking
Seconded – CUr lintern
‘That the minutes on Wednesday 4th November be approved’
All in favour
3. Matters arising
The partnership agreement offered by Norfolk County Council for the filling in of potholes had not been agreed, as it was not felt that the residents should have to pay for this additional service.
No response has been received from Country Grounds Maintenance regarding the damage to saplings adjacent to the cemetery.
4. Declarations of Interest
Cllr Hardy – Item 12, Payment of Bills
5. To consider Public Rights of Way (Footpaths/Bridleways)
Contact had not been made with the Public Rights of Way Officer in Norfolk County Council. This would be done in the near future.
It was considered that members should walk the ‘bounds’ of the Parish at least once a year. This was thought to be a good idea and would be followed up. This would highlight any problems in particular with footpaths and the signage.
6. Report from the Christmas CarolslTurning on Tree lights – Sunday 6th December, 2015.
CUr Clements thanked everyone who attended the above event.
Cllr Nicholas-Letch for the tree, carol sheets and for arranging the music. CUr Hardy for making sure everything was in place.
The music was supplied by students from Lakenheath School under the direction of Cheryl Donaldson.

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Westminster Diary – March

Westminster Diary

The Brecks is a fantastic place to live and I know visitors come from far and wide to enjoy the many leisure and dining opportunities so it is great to see local businesses investing in the area. The Bedingfeld Arms in Oxborough has just constructed a stunning new function room – built of oak and Burgundian limestone flagstones with views towards the sixteenth century church, the room will provide additional space for private events as well as an extra dining area to support the Bedingfeld’s reputation for using the finest local produce. The refurbishment of the inn over the last three years has also created nine boutique style b&b rooms. I was delighted to officially open the new function room and recording the event was Swaffham based photographer Maddie Parker. Maddie only set up her studio eighteen months ago but already is in big demand for weddings, christenings and portraits.

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Wereham News – March

WEREHAM NEIGHBOUR WATCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY 15TH MARCH 2016 AT 7.30PM IN WEREHAM VILLAGE HALL.
At the last meeting in September it was agreed to have just one meeting a year and that would be the A.G.M. Should the need arise a short meeting could be called.
We still need a Secretary, anyone interested in taking this on please contact either Tom Golden on 500052 or Rosemary on 501023

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