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COUNCIL ELECTIONS - 2nd May 2019
Results of elections are here
Elections will be held on 2nd. May 2019 for both the PARISH and BOROUGH councils.

If you wish to stand for either Council you will need to complete nomination papers in good time.
The Clerk to the Council, Mr R Pannell, can advise procedures for nomination.
Contact Mr Pannell - Telephone 01553 775724 - or email bob.pannell1@btopenworld.com

The Parish Council represents both East Winch and West Bilney; there are in total 8 seats available - 7 representing East Winch and 1 at West Bilney.

Should there be 7 or fewer nominations for East Winch and only one or fewer for West Bilney, then there will be no need for an election - those nominated will be considered as having been elected.
If there are more than 7 nominations at East Winch and/or more than 1 at West Bilney then elections will become necessary. See the makeup of the current Parish Council here

For the Borough Council major changes have taken place. The Boundary Commission conducted a review of the current situation with a view to revising Ward boundaries and to reduce the number of Councillors in the Borough. It is expected that each Councillor in the Borough will now represent approximately the same number of electors.




The report recommended that an enlarged Gayton & Grimston ward, to include East Winch and West Bilney, should elect two Councillors. See the map and more about this here

Our present Borough Councillor, Jim Moriarty, will stand down and will not stand for the new Gayton & Grimston Ward. He will however stand for election in another Council.







Parish Council meetings are held every other month - normally on the first Monday of the month.
Note however that the July 2019 meeting will be held on the 8th

On occasion, notably when Public Holidays occur on the 'normal' date, it is necessary to amend the routine pattern - see the planned dates below.

COUNCIL MEETING

FORTHCOMING DATES FOR 2019


  

Further meetings are scheduled for:-        


Monday July 8th:  Monday September 2nd:   Monday November 4th.


All meetings to be
at the Village Hall - commencing at 7.30pm.

Additional meetings will be arranged
as necessary.

PARISHONERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS

Should you wish to raise a matter with the Council please see the paragraph below.


PUBLIC FORUM.
At a meeting of the Parish council the matter of participation by parishioners in the business of meetings was discussed.
Whilst Council welcomed participation from parishioners at the meeting it was recognized that it needed to be better planned.

Council decided that only items which were incorporated into the agenda would be discussed at a meeting.
To ensure that a topic might be discussed at a particular meeting, Parishioners should make direct contact with either the Clerk (bob.pannell1@btopenworld.com) or a Councillor at least ten days before the meeting; the item may then be placed on the agenda and Councillors would have the opportunity to inform themselves about the item before the meeting.
Any other matters would be held over until the next formal meeting of the Parish Council.
(See above the dates for planned meetings of the Parish Council)

Matters may be raised at any time by contacting any of the Councillors, or the Clerk. Such matters will be dealt with as necessary within the constraints described above.


Contact details for each of the members of the Parish Council may be seen here

Note that meeting agendas are published on this website ahead of meetings.


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County Council CONSULTATION EXERCISE
concerning Silica Sand Extraction

PARISH COUNCIL RESPONSE is here
(Select itiem 5 in the Contents Box)

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Old Parish Council Records

Does anyone know where the Parish Council records for the last century might be? They’re not with our present or previous clerks, nor at the Norfolk Records Office. Any ideas? They could be of historical interest.


If you have any information about the old records please contact the Parish Clerk -
Bob Pannell - Tel. 01553 775724

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Childrens Play Areas – Exclusion of Dogs.


Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014.Public Spaces Protection Order (Control of Dogs) – Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk 2015.

One of the conditions of the Borough Council order prohibits dogs being allowed onto designated fenced playgrounds. The playground at Town Close is included in the order.

The Borough Council is to consider extending this order to include all fenced in children’s play / recreation areas in the Borough and is seeking the views of Parish Councils before commencing a formal consultation process.

A copy of the current order may be seen/downloaded; see foot of page -
(PSPO......pdf file)
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PARISH COUNCIL - ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS - see here


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In order to comply with the requirement that the Parish Council be open and transparent in its business,

THE VILLAGE WEBSITE IS NOW THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION FOR VILLAGERS.
Complete copies of documents, such as agendas & minutes of Council meetings, will not be available elsewhere.

To see more Parish Council pages, see the side bar to the left and open the 'Parish Council' menu (click on the small grey arrow head) to select sub pages.
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Who are our Parish Councillors? - see here




Our Parish Clerk is
Mr Bob Pannell

21 Baldwin Road. King's Lynn
PE30 4AL
Telephone:-
01553 775724

e-mail:- bob.pannell1@btopenworld.com



A PARISH PLAN-

PARISH QUESTIONNAIRES.

The analysis of the returned questionnaires has been completed and the information may now be  seen or downloaded - click here.

Information from returned questionnaires should have been collated by September. The
number of people responding has been most encouraging. It's not too late to complete
one and return it to the Post Office! You may download a copy here.


The Parish Council wishes to create a plan for the future needs of the parish. A questionnaire has been devised to gather information which will be used to help to do this. see more here

September 2014. Completed questionnaires have now been analysed and the results are available to view or to download - see more here
You may download a copy here.

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