Parish Council



Parish Council meetings
are held every other month - normally on  the first Monday of the month.

On occasion, notably when Public Holidays occur on the planned date, it is necessary to amend the routine pattern.



To see other Parish Council pages: On the sidebar to the left of the page click the small arrowhead adjacent to the 'Parish Council' option. You may then select other related pages from the list shown.
Planned meetings for 2017 are:-

January 9; March 6; (THURSDAY) May11; June 26; September 4; November 6:

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

Other meetings may be arranged as necessary.


PUBLIC FORUM.
At a recent 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 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, and could then be included on the agenda of the next meeting.


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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SPEEDING AT EAST WINCH. The Parish Council have raised the matter of vehicles 'speeding' on roads through the village. Below see a letter sent to Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner on behalf of the Parish Council, and also the reply to that letter.
The Parish Council intend to follow up the offer to pass details on to the Community Engagement Officer.

September 2016

In response to the Parish Council letter, the Police & Crime Commissioner offered to ask the responsible PCSO to contact the Clerk. The offer was accepted, but to date no contact has been made. 07/11/2016.

Dear Mr Green,

I am Parish Clerk to the above villages.

Increasingly I am receiving complaints regarding speeding from both sets of parishioners. Both villages have installed the SAM2 speed signs and whilst this has helped calm most of the speeding there still remain those who persistently ignore all signs.

In East Winch in particular, there is an area of Gayton Road where there have been numerous accidents caused by excessive speed. After many attempts it was agreed earlier this year that chevrons would be installed on this bend. The village still await the installation.

My hope is that an occasional visit by the police, to both villages, to monitor the speed of vehicles at crucial times, may help to deter those who ignore the law. I would appreciate anything that you could do to have this happen,

Yours sincerely,

Bob Pannell

SENT ON BEHALF OF LORNE GREEN, POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER

October 14th.

Dear Mr Pannell

I write in reply to your email of 6th September 2016 regarding complaints of speeding in Pentney and East Winch.

The Constabulary has a Community Engagement Officer, Pc Emily Carter, within the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk District who is very interested in tackling speeding within villages and is the local lead for Community Speedwatch.  She would be very happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and talk about options to help solve any issues of speeding in your village.

If you are happy for me to pass on your details to her, then I will arrange for her to contact you.

Yours sincerely

Lorne Green

Police and Crime Commissioner

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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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The Chairman's Annual Report to the villages for the year 2015/2016 may be seen here


PARISH COUNCIL

ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2015 / 2016

ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS 2015 / 2016 - 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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PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

THE PARISH COUNCIL ARE SEEKING  TWO CANDIDATES TO FILL THE VACANT POSITIONS ON THE COUNCIL CAUSED BY RECENT RESIGNATIONS.

COUNCIL MEET ON A BI MONTHLY SCHEDULE ALTHOUGH THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO MEET MORE FREQUENTLY. RECENT YEARS HAVE SEEN 6 REGULAR MEETINGS (LASTING APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS) AND A FURTHER 6 SHORT MEETINGS (LASTING APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES)

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR VILLAGE AND WOULD LIKE TO BECOME INVOLVED IN ITS DAY TO DAY ISSUES AND ITS FUTURE PLANS COUNCIL WOULD BE VERY PLEASED TO DISCUSS WITH  YOU HOW YOU COULD HELP.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK

MR BOB PANNELL      E-mail    bob.pannell1@btopenworld.com       Telephone  01553 775724
21 BALDWIN ROAD
KING’S LYNN
NORFOLK PE30 4AL

Who are our Parish Councillors? - see here
For information about becoming a Parish Councillor 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.

June 2014 - update.


Copies of the Parish Questionnaire are now being delivered to all homes in the villages. Please take the effort to complete the form - without your doing so the value of the project is diminished.   see more here

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CHAIRMAN'S ANNUAL REPORT
The Chairman's Annual Report, presented on 14 May 2015,  may be seen here

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS - MINUTES may be seen here

PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS
A copy of the Parish Council Receipts and Payments account for the year ending 31 March 2014 may be downloaded from here


DOG WASTE BINS:

November 2013.

 IT HAS BEEN NOTICED THAT DOMESTIC WASTE IS BEING DEPOSITED IN THE DOG WASTE BINS AROUND THE VILLAGE. YOU ARE REQUESTED NOT TO DO THIS - IF THE BIN IS FULL OF DOMESTIC WASTE, THEN IT IS LIKELY THAT DOG WASTE WILL NOT BE PROPERLY DISPOSED OF.
Please dispose of domestic waste in either the green or black bins as appropriate.

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The 2011 Parish Council -  how it came to be formed.

The East Winch and West Bilney Parish Council is formed from two 'wards' - East Winch and West Bilney. East Winch has 7 seats available on the Council and West Bilney one seat.

For the election, held on 5th. May 2011, there were only two nominations for East Winch and so those persons were duly 'elected' in an uncontested election.

At West Bilney there were two nominations for the one seat and so an election was necessary. At the election Mr R Cox defeated Mr N Velzeboer.

Therefore, at the first meeting of the newly formed Parish Council, There were only three 'elected' councillors present - Mrs N Steele and Mr A Hepher, elected for East Winch ward and Mr R Cox, elected to represent West Bilney ward.

The clerk told the meeting that the three elected councillors formed a quorum and that they were required to appoint a Chairman, from amongst themselves, in order that any further business could be conducted. Following discussion, Mrs N Steele was appointed Chairman for this phase of the proceedings.

The clerk next advised the Council that they should try to co-opt others to the Council. After further discussion, Mr K Harrod, Mr A Wilson and Mr N Velzeboer agreed to being co-opted to the Council.

Having signed the appropriate papers, the 6 members of the council were required to elect a Chairman. Again, following discussion, Mrs Steele accepted the post and was duly appointed.
Mr N Velzeboer accepted nomination and election as Vice Chairman.

The meeting then continued with the normal business of the Council.

The names and contact details of current Councillors may be seen here


Parish Clerk.  

At the Parish council meeting held on 10 January 2011, Mr. Bob Pannell  was appointed to the post of Clerk to the Parish council.

He would take up the post on the retirement of Mrs Parker.

Mr. Pannell can be contacted at 21, Baldwin Road, King's Lynn, PE30 4AL, telephone 01553 775724.

Mr Pannell is also clerk of Pentney Parish Council.



DOG WASTE BINS:

November 2014.

 IT HAS BEEN NOTICED THAT DEAD FLOWERS FROM THE CHUCHYARD ARE BEING DEPOSITED IN THE DOG WASTE BIN IN CHURCH LANE.

PLEASE DO NOT TO DO THIS -
IF THE BIN IS FULL OF DOMESTIC WASTE, THEN IT IS LIKELY THAT DOG WASTE CANNOT BE PROPERLY DISPOSED OF.

Please dispose of DEAD FLOWERS  in either BROWN GARDEN BINS (or a compost heap) or black bins as appropriate.