Chairman's Page

East Winch Parish Council meetings.

Having been unable to meet for months, the Council at last met at Middleton Village Hall, East Winch hall being closed. Unfortunately, due to lockdown, we will not be able to meet again for the foreseeable future, and discussion has been by email.  See the Chairman's report below.
Anyone with matters to be considered should contact the clerk,

Mr Bob Pannell. -
E-mail:     01553 775724
21, Baldwin Road
King's Lynn
PE30 4AL

East Winch Parish Council meeting 14th December 2020.
Chairman's Report.

At the meeting, the Council welcomed two new co-opted councillors, Mr Andy Bellehouse and Mr Sam Adkin.
We are delighted to have increased our numbers, and there is still room for two more.

During the meeting, we discussed various ways in which funds could be used for the benefit of the village. This conversation is ongoing, but soon we will need to establish how much we are likely to be spending, as that will affect the precept, the sum raised annually, from Parishoners Council Tax payments, to fund the Parish Council.

Possibilities included making a trod along Common Road through the
common; providing dog poo bins at the entrance to Bilney woods (though this will require the consent of the forestry Commission) and further down the bridle path to Blackborough End, though both these need the agreement of the Borough Council; getting another flashing speed sign, though putting one up on the A47 is the responsibility of Highways England, so we can’t do
that; and assisting the Friends - probably to a small degree - to get new playground equipment.

Tree Felling in Bilney Woods

The Forestry Commission has notified the Parish Council that they will start felling in February - probably about 20th. and continue for about 6 weeks.
Two areas are to be felled: A block on both sides of the Denton’s Farm track just before you reach the houses, and a strip along the southern edge of the forest following the lower path.

It looks as if, during the 6 weeks when felling will take place, that all the forest west of the newly shingled fire route will be off bounds.

The right of way to Denton’s Farm will remain open.
We understand that the Denton’s Farm patch is likely to be dealt with first, though that may change as soil conditions vary.