On occasion, notably when Public Holidays occur on the 'normal' date, it is necessary to amend the routine pattern - see the planned dates below.
NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC,
ALL PUBLIC PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
(Necessary Council business is conducted via e-mail/telephone)
The Chairman of the Council provides updates to Council matters as they arise. See here
PROPOSED MEETING DATES FOR 2021
Monday 11 January 2021;
Monday 1 March 2021;
Monday 10 May 2021
Monday 5 July 2021;
Monday 6 September 2021;
Monday 1 November 2021
All meetings to be at the Village Hall - commencing at 7.30pm.
(these arrangements, dates and venue, may be subject to change due to
the policy regarding public meetings; At January 2021 Public Meetings are not permitted)
Additional meetings will be arranged as necessary.
There are two vacancies for Parish Councillors - which the Council would like to fill.
Should you be interested in becoming a Councillor please contact the Clerk -
Bob Pannell - Telephone 01553 775724.
You may wish to take a look here for more information about becoming a Councillor
Parish Council meetings are held every other month - normally on the first Monday of the month.
PARISHONERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS
Should you wish to raise a matter with the Council please see the paragraph below.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
COUNCIL ELECTIONS - May 2021
Elections are due to be held May 2021. However, it is understood that some authorities are querying whether this may be possible, sugesting that the elections be delayed.
If you wish to stand for either Council you will need to complete nomination papers in good time. Details will be posted here when available.
The Clerk to the Council, Mr R Pannell, can advise procedures for nomination.
Contact Mr Pannell - Telephone 01553 775724 - or email email@example.com
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
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).
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.
Our Parish Clerk is
Mr Bob Pannell
21 Baldwin Road. King's Lynn
A PARISH PLAN-
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