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At the October Parish Council meeting which was attended by seven Councillors, County Councillor M Kiddle-Morris, District Councillor E Gould  and eight parishioners the following was considered:

Planning: Applications: There were no applications to consider. Decisions: Breckland Council had granted permission for the change of use from Corner Shop to residential at the Corner Stores Mileham Road.

Local Plan: Two parcels of land had been submitted to Breckland Council for inclusion in the Local Plan. This Local Plan will determine the future of planning in the district including the allocation of housing until 2036. The two parcels of land are to the rear of Litcham Hall and to the west of Pound Lane. Several residents voiced their objection to these sites as it could result in an urban estate within a rural village and that it would not stop at the twenty houses proposed. It was stated that there is land available for infill but none of the sites for infill mentioned had been submitted for the Local Plan. Other parishioners felt that these sites would be advantageous to the village as it may well enable a play area to be constructed on land that has to be donated to the village by the developer. The District Councillor stated that Breckland Council went out to landowners requesting the submission of land and these are the only parcels of land submitted. The Parish Council decided to support either of the two parcels of land submitted as this would be advantageous to the village. All parishioners may comment on the plan either on-line at co

sult.breckland.gov.uk, in writing to Planning Policy Team at Breckland Council Elizabeth House Walpole Loke Dereham NR19 1EE or by e-mail to planningpolicyteam@breckland.gov.uk

Dog Bin on Weasenham Road: Breckland Council had agreed that the dog bin on Butt Lane can be used for dog waste as well. Signs had been received for this and they will be placed on the bin. A new sign is to be requested to be placed on the passing place pole on Butt Lane regarding dog fouling and the penalties that may occur. Breckland Council will also be asked if a new bin can be sited on Weasenham Road near to where the telephone box used top be. Any instances of dog fouling can be reported to the Dog Warden on 01362 858500. Please clear up after your dog and place in the bins provided or take home and place in your green wheelie bin.

Neighbourhood Watch: The Parish Council is keen to ensure that this continues but there is no coordinator for the scheme. If any parishioner would be willing to take this on please contact the Clerk.

Community Car Scheme: This is now up and running and any journeys can be requested through Liz Christie on 701765.

The Community Car Scheme has proved to be very popular but there is a shortage of drivers. This is causing some strain on the ability to provide the service. If any parishioner can give a few hours of their time each month for the benefit of other parishioners please contact Liz Christie on 701765. Please do not forget that you may need this service yourself in the future.

The next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is due to be held on 7th November 2016 at the Jubilee Hall at 7.30p.m. All parishioners are cordially invited to attend and the first part of the meeting is set aside for parishioners to raise issues with the Parish Council. The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or on the Litcham website.

Bryan Leigh


Full minutes for this meeting will be released once they are approved at the next meeting.

The Full Minutes of previous meetings can be viewed from the Parish Council Meetings Page



‘June’s Spoon’ was open for Breakfast on Saturday 3rd September and once again we had a full house.  A few more new faces amongst the regulars so thank you all for helping to raise £220 for Hall funds.

My thanks again to Mike the Butcher who supplies all the sausages, bacon and eggs.  Without his support we would not do so well.

Next is a Bingo Night, 7:00pm for 7.30pm “Eyes Down” on Friday 11th November at the Jubilee Hall.  Mike is once again our salvation as he will be our caller.  Prizes and help please.

Contact me 01328 700274


June Bevan



Julia will be moving into Gressenhall soon and I will be welcoming her officially on Tuesday 1st November at a service at Great Fransham at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to join us for this special service to welcome Julia as she begins her ministry among us.


This November we are introducing a new service into the calendar.  The service gives an opportunity to all who are bereaved to remember their loved ones in a special way.  During the service, we  read their names and candles are lit.  All are invited to this special service whether or not your bereavement is recent

We are offering the service in two different churches; Wednesday 2nd November at St. Mary’s, Tittleshall  and Thursday 3rd November at St. Andrew’s, Great Dunham both services start at 6.30pm. You are welcome to either.

Heather Butcher



Our grateful thanks for all the expressions of love and sympathy on Dick’s death, it made us all feel cherished and wrapped in a nice cosy blanket.

With our love, Pam, Chris, Emma, Robert, Jeremy, Nita and the Grandchildren



Dear all, I think that Litcham deserves and needs a defibrillator.  Do you agree?

Out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCA)happen around 100,000 times a year in the UK, making it one of the UK's biggest killers.  A defibrillator is a very intelligent yet extremely simple and safe machine to use, which can deliver an electric shock to the heart in the event of an SCA.

The potential for saving a life is dependent on time.  After a cardiac arrest, every minute that goes by without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10%.

Research shows that in the event of a SCA, CPR alone gives a 5% survival rate, however with a defibrillator available this is increased to a 50% chance.

We live relatively remotely,  let's give ourselves, our families, our friends and our colleagues the best possible chance should the worst happen.

Our GP surgery will have a defibrillator but it is not available to us when the surgery is closed.  Therefore it is vital that we have a one that is accessible at all times.

I have been in contact with a charity called The Community Heartbeat Trust.  They will take us through the process step by step and provide training, guidance, support with banking and fundraising and will liaise with the ambulance trust and BT.

Preliminary searches show that BT will donate the phone box to us to house the defibrillator in.

Locally, both Stanfield and Tittleshall have defibrillators in their villages and Dereham has five!  It's time for Litcham to get one too!

In order to proceed I’ve been advised to form a committee and this can only happen with your support.  Please attend our informal meeting on Friday 17th June at 7pm in The Bull to discuss this further, answer any questions that you may have or to offer your support.

Thank you, Ruth Buschman, Tel:01328 702216



Our next task on Litcham Common will take place on Saturday 8th October, meeting at 10:00am in the common car park.  You can do as much or as little as you like, and are guaranteed a friendly welcome.  For further information contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045, or just turn up on the day.



The mobile library will visit Litcham most months in 2016 with the exception of March and May.  It stops outside the corner of Manor Drive and Front Street (PE32 2QG) at 10:15am and in Litcham Close (PE32 2QX) at 10:55am.  Each visit lasts 15minutes.

Dates of visits in 2016: 12th September, 10th October, 7th November, 5th December.


105 is a new three-digit number that people can call to report orget information about power cuts. You can also call 105 with any welfare concerns related to a power cut, or if you are worried about the safety of over or underground electricity cables or substations.105 is free of charge and will put you through to your electricity network operator. You can call 105 from most landlines and mobile phones. It will be launched in September 2016 and will be available to people in England, Scotland and Wales. The powercut105.com website will be live for launch, providing people with more information and signposting them to their network operator.

Why Is It Being Introduced?

A lot of people don’t know who to call to report or get updates about power cuts, with many wrongly calling the energy supply companies they pay their bills to. 105 aims to solve this problem, providing people with an easy-to-remember number that will put them straight through to their local electricity network operator. This is particularly important when there is bad weather as severe storms can cause major disruption to electricity supply into homes and businesses. 105 is just one of the ways you can contact your network operator. They can still be contacted directly by phone on their 0800 number or via their website – and most can be reached through social media too.

Who Is Behind 105?

105 is jointly funded by electricity network operators. Electricity network operators are the companies that manage and maintain the underground cables, overhead lines and substations that bring electricity into homes and businesses. There are several electricity network operators. The larger ones each cover a different region within Great Britain. Wherever you live, 105 will put you through to the right network operator.


“DAD & LADS” (7-13)

A New Adventure for Fathers and Sons

(Sons aged from 7 to 13 but no age limit for Dads!)


Want to know more?

Dads contact Peter Tuck

Mill Farm Mileham - Telephone: 07876 082095

Come and see.  Give me a ring.


Jubilee Hall, Litcham


For ages 5-16 run  by Sally Parkinson, Freelance Art Educator

Saturday mornings 10:00am to 12 noon (term-time)

£5 per session - Places are limited so book now, call - 0782z 994045