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LITCHAM PARISH COUNCIL


At the May Parish Council meeting, attended by seven Councillors and County Councillor M Kiddle Morris the following was considered:

Election of Chairman: Councillor Oldfield was appointed Chairman of the Parish Council for the ensuing year.

Election of Vice-Chairman: Councillor Mitchell was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council for the ensuing year.

Planning: No objection was raised to the applications for a Super Eco House on land adjacent to Lime Kiln House or to the construction of two storey extension at Pendle Weasenham Road

Youth Club. As this is no longer running the Parish Council hopes that there are some volunteers who would be willing to organise a club. The Parish Council has been approached by a charity who would assist with the initial organisation of a club. If anyone is interested please contact any Councillor, the Clerk or Richard Bailey on 700539.


At the June Parish Council meeting, attended by six Councillors and District Councillor E Gould the following was considered:

Access to the Churchyard from Druids Lane: At present the Parish Council is awaiting clarification from The Parochial Church Council on a couple of matters. The Parish Council is concerned about the long term commitment that the Parochial Church Council wants the Parish Council to agree to. If the Parish Council does not fund the grass cutting in the future then the Parochial Church Council has stated that it would be entitled to close the kissing gate without notice at its sole discretion. The members are worried that in the future it may not be able to support the grass cutting of the churchyard and that the kissing gate will be closed.

Planning: No objection was raised to the erection of a detached garage at 33 Wellingham Road.

Highways: Norfolk County Council had confirmed that the road in Manor Drive is not wide enough for a white line to be painted in the centre of the road as had been requested following representation from a parishioner. The footway at the junction of Pound Lane and Lexham Road had been installed as far back as the existing wall and Breckland Council have been requested to move the existing road name sign if possible. Anglian Water has confirmed that the tankering has now been completed and that in future it will look to use the B1145 and not the Tittleshall Road.

The Common: The litter bin at the car park on The Common is always full to overflowing and the Parish Council has agreed to purchase a larger bin and donate this to the Common provided that this will still be emptied by Breckland Council. The tenant of Long Meadow is continuing to access the land he rents by driving over the ancient barrow. He will be written to requesting that he uses the correct access.

Speedwatch: More volunteers would mean that more sessions could be held. If any parishioner feels that they could spare an hour a month please contact the co-ordinator Gwen Page on 01328 701523.

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

The next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is due to be held on 6 July 2015 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.

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Stay, Play and Weigh at Tittleshall Village Hall


Staff from Dereham Children’s Centre will be visiting Tittleshall Village to hold a Stay, Play and Weigh session on the following dates: Friday 19th June and Friday 17th July.  The sessions are open to children under 5 years and self-weigh facilities will be available for parents that want to weigh their child.  The May session will be themed around physical play and the date in June will be a Messy Play.  These sessions are free of charge and run from 10.00am to 11.00am.   For more details contact Dereham Children’s Centre on 01362 692839

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L E G s

Way back in February the Litcham Entertainment Group put on our village panto, Snow White.  Great fun was had by all, with a cast ranging in age from eight to ninety two! Thank you to all those who took part, supported, ran raffle and did refreshments and/or supported us by being a great audience. The £250 profit raised will be split between a local community cause (the Jubilee Hall Restoration Fund) and a local charity (Nelson's Journey). 
On Saturday 16th May at 10:00 – 12:00 in the Jubilee Hall we will be having tea, coffee and cake. Please come along if you would like to join in or help with next year's performance – we are planning 'The Pied Piper of Hamlyn' – and rehearsals will start in September. 
Or just come along to eat cake and support us!

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L I T C H A M   C O M M U N I T Y   D O G   S H O W  &  F E T E 

16th May 2015 - Dog Show at Fourways, Mileham Road, Litcham between 12.00 and 4.00 

20 June 2015 - Litcham Community Fete at Litcham School Field between 12.00 and 4.00

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LITCHAM COMMON

Higher Level Stewardship

A lot of work has been carried out on the common in the last few months as part of our Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreement and this has had a significant visual impact, particularly while the felled timber has been stacked on site.  Natural England set a deadline of 28 February for the majority of the work to be completed, which is why so much has been done in a short space of time. Some timber is still to be removed from specific locations agreed with Natural England, for example in places where hibernating wildlife might be disturbed. There is also some ‘tidying up’ work to be done, such as cutting stumps down to ground level. We would like to thank those involved in the tree felling, several of whom are from Litcham, for all their efforts to meet the deadline. We are fortunate to have had the work carried out by skilled individuals who are sympathetic to the site and our nature conservation aims.

We would also like to thank people for bearing with us while all the work has been taking place. We do realise that a lot of mess has been created in the short term but are confident that in the longer term the results will be well worth it. Please do contact either me or another member of the management committee if you have any questions about the management work on the common.

Conservation Group

The next conservation task will take place on Saturday 14th March meeting at 10am in the car park. As always, new volunteers are welcome; please contact me on 01328 700045 to find out more.

Tim Angell, on behalf of Litcham Common Management Committee

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BUS SERVICES

A little reminder of local bus services

   CARTERS COACHES

    Tuesdays to Dereham:- From Jubilee Hall 9.20am returns from Dereham at 11.45am

    Wednesdays to Norwich:- From the yard 8.50am returns from Norwich 2pm

    Fridays to Dereham:- From Jubilee Hall 10am returns from Dereham at 1.30pm

   PEELINGS COACHES

   To Kings Lynn - Tuesdays and Fridays.

    dep: Tittleshall 9.10am -   Mileham 9.20 am  - Litcham Bull 9.25 am  arr: King’s Lynn Bus Station 10.15 a.m.

    dep: King’s Lynn Bus station Bay 8  1.30p.m.  arr: Litcham Bull 2.20p.m. - Mileham 2.25 p.m - Tittleshall 2.30 p.m.

   To Fakenham - Thursdays

    Tittleshall 10.10am - Litcham Bus stop 10.15am - Mileham 10.20am - Fakenham Oak Street 10.50 a.m

    Fakenham Oak Street 1.40 p.m. - Litcham Bus Stop  2.15 p.m - Mileham 2.10 p.m. - Tittleshall 2.19 p.m.

    Free travel with concessionary pass

    For more information on local bus services see the Useful Numbers and Links Page

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Jubilee Hall, Litcham

CHILDREN’S ART CLUBS

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 - 07825 994045

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“DAD & LADS” (7-13)

A New Adventure for Fathers and Sons

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

ACTION - ADVENTURE - NEW SKILLS

Want to know more?

Dads contact Peter Tuck

Mill Farm Mileham - Telephone: 07876 082095

This is the time of year when skills like fire lighting gather importance.

But for a quick hot drink there is nothing like a “Volcano”!

Come and see.  Give me a ring.

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Helhoughton Monthly Tuesday Lunches


These Lunches are held on the last Tuesday of every month except August and December. Meals are served from 12.00 – 12.45pm in the Village Hall. For a suggested minimum donation of £5 in aid of All Saints’ Church funds, we offer a choice of 3 mains and 3 desserts, including a vegetarian option. To book/request a gluten free or low carbohydrate meal, please ring Liz Lodge on 01485 528744 by the previous Friday. The next Lunch is on March 31st.