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LITCHAM PARISH COUNCIL


At the March Parish Council meeting, attended by seven Councillors and two parishioners the following was considered:

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.

Access to the Churchyard from Druids Lane: Formal agreement has been reached with the Parochial Church Council to install a kissing gate and for the Parish Council to donate to the cutting of the churchyard for 2015 season. Quotations are being obtained for the kissing gate and it is hoped that this will be installed within the next two months.

Planning: No objection was raised to the addition of canopies, erection of conservatory, replacement of temporary stables and a new access at Litcham Farm House Tittleshall Road. The Parish Council supported an application for the erection of detached dwelling on land off Drury Lane. Whilst this is outside the settlement boundary it was considered that in the light of its proximity to a business site this application should be supported.

Highways: A parishioner raised the matter of there having been two accidents in Manor Drive which although not serious highlighted the fact that there is no white lining at the exit from the Health Centre. Norfolk County council are to be requested to consider the addition of white lines at this point to ensure that vehicles remain on the correct side of the road. The potholes that are appearing on Pound Lane, Weasenham Road, Druids Lane and the B1145 Lexham Road and at Swan Cottages will be reported. The footway at the junction of Pound Lane and Lexham Road is unlikely to be completed until the next financial year which commences in April. Anglian Water is to be contacted regarding the number of tankers travelling into and out of the village. This again appears a disturbing occurrence and Anglian Water is to be reminded that the tankers should use the B1145 and not the Tittleshall Road.

Speedwatch: The Safety Camera Team have again been in the village which is following the successful sessions held by the Speedwatch Team. The team is intending to commence more sessions in the spring. 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 13 April 2015 at the Jubilee Hall at 7.30p.m. All parishNoners are cordially invited to attend and the first part of the meeting is set aside for parishioners to raise issues with the Parish Council.

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

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LITCHAM JUBILEE HALL


Pie‘n’Punch Lunch

Sunday 19th April at 12:30pm for 1pm sit down.

Sunday 14th April at the Jubilee Hall from 12.30pm for 1pm sit down

Lots of Pie and Salads, a sweet and a glass of Punch

Tickets from June & Mike the Butcher or on the door.

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LITCHAM JUBILEE HALL BREAKFAST

Saturday May 2nd between 9.00-11.00am

Bacon Rolls – Sausage Baps – -Croissants - Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice

£2.50 per person

All proceeds towards the regeneration of Litcham Village Hall

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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


 

We were very sorry to lose Molly the hinney at the end of January. Molly became ill with

colic and sadly there was nothing that could be done for her and so the vet had to put her to sleep.

We know that Molly was a popular resident of the common (albeit slow to move off the road at times!)

and lots of people have commented that they miss seeing her.

 

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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SHARE YOUR GREEN FINGERS AND INSPIRE NEW GROWER!


Are you passionate about growing you own food? Savvy about sweetcorn? Got what it takes to turn seedlings and into Sunday dinner?

Why not use your skills to help inspire and support new growers? If you are an enthusiastic gardener, knowledgeable about growing fruit and vegetables and keen to share your passion with others, then the Breckland Master Gardener Project would love to hear from you!

The Project is now into its second year and, over the past 12 months, Breckland Master Gardeners have been out and about in their communities supporting new growers. However, more and more people are keen to learn how to grow their own food, and we are currently on the lookout for new Breckland Master Gardeners!

Interested? The project is holding a training event on 28 – 29 March. This foundation course will be held locally and provide knowledge and resources designed to develop confidence in finding and mentoring new food growers.  After training, a locally based co-ordinator will be on-hand to provide ongoing guidance and support, along with top-up training, growing tips and resources. Each Master Gardener supports three households in growing their own food, and the time commitment is approximately an afternoon a month.

Places are limited are limited so you will need to book.

To find out more about the volunteer role / book a place on the course, please contact Gabbie Joyce on 07584 583803, email gjoyce@gardenorganic.org.uk or look on the website www.norfolk.mastergardeners.org.uk

This Breckland Master Gardener initiative is funded by Breckland Council and managed by the UK’s leading organic growing charity, Garden Organic.

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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.