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1)   Welcome by Parish Council Chairman

2)   To Receive Apologies for Absence.

3)   Minutes of Previous Meeting to be agreed and signed as a true record of meeting held

      on 3rd March 2014.

4)   To Receive Reports from Village Organisations.
Representatives of village organisations are invited to read to the meeting reports on their organisations activities over the last twelve months. Written reports will be placed on file by the Parish Council and published on the Council’s website.

5)   To Receive Annual Report of the Parish Council.

6)   To receive reports from County and District Councillor.

7)   Matters Arising: Other matters of concern to local residents.




will be held on




For the purpose of transacting the business set out on the Agenda below.

The public and press are cordially invited to attend.

The first part of the meeting is opened to the public to bring to the attention of the Council

any matters not covered in the agenda and to make representations on matters on the Agenda.

B J Leigh, Clerk to the council, date:- 29th august 2014


1.   To consider Apologies for Absence.

2.   To receive Declarations of Pecuniary Interests.

3.   To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 2 February 2015.

4.   To receive a report from the County and District Councillor.

5.   Matters to report.

          5.1To receive a report on the access to the graveyard from Druids Lane.

          5.2To receive a report on the Jubilee Hall.

          5.3Tree on The Green.

          5.4To consider attendance at Neighbourhood Planning meeting Friday 27 March at

Breckland Council offices 1000-1600.

          5.5To note the timetable for the Parish Council elections.

6.   Planning.


                    6.1.1 3PL/2015/0028/F-Litcham Farm House Tittleshall Road-addition of canopies,

                    erection of conservatory, replacement of temp. stables & new access.

                    6.1.2 3PL/2015/0184/F-land off Drury Lane- erection of detached dwelling.


7.   Highways.

          7.1To receive a report on the previous months comments

          7.2To note any new problems


          7.4To report on Bus Timetables

8.   Finance.

          8.1Budget as circulated.

          8.2Balances and cheques for authorisation as circulated.

          8.3To consider the purchase of a gate for the access to the graveyard from Druids Lane.

          8.4To consider the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.

9.    Correspondence for circulation as listed.

10.  Matters for the next meeting (not for Discussion).

11.  To confirm that the next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is to be held on Monday

      13 April 2015 at the Jubilee Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Click here to download printable version of Agenda (PDF)

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




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

 _____________________________________________________________________________________ SNOWDROP WALK

Sunday 8 February - 11am to 4pm

Refreshments for Litcham All Saints Church

All contributions to June Bevan please.

by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Foster.


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


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 - 07825 994045


“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

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.



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.


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.