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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 3 November 2014.

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

5.   Matters to report.

        5.1  To receive a report on the Community Car scheme.

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

        5.3  To receive a report on the Jubilee Hall.

        5.4  To receive a report on the offer of assistance with a Youth Club.

        5.5  To consider the dates of the meetings for 2015.

        5.6  To note the report regarding assessment given to the Health Centre.

        5.7  To consider a request for advertising posters on the Green from Tittleshall.

6.  Planning.

       6.1  Applications

       6.2  Decisions.

       6.3  To consider the Local Plan.

7.  Highways.

       7.1  To receive a report on the previous months comments

       7.2  To note any new problems

       7.3  Speedwatch.

       7.4  To receive a report on the Local Highway Improvement Partnership Scheme.

       7.5  To consider the parking on Tittleshall Road.

8.  Finance.

       8.1  Budget as circulated.

       8.2  Balances and cheques for authorisation as circulated.

       8.3  To consider the Wayleave at Point House.

       8.4  To consider a donation to the PCC for the cutting of the churchyard in 2015.

       8.5  To consider a donation to Litcham Common Conservation Group.

       8.6  To decide the precept for 2015/16.

       8.7  To consider a donation to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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

2 February 2015 at the Jubilee Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Click here to download printable version of Agenda (PDF)



A few people have been observed stopping their vehicle on the road through Litcham common and feeding the ponies. This is highly undesirable for the following reasons:

·          Such actions will encourage the ponies to loiter in the road as they come to associate cars with food.

·     Consequently the ponies will be more likely to hold up traffic and there will be an increased risk of an accident.

·         These are wild ponies that thrive on a nutrient poor diet – any supplementary feeding with items such as carrots, apples or sweets is bad for their health and could cause very serious illness.

If you know anyone who feeds the ponies please pass this message on to them so that they are aware of the possible serious consequences of their actions.

Thank you for your assistance.


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



A new venture for Fathers and Sons

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


What to know more?

Dads - contact Peter Tuck

Mill Farm, Mileham - Telephone: 07876 082095



Advance Notice: Tree Felling on Litcham Common

Further tree felling is to be undertaken on the common, starting this month. Two different sets of contractors will be working on both sides of the road and there will undoubtedly be disruption and mess while the work takes place. The work is being carried under the terms of our Higher Level Stewardship agreement with Natural England and we are required to have the bulk of the clearance work completed by 28 February 2015. Please bear with us for the duration - the end result will be worth it!

Conservation Group

The next meeting of the conservation group will take place on Saturday 10th November, starting at 10am and meeting in Litcham Common car park.

New volunteers are welcome and if you would like further information please contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045.



LEGs are planning to perform another pantomime during the February half term 2015 but still need more people to get involved.

Rehearsals will start on Thursday 11th September at 7.30pm, the first meeting being at The Jubilee Hall. Do go along if you are at all interested;

Help is needed both on stage and back stage - whatever you are interested in - you will be needed! Any other queries contact Judith on 01362 820750 or email j.semmons@btinternet.com


Breckland Fitness in Later Life for the Over 50’s

Taking part in organised physical activity is a great way to keep fit and active and make new friends.

A new scheme from Breckland Council gives people over 50 years the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sports and physical activities and meet others with similar interests.

If you live in a rural part of the Breckland district, are aged over 50, and are interested in getting together a group of like-minded people to take part in moderate exercise, then the Breckland Fitness in Later Life Scheme would love to hear from you.

There’s a range of equipment available for your group to hire under the scheme, such as croquet, boccia and carpet bowls sets, tennis racquets and balls, exercise mats and circuit training equipment. Alternatively, grants of up to £500 are available to subsidise start-up costs and help your group get going.

For more information look on the Breckland Council website www.breckland.gov.uk/fill or call Breckland Council Community Officer Stefan Clifford on 01362 656870.