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March Extract

At the March Parish Council meeting which was attended by seven Councillors, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor E Gould and twomembers of the public the following was considered:

Planning: Applications. There were no applications to consider. The application for a dwelling on land at Lime Kiln House had been referred to the planning committee. Decisions: There were no decisions to report.

Neighbourhood Watch: There are vacancies for local coordinators for the following areas:-

Rectory Meadow and Druids Lane: Pound Lane, Back Street, Front Street and Lexham Road: the north end of Tittleshall Road; Weasenham Road and Keppel Close and Lexham Road West, Hall Farm House and Coronation Cottages.

If any parishioner wishes to assist please contact the Clerk.

Highways: Considerable correspondence had been received regarding the state of the track off Wellingham Road. Breckland Council had suggested that the bollards be re-sited closer to the road but the District Councillor informed the members that this would not occur and that she had informed the officer that the Parish Council would not be contributing to the cost of repairs to the track. Norfolk County Council had also been contacted as it owns the land immediately adjacent to the highway and all the potholes will be filled.

County and District Councillor Reports: The County Councillor reported that the budget for the County Council had been passed. The Police and Crime Commissioner is continuing to prepare a business case for taking over the Fire service which is not supported by Norfolk County Council. The County Council is opposed to this and it would be necessary for the Police and Crime Commissioner to take over all the capital, stations and equipment and he felt that it would be 2 years to sort out the finances to enable this to happen. He also stated that the highways with the assistance of local farmers and builders had managed to get all the roads passable following the drifting snow. The District Councillor reported that Breckland Council. Had set a balanced budget and a Band D property would have an increase of £4.95 on its Council Tax. Breckland Council is supporting a mobile phone app to inform the owner of the availability of items and these can then be delivered to a site in a town. This should encourage more people into the market towns.

Clearance of Trees. Breckland Council had been contacted regarding the cutting down of trees and it had been hoped that a representative from Breckland Council would be attending. The District Councillor reported that as these are on land owned by Breckland Council and there are no tree Preservation orders on the trees the Council is entitled to maintain them as it sees fit. It was noted that the contractor used may well not be employed by Breckland Council in the future. The Parish Council was still disappointed that these had been felled prior to any application being submitted for planning.
The next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is due to be held on 9 April 2018 at the Jubilee Hall to follow the Annual Parish Meeting which will commence at 7.00 p.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, www.litcham.org


Coming soon to the Jubilee Hall Litcham


Mondays from 9:30am to 11am starting on 12th March

Look out for the posters or contact

Rebecca on 07799184258 for more details



An active and friendly ukulele group

Performing in public several times a year

Meeting at 7pm on Tuesdays in Jubilee Hall

All levels of players welcome - £2 a session

Now taking on Beginners – lessons start at 6:30pm



Holy Saturday, the day before Easter

31st March from 10am to 12 noon

Cakes, Raffle, Tombola

See you there

Soup – cakes – sandwiches – quiche – sausage rolls

Dogs welcome to both events if on leads



Wednesday 21 March 2018 11.30am – 1.00pm

Come and enjoy some company, a warming bowl of home-made soup

a dessert and a tea/coffee.

Vegetarian and gluten-free diets catered for.

You are invited to donate as much as you wish for your meal.

Proceeds in aid of Chapel funds



We are still progressing, albeit rather slowly and pushing hard for grants to improve the Hall.  Meanwhile we are fundraising as much as we can.  Please do keep using our Hall.

I will report on the December ‘June’s Spoon’ breakfast and let you know of any forthcoming event in 2018 next month.

We all know it is cold in the hall but if the key holder from any group can get somebody to put the heating on an hour or so earlier it makes all the difference.

June Bevan




13th May - 12noon until 4pm

The Meadow, Chalk Farm, Druids Lane, Litcham.



16th June - 12noon til 4pm Litcham School Field (Mileham Rd)

BBQ, Refreshments - Car Boot - Raffle - Live Music

and many more traditional stalls. Please come and support us.

Car boot pitches £5 for a 5ft pitch or £10 for a 6ft to 10ft pitch

(if booked in advance ) contact Alison Briston on 07961 370264


Dog Show: the plans for this years dog show are going well. The Dog Show is taking place on Sunday 13th May at Chalk Farm, Druids Lane, Litcham between 12noon and 4pm.  We are having 15 classes, £2 entry per class or you can enter 3 classes for £5. We also have a children’s class at just £1.  We have the following classes :-

  1. Most Handsome Dog
    Child Handler (16 And Under £1 Entry)

  2. Obedience (Sit, Stay & Paw)

  3. Litcham Residents Only:
    Best Puppy (Under 12 Months)

  4. Prettiest Bitch
    Veteran (Best Golden Oldie - Over 7 Years)

  5. Best Rescue,
    Scruffiest Dog/Bitch,
    Waggiest Tail

  6. Most Appealing Eyes, Best Ball Catcher

  7. My Best Friend Dog and Owner Look Alike Dog/Bitch

  8. And ‘Judge Would Most Like To Take Home”.

If you are interested in sponsoring a class please email litchamcommunityfete@gmail.com. Sponsorship is just £10 per class.

We will also have refreshments available.

For further information about the dog show contact Tracey Buttle on 07392 296980 or traceybuttle@hotmail.com



Monday 9th April to Friday 13th April 7:45am – 6:pm

Lots of fun Easter-themed activities! Come and join us!

Hourly rates available (minimum 2 hours)

Booking Essential

For more information or to book call: 01328 701155

Or email: litchamchildcare@gmail.com



Management Statement

We are grateful to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust for updating our management statement for the common, with the aim of continuing to protect and improve the conservation value of this County Wildlife Site.  The plan contains detailed recommendations for work to be carried out over the next few years. and the document.  We also have a paper copy if anyone would like to see this.

Conservation Task

The next conservation task will take place on Saturday 14th April, meeting in Litcham Common car park at 10am.  All are welcome and tools/protective gloves will be supplied.  Please contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 for more information.



“It's behind you!”

The script for pantomime for 2018 is just about finished.  We will be pleased to present ‘LEGS does Robinson Crusoe’ in October 2018. Rehearsals and read-through will start on 19th April 7:30pm at Jubilee Hall Litcham.  Why not come along for a chat and a cuppa? You do not have to be on stage acting if that s not your thing, we need backstage and front of house help, as well a someone who will look after us with refreshments during our weekly rehearsals.

We are a very friendly group of mixed ages (8 to 80) who meet for 3 main reasons: 1) to come together socially  2) to raise money for local charities 3) to put on an annual comedy pantomime production.

Come along or call Mary on 01328 700248



This is a form of gentle exercise which is ideal for knee, shoulder and balance problems as the class is only done standing or sitting.

It is also a programme originally designed for recovery from breast cancer patients.

The whole class is done to music and it is fun and uplifting.

The new term starts on Monday 10th April from 9.30 to 10.30am at the Litcham Methodist Chapel. Please contact Diana Patterson on (01238) 701615



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.
If you have need of a lift to a the doctors or a hospital appointment journeys can be requested through Liz Christie on 701765.


The bells at Litcham Church were installed in the 1670s and the historical graffiti inside the tower records the names of some of the villagers who have rung them over the years since then.  When I first moved to Litcham the bells were rung every Monday evening and this is where I learnt to ring.  Due to changing circumstances regular ringing stopped for a while, but this restarted a couple of years ago and a group of us now meets in the church tower to practice on the third Monday of each month, with occasional ringing for services.  (Our group contains ringers from several different villages and on the other Mondays we ring at different churches in the area.)

Learning to ring is not easy and requires practice over a period of time in order to reach a standard, but it is a sociable activity that keeps us fit in both mind and body  It is also a pleasure to be able to ring the bells on special occasions such as weddings and Christmas services.  Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.  This is a pastime that both young and old can enjoy and we are very happy to let people see what is involved and have a go (under supervision  ) without any obligation.  Our next Litcham practice night will be on Monday 20th February from 6:30pm until 7:45pm.

Tim Angell – (01328) 700045


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


Parish Council





Community Car Scheme