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NEXT MEETING OF

LITCHAM PARISH COUNCIL

will be held on

MONDAY 5th NOVEMBERX 2018

AT 7.30 P.M. in THE JUBILEE HALL, CHURCH STREET

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


AGENDA


1.     To consider Apologies for Absence.

2.     To receive Declarations of Interests.

3.    To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 1st October 2018.

4     Public Participation.

       4.1 To receive reports from the County and District Councillor.

       4.2 Public Participation.

5.    Matters to report.

       5.1 The Green.

       5.2 Community Asset Register for Post Office.

       5.3 Gravel lorries travelling through Litcham.

       5.4 To consider the dates of meetings for 2019.

       5.5 To consider the consultation on Children’s Centres.

6.    Highways.

       6.1 To receive a report on the previous months comments.

       6.2 To note any new problems in the village.

7.    Planning

       7.1 Applications.

             7.1.1 3PL/2018/1211/HOU-6 Manor Drive-proposed loft conversion.

       7.2     Decisions.

            7.2.1 3PL/2018/1065/HOU-20 Wellingham Road-proposed two storey extension to side of property.                                             Approved

8.    Finance.

       8.1 Budget as circulated.

       8.2 To receive a report on the maintenance at Long Meadow.

       8.3 To consider a donation to Citizens Advice Mid Norfolk.

       8.4 To consider a donation to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

       8.5 To consider a donation to Litcham Common Conservation Group.

       8.6 Balances and cheques for authorisation as circulated.

       8.7 To consider the precept for 2019/20

9     Correspondence for circulation as listed.

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

  1. 11. To confirm that the next meeting of Litcham Parish Council is to be held on Monday 7 January 2018 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

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B A T T L E ’S   O V E R

11th November at 5:30 pm

Please come and join us at Godwick Great Barn on

Sunday 11th November  -  5:30pm for 6pm start

We commemorate the end of the dark war years

and remember the many who gave their lives.

At 7pm a beacon will be lit to synchronise with

the lighting of beacons throughout the British Isles

We welcome General the Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army

Charles Watt, High Sheriff of Norfolk

the Right Reverend Bishop of Lynn

James Knox Whittet and Andrew Tatham

Music by Sarah King and songs by Sue Lane and the Tittleshall Ladies’ Male Voice Choir.

Also the Village Green Ukulele Society with a medley of WWI songs

that you will be invited to sing-along with.

Tickets are FREE but we need to know numbers

so call please 01328 258721 or go to – battlesoveratgodwick.eventbrite.co.uk

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CHILDREN'S SINGING GROUP

I am exploring the possibility of starting a social singing group for children aged 7 to 16, probably meeting on a Saturday morning.  This would not be a choir as such, rather with singing for fun being the main focus, although there would obviously be a hope that, as time goes by, the standard would develop.

Although the group would meet at the chapel, there would be no aspirations to turn it into a church choir, although it might be hoped that eventually performance standard might be reached.

The reason for the younger age limit is that this is an age at which most children have reached a reasonable level of reading ability, making it easier to teach songs to them.

Obviously, I need to know whether there is any interest before pursuing the idea any further, so would be pleased to hear from any parents whose children might be interested. Contact preferably by email, stephenlynn73@gmail.com, or by phone (01328 700978).

If the project goes ahead I will also be looking for adults willing to act as chaperones to conform with safeguarding regulations.  This will entail undergoing a CRB check.

Stephen Lynn

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JUBILEE HALL

There will be another breakfast after the holiday, date to be arranged.

Do support Canon Heather’s Coffee Mornings which will be held in the Jubilee Hall every Tuesday morning beginning in September.

There is nothing to report on the work we hope to do except to say we are on the case all the time!  We will win.

June Bevan (01328) 700 274

GDPR

In accordance with the new GDPR regulations on privacy we wish to make it quite clear that Litcham Jubilee Hall CIO does not store any details of hirers of the hall. We ask for a contact name and phone number at the initial booking request, these are permanently deleted once the event has taken place. Any contact details for regular weekly / monthly meetings are kept safely with the bookings clerk.

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NEW DRIVING SCHOOL ROARS INTO LITCHAM






I would like to introduce myself as a new business, based in Litcham. 

My name is Amanda and together with my husband David and Flo, our Italian Spinone, we moved to Litcham in January this year.  I ran my own driving school in Sussex for eight years and have now relocated  to lovely Norfolk. 

I find teaching pupils to drive safely and effectively the most enjoyable and rewarding job I have ever had.  I offer lessons for new drivers of any age but have to admit that they are mostly around 17 years old.  I also offer refresher courses for qualified drivers who may have had a break or lost confidence for some reason. 

I teach in a modern, manual, black Fiat 500 that is very easy to drive and can accommodate not so tall drivers just as easily as those who are much taller.

Since starting teaching here in January my books have filled up very quickly and I am currently fully booked but I expect to have a couple of spaces free in September.  So, if you’re thinking of learning or have a son or daughter turning seventeen soon, please give me a call and we can get you booked in.  Please do not leave it to the last minute as my teaching slots fill up very quickly. 

My website address is LionDrivingSchool.co.uk.  Take a look and give me a call on 01328 599335.

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Men's Group looking for new members

The Mileham Men's Group is not just for Mileham, it covers nearby villages too. No committee, no subs, free to join. The next event is a talk by an "insider" who will tell the truth about how the Mary Rose was raised - warts and all. There are monthly activities including Shooting, Bowls, Darts, Brewery visits, Pitch and Putt, Croquet, Walk and Pub Lunch etc. Interested? Here is the website www.milehammen.org

If there is anything you would like to run on either websites please let me know.

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LITCHAM CHURCHYARD CONSERVATION GROUP

The wild pale lilac crocuses which cover a large area of the old churchyard were magnificent this year and they even raised their heads again as the snow melted!  The churchyard is now officially part of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Churchyard Conservation Scheme. Emily Nobbs from the Trust came to advise us on which parts of the churchyard could be managed as conservation areas.

We now have two; a fairly shady rectangular area at the rear of the church (it’s hoped that some of the lower branches can be removed to lift the canopy slightly in order to reduce the amount of shade) and a sunny triangle at the front nearer to the roadside.  They both have their own “cutting and removal of grass” regimes.  If they are successful, in that they encourage more wildlife, then the area at the front of the church may become a permanent feature and the rectangle at the rear of the church might be enlarged slightly next year.

Emily, along with Malcolm Turner who did such an excellent survey last year, will do a wildlife survey this summer and a moth survey is also planned.

Our cutting and raking-off session for the conservation area behind the church is planned for Saturday 30th June at 10:30am. Please come and join us if you can. The scheme is a long-term plan, but maybe in ten years or so the churchyard, which is already so rich in wildlife, will enjoy even greater biodiversity.

Claire Lawrence, 01328 700145.

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LITCHAM COMMON

Dry Weather

Due to the dry weather over the summer the cattle left the common early this year for a site with better grazing but we hope to have some more back again next year.  Their grazing really does help maintain the diversity of plant species on the common.

Events on the Common

Following on from the fascinating Moth Night that Keith Kerr organised on the common last month you are invited to attend a walk on Wednesday 26th September from 6pm to 8pm, organised by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust that they have entitled “Batty about the Common”.  Meet in Litcham Common car park

Please join us as we explore Litcham Common and look for some of the wildlife that calls it home.

Conservation Group

The next conservation task will be on Saturday 15th September.  Please note; this is a change to our normal second Saturday of the month, when some of our volunteers will be taking part in the Norfolk Churches Trust sponsored bike ride.  We will meet at 10am in the common car park and new volunteers will be welcome to join us.  Contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045 for more information.


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THE MOTHS OF LITCHAM.

Join me on Saturday 4th August to see what Moths are flying by night on our very own Litcham Common. Moth lights & traps will be on from dusk in the middle of the Common, on the car park side of the road - just follow the light!

I'll be on hand with nets, pots and books for those who want to join in, or if you'd rather take more of a back seat and have a look at what's been caught, then just bring yourself and maybe enjoy your first Elephant Hawk-moth or Large Yellow Underwing? Who knows - we may just catch a rare one! See you there and don't forget to bring a torch!

Keith Kerr, keithkerr@hotmail.co.uk

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LITCHAM COMMON CONSERVATION GROUP

New Ponies on the Common

Our two new ponies arrived safely from Dartmoor on the Monday before Easter and seem to have settled down well, although at the time of writing they are still keeping their distance from our existing three ponies due to some bullying when they first arrived!

The two new ponies are called Nigel and Joshua's Lad.  Nigel is aged four and Joshua's Lad is two.  They look similar, but Joshua's Lad is a darker bay colour than Nigel.  (The other, bigger, ponies are called Simon, George and Freedom.  Simon is the dark one. The two greys can be difficult to tell apart, but Freedom has a longer mane than George.)

Conservation Group

The next monthly conservation task will take place on Saturday 12th May, meeting at 10am in Litcham Common car park. As always, new volunteers will be very welcome. For further information please contact Tim Angell on 01328 700045.

Litcham Common Management Committee  

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HEALTHY STEPS

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

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WEIGHTWATCHERS

The group has grown from three initial members to fourteen members with a mixture of ages and weights, each of us with our own reasons for joining and with our own targets.  The group is doing fantastically well and we are losing over a stone a week on average between us.  With fourteen weeks to summer we are looking to challenge others to join us in order to feel more ready for summer.

Meetings are held in the Jubilee Hall every Monday at 9:30am.

www.Weightwatchers.com/uk

Rebecca Abram

 

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