Parish Council

Extract June 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 7 June at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors and one member of the public.

Planning. Applications. No objection was raised to the replacement garage at 45 Beechcroft Elmham Road. Decisions. Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the variation on condition 2 to amend the design insertion of rooflights) and to revise the arrangement of approved facing materials at Conway Elmham Road. Approval had also been granted plans for the rear extension at 23 Beech Road. Enforcement. The Parish Council is still in contact with Breckland Council regarding the mobile homes at Shorthorn Nurseries and over the possible breach of building regulations at the Paddocks School Road. Planning Committee. The Parish Council spoke at the planning committee against the application for the holiday lodges at Otters Mead but this was approved by the Planning Committee. The Parish Council has still not received the decision notice on this. Local Plan Examination. The Parish Council spoke at the hearing regarding the settlement boundary and it was felt that it had had a very fair hearing regarding its complaints about the formulation of the plan as no amendment had been allowed.

County and District Council Reports. The County Councillor reported that there is now on trial a mobile detector for mobile phones which can determine if a phone is being used whilst driving that is not on Bluetooth. District Councillor Duffield is investigating whether the litter on Elmham Road and green lane can be cleared regularly by Breckland Council.

Review of Bus Services. The Parish Council had received confirmation that the proposed new service will now go through East Bilney and then go to Old Beetley on a Tuesday and Friday and then into Dereham. Unfortunately, it does not appear at this moment that there will be a bus service to Norwich on a Wednesday. The Parish Council is to clarify certain matters regarding access and whether it will go along High House Road.

Highways. A parishioner spoke at the meeting regarding the speeding along High House Road and the Parish Council will request that the Speedwatch team have another session on High House Road and it will also ask if more repeater signs could be installed. The SAM2 sign will also be erected again. The visibility splays at several junctions do not allow adequate visibility and these will be reported. Several signs are now obscured by vegetation and these will all be reported.

Footpaths. The footpaths that had not been re-instated had been reported to the Countryside Access Officer at Norfolk County Council. Unfortunately, she is now on maternity leave so these will have to be reported again together with new problems caused by the rapid growth of crops over the past few weeks. The footpath alongside the school playing field and through the woods from Beetley River Meadows are to be cut as these are the responsibility of the Parish Council.

Beetley River Meadows. A very productive meeting had been held with the contractor who cuts the paths and it was agreed to clear trees near to the bridge and alongside the river which have fallen to allow better access to view the river.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 5 July at 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall, Beetley. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

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Dates of Exercise of Public Rights 4th June – 13th July 2018

Extract for August 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 24 August 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council had made no comment to the application to replace front flat roof dormer with three pitched dormers add rear dormer and single storey side extension at 65 Fakenham Road as this was a resubmission of a previous application which had expired. The Parish Council had raised no objection to the original application. The Parish Council raised no objection to the application to vary condition 3 on 3PL/2008/0811/F to allow additional goods to be sold at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road. Decisions. Permission had been granted by Breckland Council for the proposed single storey front extension at 13 Beech Road, for the front extension to the dwelling at 51 Elmham Road, for the variation of condition to vary the design at Woad Barn Rawhall Lane and for the application to replace front flat roof dormer with three pitched dormers add rear dormer and single storey side extension at 65 Fakenham Road.

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 7 September 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor R Duffield and six members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the application to convert existing outbuilding into habitable space inc small kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/ living area, all alterations to be internal, exterior to remain the same at Swanhaven Fakenham Road East Bilney provided that a condition is placed on any permission that the annex is not sold as a separate entity or is used as a holiday let. No objection was also raised to the side and rear extension to form attached annexe at 1 High House Road. Decisions. Permission had been granted to allow the main residence to be let on a short term basis at High View Elmham Road.

Local Plan. The Parish Council is to respond to the latest consultation stating that it does not believe that the document is sound as despite several requests a parcel of land had not been included in the Local Plan and the settlement boundary had not been amended as requested.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that the Minerals and Waste Local Plan call for sites had finished on 4 August and he will forward the sites put in as soon as these are received. The County Council will commence its budget setting in October and it is likely to have to find a further £100 million of savings.

District Councillor Report. District Councillor Duffield reported that the Local Plan is out for consultation and he has doubts as to whether this is sound and that as there is not a five year housing supply in Breckland sites will be granted permission that have not been allocated in the plan. District

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June Extract

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 1 June 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and three members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the amended plans for the Woad Barn Rawhall Lane. Decisions. Permission had been granted to remove the single storey extension to the rear construct new single storey extension to the rear and re-roof the garage at 19 Fakenham Road and to the variation of conditions 6 & 8 on 3Pl/2008/0811/F at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road. Permission had been granted for the replacement of existing dwelling and garage at 1 the Drift East Bilney despite the numerous objections raised by the Parish Council and nearby residents. Several conditions had been placed on the permission and the development will be monitored closely. As there has been concern about pollution from some work already carried out the Parish Council is to request that the stream is checked to ensure that no pollution is entering the water course and subsequently the River Wensum.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that little has happened at Norfolk County Council since the elections as the first committees will not be sitting until the week commencing 12 June.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that William Nunn had been elected Leader and Sam Chapman-Allen Deputy. The Chairman is Kate Millbank and the deputy is Richard Duffield who is the District Councillor for Beetley. Breckland Council is still stating that it has a five year housing supply but there has been no legal challenge and under both methods of calculating this there is a five year supply.

Footpaths. The members were disappointed with the state of many of the footpaths within the parish and the members have requested a meeting with the footpath officer who is assigned to this area. This is so that all the correct signage and finger posts are in place and those footpaths that have always been cut by Norfolk County Council are maintained correctly. The owners of the land where the hedges are en- croaching and the paths are not passable are to be written to. Highways. The landowner has been requested to cut back the vegetation around the flashing sign at the north end of Fakenham Road. A quotation is awaited for the new signage for the 20 mph sign near to the school to clearly show that it is a 20 mph area when the lights are flashing. The contractor will be contacted again as the lights are still flashing in holiday time. A complaint had been received regarding an encroaching hedge on Ashley Road and the owner will be contacted to request that this is cut back to the boundary of the property.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. The contractor for the fencing is to be contacted again to ensure that the new fencing is erected prior to the start of the school summer holidays.

Beetley Common. A complaint had been received regarding weed spraying on a small area of the common. This was undertaken to ensure the new saplings do not take over the area. The Parish Council noted the concerns of the person but will continue to allow spraying to continue when necessary. This work is undertaken by volunteers and it would not be feasible to request that all the new saplings are removed by hand. The Parish Council is indebted to these volunteers for maintaining paths through the Common as without their assistance parts of the Common would become overgrown and impossible to walk.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 6 July at the Village Hall, Beetley at 7.30 p.m. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

Extract for May 2017

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 11 May 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish and County Councillor M Kiddle Morris.

Elections. Councillor Joanne Baldwin was elected Chairman of the Parish Council and Councillor Jacqui O’Donovan Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.

Planning Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the detailed plans for the four dwellings and garages to the rear of The Paddocks. This site had received permission for four dwellings in 2016 as an outline plan and the members could see no reason to object to the detailed plans. No objection was also raised to remove the single storey extension to the rear construct new single storey extension to the rear and re-roof the garage at 19 Fakenham Road. A letter had been sent to Breckland Council regarding the development at 1 The Drift East Bilney. The Parish Council is to submit a further comment about this letter refuting some of the claims which are misleading. The members were pleased that a bat survey has been carried out at this property which was requested in the initial response.

Local Plan. The next stage of the consultation has been delayed and it is now expected in June or early July.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that Norfolk County Council following the elections on 4 May has a Conservative majority and the full Council will meet on 15 May to confirm the Leader and Deputy Leader plus the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of all Committees.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the housing plans for Thetford are still in outline and so no new houses have been built which affects the housing allocations in other areas of Breckland. Breckland Council is still stating that it has a five year housing supply but several developers have disputed this but at present there has been no legal challenge.

Highways. The members were disappointed with the re-surfacing at the junction at Corner Nurseries and will be writing to a landowner requesting that he cuts back the vegetation around the road signs on the approach to East Bilney. Norfolk County Council had confirmed that the potholes on Fludges Lane from the church in East Bilney through to Brisley are to be repaired. The vandalism on the footbridge on Folly Lane had been promptly repaired by Norfolk County Council.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. Clarification has had to be obtained for the fencing at the play area but this has now been resolved and it is hoped that this will be erected by the end of June.

Finance. The accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 had been audited by the Internal Auditor and these were approved at the meeting. The accounts will be posted on the website and any parishioner has the right to inspect these accounts by contacting the Clerk. All the information regarding the accounts will be posted on the website.

Recycling. The payment from Breckland Council for the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 was £1018.23. This compares with £1449.59 for the previous year. The income from the bottle bank at the New Inn was £583.32 which compares with £400.45 for the previous year. Unfortunately the income from the textile bank at the Village Hall was only £434.91 compared with £1049.104 the previous year. Breckland Council changed the contractor for the textiles and the new contractor will not take cushions, pillows or quilts which it is believed has reduced the tonnage considerably.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 1 June at the Village Hall, Beetley at 7.30 p.m. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or

Extract for April 2017

Prior to the Parish Council Meeting the Annual Parish Meeting of Beetley Parish was held. Reports were received from the Chairman of the Parish Council, the Community Car scheme, the County councillor and District Councillors, Speedwatch, Beetley Common Advisory Committee and the Parochial Church Council. A report had also been received from the Village hall Management Committee.

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 6 April 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor R Duffield and twelve members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the two storey side extension at St. Fillians, 40 Elmham Road. The members objected to the replacement dwelling at 1, The Drift East Bilney as it was felt that the size of this dwelling would overwhelm the plot, it was not agreed that there was a necessity to demolish the existing dwelling and the size of the new dwelling would cause increased flooding in the area. It was also agreed that a bat survey should be carried out prior to any development of the site. The Parish Council also objected to the new dwelling at Conway 49 Elmham Road as it was another garden development on Elmham Road where the dwelling would be squashed into the plot which would have a detrimental effect to the area. It was noted that there had already been one dwelling erected within the cartilage of 49 Elmham Road. Decisions. Breckland Council had refused permission for the residential development of eight houses on land adjacent to 78 Faken- ham Road. Appeals. The applicant had appealed against the refusal of Breckland Council for the erection of an agricultural workers dwelling at Beetley Nurseries, Elmham Road. The Parish Council had submitted its objections to the development to Planning Inspector. Local Plan. A parishioner had requested that the Parish Council withdraws its support for the land on Fakenham Road for development and to amend the settlement boundary on Fakenham Road to bring this parcel of lane into the settlement boundary. The Parish Council decided not to change its view that this is a natural infill site and would continue to support this parcel of land and would also reiterate its request to amend the settlement boundary,

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that Norfolk County Council will be considering changing the current committee system at its meeting on10 April and if possible to revert to a cabinet arrangement. There will be elections on 4 May for the county council seats.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the he had attended the full Council meeting that day and reported that there was considerable discussion regarding the housing allocation for Thetford as none had as yet been commenced despite outline planning permission having been granted.

Highways. The request for a new bus shelter at the Gressenhall/ Fakenham Road junction had not been successful under the Local Parish Partnership Scheme as it is not a new shelter but is classified as maintenance.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. Quotations had been received for the replacement fencing and this is to be replaced as soon as possible.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 11 May at the Village Hall, Beetley at 7.30 p.m. Please note this is not the normal day for the Parish council meeting as elections will be held on 4 May and the Village Hall will be used as the Polling Station. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com

March Extract

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor R Duffield and 5 members of the public.

Planning. Applications. There were no planning applications to consider. Decisions. Breckland Council had refused permission for the erection of an agricultural workers dwelling at Beetley Nurseries, Elmham Road as insufficient justification had been provided to demonstrate that there is an essential need for a dwelling on the site which is outside the settlement boundary.

Bus Service in East Bilney. The bus service for East Bilney is regularly used by several parishioners and it is hoped that this will continue. The Parish Council has been in communication with Norfolk County Council as to whether the service can be extended on a Tuesday to incorporate Old Beetley as well.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that Norfolk County Council will be increasing the Council tax by 4.8% which is 3% for Adult Social Care and a 1.8% increase to cover additional costs as the grants from Central Government are being reduced. There has been an overspend in the current financial year of £21.4 million of which £20million is on adult and Children’s Care. He was queried why this had occurred and he replied that under the current committee system there is no scrutiny of decisions made by committees unlike the Cabinet system which was in place before the 2015 elections. This means that decisions can only be made at Committee Meetings which are held every six weeks.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the Council Tax will be increased by £4.98 for a Band D dwelling. The District Council is able to maintain a low Council Tax through its commercial enterprises which brings in rent from its properties which is used to finance its responsibilities. Yaxham is no longer to be a service centre in the emerging Local Plan and therefore the houses allocated to the village will have to be allocated elsewhere. Defibrillator. The Management Committee of the Village Hall had confirmed that a defibrillator can be fitted at the Village Hall so the Parish Council will be proceeding with this.

Highways. The trod has been installed in East Bilney but only as far as Dawn Meadow and not up to the Cottage and Norfolk County Council has been contacted regarding this and to improve the surface at the bridge which had also been promised. The Parish Council is disappointed that vehicles are being parked on the trod so causing an obstruction to pedestrians. Four parishioners who attended the meeting complained about this parking. The County Councillor will investigate whether Norfolk County Council can enforce no parking on the trod.

Footpaths. Several trees have been felled on footpaths and the necessary authorities will be informed. Many stiles on paths are now rotten and dangerous and Norfolk County Council will be contacted to request that these be replaced.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. The weekly inspection of the site has highlighted that the wooden fencing around the play area is becoming rotten and is in need of replacing. The Parish Council is to obtain quotations to replace all this fencing with the same material as that used on the basketball court.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 6 April at the Village Hall, Beetley to follow the Annual Parish Meeting which will commence at 7.00 p.m.  Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

Extract for January

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Wednesday 11 January 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish and 8 members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the erection of dwelling and garage at Ferndale The Drift East Bilney as this is outside the settlement boundary and is not a natural infill as stated in the application. The Parish Council also objected to the revised application for a dwelling and garage on the Garden Plot adjacent to Highfield Farm Church Road East Bilney as there was no material difference from the original. No objection was raised to the application for an oak framed garage at Hillside, Fakenham Road, East Bilney or the variation to the restoration at Stanfield Quarry.

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 2 February 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and 15 members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the application for a residential development of 8 houses on land adjacent to 78 Fakenham Road. Whilst the Parish Council has no objection in principle to development on this land at this time it is still outside the settlement boundary. The members also did not like the design for the development with an additional 7 entrances onto Fakenham Road and felt that the development should make use of the whole site by positioning the dwellings further back from the road. The members raised no objection to the application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for garden land at White Mill Green Lane. Decisions. Breckland Council had refused permission for the erection of dwelling and garage at Ferndale House The Drift East Bilney. Permission had been granted for the oak framed garage at Hillside Fakenham Road. The application for a dwelling and garage on the Garden Plot adjacent to Highfield Farm Church Road East Bilney had been withdrawn.

Bus Service in East Bilney. The new bus service for East Bilney commenced on 10 January. This is a minibus shuttle which connects with the 21 service to Dereham leaving East Bilney at 1012 on a Tuesday and returning from Dereham at 1230.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that the budget for Norfolk County Council will be ratified at a meeting on 20 February. It is likely that the Council Tax will increase by 4.8% which is 3% for Adult Social Care and a 1.8% increase to cover additional costs as the grants from Central Government are being reduced.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the Council tax will be announced on 23 February. Breckland Council is still committed to a low Council Tax by utilising income from property and expanding this portfolio.

Broadband. A new fibre cabinet is to be installed in East Bilney in the next 12 months. It is hoped that this will improve the service to properties which are distant from the exchange in Beetley.

Defibrillator. It is hoped that one can be fitted at the Village Hall and discussions will take place with the management committee to have this installed.

Footpaths. A complaint had been received regarding the riding of bicycles and horse along a footpath. Norfolk County council had been contacted and is considering whether better signage could be installed as the kissing gates to stop this type of traffic have been removed.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 2 March at the Village Hall, Beetley at 7.30 p.m. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

Extract for December 2016

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 1 December 2016 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish and 1 member of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the new dwelling and garage at Woodland Farm Holt Road Hoe which although not in the parish this was sent to the Parish Council as it is close to the boundary of the parish. The members felt that the access onto Holt Road would be a safety issue for vehicles travelling along Holt Road towards Dereham at this point. It would also set a precedent for additional development within Hoe Parish outside of the settlement boundary.

The members also objected to the erection of an agricultural workers dwelling at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road. The members objected as clarification is required on the new access that is proposed as the applicant stated that no new access would be constructed. The ownership of the current access is in dispute and until such time as this is clarified the application should be refused. The Parish Council also felt that there is no necessity for a new dwelling for a horticultural business. Decisions. Breckland Council had refused permission for the replacement cottage and single additional cottage and garaging at 1 The Drift East Bilney.

Bus Service in East Bilney. Unfortunately the meeting that had been planned for 30 November had been cancelled by Norfolk County Council on the morning of the meeting. The Clerk is awaiting new proposals from Norfolk County Council on a possible minibus service similar to that which now serves Old Beetley on a Tuesday.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that as several District Councils had voted against the proposals on devolution this has now been shelved but it is still hoped that a new proposal will be received from the Government. A new Cabinet Member had been appointed, Councillor Gordon Bambridge, as Member for Growth to replace Councillor Charles Carter who had resigned because of work commitments.

Beetley Meadows.
A complaint had been received regarding barbed wire close to the permissive path through Fanthorpe’s Wood. This had been reported to the Charity which owns the wood and the problem had been resolved.
The replacement dog bin had been installed and permission had been granted for Serco to drive across the Meadows with a 4×4 vehicle to empty the bins. This permission had been granted the previous year as well and no lasting damage had been caused to the paths. Photographs of the picnic benches which have twisted had been sent to the manufacturer and the Clerk will contact the contractor again to try and resolve the matter.

Crossing Patrol on Fakenham Road. Norfolk County Council has consulted on the removal of several crossing patrols in the County. The Parish Council had contacted the school regarding this but unfortunately the school does not meet the criteria for a patrol so it will not be objecting to the removal of the patrol. It will however be pursuing the installation of new signage for a 20 mph limit on Fakenham road at drop off and collect times.

Precept. The members agreed to raise the precept this year as it is concerned that more responsibility will fall on the Council to fund items that have always been undertaken by other authorities. The members were also concerned that possible legislation will be brought in in the next year to restrict the amount of increase that a Parish Council may implement. This would mean that there would be insufficient funds to maintain, for example, footpaths as the number of cuts that are undertaken by the County Council may well be reduced.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 2 February at the Village Hall, Beetley at 7.30 p.m. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

Extract November 2016

Extract for November 2016

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 3 November 2016 at Beetley Village Hall.
There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish and 2 members of the public.
Planning. Applications. There were no planning applications to consider. Decisions. Permission had been granted for the all weather riding arena and fencing on Paddock A-20 by 40 metres for private use at Hall Farm Fakenham Road East Bilney.
Faster Broadband. A new fibre cabinet had been installed on Fakenham Road Beetley. This cabinet serves properties in Beetley along Fakenham Road, High House Road, Halfpenny Lane, Bittering Street, Church Lane, Old Beetley and East Bilney. Whilst the cabinet has been installed it may be another 12 months before it is operational.
Bus Service in East Bilney. Unfortunately this has not been supported well enough for the service to continue. The Parish Council is now discussing with Norfolk county Council whether an alternative form of bus service can be provided. The service provided in Old Beetley has proved very successful.
Footpaths. Some of the footpaths have now been cut and it now transpires that the cutting contract was let but then had to be withdrawn. This happened at the height of the growing season which exacerbated the problem. A new contract has been let which, hopefully, will improve the cutting of several footpaths.
County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported a decision as to whether to continue with devolution will be made at the Council meeting on 21 November. The Council Tax is likely to be increased by 3.8% which is 2% for Adult Social Services and 1.8% allowed by the Government. District Councillor Report.
The District Councillor reported that the consultation on the Local Plan has now closed. The problems of traffic in Dereham does not appear to have been addressed with the Local Plan and the additional houses now planned will only make the congestion worse.
Defibrillator. This was considered again but no definite site has been found for it as this needs to be central and to have power available.
Beetley Meadows. It was agreed not to cut the large field this year. The replacement dog bin has been ordered and should be installed within the next month. The picnic benches which have twisted have been reported to the manufacturer.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 1 December 2016 at 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall, Beetley. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes.  The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

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