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VALUATION DAY!

Do you have items stashed away in your attic and you’re not sure what they are worth? Come and join us on

SUNDAY 1st  JULY
The Reading Room, The Green, Gressenhall, – 11.00am – 2.00pm
Guest valuers from Townsend Auction Galleries at Beeston will be
David Townsend and David Palmer (Antiques Road Show,
Cash in the Attic, Flog it!)

The cost is £2.00 for each item to be valued

Enjoy a glass of Pimms and a bowl of strawberries and cream or a scone and cuppa Tickets in advance £3.00, on the day £4.00

Guess the antique

David will bring an item for you to guess what it is
£1 per guess – a prize for the nearest.

For tickets or further information please con- tact Jan Phillips on 01362 860859 or Angela Leigh on 01362 861112

BEETLEY RIVER MEADOWS BBQs

There have been instances of portable barbeques being used on Beetley River Meadows.
A couple of years ago the use of one of this type of barbeque burnt the surface of a picnic table which necessitated the replacement of the panels affected.

PLEASE DO NOT USE BARBEQUES ANYWHERE ON BEETLEY RIVER MEADOWS AS IF THERE HAS BEEN A DRY SPELL THEN THIS COULD CAUSE A FIRE OR DAMAGE.

St. Mary’s Community Primary School, Elmham Road Beetley Annaul Report May 2018

St. Mary’s Community Primary School, Elmham Road Beetley Annaul Report May 2018

 

Parish Council Audit 2017-2018

The annual Audit is now complete full documentation can be viewed here…

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

NOTICES FOR MEETINGS

At present the Parish Council displays notices and agendas for all its meetings on the notice boards sited around the parish. These boards are at the Village Hall, Beech Road, Beetley Church, Gres- senhall Road/Fakenham Road junction, Church Road East Bilney and Hall Road East Bilney.

The Parish Council also posts the notices and agendas on the website. It is considering only posting these in future on the website but did not wish to proceed with this until the parish has been consulted.

If any one has any comments to make regarding this change please contact the Clerk 01362861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com

DOG FOULING IN THE PARISH

There has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling which is occurring in the parish, especially on Ashley Road. This is a major concern as this route is used by many children walking to school. Please clear up after your dog and place in the dog bins provided or take it home and place in your green wheelie bin. This includes clearing up after your dog on footpaths as well as verges outside properties.

The Parish Council is trying to get footpaths cleared of vegetation but this is proving impossible in places because of the amount of dog fouling. The contractors will not clear fouled footpaths.

Offenders will be reported to the Dog War- den which could result in prosecution.

ANGLIAN WATER

Anglian Water has given notice of work starting on 29th January for approx. 11 weeks which will cause disruption on Fakenham Road. If anyone experiences any difficulties during this period, please call their emergency call centre on 0347 145 145.

LITTER ON ROADS IN THE PARISH

Two parishioners kindly collect considerable quantities of rubbish thrown into the verges along Elmham Road. This is mainly on the section between Green Lane and Holt Road although some has now been found along High House Road. It appears that the rubbish being thrown onto the verges is in Co-op bags. It is felt that the problem is caused by drivers using Elmham Road and High House Road as a cut through towards Gressenhall, Litcham and further.

If you see any rubbish being thrown out of vehicles, please take the registration number, date and approximate time and let the Clerk know. The Parish Council will then report this to Breckland Council who deal with fly tipping and if it thinks appropriate Breckland Council will contact the police.

DO YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS A MONTH TO SPARE?

The Beetley Parish Council Community Car scheme is being used by many more parishioners which is excellent but due to the increased demand for these medically related journeys the team of 7 drivers are, at times, stretched.

If you are interested in giving a few very flexible hours from time to time to become a driver which involves taking Beetley parish residents to the Hospital/GP Surgeries/Dentist etc., with payment of 45p per mile (non taxable) then please contact the Parish Clerk Bryan Leigh on 01362 861112.

THERE MAY BE A TIME WHEN YOU OR YOUR FAMILY NEED THIS SERVICE AND THE MORE DRIVERS WE HAVE WILL ENABLE THE SERVICE TO CATER FOR ALL REQUESTS.

The Friends of St Mary’s CP School – 100 club

The Friends of St Mary’s CP School run a monthly ‘100’ club draw. The funds raised will go towards outdoor play equipment. For £1 per month you will be entered in a monthly draw.

1st Prize  £30, 2nd prize: £15 and 3rd prize: £5.

Interested? More details and how to join here…