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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…

 

MINIBUS SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR EAST BILNEY

The minibus shuttle from East Bilney will pick up in East Bilney village on TUESDAYS ONLY at the bus shelter on Fakenham Road near to the junction with River Lane at 10.12 and opposite East Bilney Garage at 10.15, then connect with bus route 21 at Beech Road Beetley at 10.24 which arrives in Dereham Market Place at 1035.

The No 21 bus leaves Dereham at 12.30 outside Barclays Bank.

The minibus shuttle will meet the bus at 12.38 at the New Inn, Fakenham Road, Beetley to bring passengers back to East Bilney.

MINIBUS SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR OLD BEETLEY.

The minibus shuttle leaves the Patch – Junction of Church, Hall & School Roads at 09.55 on FRIDAYS ONLY and will go to the bus stop in Elmham Road Beetley (opposite the School) then connect with the bus route 21 at 1016 which arrives in Dereham Market Place at 10.35. The No.21 bus leaves Dereham Market Place outside Barclays Bank at 12.30. The minibus shuttle will meet the bus at 12.45 at Elmham Road Beetley to bring passengers back to Old Beetley.

If these services are not used the Parish will lose them and remember, if you do not need them now, you may in the future.

Gressenhall Bowls Club

Prospective members are welcome to join us in the friendly, pleasant surroundings of the green in Bittering Street. Roll ups will take place on Wednesdays/Saturdays throughout the season. Date to be confirmed. These sessions are open to all.
Once again, the club requires additional members to ensure the future of the club. Players of all ages and abilities would be welcome.
If you would like to join, please show your interest by contacting one of the following. Secretary: Mark Codman 01362 421082, Chairman: Frank Haverson 01362 860370 or myself on 01362 861425.
Start polishing them woods, and airing your greys and whites, and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Adrian Burton