December 3, 2018

DOG FOULING IN THE PARISH

Unfortunately there has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling which is occurring in the parish especially on the footpath along The Drift in East Bilney. A parishioner has kindly put up a sign regarding this but the fouling is still occurring. Please clear up after your dog and, place in the dog bins provided or take it home with you and place in your green wheelie bin. This includes clearing up after your dog on footpaths as well as verges outside properties. The Dog Warden has been informed of the problem at this site and the offenders will be reported to the Dog Warden which could result in prosecution.

EAST BILNEY ALMSHOUSES (GRADE 2 LISTED)

The last occupant of the almshouses in Church Road, East Bilney left some six years ago and, following a meeting with a repre- sentative from the National Almshouse Assciation, the Trustees have agreed that, in view of the cost of bringing the almshouses up to twenty-first century standards, coupled with their location and the absence of a village shop or regular bus service, they propose to ask the Charity Commission to produce a new scheme whereby approval is given to sell the almshouses. The proceeds (less repayment of a grant) would be used for charities in Norfolk with similar objectives (elderly peo- ple) or retained by the Association and used to assist charities in Norfolk in need of refurbishment.

If anyone wishes to comment on this proposal please e-mail the Acting Clerk to the Trustees ([email protected]) or write to
Mrs. P. Jeffery, Bilney House, East Bilney, Dereham, Norfolk. NR20 4HW
not later than 7th DECEMBER, 2018.

DEFIBRILLATOR

The defibrillator at the Village Hall is now live with the Ambulance Service. If this is needed please follow the instructions on the cabinet to access the defibrillator. The Parish Council has arranged for training on the defibrillator at the Village Hall High House Road for Monday afternoon 3 December starting at 2.30 p.m. This is open to anyone who wishes to come along.