News

PLEASE NOTE:

There will be no delivery of the Beetley Buzz until further notice and the Village Hall is closed until further notice.

COVID text scam – be alert!

Following the genuine government text message ” CORONAVIRUS ALERT’ ” scammers have begun to send bogus text messages. Stay alert and report scams to 0808 223 1133

THIS IS A SCAM DO NOT CLICK ON LINK!

Do you need help?

If any one wishes to volunteer to help please contact me by e-mail.

Parish Clerk: Bryan Leigh,  e-mail: [email protected]

COVID-19 suspension of services

All Parish Council meetings are suspended until further notice.

There will also be no deliveries of the Beetley Buzz until further notice.

Norfolk Police Recruitment

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2020?  Breckland and Kings Lynn Recruitment Campaign for a new cohort of volunteer Officers in our Special Constabulary has started. We will be holding a Show Case Information Event on Saturday 8th February at RAF Marham between 9am – 5pm where you can find out more about volunteering, meet the team, take part in practical exercises and speak to serving Specials about their experiences and how they fit their duties in with everyday life. We are already fortunate to have remarkable volunteer officers who provide a great service to the community and learn new skills in the process. If you are curious about becoming a Special pop along on 8th February to find out more!

BEETLEY PRESCHOOL – Expansion plans

Beetley Preschool is an independent charity established in 1971, making it one of the longest running preschools in Norfolk. Run by Diane Calvert and her dedicated team, it provides an invaluable and affordable service to local families and has been rated ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted for more the past ten years.

There is a huge demand for places at the Preschool and there is a waiting list. The current metal mobile building is no longer fit for purpose; it is too small, is high maintenance and needs to be replaced. The charity’s aim is to create a bigger building with two classrooms, a quiet room for children with special needs, and better facilities including more outdoor space. A potential location has been identified on Parish Council owned land, part of which is currently used as a playing field by St Marys Community School.

The land is subject to a covenant which restricts the use of the land.
So that residents can find out more about the proposal, the Parish Council and the charity will be hosting two informal meetings at Beetley Preschool on Elmham Road on Friday 6th September at 7pm and
Saturday 7 September at 10am.
www.beetley-preschool.org

Permissive Access at Home Farm, East Bilney

Tom Kemp Farms would like to inform anyone who uses the Permissive Access at Home Farm, East Bilney that all the footpaths will be permanently closed to the public from the 31st of July 2019 as our DEFRA funded Stewardship Scheme has finished. Information signs will be placed around the farm where we believe most users will see them, but we have found in the past that signs often go missing!

Police News – a new feature for the Beetley Website

A new page has appeared on this website “Police News”

You’ll find it under ‘Local Info’.

It contains the local Police Newsletter (Launditch and Hermitage wards) and information abut the latest scams and rogue Trader operating in the area.

Click here to visit Police News page…

RECYCLING IN BEETLEY

The Parish Council has recently received from Breckland Council the recycling payment for the year to the end of March 2018. This year the payment was £1233.48. This amount is made up of £789.27 for the glass at The New Inn and £444.21 for the textiles at the Village Hall.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO RECYCLE YOUR GLASS AT THE NEW INN BOTTLE BANK, AND TEXTILES/ SHOES AT THE TEXTILE BANK AT THE VILLAGE HALL TO ENSURE THAT THESE FACILITIES REMAIN AND THE CASH COMES BACK TO BEETLEY PARISH AND NOT TO BRECKLAND COUNCIL. THESE RECYCLING BANKS MAY BE REMOVED IF NOT USED AS BRECKLAND COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING THE FUTURE OF ALL BANKS IN PARISHES.

 

SPEEDWATCH

Volunteers still needed to make your villages safer.
In Beetley please call George on 860922
and in East Bilney please call Angela on 861112.