The ‘Pathmakers’ charity (which was set up by the Norfolk Local Access Forum) to increase public access to the countryside (charity registration 1161475) is looking for 5 new trustees with a passion for walking, cycling and the environment, to shape, support and future-proof the charity over the next 3 years as it enters an exciting phase of development.
To help us grow we are looking for experienced members of the public to join the Pathmakers board. We are are particularly keen to recruit trustees with skills in: leadership, financial management and fund-raising, administration, community engagement, communications, marketing, legal operating framework for small charities and project management.
These are not paid roles, but we will cover expenses.
In return for volunteering for about 8 hours per month Trustees appointed will:
* get the chance to meet people from diverse backgrounds and sectors
who are keen to protect the environment and to create better access;
* take part in four board meetings per year, bringing their personal
perspective and skills to certain tasks;
* develop strategic thinking and questioning skills;
* receive full induction and training for their role.
Recent and current Pathmakers projects include:
* Delivery of a 600 metre boardwalk at Burgh Castle to greatly improve
access for all at this fascinating site;
* Community Friends Walks, a project funded by Ordnance Survey to
prepare the way for developing a Smartphone app to help people find
local walking routes;
* Liftoff, a project part funded by the European Social Fund to enable
small or medium-sized rural businesses offer work experience, work
trials and internships for those who might face barriers to finding
work in the environment sector;
* Paving the Way, a bid in development to the Heritage Lottery Fund to
develop trustee skills through a programme of learning visits and
initiatives to strengthening governance.
For further details and to apply online please go to: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/pathmakers<http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/pathmakers>
If you have any queries or require a paper version of the application form, please contact [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
The deadline for applications is 31st May 2019.
Su Waldron, Administrator for Pathmakers | 01603 222810
Pathmakers (CIO), Charity number 1161475
Registered address: c/o Environment Team Norfolk County Council, Floor 6 County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2SG
A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 10 January at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond is also the District Councillor, District Councillor R Duffield and 4 members of the public. The meeting was called to discuss the planning applications below.
The Parish Council again objected to the revised plans for the erection of 1 dwelling with integral garage at Flint Cottage Fakenham Road East Bilney. This is now a 4-bedroom dwelling whereas the outline permission was for a 3-bedroom dwelling, the turning area for the original dwelling is not suitable and that this should incorporate flint to match the existing dwelling. The new dwelling also overshadows the adjoining dwellings. An objection was raised to the reserved matters application for a dwelling following previous outline approval 3PL/2018/0614/O at Hall Farm Barn Fakenham Road East Bilney as this is larger than the outline and there were concerns regarding the visibility splay when exiting the property onto the Fakenham Road. No objection was raised to the single storey rear extension at18 Elmham Road or for the internal alterations with-in the rear lean-to(north), including realignment of 2 windows, replace with lead covered dormers, install ventilation bricks, extraction fan and install door and fanlight to east elevation of kitchen, repair to lean to roof at Martyrs Cottage Church Road East Bilney, nor to extend timescale for use of existing electricity generation compound at Beetley Landfill Folly Lane, nor to the single storey extension remove, and replace roof to form rooms in roof at Caltra Church Lane Beetley. The members objected to the erection of one cottage style dwelling and garage on the building plot adjacent Highfield Farm Church Road East Bilney as this is larger than the outline the orientation has changed and the dormers are now increased in the front of the building so the dwelling would be more intrusive into the rural aspect of the site.
A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 5 July at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond is also the District Councillor, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and District Councillor R Duffield.
Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the new dwelling at Hall Farm Barn Fakenham Road East Bilney as this is outside the settlement boundary, it is not infill, it is a greenfield site and is back garden development.
Decisions. Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the replacement garage at 45 Beechcroft Elmham Road. Approval had also been granted by Breckland Council for the installaon of 15 holiday lodges, 1 lodge to form recepon, shop, toilet/changing facilies, children’s play area, wildflower meadow and associated landscaping at O,ers Mead Elmham Road.
Enforcement. The Parish Council is sll in contact with Breckland Council regarding the mobile homes at Shorthorn Nurseries and over the possible breach of building regulaons at the Paddocks School Road.
Minerals and Waste Consultaion.The members agreed with the inial assessment for an extension to the existing quarry, MIN12, which was assessed as being suitable. The extraction on would be transferred to the exisng processing plant by an extension to the conveyor belt. The members did not agree that two sites along Bilney Road were suitable although the third site on Bilney Road had not been assessed as suitable and the Parish Council agreed with this assessment. All three sites would have to have a processing plant or the gravel would have to be transported and the cumulave effect would not be acceptable. A further consultaon is due at the end of this year at the preferred sites stage of the consultaon.
County and District Council Reports. District Councillor Duffield stated that there is a problem with parking for the school along Gressenhall Road and the school will be contacted to stress that the parking is causing an obstrucon. There had also been complaints from residents along Elmham Road who had had their drives and access blocked.
Review of Bus Services. The Parish Council had received confirmation that the proposed new service will now go along High House Road. The service started on 23 July. Further clarificaon is being sought on mings.
Highways. Following the parishioner spoke at the meeting regarding the speeding along High House Road the Speedwatch team had done two sessions on High House Road. The Speedwatch team had also done two sessions on Fakenham Road with2 being caught the first time and 12 the second. Further sessions are planned for July. The Clerk is sll pursuing the repairs to the two trods and to have the red lining outside the school during holiday times.
Footpaths. The County Councillor agreed to take up the issues with the footpaths that have not been re-instated especially as there had been several complaints from parishioners.
Beetley River Meadows. The Parish Council had received consent to li/ the crown of one oak tree part of which is dead to allow cu?ng beneath. Ca,le had strayed onto the Meadows from the land adjacent. The Charity which owns the land had been wri,en to stressing that the Parish Council did not wish to have a repeat of this and trust that the fencing is now secure.
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