to the official website of the Parish Council of Ashby St
Mary in Norfolk.
not only the records of the Parish Council's proceedings,
but also more information about Ashby St Mary including its
features, history and much more. The Parish Council
hopes visitors to this website find it an interesting
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LATEST PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
(This replaces the update of 29th June 2017 - To view
previous updates, click HERE)
QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S IN THIS RELEASE:
- Our long-standing parish clerk is resigning -
a vacancy will exist- see below
- A casual vacancy exists for a parish councillor
- see on the HANDBOOK page or HERE
- July 2017 report by South Norfolk's County Councillor,
Barry Stone - see CONTACTS
- News from the Village Hall Management Committee
including a September Fish & Chip Supper
- Rainfall has been updated
Please take note of the REMINDERS
(if any) shown below the Latest News Section.
Wanted - Parish Clerk Our parish clerk, Linda Gray, has sadly
found it necessary to tender her resignationeffective from 31st August. A vacancy will
therefore exist and prospective candidates are invited
to apply for the post.
The advertisement for the
clerk vacancy appears below.
Next Parish Council meeting The next meeting is due to be held at the
Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY
21 SEPTEMBER 2017 commencing at 7.30 p.m.
The draft agenda appears below and is therefore
subject to amendment.
Parish Council Meeting Minutes When issued, the draft minutes of the last
(13 July 2017) meeting can be found in Latest
Minutes on the MANAGEMENT page.
Messages from the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall
Management Committee - Fish
and Chip Supper - Saturday 23 September 2017
The evening will start at 7 p.m. and includes the
meal, a quiz and raffle. Please bring your own drinks.
Tickets are just £10 each available from Julie
Powell on 01508 480966 or Carol Powell on 01508
The Management Committee's stall at the
Auto Jumble on 28th May raised £62.
Eeveryone seemed to enjoy the Play Your Cards Right
game. The Treasure Chest was won by a young girl
from Loddon and the bottle of whisky was won by
Julie Powell. 100
Club update - 100
Club June draw winner was Doreen Yallop and the
July draw winner was Ina Webb.
The August draw winner's name is awaited.
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VACANCY – PARISH CLERK
The Parish Council
has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk. Applicants are
bound by certain statutory criteria.
Applicants must be
18 years of age or over and ideally should have
experience in the use of a computer, use of email,
accountancy skills, available for all meetings of
the Parish Council (normally 7 meetings annually),
and an enthusiasm to serve.
The tasks of a competent
parish clerk to Ashby St Mary have been assessed
to take one and a half hours each week. A national
rate of remuneration is offered in line with Local
Authority terms and conditions. All equipment and
consumables to fulfil the role will be provided.
The successful applicant shall be expected to undergo
all training courses required of a Clerk in order
that good governance and finance compliance are
Please apply in writing
providing the following details:
- your name, postal address and landline telephone
- your email address;
- a statement explaining why you wish to become
the parish clerk;
- the extent of your experience (of the matters
referred to above);
- any other information you consider relevant to
the advertised position.
Please forward your
application to The Clerk, Ashby St Mary Parish Council,
5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, NR14 6LE
ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
NEXT MEETING - Parish Council Meeting at the Ashby St
Mary & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
2017 at 7.30 p.m.
D R A F T A G E N D A
2. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 13th July 2017
4. Matters Arising
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Village Boundary Review
9. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
10. Web Site – Transparency Code
11. Neighbourhood Security and Heating Oil Syndicate
12. Public Consultation including reports from County
and District Councillors
13. Other Matters for future agendas and items for information
14. Date of next meeting - 23 November 2017
The Press and Public are warmly invited to attend
Parish Clerk: Linda Gray
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk
Tel 07580 796044
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ashbystmary.org.uk
Meeting dates for 2017 - 23 November 2017.
(All Council Meeting Minutes are available to be accessed
from the Management
page. The Correspondence, Accounts and Planning list for
this meeting can be found in the appropriate section on
the Management page. All Council Meeting Minutes can be
inspected at any reasonable time by appointment with the
Unless stated otherwise, all parish council meetings now
commence at 7.30 p.m. [replacing the former 7.45 start
time].All meetings are of course available
for the public to attend.
Latest News Until otherwise advised all Latest News will
appear on this Home page so make a note to check it regularly.
For speedier access in the future why not add the link
to this Home page to the Favourites folder of your Internet
Browser? Latest News for approximately the previous
12 months from the date of the Update above can be found
in Latest News Archive on the Management page.
ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
In line with statutory provisions, formal notice of forthcoming
Parish Council meeting agendas, latest meeting minutes
for public view and every parish election aredisplayed
on each of the Council's three noticeboards - at the junction
of Mill Road and Mill Common; the junction of Sandy Lane
and Spong Lane; and close to the junction of Chapel Lane
and Chapel Road.
DIARY (including other Meetings or Events held
in the Parish or that may interest Ashby St Mary residents)
- 2017 PARISH COUNCIL
Remaining - 23 November 2017.
Unless otherwise stated, all Parish Council meetings take
place at Ashby & Thurton Village Hall commencing at
7.30 p.m. (new time).
to show the location of the hall. Always check Latest
News for advice of meeting date/time changes.
- ASHBY ST MARY FUNDRAISERS
Fish and Chip Supper
- Saturday 23rd September 2017
Hosted by members of the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall
Management Commitee, the evening will start at 7 p.m.
and includes the meal, a quiz and raffle. Please bring
your own drinks.
Tickets are just £10 each available from Julie Powell
on 01508 480966 or Carol Powell on 01508 480089.
go towards the maintenance of the Ashby & Thruton
There are currently no / no other Ashby St Mary fundraising
activities or announcements concerning Ashby St Mary which
the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.
OTHER INTERESTS Ashby St Mary Cricket Club Details about the club, and
any other information provided by it, can be found on
the Handbook page.
When issued, a fixture list for the current season will
be found on the Handbook page.
For those interested, the Club has a Facebook page.
Ashby Broadband Speed Test In a bid by the parish council to assist the
Better Broadband campaign for rural Norfolk, Ashby residents
are asked to test their broadband download speed. Residents
undertook tests in 2015 - but we need more! If
you live in Ashby and are willing to help for the first
time (or to check your speed again) just carry out the
very simple test following steps 1 - 4.
1. Click on this website link http://www.speedtest.net/
(For consistency only this site is being
2. When the speedtest page opens, click only on 'Begin
Test'. (Suggestion - ignore any other messages inviting
you to do a computer check or other function) 3. Wait a minute or so until the short test has
finished. This will have occurred when you see the figures
stop measuring 'Downlaod' and 'Upload'.
4 Make a note of the 'Download' figure, the time you did
the test and email the details HERE
For your interest the last reported download speed test
figure achieved by a resident was 6.33
ASHBY HEATING OIL SYNDICATE Do
you use Domestic Heating Oil? If so, why not join the
Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate?
It’s free to join and you could make real savings.
· Your parish council has set up the Ashby Heating
· The Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate makes worthwhile
savings for residents after compiling a bulk order.
· It works! The syndicate’s bulk order regularly
saves 2 – 4p per litre over a typical 1000 litres
· Come and join the increasing number of residents
who have already benefited.
· This is a free parish service.
· Like to know more? Email email@example.com
for a fact-sheet.
- This is an Ashby St Mary Parish Council initiative
for serving the local community.
RECOMMENDED - A useful site that includes oil price trends
between one week and five years ago can be found HERE.
ASHBY HOMEWATCH / ASHBY WEBSITE UPDATE SERVICE
Ashby's Homewatch service is provided free and is available
to any resident.
For more information, please go to the HOMEWATCH page
on this website.
The Ashby Website Update service is also included as part
of its free service and is available to any Ashby resident.
If you know an Ashby resident who you think should join
this free information service, why not tell them about
All that is needed is for the recipient to email a few
The Parish Council's homewatch representative does the
rest - keeping residents informed when a Police Connect
alert message affecting our area has been received, when
our parish has been updated, plus occasional news of the
Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
Messages are usually issued once per month. For full details
look on the HOMEWATCH page.
This is a free parish service.
Contact the webmaster (click on the Contact Us tab near
the top of this page) for a fact-sheet.
This another Ashby St Mary initiative for serving the