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Mary in Norfolk. It provides
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
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and informative experience.
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PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
(This replaces the update of 28th June 2016 - To view
previous updates, click
QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S IN THIS RELEASE:
date of next parish council meeting and DRAFT agenda.
- state of the verges and soil on some roads in
Ashby - read the Parish Council's view and about
- see Gallery for words and pictures of Ashby's
July fundraising event.
county councillor Barry Stones latest update - see
the CONTACTS page.
- 50 Years of Disco Music event - Saturday 12th
November at the village hall - see below.
- the latest Ashby rainfall figures - see the HANDBOOK
- confirmed times and day the mobile library visits
- recent 100 Club winners (in aid of the Ashby &
Thurton Village Hall)
take note of the REMINDERS shown
below the Latest News Section.
Saturday 12th November - 50 Years of Disco Music
never too old to boogie!"
From 7 p.m. until late at the Ashby &
Thurton Village Hall
Starring local DJs of the past - back for one night
only! No bar so bring your own bottle (or 2).
Tickets £5 from Carol on 480089 or julie on
480036. In aid of village hall funds.
The draft minutes of the last (15 September
2016) parish council meeting can be found in Latest
Minutes on the MANAGEMENT
page when they have been issued.
Next Parish Council meeting
Please note - henceforth all
meeting start times have been amended to 7.30 p.m.
The next meeting is due to be held at the
Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY 17
NOVEMBER 2016 commencing at 7.30 p.m. The draft
agenda is below and is therefore subject to amendment.
Parish Council Acts - Verges and Road Silt In Ashby
Two requests for action were made to the Parish
Council recently. The first concerned one particular
road with overgrown hedges and verges leaving walkers
and cyclists with nowhere to wait off the highway
when a car approached. The Parish Council raised
the matter with the County Councillor, Barry Stone.
This was his reply concerning those points -
"Please find below the policy on hedge cutting
hedges and trees
In rural locations, roadside hedges and trees are
(almost always) the responsibility of the adjacent
land owner. The Wildlife and Countryside Act states
that is an offence to disturb nesting birds and
advises land owners to cut hedges outside the nesting
season (usually September to March I believe). This
creates a problem because hedges tend to grow most
rapidly in April and May so we get inundated with
reports at this time of year. The Highways Act 1980
Section 154 allows us to serve notice on a landowner
where an obstruction occurs although the Highways
Act doesn’t ‘trump’ the W&C
Act. We usually ask Parish Councils if they can
make the first approach to a hedge or tree owner
before involving Highways.
The statement on our website says:
Our rural grass cutting policy has recently changed
and we no longer always cut the full length of rural
verges; this means that only bends and visibility
splays will be cut during first cut countywide which
this year started on the 16 May and the programme
usually takes 4 weeks to complete. A second, and
final, cut will take place in July or August."
Around Ashby generally it was noted the July cut
was much improved and more thorough than the early
cut which some parishioners were particularly disappointed
second matter concerned a long-established problem
of silt and water being washed off fields during
heavy rain and flowing into neighbouring properties,
causing damage and inconvenience, and resulting
in either a hazardous quagmire or large heap of
sandy silt across the highway at a T-junction. The
Parish Council wrote to a representative of the
Norfolk County Council Highways department about
the issue. It is understood the landowner
has since been written to by NCC. Any further news
or action is awaited.
Mobile Library In Ashby
A reminder has been received from Norfolk Couty
Council about its mobile library. It
visits on a four week cycle stopping at Mill Common
NR14 7BW at 10 a.m. and Mill Road (near the village
sign) NR14 7BN at 1025 a.m. The next visit is on
14 October followed by 11 November etc.
When this subject of latest news is removed it will
be found in HANDBOOK.
Ashby & Thurton Village Hall
Management Committee 100 Club
June - J Looker July
- D Millward August
- The Women's Institute September
- F Stone
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ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
NEXT MEETING - At the Ashby St Mary & Thurton
Village Hall on THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2016
at 7.30 p.m.
DRAFT agenda is expected to be -
A G E N D A
Declarations of Pecuniary Interests
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 7th July 2016
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
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
The Press and Public are warmly invited to attend.
Clerk: Linda Gray
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk
NR14 6LE Tel 07580 796044
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ashbystmary.org.uk
(All Council Meeting Minutes are available to be accessed
from the Management
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 Clerk.)