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Mary in Norfolk.
not only the records of the Parish Council's proceedings,
but also more information about Ashby St Mary including its
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LATEST PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
(This replaces the update of 18th April 2018 - To view
previous updates, click HERE)
QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S IN THIS RELEASE:
- The draft minutes for the last meeting (17th May
2018) have been published - see below
- Ashby fundraisers - Pie & Ale evening, Friday
31st August - Harvest Supper, Saturday 13th October
- see below
- On 3rd June, in support of TAPP (Thurton &
Ashby Playground Project), parish councillors Robert
Todd and Mark Rolph, together with parish resident
Greg Kelly, took part in the Norwich 50, a 50 mile
cycle ride, in aid of funds towards the improvements
due to take place at our village playground. See
a report on the HISTORY page
- The local Women's Institute triumphed in a ten
pin bowling competetion - see below
- The next update is hoped to feature a new separate
page dedicated to Ashby St Mary Church
- Parish rainfall figures have been updated
Please take note of the REMINDERS
(if any) shown below the Latest News Section.
Parish Council meeting The next meeting is due to be held at the
Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY
2 AUGUST 2018 commencing at 7.30 p.m. The
draft agenda appears below and is therefore subject
to amendment. This meeting had to be re-arranged
from the previous date of 12th July 2018.
Parish Council Meeting Minutes The draft minutes of the last (17 May 2018)
meeting can be found in Latest Minutes on the
Ashby & Thurton Playgroup Project The following includes an abridged version
of the details in the August/September edition of
11Says. The last two months fundraising
has gone exceptionally well. The anticipated refurbishment
has been boosted by all the remaining funds (almost
£2000) of the long-disbanded Thurton and Ashby
Football Club. The Project's own stalls at the Thurton
Auto Jumble raised £195. This years local
Classic and Retro car meets at the George &
Dragon pub, organised by Appreciating Classics Ltd,
have so far raised £1100. The project has
been selected by Tesco in its 'Bags of Help' scheme
as one which could be awarded £4k, £2k
or £1k depending on the number of customer's
tokens cast in the Harford Bridge shop or surrounding
Express stores. The scheme ends at the end of August,
so please keep casting those tokens.
Not to be forgotten are the very generous donations
to the Ashby TAPPERS - your Ashby cycling team that
completed the Norwich 50 mile ridein June. Their
current donation total stands at a fanastic £517.75
(we were aiming for £300!). Known donors are
not only local but include Worthing and France!
Donations can still be made online until the 3rd
September at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ashbytappers.
Again, thanks to all those who supported the three
cyclists Greg Kelly, Mark Rolph and Robert Todd.
The total amount raised to date towards the Playground
Project stands close to £10,000.
Friday 31st August - Pie & Ale evening
from 7 to 9.30 p.m.
Archers pies, Adnams ale and Abba music - a triple
A event. Venue is Rectory Cottage next to Ashby
church.£10 per head. Vegetarian
option available strictly by advance contact with
Margaret 480135, Wendy 480170 or Eve 480962. Saturday 13th October - Harvest Supper
at 7 for 7.30 p.m.
The venue is Ashby St Mary & Thurton Village
Hall. £15 includes main course, dessert and
coffee. Bring your refreshments. Raffle. Limited
to 60 by ticket only from Margaret Burgess 480135
or Terry Kitt 480954.
All proceeds are towards church funds.
Messages from the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall
Management Committee - There
is now an up and running Facebook page for the Village
Future fundraisers are a Yule Disco in November
2018 (date TBA).
2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Village Hall,
so a fete is planned to include the community.
Victorious W.I. team
Thurton, Ashby & District W.I. won the 2018
W.I. ten pin bowling competition. The final took
place in May at Bowthorpe where they competed against
Horsford Afternoon W.I. for the coveted trophy.
The qualifying rounds saw both teams score very
well but in the final the occasion seemed to get
the better of all the competitors and their true
potential did not materialise. Despite the tension
of the final, Thurton and Ashby triumphed by just
a single pin. Such a close result must have made
for a fantastic night of excitement. Well done to
the Thurton,Ashby & District W.I. team of Janet
Byrne, Betty Catchpole, Monica Payne and Janet Reynolds.
100 Club winners
These are the winners since this page was last updated.
April - E. Smith; May - C. Powell; June - F/D Michleburgh;
July - the village hall won!
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ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
NEXT MEETING - Parish Council Meeting
at the Ashby St Mary & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY
2 AUGUST 2018 at 7.30 p.m.
D R A F T A G E N D A
2. Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 17th May 2018
4. Matters Arising from the minutes of 17th May 2018
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
9. Web Site
10. Neighbourhood Security and Heating Oil Syndicate
11. Public Consultation including reports from County
and District Councillors
12. Other Matters for future agendas and items for information
The Press and Public are warmly invited to attend
Parish Clerk: Jayne Casey
Parish Office: 1 Hill House, Mill Road, Ashby St Mary,
Norfolk NR14 7BN
Tel 01508 480162
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ashbystmary.org.uk
Meeting dates for 2018 -
11th January; 22nd March; 19th April (Annual Parish Meeting);17th
May; 2nd August (replacing 12th July); 13th September;
and 22nd November.
(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
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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)
- 2018 PARISH COUNCIL
- 11th January; 22nd March; 19th April (Annual Parish
Meeting); 17th May; 2nd August (replacing 12th July);
20th September; and 22nd November.
Unless otherwise stated, all Parish Council meetings take
place at Ashby & Thurton Village Hall commencing at
to show the location of the hall. Always check Latest
News for advice of meeting date/time changes.
- ASHBY ST MARY FUNDRAISERS Friday 31st August - Pie & Ale evening
from 7 to 9.30 p.m.
Archers pies, Adnams ale and Abba music - a triple A event.
Venue is Rectory Cottage next to Ashby church.£10 per head. Vegetarian option available
strictly by advance contact with Margaret 480135, Wendy
480170 or Eve 480962. Saturday 13th October - Harvest Supper
at 7 for 7.30 p.m.
The venue is Ashby & Thurton Village Hall. £15
includes main course, dessert and coffee. Bring your refreshments.
Raffle. Limited to 60 by ticket only from Margaret Burgess
480135 or Terry Kitt 480954.
All proceeds are towards church funds.
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 in July 2017 was 15.3 Mbps,
and Upload speed 1.0 Mbps.
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 handfl
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