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Mary in Norfolk.
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but also more information about Ashby St Mary including its
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LATEST PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
(This replaces the update of 17th August 2017 - To view
previous updates, click HERE)
QUICK LOOK AT WHAT'S IN THIS RELEASE:
- The parish council extends its very grateful thanks
to its retiring clerk, Linda Gray for her years
of work and dedication during her term of office
and wishes her well for the future. A very
warm welcome to the council's new clerk, Jill Bachus,
whose appointment is expected to take place at the
forthcoming parish council meeting - see the agenda
- For the survey results of Ashby residents regarding
the ongoing proposed Boundary Review, see below.
This proposal effectively seeks to merge parishes
- The draft minutes for the last meeting (13th July
2017) have been published - see below
- A casual vacancy still exists for a parish councillor
- see on the HANDBOOK page or HERE
- News from the Village Hall Management Committee
- see below
- Parish rainfall figures have been updated
Please take note of the REMINDERS
(if any) shown below the Latest News Section.
Proposed Boundary Changes aka "Community Governance
Review" From the South Norfolk Electoral Services
- 01508 533795)
South Norfolk Council are undertaking a Community
Governance Review across the district. Following
the first phase of consultation, recommendations
have now been published. These can be viewed on
Today (1st September)
we opened the second consultation phase whereby
residents, Community Groups and Parish Councils
are welcomed to submit comments on these recommendations.
This second consultation period will be
open until 27 October 2017. Submissions
can be made following this link http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Parish/
Alternatively submissions can be made in response
to this email or in writing to: Electoral Services
Department, South Norfolk Council, Cygent Court,
Long Stratton, NR15 2XE.
ongoing proposed Boundary Review effectively seeks
to merge parishes. Your parish council undertook
a survey of all Ashby households to seek the views
of its parishioners. These would be submitted to
our district councillor to ensure the views of Ashby
parishioners and their parish council were made
known and taken into account. Parishioners
may wish to make their own more detailed views known
to South Norfolk District Council.
Ashby St Mary Survey of
views of Parishioners on Boundary Changes
Total number of properties in Ashby St Mary……………122
Properties where residents had recently moved
( who felt they were unable to give an opinion.)
Properties where parishioners were in hospital…………..…2
Properties surveyed ……………………………………….116
This represents 68.97% of the properties surveyed.
agreed that Ashby St Mary should remain
represents 91.25% of the responses to the
62.90% of the properties surveyed.
Properties who did not want Ashby St Mary
to remain independent………7
represents 8.75% of the responses to the survey
6.07% of the total properties surveyed.
responses were lower than normal for Ashby,
as in the past we have a response to surveys
in excess of 90%. This may
be because the survey was carried out during
the Holiday period.
It is plain from the results that the village
wishes to remain independent and in its present
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 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
100 Club winners for Aug and Sept are:-
August 61 Audrey Chapman - September 53 Chris Ros
Limbach. Tesco Bags Of Help The Management Committee was awarded £2,000
for the Tesco Bags of Help. The Committee wishes
to thank all those who voted for us in the Tesco
Stores and that it will be spending the funds on
updating kitchen items.
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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.
C O N F I R M E D A G E N D A
2. Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interest
3. Appoint Parish Clerk
4. Minutes of the meeting held on 13th July 2017
5. Matters Arising from the minutes of 13th July 2017
6. Correspondence - tabled separately
7. Finance – tabled separately
8. Planning Applications – tabled separately
9. Village Boundary Review
10. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
11. Web Site – Transparency Code
12. Neighbourhood Security and Heating Oil Syndicate
13. Public Consultation including reports from County
and District Councillors
14. Other Matters for future agendas and items for information
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