Fulmodeston Parish Council serves the villages of Fulmodeston, Croxton and Barney
The North Norfolk villages of Fulmodeston, Croxton and Barney are not only united in one civil parish, but also work together as an involved community through the many clubs, organisations and churches that thrive in the rural farming landscape.
The stained glass for the Millenium in the Old School Hall by Nick Clarke with Margaret Haughton
FULMODESTON AND BARNEY PARISH COUNCIL
Councillors are summoned to attend a special meeting
to be held on 19th September 2017 at 7.30 p.m in the Old School Hall, Fulmodeston.
The meeting is open to the public.
- To receive apologies for absence, if any.
2 To Receive Declarations of Interest – interests should be declared by Councillors as soon as this was realised and the interest should be minuted.
- To discuss Planning Application PF/17/0862 in respect of an additional duck rearing unit and a new straw barn at Clipstone Farm, Clipstone, Fulmodeston
- J. Webb Parish Clerk Tel 01328 855046 14th August 2017
Newsletter August 2017
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Christ Church, Fulmodeston NR21 0LZ
The Choir of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Saturday, September 23rd at 5.00pm for one hour
Sunday, September 24th at 10.30am
Admission free, retiring collection for the church
We are very excited to be welcoming back the choir of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, our patron, for a weekend of music. The concert on September 23rd will comprise choral gems, both religious and secular, and entry is free with a retiring collection. This is the third visit of the choir and we know this will be a time of exquisite music making. Do join us for this, and also the sung Eucharist at 10.30am on Sunday 24th September with beautiful music enhancing worship and lifting the spirits.
More information from Stephen on 01328878364 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council : A Personal View : the first level of democratic government; apolitical.
The Parish Council can, and does, do many things –
- Planning applications – the PC is a statutory consultant on all planning applications made within the parish. Recent examples have been a barn conversion – supported; construction of duck rearing units – opposed; wind farm cabling – many concerns.
- Broadband – trying to get a better Broadband service throughout the parish.
- Mains Drainage – working with Anglian Water to provide an opportunity for properties to be connected to a new mains drainage system to replace septic tanks.
- Roads – meeting with and corresponding with Norfolk County Council Highways Department to reduce flooding, repair the roads and fill potholes.
- Playing Fields – providing funding for the maintenance of the playing fields in Barney and Fulmodeston.
- Rights of Way – communicating with landowners and NCC Rights of Way officers to ensure that paths are kept open and accessible for all.
- Traffic Management [Speeding] – in the past the PC has supported a Speedwatch scheme throughout the parish. This was discontinued because of lack of volunteers. A new SAM 2 speed measurement system in currently under consideration [see the PC Agenda for 24th July] – volunteers are needed.
- North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council – liaison with our elected District and County Councillors [who are usually in attendance at PC meetings].
- PC meetings – 6 meetings are held each year with agendas and Minutes placed on 3 parish noticeboards and on the parish website. The meetings are open to the public and an opportunity to speak and express views is always provided.
- Police – a police representative is always invited to attend meetings. Unfortunately there has been no police officer at our meetings for many months. The Police and Crime Commissioner tells me that this is due to the severe reductions in police numbers following budget cuts.
- Precept – the PC is financed by a precept set each year. The amount appears within, and is collected through, your annual council tax bill from the District Council. We are currently supporting a Wells Town Council initiative in trying to get the 5% second homes tax paid direct to parish and town councils rather than into the District and County general budget. Audited accounts are published annually.
- Property – the council owns 4 plots of land, all in Barney, which are let out by tender on a 3 year cycle. The PC also owns the 3 bus shelters and 3 noticeboards in the parish. The PC provides insurance for these assets. The PC financially supports the 2 parish newsletters.
- Clerk – the PC employs a part-time clerk to overlook the clerical and admin role of the council and to advise the councillors on procedure.
- Elections – parish councillors are elected every 4 years and are unpaid. Between elections casual vacancies may be filled by co-option. There are currently 6 councillors and 1 vacancy. In recent years no councillors have claimed any expenses, although they are perfectly entitled to. The PC elects a Chair and Vice-Chair annually from within the council. Details of all current councillors [parish, district and county] and the clerk are on all the noticeboards and on the website.
- The PC has certain powers in respect of burial grounds and cemeteries covered by Acts of Parliament from 1906 onwards.
- Grants – the PC can source grants for parish assets and give small grants to external organisations [e.g. Air Ambulance, Citizens Advice Bureau, etc]
Mike Marshall : July 2017