A place for all notes about official council meetings. Normally split into Agendas and Minutes

Parish Council Minutes from meeting held on December 4th 2017

FULMODESTON PC – Minutes 4-12-17


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Parish Council Meeting Agenda 4th December 2017

Fulmodeston PC Agenda – 4-12-17

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Parish Council Meeting Minutes – October 2nd 2017

FULMODESTON PC – Minutes 2-10-17

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Parish Council Notices and Statements

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FPC Expenditure to 31:03:17

Annual Governance Statement 2016:7

Annual Return Audit PC

Fulmodeston Parish Counci1 – Bank Rec 2017

Fulmodeston Parish Council – Variances explanation 2016-2017

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, July 24th 2017

FULMODESTON PC – Minutes 24-7-17

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CANCELLED Parish Council Meeting – 19th September at 7.30pm

NB This meeting has now been cancelled



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.




  1. 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



  1. J. Webb   Parish Clerk             Tel 01328 855046     14th August 2017




A View on the Working of the Parish Council

Parish Council : A Personal View : the first level of democratic government; apolitical.

The Parish Council can, and does, do many things –

  1. 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.
  2. Broadband – trying to get a better Broadband service throughout the parish.
  3. 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.
  4. Roads – meeting with and corresponding with Norfolk County Council Highways Department to reduce flooding, repair the roads and fill potholes.
  5. Playing Fields – providing funding for the maintenance of the playing fields in Barney and Fulmodeston.
  6. Rights of Way – communicating with landowners and NCC Rights of Way officers to ensure that paths are kept open and accessible for all.
  7. 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.
  8. North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council – liaison with our elected District and County Councillors [who are usually in attendance at PC meetings].
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. The PC has certain powers in respect of burial grounds and cemeteries covered by Acts of Parliament from 1906 onwards.
  16. 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


Parish Council Meeting Agenda for July 24th 2017

Fulmodeston PC Agenda – 24-7-17

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Parish Council Account 2017 – Notice



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Parish Council Draft Minutes 22nd May 2017

FULMODESTON PC – Minutes 22-5-17 ( Annual Parish Council meeting – AGM)

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