District News - December 11
News from across West Norfolk
King’s Lynn Music Society - In spite of rain and wind on the night of the Music Society’s November meeting, there was a fair turnout for a performance by Jack Davies’ Flea Circus. The choice of “tunes” was so good and varied enough to please all. The titles alone were interesting and several composed by the talented leader. During the first half “All the night’s Adventures”, “3 Miniatures” and “I never saw a star so bright” by Davies with “Paso Del Fuego” by Gus Viseur and the 1st movement from “Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone” by Francis Poulenc arranged for the band’s instruments which, in combination, made for agreeable melody.
During the second part of the evening “Zapushalka” by Davies followed by “Sehr Gesangvoll” from Symphony No 1, Movement 4 by Gustav Mahler and “I’m a fool to Want You” (Herron/Sinatra/Wolf) then “Counting Foxes” another of Davies compositions, “The Angel of Death” by Hank Williams and “Tresses” by Davies. It was such a varied programme and, more came in an encore with “The Road, The Sky, The Moon” by Chris Batchelor.
Contact Wendy Peckham, The Old Smithy, The Green, Ashill
Parish Council – Highways information reported at the November meeting included the news that the surface of the pavement in Church Street will be repaired shortly, along with the entrance to the Community Centre. The clerk was asked to write to appeal against the decision not to provide a salt bin for Dunnetts Close.
Chairman Richard Leighton is to try to organise a working party of volunteers to help with the installation of the swings at the play area. It was reported that the remaining equipment is in good order and also that the wire netting along the side of the entrance to the Community Centre will be removed.
The 60 trees obtained to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have now been planted and the chairman expressed his thanks to all the volunteers who helped.
On behalf of the Wayland Partnership, Marcia Forsyth reported that a Christmas exhibition was to take place in December and that maths and English courses will be held in the New Year.
The police report showed there was one non-dwelling burglary in the village in October. It was suggested that perhaps the police would hold their street briefings at the monthly coffee mornings in the Community Centre.
Trees for the hedging at the burial ground will be ordered and planted shortly. Four allotments are vacant and available for rent and all other rents have now been paid for 2013.
Speedwatch is now carried out on a regular basis and it was felt it is having the desired effect of slowing down traffic through the village.
Following a request from the gardening club it was agreed to pay for replanting the tubs next year up to £50. It was suggested that perhaps the Gardening Club would like to come back to the Ashill Community Centre for half their meetings instead of holding them all in Holme Hale. A letter had been received from the Post Office stating they had not as yet found anyone to run a post office in Ashill.
The meeting was told an enforcement notice to leave the site behind the old garage in Swaffham Road has been issued. Two applications at The Limes and Cressingham Road had been turned down by Breckland Council. Following lengthy discussion it was agreed to keep the parish precept unchanged for 2013.I
Under any other business on the agenda it was agreed to look into funding for fencing for the new play equipment. The hedge along the Watton Road side of the allotments will be cut. Parishioners are to be asked not leave anything other than bottles and textiles at the bottle bank at the Community Centre.
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Weather for King's Lynn
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 6 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North west