District News - Feb 22
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Parish council – The council has had a busy start to 2013. It met on January 21 to set its budget and precept for 2013/2014.
Members agreed a budget which would see no increase in the precept but heard that, due to changes in the way in which council tax was being calculated and collected, this would actually mean a 2.59% increase being passed on to some residents.
At the council’s allotment committee meeting the following week, members discussed introducing a Best Kept Allotment competition to encourage tenants to keep their plots in a good condition.
Several vacant plots were discussed and it was agreed to clear these and split the larger plots before re-letting them.
The attending garden allotment tenants also heard that the water supply would be supplemented before the growing season started, with the relocation and addition of taps. It was also agreed that a barrier of some sort should be installed to prevent unauthorised vehicles accessing the site.
The council’s newsletter committee met on February 1 to plan the next edition of the Community Magazine. The deadline for contributions is February 22 and residents are encouraged to send in information or request articles by contacting the clerk on the number below.
At the full council meeting on February 4, councillors heard that £1 million of grants was available from Norfolk County Council for small highways improvements.
Up to 75 per cent of any successful scheme would be funded and members discussed the possibility of replacing the parish’s old streetlights with new, energy efficient LED lights.
Although the cost would be significant, the meeting heard that the lights would pay for themselves within ten years and there would be a significant reduction in maintenance costs in addition.
The possibility of using this funding to build a footpath at the junction of Lowside and Small Lode is also being investigated.
There was a discussion about repairing the railings along the river on Town Street.
These had been damaged in two separate areas where traffic accidents had occurred.
The council discussed asking Norfolk County Council to install a safety barrier at the junction with Pious Drove, where there are frequent accidents and to install reflector posts along the stretch of road from Outwell to the Pious Drove junction to improve safety generally along this stretch.
The next meeting of the council is scheduled for Monday, March 4 at 7.30pm in Three Holes village hall and public are welcome. There will be an opportunity for residents to address the council during the meeting and councillors can be contacted, in confidence, at any time. Any queries or concerns should be addressed to the clerk either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01945 774272.
More information on the village and council activities/councillors can be found at www.upwellpc.co.uk.
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Contact: Carole Pickett
Women’s Institute –President Pat Bishop welcomed members to the February meeting and presented birthday pot plants to Pauline Elmslie and Marjorie Chivers
Due to the bad weather the meal at the Victory Pub was postponed from January and rearranged for March 8. Arrangements were made for a Caribbean evening a meal and musical entertainment on Friday, April 26.
Other local WIs and guests have been invited.
The WI is buying six WI promotional ribbon sashes as advertised by National WI
Members are joining St Germans WI for a fun quiz evening and Terrington WI open members’ evening. Members have collected items for The Purfleet trust in Lynn and two car loads will be delivered during February
Pat Bishop organised a beetle drive. Winners were Cynthia Howlett Pauline Elmslie and Gwen Pooley. Monthly competition winners were: Clothes peg doll – 1 Joan McCusker, 2 Kathy Knight, 3 Diane Skipper; picture or photo of dancers – 1 Pauline Elmslie, 2 Pat Bishop.
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Contact: Miss D. Diggle
32 Orchard Way PE14 7TD
Burman House – The monthly service was conducted by Angela Bishop who also led prayers, read the lesson and played a selection of music on the keyboard. She was welcomed and thanked by Graham Beeken.
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