Archive for Month: January 2014

  • DISCUSSION RE COUNCIL TAX GRANT

    Copy of letter sent to parish councils the question was about the distribution or not of a grant to parish and town councils. There is some confusion about the actual terms of a grant made to Breckland. The matter is not yet bottomed out so there may be more to come That was my understanding…

  • THE WEEK AHEAD

    Monday:- Planning Visioning meeting – a chance for Breckland Councillors to place ideas to the strategic planners for the next few years of planning policy in Breckland. Its all up for public consultations soon so start to formulate your ideas for your villages Tuesday:- Informal group to discuss proposed new boundaries Thursday:- Morning IDB from…

  • FOXLEY BELL SERVICE

    Dedication of Bells in FOXLEY parish church this afternoon. To enjoy the bells be there at 4.30, the service starts at 5.30 you can park in Chapel Road East. This is also the last service for the vicar David Head before he goes on to new challenges so I am sure you will be made…

  • BRECKLAND BOUNDARY CHANGES

    The Local Government Boundary Commission has at last published its draft plan for the re-ordering of Breckland Council Wards. Members of the council will be reduced from 54 members to 49, Our ward will be changed from a single member ward to a two member ward by combining Upper Wensum and Eynsford and adding the…

  • SCRUTINY TRAINING

    Scrutiny is where the members of a council examine the work of the executive and the way the the council is run. It also examines other bodies whose actions affect the lives of those who live in the area. Tomorrow I am at a training meeting at Broadland District Council for updates on how best…

  • Olympic legacy helps local women get fit

    Young women aged 18-25 are being offered the chance to boost their fitness and improve their health and wellbeing for just £10 with six-week gym courses starting soon at leisure centres in Breckland.  The courses planned for leisure centres in Thetford, Dereham, Swaffham and Attleborough start in February and are subsidised by Sport England’s £56m…

  • Countdown to the 2014 Breckland Book Festival

    Bigger and better than ever, with best-selling authors, storytelling evenings, live literature walks and a poetry competition, the Breckland Book Festival is back for a third year!  The Festival launch at Watton Library on Wednesday 26 February kicks off a month of literary and creative events.  Celebrated author and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize,…

  • BRECKLAND VOICE DISCONTINUED

    Last weeks Breckland Cabinet finally voted to close down Voice. The magazine, which cost about £40,00 per year, even in its new smaller form, had been the main means of letting the public know what was going on in the district, The decision was really made when the Could We Should We consultation took place…

  • BROADBAND ACCESS IN EYNSFORD WARD

    Residents of my Ward and Breckland will be aware of the move by Norfolk County Council and Central Government to roll out Broadband to the whole of the UK. In Norfolk we have a commitment to have a minimum of 2 megabits to every household by the end of 2015. As far as our villages…