Archive for Month: February 2014

  • WHY I AM SOMETIMES SILENT

    It was suggested to me this morning on twitter that conservative members on Breckland had little to say, Well I cannot speak for others but I would like to say why I often say less in the Full Council meeting than I might,  I am sure many would answer in a similar way 1/ I…

  • CONGRATULATIONS BRECKLAND MEMBERS

    In the ten years I have been a Breckland Councillor I have always promoted Member Training. It has now been confirmed that Breckland Councillors are among the best trained in the country.If I may congratulate myself along with others I do so Breckland’s councillors have been recognised as some of the best-trained and skilled in…

  • PARISH GRANT ALLOCATION

    Further to earlier posts the Parish Grant Allocation for Eynsford Ward for 2014/2015 will be Bawdeswell         £1,100.57 Bylaugh                 £0.00 Foxley                    £415.55 Lyng                        £607,84…

  • BRECKLAND COUNCIL TAX – – EYNSFORD WARD

    Hi All, This morning Breckland Council approved that tax rates for 2014/2015 to be as follows for our Ward 1/ The District Council tax will be frozen at £69.03 Band D 2/ County Council will be £1145.07 and Police at £204.75 again at Band D 3/ The villages will be Bawdeswell £68.18, Bylaugh £0.00, Foxley…

  • DISTRICT COUNCIL TAX – AS PROMISED

    Parish councils will be aware from recent press stories that Breckland Council is paying out a government grant of some £305,000 to parish and town councils in the district. This announcement came after previously saying that it would not be able to do so. I personally apologise to the parishes I represent for  stating it…

  • IT COULD HAPPEN HERE

    As a district councillor for a ward where parts are liable to flood I have sat as a community representative on one of the Norfolk Internal Drainage Boards for over ten years, and it is in that capacity that I have attended many meetings in London and Peterborough where successive Ministers of State and the…

  • LETTER TO EDP 10/02/2014

    Can I say I am totally in agreement with Michael Baker in his assessment of the situation with our membership of the EU. (EDP Feb 6th) In the run up to our entry to the Common Market in 1973, the nation was totally misled by both the Labour (Harold Wilson) and Conservative (Edward Heath) party…

  • OPEN LETTER TO EYNSFORD WARD

    This is a letter sent to the parish chairmen and clerks in my Breckland Ward Hi All, Further to my earlier emails plus recent letter’s in the press etc on this matter.  I am as surprised as you are to learn that the information I was given as an Breckland Councillor on this matter was…

  • WHO CARES 2

    Went to the Who Cares, this looks an excellent initiative for the church’s to interact with the community. Its also a good thing for councils and other community bodies to support and I will be promoting it as  time goes on. Next big advance will be the all day meeting in March know more then…

  • WHO CARES

    Who Cares is the title of a Christian initiative for reaching out into the community and connecting with the problems of ‘real people’ As someone who has really hit the wall in the past and worked my way out of it – with a bit of help – I am pleased to be going along…