Archive for Month: December 2014

  • DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING FOR PLANNING CONSULTATION

      Breckland residents have until 4pm on 9 January to give their views and help shape a document that will guide the growth and development of the district over the next 22 years. Since the ‘Issues and Options’ consultation was launched on 17 November, over 300 people have attended events to ask questions and give…

  • GOODWILL TO ALL MEN

    I hope you have all had a very happy Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year of 2015….. My Christmas has been both quiet and eventful. I have three daughters all with birthdays on the weeks leading to Christmas and we eventually had lunch/dinner with them all. Christmas day was at my Eldest…

  • LOOK BEFORE YOU BOOK IN THE FESTIVE SEASON

     If you’re planning to eat out at a local restaurant, pub or hotel over the festive season don’t just check out the menu, check out the food hygiene rating too. The results of a recent Food Standards Agency poll show that almost half (46%) of the UK public do not check food hygiene standards before eating…

  • BRECKLAND TAXI’S PUT UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

    The entire fleet of licensed taxis in Breckland has recently been put through its paces ahead of the Christmas and New Year period. Breckland Council’s Licensing Team has completed an inspection programme of 170 Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles to ensure they are fully roadworthy. Three vehicles were found to have defective tyres, which…

  • BRECKLAND COUNCIL TAX TO REMAIN LOWEST IN THE COUNTRY

    “Breckland has been managing its finances very carefully and local residents will be protected in the shape of a frozen council tax for the year ahead,” says Cllr Ellen Jolly, Breckland’s Executive Member for Finance. Following today’s announcement of a reduction in the grant Breckland receives from government for the year ahead, Cllr Jolly reiterated…

  • IMPROVED RECYCLING SERVICE HAS CHRISTMAS WRAPPED UP

    Christmas bin collection details included below We all know that the post-Christmas tidy up is ‘rubbish’, but residents are being encouraged not to ‘waste’ the chance to make the most of the improved recycling service over the festive period. This Christmas will be the first since the launch of the improved recycling service, which was…

  • SEASONAL GREETINGS

    Wishing you a Happy Christmas  and a Blessed NewYear Picture Hockering Wood – Spring 2014 Gordon and Jacqueline

  • PUBLIC PROTECTION

    Spent all day yesterday checking out and learning just how Breckland Council Officers  are protecting our communities. This is in my new role as Cabinet member for Public Protection and Democratic Services Morning in Swaffham learning how the Council checks air quality on a continual basis from electronic monitoring stations and from test filters scattered…

  • INTER-ACTIVE FUNDING

    Do you – or your group need small amounts of funding? Are you in the Dereham Partnership area? Can you bid for £1 – £1000 before about the end of January 2015? Details available very soon, contact me and I will get you application forms as soon as they become available If your project fall…

  • A DAY IN THE KITCHEN

    I really had forgotten how much I like cooking. After the morning service in North Tuddenham and a quick lunch I went for a walk round Park Lane ,Hockering, my local short walk, about 3/4 hour. then cooked dinner. Roast Pork plus trimmings, and excellent Elvedon sausages I bought at the A11 opening last week,…