Archive for Month: February 2015

  • HOCKERING COFFEE MORNING

    Spent pleasant morning at the Hockering Church Coffee morning in the village hall. Its good to meet and chat with neighbours and see a few villagers I did not recognise. Quite a few conversations and sharing remembrances of the 1940/50’s and of the day in Feb 1971 when we turned our back on over 100…

  • DID YOU KNOW

    That Breckland District Council Tax is the lowest district tax in the country………………. That a Band D property pays less that £65 for a full years service thats Planning, Bins, Benefits, Street Cleaning, Grass Cutting etc etc……… That for every £1 we charge you we return £7 in benefits and service – almost £420 for…

  • COUNCIL TAX FREEZE PLUS INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE

      NET RESULT OFTHE LAST FOUR CONSERVATIVE COUNCILS FINANCIAL PRUDENCE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL BOLDNESS Breckland Council today froze its Council Tax charge for another year and committed new support to help local communities looking to produce Neighbourhood Plans. “I’m proud that our residents already pay the lowest district council tax in the country and that, through…

  • BRISLEY – FIRST CANVASS IN VILLAGE

    Spent time in BRISLEY today Door to door through entire village with a leaflet at every house, I think. It was good to canvas with Bill Borrett and this was the first time we have been out together. We will bot visit all 15 villages in the new Upper Wensum Ward for Breckland in March…

  • BRECKLAND CORPORATE PLAN

    JUST PUBLISHED The Breckland Corporate Plan, Want to know what we are planning for the next four years then go to Breckland District Council  website www.breckland.gov.uk and find out how well be have done in the last four years and our new plans for the next. Copies will be available for those without internet connection

  • COUNCIL INVESTMENTS PAY OFF FOR LOCAL TAXPAYERS

    Breckland Council’s investments are helping to keep the council tax low, while allowing the council to support non-statutory services that benefit residents and local businesses. “I’m proud that our residents pay the lowest district council tax in the country and that through sound management of finances we are in position to propose another freeze for…

  • BRECKLAND LOOKING TO NEW CASH SUPPORT FOR LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS

    Breckland Council is considering new help for communities wanting to develop Neighbourhood Plans which give residents a greater say over the future of their local area.  Speaking in advance of this week’s Cabinet and Council meetings Council Leader Michael Wassell announced proposals for the new initiative to help local communities.  “Neighbourhood Plans are one of the…

  • LITTER PICKING IN THE WARD

    Spent part of today litter picking in the ward. Met a few new residents of LYNG. Parishioners had organised a litter pick in the village. Spent a few hours in good company and helped to clean up the community. Whilst in fact the village appeared quite clean its amazing just how much rubbish is blown…

  • SO YOU WANT TO BE A COUNCILLOR

    Taken from as short article in being a councillor – I was pleased to be asked to write about the District Level Being a District Councillor – I suppose people have many reasons for wanting to represent the community at District level. For me it was an extension of being a parish councillor. Sometimes of…

  • BETTER BROADBAND FOR NORFOLK INFORMATION SHEET

    In December 2012 Norfolk County Council and BT signed a deal that means more than 80% of Norfolk’s homes and businesses are expected to be able to access superfast broadband (24 Megabits per second plus) by the end of 2015. In addition to this, the Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme intends to make minimum…