Recent News

  • More on New Town

    You might like to read the below article from the Guardian website. It was sent to me by a constituent Housing market If we value rural Britain, we can’t build houses all over it. Simon Jenkins Download directly from website MY COMMENTS BELOW I had not read the Guardian article, so thank you, but was aware…

  • My response to constituents letter

    Thank you for this. I have indeed read it with interest. As you will be aware I attend most of Billingford’s parish council meetings, I also from time to time meet with others from the village on matters of concern or note. I take seriously my remit as an elected member of Breckland to represent…

  • A RESPONSE ON THE ‘NEW TOWN’ FROM A PARISHIONER

    A response to the proposed new town from someone who will be directly affected as his home street will be bounded on three sides by the development You will be able to see my reply in my next Blog “I write as someone who attended the Parish Council meeting as a member of the public,…

  • Breckland Council still supporting your community

    It has been announced that £1.5m is be invested in community projects by Breckland Council. The funding will help improve local leisure facilities, boost small businesses, and help people into higher paid employment. Tremendous news that a district council is spending money within the community

  • NEW TOWN

    Report on the proposed New Town, This is primarily to the six villages who attended the meeting on Wednesday evening in North Elmham. Two of which I have represented for 16 years , three for 4 years and one who is affected but from another Breckland Ward, I have therefore copied those members into this…

  • Meeting the Prime Minister and Brexit

    For those of us in the ‘sticks’ it is not so often that we get to say Hello to a prime minister, so it was a real pleasure to meet her on Thursday and to hear her views on particularly Brexit. Which is, lets face it, the biggest issue of the age at the moment.…

  • Gressenhall Apple Day

    Very pleasant day with perfect weather for the visit to Apple Day and Gressenhall Museum. Not so many trade and charity stalls this year I thought, and an awfully frustrating queue to get in, especially as we are members so have a ticket already, at last a young lady took charge and opened a ticket…

  • Shop Local…..Two

    My word what a lot of excitement a simple reply on Facebook to a lamentation about lack of shops in Dereham (and indeed other rural market town centres).  I have been praised and abused, and nearly everyone has an opinion. Some do not care, one person said to me “I do not shop in small…

  • Shop Local

    Picked up from a Dereham Facebook page today sadness at yet another unit being taken over by a charity.  See my comments below I am more that saddened that we have another charity shop opening in the town. But the fact that it is, is really down to all of us who do not shop…

  • The Birds Are Back

    Funny old year for birds as I have said before, but today we have back in the garden Blue Tits, been away for 3/4 months Hedge Sparrow / Collared Dove / Robin / Wren – all been away for 3/4 weeks It is good to get them back. Afew weeks ago I saw a Grey…