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Newsletter June 2021
Thurlton Parish Council
Having to carry out virtual meetings which seems like forever, we had our first face to face meeting at the Village Hall on the 14th June. Dean Harrison was co-opted and welcomed into one of the vacancies for Councillors. We have an interested party for the second co-opt placement which we hope will come to fruition in July. However, Cllr. Steve Marriage has reluctantly resigned from Council due to additional work pressure in his day job. We thank Steve for his presence and input that he has actively brought to our meetings. This now leaves us with another vacancy. We are interested in anyone, living within a three mile radius of the village, who is interested in what the Parish Council do for the community. No obligation but just contact myself or a Councillor for an informal chat.
Unfortunately, the village has seen an increase of crime and bad behaviour of late. We have been in contact with the Police and are pushing for more police presence in the Village. Thurlton has a very strong community spirit and we therefore ask all to be mindful and look out for each other. We also request that parents speak to their children and young adults regarding respect to others property and feelings.
On a brighter note we hope many will make use of the new bench that has been installed near the adult gym equipment on the playing field in memory of Chris Cook. Heather Longman raised sufficient funds on the sale of items belonging to Chris and a Parish Council work group installed. A plaque will be put on shortly.
Thurlton Parish Clerk
Date of Annual Parish Council Meeting 2021
The current government emergency legislation permitting council meetings to be held virtually, expires on the 7th May (ahead of the planned Annual Parish Council Meeting on the 10th May) and will not being extended by the government
Therefore, the meeting has been rescheduled to the 5th May 2021 to enable it to be held virtually in line with current Covid-19 guidelines.
The Annual Parish Council meeting is a legal requirement (it MUST be held in May) during which the Chair and other officers will be elected/confirmed in post. This will be immediately followed by a short Parish Council meeting to deal with any Cheques & Planning matters
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7:30pm virtually by Zoom.
Please direct any queries to our Parish Clerk
Newsletter during Covid
Newsletters during Covid
At the end of 2019, the Parish Council decided to publish its newsletter directly in the monthly “Raveningham Magazine”, due to Covid this magazine is not currently being produced and distributed.
Once the situation changes we will restart our newsletter production. In the meantime any important notices will be displayed on the Parish Council noticeboard (opposite the village shop) and this website
Thurlton Parish Council
October 2019 – Newsletter
News From Thurlton Parish Council
Many thanks to all of you who have cut back and trimmed your hedges which border the pavements and roads within the village. It is much appreciated and makes the village safer for both pedestrians and drivers.
The Blacksmith Gardens development is now nearing completion and houses are already starting to be occupied. The Parish Council extends a warm welcome to all of its residents and especially to those who may be new to the village. If you need any information about the village, its amenities, associations or clubs please feel free to contact the parish clerk or any of the parish councillors whose contact details can be found on the parish noticeboard opposite the village shop.
Christmas is nearly here…well if not the actual day then certainly the Christmas Music Quiz. You can start to get into the spirit on Monday 18 November at 8.00pm in The Queen’s Head with some festive music questions with all proceeds going to local charities.
We didn’t mention dog poo last month and the only reason for mentioning it this month is because our streets remain pretty much dog poo free…we hope that all dog owners will carry on the good work.
Finally, a thank you to Richard Attoe and his builders for the repairs to the brick plinth of the village sign.
September 2019 – Newsletter
News From Thurlton Parish Council
Good news regarding the polling station. Both the Parish Council and South Norfolk Council’s Electoral Services supported the use of the village hall as a polling station to avoid Thurlton parishioners having to travel to Haddiscoe to vote. This recommendation was accepted by the Electoral Arrangements Review Committee on September 4 and should be implemented in time for the next election.
The various changes in parish clerk personnel coupled with a number of technical issues have meant that the parish website – thurlton.norfolkparishes.gov.uk – has not been updated this year with details of agendae, minutes, councillors and financial statements. We have now resolved the technical problems and will be looking to upload all the relevant documents in the near future. Current copies of the agenda and minutes of the parish council meetings are always posted on the council noticeboard opposite the village shop.
Further technical issues also caused problems for the council’s email address but we are pleased to report that our email address of [email protected] is now fully operational. You can contact our parish clerk, Gill Crossland, on this email address or by phoning her on 07795 102946.
Although there has been limited progress on the repair of the village sign and its brick plinth, the work is still scheduled to be completed later this year thanks to the generosity of Richard Attoe and his builders.
The Norton, Thurlton and Thorpe Good Neighbour Scheme has now been operational for seven years and we would like to place on record our appreciation of the hard work by all the volunteers. The scheme is much valued and is holding its AGM on October 21 @ 2pm in Norton Chapel when you can find out about its activities and how it might be able to help you…if you need a lift to the chapel you can always call the Good Neighbour Scheme on 075555 16188.
And finally…for our much loved and respected former parish clerk, Chris Cook, the Parish Council has placed a plaque on the bench in the grounds at the top of Links Way in memory of both Chris and his wife, Anne.
August 2019 – Newsletter
News From Thurlton Parish Council
Parishioners from Thurlton may have noticed that there was no separate Parish Newsletter insert in the last Rav Mag. The Parish Council took the decision to stop the insert because of the cost involved in its printing and photocopying and the time involved in folding and inserting it and so from now on we will have our own page in the Rav Mag. Apologies for not giving any earlier notice about this.
Although many of you will know already it is with great sadness that we have to tell you of the sudden death of Chris Cook, our much loved and respected Parish Clerk for over 22 years. Chris was very much “Mr.Thurlton” because in addition to his clerk role he had been actively involved in the Allotment Association, The Horticultural Club, The Bowls Club, The Village Hall, The Community Shop and countless working parties and litter picks. His funeral took place in early July and it was standing room only at the service, an indication of his popularity. The service naturally included a selection of his awful jokes and we left the service, at the request of Chris, to the strains of “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”.
We are pleased to announce that Gill Crossland has been appointed as our new Parish Clerk. Her contact details are :-
address: 11 Hampton Avenue, NR14 6RH
email: [email protected]
telephone: 07795 102946
The contact details for all the Parish, District and County Councillors and the Parish Clerk can be found on the parish notice board opposite the village shop.
After the recent elections we received many complaints from parishioners that they had to go to Haddiscoe to vote as Norton Chapel was no longer in our ward. We are pleased to tell you that South Norfolk Council is undertaking a review of polling stations and is recommending that the Village Hall is used in future. We will keep you posted on this development.
Can we remind everyone who has a hedge that borders on to a pavement to keep it cut so that those with pushchairs or those on mobility scooters are not forced in to the road. If your hedge borders on to a road then this should also be kept trimmed.
And finally…dog poo…well it wouldn’t be a newsletter without this topic. We recently arranged to clear the footpath that runs behind the school from Low Road to Church Road. The contractor reported that there was a large amount of dog poo on the path. Dog poo is a major health hazard especially for young children which makes the fouling of this footpath even more disturbing. Please make sure that you dispose of dog poo responsibly.