News (July, 2013)

 New from the Council (July 2013).  Published in the Parishioner Magazine



Street Furniture
As you know, Councillors are aware of the state of litter bins, dog waste bins, grit bins and benches in the village.  The limited amounts of money available currently have been diverted to make it possible to remedy the situation quickly. Some new bins are being provided; others are being refurbished or replaced.

And as sales progress at The Maltings development over the next few years, the Council will receive additional funding through a scheme called Section 106. Priorities for spending these funds will be decided in preparation for this and may include more benches, and a bus shelter (for the Loddon Road) will be considered as these funds are released.

The Annual Parish Meeting was held at the Village Hall on 20th May and attended by Councillors and seven members of the public, and the business conducted included the Chair and the separate Chairs of the advisory working parties reporting on activities throughout the year. Public participation saw a number of enquiries responded to by Councillors through the Chair.

This was followed by the Annual Parish Council Meeting with 2 members of the public in attendance. Statutory business included the appointment of Chair and authorisation of the financial returns. With no other Councillors nominated, Councillors Green and Weston agreed to continue in their capacities as Chair and vice Chair for a further year. Draft minutes of both meetings are displayed in the Post Office and are posted on the Council’s web site or alternatively available from the Clerk, John Smith on Tel: 01986 892235, Email: [email protected]

Our next meeting scheduled meeting is Monday 15th July. Please come!

The Council gets things done through using working parties. There are working parties for Planning & Highways; Maintenance and Environment; and Local Development & Community Planning. This ways of working ensures that Councillors now have specific and focussed responsibilities. Again more details are available from the web site, by contacting the Clerk, or from the Council Notice Board outside the Post Office.

 Julian Green
Chair, Ditchingham Parish Council


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