Beighton Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Beighton Parish Council, incorporating Moulton St Mary.

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council elections take place on Thursday, 7th May. All the current parish councillors cease to be councillors on Monday, 11th May.  Some of the current councillors may decide to put themselves forward again for election. Some may not.

Would you like to stand for election? Are you  interested in parish matters and would you like to find out more? Would you like to be part of the decision making body for areas of Beighton and Moulton St Mary, commenting on local planning applications, deciding on grants for local groups, helping with community projects and generally making the villages an even better place to live, work and visit?  The Parish Council is currently working on designing new village signs for each village.

There are 7 spaces on the Parish Council. If 7 or fewer people put themselves forward then everyone will automatically be “elected” on to the Council, without an election. If more than 7 people stand for election, then there will be a vote on 7th May.

Parish councillors are unpaid volunteers.  Training is available. Parish Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month,  so you would need to be able to attend most of these evening meetings.

You need to be 18 or over and live or work in Beighton or Moulton St Mary to be a councillor, and you must be a British subject or an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union.

Nomination forms will be available shortly and need to be delivered to Broadland District Council by 4pm on Thursday, 9th April.  If you are interested in finding out more, speak to one of the current parish councillors, or the clerk on 01493 751070 or email : Paulinejames@aol.com

 

Tots2Teens Holiday Activities

Tots2Teens Holiday Activities

Do you have children who are aged between 5 and 16? If so, Tots2Teens holiday activity sessions run by Broadland District Council could be for you. Multiple sessions are run daily during all school holidays and include a wide range of activities including art, cookery, sports, wildlife activities and specialised sessions for older children.  All sessions take place at schools and village halls around Broadland, from Aylsham to Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew to Acle offering young people the opportunity to try something different and make new friends. To become a member of Tots2Teens and receive our e-brochure before each school holiday, please telephone us on 01603 430525 to register your families details.

 

Booking lines for our February half term holiday sessions are now open, members can see what’s on and make bookings online at www.broadland.gov.uk/t2t or by calling a member of the Tots2Teens team on 01603 430525. 50% discounts are available for families claiming council tax or housing benefit from Broadland District Council. To keep up to date with all the Tots2Teens news, please like us on facebook- www.facebook.com/bdctots2teens

Upton Horticultural Society

Upton Horticultural Society starts its 2015 season on Tuesday, 10th February at 7.45 pm at Upton Village Hall with a talk on Snowdrops.

Membership is £7.50 for the year or you can pay £2.50 for one meeting. Ring John Harriss on 01493 751057 for more details of just turn up on the night.

10th Feb      Snowdrops

10th March  Harbingers of Spring

14th April     Workers, Wellingtons and Wheelbarrows

12th May       Unusual edibles

9th June        The Lake District and its Wildlife

14th July       Garden Bugs; cohabit, conserve or control

11th August   A Year in a Florist Shop

8th Sept        The Story of Henstead Exotic Garden

13th Oct         Highlights of Chelsea and Hampton Court Shows

10th Nov        Sweet Peas

8th Dec           Annual Meeting and Social Evening

Budget for 15-16

The councillors set the budget for 15-16 at the meeting on 13th January. The precept (the amount collected by Broadland District Council for the village via your council tax bills) was set at £5,588 for the year, which works out at an average of £33.26 for a Band D house, for the year, or £2.77 per month.

2015-16 Budget

BADCOG talks

Blofield and District Conservation Group (BADCOG)

1. Talk on the Work of the How Hill Trust by Simon Partridge – 13th February

2. Talk on Work Being Undertaken on the Bure by Mark Webster from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust – 13th March

Both talks at 7.30 pm at the School Room of the Methodist Chapel, Chapel Road, Lingwood

Next blood donor session 21st January

Acle Recreation Centre from 13.00 to 15.15 and 16.45 to 19.00
Ring 0300 123 23 23 to book

Becoming a district councillor

Are you interested in becoming a district councillor at the forthcoming elections in May?

Broadland District Council is putting on an information session on Thursday, 29th January at 7.00pm

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Acle Village Cinema

The next Acle Village Cinema films are as follows.

Saturday 17th Jan 2.30pm and 7.30pm – Magic in the Moonlight

Set in the 1920s, arrogant Magician (Colin Firth) has widespread acclaim but despises spiritualists who claim to do magic. He travels to the Cote D’Azure to meet a young medium (Emma Stone) and is surprised to see that her talents may be real.

Saturday 14th Feb 2.30pm and 7.30pm – What we did on our Holidays (a comedy written by the makers of “Outnumbered”).

Doug (David Tennant) and his wife and children travel to Scotland for his father’s (Billy Connolly) birthday. They try to show unity as they don’t want it to be known (by the Billy Connolly character) that there are huge cracks in their marriage, however children being children aren’t very good at keeping up the pretence.

Both Daytime & Evening performances are £5 (no concessions) payable on the door, at Acle Recreation Centre

Survey re funding for policing

Norfolk’s PCC Stephen Bett will soon have to decide whether to increase or freeze the policing element of Council Tax – and he wants to know what you think.  

It is very clear that the financial position remains bleak. It is also clear austerity will be with us until at least 2020 and the Government shows no sign of protecting policing.
While we work with less and less, demand on policing continues to increase and change.

The challenge of tackling cybercrime is a prime example of where we have to respond to a modern threat and that response comes at considerable cost.
There is also unprecedented demand in areas such as rape, serious sexual offences and child sexual exploitation as people feel more confident to come forward. In order to do right by the victims, both in terms of investigation and in providing support, we have to have the resource.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has said Norfolk Police has done an outstanding job in managing its efficiencies to this point, but there is much more to do.
The Chief Constable has already spelled out the savings that will have to be made even if we do increase the Council Tax. We will inevitably see a reduction in the number of police officers and PCSOs.
Before I make any decisions on whether to raise the precept, I want to hear your views.
Please take the time to have your say via my short online survey or by coming along to one of two public consultation events planned for later in the month.
Stephen Bett – Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk
Details of January’s consultation events:

Hear from your PCC and Chief Constable about the funding challenge and their priorities for the coming year:
Monday 19 January 2015, 6.30pm start

The Council Chamber, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2SF.

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 12 noon start

The Assembly Room, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn PE30 5DQ

If you have any specific requirements to enable you to take part in one of these meetings, please get in touch with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk by telephone on (01953) 424455 or by email to opccn@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.
To register a question to be answered at one of the public meetings, please email opccn@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

Agenda for 13th January 2015

13th January 2015