The date of the next meeting is Friday 7th June 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Longham Village Hall
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It was nice to see some villagers at the meeting.
By now you should have received your Village Appraisal Questionnaire, so please take the time to fill it in and it can be returned to any member of the parish council. We will collate the information and take on board the requests and thoughts of the villager’s. The final document will help the Parish Council and other village organisations when they are seeking grants for projects in the village; I would like to thank you for your co-operation.
We discussed various highways matters, Mark Kiddle-Morris, our NCC representative, told the meeting that the highways team have been out to temporary fill in pot holes, when the weather is better they will be filled in properly.
Myself and Anne Kerry attended a training course for councillors which we both found very interesting. Parish Councils are an independent organisation, and are in a good position to put forward local views. We were told of some changes due to come in, to the powers and running of parish council’s, which were interesting. We were also encouraged to see some young people attended the course as new parish councillors.
We are hoping that Tarmac will give us the money put aside for the section 106 agreement on one of their applications, which we hope to use to buy additional play equipment.
The next meeting is on the 3rd May at 7pm and is the Parish Meeting; this is the meeting where you as villagers get your chance to tell us if the parish council are getting it right, which I hope we are, so it would be good to see you there.
Elections 2nd May
The Norfolk County Council elections take place on the 2nd May; please take this opportunity to use your vote. The polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm and the candidates for this ward are:
Longham Oil Syndicate
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Margaret Dye for organizing the oil syndicate. The syndicate started as an idea at a parish council meeting, Margaret volunteered to run the syndicate on behalf of the village, no easy task I can tell you. So can I please ask you, that when it’s time to order your oil, please ring Margaret with your orders, don’t wait for her to ring you and don’t expect her to keep ringing you with updates, Margaret doesn’t get re-imbursed for her phone costs. The oil company have been asked to contact you and let you know when they are going to make the delivery.
Chairman, Longham Parish Council
Friends and Neighbours Group
The first meeting took place this month and 12 people attended. While we enjoyed refreshments, we chatted and got to know one another, it was a very enjoyable afternoon. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th May at 2pm, why don’t you come along and join us, it would be good to see you, the group is for all young, old, male, or female, so if you’re at home with young children, come along we would love to see you, if your wife comes, why don’t you join her, there are other men who come to the meeting.
New Craft class
There is a new craft and quilting class in the Village Hall, Marion has started a 6 weeks course, showing the group different techniques and ways for doing many crafts. The first class proved to be a bit messy but great fun. If you’re interested contact Marion on 01360 687710.