Welcome to the official website of the Parish Council of Ashby
St Mary, Norfolk.
not only the records of the Parish Council's proceedings, but
also more information about Ashby St Mary including its features,
history and much more. The Council hopes visitors to this website
find it an interesting and informative experience.
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LATEST PARISH COUNCIL
replaces the previous update of 18 December 2014 - To
view previous updates, see below)
UPDATED in this release:
- Homewatch / Police alert message
- 2 Parish Council planning decisions - see correspondence
sent to SNDC on the MANAGEMENT page
- Anglian Water message and link to Watercare registration
service - see HANDBOOK page
- Village Hall Management Committee 100 Club latest
- Latest Ashby rainfall figures - find them on the
- Police advice on Cold Calling - see the HOMEWATCH
St Mary & Thurton Village Hall
Management Committee volunteers still urgently needed
- see below
Please take note of all the REMINDERS
shown below the Latest News Section
It is extremely sad to report that Roy Roebuck,
a pillar of Ashby's close-knit community, suddenly
and unexpectedly died on the morning of Wednesday
18th February. He will be very much missed by everyone
who knew him.
Roy's wife, Margaret, and his family, have the deepest
sympathy of all Ashby's residents. It is hoped a
tribute to Roy will be published on this website
in due course.
Parish Council meeting minutes
The draft minutes of the last parish council meetings
on Thursday 22nd January 2015 and 27th November
are now available to be viewed and can be found
via the link on the MANAGEMENT page.
Next Parish Council meeting
The next meeting is due to be held at the Ashby
& Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY 19
MARCH 2015 commencing at 7.45 p.m.
draft agenda is -
2. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2015
4. Matters Arising
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
9. Web Site
10. Neighbourhood Security
11. Public Consultation including reports from County
and District Councillors
12. Other Matters for future agendas and items for
13. Date of next meeting 23 April 2015 (Annual Parish
Parish Clerk: Linda Gray
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk
NR14 6LE Tel 07580 796044
DATES for 2014/15
22 January 2015 - 19 March 2015 - 23 April 2015
Annual Parish Meeting - 14 May 2015 - 2 July 2015
17 September 2015 - 19 November 2015
Homewatch / Police Alert
Of the recent messages received, only one has taken
place in Ashby St Mary or its surrounding parishes
A theft from a vehicle in White Heath Road, Bergh
Apton - Tools stolen from inside the cab of a JCB
between 18000hrs on 2nd February and 0515hrs on
3rd February 2015.
With lighter evenings and improving conditions for
gardening, recent police advice has focused on a
review of your shed and garden equipment security
is recommended. And although not learnt from the
police in the week on which they were reporting,
three burglaries occurred during the night of Thursday/Friday
5th/6th February at approx 4.15 am. at nearby Rockland.
A cottage near the broad had property stolen plus
boats nearby were rifled, at a bungalow on New Inn
Hill an attempt was made to break into a shed but
although door was jemmied the yale lock didn't give
way so nothing was stolen, plus one other burgulary
the details of which are unknown.
Following a spate of burglaries (in South Norfolk
but not near Ashby) the following police message
was received -
Inspector Carol Congreve said: This type of crime
is rare, especially in South Norfolk and we are
working hard to catch those responsible. Residents
can help reduce this type of crime by taking some
simple crime prevention measures. Crime
prevention advice from Norfolk Constabulary to improve
the security around your home includes:
- Always make sure your doors and windows are securely
closed and locked when leaving your home.
- If you are replacing or fitting new doors and
windows, get ones that are certified to British
Fit mortice locks to all front and back doors and
locks to all downstairs windows or windows which
are easy to reach.
- Fit and use window locks on all accessible windows
– both upstairs and downstairs.-
Keep your house and car keys safe and
away from doors and windows.
Consider getting timer delays fitted on inside lights
to make it look like you're at home
Consider installing security lighting on the outside
of your property, with movement sensors
Fit a burglar alarm, but make sure it is installed
by a company who is registered with SSAIB or NSI
- Keep your garage and garden shed locked with proper
security locks, and keep any tools secure, out of
sight and property marked.-
Trim back any plants or hedges that a burglar could
Make sure you have up-to-date insurance.
- Join a Home Watch scheme and make sure you inform
your insurance company of any security measures
you take as it might reduce your premiums.
are also reminded to call 101 if they see any people
or cars acting suspiciously in their community.
For more crime prevention tips, visit www.norfolk.police.uk
Anglian Water - Watercare registration service
Following the recent interuption of water services
to this area including Ashby, the following is part
of a written reply. Thanks to parishioner Maggie
Coe for this.
"In regard to the location of the bowsers,
we’ve now manually added this location to
our bowser polygon mapping, so we are aware of it
should it be needed in the future.
may not be aware that we have a self registration
service, known as our Watercare register where a
wide range of customers can apply, from nursing
mothers with children under the age of one to kidney
dialysis patients who have a dialysis machine at
home; customers who have sight or hearing difficulties
to those who are frail and elderly or classed as
disabled. Those customers on the Watercare register
were proactively contacted during the event and
offered bottled water delivered to their door due
to their circumstances. If you or a neighbour/relative
would like to register, further details can be found
on our website at https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/household/special-assistance/watercare/apply/
St Mary & Thurton Village Hall Management
Committee 100 Club
December winner - Julie Powell
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