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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 NEWS
replaces the previous update of 5 October 2013 - To
view previous updates, see below)
UPDATED in this release:
- Agenda (confirmed) for the next Parish Council
meeting. Also the Correspondence, Finance and Planning
schedule plus the draft Parish 2013-14 budget document
can be accessed - see MANAGEMENT page.
- Update on the Local Plan development
- Collection for village sign maintenance
- Ashby rainfall for October - see HANDBOOK page
- Oil Syndicate alert. Members' minimum order now
has now had to be amended, apparently due to a requirement
of the 'Weights and Measures Act'. For information
and more details about your local Syndicate, see
- Interested in finding out more about Bergh Apton
Mystery Plays scheduled for 2014? See below.
Please take note of the REMINDERS shown below the
Latest News Section
next Parish Council meeting is due to be held on
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER commencing
at 7.45 p.m.
The confirmed agenda for the meeting is -
Declaration of Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2013
4. Matters Arising
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Village Sign Maintenance Update
7. Councillor Vacancy
8. Finance – tabled separately
a. Budget Forecast
c. Appoint Internal Auditor
d. Half Year Accounts and
Controls and Checks
9. Planning Applications – tabled separately
- Complaint re Mill Common
- Local Plan site specific
10. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
11. Web Site
12. Neighbourhood Security – Cold Calling
13. Public Consultation including reports from County
and District Councillors
14. Other Matters for future agendas and items for
15. Date of next meeting 23
Local Plan Update
most recent communication to reach the Parish Council
(November) from South Norfolk District Council shows
the map of Thurton and Ashby no longer has a site
highlighted for allocation, confirmed by the statement
within it that “no sites have been allocated
for development due to a lack of sites
that are both suitable for development and deliverable
within the Plan period”. This is the confirmation
that no sites have been allocated in Ashby or Thurton
under the Local Plan for Development. The
previously proposed Mill Common housing development
is not proceeding.
To see the full statement by South Norfolk Distruict
Council click HERE.
Ashby St Mary Village Sign - Maintenance
The Village Sign Maintenance Fund collection has
been deemed a success. Donations collected amounted
to a figure in excess of that required for the restoration
so the overflow has been allocated to the maintenance
fund for future work. The latest position
will be reported to the November meeting of the
Heating Oil Syndicate - minimum order
Syndicate buyer has been informed that due to
the Weights and Measures Act, a miminimum of
500 litres of domestic heating oil has to be
ordered. It is apparently the smallest quantity
the delivery lorry equipment now measures. The
change has been incorporated into the introduction
details of the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate for
anyone wanting to know more about how the Syndicate
operates to its parishioners.
A reminder to new Members, to join is free (and
the existing Members would be pleased as a bigger
bulk purchase should provide them with more
purchasing power!) For more details
see lower down this page.
Bergh Apton Mystery Plays
The Parish Council is pleased to accede
to the request to give one of its neighbouring
parishes some publicity for a 2014 event.
Bergh Apton is planning an exciting new enterprise
in May and June 2014. Visitors will experience
a new take on a Mediaeval 'Mystery Play', especially
commissioned from writer and storyteller, Hugh
Lupton, who created the successful 'A Mighty
Water' production held in 2011.
In Mediaeval times every city, including Norwich,
had its Mystery Plays. They were rumbustious,
community dramas loosely based on bible stories.
In York, Chester and Coventry they are still
performed and attract huge crowds.
In 2014, Bergh Apton plans not just one but
a cycle of four plays set in leafy locations
in the vicinity of the village church. Written
by Hugh Lupton, each will be performed in a
different location, with the audience and cast,
led by musicians, being taken on a delightful!
meander of exploration through woods and country.
The plays are based on the ancient Legend of
the Rood and will incorporate stories, current
issues, local lore, and local characters being
by the community in creative brainstorms.
plays will be directed by David Farmer, who
founded! Tiebreak Theatre Company, has stagings
around the world and involvement in the Shakespeare
Schools Festival, UK's largest youth Drama Festival.
more information contact Christopher Meynell
at email@example.com or on 01508 558440
Also see http://www.facebook.com/berghaptonmysteryplays
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