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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the official website of the Parish Council of Ashby St Mary, Norfolk.
It provides
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.
Most documents accessed within this website open in .pdf format which requires Adobe Reader. Click on the Adobe icon in the left column to download Adobe Reader.



LATEST PARISH COUNCIL NEWS

(This is an addendum to the update of 17 August 2015 - To view previous updates, click HERE)

NEWS ADDENDUM
ASHBY GARAGE SALE RESULT UPDATE
- 18 RESIDENTS HAD 'STALLS', THE WEATHER STAYED FINE UNTIL JUST AFTER THE SALE ENDED, AND £575 WAS RAISED FOR CHURCH FUNDS.

ASHBY CRICKET MATCH RESULT UPDATE - ALTHOUGH PLAY TOOK PLACE, NO RESULT WAS POSSIBLE DUE TO RAIN SO THE CAPTAINS OF ASHBY CRICKET CLUB AND ASHBY HALL XI SHARED THE ROY ROEBUCK CUP

NORFOLK'S HOMELESS YOUNG PEOPLE
Rebecca White is a resident of Ashby and a founder of the registered charity Your Own Place that specifically aims to helps homeles young people in Norfolk.
Ashby St Mary parish council is therefore pleased to bring the needs of local young people to the attention of its parish residents. Your council supports the Your Own Place charity in highlighting its awareness message and invites villagers and visitors to the Your Own Place media platforms to learn more about the charity's aims and fundraising activities. Ashby St Mary parish council wishes Rebeccas White and Your Own Place every success with its fundraising campaign.   Please see more below under FUNDRAISING / OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS.


IN THIS RELEASE:

- news of an Ashby v Ashby cricket match on Sunday 23rd August
- a reminder of the Ashby Garage Sale on Sunday 23rd August
- another successful Strawberries and Pimm's evening - see Gallery on the HISTORY page
- induction of new Ashby vicar, Chris Ellis - see Gallery on the HISTORY page
- Ashby rainfall - Was it a record daily amount on 24th?
See below and on the HANDBOOK page.
- draft agenda for the next parish council meeting
- Homewatch / Police Alert messages in the immediate area - 3 occurences - see below

Please take note of the REMINDERS shown below the Latest News Section


NEWS

Ashby Garage Sale - 11am to 2pm - Sunday 23rd August
Look for signs around the village. Roads with stalls at properties include
Mill Common, Church Lane and Low Common. Refreshments available at Fairfield House, Hall Road, Ashby, NR14 7BG


Ashby Cricket Match - Roy Roebuck Cup - 2pm onwards - Sunday 23rd August

An Ashby Cricket Club Xl will play an Ashby Hall Xl in aid of charity for the prestige of being the first winners of the Roy Roebuck Cup. The match takes place at The Meadows, Ashby Hall, Hall Road, Ashby.  Tea and cakes plus other refreshments available. The Ashby Hall team needs more volunteer players, whether experienced or not!
Telephone Anita Kemp on 01508 480151 for more information.


Next Parish Council meeting
The next meeting is due to be held at the Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2015
commencing at 7.45 p.m.
The draft agenda is -
A G E N D A
1. Apologies
2. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 14 May 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 information
13. Date of next meeting 19 November 2015
Parish Clerk: Linda Gray
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6LE Tel 07580 796044

Homewatch / Police Alerts
Of the recent Police Alert messages received between the last website update and this one, three crimes were reported as having taken place in Ashby St Mary or its immediately adjoining parishes.
1. Unsuccessful burglary attempt from garage at Whiteheath Road, Thurton in June
2. Tools stolen from outside a property in Ashby Road, Thurton in July
3. Four propane bottles stolen after break-in at premises on Welbeck Road, Bergh Apton in July

Strawberries & Pimms evening - a record!
On Saturday 4th July, fabulous weather ensured an excellent attendance of villagers enjoyed this annual event that is the favourite of many. Please go to the Gallery section of the HISTORY page for a report and pictures.

Ashby Rainfall in July - a record?
On Friday 24th July, which we will probably never forget, an astonishing 40ml of rain was recorded in a 24 hour period.
This amount is often recorded for a whole month! The highest daily figure measured before that (in the records shown on this website) is 39ml which fell on 4th October 2008.

Ashby's new vicar - Induction of Reverend Christopher Ellis
On Tuesday 30th June over 200 residents of the seven villages of the Thurton Benefice attended the induction of new Ashby vicar Chris Ellis. After the service the congregation was invited to take refreshments in a marquee erected in the churchyard. Please go to the Gallery section of the HISTORY page for a report and pictures.

Marriage of Nicola Rolph
Nicola is Ashby 'born' and raised and is the webmaster's daughter!  The Gallery section of the HISTORY page has some brief details and a picture.

- 100 Club
May's winner Len Swiffen : June winner Angela Bishop : July winner OIlivia Baugh : August winner John Looker

Ashby St Mary parish councilor vacancies
Two vacancies exist for parish councillors. Some essential criteria about candidates can be found on the HANDBOOK page. Anyone interested should contact the parish clerk in the first instance - see the CONTACT US tab at the top of the page.


Latest News Archive
Until otherwise advised all Latest News will appear on this Home page so make a note to check it regularly. For speedier access in the future why not add the link to this Home page to the Favourites folder of your Internet Browser?
... and that's the end of the News.

(If any pages, their contents or links do not function as they should, please accept our apologies and inform us promptly.   If any sections 'overlap', try viewing our website using another internet browser.


REMINDERS

Ashby Broadband Speed Test
Everyone who receives the Ashby Update Service was requested to provide their test resultsas part of a bid by the parish council to assist in the Better Broadband campaign for rural Norfolk. Thanks to all those who took part - but we need more! If you live in Ashby and are will ing to help, just carry out the very simple test following steps 1 - 4.
1. Click on this website link http://www.speedtest.net/
2. When the speedtest page opens, click only on 'Begin Test'. (Suggestion - ignore any other messages inviting you to do a computer check or other function)
3. Wait a minute or so until the short test has finished. This will have occurred when you see the figures stop measuring 'Downlaod' and 'Upload'.
4 Make a note of the 'Download' figure, the time you did the test and email the details HERE


ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council details: Clerk: Linda Gray    Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6LE
Tel: 07580 796044
  Email: clerk@ashbystmary.org.uk   Website: www.ashbystmary.org.uk
(All Council Meeting Minutes are available to be accessed from the Management page. The Correspondence, Accounts and Planning list for this meeting can be found in the appropriate section on the Management page. All Council Meeting Minutes can be inspected at any reasonable time by appointment with the Clerk.)


Your Parish Needs You!

Do you live or work in Ashby St Mary? Are you interested in your village and its facilities?
Do you care about the future of the parish, its residents and the services provided to them?
If so, why not offer to be a parish councillor - 2 vacancies currently exist on Ashby St Mary Parish Council. A councillor should expect to attend 8 evening meetings a year at which a number of
surprisingly interesting and varied subjects are discussed.
Be a local representative, be a local voice.
This could be a first step towards your ambition to move in to Number 10!
For more details please contact Linda Gray, the Ashby St Mary parish clerk.
See Contact Us (left or top of this page)


ASHBY HEATING OIL SYNDICATE


Do you use Domestic Heating Oil? If so, why not join the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate?
It’s free to join and you could make significant savings.
· Your parish council has set up the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
· The Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate makes savings for residents after compiling a bulk order.
· It works – the syndicate’s bulk order has so far saved 2 – 4p per litre over a typical 1000 litres amount.
· Come and join the increasing number of residents who have already benefited.
· This is a free parish service.
· Like to know more? Email webmaster@ashbystmary.org.uk for a fact-sheet.
- This is an Ashby St Mary Parish Council initiative for serving the local community.

RECOMMENDED - A useful site that includes oil price trends between one week and five years ago is to be found HERE.


ASHBY HOMEWATCH / ASHBY WEBSITE UPDATE SERVICE
Ashby's Homewatch service is provided free and is available to any resident.
For more information, please go to the HOMEWATCH page on this website.
The Ashby Website Update service is also included as part of its free service and is available to any Ashby resident.
If you know an Ashby resident who you think should join this free information service, why not tell them about it?
All that is needed is for the recipient to email a few requested details.
The Parish Council's homewatch representative does the rest - keeping residents informed when a Police Connect alert message affecting our area has been received, when our parish has been updated, plus occasional news of the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
Messages are usually issued once per month. For full details look on the HOMEWATCH page.
This is a free parish service.
Contact the webmaster (click on the Contact Us tab near the top of this page) for a fact-sheet.

This another Ashby St Mary initiative for serving the local community.


ASHBY ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICES
In line with statutory provisions, formal notice of forthcoming Parish Council meeting agendas, latest meeting minutes for public view and every parish election is displayed on each of the Council's three noticeboards - at the junction of Mill Road and Mill Common; the junction of Sandy Lane and Spong Lane; and close to the junction of Chapel Lane and Chapel Road.


DIARY
(including other Meetings or Events held in the Parish or that may interest Ashby St Mary residents)

- 2015 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING DATES
Thursday
22 January 2015
Thursday 19 March 2015
Thursday
23 April 2015 Annual Parish Meeting
Thursday 14 May 2015
Thursday
2 July 2015
Thursday
17 September 2015
Thursday
19 November 2015

Unless otherwise stated, all Parish Council meetings take place at Ashby & Thurton Village Hall commencing at 7.45 p.m.
Click HERE to show the location of the hall.  Always check Latest News for advice of meeting date changes.


- ASHBY ST MARY FUNDRAISERS


There are currently no Ashby St Mary fundraising activities which the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.


- OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Your Own Place
is a registered charity that helps homeless young people in Norfolk.
Founder Rebecca White lives in Ashby and therefore Ashby St Mary parish council is pleased to highlight her message on behalf of the Your Own Place charity -
From 14th September we will be raising £15,000 to employ someone exceptional to support the young people we work with into work. If you like what we do, we ask you to donate and tell someone else about it. The campaign will be here: http://www.buzzbnk.org/yourownplace If you can't wait until then, please click here.

Website: www.yourownplace.org.uk       Email: rebecca@yourownplace.org.uk      Mobile: 07530 028446
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourownplacecic      Twitter: www.twitter.com/yourownplace

To learn more click on Your Own Place

 


The
re are currently no / no other announcements concerning Ashby St Mary which the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.


- ASHBY ST MARY CRICKET CLUB
Details about the club, and any other information provided by it, can be found on the Handbook page.

When issued, a fixture list for the current season will be found on the Handbook page.
For those interetsed, the Club has a Facebook page.




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