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23 JUNE 2015

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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 replaces the previous update of 19 May 2015 - To view previous updates, click HERE)

ASHBY ST MARY VILLAGE GARAGE SALE - 23rd AUGUST 2015 11am to 2pm
If you have a loft full of unwanted stuff why not sell it from your own driveway?
- A 'garage' sale for the whole village
- Will be widely publicised - including visitors
- All particpating households will be marked on a walking map of the village
- £10 per household (1 table), additional neighbours/friends tables at £5 each
- All proceeds to Ashby Church Loo Fund
- To register your interest call Eve on 484083 or Margaret on 480533


UPDATED
IN THIS RELEASE:

- The 2nd July meeting of Ashby St Mary parish council has had to be cancelled.
Please note that due to the availability of the limited number of councillors it can be difficult to achieve a quorum enabling a parish council meeting to proceed.
Check this website and/or parish noticeboards regularly for announcements made at short notice advising about the enforced cancellation of a parish council meeting.

- ADVANCE NOTICE OF ASHBY'S STRAWBERRIES AND PIMMS EVENING - details below.
- Latest Ashby rainfall figures - find them on the HANDBOOK page

- Ashby & Thurton Village Hall & Playing Field Management Committee's Annual General Meeting happily resulted in a full Committee of Members and officers being elected. See below..

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


NEWS

Parish Council meeting minutes
The draft minutes of the last parish council meeting on Thursday 14th May, when
available, will be found on the MANAGEMENT page.

Parish Strawberries and Pimms Evening - Saturday 18th July

Ashby parishioners are invited to this year's Strawberries and Pimms evening which is in aid of Ashby church funds.

The year's most popular annual gathering is taking place courtesy of Mike and Wendy Carr at their home at Holly Arabians, Chapel Lane, Ashby St Mary, NR14 7AZ between 7 and 9 p.m.  

As usual, all are welcome to attend.

Did you miss these last 2 big Parish stories?
—    MAY 2015 : PARISH COUNCIL ASSISTS ASHBY CHURCH PROJECT
—    APRIL 2015 :ASHBY COUNCILLOR RESCUES FAMILY IN BROADS BOAT DRAMA
If you did, you will find them, with pictures, in the GALLERY section of the HISTORY page.

Ashby St Mary parish councilor vacancies
Your parish councillors have taken up their new four-year term of office from Monday 11th May 2015. They are - Sarah Cook, Edgar Hoddy, Terry Kitt, Mark Rolph and Robert Todd. With the full complement totalling seven councillors, there are therefore as two vacancies. 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.
This is an opportunity to thank retiring councillor Peter Wright for his many years of contributions to the parish council and to Ashby parishioners.

Homewatch / Police Alerts
Of the recent messages received between the last website update and this one, no crimes have been reported as having taken place in Ashby St Mary or its immediately adjoining parishes.

- 100 Club
May winner - awaited

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 - a vacancy currently exists 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


Parish Strawberries and Pimms Evening - Saturday 18th July
Ashby parishioners are invited to this year's Strawberries and Pimms evening which is in aid of Ashby church funds.
The year's most popular annual gathering is taking place courtesy of Mike and Wendy Carr at their home at Holly Arabians, Chapel Lane, Ashby St Mary, NR14 7AZ between 7 and 9 p.m.  
As usual, all are welcome to attend.
The
re are currently no/no other forthcoming meetings or events in Ashby St Mary which the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.


- OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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