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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 30 May 2014 - To view previous updates, see below)

UPDATED in this release:
- Confirmed minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 20 March 2014 - see the Management page
- Annual strawberries and Pimms evening in aid of Ashby church funds - see below
- May rainfall details. A massive 133.5mm fell in the month, almost half of which occurred over 2 days! In the last 14 years only 2 recorded months have delivered a higher amount - see Handbook page

Please take note of all the REMINDERS shown below the Latest News Section which include -

- Request for information about persons named on Ashby War Memorial

- Final reminder! Parachuting Susie seeks Big C donations for her Big Jump on Sunday 22nd June

NEWS
The next meeting is due to be held at the Ashby & Thuton Village Hall on WEDNESDAY 2 JULY 2014 commencing at 7.45 p.m.
The confirmed AGENDA is -
1. Apologies
2. Declaration of Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2014
4. Matters Arising
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
    a. Clerk's salary
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
9 . Web Site
10. Homewatch
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: 18 September 2014
Signed………Linda Gray…… Clerk Date 25 June 2014
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6LE Tel 07580 796044

ANNUAL STRAWBERRIES AND PIMMS CHURCH FUNDRAISER
This traditional and very popular evening takes place this year on Friday 20th June from 7.30 p.m. at the home of Graham and Jo at The Old Coach House on Chapel Lane.
All are most welcome to attend. Entry fee is £6 per person which includes a free glass of Pimms.
Raffle and tombola for which donations are welcome. All profits are in aid of maintaining Ashby church.
More details from Roy or Margaret Roebuck on 01508 480384.

Latest News Archive
To view the previous Latest News items appearing on the Homepage please click
HERE

See below for Parish Council News, remaining Parish Council Meeting dates, Reminders, Public Notices, Diary dates plus the weather forecast for our area!

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

Statement on behalf of the Village Hall Management Committee by Janis Baugh (Chairman)
PLAYING FIELD
The Committee would like to apologise to residents for the current state of the playing field. We have secured the services of a local handyman to assist with the re-vamp of the play area so improvements are already being seen there but unfortunately someone has been fly-tipping items on the field adjacent to the play area. We would ask for the assistance of all hall /park users in the reporting of any such activities. There is a form available on the South Norfolk Council web site: http://forms.south-norfolk.gov.uk/pub/FlyTipping.ofml and we would encourage residents to complete this to enable action to be taken against whoever is responsible for ruining a public area we have tried so hard to improve – if the committee has to bear clear up costs that has a serious impact on available funds.

COMMITTEE

The number of Committee members has reduced to a level where the management of this registered charity is not viable in the long term. Unless volunteers come forward soon the committee will be unable to continue (constitutionally) which places the entire facility at risk. The committee meets in the evening every other month for approximately 1 ½ hours; there is very little time commitment outside of this. Over the years many of you and your families will have used the facility and will appreciate the value of organisations such as Pre-School and the Church groups who are regular users – don’t let the villages face a future without these if you spare some time. You need no previous experience of committees – if you would like more information or are able to assist contact one of the following committee members:
Julie Powell – Treasurer 480966; Keith Lincoln - Committee Member 480036;
Dolly Howes - Booking Clerk 480043; Esther Thomas – Secretary 480219

Ashby St Mary War Memorial
As part of the centenary commemoration of the beginning of World War One, the names which appear on the war memorial in the churchyard are being researched, with a view to compiling a Book of Remembrance which will be kept in the church to remind future generations of their bravery and sacrifice on our behalf.
We hope to hear from relatives who still live in this area, but anyone with any knowledge or background information (however brief) on the men listed below is asked to contact Roy Roebuck on 01508 480384 / roy@the-roebucks.co.uk or Chris Kemp on 01508 480151 / ckanywhere@yahoo.co.uk
WORLD WAR ONE
Ernest W Bush Private, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, died 20.11.1917
Herbert Victor Chambers Able Seaman, Drake Battalion, RN Division, RNVR, died 24.12.17 aged 18 yrs
William E Starman MM Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, died 16.09.18, aged 32 yrs
WORLD WAR TWO
John Stanley Cotton Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, died c. 28.05.40 aged 31 yrs
It is intended that a representative of the parish will visit their graves during 2014.

Ashby Homewatch
 / Ashby Website Update Service
Ashby's Homewatch service is provided free and is available to any Ashby 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 again 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's needed is for a recipient to email the few requested details.
The Parish Council's homewatch representative does the rest - keeping residents informed when a Police Homewatch message affecting our area has been received, when our parish website has been updated, plus occasional news of the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate.
Messages are usually issued once each each month. For full details look on the Homewatch page.

This is a free parish service.
If you would prefer it, email webmaster@ashbystmary.org.uk for a fact-sheet.
This is another Ashby St Mary Parish Council initiative for serving the local community.

Elsie Flowerdew - A request that if anyone has any information about this lady who worked at Ashby Hall in the 1920s, please contact the Ashby Webmaster.

Parachuting Susie!
Some Ashby residents are definitely more daring than others!


Susie Fowler-Watt is due to jump out of a plane (with a parachute!) to raise money for Norfolk's cancer charity, the Big C. She will be one of 50 Big C supporters doing the parachute jump on June 22nd in a bid to raise much-needed money.  
Susie said "I am delighted to be be involved with the Big C, supporting its invaluable work. It's a local charity for local people and day afyer day it helps those facing one of the hardest times of their lives. I can't wait to do the Big Jump this summer - hopefully we will raise lots of money and have lots of fun along the way!"
Donations can be made via Susie's link at www.justgiving.com/susiefowlerwatt
Big C are callinmg for people to join them in their community fundraising jump, and inviting them to make an occasion of it. If you have a birthday, celebrate it by booking a group to skydive to mark your big day! Or jump in a wedding dress as part of a hen or stag do!  UK Parachuting has set aside the whole day to dedicate to Big C skydivers.
Contacts - diane,northway@big-c.co.uk or on 01603 619900; Jude Pontais at UK Parachuting on 01502 476131 or 07889 435201

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 parish clerk.
See Contact Us (left)


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)

- 2014 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING DATES
Thursday 23 January 2014

Thursday 20 March 2014
Thursday 24 April 2014 [Annual Parish Meeting - Main Hall
]
Wednersday 4 June 2014 [Annual General Meeting] (amended)
Wednesday 2 July 2014 (amended)
Thursday 18 September 2014
Thursday 20 November 2014

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


- ASHBY ST MARY FUNDRAISERS
- draft fundraising programme of events


ANNUAL STRAWBERRIES AND PIMMS CHURCH FUNDRAISER
This traditional and very popular evening takes place this year on Friday 20th June from 7.30 p.m. at the home of Graham and Jo at The Old Coach House on Chapel Lane.
All are most welcome to attend. Entry fee is £6 per person which includes a free glass of Pimms.
Raffle and tombola for which donations are welcome. All profits are in aid of maintaining Ashby church.
More details from Roy or Margaret Roebuck on 01508 480384


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
'Talk On Silver' and vauation opportunity on Wednesday 2nd July.....please click HERE for more details.

The
re are currently no/no other forthcoming meetings or events in Ashby St Mary which the Parish Council has been requested to advertise.


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.
· It’s an alternative choice to the current AF Affinity scheme the details of which are already on this website.
· 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.
It shows the lowest price per litre in 2011 was during January and August, in 2012 it was the end of June and in 2013 it was lowest in May.


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

A fixture list for 2014 has been issued and this can also be found on the Handbook page.
For those interetsed, the Club has a Facebook page.












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