Welcome to the official website of the Parish Council of Ashby
St Mary in 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 Parish Council hopes visitors
to this website find it an interesting and informative
Most documents in this website open in .pdf format which requires
on the Adobe icon in the left column to download Adobe Reader.
LATEST PARISH COUNCIL
replaces the update of 16th November 2015 - To view
previous updates, click
next parish council meeting agenda
request for feedback from Norfolk's Police and Crime
Commisioner - see below
- a report for January from County Councillor, Barry
Stone - see CONTACTS page
- the latest Ashby rainfall figures - see the HANDBOOK
- a statement about Homewatch/Police Alerts
- 2016 waste collection days - see the HANDBOOK
Please take note of the REMINDERS
shown below the Latest News Section .
The confirmed minutes of the last (November)
parish council meeting can be found in Latest Minutes
the MANAGEMENT page.
Next Parish Council meeting
The next meeting is due to be held at the
Ashby & Thurton Village Hall on THURSDAY 21
commencing at 7.45 p.m.
confirmed agenda is -
A G E N D A
2. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest
3. Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2015
4. Matters Arising
5. Correspondence - tabled separately
6. Finance – tabled separately
- 2016/17 budget
- review of precept
7. Planning Applications – tabled separately
8. Village Boundary Change Review
Transparency Code Register
10. Report from Representative on Village Hall Committee
11. Web Site
12. Neighbourhood Security and Heating Oil Syndicate
13. Public Consultation including reports from County
and District Councillors
14. Other Matters for future agendas and items for
15. Date of next meeting 17 March 2016
Parish Clerk: Linda Gray
Parish Office: 5 Cedar Drive, Loddon, Norwich, Norfolk
NR14 6LE Tel 07580 796044
and Crime Commissioner
Increase or freeze police element of Council Tax
– have your say from today
Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett will
soon have to decide whether to increase or freeze
the policing element of Council Tax – and
he wants to know what you think
The Commissioner has launched a public consultation,
which will run throughout January, on whether the
police precept should rise by 2pc (an average of
£4 per year) or be frozen.
Stephen said: “The announcement from the Government
around police funding was welcome but that does
not mean Norfolk Constabulary is out of the woods;
far from it. The Government has said that police
funding will be protected – but that’s
on the assumption that PCC’s increase the
policing element of the Council Tax by 2% each year.
There are, of course, still major financial pressures
on the force as they carry the burden of past funding
cuts, and the demands on our police continue to
increase and crucially, to change. There is an unprecedented
surge in demand in areas such as rape, serious sexual
offences and child sexual exploitation as people
feel more confident to come forward. Cybercrime
is another area of serious growth for the constabulary
– and an expensive one.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary
(HMIC) says Norfolk Constabulary is doing an outstanding
job in managing its efficiencies, but there is much
more to do. Before I make any decisions on whether
to raise the precept I want to hear people’s
views. I will be consulting throughout January and
would urge people to have their say.”
Each year the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
is responsible for setting the policing element
of the Council Tax and is responsible for consulting
with the public for their views.
consultation will run until January 29. You are
able to have your say by visiting www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/news/ct-increase-survey.
/ Police Alerts
Police Connect, which is responsible for issuing
Police Alerts (Homewatch) message has recently announced
that due to the introduction of new software, a
reduced service has resulted in terms of its crime
Of the recent Police Alert messages received between
the last website update and this one, no crime within
Ashby St Mary has been reported.
Due to new statutory requirements Ashby
St Mary will shortly have a Transparency Code Register.
The register will detail councillor responsibilities,
parish land and assets, and the types of meeting
This information is in 3 parts - the main Transparency
Code Register, Annex A Part 1, and Annex A Part
When available, the Ashby' St Mary's Register will
be found on the MANAGEMENT page.
Councillors - details of the County
and District councillors for Ashby who were elected
in late 2015, are shown on the CONTACTS page
For the most recent Ashby rainfall (and the statistics
covering several years) please go to the HANDBOOK
100 Club - The names of winners
from September onwards are awaited.
any pages, their contents or links do not function
as they should, please accept our apologies and
inform us promptly.