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
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LATEST PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
(This replaces the update of 30th August 2021 - To view
previous updates, click HERE)
NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The next scheduled parish council meeting of the
Parish Council is
scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3rd November
2021 at 7.00 p.m. at Ashby & Thurton Village
Hall, Ashby Road, Thurton.
Please note 7.00 p.m. is now the usual start time. DRAFT AGENDA 1. To receive Apologies for absence
2. To receive declarations of Interest for items
on the agenda and to consider any requests for dispensations.
3. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on
1st September 2021
4. Matters arising from the minutes of the meeting
5. Public forum including reports from County &
I. To note councils current
II. To approve payments
III. Section 137 donations
7. Periodic items
l. Standing Orders
ll. Risk Assessment
8. Community Infrastructure Levy Expenditure
9. Planning applications and emerging local plan
10. Report from representative of Village Hall Management
11. Reports re Website/Neighbourhood Security/Oil
14. Matters for future consideration and items for
15. Date of next meeting: To be decided.
The press and public are warmly invited to attend.
Dates of future meetings: To be decided
MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
When the draft minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday
1st September 2021 are published they will be found
on the MANAGEMENT page.
The Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance (which includes
Norfolk ALC representing town and parish councils)
has seen a multiplicity of organisations come together
to agree a strategy to ensure Norfolk communities
and infrastructure are safer and more resilient
to the risks of inland and coastal flooding. Note
the NSFA's new one stop number for flooding in the
Ashby Rainfall As usual the latest rainfall figures
for our parish can be found via the link on the
Police Messages For some time, Police messages have focussed
on the pandemic reminding the public of the various
rules and guidelines as they evolve. None have
concerned crimes and misdemeanors directly relevant
to our, or the neighbouring, community.
WhatsApp Group - update
The parish council has now decided not to proceed
with an 'AshbyWAPP' group for its parishioners.
It was generally felt existing social media was
sufficient to achieve the aims a WhatsApp group
would bring. It was not disputed social media,
unlike WhatsApp, did not have built-in end-to-end
encryption for security and that some persons
preferred not to use or trust certain media.
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ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
NEXT MEETING - Wednesday 3rd November 2021 - 7 p.m.
at the Ashby St Mary & Thurton Village Hall Locum Parish Clerk: Tina Higlett
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
Parish Council Meeting Minutes When published, the draft minutes of the
last meeting will appear in the appropriate
HERE link on the MANAGEMENT page.
All Council Meeting Minutes can be inspected at
any reasonable time by appointment with the Clerk.
Latest News 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? Latest News
for approximately the previous 12 months from the
date of the Update above can be found in Latest
News Archive on the Management page.
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 are 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
- FUTURE PARISH
COUNCIL MEETNG DATES
Please note meetings are aimed for being
held on Wednesdays where possible, subject
to the Village Hall availability.
Unless otherwise stated, all Parish Council meetings
take place at Ashby & Thurton Village Hall commencing
at 7.00 p.m.
Confirmed meeting dates: Wednesday 1st September,
Wednesday 3rd November 2021.
to show the location of the hall. Always check
Latest News for advice of meeting date/time changes.
- ASHBY ST MARY FUNDRAISERS
There are currently no / no other Ashby St Mary
fundraising activities or announcements concerning
Ashby St Mary which the Parish Council has been
requested to advertise.
ASHBY HEATING OIL
you use Domestic Heating Oil? If so, why not join
the Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate?
It’s free to join and you could make real
· Your parish council has set up the Ashby
Heating Oil Syndicate.
· The Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate makes worthwhile
savings for residents after compiling a bulk order.
· It works! The syndicate’s bulk order
regularly saves 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 email@example.com
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 can be
Ashby Heating Oil Syndicate-
an update and for oil users interest
If you are a parishioner who is an oil user and
have not joined (free) the parish council-run village
syndicate, you may be interested to learn a bulk
order was made just before the spike in price in
early September due to well-publicised world events
involving two countries. Via personal negotiation
the Syndicate regularly achieves 2p or more per
litre less than the cheapest available on Boilerjuice
and the village delivery can be within just 5 working
days - not up to 25 days via Boilerjuice. Now
are you interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details or a free factsheet.
During the buying process, the syndicate organiser
was advised by one supplier to warn oil users not
to let their stock get too low. An instance recently
occurred where a boiler failed and upon a necessary
service inspection the jets were found to be blocked.
Originally it was thought to be due to the quality
of oil but it was felt much more likely that when
oil is pumped from the delivery vehicle into a domestic
tank low on oil, sediment is inevitably stirred
up and problems can arise. For interest, premium
oil (i.e. higher grade and arguably 'cleaner' and
longer lasting) usually costs about 3p more per
litre and is the product of an additive to the standard
heating oil at the point of delivery.
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 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 (including certain national alerts e.g.
scams etc), when our parish website 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 Broadband Speed Test In a bid by the parish council to assist
the Better Broadband campaign for rural Norfolk,
Ashby residents were asked to test their broadband
download speed. Residents undertook tests in 2015,
2017, and 2019.
By 2020 it seems faster broadband has at last arrived
in some areas of Ashby - but we like to keep a check
on the claimed speeds. If you live in Ashby and
are willing to help for the first time (or to check
your speed again) just carry out the very simple
1. Click on this website link http://www.speedtest.net/
(For consistency only this site
is being used)
2. Make a note of the 'Download' and Upload figures,
the time you did the test and email the details
For your interest the last reported download speed
test figure achieved by a resident in March 2020
was 54.7 Mbps, and Upload speed 18.4 Mbps. A test
in April 2019 was 10.0 and 0.7 respectively. 'Super-fast'
fibre broadband is available throughout Ashby via
both the cabinets at Chapel Road and Mill Common.
BT has told a parishioner 'ultra-fast' fibre broadband
is achieved when a fibre connection is made from
the cabinet into a property.