Latest News and Updates

The Parish Council met on 6 December 2018 & 3 January 2019. Copies of the Minutes of Meeting are available at Loddon Library, on the Parish Council noticeboard and website.

Parish Budget & Precept for 2019/20: Following lengthy consideration and discussion, the PC have set the annual budget for the Parish resulting in a precept increase of £9.62 for the year per household which is the amount required to cover the cost of footway lighting that South Norfolk Council will no longer be funding. This means that Band D properties parish element of the precept will increase from £56.29 to £65.91which would otherwise have not changed had it not been for this increased responsibility that the Parish Council have taken on.

Brian Clarke Rooms: The PC shall be taking on the management role of this facility from 1stApril 2019. There is a requirement for a part time caretaker/cleaner who will also be responsible as a key holder and for taking bookings. Interviews for a suitable candidate are due to take place soon.

Are you ready for winter? In conjunction with SNC, CPC have put together Winter Ready leaflets for every household in Chedgrave to give advice and emergency contact numbers. These will be distributed to each home by the Parish Councillors before the end of January 2019.

Wherryman’s Way: The footpath is open from The Common to the second bridge adjacent The Floods. CPC are pursuing further information from Norfolk County Council as to when the rest of the footpath will be reopened.

24hour Moorings: It is apparent that two boats, one at The Common 24hour moorings and the other half way between Pits Lane and The Common have been mooring far in excess of the allowed 24 hours. In addition to this unlawful mooring, they do not appear to have paid their river tolls, be river worthy or have insurance. They are generating rubbish and one appears to be leaking diesel. Both vessels have been reported to the Broads Authority who are trying to locate owners and the Police have also been made aware. If you have any further information reading these boats or know who their owners may be, please contact the Clerk.

Overgrown Hedgerows along Norwich Road: For some time now, CPC have been pursuing NCC to deal with overgrown hedges along the Norwich Road which impede the passage of high sided vehicles such as buses along the Norwich Road. This causes them to cross over the central white lines which could potentially cause a collision with oncoming vehicles. Some work has been carried out to the north side but there is still an issue with the high-level growth. The south side of the road has not yet been dealt with at all as at the time of writing. The Parish Council repeatedly report this to NCC Highways, and we await resolve on this matter.

Planning Application 2018/1553 : 5 no Dwellings at Pits Lane has been approved with conditions.

Planning Application 2018/1792 : 5 no Dwellings at Norwich Road has been approved with conditions.

Planning Application 2019/0027 : 4 no Dwellings on land North East of Chedgrave Manor on Norwich Road is pending consideration.

Faulty street lights, potholes, problems with roads, footpaths or public rights of way, road safety, flooding and overgrown trees and verges should be reported to Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or online at www.norfolk.gov.ukCriminal & illegal activities, public disorder & nuisance, anti-social behaviour, speeding, uncontrolled dogs, should all be reported to the Police on 999 or 101(non-emergency) and can be reported online at www.norfolk.police.uk

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEADS IN OUR PLAY AREAS & CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG

THERE ARE DOG FOUL BINS AND LITTER BINS AVAILABLE IN THE VILLAGE

The next meeting of Chedgrave Parish Council will be held on Thursday 7thFebruary 2019 at 7.30pm at The Church Rooms, All Saints Church, Chedgrave

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Emergencies happen. There may be times when an emergency affects you, but your life isn’t in immediate danger. In these times, you’ll need to know how to help yourself and those around you. Find out how you and your family can prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

Click on the link below to find useful information

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The Parish Council met on 1stNovember 2018. Copies of the Minutes of Meeting are available at Loddon Library, on the Parish Council noticeboard and website.

Tree Warden: Verna Salter has stood down as tree warden. The PC would like to thank Verna for her voluntary service in the position which was greatly appreciated.

PC Website: The PC would like to thank Derrick Johnson for his voluntary service in keeping our website up to date. Derricks service and continuing assistance is also greatly appreciated.

Bulb Planting: Community payback have been hard at work again this Autumn planting more bulbs for us in The Pits, Churchyard, Langley Road, Beauchamp House and Grebe Drive public open space.

Brian Clarke Rooms: The PC shall be taking on the management role of this facility early next year. There will be a requirement for a part time caretaker/cleaner who will also be responsible as a key holder and for taking bookings. If you are interested in this position, please contact the Parish Clerk by 31/12/18.

Christmas Lights on the Jubilee Oak: At the time of writing this article the Parish may be unable to have the Christmas lights on the jubilee Oak at White Horse Plain this year, due to the PC no longer being permitted to obtain an electric supply from the industrial units. The PC are pursuing other options to power the lights in the tree, however, cost and time constraints are currently proving to be prohibitive.

Chedgrave Lych Gate: The construction and dedication of the Lych Gate Memorial is now complete, and a time capsule was interred by four children who will hopefully return in 50 years to remove and open it for future generations to have an insight into our lives of today. Together, the following people built the Lych Gate for future generations to enjoy as a memorial to the fallen soldiers from the village, a truly memorable achievement and a very proud team: Matthew Hubbard, Jacqueline & Gavin Bircham, John Ames, Mark Goldsworthy, William Clement Smith, Steven Carpenter, Nick Hindle, David Townsend, Wendy Alford, Gary Beckett, Mark Palgrave, Ken Adlard, Kevin Sear, Robert Mitchell, Christopher Beevor, Simon Cadby, Peter Garner, Paul Tunmore, Daniel Kinder, Barry Stannard, Peter Alder, David Falgate, James Pigney, George Smith, Marc King, Alex Foster, Nathan Gooney, Bob Rumsby: Noah, Sienna & Lee Wattam; Daniel, Robert & Hayley Goldson

Parish Plan: You should all have received a copy of the Parish Plan. If you have not and would like a copy, please contact the Parish Clerk. The PC would like to thank all those who were involved in the production of the document – All the parishioners that completed questionnaires, gave comments and supplied photographs and the production team: Karen Walklin-Smith, Matthew Hubbard, Alison & Andrew Milner, Richard Birbeck, Mike Allsop, Jacqueline Bircham, Megan Clifford, Melita Edmunds, Charlie Frosdick, Cheryl Frost, Colin Gould, Ross Green, Maureen Livings, John Lurkins, Jim Riley, Richard Wood, Debra Yeomans, Hayley Goldson, Emma Guymer, Kate Smith, Loddon & Chedgrave History Group, Chet Valley Photography Club & Mike Page Aerial Photography.

Are you ready for winter? 

As the nights get colder and darker, the chances of severe weather increase.

To Be Winter Ready, you should:

 •Know your free emergency numbers – in a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111 999. 

Prepare your home – keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Contact your gas or electricity network to find out more.

 • Keep your eyes open – keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours

Faulty street lights, potholes, problems with roads, footpaths or public rights of way, road safety, flooding and overgrown trees and verges should be reported to Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or online at www.norfolk.gov.ukCriminal & illegal activities, public disorder & nuisance, anti-social behaviour, speeding, uncontrolled dogs, should all be reported to the Police on 999 or 101(non-emergency) and can be reported online at www.norfolk.police.uk

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEADS IN OUR PLAY AREAS & CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG

THERE ARE DOG FOUL BINS AND LITTER BINS AVAILABLE IN THE VILLAGE

The next meeting of Chedgrave Parish Council will be held on Thursday 6thDecember 2018 at 7.30pm at The Church Rooms, All Saints Church, Chedgrave

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Situation Vacant

Chedgrave Parish Council will be taking on the management of the Brian Clarke Rooms early in 2019. There is a requirement for a part-time caretaker/cleaner who will also be responsible as a key holder and for taking bookings. If you are interested in this position, please contact the Parish Clerk by 31stDecember 2018.

Thank you, Hayley Goldson (Parish Clerk)

Email: chedgrave.pc@gmail.com

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The Parish Council met on 4thOctober 2018. Copies of the Minutes of Meeting are available at Loddon Library, on the Parish Council noticeboard and website.

Tree Warden: Mr Almond has been appointed co-tree warden.

Brian Clarke Rooms: The PC are continuing negotiations with Saffron to enable Chedgrave Parish Council to take on the management role for the benefit of the community.

Street lighting: The PC are continuing negotiations with SNC regarding the terms involved in CPC taking on responsibility for footway lighting.

No Cold Calling Zones: It is possible to set up no cold calling zones where you live making it clear to cold callers that they are not welcome and could be prosecuted by the authorities. The scheme is run and supported by Norfolk County Council who will erect signs in participating neighbourhoods and supply residents with stickers for their doors and information packs. For more information please contact Norfolk County Council.

Grebe Drive Play Area: An open public consultation took place at the Brian Clark Rooms on Tuesday 9thOctober 2018. The outcome of this together with previous consultations will assist the Parish Council in selecting a scheme to take forward and obtain funding for.

Bus shelter: Glass has been broken in the bus shelter which will need to be replaced at the expense of the Parish. If you have any information as to who is responsible for this damage, please contact the Clerk or the Police.

Proposed Saffron Local Needs Affordable Housing Development: Saffron Housing shall be carrying out a further survey to assess the need for shared ownership on the development proposed for local needs affordable housing prior to submitting a planning application. It is now proposed that this development will be accessed via Proctor Road.

Planning Application 2018/1553: An outline planning application has been re-submitted reducing the number of properties and omitting affordable homes. CPC discussed this application and took into consideration the revised plans, parishioner comments, the Parish Plan and SNC Local Development Scheme & Housing Strategy. It was agreed to continue in line with the previous response that if planning permission is to be granted by SNC that highways issues should be taken into account: that there should be no access from Pits Lane and speed limits applied; the number of properties needs to be limited; sympathetic design is required with single storey dwellings only; affordable homes would be desirable.

Planning Application 2018/1792: Outline planning permission has been approved by SNC for five new dwellings in Norwich Road.

Lych Gate War Memorial: Thanks to all the persons involved in the construction and dedication of this lych gate war memorial. It has been a very proud achievement for all those involved.

 

 

 

We Will Remember Them ~ The fallen of Chedgrave:

The Great War 1914-1918

  • Edwin George Hunt Beckham (Royal Garrison Artillery)
  • James John Fuller (Norfolk Regt)
  • Free Easter (Norfolk Regt)

The War of 1939-1945

  • Stanley Douglas Goodyear (Dorsetshire Regt)
  • Robert Richard Goulty (Royal Air Force)
  • Harry Algernon Seamons (Royal Norfolk Regt)
  • Albert Edward Hamilton Starman (Royal Norfolk Regt)

Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Battles-Over Beacon Lighting: Lighting of a beacon to signify battle-over and the end of the Great War will be held at The Pits on Sunday 11thNovember at 7pm 2018. Please bring your own refreshments.

Faulty street lights, potholes, problems with roads, footpaths or public rights of way, road safety, flooding and overgrown trees and verges should be reported to Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or online at www.norfolk.gov.ukCriminal & illegal activities, public disorder & nuisance, anti-social behaviour, speeding, uncontrolled dogs, should all be reported to the Police on 999 or 101(non-emergency) and can be reported online at www.norfolk.police.uk

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEADS IN OUR PLAY AREAS & CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG

THERE ARE DOG FOUL BINS AND LITTER BINS AVAILABLE IN THE VILLAGE

The next meeting of Chedgrave Parish Council will be held on Thursday 1stNovember 2018 at 7.30pm at The Church Rooms, All Saints Church, Chedgrave

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Lychgate Memorial Project

Final Report October 2018

Introduction and activities carried out to date

The construction project began in April 2018 with the ordering of the timber for the oak frame. Woodwork and carving got underway offsite by local craftsman Mark Goldsworthy who is based in Bungay. Please see picture below of the construction which happened off-site.

Stone samples were provided and ordered via another Norfolk based craftsman, Nick Hindle Stonemasons.

The foundations of the lychgate itself were dug under the supervision of an archaeologist and concreted in (see pictures below). The foundations were filled in on safety grounds, pending further works.

In order to fulfil planning conditions, Chedgrave Parish Council had to make an application to South Norfolk Council (SNC) Planning Department to discharge the planning conditions in respect of the archaeological works and the proposed materials, this incurred additional cost and caused some delay to the project but eventually all conditions were discharged.

Full construction work was carried out during September with the stones being put into position, brick and flint work carried out, again by a local building firm, with the final addition of the oak structure and roof.

In addition, related work (but funded separately) has been carried out to the approach to the site of the lychgate to improve the general appearance, seating and access to the area.

Local schools were approached to help with the creation of a time capsule to be buried beneath the lychgate as a historical marker should future generations ever excavate the area. Other items in the time capsule include the parish plan, a local bus timetable, memorabilia from the Queen’s jubilee, items from Langley School and a local history book.

After completion, dedication ceremony took place on 30thSeptember 2018. All members of the local community were invited and it was led by Reverend David Owens of Chet Valley Churches and will included the local community and other groups such as the Royal British Legion, representatives from and Langley School CCF as well as members of local government. The grand-daughter and grand-son of one of those named on the memorial also attended. Some local children placed the time-capsule in the hope that they may be present when it is un-earthed in 50 years time!

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The Parish Council met on 5thJuly and 2ndAugust 2018. Copies of the Minutes of Meeting are available at Loddon Library, on the Parish Council noticeboard and website.

Public Participation at Parish Council Meetings: Members of public are welcome to attend Parish Council Meetings. A period of 15 minutes is set aside for public participation where members of the public can ask questions or make statements. The public are not permitted to take part at any other time during the meeting.

Vice Chairman: Colin Gould has been appointed as Vice Chairman.

Tree Warden: Verna Salter has been appointed as Tree Warden.

Lychgate War Memorial: Discharge of planning conditions are still awaited but the oak frame and carving is being carried out off site in readiness for the construction which we hope will commence in due course. A dedication ceremony has been set for 12 noon on Sunday 30thSeptember 2018, following morning worship. Please meet in The Pits to observe the ceremony, wreath laying and placing of a time capsule. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Brian Clarke Rooms: The PC are continuing negotiations with Saffron regarding the management of this facility and taking on this role for the benefit of the community.

The Pits Play Area: The play equipment has recently been painted by Community Payback. Further bulb planting will be carried out in the Autumn.

Grebe Drive Play Area: The working party continues to produce a scheme for the refurbishment of this play area.

Planning Application 2018/1256: The Parish Council agreed to object to this application for one dwelling.

Planning Application 2018/1553: The Parish Council voted to support this application for seven dwellings on land at the corner of Pits Lane and Hardley Road and stated that if permission is granted, that affordable dwellings be provided, the properties be sympathetic in design, single storey, limited in number and highways issues considered taking into account access onto Pits Lane and speed limits.

Faulty street lights, potholes, problems with roads, footpaths or public rights of way, road safety, flooding and overgrown trees and verges should be reported to Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or online at www.norfolk.gov.uk

Criminal and illegal activities, public disorder & nuisance, anti-social behaviour, speeding, uncontrolled dogs, should all be reported to the Police on 999 or 101(non-emergency).

PLEASE KEEP DOGS ON LEADS IN OUR PLAY AREAS & CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG

THERE ARE DOG FOUL BINS AND LITTER BINS AVAILABLE IN THE VILLAGE

The next meeting of Chedgrave Parish Council will be held on Thursday 6thSeptember 2018 at 7.30pm at The Church Rooms, All Saints Church, Chedgrave

 

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