Next Parish Council meeting to be held 7:00pm, Monday 9th April 2018

The next ordinary meeting of Tilney St Lawrence Parish Council will be held on Monday 9th April 2018 at Tilney St Lawrence Village Hall, Magdalen Road, PE34 4RF. All are welcome to attend, and there will be an open forum where Parishioners are able to raise any matters of concern. A copy of the agenda will be posted in due course under the Meetings/Agenda 2018 tab. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like any further information.

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Nearest Job Centre

Follow the link below to find the nearest job centre:

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Co-option of New Councillor

The Parish Council is pleased to report that at its December 2017 meeting, Sarah Sherburn-Wykes was co-opted as a member of the Parish Council. The Council welcomes Sarah onto the Council and hopes that she will find her new role a rewarding one.

There remains a vacancy for Parish Councillor and applications would be welcome. For details, please contact the Clerk.

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Notice of Councillor Vacancy to be filled by Co-option, Tilney St Lawrence Ward

Notice of Vacancy to be filled by Co-option, Tilney St. Lawrence Ward

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Litter Picking

Residents may have noticed the dedicated efforts that one parish councillor is making in helping to keep the village tidy.

In the last year Councillor Jerry McManus has collected 126 bags of rubbish and two van tyres from the pavements and road sides of Tilney St Lawrence. In the last three months alone he has collected 22 full bags.

A big thank you Cllr McManus. Please give him a hand by picking up all the rubbish you can.

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Compostable caddy liners no longer required

Using food waste caddies for left-over and waste food just got a whole lot easier thanks to changes to the processing technology.

There is no need to purchase compostable caddy liners anymore as any small bag, such as carrier bags, bread bags, fruit and veg bags and other freezer/sandwich bags can be used to line the bin or to put food waste in.

The Borough Council’s portfolio holder for the Environment, Councillor Ian Devereux, said:

“We’ve been working with our contractors to make it easier and more convenient for our residents to recycle food waste using old plastic bags. The new technology used by the council’s food waste contractor Biogen means that all liners and packaging are now stripped out during the processing.

“This makes it much easier for people as they don’t have to remember to buy compostable bags from us or other retailers, they can reuse any bags they may have around the house. Over the new few weeks we will phase out the sale of compostable bags as they will no longer be required.

“I hope that this change will encourage more residents to take up the food waste service as it great way to prevent waste from going into landfill.”

Food waste should be placed in some sort of bag or wrapping before it is placed into the food waste bin, as this prevents food from sticking to the bin and keeps the bins fresher. Under the revised contract food not placed in some form of wrapping in the bin, may result in the food waste bin not being collected.

Residents are also being reminded that they can gain additional points (and possibly prizes) from the Recycle Rewards Scheme by logging into their accounts and signing up to the pledges on food waste.

Any resident who does not yet have an account can still open one by going to to earn points (and prizes) for yourself and your community.

Biogen’s state-of-the-art de-packaging technology separates out the bags and packaging leaving the organic waste behind, which is then used as fertiliser on agricultural land. The food waste also generates methane gas, which is collected and cleanly burnt to produce electricity. The remaining plastic is then subjected to a full recovery operation.

Residents who need a food waste caddy can apply for one online at

Issued by: David Thompson, Marketing Officer, on 01553 782067.

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Previous Year’s Accounts, Annual Return and Public Rights

The Annual Return and Accounts to be Audited for the Parish Council have been published under the Finance and Annual Return tab of this web site. The Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights to inspect and make copies of the accounts has also been published in this section.

Finance and Annual Return

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Help support your Village by becoming a Parish Councillor

There remains a councillor vacancy on the Tilney St. Lawrence Parish Council (Tilney cum Islington Ward), which the Parish Council is keen to fill. No previous experience is necessary.

If you are interested in applying, please contact the Clerk for an application form.

For further information go to the Parish Councillor/Vacancies tab.

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Mobile Library Timetable

See attached poster for the mobile library timetable

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Find out about joining Samaritans

Next information session to find out more at 26 Queen Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1HT
Date: Wednesday 8 March 2017
Time: 7pm



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