Next meeting of the Parish Council to be held 7:00pm, Monday 2nd July 2018

The next meeting of Tilney St Lawrence Parish Council will be held on Monday 2nd July 2018 at Tilney St Lawrence Village Hall, Magdalen Road, PE34 4RF. All are welcome to attend and there will be an open forum at the beginning of the meeting when Parishioners are able to raise any matters of concern. A copy of the agenda for this meetings 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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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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Co-option of New Councillors

The Parish Council is pleased to report that at its May 2018 meeting, Councillor Dane Rayner was co-opted as a member of the Parish Council. The Council welcomes Dane onto the Council and hopes that he will find his new role a rewarding one.

The Parish Council is pleased to report that at its December 2017 meeting, Councillor 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 are no remaining vacancies on the Parish Council.

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Litter Picking

One parish councillor continues in keeping Tilney St Lawrence tidy with his litter picking efforts.

In the last year Councillor Jerry McManus has collected the following items from the pavements and road sides of Tilney St Lawrence:

  • 101 black bin bags
  • 1 roll of wire fencing
  • 2 car tyres
  • 1 BMW wheel
  • 1 ironing board
  • 1 kitchen unit
  • 1 road name plate
  • assorted builders rubbish
  • a large number of used nappies
  • 2 colostomy bags
  • 1 safety helmet

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

Help stop fly tipping ruining our countryside. Report incidents and offenders on https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/info/20013/street_care_and_cleaning/160/fly-tipping_illegal_dumping

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Nearest Job Centre

Follow the link below to find the nearest job centre:

https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/

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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 https://westnorfolk.localgreenpoints.com 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 www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/yourbins

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

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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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Safety Campaign for Norfolk Road Users

Road users reminded to look out for each other in safety campaign

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Drivers and cyclists are being urged to look out for each other, as part of a joint drive by Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Constabulary to reduce the number of cyclist casualties on the road.

‘Mind out for each other’ encourages all road users to be more considerate towards each other with the aim of helping to make Norfolk’s roads safer – for both cyclists and motorists. Norfolk is regarded as a safe place to cycle, and 1 in 5 drivers cycle at least once a month, however both need to do more to keep each other safe.

This campaign comes in response to the increasing number of adults taking up cycling, and the rising number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Norfolk’s roads. 48 pedal cyclists were killed or seriously injured (one fatality, 47 serious injuries) on Norfolk’s roads in 2015 – more than in any other year during the last decade. This is a 50% increase on the 2014 figure (32 – no fatalities, 32 serious injuries), and more than double the number killed or seriously injured in 2010 (22 – one fatality, 21 serious injuries). Three out of every four cyclist injury collisions occur at junctions, and cyclists are seven times more likely to be injured on urban roads than on rural ones.

Running until mid-October, the campaign includes bus, radio, press and online advertising. Norfolk County Council will be focusing on making both drivers and cyclists aware of the issues around cyclist safety, while Norfolk Constabulary are concentrating their efforts on enforcement to ensure all road users are obeying the laws of the road.

The council will be offering free workplace seminars to cyclists to cover the economic, health and environmental benefits of cycling, whilst providing advice on equipment, routes and behaviours and delivering key safety messages. As a follow-up, commuter cyclists will be offered a bespoke on-road training session, which will offer an insight into the potential hazards a cyclist could face on their commute to work and advice on their riding behaviours.

Norfolk Constabulary will maintain their ongoing commitment to treat all road users equally; if a cyclist is seen breaking the law or putting themselves or other road users at risk, they will be stopped and dealt with in exactly the same way a driver would be.

Norfolk County Council’s Casualty Reduction Team are taking bookings from businesses for cycling theory workplace seminars. If you are interested in setting up a session, or want more information on what the sessions entail, email roadsafety@norfolk.gov.uk or call 0344 800 8020.

For further information, including tips on how car drivers and cyclists can help keep each other safe, please visit www.think.norfolk.gov.uk/mindout

 

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LILY heads out into the community – Press Release

The popular LILY (Living Independently in Later Years) initiative has been extended with the addition of Lily Advisors who will attend events and activities in the local community to provide advice and information, and the introduction of dementia-friendly home assessments. See press release below.

LILY Press Release

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