Annual Parish Meeting, 7:00pm, Monday 5th March 2018, to be followed by an ordinary meeting of the Parish Council

The Tilney St Lawrence Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 5th March 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. The meeting will be immediately followed by an ordinary meeting of the Parish Council. Prior to the meetings, copies of both agendas will be posted under the Meetings/Agenda 2018 tab. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would like any further information.

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Co-option of New Councillor

The Parish Council is pleased to report that at its last 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 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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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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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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