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September 2018 – New Councillors

We welcome Emma Carey and Hazel Platt as new members and wish them well.

September 2018 – World War I Centenary Commemoration – updated

The plans to commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War One have progressed rapidly. There was an official launch on Thursday 22nd February in St Mary’s Church. A website has been created to provide information about the ongoing project – please visit it here. The Village’s response to the commemoration has drawn much press attention.

Visits have taken place to Canada and to Europe, where, as at St Mary’s, sprigs of lavender and rosemary in a Torc (representing the Village) were laid, along with letters from elected officials and schoolchildren. These moving ceremonies have made an impact on all involved, and there will be one at the Sailing Club on 22nd September at 5.30, to commemorate the one of the 45, Harold Meek, who died at sea.

Other events are forthcoming, including a fundraising music evening with refreshments in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on 3rd November. Details available from St Mary’s and the Grapes.

September 2018 – Neighbourhood Plan – updated, once more

This has now been through the Borough consultation, and then to the Inspector. It would be fair to say that we are not entirely happy with his comments but we have to work with them. We are currently talking to the Borough Council officers as to what can reasonably be retained.

September 2018 – Annual Audit updated (2)

The Annual Audit process is now complete. Please see the finance and audit page for the relevant documentation.

September 2018 – Borough Ward By-Election – updated

The By-Election for the Borough Ward seat for Snettisham and other villages was held on Thursday, 2nd August. We congratulate Stuart Dark on his election.

May 2018 – Councillor Surgeries

For some time Council has run a surgery attended by a pair of councillors to give additional opportunities to raise matters of concern. After over half a year of doing this, visits by members of the public have been so few that we have decided to suspend these.

Western Shore Team Benefice

From January the Parish Office is also helping St Mary’s by acting as a location for contacting the Benefice in Snettisham. Parish (i.e. Church) matters can be brought up with Penny Taylor (Team Administrator) in person at the Office, e.g. Baptism, Wedding and Funeral arrangements. This will be on Mondays from 10-12, and you can contact her here by phone (but, please, only during that time). The Church email is heacham.church@gmail.com, though there should be a specific Snettisham one shortly.

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