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November 2018 – World War I Centenary Commemoration

The Church Service will take place at 10am on 11/11/18 at St Mary’s. A procession from there will then move to Hall Road, and join up with others to go on to the Square. We ask that you arrive by 10.45 for the Parade. After the commemoration, please join us at the memorial Hall for refreshments and an exhibition. In the evening there will be a beacon lighting ceremony, beginning at 6.50pm below the Church.

Background:
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, where you can make donations. The Village’s response to the commemoration has drawn much press attention. There have already been several visits by Sky TV. They are making the Village the centrepiece of their nationwide coverage this year.

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, including the one at the Sailing Club on 22nd September, to remember Harold Meek, the only one of the 45 who died at sea. Most recently the same procedure was adopted on our behalf by British Forces in Gaza, and the remaining visit will be made on November 6th to Berlin.

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.

November 2018 – TORC Newsletter

The latest edition has been produced and should have been delivered to each address in the Village. This is also now online here – please visit the Newsletter Page. If you have not received a copy, there is a link there for reporting that.

October 2018 – Neighbourhood Plane

The date for the Referendum has been announced – November 29th. Please see the NP page for details of this and explanatory meetings to help you decide how to vote. Hopefully this will be to support the Plan! There is a link to an leaflet telling you all about the Plan.

September 2018 – New Councillors

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

September 2018 – Annual Audit

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

September 2018 – Borough Ward By-Election

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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