Due to the ongoing lockdown, the Office remains closed to the Public, though it will be manned most days. I will be posting from time to time on here and on our facebook page. To get the latest, please ensure you “like” the facebook page by clicking on the link to the right. You can access this information without being registered on facebook – please ask if you are uncertain.
Councillor Ros Pugh has announced that she is standing down from Council. Ros joined in August 2014, and was Chairman for two of her six years. As ever the Clerk will be writing to thank her for her service to the Village, and wishing her well for the future. There is therefore a vacancy on Council – anyone interested in filling the remaining space should contact the Clerk or a Councillor for more information.
Council has agreed the signing of the AGAR (Audit) form for 2019/20. It had previously been approved by our Internal Auditor, and is now with the External one. The paperwork is available under >Documents>Finance and Audit above, including details of the Electors’ Rights to view the accounts.
There has been work in the background on a Youth Club. This is the latest we have:
At the moment YMCA Norfolk or any partners in Youth-West are unable to open any youth provisions because of the government guidelines. We are discussing the summer pop-ups which is the provision we was going to look at providing at Snettisham, but again because of the guidelines we are unable to make concrete plans at the moment.
We have created an on-line youth club which all young people in Snettisham are welcome to join, this is free of charge and something we are hoping to continue after lockdown so that young people in rural areas can access a youth provision. I have attached a poster which gives details of all activities involved including daily challenges, safe gaming, podcasts etc. At the moment we are offering to those young people on a restricted income, free xbox live codes so that they can join in the games these are run and monitored by our youth engagement workers. We also have a service for the young people to message a youth engagement worker if they need help at all. YMCA Virtual Youth Club page
“SNETTISHAM GARDENING CLUB are sorry to have to advise the planned Annual Open Show for Saturday 11th July has had to be cancelled in view of the current Government directions on social distancing. We are still hoping to be able to hold a monthly meeting before the end of the year, but are having to wait to see what happens over the next months. In the meantime please call Addie on 01485 544754 or Gail on 01485 541279 for any information or e mail [email protected]”
Annual Parish Meeting
Due to restrictions on meeting others currently in force, this cannot happen. Details can be found on the meetings tab above.
OLDER NEWS ARCHIVE:
December 2019 – General Election
Full results available on the Elections page, under “Documents” above.
September 2019 – Council Plan 2019-2023
Council has recently agreed to a plan for the next four years, which is to be made public. It is now available on this site under “Documents” above.
September 2019 – New Vicar
We formally welcome our new Vicar, Rachel Alexander, who took up her post last month. We wish her well.
Due to the changes, there will no longer be a regular Parochial attendance in the Office on Mondays, and you will need to contact the Church directly.
November 2018 – Neighbourhood Plan
A decisive majority voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan being adopted, and it is now officially adopted. Council would like to thank all those who supported this both at the referendum and over the period of the Plan’s development. Please visit the link above to see the full plan.
November 2018 – World War I Centenary Commemoration updated
The commemoration held on November 11th 2018 was a great success, and was covered extensively on TV and in the press. Council would like to thank all of those groups and individuals who helped ensure that the day provided a fitting culmination to an extraordinary year. We will shortly be announcing the sums raised for the two charities, the Poppy Appeal and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
There was an official launch on Thursday 22nd February in St Mary’s Church. The Snettisham Remembers website is still available.
Visits took 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 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. The same procedure was adopted on our behalf by British Forces in Gaza, and the final visit was made on November 6th to Berlin.