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PAST NEWS JANUARY-JUNE 2014

Anaerobic Digester on the site of The Oaks,
Kenninghall Road, Bressingham
Following the Parish Council Meeting on the 25th November 2013 we would urge all who have an opinion or concern relating to the above planning application to contact South Norfolk Planning to put your views forward whether pro or against the project as soon as possible.
Anaerobic Digester, Risby
The Parish Council has managed to have the deadline extended to 21st February 2014 to enable the Village to have a Voice. You can make your comments online - click here and follow the links that have been set.  You will need to register and once you have re-confirmed your details as requested by South Norfolk, go to the 'write a comment' tag to air your opinion. Please use this opportunity to put your views forwardt.  You can also see other people’s views by following the link above and then click on 'documents associated with this application' - there are 36 to date. if you would like your comments posted electronically but are unable to do it, then Bryan Claybrook would be pleased to do it for you - just drop your written comments into his letter box at Drift House, 127 Common Road, Bressingham.

Many thanks to all who supported this year's panto which raised £1100 - see the photos - click here >

THANK YOU!
All car parking space was taken near Fersfield Church on Saturday 10th May morning for the Plant & Cake Sale at which very satisfied customers spent an amazing total of £540, which will go towards updating the electrical supply and the heating in the Church. We have now been given official permission to install the required power supply and will then start to equip the Church with a zoned and phased infra-red heating system, hopefully in time for next winter. Very many thanks to all those who supported the event and to all our helpers. See photos from the event click here >>

DITCHES
The Parish Council would like to encourage residents to take advantage of (hopefully!) drier summer weather and clean out their ditches.  Property owners have a legal duty to clean ditches adjoining highways to prevent overflowing.   Please take care not to disturb nesting birds. Since medieval times, ‘benefitting’ landholders in England and Wales were required to ‘cleanse and scour’ their ditches and watercourses to ensure the free flow of water to limit flooding.  Although this ancient link between benefit-obligation is long lost, this year’s heavy winter rain is a reminder we still need to consider the impact of filled-in ditches on our neighbours and community. 

AMAZING SUCCESS - written by Diana Burroughes

The concert held in memory of Rodger and Millie Aves for the Porch Fund at Bressingham Church, in St Mary's church Diss on Friday 2nd May proved to be an amazing success. A packed audience listened to the Stuart Singers from Minchinghampton in Gloucestershire give a varied performance with everything from Let All Men Sing to Mack the Knife, and Nellie the Elephant to a medley of Simon and Garfunfel. In other words there was something for everyone. The choir of 32 under the direction of Helen Sim,s sang without any words or music in front of them which I for one found to be quite extraordinary.  At the piano was Barrie Cooper who was a very talented musician. The Stuart Singers have raised over £200,000 in the last 22 years, all for charity and came completely free of charge. We were also very fortunate to have had some really lovely raffle prizes donated, not forgetting the sponsorship from Rosedale and T W Gaze.

It was lovely to see so many people there from the village and I am delighted to say that as I write this on Monday 5th May we have raised £2,646. I had hoped for £1,000!

Bressingham church and the Aves family would like to thank everyone who made this posssible.
photo taken by Andrew Papworth of the EDP

The concert was a great way of raising funds towards the Porch restoration. We are now halfway there in raising the money but have another £10,000 to raise before all the work can be done.  This picture (plus others click here) shows the extent of the work that has to be done.

I would be most grateful for anyone that was not able to come to the concert and support this fund and who would like to make a contribution to be in touch with me on T: 01379 688291 or email.  I  would also love to hear from anyone who may have ideas of further fund raising event so that we can reach our target. I would say £20,000 is the estimate plus VAT some of which we may get back.  We hope to start this year with getting the roof done and new rain water fittings - gutter, down pipes plus the drains.


Ash tree Farm Planning application
Read a report by Richard Hewitt who recently attended a Kenninghall Parish Council Meeting regarding Ash Tree Farm’s Planning Application into a Broiler Unit - click here

OUR VILLAGE SHOP
Charlie and Stephanie who  have been running the shop for over a month now, are open on Sundays. Please note new times below.
Please also order any special papers by getting in touch either by email or telephone 01379 687221 or by just popping in ...  And rememeber ..... there are always lots of nice fruit and veg!

 
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