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Agenda for Parish Council Meeting – 6th December 2021

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Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council

Clerk: Mike Mortimer, 1 Sycamore Close, Palgrave, Suffolk, IP22 1PF

Tel: 01379 641909 

Email: bandf.pc@outlook.com

Monday the 6th of December 2021 at 7.15

Meeting of the Parish Council
at the Village Hall

AGENDA

  1. Apologies.
  2. Declaration of Interests.
  3. To Agree the Minutes of the 1st of November 2021.
  4. Matters Arising.

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10 Minutes Public Speaking Time

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  • Planning – Anaerobic Digester Update.
  • Flooding – Common Road, Bates Lane, Fersfield – and actions.
  • Communications (incl. Voluntary Norfolk, Norfolk County Council).
  • Traffic Survey, 29th November 2021.
  • Celebration mugs.
  • Policies review.
  • Forward look: 2022.
  • Any Other Matters.
  • Date of next meeting.

Parish Clerk

Parish Council Vacancy

Casual Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

PARISH OF BRESSINGHAM

Notice is hereby given:

  1. A casual vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor exists in the above Parish.
  2. An election by ballot according to the Election Rules will be held if a request in writing to that effect, signed by ten local government electors for the electoral area, is delivered to The Managing Director, Broadland and South Norfolk Councils, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, NR7 ODU not later than 7 DECEMBER 2021
  3. If an election is not requested, the Parish Council will fill this vacancy by co-option.

 

Parish/Town Clerk: Mike Mortimer

Address: 1 Sycamore Close, Palgrave, Suffolk, IP22 1PF

Dated: 18 November 2021

Casual Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

PARISH OF BRESSINGHAM

Notice is hereby given:

  1. A casual vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor exists in the above Parish.
  2. An election by ballot according to the Election Rules will be held if a request in writing to that effect, signed by ten local government electors for the electoral area, is delivered to The Managing Director, Broadland and South Norfolk Councils, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, NR7 ODU not later than 7 DECEMBER 2021
  3. If an election is not requested, the Parish Council will fill this vacancy by co-option.

 

Parish/Town Clerk: Mike Mortimer

Address: 1 Sycamore Close, Palgrave, Suffolk, IP22 1PF

Dated: 18 December 2021

Footpaths Warden

Footpaths picture

If you know of a blocked or missing footpath please contact Parish Councillor John Kemp on 01379 687868 or by email.

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting – 4th October 2021

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Bressingham and Fersfield Parish Council
Clerk: Mike Mortimer, 1 Sycamore Close, Palgrave, Suffolk, IP22 1PF
Tel: 01379 641909
Email: bandf.pc@outlook.com
Monday the 4th of October 2021 at 7.15
Meeting of the Parish Council
at the Village Hall


AGENDA

  1. Apologies
  2. Declaration of Interests
  3. To Agree the Minutes of the 6th of September 2021
  4. Matters Arising

10 Minutes Public Speaking Time


  1. Standing Orders update
  2. Resilience document
  3. Planning – Anaerobic Digester
  4. Flooding – Common Road, Bates Lane, Fersfield
  5. Communications
  6. Traffic and Speed Limits
  7. Allotment Meadow
  8. Footpaths
  9. Any Other Matters
  10. Date of next meeting

Julian Kerry

Julian Kerry is living in the house which his great great grandfather Willie Garland bought. He remembers visiting this house since he was a child. The home is Croft Acre, Fersfield which like many homes round here was a small holding.

Julian thinks that Fersfield (unlike Bressingham) has not changed much in appearance as there have been no new buildings. Julian remembers Fersfield had 2 or 3 pubs and a post office – but they are now gone.  Does anyone remember these and can tell us something about them? Julian’s grandfather came from South Lopham at Fen Farm and he married one of the Garland sister. They then moved to Willow Farm in Fersfield. Julian’s father lived in a house near Pillar Box Corner, Bressingham. So Julian  has lived in either Fersfield or Bressingham most of his life.

His father like Julian was a builder. He worked with Maurice Peachey and they called themselves Kerry and Peachey until 1971 when Julian joined his father and they worked as Kerry and Son.  They  built another house at Pillar Box Corner and then they bought Drift House in Bressingham which was derelict and which they restored.  Later when his father sold the house for £2,000 he spent £1,000 on buy a new Jaquar car!  Julian said that as a child he spent a lot of time living in a caravan while his father either built or restored their home.

In 1971 Julian worked with his father as a builder and they became Kerry and Son. During the years Julian and his father did a lot of work in the community including the churches. Julian went to Bressingham School and then on to Diss Grammar.  Later when he married he had 3 daughters – 2 live in Norfolk and 1 in Essex.  Sadly Julian’s wife died 8 years ago. Julian has a medal which he inherited from his Great Aunt Hilda Garland (who later became Welch).
It is dated 1910 and it is for ‘Regular School Attendance’.

Julian also has the photo of the Stool Ball Club dated 1915.  His mother Myra Kelly found this photograph and thought that the girl on the bottom row, third in on the right, is one of the Garland sisters. Julian  wonders if there is anyone in the community that can help him identify any of the other girls? If so please be in touch with him via the website email.

I asked Julian in what way things had changed since he as young and especially since he was working with his father as a builder. He said everything was ‘hand tools’ then – nothing electrical.  His father in the early days, would ride to jobs on his cycle rather than in a van, so life was very hard.  His father died comparatively young.