Planning….allow me to clarify the process by which the PC review planning applications. Planning applications are not specified in the PC meeting agenda, this then allows the PC to review any open planning applications that have been issued by NSDC up to and including the day before the date of the PC meeting. Previously, when specific planning applications were included in the agenda, only those specified could be reviewed at a PC meeting. As the PC meeting agenda must be displayed 5 days prior to the meeting date those planning applications issued after the meeting notice publication were excluded and if their return dates were prior to the following planned PC meeting an extraordinary PC meeting had to take place, which had happened on many occasions, or permission sought from NSDC to delay the return date, which had happened on numerous occasions. In order to avoid this issue a change was made to the PC procedures where all open applications published by NSDC on their website up to and including the day before the date of the meeting are reviewed at that PC meeting.
Clerk vacancy….the PC have received applications from 3 strong candidates and plan to interview these applicants week commencing 3rdDec.
Village Autumn clean….took place on Saturday 3rd November, thanks are extended to all of those parishioners who answered the call to come along and help to keep our village lovely. We cleared rubbish, cleaned signs and generally sprucing up the village. Thanks are extended to Forterra who cleared rubbish from their factory gates up to the A612.
Speeding….the PC have set-up a working party to look at the constant problem of speeding throughout the village. This working party consists of 6 parishioners, who kindly volunteered, and the group has already met and started work.
Remembrance Sunday 2018….was a great success with around 100 parishioners attending a special service at Corner Croft to commemorate the end of WW1 and then joining the PC and the WI for hot soup, hot drinks and cakes. Thanks are extended to Aine Tsoukatos for making the soup. Thanks are extended to Jon Fryer for again setting up the poppies around the village.
Village web site….a new style web site has been implemented by our web master Darryl North, thanks are extended to Darryl for his continued good work for the village.
Thurgarton People donation – a £150 donation has been made to Thurgarton People for 2018/19 which will cover the cost of 1 x print run.
Date of Next Meeting…The next meeting of Thurgarton Parish Council will be on Thursday, 24th January at 7.30 pm at the Village Hall.
Tina Tsoukatos, Chair, Thurgarton Parish Council