Marham News

Marham News – January 2019

Norfolk Mineral and Waste Plan
The latest news is that one of our District Councillors has received information that the MOD have altered their original response to the initial consultation and have lodged a “very strong” objection to the proposed development of the quarry. At this time, we have no further information but as things develop the Parish Council will keep you informed.
The CATSS group have invited our MP Ms Liz Truss to take part in a walk through part of the proposed quarry site on Friday 18th January. It is understood that they would welcome any villagers and any other interested parties to take part in this walk. Details can be found on the CATSS website. Please check this as there has been some disruption to the proposed route and given Ms Truss’ timetable at the moment, details may change.

Public Rights of Way
The Parish Council is waiting for a response from the company looking into the various public rights of way in the parish. Hopefully more details will be available before the next round of consultation regarding the proposed quarry development. Any relevant information will be published as widely as possible as soon as it is received.
Concern has been expressed at the state of the footpath along the bank of the river. It seems that as a result of work being carried out to improve the river flow, the footpath along the bank has been left in an impassable state. This was reported to the Parish Council who are actively pursuing the matter in an attempt to get it sorted out as soon as possible

First Aid and Emergency Response
As villager are aware, we have two emergency defibrillators in the village, one outside Donato’s Pizza and Kebab shop and the other outside the village hall. It has been pointed out that in the dark it is difficult to read the access code key pad on the village hall defibrillator and this is being looked into. However, these are potentially lifesaving pieces of equipment and are available to everyone in an emergency.
To compliment them, the Parish Council has organised a First Aid Training session to include basic life support, adult and child choking and the use of a defibrillator. The session will run on Monday 21st January, at the village hall between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. It is free to Marham residents and is being run by Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. Places on this course are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book you place please e-mail the parish clerk;
If you do not have access to e-mail, please ‘phone Chris Child on 01760 444112 leaving your name and ‘phone number, along with the number of places you wish to book.

Vehicle Speeding
Discussion took place at the January meeting of the Parish Council over the feasibility of imposing a 20mph speed limit through either part or the whole of the village. It is intended to explore this further, but the council would like to know the feeling of residents. If you have a view on this matter, please let them know. You can e-mail any comments to the parish clerk or write and drop your letter in the box at the village hall.

Planning Matters
Planning applications have been lodged with the District Council to extend the property “Janpari” at the eastern end of the village and to construct stables for four horses. A further proposal to build a single-story extension for use as a hairdressing salon next to Donato’s Pizza and Kebab shop was also noted.
A proposal to extend the Village Hall and construct a new dwelling on the land adjoining the hall has been approved by the District Council while a proposal to demolish a redundant farm building north of Cresswell Cottage and replace it with a single storey dwelling was refused
More details of these proposals can be found at:

Village Improvements
Work is in hand to repair the post holding the gate to the children’s playground beside the Sports and Social Club. It was noted that there was dog mess in the playground, presumably as a result of the gate being open. For obvious reasons, please do not let you dog foul in this area and remember, it is your legal and moral responsibility as a dog owner to clean up after your pet in any public area.

Christmas Fair
The Christmas Fair raised over £350 and was enjoyed by a large number of people.

Forthcoming Events

The Parish Council has organised a number of social events to raise funds to benefit the village.

Race Night Saturday 9th February.
This is the Pam Weal Memorial Charity Horse Race night. It will follow a similar format to the Race Night held in October. Entry is £2 per person with under 16’s free. Monty’s Rolls food van will be on site. All proceeds from the night will be split four ways, between Swaffham & Litcham Home Hospice team, Tapping House Home Hospice team, Cancer Care QEH & Marham Village Hall improvements. These charities were all nominated by Marham resident Pam Weal before she sadly passed away. All of the races have now been sponsored and things are in place for a very enjoyable evening. Why not get a group together and have an fun evening at the races without leaving the village, while at the same time raising money for some very worthwhile causes?

Other Dates for your Diary
Bingo – To be held on Friday 22nd March.
Easter Fete – Sunday 7th April.
Village Yard Sale – Sunday 19th May
Fun Day – Sunday 9th June.

If you have an idea for an event, either to raise funds, a talk which may be of interest, or a social event that you feel people might enjoy, please let one of the Parish Councillors know.

If you have an idea for an event, either to raise funds, a talk which may be of interest, or a social event that you feel people might enjoy, please let one of the Parish Councillors know.



Previous News Letters

Marham News June 2018

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Marham News October 2018

Marham News November 2018

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