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We'd like to wish you a Happy New Year and hope the year has started well for you.

Replacement Village Sign
Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Parish Council are looking to replace their Village Sign.  If anyone has purchased a new sign or has any recommendations, information, pictures etc please can they contact the Parish Clerk by email magdalenparishcouncil@gmail.com

S137 limit for 2019/20

The amount for 2019/20 is £8.12 per elector,  which is calculated from the percentage increase in the retail index between September 2017 and September 2018, in accordance with Schedule 12B to the 1972 Act.

Spring Conference 2019

Our conference will be taking place on 14th March  2019 at the Roundwood Function & Conference Centre, Taverham. We have some excellent speakers confirmed already, covering key finance, legal and planning matters, together with some other topics which will be of high relevance to parish and town councils in a post-Brexit Britain, and alongside plans for participative seminars and exhibitors.

To book a place click here

Fund to transform English high streets and town centres opens
The Government has just launched its Future High Streets Fund to help principal councils to transform their town centres with co-funding to consolidate properties on the high street, improve transport and access into town centres and converting retail units into new homes. The Future High Street Fund, established as part of the government’s Plan for the High Street, asks applicants to demonstrate partnership with local communities, and can be viewed here

Norfolk Local Access Forum
The Norfolk Local Access Forum is comprised of up to 22 people covering a range of interests in countryside access in Norfolk, including walking; cycling; horse riding; landowners; conservation; other interests (including health, tourism, business, access for all, heritage, education) and are seeking new members. The Forum provides independent advice to a number of organisations including Norfolk County Council on improving access to land in Norfolk. We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people with a passion for the outdoors with good communication skills to fill five vacancies on the Forum. In particular, they are keen to find new members from the following interest areas: landowners and managers, younger people (or those who can represent young people), equestrians and local business/tourism. Further information and a link to the online recruitment form can be found here: www.norfolk.gov.uk/nlaf. If you have any queries, please email nlaf@norfolk.gov.uk or contact 0344 800 8020 The closing date for applications is 31 January 2019.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s 2019/2020 budget and council tax consultation
The PCC’s 2019/2020 budget and council tax consultation was launched 2 January. See attached. This runs until Wednesday 30 January 2019. The link to the survey for responding is: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PoliceBudget2019-20Consultation/.  Feedback is also invited by telephone to 01953 424455, by email to TellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or by post to OPCCN, Building 8, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW.
 

Alongside this, public engagements that the PCC will be undertaking in the coming weeks are as follows: Wednesday 9 January - Norwich (when the PCC will be holding a public Q&A session with the Chief Constable at the Forum), thereafter Thursday 10 January- West Norfolk, Wednesday 16 January- Great Yarmouth, Thursday 17 January- North Norfolk, Monday 21 January- South Norfolk, Monday 28 January- Breckland  and Wednesday 30 January- Broadland.

Click here for the 2019-2020 Police Budget

Government consults on technical changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Government has announced a consultation on technical changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy. These changes aim to reduce its complexity and increase its market responsiveness and transparency. While the proposed reforms do not affect how town and parish councils receive and use their share of any CIL funds, it is nevertheless of interest to us. More information can be found here. The deadline for comments is 31 January 2019.

Training courses in 2019

Training sessions planned for January and February are as follows:

CiLCA Training
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:00am
10am-1pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

Being an Effective Councillor
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 9:30am
2.5 CPD Points
One day intensive course
£60 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm
Wereham Village Hall

Role of the Clerk - Day One
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 9:30am
2.5 CPD Points
Two day intensive course
£110 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon
Day Two - Wednesday 30 January 2019

Elections 2019 - COURSE FULL
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00am
1 CPD Points
£30 + VAT
10am-12noon
Wereham Village Hall

Being a Good Employer
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 1:30pm
1 CPD Points
£30 + VAT
1.30-3.30pm
Wereham Village Hall

Preparing for AGAR 2018/19
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:00am
1 CPD Points
£30 + VAT
10am-1pm
Wereham Village Hall

Elections 2019
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:00am
1 CPD Points
£30 + VAT
10am-12noon
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

Being a Good Employer
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 1:30pm
1 CPD Points
£30 + VAT
1.30-3.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon
For more information and to book a place click here
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