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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
S137 limit for 2019/20
Theamount for 2019/20is £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.
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. TheFuture High Street Fund, established as part of the government’sPlan for the High Street, asks applicants to demonstrate partnership with local communities, and can be viewedhere
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 email@example.com 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 launched2 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 toTellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.ukor 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.
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: