Annual Parish Meeting
On Wednesday 7th May we hold our Annual Parish Meeting. It is at 8pm in the
village hall with coffee being served at 7.30. This is the time when you can
hear what the Parish Council has been up to in the past year, to make
comments and to ask your questions. If you have concerns over the way the
Parish Council deals either with planning or any other issues within the
village please do come and air your concerns. We would welcome the chance to
address these matters in public.
The reported offers of house purchases on London Road, for redevelopment of
the land, have been withdrawn.
A messy problem!
There is growing concern among those who walk on our recreation grounds
regarding dog mess. The main area of concern is the Recreation Ground at
Watton Road but Lytton Fields is also a problem. There is a fine of up to
£1000 for owners who allow their dog to defecate and then fail to pick it
up. NHDC Dog Wardens have been asked to keep an eye on this and they will
issue fines. The well worn excuse that you did not see the dog defecating
will not be accepted. As creatures of habit, dogs will “go” in roughly the
same area each day. It is just a question of keeping your eyes open and a
plastic bag or two in your pocket. We know these dogs are large dogs. I urge
anyone who knows people who walk their large dogs on our playing fields to
please show them this article. If you know who is responsible it should be
obvious that you should either let the Parish Council or NHDC Dog Wardens
know who these people are, name and address and dog`s name are useful but a
good alternative is to identify the times when these dogs are walked and the
areas they walk in. The areas where play equipment is located are
particularly vulnerable but so are the soccer pitches. Please be vigilant
and public spirited. To report offenders ring 01462 474373. I am sometimes
accused of talking crap ….. Well! Now I have done just that.
On the evening of Friday 11th April some really public spirited thickheads
thought it would be great fun to smash a large amount of glass all over the
tarmac play area on the Recreation Ground. This sort of mindless action
should not go unchecked. If you know who was responsible please do get in
touch. Thank you to a number of parents who did their best to clear the
larger pieces early on Saturday and to the Clerk who swept up the rest.
It is reported that the wild hedgerow that was planted on the Northern and
Eastern border of the KGV Recreation Grounds in January is now in bud. We
suspect that some some naughty people are removing the supporting sticks and
using them as play equipment so a kind Parish Councillor is going there
regularly to replace the supports. (A tiny word in a few small ears would be