Police & Crime Commissioner Q&A

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green is hosting a special Q&A session in Fakenham on Monday 22nd July at the Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street, NR21 9SR. The event starts at 5:30pm.

The PCC will be joined by senior members of the County’s Fire and Rescue Service and the Chief Constable in facing public questions.

This event is thought to be the first of its kind in the country.

The PCC is inviting members representing the North Norfolk area to participate in the question and answer session. This is a great opportunity for councillors to ask questions and receive information directly from both services.

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Ashmanhaugh Parish Clerk

Posted on behalf of our neighbours.


Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer – 4 hours per week

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to support our team of seven Parish Councillors. This is a varied and interesting role with a flexible working regime. The post will be based at home with bi-monthly meetings in Ashmanhaugh, which are held every first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, November plus an Annual Parish meeting.

Key duties include:

  • Organising, attending and reporting to meetings
  • Preparing agendas and writing minutes
  • Dealing with Parish Council business including Planning applications
  • Updating the Parish Council website – WordPress
  • Liaising with local organisations and external bodies
  • Managing the Parish Council’s finances / financial record keeping, including annual audit reporting
  • Liaising on the Parish magazine
  • Overseeing the SAM2 device

Good organisational and communications skills are important, together with a working knowledge of IT.  Files are kept mainly electronically and held on Google Drive and email via Gmail.  A laptop and filing cabinet are provided.  Applicants should be self-motivated, able to work independently and to plan and manage their own workload.

Previous relevant experience would be an advantage but is not essential. Support will be provided and the appointee will be encouraged to take advantage of training to improve their knowledge and skills. NJC Pay Scales will apply depending on experience and qualifications between LC1 SCP 7 – 10 (£10.16 – £10.79).

In the first instance please contact the current Clerk Clare Male on 07803 705434 or [email protected] or Harry Buxton (Chair) [email protected] for further details or to arrange for an informal chat.

Closing date for applications 8th July 2019.  Handover from the current Clerk from the 22nd July.

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Fun Dog Show and Fete

Frank, prize winner from 2017

The Tunstead Fun Dog Show and fete in on Sunday 9th June. Gates open at 11:00am. The show classes start with the children’s classes at 12:00 midday, with all-comers classes starting at 1:00pm. The event closes at 4:00pm.

There are 14 classes in all.

Entry to the grounds is free. To enter your dog the fee is £1 per dog, per class


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Appeal to our Benefactor

We will soon be in a position to seek further help in raising funds for the construction of the village hall on the recreation ground. To start the ball rolling we thought we would test-run our appeal.

We are currently looking to raise £160,000 towards the hall. The village residents have so far raised £30,000. The parish council have pledged another £10,000 once the building work starts. We will be looking for providers of a capital building grant of £120,000.

Do you think the following letter would do the trick? if not, could you join our team as a grant application researcher?

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