It is currently a very exciting and busy time for the village hall committee. We are having plans drawn up for the new village hall.
We have sent out a questionnaire to everyone in the village asking for opinions on what people want from the hall when it is built.
We have had a representative from the Football Association (FA) take a look around the recreation ground in order to assess our position for obtaining grants from the FA. We are also running our regular events; the Yard Sale is coming up on the 12th May, and the Village Fete on the 9th June.
The Annual General Meeting,
which had to be postponed in April, will now take place on Tuesday 14th May at 7:30pm. We have just one vacancy for a Trustee. If you would like to join the committee please come along to the meeting in the Portacabin.
It is not necessary to be on the committee to volunteer to help run the village hall and recreation ground charity. We are looking for people with particular skills to join the body of 50 volunteers that help us already. We are currently looking for volunteers with professional and technical skills in:
- Legal Matters – to help establish the legal basis for the Charity and its new hall.
- Bid Writer – someone to help with making applications to grant providers to fund the building of the hall.
- Building Project Manager – someone with established skills to ensure the construction of the village hall will be a success.
- Grounds-Keeping – a person who will be able to prepare the recreation ground for football matches and other events. Also, to ensure that the play area is safe for the children to use.
- Questionnaire Reviewer – a person with skills in assessing responses to the questionnaire sent out recently.
If you have any of the above skills or other technical skills, especially when the construction of the village hall is under-way next year, please come along and have a chat.
The plans for the village hall will also be on display at the AGM.
Annual Parish Meeting
The Tunstead and Sco Ruston Annual Parish Meeting will take place in the Tunstead Modular Building , on the recreation ground, Market Street on Tuesday 16th April, at 7:30pm.
The purpose of the meeting is to enable the Parish Council explain what it has been doing over the last year. The meeting also encourages the electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish.
It is NOT a Meeting of the Parish Council. Anyone may attend but only registered electors of the Tunstead and Sco Ruston Parish may speak and vote.
Come along and find out what has been going on.
Have you considered becoming a local councillor?
Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. But it can be very rewarding, knowing that you help set the vision and direction of the local community. Councils are led by democratically elected councillors.
The local government elections will be held on Thursday 2nd May.
The closing date for nominations is 4:00pm Wednesday 3rd April.
The Electoral Commission publish a set of guidelines to help people know if they qualify, and how to go about becoming a parish councillor.
Guidance on becoming a district councillor can be found here.
If you would like to help your community, consider becoming a local councillor. For further information contact the Office of the Returning Officer of the North Norfolk District Council, or visit the websites, above. Alternatively follow this link
This old link describes what to expect by being a parish councillor for Tunstead and Sco Ruston.
Anglian Water have completed essential repairs in the area. They say the water may be cloudy, but users should not be concerned. For more information follow the links below.