Please note that the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING for Kirby Cane & Ellingham will now take place on Thursday, 4th April, at 7pm in the main room of Kirby Cane Memorial Hall (not on the 1st, as advertised previously).
 We are pleased to announce that Mark Milsom, senior critical care paramedic with East Anglian Air Ambulance, will be joining us to demonstrate a basic life support session, covering an introduction and facts about out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, chain of survival, primary assessment of casualty etc, and will consist of practical hands-on CPR alongside practice in using a defibrillator and a question-and-answer session.
 Following Mark’s presentation there will be reports from village organisations, the parish council and, hopefully, from our district and county councillors. As the name suggests, this is a meeting of the village, and all residents are very welcome to attend. There will be light refreshments available after the meeting’s business has been concluded, which is a great opportunity for residents to speak to their parish councillors and other representatives.
 Parish and district council elections will take place on 2nd May, 2019. There are nine seats on your parish council, and any qualifying person over the age of 18 is free to seek nomination for election to one of these seats. The qualifying criteria are available in various locations, but I have also put them on the parish council’s website, which you can access using the following link – https://kceparishcouncil.wixsite.com/kcepc/elections-co-option
Please note that completed nomination forms for the May election must be received by the Electoral Registration Office at South Norfolk Council no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April. Completed nomination papers should be taken to the council offices in Swan Lane, Long Stratton in person so that one of the elections team can check that the forms have been filled in correctly – I am assured that there will be extra staff available in the two weeks leading up to the deadline so that appointments won’t be necessary.
If you have any questions about becoming a parish councillor, or indeed about any aspect of the parish council’s business, do please let me know, or approach any of your parish councillors.
The next parish council meeting will take place on Monday, 18th March. The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 13th May (meetings take place in the back room of the Memorial Hall unless otherwise stated).
Jane Love, Clerk to the Council
parish council website — https://kceparishcouncil.wixsite.com/kcepc