Gillingham Parish Council

<<Tidings, May 2019>>

Draft minutes of April Parish Council meeting

Parish Ten – parishioners slot.  Seven members of the public attended.

Gillingham PC, 25%A parishioner  complained about rubbish left on one of the allotments. Another asked for an update on the application for a Right of Way down Marsh Lane to the River Waveney.  The application is now with the law department of the Community & Environmental Services.

John Crowfoot, editor of Tidings, attended the meeting and thanked the parish council for its help in finding distributors for the magazine.

Nicholas Meade, church warden and treasurer of the Romanian Orthodox congregation was also present. Some of the church members wanted to join in the 20 April Litter Pick, he said.

Village Matters

The River Waveney Trust hopes to work with South Norfolk Council to retrieve the rubbish from the river bank. The steps at Dunburgh are now scheduled for repair jointly by the Norfolk Ramblers & River Waveney Trust.

The Clerk has reported the uneven state of Gillingham Dam to Highways and the pump  opposite the garages near 108 The Street.

There are still vacant allotments, available to  rent.


Norfolk County Council has confirmed that the parish council has secured 50% of the funding to erect a bus shelter opposite the village hall.

Any Other Business

The chairman thanked Cllr Jane Black for her efforts of the past few years. Although leaving the council Jane will continue to attend as a member of the public, she said, and was happy to carry on volunteering.

There is a link on the parish council website under ‘For Your Information’ of a One Stop Shop for carers who require support or help.

Date of Next Meeting This has been moved to the second Wednesday in the month, 8 May,  due to the elections on 2 May.

Julia Punt, Clerk to the Parish,
tel. 01502-575518, email —

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