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— Tidings, November 2019 —

Draft Minutes of October meeting

Parish Ten (parishioners’ slot) – Information was requested regarding the current situation regarding the new houses on The Street. The only new information was that the decision from the planning committee was now scheduled for 21st October.

21 October, the date originally chosen for the Litter Pick, was rather early, suggested Mrs Black, and might better be postponed. Litter would be easier to spot once the leaves were off the trees and some of the undergrowth had died back. She proposed Saturday 7 December as the new date, working from 9.30 am to 12.00 noon followed by festive refreshments – watch out for the posters in November.

Village Matters – There is an ongoing dialogue with the Village Hall Committee about the walnut tree on Village Hall land which is hindering the view from the bus stop.

The dog-waste bin has again come loose from the wall. Cllr Massingham said he would put it back and try to improve the fitting which is too close to the drainpipe and wall.

Thanks to John Crowfoot who has been tidying up around the War Memorial.

Due to the uneven surface of the playing field the old goal net has been removed. The gate has also been bolted together.

Following discussions with a representative of the Romanian Orthodox congregation, the council debated whether to contribute towards the costs of grass cutting and agreed on a figure of £100.00. The Anglican congregation in Gillingham had struggled for support, said Cllr Warman: any churchgoers in Gillingham or the surrounding area would be made very welcome at Geldeston Church.

The surface on Gillingham Dam continues to deteriorate with the wavy surface getting worse. Cars have been seen swerving to the wrong side of the road to avoid the worst parts. Clerk to ask for a reinspection of the area.

The clerk has reported the footpath leading from The Boundaries to the Yarmouth Road again for cutting and also the amount of plastic coming off a field in Kings Dam.

Any Other Business – Cllr Warman said that two 30 mph signs on Kings Dam were being obscured. One was now again visible, but the hedge owner should be approached regarding the second sign.

Some allotment rents are still outstanding – please contact the clerk as soon as possible to make payment.

Date of Next Meeting: Please note that the next meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 November, 2019, starting at 7.30pm. All are welcome.