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Please see attached poster regarding the launch of the Breckland Dog Walkers.
Residents are invited to Norfolk County Council’s second roadshow event in Diss, South Norfolk, where they will be able to hear about the council’s suggestions for the future, ask questions and offer their ideas and aspirations for the county.
Residents will have a chance to meet the Leader of the County Council, Cliff Jordan and other senior members. Joining the Council team at the roadshow is Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk Presenter, who will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.
Leader, Cliff Jordan said, “The County Council plays a key role in caring for the people of Norfolk – whether it is supporting the vulnerable, maintaining our roads or campaigning for jobs. That will not change – but the way we do this will have to change given our future financial pressures.
“We have some challenges in Norfolk and I want to have an open discussion and ask our residents what matters to them most, whether it be caring for the most vulnerable, building better roads or developing housing solutions. I do want to hear from residents and to do that properly we need to hear first-hand from the people of Norfolk.”
The roadshow event will run from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, 24th April 2018, at The Corn Hall,
10 St Nicholas Street, Diss, IP22 4LB.
To register for ticket to the event, please click here:
Or visit Norfolk County Council’s website www.norfolk.gov.uk and click on Roadshow.
Thetford Governance Review
Second stage consultations commence for Thetford, Carbrooke and Great Ellingham Review
17 April 2018
Following on from public consultations held earlier this year on the administrative changes requested by Thetford, Carbrooke and Great Ellingham parish councils, Breckland Council is calling on residents in these parishes again, to give their views on revised proposals. Feedback is also sought from those living in the adjacent parishes of Croxton, Brettenham, Kilverstone and Attleborough. The consultations began on 16 April and will run until 22 June 2018.
The three parish councils submitted their proposals to Breckland Council earlier this year, and these requests triggered a formal Community Governance Review (CGR) – a statutory process whereby district councils can create parish councils, review and change boundaries and carry out a number of other reviews. The consultations are organised by Breckland Council, who are managing the CGR process.
Cllr Mark Robinson, Breckland Council Executive Member for Governance said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the first consultations – your views and suggestions have helped inform the proposals that are going forward for the second stage of consultation. Now we need you to get involved again – all the information you need about the revised proposals is on our website and officers will be happy to help if you have any questions”.
In the case of Great Ellingham the revised proposal is for an extension of the parish boundary to the B1077. The revised Thetford proposal is for no change to the current arrangements and the third request, for Carbrooke Parish Council to increase the size of its parish council from seven to nine members, is as originally submitted.
Details of the changes requested can be found at http://www.breckland.gov.uk/CGR-secondconsultation-2018. Responses to the consultation should be sent via the online form on the website, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to Breckland Council, Democratic Services, Community Governance Review, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE. All feedback received will be published on the council website in accordance with the statutory process.
After the second stage consultations close, Breckland Council’s Community Governance Sub-Committee will consider these responses before making final recommendations to Council in autumn.
As a reminder the closing date for submissions is 22nd June 2018.
Please see attached regarding the above as requested by Thetford Town Council. If you wish to find out more, please follow the link.