Permission has now been granted by the landowner for a rustic fence to be erected around the Narborough Airfield memorial. A site visit by the Chair and Clerk will be carried out in order to determine the style of rustic fencing to be erected.
The council agreed to approach Breckland Council and WREN for match funding for the skate park and MUGA. Hopefully this will be combined with any contribution from the Chalk lane development. Remaining funds would be provided by the Council and from local community fund raising efforts. It was also agreed to set up a separate sub-committee to liaise with the Community Centre Management Committee.
The Children All Together (CAT) Youth Club had received a generous donation of equipment from RAF Marham, including a drum kit, DVD player and television, several table games and a badminton set. More equipment may be forthcoming.
Traffic Calming on Chalk Lane was discussed. The skate park/MUGA will be on the opposite side of Chalk Lane to the new housing development. As such, it was felt that this supported the need for traffic calming along this stretch of Chalk Lane. Breckland Council is fully supportive and will be advising Norfolk County Council of their support. The developer had also offered to assist in covering the costs of a traffic survey and had offered to obtain three quotes for a traffic survey. The council resolved to contribute towards the costs of a traffic survey along Chalk Lane, subject to the acceptability of the 3 quotes obtained by the developer.
It was noted that the Iceni Partnership had offered help with the entry fee and to provide support for the Narborough 2013 entry to the Anglia in Bloom competition. The Council resolved to investigate funding for the provision of flower boxes at the entrances to the village and also to investigate the possibility of the pupils of Narborough primary school in the competition.
A number of pot holes had been reported at various places in the village, some had been repaired whilst others were being looked into. It was noted that a number of public minded villagers had spread grit outside the school and on the junction of Old Vicarage Park and Denny's Walk during the recent snowy weather. The Council extends thanks to them. Councillors were disappointed to note that some residents had used the grit provided for use on the public highway and footpaths on their own driveways. Villagers are reminded that the grit bins are there to provide grit for use on the roads and footpaths and is not there for personal use.
Once again the subject of dog faeces came up for discussion. There has been a notable increase in instances of dog owners not picking up their dog's faeces. This is particularly prevalent on Westfields, although it is recognised that dog walkers other than those who live in Westfields use the estate as a route to walk their dogs on Marham Fen, or indeed, just to walk their dogs in Westfields. Please be a responsible dog owner and pick up after your dog has answered natures call. There are plenty of dog waste bins available around the village in which to place your doggy poop bag.
Fly tipping on the track leading top Downham Drove at the A47/Narford road jct. The Breckland Streetwise team will be advised.
The next meeting of your parish Council will be on Monday 4 march 2013 at the Church centre, commencing at 7.30pm.