Colby & Banningham Parish Council serves the two villages of Colby & Banningham. There are 7 Councillors, all of whom represent the whole area – no wards. On behalf of the parish, the Council owns the Jubilee Hall, Banningham, Banningham Village Green, the Playing Field at Bridge Road Colby, 3 allotments and a piece of arable land behind, on Colby Road, and contributes to the maintenance of Colby and Banningham Churchyards as burial grounds. The Council was awarded Quality Parish Council status in June 2008 and successfully re-accredited in 2012.
Minutes published on the website in advance of meetings are draft minutes and will be replaced with the final version after the meeting.
Draft Minutes of the Council meeting held on 17 January 2018 are below:
1. CPC Mins 170118
As part of the Transparency Code legislation, the Council is now required to publish papers that will be discussed at Council meetings.
The latest pack, for the February 2018 meeting, is below – should you have any questions please contact the Clerk
February 2018 papers
There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council on Wednesday 6 December 2017, the main item to re-consider the Vattenfall/Vanguard project consultation document in the light of new information.
All residents should have received the latest newsletter ahead of the recent Open Days. Further information is available on the new Vattenfall/Vattenfall in Norfolk website
The agenda for the meeting is below and all are welcome to attend.
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The Council has received a planning application with a response date ahead of the next ordinary parish council meeting.
When this happens, the Council meets as a Planning Committee – which it will do on Wednesday 27 September 2017 in the Jubilee Hall at 7.30p.m.
In line with the electronic approach to planning applications (with the exception of major developments), paper copies are not sent out – click here to view the application and the accompanying documents on the District council website.
The agenda for the meeting is below. Members of the public are welcome to attend and speak during the usual public participation session.
CPCPlanning 270917public version
Starting from September 2017, the Parish Council will meet on the 3rd Wednesday each month, still in the Jubilee Hall, and at either 8p.m or 7.30p.m, depending on the time of the year.
The Council has made this change to accommodate a regular booking for the hall on a Tuesday evening.
May be this will be a better time for people – and the Council will be able to fill the current vacancies!!
The annual audit of the Parish Council includes the opportunity for electors to inspect the accounts over a given period. For the year ended 31st March 2017 this period is between 26 June and 4 August 2017. The accounts are available for inspection by appointment with the Clerk, and all details are on the Notice of Electors Rights which is also posted on Parish Council noticeboards.
As part of the Annual Audit process you can also look at the Annual Return, but please note that this is unaudited.
Officers are urging residents to be on their guard after receiving a number of reports of cold callers across the North Norfolk district in the last few days.
Information has been received regarding a male attending at properties with a holdall style bag offering gardening equipment, household and car cleaning items for sale in Wells, Cromer and North Walsham.
Yesterday (19/04), Officers spoke with a male on Fairview Road, North Walsham the male admitted selling door to door without a Pedlars Certificate, he was reported for the offence and the items he was attempting to sell were seized as evidence.
Norfolk Police and Norfolk Trading Standards advise NEVER to deal with anyone who cold calls at your property offering to undertake services or attempting to sell items.
If in doubt lock them out and report anything suspicious as soon as possible to police on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
If in doubt lock them out and report anything suspicious as soon as possible to police on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency”.Anyone sighting cold callers in Norfolk or concerned about rogue trader activity in their community can also contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.
The following message was received via Police Connect this afternoon:
Police have received a report of an elderly resident in Reepham agreeing to pay for hedge trimming and then asked for £200 to clear away the clippings. The resident has refused to pay this but agreed for a copper water tank to be taken away in exchange for their removal and only the tank has been taken.
PC Andy Mason, Broadland Engagement Officer commented “Reports of rogue traders, cowboy builders and doorstep callers are unfortunately still a concern for both Norfolk Police and Trading Standards Departments. Rogue traders trick people into paying very high prices for unnecessary or shoddy work primarily on homes or garden maintenance”. To avoid becoming a victim of rogue traders, follow these simple steps:
· Never agree to have work done by somebody who is just passing or take their word that it needs to be done at all.
· Never pay for work before it is completed.
· Do not accept any offer from them to drive you to the bank to withdraw money.
· If you need work done, then visit www.checkatrade.com or call by phone on 0333 0146 190 or contact your local councils Trusted Trader Service.
For Further Crime Prevention Advice:-
For Norfolk dial 101 and ask to speak to your local Architectural Liaison Officer (ALO)
The parish council now meets on the 3rd Wednesday each month – except for August, and occasionally December, in the Jubilee Hall, Banningham.
The council year starts in May, with the Annual Parish council Meeting, where the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and representatives to Committees are elected and appointed for the next year.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 21 February 2018, the Agenda is below: