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.
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 May 2018 meeting, is below – should you have any questions please contact the Clerk
May papers for website
Part of the meeting was given over to Sue Falch-Lovesey, who updated everyone on the progress of the Vattenfall off-shore wind farm application – Vanguard. The interactive map can be found on the dedicated Vattenfall page of this website, and more information will be posted there as it arrives.
The Draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting are below – but without the reports at this stage.
3. Minutes APM 2018
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 21 February 2018 and the Planning Meeting held on 7 March 2018 are below:
1. CPC Mins 210318
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 18 April, the Agenda is below:
Hopefully every household will have received the latest newsletter – this included the questionnaire.
Please complete and return the questionnaire – your views, opinions and ideas are very important towards making the facilities appeal to everyone.
If you would like to download and complete/return the questionnaire electronically, click here – return email address is email@example.com
The Council has received two planning applications 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 7 March 2018 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 – but you are able to look at the applications 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 070318public version
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.
CPCExtraordinary 061217 public
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.