LATEST NEWS

Please find information shared with the Parish Council for public information also, click on any of the items below which are links to documents blue and underlined.  The latest information is shown at the top.

CIL funding applications Groups and organisations, looking to deliver infrastructure to benefit the residents and businesses within the borough, are being invited to bid for CIL Infrastructure Funding. These application apply only to our (the Borough Council’s) infrastructure funding. Parish payments are made automatically. But, Parishes are able to apply for this funding, in additional to their Parish payment If you are a local or community groups thinking of applying for funding, we will require written confirmation that the Parish Council support your project, as part of the application process  Please see POSTER  and .  CLICK HERE TO SEE INFO ON BCKLWN Website

West Norfolk Community Voluntary Transport are looking for drivers  – CLICK HERE FOR ADVERT

Finger Post – Badges (Linking to the Stoke Ferry Walks Booklet).  

Some of you might have noticed new signs on our footpath finger posts. These are part of the Parish Councils footpath project and link in with the walking booklet.

 

 

Audit 201920 External Auditor Response to Objection Raised :

The Parish Council, and in particular the Chair Cllr Sue Lintern, have been subjected to false unfounded accusations of theft in connection with the 2019 Mid-Summer Fayre in the 201920 accounts and it is pleased to report these allegations are false plus a second query regarding agendas which was not found to be unlawful or incorrect and which had both take a huge amount of the External Auditor’s time to investigate.   The appointed External Auditor’s response attached below confirms that there is nothing unlawful that has taken place on Cllr Sue Lintern’s part or the Council.  There was also a minor query about £410 fundraised from the 2019 Midsummer Fayre, this money was gifted to the Village Hall and Playing Field trust and it was never the intention that this money would be Council funds and therefore it was not included in accounts.  The money was raised by the bar, run by a volunteer.  It has been included in the accounts now having made no difference to the reconciled finance figures.   These queries and the time it had taken for the External Auditor to investigate and communicate regarding the issues that were raised have unfortunately cost the Parish £2041 for the work that the auditor was bound to undertake.

CLICK HERE FOR RESPONSE TO OBJECTOR COPIED TO THE PC

The objector has confirmed they do not wish to appeal the External Auditor’s decision and therefore the External Auditor has issued the following:   NO0429 FRC Auditors Final Report April 2021

Changes to Post Office Services from 11 May 2021

Mobile Post Office in Stoke Ferry from 11 May 2021 – Please click HERE Upwell Mobile Service PE14 9DF – 404230 – Post Office – Citizen Space (postofficeviews.co.uk)

Please also find another link to the website of the Post Office in regard to the non-opening of the Whittington PO and they are now looking for another site whilst they put in place a Mobile PO Van  CLICK HERE

There is now a mobile Post Office Van coming to Stoke Ferry outside the Flames Kebab Shop Layby.  Please see the times below:

Monday – No service.  Tuesday 12:25 to 13:00.  Wednesday 12:25 to 13:00.  Thursday – Sunday No Service.

SUCCESS – Asset of Community Value status for the Bluebell Pub Confirmed – CLICK HERE

CILCA Certificate Received – Qualified Clerk in CILCA at Stoke Ferry PC – The Clerk and RFO has received their official certificate at the end of October 2020 for the CILCA accreditation which they had qualified in at the end of April 2020.  This was after 10 months of study amounting to over 100 hours, working flexibly around their duties, work-life balance and with the support of the Council.  The certification was run by Norfolk Association of Local Councils and provided by SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) for the CILCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) as part of the National Improvement Strategy for Parish and Town Councils.  The qualification covered modules in Core Roles of the Local Council; Law and Procedures; Finance; Management and Community Engagement.

Help, Support and General Info

Police SNAP Meetings Online 31 Jan 2022 – CLICK HERE for more info.

Notice of Election – Stoke Ferry By Election – Voting Date 17 February 2022

Election Timetable 17 February 2022

Casual Vacancy in the Office of Councillor SFPC Nov 2021

Police Newsletter December 2021

How to Contact the Local Police Team Information

Police Notice regarding Scams – Courier Scam July 2021

Cybercrime Information for Public

Scams and Fraud Advice from Police Nov 2020

Fraud Poster – Police

Norfolk Youth Against Bullying Campaign

Managing Finances and Avoiding Scams Guidance

Lived Experience Flyer Norfolk Mind

Talk To Us Service Poster YMCA

Abuse -Harm Support

NHS Support for Mental Wellbeing

Norfolk Alc Wellbeing Task and Finish Group Message – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board

Scammers and Fraudsters groups NSVC info 260420

NSVC Scam Prevention Service Information 260420

Stoke Ferry new Village Sign and re-furbished Bench – 13.03.19

By now many of you will have seen the new Village Sign at Stoke Ferry.

This was started last summer when the Parish Council asked the local art group for some ideas for a new sign. We then commissioned our local hardware company, family run Thomas Bonnetts, to make a bespoke iron sign.

We wanted this sign to be a statement piece of artwork which reflects iconic images, past and present, from around the village so we have a Ferryman, the old Railway Station, The Hall and the former Church.

This structure comprises of over 100 pieces of metal and well over 200 nuts and bolts. It took over 70 hours to make and over 20 hours to paint.

I am sure we can all agree this beautiful piece of art will be a talking point for many years and we thank the team at Bonnetts for all the hard work they have put into this.

I would also like to thank another local family, Stephen Scotney, who has worked on the newly refurbished bench now placed in the garden area. Once again, local families are helping our community to improve.

Thank you from SFPC to all those who have worked on these projects.

2Agriculture Mill Liaison Committee Vacancy – The Parish Council wishes to advise the Community that there is one place on the Committee for a Village Representative, the Committee is hosted by the Mill, two representatives of the Parish Council attend.   It meets four times a year on a Wednesday at 4pm.   If you are interested in joining the Committee as a Village representative, please contact the Stoke Ferry Parish Clerk by email stokeferrypc@gmail.com or phone 07795006811.

2Agriculture – The Mill can be contacted directly on the following telephone numbers should any members of the public have concerns 01366 502324 & 01366 502375

Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk (Planning; Bin Collections; Dog Fouling; Noise Nuisance; Environmental Health; Housing Register; Council Tax): Covid 19 Business and Individual Support. Visit their website: http://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk

Norfolk County Council: Reporting of Defects with the Highways (signs/pot holes) via their defect portal.  Any individual can use the portal : https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/HighwaysDefect 

FINANCE

Audit 201516

Budget 201516

External Auditor Report 201516

Bank Reconciliation 201516

AGAR Section 3 201516

AGAR Section 2 201516.

AGAR Section 1 201516

Audit 201617

Budget 201617

AGAR Section 1 201617.

AGAR Section 2 201617.

AGAR Section 3 201617

Bank Reconciliation

Audit 201718

Accounting Statements

Annual Governance Statement

AGAR Section 1 and 2

AGAR Section 3

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 201718

VAT Reclaim

Variances

Bank Reconciliation

Budget 201718

Audit 201819

Accounting Statements 201819

Annual Governance Statement 201819

AGAR 3

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of electors 2019

Notice of the Audit and Right to Inspect the Annual Return 1819

Final Audit Certificate 201819

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 201819

Budget for 2018/19

Variances

VAT Return 201819

Bank Reconciliation

Audit 201920

Stoke Ferry PC AGAR 201920 Signed (Contains Section 1 and 2)

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited AGAR Accounts YE 31.03.20 

Budget Approved 2019/20

Variances and Reserves

Bank Reconciliation

VAT Reclaim

AGAR Section 3 External Auditor Report and Certificate 201920

Notice of the Audit and the Right to Inspect the Return ending 31 March 2020

Final Response Auditor May 2021

AGAR Section 2 Restated 201920 (May 2021)

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Audit 202021

Stoke Ferry PC AGAR 202021 Signed (Contains Section 1 and 2)

Stoke Ferry PC AGAR 202022 (Section 3)

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Accounts AGAR Accounts YE 31.03.21

Notice of the Audit and Right to Inspect Annual Return

SFPC Budget 202021

VAT Reclaim

Assets Register 202021

Variances and Reserves

Bank Reconciliation

Audit 2021/22

SFPC Budget 202122

Quarter 1 Bank Reconciliation

Quarter 2 Bank Reconciliation

Quarter 2 Bank Reconciliation

Audit 2022/23

SFPC Budget 2022/23