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.
Anglian Water Leak – 2 Agriculture Mill – Lynn Road (posted 25.08.21)
There has been a water leak from an Anglian Water Stop tap which supplies the mill. Anglia water have set a date to repair this tap from 1st September for potentially 1 week. For the safety of their workforce, they will need to put up temporary traffic lights. In the meantime The Mill will need to make some temporary measures to stop any flooding Please don’t park on the raised curb area opposite the village hall and make sure to only use the path next to the village hall when walking past this part of the mill.
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.
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
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 and Support
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 email@example.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
Budget for 2018/19