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JULY 100 CLUB WINNERS
1st   Prize     A. Gingell
2nd  Prize     C.Foster
3rd   Prize     A. Warner


TITTLESHALL PARISH COUNCIL -Chairman’s Notes – July 2017
There may be issues you would like to raise that concern Tittleshall. If so, please contact one of the parish councillors. You can find our details on the village website - Tittleshall.com. You will also be very welcome at our meetings, which are the first Tuesday of every other month at 7.30pm. Part of the evening is set aside for you to raise any concerns.
Footpaths: If you note any new problems on the footpaths, please contact either Pat Janning or myself so that we can report to the new countryside access officer at Norfolk County Council.
Village Website: If you want to tell us about an event you can reach us via our website.
Beacon: We are currently discussing participating in a chain of beacons to be lit throughout the UK on the 11 th November 2018 to commemorate the ending of the First World War.
Village Defibrillator: There is a defibrillator located
in the old phone box about half-way along High Street. The defibrillator will now remain unlocked for easier access.
Highways: Should you notice any new problems with our highways, please let us know so that we can report them straight away.
Speeding: We are looking into buying traffic calming gates for the Fakenham Road.
Next Parish Meeting: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm.
Sue Lane, Tel: 01328 700952 or email: susan.lane4@btinternet.com


A Date for your Diary
TITTLESHALL ANNUAL QUIZ NIGHT

Saturday 16th September, 7pm for 7:30pm start at the Village Hall
More details on What's On page...


COME ABOARD THE LIBRARY BUS!
The library bus will be stopping in Tittleshall on Monday 17th July at two locations.  First at 1:45pm in Peakhall Road and then at 2.00pm in Blenheim Crescent.  There are books for children and adults, as well as DVDs.  You can join the library easily and quickly while you are there.  Lots of e-magazines are available too and the service is free.  For more information visit www.library.norfolk.gov.uk 


TITTLESHALL WALKERS
On Saturday 29th July we shall be pooling our transport resources and taking the short journey down to Brisley Common.  Join us for a couple of hours of walking, it's all flat but there are a couple of stiles to negotiate.  The area is rich in wild flowers and on our last walk there we saw the delicate spring flowers at their best.  Now in summer the picture changes and the hedgerows are bursting with riotous growth.  Join us outside the village hall at 2pm if you would like to come along. 


FIVE REASONS NOT TO JOIN A CHOIR

  1. I can’t sing (although I love singing)
  2. I can’t read music
  3. I can’t afford it
  4. I don’t think I’ve got the lungs for singing
  5. I think I might be overwhelmed by posh music

If you think that any or all of the above apply to you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by Tittleshall Ladies’ Male Voice Choir.  We meet at 7pm on Wednesday nights at Tittleshall Village Hall for two hours of fun, laughter, and singing for well-being. (Oh, and did I forget to mention the break for fresh tea, coffee and cake?)
A warm welcome waits for you at a free taster session, please contact me, Sue Lane, on 01328 700952.


FOOTPATHS
Our pavements and trods are surprisingly well used by dog walkers, residents of Courtenay House, children and families out for a stroll. When hedges and brambles impede the use of our pavements (which are often very narrow in the first place) it’s not always practical or even safe to cross over to the other side.
For the sake of safety, please keep hedges well-maintained.
Sue Lane


June 100 Club Winners
1st Prize        J. Goodey
2nd Prize       P. Harrison
3rd Prize        B.McGoun


Village Hall, Easy Fundraising - Update
As of 5 th May we have 15 supporters who have registered to support the Tittleshall Village Hall cause and have raised £40.22
Thank you to all 15 supporters, you are doing a grand job! Please encourage neighbours, friends, colleagues to help support our village hall.
Several people have had difficulty logging onto our cause page from the links displayed on recent posters and flyers.  If you type www.easyfundraising.org.uk into your search bar and then use the pink button ‘find a cause to support’ to search for Tittleshall Village Hall, you should be able to register quickly and easily by following the instructions given.
If your car insurance is up for renewal soon, search directly online with providers and they will donate a reasonable chunk of money.  I recently used AA car insurance for the first time and received £13 as a donation!


JOHN MURTON
The marker posts of life - Birth, Marriage and Death are traditionally signified with time honoured and beautiful ceremony.  One such occasion recently, was the funeral of Tittleshall farmer, John Murton just after Easter, in the parish church of St Mary.  The very full church indicated the respect with which John was held.  The dignified ceremony conducted by the Rector, Heather Butcher included those memorable hymns with fine singable tunes which generations of villagers knew almost by heart.  They were the songs of hope and conviction with ‘Blessed Assurance’ and ‘Oh Perfect Love’.
The service began with ‘Morning has Broken’ which reflected the song of the blackbird which Nancy, his widow noted may have been the last sound John heard as he lay in his bed.  The concluding hymn, ‘Tell out my Soul’ was sung with all possible relish as the organ competed with the full throated friends of John Murton.
Following the service donations amounting to £310 were made to St Mary’s Church
Nicholas Hills


RECYCLING APPEAL
Please recycle used glass and textiles and earn money for our village!
There are two containers in a bay next to the church. Recycling here instead of in your black bin is a way to generate income to support village projects.The company emptying the bins pay for recyclable material and this money can be used by the Parish Council for the benefit of us all, for example by purchasing sports equipment or replacing damaged items.
With grateful thanks from your Parish Council.


MOBILE LIBRARY
Do you know a mobile library stops at two places in Tittleshall every month?

This is a Norfolk County Council service available to all residents and it is free!
You have the opportunity to borrow books for adults and children, DVDs, audio books and also reserve books online and pick them up from the bus when it comes.
The bus stops first in Peakhall Road and then Blenheim Crescent.
If you are not a member of the library, you can join when you first visit the bus and only need some identification. It is a quick and easy way to get hold of reading material – especially if you are not able to get into town.
When? Dates for the next 5 months: 5th June, 19th June, 17th July, 14th August, 11th September.
What time? 10 minutes from 13:45 at Peakhall Road and 15 minutes from 14:00 at Blenheim Crescent.


U-blog Times
Unfortunately, due to rising costs, there will be no further editions of our village magazine. A big thank you to Wendy Seale for producing it over the past few years.


TITTLESHALL VILLAGE HALL
April 100 Club Winners
      1st Prize         P.Harrison
      2nd Prize        A. Dunkley
      3rd Prize         B. Clarke


Easy Fundraising
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online you could be collecting free donations for Tittleshall Village Hall? There no catch, it doesn't cost you a penny. Click here for more details... 


1851 CENSUS David Shepard has just written a fascinating article about Tittleshall in 1851 - read it here... 


TITTLESHALL PARISH COUNCIL
Notes from the Chairman – MARCH 2017

If there are any issues you need to raise concerning the village, please do not hesitate to contact one of the councillors. You can find all contact details on Tittleshall’s website.
FOOTPATHS If you note any new problems on the footpaths, please contact either Pat Janning or myself so that we can report them to Norfolk County Council for action.
HIGHWAYS The flooding at the junction of Mileham Road and Fakenham Road has been resolved.  Potholes around the village and the standing water around Blenheim Crescent have been reported to Highways. We are hoping to have some news in the near future about repairs to the trod on Fakenham Road.
VILLAGE SPORTS A reminder that there is sports equipment available to use free of charge.  Two of us currently have a key to the shed on the side of the village hall where it’s stored, so please give me a call if you’d like access to it. 
EMERGENCY PLAN Lynn Kilbey is very keen to meet  those of you who are nominated helpers should there be an emergency in the village. She’ll be at the Annual Parish Meeting on 24th September.
MAPS AND SIGNS I’m pleased to report that the Millennium Green sign has been repaired and a village map that has been hiding in somebody’s garage (don’t know who that can possibly be) can now be found beside it.
UBLOG TIMES Unfortunately, due to rising costs, there will be no further editions of our village magazine. The council would like to thank Wendy Seale for her hard work producing it over the past few years.
VILLAGE WEBSITE You’ll have noticed that the front page of the website is much more user-friendly. If you have anything else you want to share with the community, please contact Julia Bloomfield - you’ll find her email address at the bottom of the front page. POO PLEASE Pick up your dog’s poo!
NEXT PARISH MEETING
All parish council meetings are held in public at Tittleshall Village Hall. Part of each meeting is set aside for parishioners to raise any concerns.
Our next meeting will be on Monday 2nd May at 7.30pm

Sue Lane, Chairman
email: susan.lane4@btinternet.com
or call: (01328) 700952