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TITTLESHALL ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
You are invited to the Annual Parish Meeting for Tittleshall cum Godwick to be held in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on 23 rd April 2018.
The meeting is open to anyone.

AGENDA
   1.   Apologies for absence.
   2.   Minutes from the meeting held on 24 April 2017 to be confirmed.
   3.   Chairman’s remarks.
   4.   Report from County Councillor
   5.   Report from District Councillor.
   6.   Reports from Village Organisations.
   7.   Open Forum.

        Refreshments

PLEASE VIST THE PARICH COUNCIL PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS

Sue Lane, Chairman Tittleshall Parish Council 


A THANK YOU FROM THE CHAPEL On behalf of the Chapel, I would like to thank all those who came to our Soup Lunch on 21 March and made it a great success.  We made the amazing sum of £300 for Chapel funds. Thanks also go to the soup and dessert-makers, the producer of the menus and those who laid tables and washed up, without whose help it wouldn’t have been possible. Hope you can join us next year. Ailsa Warburton(Steward)


March 100 club winners
1st  prize      B.  Duggan
2nd  prize      R.  Morling
3rd  prize      M.  Riley


UKULELE GROUP

A new Ukulele group is starting from Monday 9th April in Tittleshall Village Hall aimed at beginners. This group is associated with the Litcham based 'Village Uke-a-holics' and at the moment will be about 6 in number.
Once you have the basics under your belt you will be most welcome to join this more advanced group on Tuesday evenings.
There will be occasions when you will have the opportunity to play with this group at their concerts.
Lessons are FREE all I ask is that you cover the cost of the hall between you  (£20).
For more details please contact Julia Bloomfield 013280701178 or email me at juliamileham@gmail.com


TITTLESHALL PARISH COUNCIL
Chairman's March 2018

If you have any problems, please let us know because we will do our very best to help you.  You can find our details on tittleshall.com or come long to our next meeting.  If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please contact any one of us.
Highways:  We are still waiting for replies concerning the various problems within the parish (not least past and potential flooding along Church Lane), but rest assured that finding solutions continues to be our priority.  In the meantime, should there be an emergency, please contact Lynn Kilbey on 700794 or lynnkilbey@hotmail.com
World War I Beacon, 11th November 2018:  A date for your diary, we will be celebrating the centenary of the end of WWI on 11th November. Music, food and drink are on the menu, following the lighting of the beacon.  We’ll let you have details as soon as possible.
Millennium Green: We’re hoping that we get some drier weather soon so that we can make a start on improvements to the green.  We’ve also awarded the grass-cutting contract to BB Garden Services.
Footpaths: As well as organising walks around the village, Pat and Dieter: Janning monitor the condition of our footpaths.  If you notice any new problems, please let us know.
Annual Parish Meeting - Monday 23rd April 7:30pm
As you may know, every year we hold this meeting at the village hall. It’s a time to get together and find out about all of the village organisations. Everybody’s invited to join us and share a glass or two of wine.
Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 1st May at 7.30pm. 
Sue Lane, Tel: 01328 700952 or email: susan.lane4@btinternet.com


YOUR CHURCH IS IN DANGER!
Although the church is insured the financial excess that we will need to find to pay for the storm damage to the roof is £1,000.  And to repair the front wall, which is in a dangerous state of collapse, will cost in excess of £8,500.  To run the church every year costs over £6,500.
The parishioners attending the services are (on average) 3 people; the statistics do not add up and we desperately need YOUR support.
We have some ideas.  The Harvest Service with afternoon tea was a much appreciated event.  We would like to provide more short services with tea and lunch included as a service to the community, but we need the support of the village to do this.
We would like to consider using the church as a concert venue, and would welcome your views about this idea.
If you care about the future of the beautiful St Mary’s do get in touch.  You do not have to be religious, it may just be that you value this building which has been a part of the village for many hundreds of years.
It would be very welcome if people who have skills in catering, fundraising, or grant applications could get in touch or who just have ideas that would help us.  Call me (Mary Osbourne - 01328 700248) or come to the Spring Service and have a chat. Alternatively contact Heather Butcher at canonhdb@hmail.com
or Sara Foster at sara.foster@btconnect.com


TITTLESHALL WALKERS
Next walk Saturday 28th April
Sheringham Park to see the spring flowers


"TITTLESHALL WRITERS"
Aspiring writers wanted!
A small group who meet regularly to encourage and support local writers are reforming.
If you have the desire to write and would like to join a friendly, social gathering with a similar interest, please ring 07842 489 963 for more information.
Complete beginners welcome.


 

TITTLESHALL VILLAGE HALL
November 100 Club Winners
              1st Prize      B.Clarke
              2nd Prize     S. Drinkwater
              3rd Prize      A.Clayden
Mike Coleman


 

 VILLAGE EMERGENCY PLAN
We are currently updating our village emergency plan with regard to who can help.
Emergencies can catch us unawares.
A car crash in the heart of the village, heavy snow as we saw only 5 or 6 years ago, any extreme weather or flooding, a plane or helicopter crash, may all seem very unlikely, but they can and do happen.
So it’s vital to be prepared.
We know what we need to do, but we also need your support. For example, we need to know who can provide practical help with equipment such as generators, and who might provide first aid. Or you might be good at organising on the day.
I envisage meetings only taking up your time once a year.  If you can offer any support, or you would like to know more, please contact:
Lynn Kilbey on 01328 700794 or email: lynnkilbey@hotmail.com or
Sue Lane on 01328 700952 or email: sue.lane@btinternet.com


 

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


 

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.


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...