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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