Welcome to Patricia and Chris Kells who have moved in
to Greenwood View on School Lane and to Mr & Mrs Holdcroft who have
moved in to Sunnycroft on Back Lane.
Halam Open Gardens - 22nd June Yes it's Open Gardens' time
again! Please consider opening your garden between 1pm and 6pm on
June 22nd to raise money for village activities. In addition we always
need helpers for the village hall teas, bric-a-brac stall, parking
etc. If you can help in any way, please call Peter Thompson on 814026
or Glenys Herbert on 812335.
Village Hall Cleaner - Would anyone who knows of a reliable
cleaner or contract cleaning firm who would be prepared to clean the
Village Hall for 1-2 hours a week please let a Parish Councillor or
the Clerk know. Please phone 813181.
Parish Plan Meeting - A well attended open meeting of around
50 people was held on Thursday, 3rd April to discuss the Parish Plan.
Maurice Hinde, the Chairman of the Parish Plan committee, clarified
a few points initially, such as the fact that the committee was fully
endorsed by the Parish Council and that grant funding had been obtained
through the Parish Council.
Susan Hackett from the Rural Community Council outlined what was involved
and how the existence of a plan would increasingly be required to
obtain grant funding for village initiatives. The results of the recent
brief survey of good points of living in Halam and areas of concern
were presented and an opportunity was given to add further issues
to the list. These will be more fully explored in an independent questionnaire
which is being drawn up by the RCC for use in the village to help
shape the plan.
More volunteers were welcomed to either sit on the committee, contribute
to specific aspects of the plan, provide help for open days on specific
issues or help in many other ways. Please contact Maurice on 812874
if you can help.
Annual Parish Meeting, 7.00pm, Thursday, 10th April - The
meeting was well attended with around 35 villagers present. There
was some discussion regarding recycling as a matter arising from the
last meeting. Information on paper recycling was publicised in the
Mrs Herbert gave the Chairman's Report. She outlined some of the
new obligations on councillors in the past year including the new
Code of Conduct, Financial Auditing procedures and Freedom of Information
legislation, all of which the Council has adhered to. Planning applications
are on the increase, perhaps in advance of changes which may occur
as a result of the Parish Plan. The District Council has not always
informed neighbours of planning applications so the Parish Council
is endeavouring to do more to assist in this. The Chairman thanked
Richard Brown and Harry Rickett who are standing down from the Council
this year and have between them 70 years of service in a role which
is unpaid, often unthanked and unacknowledged. Richard was one of
the first councillors, has held the role of Chairman and Vice Chairman
in the past and has given good service as Road Safety Officer. Richard
was awarded a long service award by NALC at a Buckingham Palace Garden
Party last summer. Harry's father was one of the first councillors
and Harry followed in his footsteps.
Noteworthy events in the year were the publication of "A Living History
of Halam Village 1900-2000" by Dr Jackson (copies still available
for £5), the Jubilee celebrations and Harvest Supper. The Chairman
closed her report by thanking everyone for their contribution.
Issues raised were the possibility of a plaque for the Jubilee Tree,
problems with parking for the Pub, the one way system in Southwell,
the need for Dog Bins, the fact that footpaths weren't being swept
and the ongoing issue with the lack of a footpath up Halam Hill. The
meeting closed at 7.30pm. Where appropriate, these will be discussed
at the next Parish Council meeting.
Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm, Thursday, 10th April
Present: Mrs Herbert, Mr Brown, Mr Rickett, Mrs Armstrong,
Mrs Davis, Mrs Gathercole Apologies: Mr Bust.
1. Manor Farm, Radley Road - Certificate of Lawfulness for alteration
to outbuilding: Notification had been received from the District
Council that this had not been granted as the proposed alteration
was within the curtilage of a listed building. Reasons for this conclusion
2. Manor Farm, Radley Road - proposed alteration to outbuilding,
part demolition and construction of new enclosure:
This was deferred to the next meeting as the full plan had not been
received from the District Council. Three letters of objection were
3. Ford House, The Turnpike - proposed 1st floor extension to
new dwelling being built behind Ford House:
Accepted 5 for, 1 against
4. Halam Lodge, The Turnpike - proposed 1st floor extension and
conversion of garage:
Two letters of objection were read out. Rejected unanimously on
the grounds of infringement of privacy, loss of amenity and scale
of the extension.
5. Manor House, Radley Road - listed building consent for proposed
Accepted 5 for, 1 abstention
6. Barn Cottage, Radley Road - listed building and planning consent
for proposed conversion of outbuilding into granny annexe:
One letter of objection was read out. Rejected using Chairman's casting
vote 3 for, 3 against on the grounds that the design wasn't appropriate
Parish Plan :
Agreed to give £1,000 from the grant which had been received on account
to the Parish Plan Committee on condition that any monies spent were
fully accounted for in line with Parish Council standards.
A number of bills were approved for payment including the electrical
check for the Village Hall, the Clerk's salary,the Audit fee and the
cost of a new flag for the Village Hall flagpole.
Agenda Items for Next Meeting :
Flag Officer, plaque for tree, dog bins, parking.
Next Meeting :
Thursday 15th May at 7.30pm, Annual Parish Council Meeting
St. Michael the Archangel
Services this month -
|Sunday 4th May : Easter 3
||9.30am Family Service
11am Sung Eucharist
|Sunday 11th May : Easter 4
||8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion
|Sunday 18th May : Easter 5
|11am Sung Eucharist
|Sunday 25th May : Easter 6
||8am Holy Communion
9.30am Family Communion
|Thursday 29th May : Ascension Day
||7.30pm Holy Communion
If you have any items or information you would like publishing in
the next newsletter, please get the details to Edward Gathercole (813760)
by the 26th.
Thank you to Paul Berry of Ashbrook, The Paddocks, Long Bennington,
and Sharon Foster of Feet First Chiropody Services for advertising
in this month's Newsletter
Note: Paul Berry of Roy's Vac Sweep is now providing
a stove fitting service.
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