It’s Spring time again, a time of promise, well let’s hope so.
A note for your diary, Thursday 7th April @ 7.30pm in the village hall, we will be holding our annual Parish Meeting. Guest speaker will be Caroline Spinks from Norfolk Wildlife Trust. All welcome
The council is still waiting to meet with the highways engineer regarding the condition of the footpath on Yarmouth Road towards Longford Bridge, despite promises from the Highways dept for the last two years, we are still waiting for action.
Bus service to Norwich through Broome. We have again written to the bus co and are waiting on their reply.
The working group for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration are busy getting stalls and attractions together, starting off of course with the lighting of the Beacon at Broome Village Hall on the evening of Thursday 02 June. The village hall will open at 8pm and the actual lighting ceremony will be at 9.45pm joining in with1,500 beacons across the British Isles.
Bring along your favourite celebratory tipple!
Sunday 5 June is the fete at Ditchingham opening at 11am which is really promising to be a fun filled day on the Dip until 4pm.
During the afternoon, there will be some old fashioned games for the children. For this we would really like some volunteers organising the games or at least helping. Any offers, please.
moving back to Ditchingham Village Hall for tea and cakes, for which there will be no charge.
For the evenings entertainment there will be a live band and of course dancing and we can’t have that without a bar, can we.
As to be expected hot food will be available throughout the day, which will include a Hog Roast and Fish & Chips also a Bar on the Dip.
I have just had it confirmed that Aem Hai Martial Arts will be attending and will be holding Tournaments for their students and also invite fete visitors to try out some of the moves.
Pitches are still available free of charge, we just ask for a raffle prize.
That folks is up to date so far.
Regards to all.
Parish Clerk, Paul Austin 01986 892012 email email@example.com
FEBRUARY / MARCH 2022
G’day everyone and a belated Happy New Year.
Most of this letter was planned for the February edition of the Parishioner, but, a slight admin error changed all that.
The parish council have been investigating the possibility of buying a defibrillator and have it positioned at the village hall.
We are very grateful to our two Local Councillors, Brendon Bernard and Chris Brown for allocating £500 each from their respective budgets. This only leaves a small amount for the PC to fund.
I can now report that the defibrillator has been ordered and will be installed soon.
The village hall security system has been upgraded with all new hi definition cameras which record in colour both day and night, really a big improvement.
The very narrow stretch of footpath between the chicane and Longford Bridge ,Yarmouth Rd has been improved by the Highways Dept in that the encroaching vegetation has been cut back but the rough surface is in serious need of repair. This, the PC will chase up with the authority. They would have to wait until the weather warms up. But rest assured we will keep chasing.
The council has been made aware of several instances of illegal parking practices.
Vehicles being parked on the wrong side of the road, i.e. facing oncoming traffic.
Especially where there are no street lights, vehicles should be parked facing the direction of the traffic flow, showing rear reflectors to oncoming traffic.
The Queen’s Platinum
Jubilee preparations, with Ditchingham, are coming along well. Our aim is to make this a combined celebration for our two villages.
Councillor Angela Gifford ( Ditchingham PC) will be writing more in a separate article in this magazine.
Thursday 02 June Broome Parish Council will be celebrating the Jubilee at around 9 pm by lighting the beacon behind the village hall, all safety precautions will be put in place, so come along and join us. Feel free to bring your own tipple.
More ideas and help is always welcome, if you or your group would like to run a stall etc please let us know. There will certainly be a need for home-made cakes etc.
Where’s that ‘ave a go spirit?
As part of the nation wide effort to plant a million trees, members of the PC will be planting 10 fruit trees behind the village hall tomorrow 12 Feb.
Next Council Meeting date:- Thursday 03 March, Broome Village Hall @ 7.30 pm. All very welcome and we would be pleased to see you. It ‘aint that bad!
Fred (chairman BPC)