Present:                                 Mrs M Eade                           )  Vice-Chairman

                                                Mrs D Barrett                         )  Hockwold-cum-Wilton Parish Council

                                                Mr M Denney                        )

                                                Mr T Gossage                       )

                                                Mrs T Sismey                        )

                                                Miss R Johns                        )

                                                Mrs L Arbour                         )

                                                Mr S Turner                           )

                                                PCSO Phil Writer                

                                                PCSO Sophie Messenger

                                                One member of the public 

Apologies for absence had been received from Parish Councillor Mrs P Raburn and PCSO Esther Bortz.


1.            MINUTES


Resolved:   That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 11 February 2014 previously circulated be approved and signed by the Chairman.  This was proposed by Mrs Barrett and seconded by Miss Johns.




Co-option of Mr Stuart Turner: -  Mr Turner, who was c-opted to the Parish Council at the last meeting was given his ‘Declaration of Acceptance of Office’ and other papers to sign, and the Chairman Mrs Eade suggested he take them home and read them through, sign them and take them round to her house within the next few days,


NALC – Weekly Updates:   Everyone had received their copies of these updates, and no one had any queries to do with them.


Highways:   Mr M Edmunds the Highways Engineer had replied to her e-mail regarding work needed with in the village and said he would check the sites out within the week.


Royal British Legion:   At the suggestion of Mr Storey our NCC the clerk had spoken to Councillor Knockolds regarding the request by Lakenheath Branch to join with them and Eriswell to produce a book in memory of all those who are commemorated on our war memorials.  This would include a donation of £100.00 plus a commitment to purchase a minimum of ten books costing approx.

£12.00 a copy.   Councillor Knockolds said that she had managed to get a small grant to help councils who wish to commemorate the commencement of the First World War, but has heard from of no village close to Hockwold that is planning to do anything.   Mr Denney felt that the request from Lakenheath was rather high, and suggested buying a tree, planting it on the grass at Mill Drift and erecting the old railings round it.  The chairman asked Mr Denney if he would like to look into the cost of doing this.  Mr Denney withdrew his suggestion.  Mrs Sismey then proposed  that the clerk reply to Lakenheath saying this was a commitment we cannot afford.  Such a project would have to be precepted for at the beginning of the year, this was seconded by Miss Johns.



Transport – Iceni Academy:


Following on from the Parish Councils letter to the Transport Manager at the Iceni Academy enclosing a letter from the Bulldog Service Station, regarding the pick-up point for the school children outside their garage.  The clerk has received a letter from the Transport Officer at NCC saying she has visited the site and the children were waiting on the corner of Mill Lane.  She has written a letter to Mr & Mrs Bye, a copy of which is attached, which Mrs Eade ready out to Councillors, and says she is not proposing to make any changes to the bus stopping arrangements. 


RCC News Letter:   All the Councillors have been given a copy of this newsletter. We have also received an e-mail from them asking if someone could fill in their survey, which will help them to provide support for councils and highlight issues in our community, no one felt they could take on this task.


Police:   PCSO Esther Bortz has sent a e-mail apologising for not attending meetings as she has been off sick, but hopes to get to a meeting soon.  The clerk will reply wishing her well.


Elizabeth Truss MP:    Elizabeth’s Monthly Report for February has been received and sent out to councillors.  No one had any comments to make.


NCC – Bank Details Form:   An e-mail from Chris Whiting has been received requesting the Councils Bank Details.  This is with regard to the Highways Lighting and improvement Scheme.  It was agreed that the clerk should fill in the form and send it to the address on the form.


Norfolk Village Games:   The BCKLWN has sent out entry forms for the Norfolk Village Games.

It was agreed this should be placed in the village magazine.


NALC – Road Safety Meeting 2014:   This meeting is to be held on 19 March 2014 at the Highways Depot, Poplar Avenue, Saddlebow Kings Lynn 2 – 4 pm.  No one was able to attend.


EACH:   A letter has been received from this Charity asking for a donation.  It was agreed that this letter should be added to the other we have received, and dealt with when the Council discusses donations for 2014.


NALC:  A letter has been received from this association informing the Council that Sue Lake the Lead Officer of Norfolk ALC has given in her resignation as she has been appointed Town Clerk for Aylsham Town Council.


Playing Field:    An unsigned letter has been received regarding the litter bin situated on the playing Field near to the gate to the children’s play area.   This is full of dirty nappies and dog fouling.  Mr Gossage Chairman of the Playing Field Committee, said he did know about this matter and they are removing the bin from the playing field.  The council said they do not deal with unsigned letters, Mr Gossage said that the matter was in hand before this letter was received, he did not feel he or anyone else on his committee should have to deal with such matters.


Parish Rangers:  An E-mail has been received from the parish Rangers informing the Council that they plan to be in the village in the week commencing 21 April 2014.  The clerk will e-mail them the work the councillors would like them to attend to.



Police:   At this point of the meeting PCSO Phil Writer and Sophie Messenger arrived at the meeting and informed the council that within the last 6 week period they have received 22 calls,

Comprising of Domestics, Missing Persons, Road related incidents and 4 crimes.  They asked if the council had any problems for them.   Mrs Eade the Chairman thanked them for attending the meeting, no one had any matters to discuss with them.


Side Table :   February Norfolk LINK (every Councillor has one).  Norfolk RCC WISP Expansion – Fast, Local Broadband.  Clerks and Councils Direct March 2014.



Ref: 14/00257/F                                                                   Name:    Mr & Mrs Rawlinson

                                                                                                               Mostyn Cottage, Church Lane.

Location – Mostyn Cottage, Church Lane, Hockwold                  Hockwold IP26 4NE

Details – Demol. of existing Conservatory and outhouse &

   Construction of a single storey rear extension.

The Council supported this application there are no properties near by that will be over looked.

This was proposed by Miss Johns and seconded by Mrs Barrett and all councillors agreed.

Ref:  14/00253/F                                                                  Name:    Mrs J Everett

                                                                                                                119 Main Street, Hockwold.

Location – 119 Main Street, Hockwold, IP26 4LW                         Norfolk IP26 4LW

Details – Single storey lean to conservatory to be sited at side and rear of property.

The Council had no objections to this application, and has received no letters against the property from local residents.  This was proposed by Mrs Sismey and seconded by Mrs Arbour and all the councillors agreed.

Ref:  14/00311/F                                                                  Name:   Mrs A C Palmer

                                                                                                                                                     43 Main Street, Hockwold,

Location – 43 Main Street, Hockwold IP26 4LQ                             IP26 4LQ

Details – Construction of one dwelling.

The parish councillors supported this application, they have received no objections from close by residents.   This was proposed by Miss Johns and seconded Mrs Barrett.

Ref:  14/00265/F                                                                  Name:    Mr John Scott

White Dyke Farm, Black Dyke 

Location – White Dyke Farm, Black Dyke Road, Hockwold.        Road, IP26 4LW

Details – Re-modelling and change of use of barn to facilitate the relocation & expansion of the existing cattery business.  Resiting of existing cattery pens and provision of car parking and revised access.

The Parish Council had no objections to this application, and has received no comments from anyone in the village regarding the proposals.  This was proposed by Mrs Sismey and seconded by Mrs Arbour, everyone agreed.




Ref:  13/01851/F      Mr P King, The New Rectory, 25 South Street, Hockwold IP26 4JG

                                    Ground Floor and first Floor extension to dwelling Permission Recorded.









3.            BILLS OF ACCOUNTS

Payments 11.3.2014    K & M Lighting Services Ltd – Maintn (Mar.)             £106.72

                                         Mr M Moore – Bus Shelter                                             £  22.00

                                         Mrs G M Taylor – Wages (Mar.)                        £451.84

                                         NALC – LINK – 9 sets                                                    £  45.00

                                         NAPTP – Training for Mrs Sismey                             £  40.00

                   15.3.2014    E-on – DD – Street Lighting (Feb)                               £216.22


Receipts    12.2.2014   Allotment Rent  (Final Payment)                                 £    6.65

It was proposed by Mrs Sismey and seconded by Miss Johns that these accounts be paid.


4.            ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Village Hall:     Mr Gossage pointed out that the overflow pipe from the village hall is draining onto the playingfield.  Mr Holman, chairman of the Village Hall, who was at the meeting said he would look into the matter and rectify it.


Parish Training:    Mrs Sismey told the council that she attended a training session last night, and said it was very good and interesting.  Mrs Sismey said when she went to pay, they said to send a cheque in to their office.  The clerk will do this.


Church Lane:   Mrs Barrett reported that there is pothole outside the Red Lion at the entrance to the car park and one outside Wilton Piece


Malts Lane:  It was reported that there is a pothole at the top of Malts Lane, the clerk will report these to Highways.


Dogs:   It was reported that dogs jump over the fence and gate of 3 Lode Cottage, Church Lane when people walk by.  The clerk will contact the police about this matter.


Pearces Close:   The hedge at the top of Pearces Close needs to be trimmed back  and tidied up the clerk will contact Freebridge about this matter.


Clingos Way:    There are rumours going round that there is to be a new estate built off Clingos Way.  The clerk said that when Clingos Way was built a few year back there had be talk of another few houses being built but nothing has come of this, and the clerk would hear if there with any plans for another estate.


Nursery Lane:   Miss Johns said that an outhouse, shed and a brick wall has been knocked down in Nursery Lane.   Nursery Lane is in the conservation Area.  The clerk suggested that an enforcement form be sent in about this matter.  Miss Johns said she would do this.


5.            DATE OF NEXT MEETING

It was agreed that the date for the next meeting of the council will be on 8 April 2014 at 7.30pm.  As there was no other business the Chairman closed the meeting at 7.50pm.



One copy to each councillor.  One copy to Mr M Storey Norfolk County Councillor,  Mr M Peake & Mr A Lawrence District Councillors, Downham Market Police, RAF Lakenheath, Two copies for display within the village and one copy for the web-site