Cawston Parish Council

Cawston is a parish eleven miles north of Norwich, located between Aylsham and Reepham in Norfolk. The Council maintains allotments, a cemetery, and a large playing field with excellent play and skateboarding facilities. It is responsible for some street lighting and the care of the churchyard. It also works with other organisations to help keep Cawston a good place to live in and to visit.

CASUAL VACANCY

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Hellewell as a councillor. He was co-opted at the July meeting, and this means we now have a full complement of councillors.

DOG MESS

PLAYING FIELD: As the school holidays are upon us please can we ask that all dog owners keep their animals on leads on the Playing Field and to clear up after them. Bins are provided on the field and at each entrance.

CEMETERY: We have been receiving complaints about dog mess in the cemetery. It is even being left on graves! Please remember this a consecrated area with great meaning to many people.

PLEASE CLEAR UP AFTER YOUR DOG!!

WHO TO CONTACT

IF you have any queries or problems regarding any of the following these are the contact details of the organisations you need to contact.

Roads, highways including footpaths: Norfolk County Council www.norfolk.gov.uk , follow links to roads and transport. This includes reporting potholes. Tel 0344 800 8020       email information@norfolk.gov.uk

Planning, rubbish collections: Broadland District Council  www.broadland.gov.uk  or telephone 01603 431133

DOGS

Once again we are receiving complaints regarding loose dogs on the Playing Field: this field was donated to the Parish for the enjoyment of all. Sadly children are being frightened off the field by dogs running free. Please remember, that although your dog is friendly and would never hurt anyone, not everybody will be aware of this. Also, some people are genuinely scared of dogs. For these reasons we ask that all dogs are kept under control on a lead.

We are also having problems with dog waste in the Cemetery and the Playing Field. Bins have been provided near all entrances. Please clear up after your dog. Remember, if you bag your dog waste up properly it can be put in any public letter bin.

If matters do not improve the Council will consider what action it can take.

RECYCLING

Cawston has three sets of recycling banks: at the Bell Inn Car Park, at The Village Hall, and in the Cemetery Car Park next to the Bowls Club.

The more they are used (rather than your grey bins at home) the more money is raised to be spent in Cawston.

In 2015 over £1000 was raised this way, and we would like to thank everybody who uses them.

CAWSTON VILLAGE CHAMPION

We are searching for the Village Champion of 2016.

This is awarded to the person who has gone out of their way to help the lives of the parishioners of Cawston. It will be awarded at the Annual Parish Meeting, to be held on 21 April.

If you know of anyone who deserves this award please contact the Clerk or any councillor.

DEFIBRILLATORS

Cawston now boasts two defibrillators for public use. One is sited at the Village Hall entrance, the other at the Bowls Club.

CPAD LAUNCH

VOLUNTEER !!

Cawston needs help!
We are looking for people who might be interested in making a contribution to our community.
These are some of the things you might be able to help with:
Tidying, gardening and general maintenance of ……

  •  Jubilee seating area
  • Playing field
  • Cemetery
  • Village Signs on entry into Cawston
  • Notice boards
  • Churchyard

Otherwise you could put your name forward for inclusion in a list of potential helpers for occasional group days for example for:

  • Helping with events
  • Litter picking
  • Hedge cutting

If you want to have a no commitment chat about what might suit you best, please contact James Livingstone on 872078 or Theresa Carman on 871917 or send an E Mail to the Parish Clerk expressing a general interest – and we’ll contact you.
You never know, you might enjoy it, meet some people AND make a small and valuable contribution to our village.

PLAYING FIELD ENTRANCE

WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT CARS ARE PARKING IN FRONT OF THE HIGH STREET ENTRANCE TO THE PLAYING FIELD.

THIS IS THE MAIN ENTRANCE USED BY THE EMERGENCY SERVICES AS WELL AS CONTRACTORS – PLEASE ENSURE THIS AREA IS KEPT CLEAR SO THAT AMBULANCES CAN GAIN ACCESS.

HIGHWAYS and FOOTPATHS

Norfolk County Council is responsible for the upkeep of the roads in Cawston. They also take care of the footpaths. Should you have any problems you wish to report (ie potholes, hedges overgrowing the pavement, etc)  the relevant department can be contacted on the following:

Telephone 0344 800 8009

or at www.norfolk.gov.uk