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.
CONTACT US [email protected], tel 01263 735521
AT PRESENT ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
THE CLERK CAN STILL BE CONTACTED VIA THE USUAL ELECTRONIC MEANS.
THE OAKES PLAYING FIELD IS OPEN FOR EXCERCISE BUT THE PLAY AREAS ARE CLOSED AND ARE NOT BEING INSPECTED FOR SAFETY. PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM.
THE CEMETERY IS OPEN AS ARE THE ALLOTMENTS.
PLEASE FOLLOW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES WHEN USING THE COUNCIL’S OPEN AREAS.
The Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year 2018/19 is available to view under “DOCUMENTS” > FINANCE. This also includes the Notice of Public Rights.
The Notice of Conclusion of Audit is now also available at the same location.
The Village Hall is run by an independent committee. The Chairman is Paul Handley.
All booking enquiries should be made to the booking secretary, Gwen Handley. Tel 01603 871370.
email is [email protected]
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!!
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 [email protected]
Planning, rubbish collections: Broadland District Council www.broadland.gov.uk or telephone 01603 431133
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.
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 now boasts THREE defibrillators for public use.
One is sited at the Village Hall entrance, the second at the Bowls Club, the third one is in the old red Telephone Kiosk at EASTGATE.
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.