We're responsible for:
This is what the Parish Council is responsible for in Elsing:
Village Orchard maintenance
Maintenance of the bus shelter in Heath Road
Coordination of Footpath Maintenance
The Dog Bins
The telephone boxes in Rectory Road and Mill Street and the defibrillators.
The Village sign and wooden seat situated beneath it.
Maintenance of Parish Council land (Hundred Year Wood) at the top of Heath Road and the ‘Surveyors Pit’ at the bottom of Heath Road
We also make comments on all planning applications, although the District Council or County Council make the decision.
Welcome to Elsing
Elsing is a small village of some 230 folk situated in mid Norfolk about 6 or so miles from Dereham. The Village, which comes under the auspices of Breckland District Council, is quite spread out and consists of the areas of Peaseland Green, Elsing, Mill Street and the quaintly named ‘Fustyweed’.
Next Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Monday 20th March 2023 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. this meeting will be preceded at 7.00 p.m. by the Annual Parish Meeting.
COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME - If you need to go to the local doctors, hospitals, dentists or other medical appointments and have no means of travelling there, the following information may be useful. The Community Car Scheme is run for the benefit of the 2 villages, Elsing and Lyng, and the charge to the passenger is 20 pence per mile for a return journey. The remainder of the cost to the driver is provided by Norfolk County Council, Breckland Council and the Parish Councils of Elsing and Lyng. To book a Community Car please call Peter Clough on 01603 871930.
Information from Breckland Council regarding the Community Car Scheme and Covid vaccination appointments can be viewed here.
District and Parish Elections are taking place on Thursday May 4th. Information regarding this can be viewed here
The Notice of Breckland Election of Parish Councillors can be viewed here.
There will be 7 vacancies for Parish Councillors, so anyone interested please contact the Clerk for the paperwork.
What does a Parish Councillor do? A Parish Councillor is a member of the Parish Council. They are usually elected for a term of 4 years but they can also be co-opted onto the Parish Council if a vacancy arises mid-term or seats remain unfilled after an election. Councillors are elected to represent the views of the Community and to consider the needs of the local environment. Councillors are the first point of contact for anyone in the village with a Community issue and they can attend the bi-monthly Parish Council meeting to discuss Council business and to hear from members of the Public. Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct and declare any Pecuniary (Financial) Interests they may have in the Parish and this information is then held on a Register by Breckland District Council. Many Councillors see their role as a rewarding form of Public Service.
New Rules for Voting in May. Breckland require residents to have proof of ID when voting. Further information can be viewed here.
NOTICE TO THE PARISHIONERS OF ELSING
Until further notice, all timber lying on the ground in either the 100 Year Wood or the Highway Surveyor's Land may be taken by any parishioner, though standing or partly-fallen trees must not be touched. Also, there are some allotments available for renting, so anyone interested please contact the Clerk, Mrs Hubbard, on 01362 693427 or email Mr Oliver Laws at email@example.com for more information.
January report from Norfolk County Council can be viewed here.
Attached here is a report from Breckland Council regarding the Ukraine disaster.
Nexus Fostering is seeking new Foster Carers for disadvantaged children and Young People and more information is attached here.
Attached here is some information regarding receiving a Covid 19 jab and attached here is the list of taxis and phone numbers offering 'free rides' to Vaccination Sites or Walk In Clinics.
Attached here is information from Norfolk County Council regarding new sources of advice and assistance available for anyone who is struggling to make ends meet.
Information on The Anne Robson Trust, a pre-bereavement Charity can be viewed here and attached is also a Poster.
The latest update from THE POLICE can be viewed here.
Information on Developing Skills in Health & Social Care is attached here.
Information on Wellbeing Sessions for Men are attached here.
Information on Wellbeing Running Courses starting next May are attached here.
Happy Healthy Holidays newsletter attached here.
National Resilience Strategy document here.
Rural Crime Partner Pack here.
Delivery Rural Investment for Vital Employment funding info here.
Attached here is some information from The Police regarding Courier Scams.
Attached here and here is some information from Norfolk County Council regarding Fostering A Child.
Attached here is a Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Attached here is some information regarding reducing waste and recycling.
Updates here from the Government around the timeline to re-open, new grants, Lateral Flow Testing and the Spring Back Programme.
The Planning Application for the Three Bridges Solar Farm at the land South of Elsing Road has been submitted to Breckland Council. Attached here is information from Breckland regarding this application. Breckland have now approved the application.
Attached here is info regarding a Public Forum on 'A Bold Vision of Hope for a Sustainable Future
Attached here is info on Free Dementia Support Sessions
Attached here is some info from NALC regarding food waste
Attached here is some information from Healthwatch Norfolk to help people coping with Cancer
Attached here is some information regarding free support for Wellbeing from the NHS
Attached here is some information on sessions and short courses offering the chance to focus the mind and body via mindfulness and yoga etc.
Attached here is some information regarding free training for Community Volunteers.
Attached here is some information regarding Walks around Norfolk.
Attached here is information from the NHS.
Attached here is some information from the NHS regarding vaccinations for the 4 priority groups.
Attached is a poster regarding how to contact the Police. and crime information.
Attached here is a document from the Police regarding SNAP meetings.
The Police wish to inform the Public to be aware of SCAMS. View their information here. View a document here from the Police regarding Courier Scams.
Breckland have produced some information regarding grants for businesses affected by Covid and the information can be read here.
Norfolk County Council has produced a document for Community and Volunteer support to help with self isolation and the Document can be viewed here.
Norfolk County Council has produced a newsletter relating to Covid 19 and other info and it can be viewed here.
Breckland has produced an update on Covid 19 and it can be viewed here.
Elsing Village is fortunate enough to have a regular newsletter, which is produced by the Parish Council Chairperson. The February newsletter can be viewed here.