Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 16th April 2008 at 7.30pm in The Nelson Suite of the Village Hall.





Chairman Geoffrey Moulton, Vice Chairman David Hook, Liz Allen, Debbie Ashford, Richard Delf, Hamish Rose, Peter Workman, and Clerk - Ian Nelson. 



Members of the public present                                                                                                         

Mr Ray Youngman, Mr John Ellis, Mr Peter Fell, Mr Roger Davy. (All to end of Playing field use / facilities)




Apologies were received from Kevin Cunningham,



Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting on 19th March 2008 were approved and signed.



Public Participation

All the members of the public were members of the PUA and were invited to comment under the next heading.





Playing field use / facilities

Mr Moulton stated that following the demise of the cricket club there was an opportunity to make use of the space previously reserved for the cricket ground. He asked for suggestions from the floor as to possible facilities that could be provided.


Mr Youngman suggested the provision of an enclosed all weather area (Astro turf type) 44m x 32m, which could be used for many types of sports and activities by a wide range of villagers. He estimated the cost at £100,000 plus VAT. He indicated grants of up to 50% could be available from Sport England in addition to any others available from SNC etc. It was agreed to research this further by visiting the new all weather pitch in Bungay, Mr Youngman kindly agreed to arrange with John Fuller of Bungay and contact the clerk with details.


Mr Ellis suggested the erection of a 3m high by 10m long wooden kick board at the cost of £1,000.


Mr Hook suggested a cycle track and Mrs Ashford suggested skateboard facilities, however it was thought that the ongoing insurance costs may be prohibitive.


Mr Workman suggested extending the basket ball area to a full size court.


Mr Hook suggested zip wire.


All of the above projects will be considered further once more information has been obtained regarding the all weather pitch.












Planning Applications


New application since the last meeting:

Mr Chris Emms, Firs Farm Cottage, Silver Green, Hempnall - Erection of single storey extension to the front and rear of dwelling – Recommended approval.







Items for next main meeting agenda

  • Conal Mahony’s retirement




Next Meeting

The next main meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st May 2008 at 7.30pm in The Nelson Suite of the Village Hall.





There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.35pm







Signed _____________________________________________ Date 21st May 2008