Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2007



Council tax down as parish council cuts precept by over 15%

Your council tax bill may not be as high as you thought. The parish council sets its precept annually, which is collected via your council tax. The money raised by the precept goes towards maintaining village services. You will be pleased to learn that for 2008/9 the parish council has reduced the precept by 11.8%, representing a real reduction after inflation of over 15%.


Bussey’s Loke – “Park there at your peril”

Parishioners are reminded that the highway codes states “do not park your vehicle on the road where it would endanger, inconvenience or obstruct pedestrians or other road users. For example….opposite or within 10m of a junction”.  Parking in this junction is preventing larger vehicles accessing Bussey’s Loke and could possibly block the progress of emergency vehicles, especially fire engines. The police will be carrying out random checks to ensure the junction remains clear – you have been warned.


New Golf Driving Range for Hempnall – NO

Following complaints from parishioners, we remind you that the playing field near the village hall, for safety reasons, must not be used for golf practice, even if nobody else is on the field. The parish council will be forced to take action if this is ignored. Feel free to contact the clerk with details of any offenders.


Play area to receive a face lift and new equipment

On a more positive note, the children’s play area on the Bungay Rd playing field is to undergo cyclical maintenance over the next few months to help return it to a bright and cheerful condition. In addition a seesaw has been installed and for those who prefer a more stable place to sit, a picnic table and seats are on the way.


Members of the public and press ares welcome to attend Parish Council meetings which are held in The Nelson Suit of Hempnall Village Hall at 7.30pm on the following dates: 16/01/08; 19/03/08; 21/05/08; 16/07/08; 17/09/08; 19/11/08


Copies of the full minutes of meetings can be found in Hempnall Stores and on our website www.hempnallpc.org



Telephone No.

Geoffrey Moulton – Chairman

01508 482467

David Hook – Vice Chairman

01508 498187

Liz Allen

01508 499357

Debbie Ashford

01508 498242

Kevin Cunningham

01508 499502

Richard Delf

01508 499788

David Pointer

01508 498430

Hamish Rose

01508 498486

Peter Workman

01508 499729


Ian Nelson - Clerk

01508 498467