News and Events
The Review of our Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan is now well underway. An article in the December issue of Miscellanea contains more information on what the current plan does and has achieved, and why it's important that we carry out a review to keep the plan relevant.
This is your opportunity to have your say. Please complete our 3 minute online questionnaire or alternatively fill in the form within the Miscellanea magazine.
If you'd like more information or if you'd like to get involved in the plan making process, please contact the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to a future Parish Council meeting.
Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Parish Council - Notice is hereby given of a vacancy that exists for ONE Parish Councillor to serve on the Mattishall Parish Council caused by the resignation of Councillor Andrea Taylor
Mattishall Neighbourhood Plan Review
Volunteers - Your chance to get involved and help shape the future of our village.
The Neighbourhood Plan is used by the Parish Council and Breckland Council to guide development in the village particularly when considering planning applications.
Our Neighbourhood Plan is now five years old and needs to be updated.
All Mattishall residents and businesses will be fully consulted as we progress the review, but we now need to establish a Steering Group to manage the process. The Steering Group will be made up of three Parish Councillors and three or four Mattishall residents who could give a few hours of time each week. Particularly we would like a volunteer administrator (a key role), alongside others who could give occasional advice and support.
This is an exciting opportunity to help influence how Mattishall develops in the future. We welcome expressions of interest from anyone who'd like to be involved or to find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan.
Our current Neighbourhood Plan can be seen here:
If you'd like to help, please contact the Parish Clerk
MEETING with PC Clarke and Breckland District Council ASB officer to discuss Anti Social Behaviour and any other local concerns held at Poultec Business Park on Monday 5th September at 18:00 - 18:45pm.
NORFOLK HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT FUND
There is currently support available from the Norfolk Community Foundation to help with the rising costs of household bills, this will this time predominantly support older people over the age of 65 and adults or children with disabilities or carers. If you meet this criteria and would like to be considered to receive up to £100 towards your household bills please contact the clerk on email@example.com to apply. Mattishall Parish Council can only apply to up-to 100 households. The grant must be spent in full by the end of September 2022. PLEASE APPLY TO THE CLERK BY 18TH AUGUST, applications can only be accepted by contacting the clerk on the email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Please can we ask our community to pass on this information to any person that may benefit from this providing they meet the criteria. Please click on the link below for more information
Looking for help please!
Can you list any community groups you attend, run, know within Mattishall and any contact details would be great. We would like to help our community by knowing what groups are available. This will also help Community Enablers who will contact groups from time to time to ensure that they are aware of the funding and training opportunities that Breckland has to offer.
Parish Council meeting held on 5th July is CANCELLED due to recent covid infections and holidays. This is rescheduled for next Monday 11th July.
PLAY AREA REOPENED we are extremely pleased to confirm the play area has now reopened. We have been working closely with our insurers to ensure they were happy with the health and safety measures put in place until the wall can be repaired. Please can we ask parents, carers and responsible adults to supervise their children at all times and refrain from touching the fence in place to keep you all safe. Thank you. Please help spread the word.
The Parish Council wants your views on whether we should ask Norfolk County Council to extend the village 20 MPH zone to cover the whole village (Currently 30 MPH).
Please click on the link below to take part in our online survey.
Thursday 2nd June Platinum Jubilee Lighting of the Beacon
Please come and join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, this event will be held from 20:30 -22:00. Refreshments will be provided, live songs performed by Lizzie with the light beacon being lit by Deputy Lieutenant Alexandra Bartram followed by the Commonwealth Song.
Saturday 4th June Platinum Jubilee Lighting of the Beacon
Please come and join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, this event will be held from 11:00 - 15:00.
Stalls, Traditional Games, Vintage Engine Display, Live music by Tom Tonks, Golf putting Competition, Races, Raffle, Bar, Pimms, hot food, Pancakes, Teas, Coffees, Cakes, Ice cream.
Mattishall Ward Election Hustings meeting held at Mattishall Memorial Hall on Wednesday 18th May at 7pm. Please come meet and question the candidates.
Your help is needed please! Our Community Car Scheme is in need of drivers. This scheme is a non-profit form of car sharing, it provides transport for people in the village who would otherwise be unable to make essential journeys to get to the Doctors and Hospital appointments, for example. If you are able to help support this amazing well needed scheme please contact Wendy Flew on 01362 858445 or email email@example.com.
Precept agreed for 2022-2023 is £59,204.00. Please see the workings below;
Receipts - Grants £1,250.00 / Other Receipts (Allotments, Cemetery Fees, Donations, Glass Recycling, Interest and other) £1,300.00.
Payments - Employment Costs £23,002.00 / Administration & Expenses £6,592.00 / Open Spaces £17,050.00 / Reserves for the Church Clock £2,000.00 / Reserves for the Church Wall £2,000.00 / Reserves for play area £3,000.00 / Grants £3,000.00 / Projects & Village Events £4,250.00 / YMCA £12,000.00.
Grant Total (receipts minus payments) £70,244.00
Reserve funds used £11,140.00
Precept agreed (grand total minus reserve funds) £59,204.00
The community car scheme are advertising for local drivers, If you are interested please get in contact with the scheme coordinator Wendy Flew 01362 858445 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be held on 2nd June - 5th June 2022. Mattishall Parish Council, All Saints Church and Sports and Social club are working together to arrange a spectacular village event. We would really like to engage with the community and share this celebration with all our residents. We have arranged a drop in session which will be held at Poultec on Monday 7th February between 6pm-7pm for the opportunity to hear your ideas, participate, volunteer, be involved or raise any concerns.
We had a really good turnout 12 representatives from parish councils and neighbourhood plan working groups attending the Cabinet meeting this morning. We would especially like to thank District Councillors Ian Martin and Roger Atterwill firstly for succeeding in returning the Local Plan paper to Cabinet to be reconsidered and for their opposition to such a long Local Plan review period.
The Cabinet unfortunately voted unanimously to approve option 1 (the longer review period). The impact is that we will have a Local Plan and a Neighbourhood Plan that will carry diminishing weight from November 2024 until the new Plan is adopted at some point on or after Q4 2027. It is worth noting that the majority of Plans slip time wise, therefore Q4 2027 is purely an aspirational date.
The council met with Local Lead Flood Authority, Highways and Anglian Water in March a summary of their flood meeting is now available.
The outdoor gym has reopened, following the current government advice. Please ensure you are following the latest government guidelines when using the space.
Unfortunately, Ben Handford has decided to resign from the Parish Council and does so with immediate effect. The notice of vacancy is available to view. If you are interested in joining the parish council, please contact the clerk for more details.
As per the latest government advice, the outdoor gym has been closed but the playground remains open. When using the playground, please ensure you are following the latest government advice. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact the clerk.
Cllr Ben Handford and the clerk met with Local Lead Flood Authority and some of our residents to highlight the flooding issues. They will be back again soon.
Ben Handford was co-opted onto the Parish Council at the December meeting. More information about Ben will be available soon.
A self-employed handyperson is required for litter picking, light gardening, general maintenance, etc. for approx. 5 hours a week. If you are interested in finding out more, contact the clerk.
The Parish Council responses to the White Paper - Planning for the Future are now available to view.
The Parish Council held an extraordinary general meeting on 22 September to discuss the proposed changes to the planning system. The minutes to the EGM are now available and so are the Parish Council's response to the online survey for the changes to the planning system. This survey can be completed by any member of the public and has a deadline of 1 October.
NOW OPEN - the playground and outdoor gym. Please note the new rules for use. These are on the playground gates and the fence next to the outdoor gym. Playground rules. Outdoor gym rules. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact the clerk.
We have a new Parish Councillor on the team, David Fowler. See our councillors page for more information. If you see him around, please say hello.
Covid Update - the Parish Council is responsible for a number of facilities and events that have been impacted by the lockdown. As we come out of lockdown these facilities and events are slowly coming back to use. The Parish Council have issued a statement that reflects the current position of the play area, youth club and events. Covid update statement.
At the July meeting, Mike Nunn was elected to take the position of Chairman and Richard Turner was elected to be Vice Chairman.
The July update from the SAM2 (speed awareness messaging sign) is now available. SAM2 July report.
Unfortunately, Terry Wilkins and Chris Taylor have resigned from the Parish Council with immediate effective. Mike Nunn will take the position of Acting Chairman until the Councillors meet to elect a new chairperson on 6 July. This means that we are now looking for 2 new Councillors. View Terry Wilkins vacancy notice. View Chris Taylor vacancy notice. If you would like more information please contact the clerk.
At the May meeting, some members of the public raised concerns over the proposed development South of Dereham Road. The Parish Council agreed to make their objections available on this website. Objections for planning reference 3PL/2020/0462/F. These are also available on the Breckland website.
At the end of May we said goodbye to Luisa Cantera.
Luisa had been the Parish Council Clerk for 14 years and was a tremendous asset. She could frequently be seen out on her bike keeping an eye on numerous projects the Council had initiated. In 2009, she won the Clerk of the Year award in recognition of her hard work and dedication. She has been a great support to the Councillors over the years and more recently given a smooth and efficient handover to the Lorraine, our new clerk. We wish Luisa our warmest wishes and great success for her next steps and thank her for all of her hard work over the years.
Here's the latest parish council newsletter (which features in the village magazine, Miscellanea). Since publication of the newsletter, the new clerk's start date has been postponed due to it being difficult to hand over during this period of national crisis - Luisa will remain in post as clerk for the time-being. The litter pick (28 March) has been cancelled as has the Annual Parish Meeting (22 April).
Highways England has organised a number of consultation events locally between 26 February and 8 April. The events are about the proposed A47 North Tuddenham to Easton dualling scheme which will improve the A47 by relieving congestion and improving safety. The scheme will create 9 km of new dual carriageway, two new junctions at Wood Lane and Norwich Road, and the removal of the existing roundabout at Easton. This consultation is an opportunity for you to share your views on the proposals. View details of the consultation events.