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COUNCILLOR VACANCY

CROMWELLS WARD

Due to the resignation of a Councillor there is now a vacancy on the Town Council for Cromwells Ward.  Please click on the link below for the official notification.

Notice of Vacancy September 2017

Please click on the link below to find the Notice of Election.

https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/wymondham-cromwells-ward-parish-election

 

AUGUST COUNCIL MEETING

I have been in consultation with the Chairman of the Council, Cllr. Savage, in respect of the agenda for the meeting scheduled for 1st August 2017. At present apart from  normal housekeeping requirements there are no other items for discussion other than below.

In respect of King’s Head Meadow Play equipment a positive informal meeting has been held with Mr Garwood, Chairman of Wymondham Town Football Club and a number of ideas have been discussed. Further discussions will take place but will not be concluded before the 1st August.

Another item that was to be considered related to a presentation from South Norfolk Council but they have requested that this is deferred until later in the year.

In view of the above and with the agreement of the Mayor, Cllr. Savage, the scheduled Full Council meeting for August has been cancelled.

TB Gurney

Town Clerk

JULY COUNCIL MEETING

I have been in consultation with the Chairman of the Council, Cllr. Savage, in respect of the agenda for the meeting scheduled for 4th July 2017. At present, there is very little business to be conducted other than the normal housekeeping requirements.

Following the June meeting of the Town Council it was resolved tp prepare a sub master plan in respect of the provision of play activity at King’s Head Meadow.

The Council has now received an initial proposal from Mr P Doyle and Mr B Spiegal (Play England) in respect of the preparation of a sub master plan for King’s Head Meadow. To clarify the position in line with agreeing a correct design brief, it seems appropriate that a meeting first be held with Mr Garwood as the Chairman of Wymondham Town Football Club. Because of commitments the earliest he is available is Friday 30th June in the afternoon. It is likely that the initial design brief will need to be reviewed in scope before it is presented to the Council for discussion.

In the circumstances with the agreement of Cllr. Savage the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4th July 2017 has been cancelled.

TB Gurney

Town Clerk

TOWN MAYOR 2017/18

Cllr. Robert Savage was elected as the Chairman of Wymondham Town Council and the Mayor of Wymondham at the Council’s Annual General Meeting which was held on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Cllr. Savage commented that he would like to thank the Town Council for electing him Mayor for the coming year. He also thanked Cllr. Mooney, the outgoing Mayor, for all the work he has put in over the last 2 years. I consider it a great honour to be elected Mayor.

 

Annual Parish Meeting

WYMONDHAM TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING FOR WYMONDHAM WILL BE HELD on TUESDAY 25th APRIL 2017 at 7.30 p.m. at the Fairland Hall

 

ALL REGISTERED ELECTORS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

A  G  E  N  D  A

 

1.      Welcome and Introduction – Town Mayor Cllr. Joe Mooney.

2.      Approval of the Minutes of meeting held on 26th April 2016.

3.      Matters Arising from the meeting held on 26th April 2016.

4.      Presentation – David Potten – Citizens Advice Bureau.

5.      Town Council Review of the year-  Town Mayor Cllr. Joe Mooney.

6.       Residents questions.

JF Mooney

Mayor of Wymondham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Governance Review

South Norfolk Council’s Community Governance Review has commenced. The review begins with a consultation period (between 20 March – 12 June) whereby you can submit your representations  via a residents survey http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/communitygovernancereview1/

For more information and to keep up to date please do visit our website https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/boundary-and-polling-station-reviews

 

Civic Award

Town honours fund raising team with civic award

A civic award was presented to Wymondham couple Jennifer and Jim Cawte at a ceremony held at the Wymondham Dell Bowls Club by the town’s mayor Joe Mooney.

Mr Mooney said “Jennifer and Jim are a great local fund raising team. They have over many years managed to raise thousands of pounds for local good causes and I know that many groups and projects in Wymondham have benefited from their fund raising activities. They are a credit to Wymondham and they are in my view very worthy recipients of this year’s Wymondham Town Council Civic award”.

In May 2016 they set off in their 1983 Morris Ital from Wymondham to John O’Groats, Lands’ End and back to Wymondham. They managed to raise a staggering £4,350 for the new children’s EACH hospice near Norwich. The above is just one small example of how they go about raising funds.

Jennifer and Jim said “We are thrilled and honoured to have received this civic award. Fund raising is something that we both enjoy doing and community service has been a large part of our life since Jim joined the Wymondham Lions Club in 1978”.

L – R   Jim Cawte, Jennifer Cawte and Mayor Joe Mooney.

Kings Head Meadow Review update

Statement issued by Amy Brooke NCC

In August 2016, Wymondham Town Council (WTC) accepted an offer from Norfolk County Council (NCC) to provide a mediation service and help the community find a solution for the location of the play area at King’s Head Meadow.

The working group, made up of nominated members of the community, has now put forward a proposal for a compromise solution. This proposal is based on feedback from interested parties in the community and agreed by consensus as being the most viable option.

A report outlining the initial requirements for this proposal has been provided to WTC and the Town Council has now asked Play England to give them expert specialist advice on the existing and proposed new site.

As a result of reaching this stage in the process and having helped people in Wymondham work together to put forward this compromise solution, which has a consensus of support, NCC now considers its work is complete and that the time is right for it to step away from the process to allow the final decision making, which ultimately rests with Wymondham Town Council, take place.

Town Clerk Trevor Gurney commented that this matter will be discussed at a future meeting of the Town Council.

 

GOVERNANCE REVIEW GROUP

Statement of Wymondham Town Council Governance Review Group

 

In July 2016, Wymondham Town Council set up a Working Group, including independent representatives, to review the Council’s governance arrangements and suggest improvements to ensure the Council operates in an open and transparent way moving forward.  We are now inviting members of the public to discuss our findings with us before we present them to the Town Council.

 

The Group’s work was focussed on three key areas –

 

  • Standing Orders and Decision Making Processes;
  • The Council’s relationship with the Public and how it communicates; and
  • The internal relationships and roles of the Councillors and the Clerk.

 

The Group has now concluded its preliminary work and has formulated a draft report which includes recommendations to Wymondham Town Council. Before the report is presented to the Council, the Group is holding a public meeting in order to receive final comments from residents and interested parties. At the meeting, the Group will present the recommendations and seek feedback, which will be debated and reviewed before we  the report is finalised.

 

The meeting will be held on Monday 6 February 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Robert Kett Primary School. The meeting will take place in one of the classrooms and there will be someone available to show you to the room.

 

The agenda and draft report will be available on Wymondham Town Council’s website: http://wymondhamtc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/. Alternatively, to request a copy, please contact democracy@s-norfolk.gov.uk, call 01508 533954 or write to Leah Mickleborough or Emma Goddard at the South Norfolk Council offices, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE.

Wymondham Town Council Governance Group draft report Jan 2017

King’s Head Meadow Play Equipment Update

Following mediation work undertaken by Norfolk County Council the following report has been published. Please click on the link below to read this.

Position Statement of the Kings head meadow working group Jan 2017

KINGS HEAD MEADOW UPDATE

KHM Working Group update

It has been decided that a female community rep will join the KHM Working Group. I can confirm that Suzanne Nuri has been selected and has accepted the place. Suzanne will join us from the next meeting onwards

 

WYMONDHAM ROTARY CLUB

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Well done to the Rotary Club of Wymondham for managing to plant 5,000 crocuses on the Fairland in Wymondham as part of the world wide Rotary campaign to help eradicate polio.

FARMERS MARKET

Saturday 19th August 2017 next Farmers Market will be hosted between 9.00am – 1.00pm in the Market Place.

Kings Head Meadow Working Group Update

KHM Working Party Update:

 

The members of the KHM Working Party have now been selected and can be confirmed as follows:

 

Councillor representatives:

Councillor Doug Underwood

Councillor Lee Hornby

Councillor Tony Holden

Councillor Julian Halls

 

Community representatives:

Pete Green

David Roberts

Nick Ringer

 

Resident representatives:

Ian Flatt

Crispin Hill

Anthony Miller

 

The first meeting is currently being planned, where the group will agree a Terms of Reference and assign initial tasks to be undertaken. The group will involve and engage other community groups / specialist advice as and when required

An update on progress will be provided to the Town Council meeting in January 2017.

 

The meetings of the working party are not open to the public or the press. All members of the group are asked not to make comment to the press on the activity of the working group.

A young people’s working group is being planned in parallel led by Deborah Lee, Outreach Practitioner from South Norfolk Early Help Family Focus Team

Kings Head Meadow – Play Equipment

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

Kings Head Meadow, Wymondham

Moving forward Working Group

Overview:

In order to assist Wymondham Town Council to move forward towards a final decision on the action to take with regards to the place space at Kings Head Meadow, a small working group of interested individuals has been agreed to explore and develop each of the options as described in the Options paper. I propose that the working group consists of representation from:

  • Wymondham Town Council; 1 rep from each political group plus a further Conservative Councillor (4 people)
  • Residents from the properties on Orchard Way whose gardens directly back onto the playscape at KHM (up to 3 people)
  • Wider community members from across Wymondham. These representatives do not need to be associated with any particular group (up to 3 people)

I am in agreement to co-ordinate this group supported by Deborah Lee, Outreach Practitioner.

The involvement of young people as part of moving forward is fundamental, this will be facilitated by Norfolk County Council Outreach Practitioners to work alongside this working group in a way that enables a wide range of young people to be proactively involved.

Key skills and responsibilities:

In order to take forward the next steps with pace, it is important to have the right people on the working group that can assist in exploring options in a timely but fair way. The working group should be a proactive meeting where tasks are assigned, options explored and progress is feedback.

Responsibilities for those involved in the working group include:

  • Develop and agree a TOR for the group
  • Attend regular meetings (likely to be evenings on Tuesdays) to assign tasks, track progress and feedback
  • Lead on particular actions as directed by the working group and provide feedback / updates as required
  • Work collaboratively with others, respecting differences but keeping focused on the task at hand
  • Consult and engage with other relevant groups and specialist advice as required

The group will need to work swiftly and equitably but cannot be a forum to challenge differing views or historical decision making processes.

 

An update on progress of the working group will be provided to the Wymondham full council meeting in January 2017

What next?

Formal expressions of interest to be a member of the working group will be advertised on Wednesday 2nd November by completing the attached EOI form. The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 5pm on Monday 7th November.

Places on the working group will be selected by ballot by 5pm on Tuesday 8th November. This process will be independently witnessed.

Following this, all members will be contacted and arrangements will be made for a first meeting to take place w/c 14th November

To access an EOI form please click on the link below.

expressions-of-interest-form

 

Governance Review

 

Statement of Wymondham Town Council Governance Review Group

 

In July 2016, Wymondham Town Council agreed to set up a Working Group, including independent representatives, to review the Council’s governance arrangements and suggest improvements to ensure the Council operates in an open and transparent way moving forward.

 

The Group has decided to focus their work on three key areas:

 

  • Standing Orders and Decision Making Processes;
  • The Council’s relationship with the Public and how it communicates; and
  • The internal relationships and roles of the Councillors and the Clerk.

 

The Group has already begun to consider the first two key areas, including feedback already received from the public, but there is still time for you to let us know what you think. The Group would be delighted to hear from members of the public who want to put forward opinions, linked to these three areas, and in particular where they think the Council is doing well or in need of improvement. If you would like to comment, please contact democracy@s-norfolk.gov.uk, call 01508 533954 or write to Leah Mickleborough or Emma Goddard at the South Norfolk Council offices, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE, by close of play on Friday 11 November 2016.

 

The Group will be holding an open public meeting in order to share the recommendations it will put forward to the Town council. Members of the public will be invited to comment on the recommendations and share their views on the Group’s thoughts. A date is yet to be set for this meeting.

 

Mayors Community Fund Cycle ride

Mayors Sponsored Cycle Ride – Saturday 15 October 2016

 

Wymondham Mayor Joe Mooney has with tremendous support from sponsors managed to raise £720 from his recent cycle ride. He will soon hand over the amount raised to his chosen charity The Wymondham Diabetes Group.

Mr Mooney said “The £705 raised exceeded my expectations. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored me. I really appreciate their very generous support. The proceeds will allow the group to carry on with their good work in Wymondham and that aim is well worth supporting”.

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Members of the Wymondham Diabetes group turned up at the Market Place to wish Mr Mooney good luck with his cycle ride and to send him on his way.

L to R

David Simpson, Chris Longhurst, Adrian Hoare, Joe Mooney, Tony Finon and Ann Hoare.

About the Group

The Wymondham Diabetes Group was set up a few months ago and their principle aims are to create a friendly supportive group where people can meet, hear and share their experiences about how to manage and live with Diabetes. The group is also a source of peer support and it is for everyone including carers and family members involved with Diabetes.

Contact

For further information about the group please contact the groups admin officer Mrs Ann Hoare on 01953 607494.

 

GOVERNANCE REVIEW

 

 

Statement of Wymondham Town Council Governance Review Group

 

In July 2016, Wymondham Town Council agreed to set up a Working Group, including independent representatives, to review the Council’s governance arrangements and suggest improvements to ensure the Council operates in an open and transparent way moving forward.

 

The Group met for the first time on 28 September 2016 and has decided to focus their work on three key areas:

 

  • Standing Orders and Decision Making Processes;
  • The Council’s relationship with the Public and how it communicates; and
  • The internal relationships and roles of the Councillors and the Clerk.

 

Over the next few weeks, the Group will meet to consider the three key aspects of their work and following their initial discussions, the Group will then hold an open public meeting where the public can put forward their views on the Group’s thoughts.

 

In the meantime, the Group would be delighted to hear from members of the public who want to put forward opinions, linked to these three areas, and in particular where they think the Council is doing well or in need of improvement.

 

The Group is considering Standing Orders and Decision Making Processes at its next meeting on Monday 24 October, therefore we would be grateful of comments on this topic by close of play on Friday 21 October.

 

If you would like to comment, please contact democracy@s-norfolk.gov.uk, call 01508 533954 or write to Leah Mickleborough or Emma Goddard at the South Norfolk Council offices, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE.

 

 

 

King’s Head Meadow Update

Following mediation work undertaken by Norfolk County Council the following report has been published. Please click on the link below to read this.

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Kings Head Meadow Update

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