Farmers Market Saturday 16th June 2018
Market Place 8.00am – 1.00pm
Farmers Market May 2018
NEW TOWN MAYOR 2018/19
Dianne Fernee was elected to Wymondham Town Council in 2011 and subsequently for 2013-14 during this time she was instrumental in setting up Wymondham Business group, as the previous Chamber of Commerce had dissolved.
It was during her year as Mayor that she became involved in Dementia Support for the town including giving assistance to the Pabulum café, and in conjunction with Age Concern, established a tool kit and training for local businesses this becoming the bench mark to be used throughout Norfolk. Since then she has been a committed member of the support group and her good work, together with that of all the helpers here resulted in a Queens Voluntary Service Award being received in 2017, and I know she was delighted to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace with Trevor Brown.
The growth of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group has been phenomenal, starting with some six couples eight years ago and with over 80 couples at the present time.
She was also heavily involved in the Battle to save Admiral Dementia Nurses and thanks to her efforts together with other compaigners the foundation has now been made for a sustainable nursing service.
For her sterling Community Service work Mayor Cllr Robert Savage was pleased to present on behalf of the Town Council the Civic Award to Dianne Fernee.
Council Offices Progress
The Town Council is thinking about establishing new premises on it’s own land, saving on the rent, maintenance and running costs of the present aging and inefficient building. We promised to keep you informed on progress, and some big steps forward have been made.
Vincent & Gorbing, the architects appointed for the project, have now presented plans for an office building and maintenance base at Ketts Park, with adjacent parking. The site is to the west of the existing community hall, on the right as you enter the site from Harts Farm Road. It will replace the present Council offices in Middleton Street, currently leased from South Norfolk Council, and no longer fit for current needs.
The Council has accumulated reserves which will meet more than a third of the £1.5 million plus cost of the project. Savings on the cost of the lease, and on the running costs of the present building, will pay off charges on a Public Works Loan Board facility, and potentially there will be a Community Infrastructure Levy contribution. It is envisaged that all these sources will enable the project to be completed with no increase in Council Tax required from ratepayers. When completed, funds will be available for the next major project – there’s sure to be one in 10-15 years time!
The architects, in conjunction with the working group of councillors set up to manage the project, expect to make a planning application to South Norfolk Council shortly, after completion of required environmental surveys.
Plans for the whole project are on display until 6 April in the Council offices. The Council would very much appreciate comments from the Wymondham community.
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.