A Parish Council is elected every 4 years and the last full election was held in May 2015. Ashmanhaugh Parish Council is made up of 7 Councillors who, to comply with current legislation, have to be over 18 years of age and either live, work or own property in Ashmanhaugh or within 3 miles of the village. The next election will be in May 2019.
The councillors are: Steven Bland, Andrew Buxton, Harry Buxton, Noel Coleman, Chris Phillipo, John Pond and Gary Saunders. Councillors can be contacted directly or via the Clerk.
Ashmanhaugh is a small village in North Norfolk, situated 2 miles from Wroxham and very close to the popular visitor attraction, Wroxham Barns. In the village is a Norman Church, which, it is thought, has the smallest round tower in Norfolk. The old village school, which is now called The Preston Room, is the village hall. Look at the Events on this website to find out when Parish Council meetings are taking place as well as the dates and times of all the other functions.
This website is the only place you can see all the events taking place in the village.
In September 2018, Norfolk County Council Children’s Services launched a consultation on a new Early Childhood and Family Service. There were 1,576 responses to the consultation received, with 1,401 responses from residents and 175 from respondents affiliated with organisations.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to respond and I am writing to you to inform you that as a result of the consultation process we have amended our proposals in the following ways:
- Greater recognition that all families benefit from universal group activities
- Making it easier to access support
- Extending the new service to support families to connect with and make use of activities provided by local communities and partner organisations
- Keeping more buildings to reflect varying local needs in rural and urban areas
- Investing £500,000 to support local organisations and communities to use buildings, currently designated as children’s centres, with a focus on services for families with children aged 0-5
The new service will:
- Provide targeted support for families with children aged 0-5
- Offer help so that all families can connect with local support and universal early childhood activities
- Operate 15 early childhood and family support bases and use a range of local delivery venues
- Contribute to joint working and maintaining partnerships as part of securing a local early childhood offer
- Invest £250,000 in community development to ensure there are strong networks of support
- Support an enhanced online and digital information, advice and guidance offer for families
The Council is committed to ensuring that Norfolk’s most vulnerable children and families receive the support they need and we believe that the revised proposals for the Early Childhood and Family Service will provide a more targeted service.
The papers are available here: http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/norfolkcc/Meetings/tabid/128/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/496/Meeting/1473/Committee/8/Default.aspx
Norfolk County Council
Information from PC Tom Gibbs on the deployment history for the village over the last two months of 2018 – there have been seven incidents.
Two reported missing person enquiries (Same person twice).
One concern for safety for elderly resident reported by a friend outside the area. All in order.
One Criminal damage to some gates at a business premises (Reported as possible attempted burglary but not sufficient to record it as such.) White Mercedes van seen with black back doors in the area deemed suspicious)
One sexual on line incident involving a child communicating with persons unknown on line
Two wildlife/animal related incidents, escaped sheep and deer hit by a car.
In other news we seen to be having more fly tipping lately. This is possibly due to recent charges imposed at recycling centres? There have been a few residential burglaries across the larger beat so be mindful of this and encourage residents to be vigilant to any suspicious activity. If you see a vehicle which looks out of place get a registration.
Best wishes Tom
PC 1298 Tom GIBBS
Beat Manager C24 Area
Hoveton Police Station
12 Stalham Road