Welcome to the website of Ringland Parish Council



Low Common - Eunice Mildenhall

CORONAVIRUS - THE PARISH COUNCIL IS CO-ORDINATING SUPPORT

A Message from Nick Adams, Chairman Ringland Parish Council

The Coronavirus situation has escalated more rapidly than anyone expected and everyone is now affected by the latest government restrictions on travel and socialising. We have had a good initial response to our request for volunteers who are prepared to help those in the village who need support and I just wanted to thank those who have signed up.
 
Several households in the village have told us that they are self-isolating (and obviously most are now effectively in that position) but at this stage no one has reported any confirmed Coronavirus cases in the village or made any specific requests for help or support from our volunteers. As time passes this will almost certainly change and when it does we will ensure that all support possible will be offered to those who need it. We are in contact with the district council and are part of their local support group network.  We are in the process for applying for a grant which, assuming it is approved, will give us funds to allow us to cover any expenses incurred by the volunteers as well as to directly help those who need support.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself or Lindy Cooper if you either want to add your names to the list of volunteers or if you or your friends and neighbours need any help or support, even if it’s just someone to talk to.  We cannot safely distribute paper flyers around the village at this time so please pass this message on to anyone you think may not see it by phoning them or shouting from a safe distance!  

Best wishes and stay safe,

Lindy Cooper lindyjcooper@gmail.com  01603 868486

Nick Adams  n_adams@btopenworld.com  01603 860172 

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The next Parish Council meeting will be held

Thursday 19 March 2020 
 
click HERE for full notice

MEETING CANCELLATION

After careful consideration and in the light of updated national guidance the Council 
has decided to cancel the  
Annual Parish Meeting
and Parish Council Meeting scheduled to take place 19 March 2020.
Revised dates will be publicised in the usual way

 


The Parish Council consists of seven people elected to represent the residents of Ringland.
 
Parish Councillors serve a four year term of office. A list of Councillors and how to contact them can be found on the Parish Councillor's page. The Council has a wide range of powers which essentially relate to local matters, such as looking after community buildings, open spaces and common land, planning applications and to overall manage the parish assets.
 
They have powers to create Bye-Laws to protect Parish land.     (See Bye-Law Page)  
 
They liaise with the Broadland District Council on various matters such as fly tipping, footpaths, trees, recycling bins, environmental issues, and also with the Police, Highways and other bodies.
 
The members all live within the Parish of Ringland and they give up their free time for the benefit of the village, not only to attend Parish meetings but to also attend meetings with the district council, police and other organisations.
 
They also do other work throughout the village such as cutting the grass on the village greens and churchyard and maintaining the common lands and the Village Hall (formerly The Reading Room).
 
Remember all this with no councillor receiving any payment for their services.
 
This saves the Parish money by not having to pay the cost of professionals or outside contractors and helps to keep the annual budget (Precept) as low as possible.
 
The Precept is the percentage of the annual council tax paid by each household within the Parish to the District Council, and is handed back to the Parish,  and is the budget which is needed for it's efficient running each year.  The precept is adjusted and set annually.

The cost to each household is shown on the District Council's annual Council Tax Bill under the heading Parish Council
 
 
 
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