TRUNCH PARISH COUNCIL -THE NEXT MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2021 at 7.30pm by ZOOM

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus Parish Council meetings are being held using video conferencing by Zoom

The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council is on Wednesday 3rd February 2021 at 7.30pm by Zoom.

To join a Zoom meeting contact the Chairman, brianboughton@btinternet.com

If you have any issues for inclusion on the AGENDA please let me know by 20th January (Brian Boughton 01263 720252 or brianboughton@btinternet.com You can always make contact with the Clerk or any other Councillor. Contact details are on the Parish Council web site www.trunchparishcouncil.co.uk

PILATES GROUP SESSIONS – Due to Coronavirus sessions are cancelled

Come along and meet with a friendly group of people for 1 hour of enjoyment organised by Sonya Powley in the Village Hall.

For more information please contact Michele Horsefield 01263 720649

Meetings have been cancelled until further notice

FEATURED BUSINESSES – Local Business at your service

This month’s featured business is:-

 

 

The Featured Businesses can be seen by clicking on the Living Tab on the Home Page, going to the Business Sub Tab and Scrolling to find  details of a local business. More details of HAWTHORN FENCING HEDGES & TREES and the owner, Dan Plumley based in Gimingham, can be found by clicking on the Name of the Business in the left hand column and  FEATURED BUSINESSES will be shown.

We are blessed with a number of very talented people in and around Trunch. We have Chiropodists, Cake makers and decorators, Artists, Crafts people, Gardeners, Computer and IT experts, Carpet fitters, Builders and Decorators, Plumbers, Electricians, Vets and Garage motor mechanics.

If you need help look up, our Business section under the LIVING tab on the Home Page you may just find who/what you are looking for. Good luck!!

NEWS and CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN

CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN

10th  January 2021

Latest – Confirmed Cases in UK – Total 3.072,349  New 54,940 Deaths  81,431 (Daily Figure  563)

412 cases per 100,000 persons in North Norfolk in week 30th Nov-4th December (UK average 576 per 100,000)

Population of Norfolk 907,760

24.3% of North Norfolk’s  population are OAP’s. The highest % in the UK

9.5% of North Norfolk’s population are over 80yrs. The 2nd highest in the UK

People with certain health issues and weakened immune systems are urged to remain at home. Specific instructions have be issued by the Government to the ‘extremely vulnerable’

Wash hands – Cover Face – Make Space

Look out for the elderly and vulnerable.

By pulling together we can beat this dreadful virus.

VACCINATIONS FOR COVID 

A plea from NHS staff. Please make sure you and your family all dig out your NHS number and have a copy of it it immediately to hand for when you or they are called for the COVID jab. From colleagues on the front line this is far and away the biggest bottle neck when it comes to administering the vaccine to as many people as quickly as possible. You can find your NHS number on any NHS correspondence or through the app.

VILLAGE WELFARE FUND

If in coming weeks, due to cash flow, you start to struggle with your finances such that buying food becomes a problem or if you know of a neighbour in a similar situation, then please contact :-

David Burns at 07831 394346 / davidburns@dbaconsulting.co.uk

Chris and Jenny at 01263 722072 / trunchcornerstores@yahoo.co.uk

We don’t want anyone in the village to worry about food and paying for it whilst there is so much else to concern all of us during this difficult time, so just ask and we will do our best to support you if that situation arises.

TRUNCH TRADES

Considering starting your own business and not sure how to start and need help.

A Group of local business people can give you guidance in developing a business model, building a business plan, marketing support, ongoing coaching /mentoring and provide a mini start up grant.

If you have been affected by the COV 19 situation and considering a new venture or a career change give David Burns a call at Tele: 07831 394346 Email: davidburns@dbaconsulting.co.uk

The service is FREE for local people who would like to provide services locally

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY – BEFRIENDING SERVICE

As part of the Cromer Care initiative a Befriending Service is available for elderly people who may be lonely and/or vulnerable, seeking information or requiring additional support. The residents of Trunch are invited to make use of this service. By calling 01263 512254 you will be answered by a friendly voice keen to offer help, support and have a friendly chat. Remember, you can also contact members of the Parish Council or Village Society by contacting the telephone numbers/email addresses shown on the leaflet distributed to every household earlier in the month. We are here to help and share your concerns. Trunch Parish Council

OTHER NEWS

COFFEE MORNINGS – A POPULAR REGULAR EVENT

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus  the popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall will not be held for the time being.

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY’S ANNUAL  EVENT

The Open Gardens, Scarecrows and Fun Day will not be held this year due to the Coronavirus.

BRINGING THE WORLD OF BEE KEEPING TO LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Guided by Charlene Pinkham, a member of the Trunch Beekeeping Group, our beekeepers Michele Horsefield, Julia Smith and Liz Miles visited North Walsham Junior School to give the children an insight into the life of honey bees, caring for them and the honey making process.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW GOALS FOR THE PLAYING FIELD

The young people who play football thanked the Parish Council and Village Society for providing and installing the new goals. It seems we have scored a winner on this occasion! Well done the team of volunteers who put up the goals.

THE WOODLAND TRUST – TREE PLANTING

As part of a campaign by the Woodland Trust to help combat climate change the Parish Council have been given 105 trees to plant. The Council is planning to plant them mainly around the West and South edges of the playing field to boost the density where the existing shrubs and trees grow in order to augment and protect the natural habitats of wild life. The pack of trees comprise a mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak and rowan. With so much in the news recently you must have been moved by the voices of young people calling for us to protect the future of the planet. The planting of trees is only a small contribution and the Parish Council and Village Society are looking at other ways to support our local environment to help create a lasting legacy for future generations.

For more information visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

 

GARDEN SOCIETY – Newsletter

ST BOTOLPH’S CHURCH CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SERVICES and OUTDOOR CAROL SERVICE

The current plan is that the Church would continue to be open on Wednesdays and Sundays for individual prayer.
In addition there will be services at St Botolphs on Christmas Day, 10th Jan, 31st Jan and 17th Feb. Due to Covid-19 we need to ask people to pre-register if they’d like to attend a service by emailing timpayne@mac.com or calling 01692 402624
In addition the Trunch Group hold weekly services on zoom, full details are at trunchgroup.org/whats-on
We hope to hold an outdoor, socially distanced Carol Service on Sunday 20th Dec.  Pre-booking via Tim will be necessary.  Please see trunchgroup.org/whats-on for all the latest details.
There are also two socially distanced performances of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens on 13th Dec at St Botolphs, pre-booking is required. Full details are at trunchconcerts.com

 

 

 

VILLAGE HALL QUIZ and FISH & CHIPS NIGHTS

QUIZ and FISH & CHIPS NIGHT

The monthly Quiz and Fish and Chips Nights scheduled for 24th April, and 29th May are cancelled as a precaution against the spread of the Coronavirus.

When they return come and enjoy a fun quiz evening with a fish’n chip break. By popular demand we start at 7.00pm and the questions are quite easy!

All profits will be used to assist in improvements to our village hall.

Teams of up to 6 people (bring your own alcohol if required. The entrance fee is £8 per person which includes fish’n chips and hot beverages.

Please contact Michael on 01263 720728 to book your place.

TRUNCH PARISH COUNCIL – CALL FOR CONTRACTORS/SUPPLIERS

Call for Contractors/Suppliers

Trunch Parish Council is undertaking a review of it’s procurement procedures for the placement of orders/contracts for both minor capital expenditure and maintenance works under the headings of grass/landscaping, tree surgery, building works and general maintenance (including painting). Parties wishing to be considered for inclusion on approved lists of contractors/suppliers should contact the Parish Clerk, Julie Chance, via email at juliechance0311@gmail.com or telephone on 01263 833902.

All contractors must carry public liability insurance, be aware of Health and Safety regulations and adhere to them. Unless they have carried out work for us before, when applying for inclusion on the list they should give us a CV, details and photos of some previous work done, details of training certificates (if any) and the name of at least one referee.

North Norfolk District Council – Draft Local Plan

Since the presentation by Mark Ashwell, the Planning Policy Manager of North Norfolk, at the Parish Council Meeting on 5th June a Public Meeting was held in order for residents to express their views on the First Draft of the Local Plan issued for consultation by the North Norfolk District Council. Ed Maxfield our County Councillor and Greg Hayman our District Councillor attended, besides seven Parish Councillors the Clerk and twenty eight residents. After an explanation of the main issues raised in the Plan, Ed and Greg fielded questions and comments from the residents and after a well delivered lively debate from the residents two main issues emerged. Firstly, it was recognised that the NNDC are proposing to make a change of designation of Trunch village from Countryside to an Area for Small Scale Development which would allow some allocation (to be announced in Part 2 of the Plan next Spring) of new ‘open market’ housing. Secondly, concern over the lack of adequate infrastructure and the drastic effect on local services the building of a total of 2590 houses in North Walsham, 909 in Cromer and 117 in Mundesley between 2016 and 2036 will have on us all. Sufficient interest and valid points of concern were raised and as a result the Parish Council and individuals can make reasoned responses to support Trunch remaining a Countryside Area in order to control what type of development (affordable housing), if any, should be allowed and to seek assurances that any development will go hand in hand with the provision of adequate infrastructure and local services. The last matter may require lobbying of Central Government.

>>>http://www.trunchparishcouncil.co.uk

>>>www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplanconsultation .

The Trunch Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Community Room.

All Parish Council meetings are open for residents of Trunch to attend. Please do come along.

 

 

 

THE TRUNCH CROWN – A COMMUNITY ASSET – LIMITED TAKEAWAY SERVICE ONLY

Visit the Web Site

>> www.thetrunchcrown.co.uk

see also The Trunch Crown

Trunch Crown Closed except for a limited take away service

In the light of recent changes to the restriction s due to coronavirus (Tier 4)  from 26th December 2020 until further notice only freshly cooked takeaway food will be  available between 5pm and 8pm on Friday and Saturday each week (from 8th January 2021) the pizza’s are great! Give Iain a call on 01263 722341 to place your orders. . Please support your local pub, a vital Community Asset

Despite the sterling efforts of Iain and Elizabeth it now is not financially viable for the Crown to remain open except for a limited take away service. Please make use of this valuable service. By doing so you will be supporting Iain and this valuable village asset in very difficult circumstances.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS at the CROWN

Due to the Coronavirus no events are planned for the foreseeable future.

See you in the Trunch Crown as soon the current Coronavirus emergency is overcome –  Support your local pub!

VILLAGE HALL – FUND RAISING COFFEE MORNINGS CANCELLED

The popular coffee mornings held in the village hall will not be held for the time being due to the spread of the Coronavirus.

When the restart please come along and support this important cause in raising funds for the village hall and local charities.  Home made cakes, coffee, tea and a warm welcome to all. If there is a anyone who finds it difficult to get there please telephone Helen on 01263 720728 and transport can be arranged.

When this  important social occasion starts again, hopefully, later this year do come along, you will be surprised by the warm welcome that you will receive.

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

 

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY ORDINARY MEETING by Zoom on 17th February 2021 at 7.30pm

Trunch Village Society Ordinary Meetings will be held by Zoom video conferencing. The next meeting is being held on 17th February 2021 at 7.30pm