Elections for town and parish councils will be held on Thursday 2 May. Our present town councillors will be standing down and will have the opportunity to stand for re-election.
It is also the time when anybody who wishes to stand for election can be nominated. More importantly, local residents will have the opportunity to elect a council of their choice and influence the direction they would like to see Reepham take over the next four years.
Unfortunately, being part of the election process for national and local government, there are strict criteria for eligibility and a strict timetable for the election process.
The most important criterion is that they must be registered to vote at elections. We strongly recommend that everybody ensures they are included on the electoral register.
To assist anybody who may wish to be nominated for election, who is not yet on the electoral register or who may wish to register for a postal or proxy vote, the following is important:
- The deadline for applications to register to vote at these elections is 12 April.
- Candidate nomination papers must be delivered to Broadland District Council between 20 March and 4 pm on 3 April.
- The deadline for new postal votes, postal proxy applications and changes to existing postal votes is 5 pm on 15 April.
If anybody has any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our town clerk, Jo Boxall, who can provide nomination forms for anyone who wishes to put themselves forward for election to Reepham Town Council, either by email or telephone 01603 430483, or contact Election Services at Broadland District Council.
A nomination pack and full timetable can also be downloaded from the Town Council website.
Car parking in Reepham has been a source of complaint for some considerable time and the Town Council, together with Broadland District Council and the Reepham Town Team, has been looking for possible solutions.
We are currently investigating the possibility of using the car park at Stimpson’s Piece for long-stay parking and designating the Station Road facility as a short-stay car park.
We have agreed in principle to new signage directing visitors to the two car parks, subject to funding being available.
Fly tipping in Station Road car park
We have had several instances recently of fly tipping around the recycling bins in the car park. These bins only cater for a limited range of items, including glass bottles and jars, clothing and paper.
All other waste material should be disposed of in your normal household collection or at your nearest waste recycling centre, either in East Dereham or at Mayton Wood between Buxton and Horstead.
If you notice any fly-tipped material, or anybody fly tipping, please contact Broadland District Council, which will deal with the problem.
- 6 March: Town Hall Management Committee meeting
- 13 March: Reepham Town Council meeting, followed by Stimpson’s Piece Charity Trustee meeting
- 10 April: Reepham Town Council meeting, followed by Stimpson’s Piece Charity Trustee meeting
All meetings are held in the Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, starting at 7.30 pm unless otherwise advertised.
Local residents, businesses and organisations and other members of the public are welcome to attend and to make their views known to councillors at the beginning of every meeting.
Contact: Reepham Town Council, Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4JW. Tel: 01603 873355. Email: email@example.com