More seating to be provided in Market Place

After months of Zoom meetings, Reepham Town Council met face to face on Wednesday 9 June, albeit socially distanced. This was a significant step in the return to normality.

Photo: Reepham Community Press

Following a brief closure of Church Hill, the damage to the churchyard wall caused by vehicles has now been repaired.

However, significant restorative work is needed to other sections of the wall. A small working group of councillors is investigating costs, etc., for this work.

A working group of councillors has also been established to oversee the three allotment sites for which the town council is responsible.

If you are an allotment holder and have not returned a signed letting agreement for this year, please do so. If you would like a copy of the latest agreement, please contact the town clerk.

Town clerk vacancy

Following the resignation of town clerk Jo Boxall after 10 years’ service to Reepham, the town council is currently advertising the vacancy.

If you have relevant skills and administrative/management experience the town council would welcome an application. Details can be found on the town council website.

Seating and grit bins

Town councillors have received requests for more seating to be made available in the Market Place, particularly for those waiting for the bus or who need to rest before walking home.

The council is therefore proposing to place a bench in front of the island at the bus stop on the Kings Arms side of the Market Place and another next to the island on the Dial House side facing the church. These will not affect car parking to any extent.

Although on a warm, sunny June day snow and ice seems a long way away, following requests from residents the town council now has permission to install a salt bin in the Market Place. A bin, suitably in keeping with the conservation area, will be installed in time for the winter.

The town council is aware that repairs are needed to the church paths and the driveway at the Whitwell Road cemetery and is currently seeking quotes for this work.

Stimpson’s Piece improvements

As trustee for the Stimpson’s Piece Charity, the town council continues to work on improving the facilities and pavilion at Stimpson’s Piece. This month the gutters have been repaired, which means work can commence to paint the doors, etc.

Following the previous replacement of playground equipment, old and rotten picnic tables and benches have now been replaced. The trustees would like to thank Bryan Gostling for giving his time voluntarily to help assemble and install these items.

The trustees would also like to thank those residents who have purchased Broadland Community at Heart Lottery tickets in favour of Stimpson’s Piece or generously made a donation to support this work.

If you have any ideas of ways in which the town council could bring about improvements, please let us know.

If you have time to spare and feel that you could make a contribution to the Reepham community as a town councillor, we would like to hear from you.

Please contact the town clerk by telephone 01603 873355 or email.


Monday, June 14, 2021 - 15:00