Reepham Town Council would like to thank the many community-minded residents who go out of their way to keep Reepham tidy and help the council in its work.
In particular, our thanks go to those people who voluntarily pick up litter and keep the council informed of matters that need attention, such as recycling bins needing to be emptied.
Recently, a public-spirited resident very kindly picked up the contents of a litter bin on Stimpson’s Piece that had been turned over deliberately.
Sadly, since then, this deliberate upturning of litter bins has been repeated by people who seem to get pleasure out of mindless acts of vandalism, which someone else has to rectify.
A trolley was also taken from the Co-op and smashed up on the skate park.
These senseless acts are undoubtedly caused by a small number of individuals who show no respect for our town.
If you see any antisocial activity of this kind, please inform the police or the Town Council, to whom you can report such matters in confidence.
Road safety concerns
The Town Council has been contacted by residents expressing their concerns about road safety in Nowhere Lane and Whitwell Road.
These roads are narrow in places, such that large vehicles have difficulty in passing, and have no footpaths for pedestrians. The speed limit is also too high.
The Town Council has written to Norfolk Highways expressing its concern and asking if these roads could be seen as a local priority for the improvement of road safety by measures such as extending the speed limit from its current ending point near the high school to the railway bridge.
Reinvigorating the weekly market
Reepham is a town, rather than a village, due to the Market Charter granted in 1277.
The Town Council, along with the Bircham Centre, is seeking ways to reinvigorate the Wednesday Market.
One possibility would be to allow local residents to have a table/stall free of charge to sell items of their choosing.
If you have any ideas on how the market can be re-invigorated the Town Council or the Bircham Centre would like to hear from you.
Appointment of town clerk
Following a rigorous recruitment process, at its meeting on 4 August the Town Council ratified the appointment of Kirsty Cotgrove as town clerk.
Kirsty is an experienced parish clerk with many years’ experience, who has much to offer Reepham.
She will take up the post on 13 September. Until then, Sally Gill, the council’s responsible finance officer, will continue as acting town clerk.
Please continue to contact the Town Council in the usual way via post, email or telephone. Phone messages left will be picked up regularly.
The main hall and toilets at the pavilion at Stimpson’s Piece are in the process of being redecorated and will shortly be available for hire.
If you would like to view the building, without obligation, prior to a possible hire, please contact the town clerk by telephone 01603 873355 or email.
The next meeting of Reepham Town Council will be held on Wednesday 8 September at 8 pm at Stimpson’s Piece Pavilion, Bartle Court, Reepham (venue to be confirmed). This will be preceded by a meeting of the Trustees of Stimpson’s Piece at 7.30 pm. Members of the public are invited to attend both meetings.