Reepham Town Council would value support in helping to monitor areas for which it is responsible and reporting any problems or issues, such as storm damage to trees, vandalism, etc.
Areas for which the council is responsible include the allotments (at Norwich Road, Stony Lane and Fiddlers Field), Stimpson’s Piece, Overton Way play area, the public toilets, and the cemeteries on Whitwell Road and Norwich Road.
Mobile phone ‘not spots’
The town council continues to be concerned about mobile phone “not spots” in parts of Reepham.
If your business is affected by this issue, please write to Broadland District Council’s Business Support team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to explain how the lack of a mobile signal impacts on your business.
The more evidence that we have to demonstrate how this effects the local economy the better.
Precept stays the same
The precept is the town council’s share of council tax. Being mindful of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy and individuals, the town council has agreed to keep the precept for 2021-22 at the same level as last year.
Stimpson’s Piece costs
As trustee, the town council is doing all it can to improve the facilities at Stimpson’s Piece.
This is challenging as the only source of income the Stimpson’s Piece Charitable Trust receives is from lettings and by making applications for grants.
In particular, the trust is committed to improving the pavilion and play area. The pavilion gutters have now been cleared and will be repaired when weather conditions are suitable.
Replacements for the toddler swing and the multi-activity equipment have been ordered and should be installed in the spring.
The town council would like to thank the many responsible dog owners who clean up after their pets and use the dog-waste bins provided.
Unfortunately, there is a small number of irresponsible owners who do not do so, or if they do, feel it is acceptable to throw the used waste bags into people’s gardens or hang them on bushes; children have also been arriving at school with dog mess on their shoes.
This is unacceptable and, as a community, we need to do all we can to identify and report the offenders.
If, as a dog owner, you feel there is a site where a dog bin would help reduce the problem, please let the clerk know and the council will give this due consideration. The site would have to be easily accessible to the vehicle that empties the bins.
The council has councillor vacancies and would welcome expressions of interest from residents to join the council. If you are interested in giving some of your time to support the community, or would like to find out more without any obligation, please contact the clerk.
The next Reepham Town Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 10 February at 8 pm (preceded, at 7.30 pm, by the Stimpson’s Piece Trustee meeting) via Zoom. Please contact the clerk for joining instructions.