It has been good to see so many people making use of Stimpson’s Piece recently, both as a place to meet friends and as a place for children to play safely.
The recreation ground was bequeathed to the town and is run by the Stimpson’s Piece Charity as a place for the community to use and enjoy, therefore all residents have a responsibility to care for it.
Please use the litter bins and report to the charity, via the town council, if you see anyone causing damage.
The charity would also like to thank all those residents who have bought Stimpson’s Piece lottery tickets, via the Broadland Community at Heart Lottery, to help support the children’s play area.
The charity has recently replaced the large multipurpose play tower and the toddler swing. The older benches and picnic tables will also be replaced shortly.
Volunteer to refurbish pavilion
Stimpson’s Piece Charity is committed to refurbishing the pavilion as a community centre, which is available to all.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with a wide range of practical tasks from painting the outside doors, refurbishing the kitchen, assembling flatpack benches and picnic tables to helping with tabletop and car boot sales, which we are hoping to run later this summer.
If you can help, please email the town clerk, who is also clerk to the charity, with your contact details and an indication of the skills you can offer. All help will be greatly appreciated.
Amendments to allotment agreement
Following feedback from allotment holders the town council has amended the allotment agreement to clarify some of the council’s expectations.
The revised agreement was ratified at the town council meeting on 14 April and is effective from that date. The revised agreement can be found on the town council website.
If you have returned the previous agreement, it will not be necessary for you to sign the revised agreement, but if you wish to do so, please contact the town clerk for a copy or download it from the website.
The town council is responsible for the trees in several areas of the town. Following a recent tree survey, maintenance work will commence shortly to remove any dead wood, etc., that was identified in the survey.
Meanwhile, several residents have asked if a salt bin and more seating could be provided in the Market Place and at the bus stop.
As the Market Place is within the Reepham Conservation Area, the town council is currently in discussion with Broadland District Council about this matter.
If you have any ideas of ways in which Reepham could be improved or would like to join the town council to help your community, please contact the town clerk by telephone 01603 873355 or email.