Caistor St Edmund Fuel Allotment Charity


Registered Charity No 209105

The purpose of this Charitable Trust is to make grants for financial assistance to families or individuals who have been living in the parishes of Caistor St Edmund or Markshall for at least a year, who are in need or distress.  Grants are made annually and the Trustees welcome applications from anyone who thinks they might qualify for help.

Application forms may be obtained from the Clerk to the Trustees (call 01508 494198).  These should be completed and returned to the Clerk before 15 November 2017. 


Bitesize Learning

South Norfolk Council are running free information sessions to help residents make the most of skills available within the community.  These sessions are called Pick ‘N’ Mix Bitesize Learning and will be held on the last Thursday of every month, in different pubs across the district.

The first three sessions have been confirmed:

How to get more volunteers, and keep them!

Thursday 28th September:  6:30pm – 9pm.

The Old Feathers, Framingham Pigot

How to set up a community group

Thursday 26th October:  6:30pm – 9pm.

The Artichoke, Broome

Funding options for community groups

Thursday 30th November:  6:30pm – 9pm.

The Swan Hotel, Harleston

Further details attached – Pick n Mix – Bitesize Learning

Venta Group Harvest Supper

Hello everyone 
This year we are having a group Harvest Supper  – do hope you can come along.
We are arranging a 2 course hot supper with entertainment provided by local singer Stewart Hull. It is on Friday Oct 6th at 7 for 7.30pm in St Georges Hall in Upper Stoke. There is no charge for tickets but there will be a collection made in aid of charity on the night . Do contact me or one of the Church wardens to reserve your ticket as we need to know numbers for catering purposes,- do come and join us to celebrate harvest and have a good time !
Let me know if you need transport to the Hall and I will arrange for someone to pick you up.
Best wishes
Jani Wymer

Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm – Formal Consultation

Formal consultation (Phase 2) on our proposed Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm development has commenced and closes on 20 September 2017.  More information on the consultation can be found on our website and in the attached document, which contains details of our proposals, our upcoming events and how you and your communities can have your say.

To inform our formal consultation, the Project has prepared and published a Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR). This is a technical report which provides details of the project proposal and explains what effects we believe our proposals would have on the environment. The full PEIR and supporting consultation materials are available to view/download from the Hornsea Project Three

Documents and plans showing the nature and location of Hornsea Project Three can also be viewed free of charge at a number of locations near to the proposed development (attachment one), this includes USBs containing the full PEIR which can be taken away to view at your convenience and a printed copy of the non-technical summary.

This document has been sent to residents close to (<1 km) the proposed onshore cable corridor search area (currently 200 m in width – this will be reduced to an 80 m corridor for the final application), the proposed onshore HVAC booster station, located near Little Barningham, and the proposed onshore substation location, just south of Norwich near Swardeston.

Physical copies of the attached document are also available to collect from our Community Access Points (CAP sites) located across Norfolk (attachment two).

In parallel to this formal consultation, we are holding a series of community consultation events. These events are open to everyone and are an opportunity to speak directly with members of the project team.

Please note the formal consultation closes at midnight on 20 September 2017.

Norfolk Strategic Framework

The Norfolk Planning Authorities are consulting on a draft Norfolk Strategic Framework document. The framework is a document prepared jointly by Breckland Council, Broadland District Council, Broads Authority, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk District Council, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk Council, and sets out their shared objectives on housing, employment and infrastructure.

The draft framework will be subject to public consultation from 2nd of August to 4pm on Friday 22nd Sept 2017.  Comments are invited on any aspect of the document but please make it clear which section/paragraph number(s) your comments relate to. A response form is available on our web site at and this is our preferred response method. Alternatively responses will be accepted by e-mail to:

Full details of the draft Framework are available on the consultation website from the start date of the consultation. We look forward to your comments.

Macmillan Resources

Macmillan has a wealth of resources for those affected by cancer, and their families.  Their resources include:

  • A support phone line, for people who have been diagnosed, or their families, to find out what to expect, and receive support and practical advice.
  • An online community to share experiences and emotions
  • Courses, workshops and e-learning for people affected by cancer, their families and volunteers
  • The HOPE course – a self-management support course.
  • Walking for health groups to keep people fit and healthy, during and after their treatment.
  • Information and resources on a wide range of subjects.

For more information about their support please click here.

Electrical Equipment Safety

“When you buy electrical appliances, there is usually paperwork to fill in to register the appliance. Not only does this cover the warranty, it also means that if the manufacturer issues a product recall, they can get directly in touch with you,” said Brian Chatten of Norfolk Trading Standards.

There is a national website which gives details of all product recalls: and click on the Product Recalls tab.


Fly tipping

We are currently seeing high levels of fly tipping and littering in South Norfolk.  Both of these have a negative impact on the environment and human health. We often find that fly tipping has occurred because residents have given their waste to unregistered waste carriers who have in turn fly tipped the waste. We hope to protect residents from this form of activity.  Please see attached poster which has been designed to raise awareness of this problem – Bulky Waste Collections