July Church Update

Church Fete Sunday August 28th from 2pmRecreation Ground

Any help gratefully received, Cakes etc..liaise Sue Hall or Karen Phelps.


A Service of Thanksgiving for the restoration work at The Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul, Oulton
3.30pm Sunday 18th September
Led by Bishop of Lynn, with choir from Gresham’s School, refreshments to follow.

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Minutes (unsigned) June 2016

Minutes -June

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Agenda August 2016


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Planning Application 20161115

Planning Application 20161115

Demolition of 2 existing buildings, Erection of Farm Office, Street Farm, Oulton.

Responses to Broadland District Council by 24th July

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Devolution Consultation

08 July 2016

Devolution consultation starts today

From today (Friday 8 July) people across Norfolk and Suffolk are being asked for their views on a proposed devolution deal and associated governance arrangements for the two counties.

Devolution would see the transfer of certain decision-making powers and funding down from Central Government to a local area. It would result in decisions taken close to where they have an effect.

The majority of councils across Norfolk and Suffolk, along with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, supported the deal and agreed to ask the public for their views.

Consultation will run for seven weeks, until 23 August.

As part of the consultation, people are being asked for their views on more decisions being taken locally, rather than at central government. They will be asked if they support the creation of a combined authority chaired by a mayor for the two counties, how decisions should be taken and how a combined authority and mayor should be held to account for the decisions they take.

People can have their say by visiting www.eastangliadevo.co.uk and completing the online survey or the hard copy version. The website also includes further information about the proposed deal and the role of the proposed Combined Authority and Mayor.

In addition, Ipsos-Mori will also be carrying out more than 3000 phone surveys across the two counties to ensure decision makers have a representative sample of views.

Councillor Cliff Jordan, Leader of Norfolk County Council said: “Politicians have been talking about devolution for long enough so now is a chance for the people of Norfolk to have their say.

“This devolution deal could lead to something bigger. There’s more funding for services at a time when there isn’t going to be much money coming out of Whitehall. It is now up to the public to decide whether they want a mayor for a combined authority.

“I want to hear from the people of Norfolk about how they feel about decisions being taken closer to home rather than in Whitehall, and what they think of the deal that’s on offer.”

Andy Wood, Independent Chair of the East Anglia Leaders Group said:

“With majority support across Norfolk and Suffolk and complete support across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough it is right that communities now have the opportunity to have their say on devolution proposals for East Anglia.

“Norfolk and Suffolk has one of the best potential settlements in the country, offering £130m over five years for housing and £25m a year (for 30 years) to increase jobs, provide better infrastructure and drive growth in local businesses and the economy.

“I would encourage communities to give their views in the consultation so councils and the Secretary of State can take an informed view later in the year.”

Views from public consultation will be reported to the Secretary of State for him to consider ahead of any decision to create a combined authority or arrangements are made for mayoral elections, which would take place in May 2017.

Following publication of the original deal in March 2016 negotiations with Government have seen the funding on offer increase for both housing and infrastructure.

Discussions also led to a proposal to have two deals (Norfolk/Suffolk and Cambridgeshire/Peterborough), which council leaders and LEPs believe is the best way to get the most benefit for the people, places and businesses across East Anglia. However, there would be joint working across East Anglia to improve transport and other infrastructure.

Key elements of proposed Norfolk/Suffolk deal are:
£25m funding each year for the next 30 years (£750m) to support economic growth, development of local infrastructure and jobs (this will increase the local economy to £43bn and create 95,000 jobs by 2026)
£130m investment over five years to support the building of new homes across Norfolk and Suffolk
Over the lifetime of the deal around 200,000 homes could be delivered
Control of a £225m guaranteed transport budget for the next four years
Control of an existing c£20m annual adult skills fund to ensure the training offer matches the needs of local businesses and the local labour market
Control of an existing c£2m annual Apprenticeship Grant for employers
The deal would have a Combined Authority and a Directly Elected Mayor. The Combined Authority would decide the most effective and efficient level to deliver services to ensure the best possible outcomes for communities.
About the Combined Authority (CA)
The CA would be made up of an elected member from all of the councils across Norfolk and Suffolk who have signed the deal.
The CA would not replace any existing council.
Councils would continue as they currently do, to provide services for their areas.

About the Mayor
The Mayor would be elected by residents in the council areas that have voted to approve devolution.
The Mayor would not be able to make decisions alone and would require the support of a certain number of members on the CA to progress their proposals.
Existing Mayors across Norfolk and Suffolk would not be affected.
Locally, the Mayor would be held to account by voters (elections every four years).
There would also be an Audit Committee and an Overview and Scrutiny Committee to review spending and decision making respectively.

Notes to editors

Those areas that approved the proposed Devolution deal are:

All Suffolk borough, district and county councils
New Anglia LEP
Norfolk County Council
Broadland District Council
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
South Norfolk District Council

For political comment
Cllr Cliff Jordan, Leader of the Conservative Group and Leader of the Council, on 01362 820422
Cllr George Nobbs, Leader of the Labour Group, on 01603 222936
Cllr Toby Coke, Leader of the UKIP Group, on 07717 881289
Cllr Marie Strong, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, on 07920 286597
Cllr Richard Bearman, Leader of the Green Party Group, on 01603 504124

For further information please contact:
Media Team at Norfolk County Council
Tel: 01603 228888
Email: pressoffice@norfolk.gov.uk

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Agenda June 2016

Clerk: Mrs. J.H. Rogers,
Elmerdale Farmhouse, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 7DF.
Telephone: 01263 584177
Email: oultonpc@gmail.com

A Meeting of Oulton Parish Council will be held at
the Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 21st June at 8.00 pm.


1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 10th May 2016

3. Declaration of Interests

4. Matters Arising

5. Planning Applications including 20160982 for the construction of the multi-use trail within Blickling Park

6. Financial Matters

7. Any other business

8. Date of the next Meeting

J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council 15th June 2016

All are welcome to attend the meeting

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AGM Minutes (Unsigned) May 2016

Minutes -May

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Notice Of Referendum

Referendum on
the UK’s membership of the European Union
in the BROADLAND voting area

A referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal vote applications, amendments or cancellations must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Requests for changes to existing proxy vote arrangements and cancellations must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU by 5pm on 23 June 2016. The disability must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

17 May 2016 Counting Officer: Phil Kirby

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Planning Application Oulton Hall

Planning Application Number:20160846

Addition of parapet and cornice with associated roofing adaptations for rainwater drainage; window and door fenestration and addition of main portico to south east (front ) elevation (Listed Building).

Closing date for comments is the 9th June.

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Church and Village Updates May 2016

1) We now will have a service a communion service at 9:00 AM on the fourth Sunday of each month, so the pattern is currently Morning Prayer for the first two Sundays of the Month, and Holy Communion for the second two Sundays, all at 9:00 AM

2) The church is now closed for the work internally, but this will only be temporary. We hope by the summer once again to have the church open permanently.

3) As a warm up to Box Day on the 18th June, do come along to the events at the Old Congregational Chapel on Hall Road on the weekend of the 11th/12th June from 12 noon the 2nd Oulton Chapel Festival of Music and Craft Fair. James Huggins will be putting up posters round and about the village. Once again a craft fair, beer tent, pre-box day activities, art, music through the weekend, and a fine classical concert on the Sunday to finish. (Julien Ensemble doing the Messiah – tickets £10 from James 01603 660878)

4) Jazz in the Yard here at the Old Rectory on Sunday 17th July at 6pm. £5 entry and usual drinks, bring a chair etc…

5 ) We are on schedule broadly with the restoration and are please to announce that the service of rededication of the Tower will be on Sunday Sept 18th at 3:30 pm with guest choir and the Bishop of Lynn. All are most welcome.

6) The Royal Coat of Arms has now had a large dose of expert restoration and care. Needless to say it was in a much worse condition than first thought, so while we are extremely please at it’s current stabilised state, we will be raising some more money to try and finish this specific restoration project.

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Other events for the calendar

Aug Sun 28th 2pm Church Fete (Recreation Ground)

Sep Sat 24th 6:30pm Harvest Supper
Oct Sat 29th 6pm Oulton Entertains (TBA)

Nov Sun 27th 9am Advent Carols

Dec Mon 19th 6:30 pm Carol Singing, The Street & Village

Dec Sat 24th 3pm Decorate Church (All) & 4pm Crib Service

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