Council News

SAM 2 Sign

With finance assistance from the Norfolk County Council Partnership Scheme the Town Council has purchased a mobile Speed awareness sign. The sign will be located within various positions in the town with its first siting currently in Dereham Road. The sign will record vehicle speeds which can be shared with Norfolk Constabulary.

Vacancies

2nd June 2016

Currently the Council has 4 vacancies. If no election is called the vacancies will be filled by co-option, anyone interested in volunteering to be a Watton Town Councillor should contact the office for more information.

To qualify to be a Town Councillor you must be over 18 and an elector of Watton or live within a radius of 3 miles of Watton or work or own property in Watton.

Queen’s Birthday Bash

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday the Town Council held a community event at the Youth & Community Centre in Harvey Street on the afternoon of April 24th.

The Council was awarded a grant of £200 by Breckland Council to help finance the event and local businesses contributed to make the day a success.

Thank you to those who contributed and attended the event especially The Phoenix Pipes and Drums Band and The Watton Silver Band who played throughout the afternoon.

Sponsored by Eirlys Johnson Funerals, Andrew Francis Funerals, Broom Hall Hotel and Bennetts Homes.

Church Walk

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Please note the trees along Church Walk have recently been pollarded.

Festive Market 2015Festive Market

The 2015 Watton Festive Market was held on November 29th and as in previous years the afternoon went well and it is hoped those who attended had a good time. Thanks to those who supported the event by just being there and to those who volunteered and helped on the day. Thanks also to all who gave prizes for the Mayor’s Charities tombola stall and to Andrew Francis for his generous donation. £337.60 was raised by the Town Council on the day to be divided and donated to the local First Responders Group and to Watton Thursday Club.

The Christmas lights were switched on toward the end of the day and thanks should also be given to Ross Halsey, the electrician who made sure this happened and to TTSR Ltd who donated the Christmas Tree for the town.

Please take note of the proposed date for next year – Sunday November 27th 2016.

220px-Watton_Clock_Tower_-_NorfolkThe Clock Tower

Over the past months the Town Council has paid for work to be undertaken to get the clock in the High Street working as it should. So far, however, this has not proved successful.

Although new parts for the clock have been made it has been recommended by the contractor that these should not be fitted until the tower which houses the clock movement has been repaired. It is possible that moisture in the building has led to corrosion of parts of the clock.

The Council has decided not to repair the clock until the tower itself has been made sound. Quotes are being sought from companies who have the expertise to undertake a survey of the Grade 2 listed building. The Council will then need to consider the resulting report and consideration will need to be given as to how to finance any work that may be needed.

Unfortunately it is unlikely the clock will be working again for some time.

 

 

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