Allotments: none are available.
Burial Grounds and closed church yards: Thurton PC does not administer either of these.
Ashby & Thurton Village Hall and Playing Field is an independant registered charity (charity number 303890) managed by the Village Hall Management Committee. Thurton PC is a trustee. Thurton PC makes a letting subsidy £500 and a grass cutting subsidy £190 to the management committee.
Bus shelters: Thurton PC has 2 bus shelters.
Public Conveniences: there are no public conveniences in Thurton.
Agency agreements: agreement with S Norfolk District Council to have bottle bank. The bottle bank is sited on The Street, Thurton opposite the George and Dragon Public House. Money received from this site is used to reduce the precept for the village.
Litter bins: Thurton PC supplied three litter bins on the A146 in Thurton. The bins are emptied by South Norfolk Council (SNC).
Dog Poop Bin: Thurton PC has 2 Dog waste bins. The bins are emptied by SNC. The Parish Council makes an annual payment for this service.
Salt Bins: Thurton Parish Council has supplied three salt bins. These are sited on
- Vale Road Thurton,
- A146/Ashby Road junction and
- Cookes Road Thurton.
Salt/grit is supplied by Norfolk County Council
Notice Board: a Parish Council notice board is positioned at the A146/Ashby Road junction in front of the Old School building.
Lists and Registers (available for inspection on application).
Assets Register: the assets register is held by the Clerk to the Parish Council.
Register of Members Interests: held by the Monitoring Officer at South Norfolk Council and by the Clerk to the Parish Council. Declaration of interests Thurton Parish Councillors
Register of gifts and hospitality: available on application for inspection to the Clerk to the Parish Council.
Policies and Procedures for the Conduct of Council Business
Code of Conduct. It was resolved to adopt South Norfolk’s Members Code of Conduct with immediate effect from 31 May 2012 Declaration of interests Thurton Parish Councillors
Complaints Policy and Procedure
Data Protection Policy: Thurton PC complies with the 8 data protection principles.
TPC Standing Orders adopted 19 May 2011 Amended 28 Jul 11 Reviewed 29 May 14
TPC Financial_Regulations Reviewed 29 May 14
How we make decisions
Proposals are placed on the agenda for a Parish Council Meeting. The Council considers proposals and its decisions are recorded in the minutes of the meeting. Minutes are normally available on this web-site within 2 months of the meeting. At least three councillors must be present at a meeting to make a quorum. Parish Council Meetings are normally held bimonthly on the last Thursday of every other month.
South Norfolk Council (Planners) consult Thurton Parish Council on planning applications. The Planning Authority requires the council to consider planning applications and a reply within 21 days; to facilitate this the council may hold a planning meeting in a month for which a normal Parish Council meeting has not been scheduled. Proposals will be placed on the agenda for the meeting.
Agenda for meeting: published on Parish Council Notice Board and Village Hall Noticeboard
Minutes will be published on the Parish Council Noticeboard within 2 months of the meeting.
Reports presented to Council meetings will normally be presented as an appendix to the agenda.
Responses to consultation paper will normally be recorded in the minutes of the meeting at which they are considered.
Responses to planning applications: are promulgated in the minutes or can be viewed at http://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/planning.
Bye-laws: none by Thurton PC – however, it should be noted that the District Council has a bye-law designating the whole of South Norfolk a prohibited dog fouling zone: offenders may be fined.
1. To achieve quality status; Thurton’s Clerk has achieved the quality qualification CiLCA.
2. To achieve the objectives and aspirations of the parish plan.
Parish Plan: A copy of the current plan was distributed to households in 2006 link: http://www.parishcouncilinvolve.net/thurton-parish-council/assets/documents/parish-plan-2006/, A copy is available from the Clerk to the Council on application.
Annual Report to Parish: An annual report is distributed at the Annual Parish Meeting, a copy was forwarded to every household in Thurton. A copy is to be published on this site and may be downloaded or a copy can be obtained from the Clerk.
Auditor’s Report – 2015
Budget Expenditure – see budget on this site
Borrowings: Thurton Parish Council has no borrowings
Grants Received: Thurton Parish Council has not applied for any grants.
Grants Given in 2013 and budgetted for 2014:
- £500 to Ashby & Thurton Village Hall
- £190 Playing Field Grass Cutting Subsidy
- £100 for Church Youth Club leadership
- £25 for Citizens Advice Bureau
List of current contracts awarded – None
Members allowances and expenses: No members allowances are paid but ad hoc travel expenses are paid.