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December 30th 2012
On December 30th Councillors Simon Libovitz and Trevor Harrison planted the Jubilee Celebrations tree on the village green. Trevor was very kind to donate the tree to the village and our thanks go out to him and to them both for planting it.
April 10th 2012
April 7th 2012
At the last Parish Council meeting (April 2nd) a presentation was made to Stafford Snell for all that he has done for the village as the Parish Clerk. He was given a carriage clock and a card signed by all councillors both present and previous ones. Myrtle, Stafford's wife, was given a bouquet of flowers. A press photographer was in attendance and an article with a photo will be published very shortly. The councillors were sad to see Stafford retire but knew the reasons why. Sarah Harvey has now taken over the role of Parish Clerk, so all correspondence should be directed to her. Her contact details are on the 'Councillors' webpage.
March 15th 2012
Due to the retirement of our Parish Council Clerk Stafford Snell, we now have appointed a new Clerk who will be taking over from Stafford on 1st April. So we would like to welcome Miss Sarah Harvey as our new Clerk. She has been the Clerk for both North Creake and Burnham Market for the last two years. She will be attending the next Parish Council meeting on the 2nd April.
June 27th 2011
The refurbishment of the village pump, to a non-working condition, has now been completed. Our thanks must go to Walter Grey for allowing us to use the top cap of his pump as the master pattern for the cap and Len Ringwood for the making of the wooden pattern for the water spout. The handle was made by John Acton. Below are two photos showing the completed pump.
March 29th 2011
Work on the village pump has started. We have found a pattern for the top and a pattern has been made for the spout and both are at the foundary being cast. The handle mechanism is being manufactured locally. The pump is being restored in a non-working condition as a feature on the green. The handrails around the pump have been painted and the posts have been repaired. As soon as the items being manufactured are available, then the pump will be put together and painted.
March 10th 2011
Bus Service 27
Letter received from Norfolk County Council concerning bus routes serving this part of Norfolk and especially the service 27 through South Creake.
"Dear members and parish clerks
I am writing to tell you about some changes to bus services in the Fakenham and Holt area from 10 April.
Norfolk Green 27 from The Creakes to Fakenham will be operated by Sanders 27 to a slightly different timetable. Passengers for King's Lynn will be able to change buses at Fakenham and the timetable has been designed to connect with Norfolk Green X8. Unfortunately it will not be possible to get a through ticket from The Creakes to King's Lynn.
Sanders 28 Fakenham town service will operate to a different timetable in order to accommodate the 27 service. This means unfortunately that the service to Great Snoring will be withdrawn due to low passenger numbers.
Sanders 46 from Holt to Blakeney and Fakenham will no longer operate through to Fakenham. A new shopping service Sanders 13 will replace the Thursday 46 bus, but the Saturday bus has been withdrawn. There will be fewer buses between Blakeney and Holt on the 46, but buses will continue to link with Sanders 45 to Norwich.
Timetable information can be obtained from around the middle of March from Sanders on 01263 712800 or www.sanderscoaches.com or Norfolk Green on 01553 776980 or www.norfolkgreen.co.uk
Most of these changes have been made to address the financial situation and journeys withdrawn have not been used by large numbers of passengers. However we have been able to protect much of the service pattern in this area.
I appreciate this will be bad news for some communities, but we have tried to preserve as much of the bus network as we can against a background of financial difficulties. We have worked closely with Sanders and Norfolk Green to minimise the impacts but unfortunately there will be some people who are affected."
There are changes to the Mobile Library service for North and South Creake from April 2011. Please go to Regular Fixtures to see the new dates and times.
January 28th 2011
The two plastic imitation brass plaques of the two CPRE awards have now been installed in the bus shelter on the back wall next to the notice board. The original brass plaques will be installed in the new Memorial Pavilion when it is built.
December 11th 2010
Copy of article in the December 10th EDP.
November 8th 2010
In May the village was entered into two competitions, the EDP 'Pride in Norfolk' and the CPRE 'Best use of Green Spaces' awards. Representaives of the village attended the awards ceremony on September 30th, hosted by Norfolk County Council, where it was announced who had won. In the under 500 catergory we won both awards! The awards were accepted by Barbara Allen on behalf of the village. The brass plaques will be displayed in the new pavilion once it is built, but in the meantime plastic imitation brass copies have been made and will be erected in the bus shelter.
Below are extracts from the October 7th Fakenham and Dereham Times newspaper articles.
"Under 500 category - what the judges said... (Margaret Mawson)
* Winner: South Creake
The judges were all impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm to re-establish this once thriving community.
Planning permission has been granted for a new community hall/sports pavilion and the whole village is involved in fundraising for this exciting project. A new enthusiasm is spreading round the village which someone said as "bubbling below the surface."
Encouraged by the National Big Lunch in 2009, villages have planned a Big Picnic next August, with free activities for everyone, the emphasis being on welcoming new neighbours, having fun and avoiding commercialism. Further events are planned including a Sports Taster day.
The Yorke Trust, which promotes music and arts for young people, is based in the village and the church hosts the North Norfolk Music Festival. The Parish Council (Quality Status) and other volunteers are proactive and successful in making many environmental improvements which are being well maintained.
A comprhensive village website, the church website and Creake News (delivered free to every houshold) facilitate good communication."
"CPRE Green Spaces Award - what the judges said... (David Mawson)
* Winner: South Creake
The judges were most impressed by the very good community spirit in the village which contributes to the way that the open spaces are kept and used.
The football pitches, children's play area, bowling green and tennis courts are on the main green, but, in addition, to the North, the Parish Church stands in a large Churchyard the south side of which has had the headstones moved and lined up against the boundary walls. The cleared area has been turned into a usable well-kept lawn where fetes and wedding receptions can be held.
There are well-advanced plans for a new community hall/pavilion near the bowling green on the main playing field and a village picnic is planned for this summer.
A popular annual event is the Boat Race on the River Burn which runs beside the green. The water is 150mm deep and the boats are 100mm long."
August 8th 2010
Following last years popularity another yard sale took place, and yet again we were lucky with the weather after a worrying cloudy and breezy start! It once more proved busy with lots of village residents having a wander together with passing visitor traffic. It was nice to see the village bustling for the second week in a row following the previous weeks Big Picnic Event.
All those involved with the organising of the day would like to thank everyone who participated and donated towards the new village hall. A total of £175 was raised. Thanks again to all the residents who joined in selling their wares. I look forward to next year!!
August 1st 2010
The new Community Events Group organized their first event which was a "Big Picnic" on the village playing field. It was a fantastic success with an estimate of over 250 people that attended and they all had some really great fun. There were a number of games arranged both for children and adults. These were ranging from a Teddy Bears picnic through to the yearly Boat Race on the river. This was a 'FREE' event to all who attended but the group did make £469, mainly through the sale of teas and cakes, the raffle and the boat race. This money will go towards organizing further events for the village. Very many thanks must go to the organisers of this day, the people who helped run it and, mostly, to all the villagers and visitors that came.
Pictures of the day can be found by clicking on the link Big Picnic pictures
June 13th 2010
There are two community events going on in the village in August. On Sunday the 1st there is the free 'Big Picnic' and on the 8th there is the return of the 'Yard Sale'. Full details of the Big Picnic are now available on the Community Events page, and contact details for the Yard Sale are available on the Future Events page. We hope that both days will be graced with good weather!
Dec 7th 2009
A West Norfolk Planning Control Board meeting was held on December 7th to discuss, amongst others, the planning application for the Memorial Pavilions' construction, this also included the new access bridge. Three members of the Parish Council, who had applied for the permission and they are also WMI Trustees, attended the meeting at King's Lynn Town Hall. The permission was passed with a large majority.
The full story can be found by clicking on the Memorial Pavilion. page.
Nov 4th 2009
Information concerning bonfires and the Smoke Nuisance legislation is available on the Bonfires and Smoke Nuisance page
South Creake Parish Council has now been awarded 'Quality Parish Council' status. This award shows that we are a Council that has shown that our management and administration is of a high standard.
We are only the fifth parish or town council in West Norfolk that has achieved this award, and one of only 715 councils throught England, most of which are town councils.
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