A new lock has been put on the recreation ground gate. The ditch at Common Drove has at last been cleared, and part of the footpath reinstated. People living near the Common have let off fireworks several times lately, resulting in the death of one calf. This is disgraceful and must stop. A group of boys with skateboards have been deliberately annoying pensioners. Parents have been contacted, and the situation is being watched.
The new area set aside for ashes in the Cemetery is to be fenced. The "Slow Down" lights at the crossroads have been out of action for several days.
Next year's precept will be for £7,000, an increase to cover the ending of the concurrent functions grant, and and recent capital expenses. Parish Council elections will be held on May 1st 2003. Northwold Council has been 2 members short, and this is undesirable ; please consider standing as a candidate.
The Care Group held their Christmas Lunch in the Village Hall, free of charge with community car scheme drivers invited. A lovely meal of chicken with vegetables, trifle, and mince pies, served by Amber Taylor and Lauren Griggs, was enjoyed by 21 members. Kay Gostling is retiring as a helper, and was presented with a bouquet. Class 3 from the School sang songs from "Jack and the Beanstalk".
The Care Group monthly lunch for January enjoyed meat pie with vegetables, and plums and custard. Waitresses were Bethany Morris, and Rebekah Chilvers. More customers would be welcome.
The club had their annual Christmas party with a three course dinner followed by Christmas music. Guests from Stoke Ferry joined in for the afternoon.