Methodist Church Hall – Update on progress
On Saturday 3rd December, Terrington St John Parish Council Methodist Church Hall working group held a coffee afternoon. It was a chance for parishioners to meet and engage with members of the Parish Council and working group to find out about the work and plans for the Methodist Church following its closure earlier in 2022. The coffee afternoon was attended by 17 people, but sadly no families and children. Those that did come enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to reminisce about functions held in the building over many years. Certainly, it was a wonderful chance for everyone to have a natter on a cold winter afternoon, in the warm with friends from around the village. The general feedback agreed it would still be positive to keep the building for the village community but perhaps doorstep visits need to take place to engage more people.
As yet there has been no further information form the Methodist Church Fens Circuit Minister to be able to take the project forward, but this is continuing to be followed up regularly. Once there is some feedback the Working Group can set a date for a meeting to make further plans.
At every Parish Council meeting the members continue to discuss the possible purchase of the Methodist Church to be used as an amenity by clubs, societies and as a central location for people to meet; especially in the current economic climate it could be used as a Hot Hub. If you have your own ideas for the building or would like to become part of the working group please get in touch, we will welcome your ideas.
Jilliam Ware, Working Group lead on behalf Of Terrington St John Parish
A chance for village residents to meet and engage with members of the Parish Council and find out about their work and plans for the Methodist Church following its closure earlier this year. All residents of Terrington St John welcome to drop in on:
Saturday 3 December 2022 2.00 - 4.00 pm Methodist Church, Ely Row
The Council are considering the purchase of the Church as a Village Hall which would be an amenity for clubs and societies and offer a central location for people to meet. In the current economic climate use of the Church as a Hot Hub is also being explored.
In order to take forward all the ideas we need help from Villagers to make this a reality.
There are also vacancies on the Parish Council, and some of the councillors will be available to talk to you if you would like to find out more on what is involved.
The invitation is open to the whole family so please come along and share your thoughts on village life and what you would like to see. Toys/Activities will be available for Children while parents can chat.
Wisbech Incinerator, Algores Way, Wisbech
The Borough Council iof King's Lynn and West Norfolk is reminding people of the deadline for submitting Relevant Representations to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the Wisbech energy from waste plant.
Earlier this month MVV Medworth officially notified the borough council, as one of the four host authorities for the above Development Consent Order (DCO), of acceptance of the application by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for examination.
The official notice of acceptance confirmed that the ‘Relevant Representations’ period for the DCO runs from 4 October 2022 until 15 November 2022. Anyone who wants to comment as part of the Planning Inspectorate examination, needs to register as an interested party and submit their Relevant Representation by 15 November 2022.
The application documents can be viewed here: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/medworth-energy-from-waste-combined-heat-and-power-facility/?ipcsection=docs
Church road, Terrington St John 40mph Speed Limit Order
The Norfolk County Council (Terrington St John, Church Road) (40 M.P.H. Speed Limit) Order 2022 Notice (DOC, 25kB) and a plan (PDF, 2MB) will be published in the Eastern Daily Press on the 4th November 2022. The public consultation period for this scheme will close on 29th November 2022.
Book of Condolence in Terrington St John
As the nation mourns the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, Terrington St John Church and Parish Council invites residents and visitors to share their condolences and tributes to her remarkable life and dedicated service on behalf of the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
For anyone who would like to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen, a book of condolence will be available at the Church of St John The Baptist, Church Road, Terrington St John. The church will be open for this purpose, from 9.00am till 5.00pm until the day of the funeral, when it will close at 5.00pm.
Alternatively visit: https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/news/article/1269/books_of_condolence_in_kings_lynn_downham_market_and_hunstanton for details of books of condolence and where to lay floral tributes to Her Majesty The Queen in King's Lynn, Downham Market and Hunstanton.
Methodist Church Community Building Consultation
The Methodist Church closed its doors to worshippers for the final time in May, and the Parish Council is now consulting villagers to determine what should happen next to the building. Please send your views to the Clerk of the Parish Council, Gail Robinson by 14th September 2022. Further information and photos are on a separate page.
Additional volunteers needed to support the Community Speedwatch in Terrington St John
At least 6 residents are needed for the Community Speedwatch group in Terrington St John. Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Find out more on the Speedwatch page.
Free Gym Memberships
Active Norfolk partners with Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) and Alive West Norfolk to offer free gym memberships to those on low income and struggling with mental health in West Norfolk.
Active Norfolk and the Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) have partnered up to run a short pilot scheme in West Norfolk. Through this scheme, we'll be offering three months gym membership at any Alive West Norfolk gym. Eligible participants will also be able to apply for £50 to spend on gym clothing.
This scheme is aimed at those on low income, and who are experiencing feelings of loneliness or social isolation, or struggling with their mental health. It's currently only available in West Norfolk, but we hope to be able to review this after the initial pilot scheme to determine whether it's possible to roll it out across the rest of the county.
Through this scheme, we hope to make physical activity more accessible to those on lower incomes who might not otherwise benefit from it. In turn, being more physically active can make vital contributions towards improving mental health and wellbeing.
If found eligible after applying through the Norfolk Assistance Scheme, the free membership will cover gym, swimming and classes, and it can be used at Alive Lynnsport, Alive St James, Alive Downham or Alive Oasis (Hunstanton). For more information on Alive West Norfolk facilities and memberships, please visit www.alivewestnorfolk.co.uk or contact them directly on 01553 818001.
If you are an organisation working with the public, we would be grateful for your support in distributing this information amongst any individuals or groups in West Norfolk you think might benefit from the scheme. Please share this on any socials or via newsletters, so that we can spread the word, and be sure to tag us so we might engage with this.
If you’re a member of the public who wants to know more, either for yourself or for someone else who you think might benefit, contact the Norfolk Assistance Scheme directly.
For more information, or to apply today, simply visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/nas or call 0344 800 8020 if you’re unable to complete this online and a member of the Norfolk Assistance Scheme will call you back.
SAM (Speedwatch) Data
Traffic Analysis data 2015-2018 (PDF format)
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Chairman's Reports and Updates on Actions
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