Annual Parish Meeting


Minutes of the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING held in Honingham Village Hall on 5th. May 2015.


PRESENT were 21 Parish Councillors and residents.  Mr B Winchester was in the chair, and he welcomed all to the meeting.


THE MINUTES of the previous Annual Parish Meeting were read, approved and signed.


CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS.  Mr Winchester said that he was happy to resume the Chair temporarily, following the resignation of the previous Chairman.   He remarked that  Honingham was a nice old-fashioned village to live in, in which people helped each other.  There was good support from the village  for the Parish Council.



  1. The Parish Council accounts had been audited, and the books were available at the meeting for inspection. A summary of the accounts was distributed.
  2. Discussions had been held about bus shelters. The main campaign at the moment was to get the buses running through the village, and thanks were expressed to Mrs. J. Carter for her efforts in organizing petitions to this effect.
  3. The question of a speed limit on the Mattishall Road had been raised. The police were reluctant to enforce any possible limit.
  4. The village Phone Box had been handed over to Mr P Blyth, who had plans for its future.
  5. The question of a Food Hub based at Easton had again been raised, and the Parish Council were following developments.
  6. The Clerk thanked the previous Chairman, Mr S Harvey, for his work in the post, and thanked Mr Winchester for taking the Chair on this occasion.
  7. The Jubilee Oak Tree by the war memorial had been cut back.
  8. The Clerk thanked the members of the Parish Council for their support.

MATTERS ARISING from the report.

Further discussion ensued  on bus shelters, and the problem of untrimmed hedges blocked the view of car drivers.   Further discussion followed on points made by Mr B.  Webb, relating to traffic problems in Wood Lane, and with the junction with the A47.  It was pointed out that the wooden horse in the Children’s Playground needed some maintenance.


The following activities take place within the village:

Various fitness classes

Table Tennis

Coffee Mornings


Craft Activities

Monthly dances


THE AILWYN CUP was awarded to Ray and Susan Grant, for their tireless work for the village.



Mr B Webb reiterated his remarks about the Wood Lane traffic problems.  Mr J Skipper asked if there was support for resurrecting the Website, and heard that there was.


There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting.


For those of you that read this on Face Book, don’t forget it is the normal Parish Council Meeting tomorrow evening (Tues April 26th) at 7.30 in the Village Hall. We have new Councillors to welcome 🙂

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