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WELCOME TO THE NEW SAHAM TONEY PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE

CORONAVIRUS - PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW AND ON THE VILLAGE DIARY PAGE

According to The Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names the Saxon word Saham means a hamlet on the lake. The Saham Toney village sign depicts Roger de Toni, William the Conqueror’s standard bearer, who became Lord of the manor. With him he has a large white dog and behind him we can see the lake, which is approximately 15 to 16 acres across in size and thickly bordered by trees.

From the last published census in 2001 Saham Toney Parish covers an area of 1651 hectares with a population of 1565 persons over the age of 18 and 680 houses. The population has increased since then.

The Church of St. Georges is a handsome flint building with a tower containing 6 bells and a clock. The Church has some very beautiful stained glass windows, the east window of the chancel portrays the Last Supper, this was a gift by the late Rev. W. H. Parker, who restored the whole building at considerable expense in 1864.

Saham Toney is a village and Civil Parish in the county of Norfolk and for the purpose of local government comes under Breckland District Council. The village is approximately nine miles from East Dereham, two miles from Watton and eight miles from Swaffham.

Within the village there is; a public house called the Old Bell and Broom Hall Country Hotel. The village also has Parker’s School which is a Church of England Primary school with just over 100 pupils.

There is a well used Sports and Social Club with a hard working committee that keep the sports grounds in excellent condition for football and cricket matches throughout the year, there is a small bar for members and their guests.

The Village Hall is also known as the Wells-Cole Community Centre. It is a very popular venue for entertainment, weddings and parties, and many local clubs and activities. There is a bar which is open to all.

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Welcome. This site has been created by the Parish Council to allow us to better connect with the people living and working in our village. You can read more about what the council does here and you can leave a response on most pages to let us know your views on the subject.

Contact Us
Clerk: Jill Glenn 01760 441738
Chairman: Nick Creek 01953 883075

LATEST NEWS


 Forthcoming meetings:

The next meeting of the Council will be held on Monday the 1st February 2021.  This will be a virtual meeting via Google Meet.  If parishioners would like to join the meeting, please email the Clerk and you will receive an invite on the day of the meeting.

Government instructions are to work from home so for the foreseeable future Council Meetings will be held online.

Saham Toney Parish Council has a Vacancy for a Councillor - if you are interested please contact the Clerk.

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SAHAM TONEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - Initial comments have been received from the Independent Examiner - the Report can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website - 

https://www.stnp2036.org/examination-documents.html

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SAHAM POST OFFICE WILL REOPEN ON THURSDAY 7th OF JANUARY 2021

ONLY 1 PERSON IN THE POST OFFICE AT A TIME AND YOU MUST WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING

ROAD CLOSURES

The Ashill/ Saham road will be closed for resurfacing on the nights of 26, 27, 28 January from 1900 (7 pm) to 0600 (6 am)

Seat at the bus stop in Richmond Road

The wooden seat at the Richmond Road bus stop has rotted making it dangerous to use. It has been removed and will be replaced in the near future

FLOODING

Information on the flooding in Saham can be found on the Village Diary page

 

STANTA RANGES

Small Arms

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  • 25 January - Nil
  • 26 January - Day
  • 27 January - Day and Night
  • 28 January - Day and Night
  • 29 January - Day and Night
  • 30 January - Day and Night
  • 31 January - Day

Air Firing

  • None planned

Heavy Weapons

  • None planned

Aircraft Activity at Stanta

Activity will take place on the following dates:

Helicopter

  • 25 January - Nil
  • 26 January - Day
  • 27 January - Day and Night
  • 28 January - Day and Night
  • 29 January - Day and Night
  • 30 January - Day and Night
  • 31 January - Day

 

 

Current issues

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN SAHAM TONEY

Wednesday 27th January 2021

At 1600 (4.00 pm) yesterday

In Norfolk, there were 3534 cases of Covid-19, a reduction of 68. This is 389.3 per 100,000 of population

In Breckland, there were 561 cases, a reduction of 3. This is 400.8 per 100,000 of population

These figures are for the last seven days

The R rate is now  below 1

The social distance rules remain in force

ANYONE can catch the virus and ANYONE can spread it

HANDS -  FACESPACE

The whole of England is now LOCKDOWN with all the restrictions that will bring. Please follow the rules, for your safety, for the safety of those around you and for the safety of the NHS

The Government’s decision means that people cannot leave home unless they have a legal reason. People can meet only one person outdoors

Non-essential businesses, including hospitality venues, are required to close aside for sales by a takeaway or other click and collect services but alcohol is not to be as a takeaway

You can only leave home for work purposes, where you cannot work from home, and for essential activities including:

  • Buying food
  • Medical reasons
  • Fulfilling legal obligations
  • To exercise but only once per day
  • To escape physical abuse

Places of worship will remain open

Weddings will be allowed in exceptional circumstances

Funerals are allowed with a maximum of  30 people attending

The play park will remain open for children under 5 years of age

The outdoor gym equipment is closed to all

Where you do leave home for any of the above reasons, you should stay local

Follow the Government guidelines. These include keeping 2 metres, about 6 feet (the “social distance”) or more from other people, this is vital in preventing the spread of this disease. The virus can be passed in water droplets exhaled from the mouth and nose, so keeping the “social distance” and wearing a face mask will help prevent the infection from spreading

If you are elderly or with medical problems and would like someone to contact you or if you need help with shopping etc please get in touch with the following:- Nick Creek, 01950 883075, 07941604240, creek.nick@gmail.com or Jill Glenn, 01760 441738, 07774969681, jillglenn6@gmail.com

Please observe the guidelines, stay clean and stay safe and well

Now wash your hands

HANDS  - FACE -  SPACE

STAY SAFE

 

 

About the Council

The Parish Council meets on the first or second Monday of every month in The Wells-Cole Community Centre at 7.30 pm. Please check the meeting page for details of the next meeting, agendas and minutes.

The Councillors are:

Nick Creek (Chair)

Jonathan Laws (Vice-Chair)

Kathy Avery

Mary Baldwin

Daniel Freeman

Roger Harrold

Brian Hinkins

Angela Minto

Get in touch

All correspondence and queries should be addressed to Jill Glenn the Parish Clerk, in the first instance.

Jill can be contacted by:

Post: Orchard House, Cressingham Road, Ashill, Thetford, IP25 7DG

Email: clerk@sahamtoneyparishcouncil.co.uk

Phone:  01760 441738