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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 7th December 2020.  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.

There will also be  Budget Meeting on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 7.30 which will be held virtually via Google Meet.

Government advice is still to work from home so for the foreseeable future Council Meetings will be held online.

SAHAM POST OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAYS FROM 1- 2 PM

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

Seat in Pound Hill

Open Reach have enlarged the seat base by the bus stop and the seat has been ordered

STANTA RANGES

Small Arms

  • 24 November - Nil
  • 25 November - Day and Night
  • 26 November - Day and Night
  • 27 November - Day
  • 28 November - Nil
  • 29 November - Nil
  • 07 December - Nil
  • 08 December - Day and Night
  • 09 December - Day and Night
  • 10 December - Day and Night
  • 11 December - Day
  • 12 December - Nil
  • 13 December - Nil
  • 14 - 20 December - None planned

Air Firing

  • None planned

Heavy Weapons

  • None planned

Aircraft Activity at Stanta

Activity will take place on the following dates:

Helicopter

  • 24 November - Day and Night
  • 25 November - Day and Night
  • 26 November - Day and Night
  • 27 November - Day and Night
  • 28 November - Nil
  • 29 November - Nil
  • 07 December - Day and Night
  • 08 December - Day and Night
  • 09 December - Day and Night
  • 10 December - Day and Night
  • 11 December - Day
  • 12 December - Nil
  • 13 December - Nil
  • 14 - 20 December - None Planned

Jets

  • None planned

Propeller

  • 24 November - Day and Night
  • 25 November - Day and Night
  • 26 November - Nil
  • 27 November - Nil
  • 28 November - Nil
  • 29 November - Nil
  • 07 December - Day and Night
  • 08 December - Day and Night
  • 09 December - Day and Night
  • 10 December - Day and Night
  • 11 December - Nil
  • 12 December - Nil
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  • 17 December - Day and Night
  • 18 December - Nil
  • 19 December - Nil
  • 20 December - Nil

Current issues

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN SAHAM TONEY

Thursday 26th November 2020

At 1600 (4.00 pm) yesterday

In Norfolk, there were 1022 cases of Covid-19, a reduction of 91. This is 112.6 per 100,000 of population

In Breckland, there were 113 cases, a reduction of 7. This is 80.7 per 100,000 of population

The R rate is now 1 to 1.1

The social distance rules remain in force

ANYONE can catch the virus and ANYONE can spread it

HANDS -  FACESPACE

A face-covering (preferably a mask) must be worn on ALL transport including taxis and private hire cars. Failure to wear a face-covering may lead to a fine and the refusal of travel

A face mask must be worn in all shops and supermarkets, banks, Post Offices and all indoor spaces and retail staff must now wear them whilst at work   

A face-covering (preferably a mask) must be worn on ALL transport including taxis and private hire cars. Failure to wear a face-covering may lead to a fine and the refusal of travel

From Thursday 5th November, England will be in lockdown until at least 2nd December, possibly longer

  • You may only leave home for limited reasons, including education; work or volunteering, if it is impossible for do this from home; exercise and recreation outdoors; medical reasons, appointments and to escape injury or harm; provision of care for a child – including informal childcare – or vulnerable person. There is no exemption for staying away from home on holiday – so people cannot do so in this country or elsewhere - but people can stay away for work where necessary

  • Non-essential shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues will all be closed – but will be able to provide takeaway. Essential shops will stay open: there is no need for people to stock up

  • Workplaces should stay open where people cannot work from home – for example in the construction or manufacturing sectors

  • Adults living alone will still be able to form support bubbles, and children will still be able to move between homes if their parents are separated

  • Those who are clinically vulnerable, or over the age of 60, will be advised to be especially careful to follow the rules. The Government will not ask people to shield in the same way again

  • Unless your clinicians tell you otherwise you should continue to use the NHS, get your scans, turn up for your appointments and pick up your treatments

  • The children's play park will remain open 

  • Funerals will be limited to 30 people, ash scattering limited to 15

  • Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies are not permitted 

  • Places of worship will be closed except for  funerals and individual   prayer                                             

A face-covering (preferably a mask) must be worn on ALL transport including taxis and private hire cars. Failure to wear a face-covering may lead to a fine and the refusal of travel

                 

You can all help everyone to avoid infection by following 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

 

 

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

Martin Bohn

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