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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 3rd August 2020.  This will be a virtual meeting by 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 advice is still to work from home so for the foreseeable future Council Meetings will be held online.

 

 Current issues

CONSULTATION ON THE SAHAM TONEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN JUN-AUG 2020

A third consultation on the Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan in line with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (2012), will run from:

Wednesday 24th June 2020 up to and including Friday 14th August 2020.

Consultation is open to all who live, work or carry on business in the civil parish of Saham Toney, together with a range of statutory and other interested organisations.

The Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents can be found online at www.stnp2036.org 

Comments may be returned via an online form at www.stnp2036.org (where comment forms may also be downloaded), by email to stnp2036@gmail.com, or by telephoning 01953 884759 between 9am and 8pm on weekdays. Comment forms will also be delivered on request to the above number.

CONSULTATION ON THE SAHAM TONEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan in line with Regulation 13 of The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations (2004), will run from:

Wednesday 24th June 2020 up to and including Friday 14th August 2020.

The Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents can be found online at www.stnp2036.org 

Comments on the SEA may be returned by email to stnp2036@gmail.com, in or by telephoning 01953 884759 between 9am and 8pm on weekdays. 

Covid-19 restrictions at present preclude us from making a paper copy of the SEA Report available at a public location. Instead anyone who lacks internet access but wishes to see the Report, should contact us at 01953 884759 and we will make mutually safe and convenient arrangements for you to do that.

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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