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WELCOME TO THE NEW SAHAM TONEY PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE

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 4th October at 7.30 p.m. This meeting will probably be held virtually depending on the number of Covid cases at the time.

If you could like to attend please contact the Clerk.

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SAHAM POST OFFICE IS OPEN ON THURSDAYS FROM NOON TO 1 pm

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

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

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STANTA RANGES

Firing Activity at STANTA

Activity will take place on the following dates:

Small Arms

 

  • 18 October - Nil
  • 19 October - Nil
  • 20 October - Nil
  • 21 October - Day
  • 22 October - Nil
  • 23 October - Nil
  • 24 October - Nil
  • 25 October - Nil
  • 26 October - Day and Night
  • 27 October - Day and Night
  • 28 October - Day
  • 29 October - Day
  • 30 October - Nil
  • 31 October - Nil
  • 1 November - Nil
  • 2 November - Nil
  • 3 November - Day and Night
  • 4 November - Day and Night
  • 5 November - Day
  • 6 November - Day and Night
  • 7 November - Day

Air Firing

  • 5 November - Day

Heavy Weapons

  • None planned

Aircraft Activity at Stanta

Activity will take place on the following dates:

Helicopter

  • 18 October - Day and Night
  • 19 October - Day and Night
  • 20 October - Day and Night
  • 21 October - Day and Night
  • 22 October - Day and Night
  • 23 October - Day and Night
  • 24 October - Day and Night
  • 25 October - Day and Night
  • 26 October - Day and Night
  • 27 October - Day and Night
  • 28 October - Day and Night
  • 29 October - Day and Night
  • 30 October - Day and Night
  • 31 October - Day and Night
  • November 1 - 7 None planned

Jets

  • None planned

Propeller

  • None planned

Current issues

SAHAM TONEY NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM

A Referendum relating to the making (adoption) of the Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Tuesday 26th October 2021.

The link to the information on the Referendum on the Breckland Neighbourhood Plan webpage is: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/17783/Referendum-on-the-Saham-Toney-Neighbourhood-Plan.

 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN SAHAM TONEY

Saturday 16th October 2021

At 1600 (4.00 pm) yesterday

In Norfolk, there were 3459 cases of Covid-19, an increase of 124  This is 378.4 per 100,000 of population

In Breckland, there were 539 cases of Covid-19,  an increase of 12.  This is 381.6 per 100,000 of population

These figures cover the last seven days

ANYONE can catch the virus and ANYONE can spread it

HANDS -  FACESPACE - FRESH AIR

 

Follow the Government guidelines. The virus can be passed in water droplets exhaled from the mouth and nose, so keeping a sensible 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 - FRESH AIR

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)

Kathy Avery (Vice Chair)

Jonathan Baldwin

Mary Baldwin

Trevor Bunce

Daniel Freeman

Roger Harrold

Brian Hinkins

Angela Minto

Sarah Porter

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

 

 

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