Overstrand Life - Janet's Diaries

September 16th - 30th 2016

Sunday 18th September 2016 - Rain & Winds, Neighbourhood Plan and The Strand Club

It was not long after we returned home from Barney’s morning walk on Friday, when it started to drizzle and later on, when we were back from our weekly shopping trip to Mundesley, the rain set in. It continued all day and into the evening when the winds started to build. This along with a temperature drop made it feel positively miserable. The average temperature for this time of year is 15ºC, so the fact we have been enjoying 25ºC+ means, we have been spoilt and I really should not complain. The winds continued through Saturday, bringing down leaves and making everywhere look untidy. Peter’s late planting of French beans, lost their top leaves but the flowers, which are about to break open, remained intact. We were itching to go out and start clearing the leaves but it was pointless while it was still blowing. By this morning the wind had dropped and dried the paths enabling us to rake, sweep and generally tidy the garden.

A few months ago the Parish Council held a village meeting where they outlined their proposal to set up a Neighbourhood Development Plan. During the meeting, villagers were invited to pin their suggestions to the boards set up in the Parish Hall. The Parish Council have now taken the first steps, by submitting an application together with a statement and map of the area they consider appropriate to be designated for the purposes of neighbourhood planning. There now follows a public consultation period which finishes on Monday 3rd October. Any comments can be emailed to planningpolicy@north-norfolk.gov.uk or posted to the, Planning Policy Team, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN.

The Strand Club meetings have resumed, after their summer break; starting this week with a cream tea with homemade scones and jam. To read more about their meeting and next month’s Dragonfly Bead jewellery party, follow this link.

Thursday 22nd September 2016 - Overstrand Together, Belfry Centre for Music & Arts, Butchery at the WI and Last Car Boot

The Overstrand Together meeting in The Barn at The White Horse on Tuesday was well attended. In brief; the Treasurers report was read and copies of last years audited accounts were available. The Village Auction raised £955.55, which was made up of lot fees and commissions, donations and the auction of promises. The current number of bookings for stalls at the Xmas Bazaar stands at twenty one. The Xmas Sing-Along was discussed and the parade with Santa and the singers will probably start earlier this year, to incorporate Glendon House residents and the Sea Marge. The events for 2017 were discussed and preliminary dates set for what have become regular events. It was agreed that Overstrand Together will have its own website and I will be talking to the steering group about this and its design.

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