Parish Council News
Although the Parish Council has its' own website (https://gristonparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/) this page is intended to report on ongoing matters which are relevant to Griston residents. Visit the aforementioned website for details of councillors, agendas and minutes of meetings, and matters financial.
Two new Councillors bring the P.C. to full strength
The forthcoming local elections brought the opportunity for new blood on the Council and the addition of John Ashdown and Bryan Reece, from the next meeting on 15th may, will restore the it to its' full strength of seven for the first time in several years.
SAMS2 finally arrives!
After a long delay the village finally has a speed awareness sign, currently located northbound on Church Road by the entrance to the Coughtrey Estate. it will be moved every 4 weeks, and will appear on Thompson Road, re-calibrated to 40mph to alert speeding motorists there from time to time. Let us hope that it has the desired effect in keeping everyone to the speed limit!
A subject which created much comment on the recent Village Appraisal, we now have some signs which will be sited around the village soon to attempt to persuade everyone to pick up after their dogs. An item was also placed on the Griston facebook page, which drew several comments. Please help by reporting (preferably with some photographic evidence) anyone leaving mess on the footpaths - with the right proof we shall prosecute offenders.
Land purchase - top of Carbrooke Road
This process seems to have been going on for ever - in fact over 2 years! It is the Ministry of Defence holding things up and we are constantly pressing our solicitors to badger them for action. Once the purchase has been completed the Parish Council will decide what to do with it. From the recent village appraisal there was strong favour for a peace/wildlife garden as well as an 'outdoor gym' area. If you would like to have your say, contact any councillor or use the 'Contact Us' tab on this website and your views will be taken into account.
Another 'hot topic' which the council is addresssing - we don't want our village spoilt by thoughtless individuals so any ideas as to how to stop people dropping their rubbish would be welcome.
The Parish Council is responsible for the maintenance and safety of the playground. Weekly inspections are carried out and the council are at present in the process of spending several thousand pounds having repairs and renovations carried out by a specialist company. If you have anything to report contact Parish Council Chairman, David Barnett on 01953 880441 or use the 'Contact Us' tab on this website.
Off-Road street lighting on Manor Road
Following comments by residents, the Parish Council has been trying to get confirmation from the prison that they will continue to supply the electricity to the off-road lights, as it has been their responsibility since the estate was built. In return, the council has agreed to pay the cost of maintenance, thus ensuring the lighting is not lost. Alas, the prison have been so far unresponsive and we continue to attempt to get them to co-operate on the matter. Please, therefore, be assured that it is NOT forgotten.