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Insurance Information

Dereham Town Council is insured by Zurich Municipal.  Our policy number is YLL272001-9893.

Small Grants

              Application for Small Grants Policy

 Dereham Town Council approves a budget each year for the purpose of allocating grants to local organisations and community groups.

 Eligibility – must comply

 The following criteria must be met for a group to be considered for a grant:

  •  The group must be a charity, voluntary or community organisation (not for profit).  Individuals and businesses are not eligible for grant funding.
  •  The group must have a formal Constitution/Terms of Reference and a bank account
  • Retrospective grant applications will not be considered.

Purpose of Grants

 Applications will be considered for any activity which will be of benefit to some or all of the residents of Dereham or to improve the environment in Dereham. The level of the grant must be commensurate to the benefit gained.

The grant should be towards the cost of events or purchases required for a group and not for running/everyday costs unless it is running costs to assist a new organisation become established. The Town Council will consider any eligible application but where funding is oversubscribed, will prioritise the following:

  •  Assisting and supporting youth organisations
  • To support train and equip people who volunteer as youth leaders

 The Council will not give grants for the following:

  • Groups or individuals attending events which will give ‘experience’ but not a recognised syllabus/training e.g. gap year or other activities which may be seen as a holiday.
  • Application from larger publicly funded organisation e.g. other councils, NHS, schools etc.
  • School activity e.g. school trip, sports tour, show etc– however this does not preclude applications for activities taking place on school premises affiliated to a school but with its own constitution, provided that it can be demonstrated to be outside normal school hours & not part of the normal school curriculum.
  •  Countrywide/countywide groups; unless there is a clear and direct benefit to some residents in Dereham. i.e. the grant is for a specific project or activity in Dereham.

Application Process

  • Applications should be made by completing the Application for Small Grants Form and sending it to Dereham Town Council, Assembly Rooms, Quebec Street, Dereham NR19 2DJ

Applications are accepted at any time of the year and will be considered at the next Finance Meeting (these are held four times a year) and ratified at the following Full Council Meeting.  Applicants will be informed of the decision shortly after this meeting.

 Conditions

  •  Council would not normally consider more than one grant from a group within a twelve month period, unless there is unforeseen exceptional circumstance.
  • An acknowledgement on receipt of the grant is required.
  • If brochures, leaflets or handouts are produced we would require an acknowledgement of our grant included in this along with our crest (which we will forward to you).
  •  Prior approval of the Town Council is required for any change of purpose of the grant.  The Town Council reserves the right to reclaim any grant not being used for purpose specified on the application form.

Please Note: Grants given are generally less than £500.

 Review

This policy was adopted by Dereham Town Council at its meeting on Tuesday 13th August 2013 and will be reviewed on a yearly basis.

If you would like to apply for a small grant, please complete the application form below and return it to us:

APPLICATION FOR SMALL GRANT

 

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Job Vacancies

We have no job vacancies at present.

Council Information

Dereham Town Council are responsible for the following:-

  • Recreation Ground
  • 7 Allotment sites
  • The Memorial Hall
  • Cemetery
  • St Withburga’s Well
  • Bishop Bonner’s Cottage
  • Neatherd Moor (Abbots Field)
  • Tuesday & Friday Markets
  • Closed Churchyard
  • Fleece Meadow
  • Vicarage Meadow
  • Etling Green
  • War Memorial
  • Dereham Windmill
  • Town Sign
  • Dog/litter bins.

Council Responsibilities

Dereham Community Car Scheme

 

DEREHAM COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME

This scheme is sponsored by Dereham Town Council together with Breckland Council and is available only to those people who live in the Parish of Dereham and satisfy the conditions set out below:-

1. WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME?

A Community Car Scheme is simply an organised non-profit making form of car sharing. It provides transport for essential journeys for people in the town without access to a car and where there is no suitable public transport. Volunteer drivers use their own cars and are paid an agreed rate to cover their running costs, as permitted by the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981. This Act also permits the charging of fares and provides that the driver’s own normal insurance will cover him or her when participating in the Scheme. The fares cover approximately half the costs of the scheme, the other half being made up by Dereham Town Council and Breckland Council.

2. WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO USE THE SCHEME?

The Scheme is available to those persons resident within the civil Parish of Dereham (including Toftwood) who are unable to make an essential journey by public or private hire transport, and also to any person who would otherwise be unable, without unreasonable difficulty, to make an authorised journey because of the lack of a public transport service.

3. WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL JOURNEY?

A Journey is authorised where it is essential the passenger attend such places as:-

(i) Hospital   (ii) Doctor’s Surgery   (iii) Dentist   (iv) Optician  (v) Chiropodist

(vi) Pharmacist after a Doctor appointment  (vii) Health Centre

or any similar type of destination which the relevant Committee of Dereham Town Council shall from time to time specify suitable to use the scheme.

4. HOW TO USE THE SCHEME

This scheme relies on volunteer drivers and the phone lines are only manned on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 1pm. So please note that it may not be possible to respond to same day requests.

Contact the organiser on

07827 972163

on the days and during the times listed above, to book your journey. Under normal circumstances 48 hours’ notice prior to your intended journey is sufficient time in which to arrange for a car to pick you up.

However, it is always helpful if you advise the organiser as soon as your travel requirements are known and, in addition, any special requirements such as the use of a wheelchair. The organiser is available to take telephone bookings between 9.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

5. FARES PER PERSON

Fares are payable at the start of the journey where a set fare applies.

Passengers will be charged the rates on the standard journey list, eg:-

Dereham £1.80

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital £7.20

Spire Hospital        £7.20

West Norwich Community Hospital £8.00

Kings Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital £12.60

Cromer Hospital £13.20

Addenbrooks Hospital £28.60

Papworth Hospital £32.00

Moorfields Eye Hospital £48.00

Sheringham Hospital £11.40

Fakenham Surgery £6.00

Swaffham Surgery £6.00

Watton Surgery £6.00

Wymondham Surgery £6.00

Kellingham Hospital £8.00

Mattishall Surgery £3.00

Wendling Surgery £3.00

North Elmham Surgery £3.00

Longham Surgery £3.00

Swanton Morley Surgery £2.20

Scarning Surgery £2.20

Return journeys within Dereham within an hour are charged at minimum fare of £2.00.

Any journey not on the standard fare list will be charged at 20p per mile subject to a minimum fare of £2.00.

Children aged between 5 and 16 years old may travel at half price when travelling with an adult, children under 5 years of age may travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. All persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any queries regarding the scheme please contact Dereham 07827 972163 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am – 1pm), or Dereham Town Council at The Assembly Rooms, Ruthen Place, Dereham, NR19 2TX, telephone Dereham (01362) 693821 (office hours).  However, you can not make a booking by contacting Dereham Town Council.

If you would like to become a volunteer driver, please call Dereham Town Council on 01362 693821 for further information

 

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Councillors and Their Committees

Councillors and Committees


Mayor: Councillor Hilary Bushell

 Deputy Mayor: Councillor Thomas Monument


Plans

All Councillors

 

 Heritage & Open Spaces

Open Spaces, Bishop Bonners Cottage, Windmill, Town Sign, Explosives Store, Closed Churchyard and Street Furniture

A Bowyer

P Duigan

L Goreham

K Millbank

 

 Recreation

Recreation Ground, Allotments, Play Areas, Grass Cutting and Grounds Maintenance

A Bowyer

P Duigan

L Goreham

K Millbank

 

Markets & Buildings

Assembly Rooms, Memorial Hall, Fleece Meadow and Markets

H Bushell

H Clarke

R Hambidge

L Monument

T Monument

 

Social & Welfare

Cemetery (including Lodge) Chapel, Trees, Paths and Roads, Twinning, Planting of War Memorial and Flower Baskets, Christmas Tree and Toilets

H Bushell

H Clarke

R Hambidge

L Monument

T Monument

 

Other Committees

Finance & Governance

H Bushell

H Clarke

P Duigan

R Hambidge

L Monument

 

Personnel

A Bowyer

L Goreham

R Hambidge

K Millbank

T Monument

 

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Memorial Hall

 

To visit our dedicated Memorial Hall website, please click on the link below:

www.derehammemorialhall.co.uk

Allotments

Dereham Town Council have 7 allotment sites:-

  • Cemetery Road
  • Dumpfield
  • Scarning
  • Cherry Lane 1
  • Cherry Lane 2
  • Southend
  • Toftwood

Plots are available on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to residents of Dereham.

Most plots are priced between £10.00 and £40.00 per annum, depending on size.

To apply for an allotment please complete an application form and return it to Dereham Town Council.

Please be aware that there is currently a waiting list for all sites.

Allotment Application Form

 

 

 

 

Services and Amenities

Town Councillors

Ann Bowyer

Hilary Bushell

Harry Clarke

Phillip Duigan

Linda Goreham

Robert Hambidge

Kate Millbank

Linda Monument

Thomas Monument

Philip Morton

 

Council Accounts

Dereham Town Council Accounts 2010-2011

Accounts for 2011=2012 will be added to this page shortly.

DEREHAM MEMORIAL HALL REFURBISHMENT

The Memorial Hall has now opened after its recent £2.6m refurbishment. 

The Opening Event on Sunday 4th December was a magnificent event attended by many Second World War Veterans.  A highlight of the event was the unveiling of a sculpture (created by Dereham Sculpter Neil French) dedicated to the heroism, courage and self-sacrefice of ordinary people. 

Reverend Canon Sally Theakston performed the Re-dedication Service and students from Northgate HighSchool, Neathrd High School and Dereham 6th Form College read poems.
Music was provided by The Parachute Regiment Band. 

For further information and for booking the hall please telephone Dereham Town Council on 01362 693821.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Did you know that a plastic bag dropped takes up to 20 years to biodegrade.  A drinks can will take up to 100 years and that plastic bottles never biodegrade.  Please use your Green, Black and Brown bins correctly.  If you are unsure of what you can recycle, please go onto Breckland Council’s website and check, or phone ‘Street Scene’ on 01362 656878.

Please go onto the Breckland Council website to find your nearest recycling centre.

www.breckland.gov.uk

Dereham Community Car Scheme

We need more volunteer drivers, so if you enjoy driving, have your own car, enjoy the company of others and have a few hours a week to spare, call us on 01362 693821.

Dereham Community Car scheme is sponsored by Breckland Council and Dereham Town Council and is available only to those people who live in the Parish of Dereham and satisfy the conditions set out below:-

1. WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME?

A Community Car Scheme is an organised non-profit making form of car sharing. It provides transport for essential journeys for people in the Town who don’t have access to a car and where there is no suitable public transport. Volunteer drivers use their own cars and are paid an agreed rate to cover their running costs, as permitted by the public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981. This Act also permits the charging of fares and provides that the driver’s own normal insurance will cover him or her when participating in the Scheme. The fares cover approximately half the costs of the scheme, the other half being made up by Dereham Town Council and Breckland Council.

2. WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO USE THE SCHEME?

The Scheme is available to those persons resident within the civil Parish of Dereham (ie Dereham including Toftwood) who are unable to make an essential journey by public or private hire transport, and also to any person who would otherwise be unable, without unreasonable difficulty, to make an authorised journey because of the lack of a public transport service.

3. WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL JOURNEY?

A Journey is authorised where it is essential the passenger attend such places as:- (i) Hospital (ii) Doctor’s Surgery (iii) Dentist Surgery (iv) Optician (v) Chiropodist (vi) Pharmacy (vii) Health Centre

And any similar type of destination which the relevant Committee of Dereham Town Council shall from time to time specify.

4. HOW TO USE THE SCHEME

Please note that as this scheme relies on volunteer drivers, it is not normally possible to respond to same day requests.  Passengers are advised to contact the Community Car Scheme on Dereham 07827972163 to book journeys. Under normal circumstances 48 hours’ notice prior to your intended journey is sufficient time in which to arrange for a car to pick you up. However, it is always helpful if you advise the organiser as soon as your travel requirements are known and, in addition, any special requirements such as the use of a wheelchair or if you need an escort with you (your escort doesn’t pay any fares).
The organiser is normally available to take telephone bookings between 9.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, however, from time to time a telephone answer machine will be in operation. Please listen carefully to the message and ring back during 9.00am – 1.00pm Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, in order to book your journey. The organiser is unable to respond to messages left on the service. 

If you need emergency transport, please contact your Doctor’s Surgery, (call 999 in a medical emergency) or contact Transport Link on 01603 422807 (they charge 40p a mile, although there is a minimum charge of £2.00)

5. FARES PER PERSON

Fares are payable at the start of the journey where a set fare applies. Passengers will be charged the rates on the standard journey list, eg:- within Dereham £1.80

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital £7.20

BUPA Hospital £7.20

West Norwich Community Hospital £8.00

Kings Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital £12.60

Cromer Hospital £13.20

Addenbrooks Hospital £28.60

Papworth Hospital £32.00

Moorfields Eye Hospital £48.00

Sheringham £11.40

Fakenham Surgery £6.00

Swaffham Surgery £6.00

Watton Surgery £6.00

Wymondham Surgery £6.00

Kellingham Hospital £8.00

Mattishall Surgery £3.00

North Elmham Surgery £3.00

Longham £3.00

Swanton Morley £2.20

Scarning £2.20

Return journeys within Dereham are charged at minimum fare of £1.80. Any journey not on the standard fare list will be charged at 20p per mile subject to a minimum fare of £2.00. Children aged between 5 and 16 years old may travel at half price when travelling with an adult, children under 5 years of age may travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. All persons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you have any queries regarding the scheme please contact Dereham 07827972163 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Dereham Town Council at The Assembly Rooms, Ruthen Place, Dereham, NR19 2TX, telephone Dereham (01362) 693821

Council Responsibilities

Town Hall

Allotment Sites: Cemetery Road, Cherry Lane 1 & 2, Dumpfield, Scarning, Southend and Toftwood.

Assembly Rooms: The Town Council office and the Council Chambers, where Council meetings are held.

Bishop Bonners Cottage: The town museum, which is run by the Antiquarian Society.

Bus Shelters: Three in the Market Place, one on Norwich Road (going out of town); two on Hillcrest Avenue in Toftwood and one on Yaxham Road (by Jollys/Halfords).

Cemetery and Closed Churchyard: The cemetery is located in Cemetery Road.  The closed churchyard surrounds St Nicholas Church.

Dereham Community Car Scheme: This scheme is sponsored by Dereham Town Council and Breckland Council and is available for journeys to hospital, doctors and other medical appointments for those people who live in the Parish of Dereham.  We have a Co-ordinator who takes the bookings and a dedicated team of volunteer drivers.

Dog bins:  Most of the dog bins around Dereham are now owned by Dereham Town Council and can be identified by our Crest Sticker. The disposal of dog waste and emptying of the bins is the responsiblilty of Breckland District Council.

Etling Green: Common land on the outskirts of the Parish.

Market Place: The Council owns the soil of the Market Place but Norfolk County Council is responsible for the roads and the pavements around it.

Markets: Both the Tuesday & Friday Market are held on the Market Place in the town centre.

Memorial Hall: A large venue where lots of different events are held throughout the year.  To make a booking or to request further information, please contact us on 01362 693821 or e mail generalenquiries@derehamtowncouncil.org

Neatherd Moor (Abbots Field): A large moor, ideal for walks.  (Breckland Council are responsible for the maintenance of the Moor)

Play Areas: Moorgate, Toftwood (Hillcrest Avenue, School Lane, Middlemarch Road, Recreation Road), Russet Way, Cartledge Close, Girling Road.

Recreation Ground: A large play field in the middle of Dereham, with a skate park, tennis courts, a rebound wall and children’s play area.   The tennis courts have a hard surface and can be hired via the Leisure Centre opposite the Recreation Ground on Station Road, the current hire charge is £3.80 per court per hour, but this will increase to £3.90 1st April 2018.

Toilets: These are in Barwells Court.  The toilets have recently had a major refurbishment.

Town Sign: St Withburga with deer, the sign was replaced in 2005, as the old sign was beyond repair.  The old sign was donated to the town’s Antiquarian Society.

Windmill:  Please go to www.derehamwindmill.co.uk for further information and opening times.

War Memorial Gardens: opposite the Assembly Rooms.

FOR THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF BRECKLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL AND NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITES;-

www.breckland.gov.uk (Breckland District Council)

www.norfolk.gov.uk (Norfolk County Council)