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Towns Twinned with Dereham

Job Vacancies

 

 

Casual Bar Staff

Dereham Town Council requires Bar Staff to work on a casual basis located in Dereham Memorial Hall.  As this role involves serving alcohol you must be over 18 years of age.

Hours will vary depending on need and will include weekday evenings, Saturday evenings and occasional Sundays.  Experience in bars an advantage but not essential.  Rate of pay: £8.25 per hour.

Anyone interested in applying for this post please contact the Town Council offices on 01362 693821 or by email generalenquiries@derehamtowncouncil.org

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.

 

 

Heritage & and Open Spaces

 

 January 2016

May 2016

July 2016

September 2016

November 2016

28th February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Markets and Buildings

 

 

February 2016

June 2016

October-2016

January 2017

Recreation

 

 26th January 2016

May 2016

 26th July 2016

September-2016

November 2016

 February 2017

Finance and Governance

 

June 2016

September-2016

December 2016

 March 2017

June 2017

 

Social and Welfare

 February 2016

June 2016

August-2016

October-2016

January 2017

 

Ruthen

Rüthen

Rüthen Website

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

C Jordan

L Goreham

K Millbank

 

 Recreation

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

A Bowyer

P Duigan

C Jordan

L Goreham

K Millbank

 

Markets & Buildings

Assembly Rooms, Memorial Hall, Fleece Meadow and Markets

H Bushell

H Clarke

B Frith

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

B Frith

R Hambidge

L Monument

T Monument

 

Other Committees

Finance & Governance

H Bushell

H Clarke

P Duigan

B Frith

R Hambidge

L Monument

 

Personnel

A Bowyer

L Goreham

R Hambidge

K Millbank

T Monument

 

Traffic Management Committee

All Councillors

2012

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June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

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Markets and Buildings

Mins M&B Jan 2012

Mins M&B Feb 2012

Mins M&B April 2012

Mins M&B June 2012

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

 

 

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.

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)

Dereham Town Council Information

Information available from Dereham Town Council under the model publication scheme – Dated:- December 2008

All items marked hard copy are available at a cost of 10p per sheet, e-mail or website items are free. Items marked website also available by e-mail

Information to be published How the information can be obtained Cost

 

Class1 – Who we are and what we do

(Organisational information, structures, locations and contacts)

This will be current information only

N.B. Councils should already be publishing as much information as possible about how they can be contacted.

Website http://derehamtc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

 

With any additional information available from the Clerk

See costs below
Who’s who on the Council and its Committees Website http://derehamtc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/

 

And Town Clerk

See costs below
Contact details for Parish Clerk and Council members (named contacts where possible with telephone number and email address (if used)) Website http://derehamtc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/  
Location of main Council office and accessibility details Open Monday –Friday (closed Wednesday pm) 9am -4:30pm.  
Staffing structure Available from the Clerk  
     
Class 2 – What we spend and how we spend it

(Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit)

 

Current and previous financial year as a minimum

Available by e-mail or hard copy from the Clerk  
Annual return form and report by auditor Available by e-mail or hard copy from the Clerk zero
Finalised budget Website – in minutes  
Precept Website – in minutes  
Borrowing Approval letter None  
Financial Standing Orders and Regulations E-mail or hard copy  
Grants given and received Website – Minutes or hard copy  
List of current contracts awarded and value of contract On request to the Clerk  
Members’ allowances and expenses On request to the Clerk  
     
Class 3 – What our priorities are and how we are doing

(Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews)

 

(hard copy or website)  
Parish Plan (current and previous year as a minimum) None done  
Annual Report to Parish or Community Meeting (current and previous year as a minimum) Minutes and Annual Report or hard copy  
Quality status Awarded 2008  
Local charters drawn up in accordance with DCLG guidelines None in place  
     
Class 4 – How we make decisions

(Decision making processes and records of decisions)

 

Current and previous council year as a minimum

 

(hard copy or website)

 

On web-site and in library

 
Timetable of meetings (Council, any committee/sub-committee meetings and parish meetings) On website and council notice boards  
Agendas of meetings (as above) On website and noticeboard 3 clear days before meeting.  
Minutes of meetings (as above) – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. On website and available in library.  
Reports presented to council meetings – nb this will exclude information that is properly regarded as private to the meeting. Available three clear days before meeting or at the meeting.  
Responses to consultation papers See Minutes  
Responses to planning applications See Minutes  
Bye-laws Copies with Breckland District Council  
     
Class 5 – Our policies and procedures

(Current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities)

 

Current information only

 

(hard copy or e-mail)  
Policies and procedures for the conduct of council business:

 

Procedural standing orders

Committee and sub-committee terms of reference

Delegated authority in respect of officers

Code of Conduct

Policy statements

 

 

 

Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk

 
Policies and procedures for the provision of services and about the employment of staff:

 

Internal policies relating to the delivery of services

Equality and diversity policy

Health and safety policy

Recruitment policies (including current vacancies)

Policies and procedures for handling requests for information

Complaints procedures (including those covering requests for information and operating the publication scheme)

 

Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk  
Information security policy Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk  
Records management policies (records retention, destruction and archive) Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk  
Data protection policies Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk  
Schedule of charges (for the publication of information) On this document  
     
Class 6 – Lists and Registers

Currently maintained lists and registers only

 

(hard copy or e-mail/website; some information may only be available by inspection)  
Any publicly available register or list (if any are held this should be publicised; in most circumstances existing access provisions will suffice) Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk  
Assets Register Hard copy or e-mail available from Clerk  
Disclosure log (indicating the information that has been provided in response to requests; recommended as good practice, but may not be held by parish councils) Hard copy available from Clerk  
Register of members’ interests Hard copy available from Clerk  
Register of gifts and hospitality Hard copy available from Clerk  
     
Class 7 – The services we offer

(Information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters produced for the public and businesses)

 

Current information only

 

(hard copy or website; some information may only be available by inspection)  
Allotments Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office.  
Burial grounds and closed churchyards Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Community centres and village halls Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Parks, playing fields and recreational facilities Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Seating, litter bins, clocks, memorials and lighting Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Bus shelters Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Markets Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Public conveniences Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Agency agreements No  
A summary of services for which the council is entitled to recover a fee, together with those fees (e.g. burial fees) Information available from Web-site, newsletter and contact with Council office  
Street Lighting Non  
Additional Information

This will provide Councils with the opportunity to publish information that is not itemised in the lists above

   
   
   
   
   
   

Contact details:

Dereham Town Council

The Assembly Rooms

Ruthen Place

Dereham

NR19 2TX

01362 693821

Email: generalenquires@derehamtowncouncil.org

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

Activities for Families in Dereham

For all family activities and groups in Dereham (including Mothers and Toddlers groups, Child Health Clinics, toy library, breastfeeding classes, music and movement classes, counselling, advice and help for parents of children with special needs) please go to the ‘Dereham Sure Start Children’s Centre’ website;-

www.derehamsurestart.childrencentre.org

Free Bus Passes for the over 60s

There have been recent goverment changes to the Bus Pass Scheme, which means that some people will not qualify for a pass on their 60th Birthday.

For more information please contact Norfolk County Council on the internet at: www.norfolk.gov.uk

or visit your local library and use the self service computer

or call 0344 800 8020