Horsford is a large village on the B1149 a few miles to the North of Norwich. It doubled in size with a large development in the 1980’s and now has a population of over 4,000. It has a range of local shopping facilities, public houses, a post office and two schools. The large village hall complex and playing field and the nearby church room host a wide variety of social activities.
The Parish Council has twelve seats and employs the Clerk on a part time basis.
The Council meets at the Village Hall at 7.15 p.m. on the first Monday of each month (except September and January unless urgent business dicates otherwise). If this falls on a Bank Holiday it meets on the Tuesday.
The Council have been concerned for some time that some of their meetings have low attendances due to holidays and very little on the agenda. This is predominantly because officers at district and county levels of local government are also taking holidays at this time and communications are minimal during peak holiday times. This also applies of course to parishioners. Other Councils in the area have ten or eleven meetings a year for exactly the same reasons. As a consequence the Parish Council have resolved not to meet on the first Monday of September or January unless urgent business dictates otherwise.
Parish Council Objectives
The Council has a waiting list for allotments. Any parishioner wishing to be added to the list should contact the Clerk