Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U69727 Willow Way from its junction with U62013 Pine Close to its junction with U62011 Acacia the PARISH OF MARTHAM because of a new water supply.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 6th March 2018 to 8th March 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 3 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Willow Way, Rowan Road, Rollesby Road, Willow Way.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 16th day of February 2018

Lest We Forget

The Parish Council in association with the Scarecrow Festival and St Mary’s Church has placed a new bench in St Mary’s graveyard.  The bench commemorates all those who died during the World Wars and is a fitting memorial to their sacrifice.

The bench was paid for by the Scarecrow Committee and the permissions from the Church Authorities was obtained by St Mary’s Church. The ordering and placing was undertaken by members of the Parish Council.

The bench will be dedicated this Sunday after the Remembrance Service.

Blocked Byway/Footpath

Please  be aware that the footpath behind the old mushroom farm has been blocked off because of the unstable wall next to it. The wall will be demolished today and tomorrow and the byway should reopen Wednesday morning.

Vacancy – Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer
Martham Parish Council
25 hours per week
£26,822 – £30,153 pro rata plus local government pension scheme

The Clerk to the Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions and in particular to serve or issue all the notifications required by law of a local authority’s Proper Officer.

The successful candidate will be expected to advise the Council on, and assist in the formation of, overall policies. Producing all the information required for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all decisions is an essential part of the role. The successful candidate will also be accountable to the Council for the effective management of all its resources and will report to them as and when required. Responsibility for all financial records of the Council and the careful administration of its finances is essential.

The Council meets 12 times a year for meetings plus the Annual Parish Meeting held in May, plus committee meetings when scheduled. The place of work will be the Parish Office at the Community Centre, although working from home for part of the time will be possible. The hours outside of the meeting attendance are not set and therefore the post requires flexible working including evenings.

The successful candidate will have experience or knowledge of the parish/local government sector. Ideally with a certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) or another administration qualification.

Excellent communication and listening skills together with the ability to organise, prioritise and work to tight deadlines are essential.

Primarily using Word, Excel and email the role provides an opportunity for you to commit to delivering an effective and efficient administration service. If you feel you meet the above skills we want to hear from you!

To apply please complete an application form and send your CV to

Closing date: 12:00 pm Monday 16 October 2017.