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Parish Council Elections 2nd May 2019

Nominations are now closed for Parish Councillors for the District and Parish elections to be held on 2nd May. There were fewer candidates than seats on the Council so the poll is uncontested.

The Returning Officer has therefore declared that Councillors Taylor, Williams, Parish, Saunt, Speed, Bright, Roberts, Murfitt, Nuttall and Wright will be duly elected as Parish Councillors.

The notice is at

Stretham Feast 2018

The Stretham Feast is almost here and will take place on Sunday 20th May, with other events on the Friday and Saturday before.

Please come along and support the event.

The Stretham Feast is managed by the Parish Council and we really need some volunteers on the day, even for an hour. If you can help, just come along at one of the setup times below :

  • Set up times for anyone who wants to help and make the Feast weekend run smoothly are:
    4.30pm on the Rec, Friday 18th.
    7am Sat 19th for the Farmers Market set up
    6am Sun 20th for the Feast Fayre set up on the Rec.

More information :

New Village Hall survey feedback

Thank you very much to all who completed the survey, either online on the website or in the paper form that went round with the Newsletter.

The Council are reviewing the results, and are considering the next steps.

In summary, the current Parish Rooms clearly don’t meet the needs of the community and an improved or new building would be much better used than the current rooms, and for a much wider set of different purposes.

We will keep the village updated through the newsletter and at the Feast in May.

Survey on a new community building in Stretham

In March 2016 the Parish Council asked residents of Stretham to complete a survey in order to gain feedback on ideas to how to improve the facilities and resources available at the Parish Rooms and to make the Parish Rooms a more attractive venue for the Community.

It was clear from the responses to the survey that the Parish Rooms are not fit for purpose as many barriers to use were identified. Therefore it has been identified that a new community building is the way forward in providing a beneficial useful resource for our developing community, which could be used by many existing and new community groups and providing a focal point within the village for events of all kinds.

At this point, the Council needs to know if there is support for the building of a new community facility for the village as it’s a huge commitment – most of which will be voluntary, to get the project of the ground and to raise the funds needed.  .

This survey is intended to give the Council useful feedback from the community on potential uses of the new Community building and what the benefits of having a community space will be to the village. The feedback will be important to the Council in forming a view about the design and potential uses of a community facility and will help inform the next stage of the decision-making process.

You can complete the form online Here or you  can download a paper copy to print and fill in Here : Survey on the new community building

Please complete the survey by March 23rd 2018. Paper copies of the completed form can be left at the Post Office or posted through the letter box at the Parish Rooms.

Your feedback is important to us, so please complete this survey and let us know what you think.

Queen’s Birthday Beacon

Stretham Village celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday in style this evening with a beacon at the top of the village.

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The all new Parish News

The Council is pleased to present the new format Parish News. Stretham villagers will get a copy through the letterbox as usual, but you can also download a copy from our Parish News page, or you get the March Parish News Here.

The new format is smaller and more convenient, but with similar content to the usual newsletter. We will be making further changes to add new features over the coming months.

We’ll also be updating the website to match the some of the style from the Parish News.