Proposed development behind medical centre

Loddon parish council has been informed by Halsbury Homes Ltd, a company wholly owned by Phillip P Jeans Esq, that an outline planning application has been submitted for the residential development of up to 200 new homes on land near the Chet Medical Centre in George Lane, Loddon.

The plans will also include a new roundabout on George Lane at the junction with the A146 and a new safe pedestrian crossing opposite the medical centre.

Site plans will be published when available.

Please don’t feed the ducks!

The Parish Council continues to receive reports about ducks causing a nuisance in the Filbert Road area.

As these are wild birds nothing can be done about moving these birds on, but people are encouraging them by putting food down.

This is not only attracting more ducks but is also encouraging rats into the area.

Please do not feed the ducks in residential areas.

Parish Plan 2013 – Questionnaire

Loddon Parish Council needs your views and opinions to help shape Loddon in the future.

We are preparing to update the Parish Plan (originally produced in 2006) which will set out what people who live and work in Loddon think of their community and what should be done to improve it.
Where possible the parish council will use its influence and resources to make the improvements people want.

Questionnaires are being distributed now to all Loddon residents aged 16 and over.
Separate questionnaires are being distributed to Loddon’s junior citizens (aged 8-15) and to local businesses.
If you haven’t received yours by 17 June please contact the Parish Council office.

Completed questionnaires will be collected from you within two weeks of distribution.

Please take the time to complete your questionnaire – your views are important!

Grand re-opening of Loddon Country Market

The Country Market reopens on Tuesday 5th March at The Hollies.

Come and support this local enterprise – cakes and savouries, fresh eggs, crafts, plants.,br />Fruit, flowers and vegetables in season.

FREE tea, coffee and nibbles this week

Loddon Annual Parish Meeting

This is a meeting of  Loddon Parish electorate (if you live in Loddon, that’s you!).

It is your chance to hear annual reports from various people and organisations within the Parish – Jubilee Hall Management Committee, District and County Councillors, Loddon & District Business Association, Loddon Town Estate Charity and Loddon Buildings Preservation Trust.

Come along and find out what’s been happening in your community.

The meeting takes place at the Parish Council Office (Library Annexe) on 14 March at 7pm.

Are you a budding Actor?

Are you a budding actor – between the ages of 13 and 18 years old?

If so, Loddon Mill Arts, in association with The Keeper’s Daughter Production Company, are offering a two week acting course during August.

LAMDA and NYT graduate actors from the company will intensively train a limited number of students, during a two-week period, to create a unique production that will be performed publicly at Loddon Mill Arts.
Students will learn about acting, performance and have the opportunity to be involved in ‘behind -the-scenes’ aspects of theatre production.

Places are limited and application forms need to be returned by April, when auditions will be held.

For more information please follow this link – Summer Acting School.

Information Centre volunteers needed

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Would you like to help promote the Loddon area to visitors?

Can you spare a couple of hours a week?

We are seeking volunteers to help staff the Tourist Information Centre, at The Old Town Hall, through the summer season.
If you think you’d be able to help, or would like to know more, please get in touch with the Parish Council office – 01508 522020.

Parish Plan review

Loddon Parish Council is looking to update the “Parish Plan” – the document that shows the views of local people, and guides Councillors when making decisions about the future of the parish.

We need your help to tell us what is important to you. 

A drop-in consultation event will take place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March,  at the Parish Council office, where you will have the opportunity to express your views.

Look out for further information on the Parish Notice boards, the web site, and Contact magazine.

A Loddon Astronaut?

Marshall (aka Jim) Postle-Floyd, who grew up in Loddon and went to all three schools, has always wanted to be an astronaut and has entered the Lynx Apollo competition to make this dream come true.
Even before this competition, he chose A levels which might help him get into space.
He did maths, further maths, physics and chemistry at A level (achieving A*/A grades) at East Norfolk College.
He is also a keen baskteball player and played for East Norfolk college and the Wildcats club.
He is currently studying maths and astronomy at Durham University.

He would make the best of this opportunity, so please help him on his way and vote at:

Loddon Skate Park Appeal

The Loddon Skate Park team are trying to raise money to get much needed repairs and improvements to the skate park on Kittens Lane.
With support from the Parish Council, and local people, it is hoped to raise enough to carry out these improvements.
For further details of the work of the group please visit their website –