Pathmakers Trustee vacancies

The charity (which was set up by the Norfolk Local Access Forum) to increase public access to the countryside (charity registration 1161475) is looking for 5 new trustees with a passion for walking, cycling and the environment, to shape, support and future-proof the charity over the next 3 years as it enters an exciting phase of development.

To help us grow we are looking for experienced members of the public to join the Pathmakers board.  We are are particularly keen to recruit trustees with skills in: leadership, financial management and fund-raising, administration, community engagement, communications, marketing, legal operating framework for small charities and project management.

These are not paid roles, but we will cover expenses.

In return for volunteering for about 8 hours per month Trustees appointed will:

  • get the chance to meet people from diverse backgrounds and sectors who are keen to protect the environment and to create better access;
  • take part in four board meetings per year, bringing their personal perspective and skills to certain tasks;
  • develop strategic thinking and questioning skills;
  • receive full induction and training for their role.

Recent and current Pathmakers projects include:

  • Delivery of a 600 metre boardwalk at Burgh Castle to greatly improve access for all at this fascinating site;
  • Community Friends Walks, a project funded by Ordnance Survey to prepare the way for developing a Smartphone app to help people find local walking routes;
  • Liftoff, a project part funded by the European Social Fund to enable small or medium-sized rural businesses offer work experience, work trials and internships for those who might face barriers to finding work in the environment sector;
  • Paving the Way, a bid in development to the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop trustee skills through a programme of learning visits and initiatives to strengthening governance.

 For further details and to apply online please go to: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/pathmakers 

If you have any queries or require a paper version of the application form, please contact recruitment@pathmakers.org.uk   

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2019.

Support for Playground

Great Witchingham Parish Council’s appointed working group is raising funds for a playground for the children of Great Witchingham and surrounding areas. The park will be a safe environment for our children to play together within the village.

You can currently support the park by visiting Tesco Drayton Superstore – Fakenham Road Drayton and using any bag for life tokens in our slot, which is currently up until 30th April. If you wish to get involved or would like to make a donation please contact either Jasmin Hague (jasminhague@hotmail.co.uk) or Gemma Bobbin (Gembobs7@aol.com).

We thank you for any support received

Annual Parish Meeting

The Parish Council advises that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 March 2019, at 7.30pm in Great Witchingham Village Hall, Hubbards Loke, Great Wichingham.

The Parish Meeting is an opportunity for parishioners on the Register of Electors for Great Witchingham to raise any matters of concern that relate to the local community. It would be helpful to have written notice of any matters to be raised for inclusion on the agenda but it is not essential. Matters can be raised at the meeting without prior notice.

Please provide the Clerk to the Council with matters for inclusion on the agenda by Monday 25 February