READER LETTER: ‘Where is the fabled covenant of Mundesley?’
- Credit: Julie Cameron
A covenant, according to the dictionary, is 'usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not to do something specified'.
In October last year North Norfolk District Council were considering the number of concession pitches across the area in places such as busy carparks and seaside promenades, Mundesley was one such place on their list.
There was quite an outcry from residents and shop-keepers - we already have eight excellent places along the seafront where people can get hot food, ice creams, etc.
Shortly after this upset Mundesley Parish Council (MPC) discovered a 'covenant' in amongst a box of papers in the parish council office. This was a covenant, presumably between NNDC (who own the land) and MPC. Apparently this covenant says nothing is to be placed on the seafront, so at least that put paid to the 'concessions'.
In my naivety I thought this covenant should be registered in the list of documents on the parish council website, but it isn't , I also asked if I could see a copy but no luck.
You may also want to watch:
In fact I've been told one thing by one party and something else by another so I'm beginning to wonder if this covenant actually exists. I spoke to a former councillor who had been on the council for 16 years (he retired some while ago) and he's never heard of the covenant either.
This is the same parish council which spent £2,996.64 of our money on floodlights along the seafront (see October 2017 accounts) The Lights were installed without consultation with the parish. The lights have since been removed following instruction from NNDC.
- 1 Concern over state of beach following £22m sandscaping project
- 2 Happy birthday, Arthur! 100 up for Second World War naval hero
- 3 Hospital to close with loss of 120 jobs
- 4 County council election 2021: Who is standing in north Norfolk?
- 5 Hotel's bid for nine holiday lodges 'to compete with Airbnb'
- 6 Rescue drama as kayaker spotted 'clinging to a buoy'
- 7 Listed townhouse with 'most stunning' features is for sale for £595,000
- 8 Norfolk attractions enjoy 'amazing' Saturday as visitors flood back
- 9 Taxi driver beaten up in case of mistaken identity
- 10 Sea sponge given name with a Norfolk twist
November 2017 accounts - £6,6,600 solicitors fees - what a good job Mundesley once had some thrifty councillors or how else would these huge bills be paid.
I can't help but think of Aunt Agatha (Boy John Letters) she would say 'If yow want to keep friends wi' the peeple in yer willage, well keep orf the parish council'
What do you think? If you would like to share your own opinion on this issue or about something else, please write a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name and address. House names/numbers and postcodes are not published.