Norfolk Rural Community Council has been working on a project tracing the history of various Poors Land charities whilst also aiming to acquaint people with the work of these charities and their roles in various Norfolk communities today and possible evolution in the future To this end, an Exhibition on Display Boards is to be held at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall on FRIDAY 24 January 2014, from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with a Presentation and Question/Answer Session from 3.00 p.m.
Ashwellthorpe is one of the six parishes featured and its Fuel Allotment Charity, in particular, is being highlighted. Ashwellthorpe’s Fuel Allotment charity dates from the Inclosure Act of two hundred years ago and it is administered completely separately from the Parish Council. Its annual income is £105 in the form of rent from a tenant farmer which amount is distributed each year among residents.
The Parish Council administers another, larger, piece of Poors Land in Ashwellthorpe for which it receives a greater amount in rent from a tenant farmer.
Come along to the Village Hall on the 24th to find out about these two charities and pass on any suggestions or ideas you might have on their future, possible future recipients etc.