Do we need a Norwich Western Link?
When Norfolk County Council announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (A1270) north and east of the city, a lot of people said they were concerned about transport issues to the west of Norwich. Many wanted the council to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.
The County Council will be running a public consultation between Tuesday, 8 May and Tuesday, 3 July 2018 and, at this stage, they would like to know your views on any transport issues that exist to the west of the city. This is your chance to have your say and help to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to improve transport links or provision in this part of the county – so make sure you take the opportunity to respond to the consultation.
You can find out more and respond to the consultation online at www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl from Tuesday, 8 May. Or you can come along to one of the nine consultation events being held throughout May and June, where you can speak to County Council staff and respond to the consultation in person.
The consultation events will be held from 10.30am to 8pm each day (with the exception of the Taverham event, which will finish at 7pm) and the venues and dates are as follows:
|Ringland Village Hall
||Thursday 10 May
|Hockering Village Hall
||Thursday 17 May
|Hall for all, Weston Longville
||Tuesday 22 May
|Easton Village Hall
||Thursday 31 May
|Taverham Village Hall
||Tuesday 5 June
|The Forum, Norwich
||Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June
|Costessey Community Centre
||Monday 18 June
|Hellesdon Parish Office
||Tuesday 26 June
Norwich Western Link Poster FINAL
There has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling in and around the footpaths in Felthorpe.
The Parish Council together with Broadland District Council have launched a campaign to help stop dog fouling on the footpaths:
BROADLAND TOP DOG – Show you’re a responsible dog owner by signing up to Top Dog and leading by example, Broadland Top Dog is calling on responsible dog owners to lead the way and help us to encourage every dog owner to clear up after their pet. Sign up to the campaign and receive a pack containing a ribbon for your pet’s lead or collar, some dog poop bags and information on how to report those failing to clear up after their pet. The ribbon is clearly visible and sends out a message to all those who let their dog foul and fail to clear up that they are in the minority and could be being watched – the more ribbons out there, the stronger the message to those fouling the footpaths. Responsible dog owners could also be in for a treat this year as we will be issuing small “On the spot rewards” to those responsible owners seen out with the Top Dog ribbon on display, or clearing up after their pet. These pack are available at the Telephone kiosk situated in The Street in front of the village well.
We have had a couple of emails about items being stolen from parishioners gardens recently – please be vigilant around your properties, and report anything suspicious to the police at once.
Just a reminder that Felthorpe’s village pride day will take place next week on Saturday 7 April.
Bags, pickers and hi-vis jackets will be available.
Please meet at the Pavilion at 10am.
All help gratefully received!
Norfolk County Council have advised that Taverham Road will be closed from the junction of Reepham Road for a distance of 50 metres northwards in Felthorpe, in order to install a new water connection.
The road will be closed from 9 – 11 April 2018.
You may not be aware that Norfolk County Council is changing how it runs its waste recycling centres and bringing in charges for the disposal of DIY waste.
From 1 April it will be charging for the disposal of all DIY waste by removing the concession which had seen people allowed to leave one large item or up to 80 litres of waste for free at their local household waste recycling centre.
This change means that NCC can make savings without reducing opening hours or closing a recycling centre. For more information visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/diywaste
The Parish Newsletter should have popped through your door by now – if you’d like to take another look, its uploaded here:
On Saturday 7 April Felthorpe Parish Council will be hosting a Village Pride Day, to clean litter from roads and verges around the parish.
Any volunteers to help with this would be very much appreciated – please see the attached poster for more information, or contact the parish clerk on email@example.com .
Norfolk County Council have notified us that the length of Taverham Road, from The Street to Reepham Road, will be closed from 3 – 5 January 2018, to replace failed covers in the carriageway.
Please use an alternative route during those dates.
Please see poster below for details of the church services this Christmas in Felthorpe.
Christmas Services Felthorpe 2017