Notice of Road Closures – January

Norfolk County Council have advised us of two forthcoming road closures:

1. C464 Rectory Road from a point 400 metres west of its junction with Hungate Common for a distance of 30 metres westwards for Anglian Water to carry out connection works from 8-10 January 2019.

2. Weston Green Road from its junction with Weston Road for a distance of 40 metres westwards to fit a new electrical supply, from 15-21 January.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.


Emergency Road Closure- Brick Kiln Road

NCC have advised of an emergency road closure in Felthorpe from 12-18 December due to a burst water main from Brick Kiln Road from a point 195 metres north east of its junction with B1149 Holt Road for a distance of 40 metres north eastwards.
Alternative route is via: B1149 Holt Road, Shortthorn Road, A140 Cromer Road, The Street, Brick Kiln Road (Felthorpe/ Stratton Strawless/ Hevingham).
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services Department) Telephone 0344 800 8020.


Norwich Western Link Road

In early November, Norfolk County Council published four potential route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) to the A47. The council wants to improve travel between these two major roads and to tackle the transport problems that exist in the area to the west of Norwich, including slow journey times, rat running and roads not being suitable for the volume and type of traffic.

The four routes have been published following months of work to identify which options would be most effective as a Norwich Western Link. The shortlisted options were also informed by the results of an initial Norwich Western Link consultation which was held earlier this year. This consultation had more than 1,700 responses and showed there was very strong support for creating a new link between the A47 and Broadland Northway, with the majority of those responding suggesting a new road as their preferred solution.

The shortlist is made up of three new dual carriageway roads and a single carriageway upgrade to the B1535, and all of the options also include improvements to the A1067 Fakenham Road.

A public consultation on these routes will run between Monday 26 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019. During the consultation, people will be asked for their views on the options and these responses will help the council identify a preferred option for a Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. The consultation is also an opportunity to tell the council about any relevant information they should consider before deciding on a preferred route.

People can find out more about the options and respond to the consultation online via from Monday 26 November. People can also respond in person, and ask any questions they may have, at a series of staffed consultation events taking place throughout the consultation period. Information on these events is below, all the events will run between 2 and 8pm unless otherwise stated and people can drop in at any point between these opening times.

Ringland Village Hall                                      – Wednesday 28 November

Drayton Village Hall                                       – Monday 3 December

The Forum, Norwich                                      – Tuesday 4 December (12 – 5pm)

Hockering Village Hall                                    – Wednesday 5 December

Easton Village Hall                                         – Monday 10 December

Taverham Village Hall                                    – Tuesday 11 December (12 – 6pm)

Hall for All, Weston Longville                         – Wednesday 12 December

Salvation Army Church, Fakenham               – Friday 14 December

Aylsham Town Hall                                        – Tuesday 8 January

Diamond Jubilee Lodge, Hellesdon               – Thursday 10 January

Great Witchingham Village Hall                     – Friday 11 January

The Costessey Centre                                   – Monday 14 January

Dereham Memorial Hall                                 – Tuesday 15 January

Honingham Village Hall                                  – Wednesday 16 January

NHS Winter Campaign

Please see poster below for  correspondence from the NHS on their “Help Us Help You” winter campaign.


Norfolk Remembers

From Broadland Council:

“I wanted to introduce an event Broadland District Council is hosting in November to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Making this national event specifically relevant to the Broadland community, ‘Broadland Remembers’ will be an exhibition which highlight efforts made by the people of Broadland during the First World War and how the conflict affected local people.

It’ll be running for a week from 9th – 16th November at Whitwell and Reepham Railway.

As part of the activities, we are curating artwork, poetry, letters and artefacts from the District’s Parishes.

If you know of anything relevant from your area or have a person in mind who might be able to help, it would be great if you could get back to me.

Jenny Mitchell –”

Spring Planting Day – All Welcome!

Spring is a wonderful time of year as we emerged from the darkness of winter. To brighten the village, the Parish Council is holding a bulb planting day to plant daffodil bulbs in and around the village.

If you have a couple of hours to spare please join us and come spring you will be able to say “I planted that”.

Everyone is welcome.




10:00 AM


Please bring your own bulb planters, spades etc.

We would appreciate the loan of long handled bulb planters for the day if you are unable to take part.

Bulbs kindly donated by KIEFT & SONS LTD

Join us, together we can make a difference to our village

Spring Planting

Road Closure – The Street and Bilney Lane


Road closure for drainage improvements on Bilney Lane and The Street, Felthorpe

Drainage improvement work will begin on Monday 15 October 2018 on the C245 The Street and U57169 Bilney Lane, Felthorpe. The work will take five weeks to complete subject to suitable weather conditions.

This work is being carried out in response to surface water flooding issues in the area and will see a drainage system installed and connected into the existing ditch on The Street in order to reduce the likelihood of this happening again in the future.

Due to the construction process involved and to maintain a safe working environment and protect the public it will be necessary to have a road closure for both The Street: from a point east of Sawmill Close to the junction with Bilney Lane for 2 weeks from 15 October 2018 to 26 October 2018, and Bilney Lane: from the junction with The Street for a distance of 150m from 15 October 2018 to 16 November 2018

A fully signed diversion will be in place for the duration of the road closures. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

During all works every effort will be made to maintain access to properties and businesses but there may be certain times when works have an impact upon access. Emergency services and bus companies will also be made aware of the closure so that alternative arrangements can be made for emergency vehicles and bus services.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while this drainage improvement work is carried out.

The works which will cost £35,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information
Simon Lewis, Construction Agent, 0344 800 8020.

Taverham Road Closure

Please note, Taverham Road will be closed at the bend for the next two days (10th and 11th September), to allow Anglian Water to carry out works.

Sand and Gravel Extraction and Waste Disposal at Swannington Bottom – Response

Please see attachment for Felthorpe Parish Council’s response to the above consultation:

Mineral Extraction Response

Sand and Gravel Extraction and Waste Disposal at Swannington Bottom

Norfolk County Council is seeking views and opinions on the proposed Sand and Gravel Extraction and Waste Disposal at Swannington Bottom.

Full details can be found at NCC website