News

Felthorpe Village Pride Day

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 felthorpe_pc@yahoo.co.uk .

 

Notice of Road Closure – 3 – 5 January

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.

Christmas Services – St Margaret’s Church, Felthorpe

Please see poster below for details of the church services this Christmas in Felthorpe.

Christmas Services Felthorpe 2017

Be Winter Ready!

Please see message below from UK Power Networks on how to prepare for an emergency:

UK Power Networks is working with the other Electricity Distribution Networks and  our trade body, Energy Networks Association, on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready.

Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter.

We’re contacting all of our stakeholders to make you aware of the campaign and to ask if you could help share this important information.

Background

In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.

Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.

Steps you can take to ‘Be Winter Ready’:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Click here to find out more about the Priority Services Register in London, the South and East of England or to sign up.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

Tools to help you spread the word

We have created a great toolkit of assets to communicate this information, including social media posts, a poster and leaflet. The toolkit can be found here. Please share the posts on Facebook and Twitter, on a website, share in a newsletter or print flyers and posters. We’d really appreciate it if you can help us to reach people with this advice.

We are also asking people to sign up to a Thunderclap for 2nd November. It would be great if you can sign up to the Thunderclap to help us reach as many people as possible through social media. Click here and follow the few simple steps https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63952-be-winter-ready .

Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

 

 

Highways Report Form

Did you know that if you spot a problem with the highway – such as an overgrown tree, a pothole, a faded yellow line etc- you can report it direct to Norfolk County Council on the following form?  This will allow you to track your issue and see how NCC have resolved it.

https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/HighwaysDefect/

Annual Audit 2017 – Completion

The annual audit of Felthorpe Parish Council’s accounts has been concluded and the statement of accounts has been published.

The electors of Felthorpe have a right to inspect the accounts under section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The audit may be inspected at an agreed location and time, in order to exercise those rights.  Full details are on the attachment.

audit conclusion

Petition – Response from Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council have sent a letter to the parish council, in response to the parishes recent petition which requested improved traffic calming throughout the village.

This response is attached for your information.

response

Sanders Bus Services for Felthorpe

Sanders Bus Services for Felthorpe

We are advised that effective September 3, 2017 the Sanders 42 bus service will no longer serve Felthorpe.

The 45 bus service will be amended to include Felthorpe on its route.Felthorpe New Bus Service Timetable

In summary, the amended service will no longer travel to the city via Horsford, instead will travel via the Reepham Road.

Buses will depart from the Nash Road stop at 07:40 and 10:20. There will no longer be a 12:00 service.

On the return journey, buses leave Castle Meadow at 13:08 and 17:38, with a 45A service operating at 16:23 on school days.

A copy of the new schedule is attached for your information.

timetable

Traffic Presentation

The presentation given at the recent special meeting, where a petition was handed to Norfolk County Council’s Martin Wilby to decrease speeding through the parish and HGV use of the parish, is attached.

Petition Presentation Rev1

 

Phone Mast Appeal

In relation to the mobile phone mast planning application submitted last year for the cricket ground, which Broadland Council rejected, please be aware that the Planning Inspectorate have accepted this application for appeal.

If you wish to support or object to this appeal then you must submit your comments to the Planning Inspectorate by 23 August. Full details are on the attached letter.

Letter