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.


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 .

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.

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.


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.


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.


Special Parish Council Meeting

A special meeting of Felthorpe Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 11 July to give a presentation on traffic calming within the parish, as well as the recent traffic survey.  Full details on the attachment.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Felthorpe Parish Council is looking to co-opt a new parish councillor to fill a vacancy.   This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and forward thinking council and we would love to hear from you if you fit the following criteria and would like to make a real difference in your community.    Please contact either the parish clerk or any councillor in order to put your name forward:

You should consider becoming a parish or town councillor if:

  • You would like to do something positive for your community
  • You would like to spend your time productively
  • You can think, listen and act locally

To become a councillor, you must satisfy the following criteria on the day you are co-opted:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the four following qualifications on the day you are co-opted:

  • be registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you are standing
  • have occupied as an owner or a tenant any land or premises in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the 12 months before the day you are nominated
  • have had your main or only place of work during the last 12 months in the local authority area in which you are standing
  • have lived in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the last 12 months

Notice of Elector Rights

Notice of electors rights to view the parish council accounts is below:

Felthorpe elector rights