News

Trod Footpath / Highway Improvements

Felthorpe Parish Council were delighted to recently 50% fund a trod footpath along Holt Road in Felthorpe, to make it safer for parishioners to walk outside their properties.
 
Below are the before and after pictures.
 
If you have any ideas of any more highways improvements that are needed in the parish, please contact the Clerk on [email protected] who will feed the suggestions back to Council.

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RAF Benevolent Fund in Norfolk –

Message from Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund – can you help?

“Dear Parish Clerk,

By way of introduction I am the Welfare Projects Manager for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Given Norfolk’s proud and historic links to the Royal Air Force you may well have heard of us as the leading welfare charity for those serving and those who have served in the RAF, as well as their families. We provide a range of support from financial assistance, independent living help to emotional and mental wellbeing support. In addition, we recently launched a new Community Connector service to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst the RAF family across Norfolk (based Downham Market but covering the whole county) –   https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/raf-benevolent-fund-launches-new-community-scheme-help-isolated-raf-veterans

We estimate that there are approx. 42,000 veterans living in Norfolk, a significant number of which will have an RAF connection. Our World War Two and National Service generation are a shrinking demographic and by 2030 we have lost 400,000 of them. It is vital therefore that we reach these individuals now and make them aware of the welfare support available to them. It is for this reason that Fund is about to launch a major reaching out campaign to raise awareness. We know that too often pride and self-reliance holds veterans back from seeking the support available. We are therefore reaching out to their families and friends – we estimate that 1 in 3 people in Norfolk has known someone who has served or is serving in the Royal Air Force – to get these veterans back on our radar.

It is with this urgent need to reach out and raise awareness that I am contacting and visiting Town, Parish and Borough Councils across Norfolk and the Armed Forces Covenant Group at the County level. As the most connected into your local communities, I am hoping that you may be able to play a role in getting these individuals – many of whom will be living in your community – back on our radar. This needn’t be a significant effort; a poster on the parish noticeboard (example attached, happy to send copies in the post) an article in your parish newsletter (press release attached) or a link on your parish council website would be gratefully appreciated. Indeed, if any of your councillors are aware of any RAF veterans who may benefit from our support please ask them to call 0300 102 1919 or direct them to our campaign website at: www.rafbf.org. I can send out a guide to our services for your councillors if it would be useful. I would be happy to talk about this further and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at this email address or on 020 7307 3356.

Many thanks in anticipation,
Peter Ashcroft
Welfare Projects Manager
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR
www.rafbf.org

T: 020 7307 3356 | E: [email protected]

Dementia Champions induction day

The Alzheimer’s Society have booked the Acle Recreation Centre for a Dementia Champions induction day in Acle on 23 September. This free training is for anyone who wants to learn how to deliver one hour Dementia Friends information sessions to friends, family, local groups or those out and about in their communities. It is packed full of useful information.

You can view and book it on their website . 

 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

The audit of accounts for Felthorpe Parish Council for year-ending 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

Full details on how to view the accounts can be seen here

Road Closure – Porters Lane and Weston Hall Road

Norfolk County Council have announced the following road closures for road resurfacing works, from 27 – 29 July:

1)        prohibiting the use by vehicles of the Porters Lane from its junction with    A1067 Norwich Road for a distance of 180 metres northwards ;
2)        prohibiting the use by vehicles of the B1535 Weston Hall Road from its junction with A1067 Norwich Road for a distance of 320 metres southwards
3)        imposing a 10mph speed restriction on the Norwich Road from a point 85 metres west of its junction with Weston Hall Road to a point 100 metres east of its junction with Weston Hall Road

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

Notice of Public Rights

The annual governance and accountability statement has been completed for Felthorpe Parish Council for 2018/19 and will be shortly published on the  the website under Transparency Code.

The attached notice below gives details of electors’ rights to inspect the accounting records and other documents that relate to the accounts.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk with any questions.

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Notice of Result of Uncontested Election

A Notice of Result of Uncontested Election is attached for information. The candidates shown as validly nominated are elected as your parish councillors with effect from 2 May, 2019.

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Trod Footpath – Holt Road

Good news!
 
The Parish Council has been successful in its bid to Norfolk County Councils Parish Partnership Scheme, and has won a grant of £8000 to install a trod footpath for our residents on Holt Road. The full cost of the scheme is £16000, with the Parish Council paying the remaining £8000.
 
Work will start later this year.
 
This comes on top of our previous successful bids to the scheme, which have installed two narrowings on The Street, installed three safety gateways at various junctions in the village, and purchased two speed monitoring SAM2 cameras.

Village Pride Day – This Week!

This year’s village pride day will take place this Saturday (13 April).

Last year’s was a huge success and we hope to make this year’s even better – see the attached flyer for more information.

See you there!
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April Meeting

The April Parish Council meeting will be a week later than usual, and be held on 9 April instead of the 2nd. See you there!