HRH Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

HRH Duke of Edinburgh – 1921 – 2021.

Felthorpe Parish Council are sadden to learn of the news that HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99. The Parish Council, on behalf of its residents, offer deepest sympathies to the Royal Family.

An ebook of condolence will be available from tomorrow (10/4/2021) on the Royal website

Messages of condolence can also be emailed to the district council at [email protected]  All messages will be archived following the period of mourning.

Road Closure on The Street / Installation of Pinch Points

The Street Felthorpe will be temporarily closed allowing access only, from 29th March 2021 to 16th April 2021 for the installation of the two pinch-points as shown on the attached drawings.

The installation of these pinch-points will complete Felthorpe Parish Council’s Traffic Calming Program that was initiated in 2015, which to date has seen the installation of the Village Gateways, Pinch-Points and Speed Awareness Message (SAM2) signs, all of which have contributed to reducing speeding in the village.

Felthorpe Parish Council continues to work with Norfolk County Council, Broadland District Council and Highways with the support of our County and District Councillors to address residents’ concerns and initiate improvements to the village.

PLEASE NOTE: road closures are organised by Norfolk County Council. To comment on this please contact Martin Dixon  – telephone 0344 800 8020. The proposed alternative route is via: Short Thorn Road, B1149 (Holt Road, Brewery Lane), A1270 Broadland Northway, Reepham Road, Upgate, Felthorpe Road, The Street (Felthorpe, Horsford, Drayton, Stratton Strawless, Attlebridge).

Pinch point 1  Pinch point 2

Broadland Council – Business Grants and Public Lottery

Two updates from Broadland Council for parishioners:

Business support grants available for parishioners affected by the pandemic – grants

A Community Lottery has started, to benefit local causes as well as giving cash prizes away – lottery

Norfolk Fire Service Q&A

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service can’t visit schools to talk to children as they usually would, so they’ve launched a fun competition instead. 🚒
They’re looking for questions from children to ask their firefighters, whether it’s about what they do each day, their firefighting equipment, fire safety, or even their favourite breakfast!🍽️
To enter, email the question with the child’s name and school to [email protected] by 12 February. If the question is selected it’ll be answered on film by a real firefighter and shared with schools for online learning. Good luck!

Road Closure- Haveringland Road

Norfolk County Council have made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Haveringland Road from its junction with Shortthorn Road for a distance of 520 metres north westwards in Felthorpe because of access being required to the BT overhead network to restore customer service.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 hours from 2nd February 2021 to 3rd February 2021 for the duration of the works, expected to be 2 days within the period.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

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

Updates from your District Councillor

The community lottery, raising money for good causes at Broadland, info here

2) The consultation for the BDC budget 21/22:


Grants for Community Groups

Broadland District Council has a grant pot available for local groups to apply to. If that is of interest then more information can be seen here on Broadland’s website.

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 the parish clerk ([email protected]) with a paragraph about yourself by Friday 2 October 2020 to put your name forward. Co-option will take place at the meeting on 6 October.  If the vacancy is not filled on that date then the vacancy will remain open and co-option will occur at a future meeting.

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 Casual Vacancy

A notice of a casual vacancy for the position of Parish Councillor is detailed on the attached document.

If no call for an election is received then the parish council will be able to co-opt a councillor after 21 September.


Meet Your MP!

Jerome Mayhew, your local MP, will be at the next meeting of Felthorpe Parish Council.

This is your chance to meet him and raise any local issues that you have concerns over.

The meeting will be held at 7pm on Friday 4 September in the Pavilion.

Social distancing must be adhered to and you are required to wear a face mask, unless medically exempt. Your details will be taken upon entry and kept for 21 days for track and trace.