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!

Road Closure – Taverham Road

Norfolk County Council have made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C262 Taverham Road from its junction with Church Lane for a distance of 40 metres southwards in Felthorpe because of manhole cover repair.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) on 8th April 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 1 day within the period.

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


Notice of Election 2019

The Notice of Election for the May 2019 parish  elections is attached.

The following link is the parish/town page where all the notices will be published, and where you can find additional information on how to stand as a Councillor.

Nominations can start to be submitted from 20 March and up to final deadline of 4pm on 3 April.  Nominations must be hand delivered to Broadland council offices.

Notice of Election Parish A3

Parish Council Elections – May 2019

Parish Council elections are happening on 2 May 2019 and this is your opportunity to get involved!

election poster

This is an exciting time to become part of your parish council and:

– Get involved with your local community
– Have a say about local issues that people care about
– Influence local service delivery
– Decide how funding is spent to improve the community

You need to be over 18 years old and fit one of the criteria listed below:

Requirements to becoming a councillor:

  • You have either during the whole of the 12 months before the day on which nominated as a candidate, or the day of the election, resided in the parish or within 3 miles
  • You have occupied as owner / tenant any land or premises in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their nomination and the day of the election
  • Your principle or only place of work in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their nomination and the day of election
  • You are at the date of your nomination (and continue to be) on the electoral register as a local government elector for the parish in which they wish to stand

Disqualifications from being a councillor:

A person may be disqualified from becoming a councillor in the following ways:

  • If they hold a paid office for the parish council
  • If they are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction
  • If they have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) during the five years before poling day
  • If they have been disqualified under the representation of the People Act 1983

Nomination papers

The Parish Clerk can provide an email link to nomination papers – [email protected]  The candidate must be nominated by a proposer and a seconder who are electors in the area for which the candidate seeks office. 
Your proposer and seconder will need their elector number.  This can be obtained by contacting Broadland Council on 01603 430483.

The formal timetable for the election is as follows:


Activity Due Date Action Taken by
Publication of notice of election.  26 March. District Council.

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers to Broadland Council (BDC). 

These must be taken in person, not posted or emailed.



3 April at 4pm. Person standing for election.
Deadline for withdrawal of nomination  3 April by 4pm Person standing for election
Publication of statement of persons nominated  4 April BDC
Publication of notice of poll (if enough candidates received to hold election)  24 April BDC
Polling Day  2 May, 7am – 10pm. BDC
Retiring Councillors stand down  7 May All Councillors from previous term
New Councillors take office.  7 May All councillors
Circulation of meeting summons to retiring Chairman and those elected  8 May Clerk
Annual Parish Meeting  14 May

All Councillors. 

Former Chairman should Chair

Annual Parish Council Meeting 14 May

All Councillors. 

Former Chairman should manage election of Chairman before stepping down.

4women Outreach Service

The following correspondence has been received about a new service trying to engage with women in rural areas:

“We are emailing you in regards to a new service which has just been launched, working under the social enterprise of Home Group, the 4women Outreach Service is reaching out to women who live in rural and isolated parts of Norfolk.

We are looking to engage with women on a regular basis and support them into overcoming potential barriers to paid employment.

The Broads and the Wensum & Coastal areas of Norfolk have been proven to be especially isolated for women with intent on returning to employment – this service is determined to overcome barriers for women 18+ who are long-termed unemployed, furthest from the labour market and in rural locations.

We will be providing localised support and activities across the designated areas.  Led by women, for women, we are ambitious in our achievements and for the women accessing new project support.

We have attached our leaflet along with a referral form.”

Referral Form Lift  4women Outreach Service Leaflet 2018 newest version

Forthcoming Road Closure – Taverham Road

Norfolk County Council have advised us of the following road closure, from 4-6 March:

Taverham Road will be closed from a distance 810 metres north of its junction with Reepham Road to its junction with Church Lane in Felthorpe because of manhole replacement, carriageway patching, footway patching and bollard replacement works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 4th March 2019 to 6th March 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 3 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Taverham Road, The Street, Felthorpe Road, Upgate, Reepham Road, Taverham Road (Felthorpe, Attlebridge).

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

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.