Spring Planting Day – All Welcome!

Spring is a wonderful time of year as we emerged from the darkness of winter. To brighten the village, the Parish Council is holding a bulb planting day to plant daffodil bulbs in and around the village.

If you have a couple of hours to spare please join us and come spring you will be able to say “I planted that”.

Everyone is welcome.




10:00 AM


Please bring your own bulb planters, spades etc.

We would appreciate the loan of long handled bulb planters for the day if you are unable to take part.

Bulbs kindly donated by KIEFT & SONS LTD

Join us, together we can make a difference to our village

Spring Planting

Road Closure – The Street and Bilney Lane


Road closure for drainage improvements on Bilney Lane and The Street, Felthorpe

Drainage improvement work will begin on Monday 15 October 2018 on the C245 The Street and U57169 Bilney Lane, Felthorpe. The work will take five weeks to complete subject to suitable weather conditions.

This work is being carried out in response to surface water flooding issues in the area and will see a drainage system installed and connected into the existing ditch on The Street in order to reduce the likelihood of this happening again in the future.

Due to the construction process involved and to maintain a safe working environment and protect the public it will be necessary to have a road closure for both The Street: from a point east of Sawmill Close to the junction with Bilney Lane for 2 weeks from 15 October 2018 to 26 October 2018, and Bilney Lane: from the junction with The Street for a distance of 150m from 15 October 2018 to 16 November 2018

A fully signed diversion will be in place for the duration of the road closures. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

During all works every effort will be made to maintain access to properties and businesses but there may be certain times when works have an impact upon access. Emergency services and bus companies will also be made aware of the closure so that alternative arrangements can be made for emergency vehicles and bus services.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while this drainage improvement work is carried out.

The works which will cost £35,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information
Simon Lewis, Construction Agent, 0344 800 8020.

Taverham Road Closure

Please note, Taverham Road will be closed at the bend for the next two days (10th and 11th September), to allow Anglian Water to carry out works.

Sand and Gravel Extraction and Waste Disposal at Swannington Bottom – Response

Please see attachment for Felthorpe Parish Council’s response to the above consultation:

Mineral Extraction Response

Sand and Gravel Extraction and Waste Disposal at Swannington Bottom

Norfolk County Council is seeking views and opinions on the proposed Sand and Gravel Extraction and Waste Disposal at Swannington Bottom.

Full details can be found at NCC website

Exercise of Public Rights 2017-18

The annual governance and accountability statement has been completed for Felthorpe Parish Council for 2017/18 and can be seen on the  Transparency Code section of the website.

The  notice below gives details of public 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.

public rights

Felthorpe Cricket Club

Felthorpe Cricket Club are looking for new recruits! If you would like more information please see the leaflet below.


Norwich Western Link Consultation

Do we need a Norwich Western Link?

When Norfolk County Council announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (A1270) north and east of the city, a lot of people said they were concerned about transport issues to the west of Norwich. Many wanted the council to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.

The County Council will be running a public consultation between Tuesday, 8 May and Tuesday, 3 July 2018 and, at this stage, they would like to know your views on any transport issues that exist to the west of the city. This is your chance to have your say and help to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to improve transport links or provision in this part of the county – so make sure you take the opportunity to respond to the consultation.

You can find out more and respond to the consultation online at from Tuesday, 8 May. Or you can come along to one of the nine consultation events being held throughout May and June, where you can speak to County Council staff and respond to the consultation in person.

The consultation events will be held from 10.30am to 8pm each day (with the exception of the Taverham event, which will finish at 7pm) and the venues and dates are as follows:

Ringland Village Hall Thursday 10 May
Hockering Village Hall Thursday 17 May
Hall for all, Weston Longville Tuesday 22 May
Easton Village Hall Thursday 31 May
Taverham Village Hall Tuesday 5 June
The Forum, Norwich Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June
Costessey Community Centre Monday 18 June
Hellesdon Parish Office Tuesday 26 June

Norwich Western Link Poster FINAL

Dog Fouling

There has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling in and around the footpaths in Felthorpe.

The Parish Council together with Broadland District Council have launched a campaign to help stop dog fouling on the footpaths:

BROADLAND TOP DOG  – Show you’re a responsible dog owner by signing up to Top Dog and leading by example, Broadland Top Dog is calling on responsible dog owners to lead the way and help us to encourage every dog owner to clear up after their pet. Sign up to the campaign and receive a pack containing a ribbon for your pet’s lead or collar, some dog poop bags and information on how to report those failing to clear up after their pet. The ribbon is clearly visible and sends out a message to all those who let their dog foul and fail to clear up that they are in the minority and could be being watched – the more ribbons out there, the stronger the message to those fouling the footpaths. Responsible dog owners could also be in for a treat this year as we will be issuing small “On the spot rewards” to those responsible owners seen out with the Top Dog ribbon on display, or clearing up after their pet.   These pack are  available at the Telephone kiosk situated in The Street in front of the village well.

Theft in Felthorpe

We have had a couple of emails about items being stolen from parishioners gardens recently – please be vigilant around your properties, and report anything suspicious to the police at once.