New Website

Newton Flotman Parish Council are pleased to announce that they have a new website please note that this website is no longer being updated.

Temporary Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C194 Brick Kiln Lane for a distance of 10 metres either side of the bridge in the PARISH OF SWAINSTHORPE because of a bridge examination.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) on 28th May 2018 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 for the duration of the works, expected to be 6 hours within the period.

Alternative route is via: C194 Brick Kiln Lane, A140 Norwich Road, C179 Church Road, C179 The Warren Lane, U78127 Shotesham Road and vice versa (Mulbarton, Newton Flotman, Swainsthorpe).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

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 Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Annual Parish Meeting 2018

Newton Flotman’s Annual Parish Meeting was held on
Tuesday 24th April 2018

The agenda can be viewed HERE

The draft minutes can be viewed HERE

Volunteer Oportunity with Voluntary Norfolk

Voluntary Norfolk are looking for compassionate and friendly people to join them as Health Goal Volunteers for the Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust in South of Norfolk. This exciting new role involves supporting patients to achieve a particular goal that will improve their health and wellbeing; for example, joining a group to pursue a hobby and to make new friends.

Volunteers will visit the client weekly for around 2-3 hours per week, for a period of 2-8 weeks, depending on the goal the individual would like to achieve. All volunteers will receive full training, including the opportunity to attend a 2 day course in Health Coaching, and ongoing support. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to your local community.

For more information about becoming a Health Goal volunteer, please contact Pavlina Parashkevova, Volunteer Co-Ordinator (South) on 01603 272336 or email volunteering@nchc.nhs.uk

£50k pot for community projects

Are you a community group looking for funding? South Norfolk Council has Community Action Fund grants available from £1,000-£15,000 to support projects and initiatives that benefit local people.

Last year the Council funded a range of projects including play equipment at Breckland Park in Costessey, an automatic watering system at Wortwell Bowls Club and a trailer for Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby Team.

If you would like to apply for funding, please contact your local district councillor, who will apply to the Community Action Fund for you.

The next Community Action Fund panel will be held on Thursday 31 May.

For more information on the Fund and all the Council’s community grants, please visit the Council’s website www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/residents/communities/community-grants

Littering on the A140, do you know who is responsible?

You may have noticed the constant littering of newspapers and other litter from the Hempnall crossroads all the way up the A140 to around Dunston Hall.

South Norfolk Council are performing regular litter picks but it is not always be possible to immediately clear this up.

It is thought that this littering may be deliberate, if anyone spots the litterer and can note the licence plate, South Norfolk Council will be only too happy to prosecute.

Many thanks.

Norfolk County Council – Roadshow Invite

Residents are invited to Norfolk County Council’s second roadshow event in Diss, South Norfolk, where they will be able to hear about the council’s suggestions for the future, ask questions and offer their ideas and aspirations for the county.

Residents will have a chance to meet the Leader of the County Council, Cliff Jordan and other senior members. Joining the Council team at the roadshow is Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk Presenter, who will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.

Leader, Cliff Jordan said, “The County Council plays a key role in caring for the people of Norfolk – whether it is supporting the vulnerable, maintaining our roads or campaigning for jobs. That will not change – but the way we do this will have to change given our future financial pressures.

“We have some challenges in Norfolk and I want to have an open discussion and ask our residents what matters to them most, whether it be caring for the most vulnerable, building better roads or developing housing solutions. I do want to hear from residents and to do that properly we need to hear first-hand from the people of Norfolk.”

The roadshow event will run from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, 24th April 2018, at The Corn Hall, 10 St Nicholas Street, Diss, IP22 4LB.

To register for ticket to the event, please click here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/norfolk-county-councils-roadshow-event-diss-south-norfolk-tickets-43478106186

Or visit Norfolk County Council’s website www.norfolk.gov.uk and click on Roadshow.

River Tas Maintenance

River Tas Maintenance Factsheet

More Overnight Road Closures – A11

A11 northbound, Roudham Heath to Snetterton: emergency resurfacing works

Kier will be undertaking road repair works at the above location, on behalf of Highways England. These emergency works are occurring due to recent inclement weather resulting in a rapid deterioration of the road surface. Whilst in the area, they will take opportunity to perform drainage repairs and surveys also.

The work is planned for completionover three nights, from Monday 19 March, with working hours of 8pm until 6am, weather permitting.

Motorists should allow extra time to complete their journey whilst using the diversion route. Drivers are encouraged to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage.

Diversion route

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via A1075 towards Watton, B1111 towards Larling, then Watton Road and Hargham Road, before re-joining the A11 at Stone Cross interchange.

Find out more

The work has been planned to take place during weekday off peak hours, when traffic flows are at their lightest.

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U78128 Church Road from 10 metres either side of the level crossing northwards in the PARISH OF NEWTON FLOTMAN because of renewal of road markings.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 19:00 hours on 24th March 2018 to 08:30 hours on 25th March 2018 and from 22:30 hours on 25th March to 06:30 hours on 26th March 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 2 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: U78128 Greenways, C180 Station Road/ Flordon Road, A140 Ipswich Road, U78128 Church Road (Newton Flotman/ Flordon).

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

Overnight Road Closures – A11

A11 northbound between Attleborough and Thickthorn interchanges: emergency resurfacing works

Kier will be undertaking road repair works at the above location, on behalf of Highways England. These emergency works are occurring due to recent inclement weather resulting in a rapid deterioration of the road surface. Whilst in the area, we will also take the opportunity to perform drainage repairs.

They plan to complete the work over 10 nights, from Monday 12 March, with working hours of 8pm until 6am, weather permitting. Works will take place on weeknights only and will finish 6am on Saturday 24 March.

Works overview

Starting Monday 12 March, there will be a single lane closure of the A11 northbound between Spooner Row and Tuttles Lane interchanges, lasting two nights.

Starting Monday 12 March, there will be a closure of the A11 north bound entry slip road at Besthorpe interchange lasting six nights.

Starting Wednesday 14 March, there will be a full northbound closure of the A11 northbound between Spooner Row and Tuttles Lane interchanges, lasting seven nights.

Starting Friday 22 March, there will be a full northbound closure of the A11 northbound between Tuttles Lane and Thickthorn interchanges, lasting one night.

They advise motorists to allow extra time to complete their journey whilst using the diversion route. They encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage.

Diversion Route

Throughout all the closures listed above traffic will be diverted along the B1172, through Wymondham and Hethersett, and instructed to re-join the A11 at Thickthorn interchange. This diversion route will be clearly signed.

Find out more

Kier have carefully planned these works to take place during weekday off peak hours, when traffic flows are at their lightest. They apologise for the local inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your patience whilst they carry out strategic maintenance to the road network.

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk