Very rare Turtle Dove seen in Honingham

Thank you Maureen for sending this photo of a beautiful – and extremely rare – Turtle Dove which visited your garden earlier this week. Have a look at the Doves in your garden Honingham residents….it might just be this beautiful Turtle Dove!!!

Food Hub Update

EDP has announced that the Food Hub has been granted LDO status

A47 Tuddenham to Easton Dualling

Don’t forget that all responses have to be in by mid day on Friday 21st April.

If you are having any problems with the method of response, or have any questions, please contact one of your Honingham Parish Councillors (David Bishop, Linda Human,Sally Blyth,  Natasha Cargill, Roger Human, Terry Sapey, Sam Steggles) and we will do our best to help you.

 

 

Improving the A47

Highways England are consulting on proposals to improve the A47 between North Tuddenham and Easton. The proposals will create a new dual Carriageway, which is hoped will relieve congestion, provide extra road space, improve safety and help provide a free flowing network. The consultation will run for 6 weeks from Monday 13th March to Friday 21st April. There are 4 proposed routes for our section, and they all have a significant impact on our village. As an example, proposal 2 has the new dual Carriageway along the present A47…. but this means access to our Church is cut off by the dual carriageway making walking to church very difficult; proposal 4 (the only route south of the village) cuts through Berry’s Lane and across to the top of Colton Road – what happens to the buildings in Berry’s Lane and the houses along the Mattishall Road?. Both proposals 1 and 3 cut through Wood Lane, so again, what happens to properties along there?

There will be an exhibition by Highways England in Honingham Village Hall on Thu April 6th from 3pm to 8pm of these proposals and staff will be on hand to explain these and answer any questions. Copies of the brochure (as above) are being requested and will be placed in the Phonebox and Notice Boards for you to take a look. Further info can be had by going to www.highways.gov.uk/a47-corridor-improvement-program or 0300 123 5000.

Your Parish Council will be actively involved in this process and will be making representations, you may inform our decision making process at the next PC meeting April 10th or contact one of the councillors. You may also make personal representations to Highways England.

Coffee Morning Tue 14th March

Come and have a cuppa and a chat at the Village Hall on Tuesday 14th March at 10 am, we have biscuits and a raffle too! 🙂

Sparrow Hawk

Jerry Bart found this awesome Sparrow Hawk in his back garden eyeing up the birds using the bird feeders! Luckily he didn’t catch any that day……..

Thank you Jerry!

Thank you from Sally Blyth

At Christmas time, my daughter lost her puppy’s extendable lead on the field. Despite criss crossing the field, 4 of us failed to find it and had to bring the puppy home on a rope! A new lead cost £25.
Imagine her delight during her next visit at half term, to find the lead in a plastic bag hanging on the fence. Some kind person had found it and helpfully left it for whoever had lost it. We have no idea who it was but would like to say thank you via this site.
We now have a spare lead to keep in Honingham ready for her next visit.

Thanks a lot.

Sally 🐕 x

Violet Norman – cremation Tues 7th Feb 2017

Violet’s cremation is to take place at Earlham Crematorium on Tuesday February 7th at 1:30pm.

Family flowers only, but, donations in memory of Violet can be given for the Alzheimer’s Society.

After the service family and friends are invited to the Honingham Buck for refreshments.

Thank you.

Shaun

Violet Norman

As I am sure you may have already heard, Violet Norman, one of our Honingham Village stalwarts has sadly passed away. We have received the following from Shaun Harvey:

Violet was 85 and as you know sadly passed away on 4th January at Oakwood House care home where she had been since just before Christmas.

Violet and her husband Albert (or Ally as he was better known) were part of the fabric of the Honingham Village for 60 years after Violet moved from Stoke Holy Cross into the Old Post Office immediately after her wedding to Ally in October 1957.

Honingham owes much to Violet (and Ally) who were staunch supporters of the Village community particularly the Bowls Club, Village Hall and the Whist and Craft Clubs.

They were instrumental in raising funds to build the ‘new’ Hall in 1982 and, I understand, even donated land to facilitate building. Although both were very modest and humble I doubt the Hall would have come to fruition without them.

After opening the Hall in 1982 Ally acted as treasurer and committee member until he passed away in 1994 and Violet amongst other activities was responsible for Hall bookings and (without fail) cleaned it twice a week every week (and again after every use) for well over 20 years. Violet did much more – too much to list, but, I recall her cooking 100+ baked potatoes and frying onions for the barbeque at the Village fireworks event every 5th November for many, many years – no mean feat in itself!

I am sure she will be sadly missed by her many friends in and around the Village.

Funeral arrangements are still to be settled, but, I understand the service will be at Earlham Crematorium. I will advise the date and arrangements as soon as confirmed.

Shaun

Greater Norwich Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (draft)

The consultation on the Greater Norwich Food Enterprise Zone Local Development Order (Draft) is now open. Click here (or copy and paste link) to view and comment:
http://broadland-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/fez/ldo