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.
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.
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:
The Bowling Green – an update
Since the devastating news that the Honingham Bowls Club has folded, the Parish Council has been considering the options of what to do with the Green. No obvious choice was becoming apparent, so a survey of Village opinion was sought – a form was delivered to every house in the village.
At the recent Parish Council meeting on 26th July the results of the survey were discussed. 27% of the forms had been returned, but analysis of the results did not seem to give the Council any reasonable mandate for spending large sums of funds or effort on any of the options.
One new idea was put forward by Craig Mattless at the meeting why not keep it as a bowling green? Not a serious club to enter leagues, but just an “Open to all” facility for friendly, social bowls activities. This seemed a popular idea, which would cost a minimum of effort and cash to get going. After some discussion Craig agreed to head up an effort to get things moving. But time was of the essence if something was to be done in 2016.
So on 2nd August Craig got a few people together at the green to look around and see what would need to be done – the PC Chairman, Terry Sapey (who is cutting the green), Ted Perrett (The Ex Bowls Club Chairman) and a couple of others who had agreed to help get things moving. After a look around it was decided that the idea could take off with a minimum of expense. Some work and equipment was needed. The need for publicity and an inaugural event was discussed, and it was thought that perhaps coinciding the event with the upcoming “History Day” would be mutually beneficial to both events.
Funding and equipment is now being sought, and a further meeting is to be held, at the clubhouse, at 7pm on Tuesday 16th August so that decisions can be made in readiness for a report to the next PC Meeting on 23rd August.
All interested parties are of course welcome to attend the meeting, when such things as the details of the inaugural event will be discussed. Offers of disused bowls and other equipment will be very welcome.
It is hoped that despite a few problems the idea can be tried out. It will cost very little, and by the end of the year we will have some idea as to the potential success as we go into the 2017 season.
Sorry haven’t received Minutes yet from last PC Meeting……however, when we discussed the Survey results from Villagers it was clear there was not a lot of support for any of the projects that were suggested. Craig Mattless asked the meeting if a “social” bowls club would be acceptable rather than the previous club which was heavily into etiquette and competitions – a show of hands at the meeting was very much in favour of having a “go” at bowls in this way.
A meeting convened yesterday came up with the following:
Last evening we held at the Bowls Club a get together on how we could re-launch the bowls game in the village.
Present was Craig Mattless, John Skipper, Ryan Harvey, Ted Perret, David Bishop, Mr and Mrs Terry Sapey.
Craig was elected as the Chairperson.
Craig read out a document he had written on the way we could go forward Which was discussed.
John had also prepared a document and we also discussed this.
David said he would contact the BDC in the morning to try get some funding.
We agreed that the aim was to have a Bowls Day on Sunday 4th September the same day as the History Day.
Another meeting will be held before the next council meeting Craig will arrange a date.
Anyone who wants to join in with the bowls please come along and have your say.
Both Craig’s and Johns documents are available for anyone to read.
There will be a meeting of Honingham Parish Council at the Village Hall on Tuesday 26th July at 7pm. Full agenda still to be set, it will be posted on the 2 village Notice Boards at The Pump and Fellowes Road over the weekend. Important items to be discussed are the Defibrillator and the training that has taken place; the Survey regarding usage of the Bowling Green area; and, Planning Application re Merryhills Caravan Park. We would especially like to invite people that are likely to be affected by this Application to attend the meeting and get their views known.
We have asked for all returns – to any Parish Councillor, or via the Phone Box – to be handed in by midnight Friday 22nd July……so just today and tomorrow left! So far we have had a 25% return, but we would really welcome your views so if you haven’t done so yet Please Return! Anyone having difficulty in getting to the phone box, or a Councillor, please let Linda know on 880089, and we can arrange collection.
Thank you ?
An application for the Removal of Condition 5 of Planning Permission 20020270 – Occupancy Restriction , at Merryhill Lodge, Telegraph Hill, Honingham by Mr John Ainsthorpe.
The application is also available on line at www.broadland.gov.uk/plans by inserting the application number.
All comments have to be submitted by 31st July 2016
We will be discussing this at the next Parish Council Meeting on 26th, but you may wish to make your own comments known.
Next Tuesday, 12th July at 10am, we will be meeting as usual in the back room of the Village Hall for tea coffee and biscuits, and a chat. We will also be discussing our progress with Honingham History Day. We have been given some wonderful photographs and memorabilia, please come and share your memories with us. All welcome ?☕️?
After a query regarding the possible usage of the bowls club land, please see this document below that clearly states that the Ailwyn Field is intended for recreational purposes for the villagers of Honingham.