Library Van Wednesday 9th August

The library van will be in the village next Weds (9th Aug) usual stops, Fellowes Road at 0940 to 0955 and The Pump at 10am until 1015.

Percy Peacock

Sad news I’m afraid….RSPCA came to see him today and decided he ought to see their vet, when they picked him up (in a swan carrier) they said he didn’t weigh very much. The intention was that he would be taken to a bird sanctuary to recuperate. However, Paul Blyth received a phone call this afternoon and it seems that Percy was in quite a bad way – elderly, arthritic, and possible kidney failure. They said it would be best if he was put to sleep, so Paul agreed.

Percy had been in the village for over 2 years now, and he certainly brightened us up with his colourful plumage, we will miss him.

Percy Peacock

Sally Blyth sent this note regarding our colourful resident, he has not been well for about a week now, and the RSPCA have visited to check him over….

Just wondered if it is worth putting about Percy on the website? People may have wondered about him. The RSPCA have asked to be kept in touch. As he doesn’t seem able to fly very high, we might ask them to collect him and take him to a sanctuary for his own safety. We wonder if he has been hit by a car as he holds one wing down. It isn’t broken though. He has spent the last few nights on our patio table.

We are trying to keep him in the garden but he might escape!

If anyone sees him wandering around the village, looking unwell, would they please let Paul and Sally know. Thank you.

Mrs.Betty Hodgson’s funeral at St.Andrews Church Honingham on Monday July 10th at 2pm.

After Mrs.Betty Hodgson moved to Church Farm House she soon became involved in village life. She was a valued member of the church often doing the flower arrangements. As President of Honingham Womens Institute, and a member of the darts team, she invited members to her house where they spent many happy afternoons playing tennis and having cups of tea and cake. Many parisheners have fond memories of their children having lots of fun in the swimming pool on the games afternoons. We also enjoyed walking round the garden and viewing the snowdrops. Table Tennis was another of her interests and she was a very good player. She will be remembered with affection by the people of Honingham.

Susan Grant

former member of Honingham Women’s Institute

Mrs Betty Hodgson Church Farm House

Sad news, resident of many years Mrs Betty Hodgson passed away yesterday at her nursing home. Susan Grant has more details; the funeral is probably next week.

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! 🙂