Greater Norwich Local Plan

Broadland District Council together with Norwich City Council, South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council are currently working together to produce the Greater Norwich Local Plan.  They are currently running a consultation until 15th March to gather views of the public.  Further information can be found on their website.

Details of local roadshows and how you can find out more in person are available A5 listings leaflet (web).

Highways England Presentation

Highways England will be attending the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 12th February in the village hall.  They will be presenting to the council the latest updates to the plans for the dualling to the A47. If you would like to find out how the plans are progressing everyone is welcome to attend.  Highways England will be presenting first at 7pm before the main Parish Council meeting takes place.

Radio Norfolk Treasure Quest comes to Honingham again

This Sunday’s edition of Treasure Quest (28th January 2018) has come to Honingham again, we reckon the 4th time? The clue was quite difficult to work out – something about an old actor, and a backwards honour (remove “our”) but they made it! Photos below of Richard Whitely finding the clue, put there by Paul Blyth.

New Notice Board for Fellowes Road

The new Notice Board has been put in place today in Fellowes Road. Thank you David Bishop, Tony Roberts, and Derek for all your hard work 😊

sadly the dog mess around the notice board is absolutely disgusting…..

Attempted Break in Honingham Jan 18

Received this today from Terry and Maureen….please make sure all your outbuildings are safely locked up and nothing “interesting” on display! Terry and Maureen obviously shaken up but both ok.

Hi everyone
Just to let you know we had an attempted break in sometime during the night or early this morning in our aviary shed. No entry to it as we assume disturbed by lights going on in the house early this morning. Police have been informed and we have a crime no if we have anymore visitors.

Norfolk County Council Proposed Budget Cuts

Norfolk County Council are currently consulting on their proposals to make cuts to local services.  This includes cuts to subsidies for local bus services.  These cuts will directly affect Honingham.  Anyone can complete the feedback form in response to any of the proposed cuts and we are encouraging all parishioners to complete the form.  The consultation closes on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  Full details can be found on their website; https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/our-budget-and-council-tax/our-budget/setting-next-years-budget

NDR Update

Here’s a special Christmas delivery for everyone that uses the roads around the north of Norwich: 7.5km of brand-new dual carriageway!

Yes, in spite of all that the weather threw at us a week ago, the next section of the NDR will be open on Thursday morning (21st), from the A140 Cromer Road to the A1151 Wroxham Road, The best part of five more miles.

Thanks for all the patience shown during all the work – most recently on the A140 Cromer Road. The opening of the next section of NDR will make life a lot easier there. It should also start to reduce traffic on Fifers Lane and Norwich ring road, although we need the last section through to Postwick and the A47 to feel the full benefit.

But with the 6km from Fakenham Road already open, anyone coming in that way for work at, say, Rackheath Industrial Estate will have had their daily journey completely transformed!

Here’s a link to the Transport Matters newsletter that has more information:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKNORFOLK/bulletins/1cd4f5d

 

Proposed Review to Bus Subsidies Supported by Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council have recently announced proposals to review the amount of money they provide to bus subsidies.  This means it is likely some bus services will change or even stop.  Norfolk County Council have published a list of bus services potentially affected, of which the Konect 4 bus which serves Honingham, is one of them.  We urge all parishioners to complete the feedback form on the Norfolk County Council website and help us to try and protect this vital service to the village.

https://norfolk.citizenspace.com/consultation/bussubsidy/

Bellfolk Open Evening

Bellfolk Handbell Ringers are hosting an open evening on Thursday 7th December at 7.30 p.m in Honingham Village Hall. It’s their usual practice night and they will be playing mostly music for Christmas along with a few other concert pieces. They will be using all their bells, not just the 12 that they use when they play outside.  It’s a very informal evening, there’s no charge to attend, and coffee, tea and mince pies will be available. There may also be a chance for people to “have-a-go”.  Everyone is welcome so please pop along and see what they get up to.

Apologies

We would like to issue our apologies for an incorrect date being stated in the draft minutes from the Parish Council meeting on 9th October, which has been published on both our website and in the Parish Pump.  The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Monday 13th November at 7pm in the village hall.  The date was incorrectly stated as 14th.  We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.