About Michael Hill

Wreningham Parish Council Chair

23 August – Update

From next week Anglian Water will commence their 6 month project to upgrade the water supply within Wreningham. See previous posts.

There are two preparatory tasks for them to address:

  1. To install a temporary pipe in Mill Lane to maintain the water supply during the project.

  2. To establish the project / site base behind the pumping station on Mill Lane.

1. Mill Lane pipe.

This will connect one side of the village supply to another during the whole of the 6 month project. Once the project is complete then the pipe will be removed. The objective is to provide an alternative supply line and thereby ensure the water supply has as few supply suspensions as possible during the next six months.

Next week the pipe will be laid to connect the “Wash Out” point on the Village Hall plot (in the corner nearest the school) and the Fire Hydrant near 41 Mill Lane.

The 6” diameter pipe will be laid around the extreme edge of the hall grounds, exiting through the hedge onto Mill Lane verge. It will continue along the South side verge of Mill Lane to near 41 Mill Lane. The pipe will cross several field gateways and one residential driveway. In those cases the pipe will be placed in a shallow trench to ensure the access remains unobstructed.

2. Project / site base.

The area behind the pumping station on Mill Lane will be used to hold construction materials, site offices (portakabins), parking for equipment and vehicles, etc. This will mean that Anglian Water traffic will be using Mill Lane throughout the project. Users of Mill Lane need to consider this as well as the planned road closures already posted.

It is hoped to post in the near future, the name and contact details of the Anglian Water site manager should residents need to discuss issues.

29th July

Last month we warned of the intention by Anglian Water to undertake significant roadworks on all the roads within the Wreningham & Top Row. They have just contacted the Parish Council to confirm that they are replacing the cast iron water pipes across the village. See their letter – Water Mains Replacement

They are arranging for a community drop-in on 15th August from 2 pm to 8 pm in the Village Hall. They invite you to come along and find out more about what is planned and how it will affect you.

 

 


Many Parishioners have asked the Parish Council to do something about speeding through the village in addition to the law, official speed limit signs and our regular use of the speed reporting device. We asked SNC and neighbouring parishes about our options. They reported that speed stickers on wheelie bins to remind drivers of the 30 mph speed limit seem to be effective. So, we have a supply of stickers and will be distributing two to each household within the 30 mph zone in the next few days.

Please note that SNC ask that these are affixed to the bins as shown in the image – i.e. on the side and not over the SNC logo on the front of the bin.

Any comments to the Clerk or to info@wreningham.org.


wifi

wifi

The wifi service is now available for the community to use within, or in the vicinity of, the Hall.

There are 6 wireless networks available – all commencing with the letters “WAP” – 3 operating at 2.4GHz and another 3 at 5GHz. We have measured the download speed at nearly 80Mbps and upload at 20Mbps.

Select the network and log in through the Wreningham Community Hub homepage. Password access is currently not required, but that may change. When you use the service please be aware of the Terms & Conditions.


2017/1711
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Fulcher
Location:Fairview  Wymondham Road Wreningham NR16 1AT
Proposal:2 Storey Extension
Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line. If you want to comment on this planning application please send your comments to South Norfolk Council by 23 August 2017 at:

South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE
Tel 01508 533780 ; planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk



Reasonable offers invited for the Pool Table in Wreningham Village Hall. Buyer collects. Pictures below. Included are: a cover, balls, triangle, brush, chalk and a cue or two.
Contact us at info@wreningham.org

Pool Table – for sale

Pool Table – for sale

Pool Table – for sale

Pool Table – for sale


Hughie and Tressie Glaves took on the task that I had had on my to do list for the past 4 years: make the benches in the Reading Room and the playing field presentable. Two coats of British Racing Green sorted out the bench in the Reading Room. A wash down with an industrial film remover made the playing field bench as good as new. Thank you to Hughie and Tressie for their work this morning (I only wish I had taken a before picture!)

 




Some people reported seeing Anglian Water employees surveying the roads in and around Wreningham. A significant upgrade to the mains water system is being planned. I would expect that all those affected will receive notification from the organisations concerned. But, if you want to check the website roadworks.org shows the planned activity in the village for the next few months:

  • 6-10 July, Church Road, UK Power Networks: delays possible
  • 17-21 July, near Croft, Church Road, UK Power Networks: delays unlikely
  • 16 October – 12 November, Ashwellthorpe Road (West from Wymondham Road junction to nr The Stables), Anglian Water: road closure
  • 26-30th October, Hethel Road (Fir Cottage to Church Road junction), Anglian Water: road closure
  • 26 September – 12 March 2018, Mill Lane (East from Village Hall to 41 Mill Lane): traffic control
  • 13 November – 17 December, Church Road (Hethel Road junction to Norwich Road): road closure
  • 4 December – 21 January 2018; B1113 (Top Row to Church Road), Anglian Water: traffic control
  • 2 January 2018 – 22 January 2018, B1113 (South from Top Row to Carrick House), Anglian Water: traffic control
  • 15 January 2018 – 18 February 2018, Top Row (Norwich Road to Stevens Lane),  Anglian Water, road closure