We have received a request to publicise the work of a Charity, Solo Housing, within the South Norfolk. Solo Housing is a charity supporting the single, homeless in East Anglia, based in Diss, and is funded by South Norfolk Council.

Their aim is to help by providing accommodation from their Register of Landlords and Landladies.  This accommodation is predominantly ‘lodgings’ – their own room with shared use of the rest of the property.  They also offer advice and support to both the client and landlord/lady throughout the placement, if required.

There is a constant demand for this type of rented accommodation as ‘lodgings’ are affordable by those on low incomes.  This means, of course, that there is an ongoing necessity to recruit new providers.

The contact is Sarah Forder, Homelessness Prevention Officer, and details are in the leaflet linked to above.


Revised details posted on SNC website with new comment date for Planning Application 2017/1979
Applicant: Mr Chris Todd
Location: Land Adj To Wreningham Village Hall Mill Lane Wreningham Norfolk
Proposal: Change of use to paddock and erection of stable
Letter from SNDC: 2017_1979
Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line here

Please return comments to South Norfolk Council by 10 October 2017 (was 27 September) using the form attached to the letter above or by email to planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk


South Norfolk Council are running free information sessions to help residents make the most of skills  available within the community.  They call them “Pick ‘N’ Mix Bitesize Learning” and will be held on the last Thursday of every month, in different pubs across the district. There are 20 bookable places on each; contact volunteering@s-norfolk.gov.uk to book a place.

The first three sessions have been confirmed:

  1. How to get more volunteers, and keep them! – Thursday 28th September:  6:30pm – 9pm, The Old Feathers, Framingham Pigot
  2. How to set up a community group – Thursday 26th October:  6:30pm – 9pm, The Artichoke, Broome
  3. Funding options for community groups – Thursday 30th November:  6:30pm – 9pm, The Swan Hotel, Harleston

More information available from Jessica Ransome, Integrated Marketing Officer.
t 01508 533654 e jransome@s-norfolk.gov.uk  www.south-norfolk.gov.uk

Pick ‘n Mix_bitesize learning


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.


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



30 June 2017

David Kirk has contacting Karen O’Kane, Programme Director for BbfN, about the status of plans for broadband services for the village. This is a summary of their exchanges.

The Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) website has a map with coloured dots indicating broadband status. It indicates plans for every postcode in the county. Unfortunately it is not completely accurate for Wreningham (note that such status information will usually be an approximation as postcode areas do not always map directly to BT’s physical network). Karen O’Kane says the coding errors in the dots on the Wreningham part of the BBfN map will be corrected “during the next quarterly update” in September. This won’t of itself bring about an improvement in service but at least it will show a more accurate status for the village.

An alternative guide to progress on Superfast is available on the Openreach website (note you may need to use a browser other than a “Google” to get it to work). This gives a detailed property by property listing for both current availability and future plans. The site is interactive so simply type either your phone number, or your postcode and select your own address from the drop-down list.

Hethel Road and Glebe Close: to be linked to the green BT cabinet by the school. Karen O’Kane reaffirms the “by the end of the year” target – whilst not being clear whether this is a calendar year (ends in December) or a business year (ends in March). This should give access an improved service.

Superfast broadband performance falls off with the distance from the BT cabinet. Thus, after the “end of the year” work, the majority of homes in the postcode NR16 1BB (north of the 30mph sign in Hethel Road) will, she says, “not have access to speeds above 15Mbps”. Hence this postcode will continue to show up as a red dot on the BBfN map implying no further plans etc., but the majority of areas of Hethel Road should show varying levels of improvement.

Norwich Road near Top Row: a few properties are being shown on the Openreach website as potentially being provided with direct Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) broadband as part of an Openreach infill scheme – although no timescales are given. This could see these properties able to access in excess of 200 Mbps at some point in the future.

14 March 2017:

We received this briefing by the BBfN Programme Director which was delivered to a meeting recently. It describes some of the UK Policy relating to Broadband roll out in the country. It includes advice for domestic users – Digital Briefing Note for Public Distribution.

8 March 2017:

To bring you the next chapter in the Broadband story for Wreningham…

The Parish Council wrote to BetterBroadbandforNorfolk (BBfN): letter to BBfN . We received this reply which has interest for a number of residents: BBfN response to WPC

In the meantime, you may have seen reference to Wreningham in your copy of The Link which is now available in the village. The Parish Council is to receive funding via our County and District Councillors to implement an improved broadband service centred in the Village Hall. It is not designed to address the broadband problems being experienced by a number of residents in their homes. It is an interim measure to give access to Superfast Broadband to the community as a whole. This is expected to provide wi-fi broadband with 70+Mbs download and 15Mbs upload speeds. It will be accessible when you are in proximity of the village hall.

Once it is up and running, the Parish Council would like to receive your comments on the service.


2017/0815
Applicant: Mr John Mcilwham
Location: High House Farm  Wymondham Road Wreningham NR16 1AY
Proposal: Erection of dovecote on gable end of property
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 22 June 2017 at:

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


Applicant: Mrs J McIntyre
Location: Beech Tree Cottage , Top Row, Wreningham NR16 1AR
Proposal: Conservatory to rear

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line at
https://info.south-norfolk.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OHRD81OQJE100

If you want to comment on this planning application please send your comments to South Norfolk Council by 2 January 2017 at:

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


The Parish Council has received details of a planning application:

2016/2591
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Frederick & Gillian Page
Location: Snowdrop House  Top Row Wreningham NR16 1AR
Proposal: Variation of condition 2 permission 2012/2314/H (Proposed extensions with associated alterations, to include demolition of existing garage) – changing the position of the parking and turning area to the front and eastern side of the property.

Comments are required at South Norfolk Council by 25 November 2016.

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line at
https://info.south-norfolk.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OFYV1UOQIU700