NCC is holding a series of roadshows to talk to residents, community groups and stakeholders about what lies ahead for Norfolk and the role of the County Council. They want to hear ideas and aspirations for Norfolk.

The first will be in Matishall on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, from 7pm to 9pm. The venue is the Enterprise Suite, South Green Business Park Enterprise Centre, Mattishall, Dereham, NR20 3JY.

The Leader of Norfolk County Council, Cliff Jordan, will be joined by county councillors and the Managing Director, Wendy Thomson. Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.

 Book your place here.


The Anglian Water project has been mentioned on this site in earlier posts.

The documentation authorising the temporary closure of Hethel Road & Church Road have been received and can be inspected here:

Wreningham STRO1094 (Phase 1 and 2) Order
Wreningham STRO1094 (Phase 1 and 2) PT
Wreningham STRO1094 (Phase 1 and 2) HM

Contact details for comment / further information are contained within these documents.


The Norfolk Planning Authorities are consulting on a draft Norfolk Strategic Framework document. This is prepared jointly by Breckland Council, Broadland District Council, Broads Authority, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk District Council, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk Council.

The document explains the main demographic, household and employment forecasts and how these affect the future development needs of the County, outlines national planning policy requirements, and includes high level visions relating to the economy, climate change, housing, quality of life and the environment.

The public consultation runs until Friday 22nd Sept 2017.  Comments on any aspect of the document but do make it clear which section/paragraph number(s) your comments relate to. A response form is available on their web site at https://norfolk.citizenspace.com/consultation/norfolk-strategic-framework . This is their preferred response method. Alternatively you can e-mail comments to nsf@norfolk.gov.uk



Norfolk County Council have contacted the Parish Council to form us that they propose to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Church Road from the junction with Hethel Road westwards for 300m until the first bend. This is because of new water connection.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 16th January 2017 to 27th January 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 11 days within the period. They suggest using Mill Lane for access beyond the closed section.

Details are provided here:

Wreningham STRO653 PT

Wreningham STRO653 Order

Wreningham STRO653 HM


On 6 December 2016 the Secretary of State approved an Order to make the whole of England an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone for 30 days, in order to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Influenza in Europe.  Welsh and Scottish Governments have also introduced identical measures.

Outbreaks of a highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in poultry and wild birds in several countries in Europe. No cases have been found in the UK and this Order is a precautionary measure to help prevent potential infection from wild birds. Poultry keepers are being urged to reinforce biosecurity measures at their premises.

This Prevention Zone introduces mandatory enhanced biosecurity measures and requires the immediate housing of all poultry, or where this is not practical, their separation from wild birds. Other captive birds should also be kept separate from wild birds. Keepers should also ensure that poultry and other captive birds are provided with feed and water that is not accessible to wild birds.

The full Order and its requirements can be seen here –  Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declaration

Further information regarding the latest situation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#prevention-zone

Poultry keepers should keep a close watch for signs of disease. If they have any concerns they should seek prompt advice from their vet.

Members of the public are also being asked that if they find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or gulls, or 5 or more dead wild birds of other species in the same location, they report them to the Defra Helpline on 03459 33 55 77.


Mobile libraries are free to join and are open to people of all ages. Items can be chosen from the vehicle or reserved via the online catalogue for collection from a mobile library. They can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk. All mobile libraries are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems and wheelchair users.

Our mobile libraries offer:

  • Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free)
  • Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free)
  • Large print books (book request 60p)
  • DVDs for adults and children (a small charge applies)
  • Audio books on CD and tape (tapes – free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free)
  • Jigsaw puzzles (free)

The mobile library service offers an e-mail reminder system to advise mobile library users that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days. If you wish to be added to the mailing lists, please ask your mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete or alternatively contact us direct with your name, e-mail address and mobile library route number.

The mobile library service is keen to recruit more ‘Mobile Library Friends’ – volunteers who help us to promote the service by doing any of the following:

  • telling their friends/neighbours about the mobile library
  • delivering fliers locally
  • putting up posters
  • suggesting improvements/alternative stops.

If you are interested, please speak to the mobile library driver or contact us direct.

Wreningham is on route CEN142

More information is available on the Norfolk County Council website: www.norfolk.gov.uk (search ‘mobile libraries’), or contact the mobile library office on 01603 222303 or e-mail: central.mobiles.lib@norfolk.gov.uk .


NCC has a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U76222 Top Row from the junction with B1113 Norwich Road for 237 metres eastwards because of new water connection. The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 16th to 18th November 2016 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 3 days within the period.

Documents are here:

wreningham-stro564-hm

wreningham-stro564-order

wreningham-stro564-pt


Nicola Gregory, Public Health Officer, NCC, asked if we could give some publicity for this event. It is aiming to reach out to members of the community across Norfolk who are not already aware of some of the dementia friendly developments taking place within communities, or part of existing support / dementia networks.

See Eventbrite for further information and for free registration.

Nicola Gregory is contactable on 07917 581128 or nicola.gregory@norfolk.gov.uk