Talk

Mike Pinner of the Caister Roman Project will be at Wreningham Village Hall at 8pm on Tuesday 5th June. See the website here. This is a very exciting project which featured in its own Time team episode! Mike will be talking about the excavations in and around the Roman town and the community test-pitting in and around the village. Entry is free.

Practise Pit

There will be a practise test-pit digging session from 11am on Sunday 29th July. Meet on the playing field opposite the School and Village Hall. Bring a spade, trowel and hefty boots! If anyone has an old garden sieve or two, you will find them handy too.

I will take you through the art of effective archaeological digging (for beginners!) ready for your own investigation in August.

The playing field is on the edge of an old common, a popular place for settlement in the medieval period, so there is a fair chance we may find something interesting!

The Real PIT!

The Community Test-Pitting itself will take place on 11th and 12th August (there will be another chance later if you can’t do this date) at a site of your choice around the village – if not your land/garden do make sure the owners has given permission to dig…!

Please send me, Steve Hickling (steve.hickling@norfolk.gov.uk), your email address if you wish to take part. No experience is necessary.


The public consultation on the Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) which opened on 8th January closes at 5pm on 22 March 2018 (see www.gnlp.org.uk for details).

It is important to note that this is a consultation – no final decisions have been made on any policy choice or site. The consultation will include:

  • a Growth Options document setting out the broad housing numbers required to 2036;
  • six main distribution options;
  • a significant number of questions on various policy areas (such as air quality, landscape and affordable housing); and,
  • the Site Proposals document, listing sites submitted for consideration for various uses through the plan, along with a settlement summary for those parishes where sites have been submitted.
  • (The Wreningham Site Proposal plan is here: GNLP_Wreningham.)

The Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) in the evidence base has more detail on the sites submitted for potential inclusion in the GNLP. Other evidence studies, along with the Interim Sustainability Appraisal, will also be available for comment.

The public consultation roadshows’ venues and dates are published on www.gnlp.org.uk.

If there are any questions, please email LP@s-norfolk.gov.uk.
Adam Nicholls, Planning Policy Manager, SNC. Tel: 01508 533809 e-mail: anicholls@s-norfolk.gov.uk


Planning application reference: 2018/0303
Applicant: Mrs Jean Sissons
Location: Glastonbury Cottage Top Row Wreningham Norfolk NR16 1AR
Proposal: Replace 2 first floor windows and French doors in kitchen

Copies of the submitted plans can be viewed on-line here
If you have a comment on this application, please do so quoting reference 2018/0303 by 6 March 2018 to:
e-mail: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
Mail: South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2XE

 


Planning reference: 2018/0252
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Stephen & Sharon Cook
Location: Oakhall Cottage, Church Road
Proposal: New First Floor Side Facing Window

View the submitted plans.

Please return your comments to South Norfolk Council by 23 February 2018.
e-mail: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
Post: South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich
NR15 2XE

 


Update January 2018

The second phase of consultation has now closed and the responses received where considered at the Electoral Arrangements Review Committee on 29 November 2017. Recommendations from this committee have now been made and will be considered and resolved at the 19 February Full Council meeting.

There are no changes for the Wreningham Parish boundary. To view the recommendations and maps of recommended boundary changes please visit the website. https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/CGReview

Update September 2017

The second consultation phase has opened for residents, Community Groups and Parish Councils to submit comments on these recommendations. This consultation period will be open until 27 October 2017. The documents can be viewed on https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/CGReview

There are no recommendations which currently affect Wreningham Parish. However you can still comment on any aspect. Submissions can be made following this link http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Parish/ , Alternatively submissions can be made by:

  • email: review@s-norfolk.gov.uk
  • writing to: Electoral Services Department, South Norfolk Council, Cygent Court, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE.
Update June 2017

Update on Community Governance Review

Ward level changes have been agreed and will be implemented in 2019. For Wreningham this means that we will no longer be in the Newton Flotman Ward. A new Ward “Mulbarton & Stoke Holy Cross” will be created and which will comprise the parishes of Ashwellthorpe, Bracon Ash, East Carleton, Flordon, Ketteringham, Mulbarton, Stoke Holy Cross, Swardeston, and Wreningham. See this map https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/sites/default/files/SNC_Parishes_By_District_Wards_Mulbarton%20%26%20Stoke%20Holy%20Cross.pdf

At the parish level, South Norfolk’s 2017 Community Governance Review continues apace with public consultation ending on 12 July 2017. The review team’s schedule is:

  • 31 August – publish its draft proposals

  • 31 August to 27 October – consultation

  • February 2018 – final recommendations

  • May 2019 – Implementation.

Wreningham Parish Council have discussed the implications of the Review and have agreed that Wreningham should remain as a distinct and separate parish largely defined by its current boundaries. It was accepted that some adjustments might made to make the boundary reflect modern geography e.g. run the northern boundary along the B1135 (Wymondham Road) instead of across fields. The map illustrates what this might look like if roads around the parish were considered as boundaries, where possible:

2017 WPC Boundary map

2017 WPC Boundary map

Recent discussions with the Chair and Vice-chair of Ashwellthorpe & Fundenhall PC considered that this review may recommend significant changes, such as a merger of the two parishes. However, whilst improved co-operation between the two PCs might be helpful in a few areas, any proposal to merge the parishes would be resisted by both councils. This is because no benefit could be identified from such a merger, not least that the parishioners in each parish would find their representation at PC level effectively halved.

March 25, 2017:

The Terms of Reference for the Governance Review have been published and they are now collecting evidence. Therefore, they have asked us to post a link to the survey for residents to provide their views on their Parish and its Parish Council. We encourage you to use this link. Please see here.

The Parish Council is asked to complete a more detailed survey. The Parish Council’s response to the survey would be improved if informed by your input. So please look at the questions here and send your comments to the Clerk at clerk.wpc@gmail.com. Thank you.

March 8, 2017:

The chair of the Parish Council has written about the Review being undertaken by South Norfolk to examine parishes and their boundaries – Chair’s Letter

The letter mentions a presentation – South Norfolk CGR Jan 2017 V4

The Parish Council meeting on 14th March will provide the opportunity for you to hear and question Phil Hardy, our South Norfolk Councillor, about the Review and its implications.



A resident contacted us about their pet’s painful death from poisoning. The vet thought the animal may have consumed some poison embedded in a bait, possibly targeting vermin.
Most people take care to use poisons properly. However, a small mistake may bring death or injury to a wider and undifferentiated group of animals found in a rural community: cats, dogs, hedgehogs, birds, ducks, deer, etc. The hurt extends to the owner and their family, and can carry a significant cost when trying to save the animal.
For information about using poison see https://www.gov.uk/pest-control-on-your-property.


We have received notification from NCC that the road though Top Row will be closed from 15 January to 18 February. This is to enable work to replace the water main through Top Row to go ahead.

As yet we do not know precisely what this means for residents in Top Row and will seek clarification in the next few days. Will Top Row residents make sure they and their neighbours are aware of this planned closure.

The relevant documents are:
Wreningham STRO1280 PT
Wreningham STRO1280 Order
Wreningham STRO1280 HM
The contact is:
Alison Wilton, Legal Officer (Traffic Orders) of nplaw
Tel: (01603) 222591
Fax: (01603) 222899
e-mail: alison.wilton@norfolk.gov.uk


This is early warning of a talk by the Archaeologist, John Newman, who worked on the 2014 dig at the Bird in Hand.

The talk will be held in the Village Hall on 16th February 2018 at 8pm. Mr Newman will talk about the finds from the Bird in Hand and also discuss potential for further finds from the planned Summer dig in the village. Meeting information on the Summer 2018 Dig.

This is a village project and all are encouraged to find out how they may make discoveries in their own gardens under the supervision of trained professionals. Steve Hickling will host the meeting and be ready to answer your questions.

 


Planning Application 2017/2769 has been received:
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Michael & Christine Herbert
Location: Honeysuckle House, Church Road, Wreningham NR16 1BA
Proposal: Single storey rear extension

Comments, quoting the reference 2017/2769, by 1 January 2018 to SNC :
by e-mail to: planning@s-norfolk.gov.uk
by post to: South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE