NCC’s Ash Dieback team will shortly be inspecting roadside trees within the parish. This will cover roads that their data suggest are used most frequently. The primary focus is to identify Ash trees in decline due to Ash Dieback Disease (ADB) and assess the risk to highway users. They may also identify other trees that are in a dead or dangerous condition.

The team remind landowners that ‘their trees are their responsibility’ and try to raise awareness of ADB. Trees in poor condition but not considered imminently dangerous will have notices fixed to them and be marked with yellow paint to alert the owner that action may be required.

The team has advised the Parish Council that they may contact us if they find any particular areas of concern or have a query regarding ownership of an individual tree or tree group.

Further information

The team’s webpage: see www.norfolk.gov.uk/ashdieback

Their contacts: email: ashdieback@norfolk.gov.uk : Tel. 01603 222112

Woodland Trust: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/tree-pests-and-diseases/key-tree-pests-and-diseases/ash-dieback/



NCC are consulting on the reduction to the speed limit on B1113, Norwich Road through Wreningham, as in this plan: the existing speed limit is 50mph and the new limit is 40mph. The Parish Council, with others, has been pressing for a speed reduction for many years.

The Parish Council will be requesting that the new limit should instead commence at/near the Wreningham village sign near the Bird in Hand. Pleased send comments (for or against) by 12th December 2019 to the NCC contact:

Bradley Shaw, Trainee Technician, Highway Projects Team 1, Community and Environmental Services, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

Tel: 01603 222452 | Dept: 0344 800 8020 | bradley.shaw@norfolk.gov.uk



24 September — 26 September

Delays unlikely – Some carriageway incursion

Works location: Outside 41

Works description: Remedial work Permanent reinstatement Installation of valves and temporary bypass in the verge & carriageway

Responsibility for works: Anglian Water

Current status: Planned work about to start

Works reference: AD035WAT-06769MR18


24 September — 26 September

Delays unlikely – Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Outside 41

Works description: Remedial work Permanent reinstatement Installation of valves and temporary bypass in the verge & carriageway
Responsibility for works: Anglian Water

Current status: Planned work about to start
Works reference: AD035WAT-06769MR18


Highway works are due to commence on Monday 29 July 2019 on Church Road for a duration of three weeks, West of Hethel Road to the public footpath. The works are to install kerbing to a section of the trod path continuing from work started last year. There will be some drainage installation work and repairs to the trod path carried out at the same time.

The road will be closed to traffic until work is complete. However pedestrian access will be maintained. There is a diversion for drivers: a signed diversion route along Church Road, B1113 Norwich Road, C594 Wymondham Road, Gravel Pit Lane and Ashwellthorpe Road will be in place. The diversion route is mapped here.

This work is being carried out during the school holidays to minimise disruption.

The County Council thanks people for their patience whilst this work is carried out.

The work which will cost £21000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information: Robert West, Highway Engineer, 0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks




STRO2403: Temporary road closure (except for access) on 24th February 2019 – U76093 Blacksmiths Lane from its junction with B1113 Norwich Road for a distance of 40 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF ASHWELLTHORPE AND FUNDENHALL because of carriageway surfacing.

STRO2403: Temporary road closure (except for access) on 24th February 2019 – B1113 Norwich Road from its junction with U76093 Blacksmiths Lane for a distance of 150 metres north eastwards in the PARISH OF ASHWELLTHORPE AND FUNDENHALL because of carriageway surfacing.

STRO2355: Temporary road closure (except for access) from 25th February 2019 to 27th February – C594 Wymondham Road from its junction with B1113 Norwich Road for a distance of 1270 metres westwards in the PARISH OF ASHWELLTHORPE AND FUNDENHALL because of carriageway surfacing.

STRO2351: Temporary road closure (except for access) from 25th February 2019 to 24th May 2019 – C346/ C513 Long Stratton Road from its junction with C349 Tabernacle Lane for a distance of 1000 metres south eastwards in the PARISH OF FORNCETT because of works to connect a new portable water main.

If you would like more information on any of these, please contact Norfolk County Council, Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) on 0344 800 8020 quoting the relevant order number.