You will be aware from the news reports of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh who passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal website will have an ebook of condolence, which can be found at

South Norfolk Council does not encourage residents to visit their offices to sign its book of condolence, but asks that messages are sent to All messages will be archived following the period of mourning.

For further information please contact: Tracy Brady, Civic Officer 01508535321  

You might be interested in the following regarding Historic England’s review of the status of war memorials about the country.


I am writing to advise you that we have completed our initial assessment of the above memorial to consider whether it has special architectural or historic interest.

Please follow the link to download a copy of our consultation report, which sets out the factual information upon which we will base our recommendation to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

If you have any further information or observations on the consultation report which you believe might be relevant to our assessment we would be pleased to hear from you. You can send these to us by email or by post within 21 days from the date of this email . If you do not intend to send us any further comments we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can proceed with the case. We will consider all representations made before finalising our assessment and making our recommendation. We will notify you of the Secretary of State’s decision in due course.

If you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting our reference 1446028. Further guidance on how to respond to this consultation and the type of information we are interested in can be found on our website at

Yours sincerely

Katy Whitaker, Assistant Advisor, War Memorials
Listing Group South
Historic England
4th Floor, Cannon Bridge House
25 Dowgate Hill


  • Alterations to dwelling to provide additional residential accommodation including retention of stables.
  • Retention of existing building for commercial use.
  • Erection of stables, garage/carport building.
  • Provision of new site entrance gates

Location: near Top Row at Oaklands High Road Hapton Norfolk NR16 1AR
Applicant: Mr Matt May

To see full details on South Norfolk site click here

Comments by 17 April 2018 via:
e-mail: , or,
Mail: South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2XE

The Swan Lane Surgery in Long Stratton is hosting an open evening about Diabetes on 25th April at 7pm in Long Stratton Village Hall. See Diabetes poster. All are welcome.

There will be a series of short presentations from speakers who will then stay on to answer any individual questions:
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Principal Podiatrist
  • Norfolk Diabetes Trust
  • Wymondham Diabetes Group
  • National Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • Patient’s personal experience.
If you have any questions about this contact Ian Mortimer or the surgery, asking for Dawn Brighton.

Application: 2017/2831
Applicant: Mr Chris Todd
Location: Land Adj To Wreningham Village Hall, Mill Lane, Wreningham
Proposal: Change of use to paddock and erection of stable (revised)

If you have any comments please contact SNC, referring to the application 2017/2831, by 9 January 2018:
post: South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton NR15 2XE

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.


Many Ashwellthorpe Road residents will be well aware that their telephone and broadband service has been curtailed courtesy of the severing of the telephone lines by Anglian Water’s contractors. A swarm of OpenReach and BT vans have delivered personnel to reconnect the cable ends and restore the lost service.

Whilst this progresses, OpenReach invite you to let them know if your service has degraded or completely lost. Contact details are on the BT webpages.

Don’t forget that in the interim the Village Hall has a high-speed service which you can use. You don’t have to enter the Hall, just pick up one of three sets of signals (all the names start with “TP-Link”) and log into the broadband.

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 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