NCC Consultation – Norwich Western Link options

In early November, Norfolk County Council published four potential route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) to the A47. The council wants to improve travel between these two major roads and to tackle the transport problems that exist in the area to the west of Norwich, including slow journey times, rat running and roads not being suitable for the volume and type of traffic.

The four routes have been published following months of work to identify which options would be most effective as a Norwich Western Link. The shortlisted options were also informed by the results of an initial Norwich Western Link consultation which was held earlier this year. This consultation had more than 1,700 responses and showed there was very strong support for creating a new link between the A47 and Broadland Northway, with the majority of those responding suggesting a new road as their preferred solution.

The shortlist is made up of three new dual carriageway roads and a single carriageway upgrade to the B1535, and all of the options also include improvements to the A1067 Fakenham Road.

A public consultation on these routes will run between

                                       Monday 26 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019.

During the consultation, people will be asked for their views on the options and these responses will help the council identify a preferred option for a Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. The consultation is also an opportunity to tell the council about any relevant information they should consider before deciding on a preferred route.

You can find out more about the options and respond to the consultation online via www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl from Monday 26 November. You can also respond in person, and ask any questions they may have, at a series of staffed consultation events taking place throughout the consultation period. Information on these events is below, all the events will run between 2 and 8pm unless otherwise stated and people can drop in at any point between these opening times.

Norwich WL_Options_Poster_14.11.18

NCC Consultation – Transforming our Children’s Centres

Norfolk County Council have been working on the re-design of a proposed new service 
for children’s centres which reflects national and local changes as to how families 
are supported and considers the needs of parents with children aged 0-5 years across Norfolk.

The proposed new service aims to:

1.Bring the services out of the buildings and into the community, to the children and  families who need it the most.
2.Help communities and parents offer local activities and groups.
3.Make it easier for families to access the information and advice they need, through  providing better joined up online and digital services.
4.Change how we work to make sure we deliver in the best way for today’s families.

We are  consulting  on this proposed new model and wanted to direct you to the 
webpage www.norfolk.gov.uk/childrenscentres where the consultation proposals are 
published and open for consideration and your responses.  The consultation is open 
until 12 November and we look forward to receiving your feedback,

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Great Witchingham Parish Council is looking to co-opt two parish councillors to fill the current vacancies. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic council and we would love to hear from you if you would like to make a real difference in your community. Ordinary meetings of the Council are normally held in Great Witchingham Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of every odd month.

Please refer to the Co-option Notice in the first instance.

Co-option Notice Oct 2018

Co-option Policy

Living with Dementia in Broadland Survey 2018

The Broadland Dementia Action Alliance (DAA is currently running its first ‘Living with Dementia in Broadland’ survey. It is for anyone living with or affected by dementia in Broadland or those who regularly visit the Broadland area (for example, to use shops or as a carer). We’d like as many responses as we can so we can build a better picture of what life is like for those living with dementia in our area, giving focus to the Broadland DAA’s work over the next year.

The electronic version of the survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BroadlandDementiaSurvey. There are 10 questions and it’s anonymous. The closing date is Sunday 28th October. It’s also available in paper format. If anyone would like paper copies then please email communities@broadland.gov.uk or ring me on 01603 430 522.

We would appreciate if you could share this far and wide through your community networks.

Many thanks,

Natalie Kordeczka-Clarke, Community Projects Officer, Broadland District Council

 

 

   

Reepham Safer Neighbourhood Team

A message from PC 1095 Colin Bailey – Reepham Beat Manager.

Please see that attached poster / information for the next Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting on 24 October 2018. It would be great to see you all there.

If there are people who cannot make the meeting, and wish to send their  suggestions / ideas  regarding the priorities setting, please forward them to me via e mail (baileyc2@norfolk.pnn.police.uk) and I will raise them in the meeting.

SNAP poster

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Great Witchingham Parish Council is looking to co-opt a parish councillor to fill the current vacancy. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic council and we would love to hear from you if you would like to make a real difference in your community. Ordinary meetings of the Council are normally held in Great Witchingham Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of every odd month.

Please refer to the Co-option Notice in the first instance.

Co-option Notice Sept 2018

PDF Co-option Policy