07 Feb

The Parish Council meeting in December was cancelled due to holidays and sickness which rendered the Council inquorate. The Council may have up to eleven members and currently it only has seven. The Council would welcome the opportunity to co-opt residents who are willing and able to volunteer to become members of the Council. Any resident who is interested should discuss this with any existing councillor who they know or ring the Clerk, Jim Graves on 898621 for an informal chat. The Council welcomed the establishment of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme by Michael O’Connor in the south of the village and agreed to fund the signs which will be erected in that area. Quotations are currently being sought for additional play equipment at Horsham Park which has been agreed in principle by the Parish Council At the January meeting the Councillors made a small increase in the Parish Precept which will be £29,500 for 2024/25. The Council has written to Broadland DC concerning the proposed Broadland Enterprise Park and have pointed out that traffic conditions are totally different to when the planning application was first received. Norwich North recycling centre had become extremely busy and since the closure of Mayton Wood the traffic, at peak times, has been backing up the access road as far as the A140 roundabout.

Raymond Browne (Chairman) 24 Waterloo Close

Melanie Rodgers (Vice chair) 5 Norwich Road

Barry Coe 9 Abbey Road

Rachel Scarff 19 Beck Lane

Raymond Wilks The Moyse, Mill Street

Stan Cutts 8 Blind Lane

Gail Hegarty 1 Blind Lane

The Clerk to the Council is Jim Graves of 3 Lawn Close, Horsford, Norwich, NR10 3DJ. 01603 898621