Blocked Drains

This week, we’ve had a problem with a blocked sewer at the Heath Road/Stubb Road junction. To help prevent blockages to our drains and sewers please remember the following:

  1. Sanitary products such as tampons and pads, as well as wipes (including baby wipes, cleaning and make-up wipes) should all be put in the bin, not down the toilet. Only those with the ‘Fine to Flush’ logo are ok to be flushed.
  2. Fats, oil and grease should be put in the bin or recycled, not poured down the sink. Cooking oil can be taken to recycling centres (check location with your local authority responsible for looking after such centres).  
  3. Remember only the 3Ps should be flushed – poo, pee and paper (toilet paper). 

National Restrictions from 5th November

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

  1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. Close certain businesses and venues.

These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:

  • prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed
  • ensure schools, colleges and universities can stay open
  • ensure that as many people as possible can continue to work

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, we will return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.

These measures will be underpinned by law. Police and other authorities will have powers to give fines and break up gatherings.

You can help to protect your friends and family by downloading the NHS COVID-19 App to keep updated on the latest guidance from Thursday 5 November

There is separate guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection.

Read all the information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Notice of a Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will take place on Monday 9th November via Zoom starting at 7.00pm.

Meeting ID: 241 853 8736
Password: 3PGuFb

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. Should you wish to ask a question of highlight an issue or comment to anything on the agenda please contact the clerk at hicklingclerk@gmail.com who will raise this for you at the meeting.

Agenda 9th November 2020

Norfolk County Council annual budget consultation.

Norfolk County Council has launched its annual budget consultation.

This is your chance to have your say on Norfolk County Council’s budget proposals, which sets out their spending plans for the 2021/22 year.

Consultation on the council’s proposed share of Council Tax and its savings proposals will take place up until 14 December.

The council is consulting on the level of Council Tax and adult social care precept. People can also comment on the proposed budget approach and savings proposals.

This year two of their outline budget proposals from Communities and Environmental Services require specific public consultation as there may be an impact on how these services may be delivered differently in the future,  so they need to know what people think about proposed changes to reduced opening hours at recycling centres and reducing grass cutting in urban and rural areas.

Why they are consulting

They want to find out what people think about their budget proposals.

Comment on our council tax and budget proposals

They are consulting from 26 October 2020 to 14 December 2020. Please note that if they receive any consultation responses after this date they cannot guarantee that they will be able to take them into account.

They will feed back the findings from their consultation to our county councillors as part of the evidence they will use to help them come to a decision about the budget proposals.

Notice of a Parish Council Meeting Monday 12th October 2020 7pm via Zoom

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will take place on Monday 12th October via Zoom starting at 7.00pm.

Meeting ID: 241 853 8736
Password: 3PGuFb

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. Should you wish to ask a question of highlight an issue or comment to anything on the agenda please contact the clerk at hicklingclerk@gmail.com who will be happy to raise this for you at the meeting.