Temporary Road Closure


Temporary Road Closure on Mill Road Ingham

We have been informed that the use by vehicles on Mill Road from its junction with Calthorpe Street in Ingham will be prohibited from 24th October 2017 to 30th October 2017 for the duration of the works expected to be about 7 days.

This is likely to affect traffic via: Calthorpe Street, Whinmere Road, Sea Palling Road, Hickling Lane, Stalham Road and Mill Road.

Highway Maintenance


Highway maintenance issues in Hickling

We have been asked by Highways at Norfolk County Council (NCC) to provide them with any highway issues we have in our area. We need to respond by 13th October. If you have any issues you would like to be considered please let us know via the contact form at the bottom of this post. The highest priority issues this time of year are:

    • Potholes – an accurate location and dimensions (including depth) really help them to judge their priority.
    • Regular incidences of Standing water – location and area affected are important, in addition any knowledge of any features which may be blocked, does the ponding eventually clear over time, does this only occur during heavy rain. Recently heavy rain falls and wash from fields has caused issues over which NCC sometimes have no control. NCC can clear gulley pots and back ditches and grips within the highway boundary.

Other maintenance activities are listed below. These may be identified for action but will be lower priority and given a longer timescale for completion.

      • Side out a carriageway or footway – where an encroachment of silt, verge growth or weeds etc has reduced the width of the carriageway or footway
      • Hedge/Tree/Vegetation Encroachments – NCC will intervene where important signs are obstructed from view. Ideally, where encroachments exist NCC would contact the property owner so they may make their own arrangements at their own expense. Any information leading to identifying who is responsible for a certain feature will both be treated in confidence and reduce the time taken for the issue to be addressed.
      • Damaged or dirty signs – If a damaged sign has been recovered, details of where this can be collected will be appreciated.

9th October 2017 Notice of Parish Council Meeting


Notice of Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will take place on 9th October at the Chapel Rooms starting at 7.00pm. As with all Council meetings members of the public and press are most welcome and refreshments will be available. There will be a period of up to 15mins (chair discretion) for members of the public to ask questions, and bring matters to the Council.

The agenda for this meeting may be viewed here.

14th October Chapel Pit Clean-Up



Chapel Pit Clean-Uphelpwanted

David and Amanda have organised a cut back and clean-up of the Chapel Pit area on 14th October starting at 9am. This is a great community event with lots of fun to be had by all that attend, any help that you can give to this project will be gratefully received. Thank you in advance. Please view the gallery pictures to see the difference that can be made with your help.

11th September 2017 Notice of Parish Council Meeting


Notice of Parish Council Meeting

We apologise for posting this again but the original post contained an error.

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will be on 11th September 2017 at the Chapel rooms starting at 7pm. This meeting is open to the public and press and refreshments will be available. There will be a 15min section for public participation. Please raise your hand during the public participation if you would like to ask a question. The agenda may be viewed here.

The Draft minutes from the July meeting can be viewed here.