Strong Wind Warning


Met Office issue a Yellow warning (Be Aware) for Norfolk

Some very strong winds are expected during Thursday (18th) from 0005 to 0900 with the winds easing during Thursday morning. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected widely across the warning area, with the risk of 70 mph on coasts and hills.

UK Power networks issue advice

You will be able to find regular updates on our website and social media @ukpowernetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

UK Power Networks has a Priority Service Register for customers who may be more vulnerable and require extra assistance in a power cut. You can find out more information on our website:

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 – free to call from a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

8th January 2018 Notice of Parish Council Meeting


Notice of Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will take place on 8th January 2018 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. This is the Notice Agenda 8th January 2018, for the meeting.

Norfolk County Council Budget Consultation


We have received the following from Norfolk County Council…

Budget Consultation 2018/19

You will have heard – both through media reporting and from our own publicity on social media, in Your Norfolk magazine and elsewhere – that Norfolk County Council is currently consulting on budget savings proposals for 2018/19. I am writing to remind you that there is still time to feed in your views before the consultation closes on 2 January 2018.
Even though we are proposing to increase council tax next year, the amount of money we hope to raise wouldn’t be enough to balance our budget. This means we have to make some difficult decisions about how we spend your money.
Since 2011 we have saved £334 million. However, we now need to save a further £125 million by 2021. The Council’s Policy and Resources Committee met and reviewed the strategic and financial planning for 2018/19 and agreed a set of six individual savings proposals for public consultation.

You can find out more and have your say by visiting these individual links:
Your views on our proposal to change the way we work out how much people pay towards the cost of their non-residential care services.

Your views on the future of our children’s centre services and libraries.

Your views on reducing how much we spend on non-safety critical highway maintenance.

Your views on reducing the number of roads we grit in winter.

Your views on our proposal to change the construction and demolition waste concession at recycling centres.

Your views on our proposal to review bus services supported by the County Council.

Your views on council tax.

You can find out more about our budget setting process at

Our consultation closes at midnight on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:
– Using the online feedback forms on the links listed above
– Emailing us at
– Writing to us Freepost Plus RTCL-XSTT-JZSK Norfolk County Council,
Ground Floor – South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH
(You do not need to add a stamp)

If you have any questions about the consultation please do not hesitate to get in
touch with Christine Mawson, Stakeholder and Consultation Manager,
Email: or telephone 01603 224485.
Yours sincerely
Wendy Thomson
Managing Director