8th May, Finance Committee, Annual Parish Council and Parish Council meetings.


Finance Committee Meeting

The Finance committee meeting will be held On 8th May 2017 at the Chapel rooms starting at 6.45pm. This meeting is open to the public and press but please note there is no public participation. The agenda may be viewed here.

Annual Parish Council Meeting

The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held on 8th May 2017 at the Chapel rooms starting at 7.00pm, please note this meeting may be delayed slightly due to the above meeting. This meeting is open to the public and press but please note there is no public participation. The agenda may be viewed here.

Hickling Parish Council meeting

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will be on 8th May 2017 at the Chapel rooms starting at the conclusion of the above meeting. 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.

Free Compost Workshops


Free Compost Workshops

Would you like to start composting at home but don’t know how? Norfolk County Council are offering free sessions for beginners to show you how easy it is to start and be successful. Once you’ve attended a workshop they will send you a 220 litre compost bin FREE, to help you get started*. The 2 hour workshops will be delivered by their Master Composters and will take place at the following:

Date Time Venue
16th May 6.00pm – 8.00pm Council Chamber, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU
24th May 6.00pm – 8.00pm Tasburgh Village Hall,  Grove Lane, Tasburgh, Norwich, NR15 1LR
31st May 10.00am 12.00pm Pilling Park Community Centre, 23 Pilling Park Road, Norwich, NR1 4PA
1st June 2.00pm – 4.00pm Supper room, Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth,          NR30 2QF
14th June 10.00am- 12.00pm Committee suite, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN
20th June 1.00pm – 3.00pm Gaywood Library River Lane, King’s Lynn, PE30 4HD
20th June 6.00pm – 8.00pm Church Rooms, Old Buckenham, All Saints Church, The Green, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17 1RP

If you would like to come along to one of the workshops and learn more about composting and meet our Master Composter volunteers or if you have any questions please:

Email: mastercomposters@norfolk.gov.uk Or Phone: 0344 800 8020.

Go on, give composting a go!

*Attendance at the workshops and eligibility for a free compost bin are available for Norfolk residents only.

Thank you from the Barn


Thank you from the Barn

We have been asked to pass on a massive thank you to everyone who helped with the tidy up of The Barn last Saturday. As you will see if you visit the Barn it has really spruced up the area. The sports lights are now fully working and a new removable chandelier style light has been installed for use at functions.

Hen Unit Planning Application – Parish Council Update


Hen Unit Planning Application

Hickling Parish Council has discussed this planning application on a number of occasions at its meetings. The subject has also been raised and discussed during public participation sessions at Council meetings. The applicant has organised two visits to similar units, one attended by the Chair and one by concerned parishioners. The latter resulted in objections being withdrawn by those parishioners.

Council first responded to this application with a letter of objection in September 2016. The letter contained a number of questions that were put to North Norfolk District Council (NNDC).

The Parish Council followed this with a further email in November 2016 requesting answers to those questions, as NNDC had failed to respond.

Council finally received a response from NNDC to the councils questions on 7th April 2017. Following the Parish Council meeting in April 2017 a further letter was sent to NNDC with regards to this application.

“The concern for council is still the fears that some parishioners have. Therefore the comments are that while the parish council does not object we note and ask that all the concerns of parishioners are noted… The parish council feel that the application should be heard at development control committee in order that there is the opportunity to hear open debate with all of the correct facts before them. This will go some way to try to alleviate some of the confusion caused by the chaotic way this application has been handled.”