Road closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (NTRO6384) affecting the C407 Heath Road from 310m southwest of its junction with C409 Sutton Road for 50m south westwards in the PARISH OF HICKLING to facilitate sluice valve chamber repair works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 14th to 18th April 2023 for the duration of the works expected to be about 5 days within the period.  

Alternative route is via: Heath Road, Staithe Road, New Road, A149 By Pass / Yarmouth Road, Sutton Road, Old Yarmouth Road, Hickling Road, Sutton Road, Heath Road (Hickling, Sutton, Catfield).

If necessary, the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order.

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The team dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is North Area Streetworks (Community and Environmental Services Department) contactable by telephone at 0344 800 8020 or email at Details are also available at

Parish and District Council Elections

Local elections are being held on 4th May 2023. There are currently vacancies on the Parish Council and an election for the District Councillor for our Ward.

Link for information for Parish Councillor

Link for information for District Councillor

Being a Councillor allows you to work with the other councillors to have a role in improving the quality of life for Hickling’s residents and local environment. If you are thinking of applying and would like more information please contact the Parish Clerk or your local Councillors.

Norfolk County Deal from Norfolk County Council

This deal, agreed in principle with the government in December, would result in £600 million plus in funding for Norfolk that could unlock opportunities to deliver more jobs, housing and investment, with major powers and funding transferred from Westminster to Norfolk.

We want to hear what you think about the proposed deal and what you feel it means for Norfolk.

Our public consultation, launched this week and open until the 20th of March, can be found at The consultation asks you for your opinion on the in-principle devolution agreement.

Under the deal, Norfolk would receive a £20 million investment fund every year for 30 years – that’s a total of £600 million in new investment. There would also be specific funding for integrated transport, brownfield development, adult education, and infrastructure, all of which would involve decisions being made locally on how to spend the money in Norfolk.

Agreeing the deal would mean that, from 2024 onwards, we can:

  • Target funding and resources to Norfolk’s own priorities
  • Attract and retain new and key businesses and sectors
  • Invest in the skills we know we need
  • Unlock housing and employment sites
  • Have a council leader who is directly elected by the public, with the first election in May 2024
  • Raise our profile nationally, enabling our voice to be heard by Government and help shape future policies
  • The County Council and Government are “minded” to agree a deal and that further steps, including public consultation, will be taken before any final decision.

For further details on the deal and to take part in the consultation, please see 

There is also a list of in-person events taking place across the county which are listed on the front of the consultation page.