11th December 2017, Parish Council meeting.



Hickling Parish Council meeting

The next meeting of Hickling Parish Council will be on 11th December 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.

Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say


Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say

Public drop-in sessions

A reminder that there are two more public drop-in sessions when you can come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:

Wed 6th December, Geldeston Village Hall, 6pm-8pm

Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm

Reminder: How to respond to the consultation

Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website www.broads-authority.gov.uk/broadsconsultations.

Email completed comments forms to: planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk

The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.

All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.

Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN)


Better Broadband for Norfolk in Hickling

A new communications cabinet (reference BBfN Hickling 8) is to be installed on the right hand side of the track at the side of Woodpeckers, The Street, Hickling (7.0m behind the chevron sign & 7.0m from road edge) to serve residents & businesses in the immediate surrounding area. No date for installation is currently available, however the BBfN Programme is due to complete by the end of March 2020.

People can check to see which BT structure their property is served from and available speeds using the BT Wholesale Line Checker


Search using the Address Checker option, then enter the postcode, press submit and select the address from the list

Once a fibre solution is available an “VDSL” option will be shown. Prior to implementation copper based broadband speeds are shown as “ADSL”.

Launch of National Milling & Millwrighting Academy at Sutton Mill Heritage Centre


7th December 7.00pm Hickling Barn

The National Milling Centre CIC (Community Interest Company) is delighted to announce the launch of a major heritage project in North East Norfolk, the creation of the National Milling & Millwrighting Academy at Grade II*-listed Sutton Mill, near Stalham. As part of a £3mn long-term redevelopment programme for the site close to Hickling Broad, the 24 metre-high (80ft) brick-built Tower Mill will be restored to full working order, providing valuable on-site training for a new generation of millwrights and creating a vital tourist attraction for the Norfolk Broads National Park.

This event is open to the public and more information can be found at www.suttonmill.org