A Vision For Hickling Broad

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Consultation

Many of you will have received a leaflet from Norfolk Wildlife Trust about their Vision For Hickling Broad, if you haven’t you can view a copy here. This is the first stage in helping to shape the future of Hickling Broad.

Response’s for this stage need to be given by Friday 15th February. You can let NWT know your thoughts and ideas by the following methods:

email NWT hicklingbroad@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

email Parish Council hicklingclerk@gmail.com

Alternatively you can talk to any member of the Parish Council who will co-ordinate your responses and pass them on to NWT.

27th 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 27th 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 how your help has made a difference in previous years.

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.

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.

22nd April Help at the Barn

Help required at The Barn

We have been asked to let you know that help is required to tidy up the inside and outside of Hickling Barn. This will take place on 22nd April from 9am and refreshments will be provided. If you can help for either all or part of the day please give Richard a call on 598495 so that work can be planned.

Thank you.