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 March Hickling Staithe Forum

Hickling Staithe Forumdancer

All parishioners, berth holders and any other interested parties are warmly invited to the Spring 2017 Hickling Parish Staithe Forum at Hickling Barn on 27th March starting at 7.30pm

We would encourage anyone to come along, whether or not they keep a boat there, to find out more about the Staithe and to help contribute to the evening.

The meeting will include presentations from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, The Upper Thurne Working Party, The Environment Agency, Angling Groups and the Parish Council as well as an open discussion session where people can express their views and make suggestions.

Light refreshments will be served at the close of the formal business of the evening.


Broadsbeat officers appeal for witnesses – Hickling Broad

Broadsbeat officers are appealing for witness to come forward after more than nine crimes have been recorded at Hickling broad.

The crimes happened overnight between Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September 2016 where several boat houses have been broken into. Five Outboard Engines have been stolen from the site and damage has been caused when the suspects have entered the properties.

Beat Manager for the Broads, PC Paul Bassham, said: “This is likely to have been a planned crime spree with Outboard Engines the intended target. We have started to see an increase in Marine related crime over the last month and would like to remind people to stay resilient. I would urge any members of the public who have information about this crime or witnessed any suspicious behaviour on the Broads to contact me.

“I would also like to reassure members of the boating community that we patrol the Broads regularly by both land and water and offer free crime prevention advice. As part of a number of tactics to tackle crime around the Broads we also offer Outboard Engine covers. These can be purchased from a number of Marine outlets around The Broads Network including where we are based at Hoveton Police station or by sending an email request to us.”

More information can be found on the Broadsbeat link via The Norfolk Constabulary website.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crimes, has information or wishes to join our Boatshield email alert, should contact PC Paul Bassham from the Broadsbeat team on 101 or on Broadsbeat@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form athttp://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.