Energy Advice Cafe ~ 11th December 2019 2-4pm

Energy Advice Cafe ~ 11th December 2019 2-4pm

Temporary Road Closure on Hollow Hill Road in the Parish of Ditchingham due to Anglian Water works (STRO2947)


Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 Section 14(1)

ORDER prohibiting the use by vehicles of the C380 Hollow Hill Road from its junction with C380 Thwaite Road for a distance of 20 metres south eastwards in the PARISH OF DITCHINGHAM.

  1. Save as provided in Article 2 of this Order and whereas the Norfolk County Council as Traffic Authority for the Administrative County of Norfolk is satisfied that:-


  • Anglian Water works on a fire hydrant cover and frame are required at the C380 Hollow Hill Road from its junction with C380 Thwaite Road for a distance of 20 metres south eastwards in the PARISH OF DITCHINGHAM (hereinafter referred to as the said road) and:


(ii)        that in consequence traffic over the said road should be prohibited with effect from 27th August 2019 to 29th August 2019 for the duration of the works expected to be about 3 days within the period.


  1. Nothing in Article 1 of this Order shall make it unlawful for a vehicle which requires access, to proceed to a final destination situated within the length of road specified in Article 1 of this Order.


  1. This Order has a maximum duration of 18 months and will be revoked upon completion of the works. Where exceptional circumstances are encountered during the performance of the works specified in this Order the operational period of this Order may become extended to allow completion of the works after obtaining consent of the Secretary of State.


NOW THEREFORE the Norfolk County Council DO HEREBY ORDER, that with effect from 27th August 2019 to 29th August 2019 for the duration of the works the said road SHALL NOT BE USED by any class of vehicle.

Dated this 22nd day of August 2019



Helen Edwards
Chief Legal Officer
County Hall
Martineau Lane

Farming and the Highway


Farming and the Highway

Farming activities can have a significant effect on both the structure and appearance of our rural roads and Norfolk County Council is keen to work with the farming community to help ensure our roads are safe for all users.

A new section on our website outlines how we can work together to help improve road safety and the roadside environment.

The web pages include information on:

  • Cleaning of mud and spoil
  • Moving livestock
  • Maintaining ditches, drains and hedges
  • Fire and straw burning
  • Agricultural vehicles on the road
  • Use of agricultural road signs

We have annual contracts with local farmers in allocated areas to help with snow clearance so please contact us if you would like to help (particularly in the west of the county) by emailing [email protected]

There is also a list of farmers without an annual contract who can help with ad-hoc clearance when snow is particularly heavy, for example during last year’s ‘Beast from the East’.

Find out more at


Broads Local Access Forum: We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the forum

Enthusiastic volunteers required to advise on public access in the Broads

The Broads Local Access Forum (BLAF) is seeking new voluntary members to help advise on public access improvements throughout the Broads National Park.

A semi-independent body, the BLAF was set up in 2003 as a platform for different stakeholders to discuss access in the Broads area; championing improvements, consulting on new projects, promoting partnership working and providing advice to Broads Authority officers on access issues.

The special landscapes and winding waterways of the Broads National Park are enjoyed by individuals from a wide range of interest groups who use the park for everything from work and study to recreational reasons. Improving access so that this important wetland can be experienced by all is a key area of the Broads Authority’s remit.

The BLAF is consulted regularly, meeting four times a year at the Broads Authority’s offices in Norwich to discuss access-related issues. There are currently 12 members and we are looking for up to five additional voluntary members to join.

Enthusiastic individuals with interests in countryside access including walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and general health and wellbeing are invited to apply to join the forum. The Authority also particularly welcomes applications from under-represented groups including black and minority ethnic communities, younger people and those with disabilities.

Mike Flett (Vice Chairman of the BLAF) commented,

In my time so far with the BLAF I have seen the Forum be instrumental in securing the maintenance of kilometres of public footpaths, requesting helpful signage for visitors, assisting with landowner negotiations regarding permissive paths and providing advice on many more access-related issues in the Broads.

“The combined local knowledge of BLAF members has been invaluable in improving access for all and we’re hoping more volunteers from a range of different backgrounds will come forward to join us in the group.”

If you are interested in applying please contact the Broads Local Access Forum by phoning 01603 610734 or emailing [email protected] before 9 August 2019.

Visit the Broads Authority website for more information on BLAF. You can find more information in the information leaflet, the latest BLAF Annual Report and the BLAF constitution.

Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY
01603 610734

Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney

Please click to read: Emmaus Letter

Wildflowers on Chicken Roundabout

DPC is pleased to hear of some many positives comments regarding the wildflowers planted on the Chicken Roundabout. They were planted by Clink’s Care Farm and maintained by them and we hope they will be there for many years to come.


A140 Long Stratton: Hempnall Crossroads Junction Improvement

A140 Long Stratton: Hempnall Crossroads Junction Improvement

Traffic Management Information

Preliminary work to replace the existing Hempnall crossroads with a roundabout is underway. The roundabout will be built to the west of the existing crossroads to minimise disruption.

The scheme will help to unlock economic growth and development in the area, improve road safety at a junction with a history of accidents, and improve access from side roads onto the A140.

To allow utility diversion work to take place safely, the B1527 Hempnall Road will be closed at its junction with A140 Norwich Road for two days on 21-22 May 2019. The closure is expected to be in place from 6am on Tuesday 21 May until 8pm on Wednesday 22 May. An official signed diversion route via A140, A143 and B1332 will be in place (please see attached for details). The County Council thanks people for their patience while this improvement work is carried out.

Further details of other necessary traffic management will be publicised as the scheme progresses.

For Further Information 

Adam Fairhurst, Resident Engineer, 0344 800 8020.

The scheme is expected to cost £4.57m, with £3.05m funding from the Department for Transport and £650,000 from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal with central Government. The remainder will come from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Norfolk County Council.

Up-to-date information about the scheme is available on the County Council website at

Pathmakers Trustee Vacancies

The charity (which was set up by the Norfolk Local Access Forum) to increase public access to the countryside (charity registration 1161475) is looking for 5 new trustees with a passion for walking, cycling and the environment, to shape, support and future-proof the charity over the next 3 years as it enters an exciting phase of development.

To help us grow we are looking for experienced members of the public to join the Pathmakers board.  We are are particularly keen to recruit trustees with skills in: leadership, financial management and fund-raising, administration, community engagement, communications, marketing, legal operating framework for small charities and project management.

These are not paid roles, but we will cover expenses.

In return for volunteering for about 8 hours per month Trustees appointed will:

  • get the chance to meet people from diverse backgrounds and sectors who are keen to protect the environment and to create better access;
  • take part in four board meetings per year, bringing their personal perspective and skills to certain tasks;
  • develop strategic thinking and questioning skills;
  • receive full induction and training for their role.

Recent and current Pathmakers projects include:

  • Delivery of a 600 metre boardwalk at Burgh Castle to greatly improve access for all at this fascinating site;
  • Community Friends Walks, a project funded by Ordnance Survey to prepare the way for developing a Smartphone app to help people find local walking routes;
  • Liftoff, a project part funded by the European Social Fund to enable small or medium-sized rural businesses offer work experience, work trials and internships for those who might face barriers to finding work in the environment sector;
  • Paving the Way, a bid in development to the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop trustee skills through a programme of learning visits and initiatives to strengthening governance.

For further details and to apply online please go to: 

(A flyer promoting the opportunity is also attached to this email).

If you have any queries or require a paper version of the application form, please contact [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2019.

Su Waldron
Administrator for Pathmakers | 01603 222810

Pathmakers (CIO), Charity number 1161475
Registered address: c/o Environment Team Norfolk County Council, Floor 6 County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2SG

All Hallows Meeting Brief ~ 29th March 2019

Please click: All Hallows Meeting Brief 29.3.19

District Councillor’s Ditchingham & Broome Ward Annual Report 2019

Please click: District Councillors Ditchingham+Broome Ward Annual Report 2019