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All Hallows Meeting Brief

County Councillor Margaret Stone has forwarded this information: All Hallows Meeting Brief

 Local Needs Affordable Flat Available

A local needs affordable home (a 1 bedroom upstairs flat) will soon be available for re-letting by Hastoe Housing Association.

The property will be advertised, by Hastoe HA, on the South Norfolk HomeOptions System from Thursday, 11th April until the following Wednesday, 17th April.

This home has been built first and foremost for people who are in need of affordable housing who have a local connection to Ditchingham. That ‘local connection’ includes currently living in the village; and/or working there; and/or having previously lived there and now wishing to return.

The property is then next prioritised for households from the neighbouring parishes of Thwaite, Broome, Hedenham and Earsham.

Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South Norfolk ‘HomeOptions’ website: www.snhomeoptions.org.uk

Other interested residents who are not on the Housing Register should contact the Housing Advice Service here at South Norfolk Council to join the Housing Register (‘HomeOptions’) immediately.  They will need to provide proof of their residency or working qualification criteria as well as other verification details.  During the week that the properties are advertised on the HomeOptions system people will need to actively apply ‘(bid’) for them, and the Council’s Housing Officers will be able to provide details of how to do this.

For further information people should telephone for free on: 0808 168 2222.

All Hallows Public Meeting

Please note this meeting has been organised by local residents not Ditchingham Parish Council.

Police Newsletter ~ February 2019

Please click: Police Newsletter ~ February 2019

South Norfolk Help Hub Bulletin 38

Please click: South Norfolk Help Hub Bulletin 38

Ditchingham Parish Council Elections

Withdrawal of Bus Services

I write to you ahead of the official public notice (unfortunately the news has leaked onto social media) to inform you of the forthcoming withdrawal of Konectbus services in South Norfolk and North Suffolk.

The current 88 timetable (Southwold – Halesworth – Bungay – Norwich) will be withdrawn between Bungay and Norwich via Ditchingham, Woodton, Brooke, Poringland) from Friday 1st March and between Southwold – Halesworth and Bungay from 31 March 2019.

The reason that we are withdrawing this route is that they have run at loss for a sustained period of time, direct competition from another bus operator has reduced revenues and there has been a general decline in the rural bus market.

We have advised both Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils of our intentions and will continue to work with then whilst they decide what bus services can be provided to cover parts of the withdrawn route where no alternative already exists.

I understand this news will be both worrying and frustrating for those who use the current bus services, but this decision has not been an easy one to make.

If you would like to make this information public on your website or other parish notice boards then please feel free to do so.

I would like to thank you for your support given to our bus service provision and hope alternative transport options can be found and published shortly.

Steve Royal
Network Manager
[email protected]

37th Bungay Marathon Festival of Running ~ Sunday 14th April 2019

Route Map: Bungay Festival of Running Map 2019

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

Our annual charity marathon, 10km and half marathon road races will take place on Sunday 14th April 2019. The marathon will start at 9am, the 10km at 9.30 and the half marathon race will start at 11am.

New for this year we are introducing a 5km race starting at 11.30am. This will follow a route within Bungay town. Start/finish will be the Bungay Area Running Centre, Ditchingham.

As in previous years, some of the proceeds will be donated to local charities with Bungay Area Community Transport and the local branch of the NSPCC being the main recipients.

Best regards.

Bobbie Sauerzapf (for BBDRC Race Committee)

Email: [email protected]

Job Club comes to Ditchingham!

Local Needs Affordable Home To Let ~ Ditchingham

2 Bedroom House in Lower Wells Close, Ditchingham

A local needs affordable home (a 2 bedroom house) will soon be available for re-letting by Hastoe Housing Association.

The property will be advertised, by Hastoe HA, on the South Norfolk HomeOptions System from Thursday, 24th January until the following Wednesday, 30th January.

This home has been built first and foremost for people who are in need of affordable housing who have a local connection to Broome. That ‘local connection’ includes currently living in the village; and/or working there; and/or having previously lived there and now wishing to return.

The property is then next prioritised for households from the neighbouring parishes of Thwaite, Ditchingham, Hedenham and Earsham.

Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South Norfolk ‘HomeOptions’ website:

www.snhomeoptions.org.uk

Other interested residents who are not on the Housing Register should contact the Housing Advice Service here at South Norfolk Council to join the Housing Register (‘HomeOptions’) immediately.  They will need to provide proof of their residency or working qualification criteria as well as other verification details.  During the week that the properties are advertised on the HomeOptions system people will need to actively apply ‘(bid’) for them, and the Council’s Housing Officers will be able to provide details of how to do this.  For further information people should telephone for free on: 0808 168 2222.

With many thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide in raising awareness locally of the forthcoming availability of this home.

 

Keith Mitchell
Housing Enabling and Strategy Officer
t 01508 533756 e [email protected]