The Regulation 14 Consultation for the Neighbourhood Plan has started. This is a formal consultation that gives everyone a change to voice their opinion on the document. Please click here to read the document and give your feedback
Local elections are taking place on 2nd May. Are you community minded with some time to spare? Have you got what it takes to be a parish councillor? Find out more here https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/…/electi…/current-elections
The Norfolk Local Access Forum is comprised of up to 22 people covering a range of interests in countryside access in Norfolk, including walking; cycling; horse riding; landowners; conservation; other interests (including health, tourism, business, access for all, heritage, education). The Forum provides independent advice to a number of organisations including Norfolk County Council on improving access to land in Norfolk.
We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people with a passion for the outdoors with good communication skills to fill 5 vacancies on the Forum. In particular, we are keen to find new members from the following interest areas: landowners and managers, younger people (or those who can represent young people), equestrians and local business/tourism.
Further information and a link to the online recruitment form can be found here: www.norfolk.gov.uk/nlaf
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com or contact 0344 800 8020
The closing date for applications is 31st January 2019.
The Poringland Neighbourhood Plan Community Survey will be reaching doorsteps from tomorrow (Saturday 24th March 2018), giving residents the opportunity to tell us their views on the future of development in the village, and the policies that you would like to see in your Neighbourhood Plan. This project is very much community-led, and the key part of establishing the future of the village. Each household will receive one copy of the survey, additional copies can be requested from the Parish Council on 01508 492182, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling into the office during opening hours (Monday - Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm; Thursday 9.30am - 4pm; Friday by appointment). Alternatively you can access an online version of the survey here. We would encourage every resident to participate, and not just complete one per household.
In completing your survey, you are invited to enter a competition to win one of four prizes (detailed below). All prize draw entries will be removed from the questionnaire, enabling the surveys to remain anonymous. Entry into the competition is optional.
Thank you to everyone who takes part, the closing date for return of surveys is Tuesday 1st May 2018. After this the Neighbourhood Plan Committee will begin drafting policies for the Neighbourhood Plan based on the responses received.
• Two tickets to a Community Centre-hosted event of the winner’s choice organised by Poringland Community Centre before 31st March 2019
• Afternoon Tea for Two from K-Teas Community Café, operating from within Poringland Community Centre since 2016
• £10.00 Gift Voucher from Groundhog Home Hardware, 6 The Street, Poringland
• 3 bottles of wine
COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. The competition is open to all survey participants aged 18 years or over, except employees of Poringland Parish Council and their close relatives, and anyone otherwise connected with the competition.
2. Only one entry will be accepted per person.
3. Closing date for entry will be 1st May 2018. After this date no further entries will be permitted.
4. The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
5. Winners will be selected at random and notified on the same day. If a prize has not been claimed with 14 days it will be forfeited.
6. Any decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
7. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
The periodic topple testing of memorials is scheduled to be carried out on Monday 8th January 2018. This involves a hand test of memorials, ensuring that the memorial is secure to the base. No machinery or mechanical testing is used. Any owners of memorials wishing to be present when their memorial is tested should contact the Parish Clerk by email on email@example.com to confirm the time that testing will take place.
Some one bedroom flats for rent on the David Wilson Homes site have already been completed, with more to come in the current and future phases. Some have a local connection cascade favouring residents of Poringland.
In addition, the number of one bedroom properties built by Norfolk Homes has already increased the stock of small homes for rent in Poringland. Some of these also have a local connection cascade, which is applied when they become vacant.
This provides the possibility for single people and couples from Poringland to obtain a home locally.
Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South Norfolk 'HomeOptions' website:
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'). They will need to provide proof of their residency qualification 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.