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Major Roadworks! Anglian Water are replacing approx. 2km of watermain in Shotesham Road, Poringland starting on 11th September with an anticipated duration of 11 working weeks. END DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 1 DECEMBER! To complete the works efficiently and more importantly safely, the road will be closed for the entire duration. Please see attached draft design drawing which identifies the route from point A – C, but simply put, the diversions are via Long Lane in SHC or Brick Lane, both to Upper Stoke, or Grub St and Leafyoak Lane to Poringland.
Black dog, yellow meadow Same space, different colours
A Shotesham Warm Welcome – resumed in October and continues on Thursday afternoons at the Trinity, we look forward to seeing you there.
Shotesham yoga – yoga continues on a weekly basis from 18.30 – 19.30 on Wednesdays. Enquiries via our very own Shotesham Yoga teacher, Kendra –email@example.com or 07748009411
And Pilates Class coming soon…NEW CLASS Pilates Sculpt
Walking in Shotesham – next walk will be on Sunday 10th December, and a Village ramble on Thursday 28th. in the meantime here’s three of our walkers enjoying a warm if blustery Picnic walk in July.
Shotesham Screen on Friday 8th December, 7.30 at The Trinity.see poster below for details.
Polite Societythrows, kicks, and punches the genre etiquette book out the window to deliver a fun film that blends Bollywood splendour and British wryness.You can read Critics Reviews here –https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/polite_society/reviews?intcmp=rt-what-to-know_read-critics-reviews. Film goers are invited to embrace the Bollywood theme and to dress accordingly should they wish to.
Christmas Eve Carols round the Tree, featuring carol singing with live music and our very own children’s handbell extravaganza, will take place on Sunday 24th Dec. As always All Saints Church will be open for mulled wine, mince pies and other sweet treats, and our village barista will be serving coffee and delicious hot chocolate. Goodies will be served from 5.15pm, with carols etc starting at 5.30. Can all able bodied people please arrive on foot, wearing suitable clothing and footwear, as there are only limited parking on the hill for disabled or infirm, and don’t forget to bring a torch!
Our Old Year’s Day Fun Run will be run on Sunday 31st Dec, starter’s gun at 11pm on Church Hill, but please turn up around 10.50 for registration. The course is 3 x round half of the village, map below and available on the day.
Hints and Tips for correct recycling – click here What goes in your recycling bin. 2023
Shotesham Common – The Trustees of Shotesham Common have been given permission by Natural England and will be continuing to carry out some work on the common over the following months. Just to explain what we are doing and why:
We will be manually cutting back sections of the banks of the beck on an annual basis, where Willow Herb has dominated, to enable birds and mammals to have access to the water.
We will be manually cutting Alder saplings and trees. Over the years these have changed the open landscape and caused drying out of the wetland meadows, which is contrary to the management agreement we have with Natural England.
Bernie Fenn, for Trustees of Shotesham Common
In the meantime, the gate onto the Common by Flint Cottage is damaged, and will therefore be out of operation while repairs are carried out.
Wildlife in Shotesham – who knew we had so many different wildlife species on our doorstep?! Village resident, Andy Musgrove is busy collecting and collating them all and, whilst in his own words he hasn’t got them all yet, click here for a few to be getting on with. Careful though, it could make your hair stand on end!!
…And in Joys Loke….
St Martins Church looking good – also see video at St Martin’s Church sub menu via Churches and the PCC heading above – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMfP1tx642g (copy and paste link)
Even with the world wide crisis, some people are still looking to take advantage of any weaknesses. As always, please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101.
SCAM AWARE! – A number of new scams have been notified by Norfolk Association of Local Councils, some of which I certainly haven’t heard of before and are well worth checking out – click on this link for details – https://mailchi.mp/52e6f8561225/scams-dont-get-fooled-again?e=7f9e357c98
Info and consultation on Greater Norwich Local Plan….
National Grid. – the second non-statutory consultation on Norwich to Tilbury (formerly known as East Anglia GREEN) has been completed, South Norfolk Council’s response attached here for your information.
Our response will also be placed on 2022/1116 a planning application which has specifically been set up to enable documents and responses to be placed in the public domain.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss.
Area Team Manager
t 01508 533788 e firstname.lastname@example.org
All further info is available on AW website at https://www.nationalgrid.com/electricity-transmission/network-and-infrastructure/infrastructure-projects/norwich-to-tilbury/public-consultation
Hornsea3 – update from Hornsea Community
Review of Residential Care across Norfolk, read more here
Anglian Water’s Priority Services Register is in place to help lots of people with different needs and is completely free, click here for more info
Local Council ‘stuff’ –
An important message from Local Councillor Allison –
Norfolk Citizens Advice have launched a new initiative to assist individuals in need – Grants for Individuals in need database. The database is funded as part of the Coordinated Community Support Programme and is open access on the Norfolk Citizens Advice website. The database contains largely small local grant giving organisations that operate in Norfolk.
The webpage contains:
- Brief information on how to use the database
- A short video demonstration
- A tips document on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees
- A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include, or just give feedback on your experience of using the database
Norfolk Local Councils’ Wellbeing Group have produced an excellent article on Carbon Footprints and some actions which can be taken, click here, and they have also provided a pamphlet of Finance Awareness and Scam avoidance – see it here
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital’s ‘Settle in Services’ are looking for dedicated volunteers who wish to give something back to their local community. Volunteers meet patients on their day of discharge from hospital to help settle them back in to their own environment. Click here for more information
Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.
Our new local police officer is PC 665, Andy Sneddon who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.
Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s – October news update – click here
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