The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has an advisory role on matters such as road safety and planning with decisions often being made by the Breckland District or Norfolk County authorities. The Parish Council represents the people of Hardingham and works on their behalf to the benefit of the community.
The Parish Council meets on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 7pm in the Village Hall.
The Annual Parish Meeting is held in May, and the date advertised on the website and noticeboards in advance of the meeting.
On 22nd November 2017, the EDP ran a full page spread about Hardingham Mill as the Horror film ‘The Shuttered Room’ is to return to Norwich for a screening to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its release.
The link below will take you to the full article, and includes photos from both the filming and also current day.
The following is the response from Karen O’Kane with a broadband update:
The installation work for the fibre has begun, but BT are currently working with UK Power Networks to resolve a safety issue in the village. There are high voltage 11kv electricity cables to close to Openreach plant, this means the required safety clearance for Openreach to work on the network can’t currently be met.
Openreach expect the issue to be resolved in time to complete the implementation during spring 2018.
Meeting at the Village Hall at 11am on 26th November.
All are welcome!
The following has been received from Karen O’Kane:
“Further overhead and poling work scheduled over next couple of months. This poling and cabling work has now been completed
A safety related issue associated with an Openreach pole adjacent to electricity wires has been identified. This is preventing BT working on the pole and is at the beginning of the overhead route. BT are progress this with UKPN
Fibre overhead work will be starting in October / November as planned. “
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the B1135 Norwich Road, from the junction with U35044 Danemoor Road, for 690 metres west northwards in the PARISH OF HARDINGHAM because of gas works.
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 29th August 2017 to 10th October 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 31 within the period.
Full details and diversion available HERE
Karen O’Kane has updated that the current situation is:
– The fibre spine route from Hingham to Hardingham is fully sub- ducted
– Existing overhead network rationalisation work has been completed
– Poling & overhead fibre work along Hackford Rd has been completed
Further overhead and poling work is scheduled over next couple of months and will be ongoing after that. This is a significant piece of work which will build the network out across the entire build area as per the diagram Karen used in her presentation as is available within the May update post.
Please find below the powerpoint presentation which was given at the Annual Parish Meeting.
Hardingham May 2017
The Parish Council thought that it would be useful for all residents to see the issues in the Parish which have been reported to Highways, along with their current status. If you see any other issues that need reporting, please contact Highways directly via www.norfolk.gov.uk/potholes (for both potholes and other Highways issues)
Mill Road – Potholes – being monitored
Low Street – Sunken Drains – referred to utility companies to repair
Low Street – Surface water – all gullies to be jetted
Hardingham Rd / Hackford Rd – missing sign – no action to be taken
Low Street – missing fingerposts on two footpath signs
Plough Lane / Hingham Road – tarmac breaking up
Church Lane Crossroads – no warning sign when approaching from B1135
Church Lane Crossroads – give way painting faded
…….NOW IN SERVICE…….
Hardingham Parish Council is pleased to announce the Defibrillator is up and running. It is situated by the main door on the Memorial Hall.
The council arranged an Awareness Session on Sunday 19th March for the whole village to attend. It was a very informative session. John Sharples (Hardingham Parish Council Chairman) welcomed people to the Awareness Session and emphasised our gratitude to the Community HeartBeat Trust (for arranging the buying of the equipment and the Awareness Session, with training in how to administer CPR). According to the CHT, the turnout of 36 residents at the session was “considerable” compared to a lot of small communities – well done to Richard Burke and Binny Lenihan for organising this and the fundraising.
Thanks must go to Lucie’s Lifesaving Project, and above all to the residents who contributed to the fund to enable us to install this vital equipment which may save lives in the future. Having AED (defibrillator) in the rural community will help cardiac arrest sufferers get treatment more quickly.
We look forward to the Defibrillator having a long and undisturbed life at the Memorial Hall.