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Heidi Frary (Clerk)
92 Norwich Road
This update is somewhat more detailed as I have had communication from a small group of residents in the postcode area indicated by the pin on the map, questioning the validity of the updates I’ve provided you. I can confirm we are still on track for the end of February for engineering works to be completed, but here is more detail which I intend sending to those residents and copying you in.
This is a single complex implementation with three legs of fibre. To date the following works have taken place:
Prior to the Christmas break the “Red Route” on the map had civil engineering works completed including ducting and pole erection (Danemore Green), ducting tends to present more risk of engineering issues and therefore the works on this leg of the route were scheduled first. The steel duct across the railway bridge on this route has been partially validated but a full ‘Rod and Rope’ test is required before the fibre can be installed along the entire RED Route.
Between the 2nd and 4th January a rod and rope exercise was completed for this railway crossing and further validation of access for Mill Road. This confirmed the route as viable and works will take place in February.
BLUE Route works which includes pole work, tree cutting and fibre install begins tomorrow and is expected to take 4 weeks. The route is 4km in length which includes the ‘side shoots’ required to serve properties on side roads
Since my last update to you on 5th January, the confirmation of the successful Rod and Rope for the GREEN Route (last week) has confirmed the overall civil engineering works required for the whole scheme and allowed completion of scheduling.
Please don’t forget to come to the village Litter Pick on the 24th February 2019.
Meeting at the village hall at 10.30am
In early November, Norfolk County Council published four potential route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) to the A47.
The shortlist is made up of three new dual carriageway roads and a single carriageway upgrade to the B1535, and all of the options also include improvements to the A1067 Fakenham Road.
A public consultation on these routes will run between Monday 26 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019. During the consultation, people will be asked for their views on the options and these responses will help the council identify a preferred option for a Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. The consultation is also an opportunity to tell the council about any relevant information they should consider before deciding on a preferred route.
People can find out more about the options and respond to the consultation online via www.norfolk.gov.uk/nwl from Monday 26 November. People can also respond in person, and ask any questions they may have, at a series of staffed consultation events taking place throughout the consultation period. Information on these events is below, all the events will run between 2 and 8pm unless otherwise stated and people can drop in at any point between these opening times.
Ringland Village Hall – Wednesday 28 November
Drayton Village Hall – Monday 3 December
The Forum, Norwich – Tuesday 4 December (12 – 5pm)
Hockering Village Hall – Wednesday 5 December
Easton Village Hall – Monday 10 December
Taverham Village Hall – Tuesday 11 December (12 – 6pm)
Hall for All, Weston Longville – Wednesday 12 December
Salvation Army Church, Fakenham – Friday 14 December
Aylsham Town Hall – Tuesday 8 January
Diamond Jubilee Lodge, Hellesdon – Thursday 10 January
Great Witchingham Village Hall – Friday 11 January
The Costessey Centre – Monday 14 January
Dereham Memorial Hall – Tuesday 15 January
Honingham Village Hall – Wednesday 16 January
Please find below a map from the BBfN website, the green dots are those postcode which are covered, in the core of the village, the yellow (mostly to the North) are those still to come.
Full details can be found at the following website:
It has been noted that this is not a totally accurate picture, so should you have specific questions please email [email protected] quoting your postcode and she will try to assist.
Regarding the recent announcement by the BHF
Hardingham Parish Council needs to stress that, contrary to the recent media release issued by the British Heart Foundation, ALL defibrillators registered via the Community Heartbeat Trust are fully registered with their local ambulance services.
The defibrillator in our village (situated at the Memorial Hall) is registered with the CHT and therefore with our local ambulance service. It also features on the National Defibrillator Database, and the machine itself undergoes monthly checks by volunteers on the Parish Council and reports are sent electronically to the appropriate governance system.
Please be reassured that our local ambulance service has immediate access to the location of all defibrillators in the area, including our own.
If needed, further information about the BHF’s “misleading” media release can be obtained by contacting [email protected]