Hardingham Parish Council

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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.

 

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Road closure

Please find HERE information about a road closure in the parish during June 2019

AGM Minutes

Minutes from the recent AGM are available here: Minutes 05 19 AGM

Breckland Local Plan

The Inspector Jonathan Manning formally closed the hearing sessions section of the Breckland Local Plan examination on 20th September 2018.

A six week consultation on main modifications ran between Monday 18th February 2019 and  5pm Monday 1st April 2019 (This has now Closed).

An additional six week consultation on main modifications MM18, MM119 and MM148 ONLY will commence on Wednesday 3rd April 2019, the comment deadline is 5pm Wednesday 15th May 2019. This extension is necessary as a formatting error resulted in these modifications displaying incorrectly on the consultation portal during the original consultation period.

Comments will only be accepted on MM18, MM119 and MM148 during this extension period.

MM18: Policy HOU 05 – Small Villages and Hamlets Outside of Settlement Boundaries 

MM119: Supporting Text ENV 03: Title and paragraph 5.19 to 5.26

MM148: Supporting text para. 7.18

In commenting on these modification you are asked to make representations on whether the plan is (a) legally compliant and (b) sound.  

 

of particular relevance to Hardingham are Page 50-51, Policy HOU 05 – Small Villages and Hamlets Outside of Settlement Boundaries.  Here you will see that there are significant changes that have been made.  The following link should take you to the section:

https://www.breckland.gov.uk/media/12382/Local-Plan-Examination-Version-Corrected/pdf/Local_Plan_Examination_Version_-_Corrected.pdf?m=636904239473900000

Full details and how to respond can be found by using the following link:

https://www.breckland.gov.uk/localplanexamination

Notice of Uncontested Election

Please see HERE for the notice of uncontested election




January 19 Broadband Update from NCC

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:

 

RED ROUTE

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.

 

GREEN 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

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. 

 

September Broadband update

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:

https://www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk/can-i-get-fast-broadband/

 

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.

Important update regarding Hardingham Defibrillator

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]

Broadband Update – August 2018 (2)

I received notification from Karen O’Kane, NCC on 7th August saying ‘Just to let you know issues have been resolved and the solution is now live’.  I have heard from other residents that this may not be the case.  If you have issues with broadband please either contact me (Clerk to the Parish Council) and I will pass the message to Karen, or contact her directly through the ‘get in touch’ section of the website:  www.betterbroadbandnorfolk.co.uk.

Heidi

Broadband Update – August 2018

Unfortunately the following message has been received from Karen O’Kane, Programme Director – Better Broadband for Norfolk

“I’m sorry there have been some technical problems during the commissioning process which Openreach expect to resolve shortly.  Services will then become available.”

 

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