With regards to the recent correspondence from Gladman Developments and their proposal for 198 houses on the Lopham Road/Garboldisham Road we can confirm that further to their initial contact and offer for a closed meeting with the Council, they have refused the Councils offer to attend a public Parish Council meeting.
The Parish Council discussed this at Tuesdays meeting and agreed that they would NOT attend a behind closed doors meeting with this company where residents were excluded.
Once an full planning application has been received by the Council then this will be discussed at a meeting where all residents will be invited to attend and be given the chance to put their comments forward to the Parish Council.
The date of this meeting will be published on the village FB page, notice boards and PC website.
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C152 Lopham Road from its junction with B1111 for a distance of 200 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF HARLING because of BT works.
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 hours on 20th December 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 6 hours within the period.
Alternative route is via: Lopham Road, Kenninghall Road, Manor Road, Harling Road, B1111 Garboldisham Road (Garboldisham/ Harling).
(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).
Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.
In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.
Dated this 14th day of December 2018
The Parish Council welcomes Mr David Stone to the Council, David will be attending his first official meeting this month.
David lives with his wife Jean in Gallants Lane, he has 2 grown up children and 2 grandchildren.
He is a retired Chartered Engineer and now enjoys spending time with his family, DIY and politics.
He considers himself a people person always ready to discuss and listen to others points of view. He is very much looking forward to joining the Council and serving its residents as a Councillor.
We would like to announce that Mr Kevin Rayner has now joined the Parish Council and will attend his first official meeting this month.
Kevin has was born and raised in East Harling and lives in Hamblings Piece with his young family.
Kevin has seen many changes in the village during his time here and is very passionate about the future of the village. He is looking forward to being able to voice his views and concerns about the Parish and feels he has a lot to offer the Council being a local man.
HARLING PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY
• Are you a resident of Harling?
• Do you care about your village?
• Do you want to get involved in community projects?
• Would you like to help make decisions on issues that affect the place where you live or work?
If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please write to us telling us why you should be considered at the address below preferably with a C.V :
5 The Bailiwick
Closing date for applications 15th October
More details can be found on the Council website
On Sunday 5th August we saw the opening of the new sports courts at the Recreation Ground. An opening ceremony took place and the courts were officially opened by local tennis star Pippa Horn. Mini Tennis taster sessions took place followed by junior and adults free sessions on the new courts. Nets were taken down at 4pm for Netball and basketball free play.
The project cost £30,000 and funds were raised with national and local grants.
The Courts are available to book at the Harling SportsPark website.
The photo shows members of the Parish Council along with Martin Gooderham of Harling SportsPark, District Councillor Robert Kybird, Pippa Horn and Tennis Edge who carried out the coaching.
Norfolk Police urge members of the public to be vigilant and security conscious, ensuring outbuildings and sheds are locked and secure, following a number of rural crime reports in the Breckland areas. Officers, including community and specialist units are working together to target those that seek to steal from our communities.
There’s more rural crime prevention advice available at: https://www.norfolk.police.uk/advice/rural-crime
and members of the public are urged to report any suspicious incidents/activity/persons and vehicles to police on 101.