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.
We have been advised by Norfolk County Council that they are proposing to implement the experimental weight restriction on Monday 2nd April 2018.
The 18 tonne weight limit on the B1111 will run from immediately south of the A11 slip roads through to the A1066 junction at Garboldisham. The weight limit will be ‘Except for Access’ meaning that HGV’s and farm vehicles needing to access a location within the weight restriction will still be able to use the road.
Norfolk County Council and the Parish Council will be monitoring traffic flows and users while the experimental weight restriction is in place.
This is marvellous news for the Parish Council and for the village as we have been fighting for this restriction for over 20 years.
Norfolk County Council is reviewing a number of bus services which are operated under contract to the council, including some in your area.
Attached are copies of the documents which are being displayed on the services over the next few weeks, each worksheet largely covers a different service or area and includes proposed timetables. Consultation for p&c_South Norfolk1 Consultation for p&c_South Norfolk
The flexibuses are currently a pre book travel option; part of the proposal is timetabling some routes where past usage has been higher, and to remain pre book in areas which lightly use the service.
The 10a service from East Harling to Norwich is likely to remain largely the same, however, we will explore options of a Saturday service which may replace the current Saturday service to Diss.
On Monday 16th April the area known as Peppers Corner will be resurfaced.
The work should take 3-4 days and is to be carried out by AW Waterfields & Sons who are contracted by the Parish Council.
There will be pedestrian access at all times and residents will be able to access their properties.
Any concerns or queries regarding this work do please contact the Parish Council
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
(HARLING) (URGENT NOTICE)
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION 2018
Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 – Section 14(2)
In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to sewer works the West Harling Road from a point 800 metres south of its junction with the B1111 for a distance of 200 metres southwards in the PARISH OF HARLING will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 12th February 2018 to 16th February 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 5 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 5 days.
Alternative route is via: West Harling Road, B1111 Church Road/ Memorial Green/ Market Street/ Garboldisham Road, Road from Harling Road to West Harling Road.
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 8th day of February 2018
The Parish Council has welcomed its newest member, Mr Steven Blades of School Lane, East Harling.
Steven has been in the building trade for over 20 years and has lived in the Harling area all of his life, he has a vested interest in the villages future and has always actively been involved in village life.
Steven is looking forward to playing a more active part and positive role in the village.