Welcome to the website of Hoveton Parish Council. Here you’ll find further information about the work of the Parish Council and the services it provides, contact details for your local councillors, information about the parish of Hoveton, plus all the latest Council and community news. Whether you’re a resident of Hoveton or a nearby parish, a member of Hoveton’s workforce, a visitor to our village, or just an interested party, we hope you find this website useful and informative. And we look forward to welcoming you to a Hoveton Parish Council meeting soon!
At its meeting in January, Hoveton Parish Council adopted a new policy to deal with vexatious or disruptive behaviour by members of the public towards councillors or council employees. It was a step that we took with heavy hearts, but sadly, over the last two years, a disproportionate amount of our time, the time of other public bodies, and your money has been spent responding to the correspondence and actions of a very small group of individuals in our village.
HPC is completely open and transparent in the way that we operate and we are subject to annual audit with regard to our conduct as a council; we are open to and expect fair criticism; we welcome challenge and honest debate. Despite this, residents might be shocked to learn that all of the following things have happened in our village over just the last two years, all originating from this small group of just a handful of individuals:
Hoveton’s Parish Clerk will now be on annual leave until Monday 25th February. If you need the Council’s assistance while the Clerk is away, please contact a parish councillor.
Hoveton Parish Council has been invited to comment on the following local planning application:
Proposal: Variation of Condition 1 of permission BA/2018/0154/FUL to allow use of site as car park for minimum of 5 years.
Address: Roys (Wroxham) Ltd Car Park, Station Road, Hoveton
Further Details: Broads Authority
Consultation Deadline: 5th March 2019
This application will be considered at the next meeting of Hoveton Parish Council, due to be held on Friday 1st March 2019.
Hoveton Parish Council receives regular newsletters and reports from the Stalham Safer Neighbourhood Team and works closely with members of the team on local issues. Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meetings are held regularly to agree local policing priorities, along with regular Public Engagement meetings and surgeries. The latest issue of the team’s newsletter can be found below:
Cluster 12 Parish Newsletter (February 2019)
Meanwhile, Norfolk Police has recently published some sound and timely advice regarding how to avoid falling victim to fraud or being bothered by rogue traders and cold callers.
In response to concerns raised by local people over the publication of conflicting advice concerning the feeding of Hoveton’s waterbirds, your Parish Council has sought advice directly from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). We hope local residents find the following advice informative and useful:
“Just like us, birds need a varied diet to stay healthy. Although birds can digest all types of bread, too much can leave them feeling full without giving them the important vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need. Additionally, feeding bread to waterfowl can cause overcrowding, and throwing it into waterbodies can cause a build-up of uneaten soggy bread which can lead to greater algal growth, affecting the water quality. Therefore, if you wish to feed ducks please feed a variety of foods and avoid feeding excessively. Foods you can feed ducks include lettuce, sweetcorn, peas, bird seed and oats.”
The draft minutes of Hoveton Parish Council’s meeting of Monday 4th February 2019 can be downloaded below.
Monday 4th February 2019