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!
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 (October 2019)
We’ve received notice that Norfolk County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the A1151 Norwich Road from a point 230 metres south of the B1140 Salhouse Road for a distance of 50 metres south westwards in the parish of Wroxham, because of Network Rail bridge inspection.
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from Monday 21st October 2019 between the hours of 09:30 to 15:30 for the duration of the works, expected to be 6 hours within the period. Alternative route is via: A1151 Norwich Road / Wroxham Road, A1270 Broadland Northway, Salhouse Road, Norwich Road, B1140 Mill Road / Bell Lane / Salhouse Road, A1151 Norwich Road (Rackheath, Salhouse, Wroxham).
Hoveton Parish Council will soon be drawing up its draft budget for the 2020/21 financial year and planning how funds will be spent. As part of this process, your Parish Council welcomes and encourages feedback from local residents on items to be included in the budget and on the setting of the parish precept. So if you have identified a particular need for funding within the parish, or if there is a specific project you would like to see Hoveton Parish Council pursue in the near future, please do get in touch and let us know.
In particular, we welcome local residents’ views on any highway improvements the Parish Council may be able to part-fund via Norfolk County Council’s Parish Partnership Scheme. This scheme offers 50/50 funding up to a maximum of £25,000 per bid (the parish council must ‘match fund’ the amount applied for) for projects such as small lengths of formal footway; trods; improved crossing facilities; improvements to Public Rights of Way; flashing signs to tackle speeding; and part-time 20mph signs with flashing warning lights outside schools.
Ideas already put forward by local residents include new bus shelters, dropped kerbs, and ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras, while Hoveton Parish Council is considering whether it may be possible to fund speed humps or other traffic calming measures via the Parish Partnership Scheme following concerns raised by local residents about persistent speeding on Church Road. Which projects would you support? What would you like to see in your village? Please send your feedback to Lisa, the Parish Clerk (07572 349 600 or [email protected]).
Hoveton Parish Council has been invited to comment on the following local planning application:
Proposal: Change of fenestration to the riverside gable end and rooflights, variation of condition 2 of permission BA/2018/0248/FUL.
Address: Wilderness, Meadow Drive, Hoveton
Further Details: Broads Authority
Consultation Deadline: 23rd October 2019
This application will be considered at the next meeting of Hoveton Parish Council, due to be held on Monday 7th October 2019.
Hoveton Parish Council has been contacted by a number of local residents who would like to request a reduction in the speed limit for part of the A1151 Stalham Road. At present, once Stalham Road’s 30mph zone ends shortly after the Brook Park roundabout, the speed limit as vehicles travel in the direction of Stalham is 40mph until drivers reach the national speed limit sign. However, many Stalham Road residents have expressed the view that they would prefer to see the 40mph zone abolished and the village’s 30mph zone extended to the national speed limit sign.
Bearing in mind that the 40mph zone is located in a residential area of our village, Hoveton Parish Council supports residents’ requests for a reduction to the speed limit in this location. All requests for speed limit changes must be put in writing to Norfolk County Council and all written objections received will be noted in a report to the cabinet member responsible for planning and transport. Residents may contact the County Council directly (Legal Officer, Chief Executive’s Office, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH) about this matter, though your Parish Council believes a coordinated approach from local residents and the Parish Council itself will have the most impact and will hopefully result in action being taken.
Therefore, if you would like to see the speed limit on this part of Stalham Road reduced, please consider writing a letter to Norfolk County Council to request a speed limit change and then forwarding this letter to Hoveton Parish Council by 31st October (letters to be sent to Cllr Alex Howe at [email protected] or 2 Littlewood Lane, Hoveton, NR12 8DZ). Hoveton Parish Council will then collate all letters received and submit these letters to Norfolk County Council as part of a larger submission package from the Parish Council and the village as a whole.