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!
In April 2019, the speeds of over 37,000 vehicles were recorded by our SAM2 device on Tunstead Road. The speed limit on this stretch of road is 30mph, but more than 20,000 vehicles were recorded at speeds of 35mph or more, with almost 2,000 of these vehicles travelling at speeds of 45mph or more.
Speeding on Tunstead Road was recently again adopted as a policing priority by the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel, thanks in part to the data collected by our SAM2. Hoveton’s Beat Manager, PC Tom Gibbs, continues to work hard to tackle the ongoing problems with speeding in our village. This month, PC Gibbs has been undertaking speed enforcement activities on Tunstead Road, particularly near Broadland High Ormiston Academy, with a number of drivers receiving warnings and traffic offence reports (tickets) for excess speed.
Meanwhile, Hoveton Parish Council has agreed to make Stalham Road an approved SAM2 location, so data may be gathered and provided as evidence of need for speed enforcement on Stalham Road, as has been done on Tunstead Road. A resident has kindly volunteered to look after the SAM2 while it is located on Stalham Road and a volunteer is looking after the SAM2 while it is on Tunstead Road, but sadly Hoveton Parish Council doesn’t have the human resources necessary to rotate the sign to other suggested locations (Horning Road, Horning Road West and Station Road). Local residents who wish to see the SAM2 used on other roads are therefore asked to consider volunteering their help to make this possible. Please contact Cllr Alex Howe (01603 783096 or [email protected]) to find out more about what’s involved.
Just a reminder that a Draft Local Plan consultation drop-in is due to be held tomorrow (Thursday 23rd May), from 2.30pm to 7.30pm, at the Broadland Youth and Community Centre, Stalham Road, NR12 8DJ. The Local Plan will guide development in North Norfolk up to 2036 and this event will offer local residents the opportunity to discuss proposals outlined in the Draft Local Plan with district council planning officers. Members of your Parish Council will be attending this event too, so why not pop along to find out more?
For more information about the Draft Local Plan, or to submit your comments about the Plan to North Norfolk District Council, please visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplan.
Hoveton Parish Council is currently considering the content of the Draft Local Plan, and expects to agree its response to the consultation at its 3rd June meeting. Any residents who wish to share their views on the Draft Local Plan with the Parish Council are asked to please do so before that date. However, residents are asked to please note that Hoveton Parish Council is not a planning authority, and as such it can only offer its opinion on the Draft Local Plan; it does not make decisions regarding what will or will not be included in the Local Plan. Residents are therefore encouraged to submit their views on the First Draft Local Plan directly to North Norfolk District Council as part of the consultation process.
We’re pleased to report that, following completion of essential repairs and maintenance, the children’s playground area at Hoveton Village Hall is once again open for little ones to enjoy. Thank you to all those who donated funds to assist with the cost of the initial repairs to the playground equipment, and an extra special thank you to Collins & Co Painting and Decorating, who kindly volunteered their time over the May bank holiday weekend to give the playground equipment a much-needed repaint (and also to Crown Decorating Centre in Norwich, who donated all of the materials needed for this job). A wonderful example of community spirit at its best!
Meanwhile, hot on the heels of the refurbished play area, Hoveton Village Hall’s playing field now offers brand new equipment for local youngsters to enjoy, following the recent installation of a zip wire and a new large swing set!
These improvements wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the Hoveton Village Hall Management Committee, in particular Cllr Jilly Gourlay and Cllr Ann Rogers, who have worked tirelessly over the past few years to improve facilities at the Village Hall for local residents. However, the Management Committee consists of only four local volunteers at present (including Cllr Gourlay and Cllr Rogers) so more help is needed if the Village Hall is to survive and thrive.
Why not get involved and give something back to your local community? After all, nobody cares more about your Village Hall than you! For more information or to chat about what’s involved, please contact Cllr Jilly Gourlay (07818 214277 or [email protected]). In the meantime, please follow Hoveton Village Hall’s Facebook page for regular updates!
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 (May 2019)
Hoveton Parish Council has been invited to comment on the following amended local planning application:
Proposal: Change of use of amenity space to provide for three new rides (1x Dizzy Caterpillar ride, 1x Jumping Frogs and 1x mine train roller coaster including 5 carts) and associated works (part retrospective).
Address: Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton
Further Details: North Norfolk District Council
Consultation Deadline: 3rd June 2019
This application will be considered at the next meeting of Hoveton Parish Council, due to be held on Monday 20th May 2019.