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!
Operation Good Neighbour Hoveton and Wroxham, the local Coronavirus community assistance scheme, is now up and running. The scheme will coordinate volunteers and arrange for the delivery of food and medicine to local residents who have no other means of support such as non-isolating family or friends or other support groups. The scheme can be contacted via its website or Facebook page.
Operation Good Neighbour has been set up and will be run by the Wroxham and Hoveton Good Neighbours Scheme (part of Community Action Norfolk). The scheme is supported by the local Church, local Councillors for Wroxham and Hoveton, and the Parish Councils of Hoveton and Wroxham.
Please continue to visit nhs.uk/coronavirus for the latest Coronavirus updates from the NHS and Public Health England.
Norfolk County Council has put together a list of links to assist local residents with finding the latest information about what public transport services are operating in the local area. The document offers links to the most up-to-date source of information, as bus operators have been changing services at relatively short notice as they react to official government guidance and the latest situation (please note that most bus stop information on the street will not be up to date). Members of the public who are having trouble accessing essential services or supplies are advised to call the Norfolk helpline (0344 800 8020).
Meanwhile, Hoveton Parish Council has been contacted by Konectbus Ltd with an update on the action Konectbus is taking during the current COVID-19 emergency. Konectbus has introduced emergency timetables that aim to support the government advice about reducing the number of people at work and travelling – particularly on public transport. Their objective is to provide transport for key workers and access to food shops and medical facilities for those who depend upon them. Photocopied timetables will be available on the buses. For those travelling, Konectbus has enhanced cleaning and wipe downs on their buses and usage is very low, enabling 2m distances to be maintained. For more information and the latest service updates, visit www.konectbus.co.uk/coronavirus.
Hoveton Parish Council has been invited to comment on the following local planning applications:
Proposal: Proposed change of use from A1 (Retail) to A5 (Restaurant/Cafe and Takeaway).
Address: Wroxham Saddlery, Church Road, Hoveton
Further Details: Broads Authority
Consultation Deadline: 7th April 2020
Proposal: Application to modify planning obligations of section 106 agreement (of planning permission PF/11/0762 – Erection of 120 dwellings) by deed of variation in respect to play area contribution. The open space maintenance contribution has been increased to reflect the additional maintenance required due.
Address: Land off, Stalham Road, Hoveton
Further Details: North Norfolk District Council
Consultation Deadline: 20th April 2020
As there is no scheduled Parish Council meeting before the end of the consultation periods, these applications will be considered by Hoveton Parish Council in accordance with ‘Option 2’ of its Planning Protocol.
As the Government’s message to older and vulnerable people to self-isolate to protect themselves from the spread of the Coronavirus takes effect, Norfolk County Council and North Norfolk District Council have written to residents in our area with details of helplines they can contact if they need assistance in the coming weeks with shopping, accessing personal items or prescriptions or other non-emergency support.
In order to fulfil requests for assistance, North Norfolk District Council has developed a hub and bespoke support model throughout our area, with a physical co-ordination presence at ten Local Co-ordination Centres, including a centre based at Hoveton Village Hall (please note that these centres will not be open to the public, and should only be accessed by community volunteers). For further details of this project, please visit NNDC’s website.
North Norfolk residents in need of support, either now or in the coming weeks, can request assistance through the Norfolk helpline (0344 8008020) or the North Norfolk helpline (01263 516000).
We’ve received notice from Norfolk County Council that, owing to a new water main connection, the use by vehicles of the A1062 Horning Road from 300m east of Church Road to a point 400m in an easterly direction will be temporarily prohibited from 31st March 2020 to 2nd April 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be about three days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of five days.
Alternative route is via: A1062 Horning Road/ Ropes Hill/ Norwich Road/ Yarmouth Road/ Ludham Road/ Station Road, A149 Yarmouth Road/ Bypass/ Yarmouth Road/ Wayford Road/ Norwich Road/ Stalham Road, A1062 Horning Road (Hoveton/ Horning/ Ludham/ Potter Heigham/ Catfield/ Sutton/ Stalham/ Smallburgh/ Ashmanhaugh). In the event of the start date being delayed, the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.
We’re pleased to be able to share the latest edition of Health Matters, your regular update from Hoveton & Wroxham Medical Centre:
Health Matters (30th March 2020)