Welcome To Hoveton Parish Council’s Website

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!

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Operation Good Neighbour (Coronavirus Support)

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.

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Parish Council Meetings Update

In accordance with new regulations issued by the Government, Hoveton Parish Council has now decided to cancel this year’s annual parish council meeting (with all current appointments such as that of Chairman and Vice-Chairman continuing until the next annual parish council meeting in May 2021) and to cancel the 2020 annual parish meeting. HPC is currently exploring the possibility of holding remote (virtual) parish council meetings, which will be open to members of the public. It is hoped it will be possible for the Council to hold its first remote meeting in early June, using Zoom. The date and time of this meeting are still to be confirmed, but three clear days’ notice of all parish council meetings will continue to be provided to local residents via our website and Facebook page.

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Record of Decisions and Actions Taken by HPC

Hoveton Parish Council last met as a full Council on Monday 2nd March 2020. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t possible for HPC to meet as scheduled on Monday 4th May 2020. However, in order to keep local residents updated on the work the Parish Council is doing, our Clerk has drafted a second Record of Decisions and Actions taken by the Council in accordance with our approved Coronavirus Contingency & Action Plan:

Record Of Decisions & Actions Taken By HPC (18th May 2020)

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AtoBetter Lockdown Survey

AtoBetter are interested in learning how the current health pandemic has changed the way you move from A to B; whether it’s for work, shopping, or leisure. Complete their quick survey to share your experience and be entered into a prize draw to win one of five Amazon Fire Tablets. The survey will be live until midnight on Sunday 7th June. Complete the survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ATOBLS or contact [email protected] for more information.

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North Norfolk Business Impact Survey

To help establish a clearer picture of the challenges local businesses are facing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the scale of impact the pandemic has had on local businesses, North Norfolk District Council has launched the North Norfolk Covid-19 Business Impact Survey. This survey, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete, will directly inform future recovery support for local businesses from the District Council and potentially those within other key organisations such as Central Government, the New Anglia LEP, other local authorities and local business groups. It will also provide evidence to potentially influence future business funding or business support programmes.

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Granary Staithe Works

While important works are in progress, and for the safety of members of the public, we have closed off Granary Staithe and would ask that you avoid this area completely. We apologise for this inconvenience. A specialist drainage contractor was commissioned to investigate drainage problems that occurred in the precinct during the periods of very heavy rainfall earlier in the year. These events caused flooding to certain local business premises. In the course of this investigation, it will be necessary to excavate a large diameter drainage pipe in order to assess its condition. This pipe takes surface water from a large area around the precinct and the village centre, clearing vast volumes of water during rainstorms. These works are an important precursor to the extensive refurbishment of the precinct due to take place this year, so we hope you will understand. We expect the works to be complete, and the area to be re-opened, early next week.

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