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JULY 2018

Volunteer Opportunity
Would you like to volunteer for the Hockwold Parish Council? We have places on our volunteer register. Volunteers would do many things.
Set up venues, mow grass, various landscaping tasks, litter pick up and many more things to benefit your community…
If you are interested please email the clerk at parishclerkhockwold@gmail.com
(There are a limited amount of spaces on the register, and all volunteers on the register need to be a minimum of 18 years old)

June 2018

The Hockwold Parish Council have created a LODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE to oversee the area knows as the LODE in Hockwold cum Wilton.  The LAC will be responsible to hold meetings, decide on maintenance plans for the Lode to bring to the Hockwold Parish Council to be approved, meet with environmental/conservation agencies, supervise approved works done as well as, many other tasks. LAC members will need to be available to attend meetings and attend site meetings on the LODE. This is an opportunity for non-council members to be involved in the decision making in their community. For more information please contact the clerk at parishclerkhockwold@gmail.com

Below is more information for interested persons:

Lode Advisory Committee

  1. Purpose of the Advisory Committee is to manage the maintenance of the Common Land known as the Lode in Hockwold cum Wilton.
  2. Committee can include non-council members. Any non-council members should have special incite into the tasks overseen and/or a connection to the Lode. (suggest possible land owner or neighbours) To be a non-council member or the committee you must: meet all criteria as Councillors.
  3. The committee is an advisory committee. Therefore, it will bring decisions to the full Council for vote on proposals from the Lode Advisory Committee.
  4. Non-council members and Council members can vote on proposals and management decisions during the advisory committees meetings. These proposals will then be brought to the full council for comment.
  5. All financial decisions and final decisions will be made by the full Council. Non-members will only vote on proposals to be brought before the full council.
  6. Non-council members must follow Hockwold cum Wiltons Code of Conduct and all meetings must adhere to Hockwold cum Wiltons Standing Orders.
  7. Committees must give notice by posting notice of the meeting 3 working days before the meeting, and must be minuted.

This is not meant to be a compete list of information.

February 2018

It has come to the Parish Councils attention that there has been several reports of people knocking on doors offering drive way repairs in Hockwold. We would encourage you to be cautious. Citizens Advices link below has tips to protect yourself from rogue traders.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/finding-a-trustworthy-trader/

 

Dog Fouling

Dog mess is an eyesore and a health hazard. If you are a dog owner, you have a legal duty to clean up every time your dog messes in a public place. Registered blind people are not required to clean up after their guide dogs. There is also exemption for dog owners on some kinds of public land in England and Wales, including:

  • Land used for agriculture or woodlands
  • Rural common land
  • Land that is predominantly marshland, moor or heath
  • Highways with a speed limit of 50mph or more

Most local councils require dog owners to carry a poop scoop and disposable bag whenever they take their dogs out to a public place. Some councils offer free scoops: ask your council’s animal warden unit.

Look out for bins marked as dog bins to dispose of your dog bag. If you cannot find a dog bin, then double wrap the dog bag and place it in a normal litter bin.

If your street is littered with dog mess, you can ask your local council to clean it.

 

 

 

Hockwold cum Wilton Parish have erected a SAM2 sign in the village. It is a mobile sign and will be moved every four weeks. In some cases it will be flipped to face the opposite direction. The sign will be sited on the verge near to the road.

SAM 2 signs are electronic, flashing sign that is activated by passing vehicles which are travelling over the speed limit. They are deployed when an area has a serious speeding problem, or when requested by a Highways Engineer at Norfolk County Council. These units are educational only, and are not at present used for data collection. SAM (Speed Awareness Message) is a mobile sign, activated by passing vehicles to remind drivers and riders in Norfolk about the dangers of excessive and inappropriate speed. The speed detection signs are set up to face a road and if the speed of the vehicle is below the speed limit the device shows the actual spped that the vehicle is travelling. If the vehicle is travelling above the speed limit, the speed will be displayed along with a “Slow Down” sign. If the speed limit is exceed by 10mph or more, the speed is not shown and the “Slow Down” message will appear. These signs are put in places approved by the Highways Department.

The Parish Council are aware that many residents are concerned about speeding within the village, and they hope that these signs will encourage drivers to be speed aware.

 

Hockwold Parish Council's photo.

 

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Enable Programme

Grants of up to £15,000 over two years are available to develop charities supporting people who are experiencing multiple disadvantages.  The fund can be used for:

  • Business and service development and plans
  • Developing monitoring systems
  • Investigating mergers, partnerships, shared services and contract diversification
  • Consultancy
  • Quality standards
  • Developing new income streams

Applications are welcomed on a rolling basis.  For more information please click here.

Would you like to the Parish Council have the right to appeal planning decisions?

If you would then please go to https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110489 to add your name to a petition to the government for this to happen.

Better Broadband For Norfolk

To find out how broadband access is being improved locally please read this:

Better Broadband for Norfolk info sheet

 

 

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