Western Link Consultation

Weston Longville Parish Council’s response to the Western Link consultation can be viewed here.  Don’t forget, you only have until Friday to respond.

Notice of Road Closure – Weston Green Road

Norfolk County Council have made  a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the Weston Green Road from its junction with Weston Road for a distance of 40 metres westwards in the Weston Longville because of a new electrical supply.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 15th January 2019 to 21st January 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 7 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Weston Road, Honingham Road, Weston Green Road.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.


Norwich Western Link Road

In early November, Norfolk County Council published four potential route options for a Norwich Western Link, to connect the western end of Broadland Northway (formerly the Northern Distributor Road) to the A47. The council wants to improve travel between these two major roads and to tackle the transport problems that exist in the area to the west of Norwich, including slow journey times, rat running and roads not being suitable for the volume and type of traffic.

The four routes have been published following months of work to identify which options would be most effective as a Norwich Western Link. The shortlisted options were also informed by the results of an initial Norwich Western Link consultation which was held earlier this year. This consultation had more than 1,700 responses and showed there was very strong support for creating a new link between the A47 and Broadland Northway, with the majority of those responding suggesting a new road as their preferred solution.

The shortlist is made up of three new dual carriageway roads and a single carriageway upgrade to the B1535, and all of the options also include improvements to the A1067 Fakenham Road.

A public consultation on these routes will run between Monday 26 November 2018 and Friday 18 January 2019. During the consultation, people will be asked for their views on the options and these responses will help the council identify a preferred option for a Norwich Western Link in spring 2019. The consultation is also an opportunity to tell the council about any relevant information they should consider before deciding on a preferred route.

People can find out more about the options and respond to the consultation online via from Monday 26 November. People can also respond in person, and ask any questions they may have, at a series of staffed consultation events taking place throughout the consultation period. Information on these events is below, all the events will run between 2 and 8pm unless otherwise stated and people can drop in at any point between these opening times.

Ringland Village Hall                                      – Wednesday 28 November

Drayton Village Hall                                       – Monday 3 December

The Forum, Norwich                                      – Tuesday 4 December (12 – 5pm)

Hockering Village Hall                                    – Wednesday 5 December

Easton Village Hall                                         – Monday 10 December

Taverham Village Hall                                    – Tuesday 11 December (12 – 6pm)

Hall for All, Weston Longville                         – Wednesday 12 December

Salvation Army Church, Fakenham               – Friday 14 December

Aylsham Town Hall                                        – Tuesday 8 January

Diamond Jubilee Lodge, Hellesdon               – Thursday 10 January

Great Witchingham Village Hall                     – Friday 11 January

The Costessey Centre                                   – Monday 14 January

Dereham Memorial Hall                                 – Tuesday 15 January

Honingham Village Hall                                  – Wednesday 16 January

Casual Vacancy for Councillor

Weston Longville Parish Council is looking to co-opt a new parish councillor to fill a vacancy  and we would love to hear from you if you fit the following criteria and would like to make a real difference in your community. Please contact either the parish clerk or any councillor for any more detail.

To apply please provide the Parish Clerk with a paragraph about yourself by 5pm on Friday 9 November.  The co-option will take place at the meeting being held on Monday 12November, 7.30pm, in The Hall for All.

You should consider becoming a parish or town councillor if:
-You would like to do something positive for your community
-You would like to spend your time productively
-You can think, listen and act locally

To become a councillor, you must satisfy the following criteria on the day you are co-opted:
-be at least 18 years of age
-be a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the four following qualifications on the day you are co-opted:
-be registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you are standing
-have occupied as an owner or a tenant any land or premises in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the 12 months before the day you are nominated
-have had your main or only place of work during the last 12 months in the local authority area in which you are standing
-have lived in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the last 12 months

NHS Winter Campaign

Please see poster below for  correspondence from the NHS on their “Help Us Help You” winter campaign.


Norfolk Remembers

From Broadland Council:

“I wanted to introduce an event Broadland District Council is hosting in November to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Making this national event specifically relevant to the Broadland community, ‘Broadland Remembers’ will be an exhibition which highlight efforts made by the people of Broadland during the First World War and how the conflict affected local people.

It’ll be running for a week from 9th – 16th November at Whitwell and Reepham Railway.

As part of the activities, we are curating artwork, poetry, letters and artefacts from the District’s Parishes.

If you know of anything relevant from your area or have a person in mind who might be able to help, it would be great if you could get back to me.

Jenny Mitchell – [email protected]

Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Weston Longville has a casual vacancy for a Councillor.

An election by ballot according to the Election Rules will be held if a request in writing to that effect, signed by ten local government electors for the electoral area, is delivered to The Chief Executive, Broadland Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, NR7 ODU not later than 29 October 2018

If an election is not requested that the Parish Council will co-opt on to the Council after this date. More information will follow at that time.

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Road Closure – Weston Hall Road


Road closure on B1535 Weston Hall Road, Weston Longville for carriageway resurfacing

Work will begin on Tuesday 9 October to carry out major carriageway resurfacing works on B1535 Weston Hall Road, Weston Longville. To minimise disruption on this busy road the work is being carried out overnight and will take four nights to complete subject to suitable weather conditions.

The site will extend from a point approx. 200 metres north of the junction with Collin Green Lane northwards for approx. 1100 metres including the junction with Rectory Road.

During the resurfacing works it will be necessary to close the road to all through traffic at this location. A fully signed official diversion route (along roads of the same or higher classification) via A47 Dereham, B1110 North Elmham, B1145 Bawdeswell & A1067 Lenwade will be in operation between 7.00pm and 6.00am on each night.

Vehicle access to businesses and properties within the limits of the closure will be maintained from one end at all times. Pedestrian access will be maintained while work is underway.

The County Council would like to thank people for their patience while these works to replace the existing worn out road surface are carried out.

The work which will cost £135,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community & Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information
Dave Barley, Surfacing Engineer, 0344 800 8020.

Exercise of Public Rights 2017/18

The annual governance and accountability statement has been completed for Weston Longville for 2017/18 and can be seen on the Transparency Code  page of the website.

The attached notice below gives details of electors’ rights to inspect the accounting records and other documents that relate to the accounts.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk with any questions.

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Western Link Consultation

When Norfolk County Council announced plans to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (A1270) north and east of the city, a lot of people said they were concerned about transport issues to the west of Norwich. Many wanted the council to fill in what they saw as a ‘missing link’ between the Fakenham Road (A1067) and the A47.

The County Council will be running a public consultation between Tuesday, 8 May and Tuesday, 3 July 2018 and, at this stage, they would like to know your views on any transport issues that exist to the west of the city. This is your chance to have your say and help to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to improve transport links or provision in this part of the county – so make sure you take the opportunity to respond to the consultation.

You can find out more and respond to the consultation online at from Tuesday, 8 May. Or you can come along to one of the nine consultation events being held throughout May and June, where you can speak to County Council staff and respond to the consultation in person.

The consultation events will be held from 10.30am to 8pm each day (with the exception of the Taverham event, which will finish at 7pm) and the venues and dates are as follows:

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Ringland Village Hall Thursday 10 May
Hockering Village Hall Thursday 17 May
Hall for all, Weston Longville Tuesday 22 May
Easton Village Hall Thursday 31 May
Taverham Village Hall Tuesday 5 June
The Forum, Norwich Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June
Costessey Community Centre Monday 18 June
Hellesdon Parish Office Tuesday 26 June