The Land Management Committee will be holding their next meeting on Thursday 7th September 2023 at 7pm in the Lounge at the Memorial Hall. All residents are welcome to attend. The agenda and other meeting documents can be found below:
Land Management Committee meeting 7th September 2023
Hay making at Cremer’s Meadow 6th SeptemberThe Friends of Cremer’s Meadow are holding the annual cut of the water meadow which enables us to continue to provide an environment for a rich range of meadow flowers and wildlife. Due to successful management, the Southern Marsh Orchids have continued to thrive – with 7000+ counted this year.Volunteers are needed to help with moving the cut hay on Wednesday 6th September.No experience or tools are required, all will be provided.Join us in this rewarding task and then have a free light lunch provided by the Central England Co-op.Hay Making poster 2023 (2)
Postwick Park and Ride
17 July 2023
Postwick park & ride to re-open in September on a trial basis
Norfolk County Council will open Postwick park & ride from Monday 4 September. The service will run every 20 minutes starting at Postwick at 07.30am and with the last journey back from the bus station at 18.10pm, Monday to Saturday.
The site has remained closed since the start of the covid-19 pandemic as it was first a testing centre and now passenger numbers across all park & ride sites have not returned to their pre-pandemic level. However, despite passenger numbers remaining low a decision has been made to re-open the site on a trial basis to see what the demand is like for the service. Norfolk County Council has committed to the site being open for a minimum of four months for the trial.
Councillor Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and waste said; “This really is a case of use it or lose it. We know how important this service is – particularly to those living in villages to the east like Brundall, Blofield and Acle. People have been asking for a return of this service – and that’s why we have decided to open it on a trial basis. In these difficult financial times though we have to be honest that budgets are limited and so we need to see passenger numbers increase across all of our sites to help keep Norwich park & ride sustainable and running for the future.”
Gavin Smith, Konectbus’ Managing Director said: “The park & ride is a great way to get into Norwich with easy to access sites situated on the outskirts of the city – Harford, Sprowston, Norwich Airport and Thickthorn. We’re thrilled to be providing the Postwick 503 service to residents again and we really hope that people make the most of the fantastic service. Using the park & ride means not having to worry about traffic or lengthy car park queues, it’s quick, easy, and stress-free travel direct into the city centre and we hope to encourage more people to travel into the city by bus.”
A review of ticket prices is currently taking place with plans to use some of the money secured from the Department for Transport for the Norfolk Bus Service Improvement plan to reduce fares. More detail on this will be published soon.
Cremer’s Meadow Orchid Day 17th June 2023
Air Quality Report for Brundall 2023
Notice of Parish Council Elections
Cost of Living Crisis 2022- Help and Information
Buckenham Woods – an opportunity for Strumpshaw and neighbouring parishes
BUCKENHAM WOOD – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STRUMPSHAW AND NEIGHBOURING PARISHES
Buckenham Wood in Strumpshaw is in danger: many local residents and visitors who walk their dogs and families around this middle part of the entire woodland are unaware that it is privately owned and not public land belonging to the Parish Council. The landowner has approached Strumpshaw Parish Council to see if it is interested in purchasing the middle 7.4 acre plot in the woods. If this opportunity is not taken up, it will be sold on the open market, and access to use it and enjoy the bluebells will likely be lost forever.
It is intended to set up Buckenham Wood Trust as a community initiative to raise the money necessary to purchase and manage the land in perpetuity. This will enable the local community to use and enjoy it legitimately in ways that do not impact the ancient woodland and its bluebells.
To make this happen Strumpshaw and its neighbouring communities need to come together to realise this opportunity. Please help us save Buckenham Wood for our future generations and scan the QR code here to tell us how you are using the Wood or email your support and any enquires to [email protected]
Land Management Committee meeting 17th November 2022
The next Land Management Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 17th November 2022 at 7pm in the Memorial Hall Lounge. All residents are welcome to attend. Please see below for the agenda and other meeting documents.
Advisory and Scrutiny Committee meeting 18th October 2022
The next meeting of the Advisory & Scrutiny Committee will be on Tuesday 18th October 2022 at 6.30pm. The meeting will be via Zoom with joining details on the agenda. The agenda and other meeting paperwork can be viewed below:
Donations Policy Oct 2022 – revised
Grants Awarding Policy Oct 2022 – revised
Terms of Reference Staffing Committee Oct 2022 – draft revised
Terms of Reference Staffing Committee Sept 2022 – draft revised
Allotment Waiting List Policy Apr 22 – revised
Allotment Animal Husbandry – Aug 22 – proposed
Livestock Registration Form Aug 22 – proposed
GDPR Policy September 2020 – for review