FREEDOM OF THE PARISH AWARDS NIGHT
Will be held on Friday the 6th May and all are invited to attend, the ceremony starts at 7pm and refreshments will be served after the awards.
B1111 Church Road/Market Street/Garboldisham Road, East Harling – temporary closure for essential road maintenance
Work is due to start on Monday 16 May 2022 to carry out essential pavement and road repair and patching works on the B1111, between the bridge over the river (near the church) and the 60/30 speed limit south of Lopham Road junction. The work is expected to take six days to complete, weather permitting. The programme could change due to poor weather conditions.
The works will involve removing sections of damaged and low kerbs, raising gullies where necessary and repairing sections of the existing deteriorated road surface. This work is in preparation for the road to get a new seal (surface dressing) currently programmed for late May 2022. The new seal consists of a thin layer of bitumen and chippings which is laid onto the road. This extends the life of the existing road surface, helps prevent water penetration and helps stop potholes occurring.
To allow the work to be carried out swiftly and safely it will be necessary to close the road to through traffic and a fully signed official diversion route will be in place. Access to homes and businesses within the limits of the closure will be maintained from one end of the closure at all times. Pedestrian access will also be maintained at all times.
Signs will be in place to make people aware that businesses will be open as usual.
Members of the highway team will be on hand to allow access to local traffic and direct drivers as necessary
The work will be carried out in phases to minimise disruption – work due to take place between 16-18 May (all dates are weather dependant) will involve raising low gully gratings, kerbs and pavement repairs and resurfacing:
- 16 May- Gully raising between River bridge and West Harling Road
- 16 May- Following completion of above works; Gully raising will be completed between West Harling Road and Memorial Green
- 16/17 May- Following completion of above works; Gully raising, and kerb replacement works will be carried out between Memorial Green and King Street junctions
- 17 May- Road stud (cat’s eye) removal works between river bridge and West Harling Road junction
- 17 May- Above works to be carried out in conjunction with gully raising between King Street and Lopham Road junctions
- 18 May- Pavement repairs to be carried out in locations as above starting from Memorial Green working towards Lopham Road junction throughout the day
Between 19-21 May, (all dates are weather dependant) the works will involve removing and repairing worn sections of the road. To allow local traffic access to side roads and properties this work will also be carried out in phases (drivers are asked to follow diversions as necessary): will be as follows:
- 19 May- carriageway patching between river bridge and West Harling Road Junction Please can residents between these extents use West Harling Road if possible to allow works to progress effectively during this day.
- 19 May- on completion of the above works, road surface repairs between West Harling Road junction and Memorial Green. Please can residents north of Memorial Green use West Harling Road or B1111 northbound to exit village as passage will not be permitted along the bend. Additional all residents south of Memorial Green will need to use B1111 southbound. Any residents on Memorial Green will not be able to access the B1111 whilst the patching works are on the bend and will have to exit the village along Eccles Road or Quidenham Road.
- 20 May- on completion of the above works, the carriageway patching between Memorial Green and Kings Street will be carried out- Please can residents of School Lane use West Harling Road for access. Please can residents north of Memorial Green use West Harling Road or B1111 northbound to exit village if possible to allow works to progress safely and effectively during these works. Additional all residents south of King Street are requested not to cut through the works area will need to use B1111 southbound.
- 21 May- on completion of the above works, the carriageway patching between King Street and including Lopham Road junction
- For the safety of the workforce and to allow works to progress, please can residents of Lopham Road avoid trying to use B1111 as access, as this will not be permitted during the works to resurface the junction area. Please use Lopham Road or Kenninghall Road for access.
The County Council thanks people for their patience while this essential maintenance works and road resurfacing is carried out.
The work which will cost approximately £53,500 and will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.
For Further Information
Call Chris Pointer, Area Technician, Community and Environmental Services, Norfolk County Council, on 0344 800 8020.
VIGIL FOR UKRAINE
An opportunity to pause, reflect and show solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
All welcome at The Poplars, Saturday 26th March at 5.30pm.
In association with the Parish Council and St Peter and St Paul's Church.
SAVE THE DATE !
Harling Parish Council, along with East Harling Sports and Social Club, will be hosting a day of celebrations to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee on the 2nd June. There will be live music, food, children's entertainment and the lighting of a beacon at 9.45pm.
If you are a local business and wish to donate to this event for the whole village to enjoy, or would like to offer your help in any other way on the day , please get in touch
WERE YOU A VOLUNTEER during the Covid-19 crisis?
The Parish Council want you to get in touch.
We have counted up an amazing 107 people who put their name forward to help their neighbours during the lockdowns in 2020, and many carried on helping through 2021.
And the Parish Council want to say thank you!, on behalf of every one in the village who was helped, even in the smallest way during those difficult times.
At the annual East Harling Freedom of The Parish awards evening on Friday 6th May, we want to invite all those volunteers to join us, so we can say a big thank you, along with recognising the amazing work of two other Harling residents for their decades of supporting our wonderful Village.
So please get in touch with us by email just confirming your name and if you and a plus one would be able to come along to the event (latest date to confirm 31st March)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do share this information with anyone else you know who put their name forward to help.
Harling Parish Council
Are you ready for Bin Day Change in Breckland?
Breckland residents are being encouraged to look out for information about changes to their household waste and recycling collections, which will be hitting doormats over the next three weeks.
Serco, which provides waste collection services for Breckland Council, is making these changes to reduce the distances bin trucks are travelling to collect household rubbish each week, while improving route efficiencies to accommodate new homes being built within the district.
The changes will be introduced from Monday, 21 March and will mean that around half of the households in Breckland will see a change to the day their household waste and recycling is collected. Those residents remaining on the same collection day may have a change to their collection time so it’s important that they put their bins out by 6.30am. Bins will continue to be collected on an alternating fortnightly basis.
From late February and into early March, Serco will be sending a leaflet to all Breckland Council residents to advise of any changes to their existing household waste and recycling service. Bins will continue to be collected on an alternating weekly basis and people with a garden waste subscription will not see this service change.
Cllr Sarah Suggitt, Executive Member for Planning, Leisure and Contracts, at Breckland Council, commented: “These changes will make our service more efficient and help minimise our carbon footprint. Bin Day Change is coming from 21 March, so watch out for your leaflet over the next few weeks. It will include a calendar for the coming year, so you’ll always know when to put the bin out!”
Emma Windle, Senior Contract Manager for Norfolk said: “Even if your collection day is not changing it is likely that your collection time will change, so please do make sure your bin is out by 6.30am.”
For further information on Bin Day Change in Breckland visit www.breckland.gov.uk/rubbish/changes-to-collection
Freedom of the Parish Awards 2022
We are excited to announce that the award ceremony will be taking place this year after a 2 year absence. The date has been set for the
6th May and we will not only be honouring our nominees from 2020 but also some other important members of our community. More details will follow soon.....
We are sadly hearing reports of Coronavirus and the Omicron variant in our village, with residents once again needing the support of their neighbours whilst they isolate.
The Parish Council's support line is still up and running and we are ready to take calls from those who are having to isolate due to the virus and have no one else to help them.
The number is 07936 305 761
If you were one of our amazing volunteers who has helped out in the past and are still able to, then please email or call me to re register.
Join us for the official opening of
East Harling Community Garden
11th September at 11am
The Chair of Breckland Council will officially open the garden, and dedicate it to the memory of David Gee.
Everyone is welcome to come along and see the amazing transformation of this area, meet the volunteers and find out about how you can support the future development of the garden.
COMPETITION WINNERS !
The Parish Council are pleased and proud to announce that the Community Garden has been given an award to recognise the work carried out to turn an unused and unloved space into a wildlife haven under "The Rural Living Category" by CPRE (The Norfolk Countryside Charity).
The Judges were extremely impressed with the extent of the transformation and the dedication of all the volunteers involved.
Special thanks to Liz Mould, Rachel Robb and Colin Bolger.
If you would like to get involved in anyway with the garden you can send a message via their FB Page (East Harling Community Garden Project) or get in touch with the Parish Council.
Harling Parish Councils, Annual Parish Meeting has been postponed to a date later in the year, however, a full council meeting will still take place on Tuesday 27th April.
The Councils Annual Parish Council meeting will take place on the 25th May and not the 4th as previously decided upon. Locations for meetings will be noted on agendas.
Following government guidance Harling Parish Council will not be opening a book of condolence in the Old School Hall. We have been advised to kindly request anyone wishing to record a message of condolence do so via the official website
Harling Parish Council are deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, and a letter of condolence will be sent by the Parish Council Chairman, to the Duke’s private secretary.
The Union Jack flag is now being flown at half-mast until 8am on the day following the funeral of His Royal Highness, which will take place within the next 10 days.
A book of condolence will be opened from Monday 12th April, and held at Harling Old School Hall.
The hall will be open 9am – 5pm weekdays only for anyone to pay their respects and record a message of condolence.
The hall is C-19 secure and we kindly ask you to follow the procedures that are currently in place when you visit the hall.
Updates can be found and on our website and on the village face book page Harling Matters.
Welcome new Councillor
A warm welcome to our newest Parish Councillor,
Miss Holly Mackenzie. Holly has lived in the village for 11 years with her partner Paul and their three children. She and Paul run their own business in the village and Holly has always been active in the community, she has helped raise funds for the play park, been a school governor, set up a book club and is also part of the admin team for the village Facebook page. Holly is really happy to now be part of the Council, and will work hard on your behalf to keep our village great. Holly's contact details can be found on the Councillors page.
Reduction in Speed Limit !
The Parish Council have been working with our neighbouring Councils and Cllr Steve Askew, to secure a reduction in the speed limit on the B1111 from Roudham to East Harling to 40mph . After many months of consultations , we can announce that Norfolk County Council have agreed to this proposal. We thank Cllr Askew, our County Councillor, for all his work on this project. This reduction in the speed limit will we hope reduce the amount of accidents on this stretch of road and make it safer for pedestrians using the footpath.
The January edition of Contact is out now!
Attleborough Safer Neighbourhood Team
Covid-19 Support Line
As we now find ourselves in Tier Four, the Parish Council wants to remind you all that the C-19 support line is still active, and we are here for you should you find yourself having to isolate due to C-19 symptoms or you are in the vulnerable category.
Please call 07936 305 761 Monday-Friday 9-5pm if you, or someone you know, need shopping, medicine collected, dog walking or are feeling lonely and isolated and need someone to chat to. We have volunteers who are here to help.
Please do pass this information onto friends or family who may need some extra help.
Please stay at home to protect others
Best wishes and here's to a Happy and a Healthy 2021
We hope you enjoy our short video showing the village Christmas light switch on . Special thanks go to the O'Gorman and Porter family for the wonderful carol singing, to Paul at Loud VFX, our Christmas lights team and of course Father Christmas himself.
Click here for Decembers edition of Contact
Parish Councillor vacancy
Community Police Update
Following the Government's announcement on Saturday, we wanted to assure everyone that the Parish Councils helpline is still open for calls and will continue Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
If you or anyone you know needs help with shopping, collecting medication, dropping of post, dog walking or just a friendly chat please do call:
07936 305 761
Take care and stay safe
Remembrance Day 2020
Click here to find details on this years arrangements
2020 Poppy Appeal
Poppies will go on sale in the village shop & The Swan from Saturday24th October.
Unfortunately there is a very limited supply this year as we were unable to obtain new supplies & have only got what was left from last year.
The local school will also have a limited supply.
Large car poppies are available & can be obtained by contacting the
new Poppy Organiser, Sonia Ewbank on 07767795211
East Harling Community Garden
You may have noticed some work going on as you enter the Poplars area in the village just lately, the Parish Council have handed this piece of land over to a group of volunteers to create a community garden.
A small team of volunteers have begun clearing the area in readiness for planting of shrubs, spring bulbs, creating pathways, raised beds, a herb garden and a bug hotel!
This project is run purely by the volunteers with the full support of the Parish Council, and more volunteers are needed to create a full accessible and inclusive garden area for the whole community to enjoy.
Donations are welcome of bulbs, shrubs, compost and money etc. to get the project off the ground and donations will be welcomed throughout the year as the seasons change.
The group have a Facebook page if you have access to it, East Harling Community Garden Project.
If you would like to know more, join the team or make a donation you can contact:
Liz Mould – 2 Greenfields (0794 1546814) or Rachel Robb – 19 Drakes Close.
Or alternatively you can contact the Parish Council anytime and speak to Kate Filby.
Mobile Library Dates for East Harling
Octobers Contact magazine is out now
Sadly East Harling has seen the passing of 3 residents, and their funerals will be taking place this week. With current restrictions in place gatherings at funerals are limited so if you wish to pay your respects by lining the streets as the funeral procession drives by please do so, details are:
Tuesday 6th October: Jeanne Startup - funeral procession will leave Brewsters at 12.45pm and travel through the village to the Parish Church.
Friday 9th October: Peter and Jean Sellens - the cortege will leave from Brewsters at 10.45am travelling via King Street and School Lane where it will pause at Old School Hall, past The Beeches and then pausing at the Church before leaving the village for the Crematorium.
You're invited to line the streets to pay respects to these well-known residents as they leave for their final resting places.
The September version of 'Contact' - the village magazine - (PDF, 6MB) is out now!
The August version of 'Contact' - the village magazine - (PDF, 6MB) is out now!
17 June 2020
Harling Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement recognises that the council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Harling Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.
The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.
In terms of the future, the council is now reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this. Harling Parish Council, and other local councils like it, are at the front line of the government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to delivery services whilst being efficient and cost-effective. Currently the council provides a range of services from allotments, traffic management, street lighting and play areas, and wants to improve its community engagement through this.
7 June 2020
The Parish Council support line is still busy taking calls daily from residents needing shopping and medicines collecting ,and even dog walking ! and it will continue for as long as is needed.
If you need help, or know someone in the village who needs support ,you can call us on 0793 305 761, 7 days a week.
All other Council business can be called through on the usual number 714656 or email us at email@example.com
Thank you to all the volunteers around the village who have given up their own time over the last 11 weeks to help others, your kindness is unmeasurable.