Hethersett Parish Council has 14 Councillors who are elected to represent the best interests of local residents. The four-year term of this Council commenced in May 2019 when the full Council was open to election. Your Councillors, all of whom live in Hethersett, are: Adrienne Quinlan (Chairman), Stephen Slack (Vice-Chairman), Leslie Dale, Dr Anne Edwards, Shane Hull, Chris Morriss, Eileen Mulvaney, John Nightingale, Marilyn Savory, Mike Stark and Bridget Williamson. There are currently three vacancies which can be filled by co-option. For further information on the role please click on the ‘Councillors’ tab in the heading bar or contact the Parish Council Chairman or Parish Clerk. The Parish Council can exercise legal powers to run certain local facilities and services and its activities are funded by an extra cost known as a “precept” added to each householder’s Council Tax bill. For the year ending 31st March 2020, the precept is £114,000. A Parish Clerk, Annette Palmer, is employed to act in legal and administrative matters and as a point of contact for residents. South Norfolk District Council consults the Parish Council on all local planning issues, appeals, inquiries and licensing where these affect Hethersett. The Full Council meets on the third Monday of each month, except August. Members of the public may attend and speak before and after the business of the meeting. The Council, either through its own activities or by giving assistance to other village groups, is involved in providing, maintaining and protecting: • Open spaces • Grass cutting in the Village and Churchyard • Footpath lighting • Litter control • Seats and shelters • The Village Hall and skatepark – The Memorial Playing Field and facilities and the Village Hall are run by respective Managememt Committees seperate from the Parish Council, with nominated Council representatives on the Committees. The Parish Council helps with funding to both village amenities.
The Parish Council has received notification from Norfolk County Council that the Bus Service Number 9 currently operated by Konect Buses will be transferred to Semmence Coaches with effect from the 29th July 2019. Full details including the honouring of existing bus passes can be found by clicking on the link below.
Local Bus Service Changes – Konectbus 9
The Parish Council has received notification of a temporary road closure affecting Burnthouse Lane from its junction with Colney Lane for a distance of 830 metre northwards between the 15th July and the 9th August 2019. Full details of the road closure including the diversionary route can be found by clicking on the link below:
Hethersett STRO2887 PT
Following a written request from the Trustees of the Memorial Playing Field Committee, the Parish Council at its meeting on the 17th June 2019 agreed to assume responsibility for the development of a Pavilion on the Memorial Playing Field. The Trustees have requested that the new building replace the existing changing rooms. The Parish Council agreed to form a separate Committee, whose meetings will be open to members of the public, to progress the project. The first meeting of the Pavilion Development Committee will take place on Monday 1st July 2019 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall on Back Lane. At this meeting, members will receive a resume of the history and current status of the project, which to date has been run by the Trustees and discuss the course of action required to progress the project further. The Agenda for the meeting can be found under the meetings tab.
There will be a statutory period of consultation for the proposed improvements at the A47/A11 Thickthorn Junction between Monday 3rd June and Thursday 11th July 2019. Full details of the consultation including a public exhibition at the Village Hall on Monday 10th June can be found by clicking on the link below:
A47-A11 Thickthorn Junction SCI – May 2019
This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 13th May 2019 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall which can be found on Back Lane. Please be aware that this is not an ordinary meeting of the Parish Council but a meeting of the residents of Hethersett. An Agenda has been issued which can be found by clicking on the link:
At the beginning of the meeting you will have the chance to hear reports from the Parish Council as well as the Memorial Playing Field, Village Hall and Jubilee Youth Club. Following these short presentations the meeting is then open to residents who are encouraged to speak on matters about Hethersett.
Refreshments will be available from 7.15pm.
We look forward to meeting you on the 13th May 2019.
Please click on the links below to see the Notices of Election issued by South Norfolk Council for the forthcoming District and Parish Councillors Election.
Notice of Election District Wards 2019
Notice of Election Parish Councillors 2019
There will be a Street Surgery on the 16th March 2019 between 11am and 1pm at Tesco Express, Hethersett and a Public Meeting between 7pm and 9pm on the 27th March 2019 at the North Wymondham Community Centre. Full details can be found by clicking on the link below:
Community Update Public Meeting March 2019
These meetings provide the perfect opportunity for residents to raise any issues or conerns with the local Police Inspector and his team.
We have received notification of an emergency temporary road closure due to a burst water main on Grove Road, Hethersett from the 27th November to the 3rd December 2018. Full details of the road closure and the diversionary route can be found using the link below.
Road Closure – Grove Road
We have received notification of an emergency temporary road closure on the C169 High Green, Great Melton from today (27th November) to the 29th November 2018. Full details of the road closure and the diversionary route can be found using the link below.
Great Melton NTRO2260 Emergency Notice
The following update has been received from Norfolk County Council regarding the temporary road closure on Back Lane for carriageway resurfacing. We have been advised that the ‘direction’ for access to the Village Hall and neighbouring properties will vary daily depending on which section is being resurfaced. Some days access will be from the Churchfields direction and on others it will be from the Henstead Road/Little Melton Road direction. Which direction will only be known on the day:
“Work will begin on Monday 19 November to carry out major carriageway resurfacing works on Back Lane, Hethersett. The work take four days to complete subject to suitable weather conditions.
The site will extend from the junction with Little Melton Road eastwards to the junction with Baker Drive & Churchfields.
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 via Norwich Road, Queens Road & Henstead Road will be in operation between 7.30am and 5.00pm each day.
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 damaged road surface are carried out.
The work which will cost £54,000 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.”