A Public Spaces Protection Order has been implemented across the whole of Broadland District requiring those in charge of dogs to clear up after them on all land open to the public.
The order is in effect as of 1st March 2019.
The Order applies to the following land:
All roads and highways
Public footpaths and verges
Sports and recreations grounds
Parks and public open spaces
Agricultural land and common land (unless the land owner has expressed permission to the contrary)
The maximum penalty for failing to comply with the order is £1,000 and the fixed penalty notice is £100.
A copy of the order can be viewed via the Council’s website: www.broadland.gov.uk. Please telephone the Environmental Health Department on 01603 430488 for queries relating to any aspect of the Order. Email: [email protected]
Owing to the village hall being used for the county council by-election on 4th April, the Parish Council meeting on that date has been cancelled.
The May meeting is on 16th May – moved from the beginning of the month because of the district and parish elections on 2nd May.
Following the resignation of Tom Garrod there will be a by-election for the county councillor for the Wroxham division (which includes Upton) on Thursday, 4th April 2019. Polling will take place at Upton Village Hall
Official notices and the timetable are available here
There are parish council elections on Thursday, 2nd May, at the same time as elections for Broadland District Council. To stand for election as a parish councillor you must be at least 18 years old, be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union and must:
- Be registered as a local government elector in the village, and will continue to be so, or
- Have owned or rented in the village for the last 12 months, or
- Have your main place of work in the village, or
- Have lived in the village, or within 3 miles of the village, for the whole of the last 12 months
Further details are available at the website for the Electoral Commission.
The timetable for the elections is available here
Nomination forms to stand as a parish councillor need to completed and be hand delivered to Broadland District Council at Thorpe Lodge, Yarmouth Road, Norwich by 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April. The first day they can be delivered to BDC is 20th March.
The nomination form is available here
Note that the parish council is non-political so you should click on the link for “standing as an independent candidate”.
If 7 or fewer people stand for election, then there will be no election and all candidates will automatically become parish councillors. If more than 7 people stand, then there will be an election.
Notice of Election Parish
Notice of Election District
Several households in the village have been successful in claiming back some money from their Water Company because their surface (rain) water drains into soakaways and does not use the water company’s pipes and drains.
More information is available here:
Surface water drainage
Grants are available for installing central heating for the first time:
Public consultation events by Highways England re dualling of North Burlingham stretch of A47:
Castle Mall, Norwich on Saturday 15/09/2018 11:00am – 5:00pm
Acle Recreation Centre on Saturday 22/09/2018 11:00am -5:00pm
Blofield Courthouse on Monday 24/09/2018 1:00pm -8:00pm
Lingwood Village Hall on Tuesday 25/09/2018 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Broadland District Council is offering a series of community workshops free of charge to residents and local groups who are interested in starting up a Social or Community Enterprise which will have positive impact in the Broadland area – workshops to be held at Carrowbreck House starting on Wednesday 24th October 2018 from 10am – 12pm and continuing for the next 7 weeks.
Please contact Sally Hoare, for further information on Tues – Thurs 01603 430485
A mobile unit from Lloyds Bank visits the Acle Recreation Centre car park on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 12.15 and 13.00 – 14.45.