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Drayton’s Best Kept Garden Competition

Drayton’s Best Kept Garden Competition

Drayton Parish Council are on the look out for Drayton’s best kept garden. Working in conjunction with Taverham Nursery Centre, the Parish Council would love to hear from you if you have or know of a beautiful garden in Drayton. The garden can be either at the front or the back, a courtyard or even an arrangement of pots and window boxes – it really doesn’t matter as everything will be considered.

A judging panel of parish councillors, members of the Taverham Nursery Centre team and local horticulturists will short list and visit the best nominations to seek out their number one choice. Prizes will be awarded for the top three.

Drayton Parish Council Chairman Graham Everett said “We would love to receive as many nominations as possible. We know Drayton residents enjoy their gardens and take great pride in them. We look forward to seeing the best gardens Drayton has to offer.”

Nominations can be emailed to the Parish Council at clerk@draytonparishcouncil.org.uk and don’t forget to include a few photographs if possible. Closing date for nominations 31st August 2018.

Annual Funfair at Longdale Park

ANNUAL FUNFAIR 2018

We advise that, subject to the weather, a Funfair will be at Longdale Park from Sunday 22nd July 2018 to Sunday 29th July 2018 and will be operational from Wednesday 25th July 2018 to Friday 27th July 2018 from 1800 hours to 2130 hours and from 1400 hours to 2130 hours on Saturday 28th July 2018.

This annual event, organised by Friends of Longdale, has been very much enjoyed by all those who attend. The fair organisers will keep disruption and inconvenience to you as minimal as is possible.

If you do have any concerns please call the Parish Office on 01603 864492.

What’s happening in Drayton in June 2018?

Parish Forthcoming Events June 2018

Friday 1st Coffee Morning – Village Hall Committee Village Hall 10.30am
Sunday 3rd Rabbit Club Box Show Village Hall  2.00pm
Tuesday 5th Music for Toddlers Village Hall  9.30am
Tuesday 5th Drayton Horticultural Association Village Hall  7.30pm
Wednesday 6th Slimming World Group Village Hall  5.30pm
Wednesday 6th Slimming World Group Village Hall  7.30pm
Thursday 7th Facing-It-Together Village Hall  2.00pm
Friday 8th Norwich Dog Training School Village Hall  6.45pm
Saturday 9th St Margaret’s Church Fete Florence Carter Playing Field  2.00pm
Monday 11th Drayton Evening WI Village Hall  7.30pm
Tuesday 12th Music for Toddlers Village Hall  9.30am
Tuesday 12th Craft Classes with Karen Village Hall  7.00pm
Wednesday 13th Bring & Buy Jigsaw & Book Sale Village Hall 10-12
Wednesday 13th St Margaret’s Lunch Church Room 12-1.30
Wednesday 13th Slimming World Group Village Hall  5.30pm
Wednesday 13th Slimming World Group Village Hall  7.30pm
Thursday 14th Thursday Fellowship Light Lunch followed by Craft Session Methodist Church 12.30-2.30pm
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Hurn Road  9.45am
Friday 15th Busy Bees Coffee Morning Church Room 10-11.30
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Herbert Nursey Close 10.15am
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Carter Road 10.35am
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Drayton Hall Park 11.05am
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Highfield Road 11.30am
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Orchard Bank 12.10pm
Friday   15th Mobile Library Visit Drayton Grove  1.55pm
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Village Hall  2.15pm
Friday 15th Mobile Library Visit Fairview Close  3.00pm
Friday 15th Norwich Dog Training School Village Hall  6.45pm
Saturday 16th Strawberry Tea – Village Hall Committee Village Hall  2.30pm
Saturday 16th Niall O’Brien Dance Village Hall  7.00pm
Monday 18th Norwich & District Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society Village Hall  7.30pm
Tuesday 19th Music for Toddlers Village Hall  9.30am
Tuesday 19th Drayton Flower Club Village Hall  7.30pm
Wednesday 20th Slimming World Group Village Hall  5.30pm
Wednesday 20th Slimming World Group Village Hall  7.30pm
Thursday 21st Facing It Together Village Hall  2.00pm
Tuesday 26th Music for Toddlers Village Hall  9.30am
Tuesday 26th Norwich Electronic Organ & Keyboard Club Village Hall  7.30pm
Wednesday 27th Slimming World Group Village Hall  5.30pm
Wednesday 27th Slimming World Group Village Hall  7.30pm
Thursday 28th Thursday Fellowship – Light Lunch with talk on Willow Pattern Methodist Church 12.30-2.30pm
Friday 29th Norwich Dog Training School Village Hall  6.45pm

 

 

 

QR codes on First Buses New Ticket Machines

You might notice when you board the bus that we have new ticket machines – don’t be alarmed!

We are making improvements to your journey to help speed up boarding times. This includes our new ticket machines accepting Contactless payments from the 20th June! 

You will also see that on all our on bus printed tickets there will be a QR code, if you have already purchased a ticket that hasn’t expired yet simply show them to the driver as usual.

You can still scan your concession passes as normal on the blue reader.

If unsure, the drivers are here to help, please remember the machines are new to them too, please be patient whilst they put their training into practice.

QR Code are also on our mTickets, why not make the switch and get cheaper bus fares on your mobile.

 

All Sections of Broadland Northway Road to Open

We have been advised that the all sections of the Broadland Northway Road A1270 will be open late on the evening of Monday 16th April 2018.

Low Road – Road Closure due to Anglian Water Upgrading Works

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the Low Road from its junction with Fairview Close for 300 metres south   in the PARISH OF DRAYTON because of Anglian Water works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 23rd April 2018 to 4th May 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 11 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Low Road, A1067 Drayton High Road, Hospital Lane.

 

Permissive Rights of Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been contacted by Drayton Farms concerning the permissive footpaths on their land.The fields known as Man in the Moon, Flax Field, Wrights 18 and Airport 24 are currently being prepared ahead of planting with Potatoes.Please note the following fields which have a permissive paths around the edge;

  • Man in the Moon,
  • Flax Field,
  • Wrights 18

A Nematicide will be applied to the fields prior to planting and Drayton Farms request that the public are aware and to ask them to please keep themselves and their dogs on leads and off the field and to the remain on the marked paths.

The risk will be low but this Nematicide can cause illness to dogs.

Albert Bartlett, the grower of the potato crop, will be installing additional warning signage around the perimeter and at various locations on the land.

What’s happening in Drayton in March 2018?

 

Find out more and have your say on Greater Norwich Local Plan

Find out more and have your say on Greater Norwich Local Plan. A roadshow detailing what the plan is about, why it needs to be produced and how you can shape the plan and have your say is coming to Drayton on 6th February 2018 .