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Drayton Village Fete – 8th June 2019 Florence Carter Memorial Park

Maintenance and associated work on NDR (Broadland Northway) starting 10 June 2019

Pond at Suter Drive – update

POND at SUTER DRIVE

The pond and the surrounding area at Suter Drive is owned by Broadland District Council. The Environment Agency have carried out testing of the water following the discovery of dead fish.

It has been confirmed that the fish died as a result of white spot. The diesease was probably introduced into the pond by the addition of Goldfish or Koi by residents. Most of the dead fish have now been removed. It is likely that some of the dead fish are on the bottom of the pond but these will be left as distrubing the pond may spread the diesease. The pond was overstock fish and this has caused the diesease to spread. Maintenance work happens regularly and flows in and out of the pond are good.

 

 

Food Waste Collection Expansion

The food waste collection scheme is being expanded to an extra 1478 Broadland properties, and this will go into effect from 10th June 2019. These expansion plans include Drayton and below there is listed which roads will be affected by the expansion. The expansion has been primary led by the District Council’s contractor, Veolia, with the above areas being chosen to infill existing food waste rounds so as to be sustainable alongside Veolia’s current capacity. Both Broadland District Council and Veolia have aimed to get as many households as possible onto the scheme with the resources we have available at this time. The food waste collected from these additional properties will continue to be sent to Biogen to be recycled via an anaerobic digestion process, which generates green electricity, biofertilisers and composts.

Introductory leaflets will be delivered to residents on the w/c 20th May 2019 and the food waste caddies will be delivered between the end of May and beginning of June in preparation for service commencement. Instructional leaflets will also be delivered inside the caddies along with a roll of liners. Once we have received the finalised versions of both leaflets we will send them across to you all.

 

ROAD AREA PROPERTY COUNT
Longdale Drayton,Thorpe Marriott 42
Freshwater Way Taverham, Thorpe Marriott 28
Wensum Walk TaverhamThorpe Marriott 48
Century Way Taverham, Thorpe Marriott 39
Brancaster Close Taverham, Thorpe Marriott 28
Stirling Close Taverham, Thorpe Marriott 22
St Margarets Close Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 20
Winners Walk Taverham, Thorpe Marriott 37
Cricket Close Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 31
Coleman Close Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 24
The Moors Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 21
The Shires Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 23
Wheatfields Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 16
Badger Brooks Road Drayton, Thorpe Marriott 43
Pond Lane Drayton 27
School Road Drayton 85
Manor Farm Close Drayton 17
Bellomonte Cres Drayton 42
Vawdrey Road Drayton 21
Cator Road Drayton 20
Highfield Rd Drayton 32
Glebe Close Drayton 16
Fullers Loke Drayton 4
Littlewood Drayton 22

Open Forum Meeting: 4th March 2019

Open Spaces Meeting hosted by Drayton Parish Council

Monday 4th March 2019 at 6.30pm at Drayton Village Hall

The Chairman of the Parish Council’s Open Spaces and Property committee invites you to a meeting on Monday 4th March at 6.30pm at Drayton Village Hall.

This is an open forum meeting and there is no formal agenda. The purpose of the meeting is hear your views and opinions on the future of all the open spaces in the parish namely :-

  • Longdale Playing Field, Longdale
  • King George Fifth Playing Field, Drayton High Road
  • Florence Carter Memorial Park, School Road

This is your opportunity to help shape the future plans for these spaces.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

What are your children doing over half term?

Marriott’s Way – Closure due to maintenance works 4th to 22nd Feb 2019

 

We have been advised by Broadland District Council of work that is being carried out along the Marriott’s Way from the 4th to the 22nd February 2019.

Broadland District Council will be working with Norfolk County Council over the next six months to deliver a series of access improvement and enhancement works to the Marriott’s Way. This will include tree safety management work, biodiversity enhancement schemes, and redressing the surface of the route to make it more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

The first stage of these enhancement works will involve managing the trees along the stretch of the route from Taverham Road to Pendlesham Rise. The tree work planned along the route is being carried out for the following reasons:

  • To improve the diversity and health of the tree stock through coppicing, thinning and replanting.
  • To improve light and air levels to the surface of the Marriott’s Way which is often wet and muddy in places.
  • To remove Ash trees with over 50% crown loss due to Chalara Ash dieback disease.
  • To carry out pro-active Health & Safety works.
  • To prepare the route for re-surfacing by removing overhanging and encroaching trees.

As part of these works the section of the route from Taverham Road to Pendlesham Rise will be closed and an alternative route provided. Re-routing plans are available at the top of this post. 

Once the tree works have be competed resurfacing and access improvement work will be carried out along the route.

Residents whose properties directly back onto this stretch of the Marriott’s way have all been sent letters to inform them of the works that are taking place, as well as information regarding the re-routing.

Can you spare an hour or two to listen to local children read?

Win tickets to 2019 Panto at The Princess Theatre Hunstanton

The Princess Theatre Hunstanton in conjunction with Norfolk County Council Mobile Library Services are running a competiton for children to win a family ticket to the 2019 Panto.

The competition is super easy to enter and more details on how to enter can be found here.

The mobile library service vists Drayton every 4 weeks on a Friday. More details of locations and times click here.

What’s happening in the Parish in January 2019?