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?

Vacancies on the Norfolk Local Access Forum

The Norfolk Local Access Forum is looking for new members.

The Norfolk Local Access Forum is comprised of up to 22 people covering a range of interests in countryside access in Norfolk, including walking; cycling; horse riding; landowners; conservation; other interests (including health, tourism, business, access for all, heritage, education).  The Forum provides independent advice to a number of organisations including Norfolk County Council on improving access to land in Norfolk.

We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people with a passion for the outdoors with good communication skills to fill 5 vacancies on the Forum.  In particular, we are keen to find new members from the following interest areas: landowners and managers, younger people (or those who can represent young people), equestrians and local business/tourism.

Further information and a link to the online recruitment form can be found here:

If you have any queries, please email [email protected] or contact 0344 800 8020

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2019.

Su Waldron, Project Officer

Community and Environmental Services

Tel: 01603 222810

Floor 6 County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2SG


School Road Closure 21st November 2018




Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 – Section 14(2) 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to a burst water main repair the use by vehicles of the School Road from its junction with A1067 Fakenham Road for a distance of 50 metres north eastwards in the PARISH OF DRAYTON will be temporarily prohibited from 21st November 2018 to 27th November 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 7 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: A1067 Drayton High Road, Middletons Lane, Reepham Road, Hall Lane School Road (Drayton, Hellesdon, Horsford).

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services Department) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 23rd day of November 2018

The Nest invites you to an OPEN DAY on 24th November 2018

Dear Drayton Resident,

I’m writing on behalf of Norwich City Community Sports Foundation to invite the residents of the Parish of Drayton to an Open Day at The Nest, our new community sports hub on Holt Road.  –  more information can be found here:

We’re really keen to share what we’ve achieved so far and to hear the views of local residents on what they’d like to see happen next.   With this in mind, I am also inviting parishioners to tell us what they think about The Nest using this survey:

I hope that we may see you at the Open Day on the 24th.  Please do get in touch if you’d like any further information – I look forward to hearing your views.

Many thanks and best wishes,


Kaja Holloway

Funding Manager: Trusts and Grants

email: [email protected]

What’s happening in the Parish in November 2018