5 Volunteers need to take part in a Norfolk County Highways Truck Watch Scheme. This scheme is being set up to help protect Lower Easton from the problems of HGV's using unsuitable roads. Full training will be provided by NCC. IMPORTANT This is a non confrontational role. Contact the Chair to find out more.
Do you run a club or are holding an event in the village, let our clerk know and we will advertise it on our calandar.
Footpaths around Easton will be treated with weed killer over the next 2 weeks.
The Easton land development consultation was very successful, received some very positive feedback from the majority of residents who visited the consultation at St Peters Church. We have placed a copy of the display boards on the site, please Click Here.
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on the 6th August 2018 starting at 7:30pm
Click on an event, for more information
COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR (DEFIB)
We now have 3 Defibrillators in the village.
They are located at:
1. The Village Hall, Marlingford Road
2. The Rembrandt Restaurant, Dereham Road
3. Outside 73 Ringland Road, Lower Easton
Without the fantastic support we would not be in the position to purchase this life saving equipment.
Emergency Contact numbers
Non-emergency medical 111
Non-emergency police 101
Water 0800 771 881
Gas 0800 111 999
Samaritans 116 123
Childline 0800 1111
Social Services 0344 800 8020
The Expansion of Easton
On 03 June 2015 South Norfolk Council (SNC) Planning Committee approved an outline planning application for 907 new homes in Easton.
In January SNC approved an amended application for 890 new homes when parish land was removed from the application.
Full details are available on the SNC website, under planning application reference is 2014/2611.
Norwich Western Link
The development of a Norwich Western Link, to connect the new Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) from the A1067 to the A47 west of Norwich, is one of County Councils top infrastructure priorities.
The village is represented on the NWL local liaison group by our Chair. Members of the public have the right to attend these meeting.
A47 Dualling Proposal Easton
Currently Highways England wishes to move the position of the current roundabout near the church of St Peters to a position near Blind Lane and close the current road access to Lower Easton.
After the first round of consultation an adjusted plan has been created however this is likely to be changed before the next round of public consultations in early 2019.
View current plan Click Here
Jubilee Playing Field Appeal
On the 23rd July work starts on phase 1 of the refurbishment program. This will see the £14,000 which was released from the Parish Council reserves being utilised.
We have secured a grant of £2,000 towards the cost of refurbishment for the Norfolk Playing Fields Association but we still have a long way to go.
After consultation with local children, we now understand fully what they would like to see in the play area including a zip line.
The likely cost to completely revitalize the existing play equipment within the park will require around an extra £20,000.
To be able to do this we need your support to raise the necessary funds to be able to replace the existing aging equipment.
New Homes for Easton
Work starts in earnest to bring forward 64 homes on the Dereham Road. The surveyors will be on site from the 4 April helping to prepare the formal application to SNC which we are hoping will be considered late October. The parish council is supporting this project with the aim of building new homes that are affordably priced for local residents. We are looking to include two fully accessible bungalows within our proposal and having some properties to rent directly from the parish council.
As the project moves forward we will keep you up to date with future news.
Presentation given to Parish Council on the 4 June 2018 by ESCO Developments Click Here
To view the display boards from the consultation on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at St Peters Church for the Proposed Residential Development Dereham Road, Easton. Please Click Here
Further site surveys bill be taking place on site between the 18th and 22 June.
Please do not use motorised vehicles on site.
Local Development Order - Food Hub
As a parish Council we have continued to raise concerns over the current plans and the proposed routing of HGV traffic though part of the village.
Broadland District have not been very open to providing information on what is happening , they attempted to put though a planning application number 20180471 without providing an opportunity for consultation.
We have now created a dedicated page as much detail as we can so that local residents can stay informed as to what is happening.
Easton Neighbourhood Plan
Our neighbourhood plan passed was approved at a local referendum on Friday 1st September 2017 with 96% Yes vote on a turnout of 35%.
The neighbourhood plan will help shape the design of all future development within the parish boundary.
In December it was accepted as a 'made' document and now forms part of South Norfolk Councils Planning Policies and its standing is backed by the Neighbourhood Planning act 2017.
To view the Neighbourhood Plan please click here.
To view the Sustainability Appraisal Report please click here
New Bus Shelter for Easton
We are pleased to advise that the New Bus Shelter was installed on the 15th May 2018.
The village was been provided match funding from Norfolk Councils parish partnership scheme
The speed sign has been adjusted higher and the litter bins have been installed.
Greater Norwich Local Plan
The Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP) is being produced by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council working together with Norfolk County Council through the Greater Norwich Development Partnership (GNDP).
To view the proposals for our area click here.
To find out more click here.