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Notice of Temporary Road Closure

Norfolk County Council (Walsingham) (Emergency Notice)

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order 2023

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

Notice (NTRO6352)

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 emergency tree works the use by vehicles of the C317 Snoring Road from 650m north of its junction with Barsham Road for 250m northwards in the PARISH OF GREAT SNORING will be temporarily prohibited from 2nd to 3rd February 2023 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 2 days within the period.

This Notice has a maximum duration of 21 days. Where exceptional circumstances are encountered during the performance of the works specified in this Notice, the operational period of this Notice may become extended by issuing an Order or further Notice to allow completion of the works for a maximum duration of 18 months.

Alternative route is via: Walsingham Road, Snoring Road, Holt Road, Knight Street, The Street, Barsham Road, Fakenham Road, Ford Road, High Street, Common Place (Barsham, Walsingham, Great Snoring).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Vinnie Purdy (Community and Environmental Services Department) contactable by telephone at 0344 800 8020 or email at streetworks@norfolk.gov.uk.

Dated this 2nd day of February 2023.

Katrina Hulatt, Assistant Director of Governance (Legal Services), County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

Village Celebration for the Coronation

Would you like to join a group of people organising events to celebrate the Coronation, on the weekend of 6th-8th May?

Please do get in touch if you would like to be involved. The first meeting is on Monday 27th February at 6.30pm at the Village Hall, Wells Road.

    Snowdrop Walks are open

    A clump of early snowdropsWalsingham Abbey will reopen from Monday 23rd January, offering snowdrop walks up to Sunday 5th March.

    Full visitor information is on the Abbey website www.walsinghamabbey.com

    This year’s Snowdrop charity day will be on Saturday 11th February, when all admissions to the Abbey Grounds will be in aid of The Benjamin Foundation, a charity working in Norfolk and Suffolk supporting local young people to overcome challenges in their lives by providing opportunity, stability and independence.

    The Foundation is the regional partner for the End Youth Homelessness campaign.

    Learn more about The Benjamin Foundation

    With tea and cakes at the Parish Hall.

    Temporary Footpath Closure – Old Railway Line

    A short section of the footpath adjacent to the vineyard will be temporarily closed between Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th January to allow for essential tree works. Read full post »

    Walsingham Parish Council meeting 11 January 2023

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the meeting of Walsingham Parish Council on Wednesday 11 January at 7:15 for 7:30 pm in the Village Hall. Please use the following link to view the agenda: WPC 2023 AGENDA 11 JAN

    Speed Awareness Messaging Unit

    The SAM2 unit was at the Friary Fakenham Road during November and December 2022 monitoring traffic speed and the volume of vehicles coming into the village.

    From 3 November 2022 to 28 December 2022

    • 23,777 vehicles were recorded coming into the village with an average of 730 per day.
    • The peak times of travel were 8 am to 9 am (average of 47 vehicles); and 5 pm and 6 pm (average of 59 vehicles)
    • The maximum speed was 60 mph at 10:55 pm on 12 November, (although the average speed was just over 24 mph).
    • The majority of vehicles were travelling just above the speed limit which is 30 mph. The 85th percentile speed (i.e. of 20,210 vehicles) was 32.9 mph; and the average speed was 24 mph.

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