Traffic Road Order

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C643 Horsey Road from its junction with U69489 Staithe Road for 2540m north-westwards in the PARISH OF SOMERTON because of BT pole replacement works.The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 1st to 2nd November 2021 for the duration of the works expected to be about 2 days within the period.  Alternative route is via: Somerton Road, The Street, Palling Road, Coast Road, Waxham Road, Stalham Road, Hickling Lane, Hickling Road, Sea Palling Road, The Street, The Green, Heath Road, Staithe Road, Potter Heigham Road, A149 Yarmouth Road/High Road, Repps Road, White Street, Somerton Road, Martham Road, Horsey Road (Hickling, Sea Palling, Repps with Bastwick, Horsey, Catfield, Martham, Potter Heigham, Somerton).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order). Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention. 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 Vinnie Purdy (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

SMEE Update



A few photographs to update you on the progress of the nettle removal by our SMEE Volunteers today who report that
the weather was very kind to them as they tackled the big nettle bed under the coppiced hazel.
There were buzzards overhead (alas no photograph) and also a Large White butterfly and a Red Admiral Butterfly, as well as a number of Common Darter dragonflies still in evidence on the reserve – this one landed on the wheelbarrow!

Casual Vacancy

The Parish Council are looking to co-opt new Councillors at future meetings. There are multiple vacancies currently so if you would like to be considered for this voluntary position then please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@martham.gov.uk/07736 917769