Norfolk County Council

Helen Baczkowska of Norfolk Wildlife Trust reports on the launch of a major new project to celebrate our

nature-packed and historic commons.

Three months on since the completion of a new layout at Fullers Hill roundabout in Great Yarmouth and there is a lack of consensus on whether the town has benefitted from the modification.

Three months on since the completion of a new layout at Fullers Hill roundabout in Great Yarmouth and there is a lack of consensus on whether the town has benefitted from the modification.

A £5.75m plan to double the size of a primary school near Diss has been given the go ahead - and building work is already under way.

A town council has come to a final decision on the future of its town’s street lights.

Rural north Norfolk has some of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK, but that could be about to change.

A small army of Norwich parents represented thousands of others around the country as they delivered a card to Westminster to stress the importance of children’s centres.

A transport project is due to get back on track after Norman Lamb has backed the idea.

One reader wants action, not words, over the roads. Do you agree?

Thousands of children will learn valuable fire safety skills at an interactive workshop led by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

The opening of the final stretch of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road - now called Broadland Northway - has sparked fresh calls for pressure to be mounted to connect it to the A47 west of the city.

The date has been changed for works on a busy section of road on the edge of Norwich by Norfolk County Council.

The final section of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - now named Broadland Northway - opened to traffic at 6am today.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has made a public apology for comments he aimed towards his leading political opponent.

Norfolk County Council will prepare a business case to support its bid to retain control of the fire service.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has refused to rule out reintroducing cuts to bus subsidies in future.

Communities in north Norfolk will be able to apply for money from the Big Society Fund for at least another year.

A road which leads into Norwich is set be closed for two nights this week to allow for repairs and resurfacing.

Nearly one in five attempts to make a mobile phone call in Norfolk is likely to be unsuccessful, an independent survey has found.

Another local authority has thrown its weight behind the Just Dual It campaign.

Changes to lane priorities on one of King’s Lynn’s busiest roads is hoped to tackle traffic congestion in the town.

Preventing potholes is the goal of a planned £10.4m project to seal hundreds of miles of Norfolk roads.

The final section of the Broadland Northway, previously known as the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, will open on Monday night, it has been announced.

Do you agree with the Cllr that without more public transport, new residents will be forced to use the NDR instead?

Community champions from across Norfolk are being invited to join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day next month.

The commissioner for Norfolk Police has accused county councillors of “scaremongering” over plans to explore bringing Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service under his control.

More than £2m will be pumped in to a campaign to tackle loneliness in Norfolk.

Councils in Swaffham and the surrounding villages have added their voices to the campaign to get the A47 dualled.

More than 1,700 people have done their bit to boost the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled - by sending postcards of support which will be used to put pressure on the government.

To the leader of the Norfolk County Council, Mr Cliff Jordan.
Sir, can you please tell me where I, a 79-year-old pensioner, on behalf of many others likewise younger generations also struggling at this moment in time, are to find this extra council tax increase.
I would like to remind you to pay £186 D band per month from an old age pension of £100 plus per week you are taking one third of one’s salary.
We are not in the position like you councillors who self-reward pay rises each year, and vast salaries. It is Tory policy that the rich get richer and the poor have to struggle. The peers in Parliament get £300 per day to attend is an example.
I also have a question for Mr Lorne Green, police and crime commissioner, who cannot stop adding his police tax to the increase of council tax misery.

It’s a familiar sight for the thousands of football fans who pass it on their way to watch Norwich City play at Carrow Road.

Council bosses have said it is still too early to speculate about the closure of children’s centres in Norfolk – after a report revealed as many as 1,000 may have shut nationally in less than a decade.

Attempted car break-ins and reports of suspicious activity have left residents in a Norfolk market town feeling concerned that they are facing a growing crime problem.

There are more than 2,300 pot holes peppering Norfolk’s roads, council bosses have revealed in the wake of one of the harshest winters in recent memory.

Drivers have been warned that a road which leads into Norwich will be closed for two nights to allow for repairs and resurfacing.

A service which has helped scores of babies at risk of being removed from their families stay with them has been showcased to an MP.

Fears remain that controversial new charges brought in this week for the disposal of DIY waste at Norfolk’s tips could lead to an increase in fly-tipping, community leaders have said.

A driver had to be rescued after they ignored signs stating that the A1101 Welney Wash Road was flooded.

Dozens of motorists tried to cross a flooded road on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border after no action was taken to close it as highways bosses failed to pick up a warning from the Environment Agency (EA).

A £430,000 attempt to cut pollution in Norwich city centre by reducing the number of cars commuting into the city has been dealt a major blow - after the government snubbed the project.

Residents at a market town will get the chance to listen to and question those who make decisions.

The county’s MPs have lent further backing to the campaign to get the A47 fully dualled,

A claim has been made that Norfolk County Council breached a ministerial order over the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, in not providing an action plan for a package of complementary transport measures.

A village road on the outskirts of Norwich will be closed for almost two months for the creation of a new cycle path.

The director of Norfolk’s children’s services department has said the service is on the way to becoming good, but that recruiting experienced social workers to help get to that rating is a challenge.

Norfolk residents have started paying to dump their DIY waste at the county’s tips.

Repair work to the Magdalen Street flyover was more than £400,000 over budget, it has been revealed.

Neighbours have put up with the “injustice” of noise from a wood yard next to their home for years after a council allowed one of its tenants to illegally turn a farm into a wood processing plant, according to a leaked report.

Today is the day Norfolk residents will have to start paying to dump their DIY waste at the county’s tips.

From today people carrying out home improvements will have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

A Norfolk-based outsourcing group has added nearly £100m in forward orders in the last year, helped by public sector contracts.

What do you think of Mr Hipperson’s idea to save money?

Council bosses have defended the way people’s council tax bills have been presented, after people questioned the accuracy of the statements.

The annual Good Friday Walk of Witness organised by Sheringham Churches Together saw more than 200 people follow a group of worshippers as they carried a 12ft wooden cross from St Peter’s Church to the town’s highest point.

One reader thinks that the councils plans to charge people for dumping their DIY rubbish will only increase the number of flytipping incidents.

Staff from hospitals and councils across Norfolk and Suffolk took part in the Parkrun in Lowestoft.

A council is investigating whether care home residents have been wrongly charged after it mistakenly made one family pay extra fees.

Teenage pregnancy rates in the east of England are at the lowest they have been since records began, new figures have revealed.

The future of education in Briston and surrounds looks secure after the opening of a new £2 million teaching block at Astley Primary School.

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has issued a report following its investigation of a complaint against Norfolk County Council Adult Care Services.

Council proposes to vary “the Off-Street Parking Places Order 2012”

Major carriageway repair and resurfacing works on the A149 North Walsham Bypass are soon to get underway.

The Norwich Northern Distributor is to be renamed the Broadland Northway.

A handful of schools in Norfolk have received hoaxes containing threats against children.

About 2,000 people are expected to use a new path up Beeston Hill in its first weekend alone.

In our latest article looking at how a fully dualled A47 would benefit our communities, mid-Norfolk’s MP George Freeman praised the Just Dual It! campaign and highlighted the need for dualling near one of Norfolk’s biggest market towns.

A primary school set to shut in the summer just shy of its 90th birthday is appealing for memories as it prepares to celebrate its life and times.

An unusual move will see Norfolk County Council lend £3m to a company which it owns - so that company can buy the authority’s freehold interest in Hethel Engineering Centre.

A one year trial will see a weight restrictions on HGVs which can pass through East Harling.

All residents who were moved from a failing care home in Great Yarmouth have reportedly settled in happily in their new accommodation.

It’s time to make up for broken promises over the A47 - that’s the message to the government today, almost 30 years after a pledge was made to spend more than £200m dualling the road.

Concerns have been raised about the effectiveness of a partnership which was meant to help reduce the number of children in care in Norfolk.

More than £3.5m of government money is to be pumped into plugging the holes left in our roads by the harsh winter weather conditions.

Please come and see why the A47 is seen as a joke!

Plans for a school to be relocated to a new site have been put on hold as councillors agree to carry out a site visit.

The announcement that a bus service currently serving a route from Kings Lynn to Norwich is to be taken on by a new provider and heavily modified has caused fury among affected communities.

A Norfolk recycling plant will be expanded from four hectares to six, despite being in the open countryside.

Two Norfolk professionals have joined forces to create a new consultancy for the creative and cultural sector.

People across Norfolk are today urged to leave the government in no doubt of how desperately the a fully dualled A47 is needed, by sending thousands of postcards demanding action.

Alan Partridge might not have been a fan of the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre - but a £3.3m scheme which removed traffic from Westlegate has been shortlisted for a national award.

A huge expansion at a Norfolk recycling plant looks set to be turned down by councillors.

Roadworks, which will last until September, are due to start on a busy road on the outskirts of Norwich next week.

Dualling the A47 could help to cut the number of crashes on a road which saw 180 serious and fatal crashes over the space of five years.

A town council has come to a decision on the future of the town’s street lights.

Former education minister Baroness Gillian Shephard joined international education experts at a conference in Norwich on Wednesday.

There has been a mixture of confusion and anger in a mid-Norfolk village after a new bus timetable revealed that their community would no longer be serviced.

The current state of the A47 is holding back the growth of Norfolk’s economy, according to business bosses who want to see the road fully dualled.

Proposals to improve public access along a 37-mile stretch of Norfolk coast have been published.

A multi-purpose community and business centre has launched a new project to provide work experience opportunities for unemployed people.

The residents of the Marrams in Hemsby have a nervous wait ahead with high tides forecast for this evening.

A mum has accused Norfolk County Council of negligence after her son’s car was badly damaged by a raised drainage cover.

‘Just Dual It!” - that will be the hard-hitting message from Norfolk today at the launch of a new campaign to put pressure on the government to pump millions more into the A47.

As chair of the Independent Remuneration Panel that reviewed the allowances paid to Norfolk county councillors, I was pleased that journalists at the EDP continue to hold members to account.

The Hemsby community has been praised for its efforts to support those affected by this weekend’s coastal erosion.

Gritter lorries took to roads across the county this evening as police warned of ‘treacherous’ driving conditions.

A series of road safety improvements are to be made across the county, with more than £800,000 to be spent across more than 100 schemes.

Council bosses say it is too early to say what the financial implications are of a missed week of work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road due to the Beast from the East.

A busy stretch of pavement along A1066 in Diss is to be closed for seven weeks whilst £85,000 worth of resurfacing works take place.

The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he will stand down if asked after making controversial comments in which he branded some of his own party’s MPs as “also-rans” who do not work hard enough to help the county.

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