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The below has been received from South Norfolk Council:
I am writing to inform Bunwell Parish Council about the affordable homes being built by Saffron Housing Trust at Smockmill Close, Bunwell. The development comprises 8 homes, 6 for rent and 2 for shared ownership. Completion is expected in July, but I am writing now so that the Parish Council will have plenty of time to make local people aware of their availability.
All the homes were built to meet local need, and they have a local connection cascade which sets out the priority order of eligibility:
During the past week we have seen some concerning road incidents involving residents of Bunwell and I have written to Norfolk County Council highlighting the locations in the hope they can assist us.
The first was an exceptionally large pothole on the Wattlefield Road, just after Potters Lane when going to Wymondham. It is large and deep (circa 4 inches) and a number of us have wrecked wheels and tyres as a result. When flooded, it’s covered. It has been reported to Highways as urgent and while it hadn’t been sorted yesterday I’m hoping it will be very quickly.
The other concern is the sharp ‘S’ bend at the end of Mile Road as you leave Bunwell driving to Attleborough/Wymondham. On Monday morning it was very icy and a Bunwell resident lost control and crashed the car. We have seen this before at this sharp bend and have requested NCC to include this section of road on the gritting route although such requests must follow a process.
Therefore, please be very careful during your travels if of course the journey is essential.
To Report a Pothole go to https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/road-maintenance/potholes
Cllr Phil Gledhill
We are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2020 competition are as follows:
First Prize: Grahame Bartlett – The Shire, Bunwell Street.
Second Prize: Keith Moore – Bramleys, The Old Turnpike.
Spotter Prize: Jane Ford.
The main objective of the competition was to light up Bunwell after an extremely testing year and to recognise the great work of the NHS. This was certainly achieved and a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition but also to everyone else who put on such wonderful displays to make the drive through and around the village such a joy.
The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Charity fund, which was so generously contributed to by the Scarecrow Competition donors was tipped over the £1000 mark, a fantastic achievement. The site is still open at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bunwell-volunteers and any donations are gratefully received to support this wonderful local charity.
Keith Moore receiving the 2nd prize Bunwell Stores Voucher
Bunwell Parish Council with Bunwell Community website.
Unfortunately due to the increased Coronavirus risks the Chip Van will no longer be visiting Bunwell Village Hall. Hopefully this will resume in a few weeks time once the situation improves but watch this space for more information.