A good turnout for our Village Appraisal Open Day

The rain didn’t dampen enthusiasm for attending Necton Village Appraisal Open Day at the Community Centre on 5 November 2016.  Over 65 people signed the register when they dropped in to meet their Parish Councillors and share their views about the village they live in.

A lively turnout for Necton's Open Day.

A lively turnout for Necton’s Open Day.

The morning brought a few objectors to the potential of a further electric sub station, whilst in the afternoon, there was a steady stream of visitors registering concerns about the potential developments on Ramm’s Lane and the state of the Old Diner (the Parish Council continues to press Breckland Council for action on this). Throughout the day, it was clear that the issue of most concern is the current access to and from the A47.

The local police accepted the Council’s invitation to drop by for a chance to chat to residents.  They listened to reports of antisocial behaviour at the Old Diner site, speeding along Hale Road and dangerous parking in various areas of the village.  Their advice is to report any suspicious incidents to the police on 101.  This may not bring the police to the scene, but it will help build intelligence which can help solve crimes.

Visitors were invited to complete a survey.  This survey is also available online and is open until 13 November 2016.

The Breckland View Reporter, Paul Young came along and spoke to two members of the Parish Council.  Listen to this interview.

Norfolk Scouts also attended the event, taking the opportunity to gauge interest in the setting up of new Beaver and Scout groups in the village.  They also spoke with Paul Young and you can listen to their interview here.

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