Category Archives: Council News

The Parish Council’s notice board is on the front wall of the Village Hall, and this is where all Council-related information is displayed. In addition other material may be displayed on the notice board at the front of the Village Hall car park and on either of the two notice boards on The Warren.

Claxton’s Parish Clerk is Carla Petersen, appointed in May 2018.

Any parishioner can contact Carla by telephone (01502-730166) or by e-mail at E-mails may be sent at any time, and will be dealt with as soon as she is able.

Broadband in Claxton – closure of Folly Lane, 26-29 June

The County Council have notified us that Folly Lane will be closed to all traffic between Tuesday 26 and Friday 29 June inclusive for essential work connected to the delivery of fibre-optic broadband to Claxton this Autumn.  This involves the … Continue reading

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Collaborative work between South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils

Last week South Norfolk and Breckland District Councils considered an update report on the good progress that has been made on the feasibility study into their collaborative working.  No major issues have been identified to suggest their collaborative approach won’t … Continue reading

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Change of Claxton Parish Clerk

In May 2017 Mike Balmer indicated to the Parish Council that he would like to step down by May 2018 at the latest, after 6 years in the role. The Parish Council is pleased to announce that Carla Petersen, currently … Continue reading

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Norfolk County Council’s Roadshow Event, Diss, Tuesday 24 April, 7-9pm

Residents are invited to Norfolk County Council’s second roadshow event in Diss, South Norfolk, where they will be able to hear about the council’s suggestions for the future, ask questions and offer their ideas and aspirations for the county. Residents … Continue reading

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South Norfolk Community Governance Review – Full Council Decision

The Community Governance Review undertaken in 2017/18 has been considered and determined by Full Council. There will be no changes to the structure of Claxton Parish Council or any neighbouring Parish Councils.  An original proposal to merge Ashby St Mary … Continue reading

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Council Tax and the Precept – what are they, and how are they calculated? An update for 2018-19

If you signed up to receive your Council Tax by e-mail it’s likely your bill for the new financial year 2018-19 arrived in your inbox in the last week.  For those who prefer the more traditional route (post) it might take … Continue reading

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Greater Norwich Local Plan Consultation runs to 22 March

You have just over a week to have your say on the proposals in the Greater Norwich Local Plan for housing developments in our area.  At the moment there is just one in Claxton, with the proposal to build up … Continue reading

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A weather round-up from County Councillor Barry Stone

Following the recent wintry conditions and my daily updates to you, I thought it would be useful to provide you with a few facts and figures around the work undertaken last week to keep Norfolk moving and safe. The 49 … Continue reading

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Bin collections – an update from South Norfolk Council

As you will be aware the weather conditions have made it impossible for us to deliver the refuse collection service over the past three days and also limited the service on Tuesday.  We therefore have a backlog of over 50,000 … Continue reading

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Bin collections during the bad weather

The South Norfolk Council website has the following announcement about bin collections. Due to the ongoing weather conditions and as a matter of safety for both our staff and residents we will not be emptying bins on Friday 2 March.  … Continue reading

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