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Road closure: Hall Street

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C267 Hall Street from its junction with Stone Beck Lane for 150m south-eastwards in the PARISH OF BRISTON because of Openreach works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 from 3rd to 6th October 2022 for the duration of the works expected to be about 4 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: C267 Hall Street, C267 Reepham Road, C267 Wood Dalling Road, C267 Briston Road, C228 Heydon Road, B1149 Holt Road, B1149 Norwich Road, B1149 Link Road, B1354 Briston Road, B1354 Norwich Road, C267 Holt Road, C267 Church Street (Heydon, Wood Dalling, Thurning, Briston, Corpusty and
Saxthorpe, Cawston, Salle).

(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.

Dated this 16th day of September 2022.


Duncan Baker summer constituency tour

Duncan Baker MP will be in Briston for his summer tour on 19th August at 12.30pm at the Three Horseshoes and at 2pm on Mill Road near the junction with Church Street. Do come along and share your concerns.


Broken glass in play area

During a recent inspection of the recreation ground’s play area our attention was drawn to broken glass lying around the small slide and on its roof. It was obvious that a bottle had been thrown up there and had broken. Please be careful when taking glass bottles into the recreation ground as there are many toddlers, children and adults now using the area.


Garden share

Would anyone like to share our large garden on Chapel Hill in Edgefield. As we are getting on in years it is too much work for us so we would like share it with someone who, perhaps only has a small garden and we would share the produce. For further information please ring Dr Michael Chadwick, 07957 828075.


Fire Safety Advice from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

The Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has issued advice regarding fire safety in the county because of the heatwave, rising temperatures and dry conditions. Due to these conditions, the risk of open and wildfires is very high.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has issued the following advice:

We encourage you not to light open fires such as BBQs, bonfires and campfires on or near dry grass or woodlands

We recommend that you do not light a BBQ at home – however, if you do, ensure that you put the BBQ over flat non-flammable ground and keep it away from fences, trees, shrubs and sheds

Keep a bucket of water or hose pipe close to your BBQ in case of an emergency
Never leave a BBQ unattended and ensure the ashes are cold before disposing of the BBQ

If your BBQ is gas, please ensure it is in good working order

Please dispose of all your litter responsibly, as wildfires can be started by throwing a cigarette out of a car window or leaving a glass bottle on the ground

We encourage visitors to stay alert for anyone starting a fire deliberately and should report any suspicious behaviour to the police immediately

Act responsibly and take safety precautions around water

Be aware that swimming in a river, lake or ocean is different from swimming in a pool – there are currents, changing conditions and submerged hazards

Never swim in a quarry; the water is very cold and sudden exposure could put you into shock and reduce your ability to swim

We encourage you to swim at lifeguarded beaches and between the red and yellow flags. You should also check the water before entering and check for hazards

If you are visiting North Norfolk, whether you are visiting our countryside or beaches, please think about fire safety and the safety of you, your family and others around you. Please enjoy North Norfolk safely.

If you spot a wildfire or another emergency, please don’t hesitate to dial 999 and report what you see.


Annual Parish Meeting

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Annual Parish Meeting at the Pavilion on 19 May. It was great to see nearly 40 people turn up for the first APM we’ve been able to put on since 2019.

We were especially grateful to Briston resident and Gresham history teacher Simon Kinder for being the main feature. In a fascinating illustrated talk, he took us through the history of our village, from ancient artefacts to living memory. He had also brought albums of press cuttings and photographs to browse through – with some audience members spotting relatives or even themselves!

Then it was time for the present, as Sheila Musselwhite gave an update about Briston Wives’ Group and Graham Pickhaver – as Chair of Governors – about Astley Primary School. Earlier Rev Trudie Morris, recently installed as priest-in-charge of the Briston and Briningham benefice, also introduced herself. I was then pleased to give a report on behalf of the Parish Council – outlining what we’ve achieved during 21/22 and our plans for 22/23. Finally, there was opportunity for questions and comments before chatting together over refreshments.

Matthew Pickhaver, Chairman


Jubilee Gala Day Pram Race

Just to let you know that a photographer from North Norfolk News will be covering our Jubilee Gala Day Pram Race on Friday 3 June. We hope to see lots of entries on the day! Please note road closure details below.

Blakeneys Big Platinum Jubilee Lunch ORDER 2022


Road Closure

Work is due to start on Friday 6 May to surface dress a section of the B1354 Norwich Road Briston, from Holt Road to east edge of the village. To allow the work to be carried out safely and swiftly it will be necessary to close the road to through traffic on a number of dates when the surfacing is underway, line painting is being carried out, and cat’s eyes (road studs) are being renewed. Access to properties will be maintained at all times.

The work, which is weather dependant, will be carried out in phases with any road closures only in place for a number of hours at a time on the following dates:

6 May (road stud removal) evening / overnight works from 7 pm

9 May (surface dressing) daytime / weekend 09:30-16:00

18 May (road marking replacement) overnight from 7 pm

23 May (road stud replacement) overnight from 7 pm

A fully signed diversion route will be in operation for the duration of the works. The County Council thanks people for their patience while this essential road maintenance work is carried out.

The work which will cost £18,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors Tarmac and Keir Highway Services.

Further information

This year 301 miles of Norfolk’s roads will get a new seal to extend the life of the road. The new seal consists of a thin layer of bitumen and chippings which is laid onto the road. This helps prevent water penetration and helps stop potholes opening up.

The action of vehicles passing over the new surface plays an important part in helping the new surface to settle in. People are urged to drive slowly and considerately across the new surface until it is bedded in and highway teams return a few days later to sweep up the loose stones.

For more details, visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/surfacedressing



Proposed Jubilee Road Closure

Briston Parish Council is proposing to apply for a road closure to enable the pram race to take place as part of the Jubilee Celebrations. This closure would take place on Friday 3 June 2022 from 4pm until 8pm and the roads would be Hall Street from the Copeman Centre to Graves Butchers in Church Street, Briston. If you have any comments or objections to this please send them to the Parish Clerk by email: parish-council@briston-norfolk.org.uk or telephone 01263 862638.


Warmer Homes Grant

Dulcie Walsh from Norfolk Warm Homes at North Norfolk District Council is coming to the Salvation Army Hall (opposite the Co-op in Briston) next Tuesday 12 April from 10.30am to talk to residents about the Warm Homes grant. Everyone is invited to come along to find out about grants that are available.


Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting C267 Church Street from 148m southeast of its junction with Old Post Office Road for 20m south-eastwards in the PARISH OF BRISTON because of electrical works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 12th to 18th April 2022 for the duration of the works expected to be about 7 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: C267 Church Street, B1354 Holt Road/Norwich Road/Briston Road, B1149 Aylsham Road/Link Road roundabout/Link Road, C477 Valley Road/Horseshoe Lane/Wood Dalling Road/Corpusty Road/Crow Hill, C267 Reepham Road/Hall Street (Heydon, Wood Dalling, Thurning, Briston, Corpusty & Saxthorpe).

(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.

Dated this 25th day of March 2022. Download document and map.


Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C267 Reepham Road from 190m south of its junction with Mill Lane and Thurning Road for 20m southwards in the PARISH OF BRISTON because of Anglian Water new connection works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 4th to 6th April 2022 for the duration of the works expected to be about 3 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: C267 Reepham Road/Hall Street/Church Street, B1354 Holt Road/Wood Dalling Road/Briston Road, C228 Heydon Road, Norwich Road, Valley Road, B1149 Link Road, Aylsham Road (Heydon, Wood Dalling, Thurning, Briston, Corpusty and Saxthorpe, Cawston, Salle).

(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.

Dated this 18th day of March 2022. Download document and map.


Goalposts on the green

The Parish Council has installed a new goalpost on the village green if you fancy a kick about!


Six walking guides published

Briston Parish Council’s Footpath Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of six Briston Walks leaflets. The routes range from 1.75 to 5 miles and are clearly presented with detailed written instructions and Ordnance Survey maps. There are also pictures of historic and natural highlights to look out for.

The leaflets are FREE and available from the Parish Office, H.V. Graves, Co-op, Norfolk Larder and Briston Aberdeen Angus butchers. Look out too for our new village information boards showing all the parish’s rights of way! You can also download the leaflets here:

Briston walk 1

Briston walk 2

Briston walk 3

Briston walk 4

Briston walk 5

Briston walk 6


Horse riding on village green and recreation ground

Can we please take this opportunity to remind you that people are not permitted to ride horses or drive vehicles on to the village green or recreation ground. There has been a spate of recent incidents that have resulted in damage to the ground, particularly when it is waterlogged. This also creates potential trip hazards for other users. Offenders are liable for prosecution under existing byelaws, a copy of which are available from the parish clerk.


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