LOCAL NEWS and VIEWS –

COFFEE MORNINGS – A POPULAR REGULAR EVENT

The popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall help raise money.

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY’S ANNUAL  EVENT

The Open Gardens, Scarecrows and Fun Day raised over £3000 which will go towards Grants and Donations to village Organisations, Groups and activities. Well done everybody!

PLAYING FIELD CAR PARK – REPAIRS

The reconstruction of the Playing Field car park is now complete. You will see that steel posts have been fitted 3 metres apart forming a splay such that vehicles can go through but large vans should  be prevented from swinging round and destroying the surface. The posts are removable to enable grass cutting and maintenance machinery to gain access.

NORTH NORFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL’S DRAFT LOCAL PLANS

Since the presentation by Mark Ashwell, the Planning Policy Manager of North Norfolk, at the Parish Council Meeting on 5th June a Public Meeting was held in order for residents to express their views on the First Draft of the Local Plan issued for consultation by the North Norfolk District Council. Ed Maxfield our County Councillor and Greg Hayman our District Councillor attended, besides seven Parish Councillors the Clerk and twenty eight residents. After an explanation of the main issues raised in the Plan, Ed and Greg fielded questions and comments from the residents and after a well delivered lively debate from the residents two main issues emerged. Firstly, it was recognised that the NNDC are proposing to make a change of designation of Trunch village from Countryside to an Area for Small Scale Development which would allow some allocation (to be announced in Part 2 of the Plan next Spring) of new ‘open market’ housing. Secondly, concern over the lack of adequate infrastructure and the drastic effect on local services the building of a total of 2590 houses in North Walsham, 909 in Cromer and 117 in Mundesley between 2016 and 2036 will have on us all. Sufficient interest and valid points of concern were raised and as a result the Parish Council and individuals can make reasoned responses to support Trunch remaining a Countryside Area in order to control what type of development (affordable housing), if any, should be allowed and to seek assurances that any development will go hand in hand with the provision of adequate infrastructure and local services. The last matter may require lobbying of Central Government. If you wish to make individual responses, and I urge you to do this, you can do so online by login to
www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/localplanconsultation .
Part 2 of the Draft Local  Plan is due for issue in the Spring of next year (2020). This part will identify the number of dwellings and preferred site(s) for development in Trunch.

BRINGING THE WORLD OF BEE KEEPING TO LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Guided by Charlene Pinkham, a member of the Trunch Beekeeping Group, our beekeepers Michele Horsefield, Julia Smith and Liz Miles visited North Walsham Junior School to give the children an insight into the life of honey bees, caring for them and the honey making process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW GOALS FOR THE PLAYING FIELD

The young people who play football thanked the Parish Council and Village Society for providing and installing the new goals. It seems we have scored a winner on this occasion! Well done the team of volunteers who put up the goals.