Month: February 2018

Consultation begins on plans for new neighbourhood area

Proposals to designate a new neighbourhood area and forum within Norwich have been put forward to the city council and Broads Authority. The proposals have been made by the Cathedral, Magdalen and St Augustine’s neighbourhood group, who hope to develop a neighbourhood plan for the area. The proposed neighbourhood area includes the Cathedral, Magdalen Street and St Augustine’s Street areas, and covers about half the city centre. A public consultation on the proposed designations began on 8 February and ends on 21 March. Following the consultation the city council and Broads Authority will respond to the proposals – expected...

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Government cuts slash police enquiry office service in Norfolk

Seven of Norfolk Constabulary’s Public Enquiry Offices (PEOs) will close as part of plans for future policing in the county.   This follows the most extensive review of the service in the force’s history leading to a new model fit for 21st century policing based on the changing nature of crime and future financial challenges.   An in-depth review into how frequently members of the public visit the PEOs found a drop in use and in addition that the majority of the demands of the footfall attending could be met elsewhere.   As part of the savings required owing...

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Norwich Eye reviews The Band

An eager audience took their seats in the Theatre Royal for the first Norwich performance of The Band, the fast selling musical that features the music of Take That.  The anticipation has no doubt been encouraged by the BBC1 television show Let It Shine, which featured a prime time audition for the band members in this show. The result of this contest is that the band Five to Five are the singing stars of this lively show, which tells the story of five teenage girls who win tickets to see their favourite band, Take That. They have a joyous...

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Vote for your Norwich and Norfolk Eco Hero

Public voting is now open to crown the winner of the esteemed Norwich and Norfolk eco hero title. A panel of environmental experts have shortlisted four outstanding nominees – all of whom are hugely committed to protecting the natural world. For the first time in the ten year history of the awards, residents are being invited to pick the overall winner via an online vote. Eco hero is one of six categories in the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards, an environmental scheme jointly run by Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council – all other category winners are decided by...

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Have your say on plans for Prince of Wales Road

  A consultation on changes to the Prince of Wales Road/Rose Lane area of the city starts today, giving people the chance to share their views on the Transport for Norwich proposals. Plans include a new pedestrian and cycle link on King Street between Prince of Wales Road and Rose Lane, changes to traffic flow and access around Mountergate, as well as new cycle routes to tie in with recently-completed facilities nearby. An online questionnaire has been set up at www.norfolk.gov.uk/princeofwalesroad to help people share their views on changes to four areas: Prince of Wales Road, Rose Lane, Mountergate...

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