Streetscene Inspectors are due to visit Burgh and Tuttington in November if there is work identified for their attention. If you have any specific highway maintenance issues, they would be grateful for any information to ensure these issues are considered by the Inspector who will be taking account of maintenance needs of the road network in your area. More . . .
Is your roof suitable for solar?
A “green energy” programme to help homeowners in Norfolk save money on electricity by generating their own with solar panels, has been launched by Broadland District Council with Solar Together, a group-buying scheme.
The scheme is intended to help reduce CO₂ emissions and support a sustainable future through increased generation of renewable energy. To register an interest, sign up for free and without obligation before 22 October for the solar group-buying scheme. How does Solar Together work?
Valley Lane bridge closure
Valley Lane, Spratt’s Green, Aylsham, where it crosses the Bure Valley Railway on a bridge, will be closed to vehicles until further notice due to the bridge being found to be weak during a recent routine inspection. A signed diversion for vehicles will be in place. Pedestrians and cyclists can continue to use the bridge. MAP
Richard Hornbrook, Community and Environmental Services. Tel: 01603 223306 | Dept: 0344 800 8020
Down by the riverside
The river Bure “sidles and idles through weed isles and fallen willows”* and under the old Burgh bridge, along open meadows where swans roost and rowing boats rest on neat lawns by the water’s edge.
Glimpsed through overhanging branches, the medieval church of St Mary’s with its semi-thatched roof and flint-knapped tower looms over the river bank.
Then, from under the wooden footbridge which links Burgh to Brampton, the river curves eastward to the clapboarded timber-framed flour mill which dates back to 1085, and onwards across open land to the Norfolk Broads, finally flowing into the sea at Great Yarmouth.
Today, the village, which lies two miles south-east of the historic market town of Aylsham, is a quiet, pastoral backwater. But it was not always so.
* From Morning in Norfolk, by Itteringham poet George Barker
Our neighbour and parish partner Tuttington is a small village two miles east of Aylsham. It has about 70 households, a beautiful medieval church and a small village green. There is a street called Thieves’ Lane and a road which peters out into a water meadow called Common Lane. Explore their website to learn more.