The questionnaire will be delivered to all households In Norton over the Christmas period. The document will provide an opportunity for everyone to use it as a springboard to put forward ideas to improve the village footprint. To make the initiative a success, we are looking for volunteers to assist in the delivery and retrieving the questionnaires over the festive period.
A big thank you to Chris at verysimplesites.co.uk who perservered and ousted the hacker who has sqatted in the village website the last few month. The answer was hidden deep in the code and was beyond myself and other helpful techies in the village who tried to resolve the issue.
He will remain on hand if we need help in future.
Norton Parish Councillor, Penny Croft has been investigation why Superfast Broadband has not yet reached Norton. She contacted BT and neither Pakenham or Elmswell exchanges are currently in the rolling out program as they "havent had enough interest" this means that Norton won't even be considered in the 90 percent ready by 2014 but will be dealt with later. EVERYONE in Norton needs to fill this link: http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/expression-gen.aspx and tell your friends in Elmswell and Pakenham to do the same.
For other things you can do see Why is Broadband so Slow in Norton? written by Mike, a Norton resident.
The Village Hall Management Committee has commissioned work to resurface the car park. Alan Taylor collected three quotes for the work and an offer by the Football Club was found to be by far the cheapest and was completed when the weather was suitable in October. Grateful thanks to all involved.
Congratulations and a big thank you for all those who worked hard raising money for charities over the Jubilee weekend. The money raised and how they were split are as follows:
Real Ale Festival
East Anglian Air Ambulance £1,300.00
Help for Heroes £1,300.00
Norton Salvation Army Corps £550.00
Evening Bar + contributions from Scarlet Whitworth (book sale) & FAPONS (tea & coffee at Art Show)
Norton Village Hall £350.00
Zumba Party raised £350 for Norton Village Hall