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.
On 21st November the group will meet with a representative from Suffolk Acre who will talk us through the process of producing a Plan. The whole project is likely to take 12-18 months to complete. Very soon after the meeting with Suffolk Acre the NPPC will approach everyone who has an interest in the village, be it residential, commercial, service or leisure, and will seek to find out what topics are of interest to people and what you would like to explore further. This will form the basis of a more formal questionnaire which everyone who lives in Norton will have the opportunity to complete in order to have their say in how this village will evolve over the next decade.
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
The ceiling of the village hall has been lowered and maximum insulation installed. This is the first step in the refurbishment of Norton Village Hall. A big thank you to all the individuals who assisted the committee in the Spring Clean in preparation for the Jubilee.
Following the Parish Council's request that dog walkers clear up dog foul, a member of the public has been spotted collecting the mess in a bag, then throwing it in the hedge for someone else to clear up. Please dispose of any collected excrement appropriately.