A photo of Saxlingham Nethergate in the Snow
A photo of Saxlingham Nethergate in the Snow

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A photo of a Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial
A photo of a Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial

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A photo of the church

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Contact Us

Mrs Julie King

Parish Clerk

22 Henry Preston Road

Tasburgh

Norwich

NR15 1NU

01508 470759

saxlinghamnethergatepc@gmail.com

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Saxlingham Nethergate

The Parish of Saxlingham Nethergate includes the villages of Saxlingham Nethergate, Saxlingham Green, Saxlingham Thorpe and Foxhole in South Norfolk. ​

The Council 

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The Parish Council is made up of nine members elected every four years to represent local interests. 

We meet on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm. Currently our meeting are being held via Zoom.

News and Events

Jubilee Celebrations

We have a fun-packed line up in store for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. Keep an eye out in the June Contact for the commemorative programme of events.

Thursday 2 June (evening) – Beacon lighting event at the Meadows and Church service

 

Friday 3 June (evening) – 3 Up 2 Down band at Saxon Club and BBQ

 

Saturday 4 June (midday onwards) – Picnic on the Playing Field with a range of all age fun activities and events including face painting, tug of war, obstacle race, fete stalls, afternoon tea and cake accompanied by live music to name just some. Norwich Castle’s Knights Club will also be coming along to run sessions on medieval combat (aged 6+ to adult). The fun starts at midday with the opening ceremony. Bring a picnic and chair/rug.

 

Sunday 5 June 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm – An invite from Dawn to bring a picnic (and chair!) to the Rectory

 

Village Jubilee Quiz Trail – solve the clues around the village to find the hidden word! This will run in the week leading up to the Jubilee weekend. Look out for the clues in June’s Contact.

 

What can I do in advance?

• It would be great if people could decorate their houses in advance of the Jubilee event so the village looks festive

• We’re encouraging people to come dressed in red, white and blue for the event on the Saturday - start planning your outfit!

• Crown making competition – see below for details but this is open to all ages and will be judged on the Saturday.

 

Can you help?

We could do with some volunteers to run some fete stalls. If you’d be happy to give up 30 minutes to an hour on the Saturday, please e-mail Julie King, Parish Clerk: Saxlinghamnethergatepc@gmail.com (no preparation needed).

Competition Time!

Crowns are worn by kings and queens all over the world to show their royal status. Your challenge is to design and make a crown fit for a King or Queen and wear it to our Platinum Jubilee celebration on Saturday 4 June. Crowns will be judged on the day and prizes will be awarded for the best crowns. Your crown can be any shape, colour and material, decorated or plain. The age categories are: Under 5; 5-7; 8-11; 12+; Adults

Flooding in the Village 

 

7 January 2021

Norfolk County Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority has statutory responsibilities for flood risk management in this area, including investigating significant local flooding incidents and playing a lead role in emergency planning and recovery after a flood event.

 

Following the recent serious flooding in the Village, the Parish Council has served a formal request on the County Council under section 19 of the Water and Flood Management Act 2010 for an investigation and for remedial work to be undertaken. The particular incidents highlighted include (a) the severe flooding of the Street between the War Memorial and the junction with Cargate Lane, (b) internal flooding of a number of homes and outbuildings in the vicinity, (c) unprecedented velocity and volumes of flooding around the War Memorial and (d) the disintegration of the river bank retaining walls adjoining 1 Cargate Lane.

 

The Parish Council believes these flooding events can all be attributed, directly or indirectly, to a failure to properly maintain the drain running behind the white railings in the Street. For many years, Anglian Water acknowledged this responsibility and carried out maintenance operations on a number of occasions, until in November 2017 it reversed its policy and practice and since then has undertaken no further work in spite of requests from the Parish Council to do so. Norfolk County Council (as highway authority), South Norfolk Council and the Environment Agency have all at various times also issued statements to the effect that they have no responsibility.

 

The Parish Council’s letter requests the County Council to use its statutory powers (a) to coordinate urgent action so that all debris and other blockages are cleared and removed, and to work with the Environment Agency to ensure that the railway sleepers and other debris adjacent to 1 Cargate Lane are also cleared and removed and the river bank walls rebuilt; and (b) to advise and assist in identifying the authority responsible for maintaining the Street drain and to ensure that this is properly carried out; (c) given the foreseeable risk of further and even more serious flooding in the future, to clarify the Parish Council’s own responsibilities (if any) in respect of flood risk management.

 

A full copy of the Parish Council’s letter to Norfolk County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority 

A full copy of the Parish Council's letter to the Environment Agency

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