Today’s church service

Dear All,

We hope you are keeping well.

Today’s face to face service will be Morning Prayer at Rockland St. Mary at the usual time, 10am.The service, and today’s video, follow the theme of the cross, and all it means to us.

The order of service is attached, and here’s the video link

Best wishes,
Nick and Helen

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Norfolk road safety views needed for national review – Closing date 30th September 2020

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lorne Green, is encouraging the county’s residents to share their views on road safety in order to help inform a Government review. 

The Home Office and Department for Transport are currently reviewing roads policing and what the future of traffic law enforcement may look like. 

In order to capture views from across the country, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has launched a short survey

PCC Lorne Green is urging Norfolk residents to take the opportunity to have their say and help inform national policy aimed at making roads safer.

“The safety of our roads is something which affects everyone; for those whose lives have been impacted by dangerous or reckless driving the effect could be truly devastating. 

“When speaking with Norfolk residents, road safety regularly comes up as a key concern and, as such, is one of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan for our county. 

“From supporting enforcement and awareness activity by police and community-led Speedwatch schemes, to collaborating with partners on best use of tools such as safety cameras and educating young drivers on the dangers of the road, I have been committed to doing all I can to make our roads safer for all who use them. 

“But some changes, such as the powers and penalties the police can use in enforcing the law and the flexibility local areas have to deal with the issues affecting them, need to come from the top. This is an important opportunity for Norfolk residents’ views to be heard and taken into account by this Government review. 

“I’d urge all Norfolk residents to take the time to complete this short survey and ensure their views are understood and voices heard.” 

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ survey can be found at and will run until 30 September 2020.

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Rockland St Mary and District Gardening Club

Here is an update on the Gardening Club.  Six members of the committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss the current situation in light of the new regulations introduced by the Government on Monday.

It was agreed to suspend all activities until the beginning of 2021. The committee (if restrictions permit at that time) will then meet again and discuss the best way forward. Penny Mills has agreed to provisionally book garden visits for next summer and most of the speakers for this year have agreed to transfer to next year.

People have obviously been very busy during lockdown judging by how their gardens are looking so good.

The committee sends its very best wishes to everyone. Keep safe and well and hoping to see everyone in the new year.



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Temporary closure of Slade Lane in the parish of Framingham Pigot

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U76508 Slade Lane from a point 150 metres north of its junction with the A146 Loddon Road for a distance of 40 metres northwards in the PARISH OF     FRAMINGHAM PIGOT because of UK Power Networks Connections Projects works to install new supply/LV cable.                            

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 21st September 2020 to     30th September 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be 10 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Slade Lane, Loddon Road, Bramerton Lane (Yelverton, Framingham Pigot, Bramerton). 

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

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Emergency road closure in the Parish of Hellington

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to Anglian Water repairs to a burst water main the use by vehicles of the C375 Back Lane from 30 metres northeast of its junction with A146 Loddon Road north eastwards for a distance of 20 metres in the PARISH OF HELLINGTON will be temporarily prohibited from 4th September 2020 to 10th September 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 7 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: Back Lane, Hellington Hill, Run Lane,Bullockshed Lane, Bramerton Lane, Framingham Lane, Bramerton Lane, A146 Loddon Road (Alpington/ Rockland St. Mary/ Yelverton/ Framingham Pigot/ Holverston/ Hellington/ Bergh Apton/ Bramerton).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order)

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

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Norwich Bulletin – Edition 29

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South Norfolk Bulletin – Edition 79

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Up coming church services

Dear All,

We hope you’re keeping well. 

This Sunday’s (Aug 23rd) face to face service will be Morning Prayer at Surlingham Church, 10am, and the following Sunday (Aug 30th) will be Morning Prayer at Claxton, 10am – all welcome! There will be no service on Sept 6th.

The service booklets for the next three Sundays are attached to this message. If you’re using them at home, why not add in your favourite hymns in the marked places? There’s plenty of hymns on the internet, or better still sing your favourites, by heart.

Video services will resume on September 13th.

With best wishes and thanks for your support,

Nick & Helen

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Community Update – August 2020

Community Update – August 2020

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New dog bin installed at the Recreation Ground

The Parish Council is pleased to advise that in response to parishioner feedback a new dog bin has been installed at the Recreation Ground.

Dog bin - August 2020

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