Road Closures in the locality – Burston, Gissing due to sewerage works

As the Burston Sewage Project begins…( workmen begnining to appear on Monday 4th September) the first road closures are coming on Monday 11th September in Audley End.

Various roads will be closed in the village (Burston) and at the bottom of Durbidge’s Hill over the next seven months so there will be some traffic difficulties up until the spring of next year.

Below is the content of an email from Anglian Water showing the proposed timetable. I propose to send reminders as each closure comes into effect, and to let you know if the timetable ‘slips’.

Anglian have said work will not commence before 7.30 in the morning & later at weekends.

Anglian Water have now confirmed that work on setting up the site compound will start on Monday 4th September. The compound will be located on Gissing Road.

Pipelaying will commence at Audley End on 11 September

To ensure the safety of the public and our site team’s work in the highway is being carried out under road closures with clearly signed diversion routes with the exception of work in Crown Green which will be carried out under two way traffic lights.

The current programme for road closures is as follows:

  • Audley End – 11/09/2017 to 11/10/2017  – approved by NCC Highways
  • Gissing Road –22/09/2017 to 07/11/2017  – approved by NCC Highways
  • Diss Road – 02/11/2017 to 05/01/2018  – approved by NCC Highways
  • Bridge Road – 08/11/2017 to 22/12/2017
  • Mill Green south – 16/01/2018 to 14/02/2018
  • Mill Green north – 15/02/2018 to 03/03/2018
  • Hall Road –   05/03/2018 to 14/03/2018
  • Long Road – 05/03/2018 to 19/03/2018

Work in Mill Road will take place in two stages and will also require a closure and will take place on Sundays only, the road being kept open for traffic on Mondays to Fridays

  • Mill Road (1) –  05/11/2017 to 03/12/2017 – SUNDAYS ONLY
  • Mill Road (2)– 10/12/2017 to 14/01/2018 – SUNDAYS ONLY

Work in Crown Green will also take place in two stages under traffic lights and give and take, the road being kept open for traffic

  • Crown Green (1) –  20/10/2017 to 29/11/2017 – TWO WAY LIGHTS
  • Crown Green (2)– 10/02/2018 to 18/02/2018 – GIVE AND TAKE

Work in Market Lane is currently programmed to take place between 13/11/2017 and 30/11/2017

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New classes at the Village Centre – Pilates, yoga & meditation

New classes are starting at Dickleburgh Village Centre


Mondays 09:30-10:30am with Miranda Tuddenham

STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original Pilates method.

These exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints.

This means more concentration is placed on the pelvis and collar bone stabilization, and the integration of all body parts into one.

The technique has a variety of modifications and equipment meaning it can cater for a wide variety of body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.

STOTT Pilates has five basic principles; breathing, pelvic placement, rib cage placement, scapular placement and head and cervical spine placement.

Please feel free to contact me regarding any queries or enquiries, 07540696167

Yoga and Meditation

Class starts 5th September

Yoga Class
1:00 – 2:00pm every Wednesday £6 per class – All mats and equipment provided.

Relax, stretch and strengthen in this weekly yoga
class. The class provides a mix of traditional
Hatha, alignment and restorative postures. This
gives you an opportunity to relax and unwind
whilst building strength and flexibility.

Meditation Class
2:15- 3:15pm every Wednesday £6 per class – All mats and equipment provided

In this weekly class learn how to observe the
natural breath in order to experience inner
peace and to change negative thought

Contact Ian Bentley to Book – 07877358163
Email –
Facebook – Meditation Norwich @meditationnorwich

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Evening charity walk and picnic Wednesday 26th July

Evening Charity Walk and picnic for Rushall Church, Wednesday 26th July

Meet at Rushall Church at 6pm for the walks and enjoy a delicious picnic on your return.

Cost including picnic:

  • £7.50 adults
  • free for dogs and children

Walks, some guided, from 1/2 hour to 2 hours, along tracks, lanes and through fields.

Tickets and details:

  • Pat Leigh 01379 642559
  • Sheila Powrie 01379 740437
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DBMF & Rushall PCC present ‘Shakespeare in the Open Air’ -Sat 8th July

This summer, RoughCast bring you TWELFTH NIGHT on St Clement’s Common in Rushall. Following their sell out tour of a Christmas Carol they return to Shakespeare with a typically fast-moving and energetic production of this most delightful of his romantic comedies.

Shipwrecked twins, Viola and Sebastian, wash up on the shores of sleepy Illyria where Viola, thinking herself alone, dons man’s clothing and seeks employment with Duke Orsino and is sent to woo beautiful Olivia on his behalf. Olivia inconveniently falls in love with Viola. To this we can add the drunken antics of Olivia’s uncle Toby and her hapless suitor Andrew Anguecheek and their ongoing battle with the pompous steward Malvolio. To cap it all Viola’s twin arrives to be mistaken for his sister to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance.

The action is transposed to the world of the Spaghetti Western and it’s perfect entertainment for a hot and lazy summer evening.

The production will take place on saturday 8th July starting at 6:30pm. The gates and the bar will be open at 5pm so just bing your picnics, chairs and rugs but, please, no dogs!

There is parking available and marquees for shelter in case of a summer shower.

Tickets are £10 and £8,50 for under 18s and can be obtained by ringing 01379 741992 or 01379 741623. They will also be available on the gate.


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Neighbourhood Plan submitted to South Norfolk Council

The proposal to create a plan for the villages and surrounding environs has been submitted to South Norfolk Council. A copy of the letter, and more information about the Neighbourhood Plan, is available by on the Neighbourhood Plan webpages.

We hope everyone can support this initiative and work with the Neighbourhood Planning team in creating a plan which is inclusive and sustaining, allowing access to, and protecting, the diversity of flora and fauna within our community boundary and, protecting the heritage.

The next step is to gain approval from South Norfolk Council. You need to register your agreement to the development of a plan and for it to cover the geographic area of the parish.

If you do agree then please contact South Norfolk Council and inform them of your support for the development of a plan.

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Attempted break-ins

There have been reports of attempted break-ins in the area in recent days. Please remember to lock your doors and keep your property secure.

More information about home safety is available from the Norfolk Constabulary website:

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Community Governance review

Norfolk County Council is conducting a survey into Parish Councils. They are looking into whether borders between parishes should be redrawn and whether some Parish Councils should be merged or amalgamated.

Your Parish Council feel that, while our way of working is not perfect, one Parish Council for Dickleburgh and Rushall with nine Parish Councillors is a system that works well.
If you agree – or if you don’t agree – please have your say by answering the questionnaire. The deadline for replying is July 12th.

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Annual Parish Meeting – Friday 12th May, 7:00pm

Annual Parish Meeting On Friday 12th May, at  7.00pm

  1. Welcome from the Chair & Approval of the Annual Parish Meeting Minutes 2016
  2. To receive a report from the Chair of Dickleburgh & Rushall Parish Council
  3. To receive reports from organizations within the two villages:
    Dickleburgh Primary School, Daphne Buxton Memorial Committee, The Village Allotments, Dickleburgh Sea Scouts, Dickleburgh Pre-School, the Oxlip Group(WRBL) Dickleburgh Table Tennis Club, Dickleburgh PCC
  4. Report on progress with the Neighbourhood Plan
  5. More Reports from organizations within the two villages:
    Stay & Play, Dickleburgh Bowls Club, The Royal British Legion, Rushall PCC, Shorelands Nursery, D& R Village Centre, Good Companions, The Village Society, etc.
  6. Reports from the County Councillor and District Councillor
  7. An opportunity to make comments, ask questions about issues that affect you – housing, youth provision, litter, public rights of way (PROW), new projects etc.
  8. SNC Governance Review – what and how it affects our community.


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Appeal for help to find missing Nigel Kedar

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is missing from the Clacton area.

Nigel was last seen at 9.30am on Tuesday 4 April walking southbound through Dickleburgh towards Ipswich.

He is described as being white, 5ft 11 tall, of a large build and has short hair. He was wearing dark coloured trousers with a lighter coloured long sleeved shirt.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary immediately on 999.

Please see the Norfolk Constabulary Missing Persons website for more information:

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New Play Equipment – Have Your Say!

Dickleburgh & Rushall Parish Council are looking to purchase some new equipment to add to what we already have on the Playing Field. We would like your opinion on what we should buy.
Please complete the form below and return to the Village Centre or e-mail your response to by Friday 26th May. Thank you for your feedback!

Play Equipment form


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