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  1. At the Parish Council meeting held on 27th November, the plans for a gate at the Manor Road end of the footpath round the prison were outlined by Phillip Sanders, a Governor of the prison and Head of Residence & Safety. 

    Several members of the public were in attendance and offered their views, which were, by and large, favourable to the idea, understanding the problem that exists with "throw-overs" into the prison. The gate would be large enought to allow prams/puch chairs through and a number key-pad would allow use by villagers. The number of the key-pad would be frequently changed.

    Mr Sanders stressed that at the moment it was just an idea that is being discussed and the governors, taking into account the comments made at the meeting and further considering the logistics etc., will decide whether or not to take it this space!

  2. The Parish Council has heard from the Chairman of Norfolk County Council's Environment, Development and Transport Committee, advising that some £300,000 of funds are now available for highway improvements for Town and Parish Councils. Unfortunately there are certain schemes to which this money is not available and I quote below:

    What schemes will not be considered?

    Bids for minor traffic management changes such as speed limits or waiting restrictions will not qualify.

    This will be a disappointment to residents of Griston who live on Caston Road, out to Little London, where it is hoped the 30mph restriction would be moved to from its' existing location between the church and the Waggon & Horses. If residents feel strongly enough they are free to write to Martin Wilby at County Hall to express their views - they already know that they have the support of the Parish Council.