Broadland News Spring 201217Briefly SpeakingBroadly Active produces exercise at home DVDDan Goodwin, coordinator of the Broadly Active exercise referral scheme and author of 'Ask Dan' in previous editions of Broadland News, has written and appeared in 'Sitting Room Circuits'. The DVD has been produced by Dan in partnership with Active Norfolk, South Norfolk District Council and film students at City College Norwich. It is designed for people who are inactive and/or have chronic medical conditions but would like to improve their fitness and health. It is a fun, adaptable, flexible and safe way to become more active without travelling far or paying for high cost gyms and classes. Dan said: "Sitting Room Circuits is a perfect way to safely become more active, particularly if you would have difficulty attending a local community class. Everything you need is included in the pack; the disc, a resistance band and guidance booklet - it's a bargain at £3.50 a copy." If you would like to purchase a copy of Sitting Room Circuits, please send a cheque or Postal Order for £3.50 made payable to Broadland District Council to Dan Goodwin Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU.To contact Dan telephone on (01603) 430487 or email: email@example.comIn November 20011 the responsibility for enforcing breaches of parking regulations (ie. issuing fixed penalty notices to offenders) was passed from the Police to Local Authorities. All on street parking matters in the Broadland district will be dealt with by Parking Enforcement Officers employed by Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council. Anyone concerned about illegal parking issues in Broadland can report these directly to the Parking Operations section at Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (01553) 616222. Please bear in mind that issues such as obstruction of driveways or neighbour disputes that don't constitute a parking offence can not be dealt with by the Parking Operations Team. If you are unsure about whether the issue you wish to report is something that would be enforceable by the Parking Operations Team, please contact them for advice.Illegal car parking in BroadlandJust for our 'younger' readersIt is Mothers' Day on 18 March - the time when we remember our own mothers and grandmothers and the important people in our lives who are mothers and those people who are like a mother or grandmother to us. We have got some of the Sitting Room Circuit Exercise DVDs (details opposite) to give away fre to special people that our younger readers aged 14 and under tell us about. Although this is a Mothers' Day offer, you could choose a grandparent or a neighbour, we don't mind if you nominate a man or woman to receive a fre DVD. All we require is that the person you tell us about would benefit from the exercise DVD. The DVD is designed for anybody who perhaps finds it difficult to go out to an exercise class, but who would like to do some gentle exercise at home. Some of the exercises can be done sitting in an armchair. To tell us about someone who you think would like to receive a fre Sitting Room Circuits DVD, please write to us in your own hand writing to: Editor, Broadland News, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU Don't forget to tell us who it is you think should receive the DVD and to let us have your name, age and address so that we can send you one of the DVDs to give to the person you nominate, if your letter is one of the best ones that we receive.fre dvdspecial offer
18Northern Distributor Road£86.5m for Northern Distributor RoadNorwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) has been allocated £86.5m by the Government for its construction from the A47 at Postwick to the A140 at Norwich Airport. This is a major vote of confidence in the project by the Government, who have recognised its strategic importance and value for money. The scheme will bring much needed traffic relief for communities in the north and east of Norwich, and parishes in the urban fringe.The main part of the route still needs planning permission. This has already been granted for the Postwick junction improvement, which is needed to release new development for jobs and housing locally, whether or not the rest of the route is built. It is hoped to start work at Postwick later this year, subject to confirmation of the Side Road Orders.We are holding eight Public Exhibitions in Broadland...Location Date Venue TimeRackheath Thursday 19 April Holy Trinity Church Hall 12 noon - 7.30pmTaverham & Drayton Monday 23 April Taverham Village Hall 12.30pm - 7.30pmSprowston Thursday 26 April Sprowston Council Offices 12 noon - 7.30pmHorsford Monday 30 April Horsford Village Hall 12 noon - 7.30pmSpixworth Wednesday 2 May Spixworth Village Hall 12.30pm - 7pmPostwick Friday 4 May Postwick Village Hall 12 noon - 7.30pmGreat & Little Plumstead Tuesday 8 May Great Plumstead Village Hall 12 noon - 7.30pmHorsham St Faith &Newton St Faith Friday 11 May St Faiths Centre 12 noon - 7.30pm The NDR will benefit many Broadland residents and businesses by reducing traffic on unsuitable roads, allowing Bus Rapid Transit to be developed on key routes into Norwich, and providing an easier route for many journeys around the north and east of the city. This overall package of improvements forms the Norwich Area Transport Strategy (NATS) Implementation Plan. For existing business, the benefits of easy and reliable access to the national trunk road network and the Airport are considerable. The road also unlocks the potential for new businesses and jobs - Postwick junction will allow the expansion of Broadland Business Park and development of Broadland Gate. At the same time, the NDR will help Broadland cope with unavoidable growth pressures, ensuring that new areas of housing do not create more problems of congestion and rat-running for our residents. That is why the road is a key element in the Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich. Although Government funding covers the route as far as the A140 at the Airport, Norfolk County Council remains committed to continuing the road to the A1067 Fakenham Road, as shown in the route plan.What's next?The start of work at Postwick depends upon the approval of Side Roads Orders following a Public Inquiry later this year. At the same time, Norfolk County Council will be developing a planning application for the remainder of the route, including the link from the A140 Cromer Road to the A1067. As part of its preparatory work, the county council will be holding a series of exhibitions so that people living close to the route can see the latest proposals. There will also be a formal consultation once the planning application has been submitted, expected to be towards the end of the year. For further information www.norfolk.gov.uk/ndr Where will all the traffic go at the A140 western end?At the western end, nearby roads will only take only one or two more vehicles a minute even at peak times. This is because the NDR works as a distributor road, not a bypass, providing a route for a range of journeys that are currently taking place on congested roads and rat-runs through residential areas. It also offers a high quality link to the A47 at Postwick for longer distance traffic.