Postwick Newsletter May 2015

Postwick Hub Work

We are now well into the A47 (inc. Park & Ride) weekend closures at Postwick.  Please note the following:

  • No closure on the weekend of the Early May Bank Holiday (Monday 4 May).
  • Closure to take place Friday 8 May to Monday 11 May

Further information on traffic management during the works and updates on progress can be found on Norfolk County Council website. www.norfolk.gov.uk

Postwick Coffee Shop

Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. All welcome. Thank you to all who support the Coffee Shop and help raise funds for the village.

Glass Recycling Bank

The recycling bins will be removed in April, with the exception of one bin for glass which is being retained for a trial period of 4 months.  Please use this to help raise funds for the village.

Mobile Library

The mobile library stops at the village hall on alternate Tuesdays throughout the year, from 11.05 to 12.00 noon.

Please support the Library Bus, and you can always call in at the hall for coffee & cake and a chat (as above).  Forthcoming dates:  5/5; 19/5; 2/6; 16/6; 30/6.

Use it or lose it – the service is always under threat…

Recent Events

Quiz & Chips


The recent Quiz and Chips evening was reported as being a very enjoyable evening.

A big thank you goes to Mick for giving freely of his time to organize this and ensure another successful event

Up and Coming Events


“Fifty Shades of Green” – Annual Postwick Plant Swap

Saturday 16th May: – 10 am to 12 noon at the Village Hall. From 10 am to 10.30 am Plant Swapping only 10.30 am onwards Swap/Buy.  Bring your surplus plants to swap and/or take time to purchase new ones.  Refreshments and Cakes will be available.  We hope Fairhaven will attend with their special Candelabra Primulas.  For further information please contact Su here.

Table Top Sale

Saturday 13th June: –  10 am to 12 noon

Friends of Postwick Church are holding a Table Top Sale at the Village Hall.

Tables should be pre-booked by contacting Lynne or Ann on via Su here.

Forms can be requested by e-mail to (See paper version email address private)

Large tables will cost £6:00.  Small tables will cost £4:00.

These will be set up in the hall.  If you wish to exhibit outside a cost of £5:00 will be levied but please bring your own table and gazebo or similar if weather dictates the need.

There will be coffee/teas and cakes available as well as a cake stall.

Postwick Festival
Saturday 18th July at the Village Hall
Early warning – a note for your diary! BBQ and beer, cake stalls and afternoon tea, ice-cream, tombola and more.  The Norwich Ukulele Band will play for a session in the afternoon to be followed by The Tin Pigeons and later in the evening The Cream Horns will be performing.

Further ideas and contributions to the day welcomed.  Please contact Phil York-Smith.
Village Screen
It is proposed to start showing films in the Village Hall later in the year. Watch this space!

 

Bar 1/5 Reuben, 8/5 Derek, 15/5 Mathew, 22/5 Di.  29/5 Steven, 5/6Reuben, 12/6 Derek, 19/6 Mathew, 26/6 Di, 3/7 Steven,      More volunteers always welcome!

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Items for the newsletter?  For June newsletter, please contact Mick Austen (Bottom form after clicking the link).

Roster

1/5 Reuben, 8/5 Derek, 15/5 Mathew, 22/5 Di.  29/5 Steven, 5/6Reuben, 12/6 Derek, 19/6 Mathew, 26/6 Di, 3/7 Steven,      More volunteers always welcome!

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

 

Postwick A47 closures – April / May 2015

Postwick A47 closures

The Postwick junction has re-opened after last weekend’s closure.

Voice your opinion here

Dates for planned weekend closures of the A47 at Postwick

The dates for the planned weekend closures of the A47 at Postwick have been set after confirmation of beam delivery by the manufacturers.

The A47 will be closed at Postwick, at the eastern end of Norwich Southern Bypass, on at least three weekends to allow eight 114-metre bridge beams to be lifted into place. The provisional dates have now been confirmed, but it is hoped that the final (fourth) weekend closure will not be necessary. Warning signs about the closures are in the process of being placed as far away as Newmarket bypass and King’s Lynn to give motorists a chance to plan ahead and change their route.

• Weekend 24 to 27 April

• Weekend 8 to 11 May

• Weekend 15 to 18 May

See below for information on the dates above.

Traffic will be diverted around the slip roads and new business park access roads, so motorists are warned to use another route if possible, or to be prepared for significant delays.

Diversion plans

Click on the plan images to download PDF versions.

Main A47 diversions Postwick bridge closure - local diversions

Eastbound (towards Great Yarmouth)

A47 traffic will be diverted on to the new access roads that will serve the expanded Broadland Business Park and new Broadland Gate business areas. This route will include five roundabouts before traffic rejoins the A47. Temporary traffic lights may be used to assist traffic flow.

Westbound (towards Dereham and King’s Lynn)

A47 traffic will have a shorter diversion, but this will pass through works on the new Oaks Lane roundabout and the major junction at the southern end of the existing and new (under construction) bridges over the A47.

Note – Westbound traffic will be particularly disrupted on the second weekend. On this weekend the bridge beams cannot be lifted by crane from the compound and will have to be transported on to the A47 itself. Each movement will cause delays of up to 20 minutes on the westbound diversion route.

Weekend One – 17 to 20 April – completed

Westbound carriageway to close at 8pm on Friday 17 April. Eastbound carriageway to close after football traffic has cleared (about 11pm). Road to reopen no later than 6am Monday 20 April.

Weekend Two – 24 to 27 April

Closure of both carriageways at 8pm Friday 24 April. There will be off-peak delays on the westbound diversion route while beams are moved from the site compound on to the A47 itself. Road to reopen no later than 6am Monday 27 April.

Early May Bank Holiday weekend

No closure on the Bank Holiday weekend, which includes the Norwich City home match against Fulham on 2 May.

Weekend Three – 8 to 11 May

Closure of both carriageways at 8pm Friday 8 May. Road to reopen no later than 6am Monday 11 May.

Weekend Four – 15 to 18 May

This weekend closure may be necessary depending upon progress. The decision on whether or not this closure will be used will be publicised as soon as possible.

On all weekends, the A47 will be reopened earlier whenever possible. In addition to the weekend closures, a number of overnight A47 closures will be required over the summer.

Local Diversions

As well as the main A47 diversions, there will be a number of local diversions because of restrictions imposed to ease the flow of diverted A47 traffic.

The existing bridge carrying the A1042 over the A47 will be closed southbound. This is because the A1042 is reduced to a single lane where is passes the Oaks Lane construction site, and the temporary traffic lights will be lifted when it becomes part of the main westbound diversion route, preventing local traffic from reaching the Church Road junction.

To cross the A47 and reach Church Road (or other routes into Brundall and Postwick), traffic will be diverted along the A47 to the Cucumber Lane roundabout, returning along the other carriageway to Church Road. ( Click on the diversion plan image above to download a pdf version.)

This bridge may also be closed northbound, if this is necessary to ease congestion on the main diversion route. If this happens, to cross the A47 local traffic will be diverted along the A47 to the Trowse junction. Local buses, cyclists and pedestrians will be escorted through the A1042 bridge closure.

On Broadland Business Park, Peachman Way will be closed at the roundabout with Broadland Way. Business park traffic will have to use Cranley Road and Broadland Way instead.

Postwick Park & Ride

Postwick Park & Ride site will remain closed on A47 closure weekends to reduce pressure on the diversion routes, and because reliable running of the buses will sometimes be impossible to achieve. The nearest alternative site is Harford at the A47/A140 junction.

Oaks Lane

On completion of the bridge beam installation traffic on the A1042 will then be switched onto the new half of Oaks Lane roundabout. Traffic will remain under single way lights to enable the construction of the northern half of the roundabout. Final Surface Course will follow and on completion Oaks Lane will be reopened.

For Further Information

Further information on traffic management during the works and updates on progress can be found on Norfolk County Council website. www.norfolk.gov.uk, click here.

‘Roadworks’ in the A-Z of Services. Twitter @BB_PostwickHub

Postwick Hub Voice Your Opinion Here #postwickhub

Well the Postwick hub has now gained ground literally and we are quite a way into the build. Click here to see a plan of the proposed works. You will have to rotate the document anti clockwise to get a good view.

So how do I make a comment?

To make your comment  simply click the title of this post (If you are on the main page with all other listings). You can then scroll to the bottom of the page and make your comment. Emails addresses are not shown to the public. Basically each post that is made on this site can be commented on at the bottom of each page.

I have created this post for people to voice their opinions on the various aspects of the project.  Keep language clean and the post will go up.

What impact will or has the project had on your life?

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Image linked from Postwick Hub Newsletter 20

Thought and comments please. You don’t have to be a Postwick resident.

Anyone who uses the hub be it pedestrian or road user is welcome to comment.

Adrian

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April Newsletter 2015

Postwick Hub Work

As most will already know, the A47 (inc. Park & Ride) will be closed at Postwick for four weekends over the forthcoming weeks:

  • Friday 17 April to Monday 20 April,
    • Friday 24 April to Monday 27 April,
    • No closure on the weekend of the Early May Bank Holiday (Monday 4 May).
    • Friday 8 May to Monday 11 May
    • Friday 15 May to Monday 18 May

For more detail & diversion arrangements, check:

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/warning_of_delays_and_diversions_ahead_onthe_a47_at_postwick_near_norwich_1_3994199

Postwick Coffee Shop 

Thank you to all who support the Coffee Shop and help raise funds for the village. Postwick Coffee Shop is on Tuesday mornings at the Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.00 noon. All welcome.

Glass Recycling Bank

The recycling bins will be removed in April, with the exception of one bin for glass which is being retained for a trial period of 4 months

New Yoga Class
A small yoga group is being run at Postwick Lodge.
An opportunity to take a little time off everyday commitments! The heated studio is set amidst beautiful gardens with practice outside in the summer.

Thursdays 13:30 to 15:00

Cost: £8 per class (half term block book) or £10 drop in.

A mixed class for  beginners and students with experience.
Mats and chairs are provided.  For detail, contact:
Www.melaniewillsheryoga.com
Phone 07931144014

Singers Required! – Taster Event

Hemblington Harmony (HH) community choir is looking for new members, especially low male voices. Meetings most Wednesday evenings at the Scout Hut in Blofield.
The next Taster session is on Wednesday April 15th at 7:30 at the Scout Hut in Blofield, free entry. We sing all sorts and perform several times a year. We’re a friendly group of about 25, and singing is a great way to forget the hassles of the day, relax and have some fun.
For information call Suzanne on 01603 716268 or google Hemblington Harmony to find our website and YouTube clips.

Recent Events

Rumble in the Jumble

Many thanks to all those who contributed and helped on 28th February – £290 raised!

Up and Coming Events

Quiz & Chips
Saturday 28 March at 7.30 in the Village Hall.
Same arrangements as on previous occasions with  the usual quizmaster, Julian. Teams of 3 or 4, Entry £2.50 per head + cost of food.  Plaice & Chips £5.25, Cod & Chips £5.25, 2 Sausages & Chips £3.40, Chips £1.50.  Bar till late! Limited numbers, so book early to avoid disappointment!  Contact Mick on 431191 to reserve your team place.

“Fifty Shades of Green” – Annual Postwick Plant Swap

Saturday 16th May 2 – 10 am to 12 noon at the Village Hall.

From 10 am to 10.30 am Plant Swap

10.30 am onwards Swap/Buy.  Bring your surplus plants to

swap and/or purchase them.  Refreshments and Cakes

available.   We hope Fairhaven will attend with their special Candelabra Primulas.

Contact Postwick Green Group for information 07587152857.

Postwick Festival
Saturday 18th July at the Village Hall
Early warning – a note for your diary! BBQ and beer, cake stalls and afternoon tea, ice-cream, tombola, bands and more.  Further ideas welcomed.  Please contact Phil York-Smith.

Village Screen
We now have three trained projectionists.  Trials to take place with a view to starting a programme in September. Watch this space!

Bar Roster

27/3 Reuben, 3/4 Derek, 10/4 Mathew, 17/4 Di, 24/4 Steven, 1/5 Reuben, 8/5 Derek, 15/5 Mathew, 22/5 Di.       More volunteers always welcome!

Bar Open  Friday   8.00pm – 11.00pm Sunday 5.00pm – 7.00pm