|New Pavement and Crossing Point at Primary School|
Completed: August 2018
Whilst strictly not a Council project. In the lead up to our formation and with other Highway works going on in the village, long term resident Robert Foster saw an opportunity. With the help of County Councillor Colin Foulger, Highways accepted the case to solve a drainage problem for No 4 and provide a safe crossing point to the School. The addition of wooden posts also stopped parking close to the School gate.
New Pavement at Spooner Row Train Station
Completed: October 2019
For years the frontage of Folliards on Station Road had remained rough ground, making it difficult for push chairs and youngsters with scooters to travel backwards and forwards to the Primary School. With drainage works being conducted on Station Road over that Summer Robert succeeded in getting Norfolk County Highways to kerb and tarmac this 22 metres, thus joining up this pathway.
Spooner Row Bench Refurbishment
Completed: November 2019
Several comments thrown up by the Community Governance Review conducted in 2018 highlighted the fact that this area at the centre of Spooner Row was looking neglected. With the help of local resident Edward Peters, along with councillors Robert Foster and Neil Griffin, a refurbishment was undertaken.
New Dog Bin at Station Road
Completed: December 2019
As part of the above refurbishment it noted that dog walkers were using the waste bin to deposit poo bags. With this bin also being close to where children waited for the High School Bus in the morning it was decided to install a new dog bin. So those involved in the refurbishment of this area added a new bin. Thank you to Cllr Robert Foster for taking the lead on this project.
New Waste Bin at Station Road
Completed: December 2019
With the refurbishment of this area almost complete the neglected state of the waste bin inherited from Wymondham Town Council came into focus. With the old bin rusted through and no longer fit for purpose it was decided to install a new waste bin and move its location closer to where the children waited for the bus in the mornings. Thank you to Clr Robert Foster for taking the lead on this project.
New Dog Bin at Suton Street
Completed: December 2019
Another resident comment made to the Community Governance Review triggered the addition of a new new dog bin on Suton Street, towards its junction with Sawyers Lane. A popular route for dog walkers, Suton now has a dog bin at both the top and bottom of the Suton Street. Thank you to Cllrs Robert Foster and Neil Griffin for taking the lead on this project.
New Dog Bin at Top Common
Completed: December 2019
This is the dog bin that started us on the path of the Community Governance Review and our successful split away from Wymondham Town Council. Back in 2015 a resident asked for a bin to address a fouling problem at Top Common. Wymondham Town Council refused. They refused again in 2016 and again in 2017. So, in 2018 a group of residents decided to petition South Norfolk Council for a Community Governance Review. In 2019 the newly formed Community Council worked with local residents to locate a new bin on the roundel at the corner of Top Common and Queens Street. Thank you to those residents that helped and to Cllrs Robert and Neil for installing yet another bin.
New Dog Bin at Hill Road
Completed: January 2020
The provision of bright and shiny red plastic dog bins in the village prompted a resident of Hill Road to bring to the Councils attention a problem with dog waste. Recognising the problem and with the new houses now occupied on Bunwell Road, Council decided to fund the provision of a bin and for this to located on the speed roundel outside on the first corner of Hill Road. Once again, thank you to Robert and Neil for taking the lead and installing this bin.
Community Notice Board for Suton
Completed: June, 2020
This is the new Oak Notice Board recently installed in Suton. Supplied by local manufacturer Harry Stebbings at Hingham, the board is located at the corner of Eleven Mile Lane and Chepore Lane. With no such community facility left by the out-going administration, it was decided that Suton should be first to gain a board. This proposal ticked 3 of our 4 key themes; Grow Community Spirit, Preserve Rural Nature and Achieve Best Value. Thank you to Cllr Stephen Ward for taking the lead on this project, with assistance from Clr Sue Hewitson. Should you need to place something on the board please use the Contact Us form or call the Clerk.
Safety Railings – School Lane
Completed: July, 2020
Whilst not supplied by the Community Council, this Councils earlier safety review of the playing field play equipment identified the poor state of the existing safety railing. Norfolk County Council Highways Division agreed and installed a replacement galvanised safety rail. Thank you to Cllr Julian Halls for taking the lead on this project.
Car Park Notice – Spooner Row
Completed: August, 2020
This is the new Notice Board installed at the Car Park of the Playing Field at Spooner Row. With the transfer of authority from Wymondham Town Council to the new Community Council, this legal notice was out of date. Inspection showed the existing posts to be rotten, so replacements were installed along with the new sign. Thank you to Cllr Robert Foster for taking the lead on this project.
Playing Field Ditch Crossing – Spooner Row
Completed: September, 2020
The earlier conducted Safety Review of the play equipment on the playing field brought into focus the poor state of the sleepers that formed the crossing back onto Station Road. A lack of maintenance by the outgoing authority had resulted in rotten sleepers, so replacements were sought from local supplier Standley Steel Stockholders and installed by Chris Burr of Suton. Thank you to Cllr Robert Foster for taking the lead on this project.
Emergency Flood Response
Completed: January, 2021
Coming after the flash flood event on 23rd December 2020, the Community Council agreed to provide a supply of sand bags and sand to residents. Expediency required the sand to be placed at the Playing Field Car Park – 3 tons! Those residents requiring sand bags should call 07748 300820 and call at the collection point. Thank you to Cllr Robert Foster for taking the lead on this project.
Community Notice Board for Spooner Row
Completed: May 2021
The Community Council has now installed the Oak Notice Board for Spooner Row. Once again to be supplied by local manufacturer Harry Stebbings, the board will be located next to the Royal Mail Letter Box on Station Road. Thank you to Cllr Stephen Ward for taking the lead on this project, with assistance from Clr Robert Foster. Should you need to place something on the board please use the Contact Us form or call the Clerk.
Community Table Tennis
Completed: June 2021
The Community Council in collaboration with Table Tennis England and South Norfolk Council (“Ping in South Norfolk”) has installed in time for half term this communities first Cornilleau Pro 510 Outside Table Tennis Table. With the hard surfacing provided by John Smith of local firm JS Group, this table is the first item of new play equipment to go onto the Playing Field in 18 years. Thank you to Cllr Robert Foster for taking the lead on this project.