15th May 2020 -The Phone Mast planning application has been put on hold whilst Clarke Telecom and O2 discuss the response they have received from NNDC.
ERPINGHAM MOBILE PHONE MAST PLANNING APPLICATION
A planning application is being made by Clarke Telecoms on behalf of O2, to erect a mobile phone mast on land behind the playing field. The land in question is managed by Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall Management Committee.
The proposed mast will be of metal lattice construction (no tie cables required), 20m high and is for 4G mobile technology. Initially, it will provide O2 mobile service, but it is understood other mobile service providers will be approached by the Clarke Telecom to share the use of the tower. The installation will have a concrete base of 6m square and be sited in the wooded area beyond the playing field. The distance from the football pitch to the installation is 5m, so will not affect the pitch.
E-mails and conference calls have taken place between members of the Village Hall Management Committee and Clarke Telecom to understand and discuss all aspects of the proposal. The issues of access to large vehicles and the route for provision of services (electricity and BT fibre) to the mast have been covered and have been provisionally agreed as satisfactory to the Village Hall Management Committee.
At the moment timescales for the installation, should it go ahead, would be for October 2020 at the earliest.
Originally there was a plan to hold a public consultation meeting in the village hall prior to the approval of the plans but unfortunately, because and the Coronavirus situation, there is no viable alternative but to put the plans on-line.
The plans submitted by Clarke Telecoms can be viewed at this link Phone Mast Proposed Plans (1) and any questions or concerns can be e-mailed to email@example.com or by calling Jinny Wells (Chairperson) on 01263 768223 or John Snelling (Secretary) on 01263 768953.
Please bear in mind that the installation of this mast is part of the Government’s plan to have mobile service across the whole of the UK, so it is unlikely that planning permission will be refused by the District Council. However, we may be able to suggest changes to the plans.
All comments from residents must be received by Friday 15th May 2020
Please see this link for the Phone Mast Proposed Plans – Phone Mast Proposed Plans (1)
Hall closure due to Coronavirus
In the interests of public health & safety, The Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall committee has taken the decision to close the hall until further notice.
If you have any questions please contact the bookings secretary, Rosalind Horne on 01263 761702.
As the Village Hall has closed and Coffee club suspended, the monthly 200 club draws will be suspended until the Village Hall is re-opened and coffee club resumes at which time all outstanding draws will be made.
Due to the current Government restrictions, the Village Hall AGM in April has now been cancelled and a new date will be published when things are back to normal.
Erpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall.
The recently redecorated Hall is available for hire and is an ideal venue for wedding receptions, christening parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations, wakes, exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances and other cultural activities. It is already used on a regular basis by the WI, U3A Art Appreciation, Erpingham School, Indoor Bowls Club, Wednesday Coffee Club, Pilates classes and various other groups.
Epingham Festival of Crafts.
Pilate class on a Monday 09.30 am – 10.20am.
Kurling session. One of the many activities that take place in the village hall.
Short Mat Bowls every Friday 2 pm – 4pm (April to September)
Carpet Bowls every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm (April to September)