Here you will find our latest news.

Next On line meet update

Next online meet up will be on 24th February 2024 10.0am -11.30 am. For the Zoom link please email info@norwichnclt.org.uk

Next In -Person Meet Up

Saturday 9th March 2024 10-12noon. Rosebery Road Methodist Church Hall. An informal chance to meet up, swap ideas, catch up and find out what the next steps are.

Angel Road Junior School transferred to Great Hospital Trust Norwich.

Here you can find the 80 page response  to our Freedom of Information request to Norfolk County Council.

Freedom of Information Request from Norfolk County Council- The Great Hospital Trust

Asset of Community Value Status Granted !!!!

On the last working day before the Christmas break we were told that our application to have Angel Road Junior School site had been successful. This a huge step forward in our work on this project and many thanks have to go to vereyone who has helped and supported us in our work.

The  following day we managed to get a street letter to those who live on Rosebery Road. Apologies if you did not get one our maths may have gone awry in the printing department.

The owners now have 8 working weeks to appeal the decision, which we think takes us to about the 23rd February 2024.If they do so we will be told of it. If there is no appeal then the listing stands for 5 years, until December 2028. During that time if the site comes to the open market any community group will then have 6 months to put together a viable plan to buy the site.

Next Steps:

We would like to invite community groups who would be interested in using this site to get intouch. You need to have a viable business plan, have some element of educational activity in the project and a lot of patientce with us as we navigate the reed banks, shallows and possible sand banks of this work.

 

Application for Listing Angel Road School as an Assett of Community Value.

The application was submitted at the end of August 2023. We had an acknowledgement of reciept dated the 2nd of October. We are still waiting for a decision. Norwich City Councils own website shows that no applications have been recieved since August 2023.

Using The Community Ownership Fund to buy the site.

Following advice from the National Community Land Trust Network we have explored the possiblty of buying the site using this money, which is available to community groups to purchase sites and or buildings that are in danger of being lost to community use. We put in an Initial Expression of Interest and got a positive repsonse.

We also identified the officer at County Hall who deals with this site and you can read their response dated 12th October  here:ARSChool norfcc oct2023

A community garden for Angel Road ?

As you will remember from the work that we did in the summer the greatest desire was for some kind of Community managed Green Space.The most obvious place is the green spaces around the school. Whilst we continue to explore that possiblity we are supporting the creation of a small community gardening group. If you are interested in that( is it possible to garden without one space? etc) then please get in touch.

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