Newton Flotman Parish Council

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and exists to represent the interests of the parish. In many cases however, the Parish Council’s role is advisory, the final decision resting with the District Council.
There are seven Parish Councillors who are elected every four years. The position is purely voluntary and attracts no payment.

The Parish Council meet six times a year at 7.30pm in the Village Centre on the last Tuesday of odd months (e.g. January, March etc).  Planning meetings are arranged as required.

Dog Fouling

The whole of South Norfolk is covered by a Dog Control Order.

This makes it an offence to allow a dog, which you are responsible for, to foul in a public place and not clear it up immediately.

Offenders can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80, reduced to £60 if paid within 10 days, or if taken to court, a fine up to £1,000.

If you see someone allowing their dog to foul and not clear it up, please contact South Norfolk Council with the owner’s details and where it happened so we can investigate it. We will also clean it up.

Report an incident of dog fouling.

Theft from motor vehicle warning:

Police in South Norfolk are urging motorists to be vigilant following a number of thefts from vehicles recently.

A number of vehicles have been broken into on the area in the last week in particular work vans were power tools are being stolen.

PC Jim Squires, said: “thieves are targeting works vans, we are finding no forced entry to the vehicles, it could be they have some sort of master key. With this in mind I would advise owners of works vans to remove valuable tools from the vehicle at night”.

I would also give the follow advice on vehicle security:

  • Don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle
  • Take your belongings with you when you leave the car – if you can’t, lock them in the boot before you start your journey
  • Get an alarm installed
  • Consider marking all your valuables that you frequently leave in your vehicle
  • If you have a garage, use it. If you don’t always try and park in a well-lit open place
  • Always lock your vehicle and garage

Anyone with information concerning the thefts should contact us on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Parish Crime Update: February 2017

Parish Crime Update, Februay 2017

Newton Flotman needs a Tree Warden

Witness appeal after cars damaged in South Norfolk

Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of cars were damaged in South Norfolk.

Between 15 and 20 cars had their petrol caps tampered with in a car park off the A140 at Dunston between 7pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday 7 February. In some cases the petrol cap was damaged.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area to contact the Poringland Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Witness appeal following theft in Tasburgh

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a theft which occurred in Tasburgh this week.

The incident happened on Saxlingham Lane at some point between 3pm on Wednesday 25 January and 1.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2017. An Ifor Williams trailer and 25 alloy wheels have been stolen from a shed located in a field.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone acting suspiciously during the times stated should contact PC Sherry Locke at Wymondham Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Five Arrested in Connection with Lead Thefts

Following efforts from the Operation Randall rural crime team, Norfolk officers have arrested five men in connection with ‘going equipped’ theft offences.

The men, who are all aged in their 20s and 30s and from the London area, were stopped on the evening of Thursday 19 January 2017, near to Attleborough.

A number of items, including the two vehicles they were travelling in, were seized and the men arrested.

The five males have been bailed to return on 21st March 2017.

Suffolk and Norfolk police ask the local community to be vigilant around buildings like places of worship and schools, reporting any suspicious activity, particularly the unexpected arrival of builders.

If you see any suspicious activity, report it to police on 101. If a crime is in progress or you require emergency assistance, dial 999 immediately.

Crime prevention advice on a number of topics can be found on

www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

Theft from Motor Vehicle Warning

Police in South Norfolk are urging motorists to be vigilant following a number of thefts over the last week.

Several vans have been targeted by thieves who have gained access to the vehicles and then stolen power tools from within.

PC Jim Squires, said: “We are finding no forced entry to the vehicles and are currently investigating how the suspect/s are gaining access. I would like to remind van owners to make sure there vehicles are locked and to remove any valuable tools overnight.

I would also like to give the follow advice on vehicle security:

  • Don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle
  • Take your belongings with you when you leave the vehicle – if you can’t, lock them in the boot before you start your journey
  • Get an alarm installed
  • Consider marking all your valuables that you frequently leave in your vehicle
  • If you have a garage, use it.  If you don’t always try and park in a well-lit open place
  • Always lock your vehicle and garage”

Anyone with information concerning the thefts should contact us on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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We are keen to run courses that are relevant to the needs of local communities and businesses so please feel free to contact us as we can offer tailor made courses when a need has been identified. We also run FREE Maths & English courses for people without these qualifications.