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.

Rural crime under the spotlight at Norfolk PCC-led event

Parish Crime Update: April 2017

Newton Tasburgh (Hethersett) April

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Newton Flotman Annual Parish Meeting
Tuesday 25th April 2017
Newton Flotman Village Centre
7.30pm – refreshments from 7pm

An opportunity to find out what is happening in the village and to have your say.

Come along and meet your elected Parish Councillors and hear of past, present and future activities from representatives of village organisations.

County Council Elections

The County Council elections are taking place on 4 May 2017.  You must be registered to vote by 13 April.  If you’re not already registered it’s quick and easy to do so, please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  If you would like to apply for a postal vote you must do this by 5pm on 18 April. Please visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/forthcoming-elections to apply for  postal vote and for further details on the elections.

Work to repair the A11 near Barton Mills

Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to repair the road surface of the A11. This work will include resurfacing the A11 between the Red Lodge junction and the Barton Mills roundabout.

Subject to weather conditions, they plan to complete this work between Wednesday 22 March and Saturday 15 April, working from 8pm to 6am on weeknights only. They apologise for any delays this may create.

To keep road users at a safe distance from the works, they will close the A11 while they are working northbound between the Red Lodge junction and the Barton Mills roundabout. There will be a clearly signed diversion route in place, whereby drivers will be diverted:

  • Along the A14 towards the Bury St Edmunds, before leaving at junction 40,then;
  • Take the B1103 toward Forrnham All Saints, then;
  • Take the A1101 towards Lackford and Icklingham, then;
  • Continue until re-join the A11 at the Barton Mills roundabout

 

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to info@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Review of Parish Councils

South Norfolk Council are undertaking a community governance review from 20 March until February 2018. This review could change your parish boundary. For more information visit:

https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/boundary-and-polling-station-reviews

You may submit your views by completing this survey from now until 12th June 2017

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/communitygovernancereview1/

Parish Crime Update: March 2017

Crime Update February

Temporary Road Closure: 16th March

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U78130 Hall Lane, from the junction with U78129 Pound Lane, for 756 metres west northwards in the PARISH OF NEWTON FLOTMAN because of erection of signage on bridge face.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 09:00 hrs 16th March 2017 to 16:00 hrs 16th March 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 1 day within the period.

Alternative route is via: U78130 Hall Lane, U78129 Pound Lane, A140 Norwich Road, C194 Brick Kiln Lane.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated 10th March 2017

 

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.