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.

Work to repair the A47 near Norwich

Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to repair the road surface of the A47. This work will repair the eastbound road at the A146 Trowse Interchange, to the south east of Norwich.

Subject to weather conditions, they plan to complete this work overnight between Friday 9 and Tuesday 13 December, working between 20:00 and 06:00 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 A47 eastbound between the A140 Ipswich Road Interchange and the A1042 Postwick Interchange while they are working. There will be a clearly signed diversion route in place, whereby drivers will be diverted to:

  • Exit at the Ipswich Road Interchange, taking the A140 north towards Norwich, then;
  • Take the A146 Norwich Ring Road east towards Trowse, then;
  • Take A1054 to join the A147, passing Norwich City Football Club, then;
  • Take the A1242 Yarmouth Road east towards Thorpe St Andrew, then;
  • Take the A1042 east to re-join the A47 at the Postwick Interchange.

They would advise drivers to allow extra time to complete their journey. They will do their utmost to complete the works as quickly as possible, avoiding disturbance and keeping noise to a minimum.

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.

Drivers are being advised to keep their vehicles secure at all times following the theft of a car in Winfarthing.

The incident took place outside All Saints Primary School in Mill Road at around 8.30pm on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

The victim had parked his Mercedes ML320 on the side of the road and left the vehicle for a short time – leaving the keys in the ignition.

The silver Mercedes estate – registration J60PLY – was subsequently stolen by person/s unknown and driven in the direction of Diss.

A dark coloured 4×4 type vehicle was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

Officers would like to remind people to always lock and secure their vehicle, even if they are planning to be away from it for a very short time. Also with the cold winter mornings don’t leave your vehicle running whilst unattended to defrost before heading out.

Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following a burglary at a farm in Hawkedon near Bury St Edmunds.

Sometime between 4pm and 8.30pm on Friday 18th November a red and silver Richardson horse trailer was stolen; the offender(s) also forcibly entered chemical store and stole a chainsaw and leaf blower.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 67283/16

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity.

Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime

 

To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.

Police Connect Team

 

Police Warning after Spate of Shed Break-ins

Officers in South Norfolk are reminding residents to keep their sheds locked and secure.

The warning comes following a number of recent shed break-ins in the area where items such as bicycles, power tools and motorcycles have been stolen.

Officers are advising homeowners of simple crime prevention measures as sheds and insecure outdoor buildings are often targets to opportunistic thieves.

Externally:

Fit good quality locks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door, alternatively use a shed bar to increase security

Do not neglect the hinge side either and use security screws or bolts through their fixings

Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside

If your storage area is under your surveillance or within earshot, fit a security light to deter the thief and alert you to activity near your shed or use a shed alarm, which sounds if the shed door is forced open.

Internally:

Store high value items in the home

Use padlock & chain to secure item such as lawn mowers to a heavy anchor point, and cable alarms can be used to link several items together

Fit curtains or blinds to windows to obscure contents

Keep a list of everything of value with make and model details & serial numbers with photographs if possible.

Pc Jim Squires from Norfolk Constabulary has also issued further advice: “I would strongly urge anyone leaving any items of value in sheds or garages to get their property marked, whether it’s electronically or through DNA technology, which involves microdots with unique reference numbers which link to your house and can be detected using a UV light.

“Most shed breaks are carried out by opportunist thieves, therefore please ensure that you lock and secure your shed and garage. In the meantime, I would urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police on 101 or call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.”

For further crime prevention advice, and for more information about local security marking events, visit www.norfolk.police.uk.

A message from your Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green

As your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), it’s my job to set the policing budget for Norfolk and, with it, how much you contribute through council tax.

60% of Norfolk’s policing budget is funded by the Government; your council tax contribution makes up the rest. With such a significant contribution coming from your pocket, I want all Norfolk residents to have a say on how that funding is used.

Please spare a few minutes to take my online survey.

http://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/budget-consultation/

Work to repair slip roads on the A47 near Norwich

Amey are working on behalf of Highways England to repair the road surface on the A47 to the south west of Norwich, at the Thickthorn junction with the A11.

Subject to weather conditions, they plan to complete this work between Monday 21 November and Friday 9 December, working between 20:00 and 06:00 on weekdays only. They apologise for any delays this may create for your residents, parishioners and staff.

To keep drivers a safe distance from the works, they will have to close the A47 at the junction while they are working. This will be on the A47 eastbound from Monday 21 to Tuesday 29 November and westbound from Tuesday 29 November to Friday 9 December.

There will be a clearly signed diversion route in place while we are working. Drivers heading eastbound while we are working before Thickthorn Interchange will:

  • Leave the A47 at Longwater, taking the A1074, then;
  • Take the A140 Norwich Ring Road to re-join the A47 at Thickthorn.

Drivers who miss the Longwater diversion will turn around at the B1108 Watton Road Interchange to head back to Longwater.

When we are working after Thickthorn Interchange, drivers will:

  • Exit at the roundabout, taking the A11, then;
  • Take the A140 Norwich Road to re-join the A47 at the A140 Ipswich Road Interchange.

Drivers heading westbound will follow the diversion (for after the Thickthorn Interchange) in reverse. When we are working beneath the interchange, drivers will have to exit and re-join on the far side of the work.

Given the length of the diversion route, they would advise leaving extra time to complete your journey.

They will do their utmost to complete the works as quickly as possible, avoiding disturbance and keeping noise to a minimum.

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.

Police budget consultation now live

A message from your Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green:

As your PCC, I am responsible for setting our county’s policing budget, and with it, how much you contribute through council tax.

60% of Norfolk’s policing budget is funded by the Government; your council tax contribution makes up the rest. With such a significant contribution coming from your pocket, I’m reaching out to all Norfolk residents for their views before I take my budget proposals to the county’s Police and Crime Panel early next year.

Please spare a few minutes to have your say. Take my online survey by Friday 9 December.

If you’d like a hard copy of the consultation information pack and survey sent to you, or require the information in another format, please get in touch.

You can also share your views by telephone on 01953 424455, by email to TellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or by writing to me at OPCCN, Building 8, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW.

Read the budget consultation information pack
This document provides information from the PCC and Chief Constable, including an outline of the current policing and financial situation. Please note that the survey form at the back of the information pack is for reference/printing purposes only. To complete an electronic version, please take our online survey via the link below.

Take the online survey now

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U78032 Long Lane from its junction with C194 The Rosary for 300m southwards in the PARISH OF MULBARTON because of sewer and telephone connections and carriageway construction works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 12th September 2016 to 2nd December 2016 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 60 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: U78032 Long Lane, C180 The Street/Norwich Road/Wymondham Road, B1113 Norwich Road, C194 Cuckoofield Lane/The Rosery.  (Flordon/Newton Flotman/Bracon Ash/Mulbarton).

(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 this 9th day of September 2016

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Police Connect Message: 20 October 2016

Officers are urging people to be vigilant when making payments online after more than a dozen victims were cheated out of money.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the sale of mobile phones to 18 people via the online sales sites Gumtree’ and ‘Shpock’.

The phones being advertised for sale have been mainly Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy 7s and victims have lost hundreds of pounds.

In each case the seller has insisted the buyer uses an online bank transfer rather than Paypal with a view to sending the phone using the Post Office tracking system – but the phone has never been dispatched.

Victims have been targeted from areas including Gorleston, Hemsby, Norwich and Thetford as well as elsewhere in the country including Essex, Suffolk, London and Nottingham.

Investigations are ongoing to identify the suspect/s however officers would like to urge members of the public to be extra vigilant when paying for such items online.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may be a victim of such crime. Anyone with information or, who wishes to make a crime report, is asked to contact PC Paul Atkinson at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

To report a fraud or any online crime you can also call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Shed Burglary Warning

Officers in the South Norfolk area are reminding residents to keep their sheds locked and secure.

The warning comes following a number of recent shed break-ins in the area where items such as bicycles, power tools and motorcycles have been stolen.

Officers are advising homeowners of simple crime prevention measures as sheds and insecure outdoor buildings are often targets to opportunistic thieves.

Externally:

Fit good quality locks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door, alternatively use a shed bar to increase security

Do not neglect the hinge side either and use security screws or bolts through their fixings

Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside

If your storage area is under your surveillance or within earshot, fit a security light to deter the thief and alert you to activity near your shed or use a shed alarm, which sounds if the shed door is forced open.

Internally:

Store high value items in the home

Use padlock & chain to secure item such as lawn mowers to a heavy anchor point, and cable alarms can be used to link several items together

Fit curtains or blinds to windows to obscure contents

Keep a list of everything of value with make and model details & serial numbers with photographs if possible.

Pc Squires from Norfolk Constabulary has also issued further advice: “I would strongly urge anyone leaving any items of value in sheds or garages to get their property marked, whether it’s electronically or through DNA technology, which involves microdots with unique reference numbers which link to your house and can be detected using a UV light.

“Most shed breaks are carried out by opportunist thieves, therefore please ensure that you lock and secure your shed and garage. In the meantime, I would urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police on 101 or call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.”

For further crime prevention advice, and for more information about local security marking events, visit www.norfolk.police.uk.