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.

Anti-social Behaviour

There have been concerns raised regarding anti-social behaviour in the village. Please be vigilant and should you witness anything that you find concerning, report it to the Police using their 101 number or 999 if a crime is being committed.

 

Night-time Road Closure

Norfolk County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the Church Road for a distance of 50 metres either side of the level crossing in the Newton Flotman because of white lining works through the crossing.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 23:00 hours to 06:00 hours from 16th October 2017 to 18th October 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 7 hours each night within the period.

Alternative route is via: Greenways, Station Road, Flordon Road, A140 Ipswich Road, Church Road (Flordon/ Newton Flotman).

Police Public Meeting: 28th September

Public meeting

Shed Break-ins in the Shotesham Area

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 Shotesham area where garden equipment has been stolen.

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

Invitation to Barnstorming Event

Police Street Surgeries

D13Hethersett and Mulbarton Street Surgeries

Police Information – Cuckooing

‘Cuckooing’ is the term used to describe the practice where professional drug dealers take over the property of a vulnerable person and use it as a place from which to run their drugs business.

The drug dealers will target those who are vulnerable, potentially as a result of substance abuse, mental health issues, or loneliness, and befriend them or promise them drugs in exchange for being able to use their property.

By using an unassuming property, criminals can operate their drugs supply out of sight in an attempt to stay below the police radar. They are often only in the premises for a short amount of time before moving on to their next victim.

As the victims of cuckooing are vulnerable, they are often fearful of going to the police and worry that they will be incriminated in the criminality.

We are urging the public to watch out for vulnerable neighbours, to ensure they don’t fall victim to this trend.

There are also signs of cuckooing that you can look out for:

  • It usually takes place in a multi-occupancy or social housing property
  • There may be an increase in the number of comings and goings, including people you haven’t seen before
  • There might be new vehicles outside the property
  • A possible increase in anti-social behaviour in and around the property

If you suspect that drug dealers are operating from a property near you, it’s really important that you report it so that we can protect those who are vulnerable and ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

Call police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency) with as much information as possible. If you don’t want to contact police, you can report drug dealers to Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Long Stratton Masterplan Strategy Document

Norfolk Homes Ltd/Norfolk Land Ltd have published their  Masterplan Strategy document.  It has been produced to describe the rationale for the masterplanning of the bypass and associated development to date: a ‘work in progress’ explaining the  key issues, constraints and assumptions, and how these have led the development team to the current position in progressing application proposals.  The document will continue to evolve with on-going stakeholder liaison and community consultation.

Long Stratton – Strategy for landscape-led masterplan – 11 Aug

Police support campaign to target speeding drivers

Police in Norfolk will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a week-long enforcement campaign.

Officers will be speaking with drivers during the campaign; aiming to highlight dangers of speeding and the consequences that driving above the limit can have through education and enforcement.

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, begins on Monday 21 August and will run until Sunday 27 August, seeing an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the county.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “We work closely with our partners all-year round to target speeding drivers and these campaigns allow us to enforce the law while also raising awareness of the dangers and educating motorists.

“Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which makes you more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision – alongside drink driving, driving whilst using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

“All too often officers have to deal with the results of drivers speeding, which can be devastating, with families and friends being left behind to pick up their lives after the event. One fatality on our roads is one too many, but tragically 20 people have died in collisions in Norfolk so far this year.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason – the limit is set at the maximum safe speed to travel on a particular stretch of road.

“Drivers shouldn’t use these limits as targets; there are always other factors to consider including other road users, levels of traffic and weather conditions. The faster you are travelling, the less time you have to react to the unexpected and stop safely.”

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green, added: “Road safety is a big concern for many of Norfolk’s residents which is why I have invested in a number of schemes to tackle speeding on our county’s roads.

“I attach great importance as Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner to keeping our roads safe by closely working with Norfolk Police and partner agencies and welcome the latest week-long crackdown.

“It is however tragic so many people have been killed on our roads so far this year. Put simply excessive speeding kills and it is just not worth the risk and should not be tolerated by the community.

“Do yourself and everyone else a favour kill your speed rather than yourself or someone else.”

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

For results and updates during the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRoadsPolicing.

Hornsea 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Dong Energy are consulting on their proposal: Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm. For more information see their website: www.dongenergy.co.uk/hornseaproject3

Below is their latest newsletter:

Hornsea Project Three_Community Newsletter_June 2017