Emergency road closure outside the Co-Op in Acle

Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to Emergency repair and lining works to collapsed sewer in carriageway the use by vehicles of the C875 The Green from its junction with C875 the Street northwards for a distance of 35 metres PARISH OF ACLE (the road past the Co-Op) will be temporarily prohibited from 16th January 2017 to 18th January 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 3 days within the period.  If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: Old Road, Bridewell Lane, The Street

Emergency road closure outside the Co-Op in Acle

Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to Emergency repair and lining works to collapsed sewer in carriageway the use by vehicles of the C875 The Green from its junction with C875 the Street northwards for a distance of 35 metres PARISH OF ACLE (the road past the Co-Op) will be temporarily prohibited from 16th January 2017 to 18th January 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 3 days within the period.  If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: Old Road, Bridewell Lane, The Street

BT scam emails

Watch out for a new BT scam email which looks really genuine. It may be addressed to you personally. It says your payment has been declined and asks you to click on a link to “Review Account Information”. However if you hover over this link (without clicking on it) you will see that it is not a link to a BT site. The other links on the email appear genuine.

Take care!

 

 

Make your house name and/or number visible

A message from the Ambulance Service:

Do remember that trying to find an address can be difficult especially on roads where the houses are not numbered. It is vital that house names and/or numbers are easy to see from the road, ideally on reflective boards – and not hidden low down and possibly covered by foliage. Perhaps you could make it a New Year Resolution to ensure that your house number or name is easy to spot from the road, and if you are expecting an ambulance, especially when it is dark, please have lights on and ideally someone watching out, ready to flag the ambulance down. Sometimes minutes can be vital!

Setting up a No Cold Calling Zone

Are you fed up with people knocking on your door, uninvited, and trying to sell you dishcloths, or asking for donations to (possible) charities?  Upton Parish Council would like to consider setting up No Cold Calling Zones in the village. Currently, only Riverview Drive in Upton is designated as a No Cold Calling Zone.

A No Cold Calling Zone can be set up for a road, or part of a road, and means that traders are not allowed to call at your house without an appointment. The scheme is supported by Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards team.

No Cold Calling Zones are a deterrent to unscrupulous traders and bogus callers, who do not want to be recognised or ‘logged’ as working within an area.

Trading Standards support the collective wishes of the residents, so the majority of the people living in the area must want the zone to be created.

It’s also helpful to have support and agreement from the parish or town council and to have someone who can act as a local coordinator to help promote the zone.

No cold calling zones are suitable for areas where:

  • There is evidence of a history of doorstep rogue trading/bogus calling
  • The area has a strong community bond/spirit and desire for the zone
  • The age and/or vulnerability of the residents causes them to be at greater risk through cold calling
  • The area is considered to be attractive to doorstep rogue traders
  • The area is distinct and can be clearly identifiable as a zone

We therefore need to find out if you support the scheme for your road. Please email the parish clerk, Pauline James, on Paulinejames@aol.com with details of your name and address, or put a note through the door at Beech Farm, 15 Marsh Road, Upton NR13 6BP letting us know whether of not you support the scheme. When we see what the response is we can approach Norfolk County Council for their help.

 

Agenda for meeting on 5th January 2017

Agenda

3rd river crossing at Yarmouth?

Views sought on potential third river crossing for Great Yarmouth

 

Norfolk County Council has launched a public consultation to find out about transport issues in Great Yarmouth and how its proposal for a third river crossing might affect people living, working and visiting the area.

Anyone can respond to the consultation by answering a series of questions online via www.norfolk.gov.uk/TRC, which should take around 10 minutes to complete.

In addition, a number of consultation events are being held throughout December and January in the town where people can drop in to talk to representatives from the County Council about its proposal to build a third bridge across the River Yare, as well as the town’s wider transport needs. The first of these sessions takes place next Thursday (8 December) at Great Yarmouth’s Town Hall between 10am and 4pm.

The full list of consultation events is as follows:

  • Thursday, 8 December, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Saturday, 10 December, 10am – 2pm, Great Yarmouth Library.
  • Thursday, 15 December, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Friday, 13 January, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Thursday, 26 January, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Saturday, 28 January, 10am – 3pm, Great Yarmouth Library.

In November, the County Council carried out traffic surveys in the town to better understand the issues people travelling around Great Yarmouth experience. The information gathered through the consultation will be added to this data and is intended to help support the council’s case for more investment in transport infrastructure in the area.

Martin Wilby, Chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee at Norfolk County Council, said: “It’s vital that people take the time to respond to this consultation as it will help us determine where investment is needed to ease congestion in the town.

“This is your chance to get your thoughts and frustrations about transport in the town off your chest, and we hope it will help us secure funding to make getting around Great Yarmouth easier. This is obviously good for people living and working there, but it should also pay dividends for Great Yarmouth’s future prosperity.”

The consultation will close at midnight on 31 January 2017.

Scam: letters claiming to be from Lloyds

Scam Alert – Letters claiming to be from Lloyds Bank – 12 December 2016

Norfolk Trading Standards are warning about ‘very realistic’ letters claiming to be from Lloyds Bank.

The letters, which replicate the Lloyds Bank template including appropriate logos, customer service address and signature from a customer service representative, tell recipients that some ‘unusual transactions on your personal current account’ have been detected. The letter then provides a contact number to ‘confirm these transactions are genuine’.

The letters are not genuine and anyone calling the number given in the letter will find an automated welcome message claiming to be Lloyds Bank which then asks the caller to give their card number, account number, sort code and date of birth. The automated system then are asked for the first and third digits of your security number. In a number of cases it has been reported that the system then claims not to recognise these numbers and then asks for the second and forth digits of your security code.

This phishing scam again shows that everyone need to remain on their guard to unexpected approaches, especially any claiming to notify of issues with financial accounts.

If you are ever suspicious about any contact or correspondence claiming to be from a bank contact them directly via the customer services on the number given on your bank card. NEVER use numbers sent to you in emails, text messages or by letter.

If you receive one of these letters please dispose of it securely.

If you are concerned about scams you or someone you know is receiving please contact us via our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Scam – calls claiming to be from BT

Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls claiming to be from BT – 14 December 2016

Norfolk Trading Standards are continuing to receive reports about telephone cold calls claiming to be from BT.

Recent reported versions of these scam calls have included:

  • The caller stating that your last telephone bill has not been paid or that your last direct debit has ‘failed’. They then request immediate payment by credit or debit card
  • The caller stating that your account is ‘in credit’ which they are looking to refund. They then request debit card details to ‘process the refund’
  • The caller will state that there is a problem with your BT broadband router and that they need to access your computer to ‘fix the issue’. If given access remotely the caller could then place malware or other malicious software onto your machine or undertake a few menial tasks and then attempt to charge for the ‘fix’

We always advise to be wary of telephone cold calls and the claims made during them. If you receive any of these calls or a suspicious call claiming to be BT do not give or confirm any personal or financial details, hang up, wait five minutes and then contact BT customer service on 0800 800 150.

If you have received a telephone cold call which you believe to be a scam you can report it to Action Fraud via their online fraud reporting form or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Extra meeting on Wednesday, 14th December

There will be a Meeting of Upton with Fishley Parish Council

on Wednesday, 14th December 2016

in the Village Hall

at 7.30 pm

AGENDA:

  1. To consider apologies for absence
  2. To receive declarations of interests in items of the agenda and any request for a dispensation
  1. To consider planning matters, including:
  2. i) The Environment Agency, South Side of Upton Boat Dyke – variation of condition 1 of PP BA/2015/0364/FUL to allow removal of piling and realignment of floodbank close to existing culvert (BA/2016/0422/COND)
  1. ii) Ms Wilson, 13 Riverview Drive – removal of dormer windows and installation of velux rooflights with integral balcony to rear (20162038)
  1. To report any other business – note that this is to report matters for inclusion in a future agenda or matters which require no decision to be made by the Council

All members of the public are very welcome to attend the meeting and to ask questions or raise matters of concern with the councillors

 

The Next Meeting is on Thursday, 5th January 2017

in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.

 

 

-Pauline James    7th  December 2016                                                                                  – Clerk to the Council

 

Survey on Police Budget

As Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green, gears up to set the policing budget for 2017/18, there is still time to have your say and help inform his decision.

The Commissioner, who will take his budget proposals to the Norfolk Police and Crime Panel on 2 February, is inviting people to share their views on whether or not they would support a rise in the policing element of the council tax they pay.

As well as taking part via an online survey, you can share your views face-to-face with the Commissioner in a number of locations over the coming week:

  • Lorne will be attending the King’s Lynn Safer Neighbourhood drop-in session at the council offices on 6 December from 11am.
  • He will be at the Sheringham Town Council meeting at 8pm that evening (6/12).
  • On 7 December, Lorne will join police officers in Mulbarton for a street surgery outside the Co-Op store from 1pm.
  • He will then spend some time on Norwich Market later that afternoon (7/12).
  • Lorne will also be attending the town council meeting in Aylsham on the evening of 8 December.

Having launched his budget consultation at a public meeting in Great Yarmouth earlier this month, the Commissioner says he is delighted with the response so far but wants to hear from more Norfolk residents before he sets the county’s policing budget and, with it, how much tax payers contribute.

“This is one of the most important decisions for which police and crime commissioners are responsible”, Lorne said, “and, while the buck does ultimately stop with me, with 40% of our policing budget coming from tax payers’ pockets, I want all Norfolk residents to have the opportunity to have their say.”

The PCC’s police budget consultation will run until 9 December.

To take the online survey, visit www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/budget-consultation

For more information please read the budget consultation information pack

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.