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Local Plan for the Broads

Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say
Public drop-in session
 Come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:
 
Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm
Reminder: How to respond to the consultation
Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website www.broads-authority.gov.uk/broadsconsultations.
Email completed comments forms to: planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk
The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.
All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.

Broads Local Plan

Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say
Public drop-in sessions
A reminder that there are two more public drop-in sessions when you can come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:
Wed 6th December, Geldeston Village Hall, 6pm-8pm
Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm
Reminder: How to respond to the consultation
Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website www.broads-authority.gov.uk/broadsconsultations.
Email completed comments forms to: planningpolicy@broads-authority.gov.uk
The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.
All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.
We look forward to hearing your views.
 
Natalie Beal
Planning Policy Officer
01603 610734
Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY
01603 610734
www.broads-authority.gov.uk

No Cold Calling Zone for the village

Norfolk County Council Trading Standards has agreed to survey residents to see if there is support for the whole village to be designated a No Cold Calling Zone.

Some of you have already contacted the Parish Council to indicate your support for this. NCC is now writing to those residents who have not yet said whether or not they support the scheme.

We need a high level of support for this to go ahead so please do complete the form which will be delivered through your door shortly in a brown envelope. There is a pre-paid envelope enclosed for your reply.

If you don’t receive an envelope and don’t think you have already contacted the Parish Council, please either email the parish clerk, Pauline James at Paulinejames@aol.com giving your name, address and stating whether you support the scheme, or download the form below, complete it and email it to trading.standards@norfolk.gov.uk or post it to Trading Standards, Priory House, Austin Street, Kings Lynn PE30 1EB

survey form

details and FAQs

 

 

 

 

Support from UK Power Networks

Do you need extra support during a power cut or do you know someone else that would need extra support? Our services are free to customers who need support.

Power cuts don’t happen very often but if the electricity network is damaged or develops a fault it’s our job to get your power back on. Our engineers will work around the clock 24/7 to restore your power as quickly and as safely as possible.

If you live in London, the East or South East of England, then being on our Priority Services Register will ensure you will receive extra support if you experience a power cut.

What help should I expect to get during a power cut?
✔ A priority number that you can call 24 hours a day
✔ A dedicated team who will contact you to keep you updated during a power cut
✔ We can put you in touch with an expert who can offer you advice on energy bills and energy saving tips if this is important to you
✔ Tailored support if needed such as home visits, hot meals, advice and keeping your friends and relatives updated
✔ In certain scenarios we may also offer a free hotel overnight and transport to the hotel

Who can register to receive extra support?
• Customers who rely on medical equipment
• Customers who are chronically ill
• Customers with a disability
• Customers who have dementia
• Customers who are blind or partially sighted
• Customers who are deaf or hard of hearing
• Customers who are of pensionable age
• A nursing or residential home
• Customers with children under five in their household
• Any other case that you would like us to consider

Register here

Police advice for darker days

Every year burglary tends to increase during the autumn months as the afternoons get darker, making it easier to identify unoccupied homes, which are often left unlit. Residents can make their homes more secure by following some basic crime prevention advice such as:
 Use timer switches on a lamp, radio or TV set so that they turn on as it gets dark in the
afternoons.
 Make a habit of checking that ground floor windows and doors are closed and locked when you leave the house or go to bed. Upstairs windows should be locked when the house is unoccupied.
 PVC doors must be locked by lifting the handle and turning the key to ensure all the
security features are in place.
 Car and house keys should be kept out of sight in a safe place. Don’t leave them on display on window sills, in porches, hallways or kitchens.
Secure your rear garden by shutting and locking any gates. Burglars can use garden tools, like ladders to break in, so make sure you securely lock away any tools after use.

Recycling centres

Winter opening times for Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips)

This year the clocks will change at 2am on Sunday 29 October, going back by one hour.

Whilst, for most, that signals the start of winter, we wanted to remind you that our Household Waste Recycling Centre (tidy tip) opening times do not change. They will be open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.

It’s a good idea to pre-sort your waste and arrive at least 15 minutes before closing time to allow enough time to unload. Please note that we won’t accept waste after 4:50pm.

The only changes to opening times happen around Christmas, but we will remind you about those closer to the time.

You can check addresses here plus what they do and don’t accept on our website.

Changes to Policing Model

Norfolk 2020 Booklet

Special Constables

The Special Constabulary are seeking Special Constables in the Broadland area…
Please come to our information evening on Wednesday 1st November at 6.30pm (prompt)
• Welcome
• Advice on completing a competency based application form
• Recruitment Process and Induction Course
• What does a Special Constable do?
• Meet Special Constables
• Questions
This will take place at:
ACT (Aylsham Care Trust) Centre
St Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham, NR11 6YA
Confirm your place by calling us on: 01953 425699 Ext 2371 or email
stepspecials@norfolk.pnn.police.uk Light refreshments are available

Reducing scams

The banking industry and the UK Government are joining forces this week to launch the next phase of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign. The campaign – which is run jointly by the Home Office and Financial Fraud Action UK, part of UK Finance, with support from the banking industry – shows the public how to recognise scams and confidently challenge any requests for personal or financial details using the simple phrase ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so’.

This comes as criminals increasingly use sophisticated impersonation scams to trick customers into giving away their personal or financial information. In these scams fraudsters contact customers by phone, email or text pretending to represent a trusted organisation, such as a bank, and request further information such as a full password or PIN. This information is then used by criminals to access customer accounts, withdraw money or make card payments. Fraudsters also scam customers into transferring money directly into a safe account or into the account of a supposed trusted organisation.

The Take Five campaign highlights these scams to help the public recognise them; and encourages everyone to question uninvited approaches and never give out personal or financial details.

Katy Worobec, Head of Fraud and Financial Crime Prevention, Cyber and Data Sharing at UK Finance, said: “Tackling fraud is a top priority for the entire industry. Our Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign in partnership with the Home Office will make sure customers know what to do to stay safe from the latest scams. Through the campaign we want to encourage all customers to remember to Take Five by saying ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so’.”

Security Minister Ben Wallace said: “Fraud remains a widespread problem and there is more to be done to prevent criminals from ruthlessly targeting people and businesses for their hard-earned money. The Joint Fraud Taskforce sees Government, law enforcement and industry working together to tackle some of the toughest fraud issues in order to protect the public. The national Take Five campaign will raise further awareness of how people can take simple steps to protect themselves against scams.”

How to stay safe from fraud

Take Five urges customers to help stay safe from fraud by following this simple advice:

  • A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you asking for your PIN, full password or to move money to a safe account.
  • Never give out personal or financial information. Always contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
  • Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your details. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
  • Always question uninvited approaches, in case it’s a scam.

You can find out more about the campaign, and get advice on how to beat the fraudsters by visiting the Take Five website(opens in a new window), and following Take Five on Facebook(opens in a new window) and Twitter(opens in a new window), and don’t forget to share the posts.

Police advice

Now that the evenings are drawing in, the Police have reminded residents to leave a light on, on use a timer switch, when they are away from home. There have been a couple of burglaries in neighbouring villages.