News

Parish council election

Nominations

As 7 people were nominated, for 7 spaces, all 7 are automatically elected and there will not be an election for the parish council on 2nd May, just for the district council.

New Order re clearing up after your dog

Public Notice

A Public Spaces Protection Order has been implemented across the whole of Broadland District requiring those in charge of dogs to clear up after them on all land open to the public.

The order is in effect as of 1st March 2019.

The Order applies to the following land:

All roads and highways

Public footpaths and verges

Woodland

Heath

Sports and recreations grounds

Parks and public open spaces

Agricultural land and common land (unless the land owner has expressed permission to the contrary)

The maximum penalty for failing to comply with the order is £1,000 and the fixed penalty notice is £100.

A copy of the order can be viewed via the Council’s website: www.broadland.gov.uk. Please telephone the Environmental Health Department on 01603 430488 for queries relating to any aspect of the Order.                   Email: [email protected]

Rebate on surface water drainage charges

Several households in the village have been successful in claiming back some money from their Water Company because their surface (rain) water drains into soakaways and does not use the water company’s pipes and drains.

More information is available here:

Surface water drainage

Warm Homes Fund

Grants are available for installing central heating for the first time:

WHF leaflet

LLoyds Bank mobile unit on Tuesdays

A mobile unit from Lloyds Bank visits the Acle Recreation Centre car park on Tuesdays from 10.00 to 12.15 and 13.00 – 14.45.

Privacy Policy

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We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Privacy Policy in line with new data protection laws, which come into effect on
25 May 2018.

We take our data privacy responsibilities very seriously at the Parish Council and we want you to understand and feel confident about how we collect, store and handle your personal data.

Our new Privacy Policy explains this, and sets out the rights you have in relation to your personal data.

If you’d like to find out more you can read our Privacy Policy below.

 

Privacy Policy

Emergency Planning

Know the risks, be informed, get prepared!  This summarises what the Emergency Planning Officer of Broadland D.C. and colleagues will be outlining at “Norfolk Prepared” – a meeting to be held on Tuesday, 15th May at 2.00 p.m. at Blofield Courthouse, Yarmouth Road, Blofield.  All are invited to hear local planning for emergencies great and small that may affect any of us.  Free entry though NB seating is limited to the first 50 people who arrive!  This meeting has been arranged by members of The Blofield Surgery Patient Participation Group.  Information on the Surgery website or ‘phone (01603)715804 for further details.

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.