Who does what?

Who does what?

Who does what?

The Parish Council is funded by a precept which is an amount decided by the parish councillors each year and collected for the Parish Council by Broadland District Council as part of your Council Tax; if you look at your Council Tax bill you will see a line for a small amount for the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is made up of 7 parish councillors, who were nominated in May 2015.  The parish clerk is employed by the Parish Council to deal with the administration, take the minutes of the meetings, produce the accounts and budgets and be the first port of call for local residents.

The Parish Council looks after the churchyard and cemetery, the play area and playing field in Cargate Lane, the boatdyke and staithe, the grasscutting around the village, various benches, litter bins, allotments and the bus shelter at Southend.   The Council is consulted on planning applications but does not make the final decision.  The Council supports various local charities and groups and appoints some of the trustees for the village hall committee.

Broadland District Council is the authority which decides on the planning applications, (apart from a few low-lying properties which are in the Broads Authority area.)  It also looks after your rubbish collections, sorts out street nameplates, deals with pest control and other aspects of environmental health, tree preservation orders and licensing.  Broadland also runs the Tots 2 Teens holiday play schemes.

You can contact Broadland District Council on 01603 431133 or www.broadland.gov.uk.

Norfolk County Council looks mends the roads, the pavements, the streetlights on the trunk roads and some housing estates, manages the schools and adult education, social services, libraries, public footpaths and bridleways.

You can contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or www.norfolk.gov.uk.

Your district councillors are:  Frank O’Neill  on 1493 752111 or [email protected] and Chris Harrison on 07785 541934 or [email protected]

Your county councillor is Tom Garrod at [email protected]

Should you need him, your Member of Parliament is Keith Simpson and you can contact him on 01603 865763 or [email protected].

The Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.  There is always an opportunity for the public to ask questions or raise issues at the beginning of the meeting but then, once the meeting starts formally the public is not allowed to join in.  There is no meeting of the full Council planned for August.

You can contact the clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or [email protected]

 

What to do in the event of a power cut

Preparing for a power cut – from UK Power Networks

Below is some advice on how our customers can prepare for a power cut:

§  Keep our freephone number handy

§  See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut.

§  Keep spare batteries for radios and torches – local radio stations often broadcast helpful information

§  Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won’t work in the event of a power cut

§  Dress warmly in several layers of clothing, stay in one room or even get into bed

§  Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames

§  Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours

§  Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on

§  Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out

§  Look out for elderly neighbours; please consider taking them a flask of hot water round or hot food

UK Power Networks: East of England call 0800 783 8838. You can also see www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and follow the company on twitter for updates. 

Information on public rights of way

How_Norfolk_County_Council_looks_after_our_footpaths

Recycling Guide

Broadland District Council has a useful guide as to how you can dispose of various types of waste.

http://publications.2evolv.co.uk/?userpath=00000082/00008121/00055329/

Note that envelopes may not be placed in your grey bins, but can be put in the blue paper recycling bin at the Acle Recreation Centre car park

Who does what?

The Parish Council
is funded by a precept which is an amount decided by the parish councillors
each year and collected for the Parish Council by Broadland District Council as
part of your Council Tax; if you look at your Council Tax bill you will see a
line for a small amount for the Parish Council.

The Parish Council
is made up of 7 parish councillors, who were nominated in May 2011.  The parish clerk is employed by the Parish
Council to deal with the administration, take the minutes of the meetings,
produce the accounts and budgets and be the first port of call for local
residents.

The Parish Council
looks after the churchyard and cemetery, the play area and playing field in
Cargate Lane, the boatdyke and staithe, the grasscutting around the village,
various benches, litter bins, allotments and the bus shelter at Southend.   The
Council is consulted on planning applications but does not make the final
decision.  The Council supports various
local charities and groups and appoints some of the trustees for the village
hall committee.

Broadland District
Council
is the authority which decides on the planning applications, (apart
from a few low-lying properties which are in the Broads Authority area.)  It also looks after your rubbish collections,
sorts out street nameplates, deals with pest control and other aspects of
environmental health, tree preservation orders and licensing.  Broadland also runs the Tots 2 Teens holiday
play schemes.

You can contact Broadland District Council on 01603 431133
or www.broadland.gov.uk.

Norfolk County
Council
looks mends the roads, the pavements, the streetlights on the trunk
roads and some housing estates, manages the schools and adult education, social
services, libraries, public footpaths and bridleways.

You can contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or www.norfolk.gov.uk.

Your district and county councillor is James Carswell on
07884 496 915 or [email protected].

Should you need him, your Member of Parliament is Keith Simpson and you can contact him on
01603 865763 or [email protected].

The Parish Council
meets on the second Thursday of each month (apart from when there is a bank
holiday when the meeting is moved forward) at 7.30 p.m. in the Village
Hall.  There is always an opportunity for
the public to ask questions or raise issues at the beginning of the meeting but
then, once the meeting starts formally the public is not allowed to join in.  There is no meeting of the full Council
planned for August.

You can contact the clerk, Pauline James, on 01493 751070 or
[email protected]