Village News and Announcements

 

 

 

 

Enthusiastic volunteers required to advise on public access in the Broads

The Broads Local Access Forum (BLAF) is seeking new voluntary members to help advise on public access improvements throughout the Broads National Park.

A semi-independent body, the BLAF was set up in 2003 as a platform for different stakeholders to discuss access in the Broads area; championing improvements, consulting on new projects, promoting partnership working and providing advice to Broads Authority officers on access issues.

The special landscapes and winding waterways of the Broads National Park are enjoyed by individuals from a wide range of interest groups who use the park for everything from work and study to recreational reasons. Improving access so that this important wetland can be experienced by all is a key area of the Broads Authority’s remit.

The BLAF is consulted regularly, meeting four times a year at the Broads Authority’s offices in Norwich to discuss access-related issues. There are currently 12 members andwe are looking for up to five additional voluntary members to join.

Enthusiastic individuals with interests in countryside access including walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and general health and wellbeing are invited to apply to join the forum. The Authority also particularly welcomes applications from under-represented groups including black and minority ethnic communities, younger people and those with disabilities.

Mike Flett (Vice Chairman of the BLAF) commented,

In my time so far with the BLAF I have seen the Forum be instrumental in securing the maintenance of kilometres of public footpaths, requesting helpful signage for visitors, assisting with landowner negotiations regarding permissive paths and providing advice on many more access-related issues in the Broads.

“The combined local knowledge of BLAF members has been invaluable in improving access for all and we’re hoping more volunteers from a range of different backgrounds will come forward to join us in the group.”

If you are interested in applying please contact the Broads Local Access Forum by phoning 01603 610734 or emailingBLAF@broads-authority.gov.uk before 9 August 2019.

Visit the Broads Authority website for more information on BLAF. You can find more information in theinformation leaflet, the latest BLAF Annual Report and the BLAF constitution.

Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY
01603 610734
www.broads-authority.gov.uk

 

The most recent Broads Briefing is available here:

https://mailchi.mp/56cf9fc38ab6/broads-briefing-june 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local priorities meeting - Acle

27/08/2019 -

17:45 to 21:00

Residents living in the Acle area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities.

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Thursday 27 August 2019, 5.45pm Acle library.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.

 

 

 

 

The Latest Broads Authority Plan Progress Update is available here:

https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-work/strategy

 

 

The SAM Camera results are now being analysed - The maximum speed recorded in the village is 55mph in the 30mph limit. The AVERAGE speed recorded over a one hour period was 36.3mph - in the 30 limit - over 20 cars.  

 

Please can villagers take care in the village - slow down - be cautious - the figures make fairly scarey reading.

 

 

 

The Parish Council is looking to recruit a new Parish Clerk:

 

Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer

South Walsham Parish Council is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to take on the role of Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

The post is for ten hours per week. This includes attendance at all Parish Council meetings (of which there are 11 per annum) and responsibility for the finances of the Council and its risk management. Candidates should have book keeping, communication, IT and organisational skills. Pay will be in line with NALC guidelines and according to experience and qualifications. Support and training will be provided. For further information please contact the Chairman wrodrussell@yahoo.com 01603 270058 07771632165 Applications by CV and an accompanying letter.  Closing date 21st June 2019

 

 

 

 

The Mobile Library timetable has changed:

 

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/mobile-libraries 

 

The bus will now be stopping four weekly on a FRIDAY at between 10.40 and 11.00am at Hill Farm.

The first visit will be Friday 17th May 2019.

 

 

Can you HELP?

 

The Village Hall Trustees have a wealth of local history information and records in their safekeeping.  These include photographs, documents, films and other memorabilia going back through the village history.  THe trustees are now keen to be able to make those items available to all, and to preserve them for future generations.

 

The Trustees feel that a website with the information uploaded would be a great way to make them accessible, and would ask that anyone who can help in any way, or would like to be involved in the project get in touch - via the Parish Clerk Sarah Hunt - on 01692 580859 email southwclerk@outlook.com

 

This would be a fantastic resource for the Parish but the Trustee's need help to move it forwards. 

 

 

 

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Thursday 18 April 2019, 7pm Acle Police Station.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.

 

  

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: environ.protection@broadland.gov.uk

 

  

Campaign aims to SCRAP fly-tipping in Norfolk

 

Norfolk has launched the SCRAP fly-tipping campaign today which aims to fight the blight of fly-tipping in the county and cut the annual £1m clear up cost.

The campaign reminds people to check their waste is being taken away for disposal by a licensed carrier – either by asking to see a Waste Carriers Licence* or by looking up the company on the Environment Agency website. 

Cllr John Fisher, Chairman of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, said: “I hate to see fly-tipping and I know the vast majority of people do too. Fly-tipping is illegal, unsightly and pollutes the environment. 

"There are lots of ways that people can legally get rid of the things they no longer want, so in addition to asking people to avoid giving their waste to rogue traders, the SCRAP campaign will be highlighting how people can dispose of items and stay within the law.

“We’re urging people to follow the simple SCRAP code and are reminding people that if it’s their waste it’s their responsibility.”

People can avoid an unlimited fine by following the SCRAP code:

S uspect ALL waste carriers
C heck with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed
R efuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
A sk what will happen to your waste
P aperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt

All of Norfolk’s councils, the Environment Agency, Norfolk Constabulary, and the NFU and CLA are joining together to support the SCRAP fly-tipping campaign.

SCRAP is based on an award-winning and successful campaign continuing to be developed by the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership and its partner authorities, which in addition to now including Norfolk, also includes Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent, Lancaster and Corby, with more joining all the time.


Roger Thomas from the Environment Agency, said: “People who fly-tip have no respect for
 the environment and no regard for the consequences to you if you are found guilty of a waste offence.

“Don’t give your waste to anyone you haven’t checked out on our website at GOV.UK. Alternatively you can call our National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506506 who will check for you. A legitimate operator should be happy to provide you with a waste carrier number.

“If you believe the waste service offered to you is illegal you can report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

PC Dave Armstrong of Norfolk Constabulary said: “Fly-tipping is an offence: one that poses a risk to people and the environment. This campaign offers practical and helpful advice on how people can dispose of their unwanted items and stay on the right side of the law. We would encourage members of the public to contact their local council if they have any concerns about the issue in the area.”

 

NFU Norfolk County Adviser John Newton, said: “Fly-tipping is harming Norfolk’s beautiful countryside, posing a danger to wildlife and livestock and costing farmers and landowners time and money to clear away. We’re pleased it is being tackled in partnership with the police, local authorities and other organisations. The key message of the SCRAP campaign is that the public can make a real difference by ensuring their waste is disposed of responsibly.”

The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) represents farmers, landowners and rural businesses across Norfolk. CLA Regional Surveyor Tim Woodward said: “Fly-tipping is a crime that blights the Norfolk countryside and this campaign will hopefully raise awareness of simple steps members of the public can take to ensure their waste doesn’t end up in a field or on a roadside verge.

“It is not only local councils that have to pick up the bill for clearing fly-tipped waste. Private landowners are responsible for removing rubbish dumped on their land and picking up the bill for doing so, which can often run into hundreds of pounds each time.

“With nearly 1-million incidents of fly-tipping nationally last year action is clearly needed to combat this issue.”

For more information about the campaign, fly-tipping and legal ways to get rid of unwanted items, visit:www.norfolkrecycles.com/scrapflytipping

 

  

 

Parish Council Meetings Dates for 2019:

 

Any items for the agenda, correspondence or invoices for payment must be sent to the clerk before the cut off date for inclusion in the meeting

  

DATE OF MEETING

CUT OFF DATE

Monday 7th January 2019

Friday 28th December 2018

February

No meeting

Monday 18th March 2019

Friday 8th March 2019

Monday 1st April 2019        Annual PARISH Meeting

Friday 15th March 2019

Monday 1st April 2019

Friday 22nd March 2019

Monday 13th May 2019  Annual COUNCIL Meeting

Friday 3rd May 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Friday 24th May 2019

Monday 1st July 2019

Friday 21st June 2019

August

No meeting

Monday 2nd September 2019

Friday 23rd August 2019

Monday 7th October 2019

Friday 27th September 2019

Monday 4th November 2019

Friday 25th October 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019

Friday 22nd November 2019

 

 

All Parish Council meetings are held in the

Village Hall, School Road at 7.30 pm.

Members of the public are very welcome to attend

There is the opportunity at each meeting for members of the public to ask questions.

 

 

  

If you see any problems on public rights of way or Highways then they can be reported straight to Norfolk County Council here:

 

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/report-a-problem#roadicons