NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION ELECTION OF A COUNTY COUNCILLOR for the WROXHAM DIVISION
1. An election is to be held of a COUNTY COUNCILLOR for the WROXHAM DIVISION
2. NOMINATION PAPERS Nomination Papers may be obtained from the DEPUTY RETURNING OFFICER, BROADLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL, THORPE LODGE, 1 YARMOUTH ROAD, THORPE ST ANDREW, NORWICH, NR7 0DU who at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination for signature.
3. DELIVERY OF NOMINATION PAPERS Nomination papers must be delivered during normal office hours (9.00am and 5.00 pm) on any working day from the date of this notice, but not later than 4pm on Friday 8 March 2019, to the DEPUTY RETURNING OFFICER, BROADLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL, THORPE LODGE, 1 YARMOUTH ROAD, THORPE ST ANDREW, NORWICH NR7 0DU.
3. POLL If the election is contested, the poll will take place on THURSDAY, 4 APRIL 2019.
4. ABSENT VOTES Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, BROADLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL, THORPE LODGE, 1 YARMOUTH ROAD, THORPE ST ANDREW, NORWICH, NR7 0DU by 5pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019 if they are to be effective for this election.
Applications for a proxy vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
New applications to vote by emergency proxy on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work reasons must be received by not later than 5pm, Thursday, 4 April 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on 27 March 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on 27 March 2019.
Dated: 28 February 2019 Trevor Holden DEPUTY RETURNING OFFICER
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.
There are parish council elections on Thursday, 2nd May, at the same time as elections for Broadland District Council. To stand for election as a parish councillor you must be at least 18 years old, be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any member state of the European Union and must:
- Be registered as a local government elector in the village, and will continue to be so, or
- Have owned or rented in the village for the last 12 months, or
- Have your main place of work in the village, or
- Have lived in the village, or within 3 miles of the village, for the whole of the last 12 months
Further details are available at the website for the Electoral Commission.
The timetable for the elections is available on the Broadland District Council website.
Nomination forms to stand as a parish councillor need to completed and be hand delivered to Broadland District Council at Thorpe Lodge, Yarmouth Road, Norwich by 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd April. The first day they can be delivered to BDC is 20th March.
Note that the parish council is non-political so you should click on the link for “standing as an independent candidate”.
If 7 or fewer people stand for election, then there will be no election and all candidates will automatically become parish councillors. If more than 7 people stand, then there will be an election.
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
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.
Kings Arms Planning Application to go to Appeal - Letter received by Parish Council from Broadland District Council
Land At: The Kings Arms,1 Panxworth Road,South Walsham,NR13 6DY
Proposed Development: Conversion of Existing Building to 2 no. Dwellings and Erection of 1 no. Bungalow
Appeal Starting Date: 11 February 2019
Appellant: Elizabeth Estates (NWB) Ltd Appeal Ref: 19/3220005
An appeal has been made to the Secretary of State against the decision of the Council to refuse permission for the above development.
The Planning Inspectorate has accepted the appeal which will be determined on the basis of written representations. The procedure to be followed is set out in Part 2 of the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representations Procedure) (England) Regulations 2009.
We have forwarded all representations made to us on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the Appellant and those views will be taken into account by the Inspector in determining the appeal. This does not, however, preclude the submission of additional comments, if desired.
If you wish to make any further comments, or modify or withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs or by emailing East1@pins.gsi.gov.uk or online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk
If you do not have access to the internet you can send your comments to the Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN, quoting the appeal reference above.
The Council's reasons for refusal, a copy of the application and plans showing the location of the site, the Appellant's grounds of appeal and the Council’s Statement may be inspected at the Council’s Office, between the hours of 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. The Council's Statement will be available for inspection by 18 March 2019.
The above details are also available online at www.broadland.gov.uk/plans by inserting 20181009 and then pressing the search button. On the next screen click on the application number and on the following screen click on “View Documents” – this will bring up a list of available documents for the application.
It is understood that you are the owner or occupier of property in proximity to the appeal site, or may be affected by the proposed development and I have been asked by the Planning Inspectorate to give you notice of the Appeal. All representations must be received by 18 March 2019.
Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the appeal reference. Failure to comply with this deadline will mean that your views will not be taken into account. It should be made clear that in order to be considered by the Inspector any such written comments will be disclosed to the parties to the appeal. A copy of the Planning Inspectorate’s booklet “Guide to taking part in planning appeals” is available on www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs
When made, the decision will be published online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk and the District Council’s websites.
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
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the South Walsham FP1 from a point 385 metres north of its junction with U59434 Fleet Lane for a distance of 85 metres northwards in the PARISH OF SOUTH WALSHAM because of resurfacing works.
The footpath will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 25 th February 2019 to 28th February 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 4 days within the period.
Alternative route is via: N/A. (If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 6 months from the date of the Order). Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.
In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance. The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.
The Broads Authority February Briefing is out; https://mailchi.mp/0cd3c5feac04/broads-briefing-february
MAKE MUSIC DAY:
Make Music Day (MMD) is a celebration of music that takes place around the world on June 21st, the summer solstice. This year, the date falls on a Friday.
Make Music began in France as Fête de la Musique, a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982. Ever since, the festival has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 800 cities across 120 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil,China, Italy, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom. The name Make Music comes from the French Fête (or Faites) de la musique, which means both “festival of music” and “make music!”. It is the world’s largest annual music event.
Completely different from a typical music festival, MMD is open to anyone who wants to take part. Thousands of amateur musicians play in public spaces, often for their first time. Professional musicians perform for new audiences, who come out from under their headphones to hear unfamiliar groups risk-free. World-wide themes for this year include rural events, DJing and electronic music, international collaborations and digital (live streaming of performances).
The Economic Development department at Broadland would like to support our communities to put on music events on Friday 21st June 2019 to link in with this world-wide celebration. Events could range from performances in local spaces to instrument taster sessions and from DJ sets to street musicians. Events also provide an opportunity for members of the community to volunteer and gain skills in event management.
We are keen to hear from any communities, schools or businesses who are interested in putting on a music event (this could be a new event or scheduling something that was due to happen already to take place on 21st June). All genres of music are encouraged, the events must be free to attend and they must take place in public spaces.
If you would like to find out more, talk through an idea, register your communities interest or find out about what support may be available, please contact us using the details below.
Nicola Pye (Economic Development Officer Play & Arts) email@example.com or 01603 430538
Chloe Griffin (Tourism Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 430496
APPEAL FROM POLICE
There have been a spate of burglaries in the Acle area recently. The local Police have been in touch to ask that if you see anyone hanging around residential areas that look out of place that you please call them on 101. They rely on the general public in these situations to be alert, and to report in anything that looks suspicious.
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
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
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.
Broadland District Council have had a report that scammers have called a member of the public asking for bank details in relation to council tax for Broadland District Council. Please be vigilant and NEVER give your bank details over the telephone.
Broadland District Council confirm they would never ask for bank details over the phone and would only do so by letter.
More information on consumer scams and how to report and prevent them is available here: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/scams/consumer-alerts
WARM HOMES FUND - Financial Help towards heating installation from Broadland District Council and Norfolk County Council.
Do you, or do you know anyone who needs extra help this winter to stay warm and well? Contact the Warm Homes Team at Broadland District Council on 01603 430103 or email@example.com www.broadland.gov.uk/warmhomesfund
Broadland District Council are offering funding towards the cost of installing first time central heating in privately rented or owned homes. THe central heating will be at no cost to eligible home owners with up to 75% grant funding for landlords with qualifying tenants.
You are likely to qualify it:
Your home has no central heating. This includes homes currently heated by storage heaters, electric radiators, open fires or gas fires.
You have a low income or receive certain benefits.
GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS - Even if you don't qualify for a new central heating installation there may be other ways that you can be supported, please contact them.
Please could you make friends and neighbours aware of this scheme.
In May 2019 the current Parish Council stands down, and a new Parish Council will be elected. If more than seven people stand then the Parish will have a poll. If you have ever considered serving your Parish by joining the Parish Council then please do have a chat with the Parish Clerk who will be only too happy to discuss what the role involves.
You don't need any specific skillset, support and training is readily available, and it is a wonderful way to get involved in your community and really make a change to the place where you live.
Qualifications for parish/town councillors
Anyone wishing to stand for election or to be co-opted must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Must be registered as a local government elector for the parish/town council I area (i.e. registered on electoral register)
2. Must have occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish/town council area for at least 12 months
3. Their principal or only place of work has been in that parish/town council area for at least 12 months
4. Must have resided in that parish/town council area or within 4.8 kilometres of it for at least 12 months (this means they can stand even if they are not a registered elector providing they have lived in the parish or town for a year)
Parish Council meetings take place 11 times are year on the first Monday of the month excepting August.
If you decide to stand then the forms are available from either the Parish Clerk or Broadland District Council, and either will be only too pleased to help you fill them in should you require it.
The Parish Clerk can be contacted on 01692 580859 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you see any problems on public rights of way or Highways then they can be reported straight to Norfolk County Council here: