Electrical Equipment Safety

“When you buy electrical appliances, there is usually paperwork to fill in to register the appliance. Not only does this cover the warranty, it also means that if the manufacturer issues a product recall, they can get directly in touch with you,” said Brian Chatten of Norfolk Trading Standards.

There is a national website which gives details of all product recalls: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk and click on the Product Recalls tab.


Norfolk County Council: Public Information Notice: Families in Norfolk are being invited to get their child car seats checked for free next month.

Norfolk County Council’s road safety team and crews from Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service are once again taking to the road during the school holidays to host more than a dozen free child car seat checks across the county.

More Norfolk children are killed or seriously injured whilst in a car than they are as a pedestrian or cyclist.  1 in 3 child car seats are incorrectly fitted in Norfolk but almost all of these can be fixed immediately.  Child car seats are a legal requirement in the UK and make children far less likely to be seriously hurt in a collision. But they must be correctly fitted and adjusted to offer maximum protection, and it is easy to get it wrong. The events are running until 16th August from 10am until 2pm at the locations listed below.  Families are invited to come along to get their child seats checked and to ask our team of experts about any aspect of road safety.

The County Council’s road safety experts are also using the 18 free child seat safety checks to encourage parents to keep children rear facing in the car for much longer than families traditionally do in this country.

Scandinavian countries routinely keep their children in a rear facing seat until they are four or five years old. Research proves this is five times safer than the UK approach of putting a child in a forward facing seat at around nine months old.

Iain Temperton, the County Council’s Road Safety Manager, said: “I would urge anybody carrying young people to visit one of our events. It will only take five minutes but that will be time well spent if it improves the safety of the next generation of road users.”

Alistair Steele, Consultant Anaesthetist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn said: “During my time as an air ambulance doctor and as a trauma doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn I have seen too many children severely injured from car accidents.

“In addition to the messages about driving safely we really want to help parents and carers get the right advice about child safety in cars, and there is a confusing array of restraints and booster systems available.

“The best thing to do is to take advice from a professional car seat fitter to ensure you’ve not only chosen a safe seat but also it is installed correctly. Well fitted, rear facing seats in the back of the car are probably your best chance of protecting children in the event of a crash.”

Child seat safety check events are taking place in the following locations from 10am until 2pm:

Mon 24 July Norwich – Tesco Harford Bridge
Tue 25 July North Walsham – Sainsburys
Wed 26 July Sheringham – Tesco
Thu 27 July Aylsham – Tesco
Fri 28 July Stalham- Tesco
Sat 29 July Holt – Budgens
Mon 31 July Norwich – Longwater Sainsburys
Tue 1 Aug Wymondham – Waitrose
Wed 2 Aug Thetford – Sainsburys
Thu 3 Aug Diss – Morrisons
Fri 4 Aug Great Yarmouth – Asda
Mon 7 Aug Dereham – Tesco
Tue 8 Aug Downham Market – Tesco (2pm-6pm)
Wed 9 Aug Kings Lynn – Sainsburys
Thu 10 Aug Fakenham – Tesco
Fri 11 Aug Swaffham – Tesco
Tue 15 Aug Norwich – Sprowston Tesco
Wed 16 Aug Norwich – Hall Road Asda

Fly tipping

We are currently seeing high levels of fly tipping and littering in South Norfolk.  Both of these have a negative impact on the environment and human health. We often find that fly tipping has occurred because residents have given their waste to unregistered waste carriers who have in turn fly tipped the waste. We hope to protect residents from this form of activity.  Please see attached poster which has been designed to raise awareness of this problem – Bulky Waste Collections

Temporary road closure in the Parish of Bixley

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C191 Arminghall Lane from its junction with B1332 Bungay Road to its junction with C201 Stoke Road for a distance of 2207 metres in the PARISH OF BIXLEY because of installation of new water main / service transfers connections and disconnections.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 24th July 2017 to 11th August 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 19 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Bungay Road, Norwich Road, Caistor Lane, Stoke Lane, Stoke Road (Caistor St. Edmund CP,Bixley CP,Poringland CP,Framingham Earl CP).  Further details attached – Bixley STRO898 PT

Hornsea Project Three Community Newsletter June 2017

Please find attached a copy of the latest Hornsea Project Three community newsletter. In this newsletter, we provide an update on how our plans are progressing. This includes feedback from the March 2017 events, an update on our ongoing survey work, next steps for the Project and details of our upcoming community consultation events – Hornsea Project Three – Community Newsletter – June 2017

Services at Caistor Church – July 2017 & other things!

Please find details below of services at Caistor Church for July.
Sunday 9th July            Praise & Worship                              09:30
Sunday 16th July          Family Service                                   09:30
Sunday 23rd July         Traditional Holy Communion        09:00
Sunday 30th July         All age Holy Communion                10:30
We would love to see you at any of these services.  Please note that there is no service at Caistor Church this Sunday 2nd July. Instead, you may wish to go along to the church at Arminghall, where there will be an all age Holy Communion Service at 10:30 am or to the church at Dunston, where there will be traditional Holy Communion starting at 4:00 pm.
Finally, a reminder, that, on Friday 4th August, the ‘Picnic to Music in the Old Hall Gardens’ is taking place. Tickets and further details can be obtained from Jani Wymer on 01508 493572 or Rex Humphrey on 01508 494189. It promises to be a great evening, so be sure to book your tickets early. If you are able to make a contribution to the raffle, please could you let Liz Humphrey know on 01508 484189 or liz.humphrey@icloud.com. Items for a hamper and bottles would be particularly welcome.

Hornsea Project Three Phase 1.B Consultation

In March 2017, we held a second round of community consultation events for our Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm development. This round of events (Phase 1.B), was introduced following refinement of our original search area to an indicative preferred export cable corridor.  The events were an opportunity for members of the local community to view these plans, speak directly with members of the Project team and comment on our proposal at that stage. Attendees were encouraged to capture their thoughts and any concerns by completing one of our feedback forms or by writing to us directly.

We would like to thank everyone who attended these events. All the feedback received at and after the events has been carefully considered by the Project and will feed into the refinement process. We have prepared a Phase 1.B Consultation Summary Report (attached) – Hornsea Three Phase 1.B Consultation Summary Report, which provides a summary of the views expressed at the events and sets out the next steps for the Project. This report also contains information on the different methods by which you and your community can continue to engage in the consultation process and stay informed as the Project evolves.

Over the Summer, we will publish and formally consult on our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR), which will present the findings of initial surveys and assessments and will enable consultees to develop an informed view of the potential environmental effects. We will be holding further community consultation events in September 2017 to consult and seek feedback on these proposals. Information regarding these events will be available on our website shortly and in our next community newsletter.

All our Project documentation is also available to download from our website (www.dongenergy.co.uk/hornseaproject3). Hard copies of the report will be available for members of the public to view at our Community Access Points, which are located across the Consultation Zone (for the full list please see attached) – Community Access Points – June 2017 .

The Hornsea Project Three Team

DONG Energy