Hedgehog Event – 20th October 2018

Come and join us Saturday 20th October for our Hedgehog Event with Shawn Mills of the Attleborough Rescue Service. Shawn will take us on a journey of a year in the life of a hedgehog, explain what we can do to encourage hedgehogs to visit the garden and what we can do to help them breed and produce lots more little hedgehogs for the future. There will be a fun activities for children, including a hedgehog trail with a goody bag for all taking part, and hedgehog craft activities.

Bergh Apton Village Hall, Cookes Road, Bergh Apton, 2-4pm.

Non-members £3, members £2. Under 16’s free. No booking required.


Fly tipping: Paying someone to take your waste

If you are asking anyone other than your District Council to collect any waste from your home:

– Ask to see their waste carrier licence issued by the Environment Agency. Anyone removing waste from your property must have a licence.

– Ask what is going to happen to your waste. You have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent someone dumping your waste unlawfully. A legitimate, professional waste carrier should not object to these questions.

– Record the vehicle registration numbers of any vehicle used by a private waste carrier to take your waste away. If waste is found dumped illegally and traced back to you investigators will be able to trace the registration.

– Ask for a proper invoice and receipt. Residents have ended up paying again to have their fly tipped waste removed and disposed of correctly.

We need the help of our communities to stop fly tipping.

USAF exercise

The USAF at RAF Lakenheath will be conducting a full readiness exercise from 06.00 on Monday 1 Oct to 05.00 on Wednesday 3 October.

This will involve aircraft from the base flying almost 24 hours a day for the duration of the exercise. The planes have been cleared to fly below 1000 feet which will mean a lot of noise across the district.


Emergency road closure in the Parish of Poringland – burst water main on Shotesham road

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to a burst water main the use by vehicles of the C187 Shotesham Road from a point 750 metres south of its junction with U78199 Abbots Lane for a distance of 30 metres southwards in the PARISH OF PORINGLAND will be temporarily prohibited from 2018 to 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 5 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: Shotesham Road, Chapel Lane, The Street , Shotesham Road,Norwich Road, Long Lane, Poringland Road, Stoke Road B1332 The Street, Shotesham Road (Poringland/ Framingham Earl/ Shotesham/ Howe/ Stoke Holy Cross).

Further details attached – Poringland STRO2054 Emergency Notice (1)

Royal Mail – Combating Scam Mail

Royal Mail is committed to doing all we can to protect our customers from scam mail. In 2016 Royal Mail introduced a series of additional measures to reduce the impact on our customers. This includes the introduction of a new industry-wide code of practice for dealing with scam mail as well as a new clause in Royal Mail’s bulk contracts. We are working with other postal operators in the UK and around the world to share intelligence and take steps to prevent it entering the UK.

We are continuing to work with our postmen and women across the UK who are the eyes and ears in the local community, industry partners and law enforcement agencies including National Trading Standards to tackle this issue more vigorously.

Please see attached poster that publicises the various ways to report scam mail – Scam Mail Poster .

Services for September at Caistor Church

I hope you are enjoying the late summer sunshine. Please find details below of services at Caistor Church for September:

Sun 2nd Traditional Holy Communion 09:00

Sun 9th Harvest Service 09:30

Sun 16th Family Service 09:30

Sun 23rd Traditional Holy Communion 09:00

Sun 30th Group service with baptism 10:30

You are very welcome at any of our services. And do make a note of the Harvest Festival Service on 9th September at 9:30 am. Any Harvest gifts will be greatly appreciated. These will be given to Elizabeth house Children’s Home in Beccles, who we have supported for many years.