6th March 2018

The following is a Police Connect message.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant to cold callers claiming to be police officers following a further incident in the Horsham St. Faith area.
It comes after previous incidents in recent months where elderly residents have been targeted in Wymondham, Norwich, Gorleston, Winterton, Great Yarmouth and Potter Heigham.
On each occasion the victims received a call on from someone claiming to be a ‘Detective Sergeant John Carod’ or a ‘Detective Sergeant John Witmore’ either stating he needed help with an investigation or officers had intercepted some males who had her credit card details.
The suspect then asks for victims to withdraw a large sum of money from their local bank or to put together gold and jewellery items and they would arrange for them to be collected, mainly by taxi.
Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Chris Burgess of Norwich CID, urged for residents to be vigilant to this scam.
He said: “We’re urging members of the public, particularly the elderly who are primarily being targeted, to be vigilant to cold calls made on the telephone.
“Genuine police officers or staff would never approach residents and ask for cash withdrawals to be made or for people to purchase items on their behalf.
“I would ask people with vulnerable relatives, friends or neighbours to make sure they are aware of this type of scam.”
Officers have this advice:
• Never give out personal information about your bank account to anybody over the phone.
• If someone calls claiming to be a police officer, ask for their identification number and police force. Hang up and call 101 using a different phone. If you can’t use a different phone, wait at least five minutes before calling back. A genuine police officer will not mind waiting while you check.
• Police and banks will never ask you to give out personal details such as account numbers or PIN numbers.
• If you have given out information which could compromise your bank account security in any way, call your bank to cancel your cards as soon as possible.
• Never hand over money to someone at the door to be sent off elsewhere.
Anyone with concerns about such calls should contact Norfolk Police on the non-emergency number 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress. Alternatively, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

2nd March 2018
Waste bin collections

As you will be aware the weather conditions have made it impossible for us to deliver the refuse collection service over the past three days and also limited the service on Tuesday.  We therefore have a backlog of over 50,000 bins across the district. As a result we have drawn up a recovery plan. This plan will start on Monday and we will be aiming to collect those bins we didn’t collect this week in the first few days of next week.  In order to achieve this all the usual bin collections next week will be two days later with those on Friday being collected the following Monday.  We will be prioritising the domestic waste collection over the brown bin service due to these exceptional circumstances in order that we catch up and return to a normal service as quickly as possible.
From today we will be sending out the message below on social media, Facebook and also to the press.
From today
“Due to the disruption caused by the adverse weather we have a backlog of over 50,000 bins to collect.  Please bear with us and If your bin has not been collected leave it out and we will empty it as soon as possible.
To help us catch up normal collections from Monday 5 March, for all customers, will be two days late with the exception of Friday 9 March which will be collected on Monday 12 March.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

 28th February 2018

Greater Norwich Local Plan extended until 22nd March 2018

5th January 2018

Temporary footpath closure.  Please see attached documents:
Geldeston STRO1329 FP HM
Geldeston STRO1329 FP Order
Geldeston STRO1329 FP PT

2nd January 2018

Message from Cllr Stone
Dear All,

 I have just been advice of impending storms in our area over the next 24 hours or so and wanted to share it with you and as many people as you think might appreciate this information. It gives general advice and I am keen that any elderly people might need support if the storms are as bad as predicted. This may be an exaggerated warning but please make as many people away of the simple precautions to take.

Kind regards Margaret

 Temporary Traffic Restriction 2017

Geldeston STRO1332 Emergency

Village Hall WREN Report and schedule of work

Geldeston schedule of works 27.11.17
wren press release

3rd December 2017

Local Plan for the Broads: Have your say
Public drop-in sessions

A reminder that there are two more public drop-in sessions when you can come and talk to members of Broads Authority staff about the Local Plan for the Broads consultation:
Wed 6th December, Geldeston Village Hall, 6pm-8pm
Sat 9th December, Potter Heigham Village Hall, 10am – 12pm
Reminder: How to respond to the consultation
Please make your response to the consultation documents on our comments form, using the guidance to help you determine which Tests of Soundness your comments refer to. Information available on the website

Email completed comments forms to:

The deadline for responses is 4pm on 5 January 2018.

All comments received will be made public and cannot be treated as confidential.

We look forward to hearing your views.


28th November 2017

Village Hall Press Release  wren press release

18th November 2017

Last night at 7.30 pm there was a potentially horrendous accident on the
dangerous stretch of road we discussed at a parish council meeting 2-3
months ago in Geldeston.

Police and ambulances were called; when they suspected that little
Alesha (8 years old) might have suffered internal injuries and a broken
pelvis, even the Air Ambulance was summoned and landed nearby. Mrs Lisa
Tuttle was driving home to Geldeston from shopping at Morrison’s in
Beccles with four of her small children when some irresponsible
character drove straight into her, at a speed estimated to be around 70
mph. The airbags saved the Tuttle family: the car is a write-off.

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