18th August 2018
8th April 2018
£50k pot for community projects
Are you a community group looking for funding? South Norfolk Council has Community Action Fund grants available from £1,000-£15,000 to support projects and initiatives that benefit local people.
Last year the Council funded a range of projects including play equipment at Breckland Park in Costessey, an automatic watering system at Wortwell Bowls Club and a trailer for Norfolk Knights Wheelchair Rugby Team.
11th April – 17th April 2018
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.
“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