NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Mill Road from a point 600 metres east of its junction with the A134 Lynn Road for a distance of 120 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF SHOULDHAM because of BT access to boxes and cabling being required.
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 hours on 2nd May 2021 for the duration of the works, expected to be 6 hours within the period.
Alternative route is via: Mill Road, Lynn Road, Downham Road, High Street, Marham Road, Norwich Road (Shouldham, Fincham, Shouldham Thorpe, Stradsett).
(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 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 Adrian Stout (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.
Dated this 30th day of April 2021
An order for the bridleway bridge replacement has been placed with our contractor. The works are planned to start on site in early April and be completed in mid – May ’21
09 February 2021
Voting safely at elections in May
On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at both Police Crime & Commissioner and Norfolk County Council elections.
Even though elections are not until May, we’re already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote.
There are a number of ways to have your say – you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.
Lorraine Gore, Local Returning Officer for King’s Lynn & West Norfolk said: “Elections are very important – they are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.
“Preparing for an election at any time is resource intensive, preparing for an election during a pandemic is a whole different challenge. The elections scheduled for 6 May 2021 are still scheduled to go ahead. We are planning for these elections now so that, however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely. We will be putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station but you also have the option to apply to vote by post or by proxy.”
Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission said: “The choice on how to vote at May’s elections is yours – you can have your say in person, by post or by proxy.
“If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. It’s easy to apply and you can find out how by visiting the Electoral Commission website.
“You need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections – the easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote”
Kings Lynn Road Closure
In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that to facilitate emergency flooding relief the use by vehicles of the A148 Nar Ouse Way from a point 390m south of its junction with A148 Out South Gates (Southgates Roundabout) in a southerly direction for a distance of 100m in the BOROUGH OF KING’S LYNN will be temporarily prohibited from 8th to 12th February 2021 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:- A148 Nar Ouse Way, A47 Trunk Road From The Pullover Roundabout To The Hardwick Roundabout, A47 J A148 Join E, A47 Through J A148 E, A47 From J A148 To J A10/a149 Larger Roundabout E, A47 J A10/a149 Overbridge E, A47 J A10/a149 Larger Of Two Roundabouts, A149 Hardwick Road, and vice-versa (North Runcton/ Kings Lynn/ Saddlebow).
Residents, in the midst of one of the wettest winters for a long time we face another heavy downpour and the land and drainage system is already saturated and at capacity.
It is important that you take your own preventative precautions to protect your property, covering airbricks, house drains creating barriers at susceptible doorways, raising perishable items from floor level and consider moving valuables upstairs etc. Sandbags are pretty poor and authorities no longer issue them, they advise instead that you consider buying modern solutions that are relatively cheap, easier to deploy in a hurry and easy to recovery and dispose of afterwards, for eg https://www.homestratosphere.com/alternatives-sandbags-flooding/
You might also consider ensuring you have adequate supplies of food, prescriptions and bottled water should you be cut off for a couple of days. We are not suggesting hoarding or adopting a Cold War shelter mentality nor seeking to over react but a few simple precautions and proactive measures could save much heartache.
Land owners also have responsibilities known as Riparian Rights, this often comes a surprise to landowners and keeping drains and pipes clear of debris and silt to ensure that water can flow freely is key to being a good neighbour.
Whilst Shouldham sits outside of the major flood risk areas in the region there is a real risk of surface water flooding in low lying areas of the village. Contrary to a lot of peoples belief there is no real immediate help at hand and the authorities will be prioritising situations where there is risk to life, followed by flooding of properties. Roads, ditches and gardens will not be attended to but nevertheless reporting remains crucial to ensure they are tended to when the situation permits and to build a picture to provide the Parish Council with information to base any future plans for local initiatives that may be required or to escalate to higher authorities. Climate Change or just a weather cycle, the situation doesn’t look like getting better any time soon.
So please report to the appropriate agencies, registering to receive updates and a registration number, which you can forward to the Clerk to collate and follow up.
|Surface Flooding of property
||Norfolk County Council
|Blocked Road Gullies and surface flooding
||Norfolk County Council
0344 800 8020
|Help with a Flooded Property
||Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
||999 if an emergency*
|Help with Evacuation
||101 or 999 if an emergency*
|Checking Electricity Supply
||UK Network Power
|Suspect Gas supplies
|Checking suspect water supplies
|Clearing Up Assistance
||01553 616200 or 616601 out of hours #
* During the COVID-19 pandemic the emergency services are being utilised to assist the NHS and due to the restrictions will only respond if there is a risk to life.
#The Borough Council have many staff diverted to assisting the NHS for COVID-19 in non-clinical roles and track and trace and so are unable to respond as quickly as they might ordinarily.
Signage will be installed on the 19th January at the Shouldham Sincks site to prohibit parking and to ensure clear access for residents and Stow Estates.
Why has Shouldham Sincks been closed to public vehicle access?
Shouldham Sincks is owned by Stow Estates who had initially given permission for public access on site, however, following an increase in complaints and limited resources a decision has been made to withdraw public vehicle access to the site and encourage access to the woods through Shouldham Warren.
Why was public vehicle access permission withdrawn?
There are a few reasons why, the site has seen an increase in antisocial behaviour, such as fly tipping and loose dogs which have now escalated to an unacceptable level. Increasing vehicle access has led to road maintenance costs which has increased pressure onto Forestry England resourcing.
Vehicle access is still maintained from Shouldham Warren, with ample parking.
Where can I walk now?
Vehicle access is still maintained through Shouldham woods through the car park at Shouldham Warren.
Why is the site still open but no vehicles allowed?
Access is still required for Stow Estates and residents.
Enquiries: [email protected]