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Cessation of Market Day Coach Services

Market Day Coach services will cease to operate in December.

For further information click the link

Police Appeal for information

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following two robberies which happened in King’s Lynn on Tuesday night (5 November 2019).

The first incident happened around 10.10pm as the victim, a 54-year-old man, walked near All Saints Church in Hillington Square. He was approached by another man who punched him several times and verbally threatened him, before stealing his phone. The victim suffered a fractured cheekbone.

The suspect fled the scene, in the company of two youths who were riding bikes. They headed in the direction of Valingers Road and South Everard Street.

A short time later, between 10.15pm and 10.40pm, a second incident happened in Rollesby Road where a 19-year-old man was robbed of his bike, mobile phone, hat and tobacco. The teenager was cycling near to Guy-Raymond when he was approached from behind by three people. The victim was pulled from his bike and assaulted, suffering a broken finger.

Officers believe the incidents could be linked and are appealing to anyone with information or may have witnessed the attacks to come forward.

Witnesses should contact Detective Constable Sarah Mitchell at King’s Lynn CID on 101 quoting crime reference 36/77692/19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Temporary Road Closure on Shouldham Road in the Parish of Shouldham Thorpe due to BT works (WTRO1536)

The proposed order comes into effect on the date shown. The date on the notices is when they will appear in the Eastern Daily Press.  If we have to change any dates, we will let you know.  If you have any questions about the order and notices, please contact Alison Wilton on (01603) 222591 or Jennifer Batten on (01603) 223673.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Area Highways Office on the number given on the notices.

Broken bridge on footpath/bridleway ‘Shouldham BR1’ and ‘Wormegay BR3’ – temporarily closed

07 November 2019

Broken bridge on footpath/bridleway ‘Shouldham BR1’ and ‘Wormegay BR3’ – temporarily closed

Norfolk County Council carries out regular inspections of all Public Highways assets including footbridges. Following a recent inspection of the timber footbridge ‘TF61411’ on footpath/bridleway ‘Shouldham BR1’ and ‘Wormegay BR3’ we found parts of the bridge were rotten. This means that we need to temporarily close the bridge as it is currently unsafe to use.

Until the bridge can be repaired or replaced, the footpath/bridleway routes will be available for use only on a ‘to the bridge and back’ basis. Please see attached map showing the location of the bridge.

The County Council thanks people for their patience during this closure.

For Further Information

Kevin Pickett, Technician, Bridge Design, Norfolk County Council 0344 800 8020.

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 18 Nov

Neighbourhood Plan – Meeting to form a Steering Group on Mon 18 Nov 19 at 8.15pm in the Village Hall.
Anyone who couldn’t make the last meeting don’t worry, this is still at an early stage and you are welcome to attend and get involved.

Temporary closure of Westgate Street in Parish of Shouldham – AW firehydrant (my ref WTRO1529)

Good afternoon all,

1. The Order

This allows the Traffic Authority (Norfolk County Council) to temporarily restrict or prohibit the use of a road and/or footpath.

2. The ‘Propose To’ Notice (PT)

This is the public Notice we must advertise at least seven days before making an Order.

3. The ‘Has Made’ Notice (HM)

This is the public Notice we must advertise within 14 days of making an Order.
Please note a new format is being introduced and for those looking for the plan, if a separate one is not attached, it can now be found on page 2 of the notices.

The proposed order comes into effect on the date shown. The date on the notices is when they will appear in the Eastern Daily Press. If we have to change any dates, we will let you know. If you have any questions about the order and notices, please contact Alison Wilton on (01603) 222591 or Jennifer Batten on (01603) 223673.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Area Highways Office on the number given on the notices.

Kind regards,

Oliver Forster-Vets
Legal Officer, nplaw

No Drone Zone

Some questions were raised following the distribution of the initial No Drone Zone poster. I hope this helps to answer some of those questions. If after reading this you still have any queries please let me know and I will try to get them answered for you. The Air Safety Cell will be in attendance at our Community Information Event on the 30th October and will be happy to answer any concerns on the day. I have attached our Community Information Event poster to this email, if you haven’t already done so please could you distribute it as widely as possible.

The web address listed on the initial poster was a broken link. We have now removed that link from the poster, see updated version attached. Visiting www.dronesafe.uk is a good alternative for the same information.

The number listed on the poster takes you to the RAF Marham Main Guard Room (MGR). The orderly staff at the MGR will only collect information on Drone sightings, they will never be able to grant permission for any Drone use.

The airfield is frequently used out of hours by the Marham Aero Club (MAC) and the Fenland Gliding Club (FGC) therefore the airfield should be considered active even if Air Traffic Control (ATC) is closed. The Duty Operations Officer (DOO) should know the intended operating hours of the MAC and FGC and can provide that information to any Drone user but this should not be considered as permission to fly a Drone, instead to be used as a deconfliction method with the onus remaining with the Drone operator.

Drone users remain responsible for any aviation event they conduct. The flying of drones within the Drone exclusion area should only be done when the Drone operator has either received direct verbal permission from ATC when the airfield is open or outside of the published out of hours flying by the MAC or FGC activities.

The Drone Code protection area surrounding RAF Marham is as follows: 500m either side of each end of the 4 runways out to 5000m to a height of 2000ft; and a radius from the centrepoint of 2.5nm and to a height of 2000ft.  Please note that when active the airfield Military Protection Zone is 5nm radius to a height of 3000ft.

The flying of Drones in a safe and considered manner near RAF Marham remains the responsibility of the Drone operator, we support a 2 way process to ensure that deconfliction is taken at every opportunity.

ATC can be contacted on 01760 337261 ext 4949

DOO can be contacted on 01760 337261 ext 6240

Kind Regards

Diane Wilson

Mrs Diane Wilson | Deputy Media Comms Officer | RAF Marham, King’s Lynn. Norfolk, PE33 9NP

Mil: 95951 6739 | Civ: 01760 337261 Ext: 6739 | [email protected]

Hazardous Waste Disposal Amnesty

Norfolk County Council are encouraging residents to get rid of their unwanted household hazardous waste during a special disposal event.
On Saturday & Sunday October 19th & 20th hazardous waste can be taken to the Saddlebow recycling centre at the Willows Business Park near Kings Lynn, from 9am to 4pm.
Norfolk County Council has arranged the special event which will give residents the opportunity to get rid of items such as wood preservatives, insecticides, weed killers, paint, thinners, varnishes and cleaning products.
You can find out more about the event on line at: www.norfolk.gov.uk/hazardouswaste

Christmas Fair at Holt Hall

Holt, Norfolk which is being held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.

Council Tax Support scheme consultation

The consultation for the 2020/2021 Council Tax Support scheme is now open and can be found at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/ctsconsultation

As in previous years, the council is keen to hear views on the scheme from as many of its residents as possible. It would be a great help if you could encourage people in your area to have a look at the details and complete the questionnaire, and also let us have any comments you may have.

Full details of the Council Tax Support scheme are available on the website or you can contact me directly if you need any further information. Paper copies of the questionnaire are available on request.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Jo

Jo Stanton IRRV (Hons)
Revenues and Benefits Manager
Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Tel 01553 616200 or Direct Dial 01553 616349
email: [email protected]
www.west-norfolk.gov.uk