Beighton Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Beighton Parish Council, incorporating Moulton St Mary.

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Preparing for Storm Doris

You may have seen that bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in parts of the East of England tomorrow (Thursday, 23 February).

 

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.

 

You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @ukpowernetworks throughout this period.

 

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

 

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest update
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

 

UK Power Networks has a Priority Service Register for customers who may be more vulnerable and require extra assistance in a power cut. You can find out more information on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

 

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 – free to call from a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

 

Preparing for a power cut

Below is some additional advice on how you can prepare for a power cut:

  • Keep our freephone number handy
  • See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut.
  • Keep spare batteries for radios and torches – local radio stations often broadcast helpful information
  • Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won’t work in the event of a power cut
  • Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames
  • Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
  • Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
  • Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
  • Look out for elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food

 

I hope this information is helpful and please do share it with local residents and members of your community who would find it helpful.

 

Kind regards

 

Stakeholder Engagement Team

UK Power Networks

Newington House

237 Southwark Bridge Road

London SE1 6NP

Police meeting

Acle SNAP

18/02/2017 from 8.30am to 10.30am

Residents living in the Acle area are being encouraged to have their say and help shape local priorities.

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting will take place on Saturday 18 February 2017 at 8.30am at Brundall Park Run, Postwick Lane, Brundall.

The meeting will give people the chance to raise any issues or concerns they may have about where they live and speak to panel members made up of representatives from the police, district council and other agencies.

Local History Event

Composters

Call for volunteers to join the largest master composter team in the country

 

Have you got a little time to spare? Do you like chatting to people and more importantly are you passionate about composting already or new to it and keen to learn? If the answer is a resounding ‘YES’ perhaps you would like to become a Norfolk Master Composter.

Norfolk County Council is currently recruiting for new volunteers to join the largest master composter team in the country. Each of our 80 volunteers commit to spending just 30 hours each year passing on composting hints and tips by chatting to friends, neighbours or even by giving a presentation to their nearby school, writing a piece for their local paper, parish magazine or allotment newsletter or helping establish a community/village composting scheme.

It’s easy to become one of the next 20 master composters by simply signing up for a free two day training course hosted by national charity Garden Organic, at Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor Learning Centre on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March. There are 20 places on the course and people just need to be over 18 and live in Norfolk to sign up. Course and travel expenses will be paid for so people only need to provide their time.

The course will give all the information volunteers need to help other people start or continue composting at home whether they live in a country manor or city flat. And to help volunteers achieve the aim of spreading their new composting expertise there’ll be expert advice from Garden Organic and Norfolk County Council’s Waste Reduction team.

To find out more and apply for a place email mastercomposters@norfolk.gov.uk or call 0344 800 8020.

Drop in café 28th January 10.30

BT scam email

Watch out for a new BT scam email which looks really genuine. It may be addressed to you personally. It says your payment has been declined and asks you to click on a link to “Review Account Information”. However if you hover over this link (without clicking on it) you will see that it is not a link to a BT site. The other links on the email appear genuine.

Take care!

Make your house name/number visible

A message from the Ambulance Service:

Do remember that trying to find an address can be difficult especially on roads where the houses are not numbered. It is vital that house names and/or numbers are easy to see from the road, ideally on reflective boards – and not hidden low down and possibly covered by foliage. Perhaps you could make it a New Year Resolution to ensure that your house number or name is easy to spot from the road, and if you are expecting an ambulance, especially when it is dark, please have lights on and ideally someone watching out, ready to flag the ambulance down. Sometimes minutes can be vital!

Christmas waste collection

If your bin is normally collected on a Monday, then instead of Monday, 26th December your bin will be collected this Saturday, 24th December.

Please put your bin out by 7am on Saturday to ensure it is collected.

At New Year, your bin will be collected one day later.

To check the collection date, click here

3rd river crossing at Yarmouth

Views sought on potential third river crossing for Great Yarmouth

 

Norfolk County Council has launched a public consultation to find out about transport issues in Great Yarmouth and how its proposal for a third river crossing might affect people living, working and visiting the area.

Anyone can respond to the consultation by answering a series of questions online via www.norfolk.gov.uk/TRC, which should take around 10 minutes to complete.

In addition, a number of consultation events are being held throughout December and January in the town where people can drop in to talk to representatives from the County Council about its proposal to build a third bridge across the River Yare, as well as the town’s wider transport needs. The first of these sessions takes place next Thursday (8 December) at Great Yarmouth’s Town Hall between 10am and 4pm.

The full list of consultation events is as follows:

  • Thursday, 8 December, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Saturday, 10 December, 10am – 2pm, Great Yarmouth Library.
  • Thursday, 15 December, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Friday, 13 January, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Thursday, 26 January, 10am – 4pm, Great Yarmouth Town Hall.
  • Saturday, 28 January, 10am – 3pm, Great Yarmouth Library.

In November, the County Council carried out traffic surveys in the town to better understand the issues people travelling around Great Yarmouth experience. The information gathered through the consultation will be added to this data and is intended to help support the council’s case for more investment in transport infrastructure in the area.

Martin Wilby, Chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee at Norfolk County Council, said: “It’s vital that people take the time to respond to this consultation as it will help us determine where investment is needed to ease congestion in the town.

“This is your chance to get your thoughts and frustrations about transport in the town off your chest, and we hope it will help us secure funding to make getting around Great Yarmouth easier. This is obviously good for people living and working there, but it should also pay dividends for Great Yarmouth’s future prosperity.”

The consultation will close at midnight on 31 January 2017.

Scam: letter claiming to be from Lloyds

Scam Alert – Letters claiming to be from Lloyds Bank – 12 December 2016

Norfolk Trading Standards are warning about ‘very realistic’ letters claiming to be from Lloyds Bank.

The letters, which replicate the Lloyds Bank template including appropriate logos, customer service address and signature from a customer service representative, tell recipients that some ‘unusual transactions on your personal current account’ have been detected. The letter then provides a contact number to ‘confirm these transactions are genuine’.

The letters are not genuine and anyone calling the number given in the letter will find an automated welcome message claiming to be Lloyds Bank which then asks the caller to give their card number, account number, sort code and date of birth. The automated system then are asked for the first and third digits of your security number. In a number of cases it has been reported that the system then claims not to recognise these numbers and then asks for the second and forth digits of your security code.

This phishing scam again shows that everyone need to remain on their guard to unexpected approaches, especially any claiming to notify of issues with financial accounts.

If you are ever suspicious about any contact or correspondence claiming to be from a bank contact them directly via the customer services on the number given on your bank card. NEVER use numbers sent to you in emails, text messages or by letter.

If you receive one of these letters please dispose of it securely.

If you are concerned about scams you or someone you know is receiving please contact us via our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06.