Beighton Parish Council

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

Our contact details are on the right hand side.

Crib Service – 7.00pm on Monday, 22nd December

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Broadband for rural communities

Better Broadband connections for rural communities

Poor Broadband connections and speed is a major issue in many rural villages and Thinking WISP may be able to help.  Jon Clemo from the Norfolk Rural Community Council will be coming to the next meeting of Woodbastwick Parish Council on the 14th of January to give a presentation on what Thinking WISP can offer and to hear about our Broadband problems.

ThinkingWISP is a next generation Wireless Internet Service provided by a partnership of Norfolk based organisations – Norfolk RCC, AF Affinity and InTouch Systems.

ThinkingWISP connects homes and businesses to fast, reliable broadband through a network of masts. As it is wireless, you could benefit even if your current internet is slow because of where you live. Also you don’t need a landline so ThinkingWISP offers the opportunity to save money.

For more information come to Woodbastwick Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th of January.  Residents of all villages in our area are welcome.

Advice from UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks would like to update you that the severe weather warning across the East and South East of England is now lifted. The maximum forecasted wind speeds did not materialise and our network has not suffered any abnormal damage. Our services have returned to normal 24 hour operations where we continue to work closely with the Met Office receiving regular updates to notify you.

In the event of any power cut with damaged lines, we urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to UK Power Networks.

Contacting UK Power Networks

For any power cut enquiries please contact us 24 hours a day by:

  • Calling 0800 31 63 105 or 0333 32 32 105 if calling from a mobile.
  • Visit ukpowernetworks.co.ukfor the latest update
  • Visit ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in your postcode to our live power cut map
  • Follow us on twitter for updates @ukpowernetworks
  • Like our Facebook page and see updates here

Preparing for a power cut

Below is some advice on how our customers 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
  • Exercise caution in localised flooded areas -specific advice is available on the Environment Agency website.
  • Look out for elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people

Petrol station re-opens in Acle

The BP Petrol station in Acle has re-opened today, with an M & S Simply Food.

They’re giving away money off vouchers and jute bags!

Open 24 hours per day, every day.

Police report

With very little crimes of note across North Norfolk & Broadland this week to report on, we start to turn our attention on keeping safe on the run up to Christmas with some festive Crime prevention advice.

 

With Christmas approaching (for some) all too quickly our thought turn to shopping and buying presents for our family and friends. We’re all used to stock piling them under the tree as we draw nearer to the big day. They may look pretty all wrapped up with ribbons and wrapping paper, but they can be equally appealing to the opportunist thief who may be walking past your home and whilst not only admiring the Christmas lights within your house (ideally lighting up the room) they could also be eying up their own present windfall of their own.

 

Some simple advice; Keep your presents out of sight until the night before if you can! It will help to stop temptation, from outsiders and from within the home.

 

Meanwhile police forces across the country, Action Fraud and Get Safe Online are warning consumers to take extra care when shopping for Christmas gifts online.

 

Fraudsters conned consumers out of more than £12m over Christmas last year through online shopping and auction scams. Action Fraud received more than 10,000 reports, with the average loss to victims more than £1,700.

Action Fraud experts say even the most confident online shopper can be caught out by professional fraudsters. But fraudsters often target vulnerable shoppers who are unsure in using modern technology.

 

For advice on how to stay safe shopping online this Christmas got to our website www.norfolk.police.uk

 

Holiday fun events and craft days

Broadland District Council runs fun events for children in the school holidays.

Click on these files to find out more for the Christmas holidays:

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Festive Floral Arrangements

Book yourself in to the Festive Floral Arrangements day at Upton Village Hall. This Saturday, 6th, from 10.30 to 3.00. Fundraising for a defibrillator for Upton Staithe.  Tea and coffee served from 10.30. At 11.00 Ginny Pitchers will demonstrate 4 Christmas designs.

After lunch you can have a go at making your own creation (£2). Book by phoning Caroline Channing on 01493 752196. Bring your own lunch please.

Police Update

Broadland home watch message 28th November 2014

If you haven’t already started your Christmas shopping, no doubt you soon will be. For those of you that like to shop online we are urging you to stay safe and follow some simple steps so you don’t become a victim of fraud.  During the festive season last year there were 199 cases of online fraud in Norfolk with more than £163,000 being lost. Whilst there can be some great bargains, online shoppers should remember if something looks too good to be true it probably is. From Monday 1 December, Norfolk Police will  be counting down to the festive season with The 12 Online Frauds of Christmas to highlight different types of online fraud and how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim – find out more at www.norfolk.police.uk. In the meantime you can keep fraudsters off your Christmas list by taking the following steps.

 

  • Trust your instincts – if an offer looks too good to be true it probably is.
  • Make sure the website address begins ‘https’ at the payment stage which indicates a secure payment.
  • Only deal with reputable sellers – use sites that you know or ones that have been recommended to you from a trustworthy source.
  • Avoid paying by money transfers direct to people you don’t know – use an online payment option such as PayPal which helps protect you.
  • If your bid for an online auction item is unsuccessful, don’t be tempted to trade off-site if another seller approaches you with a similar item as it is likely to be a scam and you won’t be protected.
  • Keep security software and firewalls up-to-date.
  • Keep receipts and check them against your statement – If you spot a transaction you did not authorise, contact your card company immediately.

 

Meanwhile this week saw the launch of ‘Norfolk Says No’ campaign organised by a host of agencies, aims to raise the awareness of domestic abuse and highlight that anyone, no matter their age, gender, race or religion can be a victim.

With one in three women and 1 in 5 men being affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime, the ‘Norfolk Says No’ campaign aims to highlight the support available to victims in our county and raise the awareness that anyone, no matter their age, gender, race or religion can be a victim. North Norfolk and Broadland Police officers deal with a large proportion of domestic related incidents on a daily basis and take positive action in all cases where possible referring victims to the relevant support agencies.

Overview from Broadland and North Norfolk Superintendent Stuart Gunn

Scam telephone calls

Scam Alert – Telephone cold caller claiming to be ‘Derek Jones from Jacobs’ – 17 November 2014

Norfolk Trading Standards are highlighting a warning from Action Fraud about a telephone cold caller claiming to be a ‘Derek Jones’ working for the debt recovery company ‘Jacobs’.

During the call the man claims that the recipient of the call owes a debt that will be heard in court in two days. The caller then threatens that if payment is not made immediately he will ‘send the bailiffs round’.

The claims made in the call are not genuine. There is a genuine debt recovery company called ‘Jacobs’ but they have confirmed that the calls are not connected with them in any way. The name ‘Derek Jones’ has also been used in previous cold calling scams.

If you receive this call hang up and then report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Wednesday morning events with Norfolk Wildlife Trust

List of events