Who does what?

Sugar Beet lorries

Sugar beet lorry speeds

Residents are reminded that any complaints about traffic speeds of sugar beet lorries or sugar tankers should be reported as soon as possible to British Sugar on 01493 700351.

 Please give details of the haulage company, make of lorry, colour and/or registration number of the vehicle concerned as the Factory can match up details with the times that vehicles arrive at or leave the weighbridge.

British Sugar have been told that sometimes numberplates and brake lights are covered in mud and have been asked to carry out checks while lorries are on their premises.

Grey bins

what can I put in my grey recycling bin?

  • Paper and cardboard
  • All types of newspapers
  • Magazines & catalogues
  • Junk mail (without the plastic wrapping)
  • Clean wrapping paper (without adhesive tape, ribbons and glitter)
  • Clean cardboard
  • Food and drink cans – rinsed out
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic bottles – milk, squash, shampoo, washing up liquid, detergent etc.
  • Plastic food pots, tubs & trays including yoghurt pots, margarine tubs and meat & fruit/vegetable trays
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Food and drink cartons including juice, soup, milk & smoothies containers
  • Aluminium foils and trays
  • Shredded paper and envelopes including those with windows

Please note: Please rinse all plastics and cans out before recycling them in your grey bin and please do not put your recyclables in bin liners

what can’t I put in my grey recycling bin?

  • Textiles
    Please take these to your nearest recycling site
  • Plastic or foil based wrapping paper with adhesive tape, ribbon and glitter
  • Plastic bags, food wrapping and film
  • Crisp & sweet packets
  • Garden waste
    Please do not place garden waste in either your green or grey bin
  • Food waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Oil
  • Nappies
  • Batteries
  • Unopened recyclable items still containing food or liquids
  • Other unwanted household products
  • Bin bags that were not collected the week before

Please note: placing the wrong items in your recycling bin contaminates not only your bin, but also the whole vehicle load collected that day.

Where evident contamination has occurred, our contractors will not collect your recycling bin and you will be asked to remove the contaminating items before your next collection.

Once collected, all recyclables will go to a sorting facility in Costessey to be separated and then recycled

what can’t I put in my green rubbish bin?

  • Stones or brick rubble
  • Soil
  • DIY material
  • Paint / chemicals or oil
  • Hot ashes – including BBQ ash
  • Commercial / industrial waste
  • Poisonous or noxious waste
  • Clinical Waste – a free service is provided for this
    See household clinical waste page for details
  • Garden Waste – a chargeable service is provided for this
    See the garden waste page for details
  • Scrap metal

Sugar beet lorry speeds

Residents are reminded that any complaints about traffic speeds of sugar beet lorries or sugar tankers should be reported as soon as possible to British Sugar on 01493 700351.

 Please give details of the haulage company, make of lorry, colour and/or registration number of the vehicle concerned as the Factory can match up details with the times that vehicles arrive at or leave the weighbridge.

 

 

 

 

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

Information on public rights of way

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Who does what?

The Parish Council
is funded by a precept which is an amount decided by the parish councillors
each year and collected for the Parish Council by Broadland District Council as
part of your Council Tax; if you look at your Council Tax bill you will see a
line for a small amount for the Parish Council.

The Parish Council
is made up of 7 parish councillors, who were elected in May 2019 or who have been
co-opted since that date.

The parish clerk is employed by the Parish Council to deal with the administration, take
the minutes of the meetings, produce the accounts and budgets and be the first
port of call for local residents.

Beighton Parish Council
covers the villages of Beighton and Moulton St Mary and has noticeboards on the
wall of Beighton Village Hall and in the lay-by on Acle Road in Moulton St Mary.  The Council works to improve local facilities
and sort out local issues. The Council is consulted on planning applications
but does not make the final decision.
The Council also supports various local charities and groups.

Broadland District Council is the authority which decides on the planning applications, (apart from a few low-lying properties which are in the Broads Authority area.)  It also looks after your rubbish collections,
sorts out street nameplates, deals with pest control and other aspects of
environmental health, tree preservation orders and licensing.  Broadland also runs the Tots 2 Teens holiday
play schemes.

You can contact Broadland District Council on 01603 431133
or www.broadland.gov.uk.  Your district councillor is Grant Nurden on
01603 712170 or [email protected].

Norfolk County
Council
mends the roads, the pavements, the streetlights on the trunk
roads and some housing estates, manages the schools and adult education, social
services, libraries, public footpaths and bridleways.

You can contact Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 or www.norfolk.gov.uk.  Your county councillor is Brian Iles on 01493
394181 or [email protected].

Should you need him, your Member of Parliament is Keith Simpson and you can contact him on
01603 865763 or [email protected].

The Parish Council
meets on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and
November at 7.30 p.m. in Beighton Village Hall. (See list of meeting dates
under Meetings.) There is always an opportunity for the public to ask questions
or raise issues  towards the beginning of
each meeting but the public is not allowed to join in during the formal part of
the meeting.

You can contact the clerk, Sarah Hunt, on 01692 580859 or
[email protected]