Police warning:

Officers are urging people to be vigilant when making payments online after more than a dozen victims were cheated out of money.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the sale of mobile phones to 18 people via the online sales sites Gumtree’ and ‘Shpock’.

The phones being advertised for sale have been mainly Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy 7s and victims have lost hundreds of pounds.

In each case the seller has insisted the buyer uses an online bank transfer rather than Paypal with a view to sending the phone using the Post Office tracking system – but the phone has never been dispatched.

Victims have been targeted from areas including Gorleston, Hemsby, Norwich and Thetford as well as elsewhere in the country including Essex, Suffolk, London and Nottingham.

Investigations are ongoing to identify the suspect/s however officers would like to urge members of the public to be extra vigilant when paying for such items online.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who believes they may be a victim of such crime. Anyone with information or, who wishes to make a crime report, is asked to contact PC Paul Atkinson at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

To report a fraud or any online crime you can also call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool at www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Planning Consultation:

Planning Application received at the Parish Council offices and available for inspection;

06/16/0623/F & 06/16/0624/LB The Rectory, 68 Black Street.
Replace single window on ground floor to keep with the age and style of the building.

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Planning Decision;

06/16/0456/F – 60 Hall Road Sevenaoks, Martham.
Redevelop barns to residential dwelling, garage and cart shed for existing property (previously approved 15.08.2013).
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Policing update:

The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood

Weekly crime summary 11 October 2016    

Norfolk Constabulary has received a small number of reports of individuals and groups of youths dressing up as clowns and attempting to scare people

This is a craze which has recently provoked a significant amount of media attention and whilst it may seem harmless, it is actually quite frightening for those who experience it.

It will not be tolerated and anyone caught with the intention of causing alarm, harassment or distress will be dealt with robustly.

There have been no arrests of this nature in the Great Yarmouth neighbourhood; however, a 30-year-old male has been given a caution for committing Public Order offences when he dressed as a clown and jumped out from behind a tree in Eaton Park in Norwich on Sunday evening, frightening a lone female victim

Our teams have been briefed about this subject and we would ask anyone who witnesses anything which causes them concern to contact the police on 101.


Car stolen and set alight in Great Yarmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen and set alight in Great Yarmouth

A blue Toyota Rav4 was stolen from Wellesley Road at approximately 4pm on Thursday 6 October 2016. It was later found burnt out on the beach near to the Pleasure Beach.

A 16-year-old boy from the Great Yarmouth area has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car and the manner in which it was being driven between 4pm and midnight on Thursday 6 October to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact PC Benjamin Chard at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further news, appeals and information can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.norfolk.police.uk

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Planning Decision:

Great Yarmouth Borough Council planning decision notification received at the Parish Office:

06/16/0545/F – 1 Kirby Close, Martham – Erect a dark woodgrain conservatory to the side of the property.


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Planning Decision:

Great Yarmouth Borough Council planning decision notification received at the Parish Office:

06/16/0480/F – The Old Grannery, 52 The Green – Demolition of single storey side extension and conservatory at rear.  Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.


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Junior Gym


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Priority Service Register for Energy Supply:

Energy Supply; Priority Services Register for older and disabled people – If you know of anyone who may benefit from this please pass along the information.


Help you can get;

free advice on being more energy-efficient

protection from cold callers with a password protection scheme to keep you safe

your meter moved free of charge if it’s hard for you to use or read the meter

a free quarterly meter reading if you can’t read your meter

bills sent to a relative, carer or friend to help you check them

your bills and meter readings in a braille, large print, audio tape,

textphone or typetalk if you’re visually impaired

advance notice if your supply is going to be interrupted

priority reconnection if your supply is interrupted

alternative facilities for cooking and heating if your supply is interrupted

extra help to use your meter or appliances

annual gas safety checks

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Planning Decision;

06/16/0362/F – 33 Staithe Road (rear of).  New chalet bungalow, revised design.  GRANTED.

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Planning Application received for comment:

06/16/0570/F – 2 Helen Avenue, Martham.

Proposed single storey rear extension.  The plans are available at the Parish Office to view.

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