Planning Permission;

Reference No. 06/16/0415/CU – 9 The Green, Martham.

Change of use from B1 (Business) to A1 (Shops), A2 (Financial and Professional), A3 (Food and Drink) and A5 (Hot Food Takeaway).

GRANTED.

 

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Councillor Vacancy;

MARTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

Notice is hereby given that by reason of the resignation of Councillor Wright a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council.

Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before the 11th January 2017.

The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.  The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

As no election has been called the vacancy will be filled by vote by the present sitting number of Councillors.

Mrs Sarah Hunt
Clerk to the Council

Community Centre, Playingfield Lane, Martham, NR29 4SP
9th December 2016

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Policing update:

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

Weekly crime summary 6 December 2016  

Great Yarmouth Operational Partnership Team issue first closure order

Officers from the Great Yarmouth Operational Partnership Team (OPT) have issued their first closure order on a property after receiving numerous complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB).

At 1.30pm yesterday officers carried out the closure order, which was granted by Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court, at 63 Granville Road.

Sergeant Julie Johnson, from the OPT, said: “This property posed a potential risk to the local community. What was particularly worrying in this case was the close proximity to a school. We had received complaints of hypodermic needles being found in the area and had concerns for the children and residents.

I hope this robust police action shows that ASB will not be tolerated and shows, by working with our partners, we have the powers to tackle persistent offenders. Should the occupants return whilst this order is in place they will be arrested.”

The order will last for three months from the date of issue and the OPT will be continuing work to stop these issues from happening again.

 

Woman charged after dog dies

Police have charged a woman in connection with an incident where a dog was dangerously out of control in Great Yarmouth.

It happened on Sunday 4 December 2016 at 3pm on Marine Parade where a Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked and killed another dog. A woman was arrested at the scene in connection with the incident and the dog was seized.

52-year-old Janette Wise of Victoria Road has been charged in relation to the incident and is currently on police bail returning to Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Monday 19 December 2016.

Witness appeal following road traffic collision in Great Yarmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision which happened last week on North Denes Road in Great Yarmouth.

The incident happened at approximately 8pm on Thursday 1 December 2016 when three vehicles have been involved in a collision. A Grey BMW 320D, a black motorcycle and a white and blue motorcycle have collided at the junction with Kitchener Road.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of any vehicle prior to the incident.

Anyone with information should contact PC Matt Buckoke at Acle Roads Policing on 101.

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 Application:

Planning Application received from Great Yarmouth Borough Council for comment:

06/16/0748/F – 168 Repps Road – Alterations and re-roofing to form attic accommodation.

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Police seek witnesses;

Witness appeal following RTC in Great Yarmouth

 

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in Great Yarmouth in which a van failed to stop.

It happened on St Peters Road just before 5pm on Friday 18 November 2016.

A white van with orange writing on the side was involved in a collision with a boy on a scooter. It’s believed the van stopped for a moment following the collision but then drove off.

The boy was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston with a leg injury.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision , or may be able to identify the van involved, should contact PC Marc Evans at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

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Faulty Streetlights:

To report a streetlight not working check the number on the column. If this number ends in ‘R’ it is a Great Yarmouth Borough Council streetlight and any fault can be reported directly on 01493 742194.

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Planning Application:

Planning application received from Great Yarmouth Borough Council for comment:

06/16/0737/F – 33 Thurne Rise – Renewal of PP 06/10/0745/F – to allow part of the domestic garage to be used to store garden bird seed in connection with a small home delivery business on a permanent basis.

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Policing update:

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

Weekly crime summary 15 November 2016   

 Remembrance Day parade

Hundreds of people turned out to support the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the weekend.  Members of Great Yarmouth police cadets joined the parade through the town into St George’s Park before gathering around the Cenotaph to remember those that have given their lives in the service of their country.

Norfolk police target drivers using their mobiles

Police motorcyclists using plain bikes will be hitting the highways in Norfolk and Suffolk targeting drivers who use their mobile phone behind the wheel.

Operation Ringtone will see officers patrolling the roads with marked and unmarked cars and motorcycles, all fitted with cameras to obtain evidence to help secure successful prosecutions.

New unmarked motorcycles will be used to target drivers using mobiles in the most dangerous situations, particularly faster roads such as the A11 in Norfolk and A14 in Suffolk.

The launch coincides with a week-long national campaign led by the National Police Chiefs Council, which encourages all forces in England and Wales to target the offence.

 

Community Speed Watch

Great Yarmouth residents are being encouraged to get involved in Community Speed Watch in their neighbourhood.

In an effort to help tackle the common complaint of speeding, teams of a minimum of 6 volunteers, who have their parish council’s support, are trained to use speed guns.  The groups are issued with a speed radar gun, 2 Community Speed Watch signs and reflective jackets and carry out speed checks in 30 and 40mph limits working to Norfolk Constabulary’s Community Speed Watch guidelines.

Returns are then sent to the Safety Camera Partnership team who obtain the registered keeper details for the vehicles logged and contact the keeper requesting them to keep their speed down.

A very positive meeting was held on Saturday 25 November for the Gorleston area and we only require two more volunteers to be able to set up a Community Speed Watch team for the Bells Road/Englands Lane area.  If anyone wishes to join the team they can contact PC Hannah Gardiner, local Engagement Officer, on 101.

A meeting is also being held this evening for the North Yarmouth Community Speed Watch team at 7pm in the Lacon Arms pub on Alderson Road.  PC Gardiner will be available to offer advice and information for anyone wishing to become a volunteer for the Alderson Road/Palgrave Road area.

More information about the scheme is available on our website at http://www.norfolk.police.uk/join-us/volunteers/community-speed-watch

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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Parish Council Vacancy:

MARTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Martham.

An election to fill the said vacancy will be held within sixty days (computed in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1972) of the date of this Notice, if by the 6 December 2016 a request for such an election is made in writing to the Returning Officer by TEN electors for the said Parish.  In the event of no such request being received within the requisite period, the Council of the Parish of Martham will fill the vacancy on that Council by co-option.

Notices and requests by electors in connection with this vacancy should be delivered to Sheila Oxtoby, Returning Officer, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

Ms Sarah Hunt

Clerk to the Martham Parish Council

 

 

 

 

Dated this 16th day of November, 2016

 

 

 

Published by the Returning Officer

Printed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

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Norfolk Police Budget Consultation;

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner has launched his budget consultation

Norfolk PCC, Lorne Green has launched his 4 week budget consultation. The precept consultation includes Council Tax contributions and the PCC would like to hear your views.

Below is a link to the PCC website where more information can be found, along with a link to the online survey.

http://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/budget-consultation/

Please spare a few minutes to complete the online survey.

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