SNAP Meeting;

The next SNAP: Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meeting will take place on the 14th December 2015 at 7pm in the Sports nad Social Club at Playingfield Lane.
If you have anything you would like to discuss with the local police officers this is your opportunity, they will also be discussing local targets for policing in the area.
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Planning Application;

06/15/0673/O – Erection of up to 55 dwelling houses with associated open space and infrastructure.  Rollesby Road Martham East Broiler Farm.

These have now been received by the Parish Office and are available for inspection.

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Planning Applications;

Planning Applications received at the Parish Office for comment;

06/15/0667/F – 5 Coronation Avenue, Glenfield, Martham. Side and rear extensions, roof extension and loft conversion.

06/15/0655/F – 4 Hyrn Close, Martham. Single storey rear extension to form kitchen and dining room, first floor rear extension to form bathroom.

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Planning Application;

Application received at the Parish Office;
06/15/0640/F – Construction of an external 3G Artificial Turf Pitch (ATP) with fencing, floodlighting, storage container and modular buildings.
Flegg High School.
The documents are held at the Parish Office for viewing.
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Local Policing update;

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

Weekly crime summary 17 November 2015

With the longer nights we are seeing the continuing trend of the theft of diesel and heating oil from both business and residential properties. Police are asking residents to be vigilant to suspicious activity where these items are stored, especially around neighbouring properties, and report anything of note to the Police using 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is actually in progress.

If you have any concerns regarding the security of your property you can request a free crime prevention survey from the Constabulary by calling 101.

Police are also reminding residents of the dangers of unexpected trades men and sellers calling at your door. Most legitimate businesses have moved away from this technique and you are within your rights not to engage with people you have not invited to your door. We have also seen a number of sales persons claiming they are deaf or hard of hearing and at present we haven’t been able to confirm their legitimacy. Some simple rules to keep you secure are:

· Use a door chain until you have checked and confirmed the callers identity

· Ask for identification, call up the company to check their identity and DO NOT allow them into your house until you are happy

· If you aren’t happy please call the police using 101 and we will attend to check their identity

· DO NOT agree to pay them there and then and get any quotes in writing

· If they claim to have carried out work you don’t believe has been carried out or asked for call the Police using 101.

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An appeal for volunteers;


We are currently looking for new members for Norfolk’s Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) Scheme.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk has a statutory responsibility to establish and manage an Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are members of the local community who volunteer to visit Norfolk’s Police Investigation Centres (PICs), unannounced and in pairs, to check on the treatment and welfare of people held in police custody.

They play a valuable role in maintaining public confidence in this important area of policing.

There is a panel of visitors allocated to each of the four Norfolk PICs (Aylsham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn and Wymondham) who make visits on a weekly basis to make sure that detainees are treated fairly and with respect.

A short report of their findings is made prior to leaving the PIC which provides assurance for the PCC that anyone detained by the police and held in custody is treated fairly and has access to appropriate facilities.  Copies of the reports are provided for the police, the PCC and the ICVs’ local panel for discussion and follow-up.

An Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) does not need to know why a person is being detained in custody, and they do not talk to those held about the reason for their detention or follow up on what happens subsequently.  The role is purely objective and ensures that the detainees’ legal rights have been offered and explained.

Strict rules of confidentiality apply.  Detainees are identified only by their custody numbers and the details of what visitors see and hear must also be treated as confidential.

It is equally important that ICVs maintain their independence and impartiality and do not become involved or take sides.  They are there to look, listen and report on conditions in the custody facility.

ICVs are unpaid, but receive allowances to cover travelling expenses.  They must be over 18 years of age, reside or work in Norfolk and have no direct involvement in the criminal justice system – this is to prevent possible conflicts of interests for the individual and maintains the independence of the Scheme.

The role involves visiting on all days of the week and at all times of day and night to ensure that custody facilities are visited across a broad spectrum of their working hours.

Those interested in becoming an Independent Custody Visitor can obtain an application pack by contacting the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk by telephone 01953 423851 or by

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Planning Application;

Planning Application received at the Parish Office;

06/15/0623/F – Variation of Condition 2 re: PP 06/11/0667/F – revised fenestration.

12 Barde Cottage, Playingfield Lane, Martham.

The above plans are now available to view.

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Planning Decision:

06/15/0489/F – 66a Damgate Lane, Martham – Change of use of strip of land adjacent to 66a Damgate Lane to garden.  Planting of orchard and fencing the area with close board fencing and posts.


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Have your say about policing in your area;

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is working with police in Norfolk and Suffolk to understand people’s perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area.

The online Community Safety Survey started on Thursday 2 July 2015 and will be a pivotal part of research led by UCS. It asks the public about their opinions on crime and anti-social behaviour, whether they have witnessed this in their local area and their experiences of encounters with the police.

The results will feed into change programmes currently underway in both counties to identify where cost savings can be made in light of government cuts to policing budgets. It is part of an approach called Evidence Based Policing (EBP) that is being adopted by both police forces as a way of identifying the best way to deliver policing to suit the needs of today’s communities.

This research is part of ‘the Better Policing Collaborative’, a multi university project which is being led by the University of Nottingham. There are seven projects running over three years; UCS will be looking into two of these, the first of which focusses on community safety, followed by the introduction of Masters and short courses in Evidence Based Policing.

More information about the survey can be found on the UCS

The anonymous online survey can be completed by visiting:

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Concerned about dog fouling?

Three individuals were fined after a prosecution brought by Great Yarmouth Borough Council for not clearing up after their dogs last week.

If you witness anyone not clearing up they can be reported on 01493 846478.

The Environmental Rangers will be looking for strong evidence to enable a prosecution, and would like you to provide a description of the dog and the owner, the location where the offence took place and also the date and time it occurred.

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