Police SNAP meeting:

The next Police SNAP Meeting will be the 21st June at 7pm in the New Hall at the Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

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Parish Office Closure:

The Parish Office is closed from Wednesday 25th May through to Thursday 9th June inclusive. Emails will be monitored during this period. If you have an urgent query please contact the Vice-Chairman Paul Hooper – contact details under ‘Councillors’.

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Planning received this morning;

Planning received at the Parish Office this morning:

06/16/0281/O – 18 The Green, Selwyn House – rear of. Three No. detached dwellings with domestic garages together with vehicle and pedestrian access from Alder Avenue.

These plans are available for inspection.

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Good Neighbour Scheme

Good Neighbour Scheme Poster May 16

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New classes at the Community Centre;

Starting tomorrow 18th May at the Community Centre, Playingfield Lane:

6.15pm – Legs Bums and Tums
7.15pm – Pure Stretch

Pure stretch classes involve stretch routines, core strengthening and relaxation techniques incorporating aspects of yoga and pilates.

£5.00 per class.

All enquiries to Lorrain on 07747720139

All welcome – just turn up!

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Annual Parish Council Meeting;

Tomorrow night’s (Wednesday 18th May) Annual Parish Council meeting takes place at the Community Centre at 7.30pm – members of the public are welcome.

Amongst other items the Council will be electing a Chairman and Vice Chair; discussing the ponds and ducks; discussing whether or not to investigate a Neighbourhood Plan; reviewing the end of year Financial Return and considering adopting the Power of Competence.

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Land Registry First Tier Tribunal Court Case – Update.

The site visit took place last week (9th May), followed by Tuesday and Wednesday in the courts at Great Yarmouth with regard to the claimed access across the Village Green. The Council was represented by Mr Vivian Chapman QC and the Applicant by Mr Philip Petchey.

The two representative Barristers have been asked by the Judge to make further submissions by the 31st May on five legal points.

The Barristers will then have three days to request an additional half a days hearing in front of the judge if they feel this is necessary.

The judge may then take up to two months to make a judgement.

The Parish Council has been wonderfully supported throughout this action by members of the Parish who were prepared to appear as witnesses with regard to more modern use of the Village Greens, and would like to express their thanks to everyone for their ongoing interest.

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Election Results for Martham:

The results can be found here:

https://great-yarmouth.cmis.uk.com/great-yarmouth/Elections/tabid/71/ctl/ViewCandidates/mid/399/ID/83/Default.aspx

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Mayor’s Charity Show

Fabulous charity show 4.16

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Police Update:

The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 3 May 2016
 
Over the weekend we have been called to seventeen thefts from allotment sheds in the neighbourhood.
 
Sheds and insecure outdoor buildings can be an Aladdin’s Cave for burglars. Many sheds are of light-weight construction and can be easily forced open. They often contain high value items which are valuable commodities to the thief. Taking a few simple measures to improve the security of your shed or outbuilding can make life difficult for thieves.
 
Crime prevention tips
 
Internally:
 
· Ideally store high value items in the home
 
· Use a padlock and chain to secure items such as lawn mowers to a heavy anchor
 
· Make a property list detailing the make, model, serial number, value and description of valuable items. Take photographs to aid identification.
 
· Overtly mark your property with your house number and post code – permanently marked property is less attractive as it would be difficult for a thief to sell.
 
Externally:
 
· Fit quality mortice locks or padlocks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door to reduce the leverage available
 
· Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings
 
· Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside
 
· Fit a security light to deter thieves
 
Use a shed alarm, which sounds if the shed door is forced open.
We would also like to remind residents not to place wheelie bins out too early before collection due to a recent increase in arson’s in bins left out on the street.
 
We would request that residents be extra mindful of placing bins out on the highway and to only do this on the day of collection. We would also like to ask residents to be vigilant of litter and fly tipping and report any incidents immediately to the Great Yarmouth Environmental Health team on 01493 846478.
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