Meet with Brandon Lewis MP:

Brandon Lewis MP – Surgery.

Have your say!
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 at The King’s Arms, 15 The Green, Martham from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

This will give you the opportunity to meet with your MP and have your say on issues that matter to you.

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Planning Application:

Received at the Parish Office and available to view:

06/16/0435/O – Outline application with all matters reserved apart from access for up to 144 new dwellings.

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Public Right of Way applications and amendments:

Public Right of Way applications and amendments.

For those interested the ongoing applications and the amendment to the Footpaths in the Parish are available to view online here:…/register-of-definitive-map-mod…

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The Circus is back!


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Planning Decision reached by Great Yarmouth Borough Council;

06/16/0257/F – 8 Saxon Close, Rollesby Road, Martham.

Retrospective application for rear conservatory.


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Police Update:

Weekly crime summary 19 July 2016           


Summer’s here


The summer has certainly arrived in Norfolk with temperatures soaring over the last couple of days; however, don’t let this lovely weather cloud your judgement over home security and personal safety.


Opportunist thieves will be on the look-out for personal property left within easy reach of open windows and unlocked doors.


Common mistakes are leaving handbags and car keys close to unlocked front or back doors, or leaving jewellery and electronic items on display near an open window.

To deter walk-in thieves, householders are advised to:


·         Keep doors and windows shut and locked where possible, especially if the room/home is unoccupied.

·         Lock your doors if you are spending time outside and out of view of your home.

·         When answering your door, make sure other external doors are locked first.

·         Keep valuables and personal property out of sight, remove from window sills, worktops and tables.

·         Remember to keep sheds and garages locked as garden equipment is also vulnerable at this time of year.


Also vulnerable at this time of year are cars left for long periods of time at coastal car parks and beauty spots. Motorists are advised to remove all valuables from display and from the vehicle where possible.


Finally, Norfolk is well known for its maze of open waterways and on a hot day the water may look an inviting place to cool down. Please remember the rivers around the broads are unsuitable for swimming in and have hidden dangers such as a sudden change in depth, decreases in temperatures and unseen objects and currents, which can cause even the strongest of swimmers to get into difficulty very quickly so don’t be tempted to use them as a way of cooling off.


Appeal following exposure in Caister


Police are appealing for information following an exposure in Caister.

A teenage girl was walking along Manor Road, near to the car park on Braddock Road, at approximately 3.45pm on Friday 15 July 2016 when a man walking in front of her exposed himself.

Officers are keen to identify the man who is described as white, aged 35 to 40, approximately 6ft tall, of medium build, fair skin and short dark hair. He was wearing a dark purple T-shirt and dark blue denim jeans.

Anyone with information should contact PC Craig Johnstone at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Public Toilets

The Public Toilets in Martham are still open. In order to save money Great Yarmouth Borough Council has fitted automatic locks – this means that the doors are closed, but you can get in from 8am to 8pm every day.

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Police Safer Community Awards:

Norfolk Safer Community Awards (NOSCAs) 2016

Has your local police officer, member of police staff or community volunteer gone that extra mile for you?

Is there something they do for your community that you would like to acknowledge?

Norfolk Constabulary is asking you to show your appreciation by voting for them in our annual Norfolk Safer Community Awards (NOSCAs).

Now entering its ninth year, the NOSCAs offer people the opportunity to support the continued efforts of their local community and Norfolk Constabulary in keeping the county a safe place to live, work and visit.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey said he believed the NOSCAs helped to highlight excellence from police officers, staff and members of the community.

He said: “I am always delighted to recognise people who go that extra mile. I would urge you all to nominate and vote for those people from your local community who you believe through their actions and words have made a difference to the area in which we all live and work.”

Three new categories have been added this year including; the Police Cadet of the Year Award, the Outstanding Leadership Award and the Hannah Witheridge Special Recognition Award.

Chief Constable Bailey said: “It is very pleasing that we have introduced three new categories this year, particularly the Hannah Witheridge Special Recognition Award. This award recognises the compassion, time and commitment shown by dedicated Family Liaison Officers who assist families through traumatic times.”

Local communities will also get the opportunity to vote to award individuals who make an exceptional contribution to their neighbourhood, while the Chief Constable will be choosing recipients for the Special Recognition Award and acknowledging officers and staff with Bravery Awards, which recognise outstanding courage in the line of duty.

Followers of Norfolk Constabulary’s Facebook page will once again be asked to vote for the Police Dog of the Year –

As before, readers of the Eastern Daily Press will be invited to highlight exceptional service by choosing the Community Police Officers of the Year from a selection of officers nominated by district commanders. Voting forms will be available in the paper and online shortly.

The three other categories members of the public can nominate someone for are; the John (Cecil) Mason Volunteer of the Year, Young Citizen(s) of the Year and Community Citizen(s) of the Year.

Norfolk Safer Community Awards are funded by sponsorship from commercial and community partners.

Our 2016 sponsors are:

Eastern Daily Press

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Norfolk

Reed Global

Shell UK Exploration and Production

City College Norwich

Dardan Security


East of England Co-operative

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Royal Canin

Holiday Inn


Reading Room


Voting closes in two week’s time on the 29 July 2016.

The winners and runners-up will be invited to a special awards evening taking place at Holiday Inn, Cromer Road, Norwich on Thursday 6 October 2016.

Full information about the awards and entry criteria is available on the NOSCAs website along with online nomination forms for all categories

2016 Categories are:

1 Student Officer of the Year

2 The John (Cecil) Mason Volunteer of the Year

3 Special Constabulary Officer of the Year

4 Police Cadet of the Year

5 Police Staff Member of the Year

6 Young Citizen(s) of the Year

7 Investigator of the Year

8 Problem Solver of the Year

9 Outstanding Leadership Award

10 Community Citizen(s) of the Year

11 *The Chief Constable’s Special Recognition Award

12 *The Hannah Witheridge Special Recognition Award

13 *The Bravery Award

14a**Community Officer of the Year – Police Officer

14b**Community Officer of the Year – Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)

16 ***Police Dog of the Year

17 Outstanding Team of the Year

18 Safer Neighbourhood Team of the Year

*Chosen by the Chief Constable

**Chosen by EDP readers only

***Chosen by Norfolk Constabulary Facebook users

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Policing update:

Weekly crime summary 12 July 2016

We are continuing to see a trend of walk-in burglaries in the Great Yarmouth area. Police are keen to remind householders to make sure all doors and windows are locked overnight and when you go out. Remember to always Close it, Lock it and Check it and make sure your home is secure.

Please could you also share this message with your friends, family and neighbours to make sure that they don’t fall victim to this distressing crime.

We would urge you to remain vigilant to unusual activity around your property and those of your neighbours and if you see anything suspicious contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or dial 999 if you believe a crime is actually in progress.

Police appeal for information following two walk-in burglaries

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a walk-in burglary in Gorleston at the weekend.

The incident happened on Saturday 9 July between 3am and 6.30am when suspect(s) entered a property on Crab Lane through an insecure back door and stole a handbag from the kitchen. The bag contained a Radley purse, small amount of change, banks cards and keys.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between the times stated.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Laura Webb at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The second incident happened in Almond Close between 3am and 6am on Saturday 9 July when suspect(s) entered a property via an insecure patio door before stealing cigarettes, a purse and a car key. The purse was dumped nearby with cards and cash missing.

Officers believe the incident could be linked to the burglary in Crab Lane and are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Det Con Gill Dawson at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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If you would like an allotment at the Cess Road Allotment Site there are still a few vacant – please contact the Parish Clerk on 01493 749938.

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