General Notices

Goods Vehicle Operating Licence – Bath Road, West Dereham

Extract from Friday’s Lynn News (17 February 2017)

The ‘new occupants’ are applying to keep three good vehicles and three trailers at Hill House Farm and representation has to be made within 21 days.

Responses in writing to the address below by 10 March 2017.
Traffic Commissioners Officer
Hillcrest House
386 Harehills Lane
Leeds
LS9 6MF

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

Distributed on behalf of Norfolk County Council – for information

On 6 December 2016 the Secretary of State approved an Order to make the whole of England an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone for 30 days, in order to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Influenza in Europe. Welsh and Scottish Governments have also introduced identical measures.

Outbreaks of a highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in poultry and wild birds in several countries in Europe. No cases have been found in the UK and this Order is a precautionary measure to help prevent potential infection from wild birds. Poultry keepers are being urged to reinforce biosecurity measures at their premises.

This Prevention Zone introduces mandatory enhanced biosecurity measures and requires the immediate housing of all poultry, or where this is not practical, their separation from wild birds. Other captive birds should also be kept separate from wild birds. Keepers should also ensure that poultry and other captive birds are provided with feed and water that is not accessible to wild birds.

The full Order and its requirements can be seen here – Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declaration

Further information regarding the latest situation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#prevention-zone

Poultry keepers should keep a close watch for signs of disease. If they have any concerns they should seek prompt advice from their vet.

Members of the public are also being asked that if they find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or gulls, or 5 or more dead wild birds of other species in the same location, they report them to the Defra Helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

Changes to Information and Advice Services in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

Please click on the link below to see a press release from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk

click here

Notice of Electors’ Rights

Click here to view the PDF file.

Correspondence between Grange Farm and West Dereham Parish Council

Please click on the links below to see a letter received by the Parish Council from Grange Farm and the reply issued by the Parish Council:

letter received from R and C Mellor Ltd

Grange Farm Reply

Free NHS checks

Please click on the link below to see details of free NHS checks which are available to the 40-74 age group.

Free NHS checks poster

Police warn residents to secure sheds

There have been a number of reports of shed break-ins across Kings Lynn in recent weeks and therefore it is important that residents continue to remain vigilant and take appropriate security measures.

Homeowners can take a few simple crime prevention measures to prevent being targeted by opportunistic thieves.

  • Fit good quality locks on the door, preferably two locks should be fitted 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door.  Alternatively use a shed bar to increase security.
  • Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings.
  • Secure the windows with a weld mesh or similar product secured from the inside or if that’s not possible fit curtains or blinds to obscure shed contents.
  • If your storage area is within sight or earshot, fit a security light or use a shed alarm to deter thieves.
  • If possible remove all high value items from your shed and store them in the home
  • Use a padlock and chain to secure items such as lawn mowers to a heavy anchor point, and cable alarms can be used to link several items together
  • Keep a list of everything of value with make and model details and serial numbers along with photographs if possible

Sergeant Don Cormican has also issued further advice: “I would strongly urge anyone leaving any items of value in sheds or garages to get their property marked, whether it’s electronically or through DNA technology, which involves microdots with unique reference numbers which link to your house and can be detected using a UV light.

“Most shed breaks are carried out by opportunist thieves, therefore please ensure that you lock and secure your shed and garage. In the meantime, I would urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police on 101 or call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.”

For further crime prevention advice, and for more information about local security marking events, please visit www.norfolk.police.uk.

Thinking Fuel Oil Buying Scheme

Residents can benefit from the above scheme that the Parish Council joined last year.

This scheme means that residents can purchase cheaper oil through this bulk order syndicate scheme. On average, the scheme is supposed to save members around 9% on the market price, equivalent to 6 pence per litre or £120 a year based on 2,000 litres.

For full information click here.

 

Please see below the notice that appeared in the latest edition of the monthly West Dereham Village Magazine. Each month the Parish Council places a notice in this magazine, which is delivered free to all residents. Our notice provides parishioners with information on the next Parish Council meeting and other items of information that the Parish Council feel will be useful to people living in our community.

Please see below for links to previous notices. If you wish to see copies of notices prior to this then please contact the Clerk on the details at the right hand side of the page.

West Dereham Parish Council

www.west-dereham-parish-council.norfolkparishes.gov.uk

Next Parish Council Meeting

Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council

Thursday 7th September 2017 in the Village Hall

7.00 pm – free tea, coffee, biscuits and meet your Councillors

7.30 pm – Parish Council meeting

 

Parish Clerk: Peter King, Kingscroft, Basil Road, West Dereham, PE33 9RP

Tel: 01366 502110. Email: clerk@westderehamparishcouncil.uk

All welcome

  

Useful Contact Numbers

West Dereham Parish Council continues to monitor and receive comments and complaints regarding local recent smells and the infestation of flies affecting Parishioners’ homes over the past couple of weeks. Here are some useful contact details for enquiries and complaints.

Smells
It’s been noted that an agricultural nursery owned by British Sugar at the Wissington sugar beet site growing medicinal plants has been identified as the source of strong smells and now investigations are taking place.

Contact Details:
Wissington Site –      01366 377364
British Sugar Head Office (Peterborough) – 01733 563171 Communications@britishsugar.com
British Sugar – Media Enquiries –  01733 422945 Press@britishsugar.com

Flies
Many parishioners have reported fly infestations in their homes affecting many living across the whole village.  Environmental Agency staff have carried out inspections of the local waste management site, allegedly the source of the problem and continue to screen the situation.
Please note that the Environment Agency Contact Details are as follows:

Environment Agency – 24 hour/7 day Hotline   0800 807060
Environment Agency – Case Manager (office hours) – 03708 506506, then option 1

If you report the problem to the Environmental Agency, please also advise the Parish Clerk that you have done so by email.

Click on the links below to see previous notices:

Elections 2015

West Dereham Parish Election Results

The West Dereham Parish Council elections 2015 will be uncontested as the current 7 Councillors were the only nominees for the seats. Uncontested elections result in all nominees being duly elected on 7 May. Please click on the link to the PDF file above for a more detailed look at the results.

Borough Council Election Results

The Borough Council elections will also be uncontested as there was only 1 nominee for the seat (Sandra Squire from Outwell). Uncontested elections result in all nominees being duly elected on 7 May. Please click on the link to the PDF file above for a more detailed look at the result.

Persons Nominated – South West Norfolk

Please click on the link above to view the statement of persons nominated in the election for South West Norfolk’s MP in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.