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
386 Harehills Lane
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.
Please click on the link below to see a press release from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
Click here to view the PDF file.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The letter below has been delivered to all residents in Station Road who live near the Glazewing site.
Letter to Residents Detailing the Application
A Guide to Making Representations
If you have a problem with noise or smell you can report this to Community Safety & Neighbourhood Nuisance (CSNN) at the Borough Council on 01553 616200 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org