General Notices

Temporary Road Closure to Basil Road – Monday 27th August 2018

A 250 metre section of Basil Road will temporarily be closed at the Hilgay Road end on Monday 27th August 2018 during the hours of 9.15 to 11.30am. This is whilst the “Sublime Downham Market Summer 10k (road race) takes place.

Temporary Road Closure – 17/04/18

Please see below notice of a temporary road closure in West Dereham on behalf of UK Power Networks.

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the Ryston Road from its junction with Hilgay Road for a distance of 1410 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF WEST DEREHAM because of UKPN restringing overhead cables.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) on 17th April 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 6 hours within the period.

Alternative route is via: Ryston Road, Hilgay Road, The Row, Church Road

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Diversion Map

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

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:

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

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.