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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

Correspondence with Glazewing ref Bank Holiday tipping request

Please see below links to correspondence between West Dereham Parish Council and Glazewing, following Glazewing’s request to operate outside their licensed yard hours.

Email no. 1

Email no. 2

Email no. 3

Parish Council Letter to Glazewing

Glazewing Waste Management – Environment Agency Information Sheet

The Environment Agency have produced an information sheet relating to Glazewing Waste Management following the second occurrence of a fly infestation throughout the village.

Please click here to read a copy of this sheet.

Useful Contact Numbers to Report Smells and Flies

If you wish to contact anyone about reporting Smells and Flies please CLICK HERE for further information.

Farm Tenancy Vacancy

Please see the advert below in respect of the Farm Tenancy Vacancy in West Dereham:


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

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