News

Theft in Felthorpe

We have had a couple of emails about items being stolen from parishioners gardens recently – please be vigilant around your properties, and report anything suspicious to the police at once.

Village Pride Day – reminder

Just a reminder that Felthorpe’s village pride day will take place next week on Saturday 7 April.

Bags, pickers and hi-vis jackets will be available.

Please meet at the Pavilion at 10am.

All help gratefully received!

Notice of Road Closure – Taverham Road

Norfolk County Council have advised that Taverham Road will be closed from the junction of  Reepham Road for a distance of 50 metres northwards in Felthorpe, in order to install a new water connection.

The road will be closed from 9 – 11 April 2018.

Change to Waste Recycling Centres

You may not be aware that Norfolk County Council is changing how it runs its waste recycling centres and bringing in charges for the disposal of DIY waste.

From 1 April it will be charging for the disposal of all DIY waste by removing the concession which had seen people allowed to leave one large item or up to 80 litres of waste for free at their local household waste recycling centre.

This change means that NCC can make savings without reducing opening hours or closing a recycling centre. For more information visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/diywaste

Parish Newsletter – February 2018

The Parish Newsletter should have popped through your door by now – if you’d like to take another look, its uploaded here:

Newsletter

Felthorpe Village Pride Day

On Saturday 7 April Felthorpe Parish Council will be hosting a Village Pride Day, to clean litter from roads and verges around the parish.

Any volunteers to help with this would be very much appreciated – please see the attached poster for more information, or contact the parish clerk on felthorpe_pc@yahoo.co.uk .

 

Notice of Road Closure – 3 – 5 January

Norfolk County Council have notified us that the length of Taverham Road, from The Street to Reepham Road, will be closed from 3 – 5 January 2018, to replace failed covers in the carriageway.

Please use an alternative route during those dates.

Christmas Services – St Margaret’s Church, Felthorpe

Please see poster below for details of the church services this Christmas in Felthorpe.

Christmas Services Felthorpe 2017

Be Winter Ready!

Please see message below from UK Power Networks on how to prepare for an emergency:

UK Power Networks is working with the other Electricity Distribution Networks and  our trade body, Energy Networks Association, on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready.

Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter.

We’re contacting all of our stakeholders to make you aware of the campaign and to ask if you could help share this important information.

Background

In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.

Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.

Steps you can take to ‘Be Winter Ready’:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Click here to find out more about the Priority Services Register in London, the South and East of England or to sign up.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

Tools to help you spread the word

We have created a great toolkit of assets to communicate this information, including social media posts, a poster and leaflet. The toolkit can be found here. Please share the posts on Facebook and Twitter, on a website, share in a newsletter or print flyers and posters. We’d really appreciate it if you can help us to reach people with this advice.

We are also asking people to sign up to a Thunderclap for 2nd November. It would be great if you can sign up to the Thunderclap to help us reach as many people as possible through social media. Click here and follow the few simple steps https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/63952-be-winter-ready .

Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

 

 

Highways Report Form

Did you know that if you spot a problem with the highway – such as an overgrown tree, a pothole, a faded yellow line etc- you can report it direct to Norfolk County Council on the following form?  This will allow you to track your issue and see how NCC have resolved it.

https://apps.norfolk.gov.uk/HighwaysDefect/