Suspicious vehicle and behaviour

A resident in Rushall has reported the following:

“A car was spotted parked across their drive at @ 10.30 -11pm on Thursday evening on Harleston Road, Rushall – travelling east towards Harleston  .

A dark vehicle like a Vauxhall Astra hatchback.  Our neighbour was walking her dogs in the paddock and approached the car and asked in no uncertain terms what they were doing.

The response was to drive off at speed in the direction of Harleston.  It was reported it to the police, who are going to make the beat officer at Harleston aware.  They also suggested that it was put on the parish website .”

Please be vigilant and ensure your vehicles, sheds & property are secure at all times.

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Community coronavirus testing in Norfolk and Waveney for “key workers”

Community coronavirus testing in Norfolk and Waveney now available to “key workers” (and/or household members with symptoms).

http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/our-services/covid-19-testing-key-workers/

Testing key workers for coronavirus in Norfolk and Waveney (002)
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Development Management Planning

Information from South Norfolk Council on their modified planning service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

In light of the further announcement on 16 April regarding ongoing controls in relation to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, the Council will be amending how we manage the determination of planning applications in order to be able to support the economy while practicing social distancing and safeguarding measures.

  • Applications will be validated and allocated to an officer as usual.
  • Officers will only be carrying out site visits where it is essential to be able to assess the proposal and other methods have been explored (i.e. the use of aerial photography, street view, previous records or photographs from the applicant). Officers will only go onto the application site where this has previously been arranged with the applicant and with their consent
  • From 27 April 2020 where there is a statutory requirement to display a site notice this will be undertaken. We will practice social distancing, minimise the number of officers who will undertake this and will use appropriate protective equipment to minimise risk.
  • Neighbour notification letters and consultations required for each application will be sent out as usual.

The statutory requirement to post a site notice includes applications that affect the character or appearance of a conservation area or the setting of a listed building; that are a ‘major application’ i.e. 10 or more dwellings or 1000sqm or more for non-residential; where the application is contrary to the Development Plan; that are accompanied by an Environmental Statement; that affect a public right of way; or are submitted by the Council.  The Council will also advertise by site notice when the proposal is directly adjacent to land where the landowner’s address is unknown i.e. agricultural land.   In order to minimise the number of journeys to erect the required site notices it is likely that there will be a delay in the Council being able to determine the application.

The Council will be seeking in the above scenarios, as is recommended by government and is usual practice, to agree an extension of time with the applicant for a revised date in which to determine the application by. The Case officer for each application will contact applicants individually in this respect and we trust that applicants and agents will work with the Council and be cooperative with this approach.

Town / Parish councils will continue to be consulted and in most instances have the ability to comment on planning applications without the need to convene a meeting.  However Town / Parish Councils are advised to contact the case officer should they be unable to comment on an applications in the required 21 day period or do not have appropriate constitutional arrangements in place to do so. We will of course, as always, consider requests for further time for Town / Parish Councils to comment on a case by case basis depending on the particular circumstances of each application.

We are reliant on responses from statutory consultees in most instances in order to determine a planning application. We may experience a delay in responses and again the case officer will keep applicants and agents updated.

In respect of contact with the case officer/the council offices during this period, as you will appreciate the majority of staff are working remotely and email contact in the first instance is suggested and preferred, however we do have phone cover and will do all we can to help you on the first point of contact or ask the case officer to contact you directly.

Whilst we are working hard to maintain our usual efficient service, as we are working in different ways to respond to the restrictions of Coronavirus at this time, you may experience a delay.  The Case officer will be in touch with you to discuss implications on individual applications.

The planned Planning Committee/Development Management Committee for April were postponed and in line with Government Advice we have been looking at ways to convene virtual meetings on 6 May 2020 for South Norfolk Council and 20 May 2020 for Broadland District Council and will post a further update during the week commencing 27 April 2020 once the details have been agreed.

Please note that this procedure will be kept under review in light of any further updates and changes from the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Face masks and a local community veg scheme.

Hi everyone

We’re writing to let you know about a couple of things: face masks and a local community veg scheme.

FACE MASKS:

David found he had a pack of unopened face masks (which he uses in his work) and wondered if they could be of more use elsewhere in the community at this time.  He contacted Pulham Market surgery who didn’t need them BUT they suggested he try care homes.  He took the pack round to Culrose House and they were very grateful for them.  So if, for work or DIY reasons, you’ve got a spare stash of sealed face masks (not easy to say!) please consider donating them to your local care home – they really need them.

COMMUNITY VEG SCHEME:

Matthew, of the Happy Food Coop in Bury, has come up with a great plan to try to get locally grown organic veggies to folk who are in need during this incredibly difficult time.

Part A of the plan: if you’re struggling to make ends meet and you’d welcome some veggies, a bundle can be (safely) delivered to your doorstep FREE of charge, on a weekly basis if that’s useful for you.

Part B of the plan: The hope is that those of you out there who haven’t been financially stricken by the lockdown and think this is an idea worth supporting, will consider donating money to the scheme to help it continue to deliver free organic veg to those in need.

If you would like a FREE organic veg delivery:  please reply to this email and we can take your details, check what delivery arrangements suit you and find out how many are in your household.  If you don’t need one but you know someone who does, please let us know.

 

If you would like to support this scheme by making a donation: please visit Food Bundles, Emergency Relief where you can read all about the scheme and scroll down to the Donations bit on the page.  Donations will be easiest to make either through the Fundrazr link or, by bank transfer direct into the Happy Food Coop’s bank account.

If you might be able to help in the future: if this project succeeds and we need more volunteer delivery drivers or a place in which to receive a big delivery from Bury (which then gets distributed out to individual households), again please let us know.

With big thanks to all – whether it be for donating spare face masks, donating some £ to help make the community veg scheme a success, or volunteering some space/delivering … and PLEASE get in touch ASAP if you’re someone in need of some fresh organic veg but haven’t got the means to get hold of them, we need to know who you are!

Jane and David

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Coronoavirus Help Hub

If you are self-isolating South Norfolk Council’s Early Help Hub may be able to help.

Call 01508 533933 or direct to the people overseeing our area on 01508 533826.

For more information please see the South Norfolk Council website:

https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/residents/communities/coronavirus

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Dickleburgh & Rushall Village Centre Coronavirus update

As a direct result of recent Government recommendations, we regret to announce that the Village Centre closed for all activities on Thursday 19th March for an indefinite period.

This decision has not been taken lightly but the Management Committee have a responsibility to its valuable members of staff & its hirers to take whatever action may be necessary to keep them safe from harm.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we are sure that you will appreciate this decision has only been taken to protect our staff & hirers which is of the utmost importance at this time.

Any pre-paid bookings will of course be fully credited or reimbursed.

Please contact Mandy Wilby 07732 030495 if you wish to postpone or require a refund for a booking

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Exciting New Wildlife Initiative

At the end of February the Parish Council will be creating a new wildflower area.

The wide verge along the footpath from the Playing Field to Rectory Road will be cleared of grass and reseeded with a wildflower mix.

Anyone who wants to help is very welcome to get involved – just turn up on the day.

More details coming soon on the PC website and the village notice boards.

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Closure of footpath FP1, Dickleburgh Moor

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the footpath Dickleburgh and Rushall FP1 from its junction with C592 Norwich Road for 650 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF DICKLEBURGH AND RUSHALL because of flooding issues.

This Order continues the provisions of the Notice dated 21st January 2020 that use of the footpath by the public will be temporarily prohibited and the restriction will now continue in effect from 11th February 2020 to 20th July 2020 (previously 21st January 2020 to 10th February 2020) for the duration of the works, expected to be about 160 days within the period.

Alternative route is n/a.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 6 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 Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

DRPC Ftpath 1 STRO3498 Continuation PT

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Biodiversity Group

Biodiversity Group Dickleburgh & Rushall Neighbourhood Plan

We are a voluntary group set up to represent the wildlife/environmental & conservation aspect of our local Neighbourhood Plan (NP), which is in the process of being formulated.

We are currently embarking on a project to record our ancient, cherished trees with a view to registering Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) on them. A TPO is an order made by a local planning authority in England (South Norfolk District COuncil) to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands in the interests of amenity. The TPO Order prohibits the:

  • cutting down
  • topping
  • lopping
  • uprooting
  • wilful damage
  • wilful destruction

of trees without the local planning authority’s written consent.

We would be really interested to hear from anyone who knows of any trees that could benefit from such protection, due to their age or general aesthetic.

We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have any old maps, aerial photographs or perhaps anecdotal evidence regarding trees & hedgerows in the locality.

If you have any information regarding the above, or would be interested to help us with our efforts, we’d love to hear from you! Please email [email protected] or telephone 01379 452006

Thank you.

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Annual Parish Council Meeting – Monday May 13th

The Annual Parish Council Meeting to be held at Dickleburgh & Rushall Village Centre on Monday 13th May 2019 at 7.00pm

Members of the Public are welcome to the meeting. At the start of the meeting fifteen minutes will be available to members of the public to make comments on matters listed on this agenda which may help the councillors with their decision making process.

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