Highway Engineer’s report on collisions on the B1152

Looking at the whole stretch of the B1152 between the A1064 and A149 over the most recent three years – to end October 2018, and we’ve got 14 collisions recorded.

Of these, six occurred at or in the vicinity of the junction with the A1064:
• Four Failure to give way
• Tail end with a right turned to the north of the junction
• Loss of control after a police chase (I’m not 100% certain that this collision is correctly located)

Three occurred at the A149 (west) junction:
• Two tail end on B1152 at give way
• Failure to give way

The remaining collisions are a mixed bag:
• Junction overshoot at the A149 (east) junction – serious
• Single vehicle loss of control in icy conditions
• Head on collision – serious
• Failure to give way from minor U class road
• Tail end with a vehicle slowing to turn right

This is a noticeable number of incidents in particular at the junction with the A1064, it’s hard to address this due to the shallow angle, and therefore high speed, at which traffic can turn left from the A1064. Beyond this, there is no commonality between the recorded incidents, the introduction of a 50 limit along the B1152 has been considered in the past, it would likely prove to be a weak limit in terms of compliance given the infrequent level of development and adjoining side roads.

The feedback from our network safety team there are no planned improvement measures I have however challenged this asking if the junction of the A1064 and B1152 has any specific recommendations which may fit the parameters of local member funding if they cannot be justified into a casualty reduction scheme.

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Highway Ranger visit – please let the Parish Clerk know of your concerns

The Highway Ranger will be visiting Fleggburgh Parish in the next 3 months if there is work identified for their attention. If you have any specific highway maintenance issues, please let Jimmy, the Parish Clerk, know by 28th May 2019 so that he can write a report and pass on these concerns to Norfolk County Council. His e-mail address is [email protected]

The key concern is maintaining the safety of the road network. At this time of year the following highway defects are generally the highest priority:

• Potholes – an accurate location and dimensions (including depth) really help NCC to judge their priority.
• Regular incidences of Standing water – location and area affected are important, in addition any knowledge of any features which may be blocked, does the ponding eventually clear over time, does this only occur during heavy rain. Recently heavy rain falls and wash from fields has caused issues over which we sometimes have no control. NCC can clear gulley pots and back ditches and grips within the highway boundary.

Other maintenance activities are listed below. These may be identified for action but will be lower priority and given a longer timescale for completion.

• Side out a carriageway or footway – where an encroachment of silt, verge growth or weeds etc has reduced the width of the carriageway or footway
• Hedge/Tree/Vegetation Encroachments – NCC will intervene where important signs are obstructed from view. Ideally, where encroachments exist NCC would contact the property owner so they may make their own arrangements at their own expense. Any information leading to identifying who is responsible for a certain feature will both be treated in confidence and reduce the time taken for the issue to be addressed.
• Damaged or dirty signs – If a damaged sign has been recovered, details of where this can be collected will be appreciated

Please provide as much information as possible including the exact location and specific concerns. NCC aim to provide feedback on the work which has been carried out during the visit; this will follow within a few weeks.

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Litter Pick on 13th June and 11th July – volunteers needed!!!

Building on from last year’s litter picking activities in the parish, a Litter Pick will be held on Thursday 13th June in Clippesby/ Billockby villages at 10:30 (starting opposite the bus stop on the A1064). Likewise a Litter Pick will be held in Fleggburgh on Thursday 11th July at 10:30, starting from the Village Hall.

Would you like to volunteer? Want to know more? If so, contact Julie on 01493 369645.

All necessary safety equipment will be available as before: litter grabbers, strong plastic bags with supporting rings, high visibility safety jackets.

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Advice from Norfolk Constabulary

Rogue Trader Alert – Sales of generators, chainsaws and pressure washers from vans
We have received reports of generators, chainsaws and pressure washers being sold from vans from several locations including Diss, Costessey, Swaffham and around Fakenham. Reports have included cold calls at domestic properties and people being approached in the street, in car parks of retail stores and drive through restaurants.

Never purchase items if approached in this manner. There is a high possibility that the items being sold are low quality counterfeits, which could be unsafe to use, or are stolen.

It is possible these sellers could move on to other parts of Norfolk.

Anyone sighting these sellers in Norfolk or concerned about rogue trader activity in their community can contact us through our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or to Norfolk Constabulary via 101.

Cold Calling Alert – Telephone cold calls requesting payment for your ‘solar panel service’

We have received a report of a telephone cold call which was made to a Norfolk resident regarding a ‘solar panel service’.

During the call the cold caller stated this service was ‘required every five years’ and that they needed bank details for payment.

Always be very wary of any approach made in a telephone cold call and never give or confirm any personal or financial details, agree a service or to someone visiting your home if approached in this manner.

If you need advice about cold calling or have agreed to a visit during a cold call contact us through our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online reporting form or by telephone on 03454 04 05 06.

Scam Alert – Emails offering a ‘Business Deal’
Watch out for emails circulating with the subject line ‘Business Deal’.

The email claims to be from a director of a large investment bank and asks you to be the ‘Foreign Beneficiary’ for a sizeable cash sum that ‘your entitlement is 40%’.

These emails are a scam and are not connected with the named business in any way. This is one of many variations of this approach that are often in circulation.

If you receive this or a similar email – delete it.

Cold Calling Alert – doorstep cold caller offering ‘free roof health checks’
We have had reports about doorstep cold callers in Norfolk calling at properties enquiring about your home’s ‘insulation’ and offering ‘free roof health checks’.

Reports in the last week have been received from the Watton, King’s Lynn, Terrington St. John, Caister and Scratby areas.

Be very wary of claims made by doorstep cold callers and never give access to your property, agree to services, buy items or for return visits if approached in this manner.

If you are concerned about doorstep cold calling in Norfolk contact us through Citizens Advice consumer helpline, via their online reporting form or by telephone on 03454 04 05 06.

Scam Alert – ‘International Postcode Online Lottery’ Letters
Letters have been sent to Norfolk residents claiming to be from the ‘International Postcode Online Lottery’. The letter states the resident has been awarded a prize of £900,000 in a recent draw.

These letters are a scam and no prize is available. If you receive this type of letter dispose of it correctly without responding in any way.

Here are some simple steps you can take to avoid lottery scams:

If you haven’t entered a lottery then you can’t have won it. Never respond to unexpected communications.

Official lotteries in other countries operate in much the same way as the UK’s National Lotto. No official lotteries that we know of contact people to tell them of their win.

We don’t know of any official lottery operators who ask for fees to collect winnings. Any request for a fee payment is a good indication that someone is trying to scam you.

Never disclose your bank details or pay fees in advance to claim a lottery win

If they’ve provided an email address to respond to, be very suspicious of addresses such as @hotmail.com or @yahoo.com or numbers beginning with 07 because these are free to get hold of

Genuine lotteries thrive on publicity. If they ask you to keep your win a secret it’s likely to be a scam

Many examples of lottery scam letters have bad spelling and grammar – see this as a warning that fraudsters are at work

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Parish Council Vacancy (now closed)

Notice of Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that there is a vacancy on Fleggburgh Parish Council. The vacancy has previously been advertised, and no election has been requested. The Council is now able to fill the vacancy by co-option.

APPLICATION SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING TO THE CLERK TO THE COUNCIL, AND DELIVERED, POSTED OR EMAILED TO:

Fleggburgh Parish Council
71 The Common, Freethorpe, Norwich, NR13 3LX

[email protected]

Applications should be received by Monday 13th May 2019, 5pm.

Applicants are asked to give brief reasons for offering their services to the Council.

Any elector interested in applying is welcome to contact the Clerk for further details. The successful applicant will be chosen following consideration by the Parish Council.

Applicants should note that Councillors are expected to attend regular monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month and any additional meetings as may be arranged, and to represent the electors of Fleggburgh, Billockby and Clippesby in raising and discussing those issues of interest and concern on which the Parish Council is empowered to act. Applicants should also note that membership of the Council is open to electors who are citizens of any state in the European Union or of the Commonwealth and:

 Whose residence is in Fleggburgh, Billockby or Clippesby or within three miles of Fleggburgh, Billockby or Clippesby, or
 Whose principal place of work is in Fleggburgh Billockby and Clippesby, and
 Who is not disqualified (by reason of a criminal record, bankruptcy or involvement in corrupt practices)

For further information, please contact the Clerk to the Council.

Jimmy Miller, Clerk to the Council

Telephone: 0750 273 5991

Email:[email protected]

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Pound Lane is closed due to burst water main

Norfolk County Council have given notice that owing to a burst water main the use by vehicles of the U69475 Pound Lane from a point 90 metres south of its junction with A1064 Main Road for a distance of 50 metres southwards in the PARISH OF FLEGGBURGH will be temporarily prohibited from 2nd April 2019 to 4th April 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 3 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: Pound Lane, Beech Lane, Marsh Road, A1064 Main Road, Pound Lane.

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 Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services Department) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

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Standing for Parish Council elections (now closed)

Parish Council elections are taking place on 2nd May 2019.

Would you like to become a parish councillor at Fleggburgh Parish Council? If so, you will need to fill out a nomination pack (which you can download below). You will need someone to nominate you (Proposer) and someone who will second the nomination (Seconder).

Elector numbers, which are needed for your nomination, can be obtained from Great Yarmouth Borough Council on 01493 – 846548.

Election nomination pack

Parish Council Elections: Timetable of Proceedings

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Defibrillator Training Session, 27th February 2019

The Village Hall Committee have arranged a demonstration to learn how to use the defibrillator, that is situated on the outside wall of the village hall next to the entrance!
The defibrillator was bought by the village hall, the upkeep is funded by them also.
The hands on training session is to demonstrate CPR and how to use the defibrillator in an emergency. The trainer for the course does not charge for her expertise or time, but will ask for donations when the course finishes.
This session is open to all regular hall users and the wider community with the hope that you all will attend and then if the need to use the defibrillator if a emergence arises you will have be trained!
The training sessions is at the village hall on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 6-30 with tea/coffee and biscuits first!
This session will be of benefit to everyone So Please try to attend!
Numbers are limited so please ring Judy on 01493 368231 to book spaces.

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Closure of part of Rollesby Road 18th – 22nd February 2019

A 40m section of Rollesby Road from the junction with Tretts Loke, heading north will be closed (except for access) from 18th to the 22nd of February 2019 due to electrical work.

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

 

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Road works in Repps with Bastwick

From the 9th January 2019 there are significant road works planned along the Main Road in Repps with Bastwick. These are expected to last at least two weeks.

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