Please be aware that 5 properties on Holt Road were burgled on Saturday at about 5:30.
If you see anything suspicious please call the police.
Norfolk Trading Standards still receiving a large volume of enquiries from consumers about websites charging to process applications for items like passports renewals, driving licences, European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC), driving test appointments and foreign travel visas.
These enquiries come about when the consumer discovers the fee they have been charged is greater than the ‘official’ cost of receiving this service and some consumers feel they have been conned or misled by what are commonly being referred to as ‘copycat sites’.
We have prepared some information on what these sites are, the services they offer and how to ensure you don’t pay more than you need to when applying for these types of items.
You can read the information about copycat websites here.
There are now Facebook pages for Langham Norfolk and Langham Street Fayre for those who prefer their news through social media. Just sign on to Facebook and typed in the page name. When you find the page just 'Like' it to get updates.
Let your friends know about the pages.
Marie Strong organised a meeting on Broadband at Binham and I attended with Bob Brandt. The main speaker was Karen O’Kane - Programme Director, Better Broadband for Norfolk and she gave us an update on the project to improve Broadband reception in Norfolk.
The work has started across Norfolk and is in phases. Those of interest to us are:
Phase 1, Oct 13 - Mar 14
Phase 4, Jul 14 - Dec 14
Phase 5, Mar 15 - Sep 15
Morston, Wells, Sharrington
Phase 6, Jun 15 - Sep 15
Phase 8, Jul 15 - Sep 15
Phase 9, 2015
Wells appears 3 times because the town is served by 3 different 'Head Ends' - like main terminal for broadband. Langham is served by the 'Main Head' at Holt.
No sign of Langham there yet. There will be a survey in Spring 2014 to include Binham, Langham, Field Dalling. What we need is there to be ducting carrying existing cables, room in the ducting and for it to be clear of silting. There is a lot of buried cable around but this cannot be used for fibre. We need a direct cable to Holt as it is not possible to daisy chain cabinets.
If we are lucky to have ducting available we have passed the first hurdle. We then need a low voltage pick-up for the new cabinet which has to be within 50m of the existing cabinet (the new cabinet is powered the old ones are not).
If all goes well and we get our superfast broadband then homes within 1.25km of the new cabinet can expect speeds in excess of 24kb/s, those at 2km should get 10-15kb/s and those at more than 2km the speed drops off fairly quickly. The distance to the cabinet may be longer than you expect as the telephone system has grown up over time and some routing is rather convoluted.
If we get the connection then it will be up to individual customers to contact their providers for the best connection.
We will learn more at a follow-up meeting in October but if we learn anything before that it will be in the minutes of the Parish Council and on the Langham website.
I am grateful to Marie and Karen for their time and effort with this whole project.
Any errors in the information given are mine.
Blakeney Parish Council have 2 vacancies for seasonal car park attendants. Full details below.
BLAKENEY PARISH COUNCIL
For the seasonal part time position of
ATTENDANT X 2
FOR THE PERIOD
April 2014 –
£8.00 per hour, average 7 hours per day
5 days on, 5 days off.
FOR AN APPLICATION FORM, PLEASE CONTACT:-
Mrs Tracey Bayfield
Clerk to Blakeney Parish Council,
The Parish Office, Langham Road,
Norfolk, NR25 7PG.
Tel: 01263 741106 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD
Following a scheduled inspection of the highway, the Highway Community Rangers are due to visit your parish during the week commencing 24 February 2014.
They will be carrying out the maintenance works identified by the Highway Inspector and we would welcome any additional tasks which you feel need attention while they are in the area.
PARISHIONERS CAN REPORT TASKS TO THE CLERK OR ANY MEMBER OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
We should receive these by Thursday 13th February 2014, at the latest, so that we can properly organise the Ranger's workload and minimise on repeat visits
Please Note - After this deadline, work will be carried forward to the next visit in 13 weeks time.
Typical tasks which can be carried out by Rangers are: -
Thank you for your assistance
Environment, Transport and Development
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk Police report an increase in the theft of diesel from cars and farm machines and also the theft of catalytic converters, which are mainly from people carriers (Ford Galaxy/ Seat Alhambra). See the Police Direct page.