Dereham Meeting Point

Jubilee Suite, St. Withburga Lane,
Dereham, NR19 1ED

The Centre is open 9.00a.m. – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 – 3pm Monday and Thursday.
The Centre offers a wide range of activities including days out, singing, art, bingo, darts, exercise classes and a dementia friendly café.
For any further information on any of the above Telephone Shonette or Louise on 01362 698866 or go onto the Dereham Meeting Point Website

www.webjam.com/derehammeetingpoint

Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Dereham Meeting Point

Jubilee Suite, St. Withburga Lane,
Dereham, NR19 1ED

The Centre is open 9.00a.m. – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 – 3pm Monday and Thursday.
The Centre offers a wide range of activities including days out, singing, art, bingo, darts, exercise classes and a dementia friendly café.
For any further information on any of the above Telephone Shonette or Louise on 01362 698866 or go onto the Dereham Meeting Point Website

www.webjam.com/derehammeetingpoint

Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Indoor Bowls

Would you like to learn to play indoor bowls?

Dereham Indoor bowls club have coaching sessions every Thursday from 4 pm til 6 pm at their bowls club within Dereham Leisure Centre, Station Road, Dereham.

We have fully qualified bowls coaches to help you.
Equipment supplied.

For further information, contact Terry on 01362 525042

Be on guard again fake Trading Standards Officers

We have been advised by Essex Trading Standards that they have received three reports of roofers calling at homes, claiming to be from Trading Standards.
The callers are claiming that a roofer who recently carried out work is being investigated. The caller claims that they can carry out a survey of the resident’s roof and that they will be able to claim compensation as part of the investigation. They are then asking the resident for sums of around £2,000.
Trading Standards Officers are highly unlikely to visit a consumer’s home unless they have already been asked to by the consumer or a trusted friend or relative.
Trading Standards Officers will NEVER ask a resident for money.

There are certain precautions that can be taken to guard against doorstep callers:

  •   Fit and use a door security chain when you open the door.
  •   Check the identification of a caller by ringing their employer. Use the telephone number from your telephone book and not one they might supply.
  •   Do not let anyone to carry out work on your house until you get a second opinion and never agree to callers who say “we are only i  the area today”.
  •   Never keep large sums of money in the house and keep purses out of sight, not near the door.

For further information or advice on consumer issues or rogue traders please use the following contacts:
Phone: 0345 4040 506

Email: trading.standards@suffolk.gov.uk <mailto:trading.standards@suffolk.gov.uk>

Website: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/community-and-safety/trading-standards-for-consumers/

Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity.
Please use the following link to pass useful information to Suffolk Police about any incident.

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/report-crime

DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.

To report information anonymously on any crime, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Constabulary website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

Police Connect Team

 

Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Church Road (U35047) from its junction with  Worthing Road (C218), heading south for 150 meters in the PARISH OF HOE because of providing UK power network safe access to site. The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 08:30 to 14.30 on 9th March 2017.
Alternative route is via:  Church Road/Hoe Road (C35047) –  Manor Farm Lane (C214) – B1110 Holt Road/Dereham Road –  B1145 Back Lane, Worthing Road (C218).
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) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

 

BEETLEY CHAPEL

Beetley Chapel would like to thank all those who have used our Paperbank at the Chapel. Your support is much appreciated.

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME

This scheme is available for all residents of Beetley, East Bilney and Old Beetley. A car can be booked for any health related appointment, Doctor, Dentist, Hospital (including Addenbrookes and Papworth ), Chiropodist etc., and visiting the sick and elderly. The only criteria is that the person does not have use of a vehicle be it on a temporary basis (unable to drive due to illness, injury or treatment which is to be given at the appointment) or permanently, and there is no suitable public transport available or the person would have difficulty in using public transport. The contact number to book a journey is 01362 861112.

NEW MINIBUS SERVICE FOR EAST BILNEY

The new minibus shuttle from East Bilney commenced Tuesday 10th January.

It will pick up in East Bilney village at the bus shelter on Fakenham Road near to the junction with River Lane at 10.12 and opposite East Bilney Garage at 10.15, then connect with bus route 21 at Beech Road/Fakenham Road junction, Beetley at 10.24 which arrives in Dereham Market Place at 1035.

The No 21 bus leaves Dereham at 12.30 outside Barclays Bank. The return journey will meet the bus at 12.38 at The New Inn Fakenham Road Beetley to bring passengers back to East Bilney.

IT RUNS ON TUESDAY ONLY IF IT IS NOT USED IT WILL BE STOPPED PLEASE SUPPORT IT AS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL NEED IT

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME

This scheme is available for all residents of Beetley, East Bilney and Old Beetley. A car can be booked for any health related appointment, Doctor, Dentist, Hospital (including Addenbrookes and Papworth ), Chiropodist etc., and visiting the sick and elderly. The only criteria is that the person does not have use of a vehicle be it on a temporary basis (unable to drive due to illness, injury or treatment which is to be given at the appointment) or permanently, and there is no suitable public transport available or the person would have difficulty in using public transport. The contact number to book a journey is 01362 861112.

Hare Coursing

It is believed that hare coursing with dogs has been taking place within the parish. If you happen to see this activity, please call the police on 999 and state “A wild life crime is taking place”. You will be asked for the location of the crime. It would be helpful to the police to have the car registration number of the culprits. Do not however put yourself in a compromising or difficult position. Hare coursing with dogs is an illegal wildlife crime and a criminal offence.

BEETLEY and EAST BILNEY VILLAGE HALL

The members are very sorry to report that,  due to unforeseen circumstances, this year’s December Christmas Event will not take place.

We trust our very stalwart supporters will accept our apologies.

We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2017