The Parish Council realises that there are a number of people who drive through the parish and dispose of rubbish by throwing it out of their car windows. Large amounts of flytipping that is on highway land is reported to Breckland Council who do clear it away. The Parish Council wishes to thank all those residents who assist in keeping the Parish tidy by picking up the litter which inconsiderate people drop. Any additional assistance with the collection of this rubbish by parishioners would be much appreciated. Just by collecting a little and putting it in your green wheelie bin would help keep the parish tidy.
We have a small group of dedicated volunteers, to whom we are very grateful, to support to reduce speeding in our area, but would like to recruit more.
In addition to the Speedwatch sessions we also run speed monitoring sessions every 6 – 8 weeks using the SAM smiley/sad face equipment at various locations.
Although offenders get reported, the main objective is of general awareness and education.
To find out more about becoming a Speedwatch volunteer, please contact George Hayes, Co-ordinator on 01362 860922 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Fit Together is an exciting project in Norfolk to encourage greater levels of sport and physical activity.
Becoming more active doesn’t have to mean strenuous sessions in the gym – there are lots of things you can do every day to become more active.
Walking and other activities can bring many and varied benefits which are true for anyone at any age! Here are just a few of the reasons to get you motivated:
- Improve your health
- Lower your risk of heart disease
- Control your weight
- Boost your energy levels
- Reduce your stress levels
- Meet new friends
The activities are aimed at adults. Anyone under the age of 18 must attend our walks with a responsible adult.
Summertime can be a busy time of year, especially for your rubbish bin, and probably the last thing you want to think about is recycling.
So, during summer and autumn, Breckland Council will be having a recycling focus, a clear monthly message to help you know what can and cannot go into your recycling bin, so we can all RECYCLE RIGHT!
In August we will be promoting ‘no plastic bags’, empty or full, in your black bin. Currently, many people gather all their recyclables in plastic bags and this causes problems at recycling centres as these bags cannot be recycled. In fact, if recyclables are put into a plastic bag the contents may not even be recycled when delivered to the sorting plant.
In Breckland over 933 tonnes of recyclable waste was collected last month; out of this over 100 tonnes was non-recyclable and classed as ‘contaminated’. This increases waste to landfill, and reduces recycling payments to Breckland that could be used to deliver services to residents. The contamination is made up of bags, bagged recyclables, food waste and general waste. This is an avoidable problem which can be prevented.
In 2012 the UK used 8.08 billion plastic bags! With this astonishing statistic there is a clear need to substantially reduce our plastic bag usage, making use of reusable bags when going shopping.
Many supermarkets now have a collection point where you can recycle your plastic bags. Even better, reuse them at home for your next shop. Please only put plastic bags in your green general waste bin as a last resort and never in you black bin.
Keep looking out for the RECYCLE RIGHT monthly messages around your local area and you can make Breckland a better place for all.
We need everyone to make a collective effort to RECYCLE RIGHT!
For more information about the Recycle Right campaign, contact Environmental Services on 01362 656878.
The Parish Council has recently received from Breckland Council the recycling payment for the year to the end of March 2015 of £1948.64 made up of £554.78 for the glass at The New Inn and £1393.86 for the textiles at the Village Hall. This is an increase on last year and the Parish Council thanks everyone who has continued to use the glass and textiles banks in the parish. The money earned from the textile bank has been donated to the Village Hall.
Please continue to recycle your glass at the New Inn bottle bank and textiles/shoes at the textile bank at the Village Hall to ensure that these facilities remain and the cash comes back to the parish.