Mid Norfolk Workout Group

Thanks to the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, the new Mid Norfolk Workout Group offers local people the chance to have a great free day out – activities include tree planting, creating paths, identifying wildlife and restoring habitats – at local sites including Longham Claypits and Hoe Rough.

People DON’T need to be fit or strong to take part or have any previous knowledge. A minibus picks up outside Dereham Post Office at 10.45am on Fridays, returning there at 2.45pm. Or people can meet us on site: sessions run from 11.15am to 2.15pm.

For a full programme of this friendly group’s activities (with site locations) or any other enquiries, contact Mark Webster on 07843 069 567 or via m.webster@tcv.org.uk or see www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk

Mid Norfolk Workout Group

Thanks to the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, the new Mid Norfolk Workout Group offers local people the chance to have a great free day out – activities include tree planting, creating paths, identifying wildlife and restoring habitats – at local sites including Longham Claypits and Hoe Rough.

People DON’T need to be fit or strong to take part or have any previous knowledge. A minibus picks up outside Dereham Post Office at 10.45am on Fridays, returning there at 2.45pm. Or people can meet us on site: sessions run from 11.15am to 2.15pm.

For a full programme of this friendly group’s activities (with site locations) or any other enquiries, contact Mark Webster on 07843 069 567 or via m.webster@tcv.org.uk or see www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk

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

 

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.

Power cut? Call 105

105 is the new, free, number that people can call to report, or find out about, power cuts. You can also call 105 with any welfare concerns relating to a power cut or if you are worried about the condition of power cables or substations. The 105 number will put you directly through to your local electricity network provider to save time exploring who to contact in the event of a power cut.

For more information visit the uk power networks website

DOG FOULING IN THE PARISH

There has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling which is occurring in the parish especially on Elmham Road and in East Bilney. Please clear up after your dog and place in the dog bins provided or take it home with you and place in your green wheelie bin. This includes clearing up after your dog on footpaths as well as verges outside properties. The Parish Council is trying to get footpaths cleared of vegetation but this is proving impossible in places because of the amount of dog fouling that has occurred. The contractors employed will not clear the footpaths which are covered in dog mess. Offenders will be reported to the Dog Warden which could result in prosecution.