Parish Council

DOG FOULING IN THE PARISH

Unfortunately, there has been an increase in the amount of dog fouling which is occurring in the parish especially on Elmham Road, Wood Drive and also unfortunately in Old Beetley and East Bilney.
This is a major concern as these areas are used by walkers and children. 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.

 

Norfolk Police – Road Safety Week 2020 “No Need to Speed”

Norfolk’s Road Safety Partnership members are joining forces to remind drivers that there is #NoNeedtoSpeed as part of a national campaign aiming to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

Road Safety Week, which starts today (16 November) and runs until Sunday (22 November) is organised by the charity Brake, and aims to raise awareness of the dangers on our roads and the steps drivers can take themselves to help improve their own safety, and the safety of other road users.

During this period Norfolk Police will also be supporting the NPCC roads policing campaign targeted towards vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Between November 2019 and November 2020, Norfolk saw a total of 415 reported collisions in which someone was killed or seriously injured. 33% of these collisions involved a vulnerable road user. These vulnerable road users accounted for 25% of the total number of people killed in collisions between this period.

As part of the enforcement activity of Road Safety Week, officersfrom the Joint Roads and Armed Policing Team will be conducting high visibility roadside speed checks across both counties, educating and informing drivers of the risks posed by speeding and the effects this can have on vulnerable road users. Both marked and unmarked police vehicles will be used, equipped with speedometers and video recording equipment in order to target speeding drivers.

We will also be sharing road safety messages on social media throughout the week, alongside our partners at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and Norfolk County Council’s Road Safety Team.

As part of the campaign, road users are also being encouraged to download the What3Words app. This provides people with a simple and precise way to share their location quickly and easily and can help to assist when involved in a collision that has happened in an unfamiliar or hard-to-describe area.

Temporary Chief Inspector Jon Chapman for the Joint Protective Services said: “Due to recent lockdowns we have seen more pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders using the roads as part of their daily exercise routine, which they are perfectly entitled to do. It is therefore extremely important that we use this campaign to raise awareness of the dangers speeding drivers pose to not only themselves and other drivers, but to these vulnerable road users.

“There are many reasons that people might give as to why they were driving at excess speed, for example, they are in a rush to get somewhere, they are unaware of the speed limit, or they enjoy driving fast. There are no excuses for putting the lives of others in danger.

“As we continue to reiterate speeding is one of the ‘Fatal Four’ offences which makes you more likely to be involved in a serious or fatal collision. The faster a vehicle is travelling, the more energy is transferred in a crash, and the higher the risk of death or serious injury.

“It’s simple – there really is No Need to Speed!”

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member for Communities and Partnerships at Norfolk County Council, added: “Everyone can play their part in improving road safety. Adhering to speed limits is a simple way every motorist can reduce the risk of serious accidents and injuries.

“Drive according to the road conditions and watch out at all times for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. Driving at excess speed is not only against the law, but also puts lives at risk.”

Motorists caught speeding will be issued with a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action. Some drivers can opt to take part in a speed awareness course.

For results and updates throughout the campaign follow the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter @NSRAPT using the hashtag #NoNeedtoSpeed

For more information about Road Safety Week please click here:

VACANCY

Vacancy O'Donovan

Beetley Parish Council – Vacancies

How to Report Flooding

Following a recent meeting held, it was queried how Town/Parish Councils and members of the public should go about reporting incidences of flooding or works affecting a protected species.  To that end, I am pleased to provide the following information:

Drainage – reporting concerns,
Overflows/statutory nuisances caused by drains/cesspools/septic tanks:
Please notify Breckland Council at https://www.breckland.gov.uk/reportehissue
Please provide as much information as possible; there is also the facility to upload any supporting documents/photos. Alternatively, contact the council on 01362 656870

Issues relating to publicly owned drainage sewers:
*Please notify https://www.anglianwater.co.uk <https://www.anglianwater.co.uk/>

*Issues relating to ditches/non-emergency flooding issues:*Please contact Norfolk County Council Floods at
https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling-and-planning/flood-and-water-management

Flooding incidences
If the flooding is life-threatening, contact the emergency services and report the issue to Norfolk County Council at a later date
Report a flood at:*https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/safety/floods/report-a-flood
It is important that evidence is provided, such as photos or an insurance claim, to confirm that the property has been flooded internally. You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and supply information about the incident, for example when it occurred, how the water entered the property, where the water came from (green space, road, toilet etc.).  If you do not have access to the internet, a paper copy can be posted to you – in this instance please call 0344 800 8020

Wildlife – reporting sights of protected species
to Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS)
Website: *http://www.nbis.org.uk <http://www.nbis.org.uk/>
Includes information on species, habitats, protected sites, and geodiversity for Norfolk.  Wildlife records can be submitted via this site.
For more information on what constitutes a useable wildlife record, see http://www.nbis.org.uk/records
Contact:*[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
Please note:*the presence of any wildlife does not preclude development.  If you believe a protected species might be adversely affected by proposed works, please inform your Local Planning Authority. Guidance on protected species and the planning process can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/protected-species-how-to-review-planning-applications

Planning Application

5/7/20
3PL/2020/0646/F 
1 x One and a half storey detached house with garage and 1 x Bungalow with garage. Land adj Boat House, Church Road East Bilney.

To find out more about each application please visit Breckland Council’s Search Planning Applications page and enter the application number.
You will be able to view full details and documentation including drawing and plans of the proposed development and if a decision has been made.

Any comments or concerns about an application should be sent to the Parish Clerk

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL

I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE  BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 16TH July 2020 AT 7.30 P.M

The meeting will be held over the internet using the ZOOM application

FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRANSACTING THE BUSINESS SET OUT ON THE ATTACHED AGENDA

THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND BY CONTACTING THE CLERK ON [email protected] BY WEDNESDAY 15th JULY, 2020. 17:00 DEADLINE.

THE FIRST PART OF THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO BRING TO THE ATTENTION OF THE COUNCIL ANY MATTERS NOT COVERED IN THE AGENDA AND TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS ON MATTERS ON THE AGENDA BELOW

  1. To consider Apologies for Absence.
  2. To receive Declaration of Pecuniary Interests.
  3. To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 5th March 2020.
  4. Public participation.
  5. District and County Councillors reports
  6. Planning.

Applications.

6.1     3PL/2020/0646/F- adj Boat House, Church Rd, East Bilney- Objection

6.2     3PL/2020/0558/F- Blueberry Hill, Halfpenny Lane- No Objection

6.3     3PL/2020/0215/F- Holiday Lodges, Whitemill, Green Lane- Objection

6.4     3PL/2020/0407/F- 16A Fakenham Road, Conversion and Extension of outbuildings to residential unit- Objection

6.5     3PN/2020/0021/UC- Vale Farm, Stoney Lane- Change of use agricultural Building into 2 dwellings- No Objection

6.6     SC/2020/0001- EIA Screening & scooping for new quarry- Longwater- Objection

6.7     3PL/2020/0201/F- Land at Roosting Hill Quarry- Cattle Shed- Objection

Appeals

6.8     3PL/2019/0796/F- APP/F2605/W?20/3248744- Beetley Nurseries, Elmham Rd

6.9     APP/F2605/W/20/3253475-Land to North East of Fakenham Road- 3 self-build detatched dwellings

6.10     APP/F2605/w/20/3249898- Land at Green Lane- Residential development

Decisions.

6.11     3PL/2019/0098/F- The Cottage, Fakenham Road, East Bilney, construction of single storey 3 bedroom dwelling, Appeal- Dismissed

 

  1. Finance

7.1     Signing off of Annual Accounts (AGAR documentation)

7.2     Current Bank Balance

8.. Matters for next meeting (not for discussion).

  1. Date of next meeting- Thursday September 3rd, 2020

SIGNED B J LEIGH, CLERK TO THE COUNCIL                                    DATE :- 8TH July 2020
Dawn Meadow Fakenham Road East Bilney Dereham NR20 4HT 01362 861112

 

Planning Applications

8/6/20

3PL/2020/0407/F  16A Fakenham Road. Conversion and extension of existing out building to residential unit.

PC3PL/2020/0215/F White Mill Green Lane.  Change of use of site for 17No. Holiday Lodges /Reception building/Hard standings/Roadways/Play areas/Tennis &n Badminton Courts.

3PN/2020/0021/UC  Vale Farm Stoney Lane.  Change of use of Agricultural building into two dwellings.

Because Parish Council meetings have been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions the council is unable to process planning applications in the usual manner and allow parishioner an chance to discuss any concerns with the council at a public meeting.
Therefore, for the time being details of new planning applications will be published here, on the website and if anyone has any comments or concern can they please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.

To find out more about each application please visit Breckland Council’s Search Planning Applications page and enter the application number.
You will be able to view full details and documentation including drawing and plans of the proposed development.

A THANK YOU

Beetley Parish Council thanks all of the parishioners who work within the NHS and those who are continuing to work within the private sector to maintain the supply of goods and services during this unprecedented time.

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL MARCH UPDATE

The County Councillor has kindly donated some of his personal budget to the Wig-Wag signs so the Parish Council has £500 less to pay.
The invoice from Sovereign is a deposit to get things moving if possible for the new goal posts.
Norfolk ALC I have paid to ensure the website stays running. The cost is less than last year.

With regard to other matters Breckland has approved the amendments to fenestration at Vale Farm, refused permission for two self-build bungalows at Beetley Grange and refused the application for the erection of one dwelling and detached garage on plot adjacent to Redroofs Fakenham Road.
I have chased Foxburrow Farm for an answer on their solicitor’s search for crossing rights of the Common but have not had an answer.

The application to the National Lottery for funding for the play area has been refused and Councillors Rose and Leigh will progress this.

I have informed FT grounds to proceed with the grass cutting and this should start on 16/17 April.

The Play Area at Beetley River Meadows has been locked and signed.

I have sent an e-mail to the Pre-School and it is contacting its solicitor but no answer has been received yet.
I have chased Norse to clean the pavilion but have not had a reply. Obviously this will not get done at present.
Norfolk County Council in its consultation on the revised 21 service has stated that there are minimal passengers using the service 21 to Fakenham-0.2 passengers a day from Beetley and whilst Thursday is better supported a Thursday only service would not be sustainable.
Bus services have been amended and at present the Sanders 25 is going to Dereham on Friday but not Tuesday and Sanders 23 is still going to Norwich on a Wednesday but this is being reviewed daily.

A litter pick has been requested along B1146 but this is unlikely to get done yet.

Highways has confirmed that the replacement reflector posts opposite East Bilney Garage and sign at East Bilney opposite the bus shelter are programmed to be replaced. I reported to Breckland a dead deer on B1146 in Beetley and this was cleared quicker than the last time.

The Duck Race has been cancelled.
The Village Hall is closed.

As far as I can ascertain parishioners are looking after near neighbours.