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.
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
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