Community Land Trust Meeting – Tuesday 13 March 2018

Great Yarmouth Borough Council have arranged a meeting on Tuesday 13 March 2018 to discuss the potential of setting up a Community Land Trust or Trusts covering the northern parishes.  The meeting will take place at All Saints Hall, Scratby at 7pm.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is exploring Community Land Trusts as a way for communities to take the lead on bringing forward new affordable homes within their own areas.

The meeting on 13 March follows a positive initial gathering in December which aimed to gauge community interest in setting up a Trust or Trusts for the north of the Borough.

In the south a new Lothingland CLT has already been established covering Belton, Browston, Burgh Castle, Fritton and St Olaves.

All residents are invited to attend.

Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the U69727 Willow Way from its junction with U62013 Pine Close to its junction with U62011 Acacia Avenue.in the PARISH OF MARTHAM because of a new water supply.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 6th March 2018 to 8th March 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be 3 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Willow Way, Rowan Road, Rollesby Road, Willow Way.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

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

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.

Dated this 16th day of February 2018

Forthcoming SNAP meetings:

Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel – or SNAP – meetings allow members of the public to address their safety concerns with police representatives and set out crime prevention plans for their neighbourhoods.

The first of the scheduled meetings will take place at All Saints Hall in Scratby at 7pm on Tuesday, March 7. This will be a combined meeting of the Rural Flegg Villages and Caister and Coastal Villages SNAP groups.

On Wednesday, March 15, at St Peter’s Church in Gorleston, the next Gorleston SNAP meeting will take place, also starting at 6pm.

Then, the following day, Thursday, March 16, the North Yarmouth SNAP meeting will take place at St Paul’s Church on Salisbury Road in Great Yarmouth.

All members of the public are welcome to attend next month’s SNAP meetings.

Planning Permission:

06/17/0611/F – 27 The Green, Brooklyn House, NR29 4PL.  Fitting of an Air Source Heat Pump – diesel fuel tank and a diesel fired boiler.  All located externally.  PERMITTED.

Norfolk County Council Highways notification:

Our Highway Rangers can visit your parish in the next 3 months  – if there is work identified for their attention. If you have any specific highway maintenance issues, we would be grateful for any information by  09 Feb 2018 to ensure these issues are considered by the Street Scene Inspector (formerly Highway Inspector) who will be taking account of maintenance needs of the road network in your area.

Our key concern is maintaining the safety of the road network. At this time of year the following highway defects are generally our highest priority

  • Potholes – an accurate location and dimensions (including depth) really help us to judge their priority.
  • Regular incidences of Standing water – location and area affected are important, in addition any knowledge of any features which may be blocked, does the ponding eventually clear over time, does this only occur during heavy rain. Recently heavy rain falls and wash from fields has caused issues over which we sometimes have no control. We can clear gulley pots and back ditches and grips within the highway boundary.
  • Mud on road – this is a common occurrence in our  rural community and will be a factor in particular during winter months. If this repeatedly affects highway users ability to travel, is not signed in advance or is simply left following  farming activity, the most useful information is contact details of the responsible party. Be assured that this information is completely confidential, we will not disclose any details of an enquiry.

Other maintenance activities are listed below. These may be identified for action but will be lower priority and given a longer timescale for completion.

  • Side out a carriageway or footway – where an encroachment of silt, verge growth or weeds etc has reduced the width of the carriageway or footway
  • Hedge/Tree/Vegetation Encroachments – We will intervene where important signs are obstructed from view. Ideally, where encroachments exist we would contact the property owner so they may make their own arrangements at their own expense. Any information leading to identifying who is responsible for a certain feature will both be treated in confidence and reduce the time taken for the issue to be addressed.
  • Damaged or dirty signs – If a damaged sign has been recovered, details of where this can be collected will be appreciated

If you have anything you would like the Parish Council to make the Ranger aware of please let the Parish Clerk know on Clerk@martham.gov.uk