May bank holiday 2020 – date changed

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from –

Monday 4 May  to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which takes place on 8 May .

Business Secretary Greg Clark announced the change, stating it would enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the ‘most significant events in our country’s history’

 

Dates for Diary – Guided walk at Martham Smee and Scythe Workshop

Thursday 20 June

6.30 to 7.30pm

Guided Walk on Martham Smee Land – Common Road

No need to book, just turn up and join in

Meet: Martham Smee on Common Road

Map showing location: click on this link https://gridreferencefinder.com/?gr=TG4380617891%7CPoint_s_C%7C1&t=Point%20C&v=r

Sunday 28 July

10am to 4pm

Scythe Workshop

Martham Community Centre and Martham Smee Land

This workshop is free, but booking essential.

To book: phone 01603 598318 or email wild@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

Norfolk Trading Standards – Rogue Trading

Norfolk Trading Standards have recently received a number of reports of doorstep cold callers in Norfolk.  Below is some useful information about how to report and raise awareness: Doorstep Cold Callers: If concerned about possible rogue trader activity in your area, you can contact Trading Standards through the Citizens Advice helpline on 03454 04 05 06, or Norfolk Constabulary via 101.

No Cold Calling Zones: To help stop cold callers targeting vulnerable people in the community you may wish to set up a No Cold Calling Zone.  A No Cold Calling Zone is a designated area where the residents declare they will no longer accept traders calling at their homes without an appointment. For further information and an application form contact Norfolk Trading Standards on 0344 800 8020 or visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/nccz

Parishioner Surgeries

Councillors are trialling surgeries where they are happy to meet with parishioners to share more information about Parish activities and answer any questions.

Surgeries will held at the Community Centre,  Playing Field Lane, Martham on the first Saturday of each month from 10-12pm.

All are welcome to pop along for a cup of tea and a chat.

 Council Surgeries – First Saturday of each month:

1st June

6th July

3rd August