A chance to meet local police representatives to discuss priorities in our local Flegg villages

The next SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel) Priority Setting meeting for Caister and the surrounding villages (including Ashby with Oby, Caister-on-sea, West Caister, Filby, Fleggburgh, Great Yarmouth, Hemsby, Martham, Mautby, Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby, Ormesby St Michael, Repps with Bastwick, Rollesby, Somerton, Stokesby with Herringby, Thurne and Winterton-on-Sea) will take place on:

Thursday 14 March 2024 7 – 8pm

Scratby Village Hall, Beach Road

Join us to hear what we’ve been up to over the last few months, and to have your say about local issues / concerns. The panel will discuss issues raised and decide priorities for all partners to act upon over the next three months.

The adopted priorities will be published on the Norfolk Constabulary website.

For more information, or to share any local issues or concerns with Great Yarmouth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, please email: GtYarmouth-OperationalPartnership@norfolk.police.uk.

Two additional meetings are held for the areas of North/South Yarmouth, and for Gorleston.

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Repps Road Update

” I have obtained a copy of the footpath works currently taking place on Repps Road with the junction of Cess Road.

I have spoken Vince Smith, who is running the site, and he has explained what is happening. He is happy to talk to people at the site.

This is part of the works was agreed by Cripps Developments as part of the planning for the Repps Road development with the planning authorities. The path is being widened at the junction, this will slow traffic traveling eastbound when turning onto Cess Road, and to make it safer for pedestrians to cross to access the bus stop.

Dropped kerbs are being installed with tactile paving at the pedestrian crossing points. The new pavement is shown in yellow on the plan, and it will extend all the way along the edge of the green where it will have dropped kerbs and tactile paving for crossing the North side of Repps Road at the “village” end.

The part of the new footpath that is shown in red, runs across a “no dig” zone, to protect tree roots. The path here will be a plastic grid with infill. The existing path on the Co Op, DIY side of the junction, as will be resurfaced as will the junction itself.

The work also includes running a new drainage pipe across from the junction into the existing drainage ditch on the other side of Repps Road. Businesses are open as usual.”

Bob Fossey. Chair, Martham Parish Council

Volunteers help at February smee session

Our volunteers were out at Common Road smee last weekend culling the nettles and broad-leaved dock along with reducing the height of the hornbeam hedge. The hedge cuttings have gone to reinforce the dead hedge on the western boundary.Thank you very much everyone. There will be another session in March so do contact Stephen Pinnington if you would like to help out. Stephen.pinnington777@btinternet.com

Volunteer at Common Road Smee Martham – Help maintain our wildlife area

On Saturday 10th February we will be having the first work party.

Starting at 10am work will commence at extending and improving the path in the woods. As well there will be the annual cull of the nettles which are coming up in the grassland as well as pruning back the Common Rd hedge.

Please bring a spade, fork or loppers if you have them, as well as gloves and refreshments.

Look forward to seeing any of you who can come and help.

Location and information:

Martham Smee Land, Common Road – Norfolk Wildlife Trust