The Police and Crime Commissioner’s 2019/2020 budget and council tax consultation

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s 2019/2020 budget and council tax consultation
The PCC’s 2019/2020 budget and council tax consultation was launched 2 January. See attached. This runs until Wednesday 30 January 2019. The link to the survey for responding is:

Feedback is also invited by telephone to 01953 424455, by email to or by post to OPCCN, Building 8, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW.

Alongside this, public engagements that the PCC will be undertaking in the coming weeks are as follows: Wednesday 9 January – Norwich (when the PCC will be holding a public Q&A session with the Chief Constable at the Forum), thereafter Thursday 10 January- West Norfolk, Wednesday 16 January- Great Yarmouth, Thursday 17 January- North Norfolk, Monday 21 January- South Norfolk, Monday 28 January- Breckland and Wednesday 30 January- Broadland.

Parish Council Christmas opening hours

The Parish Council office will be closed for Christmas and will re-open again on Monday 7 January at 10.00am.

In the event of an emergency please call the Chairman
on telephone number 01493 748474
any of the Councillors below.

In the emergency is in relation to the Community Centre please call the caretaker on telephone number 07497 285240

Remembrance Sunday 11 November

On Remembrance Sunday at the Service in Martham Parish Church at 10.15 a.m. there are plans to put Remembrance crosses in a ‘Field of Remembrance’ in the grass by the War Memorial for every one of the people whose names are on the War Memorial.  This is also as an act of remembrance for everyone who gave their lives, so that we can live in freedom.  

We hope that those who still have relatives living in the Martham area, will be there to lay the cross in their memory. There are also those who have died in conflicts since then and they will be remembered too.    

If you have an ancestor who is named on the War Memorial,  and be willing to come to plant a cross, please get in touch with Ann.


Below is a list of those who are named, so please think about your ancestors and get in touch if you can help.


Ann Meakin – Tel. 01493 740379 –

From the 1914- 18 war

Frederick Allen         William Bracey

Arthur Brown       Frederick Brunson

Leslie Dyball            Lewis Dyball

Robert Futter           Harry Garman

Blanche Garman      William Gymer

George Hayton        John Hodds

Leonard Johnson     Ralph Johnson

Harry Knights           John Larter

Henry London          Leslie London

Elijah Long              James Mays

Ernest Moore       Edmund Nichols

Robert Rivett           George Sales

Herbert Sims           Harry Smith

William Starkings    Albert Turner

James Turner         Redvers Turner

Edward Utting         Charles Watson

Ernest Watson        George Watson

Robert Watson        Maurice Wedge

Herbert Widdick      Henry Wilkinson

Charles Youngs

From 1939 – 1945 war

Cubit Armes

Stanley Bean

Robert Chamberlain

Robert Durrant

Reginald Frazer

Harry Miller

George Moll

John Wiseman

Frederick Woodrow

Beryl Applegate (aged 12 – air raid victim).


Great Yarmouth Core Strategy Part 2 – Martham

GYBC has now published part 2 of its core strategy and a copy is available at the Parish Council office for inspection. We have also prepared a brief summary of its implications for Martham here.

Copies of the full report can be downloaded from the GYBC website with this link.

Please be aware that this is a 350 page PDF document and will take some time to download.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Consultation on Draft Local Plan Part 2

(Development Management Policies, Site Allocations, and Revised Housing Target)

The consultation on Draft Local Plan Part 2 will take place over a six week period from 20th August to 30th September 2018 (inclusive).

The Draft Local Plan Part 2 document shows what the GYBC is thinking about having in terms of:

  • detailed policies for planning applications;
  • allocations of sites for development;
  • a reduction in the overall housing target for the Borough, and a few minor updates to other Core Strategy policies;
  • the replacement of the remaining old ‘saved’ policies (from the former Borough-wide Local Plan of 2001); and
  • changes to the Local Plan Policies Map, to give effect to the above.

The Great Yarmouth Borough Council wants to know what people think of these provisional proposals, and whether there are any better options, before it makes up its mind on what policies and allocations it formally proposes to adopt.

Once it is completed and adopted, the Local Plan Part 2 will provide the detailed policies to help achieve the general type and distribution of development for the plan period up to 2030 already decided by the Core Strategy (Local Plan Part 1), which the Council adopted in 2015.

The consultation documents comprise:

  • Main Documents
    1. Draft Local Plan Part 2
    2. Draft Policies Map (formerly known as a proposals map).  This is in two sheets, one for the whole plan area, and an inset showing the Great Yarmouth town/ Gorleston area in greater detail.  Extracts from the Policies Map for each settlement, at a larger scale, are also included in the relevant chapters of the Draft Local Plan Part 2 document itself.
  • Supporting documents:
    1. Draft Sustainability Appraisal Report, showing how the different potential options were evaluated.
    2. Draft Habitats Regulations Assessment Report, showing how the Draft Plan’s potential impacts on internationally protected habitats and species was evaluated and is addressed.
    3. Draft ‘Constraints and Opportunities Map’ (showing areas and locations which are not defined by the Local Plan but which may be subject to particular policies – e.g. Conservation Areas and Agricultural Land Grading).

The documents are all available on the Council’s website via the following link: where they would encourage you to comment online.

Please be aware that any comments you may submit cannot be treated in confidence as it they form part of the ‘Public Task’ of planning for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and Data Protection Act 2018. The Council will publish names and representations on its website, but will not publish personal information such as telephone numbers, emails or private addresses. By submitting a representation, you are accordingly confirming that you agree to this and accept responsibility for your comments.

Documents are also available for inspection at the following locations during the course of the consultation:

  • at Great Yarmouth Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF (during office hours);
  • at libraries at:
    • Great Yarmouth Library between 9am – 5pm (Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri); 9am – 7:30pm (Wed) or 9am – 4:30pm (Sat)
    • Gorleston Library between 9:30am – 5pm (Mon, Wed & Fri); 9:30am – 8pm (Tue & Thu) or 9:30am – 4pm (Sat)
    • Bradwell Library between 10am – 12:30pm (Mon & Sat) or 2pm – 5pm (Thu)
    • Caister Library between 8am – 7pm (Mon – Fri); 8am – 4pm (Sat) or 10am – 4pm (Sun)
    • Martham Library between 8am – 7pm (Mon – Fri); 8am – 4pm (Sat) or 10am – 4pm (Sun)

They will also be holding a number of public exhibitions with officers available to speak to throughout the consultation at the following locations and dates:

    • Great Yarmouth Town Hall, Hall Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF (Thursday 30th August between 1pm & 7pm)
    • Ormesby St Margaret Village Hall, Station Road, Ormesby St Margaret, NR29 3PU (Monday 3rd September between 1pm & 7pm)
    • New Road Sports & Village Centre, New Road, Belton, NR31 9JW (Friday 7th September between 1pm & 7pm)
    • Gorleston Library, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6SG (Wednesday 19th September between 11am & 5pm)

Paper copies of the Draft Local Plan Part 2 may be purchased at a cost of £35 (incl. postage) by contacting the GYBC.

All comments (sent by whatever means) must be received before midnight on Sunday 30th September 2018.