Vacancy Advertisement:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Martham.

An election to fill the said vacancy will be held within sixty days (computed in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1972) of the date of this Notice, if by the 23 December 2014 a request for such an election is made in writing to the Returning Officer by TEN electors for the said Parish.  In the event of no such request being received within the requisite period, the Council of the Parish of Martham will fill the vacancy on that Council by co-option.

Notices and requests by electors in connection with this vacancy should be delivered to Gordon Mitchell, Returning Officer, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

Ms Sarah Hunt

Clerk to the Martham Parish Council

  

Dated this 3rd day of December, 2014

Published by the Returning Officer

Printed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

Post Office Consultation

The Post Office are consulting on the proposed change of location from the current shop into the Co-Operative Shop on the Village Green.

The Post Office will change to a ‘local style branch:
Post Office services will be offered from a till on the retail counter.
It will be open 7am to 9pm.
The majority of services will still be available.

There is a six week public consultation – The Post Office is seeking feedback on items such as:
How suitable is the proposed new premises and how accessible.
Do you have any concerns about the proposal.
Do you have any suggestions.
Are there any community issues this will affect.

The consultation starts on 28th october, closes on 9th December and the change of location is anticipated for February/March 2015.

Changes to services are:
Only Express 24 and 48 parcels will be available.
No parcelforce worldwide international parcel service available.
No Transcash without barcode available.
No NS & I Premium Savings Bond available.
No on demand travel insurance available – but referrals will be.
There is a National Lottery Terminal
Cheques only accepted for car tax.

All other services will remain the same.

Comments submitted will not be confidential unless marked ‘IN CONFIDENCE’.

THE CODE FOR THIS BRANCH CONSULTATION IS 43113699 – please quote this on all feedback.

You can make your comments known here:

http://corporate.postoffice.co.uk/modernising-post-office?qt-press_releases=2#qt-press_releases

or by telephoning 08457 22 33 44

The original letter and detailed changes are available at the Parish Office if you would like to view them.

Flytipping in Drainage Ditches

Highways have contacted the Parish Office with regard to fly tipping in Drainage ditches within the village.

There is an issue with grass cuttings, hedge trimmings etc. being deposited into ditches, this is then causes an issue with localised flooding and the blocking of pipes as well as the ditches themselves.

These ditches are part of a large network channelling surface water, and need to be kept clear to enable the system to work, and we have been asked to pass their information along and ask Parishioners not to deposit any gardening rubbish into ditches.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Public Consultation

GREAT Yarmouth Borough Council is halfway through a public consultation on the future provision of all sport, play and leisure facilities and services in the borough, which closes on Monday, November 3.

A borough-wide strategy review is underway, which will analyse all current provision by the public, private and community sectors to gather views and identify a strategic vision for future provision.

The review includes all outdoor playing pitches and facilities, indoor provision, such as swimming pools, sports halls, and fitness gyms, and children’s play, parks and open spaces.

Please visit the website to register your views.

http://www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/community/news-press/GYBC158703