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Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

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Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk.  We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime. 

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

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This weeks crimes of note;

JCB Mini Digger stolen from Scarning

4000 litre’s of red diesel stolen from farm premises in Hardwick

2 incidents of Hare Coursing reported in Feltwell Anchor

A wooden sided 3 tonne farm trailer stolen from  Flordon

Car Batteries and Radiators stolen from a business at Blackborough End

A red Honda Quad has been stolen from Weston Longville along with a Kubota Mini buggy from Elsing.

 

Ram Raids

A reminder that North Norfolk has suffered 2 Ram Raids at petrol stations within the previous month

in Wells on Monday 17th July and Burnham Deepdale on  Monday 24th July

The modus operandi is to use a teleporter to remove the cash machine from outside the premises and then load onto a 4x 4 vehicle.

Anyone who has any information should contact DC Emma Cross at Norfolk Constabulary by calling 101.

Should you be driving on the roads during the wee small hours and you see a transporter type vehicle away from usual farm loactions please call in on 101 or 999 if you consider an emergency.

It is not normal to see one of these type vehicles travelling on the road at 2,3,4 am in the morning.

A teleporter looks like this:

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Watch this space !!

Coming soon the PCC will be holding his 2nd Barnstorming event in September, this time in South Norfolk.

Details to follow in the next newsletter.

Over to You

If there is anything that you would like to see in your newsletter or wish to make any comments please email the team at OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Enjoy your weekend

Query  Who to contact  Non Urgent  Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 Metal Theft DC Andy Brown  Tel 101 or 07900 407106OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 Newsletter feedback SGT Mark ASKHAM  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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Norfolk Libraries Newsletter August 2017

Norfolk Libraries Newsletter – August 2017

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The Norfolk Reading Pathway

A new reading project has recently been launched in libraries across the county. The Norfolk Reading Pathway can help and support anyone aged eight to 80 be a better reader. Readers can access this help for up to six months, working one to one with a volunteer reading coach for an hour every week.

  • Anyone aged eight to 80 can take part and it doesn’t matter whether they are complete beginners or want to improve their current reading skills.
  • Sessions are one to one in a local library, so people can learn at their own pace.
  • There is help and support for readers to take up other learning opportunities, if they wish to do so.
  • It’s a completely free programme so there is nothing to lose by giving it a try and seeing how it goes.

To get involved or to simply find out a bit more you can pop into any Norfolk library and speak with a staff member, or contact us via email.


Animal Agents

Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Animal Agents

It’s not too late to join in the Summer Reading Challenge. Stop by your local library to sign up. The challenge (for children aged five to 11) is to read six books over the summer holidays – for each book you complete you get an additional clue to help the Animal Agents solve a crime. Keep your clues in the collectors folder and see if you can solve the mystery. Those completing the challenge will receive a medal and certificate, and will be invited to join in a ceremony at their local library.

There is also an Animal Agent Adventure for preschool children. Any child aged four and under can take part.

We also have ImagiNation for those aged 10 – 18. As part of this you need to read two books and respond to those books (this can be a written review or some artwork). All those completing the ImagiNation challenge will get a certificate and a key-chain torch as a prize.

Animal Agents

Already completed Animal Agents or ImgiNation? Well for younger children we have our Super Achievers Award – ask for a sheet at your local library and see how many extra books you can finish this summer. And for teens take a look at the Reading Hack website for more ideas on how to enjoy books and share your ideas with others.

For library opening times and details about events in your local library click here.


Book news

Books

New books out this August include 16th Seduction by James Patterson, Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop and Bilbo the lifeguard dog by Steven Jamieson. You can browse and reserve all new Adult fiction books here and new adult non-fiction books here.

Check out our book list to tie in with the Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Agents. You’ll find animal themed and detective stories, to books with animal facts and jokes. Reserve the books here or download and borrow a Animal Agent eBooks here.

Count On Norfolk is a Norfolk County Council campaign to help families with children aged 0-11 build a really positive attitude towards maths in everyday life. We’ve put together a Count on Norfolk Maths book list, books to help children with numbers, adding, subtracting, times tables and more – browse the list here

The 2017 Man Booker longlist has been revealed, 13 novels are in contention for 2017 prize. Click here to check out the longlist. #ManBooker2017

You can browse and reserve books from our Summer Reading list here. Going on holiday? If you don’t have room for books in your suitcase, remember you can use our eBookeAudio and eMagazine services.

Libby

To borrow an eBook why not try out the brand new Libby App from OverDrive. You can meet Libby here.


Write on Norfolk

Write on Norfolk – our 500 words competition for 5-13 year olds is back for its second year. With fabulous prizes on offer we are hoping that even more young people across Norfolk will let their imaginations run wild this summer. Find out more here and get involved via Facebook and Twitter #WriteOnNorfolk.


Maritime Memories Machine

This summer the Maritime Memories Machine is touring the country, collecting stories of the sea from everyone it meets.

The Maritime Memory Catchers are searching for sea themed memories, stories and moments. Join in with some sea shanties, create a poem or simply watch events unfold.

When it returns home to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, its cargo of stories will become part of the new Sea Things gallery, and your memories and stories will become part of a national museum collection.

The Maritime Memories Machine will be visiting Great Yarmouth library on Monday 14 August, 10:00 – 16:00.


August Film Releases

Film companies often hold back their biggest releases for the Autumn and Winter months, but for the more discerning film fan out there August still has plenty of interesting new releases.

Viceroy’s House is a film in which Lord Mountbatten, played by Hugh Bonneville, arrives in Delhi just as India is about to become independent. With a star turn from Gillian Anderson, this film tells of the birth of a nation, and the conflict that surrounded that momentous moment in history. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy feature in Their Finest, a romantic comedy drama in which Arturton is tasked with directing a film from a female perspective for the latest Government propaganda film. She must battle the attitudes of the day as she attempts to put the film together. The Sense Of An Ending stars the ever brilliant Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling as they revisit the lives of their younger selves, and have to deal with the consequences of decisions made decades earlier..

Jessica Chastain is one of the great modern actors, and her new film Miss Sloane is a tough thriller set in the world of political lobbyists. Keep an eye out also for Scarlet Johannson in live action anime remake Ghost In The Shell, and the latest Ben Wheatley film, action comedy Free Fire.All of these DVDs, plus many more, will be available to rent of day of release for just £2 for a two night loan.

For the full list of August’s film releases keep an eye out for the Films & Music newsletter later on this month.

For more information about DVD rentals from Norfolk Libraries click here.


August at the Heritage Centre

Visit the Millennium children’s library on Sunday 20 August, 14:30 – 15:45, for creative, family-friendly activities inspired by archive material from the Norfolk Heritage Centre collections. This session will focus on the life and times of Norfolk-born author Anna Sewell, whose ‘Black Beauty’ remains one of the best-selling books of all time. Suitable for children aged four to eight years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and there is no need to book.

Heritage picture

Picture: dancers enjoying ‘Crazy Night’ at the Samson and Hercules, Tombland, Norwich, 1949.

Visit the Heritage Centre (located within the Millennium library) on Tuesday 22 August, 13:00 – 14:00, for our free heritage hour on the theme of Norwich 1945-1960: A Journey from Austerity to Prosperity. Join authors Frances and Michael Holmes as they take you back to a time when City workers made chocolate and shoes and youngsters danced the night away at the Samson and Hercules. There is no need to book, 45 seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on upcoming events click here or contact the Heritage Centre on 01603 774740 or via email. Many of our events are also included in the Norfolk Record Office What’s On Booklet.


August 2017


In this issue


Dogs Trust storytelling and crafts

Dogs Trust

On Friday 18 August the Dogs Trust will be visiting Wells library (10:30 – 12:00) and Fakenham Library (13:30 – 15:00) for doggy storytelling and craft activities. This is a free event but booking is essential.


Draw a Comic Strip Superhero

Visit Gaywood library on Tuesday 29 August, 14:00 – 16:00, and help create a comic strip hero or villain then have a go at drawing your own. This event is for ages 11+.  Booking essential as places limited.


Gruffalo Party

Gruffalo

There’s no such thing as the Gruffalo! Or is there? Come along to West Norfolk libraries and make a Gruffalo mask, a snake and a mouse. This event is suitable for children under eight and tickets are £3 per child payable in advance. This event will be taking place at the following libraries:

King’s Lynn library, Tuesday 15 August, 14:30 – 16:00.

Dersingham library – Thursday 17 August, 14:30 – 16:00

Hunstanton library – Monday 21 August, 10.30 – 12.00


Magic show

Visit Downham Market libraryon Monday 21 August, 14:00 – 15:00 for a magic show and balloons. This event costs £3 per child and is suitable for children aged four to ten. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential – tickets are available from the library.


Business Centre update

Do you have a sizzling business idea this summer? Join us at the Business and Intellectual Property Centre(BIPC Norfolk, in the Millennium Library) for six free evening Spotlight sessions ranging from business planning to funding and finance, and protecting your idea to promoting your start up. All sessions can be booked online, where you’ll also find information about everything else happening at BIPC Norfolk over the coming months.


Owl evening

Visit Great Yarmouth library on Wednesday 16 August, 17:00 – 19:00, for story time and a chance to meet an owl from Fritton Owl Sanctuary.


A special guest at story-time

PC Jim Squires, Community Engagement Officer from Norfolk Constabulary, will be sharing his favourite story with children at Loddon library on Monday 7 August, 11:00, and giving them the chance to try on uniforms and learn more about a police officer’s role. For more information please contact Loddon library.


Advertise on a mobile library

Redwings Horse Sanctuary are advertising on the back of our mobile libraries to reach people all over Norfolk. You could too.

Our mobile libraries visit villages on a two or four weekly rota, making around 2,000 stops around the county.

Advertising space measures 900mm x 1800mm. Competitive charges apply. For more information, please email or telephone 01603 222267 / 222303.

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Thursdays at Taverham library

Looking for something to do with your Thursdays? Why not visit Taverham library and join in with one of our events including: Knit and Knatter (14:15 – 15:30), Just a Cuppa – drink and a chat (14:30 – 16:30) and French Conversation Club (16:00 – 17:00).


Upcoming events at your local Library

Throughout this newsletter there have been examples of some of the great events and activities that are on offer in Libraries throughout Norfolk.

To find out about events at your local library click here and select your nearest Library for more details.

For more information on books and reading, including information on stock suggestions click here.


Library Van Wednesday 9th August

The library van will be in the village next Weds (9th Aug) usual stops, Fellowes Road at 0940 to 0955 and The Pump at 10am until 1015.

Police Connect – Rural Crime Newsletter

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Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk.  We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime. 

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

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This weeks crimes of note;

Stack fire in Narborough

Diesel from a business premises in Bungay

Hare Coursing in South Acre

Ifor Williams and John Deere ride on lawn mower stolen from Bircham

Farm in Hillington broken into- Green Honda TRX 500 FM (without keys) , a rack of riding saddles and a large black Castle Garden ride on mower stolen.

Burglary at an agricultural business in Felthorpe –  Police arrested 2 males on scene stealing gas cylinders.

Lead roofing stolen from British Legion Club in Norwich

 

Ram Raids

North Norfolk has suffered 2 Ram Raids at petrol stations within the previous 11 days;

in Wells on Monday 17th July and Burnham Deepdale on  Monday 24th July

The modus operandi is to use a teleporter to remove the cash machine from outside the premises and then load onto a 4x 4 vehicle.

Anyone who has any information should contact DC Emma Cross at Norfolk Constabulary by calling 101.

Should you be driving on the roads during the wee small hours and you see a transporter type vehicle away from usual farm loactions please call in on 101 or 999 if you consider an emergency.

It is not normal to see one of these type vehicles travelling on the road at 2,3,4 am in the morning.

A teleporter looks like this:

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Rural Crime/ANPR team outcomes from 26th June to 25th July 2017

22 arrests and 36 vehicles seized.

Highlights include;

2 people arrested for a dwelling burglary series in the Downham area- persons found in possession of batteries, a strimmer and stolen quad bike.

A stolen Landrover from Cambs recovered

Ifor Williams trailer seized suspected stolen.

A Timberwolf chipper seized-suspected stolen,

query  Who to contact  Non Urgent  Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 Metal Theft DC Andy Brown  Tel 101 or 07900 407106OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 Newsletter feedback SGT Mark ASKHAM  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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Police Connect – Rural Crime Reminder

Police are urging Farmers and Building Site Managers to ensure their Farms and Sites are as secure as they can be across Broadland and North Norfolk. This warning comes following the seasonal increase in rural crime.

PC Andy Mason, Broadland Engagement Officer, said “Security measures include such things as making sure there are no gaps in perimeter fencing and the use of good quality lighting, especially at entry and exit points. Please remember to lock, secure and remove any keys from all buildings, outhouses and vehicles on leaving farms and sites overnight. Use large vehicles to block entry and exit points where possible. You could also consider the use of CCTV systems”.

The use of a messaging service such as Farm Watch and following @RuralCrimeNfk on Twitter for regular updates is also recommended.

If you see anything suspicious please call 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is in progress. Alternatively you can report an incident anonymously to CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111.

Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

The following is a Police Connect message.

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

Query Who to contact Non Urgent Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice
DC Andy Brown
Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
999
Metal Theft DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth
Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

999
Newsletter feedback SGT Mark ASKHAM OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

 

This weeks crimes of note;

Hare coursing vehicle seized at Whittington.

Harecousring witnessed in Rushford, Thetford.

Harecoursing witnessed in Melton Constable- offenders made off upon police arrival, however vehicle seized.

Still saw, Compacting plate and Petrol Screeder along with hand tools stolen from locked container at Narborough (Value £7000)

3 wheeler Honda Trike, 2 Sthil Chainsaws and a gas heater stolen from Carlton Rode.

Ford Fiesta van (index OE66HYS) and a Ford Transit van (Index BT08UEX) stolen from South Creake.

2 Large batteries stolen from a lorry at North Lopham.

Pajero 4X4 index M860EAH stolen from Bradwell.

2 Still saws, 2 trench rammers, a pump, small generator and a road saw stolen from Ashill.

Brand new generator, impact driver/drill set, skill saw and multi tool stolen from Hethersett.

Lead stolen from the roof of a house in Thurne.

Specialist equipment stolen from a combine harvester in North Burlingham.

Red Diesel stolen from large tank in Hackford.

Red Diesel and batteries stolen from fishing boats at Cley

Outboard motor stolen from boat in Brancaster Staithe

800 ltrs of oil stolen from domestic tank in Dereham

 

Boat Shield

If you are a boat owner, you can take simple steps to reduce the chances of being a victim of crime. Contact Boat Shield for practical guidance on security and crime prevention advice-

boatshield@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively make contact with the Randall team and an information pack can be sent out in the post.

OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Pink is the Colour-

DC Andy Brown reminds you that a simple spray of florescent pink paint will make your batteries un-attractive to thieves.
Whilst the offenders are on your land looking for stolen batteries, what else are they looking at?
Are you leaving yourself vulnerable to further incidents?
We would encourage all subscribers to Property Mark your items. This can be as easy as post-coding items or using products like SelectaDNA or Smartwater which can be easily applied to smaller items which helps identify them, combined with clear signage- this will dissuade thieves.

Enjoy the weekend

 

Special Constables

The following is a Police Connect message.

Norfolk on the look-out for new Special Constables

New recruits are being sought to join Norfolk’s team of more than 200 committed Special Constables.
Norfolk’s Special Constabulary is hosting a recruitment evening on Tuesday 25th July 2017 at 7pm in the police headquarters in Wymondham.

The county currently has some 222 special constables who regularly give up their spare time to assist their regular police colleagues in the fight against crime.

Norfolk continues to be on the look-out for committed individuals who are keen to experience the world of policing while supporting their local community.

Specials manager Sue Goode, said: “Being a Special is a very fulfilling and interesting role where no two duties are the same.

“They are entrusted with considerable responsibilities and every time they come on duty they face the same challenges and problems encountered by regular officers.

“We are very proud of the team we currently have in Norfolk and we would be keen for anyone who would like to gain new skills or to give something back to their community to get in touch.

“Whatever your motivation, becoming a Special can be exciting, challenging and rewarding.”

The role of a Special Constable includes providing highly visibility patrols and helping police major incidents and events. They also offer vital links in the partnership between the police service and the public.

The recruitment event is due to take place at 7pm at the Operation and Communication Centre, Norfolk Constabulary, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW.

Attendees will be given information on the recruitment process, the roles of a Special Constable and have the opportunity to meet a number of those already out on the beat.

To book your place at the recruitment evening, please contact 01953 425699 ext. 2371 or email stepspecials@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

If you are unable to make the evening, but would still like to find out more, please call the above number or visit our website at http://www.norfolk.police.uk/.