Local Information

Changes to Bin Collection Days

Please refer to the Broadland District Council website for amendments to bin collections over the Easter period.

Mobile Library – Wednesday 21st March

The mobile library van will next visit Honingham on Wednesday 21st March, stops as follows;

9.40-9.55  Fellowes Road

10.00-10.15  Village Pump

21st February 18 Library Van

Library van will be visiting Honingham usual times and places, Fellowes Road 0940 and The Pump 10am…..

Library Van Weds 24th Jan 2018

Library Van will be visiting Honingham again on Weds 24th Jan. Usual stops and times, Fellowes Rd 0940 to 0955 and The Pump 10am until 1015. There is a coffee machine on board too…… 😊 Happy Reading 📚📖☕️

Attempted Break in Honingham Jan 18

Received this today from Terry and Maureen….please make sure all your outbuildings are safely locked up and nothing “interesting” on display! Terry and Maureen obviously shaken up but both ok.

Hi everyone
Just to let you know we had an attempted break in sometime during the night or early this morning in our aviary shed. No entry to it as we assume disturbed by lights going on in the house early this morning. Police have been informed and we have a crime no if we have anymore visitors.

Latest Police Connect Newsletter

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
 Community concerns & Newsletter feedback Sgt Danny Leach  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999

Crime Summary

Hare coursing

Tibenham, Little Downham, Welney, Ten Mile bank, Fincham, Tacolneston, Littleport, Terrington St Clement, Welney, Friday Bridge, Southery,

 

Attempted Arson of a church Hockwold

4×4 vehicle Diahatsu Fourtrak L107KHH stolen from Wells

Gas bottles stolen from a farm near Thetford, also 4 gas bottles from Little Snoring

Ride on mower stolen from a farm near Necton

Battery stolen from a field in Docking

 Please.. Ensure you lock your vehicles and remove keys and valuables.

On these winter mornings, Don’t leave your cars running and un-attended whilst defrosting.

Register your valuables. This includes power tools and anything with a serial number. This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

https://www.immobilise.com/articles/garden-and-shed-home-security

 

Heating Oil Thefts

Norfolk Police are urging residents to be vigilant as incidents of heating oil thefts often increase during the winter months.

The warning comes after 100 incidents in 2016 where heating oil was a factor. There have been more than 110 in 2017 so far.

General tips to protect your fuel include:

  • Check oil levels frequently so you are aware if anyone has tampered with your supply, and consider an electronic oil level gauge which sets off an audible alarm in your house if the oil level drops below a quarter full.
  • Fit a good quality locking device to all fuel tanks – a high quality closed shackle padlock will make access using bolt croppers very difficult.
  • Consider perimeter security for the whole tank, such as a metal cage or fencing. Even a prickly hedge may help deter thieves. Remember, however, that the oil tanker driver will need to access it.
  • Control switches should be located in a secure building and turned off when the tank is not in use.
  • If you’re installing an oil tank or considering repositioning it, they should ideally be situated within sight of nearby occupied buildings. It may not be so aesthetically desirable, but the more remote the better the opportunity to access the tank without being seen.
  • Consider appropriate lighting around the tank so you can see and anyone can be seen. Be considerate to your neighbours and don’t use high powered lights which affect their property. Lighting is not the answer to all problems and site specific advice should be taken where lighting is being considered.

If you have been a victim of oil theft, or have any information regarding heating oil thefts in general should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Please help reporting Hare Coursing

Hare coursing is a blood sport and is a completely banned and illegal activity, yet it unfortunately remains common in Norfolk.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. Traditionally participants spread in a line across a field and disturbed the hare from its home. We now find that it might only be a couple of people with dogs, who then release their dogs to give chase. The types of dog commonly used are Lurchers. Coursing is more likely to take place at dawn or dusk but it can also take place in broad daylight. The most obvious sign is vehicles parked in a rural area perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path. We are committed to protecting Norfolk landowners’ property and crops along with the declining population of brown hares and prosecuting those involved in hare coursing. In order to do this we work in partnership with farmers, landowners and gamekeepers. If you see an event taking place we would advise you not to approach the participants but contact us immediately on 999.

If possible record as much information as you can such as vehicle registrations, makes models and colours. Description and number of people and dogs and whether they have been seen in fields.

 

Wildlife Crime:     WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

If you are aware of an incident or offence taking place there and then or shortly afterwards please dial 999. The above inbox will not be monitored 24/7 but it will provide you with a direct way to contact our Wildlife Crime Officers.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Your local Wildlife Crime Officers:

Name Area
Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead Breckland
Sgt Andy Tomlinson Breckland
PCSO Helen Maxwell Breckland
PC Ben Clark Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker Kings Lynn
PC Jim Squires South Norfolk
PS Richard Bedder Broadland
PC Jason Pegden North Norfolk
PC Stu Doe North Norfolk
DI Tom SMITH Norwich
PCSO Mac Cornaby Norwich

Have a Happy New Year from the Rural Crime Team

Hall Drive Drains Issue

At about 11.30 this morning Brian Winchester alerted me to the flooding of Hall Drive caused by a blocked drain by the village sign outside Craig Matless house and on the public highway, not in Hall drive. Have spoken to Anglian Water on 03457-145145 who promise to deal with it by 6pm today. Reference 54428271. There has been a call from a resident in Hall Drive already concerning the same issue and Anglian Water have already attended, and cleared a different drain. Happy new year…. Roger H

NDR Update

Here’s a special Christmas delivery for everyone that uses the roads around the north of Norwich: 7.5km of brand-new dual carriageway!

Yes, in spite of all that the weather threw at us a week ago, the next section of the NDR will be open on Thursday morning (21st), from the A140 Cromer Road to the A1151 Wroxham Road, The best part of five more miles.

Thanks for all the patience shown during all the work – most recently on the A140 Cromer Road. The opening of the next section of NDR will make life a lot easier there. It should also start to reduce traffic on Fifers Lane and Norwich ring road, although we need the last section through to Postwick and the A47 to feel the full benefit.

But with the 6km from Fakenham Road already open, anyone coming in that way for work at, say, Rackheath Industrial Estate will have had their daily journey completely transformed!

Here’s a link to the Transport Matters newsletter that has more information:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKNORFOLK/bulletins/1cd4f5d

 

Library Van Weds 27th Dec 2017

yes….. I know it’s not Christmas yet…. but this time next week we’re back to normal!

Our Library Van will be visiting Honingham on Wednesday 27th (day after Boxing Day) usual times and places for 15 mins – Fellowes Road at 0940 and The Pump at 10am. Soooooo if you’re still enjoying a few days off, come and visit our friendly Library van, books are stamped for 3 weeks (although as it’s the Library van they are extended to 6 weeks without charge) and they can be returned to any Library in Norfolk, you don’t have to return them to the van. Happy Reading 😊

Best Wishes to everyone, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year 🎄☃️📚📖

Proposed Review to Bus Subsidies Supported by Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council have recently announced proposals to review the amount of money they provide to bus subsidies.  This means it is likely some bus services will change or even stop.  Norfolk County Council have published a list of bus services potentially affected, of which the Konect 4 bus which serves Honingham, is one of them.  We urge all parishioners to complete the feedback form on the Norfolk County Council website and help us to try and protect this vital service to the village.

https://norfolk.citizenspace.com/consultation/bussubsidy/