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Great British Clean Up – Saturday 5th June 21

Calling all Crimplesham residents  ‘ The Great British Spring Clean Up ‘ commences 28th May and ceases 13 Jun 21.  I, Cllr Gary Dodds, would like to lead a team on Sat 5th Jun to clean up our lovely village of any rubbish lying around. This will enable the village to come together to make a difference. I understand that COVID regulations will still be in place so I will ensure that correct social distancing will be adhered to. A full Risk Assessment has been completed to enable the safety of all participants. Closer to the event I will announce the meeting time and place. Any questions or concerns please call me on 07399 145229 or email me at [email protected].

NCC – COVID Info update

1 Mar 21 – NCC Briefing note on everything you need to know

Covid-19 vaccination programme Translations and Easy Read

23 Feb 21 –

The Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group has set up a page on their website where they have put local information that has been translated by Translate Plus into the languages we have been told are local priorities.  The page also contains other translated / multi-language resources we have found regarding the Covid-19 vaccination programme: https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/17-coronavirus/236-covid-related-documents-translated

Easy Read – also available on their website is an easy read page which contains local and national resources. https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-programme/2-uncategorised/219-easy-read-information-for-the-covid-19-vaccination-programme

COVID 19 Update

22 Feb 21 – Updates for Cllrs and Parish Council

CENSUS 2021 FAQ

Census FAQ

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

NOTICE

 Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

The Parish Council currently has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor to bring the Council up to their allowed number of seven.

If you would be interested in joining the Parish Council, or would like further information on being a Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk on the details below before

Friday 6th March 2021:

The Clerk: Mr Mike Inder

Phone: 07932088784

Email:   [email protected]

        Post:            4 Lime Close, Marham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9HN

Voting safely at elections in May

Voting safely at elections in May

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at both Police Crime & Commissioner and Norfolk County Council elections.

Even though elections are not until May, we’re already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote.

There are a number of ways to have your say – you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote.

Lorraine Gore, Local Returning Officer for King’s Lynn & West Norfolk said: “Elections are very important – they are an opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

“Preparing for an election at any time is resource intensive, preparing for an election during a pandemic is a whole different challenge.  The elections scheduled for 6 May 2021 are still scheduled to go ahead.   We are planning for these elections now so that, however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely. We will be putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station but you also have the option to apply to vote by post or by proxy.”

Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission said: “The choice on how to vote at May’s elections is yours – you can have your say in person, by post or by proxy.

“If you’re thinking about voting by post, you can apply now. This will make sure your application is processed early, and your postal vote can be sent to you more quickly. It’s easy to apply and you can find out how by visiting the Electoral Commission website.

“You need to be registered to vote in order to have a say at the elections – the easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Flooding Information and Reporting

Residents, in the midst of one of the wettest winters for a long time we face another heavy downpour and the land and drainage system is already saturated and at capacity.

It is important that you take your own preventative precautions to protect your property, covering airbricks, house drains creating barriers at susceptible doorways, raising perishable items from floor level and consider moving valuables upstairs etc. Sandbags are pretty poor and authorities no longer issue them, they advise instead that you consider buying modern solutions that are relatively cheap, easier to deploy in a hurry and easy to recovery and dispose of afterwards, for eg https://www.homestratosphere.com/alternatives-sandbags-flooding/

You might also consider ensuring you have adequate supplies of food, prescriptions and bottled water should you be cut off for a couple of days. We are not suggesting hoarding or adopting a Cold War shelter mentality nor seeking to over react but a few simple precautions and proactive measures could save much heartache.

Land owners also have responsibilities known as Riparian Rights, this often comes a surprise to landowners and keeping drains and pipes clear of debris and silt to ensure that water can flow freely is key to being a good neighbour.

Whilst Crimplesham sits outside of the major flood risk areas in the region there is a real risk of surface water flooding in low lying areas of the village. Contrary to a lot of peoples belief there is no real immediate help at hand and the authorities will be prioritising situations where there is risk to life, followed by flooding of properties. Roads, ditches and gardens will not be attended to but nevertheless reporting remains crucial to ensure they are tended to when the situation permits and to build a picture to provide the Parish Council with information to base any future plans for local initiatives that may be required or to escalate to higher authorities. Climate Change or just a weather cycle, the situation doesn’t look like getting better any time soon.

So please report to the appropriate agencies, registering to receive updates and a registration number, which you can forward to the Clerk to collate and follow up.

Reporting:

Surface Flooding of property Norfolk County Council https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/safety/floods/report-a-flood
Blocked Road Gullies and surface flooding Norfolk County Council

0344 800 8020

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/report-a-problem

Sewage Problems Anglian Water 08457 145145
Help with a Flooded Property Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service 999 if an emergency*
Help with Evacuation Police 101 or 999 if an emergency*
Pollution Environment Agency 0800 807060
Checking Electricity Supply UK Network Power 105
Suspect Gas supplies National Grid 0800 111999
Checking suspect water supplies Anglian Water 03457 145145
Clearing Up Assistance Borough Council 01553 616200 or 616601 out of hours #

* During the COVID-19 pandemic the emergency services are being utilised to assist the NHS and due to the restrictions will only respond if there is a risk to life.

#The Borough Council have many staff diverted to assisting the NHS for COVID-19 in non-clinical roles and track and trace and so are unable to respond as quickly as they might ordinarily.

Norfolk Police – Scheme to help victims of domestic abuse access help is rolled out across Norfolk

Scheme to help victims of domestic abuse access help is rolled out across Norfolk

Victims of domestic abuse are being urged to use the code ‘Ask Ani’ at a number of pharmacies across Norfolk by the police, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, councils and health organisations to enable them to get access to help.

The Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) scheme was launched by the Home Office earlier this month to allow those suffering from abuse to discreetly signal they need help and support at a time where many victims are isolated at home with little opportunity to go out and access services.

The scheme has so far been adopted by all 2,300 Boots stores across the UK and includes stores across Norfolk (see full current list attached) and is growing in momentum with independent pharmacies signing up.

The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Group in Norfolk (DASVG), which involves Norfolk Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN), councils and health organisations, is encouraging anyone who may be struggling to access support during lockdown to Ask for Ani – pronounced Annie – at participating pharmacies.

Gavin Thompson, Chair of the DASVG, said: “Home should be a place where people feel the safest particularly in the current climate.

“However, we know the lockdown restrictions caused by the pandemic can be very difficult for those affected by domestic abuse.

“It is vital we do all we can to ensure those who need immediate help and support are able to access it in a way which doesn’t put them at further risk.

“We welcome the introduction of this scheme and hope as many pharmacies as possible across Norfolk will take part – we must do all we can to protect those for whom home is not a safe space.”

Andy Coller, head of safeguarding for Norfolk Constabulary and Vice-Chair of the DASVG, said that the police are prepared for the Ask Ani calls coming in through the pharmacy network.

He added: “Throughout the pandemic we have worked with partners to reach out to victims of domestic abuse and have promoted various ways to get in touch with support services. Ask Ani provides another opportunity for victims of this terrible crime to seek help.”

Participating pharmacies of the scheme, which went live on January 14, will be displaying Ask Ani posters in their windows. When someone uses the code words, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can speak freely and contact the police or get access to support services or a domestic abuse helpline.

The Ask for ANI scheme is part of the national #YouAreNotAlone campaign, launched by the government, and supports local partnership campaigns, such as the See Something, Hear Something, Say Something initiative launched by partners in Norfolk, to help those affected by abuse to get help during lockdown. As part of the campaign the DASVG funded the roll out of 300,000 stickers for pharmacy prescription bags to signpost victims of abuse to help and support.

To find out more:

You can visit the Home Office website: www.GOV.UK/domestic-abuse.

For information on how to adopt the Ask for ANI scheme, go to: www.gov.uk/homeoffice/pharmacy-codeword-scheme.

Ask for ANI is available at Boots pharmacies across the county. Please visit the Boots website to find your nearest store.

 How to get help:
If you need to speak to someone about domestic abuse then please call 999 in an emergency or to make a report to police, call 101.
Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care offer a 24hr support line for immediate emotional and practical support for all victims of crime. Call 0300 303 3706.
For more information on help numbers for organisations and charities that can offer tailored DA support visit the Norfolk Police , Norfolk County Council or OPCCN websites for more help.

Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Notice of Vacancy - Crimplesham PC