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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ST. LEONARDS STREET

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the St. Leonards Street from its junction with Crown Road for a distance of 100 metres westwards in the PARISH OF MUNDFORD because of mains laying.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 29th July 2019 to 2nd August 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 5 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: St. Leonards Street, Cranwich Road, Swaffham Road Roundabout, Swaffham Road, Crown Road.

Please click here for Road Traffic Order

Burglary in Brandon – Please Be Aware

Police are urging residents to be vigilant against cold calling rogue traders and to report any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood following an attempted distraction burglary in Brandon on Wednesday 26 June.
 
The incident took place between 11.35am and 4.10pm at a property in Saffron Close.

At approximately 2.40pm a male approached the door and asked the victim – a vulnerable woman aged her 70s – about carrying out some work to the trees but the male left.

Around an hour later, three males attended the address again and managed to gain access by either speaking to the victim at the door or by potentially damaging a garden gate.

One of the males then went upstairs to the property but nothing was taken.

The males then carried out some basic gardening work but they were disturbed when another person, who was known to the victim, turned up at the address. The males then ran off towards a nearby woodland at around 4pm.

The first male suspect is described as white, approximately aged in his early 20s, of a slim build, 5ft 7ins, with dark hair, a dark beard and he spoke with a foreign, possibly an Eastern European, accent. He was wearing a navy blue zip up sports jacket with a logo on and a black cap with the same. He was also wearing mid tone jeans and a burgundy t-shirt with a slogan relating to gardening services or similar on.

The second male suspect is described as white, aged his mid to late 20s, around 5ft 7ins, with a stocky build, fair hair and stubble. He was wearing a dark baseball cap turned backwards and wore a beige/sandy green t-shirt.

The third male suspect is described as white, around 25 to 30-years-old, 5ft 9ins, of a large build, with very short hair and a round face. He was a wearing a grey t-shirt

Police are urging members of the public to always ask for identification from any unexpected callers and not to let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they are.  Genuine callers won’t mind waiting whilst you make the appropriate checks to ensure they are legitimate.

Residents are also urged to keep an eye on their neighbours’ homes, particularly elderly neighbours who may be vulnerable to bogus callers or rogue traders.

For more crime prevention advice regarding cold callers, visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/coldcallers.pdf

Suffolk Constabulary has also joined forces with a home security company to help make properties in the county more secure. Residents may want to consider installing a Ring Video Doorbell device which can, via a motion sensor, capture footage of activity outside their property. At present a discount of £40 applies if the discount code NBSNHW40 is used to buy the Video Doorbell 2. Please visit www.ring.com for more details.

If you believe you have been a victim to a rogue cold caller, or if you have any information regarding the above incident, please contact West CID at Suffolk police by visiting www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update quoting reference 37/37115/19 or call Suffolk police on 101. Witnesses can also contact Janet Harris by emailing Janet.harris@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Wilton Bridge Maintenance Works

The next road closure will be a 24 hour continuous weekend closure between 20:00 Friday 7th June 2019 and 05:00 Monday 10th June 2019.

The works are currently on programme and on course to be completed within the 14 week construction programme by 17th June 2019. This is subject to any unforeseen circumstances or engineering difficulties which may arise to affect the sequence of works and overall programme.

Any further closure or project updates will be communicated to you.

Become a Local Councillor: Make a Difference!

We have one vacancy to fill.

If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of our community, please contact the Parish Clerk. You will be invited to attend our next Parish Council Meeting which is on June 6th at Mundford Cricket Club starting at 7.30 p.m. Note that the Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of every month.

Are you concerned about your local area?

Do you want to represent the views of local people?

Do you want to contribute your business or personal skills and expertise?

Are you passionate about services provided to your community? Then join the Parish Council.

B1112 Station Road, Lakenheath – Wilton Bridge maintenance works March – June 2019

Please find below a notice from Suffolk Highways regarding works to be completed in Lakenheath.

We will be carrying out major maintenance work to Witlon bridge located on the B1112, Station Road, Lakenheath. The work is planned to start on 25 March 2019 and will continue for 14 weeks. The majority of the work will be carried out Monday to Friday from 8am until 4pm each day. Noise will be kept to a minimum at all times. Traffic will be managed by a temporary single lane and two way traffic lights for the duration of the works (including weekends). A 30mph speed reduction will also be in place.

The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.

The following weekend road closures have been booked however, no more than four should be required:
• 29th March to 1st April 2019
• 3rd May to 6th May 2019
• 10th May to 13th May 2019
• 17th May to 20th May 2019
• 7th June to 10th June 2019
• 14th June to 17 June 2019
• 21st June to 24th June 2019

The closure dates and times are also subject to change. Access to all properties and businesses will be maintained for the duration of the works. Pedestrian access will not be available whilst the road closures are in place.

During the periods of road closures, traffic will be diverted via a sign-indicated route.
Please see the information over the page for more details of how access to your property will be affected by the works, as well as other frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on: 0345 606 6171.

Once we have completed the works, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments to complete a short survey at www.suffolk.gov.uk/suffolk-highways-survey. Your answers will help us improve our service in the future.
Yours faithfully,
Suffolk Highways

Weeting Crematorium Planning Application

Mundford Parish Council was informed recently by a resident of Weeting that the potential new crematorium may have around 800 funerals a year in Weeting generating 27-32 vehicles per service. A transport plan was drawn up and they have advised that the traffic is likely to come through Mundford. Please refer to link below for full details of the application:

http://planning.breckland.gov.uk/OcellaWeb/planningDetails?reference=3SO/2018/0003/SCO&from=planningSearch

THE WEETING PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON THURSDAY 21ST MARCH WILL START AT 6.30 PM THIS IS TO ALLOW TIME FOR ANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS AND COMMENTS REGARDING THE PLANNING APPLICATION THAT HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR THE CREMATORIUM IN WEETING.

Parish Council Elections 2019

Mundford Parish Council would like to invite any resident of Mundford who really cares about their local community to stand in the local elections on Thursday 2ndMay 2019.

BECOMING A LOCAL COUNCILLOR

As a local councillor, you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Local councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve.

Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally

Can I stand?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

•    A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

•    18 years of age or older

•    Live in an area that is served by a local council

How can I get involved?

Contact Mrs Sam King, Mundford Parish Clerk at the following email address: info@mundfordparishcouncil.co.uk or call on 01842 879152.  Notice of Election goes up 18th March 2019.  The deadline for Nomination Papers to be delivered in person to the Electoral Services team at Breckland Council is 4.00 pm on Wednesday 3rdApril 2019.

To find out more, visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections