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Website Accessibility Statement

The Mundford Parish Council website is partially compliant with accessibility standards.

The web pages are compliant, but some PDFs (such as those supplied by third parties) and posts published before September 2020 may not be compliant.

If you are unable to access content, please contact us for help.

If you have any problems using this website or wish to report any accessibility problems, please contact us. If you are not happy with the response that you receive, you can get help from the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

The website is maintained by the Parish Clerk, who has minimal technology expertise, with occasional voluntary external support.  The council recognises that there may be disabled residents who use the website, but it is not aimed at disabled users and does not offer any services especially for them. The council does not have the expertise to do a detailed check at this time and is working towards upgrading the website in the near future to improve the Accessibility for disable users for all new content. The update will exclude going back and updating older posts which are largely out of date.

SCAM ALERT

Scam Alert

Please look at this scam alert poster and advise your neighbours, friends, family and other community contacts that the Police will never telephone you and ask for your bank details, or ask you to withdraw money from your account and give to a courier.  Calls like this are a scam targeting our vulnerable members of our community.

A134 Tottenhill to Thetford, Local Safety Scheme

Norfolk County Council is undertaking a scheme which aims to improve road safety on the A134 between Tottenhill and Thetford.

The works will start on Monday 22 June 2020 and are planned to take 5 weeks to complete.

The works on the A134 between Tottenhill and Thetford will involve implementing two new 50mph speed limits, one on the Northwold bypass and the other on the section of road near Shouldham. We will also be putting in place raised ‘rumble’ lines at the edges of the road between Mundford and Thetford, and on the Stoke Ferry bypass, and improving road markings around a number of junctions along the route.

Due to the works involved, and to maintain a safe working environment and protect the public, the works will be completed under temporary traffic lights and will be in place 24 hours a day / 5 days a week while the work is underway. Localised mobile working will be used for all lining works.

Access to homes and businesses on all sections of road where the works are taking place will be maintained at all times, however there may be some short delays.

Access to properties within the works will be maintained for emergency services, and they will be informed that the road will be closed to through traffic so they will be able to plan accordingly. Please see attached plan highlighting areas of works.

The County Council thanks people for their patience while these road safety improvements are carried out.

The work which is estimated to cost £98,570 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

For Further Information

Lewis Ager, Project Technician, highways@norfolk.gov.uk

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/roadworks

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL (WATTON) TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER 2020 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984 SECTION 14(1)

ORDER prohibiting the use by vehicles of the A1075 Thetford Road from its junction with the U33387 Monkhams Drive for a distance of 123 metres southwards in the TOWN OF WATTON

1.         Save as provided in Article 2 of this Order and whereas the Norfolk County Council as Traffic Authority for the Administrative County of Norfolk is satisfied that:-

  • Anglian Water manhole repair works are required at the A1075 Thetford Road from its junction with the U33387 Monkhams Drive for a distance of 123 metres southwards in the TOWN OF WATTON (hereinafter referred to as the said road) and:

(ii)        that in consequence traffic over the said road should be prohibited with effect between 19:00 and 06:00 hours from 6th July 2020 to 7th July 2020 for the duration of the works expected to be about 1 night within the period.

2.         Nothing in Article 1 of this Order shall make it unlawful for a vehicle which requires access, to proceed to a final destination situated within the length of road specified in Article 1 of this Order.

3.         This Order has a maximum duration of 18 months and will be revoked upon completion of the works.  Where exceptional circumstances are encountered during the performance of the works specified in this Order the operational period of this Order may become extended to allow completion of the works after obtaining consent of the Secretary of State.

NOW THEREFORE the Norfolk County Council DO HEREBY ORDER, that with effect between 19:00 and 06:00 hours from 6th July 2020 to 7th July 2020 for the duration of the works the said road SHALL NOT BE USED by any class of vehicle.

Dated this2nd day of July 2020

Helen Edwards

Chief Legal Officer

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Throughout this difficult time, it’s natural to be feeling unsure, concerned about the future and cut off from others. We are here to help, offering support by telephone, video call, instant messaging and webinar.

We offer a range of courses, talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling for depression, interpersonal therapy and couples counselling, and access to online social events to help us feel connected. Our social events are based around the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ and range from quiz nights to gardening.  We also have a variety of regular online webinars which focus on ways to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Should you wish to talk to one of us directly, you can self-refer for a telephone assessment.  More information about this can be found here.  The Wellbeing Service is an NHS IAPT service which offers a range of psychological therapies to help and support people to manage stress, low mood and anxiety, whatever the cause. We aim to reduce the onset of these difficulties, prevent deterioration, and promote recovery by offering a range of flexible services tailored to meet specific needs. Our Peer Support Workers have lived experience of mental health and use this expertise to support your recovery journey.

Our service provides support to anyone age 16 or over.  For more information please visit our website www.wellbeingnands.co.uk or call: 0300 123 1503

Police – Test & Trace Scams

There are lots of reports across social media of Test & Trace scams.

Please remember, genuine texts, calls or emails from the NHS service won’t ask you for any personal details upfront.

You’ll be given a unique ID number to log in to the NHS Test and Trace website. The ONLY official web address for the NHS Test and Trace service is: https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/

Once you’ve logged in using your ID, you’ll be asked to enter some basic information about yourself including:

– Your name, date of birth and current address
– the names of the people you live with
– places you’ve recently visited
– names and contact details of people you were in touch with around 48 hours before you developed symptoms.

You won’t be asked to share this information upfront over a call or text, so if someone is asking you for it directly, they are a scammer.

Contact tracers will never:

❌ ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
❌ ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
❌ ask for any details about your bank account
❌ ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
❌ ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
❌ disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
❌ provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
❌ ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
❌ ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS Stay scam aware, and report any suspicious approaches to Norfolk Trading Standards via 0808 223 1133.