Parish Councillor Vacancy
Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Council are looking to co-opt a new Parish Councillor to fill a vacancy, representing Scratby Ward. If you are looking to do something positive and rewarding for your community, and want to help shape the future of your village, then the Parish Council would love to hear from you.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parish Council you:
- must be 18 years of age or over;
- must have lived in the Parish or within three miles of the boundary for 12 months, or be a local government elector of the parish;
- need to be available to attend the Parish Council Committee meetings held on the second Monday (evening) of each month.
If you are interested in applying, please send your full details and covering letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable for the role to the Parish Clerk.
The closing date is Friday 3rd November 2017.
Martham Parish Clerk Vacancy
Would you be interested in the job of Parish Clerk for Martham Parish Council?
If so, please see the job vacancy below.
Closing date: 12pm on Monday 16th March 2017.
NOTICE: Scratby Public Toilets
The public toilets located on Rottenstone Lane, Scratby will now be closed for the winter.
However, they will be open for use during the October 2017 and February 2018 school half terms.
Scratby Ward Casual Vacancy
Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Parish Councillor for the Parish of Ormesby St Margaret (Scratby Ward).
Added 24/09/2017 (Displayed on Parish Notice Boards from 18/09/2017)
Join the Community Speed Watch – Volunteers Wanted
Would you like to volunteer for Ormesby and Scratby Community Speed Watch?
What is Community Speed Watch? The scheme involves local residents partaking in speed reduction activity; speed monitoring is carried out by trained volunteers from the community, with follow-up work on education and enforcement by Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership, Norfolk Police and the Local Authority.
Full training and equipment is provided. So if you feel you would like to get involved please pass on your name, address, telephone number, and email address to the Parish Clerk at email@example.com
Neighbourhood Watch & Community Speed Watch
At the next Parish Council Meeting, being held at 7pm in All Saints Parish Hall on Monday 11th September 2017, the council are pleased to welcome PC Gardiner and Inspector Hewitt. They will be discussing neighbourhood watch and community speed watch.
All parishioners are very welcome to attend.
SNAP Meeting Invitation
Please be aware the Caister Costal Villages & Rural Flegg Villages ‘Safer Neighbourhoods Action Priority’ meeting is arranged for Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 19:00 hrs. It is being held at The Community Centre, Playing Field Lane, Martham, NR29 4SP.
This is a public meeting where local policing issues and priorities are discussed and prioritised with local officers and local residents.
Do you enjoy singing but don’t feel that you would be good enough to join a group, or maybe the thought of an audition worries you.
Well you don’t have to worry about any of that with us.
Soundwaves Community Singers are an enthusiastic singing-for-fun group who meet 7pm every Thursday at Hemsby Sports Pavilion. We believe everyone can hold a tune and singing is not only good for your health, but fun to be enjoyed by all. There are no auditions.
We charge £5 a month to cover the hire of the hall.
Come along and join us, we’re a friendly group of mixed ages.
Call Sarah on 07808 704960 for a chat if you’re interested, or check out the website http://www.soundwaves-singers.org
New free arranged walks in Ormesby St Margaret, please see:
Faulty Street Lights
To report a streetlight not working check the number on the column. If this number ends in ‘R’ it is a Great Yarmouth Borough Council streetlight and any fault can be reported directly on 01493 742194 or on the website for Gt Yarmouth Borough Council.
For up to date times please see: mobile-library-times
Local Member Protocol – Trading Standards – New Avian Influenza Measures
As members may already be aware, overnight the Secretary of State approved an order to make the whole of England an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone for the next 30 days, in order to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Influenza in Europe.
Outbreaks of a highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in poultry and wild birds in several countries in Europe. No cases have been found in the UK and this Order is a precautionary measure to help prevent potential infection from wild birds. Poultry keepers are being urged to reinforce biosecurity measures at their premises.
This Prevention Zone introduces mandatory enhanced biosecurity measures and requires the immediate housing of poultry, or where this is not practical, their separation from wild birds. Other captive birds should also be kept separate from wild birds. Keepers should also ensure that poultry and other captive birds are provided with feed and water that is not accessible to wild birds. A link to a copy of the order and the information regarding the latest situation can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu#prevention-zone
Public Health England advises that the threat to human health remains very low.
As this note was being issued we should also make you aware that the Welsh and Scottish Governments have also declared prevention zones across Wales and Scotland. Details can been seen at the respective links below: