• Burial Ground committee Agenda 28 September 2023

    Burial Ground Agenda 28th September 2023.doc
  • Burial Ground Committee Meeting 20 July 2023

  • “Strawberry fields” planning meeting 19/04/2023

    On 19th of April Parish Councilors Nathan, Wendt, Holley and Freeman, with Cllr Freeman also as Ward Councillor, attended the Development Control Meeting at Great Yarmouth Town Hall in respect of the Strawberry Fields development on Scratby Road. Cllr Freeman spoke on as Ward councillor and Cllr Nathan spoke on behalf of the Parish. Both Councillors raised a number of concerns relating to this project which voiced the concerns of parishioners and highlighted potential deviation from agreed development policy including GYBC Local Plan 2. The outcome was a deferment of the project due to a number of technical and policy issues. The Parish will continue to monitor this project and whatever plan comes back to Development Control. The Parish Council urges parishioners to continue to supply their views directly to GYBC planning department in the meantime.
    Ref : 06/22/0546/F

    The following defibrillators have now gone live on the circuit website and are available 24 hours a day.
    The Village Center Station Road Ormesby
    The Edgar Tennant Recreation Ground Station Road Ormesby
    Green Farm Caravan Park Beach Road Scratby
    Toilets Rottenstone Lane Scratby
  • Letter to residents from Great Yarmouth Borough Council

    Dear Resident,

    Coronavirus – Your Councils’ support

    We are writing to you to keep you informed of the actions that are being taken both nationally and locally to contain and ultimately defeat the COVID-19 Pandemic, and to reinforce the actions that we need you to take to help us in doing this.

    Norfolk’s Councils have been working with community, voluntary sector and other public sector organisations in the county to prepare for when a situation like this might arise, while making sure they provide support to those who need it in our communities. We now also need every one of our residents to act and help protect themselves and others.

    We ask that you please read through the whole of this letter, which offers practical advice and directs you to key support packages if you are struggling at this time.


    Support for the Vulnerable:

    The Government announced that it would be stepping-up to directly support about 1.5m people identified as vulnerable in communities across the country. Some people will already have received letters from the NHS asking them to contact a national helpline so support can be arranged. It is essential that we shield these people from the virus. As a county, we are aware this list will not identify all people in our communities that need assistance.

    Therefore, if you are classed as either vulnerable (see Government advice on vulnerability) or are in need of support, either now or in the coming weeks, please contact our designated phone line on 0344 8008020 or visit Norfolk.gov.uk. This line will be open from Monday (30th March 2020), operating Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.


    Our community volunteers, local charities and council staff stand by to assist you. We ask that if you are able to volunteer some of your time to assist others in your community, we really need your help. If you are a business and can help with services, vehicles or other resources, we would love to hear from you, as together we really can make a difference. Individuals who want to volunteer should visit www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk  and businesses should email [email protected]

    Financial Help:

    The Government has provided a Hardship Fund to help people. If you are in need of this support, visit your local council website and follow the advice. Please do not visit your council offices, you will be able to access the information and ask for assistance either online or by phone.

    As part of the Norfolk Councils’ response, Great Yarmouth Borough Council has set-up a helpline for residents needing Council Tax advice and financial help. The number to call is 0808 1962236 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Help for Businesses:

    If you are a business in need of help, please visit the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership website www.newanglia.co.uk/free-support-for-your-business-during-coronavirus/

    Great Yarmouth Borough Council has also set up a help line offering business support. The number to call is 0808 1962240 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Help whilst Self Isolating:

    For those who are self-isolating and cannot access help to get supplies delivered, Great Yarmouth Borough Council has set up a help line to offer community support in accessing essential items. The number to call is 0808 1962238 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


    Finally, working with the Norfolk Community Foundation, we have launched a Norfolk Appeal Fund, which will be directed to charities on the front line of caring for people across the county. This fund will help us to support the people in our county who need it and is critical to our collective response. If you are able to support those in need in Norfolk, you can either go online to www.norfolkfoundation.com/giving-philanthropy/covid19communityresponsefund/ or through the post to: Covid-19 Response, Norfolk, Community Foundation, St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR31TN. Cheques should be made out to Norfolk Community Foundation.

     Government Directive:

    It is essential that we take the direction given by the Prime Minister and stay at home.

    The advice was clearleave home only for:

    Shopping for basic necessities.

    One form of exercise a day (on your own or in household groups).

    Any medical need/care or to care for the vulnerable.

    Travelling to and from work, only if absolutely necessary

    Public Health Advice:

    Norfolk was one of the last counties in the country to have confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, but this should not give us any false assurance. We like the rest of the country have a rapidly escalating situation that requires us all to act and act now. We need to take the advice to stay at home – the virus does not spread itself, we spread it and we need to stop.

    For updates, visit your local council website. www.norfolk.gov.uk  or www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk

    Sheila Oxtoby                                      Carl Smith

    Chief Executive Officer         

  • Community Resilience Plan

    CRP version 4 as amended following review

    Please see a new reference document in Parish Council Services for use in emergencies.

  • Ormesby Village Centre

    The Village Centre  Station Road, Ormesby St Margaret is available for parties and meetings.  Please phone the booking Clerk on 07490 688305 for details.

  • Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Walks

    To download a leaflet of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Walks (signed walks ranging from 1.5 to 6 miles) please click on the link below:

    Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby Parish Walks


  • How to Report Faulty Street Lights in the Parish

    From November 1st  2018 all street lights will be maintained by GYNORSE.  A faulty light can be reported using the contact details below.

    Email [email protected]

    Telephone 08082 644444

    If there are no identification marks on the street light please give details of the location with as much information as possible.

    If at a dangerous junction please indicate this on the email or when you call.

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