Mundesley-on-Sea Parish Council News

Santa Clause is coming to town…………………………………………………..

Santa Claus will be coming to Mundesley on the 19TH December from 5pm. He will be visiting through the roads in Mundesley. So if you hear the music, come to your front door to receive a gift from one of Santas helpers. HO HO HO

Santas visit to Mundesley

Stick to Tier 2 restrictions to Protect Norfolk

NEWS RELEASE

10 December 2020

Stick to Tier 2 restrictions to Protect Norfolk
 

Public health, local government, health services and blue light officials across Norfolk have urged people not to be complacent, remember the tier two guidelines and continue to work together to help stop the spread of coronavirus during this festive season.

Following the second national lockdown, infections have been plateauing across the county but there are signs that they may be beginning to rise again. The hope provided by the beginning of the vaccination programme has raised optimism but the surge prior to lockdown should remind everyone that people must not become too relaxed in many areas of their daily life.  Everyone wants to enjoy Christmas but the best way for everyone to do that safely is to stick to the Tier 2 guidelines and for people to support businesses in a responsible way.

Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health for Norfolk, warned: “Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health for Norfolk, warned: “The lock down has brought some benefit to the figures in Norfolk and they have returned to those now similar to pre lockdown levels.  This is good progress but we are at a pivotal moment for the county on where we go next in our fight against the virus.

“I’m concerned that people might feel they are keeping to the rules, but that they might be following Tier 1 restrictions, not Tier 2.

“The greatest risk for the spread of infection is mixing between households and I worry that people are meeting up in groups of six in homes and in shops and restaurants.  In tier 2 households cannot mix in restaurants, and pubs and bars must close unless they are operating as restaurant.

“We all want to support our local businesses, to comply with the Tier 2 rules, as the rules that are there to keep us all safe. The best support we can give to these businesses is to keep to the guidelines when we visit, so they as a business can confidently meet the Covid guidelines.   I know that many people, businesses and organisations have found it tough over the last few months but the restrictions are there to stop the virus from spreading. The measures are in place to protect everyone and we must remember this. Only by working together can we protect Norfolk.”

The seven-day incidence of the virus in Norfolk for the week to December 4 was 99 per 100,000, up from 94 the previous week.

There are currently 226 people being treated in hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney, up from 182 the previous week.

Cllr Andrew Proctor, Chair of the Local Engagement Board and Leader of Norfolk County Council, said:  “This has been a week of hope in Norfolk, as we’ve seen the first vaccinations taking place to much celebration. I’m sure the people of Norfolk are hugely grateful for the efforts of local NHS and social care staff who are working so hard to get the vaccine to the most vulnerable.

“Sadly, we are by no means at the end of this pandemic though. The people of Norfolk have worked so hard to protect each other and we have to keep going and not get complacent.

“Christmas is fast approaching, and rules will be relaxed for five days, so we need to think about our actions now so that we can reduce the risk as much as possible over the festive period.  Do not forget that regardless of this relaxation, the Tier Rules – currently Tier 2 – still apply.

“Please do keep supporting our local businesses and enjoying the build up to Christmas but do this in a safe way – keep making space, observe social distancing, cleaning your hands and wearing a mask”.  We can still celebrate but we need to do it differently this year.

As a result of reports and feedback, this Friday (11 December 2020) between 5pm and 9pm, local authority Environmental Health Officers, Covid support staff and neighbourhood police officers, will be making visits to a number of venues in each district, to offer additional advice and guidance and make their expectations clear around the restrictions. They will be looking to engage, explain and encourage people to adhere to the guidelines but where this fails they may take enforcement action where it is proportionate to do so.

Tom McCabe, Chair of the Strategic Coordination Group at Norfolk Resilience Forum, said: “The vast majority of our local businesses and shops are playing their part and following the guidelines to keep their customers and staff safe.

“However, there are some exceptions and we need everybody to embrace the new Tier rules and to support the proprietors and alongside our colleagues from policing, we will be making visits to ensure they understand the rules. After many months of tackling this pandemic, we know there can be no excuses for not being Covid secure. We must not put out our local businesses at risk with our behaviours as the next tier announcement comes next week.

“I want to emphasise that the majority of our local businesses and shops are  following the guidelines and we thank them and the people of Norfolk for their efforts.”

ENDS

District statistics

Rates per 100,000 for the week to December 4 (previous week in brackets):

  • Breckland: 72 (62)
  • Broadland: 102 (125)
  • Great Yarmouth: 126 (86)
  • King’s Lynn and West Norfolk: 93 (86)
  • North Norfolk: 70 (85)
  • Norwich: 122 (122)
  • South Norfolk: 111 (99)

 

Outbreaks

  • Care providers:  60 (55)
  • Businesses: 28 (26)
  • Education: 34 (25)

For political comment
For details of cabinet members, committee chairs and agendas, please see: www.norfolk.gov.uk/cabinetandchairs
Group leaders’ and councillors’ contact details are available at: www.norfolk.gov.uk/countycouncillors

For further information please contact:
Communications Team at Norfolk County Council
Tel: 01603 228888
Email: pressoffice@norfolk.gov.uk

 

News from the Norfolk Coast Partnership – New farm scheme

The Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM), is a new grant system for farmers which will in time replace Countryside Stewardship. This means that farmers will not be paid according to how much land they own but for delivering beneficial outcomes including: clean air and water, thriving plants and wildlife, protection from environmental hazards, and enhanced beauty in our landscapes. Heritage, engagement with the landscape, and reduction and adaptation to climate change are also important elements as we look to the future.

This is great news for the environment and for farmers who will be more supported financially to deliver benefits. The schemes will start in 2024 and protected landscapes including AONBs will begin to engage with farmers to support their participation in the ELM scheme from early next year. We’ve already been in discussions with Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and the Broads National Park over possible collaboration work here in East Anglia. We are looking forward to working even more closely with local farmers in the AONB and to help facilitate positive change for our landscape, wildlife and people.

For further information go to the website link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-environmental-land-management-scheme-an-overview or contact Gemma Clark in our AONB team on gemma.clark@norfolk.gov.uk

Bereavement during the pandemic support group

Here at Norfolk and Waveney Mind we have the privilege to be able to provide a Complex Bereavement Service called the Cove Project.

This service can provide support for anyone over the age of 18 who has been bereaved during the pandemic. The bereavement does not have to be COVID-19 related.

We will be facilitating a new 8 week group from 12th January, with ongoing groups throughout the year. This will be held in a Norwich city centre location in a COVID-19 safe environment. If you feel that someone may benefit from some face to face contact please do get in touch.

We also provide 1:1 support services.

 

Pandemic Beratements Project.

Mundesleys’ Festive Guide

Mundesley Parish Council has put together a guide to help local businesses. This guide was free for people to advertise in and free to all residents in the village. Hard copies will be delivered to the houses in the village by Mundesley Care Volunteers and will be available in the local shops.

Mundesley Festive Guide

Temporary closure of Mill Street in the Parish of Gimingham – Openreach cabling works (my ref NTRO3575)

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C295 Mill Street from a point 111 metres north of its junction with the U14296 School Lane for a distance of 30 metres northwards in the PARISH OF GIMINGHAM because of Openreach cabling works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 hours on 14th December 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be 6 hours within the period.

Alternative route is via: Mill Street, Slaughter Road, Gimingham Road, Mundesley Road, Cromer Road, High Street, Trunch Road, Church Street (Trimingham, Gimingham, Trunch, Mundesley).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 11th day of December 2020

Helen Edwards
Chief Legal Officer

County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH

 

Temporary closure of Mill Street in the Parish of Gimingham - Openreach cabling works (my ref NTRO3575) MAP

 

 

Temporary closure of Knapton Road in the Parish of Knapton – UK Power pole replacement works (my ref NTRO3576)

 

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

(KNAPTON)

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER 2020

Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 Section 14(1)

 ORDER prohibiting the use by vehicles of the B1145 Knapton Road from a point 387 metres north of its junction with the U19688 Swafield Lane for a distance of 200 metres northwards in the PARISH OF KNAPTON

  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:-
  • UK power pole replacement works are required at the B1145 Knapton Road from a point 387 metres north of its junction with the U19688 Swafield Lane for a distance of 200 metres northwards in the PARISH OF KNAPTON (hereinafter referred to as the said road) and:

(ii)        that in consequence traffic over the said road should be prohibited with effect between 09:00 and 15:00 hours on 16th December 2020 for the duration of the works expected to be about 6 hours within the period.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 09:00 and 15:00 hours on 16th December 2020 for the duration of the works the said road SHALL NOT BE USED by any class of vehicle.

Dated this 10th day of December 2020

Helen Edwards

Chief Legal Officer

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL (KNAPTON) TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER 2020 ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984 SECTION 14(1) ORDER prohibiting the use by vehicles of the B1145 Knapton Road from a point 387 metres north of its junction with the U19688 Swafield Lane for a distance of 200 metres northwards in the PARISH OF KNAPTON 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:- (i) UK power pole replacement works are required at the B1145 Knapton Road from a point 387 metres north of its junction with the U19688 Swafield Lane for a distance of 200 metres northwards in the PARISH OF KNAPTON (hereinafter referred to as the said road) and: (ii) that in consequence traffic over the said road should be prohibited with effect between 09:00 and 15:00 hours on 16th December 2020 for the duration of the works expected to be about 6 hours 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 09:00 and 15:00 hours on 16th December 2020 for the duration of the works the said road SHALL NOT BE USED by any class of vehicle. Dated this 10th day of December 2020 Helen Edwards Chief Legal Officer County Hall Martineau Lane Norwich NR1 2DH MAP

Letters to Santa

Write a letter to Santa, post it in the special post boxes at Mundesley School or Norfolk Needle Craft, and receive a letter from Santa himself.

Letters to Santa Poster

New Covid Tier System from 2nd December 2020

COVID-19_Tier_1_Medium_Poster

New COVID Medium Tier from 2nd December 2020

COVID-19_Tier_2_High_Poster New COVID High Tier from 2nd December 2020

COVID-19_Tier_3_Very_High_Poster New COVID Very High Tier from 2nd December 2020

Waste Saving Tips for Christmas

 

Reuse and Recycling in Norfolk

 

Norfolk currently recycles 43.4% of its waste through recycling centres, recycling bin collections and community recycling schemes.  However, there is still over 200,000 tonnes of waste generated by households in Norfolk that is not recycled. Find out more about what happens to your waste and recycling. The articles below are full of ideas to improve recycling and reuse in your community and tips to share with your residents.

Claim recycling credits for your community

Over 450 community groups in Norfolk, including 84 parish councils, claim recycling credits for recycling banks and schemes they operate in their own community. Norfolk County Council pays recycling credits at the rate of £62.17 per tonne of waste recycled. Together groups recycle an impressive 3000 tonnes of waste each year raising £180,000. Find how to start or expand your community recycling scheme and register to claim recycling credits here.

 

Promote reuse and repair in your local area

  • Reuse shops are expanding across the county with 5 new shops opening in 2019 bringing the total to 14 reuse shops based at Recycling Centres in Norfolk. Reuse shops sell a wide range of second-hand items at car boot sale prices. Find your nearest reuse shop and dig out a bargain! (Shops are temporarily closed due to the second national lockdown.)
  • Community “give and take” reuse events have proved popular giving people the opportunity to reuse unwanted items and pick up fantastic reused goods. Find out how to plan your reuse event for the future when national restrictions permit.
  • Promote your local Repair, Reuse and Recycling options with Bin Genie. Norfolk has a large network of recycling, reuse and repair facilities including charity shops and recycling banks. To find your most convenient and environmentally friendly option use our recycling locator Bin Genie.

 

Christmas recycling top tips

Did you know, we throw away around 30% more rubbish at Christmas? The good news is, there are lots of things we can all do to help to reduce this:

  • Take the Scrunch Test and scrunch your wrapping paper in your hand. If it stays scrunched, it can go in your recycling bin but if it bounces back, it may contain plastic film which can’t be recycled and needs to go in the rubbish bin. If wrapping paper has glitter on it or lots of tape in cannot be recycled.
  • Christmas cards with no glitter on can also be recycled. Why not reuse glittery cards to make present tags or bunting. Check the full list of what can and can’t go in your recycling bin here
  • Christmas trees, Christmas lights, electrical items and batteries can all be recycled at recycling centres free of charge. Check the full list of what you can take to Norfolk’s 20 Recycling Centres.
  • Find the latest seasonal leftover recipe ideas, and tips on cutting down on food waste at the food savvy website. Top tip – “Many Christmas leftovers can be frozen including hard cheeses, milk, and bread”.

·         Compost your sprout peelings, along with other festive fruit and veg, see the latest composting offers and advice here.

Family activities and poster competition time

Download the Christmas recycling activity sheet aimed at children and their families. By completing the challenges, families can pick up lots of top tips about how to waste less over this festive period.

Win an eco-hamper and craft goodies by creating an eye-catching poster with a ‘top tip’ that will help others to waste less and recycle more this Christmas.

Closing date: 14th December 2020. Open to all Norfolk residents. Please email a photo/copy of your entry to waste.managment@norfolk.gov.uk and see terms & conditions here.

 

Recycling Centres Update

Norfolk’s Recycling Centre’s will remain open during the national lockdown starting on November 5th with social distancing measures in place. However, the Reuse Shops based at Recycling Centres will temporarily close. Please see the latest update on the Recycling Centre service during the Corona Virus Pandemic here.

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