Brown bin route optimisation

Next week we will be writing to our Garden Waste customers to let them know that the day we empty their garden waste bin may be changing.

Our garden waste service has become so popular, we have 25,000 customers, that we are now having to redesign the routes to enable us to accept new customers onto the scheme.  We will be informing our customers whether or not their day is changing, and if it is, what their new day will be.

The day we empty black and green bins is not changing.  Also, just to make you aware, we will not be accepting new Garden Waste customers between 19 October and 7 January 2019. This period does include the two weeks, over Christmas, when we traditionally do not offer the service.


Remembrance Sunday in Woodton 2018

This year Remembrance Sunday will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. To mark this significant time in the life of our village and nation we warmly invite you and your organisation to an Act of Remembrance at Woodton Village War Memorial inside All Saint’s Church, Woodton on Sunday 11th November 2018 at 9.30am.  Further details attached – Remembrance Sunday Flyer



Fly tipping: Paying someone to take your waste

If you are asking anyone other than your District Council to collect any waste from your home:

– Ask to see their waste carrier licence issued by the Environment Agency. Anyone removing waste from your property must have a licence.

– Ask what is going to happen to your waste. You have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent someone dumping your waste unlawfully. A legitimate, professional waste carrier should not object to these questions.

– Record the vehicle registration numbers of any vehicle used by a private waste carrier to take your waste away. If waste is found dumped illegally and traced back to you investigators will be able to trace the registration.

– Ask for a proper invoice and receipt. Residents have ended up paying again to have their fly tipped waste removed and disposed of correctly.

We need the help of our communities to stop fly tipping.

USAF – RAF Lakenheath

The USAF at RAF Lakenheath will be conducting a full readiness exercise from 0600 on Monday 1 Oct to 05.00 on Wednesday 3 October.

This will involve aircraft from the base flying almost 24 hours a day for the duration of the exercise. The planes have been cleared to they fly below 1000 feet which will mean a lot of noise across the district.

Emergency Road Closure on High Green in the Parish of Brooke due to burst water main

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to a burst water main the use by vehicles of the C203 High Green from a distance 300 metres northeast of its junction with C371 Woodton Road for a distance of 30 metres north eastwards in the PARISH OF BROOKE will be temporarily prohibited from 20th September 2018 to 26th September 2018 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 7 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Alternative route is via: High Green, B1332 Norwich Road, B1527Church Road, Shotesham Road, Woodton Road (Kirstead, Shotesham, Brooke, Woodton).

Further details attached – Brooke STRO2059 Emergency (1)


Royal Mail – Combating Scam Mail

Royal Mail is committed to doing all we can to protect our customers from scam mail.  In 2016 Royal Mail introduced a series of additional measures to reduce the impact on our customers.  This includes the introduction of a new industry-wide code of practice for dealing with scam mail as well as a new clause in Royal Mail’s bulk contracts.  We are working with other postal operators in the UK and around the world to share intelligence and take steps to prevent it entering the UK.

We are continuing to work with our postmen and women across the UK who are the eyes and ears in the local community, industry partners and law enforcement agencies including National Trading Standards to tackle this issue more vigorously.

Please see attached poster that publicises the various ways to report scam mail. –  Scam Mail Poster

9pm Routine

Could you please spread the message wide and far about our ‘9pm Routine’ – simply set a daily alarm reminder on a watch, mobile phone / tablet device to remind you to check your cars, sheds, doors, windows etc are locked. This started from a police pilot that began in Florida, which was incredibly successful.

Hopefully it will lead to a reduction in crime.