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Police Budget Consultation

Would you be prepared to pay an extra 8p per week for policing? ………….

Find out more about the police budget and take the online survey here

Audit of 2015-2016 Accounts

The Parish Council adopted the accounts at the May meeting, and completed the first 2 sections of the Annual Return.   The Independent Internal Auditor will report to the June meeting.

All local government electors have the right to inspect the accounts for a statutory period before the external audit  Please see the Notice of Elector’s Rights for the arrangements.

 

Parish Council Minutes 2016-2017

Minutes are posted in draft form ahead of meetings.  Draft Minutes of the Council meeting held on 24 March 2017 can be found below:

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Parish Council Meetings 2015/2016

The Parish Council will meet as a Planning Committee on Wednesday 20 April 2016 in the Jubilee Hall Banningham at 8pm.

The agenda is below:

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All Change at the Jubilee Hall

Now that all the work is finished, the Jubilee Hall Management Committee invites everyone to an Open Morning on Saturday 26 March 2016, from 10a.m. to 1p.m.  Come along, have a cuppa and a look at the improved facilities.

Members of the Committee will be on hand to show you round and answer any questions you may have.

Annual Parish Meeting 2016

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 March 2016, at 7pm in the Jubilee Hall.  This is YOUR chance to hear about the Council’s work during the past year, and to flag up issues you would like the Parish Council to work on in the coming year.

A highlight of the meeting this year will be Peter Evans, Chairman of Norfolk Homewatch, who will update us on the latest developments.  We do have a couple of schemes running in the village and want to re-launch to take account of changes in property ownerships etc.

You can find the agenda and read the minutes of last year’s meeting in the “meetings” section of the website.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by a parish council meeting.  The council still has 3 vacancies for councillors – if you’ve been thinking about it, come along and find out more.  The parish also needs a new oil scheme co-ordinator – it’s not an onerous task as there is no bulk ordering involved with the AF Affinity scheme.  Once people have registered, it’s their decision whether or not to use the scheme for their purchases.

Vacancies for Councillors

The Parish Council has two vacancies at the present time, both of which can be filled by co-option.

If you would like more information on the work of a Councillor, please contact the Clerk or one of the current Councillors.  Alternatively, please look at this leaflet which was prepared as information for the 2015 elections.

It’s difficult for the Council to go forward without a full complement of Councillors – there must be someone out there with a little time to spare.  If you’re interested, please contact either the Clerk or one of the existing Councillors – alternatively come along to a parish council meeting, you will be surprised at the variety of issues the Council deals with!

Warning from the Police re Scam Emails

This has come through today via the PoliceConnect system.  Please note and pass on to your contacts.

 

Spam email warning

 

We have recently been advised that some members of the public are receiving an email that is designed to scare or entice them into reading the email and to then open an attachment.

 

The email claims to be a penalty charge notification with the subject along the lines of: ‘Invoice for IA20122439 (random numbers but all appear to commence ‘IA’)’

 

These emails appear to be sent from random senders and they contain a malicious Word doc or Excel XLS spreadsheet attachment.  If the attachment is opened, it will download various Trojans and password stealers which will encrypt all data on the end device and demand the user pays a ransom.

 

An example of the content of the email is as follows:

 

 

Subject:  Invoice for IA20122439

 

To Whom It May Concern,

 

Please find attached an invoice relating to Penalty Charge Notice Number IA01791153 along with a copy of the contravention.

 

In order to prevent this fine from escalating further we have paid this fine on your behalf. Should you have any queries concerning these charges please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Payment for this invoice will be taken by Direct Debit 9 working days from the date of this email.

 

Please refer to page 2, point 3.6 in your Terms and Conditions for information on Traffic Offences.

 

 

All the alleged senders, companies, names of employees and phone numbers mentioned in these emails may be innocent and are just picked at random by the criminals who are generating these emails. Some of these companies will exist and some won’t.

 

These people and companies have had their details spoofed and picked at random from a long list that the criminals have acquired. They choose companies, government departments and other organisations with subjects that are designed to entice or alarm a person into blindly opening the attachment or clicking the link in the email to see what is happening.

 

These emails are a scam and any one receiving one of these should not open the attachment, the email should be deleted immediately from your inbox, and then delete it from your deleted items folder.

 

For further advice in relation to emails such as this please visit the Action Fraud website at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud-az-phishing

Special Meeting

There will be a joint meeting of the parish council and the jubilee hall management committee on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm in the jubilee hall.  This is to consider the quotation under the Solar Together Scheme for the installation of solar panels on the jubilee hall.  The agenda is below:

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Your Community Needs YOU!

Wanted – 3 Parish Councillors!!

Following the uncontested election in May, the Council is running at the moment with only 4 of the seven seats filled.  Three more Councillors are urgently needed and the Parish Council is looking to co-opt at the meeting on Tuesday 8 September.   Interested??  Speak to one of the current Councillors or the Clerk, or see the leaflet which was prepared for this year’s elections and which will give you more information.  Then write to the Clerk (email is fine) with the following information by Tuesday 3 November 2015:

  • contact details
  • confirmation of fulfilling the criteria (see leaflet referred to above)
  • reasons for wishing to join the Council

These are interesting and challenging times for local government – be a part of it!!