Police Warning – Rogue Traders

The following message was received via Police Connect this afternoon:

Police have received a report of an elderly resident in Reepham agreeing to pay for hedge trimming and then asked for £200 to clear away the clippings. The resident has refused to pay this but agreed for a copper water tank to be taken away in exchange for their removal and only the tank has been taken.

PC Andy Mason, Broadland Engagement Officer commented “Reports of rogue traders, cowboy builders and doorstep callers are unfortunately still a concern for both Norfolk Police and Trading Standards Departments. Rogue traders trick people into paying very high prices for unnecessary or shoddy work primarily on homes or garden maintenance”. To avoid becoming a victim of rogue traders, follow these simple steps:

·  Never agree to have work done by somebody who is just passing or take their word that it needs to be done at all.

·  Never pay for work before it is completed.

·  Do not accept any offer from them to drive you to the bank to withdraw money.

·  If you need work done, then visit or call by phone on 0333 0146 190 or contact your local councils Trusted Trader Service.

For Further Crime Prevention Advice:-
For Norfolk dial 101 and ask to speak to your local Architectural Liaison Officer (ALO)






Annual Parish Meeting 2017

This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 March 2017 at 7pm in the Jubilee Hall. This is YOUR chance to find out what the Council has done during the past year and what plans there are for 2017/18.

Following changes in the organisation of the Police, we have invited PC Peter Davison, the newly appointed Community Engagement Officer, based at North Walsham, to come along and give an overview of his role within the new structure.   He has confirmed he will be attending, so please come along.

You will find the Agenda and the draft Minutes of last year’s meeting in the relevant sections of the Meetings pages.


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:

Mins 110417

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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:

CPCPlanning 200416public version

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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