PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Temporary closure of Burnham Road - installation of electrical cables
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made Temporary Traffic Order affecting the B1355 Burnham Road from 30m south of its junction with U23571 Church Lane for 90m southwards in the PARISH OF SOUTH CREAKE because of installation of new electrical cable works.
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) on 13th August 2021 for the
duration of the works expected to be about 1 day within the period.
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout
(Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.
BT Telephone Kiosk ADOPTION - Village Green
South Creake Parish Council would like to take ownership of this telephone kiosk under BT’s
adopt a kiosk programme. Further details can be found at www.bt.com/adopt.
BT are therefore proposing to remove the payphone service at this location.
If you have any comments about this, please contact the planning department at Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk within 42 days from 19th July, 2021, quoting the
telephone number 01328 82322.
Enquiries to 0800 661 610 for details of the nearest alternative kiosk.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: 4th Floor Monument Telephone Exchange 11-13 Great Tower Street London EC3R 5AQ
Anglian Water - Pumping Arrangements ENDING
Email received from Anglian Water's Regional Engagement Manager
'Further to us sharing the Norfolk Resilience Forum community letter at the end of April, I wanted to let you know that the temporary direct pumping arrangements in North and South Creake have stopped from this week. Levels have dropped sufficiently to allow us to suspend the direct pumping of flood / groundwater into the local watercourse as agreed with the Environment Agency.
As you would expect, we will be monitoring the situation and may use tankers to manage flows if and when needed to make sure customers are able to continue to use their facilities.
As we have always said, the unprecedented winter rainfall and exceptionally high groundwater caused this flooding which required a complex, multi-agency response. The sheer volume of water inundated drainage systems, overwhelmed highway gullies, foul and surface water sewers, ditches, watercourses and private sewers. By working together using local knowledge, tankers and direct pumping, the majority of properties were protected. Please rest assured we will continue to work with others, including via the Norfolk Strategic Flood Alliance, to collaborate and help reduce future flooding incidents.
We are very grateful for the patience and understanding of the community and thank the parish council for your support throughout the flooding incident and look forward to continuing to work with you.'
Norfolk Resilience Forum
A communication has recently been sent out to around 2,000 properties in the Burnhams, Creakes and Brancaster from the Norfolk Local Resilience Forum about the winter flooding.
This multiagency update provides information to customers and businesses affected by the flooding on the actions being taken and gives the contact details for each organisation involved in flooding response, including Anglian Water of course.
Introducing CHANCES Helping People Get Back Into Work
After rather more than a year of lockdown we’re all looking forward to a bit more personal freedom, but many people have struggled over the past year and need help to get back into work – or, if they are young, to find their very first job. They will struggle even more if they suffer from ill health – be it of the body or the mind – possibly exacerbated by lockdown.
Chances is a project to help and Jason Slack, the Kings Lynn Advocate for Chances (but speaking here for the whole of Norfolk) has sent us this wonderful article explaining the project and asks if we can spread the word far and wide in our own communities.
Voluntary Norfolk’s Employment Services Team are part of a new £4.9 million partnership project, led by Norfolk County Council, to help people get back into work and to support people that may find it difficult to work due to their health.
The Chances Project delivers personalised employment support to people both near to and far from work, including those seeking help with health conditions, employability skills, or a lack of self-confidence.
WHO WE CAN HELP
Aged 18 or over
Unemployed for one day or more
Living in the Norfolk area
Has the legal right to live and work in the UK
Motivated to move forwards and looking to make positive life changes.
WE CAN OFFER
Specially designed help for people who are not able to access current national support schemes
One to one coaching to improve job prospects, skills, confidence and wellbeing
Support to overcome barriers to employment, such as transport, childcare or physical or learning disabilities.
Support and advice on job searching, CVs and application forms
Access to a variety of voluntary positions and training opportunities
Funding to purchase essential equipment or ID to increase employment prospects
All of our support is locally based, bespoke, flexible, one-to-one, completely free and voluntary. As such, within reason there are no time limits on the support we give individuals. We will take the time to forge community links, trust and rapport with individuals and ‘go the extra mile’ for them where needed.
The Acres – Registering a Public Right of Way
The Parish Council has also submitted an application to Norfolk County Council in order to register the route across the field between Leicester Road and London Lane, locally known as ‘The Acres’ as a ‘public right of way’. To accompany the application, we required a number of ‘user evidence forms’ to be completed which many of you kindly did. The Council would like to thank those of you who have supported the application and also to say thank you to the individual living in the village who was instrumental in helping the Parish Council negotiate the process.
We have been informed that the application process is slow and given that Norfolk County Council has a high volume of similar applications it could take two or more years for a decision to be announced. To reassure those who have concerns, Norfolk County Council have advised that if the route is ploughed up and highway rights are eventually certified they will remain and the landowner will have to reinstate the route to its present form.
The Parish Council
The Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors who represent the village on various matters. We are one of three tiers of local government: the others being Norfolk County Council and the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk. There is currently a councillor vacancy. If you are interested in finding out more contact the clerk.
We meet at 7.30 pm usually on the first Monday of the month at the Memorial Pavilion, Fakenham Road, South Creake, but due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are meeting virtually. Please see the agenda for joining details. The public is very welcome to attend our meetings.
The Parish Council are responsible for:
The children's Play Area
The upkeep of the Village Green and Playing Field
Bus Shelter and Seating
General Maintenance around the Village.
Two Parish Councillor Vacancies to be filled by Co-option
Becoming a Parish Councillor
A councillor is a member of the council and is normally elected for a term of four years. People of any political or religious persuasion are eligible to become a councillor for South Creake, although their personal, political views should not extend into their parish council work.
Becoming a parish councillor is a rewarding and valued form of public service. All councillors contribute to the work of the Parish Council by:
1 Having a say about the things they care about
2 Putting forward ideas for better services
3 Responding to the needs and views of parishioners
4 Seeking the best outcome to local issues
5 Getting involved in decision making
6 Helping to make South Creake a better place to live!
We normally meet on the first Monday of the month. Meetings commence at 7.30 pm lasting around 2 hours at the Memorial Pavilion. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.
If you are interested in joining the parish council, please contact the clerk for more details and an application form.