Three charged in connection with Feltwell ram raid

Three charged in connection with ram raid in Feltwell

Two men and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with four ram raids across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire following an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Charlie Oakley, 25, of George Street, Shefford, Tony Smith, 18, of Cadwin Field Schole Road, Willingham, and a 16-year-old boy from Market Harborough, were arrested on Tuesday (17 April) following a ram raid in Isleham, Cambridgeshire.

They have each been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit burglary in relation to ram raids at the following
· A Co-Operative shop in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, on 20 March
· A Co-Operative shop in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, on 6 April
· A One Stop shop in Feltwell, Norfolk, on 16 April
· A Co-Operative shop in Isleham, Cambridgeshire, on 17 April

The trio have been remanded in custody pending a court hearing.

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/16-04-2018/three-charged-connection-ram-raid-feltwell

Three charged in connection with Feltwell ram raid

Three charged in connection with ram raid in Feltwell

Two men and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with four ram raids across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire following an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Charlie Oakley, 25, of George Street, Shefford, Tony Smith, 18, of Cadwin Field Schole Road, Willingham, and a 16-year-old boy from Market Harborough, were arrested on Tuesday (17 April) following a ram raid in Isleham, Cambridgeshire.

They have each been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit burglary in relation to ram raids at the following
· A Co-Operative shop in Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, on 20 March
· A Co-Operative shop in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, on 6 April
· A One Stop shop in Feltwell, Norfolk, on 16 April
· A Co-Operative shop in Isleham, Cambridgeshire, on 17 April

The trio have been remanded in custody pending a court hearing.

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/16-04-2018/three-charged-connection-ram-raid-feltwell

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner to hold Q & A in Downham Market

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner and Chief Constable will be answering questions from the public at a special event in West Norfolk next week.

Lorne Green and Simon Bailey will be hosting a question and answer session in Downham Market on Monday to give people the opportunity to share views, issues or concerns about crime and policing in their area.
The event is the second of its kind in 2018 as part of the commissioner’s ongoing pledge to give the public access to the county’s senior officers while ensuring he and the wider police service are visible, accessible and accountable to all.

The Q&A event will be held on Monday, April 23 from 6pm at Downham Market Town Hall, 6 Market Place, Bridge Street, Downham Market, PE38 9DE.

Norfolk County Council – Trial announced of new traffic calming measures

 

 

 

Trial announced to tackle traffic congestion on London Road, King’s Lynn

Norfolk County Council is to make changes to one of the main routes into and out of King’s Lynn town centre in an attempt to tackle traffic congestion.

London Road (A148) links the town centre with the five-armed Southgates Roundabout south of King’s Lynn and queuing traffic, particularly on the carriageway heading out of town near the junction with Valingers Road, has become an increasingly common sight in recent years.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk commissioned Norfolk County Council to investigate whether anything could be done to tackle this problem. Having carried out traffic modelling, the County Council has identified a number of changes that it now plans to trial in an attempt to reduce delays and improve the flow of traffic along the road.

The trial will comprise:

• Extending the two-lane section of the southbound (out-of-town) carriageway past the junction with Valingers Road by reducing the inbound carriageway to one lane south of the junction.
• Installing a right-turn lane into Valingers Road, in addition to the two lanes for onward traffic
• Taking the traffic lights at the junction out of operation. The pedestrian crossing a little further south along London Road near the junction with Windsor Road will remain in operation.

Martin Wilby, Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Environment, Development and Transport Committee, said: “We’ve listened to what the borough council and local people have told us about their frustrations with the congestion on London Road. These relatively small changes will be quick to make and could really help to tackle this problem, leading to reduced journey times and making it easier for local people and visitors to get around the town.”

Brian Long, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said: “We have asked Norfolk County Council to look at ways of relieving congestion in the London Road area. We have agreed to this trial as it could prove to be a very effective ‘quick fix’. Our main concern is that we make it easier for people to get around the town whether they are visiting or working here. The effects of this change will be monitored and the results fed into the overall transport study.”

Work to make the changes necessary to begin the trial will get underway on Monday, 16 April for five days. The majority of the work will be to repaint road markings and this will be undertaken during the evenings in order to minimise disruption.

Norfolk County Council and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk are currently carrying out a £300,000 transport study to analyse current and future transport issues in the town which will lead to the creation of a transport strategy for King’s Lynn. The study is expected to be completed by the end of the year and the London Road trial will be assessed as part of it.

Plea from West Norfolk Carers

West Norfolk Carers has been shortlisted by ITV and the Big Lottery to be in with a chance of winning enough money to buy a small camper van and have it kitted out to allow them to deliver support to unpaid family carers of all ages and they are appealing to the community to vote for them.

Voting is easy – you can vote online by going to:
www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk

Voting is open between 9:00 a.m. on Monday 16th April and 12p.m. Monday 30th April 2018 – under the East Anglia region. Please remember to confirm your voting email or else your vote won’t count.
Or
By post of the front of a blank postcard to FREEPOST THE PEOPLE’S PROJECTS (all capitals) stating your name, address, postcode and our project name – “Caravan of Care”

To find out more you can look at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk

On behalf of West Norfolk Carers;- Thank you so much for your support

Op Randall Newsletter 30/03/18

 

 

 

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.
You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.
If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

 

 

 

Crime Summary

Hare coursing
We are pleased to announce that there has only when one incident of Hare coursing reported this week in Brandon Creek.

Reported thefts

  • Coping stones stolen from Melton Constable.
  • Circular saw stolen from Stuston.
  • Battery and energiser stolen from Buxton.
  • Lead flashing stolen from St Mary’s church, East Ruston.
  • A Wacker plate and a water pump stolen from Hockering.
  • 2 Petrol Wacker plates and petrol pressure washer stolen from Bawburgh.
  • 2 Wacker plates stolen from Cawston.
  • Power tools stolen from a van in Ditchingham.

Good news story !!

Officers from South Norfolk arrested a male for Theft and Scrap metal dealing offences, he was quickly charged, remanded overnight and presented to the courts the following day. With his guilty plea the magistrates gave him a 12 month community order, 100 hours unpaid work and fines totaling £670.00.

Register your valuables at https://www.immobilise.com/ articles/garden-and-shed-home- security
This includes power tools and anything with a serial number. This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice

Seen something that just doesn’t feel right to you…let Andy know about it, it may well end up being the missing piece of the jigsaw now or in the future.

Don’t hesitate to give DC Andy Brown a call with any information, concerns or queries you may have concerning rural crime.

Andy has been visiting many farms and he wants to visit a lot more! Please contact him to arrange this, he can offer you some great advice to help you protect your property and livelihoods. Andy can also provide your staff with handy stickers to place in offices and vehicles etc providing them with the numbers to call in the event of any suspicious activity.

Don’t forget he can offer you advice on metal theft and an array of other rural crime matters too. Give him a call…….07900 407106

Heating Oil Thefts

Norfolk Police are urging residents to be vigilant as incidents of heating oil thefts often increase during the winter months.

General tips to protect your fuel include:

  • Check oil levels frequently so you are aware if anyone has tampered with your supply, and consider an electronic oil level gauge which sets off an audible alarm in your house if the oil level drops below a quarter full.
  • Fit a good quality locking device to all fuel tanks – a high quality closed shackle padlock will make access using bolt croppers very difficult.
  • Consider perimeter security for the whole tank, such as a metal cage or fencing. Even a prickly hedge may help deter thieves. Remember, however, that the oil tanker driver will need to access it.
  • Control switches should be located in a secure building and turned off when the tank is not in use.
  • If you’re installing an oil tank or considering repositioning it, they should ideally be situated within sight of nearby occupied buildings. It may not be so aesthetically desirable, but the more remote the better the opportunity to access the tank without being seen.
  • Consider appropriate lighting around the tank so you can see and anyone can be seen. Be considerate to your neighbours and don’t use high powered lights which affect their property. Lighting is not the answer to all problems and site specific advice should be taken where lighting is being considered.

If you have been a victim of oil theft, or have any information regarding heating oil thefts in general should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

Op Randall Newsletter 20/03/18

 

 

 

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.
You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.
If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

 

 

 

Crime Summary

Hare coursing
Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Houghton, Saxlingham and Tunstead.

Reported thefts

  • Yamaha Quad bike (Index AU55GDA) stolen from Munford.
  • Sterling Elite caravan stolen from Marham. Front and back are white, sides blue with silver stripe
  • Kubota tractor, Livestock Trailer and various farm equipment stolen from Terrington St Clements.
  • Quantity of heating oil taken from Carbrooke.
  • Polaris Ranger UTV, Quad and an Ifor Williams trailer stolen from Weasenham.
  • Stainless steel and Aluminium stolen from Hockwold.
  • Heating oil stolen from Antingham.
  • Iveco Daily flatbed truck stolen from Methwold.
  • Theft of Ifor Williams trailer from Saham Toney.
  • Batteries stolen from Shropham. (Pink battery Campaign !!!)

Consider painting your batteries Bright Pink!!

Please.. Ensure you lock your vehicles and remove keys and valuables. On these Cold mornings, Don’t leave your cars running and un-attended whilst defrosting.

Register your valuables. This includes power tools and anything with a serial number. This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

Good news..

  • Male arrested after reports of stolen copper piping and wiring from an industrial premises in Lenwade.
  • Stolen Ifor Williams trailer recovered in Swaffham.

Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice

Seen something that just doesn’t feel right to you…let Andy know about it, it may well end up being the missing piece of the jigsaw now or in the future.
Don’t hesitate to give DC Andy Brown a call with any information, concerns or queries you may have concerning rural crime.
Andy has been visiting many farms and he wants to visit a lot more! Please contact him to arrange this, he can offer you some great advice to help you protect your property and livelihoods. Andy can also provide your staff with handy stickers to place in offices and vehicles etc providing them with the numbers to call in the event of any suspicious activity.

Don’t forget he can offer you advice on metal theft and an array of other rural crime matters too. Give him a call…….07900 407106

Heating Oil Thefts

Norfolk Police are urging residents to be vigilant as incidents of heating oil thefts often increase during the winter months.

General tips to protect your fuel include:

  • Check oil levels frequently so you are aware if anyone has tampered with your supply, and consider an electronic oil level gauge which sets off an audible alarm in your house if the oil level drops below a quarter full.
  • Fit a good quality locking device to all fuel tanks – a high quality closed shackle padlock will make access using bolt croppers very difficult.
  • Consider perimeter security for the whole tank, such as a metal cage or fencing. Even a prickly hedge may help deter thieves. Remember, however, that the oil tanker driver will need to access it.
  • Control switches should be located in a secure building and turned off when the tank is not in use.
  • If you’re installing an oil tank or considering repositioning it, they should ideally be situated within sight of nearby occupied buildings. It may not be so aesthetically desirable, but the more remote the better the opportunity to access the tank without being seen.
  • Consider appropriate lighting around the tank so you can see and anyone can be seen. Be considerate to your neighbours and don’t use high powered lights which affect their property. Lighting is not the answer to all problems and site specific advice should be taken where lighting is being considered.

If you have been a victim of oil theft, or have any information regarding heating oil thefts in general should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

 

Changes to Stagecoach Bus Services in Norfolk

 

 

 

Changes to Stagecoach services

Stagecoach have announced they will be withdrawing from a number of bus routes in Norfolk, their last day of operation being 28 April 2018 in most cases.

Norfolk County Council has been working with alternative local transport providers to ensure there are replacement services that are sustainable for the future, and the good news is that local operators have agreed to cover the services on a predominantly commercial basis. Some services and timetables may differ from what currently exists and some areas may see a reduction in the level of service, however services will continue to be reviewed and developed, taking into account things like passenger numbers, customer feedback and key connections.

In addition we are working with operators on areas such as through ticketing and connecting services so that journeys can be made as seamless as possible.

Passengers are advised to check new timetables with individual operators – details should be on their websites by the end of March. Contact and website details below.

Some services also provide journeys for students attending schools, sixth forms and colleges. By the beginning of April Norfolk County Council’s transport team will be writing to everyone who has a pass issued by the County Council to confirm any new travel arrangements. And anyone who has a pass issued by Stagecoach will need to contact them directly regarding any possible reimbursement.

Lynxbus – Telephone: 01553 611955
West Norfolk Community Transport – Telephone: 01553 776971
Sanders Coaches – Telephone: 01263 712800
First Bus – Telephone: 03456 020121
Stagecoach – Telephone: 01553 776980 or 01223 433250

Plans for 46 new homes in Feltwell to be discussed this evening at the Parish Council meeting

At their meeting this evening at 7:30pm, Feltwell Parish Council will be discussing the re-submitted plans to build 46 homes at 10 Lodge Road.
To view the re-submission, please click here.
All members of the public are welcome to attend to air their views.

 

Advance warning of explosion noise 7/3/18

We have been advised that between 10:30am and 2pm on Thursday 8th March, the base will be conducting demolition activities resulting in loud explosions being heard in the village.

FURTHER UPDATE: The RAF Lakenheath EOD flight will be conducting demolition procedures on Thursday 8th March on RAF Feltwell.  There will be three shots between the hours of 10.30 am and 3.00 pm.

Norfolk County Council Update 2/3/18

 

 

 

02 March 2018

Work to get roads open set to continue into the weekend.

Having worked around the clock since Wednesday morning, Norfolk County Council’s highways staff and farmers with snowploughs will be out again tomorrow clearing snow and trying to make Norfolk’s roads safe to use.

The council’s 49 gritter trucks, with ploughs fitted, have been out all day again today and working with more than 60 local farmers and a number of excavators to clear snowdrifts, help motorists stuck in the snow and trying to make roads safe to use.

Strong winds blowing snow back onto the roads have made this work extremely difficult, and some roads have been cleared repeatedly. The A140 south of Norwich has been particularly badly affected despite the efforts of a farmer with a plough and an excavator which have been stationed on the road all day.

Road conditions have improved a little throughout the day, with nearly all A and B roads in the west, north and east of the county and in Norwich cleared of snowdrifts and open to traffic. However conditions on several major roads in south Norfolk and many minor roads throughout Norfolk remain very difficult and some are impassable.

Further snow showers are expected this evening and overnight in Norfolk, with up to six centimetres of snow due to fall in the west of the county and everywhere likely to see some fresh snow. Ice is likely to be a problem too, with another cold night in store. Gritters with snowploughs went out countywide at 3pm and are likely to reload and go out again this evening. Further gritting and ploughing runs are planned from 1am, and farmers and excavators will join them again from early tomorrow morning.

Nick Tupper, Norfolk County Council’s Assistant Director for Highways, said: “This has been a great team effort and it’s not over yet. Hundreds of our highways staff, our network of farmers and our sub-contractors have worked tremendously hard over the last few days in really testing conditions. Thank you to all of them for going the extra mile to clear roads and help members of the public in difficulty.

“While travel conditions have improved a little since this morning, we know there are still some roads in Norfolk that are blocked, particularly in rural areas. We have had to focus the majority of our efforts so far on getting and keeping main roads clear, not only because they are well-used routes but because we need these roads open in order to allow us and emergency vehicles to get around the county.

“Depending on what the conditions are like tomorrow, we may be able to get ploughs out on some of the minor roads. However we could have some more snow overnight tonight so it’s hard to say with any certainty what we’ll be faced with. Whatever the weather, we’ll continue to try our best to get roads open as quickly as we can.”

The forecast suggests temperatures should start to rise again this weekend, particularly on Sunday, and melting snow is likely to mean there will be standing water on many of the county’s roads. People are advised therefore to still approach making journeys with caution and to drive to the conditions.

From next week, Norfolk County Council will be sending out highways teams to refill the 1,800 grit bins that are positioned around the county for people to use. The bins were filled in mid-February but the very cold weather has meant the council is receiving reports that many of the bins are running low already or are empty. With so many grit bins to fill, it will take up to three weeks for the council to get around to all locations. People are reminded that the salt in these bins is for use on public pavements, cycle paths and roads only, and bags of salt are available to buy in hardware stores for use on private property.

People can check which roads are on the council’s gritting routes for the 2017/18 season by looking at the map at www.norfolk.gov.uk/gritting. For lots more information about keeping safe and well in winter weather and for updates on any service disruptions, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/ norfolkwinter.