ROGUE TRADERS ALERT

Doorstep cold callers offering to ‘pressure  wash’ driveways
We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of a doorstep cold caller in the Dereham area offering to ‘pressure wash’ driveways.
Never deal with anyone who cold calls at your property offering to undertake work on or around your property.
Anyone concerned about possible rogue trader activity in Norfolk can contact Trading Standards through our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online reporting form <https://ssl.datamotion.com/form.aspx?co=3438&frm=general&to=flare.fromforms> or by telephone on 03454 04 05 06.

Looking for a Trader you can Trust? Try a Norfolk Trusted Trader. To search our directory and read feedback from their customers visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/trustedtrader<http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/trustedtrader>

Doorstep cold callers offering to lay tarmac
We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of doorstep cold callers in the Dereham area offering to ‘lay tarmac’. The cold callers are claiming the tarmac is ‘surplus’ from another job ‘nearby’.
Never deal with cold callers looking to undertake work on or around your property. If you are looking to have this type of work done only deal with reputable companies you have researched and chosen yourself and have obtained a written quotation from.
Anyone concerned about possible rogue trader activity in Norfolk can contact Trading Standards through our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline via their online reporting form <https://ssl.datamotion.com/form.aspx?co=3438&frm=general&to=flare.fromforms> or by telephone on 03454 04 05 06.
Looking for a Trader you can Trust? Try a Norfolk Trusted Trader. To search our directory and read feedback from their customers visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/trustedtrader<http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/trustedtrader>

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Scam Alerts

Warning about drivers being targeted with  ‘fake’ fines
We are highlighting a warning from Action Fraud about an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens.
The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.
Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately.  Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN.  These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.
Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect.  Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

Action Fraudare providing the following advice to protect yourself from this fraud:
* If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay
it until you have verified it with your local council
* Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM or payment
machine, and never share your PIN with anyone
* If your bank card is retained by an ATM or payment machine, contact
your bank immediately to inform them
* You can have been targeted by this fraud contact Action Fraud using
their online form
<https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime>
or by telephone on 0300 123 2040

Telephone cold calls claiming to be from ‘Mastercard’
We have received a number reports from Norfolk residents about recorded message telephone cold calls claiming to be from ‘Mastercard’.
During the call the message states that a large payment, usually several hundred pounds, has been made to a foreign account.  The message then provides options to ‘block all further transactions’ and to speak to the ‘fraud team’.
There may be a number of variations to these calls stating different amounts or reasons for the call.
We always advise people to be very wary of claims made during telephone cold calls.  If you receive this or a similar recorded message call our advice is do not interact with the call and hang up.
If you are concerned about the security of a credit card account contact your card provider directly using the Customer Service number printed on the card – never use details provided in a cold call.
If you have received a telephone cold call which you believe to be a scam you can report it to us via our partners, the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 04 05 06
To manage your contact details, additional information and subscriptions, please login through the member portal <https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736722380>.

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B1145 Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the
1) B1145 Stanfield Road from a point 90 metres west of its junction with the B1146 Fakenham Road (southern arm) to a point 27 metres east of its junction with B1146 Fakenham Road (northern arm)
2) B1146 Fakenham Road (southern) from its junction with the B1145 Stanfield Road for a distance of 45 metres southwards;
3) B1146 Fakenham Road (northern) from its junction with the B1145 Stanfield Road for a distance of 53 metres northwards;
for of carriageway resurfacingworks.
The roads will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 19:00 and 06:00 hours from 1stJuly 2019 to 6thJuly 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 5 nights within the period.
Alternative routes are via: B1145 Diversion: B1145 Stanfield Road/ The Street/ Litcham Road, Mileham Road /Lexham Road, Lynn Road, Litcham Road, A1065 Castleacre Road/ Fakenham Road/ Swaffham Road/ Raynham Road, A148 Fakenham Bypass, A1067 Clipbush Lane/ Pensthorpe Rd/ Fakenham Road/ Norwich Road/ Fakenham Road, B1145 Billingford Road/ Back Lane/ Brisley Road/ Elmham Road/Church Street/ Stanfield Road (Stanfield/ Mileham/ Litcham/ Lexham/ Rougham/ Weasenham All Saints/ Weasenham St Peter/ Raynham/ Dunton/ Hempton/ Sculthorpe/ Fakenham/ Kettlestone/ Ryburgh/ Stibbard/ Guist/ Twyford/ Bintree/ Foxley/ Bawdeswell/ Billingford/ North Elmham/ Brisley).

B1146 Diversion: B1146 Fakenham Road/ Main Dereham Road/ Dereham Road, A1065 Raynham Road, A148 Fakenham Bypass, A1067 Clipbush Lane/ Pensthorpe Rd/ Fakenham Road/ Norwich Road, B1110 Bridge Road/ Broom Green/ Holt Road/ Dereham Rd/ Holt Road, B1146 Fakenham Road (Brisley/ Colkirk/ Pudding Norton/ Hempton/ Sculthorpe/ Fakenham/ Kettletone/ Ryburgh/ Stibbard/ Guist/ North Elmham/ Beetley/ Hoe/ Beetley/ Brisley/ Stanfield).
Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.
In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adam Mayo (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

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An open letter from Cosmic Roots Music Festival, Raynham

Dear Neighbour,
Cosmic Roots is taking place again on Raynham Farm between Thursday 18th– Sunday 21stJuly 2019. I am writing to you on behalf of Cosmic Roots, the organisers of the event.
The operating hours are 11:00 – 03:00 on Thursday 18th, 09:00 – 05:00 Friday 19th, and finally 09:00 – 05:00 Saturday 20th July. There will be no music on Sunday 21st July. There will be appearances by popular music artists and other performers, activities and attractions, refreshments and food stalls.
The event has a license issued by North Norfolk Borough Council under which certain obligations fall upon the organisers. These include measures to prevent crime, maintain public safety and prevent nuisance. Whilst those obligations will be met, we also want to ensure that the local community is happy and supportive over and above our obligated requirements. However, it is possible that you may be affected by the event in some way, this may be because at times traffic is a little busier than you are used to, you may be able to see the event structures or lighting, or you may be able to hear the event in the distance.
In the case of noise in particular, we have a new team working to measure and control noise to reduce the impact on the local community, in fact you may meet them during the course of the event. Whilst noise levels will be low, legislation does permit a measure of public impact for short- term events and we therefore trust that you will accept that the event may be audible to some degree.
We understand of course that you may have concerns during the event, therefore we provide a telephone hotline that will be answered on site by one of our team. This is the quickest way to reach the event organisers who will act promptly with your concerns. You may also of course wish to contact other agencies, such as your local authority for example, through the normal public channels, however in that case there may be a significant delay before your message reaches the organisers. We therefore encourage you to contact us so that we can act as quickly as possible.
We trust that you will be supportive and understanding that outdoor events of this kind are an important and enjoyable part of British summertime for a great many people. Please be assured that the organisers will be respectful of your privacy, security and amenity.
Yours sincerely, Oz Jefferies on behalf of Cosmic Roots Festival

Public audio hotline: 07548596710
E-mail: [email protected]
Enquiries: 07452933810
E-mail: [email protected]

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GARDEN TEA PARTY

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Bowls Club Bar-B-Q

Saturday 29thJune, from 6 pm onwards
The ‘Old Ostrich’, High Street Tittleshall
Tickets (£8) available from Barbara McGoun (01328 700310)
or  Dennis King (01328 700566) or any other committee member.
As always part of the profit will be donated to the local charity ‘Talking Times’ who support the blind and visually impaired.

 

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TITTLESHALL BOWLS CLUB

For the first few weeks of the season our plans were scuppered by illness and injuries.  We struggled to find players but were very grateful to new members who kindly stepped up sooner than anticipated.  And it’s fair to say one or two experienced players, not 100% fit, probably turned out when they shouldn’t.
The inaugural Tittleshall Spring Tournament, played out manfully on a very cold April afternoon, was well won by Colkirk, with Whissonsett a close second and Elmham King’s Head third – Tittleshall looked very smart in their new shirts!  We look forward to hosting the annual County Challenge on 22ndJune when players who represent Norfolk come and show us how it’s done.


Our Quiz, postponed from May because of the illness mentioned, will now take place sometime in the Autumn.
Dennis King

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TITTLESHALL BOWLS CLUB

We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported our coffee morning on 30th March when the excellent sum of £470 was raised.  The Village Green Ukulele Society was particularly appreciated and Tittleshall’s David Hastings went down a bomb when he appeared outrageously adorned as Elvis and belted out ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in magnificent style!

Future events include:
Multiple-Choice Quizon Saturday 18th May at 7:30pm in Tittleshall Village Hall.  The cost per head of £5 will include refreshments and you are invited to bring your own alcohol.  Please contact me to book a table of 4.
Annual Barbecue
on Saturday 29th June from 6 pm at ‘The Old Ostrich’ (next to our Bowling Green).  Tickets will be on sale from committee members at £8 each.

We are supporting the ‘Talking Times’ charity this year whereby part of the profits from all our events will make up a donation to this important small, local organisation who voluntarily give invaluable help to the blind and visually impaired in the Dereham and Fakenham area.  A cheque presentation will be made in December.
Dennis King (01328 700566)

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THE LAST OF THE GREAT BOOK SALES?

Tittleshall Village Hall will hold its Book Sale over the 26/27th May starting at 10:00am and closing at 3:30pm.
You are invited to purchase as many books as you wish from our huge selection and pay us what you believe they are worth.  Buy a book, buy a box of books, but please come and buy.
There will also be a plant stall, bric-a-brac stall, DVD stall, and a  stall of new children’s books.
Refreshments available.
Arthur Drinkwater

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VILLAGE HALL AGM 14th MAY 2019

A reminder to those wishing to attend the AGM on Tuesday 14th May at 7:00pm in the village hall.  Please see notices on the noticeboards. We are especially looking for a new treasurer so if you think you could help please contact us.
Arthur Drinkwater Secretary, TVHMC

Treasurer wanted
Tittleshall Village Hall committee wishes to appoint a person to take up the post of treasurer and committee member.  The successful applicant will receive full training, and there is an online banking system is in place.  For more information please contact the hall committee chairperson
Kay Gingell on 01328 700268

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