District Councillor Jaan Larner’s Monthly Report, September 2017

Broads Authority Peer Review

The Broads Authority will be subject to a Peer Review in October 2017. See link to a Peer Review process http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100402115940/http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/aio/8748019

A Peer Review should involve all stakeholders and your Parish or part of your Parish falls under the Broads Authority umbrella.

We would welcome your thoughts and comments about the Broads Authority, its Governance and its affect upon your Parish.

Public Space Protection order

SNDC is starting a consultation process on a proposal to make a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). 

This consultation will include Town and Parish Councils who we will be contacting soon.  If there are any other organisations bodies etc. who you feel we should consult directly e.g. organisations owning play areas, local dog clubs, etc. I would welcome your input.

Our existing Dog Control Order that requires the person in control of a dog to clean up after it will be repealed in October.  It is therefore proposed that we make a PSPO to requires a person to clean up after their dog following this date.

In addition, having regard to residents’ concerns, we also intend the PSPO to also exclude dogs from enclosed children’s play areas (i.e. those enclosed by a fence) in South Norfolk that are open to the air.

A PSPO is a measure, introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, that replaces some existing legislation we can use, and introduces wider discretionary powers, to deal with any particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.  They seek to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.  The Orders can be enforced by fixed penalty notices or by prosecution.

You can view the consultation here: https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/proposed-public-space-protection-order-consultation .

Boundary Review

The Electoral Arrangement Review Committee met to consider the feedback that we have received from the first period of consultation around parish boundary changes. The Committee reviewed all 119 parishes and while most remain unchanged, 23 recommendations will now be published and a second period of consultation will start on 31 August, running until 27 October. The final recommendations will then be published in February 2018.

More details here: https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/CGReview

Give your Recycling a Little Bit of Love

As part of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, South Norfolk Council has launched a householder campaign aimed at reducing the amount of contamination in Norfolk’s household recycling bins. This campaign’s primary focus is to let residents know the ‘three simple rules’ to recycling: Clean, Dry and Don’t Bag It. The campaign also reminds residents about what can and cannot be put in kerbside recycling bins.

The campaign is titled, ‘Give your Recycling a Little bit of Love’ and has been designed to attract the ‘disengaged recycler’. It launched on 1 August and initial examples of the material can be viewed here: http://www.recyclefornorfolk.com/bins-at-home/little-bit-of-love/ .

The campaign will use a variety of approaches, including: joint press releases, social media campaign, banners and posters, leaflets to all households, and targeted television and radio adverts. Please contact Lisa Fountain for more information email: lfountain@s-norfolk.gov.uk   

Pick ‘n’ Mix Bitesize Training

We are running free information sessions for residents to maximise skills within the community. These sessions are called Pick ‘n’ Mix Bitesize Learning and will be held on the last Thursday of every month, in different pubs across the district. The first three sessions have been confirmed:

How to get more volunteers, and keep them!

Thursday 28 September: 6:30pm to 9pm – The Old Feathers, Framingham Pigot

How to set up a community group

Thursday 26 October: 6:30pm to 9pm – The Artichoke, Broome

Funding options for community groups

Thursday 30 November: 6:30pm to 9pm – The Swan Hotel, HarlestonPlaces are limited to 20 per session and can be booked at volunteering@s-norfolk.gov.uk  More

information can be found here on our website. https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/bitesize

Please make your local groups aware of these sessions.Should you have any questions, please contact Kerrie Gallagher kgallagher@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Kind regards
Jaan Larner
District Councillor
Chedgrave and Thurton Ward
South Norfolk District Council

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