Category Archives: Helpful Information

Information found here will be of interest to villagers but does not naturally fall under any other category.

Fighting fly tipping

South Norfolk Council are currently seeing high levels of fly tipping and littering in South Norfolk.  Both of these have a negative impact on the environment and human health. They have often found that fly tipping has occurred because residents … Continue reading

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Mobile Library Services – an update

The mobile library service provide residents living in more isolated rural communities that do not have a library building, with the opportunity to borrow books and access other library and council services. Mobile libraries are free to join and are … Continue reading

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Changes to new 85/85A Bus Service from 18 April 2017

Following the last Claxton Parish Council meeting your Clerk reported to the County Council the strong support for a change to the 85/85A schedule to allow passengers an extra hour in Norwich from Monday to Friday.  We are pleased to … Continue reading

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Oil tanks – keeping them safe and ready for winter

Our thanks to Rix Petroleum for pointing us towards the following videos which deal with (1) security of oil tanks and (2) preparing your tank for the winter. (1)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV5uRs9luts (2)  https://www.rix.co.uk/blog/2016/11/is-your-heating-oil-tank-winter-ready/ This is in light of FPS (Federation of … Continue reading

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Dog Walking and House Sitting services

Fiona Cantrill offers dog walking and house sitting services.  See advert below.

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Scam alert – fresh gravel delivery

A neighbour in Loddon sent in the following extract from a post on Facebook yesterday.  Curiously the same individual was also peddling spare pea gravel in Claxton yesterday morning.  We reproduce it here to alert villagers to a possible scam. “Just … Continue reading

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Telephone Scam

A resident of Claxton has told us that earlier to day they had a call from 0203 322 9050. A recorded message claimed to be from HM Revenue & Customs and stated that there is to be a lawsuit against the … Continue reading

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UK Power Networks: 105 national number

On 22 July we published a letter to Parish Councils from the Public Affairs Manager at UK Power Networks, outlining a new, simpler scheme for taking action during a power cut.  This scheme came into force today and below is this morning’s … Continue reading

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New Mobile App for Norfolk Library and Information Service

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Heating oil security – advice from police

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies have issued a new information sheet to help homeowners take steps to prevent heating oil theft, shown below.

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