Category Archives: Helpful Information

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

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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Claxton Flooding Contingency Guidance

Earlier this year your Parish Council agreed that Guidance to help villagers offset the effects of floods in Claxton should be drawn up.  Thanks go to South Norfolk Council, from whose own guidance much of the Claxton version has been … Continue reading

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“Thinking Fuel” – A Parish Council-sponsored Scheme for cheaper heating oil

“Thinking Fuel” is a scheme run by Community Action Norfolk (previously Norfolk RCC) to maximise the power of bulk-buying to ensure the lowest possible prices for domestic heating oil.  Details can be found by clicking here. Claxton Parish Council is … Continue reading

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Police non-emergency number

Norfolk Constabulary has introduced a new telephone number for people who want to talk to the police about non-urgent issues.  Instead of ringing the current switchboard number of 0845 456 4567, people should dial 101. The introduction of 101 in … Continue reading

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