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Clerk to Ditchingham Parish Council
Lodge Farm Bungalow
I work part-time Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday’s.
Tel: 07774 734411 – Email: [email protected]
Please use the voice message service clearly stating your name and the purpose of your enquiry and we will return your call and note the Clerk is part-time only and will respond in due course.
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We are aware of concerns and rumours circulating on social media about dogs being stolen or men in a van, including a van allegedly marked with the RSPC logo, acting suspiciously around people out walking with their dogs.
Please know there haven’t been any crimes recorded this week that relate to dog thefts nor have we received any reports of dogs being stolen from a property or while out walking with their owners over the last week. One person in North Walsham reported an incident on Saturday in which a man in a transit van asked questions about their dog while out walking. We asked them to report any further sightings to us and we haven’t received any further reports of this happening.
In addition, the RSPCA has told us that a number of incidents circulating on social media claiming people are impersonating their inspectors do not appear to have been actual cases of people trying to pass as bogus officials.
It’s important to know there are very few incidents whereby an RSPCA officer will approach someone in public, unless they witness animal cruelty or see an animal in immediate danger. Officers will also wear RSPCA brand clothing and always carry RSPCA identification. RSPCA officers do not have power of entry or seizure unless accompanied by a police officer.
If you’re approached by someone who makes you feel concerned about you or your dog’s safety or believe someone is posing as an RSPCA officer, tell us on 101. Try to give us as much detail about the person or the vehicle they were in as you can. And do not hesitate to call us on 999 if a crime is happening and you need our help.
Police are appealing for information after a Ford Fiesta was stolen from Wingfield Street in the town.
The grey Ford Fiesta Titanium registration AO15BUH was stolen sometime overnight Saturday 20th March and Sunday 21st March.
Can you help?
If you saw the vehicle being taken or have any information about where it is now, please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/13819/21 via –
Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Phone – Call 101
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.
A local needs affordable home (a 4 bedroom house) will soon be available for re-letting by Hastoe Housing Association.
The property will be advertised, by Hastoe, on the South Norfolk HomeOptions System from Thursday, 11th March until the following Wednesday, 17th March.
This home has been built first and foremost for people who are in need of affordable housing who have a local connection to Ditchingham. That ‘local connection’ includes currently living in the village; and/or working there; and/or having previously lived there and now wishing to return.
The property is then next prioritised for households from the neighbouring parishes of Thwaite, Broome, Hedenham and Earsham.
Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South Norfolk ‘HomeOptions’ website:
Other interested residents who are not on the Housing Register should contact the Housing Advice Service here at South Norfolk Council to join the Housing Register (‘HomeOptions’) immediately. They will need to provide proof of their residency or working qualification criteria as well as other verification details. During the week that the properties are advertised on the HomeOptions system people will need to actively apply ‘(bid’) for them, and the Council’s Housing Officers will be able to provide details of how to do this. For further information people should telephone for free on: 0808 168 2222.
Housing Enabling Officer
t 01508 533756 e [email protected]