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LOOK OUT 👀 for the dreaded white van! Spotted by one of our neighbours… A white ford van with two people has been going round the village asking for scrap but also having a good look round. Even when talking to them they were looking all around. The number plate I got was CT63CPU but it doesn’t exist on the DVLA. If spotted, best report to police immediately by dialling 101.

Meanwhile, back on the scams. Hot on the heals of the TV license scam, look out for this one purporting to be from BT, note the spelling of ‘broadband’! 

From: BT braodband
BT Community
We’ve given your bill a makeover

Hello customer,

You can view your bill online or use the My BT app. To log in, you’ll need your BT ID. This is usually your email address.

Log in to see your bill

Why the new look? You told us our bills were too long and too complicated. So we asked customers to describe their ideal bill – and set about designing it.

You don’t need to do anything to pay it. We’ll take your Direct Debit as normal, at least eight days after the date on your bill.

Changes to our privacy policy
We’ve updated our privacy policy to reflect the changes in data protection laws.

Nick Lane
Managing Director, Customer Care__________________________________________


Appears we regularly have opportunist thieves around our village, please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. And, of course, they’re not always in person..see below

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674.

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VILLAGE CHRISTMAS MARKET on Saturday 7th December 10am – 12noon at Trinity Hall. Lots of stalls, wreaths & Christmas gifts. Tombola for each childrens hospice. Please come and support the local charity, enjoy coffee & scones and Christmas chat with neighbours. 

Shotesham Screen…..Coming up on the 20th December will be the Elton John biopic – Rocketman – Critic’s consensus ‘…..think it’s going to be a long, long time before a rock biopic manages to capture the highs and lows of an artist’s life like Rocketman.’ Click here for a full reviewAll tickets £5. Contact details: Raz 01508 550122 razwoollacott@gmail.com

A Christmas Carol is coming! Two showings in December, spaces are limited and sure to be busy so get your tickets soon. For clarity, this is live performance by local theatre group – The Keepers Daughter. Bookings can be made via Ken Munro (details below), both showing are the same though we’re intending to keep the Thursday evening showing for adults only (or perhaps young adults!).  Click here for photos and reports from the show so far.

Walking Group – Thank you stalwart walkers, who went out on last walk despite the grey skies. No rain, no lost dogs, lovely autumn colours= a very happy walk around Morningthorpe! Next walk is on Thursday 5th December, look forward to seeing you. 

Appears Milo was camera shy!

Art lovers. For those who love north Norfolk and have an interest in art, village artist Lesley Munro is now exhibiting at Creake Abbey (just north of Fakenham) until end of January 2020.  Visit the coast, have a coffee and take in the paintings, 3 birds with one stone! 

Take a walk on the wild side.. the Common is cow free for the winter, but somewhat damp after recent downpours, as was Joy’s Loke on my last visit, take care out there!

And, if you’re wandering further afield, you can now admire and have a rest on our brand new WW1 commemorative bench … .
Sited at the corner of The Street & The Grove, the bench is designed to commemorate and remember all who were involved in WW1, those who died and those who survived, but also all who stayed at home to help with the war effort. It has now been adopted by the Parish Council, but our thanks go to Raz & Laura Woollacott who made it happen and to Gary Benson who assisted with it’s installation. In the sunshine you can almost hear ‘Flowers of the Forest’! 

Community information…

Have your say on boundary division arrangements for Norfolk County Council – consultation is on until 2nd December, click here for NCC website

The Rural Bulletin is a networking communication for local authorities across England, including the Norfolk area. Click here to view October’s bulletin.

Consultation on Dudgeon and Sheringham Offshore Wind Farm Extensions, see here

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

Norfolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan – Preferred Options Consultation, click here

Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.

Local Police info – October Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner –November Newsletter 

Selected older news items are retained on the “News archive” page)