Casual Vacancy

Information relating to the construction of the new roundabout

Roundabout Works in Great Ellingham

Work is due to start on 1 June 2021 to construct a new roundabout at the B1077 Attleborough Road, Hingham Road/Chequers Lane crossroads in Great Ellingham. The roundabout is being built as a planning condition related to two developments nearby and is designed to make the junction easier to navigate. The work, which will be carried out in stages to help minimise disruption, is expected to take 14 weeks to complete, and will involve various stages of traffic management which are detailed below. Traffic management:

• From Tuesday 01 June: Chequers Lane will be closed at the junction with Attleborough Road for 14 weeks. This is to construct the southern half of the new roundabout. A fully signed official diversion route will be in place.

• From Monday 19 July: Hingham Road will be closed from the junction with Attleborough Road northwards to Bow Street for 7 weeks. This is to construct the northern half of the new roundabout. A fully signed official diversion route will be in place.

• From Tuesday 01 June: 3 Way traffic lights will be in operation on B1077 Attleborough Road.

• From Saturday 28 August: B1077 Attleborough Road will be closed in both directions for 1 week. This is to enable resurfacing works to be carried out.

A fully signed official diversion route will be in place. Access to properties within the limits of any of the closures will be maintained throughout the works, although there may be some unavoidable delays at times during the resurfacing works beginning on 28 August.

The scheme is expected to cost approximately £1.25m which is being funded with £500,000 contribution from one of the developers, and the other developer has made land available from their site to allow the roundabout to be built. The rest of the funding will be from Norfolk County Council’s capital improvement programme. The work will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Services Department and their contractors. The County Council thanks people for their patience while this junction improvement work is carried out. SP03-06-F74 Revision 4 06/05/21 For Further Information Ben Hanlon, Engineer, Highway Design, 0344 800 8020.

Up-to-date information about roadworks in Norfolk is available on the County Council website at If you need this report in large print, audio, Braille, alternative format or in a different language please contact 0344 800 8020 and ask for Ben Hanlon or textphone 0344 800 8011 and we will do our best to help.

Road closure notification and diversion map

Operation Randall – Rural Crime

This is the latest newsletter regarding Operation Randall. It contains useful local information, including fraud guidance and what to do if you witness hare coursing:

Rural Crime newsletter


Casual vacancy

Notice of one casual vacancy for Great Ellingham Parish Council

Casual vacancy notice

Norfolk Community Foundation

Parish Councillors are delighted to announce that the Parish Council’s application to the Norfolk Community Foundation for funds, to support the Great Ellingham Coronavirus Support Group’s activities, has been successful.

The Norfolk Community Foundation has awarded a grant of £1,000.

This money will be used to pay for printing, telephone and other support costs; to send flyers on services like shopping, prescription collection, dog walking and support by phone.

Message from Norfolk Police

Norfolk Constabulary wants to reassure victims and survivors of domestic abuse that they do not need to suffer in silence during this challenging time as the county tackles coronavirus.

The force is aware that social isolation can have a serious impact on victims, including children, who could be locked in with an abuser. We want victims and survivors to know they are not alone and that we are here to help support you.

As pressures increase around finances, jobs, school closures and more people working from home, we know that stress can escalate. A lack of contact with family and friends outside the home can also cause tensions and add to the possibility of abuse within the home.

Temporary Detective Superintendent Andy Coller, head of safeguarding at Norfolk Constabulary, said: “We realise that the challenges we currently face mean those who are vulnerable, such as victims of domestic abuse, whether children or adults, are more likely to be at risk during self-isolation. Norfolk Constabulary wants to reassure those who are victims, that you should not suffer in silence and alone, we are here to help you.

“A home can be more like prison for those living or sharing one with an abuser. If you are in immediate danger, or you know someone else who is, you should still call 999 or call one of the organisations and charities we have listed on our website.

“This is a particularly stressful time for those locked into an abusive situation and stress levels can be high. Our message to abusers is that your behaviour will not be excused, we take domestic abuse very seriously and will be dealing with incidents robustly.”

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lorne Green, said: “I would like to reassure victims and survivors of domestic abuse that my team has been, and continues to work tirelessly with our commissioned services to ensure the right help and support is out there.

“Supporting victims and reducing vulnerability is one of my absolute key priorities as Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and now is a time more than ever when we must work together to continue to give a voice to the women, men and children in our county who have been or continue to be affected by this crime.

“My message to those who feel isolated and alone is simply, you are not. Whatever the situation, you do not need to live with the heartache, the pain or the trauma that you are suffering. Life can be better and there are people there to offer you support.”

If you are in immediate danger you should still call 999. Police 101 is the non-emergency number. Some charities and organisations will also be offering support over the telephone or online, please see the list on our website if you need to contact someone for support or advice:

Silent Solution

The Silent Solution system helps filter out accidental or hoax 999 calls from those who need genuine police assistance.

If speaking or making an immediate sound would put you in danger and you need immediate help, call 999 and stay on the line, then press 55 when prompted and the call will be transferred to the police, who will know it is an emergency call.

Follow our Norfolk Constabulary account on Facebook and @NorfolkPolice for our domestic violence messages under #youarenotalone

Helpful contact details (please check websites for updates to services):

Norfolk services:

Leeway: 0300 561 0077 Email[email protected]

Covers: Norwich, Broadland, Breckland, West Norfolk

Spurgeons (Norwich Connect): 01603 628122 Email[email protected]

Covers: Norwich


Orwell (Haven Project): 0845 4674876/ 01508 533933

Covers: South Norfolk


Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care: 0300 303 3706 Email: [email protected]

Covers: Norfolk


SARC – Sexual Assault Referral Centre – The Harbour Centre: 01603 276381 (24/7)
Email[email protected]

Covers: Norfolk


Daisy Programme: 01953880903 Email: [email protected]

Covers: Breckland

Pandora: (contact online)

Covers: West Norfolk, North Norfolk

Sue Lambert Trust: 01603 622406 Email[email protected]

Covers: Norfolk

Norfolk Community Law Service: 01603 496623 Email[email protected]

Covers: Norfolk

4 Women’s Centre: 0300 131 7983 Email[email protected]

Covers: Wensum, Coast and Boards

Additional national helplines and services:

Women’s Aid – 24hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 or


Refuge – National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 or contact the helpline via Refuge’s contact form at Website:

GALOP (LBGT): 0800 999 5428

Mankind Initiative (Male Victims): 01823 334244

Respect (working with abusers to change their behaviour and male victims of domestic abuse): 020 3559 6650


Great Ellingham Helpline

Helpline postcard

Norfolk Constabulary Thanks Communities

Norfolk Constabulary continues to follow its commitment to engage, explain, encourage and enforce the government’s measures restricting people’s movements.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey said: “We police by consent in this country, and my officers follow a very fair four-step escalation model with the public and businesses.

“Our focus is to reassure, inform and engage with people so they understand why these restrictions are in place. Our communities are looking out for each other and listening to the government’s message to stay at home, and I thank them for that. Complying with these regulations is an absolute priority to save people’s lives and protect our NHS.

“We will always try to disperse people rather than use enforcement but it’s also right that we act against the few who choose to break the rules and disregard these measures, and put people’s lives at risk.”

Officers were given the powers on Thursday (26 March 2020) to fine people who refuse to stay at home and go outside without ‘reasonable excuse’ following the introduction of government measures to tackle Covid-19.

To date (Tuesday 31 March 2020), Norfolk Constabulary has used its formal powers only once following an incident in Great Yarmouth yesterday morning (Monday 30 March 2020) when a woman repeatedly ignored officers’ requests to return home on three separate occasions. The woman, who is aged in her 40s, was reported for the offence and will receive a summons to attend magistrates’ court in due course.

Mr Bailey added: “The majority of people are already making sacrifices to save lives, and we continue to urge everyone to follow the advice that is designed to keep us all safe.

“If people see others flouting the rules we ask that they exercise common sense. We will not be able to dispatch officers for minor infringements. Clearly mass gatherings of people are not a minor infringement and we want to know about these so we can deal with them.

“It’s also important to add that people who deliberately spit and cough on emergency workers as well as members of the public will be dealt with robustly. This is an offence and it will be treated as assault.

“I’d also take this opportunity to pay tribute to all our officers, staff and Special Constables who, alongside emergency workers, NHS staff and other key workers, are on the frontline. They are doing outstanding work in challenging times.”

People are being encouraged to report non-urgent crimes or concerns via online reporting at

Please only dial 999 in an emergency or if you believe a crime to be in progress. Non-urgent crimes can be reported via 101 but where possible we would encourage the public to report matters via our website.

Norfolk Police also regularly updates its social media accounts with the latest news, general advice and guidance on a number of issues, including personal safety, fraud and home security. You can find us on Facebook or Twitter @NorfolkPolice

NHS : Coronavirus Message from the Clinical Commissioning Groups

Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Saves Lives

Please help us to spread this important message: Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives.

Anything you can do to help spread the ‘Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’ message is appreciated.

Easy Read Coronavirus Resources

Here are some helpful general resources about coronavirus (covid-19) which have been produced to support people with a learning disability and their families and carers – please share as appropriate:

The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney is encouraging local people to keep up the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19) by following the latest Government advice and staying at home.

A new Government campaign launched this week called Stay Home, Save Lives which reinforces the single most important action we can now all take, in fighting coronavirus – is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Dr Anoop Dhesi, a GP at Stalham and Chair of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re asking everyone to help save lives, by staying at home because anyone can spread coronavirus.

“Only leave your home to shop for basic necessities, to pick up medicine or to provide care to those who need it or to exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household.

“Only travel to work when you absolutely cannot work from home.

“If you have to go out for any of these reasons always stay two metres apart.

“Do not meet others outside your household; even friends and family. The message is simple stay home. Protect the NHS. Save lives.”

It comes as letters are sent to vulnerable patients urging them to shield themselves from the virus by staying at home and avoiding face-to-face contact for the next 12 weeks.

The letters provide information about accessing health and social care during this time and extra support available for them, their families and carers.

All those who receive a letter are encouraged to register now by going to or call 0800 028 8327, the Government’s dedicated helpline.

This will tell whether or not they are in touch with friends, family or a support network in their community who can support them to get food and medicine, and follow the advice in the letter they have received.


Scam advice from Norfolk Police

Criminals are using the #COVID19 pandemic to scam the public – don’t become a victim. Criminals are experts at impersonating, they spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you’ll let your guard down for just a moment. Read more