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Contact UsClerk : Jackie Christie, Cornwall Lodge, 1, Church Road, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, PE34 3EH. email: [email protected]
A Notice of Casual Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor has been published as of 14 October 2021.
See Notice of Vacancy for more information.
Please see attached police poster regarding scam awareness. To report suspicious activity call 101 or report it a norfolk.police.uk. In an emergency dial 999.
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for Y/E 31st March 2020
The Notice of Public Rights has been published under the Official Notices tab of this web site. The unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return has been published in the Finance and Annual Return section.
The Notice of conclusion of audit of the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2019 has been published under the Finance and Annual Return tab of this web site. The audit report, the accounts, and the Annual Governance & Accountability Return have also been published in this section.
One parish councillor continues in keeping Tilney St Lawrence tidy with his litter picking efforts.
In 2018 Councillor Jerry McManus collected the following items from the pavements and road sides of Tilney St Lawrence:
- 131 black bin bags
- 2 car tyres
- 1 sandbag
- 1 lawnmower
- 1/2 fence panel
- 1 metal frame
- 2 colostomy bags
- a plethora of used nappies
- assorted electrical items, plumbing and building materials
A big thank you to Cllr McManus. Please give him a hand by picking up all the rubbish you can.
Help stop fly tipping ruining our countryside. Report incidents and offenders on https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/info/20013/street_care_and_cleaning/160/fly-tipping_illegal_dumping
See attached poster for the NHS Stay well this winter campaign poster.
Using food waste caddies for left-over and waste food just got a whole lot easier thanks to changes to the processing technology.
There is no need to purchase compostable caddy liners anymore as any small bag, such as carrier bags, bread bags, fruit and veg bags and other freezer/sandwich bags can be used to line the bin or to put food waste in.
The Borough Council’s portfolio holder for the Environment, Councillor Ian Devereux, said:
“We’ve been working with our contractors to make it easier and more convenient for our residents to recycle food waste using old plastic bags. The new technology used by the council’s food waste contractor Biogen means that all liners and packaging are now stripped out during the processing.
“This makes it much easier for people as they don’t have to remember to buy compostable bags from us or other retailers, they can reuse any bags they may have around the house. Over the new few weeks we will phase out the sale of compostable bags as they will no longer be required.
“I hope that this change will encourage more residents to take up the food waste service as it great way to prevent waste from going into landfill.”
Food waste should be placed in some sort of bag or wrapping before it is placed into the food waste bin, as this prevents food from sticking to the bin and keeps the bins fresher. Under the revised contract food not placed in some form of wrapping in the bin, may result in the food waste bin not being collected.
Residents are also being reminded that they can gain additional points (and possibly prizes) from the Recycle Rewards Scheme by logging into their accounts and signing up to the pledges on food waste.
Any resident who does not yet have an account can still open one by going to https://westnorfolk.localgreenpoints.com to earn points (and prizes) for yourself and your community.
Biogen’s state-of-the-art de-packaging technology separates out the bags and packaging leaving the organic waste behind, which is then used as fertiliser on agricultural land. The food waste also generates methane gas, which is collected and cleanly burnt to produce electricity. The remaining plastic is then subjected to a full recovery operation.
Residents who need a food waste caddy can apply for one online at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/yourbins
Issued by: David Thompson, Marketing Officer, on 01553 782067.