As per the requirements of The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 Loddon Parish Council can confirm the following:

  • The audit for the year ended 31st March 2017 has been concluded and the statement of accounts published
  • Members of the public have the right to inspect the annual accounts as conferred on local government electors by Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
  • The annual accounts can be inspected at the Parish Council Office at The Library Annexe, Church Plain, Loddon, Norwich NR14 6EX.  The office is open between 9am and 12pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Attached are the Report from the External Auditors, Mazars and the Notice of conclusion of the Audit.

Thank you to everyone who notified the Parish Council about this broken footbridge.  We have contacted the Broads Authority who have confirmed that responsibility for the repair and maintenance of this footbridge does not  lie with the landowner.  The Broads Authority are now in discussion with Norfolk County Council to try and agree a way forward in terms of  the necessary repairs being carried out.

Norfolk Constabulary have published the following information to raise public awareness of Cuckooing:

‘Cuckooing’ is the term used to describe the practice where professional drug dealers take over the property of a vulnerable person and use it as a place from which to run their drugs business.

The drug dealers will target those who are vulnerable, potentially as a result of substance abuse, mental health issues, or loneliness, and befriend them or promise them drugs in exchange for being able to use their property.

By using an unassuming property, criminals can operate their drugs supply out of sight in an attempt to stay below the police radar. They are often only in the premises for a short amount of time before moving on to their next victim.

As the victims of cuckooing are vulnerable, they are often fearful of going to the police and worry that they will be incriminated in the criminality.

We are urging the public to watch out for vulnerable neighbours, to ensure they don’t fall victim to this trend.

There are also signs of cuckooing that you can look out for:

  • It usually takes place in a multi-occupancy or social housing property
  • There may be an increase in the number of comings and goings, including people you haven’t seen before
  • There might be new vehicles outside the property
  • A possible increase in anti-social behaviour in and around the property

If you suspect that drug dealers are operating from a property near you, it’s really important that you report it so that we can protect those who are vulnerable and ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

Call police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency) with as much information as possible. If you don’t want to contact police, you can report drug dealers to Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.

The Norfolk Constabulary brief is attached here:  cuckooing

Norfolk Police will be holding their next Neighbourhood Team Street Surgery on the 2nd September  between 12pm and 1.30pm outside the Co-op.

Please come along and raise any issues or concerns you have regarding Loddon and the surrounding area.

D15 Loddon Street Surgeries

Since April 2010, local authorities have been able to charge a ‘Community Infrastructure Levy‘ (CIL) on any new development with an internal floorspace of over 100 square metres. The regulations that allow them to do this are The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), once collected on development, can then be used to provide or improve infrastructure, and to then operate or maintain this infrastructure.

In 2015/16 Loddon parish council received £2,080.72 CIL and spend £0

The parish council’s Complaints Procedure may be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Complaints Procedure May 2017

Please click on the links below to view the council’s documents:

LPC Privacy Notice May 2018

Standing Orders 2018

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS Loddon 2017

Annual Review of Effectiveness of Internal Audit May 2017

Annual Review of Effectiveness of Internal Control May 2017

Filming of meetings May 2017

Equality and Diversity Policy 2017

Equal Opportunities Policy May 2017

Loddon Parish Council Data Usage Policy May 2017

Small Grants Policy

Application for Small Grant

Information Protection Policy May 2018

Retention of Documents Policy May 2018

 

For a list of the current Parish Councillors with contact details please click on the link below:

Parish Councillors 2017

 

Your Parish, District and County Councils each have their own areas of responsibility; please click on the link below to find out more and also obtain contact details for each of the councils:

Contacting Your Councils notice

District Councillor:  Colin Gould.   cgould@s-norfolk.gov.uk

County Councillor:  Barry Stone.   barrymstone@aol.com

Loddon Parish Council is a pro-active, non party political organisation which works within the overall structure of local government to get the best deal for local people.  The council is made up of eleven councillors who are elected every four years.  It has two part time employees – the Clerk Anne Panella and the Finance and Projects Officer Howard Keeling.  The Parish Council’s work can be divided into two areas; statutory duties and community functions.  The statutory work involves liaising with organisations like the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council and South Norfolk District Council, consulting on such things as planning applications and development.

The community functions include addressing local issues and undertaking projects to improve the community, such as providing the skate park, Christmas lights, benches, dog bins and flower displays. The Parish Council also maintains the war memorial and contributes to the upkeep of other community areas such as the churchyard, playing fields and Pyes Mill. The Parish Council meets on the second Thursday of each month (excluding August).  Members of the public are always welcome to attend the meetings and are given the opportunity to address the Council to express opinions or ask questions.  Anyone meeting certain criteria (such as living within three miles of the parish) can stand as a Parish Councillor.   If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Clerk.