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 2018 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.
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
Loddon Parish Council has adopted the 2012 Code of Conduct, as recommended by South Norfolk Council. Councillors have submitted their Declarations of Interests forms, as required by the Code of Conduct. Information included on the Declarations of Interests forms is available from the parish council.
An audio guide to Loddon has recently been developed. The walk can be downloaded to your MP3 player, or you can borrow a preloaded player from the Loddon Tourist Information office in the Town Hall.
Find out more at the Explore Waveney Valley website, which also provides walks for the other market towns in this area.