Morningthorpe – temporary closure of recycling centre while essential maintenance work is carried out


Morningthorpe recycling centre near Long Stratton will need to close for eight weeks from 13 June for essential maintenance work to improve the drainage and carry out substantial repairs to the hardstanding.

The work will allow the site to continue to operate safely and meet environmental regulations.

Unfortunately there is not a way of keeping the recycling centre open while the work is carried out so the recycling centre will be closed from Tuesday 13 June and is set to reopen on Saturday 5 August 2017.

The nearest alternative recycling centres which are open seven days a week are:

  • Ketteringham (near Hethersett), Station Lane, NR9 3AZ
  • Mile Cross (Norwich), Swanton Road, NR2 4LH

    Other nearby sites that are open Fridays to Mondays only are:

  • Bergh Apton – Wellbeck Road, NR15 1AU
  • Wymondham – Strayground Lane, NR18 9NA

All of the alternative recycling centres are between 10 to 11 miles from Morningthorpe Recycling Centre.

The work which will cost £90,000 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 these essential works are carried out.

For further information

Visit the Recycle for Norfolk website to look at our A-Z for other options to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste.

All the information on the closure including the alternative sites can be found at on our Morningthorpe Recycling Centre page or email or call 0344 800 8020.

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Message from UK Power Networks

Bad weather is on the way and we are likely to see high winds in parts of the East of England later today (Thursday, 23 February).

Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply.  Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, and we have organised for additional staff in our contact centre and more engineers on the ground to be available to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather.

You will be able to find regular updates on our website and social media @ukpowernetworks throughout this period.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network
  • Visit for the latest update
  • Visit and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

UK Power Networks has a Priority Service Register for customers who may be more vulnerable and require extra assistance in a power cut. You can find out more information on our website:

We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 – free to call from a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.

Preparing for a power cut

Below is some additional advice on how you can prepare for a power cut:

  • Keep our freephone number handy
  • See the website for some useful videos offering you advice during a power cut.
  • Keep spare batteries for radios and torches – local radio stations often broadcast helpful information
  • Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won’t work in the event of a power cut
  • Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames
  • Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
  • Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
  • Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
  • Look out for elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food

I hope this information is helpful and please do share it with local residents and members of your community who would find it helpful.

Witness appeal after cars damaged in South Norfolk

Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of cars were damaged in South Norfolk.

Between 15 and 20 cars had their petrol caps tampered with in a car park off the A140 at Dunston between 7pm and 11.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 7 February). In some cases the petrol cap was damaged.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area to contact the Poringland Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Road Closure – West End, 21st/22nd February

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the  U78145 West End from the junction with the A140 for 445 metres south eastwards  in the PARISH OF SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE because of overhead works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 21st February 2017 to 22nd February 2017 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 2 day within the period.

Alternative route is via: U78145 West End, U78145 Windy Lane, U78144 Pitts Hill, C201 The Street, C187 Cargate Lane, A140.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated 17th February 2017

Victoria McNeill

Head of Law
County Hall
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Witness appeal following theft in Tasburgh

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a theft which occurred in Tasburgh this week.

The incident happened on Saxlingham Lane at some point between 3pm on Wednesday 25 January and 1.30pm on Thursday 26 January 2017. An Ifor Williams trailer and 25 alloy wheels have been stolen from a shed located in a field.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone acting suspiciously during the times stated should contact PC Sherry Locke at Wymondham Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Road Closure of Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross

Norfolk County Council Highways will be closing Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross for one week, from Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017 (during half term). The closure will be in place whilst Highways carry out a drainage improvement scheme. Highways intend to add an additional gully in the carriageway outside ‘Parklands’. This is to address the current issue of flooding on the highway.

Works will be carried out during the day, Monday to Friday. Access will be maintained at all times for businesses and residents.

It is inevitable that there will be some disruption experienced and your co-operation would therefore by greatly appreciated as works progress. The County Council apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The work will be carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Community and Environmental Service Department.

For Further Information

Mrs Jody Thurston, Highway Technician: 0344 800 8020

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