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Residents urged to be alert to courier fraud scam

Residents are being warned about a courier fraud scam operating in Norfolk by suspects claiming to be police officers.

In the last few weeks, police have seen a rise in incident where cold-callers will make efforts to defraud victims of money, often stating they need to withdraw large sums in connection with an investigation.

Officers are investigating an incident which happened on Tuesday (6 July) where a woman in West Winch was conned out of £4,200. Following a cold-call from a man claiming to be a police officer, the victim went to her bank and withdrew the money, believing she was helping an investigation into counterfeit money. After withdrawing money, she returned home where a ‘courier’ collected the cash, and telephoned the victim later on to confirm it was counterfeit.

A second attempt that day is also being investigated after a man from Clenchwarton was cold-called by someone claiming to be from Hertforshire Police who said they were investigating a theft from the victim’s bank account. The man was asked to withdraw £9,000 which would be collected following day. The victim managed to withdraw £2,000 and told a family member about the incident who immediately reported it to police. No money was handed over.

Detective Inspector Richard Weller, from Swaffham CID, urged people to make elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours aware of the scam.

He said: “This type of courier fraud is nothing new; suspects will often approach victims under the guise of a police officer, bank or government department, in an effort to win trust and encourage people to go along with the scam.

“They will often use a range of techniques and in these most recent incidents, cold callers claim to be police officers investigating bank account thefts and counterfeit money. These scammers can be really convincing, making the caller feel they are helping a genuine police investigation, compelling them to withdraw the money. Suspects will then arrange to collect the money from the victim.

“More often than not, we’re talking large sums of cash into the thousands which is ultimately people’s savings and funds they rely on.

“Police officers will never ask you to withdraw money, or send someone to collect money. We know scammers target the elderly and I would urge people to make their family members, friends and neighbours aware of this scam and the warning signs.”

Further advice includes:

  • Your bank or the police will NEVER ask for your PIN, bank card or bank account details over the phone – never give these details to anybody.
  • Neither the police nor the banks will send a courier to collect money from you.
  • Always request Photo ID and if unsure call the police.
  • If you’re asked to telephone a bank, then always do it on a different phone to the one you were contacted on.
  • Fraudsters will keep the line open and have been known to play ringtones, hold music and a recorded message down the phone so the victim believes they are making a call to a legitimate number. Ensure you can hear a dialling tone before calling police or use a friend or neighbour’s telephone instead.
  • Do not rush into complying to the scammers demands / requests.
  • If you have already given your bank details over the phone or handed your card details to a courier, call you bank straight away to cancel the card

If anyone has received a similar type of telephone call or has any information about these incidents. Contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting Operation Radium.

Alternatively, Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you believe a crime is in progress, always call 999.

For further advice, head to the Action Fraud website: or call 0300 123 2040.

Police Connect SCAM Aware


Sent on behalf of the OPCCN:

The Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership (NCCSP) has launched an eight-week consultation to understand what residents believe will make Norfolk a safer place to live, work and visit.

The NCCSP develops a Community Safety Plan which sets out the priorities which partners will focus on. Having carried out an assessment of crime and community safety issues, the NCCSP has drafted a new three-year plan which proposes seven priorities.

The partnership now wants to hear from Norfolk residents whether they feel the priorities correctly reflect the issues which matter most to them.

The proposed priorities are:

  • Serious violence
  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Preventing terrorism
  • Criminal exploitation, including modern slavery and county lines drug dealing
  • Neighbourhood crimes like robbery, burglary, anti-social behaviour, vehicle crime and other theft offences
  • Hate crime and community tensions
  • Fraud

The NCCSP brings together organisations from across Norfolk to tackle crime and disorder, and ensure the county remains a safe place for all.

The partnership is currently supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) and is chaired by the OPCCN Chief Executive Mark Stokes.

The consultation will run for eight weeks from 24 May 2021, closing on 16 July 2021.

For more information on the priorities and proposed outcomes and to take part in the survey visit



Helping People Get Back into Work


From: Rebecca Housden
Sent: 17 May 2021 14:33
Subject: Anglian Water Upcoming Work

Good afternoon,

I hope you are keeping well,

I am getting in touch to let you know about an upcoming project in the Thetford area. We are investing £10 million to install a 10.7km pipeline in Thetford; improving the water supply in the area.

This work is important because it will allow us to move water to where it is needed, which will make the supply more reliable and reduce the number of homes and businesses which rely on a single source of water supply. It will also help secure water supplies for growth in the area, meaning that everyone has access to safe, clean and plentiful water for years to come. We plan to begin on phase 4 in June 2021 and expect the overall scheme to be complete by February 2022.

We have a dedicated website for this scheme which can be found here. We are also holding a virtual event from today until Monday 24 May 2021. The event can be accessed via the website link, during the event you will be able to interact with the project constraints map, view our animated construction video, complete our feedback form and more!

We have also posted on our social media channel here. I would grateful if you could share this information anywhere you feel would benefit. Letters and emails have been sent to customers with information and links on how to access the event. Please do let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,


Becky Housden

Customer Service Coordinator

Mobile: 07801 662998

Anglian Water @one Alliance

Thorpe Wood House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6WT




Dear Colleague

For information – and wider circulation.

Norfolk Local Access Forum volunteer vacancies

I am emailing to let you know that the Norfolk Local Access Forum is seeking new members and to ask if you could please promote the recruitment in your capacity as parish clerk (or parish representative) to your local community.

The Norfolk Local Access Forum is comprised of up to 22 people covering a range of interests in countryside access in Norfolk, including: walking; cycling; horse riding; landowners; conservation; other interests (including health, tourism, business, access for all, heritage, education). The Forum provides independent advice to a number of organisations including Norfolk County Council on improving access to the countryside in Norfolk.

We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people with a passion for the outdoors with good communication skills to fill 5 volunteer vacancies on the Forum. These new members will represent the following interest areas: young people (or those who can represent young people); all abilities access; land at the water’s edge (anglers, boaters, swimmers); BME; health and wellbeing.

Further information and a link to the online recruitment form can be found here:

If you have any queries, please email [email protected] or contact 0344 800 8020

The closing date for applications is 21st June 2021


Best wishes, Su

Su Waldron, Project Officer

Community and Environmental Services

Tel: 01603 222810

Floor 6 County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2SG


10th November 2020


I am contacting all Town and Parish Councils across Breckland to seek your help in encouraging your community to take part in Census 2021.

Please visit The Census 2021 website which has comprehensive Census information.

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Taking part in the census is so important, as it gathers essential information that’s used for things that affect your community.

Public bodies use census information to help plan and fund services like housing, education and healthcare. Charities and businesses also use it to inform their work.

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Keep checking the page regularly, as we’ll add more as the census gets closer.

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Office for National Statistics


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A11 between Thetford and Attleborough: resurfacing

Following on from our previous communication, I am writing again to provide you with a further update on the essential resurfacing work taking place at the above location.

We have closely liaised with the local authority to agree the most suitable diversion routes for our next phase of work, as detailed below:

Phase 4: A11 closure from A1075 roundabout, Thetford to Snetterton Junction, in both directions for 8 weeks. The road will be closed from 8pm to 6am on weeknights and weekends from Monday 15 March until the end of May. Access to Snetterton Business Park will be from the north side of the A11 only.

  • Southbound traffic will be diverted from Thickthorn Junction via the A47/Norwich Southern Bypass and follow the A140, then the A1066 before re-joining the A11 at Thetford. (Diagram 1)
  • Southbound traffic for HGV’s and vehicles over 4.7 metres/15.6ft, will be diverted from Thickthorn Junction via the A47/Norwich Southern Bypass and follow the A140, the A143 before joining the A14 at junction 38. (Diagram 2)

Please refer to the attached diversion map. We will be contacting you with further updates to the programme.


Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.

 Find out more

To stay informed about all the latest updates on this scheme, visit If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to our dedicated inbox at [email protected].

Yours faithfully,


Leanne Morphew Senior Adminstrator, Scheme Delivery Team
Highways England | Crown House | Crown Street | Ipswich | IP1 3HS

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Subject: Temporary closure of the B1111 road from Larling to Bridgham – signal box demolition works (my ref STRO4669)

Good afternoon all,

1. The Order

This allows the Traffic Authority (Norfolk County Council) to temporarily restrict or prohibit the use of a road and/or footpath.

2. The ‘Propose To’ Notice (PT)

This is the public Notice we must advertise at least seven days before making an Order.

3. The ‘Has Made’ Notice (HM)

This is the public Notice we must advertise within 14 days of making an Order.

Please note a new format is being introduced and for those looking for the plan, if a separate one is not attached, it can now be found on page 2 of the notices.

The proposed order comes into effect on the date shown. The date on the notices is when they will appear in the Eastern Daily Press.  If we have to change any dates, we will let you know.  If you have any questions about the order and notices, please contact Alison Wilton on (01603) 222591.

If you have any questions about the work, please contact the Area Highways Office on the number given on the notices.


 Dorraine Bennett
Legal Officer


Tel: 01603 223797

County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

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Please note that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic meetings are not taking place until further notice. If you have identified a vulnerable person needing help, please call Breckland District Council on: 0344 8008020

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