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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 99 - 27 March 2009

Sheringham Carnival Photography Competition

Theme 'Sheringham Scene'
Entries by 12 noon 6th August
A4 size maximum
Entry Fee 1 per photo
Cash Prize
Send entries to Carnival Secretary, Highlands, Cromr Road, Bodham, Norfolk, or by hand to Carnival Caravan

Active Norfolk

Volunteering is a major issue for sports clubs. The low number of appropriately skilled volunteers in clubs impacts upon all aspects of club development, from quality of provision to safeguarding standards for young people. This in turn affects the number of people participating in sport and physical activity in our county.

You don't need any experience just a bit of spare time. You can help with anything from coaching to finance and marketing. No matter how you get involved, you'll be helping a variety of people to share your enthusiasm for sport and you'll be getting just as much out of it as they do.

For more information and to register visit www.activenorfolk.org/getinvolved

Tougher action needed against anti-social behaviour in Norfolk

Calls for new powers to tackle persistent troublemakers and yob behaviour

North Norfolk's Conservative Spokesman, Trevor Ivory, has called for tougher police powers to tackle anti-social behaviour and crack down on yobs.

Mr Ivory's call comes as new answers to Parliamentary Questions show that across Norfolk, 62,033 incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported to the police last year. But because of the massive under-reporting of such low-level crime, the real number of actual incidents could be as high as 563,936 last year.

Under new Conservative proposals, firm action would be taken against the yob behaviour that blights neighbourhoods, as well as taking steps to tackle the underlying causes:
* The police would have stronger powers to remove troublemakers from Norfolk's streets - taking yobs to the police station rather than moving them on, while new curfew orders could 'ground' persistent troublemakers at night after school hours.
* Licensing laws would be more robustly enforced, revoking the licences of any shops in Norfolk which systematically peddle alcohol to under-age children.
* Violent offenders would be prosecuted instead of being let off with a caution.
* More police would patrol the streets, by cutting police paperwork and bureaucracy which ties them to their desks.

Mr Ivory said, "This Labour Government has been soft on crime, and soft on the causes of crime. We live in a country where no one seems to say 'no' anymore and nothing happens when a young person steps out of line. This has to change."

"With so many reported and unreported cases of anti-social behaviour, Norfolk's police need the power to 'ground' young persistent troublemakers - so we can prevent them from getting into worse trouble. We need to get more police on the beat, prosecute serious offenders and tackle the underlying causes of crime such as drug addiction, educational failure and family breakdown."

"Conservatives are the party of law and order - championing common sense, strong families, united communities and a system which places the victim above the criminal."
Trevor Ivory, Parliamentary Spokesman for North Norfolk