|£50 FINES FOR FOULINGON THE SPOT
||Dog walkers who do not clear up their pets mess will
face fixed penalty tickets of £50 starting next week. From Tuesday, 1st June, North
Norfolk District Council animal control officers can issue the fines if they catch people
not clearing up after their dogs on land open to the general public.
|Dog walkers who do not clear up their
pets mess will face fixed penalty tickets of £50 starting next week. From Tuesday,
1st June, North Norfolk District Council animal control officers can issue the fines if
they catch people not clearing up after their dogs on land open to the general public.
Areas covered by the new fines include parks, footpaths, highways in towns and villages
and beaches. People will have 14 days to pay the fine, or can exercise their right to
contest the fine in court (but with a maximum possible penalty of £1000 if the court
finds against them). NNDC adopted the 1996 Dogs (fouling of Land) Act in 1998, and the Act
already allows for perpetrators to be taken to court and be subject to the £1000 maximum
fine. The Act also gives Councils the power to issue fixed penalty tickets, but until now
NNDC has preferred to educate and advise people about the nuisance of dog fouling. Council
officers have spoken to people out walking their dogs over the last month, and have handed
out information leaflets, to warn them of the impending crackdown.
Education has gone as far as it will go, said Malcolm Rust, NNDCs Animal
Control Team Leader, Now we need to tackle the hard core of people who refuse to
clear up. Dog mess carries disease, attracts flies, is unsightly and smelly, and needs to
be kept off our public spaces for everybodys sake. Dog fouling is a form of
antisocial behaviour that affects a large number of people. There are areas which fall
outside the legislation, like agricultural land, but NNDC encourages people to clean up
after their dogs wherever they are.
|Dear Sirs, during the war I had relatives
living in Fakenham, Norfolk England. I wrote to Roy Barnes R.C.N. aboard the H.M.S. Nith,
he had a brother Jack and a brother Peter also in the service. Mother's name was Eva
(Taylor)Barnes and father was George. I would like to get in touch with this family if
possible. Possibly my letter could be published in your newspaper along with my address.
This is my first attempt to locate these people or their relatives. Mrs. Barnes was my
grandfathers sister. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. My name is; Joan
Bradley (Taylor) my address is: 321 Franklin St. Orillia, ON. Canada L3V1K5. Thank you for
your help, Yours sincerely, Joan Bradley (Mrs.)
TRUSTS LETTING DIABETICS
|Vital testing strips being rationed due to
cost, and the articles in the EDP of Tuesday 13th April? The content of that issue
and the section of Raise Your Voice enclosed- is definitely
compulsory reading for everyone with Type 2 diabetes! If you are still being
affected by this totally misguided PCT policy, please let us know and we will undertake to
advise Baroness Andrews in the House of Lords, either directly or through Diabetes UK Head
Office. Sunday 13th June sees the start of Diabetes Week, when we will be arranging
collections at local supermarkets. If you can help, please phone. On Sunday 20th
June , the Lions Club are organizing a Walk in the Park for Diabetes UK. We are pleased
that this Group has been invited to help by supplying marshals and other static help. If
you would like to assist in any way please let us know. For those who want to walk,
sponsor forms will be available soon. The event is taking place in Blickling Park from
10.00 am to 2.00pm. There will be two routes, one of 2.5 miles and the other 5 miles,
neither of which is suitable for wheelchairs.
Hopefully, we will again be fundraising on Cromer Pier. Proposed dates are Tuesday 6th
July, Friday 23rd July, Friday 6th August, Friday 20th August and Sunday 5th September.
Again, if you can help, please ring. On Sunday 11th July we hope to be at North Walsham
Carnival again and also in August at both Aylsham and Cromer Carnivals. We will soon
know which piece of equipment is required on the new eye-testing van operating from Cromer
Hospital and will be making the donation that we all worked so hard for during 2003.
Later in the year, Saturday 16th October, Roger Rose is organizing a Country-Dance
to raise funds for the Diabetes Clinic at Cromer Hospital. This will be at North Walsham
Community Centre from 8 pm to midnight. Please give this your support for a local
facility. Dont forget, all this event organizing and fund raising is
ultimately aimed at finding a cure for diabetes. If you havent yet joined Diabetes
UK, please do so because your support is vital to the success of everything we undertake.
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the events planned for this year.
Regards, Doreen Hutchinson, Hon Secretary. Tel: 01692--403351