Theft from vehicles main crime in Hopton

There were 15 crimes in Hopton in April, parish councillors heard - the majority related to thefts from vehicles left unlocked by owners.At the annual parish council meeting last week, PCSO Dave Nickerson reported there had been 67 calls to the police in the month.

There were 15 crimes in Hopton in April, parish councillors heard - the majority related to thefts from vehicles left unlocked by owners.

At the annual parish council meeting last week, PCSO Dave Nickerson reported there had been 67 calls to the police in the month. He said the KIN policing priority was parking along Coast Road near the school. The issue of cars parked on bends at Seafields Drive was raised. It was suggested that discussions take place between neighbours/residents, as there were no parking restrictions in that area and were unlikely to be any imposed in the future.

He added the Homewatch set up by residents covering Trafalgar Grange had been split into five areas, with a co-ordinator for each.

Before the meeting proper started, Mike Butcher was re-elected as chairman and Ken Hicks as vice-chairman.


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Val McGee said clearing and cleaning was continuing at the site of St Margaret's Church ruins. Some planting had taken place and the committee was working on summer fundraising events.

Councillors agreed to buy 10 cases of dog

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poo-bags at �19.40 each plus VAT for use at the recreation ground, and �50 was also agreed to buy “No dog fouling” stickers for Trafalgar Grange and other areas of the village.

During the public forum, matters included:

The new Shoreline Management Plan(3) consultation will be a series of drop-in meetings rather than an open public meeting. It was requested borough councillor Mike Butcher take it up with the borough council as public meetings would allow residents to attend and voice their opinions.

Whether it was possible to obtain a sponsor to cover the cost of dog poo-bags.

Could the grass be cut along the A12?

Weeding to Seafields Drive. This is carried out twice a year by the county council.

The road sweeper can be requested by contacting Phil Carter, street cleansing manager at GYB Services.

The play area on Trafalgar Grange has been marked out ready for equipment to be installed.

The next meeting is on June 14, 7pm, at The Vestry of St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft Road.

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