17 Aug GY Today – Friday 17th August 2018
Resident Died from Being Pushed Over At Great Yarmouth Care Home
A 86-year-old resident of a care home, rated inadequate by a watchdog, died in hospital two months after being injured when he was pushed over by another resident, an inquest has heard.
Salisbury Residential Home resident Keith Barry, suffered a fractured femur when he was pushed over by a man known as Mr R, who was suffering from dementia on 28 October 2017.
He was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, where the fracture was treated, but Mr Barry went on to suffer a chest infection and later died from pneumonia in December that year.
Det Sgt Paul Claxton, of Norfolk Police, said there was no evidence of the staff or home being neglectful and that it was an unfortunate and spontaneous incident.
Coroner Jacqueline Lake delivered a narrative verdict in which she said the home had addressed issues over concern about record keeping and communication.
Disruption To Greater Angila Train Service
Several Greater Anglia trains have been cancelled in Norfolk this morning.
The 6.31am Sheringham to Norwich train, due at 7.29am is cancelled, as is the 7.47am Lowestoft to Norwich service due at 8.31am, due to a train fault.
Also cancelled is the 8.36am Norwich to Great Yarmouth train due at 9.12am, the 9.06am Norwich to Great Yarmouth due 9.35am, the 9.17am Great Yarmouth to Norwich service due at 9.52am, and the 9.52am Great Yarmouth to Norwich due 10.20am.
The 10.36am Norwich to Great Yarmouth due 11.11am is also cancelled.
Operation Leads to Seizure of Dangerous Illegal Fireworks
A stash of illegal and dangerous fireworks has been seized in the Great Yarmouth area leading to two people who are believed to have sold them to the public being given a caution following a joint operation. Five kilograms of fireworks were seized from three properties in the borough following an investigation by Norfolk Trading Standards, Norfolk police and the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.
It is believed that the three people cautioned have tried to sell the fireworks to children.
A warning was issued on July 30th urging people in the borough to avoid buying illegal fireworks.
Norfolk Trading Standards say the fireworks seized are of a type banned for supply to the general public as they pose a safety risk.
A statement on behalf of trading standards said: “The fireworks seized are of a type that is banned for supply to the general public, causing concern for the safety and welfare of those people who have bought them, local residents and wildlife.”
“The people believed to have been supplying the illegal fireworks in this case have been identified and a caution and advice have been given.
“Only fireworks that are CE-marked and have instructions for use in English can be sold or supplied. If the public are offered fireworks which are not CE-marked or labelled in English then the advice is to leave well alone.”
Anyone who believes they have bought illegal fireworks are advised to place them in a bucket of water and to contact Norfolk County Council Trading Standards, via the Citizens Advice consumer service, on 03454 04 05 06 for advice.
Work Set To Begin on First £9m Phase of Major Housing Development
Construction is due to start this autumn on 56 houses and flats as part of The East Wood development at Beacon Park.
The development comprises of six two-bedroom flats and 50 houses of two, three, four and five-bedrooms, and are scheduled for completion in mid-2020. Fifty of the homes will be for open market sale and the rest will be council homes.
When complete the East Wood development will see 287 homes built at Beacon Park, with a mixture of houses, flats and bungalows with access to the properties from Woodfarm Lane, which has been upgraded recently,
Led by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, partnership homes specialist Lovell has been selected to build the £9m first phase of East Wood.
Lovell regional managing director Simon Medler said: “We’re very excited to be working with Equinox Enterprises, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Orwell to bring these much-needed new homes to Gorleston, drawing on our expertise in creating high-quality open market and affordable homes and our excellent record of successfully working in partnership with local authorities and housing associations.
“The development will make a major contribution to the area’s continuing growth and prosperity, tackling the shortage of new homes locally and creating an attractive new community in a great location.”