13 Nov GY TODAY – TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2018
CCTV shows man wanted in connection with burglary in Martham
CCTV footage shows a man who is wanted in connection with a burglary in Martham which saw a suspect attempt to steal a quad bike. The burglary happened in Cess Road between 8pm on Wednesday October 24 and 7.30am on Thursday October 25 when suspects entered an outbuilding and attempted to steal a quad bike. Anyone who may be able to identify the man, or anyone with information, should contact PC Chris Martin at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101 quoting reference 36/66853/18.
Plans for market place delivered blow as funding bid is rejected
A council insists it will press on with controversial plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth’s historic market place – despite a £1.5m bid for government funding failing. A report from council officers on any updates is due to be presented to the policy and resources committee later this month.
Last month the borough council announced a decision on the design of the redevelopment would be delayed to allow further consultation with market traders. One to one discussions with stallholders started this week.7
How budget proposals could affect your council tax bill in 2019/20
Council bosses looking to plug a £78.5m funding gap in the coming years are hoping the taxpayer can shoulder some of the burden – and are looking for your views. Norfolk County Council has proposed a 2.99pc increase to its council tax share in the next financial year and is seeking the public’s thoughts on the move.
The increase, put forward in its latest budget planning, is the maximum amount County Hall can adjust its share without calling a referendum and would mean people in the lowest tax band would have to pay an additional £24.41 a year on their council tax bill. The consultation is due to remain open until Sunday, December 23. To contribute, visit norfolk.citizenspace.com/consultation/counciltax2019-20 or email email@example.com
Eddie the iguana recovering after being found homeless on the streets
Lisa Bowles of Edinburgh Avenue was alerted by a dog walker after the reptile was spotted by young lads playing football near her home on Sunday.
Worried for the welfare of the exotic lizard she managed to capture it and put it in a storage box.
Realising it needed specialist care she appealed to friends on Facebook to help trace its owner.
Despite her post being shared over 300 times no-one came forward – but she did reach someone with the right equipment to care for it, and the iguana named Eddie after the street it was found in – was doing well in the care of Zoe Brown who already has an iguana called Rango.