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Date published: 1st May 2020

Leader of the Council Sarah Bütikofer answers your submitted questions in NNDC's first Q&A session.

Thank you to all who submitted questions. If you have questions you would like your Council Leader to address in a future Q&A, you can submit them to us using our online form: bit.ly/2xf4QEe


Full questions:

Question 1:

Why is it that I cannot get a grant or help with my rates when the government website clearly states that MOT stations/car garages are classed as a retail exception yet apparently your guidance says not? Why the discrepancy and how do we resolve this? as a layman my guidance comes from the gov.uk website

Question 2:

We read about people using our beaches from further afield, however as a father of a young child what are the rules regarding the use of the beaches? Can we go paddling, can we have a break whilst walking as our daughter has little legs? The coastal path at the laburnum has been closed off will this be reopened as there are a lot less people walking the coastal path but with it closed many more people are walking through West Runton which as we know has gas works going on and has very narrow pathways making social distancing far more awkward usually resulting in people walking in the road.

Question 3:

All these cafes and burger vans opening up for takeaway, is travel to them essential or is it making a mockery of the lockdown?

Question 4:

Why is it that after 5 emails and 2 telephone calls asking for guidance on the business grant I was unable to receive any communication. I now have found the online form and filled it in two weeks ago and still heard nothing after giving my contact number?

Question 5:

Will the bed and breakfasts be given a clear green light when to open and guidance to restrictions on numbers and implementation of social distancing?

Question 6:

Could I ask you what your policy is on second home owners coming in to the area. We have certainly seen an increase in visitors over the last couple of weeks. Do you have any powers with regard to this.

Question 7:

What about people having bonfires in the day?

Question 8:

Will you be fasting for Ramadan?

Question 9:

Fly tipping is on the increase as rubbish normal taken to the dump is thrown into the countryside. Please press the Government to open our dumps

Last updated: 5th February 2021