Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Liitle Melton Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Most of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • You cannot always skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
  • Main content is sometimes skipped by a screen reader.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Phone: 01603 812472

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 3 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

Web Services Lead

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Phone: 01603 812472

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Little Melton Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by January 2021. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our web pages and interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag. Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships). 

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with interactive tools and transactions on our forms server. We believe that retrospectively fixing these issues would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs s do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Where possible we ensure PDFs added to the  website are machine readable and contain appropriate metadata tags.

Any new PDFs  we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to identify and fix issues as we become aware of them.

This statement was last updated on 29th March 2021.

Parish Council

For help with Covid 19 - please see the Covid 19 page

Clerk          - As of 13/01/2017 Carole Jowett is acting as Locum Clerk.   Please address any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or to the Chair.   The Clerk's address for official correspondence is 29 Churchfields, Helthersett, NR9 3AF.   

Chair          - John Heaser     -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         - 01603 812472
Vice Chair - Russell Cole     -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Councillors
Amanda Giles             -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Garry Wheatley          - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jan Edye                    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sheila Lewis-Smith    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steve Sophocleous    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..uk

Tree Warden        
Pippa Gunn       - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Village Hall Bookings
John Heaser - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     - 01603 812472

Community Trust    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parochial Charity    - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Allotments - Trevor Baker - 01603 811636

Hethersett and District Aid in Sickness Fund 
Alex Gunn - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07805 242326

Member of Parliament - South Norfolk Constituency

Richard Bacon MP,  Constituency Office Grasmere, Denmark Street,Diss, IP22 3LE - Tel 01379 642769 or 01379 643728

Norfolk County Council - Humbleyard Ward

NCC is resposible for roads (not A11 or A47), education

Click here to report a problem with roads

Our Coucillor is David Bills           - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South Norfolk District Councillors - Hethersett Ward

Click here to report fly tipping to South Norfolk Council

SNC is responsible for waste collection, planning

Police

  • Hethersett Safer Neighbourhood Team and Community Support Officer - Tel 101 - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Police team poster
  • Crime statistics

External Representation -

  • Norwich Research Park Liaison Committee - normally the Chair but can be any Councillor who is free to attend

 Just sample pics at present!

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://www.little-melton.org.uk/2-uncategorised#sigProIdeb6ca74c44

The booking system will start from Monday 25th May.  Please be aware that it may take some time for everyone to learn that there is a now a booking system!   

Bookings can only be made by residents of Little Melton and at least one of the players must live in the village.  You can book for a maximum of 90 minutes and no more than 7 days in advance.   Please cancel your booking if you don't need it!  Your name and details are not shown to other users, just to the PC.  Please note that there is also an option for booking the playing field,  click here for a link that will take you staight to the Tennis booking page.

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