A message from Norfolk County Council Fostering Service
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As we all know that the start of 2021 was a continuation of last year in respect to the pandemic but with the prospect of the vaccine that has brought hope for the future. As you may remember from my last report in our winter addition of the Bradwellian the council although unable to operate normally was able to achieve some positive issues. Like many other organisations we have tried to manage the restrictions associated with Covid-19 with a focus on what we can do, not what we cannot.
The council made a decision towards the end of last year that many in the parish have struggled financially and we felt it was inappropriate to burden these residents any more than they have been so it was decided not to increase the council precept for 2021/2022. We recognise it’s only a small saving however with the residential growth in the parish it has resulted in a typical band “C” property seeing a reduction of 2.2% in the precept contribution. With this in mind I would like to tell you some of what we are achieving and what is in the pipe line for this year.
I reported last time on the Community Survey undertaken to identify what improvements you would like to see in our open spaces around the Parish. The second phase of the survey was completed in January this year and I would like to thank all those who participated and supported its achievement. Your top five improvements were; Picnic areas and tables, a Zip Wire, a nature trail and garden, a trim trail and improvements to the Mill Lane Skate Park. I am pleased to inform you that with the support of GYBC Property and Asset Management the first of these are in the process of being organised with a plan to install picnic areas and tables at Mill Lane Playing Field and Green Lane Playing Field. In addition quotations are to be requested for a Zip Wire at Green Lane Playing Field. The remaining improvements are being progressed and I will report as and when we have more information.
The council were very keen when the time was right to assist in the re-start of “not for profit” community service providers across the parish. As the Government Covid-19 Roadmap allowed the reopening of our two Community Centres in May we designed a grant support process whereby those using the Community Centres could apply for a grant towards the costs of the using both Centres. In addition the council felt it was only fair that other “not for profit” community services providers who did not use these centres but provide a valuable service to our residents should also be helped so a separate scheme was created. Both schemes have had a good response and we wish the organisations well.
We are in the process of planning a small event on Green Lane Playing Field in late August. The event will feature at its heart the Bradwell Council Allotments, Flower and Vegetable show. A small team of Councillors and allotment tenants are part of the event organisers and hope to be able to include a number of side events. More on this will be published on the parish notice boards and web site.
Other improvements we have achieved, are as follows;
- We assisted in the provision of covid-19 face visors to the primary schools within the parish
- We have helped the Old School Community Centre on Lords Lane with their improvements to the building.
- New Parish Notice Boards have been installed at Morrison’s, Mill Lane Playing Field and Tesco Express.
- The council’s web site has been upgraded to make it compliant with the accessibility requirements.
- We have recruited two new Parish Councillors, we still have space for you if you would like to get involved.
Stay Well and Safe: Bob Carrier
The Bradwellian 46 is coming soon.
A survey by renewable energy company Vattenfall (Norfolk offshore windfarms company) is available to complete here: http://bit.ly/GMVNorfolk
There will be several million pounds of community funding available through the Community Benefits Funding scheme. The first funding will be available to communities in 2023. They are currently looking for community interests, needs and aspirations to guide their funding, so please complete.
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Voluntary Norfolk’s Employment Services Team are part of a new £4.9 million partnership project, led by Norfolk County Council, to help people get back into work and to support people that may find it difficult to work due to their health.
The Chances Project delivers personalised employment support to people both near to and far from work, including those seeking help with health conditions, employability skills, or a lack of self-confidence.
WHO WE CAN HELP
- Aged 18 or over
- Unemployed for one day or more
- Living in the Norfolk area
- Has the legal right to live and work in the UK
- Motivated to move forwards and looking to make positive life changes.
WE CAN OFFER
- Specially designed help for people who are not able to access current national support schemes
- One to one coaching to improve job prospects, skills, confidence and wellbeing
- Support to overcome barriers to employment, such as transport, childcare or physical or learning disabilities.
- Support and advice on job searching, CVs and application forms
- Access to a variety of voluntary positions and training opportunities
- Funding to purchase essential equipment or ID to increase employment prospects
All of our support is locally based, bespoke, flexible, one-to-one, completely free and voluntary. As such, within reason there are no time limits on the support we give individuals. We will take the time to forge community links, trust and rapport with individuals and ‘go the extra mile’ for them where needed.
Please see the below from Highways England:
A47 Burgh Road bridge and A47 Beccles Road bridge: pigeon deterrent works
I write to inform you that we’ll be carrying out essential works to address health and safety concerns and damage caused by pigeons living in the above structures. During the works we will remove pigeons, clean the structure, remove existing spikes which are no longer working and install mesh as a new pigeon prevention measure.
We plan to complete this work over 3 weeks from Tuesday 1 June to Wednesday 16 June, subject to weather conditions, with a mixture of day-time and night-time traffic management. Please see further information below on dates and times of traffic management required. We have closely liaised with the local authority to the area to agree to most suitable diversion routes.
A47 Burgh Road bridge
- Tuesday 1 June to Thursday 3 June, 8am to 5pm, pedestrian footpath management only.
- Saturday 5 June to Monday 7 June, 8am to 5pm, two-way temporary traffic lights either side of the bridge.
A47 Beccles Road Bridge
- Tuesday 8 June to Monday 14 June, weekdays only, 8am to 5pm, pedestrian footpath management only.
- Tuesday 15 June to Wednesday 16 June, 9pm to 6am, temporary light controlled junction at Beccles Road Junction, partial lane closure on the A47 Beccles Road southbound exit slip, full closure of the northern end of Shrublands Way.
Northbound Shrublands Way traffic to be diverted either:
- Eastbound along Church Lane, B1370 and A143/ Beccles Road to Beccles Road Junction
- Westbound along Crab Lane before joining the A143/ Beccles road eastbound to Beccles Road Junction (Diagram 1)
Southbound Shrublands Way traffic to be diverted either:
- Westbound along Beccles Road, Crab Lane onto Shrublands Way.
- Eastbound along Beccles Road, A143/ Church Road and onto Church Lane (Diagram 1)
Southbound A47 traffic
- Traffic leaving the A47 via the southbound exit slip and wishing to turn right onto Beccles Road, will be diverted left to the roundabout to turn around. (Diagram 2)
Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.
Find out more
To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Cley Road from its junction with Lord’s Lane to its junction with Market Road to allow a delivery vehicle to offload cherry picker which is to be used for telecoms maintenance on mast located in a private field.
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 hours on 2nd June 2021 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 6 hours.
Alternative route is via :– Lords Lane, Mill Road, Market Road (Burgh Castle, Bradwell).
Norfolk Local Access Forum is seeking new members. The Norfolk Local Access Forum is comprised of up to 22 people covering a range of interests in countryside access in Norfolk, including: walking; cycling; horse riding; landowners; conservation; other interests (including health, tourism, business, access for all, heritage, education). The Forum provides independent advice to a number of organisations including Norfolk County Council on improving access to the countryside in Norfolk.
We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive people with a passion for the outdoors with good communication skills to fill 5 volunteer vacancies on the Forum. These new members will represent the following interest areas: young people (or those who can represent young people); all abilities access; land at the water’s edge (anglers, boaters, swimmers); BME; health and wellbeing.
Further information and a link to the online recruitment form can be found here: www.norfolk.gov.uk/nlaf
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com or contact 0344 800 8020
The closing date for applications is 21st June 2021