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A Call for more Foster Carers

A message from Norfolk County Council Fostering Service

Poster from Norfolk County Council regarding Fostering

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Community Benefit Fund

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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The Chances Project – Employment Support

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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.

You can find out more about the Chances Project and refer individuals directly to us via this link.

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A47 Pigeon Deterrent Works

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.

Diversion routes

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)

Diversion Maps

Diagram 1

Diagram 2

COVID19

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 info@highwaysengland.co.uk

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ROADWORKS

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).

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Norfolk Local Access Forum volunteer vacancies

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 nlaf@norfolk.gov.uk or contact 0344 800 8020

The closing date for applications is 21st June 2021

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Covid Assistance Grant

The following terms and conditions have been agreed in the provision of an assistance grant for “Not for Profit” Community Services Providers to the residents of the parish.

The assistance grant is capped at a maximum of £150 per community service providers as a one off payment and will be allocated from the Parish Council’s ring fenced Covid-19 grant budget.

Assistance Grant Process

The purpose for this grant process is to assist in the continuation or re-start of community services within the Parish of Bradwell. Approved grants are to support the costs incurred in the provision of the community services in whatever way the community service provider believes will directly benefit the residents of the parish. The grant if approved will only be paid to the community service provider via their registered bank account.

These terms and conditions limit the award of an assistance grant to “not for profit” community service providers who have regularly provided a services pre-covid to residents within parish. The assistance grant is only eligible to community service providers who have not been entitled to financial support from the Government Local Restrictions Support Grant. The Parish Council’s ring fenced budget has limited funds and therefore applications will only be considered whilst funds are available, once the fund is exhausted applicants will be advised.

The grant application form is designed to be completed by the community service provider only and returned to the Clerk of the Parish Council. Community Service Providers operating through the use of the Mill Lane and Lords Lane Community Centres are not eligible for this assistance scheme as a separate Parish Council assistance scheme is in place to support them through the Community Centres.

To download the application form please click the links below for Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF versions. The Word version can completed electronically and emailed back whilst the PDF version cannot so will need to be printed and posted.

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Notice of Poll – LOTHINGLAND Electoral Division

To view the NOTICE OF POLL, please click on the link below. If you wish to download this document, click on the download button.

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Notice of Poll – BREYDON Electoral Division

To view the NOTICE OF POLL, please click on the link below. If you wish to download this document, click on the download button.

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Grants for Individuals in need in Norfolk

Norfolk Citizens Advice have launched their Grants for Individuals in need database. The database is funded as part of the Coordinated Community Support Programme and is open access on the Norfolk Citizens Advice website. The database contains largely small local grant giving organisations that operate in Norfolk.

To view the webpage, click here: Grants for Individuals in need database

The webpage contains:

  • Brief information on how to use the database
  • A short video demonstration
  • A tips document on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees
  • A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include,  or just give feedback on your experience of using the database

Norfolk Citizens Advice  has been running webinars on using the database,  and if you weren’t able to attend they can provide you with recording of one of the webinars,  or the resources used so you can run your own in-house.

Contact Isobel Abbott at i.abbott@ncab.org.uk for further information.