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Norfolk County Council – News Release

NEWS RELEASE
04 November 2020
Vital services to keep running during lockdown

We will keep vital services running during lockdown but people must play their part by following the Government’s rules to curb the spread of coronavirus, the county council announced today.

Norfolk County Council has released the list of services that will continue to be delivered, face-to-face, in line with the Government’s guidelines. Others will move online or be suspended during lockdown, to help curb the spread of the virus by reducing social contact.

Council leader Councillor Andrew Proctor said: “We are committed to protect Norfolk and to return to the lower level, tier one rules, as soon as the latest national restrictions end.
“Over the next month, we will continue to support vulnerable people and keep schools, public transport and recycling sites operating.

“National guidance means we will have to temporarily close libraries, museums and some other services. Where possible, some aspects of these services will be available online.
“If we all continue to follow the rules, we can drive down the spread of Covid and return to the lowest level of restrictions next month.”

The following will continue as face-to-face services throughout the next month:
Social care visits and support for vulnerable people – children, families and adults

  • Home care
  • Schools
  • School crossing patrols
  • Household waste and recycling centres
  • Registration of births (registration of deaths will continue by phone)
  • Bus and park and ride services for key workers and school pupils
  • Fire and rescue services

The following will cease face-to-face services and, where appropriate, will offer some elements online:

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Weddings
  • Classroom-based adult learning

Further details about specific elements of adults’ and children’s services will be outlined to service users.
The council will continue to monitor its services and, if regulations and circumstances change, it will review its current plans.
The council’s website – www.norfolk.gov.uk – features the latest, updated information.

Police Community Update – Nov 2020

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Carers Matter Norfolk

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Mobile Library Service Resumes

The Mobile Libraries are back out on the road with safety measures currently in place for both staff and visitors.

Currently:

  • there will only be 1 person or household (of up to 3 people) aboard at a time
  • please bring your library card with you or join in the library or online
  • we may ask for details from you to help with Test and Trace
  • you will need to wear a face covering in the library
  • hand sanitiser is available for use on the way in and out of the library
  • surfaces and computers will be regularly wiped down
  • returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours

Timetable below

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Roadworks (Norton) 13-15 October

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
(NORTON SUBCOURSE)
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER 2020
Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984 Section 14(1)
 

ORDER prohibiting the use by vehicles of the C385 Loddon Road from its junction with the U76354 Church Road for a distance of 120 metres westwards in the PARISH OF NORTON SUBCOURSE

  1. Save as provided in Article 2 of this Order and whereas the Norfolk County Council as Traffic Authority for the Administrative County of Norfolk is satisfied that:-
  • (i) Anglian Water new connection works are required at the C385 Loddon Road from its junction with the U76354 Church Road for a distance of 120 metres westwards in the PARISH OF NORTON SUBCOURSE (hereinafter referred to as the said road) and:
  • that in consequence traffic over the said road should be prohibited with effect from 13th October 2020 to 15th October 2020 for the duration of the works expected to be about 3 days within the period.
  1. Nothing in Article 1 of this Order shall make it unlawful for a vehicle which requires access, to proceed to a final destination situated within the length of road specified in Article 1 of this Order.
  1. This Order has a maximum duration of 18 months and will be revoked upon completion of the works. Where exceptional circumstances are encountered during the performance of the works specified in this Order the operational period of this Order may become extended to allow completion of the works after obtaining consent of the Secretary of State.

 

NOW THEREFORE the Norfolk County Council DO HEREBY ORDER, that with effect from 13th October 2020 to 15th October 2020 for the duration of the works the said road SHALL NOT BE USED by any class of vehicle.

Dated this 8th day of October 2020

Helen Edwards

Chief Legal Officer

Roadworks 17-18 September 2020

Roadworks likely

Description: Raveningham 792844 – Poling Works – Excavate For New Bt Openreach Pole (S) Or To Replace Existing Bt Openreach Pole (S) In Verge To Facilitate Overhead Spine Cabling Works.
Location: Opposite The Junction Of College Road On Beccles Road
Start: Thursday 17 September
End: Friday 18 September
Diversion: No

 

source: South Norfolk Council “MyAlerts”

Roadworks 08 September 2020

Roadworks likely

Description: Raveningham 792844 – Poling Works – Excavate For New Bt Openreach Pole (S) Or To Replace Existing Bt Openreach Pole (S) In Verge To Facilitate Overhead Spine Cabling Works.
Location: Opposite The Junction Of College Road On Beccles Road
Start: Tuesday 08 September
End: Tuesday 08 September
Diversion: No

 

source: South Norfolk Council “MyAlerts”

May 2020 – Chairperson’s Report

Thurlton Parish Council
Chairperson’s Report 2020 

It’s been an eventful year since the last AGM and this report will attempt to summarise the main issues.

The most significant, and the saddest, was death of our friend and long-serving Parish Clerk, Chris Cook, on the 13th June. His passing is a big loss to our community.

The Parish Council interviewed candidates for the post of Clerk, and I’m pleased to announce that Gill Crossland, another long standing resident of the village, was successful. I’m sure that she will prove a worthy successor to Chris, and the Parish Council wish her all the best in the role.

William Kemp, our District Councillor, resigned in May to concentrate on his duties elsewhere and James Knight was elected in his place. We thank William for all he has  done for us in the past and we are sure that James, who has already shown himself keen to be involved, will be an active and committed representative.

Despite opposition from the Parish Council, the development of 30 plus dwellings on Beccles Road, named ‘Blacksmith’s Close’ , went ahead and the majority of dwellings are occupied. The Parish Council is entitled to some money from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), because of the development, amounting to over £20,000. We have yet to decide fully how to spend it but is likely that some will be spent on improving the playing field amenities.

Finally, there have been three resignations from the Parish Council this year: Simon Hannant as member and chair, councillors Martin Ball and James Lucy. We thank them for their dedication and hard work would like to welcome councillors Claire Kinzel and Teresa Miller onto the Parish Council. We wish them both every success in their new role.

This is composed and written during the Covid 19 pandemic it clear that we live in a community where attention to our neighbours needs and care for the vulnerable isolated are priorities for so many. We fortunate. Thank-you everybody and stay safe.

Parish Council Vacancy

After many years’ service Simon Hannant has stood down as Parish Councillor and Chairman with immediate effect.

There is therefore a vacancy into which the Parish Council can appoint a new councillor on a co-opted basis

If you wish to be considered for the post of Parish Councillor please notify the Parish Clerk, Gill Crossland, on 07795 102946

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2020

 

Message from Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board

We have been asked by the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB) to distribute this email to all Town and Parish councils.

Sent on behalf of:

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Board (DASVB) Chair Dr Gavin Thompson, Director of  Policy and Commissioning, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and Deputy Chair T/D/Superintendent Andrew Coller, Safeguarding and Investigations Command, Norfolk Constabulary   

We would like to draw your attention to two new free live chat facilities which are now available to those seeking assistance and support from online resources.

Domestic Abuse 

The Pandora Project, which offers advice, support and information to adults and children affected by domestic abuse, working across West and North Norfolk, have launched a new on line live chat service to support victims of domestic abuse.

The service is currently available Monday to Friday, 1-3pm with 3 operators working simultaneously to offer advice and support around domestic abuse issues.

All Victims of Crime

Victim Support launched its new Live Chat service on the 24th April 20. This 24/7 online support service will be available to all victims of crime in England and Wales. This will meet the support needs for all victims of crime such as those impacted by Hate CrimeScams & Fraud and Domestic Abuse. Visit www.victimsupport.org.uk/live-chat for more information.

We would encourage all partners show support by sharing this information with their associated partners and communities as the services offers individuals the chance to talk to trained supporters online and in confidence.

Many thanks

Dr Gavin Thompson

Temporary Detective Supt Andrew Coller