Budget Consultation from South Norfolk Council

As many of you will already be aware, this is the time of year when we consult our residents and businesses on our budget priorities for the next financial year.

Your views and those in your Parish are invaluable to us and we would very much appreciate your responses to the six questions asked on the survey which can be found on the link below. If you are able to share with those in your Parish then we would be grateful.


Deadline for submission is 31st January 2017 and your views are of utmost importance to us.

Thanking you in advance.

Kindest regards,

Lucy Johnston
t 01508 533996
e ljohnston@s-norfolk.gov.uk

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We are a friendly bunch who get together TUESDAY afternoons from 12.30 – 3.30 or any time in between in the Community Centre. We stop for tea and a mardle at 2pm. We would be very pleased to see you.

Ring either Ann on 01986-788752 or Cherryl on 01986-788209

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Training delivered by Steve Hammond, Community Collaboration Training Officer, East of England Ambulance Service Sudden cardiac arrest claims around 150,000- 200,000 lives each year in the United Kingdom, with survival rates being around 5% – 10% outside of a hospital setting. If a person’s heart has stopped due to an accident or heart attack and is in a rhythm called ventricular fibrillation, the only way to get the heart into a more regular sustaining beat is to pass an electrical charge through the heart muscle. The first three to four minutes are the most vital for the collapsed person and, if  CARDIO PULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) and a DEFIBRILLATOR are available, then the chance of survival will increase considerably.

Therefore, having a defibrillator located in our community, attached to the rear outside wall of The Wortwell Bell,  is a real asset.  The devices are designed to be used by anyone and, although you do not need to be trained in its use, seeing a demonstration on how it works and what to do may make you feel a little more confident if you find yourself in an emergency situation.


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2.00-4.45pm   Short Mat Bowls  George Rusted      Tel: 789124


12.30-3.30pm  Art & Craft Group   Ann 01986 788752 or Cherryl 01986 788209
3.45-7.45pm Tap and Ballet – Children  Julie Ash     Tel:897034 7.30-8.30pm    Aerobics Julie Ash                   Tel:897034    7.00-10.00pm  Carpet Bowls      Pam Howard            Tel:788541


3.45-8.15pm Tap and Disco – Children.  Julie Ash     Tel:897034
7.00-10.00pm Short Mat Bowls     George Rusted     Tel:789124


9.15-11.15am  Iyenger Yoga  Barbara Vidion  Tel: 01379586849
7.30-8.30pm Aerobics    Julie Ash                     Tel: 897034

First Thursday of month

2.00-4.00pm   Flower Club.  Jenni Baker                  Tel: 782377

Booking Clerk:  Sheila Rusted Tel: 01986 789124 email: enquiries@wortwellcommunitycentre.co.uk website: www.wortwellcommunitycentre.co.uk
Key Holder: Simon Leggett  Tel:01986 788789
Chairman: Mike Whitehouse Tel: 01986 788235


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15 Jan       4.00 pm    Compline
22 Jan     11.00 am     Morning Service (BCP)
5 Feb       9.30 am    Holy Communion (CW)
12 Feb      No service – joining with 6.30 pm Village Worship in Wortwell Chapel
19 Feb       4.00 pm     Compline
26 Feb      11.00 am     Morning Worship (CW)


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8 Jan     6.30 pm    Village Praise  Rev’d. J. Evans

15 Jan     9.00 am    Morning Worship  P. Williamson

22 Jan     9.00 am    Holy Communion  Rev’d. J. Evans

29 Jan     9.00 am    Morning Worship  Rev’d. K. Jackson

5 Feb     9.30 am    Redenhall (at St. Mary’s) combined service

12 Feb     6.30 pm    Village Praise  Rev’d. J. Evans

19 Feb     9.00 am    Morning Worship   Rev’d. J. Evans

26 Feb     9.00 am    Morning Service (led by ourselves)

5 March 9.00 am    Morning Worship

Please feel free to join in with us at any of these services in Wortwell. It would be lovely to see you.

The Partnership Choir (now over 30 strong) is still looking for new folk who enjoy singing to come and join them.

They performed a concert of carols and songs for Christmas to a packed audience in December, and are now looking forward to starting a new musical: “From Pharaoh to Freedom” starting on 3rd Jan. Practices are every Tuesday evening at 7p.m. at the Chapel. No experience necessary, nothing to pay, just come along for a rousing sing in jolly company!


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Julie Nutt was co-opted onto the Parish Council at the November meeting.

The vacancy of Tree Warden has been filled by David Pemberton.


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The Parish Council has one vacant allotment for hire on Tunbeck Close.  If you would be interested in hiring the allotment, please send your written application to the Clerk, Mrs. Jane Pearce at Malt House, Low Road, Alburgh IP20 0BZ or wortwellpc@btinternet.com Thank you.


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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across South Norfolk to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

A nine-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on 9 January 2017. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across South Norfolk.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that the South Norfolk should have 46 councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent twelve single-member wards, eleven two-member wards and four three-member wards across the district.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps are available to view at council buildings and libraries.



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Mobile libraries are free to join and are open to people of all ages.  Items can be chosen from the vehicle or reserved via the online catalogue for collection from a mobile library. They can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk.  All mobile libraries are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems and wheelchair users. Our mobile libraries offer:

Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free) Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free) Large print books (book request 60p) DVDs for adults and children (a small charge applies) Audio books on CD and tape (tapes – free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free) Jigsaw puzzles (free)

The mobile library service offers an e-mail reminder system to advise mobile library users that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days.  If you wish to be added to the mailing lists, please ask your mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete or alternatively contact us direct with your name, e-mail address and mobile library route number. The mobile library service is keen to recruit more ‘Mobile Library Friends’ – volunteers who help us to promote the service by doing any of the following: telling their friends/neighbours about the mobile library delivering fliers locally, putting up posters suggesting improvements/alternative stops.

If you are interested, please speak to the mobile library driver or contact us direct. To check the mobile library timetables for your area, please click on the link: www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/routes-and-timetables and choose your village from the list.

More information is available on the Norfolk County Council website: www.norfolk.gov.uk  (search ‘mobile libraries’), or contact the mobile library office on 01603 222303 or e-mail: central.mobiles.lib@norfolk.gov.uk .
Next visits to Wortwell:  Fri 20 January and Fri 17 February
Willow Close      14.15 -14.30
Sancroft Way      14.35 -14.45
The Packway       14.50 -15.15


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