Winter Help for Norfolk Residents

Norfolk County Council has produced helpful information of Winter Help for Norfolk residents which you can view here

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Avian influenza (bird flu)

From 00:01 on 29 November 2021 housing measures will come into force across the UK, these will be in addition to the current mandatory enhanced biosecurity measures introduced in GB on 3 November 2021.

Website for more information:

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Remembrance Sunday, 14 November

The annual Remembrance Sunday service was conducted by the Rev. Canon Nigel Tuffnell with 30 villagers in attendance, along with members of The Royal British Legion and the Harleston troop of the Army Cadet Force.  The photo shows the Chairman of Wortwell Parish Council, Clive Aylett, laying a wreath at the War Memorial.

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Big South Norfolk Litter Pick

As part of South Norfolk Council’s Big Litter Pick 2021 whereby local residents and
community groups have been asked to help keep their local area looking tidy, the ‘Wortwell Womblers’ group of volunteers took part in a litter pick  in the village on the morning of 26 October.

In 2019, local communities organised a record number of litter picks with just under 1,000 residents collecting nearly 2,000 bags of rubbish and recycling. South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Keith Kiddie said: “This initiative gets bigger every year and it’s wonderful to see communities come together to help us look after our local environment.”

There are twenty £200 prizes up for grabs across South Norfolk but every group that takes part are a £20 voucher to spend on their local community.

Wortwell Parish Council would like to thank our lovely volunteers for giving their time
to help with the litter pick.

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Be Prepared for Flooding

More than 42,500 properties in Norfolk are potentially at risk of flooding. During heavy rainfall, surface water floods can occur quickly and put our homes, businesses and our
safety at risk.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do in advance to prepare for flooding and minimise the impact.  Please refer to the flooding leaflet.

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New website for South Norfolk Council

South Norfolk and Broadland Council have produced some guidance regarding their new joint, single website and platform.

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Welcome Pack

Welcome Pack of information for all new villagers

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Befriending Service

A new Befriending Service has been launched with the purpose of providing telephone and/or face-to-face befriending to help improve self-confidence, emotional health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and promote independence.

The service is available to anyone over the age of 18 living in the Waveney Valley area and surrounding towns and villages.

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Community Coach Bursaries and Sports Grants

Two recently re-launched grants are open to those that live or go to school within Broadland or South Norfolk.

The Community Coach Development Bursary aims at assisting to upskill coaches and volunteers within their chosen sport.  The Sports Grant is for residents that are performing at regional level or above in their sport.  There are no age limits for either fund.  Sport and physical activity it very important for all, especially young people at this time and these grants help make it more accessible.

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Safer Neighbourhood Team Community update and public meeting

Read the latest community update from the Safer Neighbourhood Team.

At 6.00pm on Monday 5th July 2021 the Harleston Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding a virtual public meeting via Microsoft Teams (Teams app is available to download for free to your device).

We are very keen to hear from as many of you as we can so we can focus our policing around your concerns and issues where you live, work or visit.

If you would like to be a part of this meeting, to have a say about the policing in your area and to find out what your local policing team have been focusing on then please email us at the address below for a link to the meeting and joining instructions.

If you cannot make the meeting then please email the team your concerns or your thoughts on the priorities that we should concentrate on over the next 3 months.

We look forward to welcoming you to the meeting.

Please email [email protected] for more details.

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