Norfolk’s US Military heritage celebrated at American Library grand re-opening

Pictured above Richard Middleton speaking to Colonel Charles E. Metrolis. Representatives from both sides of the Atlantic were on hand to celebrate the history of the US Air Force in Norfolk at an event held on the evening of 18th May 2022. The American Library, based in Norwich’s Millennium Library, has undergone a transformation to bring the history of the 2nd Air Division to a new generation. Among those in…

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£7.7m Norfolk Cost of Living Support Scheme Launched

Norfolk County Council has unveiled a £7.7m package of hardship support offering increased flexibility and choice in the way a broader range of households can access help. The council is topping up £6.7m of Government funding from the Household Support Fund with a further £1m to create a new Norfolk Cost of Living Support Scheme which will help people who are struggling to pay for food, energy and water bills,…

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Free Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy Services launch for all Norfolk residents

Free Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy Services launch for all Norfolk residents New Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy services are launching in Norfolk, providing residents with smoother access to the services they need, free of charge. The free support, funded by Norfolk County Council, will be available to anyone in the county who needs help identifying which organisations in the county can help them, as well as helping them access…

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Your chance to help shape Norfolk cycling and walking route plans

From today you are getting the chance to share your thoughts on where you would like to see new cycling and walking routes created across the county. Norfolk County Council is working in partnership with all district and borough councils to create a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for Norfolk. The Norfolk LCWIP builds on plans already completed for Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Greater Norwich. A survey…

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Norfolk’s newest long-distance trail is launched at Wymondham

Pictured Wymondham Abbey East Tower by Sebastiandoe5, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons An 18-mile route starting in Wymondham where the story of Kett’s Rebellion began in July 1549, and finishing in Eaton, just past Cringleford’s historic twin-arched bridge was launched in late March 2022. Robert Kett crossed the bridge with his followers on his journey to Norwich to seek a fairer society, all those years ago. The project, which cost…

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Safer training towers for Norfolk’s fire stations

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Scott Norman, and Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet member for Communities and Partnerships at Norfolk County Council, at Hingham fire station's new drill tower.

Pictured are DeputDeputy Chief Fire Officer, Scott Norman, and Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet member for Communities and Partnerships at Norfolk County Council, at Hingham fire station’s new drill tower, part of a £1.75 million investment by Norfolk County Council in 21 new training towers which was completed earlier this month. It means that fire fighters can recreate real-life scenarios involving incidents at height, while still being available on local stations…

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Recovery plan for care services following Covid

Norfolk County Council Plans to enable the health and care sector recover from “unprecedented” pressures due to the Covid pandemic are to be considered by cabinet. A report by Norfolk County Council shows that backlogs, staff turnover and illness have increased – and will take time to return to pre-Covid levels. Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, Councillor Bill Borrett, said: “The latest wave of Covid-19 has…

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Hundreds of free activities available for children and young people this Easter

Bookings are now open for The Big Norfolk Holiday Fun, a programme of free activities that will run over the Easter holidays for 5–16-year-olds across Norfolk. The scheme is provided as part of the government’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme and is being delivered by Norfolk County Council in partnership with Active Norfolk. After the success of HAF over the Christmas break and some brilliant feedback from parents, it’s…

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Norfolk County Council Budget Agreed

Plans for a balanced budget and a 2.99 per cent Council Tax rise were agreed by Norfolk County Council on 21st February 2022. The full council agreed: A 2.99 per cent rise in the county council’s share of Council Tax, in April – not the maximum permissible 3.99 per cent An increase in the 2022/23 net budget by £25 million compared to this year, to £464.325 million A review of…

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Thousands asked to share their views on Norfolk’s SEND services and support

Thousands of children and young people with SEND, their families, and the professionals who work with them are being asked to share their views in a new survey launched on 7th February 2022. The wide-ranging survey has been put together by Norfolk County Council working in partnership with parents, parent carer groups, and a range of professionals. It has been designed to be as easy as possible and asks questions…

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