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Presentation of Covid Memorial Plaque 1 December 2021

November 28th, 2021

Residents and representatives of community organisations are cordially invited to the Presentation of the Blue Plaque Covid Memorial by Deputy Lieutenant Charlotte Crawley at 7.15 pm on Wednesday 1 December 2021 in the Village Hall, Wells Road.

 

Chances: 1-to-1 Coaching

August 5th, 2021

Chances is a county-wide employability project that offers 1-to-1 coaching supporting people to move into or closer to work. You can find more information on our website here .

Chances is an ESF funded project that can take anyone who is unemployed and 18+ years old in Norfolk. 

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Call for more Foster Carers from Norfolk County Council

May 29th, 2021

Throughout the pandemic we have still seen people come forward and apply to become foster carers. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t stop for children who need to be looked after and come into our care. Over the past year we have been unable to attend events, so advertising in local magazines and online has been important for our awareness raising efforts.

Please use the following link to view Fostering Parish Council Advert.

We actively promote Norfolk families for Norfolk children and provide local support and training. It’s better for the children, the families, and for the community as a whole.

We take great pride in the fact that 97% of our Fosters Carers would recommend us. We’d be equally delighted to have your backing, and we sincerely hope you can help support our service now and into the future.

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards,

Councillor John Fisher

Councillor John Fisher, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Woodside Division

Email: john.fisher.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk

Tel: 07714781479

Monday Morning drawing group

May 4th, 2021

We are small relaxed group, meeting on Monday 10 am – 12 noon, in St. Seraphim’s brand new building (starting on Monday 24 May 2021).

Each week I will set up a still life, and demonstrate different techniques to try. Then let you enjoy the freedom of creating.

I will provide all the materials and any guidance required, in exchange I would like £10.

If you would like to join us, please book a place with me, Candide, on  07501927170, as places are limited.

Village Litter Pick

March 24th, 2021

Join in a village spring clean, let’s get our village spruced up for Easter!

There will be a village litter pick on Monday 29th March, starting at 2pm at the Village Hall. We can run this within the current COVID guidelines.

Meet at the Village Hall from 2pm.

Do as much or as little as you choose – even a few minutes can make a big difference! Children are welcome but must be accompanied throughout by an adult.

Please note some important information below to keep you and other volunteers safe. More detailed guidance will be available on the day. (more…)

Scheme to help victims of domestic abuse access help is rolled out across Norfolk

January 27th, 2021

Victims of domestic abuse are being urged to use the code ‘Ask Ani’ at a number of pharmacies across Norfolk by the police, the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, councils and health organisations to enable them to get access to help.

The Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) scheme was launched by the Home Office earlier this month to allow those suffering from abuse to discreetly signal they need help and support at a time where many victims are isolated at home with little opportunity to go out and access services.

The scheme has so far been adopted by all 2,300 Boots stores across the UK and includes stores across Norfolk and is growing in momentum with independent pharmacies signing up.

The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Group in Norfolk (DASVG), which involves Norfolk Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN), councils and health organisations, is encouraging anyone who may be struggling to access support during lockdown to Ask for Ani – pronounced Annie – at participating pharmacies.

Gavin Thompson, Chair of the DASVG, said: “Home should be a place where people feel the safest particularly in the current climate.

“However, we know the lockdown restrictions caused by the pandemic can be very difficult for those affected by domestic abuse.

“It is vital we do all we can to ensure those who need immediate help and support are able to access it in a way which doesn’t put them at further risk.

“We welcome the introduction of this scheme and hope as many pharmacies as possible across Norfolk will take part – we must do all we can to protect those for whom home is not a safe space.”

Andy Coller, head of safeguarding for Norfolk Constabulary and Vice-Chair of the DASVG, said that the police are prepared for the Ask Ani calls coming in through the pharmacy network.

He added: “Throughout the pandemic we have worked with partners to reach out to victims of domestic abuse and have promoted various ways to get in touch with support services. Ask Ani provides another opportunity for victims of this terrible crime to seek help.”

Participating pharmacies of the scheme, which went live on January 14, will be displaying Ask Ani posters in their windows. When someone uses the code words, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can speak freely and contact the police or get access to support services or a domestic abuse helpline.

The Ask for ANI scheme is part of the national #YouAreNotAlone campaign, launched by the government, and supports local partnership campaigns, such as the See Something, Hear Something, Say Something initiative launched by partners in Norfolk, to help those affected by abuse to get help during lockdown. As part of the campaign the DASVG funded the roll out of 300,000 stickers for pharmacy prescription bags to signpost victims of abuse to help and support.

To find out more:

You can visit the Home Office website: www.GOV.UK/domestic-abuse.

For information on how to adopt the Ask for ANI scheme, go to: www.gov.uk/homeoffice/pharmacy-codeword-scheme.

Ask for ANI is available at Boots pharmacies across the county. Please visit the Boots website to find your nearest store.

How to get help:

If you need to speak to someone about domestic abuse then please call 999 in an emergency or to make a report to police, call 101.

Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care offer a 24hr support line for immediate emotional and practical support for all victims of crime. Call 0300 303 3706.

For more information on help numbers for organisations and charities that can offer tailored DA support visit the Norfolk Police , Norfolk County Council or OPCCN websites for more help.

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