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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 00:00

New Chapter of Help for Local Children

Bertram Books in Norwich has donated two large boxes of books to South Norfolk and Broadland Council to distribute to local children. The books will be delivered alongside food packages to families in need through the Councils’ Help Hub.

The Councils’ Managing Director Trevor Holden said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation, which will bring so much joy to local children. Despite all the challenges faced by local businesses at the moment, it’s heart-warming to see that they remain so supportive of the struggling families within our communities.”

Bertram Books also donated a Jolly Phonics Classroom Kit, which includes books, puppets, a wall frieze, CDs, posters and much more. The kit has been gratefully received by St. William’s Primary School in Thorpe St Andrew.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help – that’s the message from Broadland and South Norfolk District Councils to local people feeling vulnerable and in need of support during the COVID 19 lockdown.

Both Councils run a joint Help Hub which provides a range of services from advice to practical help like collecting medicines and delivering food to people who are self-isolating or unable to go to the shops. The support is free and is available to people of all ages who are local residents.

The Help Hub’s phone lines are staffed seven days a week to make sure no call goes unanswered. The team of staff and volunteers help with advice on money worries including potential hardship payments, information on support on dealing with domestic abuse or tension in the home and alleviating loneliness and isolation. They work with a range of other professionals to ensure the best help and advice is available.

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A South Norfolk manufacturing company which switched production to PPE face shields to support the NHS and frontline workers is now making them available for a wide range of sectors where staff will interact with the public post-lockdown including retail workers, schools and businesses.

The team at Panel Graphic converted their production facilities after the Government called on manufacturers for help in providing face shields and protective clothing for NHS workers. In less than a week the Loddon based business was making 10,000 face shields per day which were distributed to hospitals across Norfolk and Suffolk and the East Anglia Ambulance Service.

The company produces specialist plastics for Bentley Motors and McLaren Automotive, industrial technology equipment, marine aviation and electronic displays. The managing director Steve Earl initially contacted South Norfolk’s Business Support Team who were able to put him in touch with the relevant departments.

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South Norfolk Council’s Leisure Team have recently launched a brand-new YouTube channel to help residents keep fit and active during lockdown. 

The Council’s 3 Leisure Centres in Diss, Wymondham and Long Stratton were forced to close in March, but the team have been busy creating free content to help inspire residents to try new ways of exercising and keep fit at home.

Over the coming weeks, the team will post Pilates, Yoga, HIIT workouts and much more on their South Norfolk Leisure channel.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 00:00

Help Hub throws mum vital lifeline

South Norfolk and Broadland Help Hub came to the rescue of a local mother desperately in need last week, after she was struggling to feed her young daughter.

The Coronavirus lockdown restrictions had meant mum Anne-Marie Stone was unable to provide food for herself and her 1-year-old daughter Violet, so she called the Council for help.

She said: “I was absolutely blown away by the generosity of the Help Hub. Never did I imagine I would be in a situation, where I couldn't give my 20-month-old daughter a basic necessity - food! The Help Hub was able to supply us with a care package and I was expecting some bread, milk the basics. 

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Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:00

Providing accommodation to those in need

Following a request from central government that people who are either homeless or sleeping rough should be found temporary accommodation for the duration of the COVID 19 lockdown, both Broadland and South Norfolk Councils have taken action.

Director of Place, Phil Courtier said: “Both Councils have consistently offered the highest level of housing services, ensuring that those in most need receive support. It’s vital in our fight against the spread of the virus that no-one should face a lack of suitable accommodation during the COVID 19 outbreak and it is our aim to provide people with a settled place to live, for the duration of the lockdown.”

At the moment, a number of Broadland and South Norfolk residents are being housed in bed and breakfast accommodation. This accommodation is not designed to support people for long periods of time and is not an ideal place to live, especially for families, while having to keep to social distancing guidance. 

Thursday, 16 April 2020 00:00

Bin lorries carry life-saving messages

South Norfolk Council have rebranded three of their bin lorries to help get crucial messages around Coronavirus out into the community.

Two of the lorries carry the message that if you need support or advice call 0344 8008020 and feature a young boy at a window holding a picture of a rainbow – an image that has come to symbolise hope and togetherness during this crisis.

The other contains the contact details for Voluntary Norfolk, with the message that if you can help and want to volunteer visit voluntarynorfolk.org.uk. The image is of someone dropping off boxes of food outside a vulnerable person’s house, something that is being done every day by hundreds of selfless volunteers throughout south Norfolk.

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Local business woman Wednesday Batchelor from Unicorn Cakery and Delectables in Wymondham won top prize in South Norfolk Council’s Victoria Sponge Bake Off competition. 

Her prosecco soaked Victoria sponge, with white chocolate buttercream and homemade cherry jam had the judges heading back for seconds and thirds when the competition ran earlier in the month at South Norfolk on Show.  

Having quit her job in May as a facilities manager to spend more time with her one-year-old daughter Isabella, Wednesday was keen to raise the profile of her new business. 

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Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00

Sun shines on South Norfolk on Show

Thousands of people enjoyed the best of what South Norfolk has to offer at South Norfolk Council’s biggest show of the year on Sunday.

The Council’s HQ in Long Stratton was packed with people enjoying the fantastic entertainment, children’s activities and local food and craft stalls.  

This is the eighth year that the Council has promoted its services through a spectacular day of entertainment for all the family. 

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Keen swimmer, Noah Harris was in a spin to find out that he had won South Norfolk Council’s competition to name the Swim School Turtle.

Four year old Noah, from Cringleford, thought the turtle should be named Turbo, and the judges all agreed.

Noah and his mum Rebecca collected his prize of six months Swim School membership from Councillor Yvonne Bendle, who said. “Congratulations to Noah for coming up with such a splendid name for our turtle. Swim School is a great success, with over a thousand members at our leisure centres in Diss and Wymondham"

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