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There are 2 vacancies on the Parish Council, so anyone interested in applying, please contact the Clerk for the paperwork.

What does a Parish Councillor do?  A Parish Councillor is a member of the Parish Council.  They are usually elected for a term of 4 years but they can also be co-opted onto the Parish Council if a vacancy arises mid term or seats remain unfilled after an Election.  Councillors are elected to represent the views of the Community and to consider the needs of the local environment.  They are the first point of contact for anyone in the village with a Community issue and they can attend the bi-monthly Parish

Council meetings to discuss Council business and to hear from members of the Public.  Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct and declare any Pecuniary (Financial) Interests they may have in the Parish and this information is then held on a Register by Breckland District Council.  Many Councillors feel their role is a rewarding form of Public Service.

Breckland are seeking the views of residents on their proposal to adopt the Local Validation List.  More information on this subject can be viewed here.

Proposed road closure of Hulver Street and Dereham Road from 12th to 14th June for hydrant repairs.  Full details can be viewed here.

Information can be viewed here regarding how residents can give their views on the Preferred Options Draft Local Plan and dates of Events.

Information on Wellbeing Walks in March can be viewed here.

Information on Community Socials in March can be viewed here.

Information on Cafe Socials in March can be viewed here.

PLEA  TO  WENDLING  RSIDENTS

The Village Hall Committee is struggling to find people who are willing to carry out some voluntary hedge cutting work at the Village Hall as it needs some work done there.  If anyone is willing to spare a few hours and carry out this necessary work,  it would be much appreciated.  Anyone willing to help please contact Mrs Gilbert on 01362 687428 Thank You.

January's report from Norfolk County Council can be viewed here.

Lovewell Blake Fund has a grant available for small organisations and Parish Councils with a high level of volunteers to help with the cost of buying new or relacing items such as sports equipment.  More information on this grant can be read here.

Attached here is a report from Breckland regarding the Ukraine disaster.

Attached here and here are updates  on bus services around Swaffham.

Nexus Fostering is seeking new Foster Carers for disadvantaged children and young people and more information can be viewed here.

Attached here is some information from Breckland Council regarding changes to Waste Collection days.

Attached here is information from Norfolk County Council regarding new sources of advice and assistance for anyone who is struggling to make ends meet.

Attached here is information and a Poster regarding The Anne Robson Trust, a pre-bereavement Charity.

Attached here is information on Developing Skills in Health and Social Care.

Attached here is information on Wellbeing Sessions for Men.

Attached here is information on Wellbeing Running Courses starting in May.

Attached here is some info from NALC regarding Food Waste.

Attached here is some info regarding Free Dementia Support Sessions

Attached here is info regarding a Public Forum 'A Bold Vision of Hope for a Sustainable Future'

Attached here is information on help for Mental Health issues.

Attached here is information on Workshops for Organisations.

Happy Healthy Holidays newsletter attached here.

National Resilience Strategy attached here.

Rural Crime Partner Pack attached here.

Delivery Rural Investment for Vital Employment funding attached here.

Attached here is some information from The Police regarding Courier Scams.

Attached here and here is some information from Norfolk County Council regarding Fostering A Child

Attached here is a Tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Attached here is some information regarding reducing waste and recycling.

Attached here is some information from Healthwatch Norfolk to help people coping with Cancer.

Attached here is some information regarding free support for Wellbeing from NHS.

Attached here is some information regarding Walks in Norfolk.

The Police have produced a leaflet regarding how to contact them and it can be viewed here.

The Police have produced a Community update newsletter and it can be viewed here.

The Police wish to alert the Public to potential SCAMS. Please view the Courier Fraud poster here.  Please view information from the Police here.

Attached here is some information from the Police regarding SNAP meetings.

Attached here is information from NHS.

Attached is a report from Breckland Council regarding Covid 19.

 

Attached here is the latest update from Norfolk County Council on measures being taken to combat Covid 19 and an update on plans to slowly return to "normal".

Norfolk County Council have produced a Document for Community and Volunteer support to help with self isolation and it can be viewed here.

Fly tipping is becoming an increasing Problem in rural villages and attached is an interesting and useful document regarding this Problem.

The next Parish Council will take place on Thursday July 18th 2024 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall.  The Agenda will be put on the Meetings Page.  The agenda will also placed on the notice boards.  The remaining dates can be viewed on a document on the Documents Page.

DEFIBRILLATOR GOES LIVE!!

As of February 24th the Village Defibrillator is now live and ready to be used.  If anyone wants further information please contact either the Parish Council Chairman, Mr Stephen Warwick on 01362 687228 or the Clerk on 01362 693427.  A Community Awareness Seminar for the defibrillator will be arrange in the future but the date has yet to be decided upon. Please read the Poster on the Document Page, seeking help from residents.

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