About this siteWelcome. This site has been created by the Parish Council to allow us to better connect with the people living and working in our town. You can read more about what the council does here and find out how to contact us.
Parish clerk: Pauline James
Beech Farm, 15 Marsh Road
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Who does what?
The following is a Police Connect message.
I am Lisa Hooper and I am one of the two Local Policing Inspectors for the Broadland District. I am based at Sprowston and I am responsible for the delivery of local policing to the communities of Sprowston, Old Catton, Acle, Wroxham, Blofield, Brundall, Lingwood, Rackheath and of course all the smaller villages around them!
I have been a police officer for 21 years, and have prior to coming to Broadland I had been the Local Policing Inspector for Norwich City Centre, Thorpe Hamlet and Mile Cross. I have only recently moved out of the Broadland area myself, and most of my family live here so I know it well, and it is important to me that local communities are very satisfied with the policing they receive.
Broadland is home to around 126,000 people and my mission is to ensure you receive a first class service when you need us, and also to make sure we are dealing with the local issues which cause you the most concern. We have Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels covering every town and village, so there is always an opportunity for people to get in touch with us and tell us about the things that are happening locally so that we and our partners can work together to ensure Broadland remains one of the safest and happiest places to live in the UK. If you want to get in touch with us you can email us at SNTSprowston@norfolk.pnn.police.uk, SNTThorpeStAndrew@norfolk.pnn.police.uk and SNTAcle@norfolk.pnn.police.uk You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BroadlandPolice or you can call 101 and ask to speak to Engagement Officer PC Andy Mason or the local Beat Manager
Details of the new appointments system are available here
Is 2017 the year to start your own business?
Have you always dreamed about starting your own business but not sure where to start?
Maybe you want to turn your hobby into a business or just want to be your own boss?
A free programme is offered by Broadland District Council for all Broadland residents who want to find out more about self-employment.
The three hour Business Start-Up Workshop is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of starting a business, where you are also provided with a Business Start-Up Toolkit.
After attending, the follow-on Business Essentials Programme delves deeper into what to expect in starting and running your own business. The course shares knowledge and signposts you to additional resources.
Throughout and after each course, you will receive on-going support and advice from the Council’s Business Advisors as you decide whether running a business is right for you.
After completing the programme, you may have the option to take a series of further free courses as discussed with the Business Advisor.
A new programme begins every month and courses take place at the Council’s training facility in Hellesdon.
For further information please contact the Council’s Business Support team – Tel: 01603 430449, e-mail: email@example.com or visit our website: www.broadland.gov.uk/training to find out course dates and the range of other courses available.
Norfolk Constabulary is supporting a Home Office campaign reminding the public that they should call 101 if they need to contact their local police for non-emergency issues.
More than three quarters of 999 calls received by the police are for non-emergencies, such as people reporting crimes that are no longer in progress (for example discovering that their home has been burgled or their vehicle has been stolen), or wanting to discuss anti-social behaviour in their local area.
101 is an easy-to-remember number for the public to call the police, and is designed to reduce the number of non-emergency 999 calls. This allows the police to respond more quickly to genuine emergencies, such as when someone is in immediate danger, a crime is happening right now, or a suspect for a serious crime is nearby.
Launched in 2012, 101 covers all police forces across the UK and has replaced individual forces’ local numbers. A call to 101 costs just 15 pence no matter how long your call is. Not only is this cheaper than some forces’ local numbers, the single rate for every call means you know exactly how much your call will cost.
Do you need extra support during a power cut or do you know someone else that would need extra support? If so, sign up to our free register.
By joining the register, you will receive:
✔ A priority phone number that you can call 24 hours a day and regular updates until your power is back on
✔ A welcome pack with useful advice about preparing for a power cut
✔ Regular text message updates if you text ‘Power’ followed by your postcode to 80876
✔ Extra support from the British Red Cross
Who can apply
• Customers who are dependent on medical equipment
• Customers who are chronically ill
• Customers with a disability
• Customers who are visually impaired or blind
• Customers who are hearing impaired or deaf
• Elderly customers
• A nursing or residential home
• Customers with young babies in household
• Any other case that you would like us to consider
The new Handyperson+ Service can carry out a range of small household repairs and minor adaptations to qualifying residents in the Broadland district.
A trained handyperson can assist and enable beneficiaries to live independently. The service includes access to a range of household checks to ensure the beneficiaries safety and warmth. The handyperson will also provide information, advice and guidance and can support and refer the beneficiary to other help available e.g. community activities, home help and companionship services, advocacy, benefit claims, health and legal services or financial management.
Who’s it for?
The service is available for anyone over 65 years old but will be specifically promoted to older people with long-term health conditions including those diagnosed with dementia.
How much does it cost?
- It’s free to those on means tested benefits
- If you’re not in receipt of means tested benefits, the charge will be £15 per hour, up to a maximum of £30 per visit
- Materials will be charged for unless grant eligible
what to do next…
- Contact the Private Sector Housing Team at Broadland District Council to find out whether your job qualifies for the scheme
- If you qualify we will log your call
- You will then be contacted to arrange a suitable time to assess your job and, if the materials are available, carry out the work
Basic maintenance jobs include:
- Exterior works eg. clearing out single storey guttering
- Low level maintenance work of fixtures and fittings eg. putting up a shelf, fixing a sticking door, changing a light bulb, installing curtain rails or assembling furniture
- Basic repairs eg. fixing a dripping tap or replacing broken toilet seat
- Decorating eg. minor paint work
- Insulation eg. draught proofing or installing a hot water tank jacket
- We can arrange free home fire risk assessments and smoke alarm fitting
- Minor aids and adaptations eg. fitting hand grab rails, keysafes, providing access ramps and some assistance technology
- The advice and installation of care communication equipment, which provide a 24 hour monitoring service for added peace of mind
You can now visit Acle Library even when it is unstaffed. First you need to register, then you can scan your library card and type your PIN into the access point near the library entrance.
Please note that both documents are two-sided.
Right click on the document and select Print if you wish to print the form – copies are available at Acle Library
The Surviving Winter Appeal
Helping older people in Norfolk stay warm and safe this winter
For the past 3 years, Age UK Norfolk have worked with the Norfolk Community Foundation over the autumn and winter months to administer the Surviving Winter Appeal. We are doing so again this year.
The idea is that those who receive, but do not depend upon, the Government Winter Fuel Payment might prefer to give some or all of it to someone who needs it more than they do. Even if you don’t receive a Winter Fuel Payment you can still make a donation of any size.
Over the 3 years since the appeal began, 970 grants totalling £156,499 have been given to support older people who are in need of help with their energy bills or their domestic heating systems.
Helping older people living in fuel poverty
Heat or eat is a reality for many older people. Simply keeping warm in the colder weather can be a challenge for many vulnerable older people due to poverty and inadequate housing, leading to preventable health issues. Many older people are dreading the cold weather and will have to choose between heating their home and eating a meal.
- Each winter one older person dies every 7 minutes from the cold weather
- Over a third of older people say they live mainly in one room to save money
- 1.7 million older people can’t afford to heat their homes
- In winter 2011 to 2012, there were over 300 winter deaths among people over 85 years of age living in Norfolk.
Key messages to keep warm and protect your health are:
- Keep your living room temperature at 70⁰F (21⁰C)
- Keep your bedroom at 65⁰F (18⁰C)
- Keep your bedroom window closed at night when the weather is cold
- Make sure you wrap up well when going out in the cold.
Donate to the Surviving Winter Appeal
By Text: Donate by text from any UK network via JustTextGiving: Simply send a text message to 70070 including the campaign code NFCF11 followed by the amount £2, £5 or £10 (max).
By Post Please make cheques payable to the Norfolk Community Foundation and post to: ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’, Norfolk Community Foundation, St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN
At Barclays Bank You can donate at Barclays Bank using the following details: Reference: Surviving Winter Appeal Sort Code: 20-62-53 Bank Account Number: 03282503
For many local older people, your donation to the Surviving Winter Appeal is vital in helping them stay warm and healthy this winter.
Receiving Support from the Surviving Winter Appeal
To apply for a Surviving Winter grant, please contact Age UK Norfolk on 0300 500 1217.