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Breckland Community Support Hub Network – COVID-19 Response

Breckland Council have now set up their Community Support Hub Network. The hub has been established at Breckland Council in attempt to help coordinate a joined up local response to the countywide strategy being developed to shield our most vulnerable residents.

They have provided some useful links and information for people regarding giving or receiving support.

Voluntary Norfolk will be using their volunteering portal to gather the various roles that are needed in the sector and they are encouraging individuals that would like to support the COVID-19 response to sign up via portal http://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/ This Norfolk-wide volunteering portal aims to ensure help can be co-ordinated in a structured way to help or to do roles which require safeguarding and training. If you are in a position to be a volunteer – or you are volunteering already – please don’t forget to register online too. This will help give us a more complete picture of the support available across the district. Everyone’s aim is to ensure local people can get help locally through a combination of willing volunteers, local community groups and staff and that food and medicines can continue to be supplied to householders who are self-isolating without any other means of neighbourly or family support.

Local Groups for Funding Support

Also, Norfolk Community Foundation has set-up a ‘Covid-19 Community Response Fund’ to support vital community projects which are well-placed to take action. This additional public fundraising will help to adapt or expand services to provide much needed care and support – now, and in the months ahead. You can help raise awareness in your wards of this fund, and of the opportunity to donate to it and encourage people to donate to it by promoting the schemes at the below link:

https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/giving-philanthropy/covid19communityresponsefund/

Next steps

There will be public communication going out via Breckland Communications Team to advise best contacts for people needing help and support. Please look out for this on their our website and social media channels and help spread the message

https://www.breckland.gov.uk/

 

Covid-19 update

CORONAVIRUS – (COVID-19) – communication
Parish Council Office Closed to Public face to face contact until further notice

Following government advice Necton Parish Council office will be closed to the public for face to face enquiries. Office staff will be working from home and available by email – [email protected] and telephone 01760 721665. Please leave a message on our answerphone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We need to look after the well-being of our Council staff and our Councillors, so we have contingency plans for all eventualities, particularly for self-isolation. In terms of business continuity, for meetings and essential services there will be disruption, closures, postponements or cancellations. We will keep the public informed via the Council’s website but following last nights announcements everyone should be adhering to the ‘stay at home’ directive.

Things are evolving on a daily basis. Please check the NHS website for up to date guidance, for updates regarding symptoms and precautionary measures.
If you are feeling unwell, please use the NHS 111 helpline. There is also a good initiative shown locally with an ‘Emergency Group Necton and surrounding areas’ set up on Facebook and it would be good if all who have access to Facebook to join this group. There is also useful information and help on the Breckland Council website.
In these uncertain and changing times please keep up to date by checking the above websites or watch the official news on TV or via the radio.

Useful Links for covid-19 help and advice
NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Government Website
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Breckland Council
https://www.breckland.gov.uk/coronavirus
Emergency Group Necton Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1256967078026416/

Necton Parish Council

Breckland Lottery!!

The community centre is now part of the Breckland lottery. Much like normal Lotto you buy a ticket for £1 of which the Community Centre will receive 50p with the rest going to prize money and other good causes in the Breckland area. You could win yourself up to 25K whilst supporting a great cause. So don’t delay start supporting your local community centre today, just click HERE to buy tickets….

 

Konect Buses- new bus stop now operating

Following enquiries from a resident at the end of last year the Clerk and the Councillors met with a representative from Konect Buses to discuss the possibility of having a bus stop at the top end of Tun’s Road. We are delighted to announce these bus stops are now in place and we have been informed these are now operational.

This will help those living at the top of road to access the bus route without having to walk further into Necton to the bus stop near the shops. The bus stop is outside the Community Centre for travel into Necton and the other is by the turning into the Costa and C0-Op site for travel out of Necton. The official bus stop signs are in place and the bus can be boarded or alighted from these stops.

Hopefully these stops will prove beneficial for those residents nearby.

Green Sub- Committee

As Necton Parish Council is committed to improving our Green credentials the newly formed Green sub- committee recently met and agreed some projects to take forward. There are some short term projects along with some other longer term ones.  These will be reviewed and progress updated on a 6 monthly basis at the Parish Council meetings. A link to the projects is below.

Please remember a sub – committee is permitted to have members of the public sitting on it so, if you are interested in joining then please let the Clerk know.

https://nectonparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/files/2020/02/Necton-Parish-Council-Green-Projects.pdf

 

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Frank Stopp has sadly resigned from his position as Councillor due to a house move. We would like to pass on our thanks to Frank for all the work and support he has provided to the Council and Necton and wish him the Best of Luck in his new home.

This means we now have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor. If this is something you may be interested in please contact either the Clerk or any of the Councillors for further information.

Welcome to our new Caretaker !!

Liz Goddard our new caretaker started today. I’m sure you would like to join us in welcoming Liz to the team. No doubt you will see her around  as she helps in keeping the village tidy and well maintained.

Liz is a keen gardener as well so no doubt we should be seeing all her efforts flowering during the coming summer months.

Welcome Liz !!

JOB VACANCY – CARETAKER

                NECTON PARISH COUNCIL

              VILLAGE CARETAKER

A part time role position has become available offering 8 hours per week @£9.00 per hour.

DUTIES:

Inspect the play equipment:

  • Check play equipment is sound and report any defects
  • Attend a course on maintaining play equipment and Health and Safety
  • Carry out a weekly visual inspection
  • Carry out a six-monthly thorough inspection that is documented including photographs

Carry out small repairs to the village hall

Pick up litter and empty bins according to the schedule

Weed garden at entrance to the village.

 

         Contact Justine Luckhurst for further details

             Clerk – Necton Parish Council

      01760 721665 or

           [email protected]

           Applications close 15th November 2019

 

New Modern Line Dancing – Sunday’s at 6pm

Necton Community Centre are delighted to welcome a new Modern Line Dancing class that starts this Sunday (9th June) at 6pm.

Come and try modern line dancing to all styles of music including Waltz, Samba, Country, Swing and Rock n Roll.  Our line dancing class are low impact, provides a mental and physical workout in a fun social environment.

All Dances taught, no partner required, male or female, all ages and there’s no need to book, just turn up in some sensible shoes!

Our taster session is half price, just £2.50.

FOSA Necton School Needs Your Help!

Volunteers required to help at the Necton School Summer Fayre on Saturday 15th June.