August 2017

Recycling – Clean, Dry and Don’t Bag It

As part of the Norfolk Waste Partnership, Broadland District Council has launched a householder campaign aimed at reducing the amount of contamination in Norfolk’s household recycling bins.

In terms of recycling, contamination refers to the type of material put in recycling bins and the quality of that material.

This campaign’s primary focus is to let residents know the ‘3 simple rules’ to recycling: Clean, Dry and Don’t Bag It. The campaign also reminds residents about what can and cannot be put in kerbside recycling bins.

The campaign is called ‘Give your Recycling a Little bit of Love’.

So what is it all about? – Regardless of where people live in Norfolk or what colour their wheeled bin happens to be, the rules of recycling are the same across Norfolk i.e. every household can recycle the same materials and items placed in recycling bins must be ‘Clean, Dry and Loose’.

Keep Broadland Bees Buzzing

To give Broadland’s bees a boost next spring, Broadland residents can claim 20 free crocus bulbs from participating garden centres to plant in their gardens. It is best to plant crocus bulbs in autumn for a springtime bloom. In spring, food can be particularly sparse for bees but crocus flowers can provide a vital protein rich food source for hungry bees. This early boost in energy can help set them up for a successful season.

Schools and community groups are also invited to get in touch with the council if they would like more crocus bulbs to brighten up a green space for bees.

Vouchers can be found in libraries in Broadland and the free bulbs can be claimed at a participating centre from 1 September 2017.

Participating garden centres are:

Salhouse Garden Centre, Honeycombe Lane, NR13 6JP

Mousehold Garden Centre, Mousehold Lane, NR7 8HP

Moulton Nurseries, Acle Road, NR13 3AP

Taverham Nursery Centre, Fir Covert Road, NR8 6HT

Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham, NR11 6UH

Norfolk Citizens Advice

Phone : 03444 111 444

We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives.

Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.

We’re an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.

Jumble sale 9th September

Jumble sale at Upton village hall on Saturday, 9th September from 2.00pm

Bric a Brac, nearly new clothing, books, toys and games

Charity reg: 1067912

Notice of completion of audit for 16/17


Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2017

Annual Return 16/17

Macmillan Cancer Support – 7th September

We’re in your area.

No appointment necessary. Come and talk to our friendly specialists.

Thursday 7 September
War Memorial Recreation Ground Car Park
Bridewell Lane, NR13 3RA

10am to 4pm

 Or pick up some of our free leaflets

Or phone our free support line on 0808 808 00 00

Or visit

East Coast Truckers – road closures A47 on 27th August

There will be a rolling road closure of the A47 for the East Coast Truckers convoy on Sunday, 27th August.

The convoy starts from County Hall in Norwich at 10.00 and travels to Lowestoft arriving about 12.00. The return convoy leaves Lowestoft for Norwich at about 17.15

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