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 protected] or visit our website: www.broadland.gov.uk/training to find out course dates and the range of other courses available.
Your local Mobile Library Service
Mobile libraries are free to join and are open to people of all ages. Items can be chosen from the vehicle or reserved via the online catalogue for collection from a mobile library. They can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk. All mobile libraries are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems and wheelchair users.
Our mobile libraries offer:
- Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free)
- Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free)
- Large print books (book request 60p)
- DVDs for adults and children (a small charge applies)
- Audio books on CD and tape (tapes – free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free)
- Jigsaw puzzles (free)
The mobile library service offers an e-mail reminder system to advise mobile library users that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days. If you wish to be added to the mailing lists, please ask your mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete or alternatively contact us direct with your name, e-mail address and mobile library route number.
The mobile library service is keen to recruit more ‘Mobile Library Friends’ – volunteers who help us to promote the service by doing any of the following:
- telling their friends/neighbours about the mobile library
- delivering fliers locally
- putting up posters
- suggesting improvements/alternative stops.
If you are interested, please speak to the mobile library driver or contact us direct.
To check the mobile library timetables for your area, please click on the link: www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/routes-and-timetables and choose your village from the list.
More information is available on the Norfolk County Council website: www.norfolk.gov.uk (search ‘mobile libraries’), or contact the mobile library office on 01603 222303 or e-mail: [email protected] .
6:45 – 9.00pm for ages 11-13
Ages 14+ can stay until 9.45 if they wish
in the Bure Room, at Acle Recreation Centre
50p per session
Come along and give it a go!