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Broadland’s Community at Heart Lottery

Broadland has set up a new lottery, details here

At least 60% from each ticket goes to support local causes and you can nominate which local charity will receive your money

 

 

Broadland and South Norfolk Help Hub

If you’re a resident and in need of support or need to speak to someone immediately regarding Covid-19, please call our Help Hub on 01508 533933 or email [email protected], open Monday to Friday 08:15 to 22:00. Our phone lines will also be open for emergencies only on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00.
We are here to help. 💙 More info – http://ow.ly/60Rl50D2e8s

Agenda for 7th January 2021

Agenda

WEA Zoom course – Medieval festivities and entertainments of East Anglia

Medieval Festivities and Entertainments of East Anglia. Tutor: Dr Kate Jewell.

From Tuesday, 12th January 2021 until 23rd March.  Times: 2:30 – 4.00 p.m.

 Course ref. no: C2227863              Fee: £48.00.  

Enrolment is on line – https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online ;

or telephone 0300 303 3464. 

Details of how to download/use Zoom software are available on the website: www.wea.org.uk/help

 Please contact the local branch with any queries:

E-mail: [email protected]

or ‘phone 01603 537029 .

Course Aim:  To explore the ways in which medieval East Anglians marked important festive occasions – Christmas, Easter, spring and summer celebrations with music, dancing, plays; drinking, sports and games; pilgrimage.

NCC – support information

Covid Winter Support Poster

Police scam warning

From the police:

You may have seen on our social media warnings around scams and frauds where victims are cold-called via the telephone by fraudsters purporting to be Police Officers/Detectives from London Police Stations.  While there are some variations, the general theme of the scam is that the caller tells the victim that they have someone in custody who appears to be in possession of a cloned bank card belonging to the victim.  The victim is asked to provide their bank account or card details to verify.  Another theme is that the police are investigating a fraud involving banks and the victim is asked to withdraw cash to assist with this investigation which will be collected from the home address of the victim by a courier or if the victim advises that they can’t get to a bank the fraudster may arrange for a taxi to collect the victim and take them to the bank.

All of these scenarios are scams designed to con vulnerable members of our society out of hard earned savings, sometimes several thousand pounds.  Fortunately, in Broadland although we have been aware of attempts of this type of fraud very few people have actually handed over any money.  This is largely due to the sharing of information and warnings distributed by Police via our social media platforms and key community contacts such as yourselves.  These scams generally target a specific area before moving on but they invariably return several weeks later.  We are aware of incidents in the South Norfolk, Breckland and Kings Lynn areas and in an effort to safeguard Broadland Communities I would be very grateful if you could distribute and display the attached leaflet/posters and general message that:

Police will NEVER call and ask for your bank account details, bank card or credit card details or ask you to withdraw cash to hand over to couriers.  If you get a call like this hang up and report it to Police.

Assistance with food, money and household items

Click here for link to Norfolk County Council’s Norfolk Assistance Scheme

and here for Broadland District Council’s Help Hub

NCC Mobile Library starts back again

Mobile libraries

Our mobile libraries have now restarted. We have updated some routes – please see the information below for more details on specific routes. Please note the libraries will not visit playgroups and nursing homes yet.

Please read the following guidelines before visiting the mobile library.

  • You will be required to wear a face covering when you visit the mobile library
  • The mobile library will be operating on a one customer (or one household of up to 3 people) at a time basis to reduce the number of people inside
  • Please remember to bring your library card with you
  • We will ask you for your contact details for ‘test and trace’ purposes
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for use on the way in and out and surfaces that are commonly touched will be regularly wiped down
  • Returned items will be quarantined for up to 72 hours

We look forward to welcoming you back on board. Please bear with us if we run a little late due to limiting the number of people on the mobile library through the day.

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December – none
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UPTON 11:50 12:10 CARGATE LANE
UPTON 12:15 12:30 RIVERVIEW DRIVE
UPTON 12:35 12:50 OLD POST OFFICE
UPTON 14:00 14:10 SOUTHEND HOUSES

Update on the dualling of the A47 at North Burlingham

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Acle Library – changes to hours and use

Acle Library Opening hours

Our opening hours are changing slightly from 14 September:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 10.30am-4pm
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 10am-2pm
  • Friday: 2pm-4pm
  • Saturday: 1pm-4pm
  • Sunday:  Closed

www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries    

We reopened on the 7 July but the ways and times our customers are using libraries have changed and by making these slight adjustments we can enable more Norfolk libraries to reopen.  We need to be able to release staff across the county to work in other libraries in a Covid-safe way.  As a service we are working hard to make the best use of our resources to meet customer’ needs

Acle Library has reopened and we have enjoyed welcoming many of you back.

At Acle Library you can:

  • follow our one-way system to browse the shelves
  • pre-order a selection of up to 10 books for adults for free through Select and Collect Use the online form at norfolk.spydus.co.uk or call 01603 774777
  • borrow our new Grab and Go children’s book bags for families
  • book one 60-minute session per day on a computer. To book a session or if you need any help using our computers call 01603 774777
  • return items through the drop box or self-service kiosks
  • download the FREE Spydus app to check out books on your smartphone
  • download eBooks, audio books, newspapers and magazines by visiting www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries

We’ve made some changes to keep you safe, so

  • there is no ‘Open Library’ access
  • please bring your library card with you or join in the library or online
  • we may ask for details from you to help with Test and Trace
  • you will need to wear a face covering in the library
  • we have a one-way system for social distancing
  • hand sanitiser is available for use on the way in and out of the library
  • surfaces and computers will be regularly wiped down
  • returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours
  • sorry, there are no newspapers, magazines or seats in the library and the toilet is not available.
  • norfolk.gov.uk/libraries