Everybody is welcome to advertise local events in the “What’s On” section of the website, information about these events should be received by the Tuesday before the event takes place at the latest. Contact the Clerk for further information on the email address above. You can also leave your information in the letterbox at the office at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
ROADWORKS FROM 02.09.29014 11.00PM UNTIL 03.09.2014 7.00AM at the
railway level crossing for an inspection at the C495 Station Road from a point 740m south of its junction with C273 Westwick Road for 40m in a southerly direction (20m either side of railway level crossing barriers). Diversion will be in place, see the notice board at the Village Sign and at the railway crossing, Station Road
OVER 60S LUNCHES
Worstead Village Amenities Trust sponsors the Over 60s Lunches. They take place every first Wednesday of the month in the Club Room of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and start at noon, finishing until about 2.00pm. Meals on average cost £2.50. In 2013 PCSO Campbell and Norfolk Age UK have visited these events and for June the speaker was Steve Smith to talk about War Memorials while in July Wynn Norse from NNDC will join to show some simple exercises to keep you fit and well. Members also help on a rota basis, this is not compulsory but very much appreciated. If you would like to join, contact Gwen (01692) 536202, please note that numbers are limited to 25/30.
To buy our own cooking equipment, we also hold a raffle each month. Tickets are £1.00 per strip.
Outdoor fire safety reminder from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
As part of the July Fire Kills campaign, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to stay safe this summer by barbecuing safely, avoiding a fire when boating, and to camp safely.
Fire Kills’ top tips for camping safely:
• Allow at least 6m spacing between tents and caravans and ensure they are away from parked cars to reduce the risk of fire spreading
• Never use candles in or near a tent.
• Keep cooking appliances away from the tent walls and never cook inside a small tent or near flammable materials or long grass.
• Make sure everyone knows how to put out clothing that’s on fire – stop, drop and roll.
• Don’t smoke inside tents.
• Fit and test a smoke alarm in your caravan.
• Take special care when cooking – don’t leave pans unattended.
• Turn off all appliances before you go out or to bed.
• Make sure ashtrays are made of a material that can’t burn or topple over – never smoke in bed.
• Don’t dry clothes over the stove.
• Remove any litter and rubbish near the caravan to reduce the risk of fire spreading.
• Make sure the caravan is ventilated, and never block air vents, to avoid a build up of poisonous gases.
If you must have an open fire:
• It should be downwind, at least 10m from the tent.
• Clear dry vegetation, leaves, etc. to form a circle of earth around the fire.
• Build a stack that will collapse inwards whilst burning.
• Do not leave fires unattended.
• Make sure fires are fully extinguished after use.
Once the summer arrives, the noise of outdoor life increases immensely: music appears to be played louder and people may speak louder.
If are you are unable to come to an amicable solution with the persons causing the problem, you can report the problem to North Norfolk District Council 01263—516085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Norfolk extends Home Support and Care Service to North Norfolk residents
Older residents in North Norfolk can now enjoy longer periods of independence and companionship as Age UK Norfolk’s Home Support and Care service extends its network of SupportGivers.
The Home Support and Care service is designed to help older residents who are still living at home with anything from household tasks to shopping and offers friendly companionship so that family members are able to spend more quality time with their loved ones and less time on chores. The Home Support and Care service, which operates as a social enterprise, was previously only available in Norwich and Kings Lynn, but has now been extended to cover the whole of Norfolk. Home Support and Care SupportGivers are available for regular or occasional visits from as little as one hour up to eight hours a day, five days a week.
Home Support and Care Manager, Josie Moore says:
“As a trusted local charity Age UK Norfolk has over 65 years experience in providing services for older people across Norfolk. We are proud to help clients to live independently – giving them more opportunities to socialise and enjoy later life. We are delighted to now be able to extend our Home Support and Care service to residents in North Norfolk and hope that we can help to enhance the lives of the local older community.”
For more information or to book a free consultation, call 0303 3000 285. Calls are charged at standard local rates and are included in all telephone packages offering free local calls. Alternatively, visit www.homesupportandcare.com
NORTH WALSHAM AREA FLEXIBUS Timetable from 29th of April 2013.
This is a flexibly routed “Ring and Ride” service. All journeys must be pre booked by 3pm on the day before you wish to travel. The service is available to everyone and bus passes are accepted. The bus has a ramp for buggies and wheelchairs. The bus can drop you off at Sainsburys, Lidls, the Market Place, Park Lane (for the surgeries) and Waitrose on Mondays only.
All the times shown are approximate as this is a flexibly routed service and will only call at the places where there are people booked to travel.
Visit www.northnorfolkcommunitytransport.co.uk/ and RING 01692 500840 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
Do you have old photographs, with or without a story, which could be included on the website in the Village History section? Please send them by email to the Clerk, with a small caption or a story.
CAN YOU HELP? Are you interested in our history? The Parish Council is looking for people who can help to set up a photgraphic history file. Contact details of the Clerk are on the right hand side of this page, if you know about the milestoen or would like to help.
The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to finalise the Parish Plan, please see the Parish Plan section for further infomation about Parish Plans and contact the Clerk, when you are able to help.