April 2015
    • Could your council benefit from the Parish Partnership scheme?Could your council benefit from the Parish Partnership scheme?Some 129 small highways projects across Norfolk were given the green light this spring thanks to £300,000 funding from Norfolk County Council’s Parish Partnership scheme, plus £85,000 from the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership.
    • The more you know, the more you seeThe more you know, the more you seeSpotting the signs of child sex exploitation is everyone's business - that's the message from a new multi-agency awareness campaign to crack down on child abuse in Norfolk.
    • The Tour of BritainThe Tour of BritainThe Tour of Britain is set to return to Norfolk and Suffolk on Saturday 12 September, after Norfolk County Council joined forces with Active Norfolk and Adnams and a host of council partners across the two counties to fund a return of the UK’s most popular free-to-watch live sporting event.
    • Help us send out the right messages   Help us send out the right messages Parish and town councils play a vital role in helping Norfolk County Council to promote the services and support that are available to their communities, especially those aimed at our most vulnerable residents.
    • Improvement signalled for Norfolk mobile phone coverageImprovement signalled for Norfolk mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage in Norfolk is set to be improved over the next two years.
    • Better Broadband news for more areas of NorfolkBetter Broadband news for more areas of NorfolkThis spring has seen even more areas confirmed as having access to improved broadband services thanks to the Better Broadband in Norfolk programme.
    • NDR decision awaitedNDR decision awaitedThe decision on Norwich’s planned Northern Distributor Road will now rest with the Secretary of State for Transport after the report and recommendations of the three planning inspectors were handed over on 2 March.
    • NorseCare wins national care awardNorseCare wins national care awardNorseCare, Norfolk’s largest care home provider wholly owned by Norfolk County Council, is celebrating winning a national care award at the Laing Buisson Independent Specialist Care Awards 2015.
    • Replacing residual waste services - 2016-2020Replacing residual waste services - 2016-2020County Councillors have agreed to adopt recommendations from the Council's member-led Waste Advisory Group (WAG) about the best way of procuring four years-worth of residual waste services from April 2016, to replace key contracts when they expire.
    • Say ‘no’ to cold callersSay ‘no’ to cold callersWith summer months on the way many people’s thoughts can turn to home improvements.
    • Helping older people stay independent for longerHelping older people stay independent for longerNorfolk County Council grants from our Strong and Well Fund have been awarded to new projects helping vulnerable older people stay independent.
    • The Tread Says experienceThe Tread Says experienceMost teenagers are keen to get behind the wheel and out on the road as soon as possible after their 17th birthday - but with their limited experience there's also a high chance that an incident or crash will bring their driving career to a sudden stop.
    • Volunteer to share the joy of foodVolunteer to share the joy of foodThe Joy of Food is a Norfolk County Council funded programme to teach cooking skills and offer basic nutritional and food budgeting advice to small groups across Norfolk.

    Featured this issue

    Scottow Enterprise Park

    Scottow Enterprise ParkIt has been a busy few months at Scottow Enterprise Park (formerly RAF Coltishall).  At the time of reading, the first phase of a solar farm on the site will have been completed, generating enough energy to power 10,000 homes.

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    Planned closures to A47

    PostwickThe Postwick junction improvement is reaching acritical stage, with four weekend closures of the A47 now underway, to allow eight 71-tonne bridge beams to be lifted into place.

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