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Assistance During Pandemic

If you know of any one who requires assistance at this time (shopping, collecting prescriptions, lifts to the doctor) please point them towards South Norfolk and Broadland Council’s Hub on the following numbers. They are coordinating all local teams and are excellently placed to assist.

01508 533933 (08:15 to 17:00) /out-of-hours 0800 3896109

Parish Council Meeting – Cancelled

The April meeting of Felthorpe Parish Council has been cancelled.   More information will follow on the May meeting in due course.

Felthorpe Parish Council hopes that all of its parishioners are staying safe and well during these unprecedented times.

Village Pride Day – Postponed

Unfortunately the decision has been made to postpone the village pride day – we hope to rearrange for the autumn.
 
However, please take the opportunity to clear any litter in the area of your own home in the meantime if you are able, so that we can still keep our parish looking beautiful.

Power cut – Taverham Road

We have been advised of a potential power cut on Taverham Road on 12 March from 9-2.30pm. Affected households should have been advised but please be aware just in case.

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Felthorpe Parish Council is looking to co-opt a new parish councillor to fill a vacancy.   This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and forward thinking council and we would love to hear from you if you fit the following criteria and would like to make a real difference in your community.    Please contact the parish clerk ([email protected]) with a paragraph about yourself by 1 April 2020 to put your name forward. Co-option will take place at the meeting on 7 April.

You should consider becoming a parish or town councillor if:

  • You would like to do something positive for your community
  • You would like to spend your time productively
  • You can think, listen and act locally

To become a councillor, you must satisfy the following criteria on the day you are co-opted:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a British citizen, a qualifying citizen of a Commonwealth country, a citizen of the Irish Republic, or a citizen of another member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the four following qualifications on the day you are co-opted:

  • be registered as a local government elector for the local authority area in which you are standing
  • have occupied as an owner or a tenant any land or premises in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the 12 months before the day you are nominated
  • have had your main or only place of work during the last 12 months in the local authority area in which you are standing
  • have lived in the local authority area in which you are standing during the whole of the last 12 months

Village Pride Day – 11 April

This year’s Village Pride Day has been arranged for Saturday 11 April at 10am.

All volunteers are welcome to help us litter pick and every little bit helps! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

flyer

Notice of Casual Vacancy

A casual vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor exists in Felthorpe Parish Council.

An election by ballot according to the Election Rules will be held if a request in writing to that effect, signed by ten local government electors for the electoral area, is delivered to The Chief Executive, Broadland Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich, NR7 ODU not later than 27 February 2020.

If an election is not requested, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

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Road Closure – Bilney Lane

Norfolk County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting Bilney Lane from a point 60 metres south of its junction with The Street for a distance of 40 metres southwards in the Felthorpe because of new water connection works.
 
The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 4th February 2020 to 6th February 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be 3 days within the period.
 
The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Trod Footpath / Highway Improvements

Felthorpe Parish Council were delighted to recently 50% fund a trod footpath along Holt Road in Felthorpe, to make it safer for parishioners to walk outside their properties.
 
Below are the before and after pictures.
 
If you have any ideas of any more highways improvements that are needed in the parish, please contact the Clerk on [email protected] who will feed the suggestions back to Council.

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RAF Benevolent Fund in Norfolk –

Message from Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund – can you help?

“Dear Parish Clerk,

By way of introduction I am the Welfare Projects Manager for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Given Norfolk’s proud and historic links to the Royal Air Force you may well have heard of us as the leading welfare charity for those serving and those who have served in the RAF, as well as their families. We provide a range of support from financial assistance, independent living help to emotional and mental wellbeing support. In addition, we recently launched a new Community Connector service to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst the RAF family across Norfolk (based Downham Market but covering the whole county) –   https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/raf-benevolent-fund-launches-new-community-scheme-help-isolated-raf-veterans

We estimate that there are approx. 42,000 veterans living in Norfolk, a significant number of which will have an RAF connection. Our World War Two and National Service generation are a shrinking demographic and by 2030 we have lost 400,000 of them. It is vital therefore that we reach these individuals now and make them aware of the welfare support available to them. It is for this reason that Fund is about to launch a major reaching out campaign to raise awareness. We know that too often pride and self-reliance holds veterans back from seeking the support available. We are therefore reaching out to their families and friends – we estimate that 1 in 3 people in Norfolk has known someone who has served or is serving in the Royal Air Force – to get these veterans back on our radar.

It is with this urgent need to reach out and raise awareness that I am contacting and visiting Town, Parish and Borough Councils across Norfolk and the Armed Forces Covenant Group at the County level. As the most connected into your local communities, I am hoping that you may be able to play a role in getting these individuals – many of whom will be living in your community – back on our radar. This needn’t be a significant effort; a poster on the parish noticeboard (example attached, happy to send copies in the post) an article in your parish newsletter (press release attached) or a link on your parish council website would be gratefully appreciated. Indeed, if any of your councillors are aware of any RAF veterans who may benefit from our support please ask them to call 0300 102 1919 or direct them to our campaign website at: www.rafbf.org. I can send out a guide to our services for your councillors if it would be useful. I would be happy to talk about this further and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at this email address or on 020 7307 3356.

Many thanks in anticipation,
Peter Ashcroft
Welfare Projects Manager
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR
www.rafbf.org

T: 020 7307 3356 | E: [email protected]