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Friday, 29 May 2020 00:00

Norwich Market set to re-open

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Norwich welcomed the news this week that the city’s market would re-open from 1 June. This came as the government announced that from the start of next week, some outdoor retailers could open again, providing they met strict social distancing guidelines. With 91 businesses, operating across 191 stalls, this news will have been viewed as a lifeline by the many people who depend on the trade they do on Norwich Market. Not to mention the scores of customers who have come to rely on the market in their day-to-day life, for the huge variety and quality of products and services it offers. Councillor Matthew Packer, cabinet member with responsibility for Norwich Market said:“When the announcement came that the market had to shut temporarily, it was devastating for so many. The…
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One of the youngest brewery owners in the UK who has already won awards for his beer has seen sales of his real ale hit an all time high during the current crisis. Mike Green aged 21 who runs the Seething based Tindall Brewery has been working flat out to keep up with the demand for bottles of ale during lockdown. Once produced his award winning ales are being sold in a takeaway format, and on a non contact basis. He said that ‘the brewery has been thriving, and sales of bottled beer are up tremendously’. He has also been selling fresh draught beer to people who bring their own containers for £3.40 a litre, and casks of beer for people to set up at home. Mike added that he…
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Bertram Books in Norwich has donated two large boxes of books to South Norfolk and Broadland Council to distribute to local children. The books will be delivered alongside food packages to families in need through the Councils’ Help Hub.The Councils’ Managing Director Trevor Holden said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation, which will bring so much joy to local children. Despite all the challenges faced by local businesses at the moment, it’s heart-warming to see that they remain so supportive of the struggling families within our communities.”Bertram Books also donated a Jolly Phonics Classroom Kit, which includes books, puppets, a wall frieze, CDs, posters and much more. The kit has been gratefully received by St. William’s Primary School in Thorpe St Andrew.
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A hairdresser and nail salon in Sprowston has successfully applied for a business grant from Broadland District Council to help get through the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis.Julie Johnson, who runs Hazell’s Hair and Nail salon in Sprowston had to close her business when lockdown measures were introduced in March. She was left without any customers, ongoing running costs and a bank loan which she had taken out to convert her garage into the salon.She contacted Broadland District Council’s Business Support Team and was advised to apply for a grant so she could pay her bills and be sure the business would survive the downturn. The Council is able to distribute grants to eligible businesses from funding provided by the Government. 
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Don’t be afraid to ask for help – that’s the message from Broadland and South Norfolk District Councils to local people feeling vulnerable and in need of support during the COVID 19 lockdown.Both Councils run a joint Help Hub which provides a range of services from advice to practical help like collecting medicines and delivering food to people who are self-isolating or unable to go to the shops. The support is free and is available to people of all ages who are local residents.The Help Hub’s phone lines are staffed seven days a week to make sure no call goes unanswered. The team of staff and volunteers help with advice on money worries including potential hardship payments, information on support on dealing with domestic abuse or tension in the home…
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A South Norfolk manufacturing company which switched production to PPE face shields to support the NHS and frontline workers is now making them available for a wide range of sectors where staff will interact with the public post-lockdown including retail workers, schools and businesses.The team at Panel Graphic converted their production facilities after the Government called on manufacturers for help in providing face shields and protective clothing for NHS workers. In less than a week the Loddon based business was making 10,000 face shields per day which were distributed to hospitals across Norfolk and Suffolk and the East Anglia Ambulance Service.The company produces specialist plastics for Bentley Motors and McLaren Automotive, industrial technology equipment, marine aviation and electronic displays. The managing director Steve Earl initially contacted South Norfolk’s Business Support…
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Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being offered the chance of a dedicated hour of their own at the tree plantation in Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich to help them get fresh air and exercise during lockdown.The plantation will now be closed to the public every Thursday so the youngsters can spend time in the woodland in a safe and enclosed area without worrying about other people coming and going or leaving the gates open.The idea has come from Thorpe St Andrew Town Council who were concerned about the impact on families and children with special needs and disabilities unable to exercise in a place which was safe and socially distanced from other people.Broadland District Councillor and Town Mayor Cllr John Fisher said: “The government have recognised…
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 00:00

VE and WWII Commemoration Van

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To commemorate WWII, VE and VJ Day anniversaries, one of our Mobile Libraries has had a refresh; the van is now complete with photographs taken during WWII both at home and abroad – we have included photos of the Home Guard, the American troops stationed in the Old Buckenham airbase, the Land Army, and a street party taking place in Walsingham to celebrate VE Day. Although completed before the current grounding of our fleet, we hope to proudly display our Commemorative van when we resume our stops across the county in the future. We invite you all to share a moment in remembrance and commemoration of VE Day.
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Forty iPads are being donated by Broadland District Council to help patients on the Covid-19 wards of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital keep in touch with their families during isolation.Deputy Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle said the role of Councillors is to support the community and what better way than helping keep families together by being connected during this difficult time.Cllr. Mancini-Boyle said: “ I cannot imagine what it must be like to be poorly in hospital and not able to see your family. We wanted to support the hospital in their efforts to keep people in touch with their loved ones – albeit virtually - and donating the iPads made sense. The old iPads are available as a result of the Councils ongoing programme…
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Local Councillor Clayton Hudson has been praising the efforts of unsung hero Phil Pearce. When the owner of the local shop Bossyboots in Pulham St Mary had to isolate due to health issues, carpenter Phil offered to help. Councillor Hudson said: “Phil has been making deliveries to local people who are isolating in the Pulhams and surrounding villages. He has also been collecting food and goods for the shop at the Cash & Carry. Without any fuss, he has quietly helped keep Bossyboots going and ensured local people can still use their shop, he should be applauded for his selfless efforts.”
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