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This February, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will once again be celebrating all its apprentices, during National Apprenticeship week, 3-9 February 2020. The council has run a successful apprenticeship scheme for 8 years, supporting employees by offering a broad spectrum of apprenticeships across a variety of fields. At the moment, there are 30 apprentices working towards qualifications. As part of the week-long celebration, a fresh campaign will be launched highlighting the apprentices, their successes and experiences while earning and learning at the council. All apprentices are being asked to take part in the campaign. In addition, Stephanie Glasser (Accountancy) and Holly Attlesey (Waste & Recycling) have participated in the East of England Apprentice Challenge, competing to be the Local Government Apprentice of Year.
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:00

Work begins on the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange

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A much-loved and historic venue in King’s Lynn will give people an extra reason to visit when major refurbishment and renovation work is completed. Live shows return to the Alive Corn Exchange in March and, in the summer, a new two screen cinema will open at the site in the Tuesday Market Place. As well as hosting regular live theatre, comedy and music in the main auditorium, visitors will be able to enjoy big screen releases in the upstairs cinema. There will be special screenings for parent and babies, parent and toddlers, Silver Screenings (for over 60 year olds) and family screenings at the weekend. Comprehensive work is already taking place inside and outside the building. The glazed roof is being replaced with acoustically sealed zinc panels. Repairs are being…
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Redevelopment of Great Yarmouth’s 40-year-old Marina Centre is scheduled to start on Monday, February 3, with demolition crews moving in to clear and prepare the seafront site for construction of an exciting new state-of-the-art Water and Leisure Complex. Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s once-in-a-generation £26m investment will be a major year-round boost to the economy and community for decades to come, acting as a catalyst for potential further investment, whilst supporting health and well-being across the borough. The new Marina Centre will create a truly year-round anchor attraction on the Golden Mile, including a six-lane 25m pool with full disabled access and suitable for competitions and galas, a confidence water area and learner pool with moveable floor, leisure water with fun play features, two water flumes and a splash pad.
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Updated unique designs have been revealed for the redevelopment of Great Yarmouth’s Market Place, a key part of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s exciting vision to regenerate the town centre. The investment will see the market facilities significantly improved in the heart of the Market Place, with new units under anarchitecturally-striking canopy, designed to ensure the market is brighter, more inviting and compliments the historic setting. This updated design has been shaped over the last 18 months, through public engagement around the initial ideas and original design, followed by individual detailed conversations with the six-day market traders.
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Great Yarmouth Borough Council has been shortlisted for the second year running as a finalist for a national award recognising its work to drive economic growth, investment and job-creation in the area. The council has been shortlisted in the Driving Growth category of the 2020 LGC Awards, run by the Local Government Chronicle. This follows success in the same category last year, when the council was selected as the Highly Commended finalist. This shortlisting recognises Great Yarmouth’s innovative work with partners to support energy investment at the Enterprise Zone sites around the Outer Harbour, South Denes and Beacon Park, as well as the ongoing regeneration work in the town centre and seafront, including the new Marina Centre. It also recognises the range of work the council is undertaking to improve…
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 00:00

PetCheck online guide goes live

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People planning to buy a puppy or kitten from a breeder are being encouraged by The Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk to ask to see their licence and meet their mum in a new campaign. The licence number should be displayed on any advert, web page or facebook page. New guidance on buying a pet can be found at www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/buyingapet. It’s a guide to protect people’s new puppy, keep their kitten safe and healthy, as well as advice on small mammals, bird, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
Sunday, 24 November 2019 00:00

Secret Menu Norfolk

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Secret Menu Norfolk was launched in October, a free promo where restaurants, cafes and bars will offer an off menu dish all over Norfolk from January 2020 to March 2020. During this time customers will just quote "Secret Menu Norfolk" to get the special dish which won't be shown on the general menu. There will be the option for participating local businesses to keep, change or leave after this period for the rest of the year. There are more than 100 restaurants / cafe's and bars taking part and its an initiative to encourage the use of local independent eateries in Norfolk during the quieter period of the year. The Secret Norfolk team have shared the following teasers of some of the secrets menus that will be available:
Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

Football College comes to South Norfolk

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Aspiring footballers and those wishing to use their passion of football to kick off their future careers have been given a boost with the arrival of a national football and education programme in Wymondham.The Football Industry College kicked off at South Norfolk Council’s fantastic 3G facility at Kett’s Park in September 2019, providing boys and girls aged 16 to 18, the opportunity to combine education with a football development, training and match programme.Utilising the exciting world of the Football Industry with an innovative education and sports development programme, students have the opportunity to study for a BTEC Level 1/2 Sport or Level 3 in Sport & Exercise Science, along with the chance to improve their GCSE maths and English grades if required.South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Yvonne Bendle said: “Being…
Monday, 30 September 2019 00:00

New Multi-Use Community Facility in Rackheath

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Residents of Rackheath can now enjoy the benefits of a multi-use community facility after the doors were opened to Rackheath Parish Council’s extended and refurbished changing pavilion recently (Saturday 28 September 2019). The refurbished changing pavilion was made possible thanks to investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government's Football Foundation.After netting a £98,906 grant from the Football Foundation, work began on the site in November 2018. The project also received substantial financial backing from the Broadland District Council Community Infrastructure Fund (£250,000) and the Public Works Loan Board (£105,000). 
Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:00

Norfolk Black History Month – Young Gifted and Black

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Norfolk Black History Month returns in October with the theme, Young Gifted and Black, celebrating youth, culture and identity. There are more than 80 events across the county featuring a packed programme of art, literature, film, music, theatre, talks, exhibitions and workshops. A portrait of Norwich actor, Roger Nsengiyumva by Jamaican artist, Danny Keen will be unveiled in the foyer at Norwich City Hall, 10am on Monday, October 7 and will be on display until the end of the month. Roger epitomises the Young Gifted and Black theme. Born in Rwanda, during the Genocide against the Tutsis (1994), he came to Norwich with his mother, Illuminée Nganemariya in 1996 and grew up in the city. He had his first acting break in the 2010 feature film Africa United and is…
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