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South Norfolk and Broadland Help Hub came to the rescue of a local mother desperately in need last week, after she was struggling to feed her young daughter.The Coronavirus lockdown restrictions had meant mum Anne-Marie Stone was unable to provide food for herself and her 1-year-old daughter Violet, so she called the Council for help.She said: “I was absolutely blown away by the generosity of the Help Hub. Never did I imagine I would be in a situation, where I couldn't give my 20-month-old daughter a basic necessity - food! The Help Hub was able to supply us with a care package and I was expecting some bread, milk the basics. 
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South Norfolk Council have rebranded three of their bin lorries to help get crucial messages around Coronavirus out into the community.Two of the lorries carry the message that if you need support or advice call 0344 8008020 and feature a young boy at a window holding a picture of a rainbow – an image that has come to symbolise hope and togetherness during this crisis.The other contains the contact details for Voluntary Norfolk, with the message that if you can help and want to volunteer visit voluntarynorfolk.org.uk. The image is of someone dropping off boxes of food outside a vulnerable person’s house, something that is being done every day by hundreds of selfless volunteers throughout south Norfolk.
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Norfolk’s largest coastal resort is running an eye-catching social media campaign over Easter to remind would-be tourists to stay away and safe at home to help protect the NHS and save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. While the Easter bank holiday weekend normally marks the start of Great Yarmouth’s season, the message this year from the borough council and tourism businesses is that the resort is closed to visitors, with attractions, seafront car parks and holiday parks shut to the public as part of national social distancing measures. The campaign will run over the four days and is aimed at those who might be tempted to break the restrictions by making unnecessary journeys to Great Yarmouth, Gorleston-on-Sea, or the local village resorts, and potentially congregating on the seafronts and beaches.
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Staff from across Great Yarmouth Borough Council are forming a new Community Team that is working with volunteers to ensure all residents can stay safe indoors during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Town Hall has been transformed into a storage and distribution hub for non-perishable food, which is all going to keep community-run food banks stocked up and ensure they can continue their good work during a time of increased demand. Residents who require food parcels delivered must continue to access these via the food banks, as the council is not supplying food parcels directly to the public. More than 100 council staff are being redeployed from non-essential roles into supporting the Community Team with priority work, including assisting food banks, resident welfare checks, medicine delivery, administering Government relief funding and…
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Residents in Breckland who are looking for ways to support members of their local community during the coronavirus pandemic are being encouraged to register as a volunteer. Breckland Council has created a new Community Support Hub Network which will seek to co-ordinate a team of volunteers to help some of the most vulnerable local people. This includes those who have been isolated but need deliveries of medicines and food, people who would benefit from welfare phone calls, or simply to cascade updates on latest guidance within communities. It will be managed by officers from the council who are either community-focused as part of their day to day roles or have been redeployed from non-essential functions to boost the public-facing support available. The hub will also draw on the invaluable expertise…
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The Voluntary Sector and Great Yarmouth Borough Council are appealing to the community for volunteers and donations to help support residents as part of the local response to Covid-19. The borough council is working hard with community and public sector partners, both at local and county-wide levels, to continue to support our communities, particularly those who are considered vulnerable and/or self-isolating without any other means of neighbourly or family support. Further information about the new Community Team for Great Yarmouth will be released in the coming days.
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Memories of life on the Home Front in North Norfolk during World War Two are being sought ahead of the 75th anniversaries of VE (Victory in Europe) and VJ (Victory over Japan) days on Friday, May 8 and Monday, August 10 respectively. This year also marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force successfully defended our skies from relentless assault by the Luftwaffe. North Norfolk District Councillor John Toye is heading the search for memories of life in our area as Britain fought in the conflict which raged in Europe and across the world between 1939 to 1945. 
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On Friday 28 February, over 275 children from 8 local schools attended open rehearsals at the Auden Theatre in Holt. The children, aged between 7 and 12 were invited to hear members of the London Mozart Players performing pieces in rehearsal, ahead of their public performance later that evening. Amongst the programme was Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 performed by horn player Ben Goldscheider, who was the winner of Brass Section of the BBC Young Musician of the Year winner 2016, when he was 18 years old. Saturday (29th) saw over 80 young brass, strings and woodwind musicians taking in a free workshop to perform as an orchestra. For the workshop, specialist music tutor Helen Stowell of the Norfolk Music Service specially arranged a range of pieces from Mozart’s Horn…
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The project to save Great Yarmouth’s unique Winter Gardens has been successfully shortlisted to apply to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with the borough council now working closely with a preferred operator to develop the funding application. The Grade II*-listed at-risk landmark, which has dominated the famous Golden Mile since 1904, is a heritage gem of national significance as the UK’s last surviving Victorian seaside cast iron and glass winter gardens. Following significant and ongoing project redevelopment, Great Yarmouth Borough Council submitted a successful Expression of Interest to the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Horizons Awards scheme and is through the initial stage of the process.
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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.
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