Norfolk County Council - Environment, Development and Transport Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:05

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Environment, Development and Transport Committee.  The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 10 November 2017 are now available.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Records Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:53

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Records Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 3 November 2017 are now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Police and Crime Panel

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:05

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Police and Crime Panel. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 is now available.

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Your views on our budget

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:57
Norfolk County Council's budget

Dear Your Voice member

Norfolk County Council plays a huge part in people’s lives – ensuring children and young people have the best start in life, protecting vulnerable people, maintaining a safe road system and helping to create a thriving economy.  We’ll continue to spend over a billion pounds every year providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day.

We want your views on changes we're proposing to make to some of our services and on how much council tax we ask people to pay.  We're proposing to make changes to:

  • the way we work out how much people pay towards the cost of their non-residential care services
  • children's centres and libraries
  • highway's maintenance and gritting
  • the construction and demolition waste concession at recycling centres
  • bus subsidies.

Why are we proposing to make these changes?

Norfolk is facing some big challenges. Our population is growing, people are generally living longer and the type of services that people need is changing.   And as you know, the cost of living is going up.  As things become more expensive we also have higher costs, and the amount of money we have coming in isn’t keeping up.  At the same time the grant that central government gives us has fallen by £189 million since 2011 and is expected to fall to zero by 2021.  

Even though we are proposing to increase council tax next year, the amount of money we hope to raise wouldn’t be enough to balance our budget.  This means we have to make some difficult decisions about how we spend your money.

Since 2011 we have saved £334 million.  However, we now need to save a further £125 million by 2021.  We have therefore been looking at how we can save money on services.

Find out more and tell us what you think.

Many thanks


Your Voice is run by Norfolk County Council. You can contact the team by emailing us:

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Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:48

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or

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Transport Matters NDR Extra no 20

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:39
                                                                                 No 20 - November 2017 Next stop Wroxham Road!

Two classic Bentleys and a Jaguar helped mark the A1067 to A140 completion. Thanks to Keith Morgan, Mike Collins and Charlie Gibbons.

The first 6km stretch of the A1270 Norwich Northern Distributor Road has now been open for almost a week - and the focus is now on extending the open road  to the A1151 Wroxham Road.

If the weather is benign there is a good chance that this 7.5km length, which includes the B1150 North Walsham Road roundabout, will be open to traffic by Christmas. The route all the way to Salhouse Road will not be far behind, but this section will not be opened early because it would put too much strain on the surrounding road network.

South of Salhouse Road the dual carriageway goes over the Norwich to Sheringham railway and Plumstead Road, which are nearing completion. Good progress is also being made on the Middle Road bridge, which is on course to reopen before Christmas, when Smee Lane will be closed so that the carriageways can be pushed through to the connecting roundabout at Postwick.

Unless there is a particularly harsh or wet winter, there is a good chance that traffic will be travelling the whole route - from Postwick to the A1067 Fakenham Road - before the end of March 2018.

Mass ribbon cutting led by Cllr John Ward, Chairman of Norfolk County Council. Thanks to Konectbus for providing a park & ride double decker for the event.

Over 1,000 turn out for Cycle Explorer Day

From serious club cyclists to families with trikes and stabilisers, hundreds of people took advantage of the Cycle Explorer Day held on the new dual carriageway between Fakenham Road and Drayton Lane before it opened to traffic a few days later. The event was held with the support of the Pushing Ahead initiative . Thanks to the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to make this possible, and to Balfour Beatty for providing safety marshals at the live roundabouts.

Access to Rackheath Industrial Estate restricted tomorrow!

Access to shops and businesses on Rackheath Industrial Estate will not be possible from the A1151 Wroxham Road tomorrow (Saturday 18th).

This is because Green Lane West will be closed between Wendover Road and Wroxham Road for work that will complete the new link to the new, safer junction with Wroxham Road. The junction includes a right turn lane and better all-round visibility.

Green Lane West will be closed at the Wroxham Road end from 6am tomorrow until 6am on Sunday.

Diversion route

Traffic, including HGVs, should divert via Norwich Ring Road and Salhouse Road, joining Green Lane West at the Sole & Heel roundabout.

When the road reopens on Sunday the realignment of Green Lane West to the new junction will be virtually complete, and there will be no need for the 24-hour traffic lights that have been in use recently.

Plumstead Road closure in January

One of the last phases of disruptive traffic management will be on Plumstead Road, which will be closed between Thorpe End and Broad Lane for four weeks from the middle of January (2018).

This is to allow the realignment of Plumstead Road to connect with a new roundabout and the short link road to the main roundabout on the NDR itself.

Two roundabouts connect Plumstead Road to the NDR.

Thorpe End pavement and mini-roundabout complete

The construction of a pavement on the north side of Plumstead Road, Thorpe End, along with a mini-roundabout at the junction with Broadland Drive, ended this week. The temporary traffic lights were removed on Thursday night.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 17 November 2017

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:00

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 17 November 2017 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities, and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

You can also keep updated via our social media pages:

In This Issue:Job OpportunitiesLecturer: Film Production, Norwich University of the Arts

Full and part time available

Full-time post, £32,548 to £38,833 / 0.4 FTE post, £13,019 to £15,533 per annum
Full time or 0.4 FTE
Due to the continuing popularity of the Creative Skillset Accredited Ticked BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image Production course with its award winning students, we have seen a significant increase in applications and enrolments over the last few years and now wish to appoint a high calibre experienced professional, with industry experience, to our team. The main emphasis of this new role is to enhance the delivery of creative film production across the four years of the undergraduate provision. The ability to support students in a range of moving image and sound contexts in relation to a variety of applications would be advantageous, as would the ability to teach at Masters Level.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate substantial professional industry experience with the ability to support students working in drama, documentary and advertising short films. The role requires an understanding of delivering and developing innovative learning and teaching strategies at degree level, together with skills in team-working and organisation and a commitment to enhancing the student experience and promoting student employability.

Closing Date: Friday 8th December 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 20th December 2017

General Manager, Maddermarket Theatre

Closes: 20th November 2017
Full time

The Maddermarket Theatre is recruiting a new General Manager to lead the organisation as it continues to increase its financial resilience and develop new audiences. The role of General Manager is the most senior management position within the organisation, responsible for financial, marketing and strategic operations.

The Maddermarket Theatre is a thriving community theatre located in the heart of Norwich. Since 1921, it has been home to The Norwich Players, one of the country’s oldest amateur companies. Today it remains the busiest producing theatre in the East of England, complementing its ambitious and varied programme of in-house work, with visiting professional companies and bands.

The Maddermarket Theatre welcomes applications from candidates who can demonstrate a track record of strong financial management and of increasing revenue through ticket-sales within a live arts context. Experience of, or a proven interest in, working within a community organisation will be highly valued in the recruitment process.

Salary: Up to 30K (depending on experience)

Application deadline: 9am, Monday 20th November.

A full job description and application form can be downloaded from the theatre website:

Please note that submissions are by application form only. CVs will not be accepted.

Communications Officer, Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Full-time; permanent

The Communications Officer role is central to the success of the communications campaign for Norfolk & Norwich Festival each May, the year-round delivery of an engaging digital strategy and providing support to the Head of Communications in delivering the organisational Communications Strategy, including relevant areas of the Audience Development Plan and Digital Policy.

You will have experience in a communications or marketing role, preferably within a cultural organisation, with knowledge of delivering marketing activity, creating and evaluating digital content and working with external agencies. You will be hard-working, flexible, keen to make an impact and with a commitment to personal development within the role. A passion for live events and performances, and an audience-first approach, is essential.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.30am Thursday 30 November.

To download a full job description and application pack please go to our website   

Assistant Director Placement, New Wolsey Theatre

Closes: 30th November 2017

Full time (paid internship)
SalaryPaid (£15k-20k)

The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for an Assistant Director to join the team for a 12 month placement.

The Assistant Director will work with the New Wolsey Theatre’s Artistic and Creative Learning Teams on the realisation of a high-quality and creatively exciting programme of core produced work on the theatre’s main stages and within the theatre’s Creative Learning programme, whilst also developing skills, experience and confidence within their own creative practice.

If you have a passion for theatre, have experience of directing or participating in plays or projects (in a professional or amateur context), and are aspiring to become a Theatre Director, we would love to hear from you.

We are particularly interested in hearing from D/deaf and disabled applicants. As an organisation accredited by the Job Centre as a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all D/deaf and disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this placement.

This post is offered as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme, aimed specifically at recent graduates from low-income backgrounds looking to start a career in the arts. You must ensure you are eligible for this placement before applying. Information on this can be found in the Application pack on the theatre’s website.

For further information, please follow the link below:

Completed applications should be returned to Sophie Weaver, Projects and HR Assistant at by 1.00pm on Thursday 30th November 2017

Please note you must complete an application form to be considered for this position, we do not accept CVs as a form of application. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 13th December 2017. Candidates must be able to attend interview on this date.

Festival Bridge Senior Manager: Norfolk & Suffolk

Full time

Festival Bridge is one of the ten national Bridge organisations who have secured investment from Arts Council England as Sector Support Organisations continuing our current work through 2018-22.  We work to ensure children and young people across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk feel that arts and culture belong to them. We do this by using the investment we have secured from Arts Council England and the Department for Education to radically enhance the cultural education offer across our region.

This is a great opportunity to support the work of Festival Bridge through a key period.
Leading the delivery of work in Norfolk & Suffolk you will:
- lead our work with Local Cultural Education Partnerships in Norfolk & Suffolk
- form and develop new strategic networks and partnerships to deliver our ambitions
- work with partners from schools, academies, galleries, libraries, museums, theatres, local government, business and many other settings to develop opportunities for children and young people
- contribute to the forward planning of Festival Bridge

This post requires someone with excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, first rate project management abilities and a positive determined attitude.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of working at the highest levels of the cultural and/or education sector.  This is a challenging yet rewarding post, requiring management of existing activity and clear scope to lead the development of new opportunities.

We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9.00am Tuesday 21 November

For further information and to download an application pack, see our website

Class Manager/Musical Theatre Teacher, Slow Theatre Company Limited

Closes: 25th November 2017
Part time

We are looking for an exceptional individual to manage our musical theatre classes in Norfolk. The right candidate must be able to manage a series of large groups of children, plus act as duty manager to our team of volunteer workshop assistants and teaching staff.

The ideal candidate should have a good knowledge/experience of the theatre industry, especially musical theatre. They should also have a great level of experience and expertise in work with children. Due to the nature of this role, candidates should have a DBS.

The right person:
• Experience of working with children in a creative setting
• Designated Safeguarding Officer or willingness to train
• safeguarding training
• Experience of managing strategic educational and artistic partnerships
• Ability to plan lessons
• A good understanding of children’s safeguarding and the referral process
• Ability to act as Director/MD during performances
• Excellent communication skills
• Proven track record in providing excellent musical theatre classes to children.
• Experienced in leading a team.

About the company:
Slow Theatre Company follows the ethos of the Slow Movement trying to take care of our journey as well as the final product.
At Slow Theatre Company the ethos will be about cooperation, team building, and developing confidence, developing skills and performing at a high level.

Laughter, fun, concentration, bravery and ensemble work will always be central to the way we work.

The right person will manage our classes in Poringland, Norfolk on Sundays and will be guarenteed a minimum of 4 hours of work from us per week. This may go up as we expand our Musical Theatre classes. This is not a full time position, and so the perfect candidate may have other work commitments which we will support. This is a good position for someone who has worked these types of classes for some time, and feels ready to move up.

This role will commence in January 2018.

For more information and to apply, please email Justin Eade (Development and Projects Manager) - with a cv and cover letter.

Development Opportunities

Training from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy one day training courses AFP’s Fundraising training provides everything you need at a practical or strategic level.  One day courses are from just £105+VAT and run from Sept 2017 - March 2018. As a sector partner ADUK members can book any course at the discounted rate of £95+VAT (freelancers and small orgs £90+VAT). Current courses include: 

• Individual Giving and Relationship Fundraising: Thursday 23 November – London
• Writing Strong Applications: Tuesday 28 November – Bristol
• Corporate Fundraising Masterclass: Tuesday 5 December -  Leeds
• Trustee Leadership in Fundraising and Income Generation (half day course £75): Thursday 7 December – London
• Using Digital Tools for Creative Fundraising: Tuesday 12 December – Birmingham

For more info and to see the full range of courses, dates and booking details see

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/PerformersCall for artists

New Geographies’ aim is to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored or over-looked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. During Summer of 2017, we invited the public to nominate overlooked or forgotten places throughout Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to add to this map. We received over 270 nominations so thank you for your contributions!

We are now inviting artists to respond to the nominations and are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists across the UK and internationally to create excellent art works inspired by the places you selected. Ten new commissions will be delivered over the next two years.

Please visit to see the map of nominated locations and for further information on the project and submission process.

Call for Artists - Turn the page international artists book fair 2018

Submissions are now being accepted for Turn the Page 2018, a two day artists’ book event held in the stunning glass Atrium of The Forum building in Norwich City Centre on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May 2018.

The only event of it’s type and caliber in the Eastern Region, the fair offers a unique platform for artists whose work is book based OR informed by the physical or conceptual properties of the book. Individuals, Small/Fine Presses, Independent Publishers and Artists Groups are all eligible to apply.

A variety of exhibiting options are available including tables, plinths, wall or floor space and display cabinets and will showcase an eclectic mix of work including traditionally produced limited editions, zines, folio’s and multiples, sculptural or altered books and book based installation or film. A program of associated activities will be running alongside the book art exhibitors punctuated by performances of poetry, storytelling and music.

Submission Deadline Friday December 15th 2017

For full submission details a visit our website:

Call for Papers - Turn the page Artists Book Symposium, May 24th

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming turn the page artists book symposium. Promoting new research and hosted in conjunction with turn the page artists book fair, we welcome proposals from artists, creators, publishers and academics that explore the many facets of the artists’ book.

Subjects could include but in no way limited to:

The book as object, the book as a journey, curating the book, book artists as independent publishers, fine art presses, the haptic in book arts, intertextuality, materiality, book arts and technology, collaboration in book arts production.

Abstracts are for twenty-minute papers and should be no more than 250 - 300 words.  Proposals for papers should be sent as attached Word documents, with a short biography appended, and submitted by the January 26th2018 to

Submission Deadline: Midnight January 26th

For full submission details a visit our website:

Only in the East - Time and Tide Museum

Live in East Anglia and love photography? Want the chance to win a fabulous Sony camera and have your photo displayed at Time and Tide Museum? Then look no further.

In honour of our fabulous new photography exhibition Only in England (21 October 2017 until 15 April 2018) documenting the iconic photographic work by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, we want to encourage people of all ages across East Anglia to pick up a camera and get snapping. Tony Ray-Jones’ and Martin Parr’s photographs captured the honest, eccentric and at times peculiar aspects of British life. Sometimes energetic, at other times pensive, their work recorded the real life of real people in the 60s and 70s. Through the Only in the East photography competition, we hope to gather images that represent the distinctive character of East Anglia today.

Your photographs could show anything from iconic scenery and places, to the people and customs that give East Anglia its unique identity and fascination.

To find out more and to enter visit:

Calling all Norfolk artists - Be part of Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2018 will take place between 26 May and 10 June 2018.

Artists wanting to take part can apply online at

The cost for inclusion in the scheme is £110 for individual artists, £300 for groups of artists and £110 for schools. This includes a listing in the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios brochure with a print run of 35,000.
Artists will also receive a listing on the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios website, as well as posters and postcards to publicise their involvement. They will have the opportunity to take part in the high profile Central Taster Exhibition at The Forum in Norwich in April 2018, one of the largest annual art exhibitions held at the venue.

Applications open on Friday 27 October and close on Friday 8 December 2017.

For more information please visit, or email or call Ros Dixon on 01603 877762.

Call for Artists - Cley 18, North Norfolk Exhibition Project

North Norfolk Exhibition Project invites Contemporary Norfolk artists to submit proposals for Cley 18, 4th July to 5th August 2018.  Closing date for submissions 20th November 2017

Contact Kirsti Crofts  for further information

Industry Research & Information

Nominations are open for the Hearts for the Arts Awards 2018 

Launched in 2016, Hearts for the Arts is an awards initiative which recognises and celebrates exceptional Local Government support for the arts, carried out by Councils, Councillors and Council officers. In financially challenging times, some Local Authorities really understand the importance of the arts to the wellbeing of local communities and the value that this small but crucial investment brings. This important initiative is run by the National Campaign for the Arts and delivered by UK Theatre and National Campaign for the Arts, in partnership with Local Government Association (LGA), What Next?, Culture Counts and Arts Development UK (AD:UK).

Are you/have you been involved in a Norfolk project supported or led by a Norfolk local authority that deserves national recognition? If so, you can submit your nomination(s) under one/any of the following categories:
• Best Local Authority Arts Initiative
• Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Councillor
• Best Local Authority Arts Champion- Officer
• Local Authority Arts Project encouraging community cohesion

The closing date for nominations is the 20th November 2017.

Nominations can be made online at and winners will be presented with their Awards at their Town Hall (or equivalent) by a renowned artist.
For more information visit

New Conference Report: “Young people, youth organisations & galleries: working as allies to spark change”

What role can galleries and museums play in young people’s lives?
How can arts and youth organisations form partnerships to harness each other’s expertise?

Through Circuit, 10 galleries across England and Wales worked with over 50 youth organisations to improve access to the opportunities that galleries offer, to a greater range of young people. Circuit tested new forms of partnership between cultural and youth organisations, and highlighted the importance of the arts and youth sectors working as allies for the benefit of young people.

• Read our report and research: Explore challenges and solutions relating to work with and for young people that emerged from four years of research from Circuit.
• See the new documentary: Make Your Place - a portrait of changing futures. Follow the lives of four young people around the country, and the challenges they face in today’s society as they seek opportunities to shape their futures.

Watch the film at and download the free report at

Voluntary Arts Epic Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the 2018 Epic Awards programme. Run by Voluntary Arts, the annual awards programme supports voluntary arts across the UK and Ireland.
Epic Awards 2018 is your chance to have your creative group or initiative recognised with a moment in the spotlight at our annual awards celebrating excellence in the voluntary arts sector. You have until Thursday 11 January 2018 to get your entries in, so start thinking of what makes your entry particularly epic and get to work. Read more here.

Voluntary Arts: Big Conversation 2017

The 'voluntary arts sector' - those millions of people who regularly participate in creative activities across the UK - is made up of people from all walks of life and all parts of the country. They have different needs, concerns and ambitions. Their local infrastructure, politics and communities vary considerably from one place to the next. Voluntary Arts, as the voice of this huge and diverse sector, is seeking to begin an annual consultation to gauge the scale, mood and requirements of these groups and individuals.

The Big Conversation 2017 will provide invaluable information on how, where and why people are taking part in creative activities, or indeed, why they are not. It is a chance for everyone to share what they do, what they would like to do, what support they feel they need and how Voluntary Arts can better support and represent their interests.

The initial survey is available at and is open to anyone to complete - regardless of occupation, location, age, experience of creative activities or lack thereof! One lucky participant will also win a brand new Amazon Fire 7 tablet as a thank you for taking part.

Please fill in the survey and share as widely as possible! The deadline for submission is 30th November. Thank you!


StartEast is for creative people who love what they do and want to make a living from it. We offer bespoke, targeted, 1-1 business advice and support, workshops and masterclasses as well as an invited grant scheme of between £1,000-£10,000 to help you grow your business. Our aim is to work with you to build a support structure that is right for you and your cultural enterprise.

We have a dedicated team of advisors and industry experts ready to support you in a range of different ways. Whether you need support to develop an idea or your artistic vision, help with business growth and expansion into new markets, securing new contracts, increasing productivity or turnover, we can help.

We focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, outdoor arts, and live art), literature and festivals. We also support specialist creative enterprises including, for example, producers, curators, back stage, technical, costumes, props, and marketing.

All you need to do is sign up and become a StartEast member.

Funding OpportunitiesTech for Good Funding Programme

Comic Relief has teamed up with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to deliver the 2018 Tech for Good funding programme. The programme recognises the importance of digital technology and its potential to address some of our biggest social challenges and the 2018 funding programme will aim to help 12 not-for-profit organisations to develop their digital products or services. Successful organisations will receive funding of £15,000 - £47,000 for nine months alongside access to dedicated technical expertise and an intensive support programme between July 2018 and March 2019. This will include a residential camp at the start to connect the funded projects with leading tech for good experts, and ongoing mentoring and report back days. A public ‘wrap-up' event at the end of the funding will allow the projects to show what they have created with the grant and support.
The application process will open on the 13th November and the closing date for applications will be the 20th December 2018. Read more at: 

Funding towards education, training or employment of young people

Young people facing financial barriers to taking the next step into work, education or training can apply for grants of up to £500 through the Princes Trust Development Awards. The grants can cover some of the costs involved in accessing education, training or moving into employment. The grants are available to UK residents aged between 14 and 17 who do not have/are not expecting to achieve 5 GCSEs grades A-C-(or equivalent), or those aged 17-25 who are unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week, or in education fewer than 14 hours a week are eligible to apply. Awards can be used to pay for items such as:

• Tools or equipment for a job or qualification (e.g. hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef whites)
• Course fees
• Interview clothes
• License fees (e.g. CSCS cards, SIA licenses for the construction or security industries)
• Childcare costs to help single parents access short term education
• Or transport to a new job until first pay cheque.

To apply, first contact the Princes Trust to discuss the type of help needed; eligible applicants will then be assigned a volunteer to assist with the application process. Read more at:

Funding and Support for New Community Businesses

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, which supports community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses has re-opened for applications. Grants of up to £15,000, tailored business support as well as learning events are available to:
• Give community groups the support and tools required to start setting up their community business
• Provide them with the early stage finance to carry out consultations with local people and the opportunity for feasibility studies
• To develop a community business idea, that the community wants and needs.

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government. This is the last funding round of the Bright Ideas Fund and it is expected that 15 - 20 business ideas will be funded. The closing date for applications is the 1st December 2017. Read more at:

Arts Award Access Fund

The Arts Award Access Fund is due to re-open for applications on the 29th January 2018. Grants of £100 to £1500 will be available to Arts Award centres in England that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. This can include young people with a disability; learning difficulties; and special educational needs; etc. The aim of the grants is to enable Arts Award Centres to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups. The funding can be used for a range of activities, including;

• Fees for workshops with a professional or specialist
• General art materials and printing costs
• Travel to and from a venue
• Hire of specialist equipment or specialist venue; etc.

The closing date will be 5pm on the 2nd March 2018. Read more at:  

Artists International Development Fund

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is 5pm on the 13th December 2017. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Self-employed and freelance artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open their work to other perspectives. The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design.
Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience. The application must also include a letter of support from the overseas partner/host. Read more at:  

UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme

The Theatres Trust has announced that theatres across the UK have until the 7th January 2018 to apply for grants of up to £5,000 address urgent building repairs, improve operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility.
To be eligible for funding, the theatre must be run by a charity or not-for-profit group that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities. Please note that applications for technical equipment and refurbishment of soft furnishings are a low priority for the scheme. Read more at:

Funding for heritage projects

Grants of over £100,000 are available to support a wide variety of larger heritage projects. The funding which is being made available through the Heritage Lottery Fund's Heritage Grant Scheme is available to not-for-profit organisations; and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations for any project relating to national, regional and local heritage. This can include:

• Archaeological digs
• Preserve a historic places of worship
• Helping people learn long-lost traditional skills
• Look after rare species and habitats, etc.
Projects supported in the past include a grant of £730,000 to the Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust Limited to transform Richmond Station in North Yorkshire into a self-sustaining heritage and leisure attraction for the local community. Heritage Grants applications go through a two-round process. This is so that organisations can apply at an early stage of planning their project and get an idea of whether they have a good chance of getting a grant before they send a proposal in greater detail.
The next closing date for applications is the 7th December 2017. Read more at:

Health & Wellbeing Fund 2017/18

The Department of Health and Public Health England have launched a new application round through the Health and Wellbeing Fund. The fund is part of the Health and Wellbeing programme. Each round focuses on a specific theme. The theme for this round is social prescribing.  Social prescribing is generally understood to be an intervention through which people are supported to access non-medical services in the community. Examples include befriending, art classes and exercise classes, but a wide variety of activities can be included. Typically, a community navigator/link worker will work with the individual to co-produce solutions that best suit their needs.
Applications of up to £300,000 (in year 1) are being accepted from voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.  The Government will be holding a series of webinars in September and October. The webinars will cover the application process and provide an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions. The closing date for applications is the 21st November 2017. Read more at:

Volunteering Opportunities

Project Assistants, The SADACC Trust Norwich

Part time
Temporary, November 2017 - July 2018

Closing Date: November 27, 2017

The SADACC Trust is seeking part-time project assistants to aid and contribute to the India & Pakistan Remembered project.

To coincide with the 70th anniversary of India and Pakistan's independence, the SADACC Trust is working on an exciting oral history project. We are interviewing people who have lived in India or Pakistan, or whose relatives lived there in the past. We are particularly interested in hearing about objects, heirlooms and keepsakes from India and Pakistan that are still attached to, or seem to contain those memories. These recollections will help us to understand what memories objects in The South Asia Collection evoke for visitors to the museum. At the end of the project we will create an India and Pakistan Remembered archive, and an exhibition in our gallery space.

Role Description
Part-time - 1 day a week (flexible)
Project duration: November 2017 - July 2018
Voluntary position
Works with: Collection Curator, Collections Assistant, other volunteers

Key Responsibilities
- Transcribing interviews.
- Creating an archive.
- Assisting in the preparation and installation of the 'India and Pakistan Remembered' exhibition.

We are ideally seeking a candidate with:
- Passion for cultural heritage.
- Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
- A flexible approach to tasks.
- Ability to work alone proactively and with initiative.
- Ability to work well in a small team.

This is an opportunity to
- Learn about the recording of oral history.
- Take part in the planning and organising of a museum exhibition.
- Gain museum collection experience.

The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust is a registered charity. Founded in 2010, the SADACC Trust's mission is to record, conserve and promote the arts, crafts and cultures of South Asia. The Trust manages The South Asia Collection (which consists of around 6,000 objects and artworks from South Asia) located in the Old Skating Rink Gallery in central Norwich.

To Apply:

Please send a CV and short cover letter outlining your interests and relevant experience to Ben Cartwright by Monday November 27th.

The Old Skating Rink,
34-36 Bethel Street,

Norfolk Arts Forum


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Norfolk County Council - Policy and Resources Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:08

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Your caring Friday Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:18

  The highlights of NCC's week...         17 November 2017

Future care

Hundreds of people involved in the county’s care industry came together at the Norfolk Care Convention this week, to discuss the future of care in Norfolk. The key theme of the convention was ‘Shaping the Care Market to Promote Wellbeing’, with the emphasis on shaping and designing future care choices which will be designed around what customers want.

As part of a live broadcast from the event, Radio Norfolk interviewed James Bullion, Executive Director of Adult Social Services, about the future of care. Listen to the last hour.  They also spoke to Lorna Bright, our Assistant Director of Social Work, about our new approach to social work, ‘Living well’, which is helping people to be independent, rather than being referred to services straightaway. Lorna said that people will always need formal services but it’s important we focus on those most in need and link those with fewer needs to resources and networks in their own communities. Listen here from 1:38:16.

Throughout November, Radio Norfolk is looking at big issues affecting care in Norfolk. So, stay tuned to hear more about these issues, including the role of innovation and technology and the use of robotics to mimic the human touch. 

Investing in our farming future

Our county farms were on the national stage this week. Cllr Keith Kiddie, Chairman of our Business and Property Committee, spoke to Farming Today on Radio 4 about our recent acquisition, Bank House Farm, and why - unlike many local councils - we’re buying up farming land, rather than selling it. Listen here to find out why the farm is a good investment for the future. 

High-ranking highways and transport 

This week we were ranked seventh in the National Highways and Transport Network Survey.  The survey asked 3,300 Norfolk residents to rate a range of highway and transportation services, including public transport, walking and cycling, and congestion. Read more.


Look out for our tweets and Facebook posts on Tuesday in support of #OurDay, a national tweetathon where people who work or volunteer in local public services share their stories of how they improve the quality of life of residents. Find out more about the national campaign here.

A warm welcome to our new social workers

Thirty new children’s social workers have joined us in the last month as part of our successful campaign to grow our own talent. The Norfolk Institute of Practice Excellence (NIPE) was created in 2014 to provide dedicated support to newly-qualified social workers in the county and to help address some of the recruitment challenges in children’s social work. The latest recruits take the number of staff to join the scheme to 187 over three years. The retention rate for newly-qualified children’s social workers in Norfolk is high, at 83%, and the NIPE scheme is helping to reduce some of the need for agency staff in Norfolk. Read more.

Tweets and support for third river crossing

Our bid for a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth gathered momentum on social media this week. We asked residents and local business to tweet why they think it needs building, so we can show government ministers the strength of local support for the bridge and convince them to award us funding for it. More information at #GY3RC.

Support the Giving Tree

We’ve teamed up with Waterstones again this year to launch the Giving Tree appeal, where we invite people to buy a book for our looked after children. The tree is up in store now and you’ll need to buy a book by Sunday 10 December if you wish to take part. If you can’t make it to the shop, you can buy books over the phone. The Giving Tree is organised by our Virtual School for Children in Care, which monitors the progress of all looked after children in Norfolk and ensures they have the best possible education. Full details here.

And finally…who was Caprina Fahey?

Next year, it will be 100 years since women won the right to vote and historians would like to tell Caprina Fahey's story in an exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum, to coincide with the centenary. If you have any details about her life or if you own any items that belonged to her, please get in touch with Andy Bowen. Email or call 01603 493655. Watch the video here, featuring Alison Thomas, Deputy Leader of the Council.

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The open road

Following last Friday’s item about the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new Norwich Northern Distributor Road, the photo above shows the first vehicles celebrating the new stretch of road.  

Diabetes goes digital

This week @NHSEngland and @DiabetesUK  teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector to take the battle against obesity and #Type2 diabetes online. Apps, gadgets, wristbands and other innovative digital products are on offer to help people, as well as access to health coaches and online support groups to help set and monitor goals electronically. 

Our Managing Director, Wendy Thomson, attended Tuesday’s launch of the report by Diabetes UK at the House of Commons and urged people in Norfolk affected by diabetes to take advantage of this opportunity. To find out how, click here.

Calling all care workers

We’re currently looking for more than 80 support workers to work in adult social care. Half these posts are for a new accommodation-based reablement initiative in Cromer. If you know anyone who might be interested, whether they already work in care or are looking for a career change, spread the word that they can meet members of the team on Tuesday 21 November at the Millennium Library in Norwich. For more information or to apply, click here.  Read more.

Shining the spotlight on Scottow

Scottow Enterprise Park is a finalist in the Best Service Delivery Model category at the Local Government Chronicle Awards. Built on the former RAF Coltishall site, this Norfolk County Council-owned business park has 96 tenants and has so far supported the creation of 356 jobs and 21 start-up businesses. Read more.

Bravo to our sporting heroes

Active Norfolk hosted the annual Norfolk Sports Awards this week, recognising the very best of Norfolk's sporting community. You’ll find a full list of winners and finalists here

This week's blog

Tom McCabe, Executive Director of Community and Environmental Services

Tom's blog will be available on iNet shortly.

Find out who's who in our leadership team.


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Christmas After-Hours at Strangers' Hall

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:24
Christmas After-Hours at Strangers' Hall

Take a seasonal tour with a costumed guide around this magnificent medieval house, which is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Hear about the origins of Christmas and find out how the festival was celebrated over the centuries. Round off the tour with a glass of punch, a mince pie treat and a look at some unusual ‘mystery objects’ from the collections.

Wednesdays 13 & 20 December, 5.30, 6.30 & 7.30pmEvent also suitable for Group Bookings (max. group size 15).Booking essential: Age 14+. Adult £8, Conc. £7.50, Museums Pass £7. To book, call 01603 493625 or 01603 495897 Web:
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:54

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Your views on over the counter medicines

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:55
Over the counter medicines

Dear Your Voice member

As part of our series about local health services, this week we're after your views on potential changes to over the counter medicines.

Every year, the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney spends more than £5 million on routinely prescribing items for minor short-lived ailments, such as paracetamol, remedies for indigestion or heartburn, allergy treatments, vitamin supplements and cream for dry skin. 

Your local NHS is proposing to no longer support the routine prescribing of over the counter medications for short-term and minor ailments, although they would continue to be available to those who need them for treatment of a long-term condition. 

Find out more information and complete our survey here. You'll see this information is on the NHS North Norfolk CCG website, however we want your views no matter where you live in Norfolk.

Many thanks


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Your Norfolk winter issue now online

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:53
                                                                                       Winter edition - online now!

Here's a flavour of some of the articles you can read in the winter issue of Your Norfolk online.  Read the full ezine here 

The future looks bright

We celebrate the achievements of three young people in our care.  Daniel, Jess and Fern tell their story here.

In Good Company

As the weather gets colder, we're asking people to remember those who may be on their own or feeling lonely.  Find out what you can do to ensure No Lonely Day this winter

Save money - cut food waste this Christmas

Many of us add to the cost of Christmas by throwing away leftovers.  Get tips from Plan Eat Save to make your festive budget go further.

Win family tickets to a festive show

Here's your chance to win family tickets to one of these great shows - Christmas Spectacular and Water Show at the Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, Wizard of Oz at Sheringham Little Theare, Jack and the Beanstalk at Alive Corn Exchange, King's Lynn or Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal.  Enter here

Have your say on the council's latest budget proposals

The budget and next year's council tax precepts are due to be finalised in February.  You can have your say on the proposals here 

Help us fight back against scammers

Find out how you can become a Friend Against Scams and help protect yourself, your loved ones and neighbours against the financial loss and worry caused by scammers.

What's on near you

Exhibitions, talks and festive events - find out what's on near you. 

Also in this issue

Shorter, safer journeys ahead

Stay Well this Winter 

Read the winter issue

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Norfolk County Council - Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:23

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to the Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 8 November 2017 are now available.
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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:02

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to the Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting that was held on  26 October 2017 are now available.
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:21

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Reablement: transforming care for the community

Support the Giving Tree and bring festive cheer to children in care

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:06

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Norfolk ranks seventh amongst peers in national highways and transport survey

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Printmaking Workshops for Adults at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:10
Printmaking Workshops for Adults at Norwich Castle

Join us at Norwich Castle for a fantastic opportunity to learn a new skill and create your own prints.  Book in advance to secure your place.

Saturday 9 December

An Introduction to Drypoint

A chance to learn the drypoint printmaking technique, used by Rembrandt himself! Artist Laura White guides you through the process and shows you how to produce your own plate, after which you will have time to print your own small edition of prints.  

Saturday 16 December

An Introduction to Lino & Collagraph Printing

Artist Aaron Scott Griffin and Norwich University of the Arts Course Leader Carl Rowe lead an introduction to lino and collagraph printing. Experiment with different techniques to produce limited edition prints or Christmas card designs.


Adult £35, Concession £32.50, Museums Pass £30, per workshop.


Booking essential, 01603 495897 / 493625. 

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