Meet Father Christmas at Strangers' Hall

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 16:25
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… Book now to meet Father Christmas! Strangers' Hall Saturdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 December, 10am – 4pm

Ho ho ho! Father Christmas is coming to Strangers’ Hall. His friendly elf helpers are here to whisk you away to meet the man himself in his workshop – tickets include a gift, and a Santa-selfie.

You can meet Father Christmas only, or include a visit to the museum where the magic of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas awaits you…

Stroll around the hall to take in the splendid interiors, bedecked with traditional greenery, decorations and trees.  See the stockings “hung by the chimney with care” and seek out Chris Mouse and his furry friends hidden around the museum. 

Meet costumed characters, join in with festive preparations in the kitchen and immerse yourself in Victorian entertainment in the undercroft; along with storytelling and Christmas crafts.  Don’t forget to take a peek at Father Christmas’s sleigh too, tucked away in the coach-house. 

Step out into the courtyard’s magical Christmas scene, sup warming punch in the wintry garden and stock up on goodies from our seasonal stall.

Book here to ensure your chance to meet Father Christmas!

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BEER FESTIVAL next week. Huzzah!

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:30

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Social Club News -  14th November - Beer Festival Next Week




We're getting proper excited at social club HQ this week as preparations are put in place for the BEER FESTIVAL next week. We'll have live music on the Friday, Free T-Shirts, Food and 15 scrummy real ales to tuck into. More details below.

See You There.

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Join up. Join in. Social Club Beer Festival Wednesday November 21st to Saturday November 24th

The Big Social Club Beer Festival is, for many, the jewel in the social clubs crown. With 15 scrumptious selection of real ales on draft in a variety of styles, FREE t-shirts, live music and food there really is a lot to get excited about. There's no admission charge, the beers are at the usual social club great value prices, and you don't have to queue in the cold to get in. Plus all the other facilities are available.

FREE T-SHIRTS - Simply try each of the beers during the week, collect a stamp for that card, and we'll give you a free T-Shirt. You only need to try a half, and you can collect stamps lunch and evening so there is no need to go mad. You have all week! Been, there, done that, got the T-Shirt.

WEDNESDAY /THURSDAY - we'll be open lunch and evening. Come along, start your beer-stamp collection. We'll have some filled rolls and nibbles available for your delectation in the evening.

FRIDAY - we'll have hot food both lunchtime and evening, plus live music in the evening from Cockney Jock - a 2 piece band. Expect anything from Ed Sheeran to Rag n Bone Man, Kings of Leon to Pink Floyd, and lots more. Its the first time at the club, so make them feel welcome.

SATURDAY - we'll be open in the evening from 7pm in the traditional 'drinking up' night. We'll have a small selection of filled rolls and nibbles.

NB We do promote responsible drinking, so please pace yourselves and don't forget to book a taxi or be very nice to your designated driver. (We do have a good selection of soft drinks and hot drinks as well)..

Retired Members Talk - Elizabeth Fry

Wednesday November 28th - 10am for a 10.30am start

Come along to an illustrated talk by local historian Nigel Wilmshurst

This talk explores the life of Elizabeth Fry, born in Norwich - both as a leading social reformer and looks at the ups and downs of her family and religious life as a plain Quaker. Elizabeth Fry was the first woman on the £5 banknotes apart from her majesty and is a great source of local pride. Arrive at 10am for a 10.30am start. Open to all social club members and guests.

Avon Sale

Thursday November 29th  12-2 pm

We'll be having an Avon Sale at lunchtime. Why not come along, enjoy the social club, and grab yourself a stocking filler into the bargain?

Monthly Big Quiz Friday November 30th @ 8pm

For the very small sum of £1 each, you get to organise yourselves into maximum teams of 6 and have a great night out for a very small layout. If the social clubs bar prices aren't enough to tempt you, then the fact that all the cash paid in goes back out in winnings. It fun, its friendly, and its a 'proper' quiz. Come along and say hello. Food available from 5pm to 7.45.

NORWICH CITY v ROTHERHAM Saturday 1st December Club opens 12pm

If the Canaries are to get promoted this year, this is a must-win game - if not we could rue the loss of points at the end of the season. We'll be open for pre-match banter, great homecooked food from Jean and the girls, and our usual great value bar. Invite your fellow supporters along and also take advantage of our FREE parking. The first 50 social club members showing there social club membership card at the kiosk will be able to park for free. What's not to like?



 Even if you haven’t played for a while and would like to join us, the cribbage team would be pleased to see you. We are a friendly mixed group and we play on a Tuesday evening in the Norwich Crib League during the winter months (usually end of September until end of April), play the home games at the club and away games at a variety of pubs and clubs in and around the city.  The cost is minimal – a small weekly subscription, and the cost of your drinks and a 10p forfeit if you loose a game!!   If you want to know more please contact Penny Field on 01603 667797. We're looking for players... :-)



Are you a BRIDGE player, or would you like to learn the game? If there is sufficient interest, the experts at Norwich Bridge School have kindly offered to help get us going.

In the first instance, could you let us know 

  1. If you would be interested in playing Bridge at the NCC Sports and Social Club, and
  2. would you like to play a. weekly or b. monthly, and
  3. Which weekday evenings would you prefer?  

Please email your interest with your name and membership number to

RAFFLE time!

If you like a raffle we're having another one. Tickets behind the bar, 5 tickets for £1, prizes include chocolates, cider, beer, crackers and wine. Handy for stocking your festive treats cabinet...

LOOKING AHEAD TO "The Festive Season"...

Don't forget we've got some good stuff planned for the rest of the year. Besides the monthly early bird quiz, big quiz, and pre home match football, we've got hot food Friday lunchtimes, our perennial 4 pints for the price of 3 (after work and before 7pm), the rock n roll club, retired members talks, various sports clubs and lots more. All for £2.50 a month!

Here are a few specials to look out for and put in your diary, in addition to our regular monthly events.

  • Carols up the Club - Dec 7th (after work)
  • Norwich v Bolton - Dec 8th (club opens 12pm)
  • Early Bird Quiz - Dec 14th @ 5.45pm
  • Family Christmas party - Dec 15th from 6pm with hot food available. Bring your kids, nephews nieces, grandchildren.
  • Club open week Dec 17th to 21st. Free hot mince pies at lunchtime, Monday to Thursday. Help us recruit your colleagues as members.
  • The Last Working Day Disco on Dec 21st. club open from 4pm with hot food available.
  • Norwich v Notts Forest - Dec 26th - club open at 12pm and till 6.30pm
  • Norwich v Derby - Dec 29th - club open at 12pm

Please sign up your colleagues so they can enjoy as well. These are all FREE for social club members and their guest (including children) and are paid for out of your £2.50 a month. So the more members we have, the more we can put on! Simples"


Please don't reply to these emails - they disappear into a big hole somewhere in a parallel universe, and get ignored. for the club secretary for the club chair for membership queries for questions about events and room bookings

Website:    and look us up on facebook 

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:10

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Enjoy Christmas at Norfolk's museums

For details go to our news page.

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Norwich Castle Craft Fair, Saturday 17 November

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:00
Saturday 17 November, 10am - 3.30pm

A fantastic collection of beautifully crafted, goods from a range of local sellers, all on sale in the relaxing atmosphere of the museum's rotunda.

Whether you want to get your Christmas shopping underway, or treat yourself to something special, here's your chance to avoid the mass-produced and the crush of the city stores, to find that perfect, unique item.

Entry to the Craft Fair, museum shop and café is FREE.

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Behind the Scenes Tour Special: NRO Sounds

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 16:40

Spaces are still available on our behind the scenes tour focusing on our sound recordings, oral history and related material. See below for details.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Behind the Scenes Tour Special: NRO Sounds Wednesday 14 October 2-4pm

Our NRO Sounds tour will focus on how the NRO looks after its sound archive holdings. You will see a selection of old sound formats and playback equipment which we look after. In addition, there will be time to listen to a number of sound recordings and view a number of the summaries and transcripts we hold. You will also learn about an exciting new project called Unlocking Our Sound Heritage which aims to open up access to thousands of recordings in our care.


Free of charge (funded by Unlocking our Sound Heritage project)

Booking required on 01603 222599 or



The Norfolk Record Office is a joint service of Norfolk County Council and the district councils in Norfolk.

The Norfolk Record Office, The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DQ | Tel. 01603 222599 

Email | Web

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 9 November 2018

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:38

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 9 November 2018 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 find out information and share arts opportunities on our Social Media pages:  

In This Issue: Job Opportunities Cast Co-ordinator, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

£22,017 to £25,482 per annum, pro rata

Duties include:
• Cast role-players for client sessions in line with their requirements
• Organise all the associated administration for role-play sessions and be the first point of contact for clients and role-players
• Maintain Cast’s database, finance spreadsheets, documents, calendars and email inboxes, including handling of confidential data
• Organise actor recruitment and training

Closing Date: 15/11/2018
For more information and to apply please click here

Vacancies, DanceEast Ipswich

Producer (Participation & Engagement)
Full time
Salary: £27,540 pa

DanceEast is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced Producer to cultivate, curate and produce youth and community projects, platforms and dance activities within and beyond the Jerwood DanceHouse; as well as identifying and cultivating opportunities to showcase the diversity and quality of DanceEast's work through community performances and other events. The Producer will oversee the development and programming of the class & workshop programme, participation projects and CPD, in liaison with colleagues.
Closes: 26th November 2018

Centre for Advanced Training Coordinator
Full time
Salary: £20,400 pa

DanceEast is looking for a dynamic and responsible Coordinator to support the administration and development of the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT). The post will primarily support day to day operations of the CAT programme including operational responsibilities as well as ongoing support for students and families, tutors, musicians, and external partners.
Closes: 26th November 2018

More information can be found here.

SeaChange Arts is Recruiting for an experienced Bookkeeper

Part-time 3 days per week, salary £24,000 pro rata.

Depending on skills and experience, there may also be the possibility of extending the role to a full time position, combining bookkeeper and office management functions.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd November, midday.

For a job application pack, please contact Veronica Stephens
To find out more click here

Vacancies, Norwich University of the Arts

Evening Technician – Digital Moving Image, Norwich University of the Arts

The hours of work are 28 per week for up to 30 weeks per year, Monday to Thursday from 1.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Salary: £10.51 to £11.74 per hour
Closing Date: 21/11/2018

Senior Lecturer – Graphic Communication

Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Closing Date: 26/11/2018

Lecturer – Graphics (Digital)

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Closing Date: 26/11/2018

For more information and to apply please click here.

Learning Manager, Norwich Castle Museum

You will lead the award-winning team responsible for the high quality formal and informal lifelong learning programmes across the Norwich Museums (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Strangers’ Hall and the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell). As a key member of the Norwich Museums Management and Programming teams, you will also play a leading role in the delivery of major Norfolk Museums projects including the HLF-funded Gateway to Medieval England and Kick the Dust projects. To view further information regarding the vacancy please click here

£31,401 - £33,136 per annum, 37 hours per week
Permanent contract

Closing date: 19 November 2018

Project Administrative Assistant, Sainsbury Research Unit, UEA

This is a part-time (0.3fte) Administrative Assistant position for the ‘Divine Lordships in Ancient Peru’ project, based in the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the University of East Anglia. This four-year archaeological investigation is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and National Science Foundation, and headed by Dr George Lau. For more information and to apply click here

0.3fte, fixed term to 13 October 2022
£19,202 to £21,414 per annum, pro rata

Closing Date: 15 November 2018.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/Performers The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2020 is now open for submissions

We are currently seeking submissions from experimental artists engaged in bold, challenging and innovative performance from all disciplines. The Award is for a company or individual to create a show either for the Barbican's studio theatre, or a site-responsive show to take place in east London or the City. The winning show will premiere as part of the Barbican Theatre & Dance season in 2020. The proposal must therefore be for an original and unperformed piece of work that is available for production and unattached to any other venue or company. The winning artist or company receives a production grant of up to £32,000, a mentor for the project and in-kind support from the Barbican.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 10 December 2018. More information can be found here.

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios - Applications for 2019 now open

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios is open to all visual artists and makers working in any medium who are based in Norfolk. It is also open to Norfolk schools. Click HERE to apply online

Artists Open Call- Artists Book Fair 2019, turn the page

Turn the page is a two day artists’ book event held at the The Forum, Norwich on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2019. The only event of it’s type in the Eastern Region, the fair offers a unique platform for artists whose work is book based or informed by the physical properties of the book. More information here.

​Deadline: Midnight on Friday the 21st of December

Site-Specific Performance and Support Opportunities - Hunstanton

Award-winning theatre company Dante or Die Theatre have teamed up with arts charity Creative Arts East on an exciting site-specific theatre project set in Hunstanton Leisure Centre, and want actors, performers, and members of the community to get involved! For full details click here or contact Debbie Sands on or 07554 788190.

CALL TO ARTISTS - Cley 19 Borderlines

Every summer Cley Contemporary Art exhibition returns, offering artists with a connection to Norfolk the opportunity to respond to the unique architectural qualities of Cley-next-the-Sea. For 2019 the Franco-British duo Dyad Creative is the selected curator  and offers the following brief for Cley 19: Borderlines, Geographical/Environmental Borderlines, Socio-political Borderlines, Spiritual/Embodied Borderlines. Deadline for applications: Monday 26th November 2018

More information can be found here

Call for entries: British Ceramics Biennial’s AWARD

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) announces the call for entries for AWARD, inviting UK-based artists to submit proposals for this £10,000 prize and exhibition. AWARD is the headline exhibition in BCB, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019 and provides a platform for some of the UK’s most talented artists working in clay. The next BCB festival will take place in Stoke-on-Trent from 28 September to 10 November 2019. For the Application form and more information please click here

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Development Opportunities Early-Mid Stage Dementia Training for Art Practitioners

Monday 10th December 2018, 9am-4pm
The King’s Centre, King Street, Norwich NR1 1PH 
Creative Arts East are pleased to offer another chance to attend this training day aimed at arts practitioners who would like to develop their skills and confidence when working with older people, particularly those living with dementia. The session provides an introduction to dementia, explores effective ways of reducing challenges faced by professionals and carers and how best to involve people living with dementia in creative activities. Delegate Fee £40. Refreshments during breaks are included, although lunch will NOT be provided.  However, there is a café onsite selling snacks and light lunches. To request a Booking Form, please email or call 01953 713390 for more information. Please note spaces are limited.

Discover how to get the best from your email newsletters, AMA

13 December, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, online training

Learn how to get the best from your email newsletters and provide value for your audiences using curated content. Discover how to tell your story when promoting your own work and opportunities. This event is aimed at those responsible for creating and sending your organisation’s newsletters — and eager to have a higher open and engagement rate. For more information or to book your place, please visit the website.

SHARE Museums East

SHARE Museums East delivers a bespoke training programme to Accredited museums in the East of England.The programme covers the following areas: collections management, audience development, leadership, organisational resilience and learning. We welcome those outside the region, or not within the ACE Accreditation Scheme, but please be aware priority is given to those within the Scheme and other delegates may be charged a small fee to attend. Find event details and training here

Circulate by SeaChange Arts

A quarterly get-together for artists, creatives, community organisers and events folk interested in developing the cultural scene in Great Yarmouth.This session for creatives includes a surgery on the new Arts Council England Project Grants and performance from Compagnie Animotion.  FREE admission includes soup and a roll. More information here


A creative industries development programme focused on enterprise and innovation. Aiming to enhance creative technology skills and transfer knowledge across sectors through the creation of new public artworks. It will generate disruptive outcomes through the creation of content rich projects that explore the areas of artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, and data culture.

Find out more here

Museums as spaces for wellbeing

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has launched a free online course for sector professionals aimed at providing advice, tools and guidance on the steps to take in order to develop, deliver and evaluate health and wellbeing work within a museum, heritage or cultural organisation. The course has six modules; each module takes 1-1.5 hours to complete and contains case study films, useful resources and recommended further reading as well as exercises so you can reflect on your own learning and apply it to your own practice. You can enrol at any time here.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training Courses

Unlock your fundraising potential with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy's new suite of face-to-face training courses. Taking place all over the country between September 2018 - March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills pitched at different levels. The Essentials series is designed for those earlier in their career, whilst for those further on, we have the Leadership and Governance series, or for something specific take a look at our new Specialist series.

Industry Research & Information King's Lynn Creative Hub Survey

On behalf of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, The Norwich Consortium are conducting a study into the feasibility of a creative hub in King's Lynn. They are seeking the views of people in the King's Lynn catchment area (including Cambridge, Ely, Norwich, the rest of Norfolk, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds) to find out whether there would be a demand for a creative hub and if so, what kind of hub it needs to be. The survey is a good way to let them know your views. More information can be found here.

Call for feedback - Proposal to develop a sculptural resource in Norwich

Local practitioner Adrienne Cameron is exploring the feasibility of setting up professional construction workshop spaces for 3D artists in the region.

She would like to gather feedback on whether artists
• would find such a resource valuable to them and their practice,
• how often they would use the resource
• would value this as a means of developing new technical skills
• would find the opportunity to hang work in a 'gallery' space useful for documentation
• know of suitable premises

Please find the full proposal here. For more information and to provide feedback, please contact

New Loneliness Strategy lists arts and culture as key areas

The government's new Loneliness Strategy, published on 16 October, discusses a cross-governmental approach to loneliness that builds on the Secretary of State's pilot work with social prescribing. Read the full strategy.

ACE is consulting on the next 10 years

The Arts Council is currently developing a new strategy for 2020-2030, which will shape their development, advocacy and investment approach.  After analysing a wide range of evidence from the public and stakeholders, they have identified a series of proposed outcomes.  In this stage of the consultation they are asking if these outcomes are the right things to focus on over the next decade. The survey will remain open until 2 January 2019.

Creativity and Wellbeing: A National Celebration

For the past seven years, London Arts in Health Forum has hosted a festival of culture and health in London each June. From 2019, in collaboration with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Creativity and Wellbeing will become a national event with events happening right across England. We are hoping that people interested can start planning events now. The festival will take place from 10-16 June 2019 and is a great opportunity to showcase the work that is happening bringing together culture and health in one place. Find out more here

The Museum Freelance Network

Freelancers make up a significant and growing part of the workforce in the museums sector and undertake a huge variety of work. Freelancers offer flexibility; can provide a particular expertise, experience or skillset; bring an unbiased and independent perspective; and can provide innovative thinking, a fresh pair of eyes and a different approach.

Funding Opportunities Grants 4 Norfolk

Looking for funding? Try our FREE Norfolk County Council search facility serving both businesses and communities. Local, regional and national funding opportunities available. Register here

NESTA Launch Cultural Impact Development Fund

The Cultural Impact Development Fund offers repayable finance between £25,000 and £150,000 to arts, cultural and creative organisations that are committed to improving the quality of their impact practice and evaluation and could benefit from external support with this. It aims to enable ambitious organisations in the arts and cultural sector to take on small-scale repayable finance in order to achieve social outcomes, and to increase the capability of arts and cultural organisations to articulate, achieve, monitor and evaluate their intended social impact. Applications will be accepted until the 31st of August 2021. More information can be found here

Community grants programme, Norwich City Council

Tiered grants of £50, £300 and £500 are available to community groups or groups of residents wishing to undertake small projects or activities that support people getting involved in their neighbourhood. There are no deadlines for applications. You can submit your proposal at any time during the year and we aim to assess them within 4-6 weeks where we can. More information can be found here

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The AHF is a registered charity, working since 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas. Where a building is listed, scheduled, or within a conservation area or of acknowledged historic merit – and potentially involves a change of ownership and/or use – we can help with our advice, development grants or loans. More information here

Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants

Arts Council England has created National Lottery Project Grants as an open-access programme for arts, museums and libraries projects (arts projects taking place in libraries). Applications must meet the programme’s four criteria: Quality, Public engagement, Finance and Management. Grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 are available. More information here

The Geoffrey Watling Charity

Maximum award:£ 30,000. The Geoffrey Watling Charity offers grants to charitable organisations in the County of Norfolk and the Waveney District of Suffolk so that they can continue and develop their work in the community. More information here

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England

Developing your Creative Practice is a development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in England’s arts and culture sector. The fund will create more pathways for individuals, from a range of creative practices and backgrounds. It will allow creative practitioners the time and space to undertake ambitious research and development, helping to make a step-change in their practice.  Round 3 will open for applications at 10am on 11 October 2018 and close at 12pm (noon) on 14 November 2018. More information here

Volunteering Opportunities Volunteering Opportunities, Norfolk Museums Service

Volunteering at Norfolk Museums Service can be a very rewarding and sociable experience. You'll meet like-minded people, gain new experience, learn new skills and support Norfolk's heritage. More information can be found here.

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Make your day with the Takeaway

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:46

A flavour of the week at NCC...9 November 2018 

Lunch with Wendy

This week, a group of staff were treated to lunch by Wendy Thomson, our Managing Director. Giving them a chance to meet Wendy, to talk about council priorities and what’s important to them in their work. There'll be another staff lunch in December.

Make someone's day

There's only a few days left to nominate a colleague, team or volunteer in the current round of OSCAs (Outstanding Contribution Awards). We need nominations in all categories, but in particular Digital Dynamo, Prevention Pioneer and Target to Transform, by the end of 12 November. Nominate here.

The next round starts on 23 November, so keep those nominations coming in. More...

Lest we forget

Today we remembered those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two in an Act of Remembrance service at County Hall.

Also this month, as we mark 100 years since World War One ended, look out for our collection of ebooks dedicated to all those who served in the war and our metal ‘Tommy’ statues (supporting the Remembered charity) which will be placed at council locations across the county. Watch this space for more details. 

Broadband boost

This week we secured an extra £11m funding which will mean that thousands of more homes and businesses in Norfolk will be able to access Superfast Broadband. Our Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme is set to deliver 95% coverage across the county by the end of March 2020. 

Read more here and watch the video, where Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Chairman of our Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee, explains more about our broadband commitment.

Living Well - Homes for Norfolk

This week, Cllr Bill Borrett launched our ‘Living Well- Homes for Norfolk’ project- a £29m fund which will help to build 3,000 new homes across the county to help older people live independently for longer.

He spoke to district councils, developers and social landlords at the official launch on Wednesday at Norwich City Football Club about how they can access the funding to deliver the extra housing. Watch the video here.

Budget talk

The public can have their say on parts of our budget and council tax proposals between now and 23 December.

Full Council will take the final decision on the budget on 11 February 2019. More...

And the Giving Tree 

Help us bring festive joy to children in care this Christmas. We’ve teamed up with Waterstones again to launch the Giving Tree appeal – a Christmas project aimed at bringing joy to our looked after children.

The tree is in the Castle Street store decorated with dozens of tags, each representing a child and the book they would like to receive this Christmas. To support the campaign, just pop into the shop and buy a book by 8 December. 

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

Castle Keep go-ahead

Planning permission was approved on 8 November for the Castle Keep project, so it’s full steam ahead! Read more about the project here.

Anti-bullying Week

Next week is national Anti-bullying Week so look out for daily news items, giving you tips and advice and explaining the role of harassment officers and how they can help, on iNet.

On your bike 

If you want to benefit from the the Cycle2work salary sacrifice scheme, there's still time to sign up. The closing date is 30 November. Find out more here. 

Add to your pension

If you’re in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and want information about Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs), remember that a new members’ guide to AVCs is now available on the Norfolk Pension Fund website here.

Christmas parking reminder

A reminder that we’ll be lifting non-parking day restrictions on the County Hall car park over Christmas, from Wednesday 19 December to Tuesday 1 January inclusive. More...

This week's blog

Wendy Thomson, Managing Director

Read Wendy's blog here...

Look out for Louise Smith's (Director of Public Health) blog next week.

For more information on CLT, our leadership team,  click here....

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:00

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Norfolk HIV diagnosis rates improve

For details go to our news page.

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

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:55

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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Make this Christmas extra special with our fabulous festive workshops

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:42
Treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas with our festive workshops. Make a unique gift or your own wonderful decorations for those fabulous finishing touches. Or why not come along with the family to our Creative Christmas
Crafts workshop 0344 800 8020
0344 800 8020
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Norfolk County Council - Policy and Resources Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 14:52

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Policy and Resources Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on  29 October 2018 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.
If you have any queries please email

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:13

We've recently added the following news to our website:

£11m boost for broadband in Norfolk

For details go to our news page.

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Rebels! Suffragettes in Norfolk - Saturday 10 November

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:00
Norwich Castle Rebels! Suffragettes in Norfolk Saturday 10 November, 10.30am - 3.30pm

A whole day of activities talks, tours and performances!

Celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, and discover the Norfolk rebels who fought for equality at ballot box.

Feminism & Fashion, 12 noon - 1pm

Join the Costume & Textiles team for an exploration of the links between feminism and fashion, with a unique opportunity to see examples from our fantastic collection.

Suffragettes on Trial, performances at 12 noon & 2pm

Springboard East perform a dramatic re-enactment of the 1913 trial of Norwich suffragette Miriam Pratt, in our historic courtroom - not to be missed!

Canaries on the March: Norfolk Women and the Suffragette Movement, 1.30pm

Join local historian Frank Meeres for an illustrated talk on the Norfolk Suffrage movement.

Women in the First World War, 3pm

Joy Evitt discusses the role of women during the Great War.

Plus: Suffragette Badge Baking and our brand new Female Voices Tour.

Included with museum admission.

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Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:51

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee. The draft Minutes for the meeting held on 4 October 2018 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 - Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:16

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Digital Innovation and Efficiency CommitteeThe Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 is 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 - Children's Services Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 22:00

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Children's Services Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 is 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 News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:10

We've recently added the following news to our website:

Have your say on budget proposals

More than 1,000 people have say on childhood service

For details go to our news page.

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