Friend Against Scams

Norfolk is taking a stance against scams, they cause not only a loss of money but considerable stress.

You can do online training, attend a session or request training for a group or organisation.

If you come across a scam you can report it to or to Norfolk Trading Standards. You can also sign up to the Trading Standards alerts about fraud at


Bitesize Learning

South Norfolk Council are running free information sessions to help residents make the most of skills available within the community.  These sessions are called Pick ‘N’ Mix Bitesize Learning and will be held on the last Thursday of every month, in different pubs across the district.

The first three sessions have been confirmed:

How to get more volunteers, and keep them!

Thursday 28th September:  6:30pm – 9pm.

The Old Feathers, Framingham Pigot

How to set up a community group

Thursday 26th October:  6:30pm – 9pm.

The Artichoke, Broome

Funding options for community groups

Thursday 30th November:  6:30pm – 9pm.

The Swan Hotel, Harleston

Further details attached – Pick n Mix – Bitesize Learning


Boderhoppa is looking for volunteers and trustees to join our vital community transport service in south Norfolk and north Suffolk.

Users of the service include the elderly, young people, community groups, the rurally isolated and those with impaired mobility.  Our door to door dial-a-ride service helps people carry out important tasks such as attend medical appointments, go shopping, pay bills, participate in social events and visit friends and family.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer/trustee or both and supporting us we would love to hear from you.  For more information please contact Tom Clarke 01379 854800.

Friends of Bedingham Church

On July 14th we held an evening of fun, community spirit and fund raising in the garden of 5 School Road.  Some traditional games, raffles, drinks and hot dogs were so well supported by a great crowd, whose generosity and support gave us a total profit of over £800, plus a further donation from a local family’s sale of plants resulted in a total of £900 towards maintenance of St Andrews Church.  Our heart-felt thanks go to all who supported us with help, prizes, cakes and many goodies, and to all who came to our friendly evening.  Thank you all again.  BRYAN AND MARGARET.

An Evening with David Clayton

The Woodton Playing Field Committee has organised: An evening with David Clayton: Former Station Manager for Radio Norfolk and renowned for his part in “Treasure Quest”.  David will be giving a talk on his “Journey Through The Radio” on Friday night October 13th in Woodton Village Hall.  7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start.  Refreshments available.  There will be more information in the October Outlook regarding entry and tickets.  For more information contact Jane on 01508 518007.

Flu Clinics

MILLGATES SURGERY HEMPNALL will be holding a Flu Vaccination Clinic at Poringland Old Mill Surgery on 30th September 8 am to 12 pm, at Hempnall Village Hall on the morning of Saturday 7th October 8 am to 12 pm and Poringland Surgery on 14th October 8 am to 12 pm.  If you are eligible and registered at the practice please phone 499333 or 492929 for an appointment or to make enquiries.