9pm Routine

Could you please spread the message wide and far about our ‘9pm Routine’ – simply set a daily alarm reminder on a watch, mobile phone / tablet device to remind you to check your cars, sheds, doors, windows etc are locked. This started from a police pilot that began in Florida, which was incredibly successful.

Hopefully it will lead to a reduction in crime.

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Level 3 Hot Weather Alert for East of England

As a member of the Norfolk Resilience Forum we will be aligning our messaging with EEAST:

Stay out of the heat:
• keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
• if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hatand light scarf
• avoid extreme physical exertion
• wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes

Cool yourself down:
• have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks
• eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
• take a cool shower, bath or body wash
• sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck

Keep your environment cool:
• keeping your living space cool is especially important for infants, the elderly or thosewith chronic health conditions or who can’t look after themselves
• place a thermometer in your main living room and bedroom to keep a check on thetemperature
• keep windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day, and open windowsat night when the temperature has dropped
• close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun, however, care should be takenwith metal blinds and dark curtains, as these can absorb heat – consider replacing orputting reflective material in-between them and the window space
• turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment – they generate heat
• keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house as evaporation helps cool the air
• if possible, move into a cooler room, especially for sleeping
• electric fans may provide some relief, if temperatures are below 35°C2consider putting up external shading outside windows
• use pale, reflective external paints
• have your loft and cavity walls insulated – this keeps the heat in when it is cold and out when it is hot
• grow trees and leafy plants near windows to act as natural air-conditioners

Look out for others:
• keep an eye on isolated, elderly, ill or very young people and make sure they are able tokeep cool
• ensure that babies, children or elderly people are not left alone in stationary cars
• check on elderly or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during a heatwave
• be alert and call a doctor or social services if someone is unwell or further help is
Needed

If you have a health problem:
• keep medicines below 25 °C or in the refrigerator (read the storage instructions on the
packaging)
• seek medical advice if you are suffering from a chronic medical condition or taking
multiple medications

If you or others feel unwell:
• try to get help if you feel dizzy, weak, anxious or have intense thirst and headache;
move to a cool place as soon as possible and measure your body temperature
• drink some water or fruit juice to rehydrate
• rest immediately in a cool place if you have painful muscular spasms (particularly in the
legs, arms or abdomen, in many cases after sustained exercise during very hot
weather), and drink oral rehydration solutions containing electrolytes.
• medical attention is needed if heat cramps last more than one hour
• consult your doctor if you feel unusual symptoms or if symptoms persist

Community & Environmental Services

Public consultation notice: “A Case for Change: a better way of working for a safer Norfolk”

Legislation passed by Parliament in 2017 included a new duty for emergency services to collaborate, and a specific opportunity for Police and Crime Commissioners to apply to the Secretary of State to allow them to take on responsibility for the governance of their local fire and rescue service, if it appears that it is in the interests of effectiveness, efficiency, economy or public safety to do so.

Given this, it was decided that a review of the governance of the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and a benefits assessment of the options for change should be carried out.

A local business case has been prepared and is now published for public consultation. The consultation is your chance to tell us what you think about the benefits of change in Norfolk. The consultation runs from 11 July – 5 September 2018.

You can view the local business case, all consultation materials, find further information and respond to the consultation survey at https://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/.

Responses to the survey must be received by 5 September 2018. If you require assistance in completing the survey please call the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) on 01953 424455 or email oppcn@norfolk.pnn.police.uk .

Further information on the proposals can be requested by calling the OPCCN on 01953 424455 or emailing opccn@norfolk.pnn.police.uk .

We look forward to receiving your comments.

Kickstart Norfolk – Alternative Transport Provision for Individual Residing in Rural Communities across Norfolk

As a charity, Kickstart Norfolk understands that to reach out to individuals residing across Norfolk and provide them with information about our transport service and potential funding, we require the assistance and support of local authorities, parish and district councils. Having access to transport is crucial for those residing in remote, rural locations of our county who often state that without it, they are left to feel isolated and have little chance of moving forward with their lives. With your help and support in advertising our transport provision during 2017/2018 our charity has had a record year, assisting 481 individuals across Norfolk with transport, many of whom have used this to secure employment, training or education provisions, or to address their complex barriers to work.

As a charity, we have a number of funding opportunities that are available to continue providing individuals within your community with transport, transport that gives them the flexibility and independence they need to go about securing a better future for themselves and their families. Further information provided on attached 2 promotional flyers – Kickstart Norfolk Potential Funding Poster (1) and The Rural Scheme Flyer A4 Size (1)

Is this a better way of working for a safer Norfolk? We want your views.

PCC Lorne Green has launched a public consultation on whether he should assume the governance of the county’s fire & rescue service, becoming Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk.

Message from your PCC

“Last year, a new legal duty for emergency services to collaborate came into force. That legislation provided PCCs with the opportunity to explore whether joint working between police and fire & rescue could be made simpler, faster and better.

“Could we cut duplication and bureaucracy, reinvigorate collaboration and move joint working further and faster for the greater efficiency and effectiveness of our emergency services and, most importantly, the communities they serve? The answer from independent experts was yes.

“Having considered all the evidence provided to me in a thoroughly researched business case, I strongly believe there is a case for change and, this week, I launched a public consultation on whether I should assume the governance of Norfolk’s fire and rescue service.

“The fire service is currently governed by the County Council through its Communities Committee, which also oversees libraries, museums, archives and arts. Under the proposal, upon which I’d like your views, I would become the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, responsible for the governance of fire and rescue alongside policing.

“The business case shows that this proposed change can improve joint working, making our emergency services more efficient with reinvestment of £10 million of financial benefits over 10 years in frontline services.

“Let me be clear – I am not interested in merger. We are talking about two distinct services, cultures, histories and traditions. That would not change. But a change of governance would offer our fire service operational and financial independence, improving transparency over how and where public money is spent and allowing us to do even more to make our communities even safer.

“I believe this is a better way of working for a safer Norfolk and I want to know what you think. Please visit my website – www.norfolk-pcc.gov.ukby 5 September to find out more and have your say.

Public Consultation – Potential Residential Development – Land at Chapel Hill, Woodton

On behalf of the landowner, Rural Solutions are proposing a new residential development of up to 60 homes on land off Chapel Lane, Woodton.  The attached scanned leaflet provides indicative details of the scheme and seeks views and comments from the local community on the current proposals – Rural Solutions – Potential Residential Development -1Rural Solutions – Potential Residential Development – 2Rural Solutions – Potential Residential Development – 3Rural Solutions – Potential Residential Development – 4

How can you comment?

You can respond by using the online feedback form on the dedicated website: www.ruralsolutions.co.uk/woodton

The online feedback form will be closed on 31st July 2018.  Or you can write to: Rural Solutions, Canalside House, Brewery Lane, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DR

Woodton Primary School

Summer has started to show itself and we have been able to get outside and enjoy the weather.  This term Willow Class are working on roots, shoots and fruits and Oaks are doing space and earth.

With the good weather the children are able to enjoy outdoor learning.  They will be visiting the Norfolk Show this term, going to see the Go, Go Hares in Norwich as we have decorated one as a school and enjoying Sports Day.  Every summer we have a Summer Fete and this year we will be on Saturday 23rd June 12-2pm.  We do hope you will be able to come along and join us.

The school has a range of clubs running this term.  The children can enjoy;- karate, multi-sport, archery, Lego and choir.  We are continuing with the project we started last summer with Adnams, growing our own fruit and vegetables and selling them to their restaurants.  With the help of two parents, the KS 2 children go out on a Friday morning to plant, weed and harvest crops.

Our musicians have been doing various music grades, and later in the term we will be having an evening where they will be able to share their skills.  We have a wonderful teacher who gives our children the opportunity of doing recorders, clarinet and piano.  We also have a small choir and our Key Stage 2 musical production this year will be putting on Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Coat.

The school is always looking for helpers in school.  We currently have two vacancies for Midday Supervisors to help at lunch time.  We would also be interested in anyone who would like to come in and volunteer in the school.  If you are interested in either of these, please contact the school.

Treasurer Needed for Woodton Village Hall Committee

Woodton Village Hall Committee is looking for a Treasurer to take care of the financial aspects of the committee.  You will need to have knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and/or simple booking keeping experience to be able to keep account of the expenditure and income for the committee.  If you have a few hours to spare and are happy to meet every two months please contact Jill Youngman on 01508 482237 or Maria Barrie at Woodton Village Stores for further information.

Boderhoppa

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.