Council offers grants to support communities CommsTeamRSS 19 February 2020
Broadland District Council is asking local groups to apply for Community Grants of up to £300.
The grants, awarded by members of the council for their respective wards, can be spent on a range of things from venue hire, to promotional materials, transport or extra facilities.
Councillor Fran Whymark, portfolio holder for Housing and Wellbeing said “We are pleased to be able to offer this additional help to the wide range of community groups across Broadland. These grants are a fantastic opportunity for the Council to support the invaluable work that these groups do across the district.”
From football teams to food festivals, Community Grants are open to any community group in Broadland to fund activities that benefit residents in the local area.
This could be through encouraging local residents to be fit and active, offering support for mental health and well-being or bringing the community together and fighting isolation and loneliness.
If you think your community group could benefit for a grant of up to £300 you can apply for grant and find full details of the terms and conditions on the council’s website or you can request a form from the Communities Team on 01508 533933 or email Grants@s-norfolk.gov.uk
The deadline for applications is Friday 31st July 2020 or until all the funding has been used.
Trees planted in Sprowston to support local green spaces CommsTeamRSS 16 February 2020
Broadland District Council has planted a variety of edible fruit and nut trees on amenity land in Blithewood Gardens, Sprowston.
The range of fruits and nuts on offer, including walnuts, chestnuts and a plum tree, will increase biodiversity as well as capture carbon dioxide, increasing air quality in the area and tree planting helps to reduce global warming. The new trees will be enjoyed by residents and wildlife alike.
The work is part of an ongoing project working alongside the independently run, Broadland Tree Warden Network.
The seven trees were carefully selected by Jamie Henry, Community Assets Management Officer at the Council in partnership with Sprowston’s Tree Wardens, Christine and Ben Jervis to complement the existing green space.
Consideration was also given to their spacing to ensure the open space can still be used for recreational activities that are popular with residents.
The Council has also planted 14 other trees in Broadland this year as part of the project. Five trees were planted in Little Plumstead, three in Horsford and one in Taverham.
Big Litter Pick 2020 is open in South Norfolk CommsTeamRSS 6 February 2020
South Norfolk Council’s Big Litter Pick 2020 has launched and once again we are asking local schools and community groups to help us keep the district looking tidy.
Last year our local communities organised a record number of litter picks with just under 1,000 residents collecting nearly 2,000 bags of rubbish and recycling.
South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Keith Kiddie said: “This initiative gets bigger every year and it’s wonderful to see communities come together to help us look after our local environment.”
“So many children get involved and learn at an early age how important it is to dispose of rubbish responsibly. We want to continue working with our communities and encourage others to care about and take a pride in where they live.”
The Council provides posters and leaflets to help publicise community litter picks and also provides advice and equipment, and when the event is finished, it takes the rubbish away.
The Big Litter Pick 2020 runs until the end of May and every school and community group that takes part has the chance to win £200 to spend in their community.
There are twenty £200 prizes up for grabs across South Norfolk but every group that takes part will be given a £20 voucher to spent on their group, charity or local community.
If you're interested in organising a litter pick, get in touch by visiting www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/litterpicks
Half term fun at popular Kids Camp CommsTeamRSS 28 January 2020
South Norfolk Council’s Ofsted registered Kids Camps will open their doors for the school holidays at Wymondham and Long Stratton Leisure Centres from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February.
Young people can get involved in a whole range of exciting activities which will keep them active and entertained.
With roller discos, den building, archery, arts and crafts, football and much more, there’s something for everyone.
Throughout the day there will often be two activities running at the same time so there is a choice between arts and crafts or sport and games.
Children at Wymondham can enjoy exclusive use of the pool and a party hosted by popular local entertainer James D. At Long Stratton, young people can have fun on Bananas soft play.
All of the activities are age appropriate and designed and instructed by staff who are dedicated to ensuring that the children have a great experience.
Children aged 5-15 can attend between 8am and 6pm. Kids Camp is only £27 for a full day and £18 for a half day. Leisure passport price is just £20.25 for a full day and £13.50 for a half day. Childcare Vouchers are accepted.
Book online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/kids-camp.
Have your say on the Greater Norwich Local Plan CommsTeamRSS 27 January 2020
Take part in the consultation on the Greater Norwich Local Plan and have your say on the future development of the area.
The Greater Norwich Local Plan is being created by Broadland District Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council, working with Norfolk County Council, as the Greater Norwich Development Partnership.
The plan sets out a vision for growth, identifies sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure, helping communities to grow and prosper, while protecting the area’s unique environment and habitats.
Providing the basis for planning decisions to 2038, the plan sets out opportunities for around 44,500 new homes to meet the needs for housing in both urban and rural areas over the next 18 years. Around 36,500 of those new homes are being carried forward from existing plans, meaning that sites for about 8,000 new homes need to be identified.
Cllr Shaun Vincent, Chair of the Greater Norwich Development Partnership said: “We aim to produce a plan which will help meet local housing and economic growth needs, while at the same time, protecting and enhancing the environment.
“We need your help to make sure the final local plan meets the needs of our communities and would like to hear what you think about the sites in the consultation. We want to grow stronger communities together, so we are inviting everyone to have their say.”
The consultation runs from 29 January until 16 March 2020. To find out more about the plan visit the Greater Norwich Local Plan website: www.gnlp.org.uk