Residents are asked to look out for their voter registration details in the post CommsTeamRSS 18 July 2019
People living in South Norfolk are being asked to complete their annual canvass form and return it to South Norfolk Council as soon as possible.
The form ensures that the local council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.
South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Kay Mason Billig said:
“It’s important that residents respond as soon as possible, so that we have the right details on the electoral register for every address in South Norfolk. All we are asking people to do is check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can.
“If you’re not registered, your name will not appear on the form. The easiest way to register is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, but you will still need to complete the form and send it back to us.”
People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details. Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.
There’s lots of helpful information about registering to vote at www.yourvotematters.co.uk.
Any residents who have any questions can contact their local registration team at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/elections
South Norfolk Council honours past members CommsTeamRSS 16 July 2019
At a special meeting of South Norfolk Council on Monday, six former members of the Council were awarded the title of Honorary Alderman for eminent services to the District as past members of the Council.
The Aldermanic Review Panel, which only meet every four years, recommended Colin Gould, Sue Thomson, Murray Gray, Vivienne Bell, David Goldson, Garry Wheatley for the honour. Each recommendation was voted on by the Council and all were passed unanimously.
The title Honorary Alderman does not confer any special privileges on the recipient, but is intended to acknowledge the services of past members of the Council.
No day’s ever the same at Kids Camp CommsTeamRSS 9 July 2019
South Norfolk Council has a treat in store for children this Summer with an all new jam-packed programme of fun activities throughout the holidays.
South Norfolk Council Cabinet Member Councillor Yvonne Bendle said: “With over 80 fun and exciting activities on offer at Long Stratton and Wymondham Kids Camp, there’s something for everyone and no day’s ever the same! It’s great fun for children and running from 8-6pm, it’s ideal for working parents, or for those looking to break up the long holiday.”
Kids Camp based at Long Stratton and Wymondham Leisure Centre will run from 25 July to 3 September for children aged 5-15, and this Summer there is some great new entertainment on offer.
At Wymondham, award-winning entertainer Steve Sausage will perform Harry Potter themed magic and help aspiring wizards perform their own magic spells. In the pool, there is a new giant 12-meter dual lane inflatable obstacle course, providing enormous fun for little swimmers.
Over at Long Stratton, kids can have a go on a bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course. As well as meeting and handling mini monsters – including reptiles, spiders and snakes.
Children at both camps will be able to party with legendary children’s entertainer James D. His Party Time set will have the kids throwing shapes on the dance floor and taking part in all sorts of silly games. They can also catch a Mad Science show and join in wacky experiments that make learning fun.
There’s a huge range of activities on offer ensuring there’s something for everyone, including roller discos, karaoke and circus skills and crafts such as keyring and bracelet making, as well as sports such as rounders, football, dodgeball and tag rugby.
Kids Camp costs just £27 per day and £18 for half a day, it’s also Ofsted registered and accepts childcare vouchers. Discounted rates are available for Leisure Passport holders.
For more information visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/kidscamp
Lord-Lieutenant launches litter campaign CommsTeamRSS 1 July 2019
The Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk, Sir Richard Jewson, urged people to look after ‘the finest county in England’ as he launched the Love Norfolk Hate Litter campaign.
Speaking at the Royal Norfolk Show, he urged everyone to do their bit by picking up litter they found and not dropping litter in the first place.
“We are all privileged to live in the finest county in England, full of the most wonderful countryside, landscapes and seaside,” said Sir Richard Jewson.
“But as we all know, from time to time it is spoilt by litter. I’m sure everyone here does their bit to pick up litter and not put it down themselves, but the important thing is to get everyone to feel and act the same about it.”
Love Norfolk Hate Litter is being backed by the Lord-Lieutenant, his Deputy Lieutenants and the Norfolk Waste Partnership, which is made up of the county and district councils.
It is the brainchild of litter campaigner, Nigel Ford, who has worked tirelessly to clear up the county and encourage others to do the same.
Love Norfolk Hate Litter features downloadable resources for schools and community groups, a pledge which residents and businesses can sign up to and information about the many ways people can take part in litter picks and beach cleans.
Sir Richard Jewson praised Mr Ford – calling him a ‘king of litter’ who was doing wonderful work in the county to tackle the issue.
The Norfolk Waste Partnership ran a ‘beat the clock beach clean’ on its stand during the Royal Norfolk Show to highlight the importance of tackling litter in the county.
For more information about the campaign and to sign the pledge, visit www.norfolkrecycles.com/litter
Celebrating 10 years of South Norfolk on Show CommsTeamRSS 24 June 2019
South Norfolk Council are celebrating ten years of South Norfolk on Show with their biggest and best event to date.
On 30 June from 11-4pm, the Council’s Long Stratton HQ in Swan Lane will be packed with thousands of people enjoying free entertainment for all the family and over 50 local craft and food stalls.
Cabinet Member Councillor Kay Mason Billig said:
“Come and help us celebrate everything that is wonderful about South Norfolk at this fantastic free family event. Every year it just keeps getting more and more popular and it’s no surprise! We have some brilliant entertainment on offer and local businesses will be selling a wide range of products and delicious food and drink. Visitors will also be able to find out more about all the services the Council has to offer.”
Crowds will be entertained by the hilarious modern-day clown Maynard Flip Flap, with madcap antics and plenty of audience involvement.
They’ll also be able to chill out with an exclusive selection of songs from local singer songwriter, Breeze Redwine and watch dance group, Joe Garbett Dance performing Doubles as they lunge, leap and lead ping pong activities throughout the day.
Professional storyteller Suzanne the Story Weaver will captivate and enthral visitors with her magical world of make believe, while the Poetry Take Away van will be busy creating bespoke poems.
Budding artists can create their own water colour painting with Norfolk artist Gill Starkie, or join local independent Art School Artpocket and transform 2D into 3D using paper folding and cutting to create mini worlds, cities and towns.
Two eccentric ladies that love to dress up will have a wonderful array of clothes and accessories ready for show-goers to try on.
Visitor will also be able to discover the relaxing technique of slow stitch with NUA Norwich University of the Arts, help build a giant nest, create their own wellness kit, join in a fun Zumba session, have their face painted and see a wide range of animals – from tortoise to donkeys and much more!
Tasty snacks, such as ice creams, loaded nachos, retro milkshakes and a mouth-watering hog roast can all be washed down with a glass of local ale from the Wonky Donkey Bar.
It’s a great opportunity to discover more about all the services the Council offers and there will be activities to help people reduce, reuse and recycle, and an opportunity to give ideas on open spaces of the future by helping create a vision tree.
And if that’s not enough, visitors can also enjoy a tour of Long Stratton Leisure Centre and enjoy special deals on refreshments in the café. Mango the Monkey will also be giving out vouchers for the Centre’s new Banana Soft play.
None of this would be able to happen without the support of our generous sponsors, including Arts Council England, Saffron Housing Trust, Orbit and Fatstickman.
For more information visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/SNOS
11:30 Maynard Flip Flap - Contemporary clown … Gasp and guffaw at his coat hanger antics and feel the excitement mount as the audience race biscuits for the honor of joining Maynard in his legendary egg catapulting stunt.
12:15 Laughter Yoga – Join in with this easy fun taster session. Go on have a laugh for wellbeing!
12:35 Breeze Redwine - Chill out with an exclusive selection of songs from local singer songwriter.
1:00 Doubles – A unique fusion of Ping-Pong and dance creating a startling and playful performance. Followed by a chance to join in with games and learn some unique dance moves.
1:45 Maynard Flip Flap
2:30 Joe Garbett Dance performing Doubles
3:15 Zumba with Team Rachel - Time to have a go, simple and easy dance moves