Support for Councils and Clerks

Which Top Tips To Avoid Scams

Fraud is rising in the UK, with victims losing £580m in the first half of 2023 – and losses for the whole year expected to exceed £1bn. It’s important to arm yourself with the knowledge to outsmart scammers.

Community Ownership Fund – Reminder

The government is providing £150 million funding over four years to support community groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets and amenities at risk of being lost, such as community centres, parks, pubs and post office buildings.

Advice And Information About Flood Alerts

While risks of flooding are currently reducing over the weekend, We are only one more storm away from them returning with a vengeance. The Environment Agency is advising the public to sign up to flood warnings and check the latest safety advice.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), the International Day of Remembrance for those murdered in the Holocaust and more recent genocides, will take place later this month (27 January). It aims to educate, commemorate and prompt action against discrimination and hatred in our communities.

South Norfolk Networking for Charities, Voluntary & Community Organisations

On 17th January Voluntary Norfolk Communities Team are hosting a networking workshop in Hethersett Pavilion with colleagues from South Norfolk & Broadland (SNAB) Communities Team. This session will be a chance to meet with others from across the network of voluntary organisations, community groups & social enterprises and make connections over a cuppa and cake.

Fire Safety And Building Safety – New Legal Requirements

Parish and Town Councils need to be aware, there’s been some important changes in fire safety legislation recently following the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2023. From 1 October 2023 the new legislation amends the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and introduces a series of new fire safety requirements.

Personal Safety For Councillors Webinar

As part of their Civility in Public Life Programme, the Local Government Association (LGA) is holding a webinar on councillor personal safety and handling online abuse and intimidation. The programme has been devised for councillors who want to improve their awareness of personal safety.