Census day is 21 March 2021 and taking part is a legal requirement. This exercise gathers essential information that affects our communities such as in helping to plan and fund services like housing, education and healthcare. The website www.census.gov.uk has information. To help to promote, you can visit their Downloadable resources page. Here, there will be a range of materials from leaflets and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 14:00 by Helen Carrier
There is a new product from our partners, Westcotec, which may be of interest.
Westcotec are proud to launch a new product which has been co-developed with Nexus Alpha for fitment into existing or newly installed bus shelters. The aim is to bring a cost effective solar powered light with an optional inbuilt information board. The low powered system uses a solar panel so that it can be installed without... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 10:00 by Helen Carrier
Administering exclusive Rights of Burial with Alan Fairchild on Monday 8 February, 11am which will focus on the legal processes and paperwork associated with exclusive Rights of Burial.
Understanding Planning, 22 February, 10am to 11.30am. This new course, delivered by Michael Rayner, an experienced Norfolk based planning consultant and Parish Councillor, aims to equip Councillors with knowledge and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:00 by Helen Carrier
Regarding the generous donation by Panel Graphic Ltd of 20,000 free visors, there are some 30 boxes of visors (100 per box) still to be distributed. Both the visors and delivery are free. If your Council has already taken some visors, you can ask for more and if your Council has not yet taken the offer up but would like to do so now, please contact Angela Makinson at firstname.lastname@example.org and she... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:00 by Helen Carrier
This is now the last chance to book onto our late January Phil Brown courses:
FOIA/EIR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors Tuesday 26 January, 10am-12pm
GDPR Essentials for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors Wednesday 27 January, 7pm-9pm
Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:30 by Helen Carrier
Sprowston Town Council have a vacancy for an Administrative & Finance Officer. For more information on this role and other vacancies please visit the Vacancies page.
Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:29 by Helen Carrier
there are a number of new vacancies listed on our website, for more details and information for applying go to the Vacancies page
Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier
For the moment it will need to be virtual cakes, but the upside is that our waistlines will be in good shape for the summer. Our weekly Wednesday clerk conference calls have been of great value to Clerks and us, now for 2021, we're developing them in response to your requests and feedback. They will move to 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month and each month we will have a topic on one and a free-flow... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:30 by Helen Carrier
Last night, the Government announced a third national lockdown and have also published guidance on what you can and cannot do over the next month or two.
- One should work from home wherever possible.
- Community centres and halls must close, except for a few exempt activities, together with our outdoor sports facilities, but open spaces, play areas, car parks and public toilets can remain open.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 16:00 by Helen Carrier
Procurement: The references to the EU Procurement thresholds in our Model Standing Order 18 still apply for the purposes of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. However, the end of the transition period has brought in new advertising requirements and the introduction of "Find a Tender". Government guidance, which includes procurement policy notes, FAQs and... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 13:00 by Helen Carrier