In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the community came together and up sprung the Blakeney Covid-19 Support Group, initially instigated by a local resident and her niece and it soon snowballed. Before lockdown became what it is today the volunteers hit the ground and leaflet dropped the village, every road and loke so that people knew that there was help out there, when initially there was a food... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:00 by Helen Carrier
Another good example of community support being provided by parish councils in Norfolk. This time across two parish councils operating in different districts (BDC and NNDC).
Operation Good Neighbour is a rapid response project to provide community support in the Wroxham and Hoveton areas during the Coronavirus crisis. The project is a collaboration between the existing Wroxham and Hoveton Good Neighbour... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:00 by Helen Carrier
Please complete our survey of the preparedness of Norfolk's town and parish councils at this present time for having virtual meetings here:
Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:00 by Helen Carrier
Clerks - in the midst of all that is happening, please give thought to what you will do if you yourself become unwell and unavailable. Do you have all your passwords ready to hand over? Is your laptop backed up recently? Do you have a contingency plan? Contact us if any concerns/difficulties arise.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:00 by Helen Carrier
For updates on what is happening for us nationally, ensure you visit https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus on a regular basis. This is being updated daily throughout the current emergency.
If you would also like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign-up to their Covid-19 response bulletin.
Holding meetings - NALC strongly encourages councillors and staff to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:30 by Helen Carrier
Gabbie and Russell are taking part in a national conference call each Wednesday morning and would like an opportunity to share messages, enable interaction on how everyone is getting on and to learn how we can best support you. We have looked at the options, and have chosen to try using the Zoom platform (which is also being used for our national conference calls). For this week, we propose:
Wednesday... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:00 by Helen Carrier
We are aware that clients may have questions regarding the Chancellor's announcement (20 March) of a range of measures to support employers and businesses due to the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This is a quick summary of our current view of the situation, which may change as further announcements are made.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
All UK employers can access support... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:00 by Helen Carrier
CORONAVIRUS - GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FROM NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL, OUR DISTRICT COUNCILS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN NORFOLK
Norfolk CC are putting together an online toolkit that will be useful for you to refer to:
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:00 by Helen Carrier
National ALC have further updated their information provided, to now include the government's recent advice on social distancing, the development of a new Coronavirus Bill and useful guidance from the National Joint Council for local government services on home working.
They are updating their webpage regularly. https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:00 by Helen Carrier