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Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Message from Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund – can you help?

“Dear Parish Clerk,

By way of introduction I am the Welfare Projects Manager for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Given Norfolk’s proud and historic links to the Royal Air Force you may well have heard of us as the leading welfare charity for those serving and those who have served in the RAF, as well as their families. We provide a range of support from financial assistance, independent living help to emotional and mental wellbeing support. In addition, we recently launched a new Community Connector service to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst the RAF family across Norfolk (based Downham Market but covering the whole county) –   https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/raf-benevolent-fund-launches-new-community-scheme-help-isolated-raf-veterans

We estimate that there are approx. 42,000 veterans living in Norfolk, a significant number of which will have an RAF connection. Our World War Two and National Service generation are a shrinking demographic and by 2030 we have lost 400,000 of them. It is vital therefore that we reach these individuals now and make them aware of the welfare support available to them. It is for this reason that Fund is about to launch a major reaching out campaign to raise awareness. We know that too often pride and self-reliance holds veterans back from seeking the support available. We are therefore reaching out to their families and friends – we estimate that 1 in 3 people in Norfolk has known someone who has served or is serving in the Royal Air Force – to get these veterans back on our radar.

It is with this urgent need to reach out and raise awareness that I am contacting and visiting Town, Parish and Borough Councils across Norfolk and the Armed Forces Covenant Group at the County level. As the most connected into your local communities, I am hoping that you may be able to play a role in getting these individuals – many of whom will be living in your community – back on our radar. This needn’t be a significant effort; a poster on the parish noticeboard (example attached, happy to send copies in the post) an article in your parish newsletter (press release attached) or a link on your parish council website would be gratefully appreciated. Indeed, if any of your councillors are aware of any RAF veterans who may benefit from our support please ask them to call 0300 102 1919 or direct them to our campaign website at: www.rafbf.org. I can send out a guide to our services for your councillors if it would be useful. I would be happy to talk about this further and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at this email address or on 020 7307 3356.

Many thanks in anticipation,
Peter Ashcroft
Welfare Projects Manager
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR
www.rafbf.org

T: 020 7307 3356 | E: [email protected]

Dementia Champions induction day

The Alzheimer’s Society have booked the Acle Recreation Centre for a Dementia Champions induction day in Acle on 23 September. This free training is for anyone who wants to learn how to deliver one hour Dementia Friends information sessions to friends, family, local groups or those out and about in their communities. It is packed full of useful information.

You can view and book it on their website . 

Roadworks – Norwich Road / Weston Hall Road / Porters Lane

We have been advised of the following roadworks and road closures near the Dinosaur Park at the Weston Longville Norwich Road / Weston Hall Road / Porters Lane junction.

Attached is a diversion route plan which will be sign posted while works commence on site.

The details of the works are in the table below:

Date Traffic Signals Closure of Weston Hall Road Closure of Porters Lane
Monday 22nd July 2019 4-Way (All Arms) – 24hrs NO NO
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 4-Way (All Arms) – 24hrs NO NO
Wednesday 24th July 2019 4-Way (All Arms) – 24hrs NO NO
Thursday 25th July 2019 4-Way (All Arms) – 24hrs NO NO
Friday 26th July 2019 4-Way (All Arms) – 24hrs NO NO
Saturday 27th July 2019 4-Way (All Arms) – 00:01 – 18:59
2-Way 19:00 – 00:00 + 10mph Convoy
19:00 – 00:00 19:00 – 00:00
Sunday 28th July 2019 2-Way 00:01 – 10:00 + 10mph Convoy
2-Way 18:00 – 00:00
00:01 – 10:00
18:00 – 00:00
00:01 – 10:00
18:00 – 00:00
Monday 29th July 2019 2-Way 00:01 – 06:00 00:01 – 06:00 00:01 – 06:00
  • The four-way traffic signals will be manual controlled at all peak periods.
  • 2-Way Traffic Signals will see Convoy working methods adopted with a 10mph speed limit during works.
  • All road closures to be conducted overnight, allowance for extra works on Sunday morning if required.

Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July: Install concrete haunch and HB1 kerbing

Saturday 27th July: Plane off and Binder Installation

Sunday 28th July: Installation of Surfacing

The road will fully reopen between closures.

Diversion route

This project was programmed in for a couple of years ago, however was delayed due to developer proposals. The developer scheme is now cancelled and so Norfolk County Council are now commencing with their maintenance works.

Any questions should be addressed to:
Jordan Charlick, Project Technician (WSP)
Highway Projects Team 1
Community and Environmental Services
Tel: 01603 222438 | Dept: 0344 800 8020

Notice of Public Rights

The annual governance and accountability statement has been completed for Weston Longville Parish Council for 2018/19 and will be shortly published on the the website under Transparency Code.

The attached notice below gives details of electors’ rights to inspect the accounting records and other documents that relate to the accounts.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk with any questions.

weston elector rights

Notice of Road Closure – Weston Green Road

Norfolk County Council has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the Weston Green Road from its junction with Honingham Road for a distance of 20 metres westwards in Weston Longville because of works to install a new BT box and duct.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 3rd June 2019 to 7th June 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 5 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: B1535 Weston Green Road/ Rectory Road, Honingham Road (Weston Longville/ Hockering).

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

 

Notice of Poll – 2nd May 2019

Notice is hereby given that:

  1. A poll for the election of Parish Councillors for the of Parish of Weston Longville will be held on Thursday 2 May between the hours of 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
  2. The Number of Councillors to be elected is seven.
  3. The names, addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated and the names of the persons signing the Candidates nomination papers are as attached
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Notice of Election

The Notice of Election for the May 2019 parish  elections is attached.

The following link is the parish/town page where all the notices will be published, and where you can find additional information on how to stand as a Councillor.

https://www.broadland.gov.uk/downloads/download/628/parish_and_town_council_elections_2_may_2019

Nominations can start to be submitted from 20 March and up to final deadline of 4pm on 3 April.  Nominations must be hand delivered to Broadland council offices.

Notice of Election Parish A3

Parish Council Elections- May 2019

Parish Council elections are happening on 2 May 2019 and this is your opportunity to get involved!

election poster

This is an exciting time to become part of your parish council and:

– Get involved with your local community
– Have a say about local issues that people care about
– Influence local service delivery
– Decide how funding is spent to improve the community

You need to be over 18 years old and fit one of the criteria listed below:

Requirements to becoming a councillor:

  • You have either during the whole of the 12 months before the day on which nominated as a candidate, or the day of the election, resided in the parish or within 3 miles
  • You have occupied as owner / tenant any land or premises in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their nomination and the day of the election
  • Your principle or only place of work in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of their nomination and the day of election
  • You are at the date of your nomination (and continue to be) on the electoral register as a local government elector for the parish in which they wish to stand

Disqualifications from being a councillor:

A person may be disqualified from becoming a councillor in the following ways:

  • If they hold a paid office for the parish council
  • If they are the subject of a bankruptcy restriction
  • If they have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) during the five years before poling day
  • If they have been disqualified under the representation of the People Act 1983

Nomination papers

The Parish Clerk can provide an email link to nomination papers – [email protected]  The candidate must be nominated by a proposer and a seconder who are electors in the area for which the candidate seeks office. 
Your proposer and seconder will need their elector number.  This can be obtained by contacting Broadland Council on 01603 430483.

The formal timetable for the election is as follows:

Timetable

Activity Due Date Action Taken by
Publication of notice of election. 26 March. District Council.

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers to Broadland Council (BDC).

These must be taken in person, not posted or emailed.

3 April at 4pm. Person standing for election.
Deadline for withdrawal of nomination 3 April by 4pm Person standing for election
Publication of statement of persons nominated 4 April BDC
Publication of notice of poll (if enough candidates received to hold election) 24 April BDC
Polling Day 2 May, 7am – 10pm. BDC
Retiring Councillors stand down 7 May All Councillors from previous term
New Councillors take office. 7 May All councillors
Circulation of meeting summons to retiring Chairman and those elected 7 May Clerk
Annual Parish Meeting 13 May

All Councillors.

Former Chairman should Chair

Annual Parish Council Meeting 13 May

All Councillors.

Former Chairman should manage election of Chairman before stepping down.

Women’s Outreach Service

The following correspondence has been received about a new service trying to engage with women in rural areas:

“We are emailing you in regards to a new service which has just been launched, working under the social enterprise of Home Group, the 4women Outreach Service is reaching out to women who live in rural and isolated parts of Norfolk.

We are looking to engage with women on a regular basis and support them into overcoming potential barriers to paid employment.

The Broads and the Wensum & Coastal areas of Norfolk have been proven to be especially isolated for women with intent on returning to employment – this service is determined to overcome barriers for women 18+ who are long-termed unemployed, furthest from the labour market and in rural locations.

We will be providing localised support and activities across the designated areas.  Led by women, for women, we are ambitious in our achievements and for the women accessing new project support.

We have attached our leaflet along with a referral form.”

Referral Form Lift 4women Outreach Service Leaflet 2018 newest version  Referral Form Lift

Western Link Consultation

Weston Longville Parish Council’s response to the Western Link consultation can be viewed here.  Don’t forget, you only have until Friday to respond.