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Carers Matter Norfolk

From the 1st Sep there is a new and improved Carers Matter Norfolk service and we are anxious to reach out to as many carers and people who are support people as possible. The new service offers an advice line and one to one locally based Carer Connectors. Carer Connectors can now carry out Carers Assessments and can help people assess or services such as grants from the health and welfare fund, short breaks and group support.  The service can be contacted via the advice line 0800 083 1148 or via our website on www.carersmatternorfolk.org.uk.

Could You Be A Volunteer Police Cadet Leader

We are currently looking for a dynamic individual to assist with Dereham and/or Thetford Cadets.  Some of our cadets are referred to us and have led quite disadvantaged lives.  We are looking to recruit volunteers with a real passion to try to make another’s life better; showing them there are other options rather than crime.  If you joined the police to make the world a better place then this could be for you.  Several of our Cadets have gone on to have careers with the Police, either as staff, Specials and a couple as Police Officers.  This is a real opportunity to change a life.  You may have heard that we take the Cadets away each year for a weekend of walking in Derbyshire, and for many this is their first holiday of their young lives.  The wonder and excitement of young people experiencing something, that many of us take for granted, is very poignant.

We are currently not holding face to face sessions but are hoping this will change, depending on Covid19, for 2021.  For officers and staff this offers a unique opportunity to engage with the young and build on your communication skills, which will also benefit your career development.

FAQ

What days and times are Cadets Sessions? Thursdays from 1900-2100hrs

Will I have to attend every week? No.  Other leaders will commit to sessions so that you can cover when you are available – there will be an availability rota.

How much time would I need to give up?  If you attend a training session that would be 2hrs per week, but some weeks others will cover, unless you wish to get involved in planning of events

Will there be any training? Yes as a member of staff you will be asked to complete Safeguarding Training to be a leader

Can I go with Cadets to events in the summer? Yes you can discuss options with your Cadet Team leader

If you are interested or want to find out more about Cadets please contact Michele Fallows at Cadets@norfolk.police.uk who can explain what Cadet Leaders do in more depth.

Second Lockdown

Communities urged to stay safe and be sensible ahead of second lockdown  
Police in Norfolk are urging people to stay safe and be sensible as England prepares to enter a second phase on lockdown on Thursday (5 November 2020). It comes as new measures are introduced to help stop the spread of coronavirus which will see people required to stay at home, restrictions on gatherings and non-essential businesses closed, including shops, restaurants and bars.

Officers are encouraging people to continue adhering to the existing restrictions, sticking to the rule of six and maintaining social distancing. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, Julie Wvendth, said: “It’s reasonable to assume people will want to make the most of their freedom before Thursday. However, it’s important to remember the existing rules still apply and we want people to be sensible and stay safe.”

Over the weekend, officers issued four fixed penalty notices to people in Norwich in breach of the rule of six. Three related to a Halloween party while the fourth was in connection with a protest. In Cromer, following a joint visit by police and North Norfolk District Council on Saturday night (31 October) a fixed penalty notice was issued to bar/resturant Lily Mais the following day for breaching COVID regulations in failing to take steps to ensure that customers remained seated while consuming food or drink on the premises. T/ACC Wvendth added: “We know these changes can be difficult and uncomfortable for some and we’ve acknowledged this in our approached to enforcing the regulations by engaging, explaining and encouraging people to follow the rules. Enforcement has always been a last resort.   “However, people who are knowingly and blatantly breaching regulations leave us with no option but issue a fine. We can’t waste time with endless engagement and the public would expect us to act in these circumstances.”  

Additional information on the new measures can be found on the Government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

Temporary Closure of Brandon Road in Methwold

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the B1112 Brandon Road from its junction with Northwold Road for a distance of 770 metres southwards in the PARISH OF METHWOLD because of NCC resurfacing works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 07:00 and 19:00 hours from 26th October 2020 to 30th October 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be 5 days within the period. These dates replace any dates previously advertised at this location.

You can read full details of the temporary closure and alternative routes.