Burnham Market Community Car Scheme
Burnham Market Area Community Car Scheme organises volunteer drivers to take passengers for medically-related appointments from Wells-next-the-Sea and surrounding area to the east and coastal villages, west to Old Hunstanton and approximately 20 miles inland.
The scheme attends local surgeries including Burnham Market, Wells-next-the-Sea, Docking, Hunstanton, Fakenham Medical Centre and Gayton Road Medical Centre. It also attends hospitals such as, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Addenbrooke's Cambridge, Papworth, Queen Elizabeth King's Lynn, Sandringham Hospital, Kelling, Wisbech and Wells Community Hospital etc.
It also visits opticians, physiotherapists, dentists, podiatrists, day centres and care homes. Whilst medical appointments are its main aim it also arranges hospital and nursing home visiting, and sometimes this includes shopping. Collection and delivery of prescriptions.
Passengers pay 45p per mile for journeys.
To use the service please contact Daphne Potter 01485 210342.
Removal of Pavilion – YOUR views invited.
At the recent Parish Council meeting the Council took the difficult decision to dismantle and remove the Pavilion from the playing field. Quotations are to be sought to undertake the work and reviewed by the Council in the New Year.
For a number of years, the Pavilion has remained unused and has fallen into a bad state of repair through wear and tear and vandalism. For insurance purposes an inspection of the building has had to be carried out and it has been concluded that money will need to be spent in order to make it safe to be used.
However, the Pavilion no longer has a purpose and has remained unoccupied, this along with insurance implications has led the Parish Council to the decision that the building should be removed.
The Parish Council has proposed that any money earmarked towards the Pavilion should be used towards creating better Play Area facilities (an asset that is well used but requires more equipment to enhance play value). Funding can also be secured to assist with this project going forward.
The Council would like to give everyone an opportunity to express their views before this is carried out. Therefore we would like to invite you to forward your thoughts/comments to the Parish Council to Byanoak, Leicester Road, South Creake, via email email@example.com or alternatively attend the 12th January Council meeting at 6.30pm in the Village Hall.
Norfolk ALC - Help in a Crisis
With increasing energy prices and ever rising food and commodity prices we are all anticipating that many people among us will struggle this coming autumn and winter. There are many places that people can turn for help and support, however, knowing exactly where to go for the right type of advice can be tricky.
In order to help you offer the best possible advice to your residents and to provide quick links to sources of help and support, Norfolk ALC has put together the 2 documents.
The first “short” document offers a single page of contact links to advice services and other lists of information about places people can go for help; this document has been deliberately edited down to keep all the information on one page so it can be viewed at a glance.
The second document is an expanded list of sources of help, that you may wish to keep.
Are you worried about paying bills (short version)
Norfolk County Council - Cut back in bus services due to driver shortages
The following cut backs will be happening to Sanders bus services from 30th October due to driver shortages. The revised timetables will be in place until at least Easter. All services mentioned are under contract to Norfolk County Council.
Service 23: Litcham area to Norwich: Wednesdays only: Return journey from Norwich moved forward by 30 minutes to 1310
Service 27 & 28: Creakes to Fakenham and Fakenham Town service: Service withdrawn on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, now only operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Service 25: Litcham area to Norwich: Tuesdays withdrawn, now only operating on Fridays