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 Linda 07851 322 580.
Update for Rye Harvest from Egmere Energy
Dear Parish Councils and local residents,
I hope this email finds you all well.
It is getting to the time of year where we look to harvest some rye crops for Egmere Energy. We are fully aware of the inconvenience this can sometimes cause and as ever want to do everything in our power to mitigate any inconvenience.
We have a small area of rye to harvest, I don’t foresee the harvest being more than 10 days. There is some rye being grown for us in Burnham Thorpe by ND Southerland this will be no more than one and a half days work. The rest of the rye being grown will enter the AD Plant via the ‘’Dry Road’’ B1105.
In past harvests we have managed a one-way system through Burnham Thorpe and will make sure this is executed while harvesting the rye near the village. The one-way system will run past the walled gardens of Holkham Hall and leave via the B1355 and Wells Road in North Creake.
Please remember that we run an ID system for each driver and the ID number is located on the rear of the trailer and consists of two letters and two numbers. In the unlikely event of an issue please contact me via the number below with the ID number in order for me to consult the driver directly.
The harvest will begin on Monday 26th June, I imagine that the harvesting team will be in Burnham Thorpe on Monday 3rd July.
As ever, we thank you for your patience and support.
Head of Agriculture.
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Time to Talk Public Sessions
Mr Giles Orpen-Smellie, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be hosting online “Time to Talk” sessions, which are open to the public and offer an opportunity for a 15minute slot with the PCC either via Microsoft Teams or telephone to discuss any issues. The dates these sessions are to be held are below and to book a slot please contact the PCC’s office directly at email@example.com or call 01953 424455.
Thursday 30th March 9.30-12.30
Friday 12th May 9.30-12.30
Friday 21st July 9.30-12.30
Friday 18th August 9.30-12.30
Friday 3rd November 9.30-12.30
The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) which is overseen by the PCC’s office have partnered up with Norfolk Black History Month to organise a Stephen Lawrence Day to recognise the 30th Anniversary of his death. The event will be held on Friday 21st April 2023 (the day before the 30th anniversary) and will run from 2pm -7pm at the Forum, Norwich. There will be stalls, live talks, art exhibition and a talking circle involving Dr Neville Lawrence and John Azah, Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Race and Equalities Council and Chair of the Independent Advisory Group of the Metropolitan Police Service. The tone of the event will be to highlight the murder of Stephen Lawrence, (especially to younger residents who may not have heard his story) his important legacy for race relations and police performance, plus the continuing need to highlight inequity. In addition the event will provide the local black community of Norfolk with a platform to share life experience, showcase businesses, support services and community groups. Norfolk Black History Month will be the lead organiser and promoter and the local constabulary, crime and commissioner’s office, Norfolk & Norwich City Councils will support where necessary. A number of resources will be used to support the event from the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, e.g. resources for schools, Stephen Lawrence timeline and video content. The stall participants will provide their own materials that promotes their interests. The showcase piece of the event will be the lived experience talking circle, where a number of questions will be posed by Dr Neville Lawrence and John Azah and the participants will include constabulary, OPCC and local citizens. The event will be professionally facilitated and a participant charter agreed to manage the safe space and trust. The event will close with a silent vigil and Brooke Primary Children’s Choir singing a version of Stormzy’s ‘Blinded by your Grace’.
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.