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Learn how to deal with conflict in the workplace and find a resolution

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 17:05
Our fantastic Bitesize courses can help build on existing business skills and gain new ones. At only two hours long and running in a variety of different subjects this is a perfect opportunity to maximise your potential without having to sign up to a lengthy course. 


There are still a few places left on our courses running in the next few weeks, so be quick!
Conflict management in the workplace - Conflict exists within all workplaces, this course will look at ways to prevent it from becoming an explosive situation through dispute resolution, prevention, avoidance and regulation.
LinkedIn for beginners -  Become part of the world's largest professional network. Learn about: LinkedIn profiles, groups, networking (personal/business), business tools (marketing) and etiquette.
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 17:26

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NDR Traffic Update No 29 – Countdown to B1149 Holt Road closures

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October at Norfolk Museums

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 08:30
October at Norfolk Museums Norwich Castle

New exhibition - Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis, Sat 8 Oct - Sun 22 Jan. Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, Olive Edis (1876-1755) was Britain's first female war photographer, as well as an extraordinary portrait photographer.  Her pioneering work shows the destruction wrought by the war, along with portraits depicting subjects from North Norfolk fishermen to British Royalty. Norfolk Museums hold the largest collection of Edis' work, and draws on this together with works held by the Imperial War Museums and National Portrait Gallery London, for this landmark exhibition.

Continuing exhibitions - Norfolk Contemporary Art Society: Sixty Years On, Highlights from Norwich Castle's Collection; From Norfolk to Nubia: the watercolours of E T Daniell and 'To watch the corn grow, and the blossoms set' The art of Claughton Pellew

Tours: Adult £3.50, Conc £3.20, Child £2.80 + admission.
Fighting Gallery Tour, 8 Oct, 1 - 1.30pm, Dungeon Tours and Battlements Experience, Most days, times vary.  Free Tours: Tours of the Castle Most days, times vary, Olive Edis Exhibition: Costumed Guided Tours, Weds 12 Oct, 1 – 1.30pm, Spotlight Curator Tours – Olive Edis, Tues 18 Oct, 2 - 2.30pm,

Events for Adults:
Castle Art Workshop, Weds 19 Oct, 11am - 12.30pm. Booking recommended 01603 495897 / 01603 493625. Adult £6.50, Conc £6, Museum Pass £5.50.

Talking Textiles - A Profusion of Ornament, Thurs 20 Oct, 11am - 12.30pm, Talk and Demonstration. Booking essential 01603 495897/493625. Adult £8, Conc £7.50, Museums Pass/CTA £7.

Tuesday Talks: 12.30 - 1pm
11 Oct - Fishermen and Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis
18 Oct - The Many Roles of Women in World War I

Family Activities:
Stories from Isabelle King, Sat 15 Oct, 12 noon, 1 & 2pm, Hear the Mammoth Story from Isabelle King's Tales from Norfolk.  15 mins.  Suitable for all.

Artists' Workshop: Seaside Selfies with Edie & Cyril, Sat 15 Oct, 10.30am - 4pm. Drop in and use seaside props to pose for a selfie - with the help of Olive Edis’ assistants, Edie and Cyril, played by artists Kate Munro and Adam Shawyer.

Unravel the History behind your Photographs, Sat 22 Oct, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm. Drop in to meet Lisa Little, Assistant Curator, Costume and Textiles, as she uses her costume detective skills to pinpoint the dates of your old photographs.

Bewitched – Half-Term Activities:
Mon 24 - Sat 29 Oct, 10.30am – 3.30pm
unless otherwise stated:

~ The Witches School for Cats, 12 noon, 12.30, 1, 2, 2.30 & 3pm (except Wednesday). Join Susie the friendly witch for slinking, pouncing and meowing practice!
~ Spooks, Spirits and Superstitions Trail.
~ Tigers to Tabbies, Mon 24 & Tues 25 Oct, 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 3.30pm. Feline objects from the Natural History Collections.
~ Here there be Witchcraft, 1.30 & 2.30pm.  Bewitching objects from the museum collections.
~ Catwalk Strut, Weds 26 Oct, 2 - 2.30pm. Take a costumed prowl down the catwalk with a prize for best in show.
~ Batman and Catwoman. Make super-creature masks.
~ Make your own Magic. Mix a magical spell.
~ Macavity the Mystery Cat, Weds 26 - Fri 28 Oct, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm. Join actor Neil Paris for his interpretation of TS Eliot's most mysterious cat.
~ Fearsome Face Painting and Gruesome Glitter Tattoos!, Weds 26 Oct, 10am - 4pm.
~ Spooky Dungeon Tours, Mon 24 - Sat 29 Oct, 10.30, 11, 11.30, 12noon, 12.30, 1.30 & 2pm, Adult £3.50 Conc.£3.20 Child £2.80 + admission.
~ Spine-chilling Dungeon Tours for Brave Adults, Mon 24 - Sat 29 Oct, 3 & 4pm, Adult £3.50, Conc £3.20  + admission.

Time and Tide

Never Had It So Good, 22 Oct 2016 - 5 Mar 2017.  Emerging from post WWII austerity, Britain led the world in the quality and innovation of decorative and applied arts; and good design became affordable to all. This exhibition creates a vision of the 1950s through design, both inside the home, and out.

Last chance to see: Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock. Photographs by Harry Hammond., Showing until - Sun 2 Oct.

Herring Day, Mon 24 Oct, 11am - 4pm. Our annual celebration of our town's fishing and marine heritage, with shanty songs, tours, and craft activities.  Top off your day, with delicious freshly barbequed fish at the Silver Darlings Café.

Full STEAM Ahead, Weds 26 Oct, 11am - 4pm. Discover a new way of drawing through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths. Create big drawings, learn new skills and above all get inspired!

Friday Talks: 11.30am -12.30pm, booking essential, tel: 01493 743930.
£2.90, Museums Pass £1.85.
~ 7 Oct, Voices from the Workhouse by Megan Dennis,
~ 14 Oct, Norfolk in the First World War by Neil Story
~ 21 Oct, Witch Craft by Les Cole

Lynn Museum

Little Lives: Snapshots of childhood from 1800 to the present.
Exhibition touching on stories of childhood over the last two centuries. Objects from the museum collections together with photographs and paintings offer snapshots of the changing experience of childhood.

Talk - Displaying Seahenge, Weds 12 Oct, 2.30 - 3.30pm. Join Hannah Jackson to find out about how Seahenge was put on display. £2, Members FREE.

Special Event - Myths and Legends, Tues 25 Oct, 10.30am - 1pm. Get hands-on with our collections, plus storytelling and crafts.

Coffee, Cake & Collections, Weds 26 Oct, 10.30am - 12 noon. £1, Members FREE.

Stories of Lynn at King's Lynn Town Hall

King John: Treasures and Legends, Wednesday 26 Oct, 11am - 3pm.
Discover the facts, myths and treasures that link King John to Lynn. Find out about the King John Charter and see the magnificent King John Cup. Mint a penny plus craft activities and trail. Adult £5, Concs £3.50, Child £3.50 (under 5s free), Family (2 adults) £13.50, (Discounts for Museums Pass).  More info>>

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse

Apple Day, Sun 16 Oct, 10am - 5pm, A Gressenhall tradition! Celebrate the very best of autumn with all things appley: pressing, tasting, buying and naming.

Ghostly Gressenhall, Fri 28 & Sat 29 Oct, 6 - 8pm,  A Hallowe'en family party for all your little witches and warlocks. Booking essential, tel. 01362 869251. Tickets: £6, Museums Pass £5, Under 4s FREE.

Strangers' Hall

Superstitious House, Weds 26 Oct, 10am - 4pm,  Follow a trail of superstitions and make a witch’s charm stick to guard your home.

Elizabethan House

Mystic Medicine, Weds 26 Oct, 11am - 4pm,  Learn about peculiar historical remedies from the past. This is the go-to guide for how NOT to seek medical relief!

Tolhouse Gaol

Hallowe'en at the Tolhouse, Mon 31 Oct, 5 - 7pm. Our annual evening of Hallowe'en horrors, with spooky goings on, from scary face painting to fortune telling and ghost stories. FREE.

Cromer Museum

Creepy Cromer, Weds 26 Oct, 10am - 12.30pm & 1 - 3.30pm. Get in the mood for Hallowe'en, with this creepy craft event. Make decorations to take home and hear spooky local stories.

Museum of Norwich

A Celebration of the YMCA in Norwich and Norfolk, until Sat 15 Oct. Exhibition by young people from the YMCA, marking 160 years working in the city.

Now You See It, Thurs 20 - Sat 29 Oct, 10am - 4.30pm. Exhibition and activities marking the centenary of  opticians Dipple and Conway. Get up close to spectacles and optical equipment from the last 100 years, find out how sight tests have changed and spy glasses hidden around the museum.

Punk in the East, Sat 22 Oct - Sat 28 Jan, 10am - 4.30pm, Exhibition Celebrating 40 years of punk heritage and influence in Norwich and beyond, told through stories, photos and punk memorabilia.

Ancient House

Flint Rocks! Showing until 26 Nov. Exhibition focusing on this versatile local rock.

Nelson's Navy Tues 11 Oct, 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talk with Nigel Amies. Booking essential tel 01842 752599. £5, Members FREE.

The Duleep Singhs in the First World War, Thurs 13 Oct, 2.30 - 3.30pm.Talk with author and historian Peter Bance. Booking essential tel. 01842 752599.

Halloween Trail, Sat 22 - Sat 29 Oct,  50p plus admission.

Load of Old Brass, Tues 25 Oct, 10.30am - 1pm, Try your hand at brass rubbing.

Discovery Day: Ahoy Pirates and Sailors, Weds 26 Oct, 10.30am - 1pm, £2, Members £1.

Craft Events for Adults: booking essential tel 01842 752599. £2, Members £1. Dolls House Club, Tues 4 Oct, 10.30am - 12 noon, Knit and Knatter, Tues 4 & Thurs 20 Oct, 10.30am - 12 noon.

Mini Museum Club: Dinosaurs! Thurs 27 Oct, 10.30 - 11.30am, Under 5s event, 50p per child. 

web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
for information on all our events click here>>
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Fun Palaces - 1st and 2nd Oct

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 07:30


Saturday 1st October 11am - 3pm  Pulham Market Memorial Hall  The Green, Pulham Market, IP21 4SUandSunday 2 October 2 - 5pm Poringland Community Centre  Overtons Way,  NR14 7WB  All ages welcome  - Come along and explore science and arty activities.Free refreshments and lots of fun to be had! 

Contact Us

Are you interested in finding out more about the project, have an idea or want to get involved than please email Amanda Smith on asmith@s-norfolk.gov.uk or call 01508 533933.

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Weekly Insight newsletter to Members

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 17:11
General information
Week ending 23 September 2016  Message from Councillor Ian Mackie, Chairman of the Audit Committee

As a number of you are Governors within our maintained schools and Academies within Norfolk, I would like to draw your attention to the successful traded audit offering that Norfolk Audit Services (NAS) have developed to meet your school’s individual needs.  These audits provide assurance for Governors and Headteachers that your responsibilities for internal controls are being met.  The audits are delivered by an experienced and knowledgeable team with a range of qualifications in audit, accounting, finance and management. 

If the time elapsed since NAS last completed a full audit for your school exceeds three years, which I know is the case for the majority of schools, I would recommend you seriously consider a traded audit, If you have not done so already,  especially if there have been changes in staff, systems and procedures. Please see this leaflet for further details.

Public transport services in Norfolk – timetable changes late September/October 2016

We have produced a briefing note for members and for a full picture, we have included all transport services that are changing. If a service is subsidised by the Council this is stated.  Otherwise, the service is provided on a commercial basis and means that the Council does not fund it.   

Latest Norfolk Museums Service staff newsletter covering July & August:

This is another bumper edition with updates including an art exclusive at Norwich Castle, OSCAs success from across the service, an update from the conservation team and a fond farewell to Jennifer Holland. 

Also available Norwich Castle Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 What's On magazine -exhibitions, talks, events & activities. Including Fishermen & Kings:The Photography of Olive Edis. Plus events at: Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell Strangers’ Hall

Be aware - Microsoft Tech Support scam 


Some people have been getting scam calls claiming to be from ‘Microsoft Tech Support’. They say that they have detected a virus on your computer, and that they will need to access it remotely to fix the problem.

They then ask for an upfront fee and personal details, before gaining control of your computer to scan for personal information such as bank details, account passwords, and other valuable information.

If you receive a call like this, DO NOT give any personal details or money and hang up, as this is a scam. Microsoft and any other reputable company will never call unsolicited to ask for financial or personal details.

Action Fraud have published further information on how to spot these and similar scams here.

The Friday Take away 

A 'news bouche' of NCC's week..Topics include: Royal seal of approval for Scottow, A good sign for our roads, The world's our oyster, Healthy hola hoops, This weeks word - obesogenic, Write on - Norfolk wows judges, Culture boost for Nofolk and Suffolk, CLT out and about this week.  click to view

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway 

Chief Officer's blogs 


23 September 2016 - Debbie Bartlett, Head of Business Intelligence and Performance Service & Corporate Planning & Partnerships Service

My house is currently stacked high with cardboard boxes, waiting to be filled. The removal lorry is booked and decisions about what to take and what to leave behind can no longer be delayed..

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NCC internet homepage 

www.norfolk.gov.uk
Latest key messages:-

Plan Save Eat 
Hazadous Waste Amnesty 
Road Safety Campaign 
Secondary School Admissions  

What's new on the intranet?

inet.norfolk.gov.uk

Norfolk in the News Friday 23 September 
Be aware – Microsoft Tech Support scam 
Love Food Hate Waste 

What's new on Members Insight?

http://inet.norfolk.gov.uk/services/Democratic-Services/Members-insight/index.htm 

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s consultation on draft Police and Crime Plan 2016-2020.

A full copy of public responses (Redacted) is now available in the Members room to view

Future NCC public meetings

The following meetings will be held during September and October 2016.

A full programme of meetings for 2016/17 can be found here

All meetings will be held at County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich at 10am unless otherwise stated:  

Policy & Resources Committee     26 Sep
Norfolk Museums Accounts Approval & Urgent Business Sub Committee            28 Sep  2pm
Norfolk Parking Partnership J C   29 Sep  2pm
Standards Committee                   5 Oct  10.30
Adults Social Care Committee       10 Oct
Norfolk Health O&S Committee      13 Oct
EDT Committee                            14 Oct
County Council                             17 Oct
Children's Services Committee       18 Oct Communities Committee                19 Oct
Planning (Reg) Committee              21 Oct
Norfolk Records Committee            28 Oct
Norfolk Museums Joint Committee 28 Oct
Policy & Resources Committee      31 Oct


N.B. The extra County Council meeting arranged for 3 November at 10am to discuss Devolution has been CANCELLED (new date to be arranged). 

iPad and IT support contact

Please do not upgrade to iOS 10 software on your NCC iPads. 

IT issues (iPad, pc, printer or network problems) -  01603 774797(Designated Members hotline).

Mobile phone issues - 01603 222387 or email: bsu@norfolk.gov.uk

Latest NCC press releases

NDR Traffic Update No 28 A1067 realignment takes traffic Latest overnight road closure schedule Smokers in Norfolk urged to quit during Stoptober 
NDR Traffic Update No 27 – Rescheduling of Fir Covert and Fakenham Road closures Unique Norfolk Medieval Cross rescued thanks to £15,000 grant 
Norfolk County Council news

Members Development sessions, workshops, briefings and training

Click here to book yourself a place on any of the events or call or email the office on 01603 223237

Independence Matters Seminar

"A social enterprise reinvesting in the people that matter"

A one hour presentation by officers followed by a question and answer session…

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, Edwards room, County Hall, Time:10.00 - 12.00

Presented by :  Sarah Stock, Managing Director for Independence Matters CIC

www.independencematters.org.uk 

Looked After Children and Care Leavers Strategy - Councillor Workshop

We have launched the strategy and continue to raise awareness and our aspiration in Norfolk with Children First with this strategy to deliver improved outcomes and success for children looked after and leaving our care.

We are offering a workshop for all elected members to have an opportunity to better understand the strategy and get involved. The Chairman of Children's Services Committee, Roger Smith urges all members to attend at least one session, as corporate parents, community leaders and decision makers of the Council.

These identical workshops will take place as follows please Click here to register your interest and attendance to at least one of these 

18th October – The Annexe, Anna Sewell Room, 14.00-16.00pm
15th November - Colman Room, 14.00-16.00pm
24th January 2017 - Colman Room, 14.00-16.00pm

Presented by: Nick Crick, interim Head of Social Work, South locality

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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 16:54

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Readers encouraged to embrace their love of books during Festival of Storytelling

Ex social workers encouraged back to the profession

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Your healthy lunchtime snack

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:41

   A flavour of the week at NCC...         23 September 2016

Royal seal of approval for Scottow

The Princess Royal paid a flying visit to Scottow Enterprise Park at former RAF Coltishall. NCC paid £4m for the 600-acre base, which closed in 2006. The Enterprise Park continues to exceed expectations in terms of income and development and houses one of the biggest solar farms in the UK. Read more.

A good sign for our roads

EDP editor Nigel Pickover hit the road this week, taking to the sandy trackways of the Northern Distributor Road in a chunky 4X4, and becoming one of the first to cover the entire route. Whether you’re a road construction buff or not, his thoughts make interesting reading. Read more.

And the £21m Postwick Hub junction is one of six Norfolk civil engineering projects honoured in the Institution of Civil Engineers’ East of England 2016 Merit awards. Read more.

The world's our oyster

NCC, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Norwich Research Park are urging businesses to join them in selling the region at MIPIM UK, the renowned international property marketplace for investors and developers from all over the world. Read more

Healthy hula hoops

We’ve been shortlisted for the national Chartered Institute of Libraries and Information Professionals (CILIP) Libraries Change Lives Award for the work we’re doing on Healthy Norfolk Libraries, a joint initiative between Public Health and our Library and Information Service. 

This week's word - obesogenic

One in five children in Norfolk is obese and escalating numbers of young people are being referred to Norfolk hospitals for obesity. This week, Dr Louise Smith, our Director of Public Health, was interviewed on Radio Norfolk about this growing problem. It’s well worth a listen (the piece itself starts at 01:40:35, with Louise on at 01.42.48).

If listening to what Louise has to say makes you want to do some exercise, check out our Active Norfolk website for support, information and advice.

Write on Norfolk wows judges

Judges have met to pick the winners of the Write of Norfolk competition, run by NCC with the EDP. Judges include MD Wendy Thomson and Deputy Leader Alison Thomas. Wendy is looking forward to presenting the prize in the 5-7 age group next week. Read more.  

Culture boost for Norfolk and Suffolk

We’ve just been awarded over £600k from the European Regional Development Fund to deliver a major new regional economic development initiative ‘Start East: Building the Cultural Economy’ with Suffolk County Council. The funding also releases £500k of Arts Council England funding for the initiative, which will be launched in January 2017, boosting performing and outdoor arts, music, literature and supporting technical roles, such as stage management. 

Something for the weekend

Tomorrow (Saturday 24 September) sees the launch of the first ever Festival of Storytelling – brought to you by Norfolk Library and Information Service. There is something for everyone at the festival which runs for two weeks and hosts events in all libraries across the county. Most of the events are free of charge, with famous storytellers such as Taffy Thomas, Dave Tonge, Mandy Hartley and Daniel Morden, who has worked on television and radio and has published six books, twice winning the Welsh Books Council’s Tir na n-Og Awards.

For more information and the full festival timetable click here.

Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

CLT out and about this week:

Wendy will be attending the Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution Leaders meeting which is taking place at County Hall on Wednesday and will be presenting the prize to the winner of the 5-7 year old category of the Write on Norfolk competition at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library in the evening. She is a guest at the CBI East of England Annual Dinner on Thursday evening at Duxford Airspace in Cambridge.

Michael will be visiting Barnardo’s on Monday. On Tuesday he is attending the Community Care Live event in London, and on Friday he will be attending an all-day event looking at the future of policing in Norfolk.       

Simon is going to Policy and Resources Committee on Monday.  On Tuesday he will attend a Strategic Group Leaders Meeting in Great Yarmouth and will be having Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) training at the end of the week. 

Tom will also be at Policy and Resources Committee on Monday and is meeting with Norse Managing Directors on Wednesday. On Thursday he is visiting a Help Hub in Thetford and on Friday he will be at the Police HQ in Wymondham about the Norfolk 2020 Change Board.

For more information on CLT, visit Our Leadership Team

Farewell Jennifer...

Jennifer Holland, Assistant Director for Cultural Services and Head of our Library and Information Service, has featured in the media this week, as she’s set to retire, after 35 years at NCC. Read more

Hands off your mobile 

Did you know that police in Norfolk and Suffolk have caught more than 6,000 drivers on their mobiles since January last year? And that many fatal crashes have been caused by drivers texting or using their phones? This week the EDP launched a ‘Hands off your mobile’ campaign, pledging to name anyone prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving. Read more.

Leader of the Council Cliff Jordan and Chief Fire Officer Roy Harold also added their support.

Safer cycling

This week also saw the launch of ‘Mind out for each other’, a campaign to urge drivers and cyclists to do more to keep each other safe. It comes in response to the increasing number of adults taking up cycling, and the rising number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on Norfolk’s roads. See our tips on how car drivers and cyclists can mind out for each other.

Debbie's blog

Debbie Bartlett, Head of Business Intelligence and Performance and Corporate Planning and Partnerships

My house is currently stacked high with cardboard boxes, waiting to be filled. The removal lorry is booked and decisions about what to take and what to leave behind can no longer be delayed. Read more.

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Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin 23 September 2016

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:30

Dear Norfolk Arts Forum Members,

Welcome to the 23 September 2016 edition of the Norfolk Arts Forum Bulletin. Below you will find information on jobs, opportunities, and funding for the arts in Norfolk.

In This Issue:Job OpportunitiesLearning Associate: Widening Participation and Arts Award - Fitzwilliam Museum

£28,982 - £37,768 pro-rata 

The Fitzwilliam Museum is looking for an experienced cultural learning professional who shares the belief that museums and young people can help each other reach their full potential. The role reports to the Head of Learning within the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Communications and Engagement Department, and has responsibility for co-ordination and delivery of two key programme areas within the Fitzwilliam and through partnerships across the eight UCM and Botanic Garden:Arts Award and Widening Participation Coordination.

This role is part time, four days per week.

Closing Date: 29 September 2016
Planned interviews: 14 October 2016

Further information can be found here.

Development OpportunitiesAnteros Arts Courses

Up-coming courses for this Autumn at Anteros Arts are:

  • Life & Observational Drawing (10 week course on Tuesday evenings 6-8.30pm, starting 20th September (drop-ins available))
  • Clay Sculpture: Modelling the Figure (8 week course on Thursday evenings 6-8.30pm, starting 29th September)
  • Photographing your Artwork (Capture the detail, colour, form and tone of your 2D and 3D work using digital SLR cameras, Saturday 1st October 10-4pm)
  • Practical Colour Theory (An introduction to ‘hands-on’ practical colour theory, Saturday 8th October 10-4pm)
  • Gallery Tour: Sainsbury Centre Permanent Collection (Saturday 5th November 2-3pm)
  • Gallery Tour: Anteros Arts Foundation (Saturday 19th November 2-3pm)

For more information about the courses and bookings please visit www.anterosfoundation.com or email enquiries@anteros.co.uk

Creative Writing Group - Surlingham

A creative writing group begins in Surlingham
Mondays 1.30-3.30 Sept 26 – Oct 17 (4 sessions)
At St Mary’s Church, Surlingham NR14 7DF

This creative writing group will focus on beginning to write prose fiction and poetry with a sense of place and be led by Amanda Addison, (www.amandaaddison.com) who is a published author, qualified teacher and holds an MA in Writing. 

To book a place please contact Amanda: amandaaddisonisnow@gmail.com  or Tel. 01508 538334

Fees: £24 for 4 sessions (of 2 hours) or £8 one-off drop in fee. Please bring something to write with and paper/notebook. Refreshments provided.

New Anglia Growth Hub webinar: Cut costs and save energy

Tuesday 27 September, 12-12.30pm
FREE

New Anglia Growth Hub's webinars series, sponsored by Barclays, aims to give you clear and concise guidance to a range of business support services. 

This month, it's all about cutting costs and saving energy at the same time. Aimee Clark, a Senior Environmental Business Adviser at Groundwork, will speak about BEE Anglia (Business Energy Efficiency Anglia), a business support programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund. 

Become more energy efficient through BEE Anglia. Three strands of support include: 

  • A detailed on-site energy efficiency review and tailored action plan with recommendations for energy, cost and emissions reductions 
  • Grants averaging a 28% intervention rate or £4,500 (maximum £20,000) to implement recommendations of next-phase technology projects. 
  • Accreditation to the Carbon Charter which recognises environmental commitments. 

Further information can be found here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4853084171757497348

The Leading Learning Programme 2017 

Leading Learning is now in its 9th year and has supported over 130 senior managers working in culture, leisure and sport sector across the UK either in local authorities or in partner trusts and social enterprises. The future of culture, leisure and sport provision for communities lies at the centre of the programme but with a focus on developing the leadership skills necessary to lead and sustain organisational change in these challenging times. As the pattern of local provision has changed in the light of funding reductions over a number of years now, we have also decided to extend the Programme’s reach to all those working in community development. The programme has been a critical factor in helping a number of individuals develop their careers and go on to achieve Director and Chief Executive roles.

Each programme runs over a period of twelve months with between 12 and 16 people participating. The programme has five components: 

  • A 360-degree review of participants’ current leadership style.
  • Three residential sessions totalling 7 days facilitated by experienced tutors from Cass Business School and other academic and specialist consultancies
  • Facilitated action learning sets with an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualified facilitator
  • A website which will contain all information pertaining to the taught elements, news and opportunity items, forums for participants, course lecturers and mentors.The address is www.ncfleadinglearning.co.uk
  • Most importantly all participants are offered one to one mentoring. Participants and mentors separately attend induction sessions, which allow them to explore a range of issues that may arise during a mentoring relationship

The subsidised cost in 2017 of each place is £4,000 + VAT for local authorities, charitable trusts and individual consultants and £5,000 + VAT for commercial companies and national cultural bodies. (The price has been kept stable for four years and this is the last year that the cost can remain at this level.) There is an early bird discount of £500 for those applying by 14th November 2016. A few bursaries of £500/£1000 may be available.

Any questions on the programme, how to participate and where to get application forms can be addressed to Sue Isherwood, Director, NLCF Leading Learning Programme at leadinglearning@artsdevelopmentuk.org or tel 01749 871110.

Opportunities for Artists/Writers/PerformersOpportunity for Local Artists - The Garage

The Garage are offering a new opportunity for local artists to display their work in the building by introducing new exhibition spaces. The first exhibition will run from 24 October – 30 November, and will have the theme of ‘Performance’.

The Garage are looking for a range of media entries, including video installations to be part of the inaugural exhibition. A private view of the chosen work will take place on Monday 24 October, 7pm including music, entertainment and more.

Artwork submission criteria:

  • The art work must fit into the allocated spaces, download the artwork hanging positions here. 
  • All artwork accepted must be ready to hang on submission.
  • Video installations are accepted.
  • The entry limit for applicants is four works per individual.

Work submitted can be new or existing pieces. There is no fee to submit entries but there will be a gallery fee for each artwork sold. Work can be made available for sale, with 20% sales commission going towards The Garage’s artspace.

Dates to remember:

  • Deadline for all submissions is Friday 14 October, 5PM
  • Accepted exhibitors will be contacted by email
  • Accepted artwork is to be brought to The Garage on Friday 21 or Saturday 22 October
  • A Private View will be held on Monday 24 October
  • The exhibition will continue until Wednesday 30 November and your work will be available to pick up on this day at 4pm.

Further information can be found here http://www.thegarage.org.uk/blog/opportunity-local-artists-showcase-work-our-autumn-exhibition

Industry Research & InformationSkilled migration and the UK’s creative industries - Nesta

Nesta has published a report on Skilled migration and the UK’s creative industries. 

Key findings

  • 55.5 per cent and 45.5 per cent of jobs in the creative industries that are not done by UK workers, are filled by European and non-EEA migrants respectively.
  • In some creative sub-sectors the number of non-European migrants outnumbers those from Europe, for instance in IT, software and computer services.
  • In other creative sub-sectors, like Music, Arts, TV, Film, Publishing and Architecture, we see that non-EEA migrants make up a disproportionately low number of workers compared to their European and UK colleagues, which is consistent with the possibility that there is a demand for UK creative workers in these particular areas due to their understanding of UK culture, or that the UK is doing a better job than its international competitors in training the talent needed to fill jobs in these sub-sectors.

Further information and the full report can be found here

Funding Opportunities£80 Million boost to help give young people the best start in life

The Government and the Big Lottery Fund has announced a total of £80 million to boost England's youth sector, the funding is aimed at helping to give young people the best start in life so that they can go as far as their talents will take them. Local voluntary youth groups will be able to bid for a share of the funding to open up opportunities for young people to get involved in their communities, create new experiences, support their personal development and help them to succeed in the future.  Winning youth projects could include:

  • Clubs offering activities from football to basketball
  • Arts and drama courses
  • Enterprise training
  • Volunteering opportunities such as encouraging healthy living in their area or supporting charities and awareness campaigns such as Guide Dog Week.

The funding will be made available through two schemes, the Youth Investment Fund and the Step up to Serve's #iwill campaign. 

Read more at https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/press-releases/england/110916_governmentdelivers80million   

Youth Music Funding

Youth Music, England's largest children's music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes. Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector. Youth Making's funding programme is made up of three separate funds. These are: 

  • Fund A which offers small grants (£2,000 to £30,000) for high quality music-making projects
  • Fund B offers medium-sized grants (30,001 - £100,000 per year for up to two years) for larger programmes of work
  • Fund C offers grants (£50,000 to £180,000) for strategic programmes to help embed sustainable, inclusive music-making across a local area.

The types of organisations that are eligible to apply include charities, not for profit organisations and schools. Schools will however have to justify how to activities to be funded do not duplicate Department of Education funding. The closing dates for applications to Fund A is 5pm on the 16th December 2016 and to Fund B the 4th November 2016. Fund C is currently closed to applications. 

Read more at http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/Funding/about-youth-musics-grants-programme 

EMI Music Sound Foundation's Instrument/Equipment Awards

Schools in the UK, that wish to purchase musical instruments and equipment can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the EMI Music Sound Foundation's Instrument and/or Equipment Awards. To date the Foundations has made awards to over two thousand schools, individual students and teachers improve their access to music through the purchase or upgrade of musical instruments and equipment. The funding has to be made for music education that is beyond statutory national curriculum music teaching. The Foundation cannot fund retrospectively and schools are not eligible for financial assistance under this scheme if they have already purchased their instruments or if they do so before their application has been approved.

The closing date for applications is the 7th February 2017

Read more at http://www.emimusicsoundfoundation.com/index.php/site/awards/

The Peter Cruddas Foundation

Registered charities as well as organisations and individuals supported by registered charities can apply for funding through the Peter Cruddas Foundation for projects benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK. The Foundation gives priority to programmes calculated to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in England and Wales towards pathways into education, training and employment through charitable organisations. There are no minimum or maximum grants and projects can be funded for more than one year. Please note that the Foundation is not accepting applications for Capital Projects.

The next closing date for application is the 1st March 2017

Read more at http://petercruddasfoundation.org.uk/how_to_apply.htm

The William & Jane Morris Fund

The William and Jane Morris Fund is open to applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896. The Fund offers grants of between £500 - £3,000 towards work concerned with the conservation of decorative features such as stained glass windows; sculpture; furniture; internal monuments and tombs; and wall paintings; etc. The decorative feature, monument, etc must be dated before 1896 (the date of William Morris's death). Applications for features dated after 1896, even if they are in churches dated before 1896, are not eligible.

The next deadline for applications is the 31st March 2017

Read more at https://www.sal.org.uk/grants/morris-fund-conservation-grants/  

Norfolk Arts Forum

Contact: arts@norfolk.gov.uk

Website: http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Arts/index.htm 

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Visual Arts at Norwich Castle

Norfolk Council News Feed - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:00
Visual Arts at Norwich Castle

Fishermen & Kings:
The Photography of Olive Edis

8 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, Olive Edis (1876-1755) was Britain's first female war photographer, as well as an extraordinary portrait photographer.  Her pioneering work shows the destruction wrought by the war, along with portraits depicting subjects from North Norfolk Fishermen to British Royalty.

Norfolk Museums hold the largest collection of Edis' work in the world, and draws on this together with works held by Imperial War Museums and National Portrait Gallery, London, for this landmark exhibition.

Norfolk Contemporary Art Society: Sixty Years On, Highlights from Norwich Castle's Collection

Opening Saturday 24 September

Modern and contemporary art acquired over the last 60 years with the support of Norfolk Contemporary Art Society - includes works by Prunella Clough, Graham Sutherland, Keith Vaughan and Frances Kearney.

'To watch the corn grow, and the blossoms set' The art of Claughton Pellew

Showing until 15 January 2017

Claughton Pellew (1890-1966) was a gifted painter and wood engraver, trained at the Slade School of Art. 

Rediscover his exquisite drawings and prints, inspired by the harmony of country life, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

 

From Norfolk to Nubia: the watercolours of E T Daniell

Showing until 5 March 2017

Works by Edward Thomas Daniell (1804-1842) priest, artist and antiquarian who spent three years travelling across Europe and the Middle East producing vibrant watercolours.

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Corrected Transport Matters No 19

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:38
No19 September 2016 Construction milestone at Fakenham RoadWatch for Fakenham, Fir Covert & Holt Road closuresTraffic has moved on to the first stretch of new road constructed as part of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road project.

Overnight working to tie-in the realignment of the A1067 Fakenham road and the new NDR roundabout (pictured) has allowed traffic to be moved on to the stretch of new road for the first time.

Working at night under a full closure of the A1067 avoids a far longer period of disruption affecting thousands of people a day, but we had to get approval to vary the 7am to 7pm normal hours of working.

Further overnight closures

Further surfacing work will be carried out on Fakenham Road overnight under a road closure (8pm to 6am) for the rest of this week, and Monday 26th if necessary. White lining is scheduled for the night of Wednesday 28th.

Traffic is also using one side of the Fir Covert Road roundabout, with a further overnight closure on Friday 30th September.

Please note that these plans are subject to change. Progress at Fakenham Road has already been affected by the weather and the condition of the existing road that required deeper planing and reconstruction than expected.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Be ready for the Holt Road closure!B1149 delays for first 2 weeks of October

Horsford residents and regular users of the B1149 Holt Road will have travel seriously disrupted by an unplanned closure of the B1149 for the first two weeks of October. This will also put pressure on roads through Felthorpe and between Holt Road and the A140 Cromer Road.

The closure is needed because of the unexpected depth of a gas main and the condition of a water main that must be diverted to allow construction of Norwich Northern Distributor Road. Attempts to carry out these diversions under traffic lights were unsuccessful in August, and the only option is deep excavation that can only be carried out with Holt Road closed. This will take place as follows:

Week beginning Monday 3rd October: Closure between Horsford village and Holly Lane.
Church Street will be the only route in and out of Horsford at the southern end of the village*. Traffic control will be used at the junction of Church Street with the A140 Cromer Road, but the main road will be given priority and long delays are likely on Church Street.

There will also be traffic lights at the junction of Holt Road into Church Street to help buses and other large vehicles make the turn without causing a log-jam.

If work has been completed, Holt Road will reopen for the weekend of 8-9 October.

Week beginning Monday 10th October:Closure between Holly Lane and A140 roundabout.
This will allow access in and out of Horsford via Holly Lane, as well as Church Road.

The last day of closure should be Friday 14th.

To reduce the amount of through-traffic in Horsford, advisory signs will be going up as far out as the Cawston crossroads, where the B1145 provides an easy connection to the A140 at the Aylsham bypass roundabout.

Bus companies have been consulted. Please check with operators for changes to public and school services.

Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty apologise for the disruption that will be caused, especially for people living in Horsford and surrounding communities affected by higher levels of traffic.

Apologies if you are inconvenienced by any of the NDR works and traffic management.  City FocusMajor projects another step closer

Proposals to improve the Dereham Road/Sweet Briar Road roundabout and the centre of Eaton and Cringleford have been approved by the Norwich Highways Agency Committee for consultation.

Dereham Road/Sweet Briar Road roundabout
Plans for Dereham Road propose a scheme that will reduce congestion for all traffic at its roundabout with Sweet Briar Road, improve pedestrian crossing facilities in the area, and provide a better environment for cyclists. By making the layout more efficient, it also aims to improve reliability and journey times for bus services on Dereham Road. Eaton and Cringleford
Proposals for Eaton and Cringleford include the installation of traffic signals either side of Cringleford bridge as well as the conversion of the existing footway on Eaton Street into a shared-use pedestrian/cycle facility. Projects such as this outside the city centre are an important part of measures to connect communities with the city centre and places of employment.

To read the committee reports in full, please click here. Details of the consultations, which are due to take place in October, will follow on the webpages at www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfn.

On your bikes!

More and more people are taking to two wheels with cyclists across the city benefitting from recent work to improve the Norwich cycle network.

With this in mind, the city and county councils have launched a new edition of the popular Norwich cycle map, which is up to date with the latest changes to the pink pedalway – one of seven colour-coded routes across the city.

Also hot off the press is the first two in a series of ‘bite-size biking’ recommended routes to help people enjoy the city and all it has to offer while getting all the benefits that come with using pedal power.

To find out more and request a copy of the new cycle map, visit www.norwich.gov.uk/cycling. Alternatively, head along to the Norwich Tourist Information Centre at The Forum where you can pick up the whole set.

*Drayton Lane

*Unfortunately it is not possible to reopen Drayton Lane for the Holt Road closure (see article, left). 

This was considered, but work is already underway on electricity and sewer diversions, and any further delay in realigning Drayton Lane would have serious knock-on effects, including a risk of longer-lasting access problems for Horsford when Holt Road and Holly Lane close permanently next year.

Watch your speed!

Nearly 900 people have been caught speeding through NDR work areas.

Please watch your speed through the NDR works speed limits! We don't want people ending up with fines and points on their licence - just safe work areas for our workforce, and safe travel for road users.

Transport matters! Stay up to date.

Transport for Norwich is carrying out an ongoing programme of changes to the city’s roads. The aim is to improve accessibility by all forms of transport around the city and to encourage the use of more sustainable forms of transport, such as public transport, cycling and walking, while also improving the capacity of the road network

To find out why work is taking place, as well as details about current and forthcoming projects, please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfn.

Transport Matters newsletters, including NDR Extra and all earlier editions, can be viewed on Norfolk County Council's website.

Anyone with an email address can sign up to receive the newsletter. Just email norwich.transport@norfolk.gov.uk and put 'Transport Matters sign-up' in the subject box. We will add you to the distribution list.

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Transport Matters No 19

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:07
No19 September 2016 Construction milestone at Fakenham RoadWatch for Fakenham, Fir Covert & Holt Road closuresTraffic has moved on to the first stretch of new road constructed as part of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road project.

Overnight working to tie-in the realignment of the A1067 Fakenham road and the new NDR roundabout (pictured) has allowed traffic to be moved on to the stretch of new road for the first time.

Working at night under a full closure of the A1067 avoids a far longer period of disruption affecting thousands of people a day, but we had to get approval to vary the 7am to 7pm normal hours of working.

Further overnight closures

Further surfacing work will be carried out on Fakenham Road overnight under a road closure (8pm to 6am) for the rest of this week, and Monday 26th if necessary. White lining is scheduled for the night of Thursday 28th.

Traffic is also using one side of the Fir Covert Road roundabout, with a further overnight closure on Friday 30th September.

Please note that these plans are subject to change. Progress at Fakenham Road has already been affected by the weather and the condition of the existing road that required deeper planing and reconstruction than expected.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Be ready for the Holt Road closure!B1149 delays for first 2 weeks of October

Horsford residents and regular users of the B1149 Holt Road will have travel seriously disrupted by an unplanned closure of the B1149 for the first two weeks of October. This will also put pressure on roads through Felthorpe and between Holt Road and the A140 Cromer Road.

The closure is needed because of the unexpected depth of a gas main and the condition of a water main that must be diverted to allow construction of Norwich Northern Distributor Road. Attempts to carry out these diversions under traffic lights were unsuccessful in August, and the only option is deep excavation that can only be carried out with Holt Road closed. This will take place as follows:

Week beginning Monday 3rd October: Closure between Horsford village and Holly Lane.
Church Street will be the only route in and out of Horsford at the southern end of the village*. Traffic control will be used at the junction of Church Street with the A140 Cromer Road, but the main road will be given priority and long delays are likely on Church Street.

There will also be traffic lights at the junction of Holt Road into Church Street to help buses and other large vehicles make the turn without causing a log-jam.

If work has been completed, Holt Road will reopen for the weekend of 8-9 October.

Week beginning Monday 10th October:Closure between Holly Lane and A140 roundabout.
This will allow access in and out of Horsford via Holly Lane, as well as Church Road.

The last day of closure should be Friday 14th.

To reduce the amount of through-traffic in Horsford, advisory signs will be going up as far out as the Cawston crossroads, where the B1145 provides an easy connection to the A140 at the Aylsham bypass roundabout.

Bus companies have been consulted. Please check with operators for changes to public and school services.

Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty apologise for the disruption that will be caused, especially for people living in Horsford and surrounding communities affected by higher levels of traffic.

Apologies if you are inconvenienced by any of the NDR works and traffic management.  City FocusMajor projects another step closer

Proposals to improve the Dereham Road/Sweet Briar Road roundabout and the centre of Eaton and Cringleford have been approved by the Norwich Highways Agency Committee for consultation.

Dereham Road/Sweet Briar Road roundabout
Plans for Dereham Road propose a scheme that will reduce congestion for all traffic at its roundabout with Sweet Briar Road, improve pedestrian crossing facilities in the area, and provide a better environment for cyclists. By making the layout more efficient, it also aims to improve reliability and journey times for bus services on Dereham Road. Eaton and Cringleford
Proposals for Eaton and Cringleford include the installation of traffic signals either side of Cringleford bridge as well as the conversion of the existing footway on Eaton Street into a shared-use pedestrian/cycle facility. Projects such as this outside the city centre are an important part of measures to connect communities with the city centre and places of employment.

To read the committee reports in full, please click here. Details of the consultations, which are due to take place in October, will follow on the webpages at www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfn.

On your bikes!

More and more people are taking to two wheels with cyclists across the city benefitting from recent work to improve the Norwich cycle network.

With this in mind, the city and county councils have launched a new edition of the popular Norwich cycle map, which is up to date with the latest changes to the pink pedalway – one of seven colour-coded routes across the city.

Also hot off the press is the first two in a series of ‘bite-size biking’ recommended routes to help people enjoy the city and all it has to offer while getting all the benefits that come with using pedal power.

To find out more and request a copy of the new cycle map, visit www.norwich.gov.uk/cycling. Alternatively, head along to the Norwich Tourist Information Centre at The Forum where you can pick up the whole set.

*Drayton Lane

*Unfortunately it is not possible to reopen Drayton Lane for the Holt Road closure (see article, left). 

This was considered, but work is already underway on electricity and sewer diversions, and any further delay in realigning Drayton Lane would have serious knock-on effects, including a risk of longer-lasting access problems for Horsford when Holt Road and Holly Lane close permanently next year.

Watch your speed!

Nearly 900 people have been caught speeding through NDR work areas.

Please watch your speed through the NDR works speed limits! We don't want people ending up with fines and points on their licence - just safe work areas for our workforce, and safe travel for road users.

Transport matters! Stay up to date.

Transport for Norwich is carrying out an ongoing programme of changes to the city’s roads. The aim is to improve accessibility by all forms of transport around the city and to encourage the use of more sustainable forms of transport, such as public transport, cycling and walking, while also improving the capacity of the road network

To find out why work is taking place, as well as details about current and forthcoming projects, please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/tfn.

Transport Matters newsletters, including NDR Extra and all earlier editions, can be viewed on Norfolk County Council's website.

Anyone with an email address can sign up to receive the newsletter. Just email norwich.transport@norfolk.gov.uk and put 'Transport Matters sign-up' in the subject box. We will add you to the distribution list.

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council Trading Standards Consumer Scam, News and Information Alerts

Norfolk Council News Feed - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:28

Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

Categories: Norfolk

Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:05

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Norfolk Parking Partnership Joint Committee. The Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 29 September 2016 is now available.


Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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Localities edition - spotlight on Kings Lynn and west Norfolk

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 15:51
Children's Services staff newsletter - 21 September 2016

The Spotlight on King's Lynn and West Norfolk locality is brought to you by the teams in social care and early help led by Carol Manning and Hayley Griffin - and with the expert editing assistance of Keith Mawson.  October's Spotlight turns its attention to the North Norfolk locality.

Youth Advisory Board: Improving our services

The Community Capacity Coordinator and the Outreach practitioner have been working closely with West Norfolk Youth Advisory Board (YAB).  Following initial meetings it was suggested that the team may benefit from a Signs of Safety briefing.  Nikki King, the West Norfolk Assessment and Training Officer delivered this training making it relevant for the type of youth work the team are involved in.  The training was very positively received and the YAB now use Signs of Safety as an evaluation tool for everything they do including staff meetings, individual work, group work and planning for the area.  Bob Casey, YAB manager told us “It is refreshing to use something so practical”.

During one of the regular meetings of Early Help and YAB, it was also suggested that the libraries may be a useful venue to enable the YAB to deliver services to what is a rather large area including towns and more rural locations. This has led to the planning of a wrestling session in Gaywood library and a writing competition for 14-19 year olds to be judged by a local author.

The YAB have also met with the Fiona Henderson the Community Librarian to discuss further opportunities and they have now produced a survey for young people to find out more about their library use and what they would like to see in their local library.  This will support both the YAB and the Norfolk Library and Information Service with future planning.  Some other ideas include intergenerational work, bringing young people together with the older generation as this can be mutually beneficial.  There is also the potential for the YAB to use their bus to travel with the mobile library vans to our more rural areas.

Finding Forever Families

The FIT1 team in King's Lynn have been working closely with the adoption team to ensure we have good consultations when parallel planning for children in care proceedings who are unable to return to the care of their parents but are older than the baby/infant stage. Adoption consultations have been very helpful and added to practitioner’s knowledge of planning and work that needs to be in place for sibling groups to be considered for adoption. Research has been considered within this process about sibling group adoptions and the likelihood of break down and then balanced against siblings being placed in separate foster placements to ensure their individual needs are met.  
The team had two sibling groups who were experiencing significant harm in the care of their parents, care proceedings could not consider re-unification and family members assessed were negative. The manager of our adoption team provided clear analytical consultations which supported practitioners in the team to look at this in a different – be brave - and separate the sibling groups in their best interests. Sibling group A was a girl aged 3 and baby aged 6 months. Sibling group B was 3 girls aged 7 and 5 and unborn and 1 boy aged 4
The outcome so far: Sibling group A all have adoptive placements. The unborn girl from sibling group B is to be placed in a foster to adopt placement within the week. The other children are still in care proceedings but adopters are already identified for boy aged 4. Julia Mower Team manager said ‘As a team we take on board adoption as a last resort and it is not appropriate in all cases. However with these particular sibling groups by working closely in partnership with the adoption team it has meant that these children will not be subject to statutory services or children at an older age from being in long term foster care. Additionally it has further developed team learning and reduced our LAC figures. While it may not be possible to achieve adoption for all children in sibling group B there will be a clear journey of how hard we tried as they are equally as important– but also the siblings will remain in contact whether in adoption or long term foster care’.  

Helping our youth lead the way...

At The SWAN Centre (formerly Downham Youth Centre) in Downham Market, we are really proud to facilitate a Youth Leadership Scheme. The scheme, which is open to anyone in Year 7+ provides young people with a platform for personal development. Young people who are part of the scheme grow confidence, self-esteem and life skills instrumental for later life.
From here, the participants on the scheme provide a voice for young people in Downham Market and The SWAN Centre, and drive forward our development to really meet the needs of the local community.
Recently, the Youth Leaders organised a ‘Showcase Event’ and personally provided tours of the venue to local citizens, town councillors, Norfolk County Council and the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk. The event allowed the young people to proudly showcase our past, present and future.
With a Centre which is buzzing with energy, our youth leaders feel fully immersed in the development of this facility for young people aged 8-19. With plans for the future to build sustainable projects and provide intervention work to local schools and academies, we hope that our youth leadership scheme really is epitome the work we do at The SWAN Centre.

Making libraries fun

The Big Friendly Read summer challenge has just come to an end, with libraries registering more families than ever before. This year saw the return of the challenge for children under 5, with parents being encouraged to share a story with their children. Children were awarded stickers or collectors cards for each book they read and a certificate and medal when they’d read six.  
‘My son has really tuned into reading this summer and I think it is all down to the reading game.  He was keen to collect all the cards.  His reading has drastically improved and he is looking forward to showing his medal off when he goes back to school,’ said one parent.
With the new term our regular events are back. All local libraries host a range of groups offering adults the opportunity to learn new skills, share experiences and even make new friends. The Healthy Library promotion has seen the launch of various initiatives aimed at getting people active or improving their wellbeing. Dersingham Library hosts a Peer support group for carers which meets on the first Tuesday of the month and has a new Walk and Talk book club targeting those who are new to the Healthy Walks programme.
Hunstanton Library has begun a project with Hunstanton Children’s Centre to offer free online training in workplace qualifications for anyone with children under 8 years old. 
Lynn Library hosts a ‘Let’s Talk’ session every Friday for adults with English as an additional language, offering an opportunity to practice their spoken English in a friendly group. Also weekly Job Support sessions offer help with job hunting skills, setting up an email and also direct internet beginners to free ‘Get Digital’ courses.
You can find out what’s happening at your local library by visiting our website www.library.norfolk.gov.uk

West Norfolk Early Help Network Event

West Norfolk Early Help Hub and Momentum have organised a free network event, taking place on Wednesday 28 September 2016, open to all those involved with the Early Help offer.

The flyer and booking form can be found here.

 

 

Development & networking opportunity

Early Help and Momentum are holding a joint event on 28th September. As well as an opportunity to identify what is happening in West Norfolk and to network with other organisations, the event will feature an introduction to Ambition Quality and hold practical sessions on Signs of Safety.

Carol Manning Head of Service for Early Help & Partnerships for the West said ‘Each table will focus on one aspect of the Signs of Safety using examples from a given case study. It will be a great opportunity to develop practice and learn as a group’

The event, at the Professional Development Centre Kings Lynn is open to anyone who contributes to early help and works with children, young people and families.

Dories' superheroes

 

The West Locality Early Help Family Focus and Process teams turned a day’s ‘house-keeping’ on the Dories system into a chance to have some fun and to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Tasked with portraying their favourite Superhero, the team rose to the challenge with outstanding results, whilst others contributed a fantastic array of cakes. The Team wish to express their thanks to colleagues within Priory House whose generosity raised a total of over £185 for the national charity which helps children and families dealing with the impact of autism.

Autumn networking & training events

The Commissioning, Partnership and Community Capacity team will be establishing Early Years Networking meetings for West Norfolk.  These will be termly and will start in the autumn term with the first event scheduled for 16th November.  There will be a survey going out to partners to find out how we can best use this time to offer support and networking opportunities.

The Early Help Process Team are rolling out core training in The Family Support Process. The training, which is open to all agencies and services, will give a good working knowledge of the process for people who work with children and young people aged 0 -18 years or people who work with adults who have children. In addition, as it is a multi-agency training course it offers you a chance to network with colleagues from other agencies. Dates are St Clements Children Centre 18th October and 13th December and Hunstanton Childrens Centre 30th November

Working with migrant families

The Local Safeguarding Children Group met in March, Mark Osborn attended and presented the Working with eastern European migrant families Stage 1 Report: Community Engagement.  The group suggested a task and finish group to look at the report and develop some local actions.  The Early Help Community Capacity Coordinator facilitated the task and finish group inviting partners from King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support, the Hanseatic Union, Norfolk Constabulary, schools and the Pandora Project. 

The first meeting resulted in several actions to improve access to services including a transition in to schools pack and a police and migrant community consultation regarding translation of important safeguarding information.  The task and finish group will meet again in the autumn term to share completed actions.  The Community Capacity Coordinator will be feeding back to the LSCG as the work progresses.

Consent to Accommodation under Section 20 Children Act 1989 – New Form

Recent case law has put the use of accommodation under s.20 Children Act 1989 under the spotlight. Pertinent points for social workers to note include: the social worker seeking consent has a personal duty to ensure that the person(s) with parental responsibility have the capacity to give fully informed consent, the removal must be fair, proportionate and necessary to ensure the child’s safety and much caution should be exercised in seeking consents immediately after birth. In view of this, a new form has gone live on the INET procedures website, and must be used forthwith whenever we are seeking to accommodate a child under Section 20. The new document can be found by clicking here.

Achieving inclusion for disabled children

 

Rachel Gates, Health & Disability Strategic Commissioner in Children’s Services, kicked off a series of workshops discussing how the children’s services intend to provide services for disabled children, with a day at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham. These market shaping events are an opportunity for services interested in providing services for the council to influence the tender process.

The afternoon session co-facilitated by Equal Lives, a disability advocacy organisation in Norfolk, was attended by a variety of organisations from the community, voluntary sector and NCC Children’s Services and Early Help. Information was shared about services and resources available in their local areas that can be accessed by all professionals, parents and children such as the Local Offer and Go Do Norfolk. The ‘Dragons’ (Disability Real Action Group of Norfolk) a group of young people who audit services and make recommendations about accessibility also attended to share their experiences.

All attendees were then challenged to consider how we develop a joint vision of inclusion. This was an initial discussion and further work will take place to develop a statement that children’s services,  the community and voluntary sector and disability organisations, parents and children can work together to achieve inclusion for disabled children. The session was very hot and in Swaffham it was agreed the aspiration we should be aiming for is “involvement for all”

Welcome on board Keith

New Partnership Officer Keith Mawson joined the Commissioning, Partnerships and Community Capacity Team on 10th August. Previously Keith worked with the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk as part of the Improvement and Efficiency Team on business process re-engineering and latterly as a service manager within the Home Improvement Agency, However his back ground is in the commercial world of technical management in fresh produce! Ashley Charles-Brown transferred from the Family Focus Team at the beginning of September meaning that the CPCC Team is now up to full strength.

Your feedback Do you have a good idea for the next Improving Times? Send it to csweeklybrief@norfolk.gov.uk and see our back copies here.
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Behind the scenes at the Norfolk Collections Centre

Norfolk Council News Feed - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:30
Discover behind the scenes at the
Norfolk Collections Centre  On Sunday 25 September, don't miss the opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the printing collections at the Norfolk Collections Centre.

Through objects in the collections you will explore the history of printing, discover how printing has developed and shaped the way we live today.  Find out about the different printing techniques
and see some unique collections that are rarely on display. There is also a chance to have a go
at designing and making your own prints which you can take home and keep. 
This activity is included in the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse admission price.
Tours are by timed ticket only and tickets are issued on the day but are strictly limited.

For more information, please call 01362 860563 or
email gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk.

Also taking place on Sunday 25 September... Horse Power! 

Horse Power! sees the museum’s own team of Suffolk horses working together with members of the Eastern Counties Heavy Horse Association to carry out all the seasonal tasks on the farm. We are delighted to be joined by the Suffolk Horse Society this year who will be sharing information and film from its extensive archive. Be entertained with music and song from local horseman Ray Hubbard, chat to horsemen and hear about the experiences of lives spent working with these animals. Make sure you also don't miss the opportunity to see rare archive films from Creative Arts East as part of the BFI Britain on Film project. 

   

Web: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Email: museums@norfolk.gov.uk
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Norfolk County Council News Update

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:37

You are subscribed to News releases for Norfolk County Council.

The following news has recently been added to our website:

NDR Traffic Update No 27 – Rescheduling of Fir Covert and Fakenham Road closures

Smokers in Norfolk urged to quit during Stoptober

Unique Norfolk Medieval Cross rescued thanks to £15,000 grant

View details on our news page.

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SEND e-newsletter

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:13
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Newsletter

September 2016 - Issue No.9

The SEND e-newsletter gives information and news about what is new and being developed in the world of SEND and the Local Offer in Norfolk.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed ideas and news articles to this edition. 

Have your say - help improve services

Do you have a child with special educational needs and/or a disability? 

Family Voice Norfolk is hosting a series of events around the county to gather parent carer views on subjects such as:

Education

  • SEN support - is it working?
  • EHC plans - what's happening?
  • Anxiety - how can schools help?

Social care

  • Short breaks and respite care...
  • Inclusion - how can young people with SEND access universal services?

Health services

  • Mental health difficulties - how does diagnosis, support and provision work for young people?

Preparing for adulthood

  • When is the right time to start?
  • What is Transition?
  • What works well?

The aim of these events is to make sure that parent carers' voices and views are heard, so that provision can match your needs as closely as possible. 

These events will give you the chance to meet other parents, share your concerns, learn about current issues and find out about the work of Family Voice Norfolk.

With nine events at different towns across Norfolk during November, there is sure to be one near you!  Find out when and where in the Support events section of the Local Offer.

NHS Go

NHS Go is a new health mobile application and website to help young people take greater control over their health from an early age; make healthier choices and get advice and information on health issues from a trusted source when they don’t know where to go.

NHS Go is available on iOS and android and young people can download it via www.NHSGo.uk, Google Play or the Apple store.

The Transition Event East - 9th November 2016

Moving into adulthood (or transition) can be exciting but challenging for young people and their families. The Transition Event is an innovative conference with a free exhibition providing information and inspiration to help parents/carers, teachers and young people navigate the journey to adulthood. 

The agenda includes speakers on the following topics:

  • Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Uncovering Benefits
  • Navigating Transition
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Housing

Date/time: Wednesday 9th November 2016, 9.30 - 4.15

Venue: Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 6SG

Register: cheryl.Yardley@carechoices.co.uk

Find out more.

Innovation in Education - 23rd November 2016

An East of England Regional Children and Young People Mental Health Event.

Wellbeing in schools is a regional priority in the East of England.  This event will focus on innovation within the education sector regarding the promotion and prevention of mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people.  It will showcase examples of best practice and consider the perspectives of the health system, education system and children, young people and families.

Date/time: 23rd November 2016, 10-4

Venue: The Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne, CB23 6BW

Register for this free event

New EHC needs assessment request form to be used by educational settings

There are two new forms to be used by educational settings when requesting an EHC needs assessment for a child or young person:

  • Education, health and care (EHC needs assessment request form for educational settings
  • SEND data protection consent form (SEND DP1)

These forms will ensure that the SEN Centre of Excellence (SEN CoE) has all the information needed to proceed a request efficiently and make a decision about whether to carry out an EHC needs assessment.

Please note that the EHC needs assessment request for education settings is required to be completed by an educational setting even when a parent or a young person makes the request for an EHC needs assessment themselves.

It is essential that the SEND data protection consent form (SEND DP1) is sent in to the SEN CoE with any EHC needs assessment request because without it the needs assessment cannot start to be processed.

These new forms can be found on the SEND Local Offer within the How to request a needs assessment and EHCP needs assessment pages.

What is Independent Support?

The Scope Independent Support Service provides free information, help and support for parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 with Special Educational Needs, through the new Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment and plan development process. This includes new assessments or transfers from Statements and Learning Disability Assessments (LDA's) to Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Is the Independent Support Service for me?

If you are:

  • caring for a child with special educational needs
  • a young person with special educational needs up to the age of 25

and

  • have requested an EHC needs assessment
  • are about to work with or are working with professionals to develop an EHC plan
  • are about to transfer from a Statement to an EHC plan

Then yes, it is for you.

If you would like further information or to access support, please contact Charlotte Collison by email at charlotte.collison@scope.org.uk or call the Scope helpline on 0808 800 3333

Independent Support is also provided by Norfolk SEND IASS Partnership - call 01603 704070.

SEND suite of leaflets for families

A set of six SEND leaflets have just been developed for families with a child with SEND.

  • Joint commissioning
  • The Local Offer
  • Special educational needs (SEN) support
  • Education, health and care plans
  • Personal budgets
  • Preparing for adulthood

You can view at them in the SEND professionals section of the Local Offer (in the Resources section at the bottom of the page).  

If your organisation wishes to place an order for any or all of the leaflets, please complete the order form which can be found with them, and send it back to us.  We are aiming to distribute the leaflets as widely as possible in the coming weeks.

New EHC needs assessment and plan development survey launched

Have you or your child recently requested an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment?

Are you currently going through an EHC needs assessment?

Have you been told that you / your child can have an EHC plan and it is now being developed?

If so, you will at some point in the future receive a letter with a link to a Smart Survey which will give you the opportunity to give Norfolk County Council feedback on your experience.

Your feedback is very important.  It will help Norfolk County Council to understand what is working well and what we need to need to do better.  This knowledge will be used to develop our systems and improve our ways of working with you.

Local area SEND inspection outcome letters

Sooner or later Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will conduct a joint inspection of Norfolk to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the disability and special educational needs reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014. 

You can find the SEND inspection framework and handbook plus other information from the pilots here.

In the meantime, you may find it interesting and useful to read the outcome letters to the areas already inspected that have been published.

Phase transfer

Norfolk County Council will be starting the phase transfer process for children with Special Educational Needs, who have a statement/EHC plan, who will be moving between school phases in September 2017.  Information about phase transfer can now be found on the Local Offer.

Choosing a school for a child with SEND?

Every maintained school, maintained nursery school and academy school must publish  information on their website about the implementation of their policy for pupils with SEN.  This should be updated annually and any changes throughout the year updated as soon as possible.  You can read exactly what information must be published in the SEN information report in the SEN Code of Practice, in chapter 6.79.

Parents / carers can use Schoolfinder to find SEN information reports.  Within a school profile look under Links for SEND Offer - Schools SEN report. 

Schools can use the SEN information report audit tool to check that their SEN information report is compliant.

This autumn, the senior SEN adviser within the Education Inclusion Service will be leading on the co-production of new guidance about the SEND provision that the local authority expects to be available in educational settings. Look out for launch in 2017.

Local Offer update

We have now completed work on the Care, support and advice section of the Local Offer.  All information has been checked for accuracy with new pages on: 

There is also a new link to the Great British Public Toilet Map website! 

Other new pages of note are:

This term we will be reviewing and developing the Early years, education and training section in collaboration with experts and representatives from Family Voice Norfolk, continuing to push ahead with the development of the CYP Local Offer website as well as planning a second Local Offer consultation.

Local Offer Consultation - spring 2017

Our second Local Offer consultation will give you the opportunity to give us feedback about the Local Offer through a Smart Survey and/or a focus group.  

We hope to plan, develop and facilitate the consultation in co-production with Family Voice Norfolk.  

Focus groups will be offered to families across Norfolk and we also hope that range of different professionals across the education, health, care and voluntary sectors will also want us to come and facilitate a focus group with their team.

We would be pleased to hear from any organisations, service or education providers who would be happy to host a consultation event either for professionals or families during this period.  If you think you could help, please contact claire.jones2@norfolk.gov.uk.

MATCH - Norfolk Specialist Employment Service

‘MATCH’ Norfolk Specialist Employment Service is a small team of staff who support people with learning disabilities to find employment within their local community.

Recently rebranded as MATCH, the team was previous known as the Support Into Employment Service.

MATCH helps people with a learning disability who are:

  • Over 19 years old
  • Eligible for Norfolk County Council Community Services
  • Wanting to do paid work
  • Committed to work
  • Prepared to discuss benefits

They do this by presenting employers with potential employees who want to work and who have carefully defined their ideal working environment.  

MATCH offers on-site support and training to make sure the person is able to perform the job to the employer’s standards. 

New mediation and disagreement resolution contract announced

Norfolk County Council has entered in to a Contract with ‘KIDS’ to deliver the Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service, from 1st October 2016.  This will replace the contract which is currently held by Cambridge Family Mediation Service (CFMS) until 30th September 2016.

Disagreement Resolution and Mediation is a voluntary, private and confidential process to resolve disagreements between parties. The aim of Disagreement Resolution and mediation is to bring people together in a facilitated way to find solutions to their disagreements.

This Service has been jointly commissioned by Norfolk County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Norfolk (North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk, West Norfolk CCGs and Great Yarmouth & Waveney CCG (representing clinical commissioning for both Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and Waveney in Suffolk).

SEN Training College

The SEN Training College are going to be delivering the following short qualifications in October:

  • Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism Level 3
  • Award in Supporting Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Level 3
  • Award in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Level 3

For more information go to the website.

Did you know you can also find lots of Events and training for professionals on the Local Offer?

If you would like to submit an article for this newsletter, please get in touch send@norfolk.gov.uk

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Norfolk County Council - Audit Committee

Norfolk Council News Feed - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:26

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Audit Committee. The Supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Thursday 22 September 2016 is now available.
Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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Norfolk County Council - Health and Wellbeing Board

Norfolk Council News Feed - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 21:20

You are subscribed to receive this alert and notification regarding the publication of Norfolk County Council Committee Papers relating to Health and Wellbeing Board. The supplementary Agenda for the meeting due to be held on Wednesday 21 September 2016 is now available.

Please note that Norfolk County Council is moving towards more paperless working and printed meeting papers are not generally available at our public meetings. Please click on the highlighted link above and then, within the site that opens, click the relevant date under the “Scheduled Meeting Date” column to see these papers.
If you have any queries please email committees@norfolk.gov.uk

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