PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
The Parish Council
The Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors who represent the village on various matters. We are one of three tiers of local government: the others being Norfolk County Council and the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk. There is currently a councillor vacancy. If you are interested in finding out more contact the clerk.
We meet at 7.30 pm usually on the first Monday of the month at the Memorial Pavilion, Fakenham Road, South Creake, but due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are meeting virtually. Please see the agenda for joining details. The public is very welcome to attend our meetings.
The Parish Council are responsible for:
The children's Play Area
The upkeep of the Village Green and Playing Field
Bus Shelter and Seating
General Maintenance around the Village.
Waste and Recycling collections changes
New collection days for residents’ household waste and recycling in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk start next week.
Serco, who manage household waste and recycling collections in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, is making these changes to reduce the distances bin trucks are travelling and accommodate new homes in the area.
The changes will start on Monday 9 May and will mean that three quarters of the households in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk will see a change to the day or week their household waste and recycling is collected. Food waste collections will remain weekly, on the same day as waste or recycling collections.
Residents who remain on the same collection day and week may have a different collection time, therefore it remains important that waste or recycling bins are put out by 7.00am on collection day.
For residents subscribed to the assisted collection service, any change will automatically move to the new collection day.
Serco have sent a leaflet to all King’s Lynn and West Norfolk residents to advise of any changes to their household waste and recycling collections.
The things that don’t change. The basic service arrangement does not change:
• Weekly Food Waste Collections (which will take place on the same day as black or green bin collections)
• Fortnightly Black Bin Collections
• Fortnightly Green Bin Collections
• Fortnightly Brown Bin Collections
– (there are no proposed round changes for Brown Bins)
• Bulk Waste Collections
• Clinical Waste Collections
• Black bag collections in King’s Lynn will remain on a Thursday every week
Check your waste and recycling collection day on the borough council website.
For residents concerned by change, have not received a new calendar or believe their bin collection has been missed, please call 0330 109 9220
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk Resilience Forum
This multiagency update provides information to customers and businesses affected by the flooding on the actions being taken and gives the contact details for each organisation involved in flooding response, including Anglian Water of course.
Introducing CHANCES Helping People Get Back Into Work
After rather more than a year of lockdown we’re all looking forward to a bit more personal freedom, but many people have struggled over the past year and need help to get back into work – or, if they are young, to find their very first job. They will struggle even more if they suffer from ill health – be it of the body or the mind – possibly exacerbated by lockdown.
Chances is a project to help and Jason Slack, the Kings Lynn Advocate for Chances (but speaking here for the whole of Norfolk) has sent us this wonderful article explaining the project and asks if we can spread the word far and wide in our own communities.
Voluntary Norfolk’s Employment Services Team are part of a new £4.9 million partnership project, led by Norfolk County Council, to help people get back into work and to support people that may find it difficult to work due to their health.
The Chances Project delivers personalised employment support to people both near to and far from work, including those seeking help with health conditions, employability skills, or a lack of self-confidence.
WHO WE CAN HELP
Aged 18 or over
Unemployed for one day or more
Living in the Norfolk area
Has the legal right to live and work in the UK
Motivated to move forwards and looking to make positive life changes.
WE CAN OFFER
Specially designed help for people who are not able to access current national support schemes
One to one coaching to improve job prospects, skills, confidence and wellbeing
Support to overcome barriers to employment, such as transport, childcare or physical or learning disabilities.
Support and advice on job searching, CVs and application forms
Access to a variety of voluntary positions and training opportunities
Funding to purchase essential equipment or ID to increase employment prospects
All of our support is locally based, bespoke, flexible, one-to-one, completely free and voluntary. As such, within reason there are no time limits on the support we give individuals. We will take the time to forge community links, trust and rapport with individuals and ‘go the extra mile’ for them where needed.
The Acres – Registering a Public Right of Way
The Parish Council has also submitted an application to Norfolk County Council in order to register the route across the field between Leicester Road and London Lane, locally known as ‘The Acres’ as a ‘public right of way’. To accompany the application, we required a number of ‘user evidence forms’ to be completed which many of you kindly did. The Council would like to thank those of you who have supported the application and also to say thank you to the individual living in the village who was instrumental in helping the Parish Council negotiate the process.
We have been informed that the application process is slow and given that Norfolk County Council has a high volume of similar applications it could take two or more years for a decision to be announced. To reassure those who have concerns, Norfolk County Council have advised that if the route is ploughed up and highway rights are eventually certified they will remain and the landowner will have to reinstate the route to its present form.