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£150 Council Tax Rebate for Bands A-D

The £150 energy rebate payments are now being made. Eligible residents will start to receive their rebate from Monday, 16 May. Payments will be made in batches, so it will take several days to get every payment made, but this should be done by the…

SCAM ALERT! from Careline

Our Careline Community Service team have been made aware that scam phone calls have been made by criminals cold calling residents. Our Careline team never ask for credit or debit card details over the phone, they also never ask for card details as pre-payment before…

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit King’s Lynn

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit King’s Lynn during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit King’s Lynn on 9 July 2022 It will spend…

Could you be a firefighter?

Applications are now open to recruit the next group of wholetime firefighters for Norfolk.“We’re excited to be starting the search for Norfolk’s future firefighters as we move into a busy phase for our service,” said Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet member for communities and partnerships at…

Free Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy Services launch for all Norfolk residents

New Information, Advice, Representation and Advocacy services are launching in Norfolk, providing residents with smoother access to the services they need, free of charge. The free support, funded by Norfolk County Council, will be available to anyone in the county who needs help identifying which…

£7.7m Norfolk Cost of Living Support Scheme Launched

Norfolk County Council is today unveiling a £7.7m package of hardship support offering increased flexibility and choice in the way a broader range of households can access help.The council is topping up £6.7m of Government funding from the Household Support Fund with a further £1m…

Young people in Norfolk are invited to join a free course to help them towards a brighter future

Team is inviting applicants aged 16-25 to join the next round of courses starting in May. The Prince’s Trust Team Project is a 12-week programme that helps to build confidence and skills in young people to help them get into employment, education, or training. Team…

‘Vampire devices’ cost UK households £147 a year

UK households could save an average of £147 per year by switching off so-called vampire devices. Vampire devices are electronics that drain a surprising amount of power even when they are on standby. British Gas research indicates households in the UK are spending £3.16bn annually…

Norfolk Libraries Celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Throughout May and June, Norfolk Libraries will be encouraging customers to visit the library and celebrate the Queen’s connection with our great county. There will be special events, from Jubilee Just a Cuppa sessions where participants can view materials from our heritage collections and share…

Britain’s train operators offer free travel for Ukrainian arrivals

Operators will provide free onward train travel for Ukrainians on arrival in the UK.  Train operators are working together to provide support to Ukrainian arrivals by offering free onward travel to their final destinations in Britain.  The scheme will be live from Sunday 20th March…