Local Housing Available – Bergh Apton  

A local needs affordable home (a 2 bedroom house) will soon
be available for re-letting by Saffron Housing Trust at Tenwinter
Pightle, Berghapton
The property will be advertised, by Saffron, on the South
Norfolk HomeOptions System from Thursday, 5 th
October until the following Wednesday, 11 th October.
This home has been built first and foremost for people who are
in need of affordable housing who have a local connection to
Bergh Apton. That ‘local connection’ includes currently living
in the village; and/or working there; and/or having previously
lived there and now wishing to return.
The property is then next prioritised for households from the
neighbouring parishes of Alpington, Yelverton, Brooke and
Thurton.
Anyone already on the South Norfolk Housing Register will
need to express their interest (‘bid’) through the South
Norfolk ‘HomeOptions’ website:
www.snhomeoptions.org.uk
Other interested residents who are not on the Housing
Register should contact the Housing Advice Service here at
South Norfolk Council to join the Housing Register
(‘HomeOptions’) immediately.  They will need to provide proof
of their residency or working qualification criteria as well as
other verification details.  During the week that the properties
are advertised on the HomeOptions system people will need to
actively apply ‘(bid’) for them, and the Council’s Housing
Officers will be able to provide details of how to do this.  For
further information people should telephone for free on:
0808 168 2222.

Mobile Library Service

For mobile library timetable information, please click on the link: www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/your-local-library/routes-and-timetables  and choose the relevant village(s) from the list.  If for any reason you are unable to access the timetables via this link, please let me know and I will send you a PDF or Word document for the villages you cover.

The mobile library service provide residents living in more isolated rural communities that do not have a library building, with the opportunity to borrow books and access other library and council services.

Mobile libraries are free to join and are open to people of all ages.  Items can be chosen from the vehicle or reserved via the online library catalogue or the Norfolk libraries app for collection from a mobile library, then can be returned to any branch library or mobile library in Norfolk.
All vehicles are equipped with a lift for people with mobility problems, wheelchair users and prams/buggies.
Our mobile libraries offer:

•                     Fiction books for adults and children (book request: adults – 60p, children – free)

•                     Non-fiction books for adults and children (subject requests are free)

•                     Large print books (book request 60p)

•                     DVDs for adults and children (a small charge applies)

•                     Audio books on CD and cassette tape (tapes – free, a small charge applies for CDs for adults, children – free)

•                     Jigsaw puzzles (free)

•                     Long loan periods

15 books can be borrowed free of charge at any one time per person.  Mobile libraries do not charge for overdue books, although a repeat loan charge may apply for hired items (principally DVDs, CDs, and spoken word formats) not returned on the due date.  A replacement charge may apply if items are lost or stolen.

We offer a free e-mail reminder system to advise our customers that the mobile library will be in their area within the next two days.  Anyone wishing to be added to the mailing lists should ask their mobile library driver for the green e-mail slip to complete, or alternatively contact us direct with their name, e-mail address and route number or village name.
We are keen to recruit more ‘Mobile Library Friends’ – volunteers who help us to promote the service by doing any of the following:
•                     telling their friends/neighbours about the mobile library

•                     delivering fliers locally

•                     putting up posters

•                     suggesting improvements/alternative stops.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please ask them to speak to the mobile library driver or to contact us direct.
Karen Mills

Audience Development Coordinator – Mobile Libraries

Norfolk Library & Information Service

Room 46, County Hall, Martineau Lane

Norwich, NR1 2UA

01603 222267/222303

County Council Elections 4 May 2017

The County Council elections are taking place on 4 May 2017.  You must be registered to vote by 13 April.  If you’re not already registered it’s quick and easy to do so, please visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  If you would like to apply for a postal vote you must do this by 5pm on 18 April. Please visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/forthcoming-elections to apply for  postal vote and for further details on the elections.

 

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Help needed for people and pets..! Cinnamon Trust

The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly and terminally ill and their pets.  We seek to keep owner and pet together for as long as possible with the help of a national network of volunteers who assist when day to day care poses a problem.

We have a resident of Bergh Apton asking for our support to walk their lovely dog, but not enough local volunteers to be able to help them

Cinnamon Trusts aim is to relieve the owners of any worry concerning the welfare of their pets both during and after their own lifetime making us unique amongst charities.

All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them.  Volunteers take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take their dogs for walks, they help with cat care, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, even clean the budgie’s cage out.

For further information contact Sally direct on 01736 758707 or email

sallycollins@cinnamon.org.uk .

The volunteers can gain access to our volunteer page on our website or www.cinnamon.org.uk or by emailing us at volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk

Any help you are able to give will be very gratefully accepted.

 

Road Closure Notice

There will be road works that will require road closure at the end of March 2015 – map details may be found here!

6044 RC Loddon Road Bergh Apton RS 7211

Letter excerpt below:-

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order

affecting the C377 Loddon Road at its junction with C376 Sunnyside for 42m in an easterly direction in the PARISH OF BERGH APTON because of works to renew sluice valve.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 31st

April 2015 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 3 days within the nd2 period.

Alternative route is via: C377 Loddon Road, C380 Birch Way, C374 Hall Road, C373 White Heath Road, C377 School Road.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout

(Environment, Transport and Development) Telephone 0344 800 8009.

Dated this 13th day of March 2015

Victoria McNeill

Head of Law