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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