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Bird flu alert poster - latest updates - housing measures end 23.59 on 31 March 2021


AVIAN FLU - National prevention zone declared


The latest situation, advice for poultry keepers and for the general public can be found on the GOV.UK website

This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures



Free Training for Volunteer Carers

Volunteers provide an incredible range of support for their communities, and as we find ourselves in a winter lockdown the need for volunteers to support the coronavirus response with services like telephone support and befriending has never been greater.

Checking in with someone who's vulnerable and shielding is a fantastic way to check that they're looking after their health and wellbeing as best they can, help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, and confirm they have the essentials they need.

Even a few minutes of physical activity can bring mental and physical health benefits. When volunteers are checking in on people in their communities, they should be able to ask about how active someone is as part of their overall health and wellbeing check.

Not everyone is comfortable talking about physical activity, so Active Norfolk is hosting two free training courses to help those working in the voluntary sector feel more confident in talking about it.

Whether you're a regular volunteer or have stepped in to support the coronavirus response, this free training will help you feel confident in talking about exercise and in supporting residents in their community with their health and wellbeing.

The course covers practical elements such as conversation starters, how to recommend physical activity, and ideas and resources to signpost to amongst others.

The sessions will be held virtually on Thursday 11th February 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday 10th March 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

To find out more information and book your place, email Amy.Story@activenorfolk.org or visit https://www.activenorfolk.org/news/2021/01/training-to-help-community-volunteers-talk-about-pa





Tree Felling in Bilney Woods

The Forestry Commission has notified the Parish Council that they will start felling in February - probably about 20th. and continue for about 6 weeks.
Two areas are to be felled: A block on both sides of the Denton’s Farm track just before you reach the houses, and a strip along the southern edge of the forest following the lower path.

It looks as if, during the 6 weeks when felling will take place, that all the forest west of the newly shingled fire route will be off bounds.

The right of way to Denton’s Farm will remain open.
We understand that the Denton’s Farm patch is likely to be dealt with first, though that may change as soil conditions vary.

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Green Homes Grant Scheme
See an Overview of the scheme  here
The Borough Council website page is here
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Proposed Wellness Resort.
Note that all information about the resort has been moved to a new page. Look here