At last! Now that we're finally allowed to meet up again, it's time to officially celebrate the new play area.
Come for tea/coffee and homemade cakes in the morning, browse the stalls and stay for pizza.
Tabletop sale: please email swannington@btinternet if you'd like a pitch - £5 (please note you'll need to bring your own table, chairs etc).
Great opportunity to get rid of all the clutter sorted out or accumulated over lockdown!
All proceeds split between the Play Area and St Margaret's Church to help with our ongoing maintenance and running costs.
Refreshments thanks to the talented bakers at St Margaret's church and pizza from Bertie's Woodfired Pizza from 1pm - 3pm
Norfolk Citizens Advice have launched their Grants for Individuals in need database. The database is funded as part of the Coordinated Community Support Programme and is open access on the Norfolk Citizens Advice website. The database contains largely small local grant giving organisations that operate in Norfolk.
The webpage contains: Brief information on how to use the database A short video demonstration A tips document on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include, or just give feedback on your experience of using the database
Norfolk Citizens Advice has been running webinars on using the database, and if you weren’t able to attend they can provide you with recording of one of the webinars, or the resources used so you can run your own in-house.
Contact Isobel Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.Isobel Abbott
The environment agency has information on their maintenance work on the rivers and defences in our area. This covers the planned activities for the 21/22 financial year.
All planned activities and updates to them will be published on www.gov.uk and can be found by searching for “river and coastal maintenance programmes”.If you would like this information in a different format, suggest improvements to the factsheets, or wish to comment about the work we are doing in your area please contact us at email@example.com or 020302 55460.
At Healthwatch Norfolk we are launching a project alongside Healthwatch Suffolk to find out how people affected by cancer have accessed their appointments during the pandemic.
We are working with the people in charge of cancer services in Norfolk and Suffolk to help shape the way appointments are accessed in the future, so it is vital that we get as much feedback as possible to get an authentic sense of patient opinion.
If you live in Norfolk or Waveney and have had a cancer diagnosis, referral or treatment since March 2020, Healthwatch Norfolk and Suffolk would love to hear from you.
Whether you have had virtual appointments (by phone or video call, for example), in-person appointments, or a combination of both your experiences could help shape future provisions.
If you would like to participate, please contact Healthwatch Norfolk by calling
0808 1689669, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, the survey can be completed online by visiting
We are also asking our audience to forward the information to as many people as possible, to help us with this important piece of work. We would be extremely grateful for any support you can offer.
Healthwatch Norfolk and Healthwatch Suffolk are the independent voices for patients and service users in our counties. We gather your views of health and social care services to ensure they are heard by the people in charge. For more information about what we do, visit our website www.healthwatchnorfolk.co.uk.
Given the uncertainty around the feasibility of an event of this scale taking place this summer, it has been agreed by majority decision amongst those most closely involved with the event that we should defer this year’s Swannington In Bloom to 2022.
Whilst this is disappointing for all of us, and our prospective visitors (many of whom come back time and time again), we believe it is the most sensible course of action at this time.
On a positive note, Swannington Manor and Manor Farmhouse with the Romantic Garden Nursery are planning to open on Sunday 4th July as part of the NGS open gardens scheme and we hope that you will all support them.
New business grants from £2,000 to £20,000 are available to support large, small and micro businesses from South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils through the second phase of its discretionary business grant.
To find out more and apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant or another business grant visit:
Support for the vunerable and those who need shielding:
Free school meals £15 voucher scheme
Contact your child's school or for further information:
Cromer and District Foodbank
Broadland District Council
Citizens' Advice Bureau
116 123 (Free)
National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 20000 247 (Free 24 hour helpline)
088 1111 (Free)
SSAFA The armed forces charity
0800 731 4880
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