News About Swannington
Swannington is a village in the Broadland area of Norfolk. This website is dedicated to news, information and activities in, and around, our village. If you would like to know a little more about Swannington please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
St.Margaret's church in Swannington now has its own website. If you would like to read about the Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment or perhaps hire the church for an event then please click here.

Today is the start of a 10-week public consultation on proposals for new council divisions and division boundaries for Norfolk County Council.

Our consultation will close on 2 December 2019.

After we have considered all representations made to us during this consultation, we intend to publish draft recommendations in March 2020.

We will then hold a further period of consultation on our draft recommendations. Our final recommendations are expected to be published in August 2020.

The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2021.

If you represent a local organisation or community group in Norfolk, please pass this message on to your members or anyone who you think might be interested in the review.

Please click here to have your say via the consultation portal

Swannington Lunch Club

Bangers and Mash Fundraiser

Over £500 was raised at the first Swannington Lunch Club Fundraiser with 71 tickets sold and the new oven thoroughly tested!

Thank you to all those who made this such a successful event.

The first lunch will be on Thursday 17th October 2019.

Here is the menu:
Roast Loin of Pork
Apple Sauce
Roast Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
or
Marchioness Potatoes with Mediterranean Vegetables (V)
with
Plum Charlotte
Custard / Cream
Tea or Coffee

£5 per lunch. Reserve your place as numbers are strictly limited

Contact Jan Maskell on Jan.maskell13@yahoo.com

Swannington in Bloom 2019

RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR SWANNINGTON IN BLOOM
This year’s open gardens day was officially our best yet, raising over £8,600 to be split between the redevelopment of the play area and upkeep of the church.

Over 900 people visited, supported by almost 100 helpers from in and around the village – thank you all for making this a very successful day!

Click here to veiw a gallery of images taken by Sheila Foster-Hancok

Pregnant Smokers Encouraged to Quit
Women who smoke during pregnancy are being urged to quit to help reduce the risk of seriously affecting the health of their baby. Smoking in pregnancy is harmful for both the mother and the unborn child. Carbon monoxide enters the mother’s blood, together with around 4,000 other cigarette chemicals, and limits the oxygen that reaches the baby. It results in an increased risk of the baby being born prematurely, being born too small or even dying before birth.

Having a baby is a great reason to give up smoking. If you’re pregnant and struggling to quit smoking, talk to your midwife or contact Smokefree Norfolk, Norfolk’s specialist stop-smoking service. Advisors will work with you to find what works best for you; offering everything from intensive support, group sessions, one-to-one appointments, and drop-in sessions, all delivered in locations around the county.

For help and support with quitting visit the Smokefree Norfolk website or call
0800 0854113.
Norfolk County Council Public Health has produced an animated video to highlight the dangers of smoking during pregnancy and the support available to help smokers quit.
Refill Scheme
In a bid to further reduce plastic pollution in our area, Broadland District Council is encouraging groups to join the Refill scheme. Refill is a national water campaign which allows you to refill your own bottle with tap water at designated refill stations across the UK, therefore reducing the use of single-use bottles. Local groups are central in promoting the scheme by encouraging local businesses to sign up and get involved. Participating businesses simply put their location on the Refill app and put a sticker in their window to let the public know they’re welcome to come in and fill up their bottle for free. We are supporting the sign up of local groups, and have some Refill bottles to give away to the first 15 groups to sign up to the scheme to be used as part of a local competition.
If you are interested in signing up to the Refill scheme please let us know and we will provide the details so you can get started! If you need any more information regarding the Refill scheme please feel free to contact us or visit the Refill website at https://refill.org.uk/
Swannington Nature Notes
Dr.Mark Hassall has been contributing a series of nature articles to the Pilgrim newsletter. They are published separately on the new Nature Notes page. Click here to go straight to the page.
Better Broadband Project
Although Broadband speeds in the main village of Swannington are largely reasonable, our hamlets on the periphery are suffering a poor service.
For a report from Chris Liles on the latest developments click here
Click here for a brief history of the village of Swannington

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