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.
Swannington
in Bloom

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.

Foodbank poster

If you wish to donate food and/or household goods there are collection boxes at the back of both Swannington and Attlebridge churches.

Norfolk Citizens Advice Grants for individuals Database

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on maximising successful applications with hints and tips from grant organisation trustees A feedback link to report out of date information, suggest organisations to include, or just give feedback on your experience of using the database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 i.abbott@ncab.org.uk for further information.

Isobel Abbott
Grant Researcher
07762 863081

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.

You can find a description of the work being done and where this will take place in the factsheet attached or click here for a landscape version of the included map.

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 apnorfolk@environment-agency.gov.uk or 020302 55460.
Broadland District Council logo and South Norfolk logo

New Grants Available for South Norfolk and Broadland Businesses

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:

www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/business-support

or

www.broadland.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses

Nexus fostering poster

Help Available During the Coronavirus Crisis

If you are struggling during this crisis and need some support, here is a short list of organisations that may be able to help.

Hardship Fund:
01508 533933
www.broadland.gov.uk/coronavirus


Support for the vunerable and those who need shielding:
0344 8008020
www.norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus


Free school meals £15 voucher scheme
Contact your child's school or for further information:
www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools


Cromer and District Foodbank
07826 376343
www.cromerdistrict.foodbank.org.uk


Broadland District Council
01603 431133
www.broadland.gov.uk


Citizens' Advice Bureau
03444 111444
www.citizensadvice.org.uk


The Samaritans
116 123 (Free)


National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 20000 247 (Free 24 hour helpline)


Childline
088 1111 (Free)


SSAFA The armed forces charity
0800 731 4880
www.ssfa.org.uk


Pleases click here to download this information in pdf format

Swannington Nature Notes
Upgate Common
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.
Click here
for a brief history of
the village of Swannington

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