Kett Fun Day and Fayre – 1st September 2019

We have a an event taking place in Wymondham on the 1 September 2019. The Black Knight Historical will be re-enacting the Kett’s Rebellion and will be demonstrating skills such as cookery and tool making of the Tudor period. There will also be plenty of stalls with local produce and food and drink, as well as a funfair.  See attached poster for further details: Ketts Fun Day_A4 (1)


Temporary traffic restrictions in the Parishes of Trowse with Newton / Kirby Bedon/ Framingham Pigot and Bixley

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the 1) C202 Kirby Road from a point 645 metres northeast of its junction with A146 Loddon Road for a distance of 40 metres eastwards; 2) U78200 Trumpery Lane from its junction with A146 Loddon Road for a distance of 600 metres northwards and; 3) U78106 Sallow Lane from its junction with C202 Kirby Road for a distance of 921 metres southwards; in the PARISHES OF TROWSE WITH NEWTON, KIRBY BEDON, FRAMINGHAM PIGOT AND BIXLEY because of Anglian Water works to repair a manhole cover and frame.

The road 1) will be temporarily closed (except for access), the road 2) will be temporarily subject to the imposition of a one-way restriction (southbound) to allow vehicles to travel in a northerly direction only and the road 3) will be temporarily subject to the imposition of a one-way restriction (northbound) to allow vehicles to travel in a southerly direction only from 19:00 hours on 22nd July 2019 to 06:00 hours on 23rd July 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 1 night within the period.

Alternative routes are via:

Light Vehicle Northbound (Anti Clockwise): C202 Kirby Road, C577 Kirby Road, A146 Loddon Road, U78200 Trumpery Lane, C202 Kirby Road.

Light Vehicle Southbound (Clockwise): C202 Kirby Road, U78106 Sallow Lane, A146 Loddon Road, C577 Kirby Road, C202 Kirby Road.

HGV Route: C202 Kirby Road, C202 The Street, C202 Rockland Road, C202 Bramerton Lane, C202 Rookery Hill, C202 The Street, C202 New Inn Hill, C202 Lower Road, C202 The Street, C202 Ferry Road, C202 Norwich Road, C202 Langley Green, C202 Staithe Road, C202 Langley Road, C554 Norwich Road, A146 Norwich Road, A146 Loddon Road, C577 Kirby Road, C202 Kirby Road.

(Holverston, Ashby St. Mary, Caistor St. Edmund and Bixley, Hellington, Trowse with Newton, Kirby Bedon, Alpington, Rockland St. Mary, Yelverton, Langley with Hardley, Chedgrave, Framingham Pigot, Thurton, Bergh Apton, Carleton St. Peter, Claxton, Bramerton).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

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. 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.

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.

Funding for 2-year olds

Eligible families are entitled to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare per week, for 38 weeks of the year.  Early education and childcare will offer your child an opportunity to learn through play and new experiences, alongside other children. These learning experiences will enable your child to build on what they already know and do with you at home.

• You do not have to use all the 15 funded hours each week
• Some early education and childcare providers can spread the funded hours across the year
• Not all providers are able to offer 15 funded hours
• You can choose to take your funded hours between more than one provider

To receive the funded entitlement, you must complete the following steps:
1. Check if you are eligible
2. Find a childcare provider
3. Your childcare provider will complete the parent/carer claim form with you

If you need help with the application and claim process, or need help to find a childcare provider, speak to your local Children’s Centre staff, contact Family Information or speak to an early education and childcare provider.

Further information on funded childcare can be found on the Childcare Choices website.

Medieval Norwich

£13.5 million plans to restore Norwich Castle to how it looked as a medieval palace are set to move forward.

Norfolk County Council’s cabinet is set to give the go-ahead for a contractor to be selected to work on Norwich Castle, with work due to be complete by Easter 2021.

Cabinet member for communities and partnerships, Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, said: “This is another step forward for our ambitious plans to restore Norwich Castle’s keep to its medieval heyday as a palace.

“Once complete, it will be the most accessible grade one-listed medieval castle in Europe, boosting the county’s economy, with 300,000 visitors per year.”

Supported by £8.7 million of National Lottery Heritage Funding, the £13.5m “Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England” project will:
• Recreate the 12th century Norman Royal Palace
• Create a British Museum gallery of the medieval period
• Introduce a dedicated early-years learning facility
• Provide a rooftop viewing platform
For further details on the project, see Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England.

Caistor Church – Change to service pattern for July and August

Please find details below of services at Caistor Church for July and August. Please note that, over this holiday period there will be no service at the church on either of the first Sundays of the month. You are, of course, welcome to join friends at Stoke Holy Cross Church for Informal Holy Communion on Sunday 7th July and Sunday 4th August at 10:30am. Details of all services across the group can be found on the Venta Group website at

Sunday 14th July Praise & Worship 09:30

Sunday 21st July Family Service 09:30

Sunday 28th July Traditional Holy Communion 09:00

Sunday 11th August Praise & Worship 09:30

Sunday 18th August Family Service 09:30

Sunday 25th August Traditional Holy Communion 09:00

We also look forward to welcoming you at the church for Cream Teas, which will be served every Sunday during July and August, and the first Sunday in September, from 2pm – 5pm.