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26.09.22 – Casual Vacancy Notice

10.09.22

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
1926-2022
Cllr Nicola Smith, Chair of Docking Parish Council made the following brief statement
“Everyone in Docking, will, I am sure, be deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her strong sense of duty and commitment to her role and her country were an inspiration to us all. For the majority of our residents, and the country, she was the only monarch we have ever known. The celebration of her Platinum Jubilee marked a remarkable achievement and was testament to her strength and resilience. The Queen loved Norfolk and I am sure many residents have fond memories of seeing her at events locally and particularly celebrating Christmas at Sandringham church. Her Majesty will be deeply missed, and our thoughts are with King Charles III and the Royal Family.”
A national period of mourning will be observed until the day after the funeral. A book of condolence will be placed in the Church porch. The church will also be open on Saturday 10th September. A dedicated space will be made in the churchyard, opposite the Porch, for residents to leave floral tributes. If flowers are left, in accordance with protocols, please remove any plastic wrapping.
The Parish Council meeting due to be held on 16th September will now be cancelled and rearranged.

 

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07.09.22

Food for thought to help the cost of living

Free food sessions to help King’s Lynn residents trying to make ends meet, due to increasing food costs, are to return from Friday 16 September 2022.

Lily, a service that is owned and managed by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, is organising the interactive sessions with partners Freebridge Housing Association and the College of West Anglia from funding received from The East Coast Community Fund.

‘Food for thought’ sessions will be held most Fridays between 9:30am and 11:30am at North Lynn’s Discovery Centre to help residents cook healthy and nutritious meals on a budget as well as tasting sessions and blind taste tests, comparing alternatives to some of the costly big brands.

West Norfolk residents will be able to take away skills that help them cook on a budget, find cheaper supermarket swaps, batch cook, make healthy “fake-away” meals and learn how to make meals go further.

Sam Sandell, Cabinet member for people and communities at the borough council, said: “It’s good to see these sessions return following the success of the previous 12-week course. The cost of living will affect many of our residents over the coming months. These free to attend sessions mean that people can drop-in to them occasionally and pick up handy tips about how to cook healthy and tasty food without breaking the bank.

“The weekly two-hour sessions are flexible, if you only have half an hour spare please pop in, grab a coffee and take advantage of the advice being offered.”

Sophie Bates, Director of Customer and Communities at Freebridge Community Housing, added: “Earlier this year Freebridge published our first Neighbourhood Plan – the North Lynn Community Plan – which outlines a number of commitments we have made to help improve the health and wellbeing of residents in North Lynn.

“Through the plan, we have agreed actions that we can deliver together with our partners to achieve significant and meaningful benefits for the community, and the work we’re doing with Lily, the borough council and the College of West Anglia is a great example of this.”

Stacey Martin, Catering Lecturer at the College of West Anglia, who is cooking and sharing advice at the sessions said: “The aim of these sessions is to help people budget better, eat healthier, learn a new skill whilst providing an opportunity for people in their local community to meet. We welcome people in the community to come and join us to cook, chat, taste and share recipes with one another.”

Free sessions take place on the following Fridays from 9.30am to 11.30am. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up.

Week 1 – 16/9: Breakfast

Week 2 – 23/9: Lunches

Week 3 – 30/9: Dinners

Week 4 – 7/10: Homemade snacks

Week 5 – 14/10: Nutritional content

Week 6 – 4/11: Supermarket swaps

Week 7 – 11/11: Batch cooking

Week 8 – 18/11: Dietary alternatives

Week 9 – 25/11: Low calorie cooking

Week 10 – 2/12: Low cost desserts

Week 11 – 9/12: Fake-away meals

Week 12 – 16/12: Seasonal savings

For more information please either email [email protected] or telephone Lily on 01553 616200.

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30.09.21 – Docking Parish Council currently has two Councillor vacancies and are looking to co-opt these during the November meeting (18th). If you would like to apply the deadline for applications is Friday 5th November

Co-option policy and application form – https://docking-parish-council.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/…

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BOROUGH COUNCIL KINGS LYNN & WEST NORFOLK – 11th November 2020

Media briefing for Protect west Norfolk

Let’s protect west Norfolk together and link to media briefing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u0sYs0zEak

The key messages of the campaign are:

Coronavirus is here in west Norfolk – and on the rise
We’ve all got to play our part: Stay home as much as possible
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

West Norfolk, let’s keep the people we care about safe
We’ve all got to play our part: Don’t meet friends or family indoors
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

West Norfolk: let’s stop Coronavirus spreading
We’ve all got to play our part: Only meet outdoors with one person from another household
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

Love West Norfolk? So do we. Let’s keep it safe
We’ve all got to play our part: Stay safe outdoors
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

West Norfolk: let’s keep our families, friends, and neighbours safe
We’ve all got to play our part: Minimise contact with others
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

We’re in this together west Norfolk
We’ve all got to play our part: Just buy what you need
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

Covid cases are on the rise in west Norfolk
We’ve all got to play our part: Only make essential journeys
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk

Coronavirus cases are increasing in west Norfolk
We’ve all got to play our part: You must self-isolate at home if you have symptoms / someone close to you tests positive / you test positive
Protect ourselves, protect each other, protect west Norfolk