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A flavour of the week at NCC...9 November 2018 


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Lunch with Wendy

This week, a group of staff were treated to lunch by Wendy Thomson, our Managing Director. Giving them a chance to meet Wendy, to talk about council priorities and what’s important to them in their work. There'll be another staff lunch in December.


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Make someone's day

There's only a few days left to nominate a colleague, team or volunteer in the current round of OSCAs (Outstanding Contribution Awards). We need nominations in all categories, but in particular Digital Dynamo, Prevention Pioneer and Target to Transform, by the end of 12 November. Nominate here.

The next round starts on 23 November, so keep those nominations coming in. More...


tommy

Lest we forget

Today we remembered those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two in an Act of Remembrance service at County Hall.

Also this month, as we mark 100 years since World War One ended, look out for our collection of ebooks dedicated to all those who served in the war and our metal ‘Tommy’ statues (supporting the Remembered charity) which will be placed at council locations across the county. Watch this space for more details. 


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Broadband boost

This week we secured an extra £11m funding which will mean that thousands of more homes and businesses in Norfolk will be able to access Superfast Broadband. Our Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) programme is set to deliver 95% coverage across the county by the end of March 2020. 

Read more here and watch the video, where Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Chairman of our Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee, explains more about our broadband commitment.


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Living Well - Homes for Norfolk

This week, Cllr Bill Borrett launched our ‘Living Well- Homes for Norfolk’ project- a £29m fund which will help to build 3,000 new homes across the county to help older people live independently for longer.

He spoke to district councils, developers and social landlords at the official launch on Wednesday at Norwich City Football Club about how they can access the funding to deliver the extra housing. Watch the video here.


Budget talk

The public can have their say on parts of our budget and council tax proposals between now and 23 December.

Full Council will take the final decision on the budget on 11 February 2019. More...

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Giving Tree

And finally...support the Giving Tree 

Help us bring festive joy to children in care this Christmas. We’ve teamed up with Waterstones again to launch the Giving Tree appeal – a Christmas project aimed at bringing joy to our looked after children.

The tree is in the Castle Street store decorated with dozens of tags, each representing a child and the book they would like to receive this Christmas. To support the campaign, just pop into the shop and buy a book by 8 December. 


Missed last week's edition? Don't worry - you can find all editions at The Friday Takeaway

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Castle Keep go-ahead

Planning permission was approved on 8 November for the Castle Keep project, so it’s full steam ahead! Read more about the project here.


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Anti-bullying Week

Next week is national Anti-bullying Week so look out for daily news items, giving you tips and advice and explaining the role of harassment officers and how they can help, on iNet.


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On your bike 

If you want to benefit from the the Cycle2work salary sacrifice scheme, there's still time to sign up. The closing date is 30 November. Find out more here. 


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Add to your pension

If you’re in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and want information about Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs), remember that a new members’ guide to AVCs is now available on the Norfolk Pension Fund website here.


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Christmas parking reminder

A reminder that we’ll be lifting non-parking day restrictions on the County Hall car park over Christmas, from Wednesday 19 December to Tuesday 1 January inclusive. More...


This week's blog

Wendy Thomson

Wendy Thomson, Managing Director

Read Wendy's blog here...

Look out for Louise Smith's (Director of Public Health) blog next week.

For more information on CLT, our leadership team,  click here....