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A flavour of the week at NCC...7 December  2018


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Inspiring social work

Our People from Abroad Team was praised at the Social Worker of the Year Awards last Friday, after picking up an award for innovative social work. Based in The Forum in Norwich, the team has supported migrants and Syrian refugees arriving in Norfolk for the last two years. More...


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In Good Company with the Leader

In the run-up to Christmas Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of the Council, talks about our award-winning In Good Company campaign and what it means to our residents. The aim of the campaign is to ensure that nobody in Norfolk has a lonely day. Listen to what the Leader has to say here. 


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Stay Alive app launched

This week, as part of our suicide prevention campaign, our Public Health Team launched a Stay Alive app which includes local information and tools to help people in Norfolk stay safe in a crisis. More...


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Bravo, county farms!

Duncan Slade, from our Corporate Property Team, was on the Sunday Politics East show and BBC Look East this week (6 December), talking about how we raise £600,000 per year to support services by operating farms across the county. You can listen to the interview, and watch the full coverage of our council services on Sunday Politics East .


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Get one step ahead

Do you work in health and social care? Are you an EU citizen who isn’t British? Get one step ahead… The Home Office is testing the EU Settlement Scheme through a series of pilots ahead of the public launch. This phase of the pilot runs until 21 December.

Visit PeopleNet for more information.


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We treasure your vote!

Help the Anglo-Saxon Winfarthing Pendant to be named the Art Fund’s Work of 2018. The pendant was discovered in Norfolk and saved following a fundraising appeal by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

You can vote on the Art Fund’s website and will be entered into a prize draw to win a lifetime National Art Pass. More...


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The tide is high

There was advice from Norfolk Fire & Rescue, and the Environment Agency, this week on how to keep young people safe in a flood. It was revealed that this age group is most likely to take flood risks, including wave watching and taking storm selfies. More...


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And finally... Christmas Time & Tidings 

There’s free admission to the Time & Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth this evening with a festive grotto, brass band, craft fair and children’s activities. The festive fun starts at 5pm.

Find out more here  plus what's coming up in our museums over the holiday season.


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

 

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


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Take a look at our values

'What we do’ and ‘Our Values’ vinyls have been placed on walls on every floor of County Hall, and near the restaurant, as a visual reminder of our four key principles and core values. If you work at County Hall, make sure you take a look.


Stay in the black this Christmas

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There’s help on offer to keep you in the black over Christmas including discounts with Norfolk Rewards, help from the Wherry Dragon Credit Union, and Norfolk Support Line for practical debt advice and emotional support. 

And by being #FoodSavvy, you can save money too by stocking up on items that can be frozen or eaten later in the year. Read more here. 


Time for your MOT?

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We have a Musculoskeletal Assessment (MOT) day next Thursday 13 December at County Hall. To book, email the Well-being team.


Ready, set, grit!

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With winter having officially started, our gritters are prepared for what could be the start of a busy period. Our fleet of gritting lorries has been out this week with specially formulated salt designed to prevent ice forming on the road surface. More...


Christmas Carols at County Hall

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All staff are welcome to the Christmas Carol service at County Hall next week, on  Friday 14 December at 12.30 in the Marble Map area.


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This week's blog 

Fiona McDiarmid, Strategy Director
Read Fiona's blog here and look out for James Bullion's blog on Monday.