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Food Alerts

22/05/2019: Waitrose & Partners recalls Essential Waitrose Pickled Sweet Sliced Beetroot because it may contain small pieces of glass Waitrose & Partners is recalling Essential Waitrose Pickled Sweet Sliced Beetroot because some jars may contain small pieces of glass. The presence of glass makes this…

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Appealing for Knitted Hats

Knitters, we are appealing for knitted hats for newborn babies in red, yellow, amber and green – if you can help please drop them in for the attention of our Central Delivery Suite. Thank you

St Martins - The Knitted House

Last year an estimated 4,677 people slept rough on the streets of England. Whilst the efforts of St Martins and others have reduced this number locally, there is still so much to do.  St Martins has supported homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk for over…

Lily advisors visit community events

Lily has regular stands in all the libraries locally, and are out and about giving talks and taking information out all over west Norfolk and Swaffham.Our advisors are from local charities; West Norfolk Befriending, West Norfolk Carers, West Norfolk Deaf Association, West Norfolk Mind and Swaffham Family Action. All…

Scam Alert - Emails

Scam Alert – Emails claiming to be from Royal Mail – 14 May 2019 We are asking residents to be aware of emails circulating claiming to be from Royal Mail. The poorly-worded email claims ‘Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you’ and asks…

Rogue Trader Alerts

Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep cold caller offering power tools – 13 May 2019 We are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of a man approaching people in the Ormesby area offering to sell power tools. The man was seen to…

Summer term courses - enrolling now!

  We have the usual favourites running like silversmithing, basketball, woodwork and pottery but have also introduced some great new courses such as An introduction to Photoshop, Watercolour painting - en plein air and the fantastic hare felt brooches in Cromer. We also have vocational…

Help to Claim - Universal Credit

Getting help to make a new Universal Credit claim From 1st April 2019 Norfolk Citizens Advice will offer a new service called 'Help to Claim' which offers support with making a new claim for Universal Credit, from opening your account to receiving your first full…

Would you like a Lily Advisor to come and talk to your group?

Lily Advisors are available to come and give talks to local groups!  If you would like to book a talk please call 01553 616200 or email asklily@west-norfolk.gov.uk They can also come along to coffee mornings and community locations armed with information and an ipad ready…

Young volunteers needed to help with Libraries' Summer Reading Challenge

Young reading enthusiasts are needed to help Norfolk children choose reading books, and help them complete an exciting challenge, at the county’s libraries this summer. Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service is looking for volunteers aged 13-25 to get involved in this year’s Space-themed…