Spread the power of kindness with the Red Cross – volunteers needed for their Support at Home scheme

The British Red Cross are looking for volunteers for our Support at Home service in North Norfolk.

The service supports people who are recovering from illness, or who are facing a recent diagnosis, to be able to stay in their own home.

Our Support at Home Volunteers help with shopping, transport to appointments or checking in with a phone call. Spread the power of kindness with us and help make a difficult and distressing time a little bit easier.

We are looking for volunteers who can:

  • Volunteer for 1-2 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Be willing to travel around North Norfolk and surrounding areas.

To find out more and to apply online, please visit:

www.redcross.org.uk/volunteer (and search Norwich) or email [email protected]

If in a digital format the direct link to the role is:

https://volunteer.redcross.org.uk/opportunities/22076-support-at-home-volunteer-norwich-2021-10-29

MOBILE POST OFFICE – AT THE VILLAGE HALL

Service provided every WEDNESDAY at approx. 11am to Midday. Please come and support this service.

NNDC Help and advice regarding energy levy, council tax rebates

The benefits team at NNDC have put together a help and advice page in response to the latest announcement by Government regarding Energy Levy and Council Tax rebate.

Here is the link:

the Advice and Support web page has now been updated and can be found here Home | Advice and support (north-norfolk.gov.uk)

Revenues have added an update to the council web site regarding the Council Tax Rebate which can be found here Home | Energy bills rebate (north-norfolk.gov.uk)

Walking in Norfolk – Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?

Walking in Norfolk https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/norfolk has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Norfolk (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

Details of North Norfolk Community Transport

For further information including wheelchair accessible car for medical appointments and DialaRide for local shopping, click on this link

NNDC Help Hub form

Please click on this link for the form to refer you to the NNDC help hub. You can also self refer by calling the team on: 01263 516353.

Here is the link to apply for the Household Support Fund at NNDC:

https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/benefits/household-support-fund/

Holt Safer Neighbourhood Team – How to contact

Please click here to view list

 

The Village of Weybourne.

The name is thought to have been derived from the Village signOld English name ‘Wearg-Burna’  the ‘Felon Stream’ and may have been a place where criminals were drowned.

 

 

Weybourne ChurchChurch and Priory

The main tower is that of the parish church. On the right there is a smaller tower which is older and belonged to the original 11th century church. There are the remains of a priory in the grounds of the church. It was founded in the early 13th century as a place for Augustinian monks to live and worship. By the 16th century the priory had become impoverished and it was dissolved by Henry VIII. The church remained poor until major refurbishment took place in the Victorian era.

 

 

RailwayWeybourne station2

The train line, which passes to the south of Weybourne, opened in 1887. It was once part of a much larger network called the ‘Midland and Great Northern’ popularly known as the ‘Muddle and go Nowhere’. Weybourne station is a mile out of the village because local landowners, at the time, were unwilling to sell their land to the rail company. The station was important during both World Wars as it was used to move troops to the army camps at Muckleburgh and Kelling Heath. It closed in 1964 and is now part of the North Norfolk Steam Railway.

 

Weybourne Hope2Weybourne Hope

The beach at Weybourne, also known as Weybourne Hope, shelves very steeply providing a good landing place for large ships throughout history. As far back as the 16th century, the time of the Spanish Armada, there were fortifications I the area because of the fear of a possible Spanish invasion. It was also seen as a threat in the Napoleonic era and during both world wars when there was military activity in the area. An old poem says ‘He who would Old England win, must at Weybourne Hope begin.’

 

 

Weybourne MillWeybourne windmil

Weybourne Mill was built in the 19th century for grinding corn. The strong winds, influenced by the North Sea, made this an ideal location. The mechanisms were made from hornbeam, a tree that can be found at Kelling.