EMNETH PARISH COUNCIL

SERVING THE VILLAGE OF EMNETH

Council Meetings

Monthly Parish Council Meetings Take Place In The Village Central Hall

Meetings start at 6.30pm


Next Meeting:


Tuesday 30th April 2024




Parish Council  Information:


March Minutes

February Minutes

January Minutes

December Minutes

Biodiversity Policy For Emneth Parish Council

November Minutes

Annual Accounts Conclusion Of Audit March 2022/23

August Minutes

July Minutes

June Minutes

Various Governance Updates

Annual Internal Audit Report 2021/22 Added

Notice Of Public Rights 2022/23

Code Of Conduct Updated

May Minutes (AGM)

April Minutes

Parish CIL Annual Report

April Agenda And AGM

March Minutes

February Minutes

January Minutes

November Minutes

October Minutes

September Minutes

Annual Accounts Conclusion Of Audit

August Minutes

July Minutes

June Minutes

Annual Governance Statement 2021/22

Notice Of Public Rights 2021/22

May Annual Meeting Minutes

April Minutes

April PA Minutes And NCC Report Added

Governance Section Added

March Minutes Added

February Minutes Added

January Minutes Added

Annual Parish Community Infrastructure Levy Receipts 2020/2021

Employer Liability Insurance Certificate Added For 2020/2021


Village Information:


National Grid Infrastructure Updates

Telegraph Poles

Church Road - Road Closure April 2nd/3rd

NEW QEH Modernising Our Hospital March 2024

Flooding Information Added

Hungate Road Emergency Road Closure

Bus Timetable Updated

Can We Beat Your Bills - Wed 13th March Central Hall

CWA Repair Cafe Sat 16th March

Norfolk Business Awards

Norfolk Families Set To Gain More Support

Police News Community Snapshot

Do you know a local hero - nominate them now!

Tram Depot Memento Unveiling Phase V

Go Digital Funding

Careline SCAM

Norfolk Befriending Service

Household Support Fund Winter Support

Norfolk Wins - Local Community Lottery

Small Grants Scheme

County Deal Infographic The Key Points

Police News / Contacts

RNAA Norfolk Farming Scholars Competition

New Hosts Sought For Ukrainian Families Accross Norfolk

Mobile Library Visits Updated

A County Deal For Norfolk

Queen's Green Jubilee Tree Canopy

Borough Council Health And Wellbeing - Help Is At Hand If You Ask

Questions About Policing In Norfolk?

WISBECH INCINERATOR UPDATE

Borough Council What Are Your Priorities For Helping Rural Areas?

Fuel Collective Oil Buying Scheme

Police Reporting Change To Parish Newsletters

Anglia Water Strategic Network Programme

Police Community Update - Be SCAM Aware

Norfolk Warm Homes

Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel Meeting

Ukraine Crisis

Healthwatch Norfolk

Mobile Library Timetables Updated

New Emergency Alert System

New Phone Number To Report Flooding

Wisbech Foodbank

Speeding Issues In The Village

Census 2021

Mobile Library Dates

Norfolk Police New Online Reporting Information


Website last updated:

Wed 17th April 2024

New Hosts Sought For Ukrainian Famillies Accross Norfolk



NEWS RELEASE

12 June 2023

New hosts sought for Ukrainian families across Norfolk

Norfolk County Council are looking for new hosts to join the hundreds of other Norfolk residents who have opened their homes and provided accommodation for a family or individuals from Ukraine.

The Homes for Ukraine scheme was launched in March 2022 to provide support to Ukraine following the Russian invasion in February 2022. The war in Ukraine has now entered its second year, and the need for support and compassion for those displaced by the conflict has not changed. We are still in need of people to host Ukrainian families; especially for guests who have been in Norfolk for a while now and are needing to move for employment, education or other reasons.

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, cabinet member for communities and partnerships, said: “I’m really proud of our county and how quickly our residents responded to the call for help. Over 800 households have so far welcomed a guest, but we still need more hosts to come forward. In particular, we are looking for people who can help house families, so if you’ve got space, please get in touch with the team to find out more.”

A range of ongoing support is on offer for hosts, including a monthly thank you payment of £500. Hosts also get support with all safeguarding and accommodation checks from Norfolk County Council, alongside our district, borough, city councils and voluntary sector partners. Information packs are available to help hosts with the settling-in period and provide information on the practical steps that guests will need help with, like setting up a bank account and finding work.

Throughout the time guests live with hosts, we also conduct welfare visits to support everyone to help make the hosting arrangement successful and rewarding.  Once guests are ready to move on, either into their own accommodation or to return to Ukraine, we have a range of practical support and services available to help this go smoothly.

Mary, who lives in Wretham, hosts a family from Ukraine. Alya who has 2 children came to the UK in April 2022. Mary supported Alya and her family to get their children into school and is hoping to host the family until the children have finished their schooling. The oldest child will then go onto college to study.

"The experience has been really rewarding," Mary said. "There is so much support on offer when you become a host, and I'd encourage anyone who is considering offering accommodation to get in touch with Norfolk County Council to see what's involved. The thank you payment is nice, but the whole process is worth far more to me than that. You get to help people in real need and see that you are making a difference to their lives - I'm so glad that I signed up!"

Maureen, who lives in Watton, responded to the call for hosts straight away, offering her spare room to Nadia, a 22-year-old from Ukraine, where she had an apartment and a good job. Her family are still in Ukraine, west of the capital. Using her background in vocational education, Maureen helped Nadia successfully apply for a job, and after being hosted for a number of months, Nadia now lives independently.

“The whole process has been so rewarding,” Maureen said. “I’d encourage anyone to register their interest if they have space to become a host. You get a real feel-good factor that you’re helping someone in need; it can be a mutually satisfying experience.”

Do you have a spare room or rooms and can offer a safe place to stay to those fleeing the war in Ukraine? Join hundreds of other hosts across the county and register your interest now at www.norfolk.gov.uk/ukrainehost

ENDS

Interviews with hosts Mary and Maureen, and their Ukrainian guests can be arranged by contacting the press office.

For political comment
For details of cabinet members, committee chairs and agendas, please see: www.norfolk.gov.uk/cabinetandchairs
Group leaders’ and councillors’ contact details are available at: www.norfolk.gov.uk/countycouncillors


For further information please contact:
Communications Team at Norfolk County Council
Tel: 01603 228888
Email: pressoffice@norfolk.gov.uk

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