Sea Palling 1953 Memorial Exhibition

There is an exhibition on the North Sea Flood of 1953 and its impact on Sea Palling

Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st January 10am to 5pm free admission

The Village Hall Sea Palling and Waxham Road NR12 0US

Some parking available at village hall and surrounding roads. Refreshments available with all funds raised going to the Seal Palling Independent Lifeboat. Event supported by Norfolk County Council, the Environment Agency and Sea Palling Parish Council

Winter is Coming

With the Met office issuing weather warnings for cold weather and even possibly snow for Norfolk, we can be sure that winter is well and truly with us. We know that many amongst us will struggle to stay warm and fed this winter.  Below we offer some general advice on how to stay warm without spending too much money.

Wrap up well

  • Wear plenty of thin layers rather than one thick one is the best way to keep warm in winter.
  • Wear clothes made of wool or fleecy synthetic fibres (cotton is only effective if the garment stays dry)
  • Keep your feet warm with rugs and slippers.
  • Wear bed socks and thermal underwear at night
  • Putting on a coat, hat, scarf, gloves and warm shoes or boots when you go outside. If you’re heading out, make sure you take some extra layers – even if you don’t need them immediately, it’s a good idea to be prepared because the temperature can drop significantly when the sun goes in.

Heat where you need it

  • Only heat the rooms you use – heat the living room during the day and the bedroom just before going to sleep.  Turn the heating in other rooms down or completely off.
  • Keep doors and windows closed.
  • The ideal temperature is 64°F (18°C) for your bedroom and 70°F (21°C) for your living room. Check your thermostat or use a room thermometer to monitor temperature, and keep your bedroom window shut on a winter’s night.
  • Draw your curtains and tuck them behind the radiator to avoid cold spots.
  • Use a hot-water bottle, wheat bag or electric blanket to warm the bed, but never use a hot-water bottle and electric blanket together as this can be dangerous.
  • More tips at MoneySavingExpert.

Eat well

  • A healthy balanced diet will help keep you warm and healthy in the winter. Make sure you and your family eat at least one hot meal a day like soup which is nutritious, keeps you warm and is inexpensive to make or buy.
  • If you have them, microwaves, slow-cookers and airfryers are often the most cost (and energy) efficient ways of creating hot meals.
  • Batch cook and reheat in a microwave.
  • Get your 5 a day.
  • Avoid comfort eating.

Stay active and stay in touch

  • Staying active is good for your health. Walking, for example, can be good for you. If the weather prevents you getting outside, stay active indoors by catching up on all the household tasks you’ve been putting off.
  • Stay in contact with friends and family, especially if you’ve been stuck in the house for a few days. If you have elderly relatives or neighbours who might need help, check up on them.

The cold weather could be just one of many reasons why someone has tumbled into crisis and needs help and support. Good places to try first are as follows:

Norfolk Assistance Scheme can help you get support and financial assistance for food, energy, water, and other household essentials including white goods. You can apply yourself or a support organisation, such as Age UK Norfolk or Citizens Advice can apply on your behalf. 0344 800 8020.

Citizens’ Advice – CABx can offer help with energy bills and with advice on how to reduce your ongoing energy requirements. 0800 144 8848

Norfolk Community Foundation’s Nourishing Norfolk food hubs provide a range of food support. This includes community fridges and larders, food pantries and community supermarkets

Cost of living vouchers – if you are eligible for free school meals you will now receive a monthly ‘cost of living’ voucher. The vouchers will be £15 per month per child with an additional payment of £30 per child in December.

Anglian Water provides an Extra Care Support Service for people who need help paying their water bills including advice, payment breaks, flexible payment plans and discounts. 0800 169 3630

Road Closure

In accordance with the provisions of Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, the Norfolk County Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that owing to a water leak the use by vehicles of the C408 New Road from its junction with A149 By-Pass for 50m westwards in the PARISH OF CATFIELD will be temporarily prohibited from 28th November to 2nd December 2022 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 5 days within the period. If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 21 days.

Please note this has been extended until 5th December 2022

Alternative route is via: New Road, The Street, Sutton Road, A149 By Pass (Hickling, Catfield).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order)

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Vinnie Purdy (Community and Environmental Services Department) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Road closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL proposes to make a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C407 Heath Road from 310m southwest of its junction with C409 Sutton Road for 50m south-westwards in the PARISH OF HICKLING because of slice valve chamber repair works.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 13th to 15th December 2022 for the duration of the works expected to be about 3 days within the period.  

Alternative route is via: Heath Road, Staithe Road, New Road, A149 Bypass/Yarmouth Road, Sutton Road, Old Yarmouth Road, Hickling Road, Sutton Road, Heath Road

(Hickling, Sutton, Catfield).

(If necessary, the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Vinnie Purdy (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.