Notice of a Parish Council Meeting. Monday 8th November 2021

A Parish Council Meeting will take place at The Methodist Chapel Hall on Monday 8th November at 7pm.

To ensure the safety of council members and the public, there will be limited number of spaces for residents in the hall. If you wish to attend please contact the clerk on 01493 718128 or hicklingclerk@gmail.com to register your interest. Spaces are on a first come first served basis. If you are not able to be there but wish for a question to be asked to the parish council or a statement read please advise the clerk who will be happy to do this on your behalf.

Agenda 8th November 2021

Notice of a Parish Council Meeting. Monday 11th October 2021 at 7pm

A Parish Council Meeting will take place at The Methodist Chapel Hall on Monday 11th October at 7pm.

To ensure the safety of council members and the public, there will be limited number of spaces for residents in the hall. If you wish to attend please contact the clerk on 01493 718128 or hicklingclerk@gmail.com to register your interest. Spaces are on a first come first served basis. If you are not able to be there but wish for a question to be asked to the parish council or a statement read please advise the clerk who will be happy to do this on your behalf.

Fuel Bills Over Winter

As the colder months approach some people may be concerned about how they are going to pay their fuel bills. Support is available to those who are in need of financial aid or advice regarding their fuel bills.

In the first instance if you think are not going to be able to afford your bills, the first point of contact should be with your energy supplier to see what support they might be able to offer with payment plans, Warm Homes Discount, addition to the Priority Services Register and help with grants for energy efficiency measures.

Some Food Banks are also able to assist in extreme circumstances for those who have been referred by an agency. They may be able assist with electric and gas payments, oil deliveries and may be able to provide other fuels such as Calor Gas, wood and coal.

These resources are limited and conditions apply to ensure that as many people in need as possible are able to access this support.

Norfolk County Council offer the Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) to help people who are unable to meet their immediate needs or need practical support to set up home.

There are other advice services and grants which might be available to you. Citizen’s Advice Bureau provide guidance on payment plans and signpost where other financial support might be available.

Please seek help if you are struggling, if you are a housing association tenant you should contact your landlord to see if there is support they might be able to offer.

Always inform the DWP and NNDC Benefits team of any changes of circumstances as soon as possible. This will help shorten processing time and awards.

Visit the North Norfolk District Council Benefits page

Visit the North Norfolk District Council Help Hub

Notice of a Parish Council Meeting. Monday 13th September 2021 at 7pm

A Parish Council Meeting will take place at The Methodist Chapel Hall on Monday 13th September at 7pm.

To ensure the safety of council members and the public, there will be limited number of spaces for residents in the hall. If you wish to attend please contact the clerk on 01493 718128 or hicklingclerk@gmail.com to register your interest. Spaces are on a first come first served basis. If you are not able to be there but wish for a question to be asked to the parish council or a statement read please advise the clerk who will be happy to do this on your behalf.

England has moved to Step 4

While cases are high and rising, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. This is why we are keeping in place key protections:

  • testing when you have symptoms and targeted asymptomatic testing in education, high risk workplaces and to help people manage their personal risk.
  • isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • border quarantine: for all arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.
  • cautious guidance for individuals, businesses and the vulnerable whilst prevalence is high including:
    • whilst Government is no longer instructing people to work from home if they can, Government would expect and recommend a gradual return over the summer
    • Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport;
    • being outside or letting fresh air in
    • minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
    • encouraging and supporting businesses and large events to use the NHS COVID Pass in high risk settings. The Government will work with organisations where people are likely to be in close proximity to others outside their household to encourage the use of this. If sufficient measures are not taken to limit infection, the Government will consider mandating certification in certain venues at a later date.

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at step 4, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK.

COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Following this guidance will help you stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.