Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Norfolk Assistance Scheme/ Winter Covid Support scheme
The Lily helpline number is 0344 800 80 20, and although the scheme is particularly aimed at families with children, it is open to anyone.  If you know of anyone who may need support, please let them know about this scheme.

Local Restrictions Grants Scheme
The application process for the Government’s new Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme to support businesses, registered for business rates, that have been forced to close as a result of the second coronavirus lockdown is open. Businesses can apply online at and will need their business rates account number and an up to date bank statement.

Christmas guidance from the Government
The Government announced that there would be special arrangements from 23 December until 27 December to allow people to see their family.  However, there is still guidance on what is allowed at this time.  Read the Government’s guidance on making Christmas bubbles with friends and family.

Heads up on Christmas waste collections

With Christmas Day falling on a Friday this year, there are some unavoidable delays for certain rounds. We are urging residents to try to plan ahead for how they will manage their waste and recycling over the holiday period.

Things to consider:

  • Additional recycling can be placed in any clear bag and      put out with your green recycling bin for collection. (As council offices      have not yet re-opened to the public, unfortunately we cannot provide bags      this year.)

  • Additional black bin waste must be placed in a bin bag      and secured with an official red tag. These can be purchased at      for £1.90 each plus £2.00 postage per order.  Please allow enough      time for delivery bearing in mind Christmas mail deadlines. Additional      untagged waste will not be collected.

  • Dispose of any excess waste before Christmas by taking      it to household waste recycling centres – check     for opening times and locations.