South Norfolk Council has established robust and efficient arrangements to support residents during this difficult time. Working with Broadland District Council they have set up a help hub, tel 01508 533933 email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are taking around 500 calls a day from those needing help, and it works. I recommended this link to one South Norfolk carer who was having difficulty getting the weekly shop; they were contacted the same day and their shopping is now scheduled to arrive in the morning.
For more information about grocery deliveries to Bramerton see the next posting on this site.
Remember that here in Bramerton we have our own Good Neighbour Scheme and you should have had a yellow leaflet through the door with a contact name and phone number. If you are a Bramerton resident and have mislaid this and need help contact Janet Davies on 07480 650001 or email@example.com.
South Norfolk Council recognises that it is important for bins to be collected regularly, but it’s difficult to maintain social distancing with three people in the refuse collection vehicle cab. So during the crisis you should see just two people in the vehicle cab and where there is an additional loader that person will follow in a hire car. This should allow the crew to continue to operate much as normal while maintaining social distancing when travelling between collection locations. Please understand that this new way of working may well take a few days to settle in, but initial impressions appear to be positive. With so many people at home there has been a significant increase in the volume of rubbish being collected so please try to keep the amount of rubbish and recycling to a minimum.