HPC Meeting – Wednesday 9th January 2019

Hoveton Parish Council’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 6.30pm in the Jubilee Room at Hoveton Village Hall, and all are welcome to attend.

Download meeting agenda (Wednesday 9th January 2019).

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Happy Holidays!

Hoveton Parish Council’s first monthly meeting of 2019 is due to take place on Wednesday 9th January at 6.30pm. A full list of meeting dates for the year ahead can be found on our Council Meetings page and on the parish noticeboards. Hoveton’s Parish Clerk is currently on annual leave, returning to work on Wednesday 2nd January. If you need the Council’s assistance while the Clerk is away, please contact a parish councillor. Website updates will resume on 3rd January. Until then, Hoveton Parish Council would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a very happy New Year!

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Keep Warm and Well

Hoveton Parish Council is pleased to share this winter update from the NHS:

Just a reminder from the NHS in Norfolk and Waveney about how to help us help you this winter. All of us should be making sure our medicine cabinets are stocked. It’s also sensible to order any regular medicines you need in good time so you don’t run out, taking care to only order what you need. But if you do feel poorly, seek advice from your local pharmacist before it gets worse. If it’s urgent, then a call to your GP or NHS111 is the next step, and they’ll advise you what to do.

Common Sickness Bugs
Suffering from norovirus or other common sickness bugs? Don’t spread it around by visiting your GP or other public places. Stay at home and rest. Find more advice here.

HomeFirst – Your Bed Is The Best Bed!
None of us want to go into hospital or a care bed, but if we do it’s good to get home if we can. The NHS and social care across all of Norfolk and Waveney are stressing that if someone needs a hospital or temporary care bed they will get one, but our aim is always to help people get back home as soon as possible. This is because older people in particular can lose independence rapidly. Being back home can also help a speedier recovery. So if you know a friend or relative, particularly if they are older, who has to go into hospital it would be kind to make sure they have all they need to get back home, including checking the heating works and that they will have food in the house, the washing is done, and they feel OK.

New Year, New You
With the start of a new year people’s thoughts turn to getting fit and improving their health. To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises. How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Adults aged 65 or older who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility should try to be active daily by doing at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking, and strength exercises, on two or more days a week. Why not join a local walking group, go for a swim or join a local class? Your library should have information about groups near you. There are many local services that can enable older people to be more active. A wealth of information can be found through the Norfolk Community Directory.

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Festive Bin Collection Dates

North Norfolk District Council’s bin collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period usually differ slightly from the regular collection schedule, with bin collections sometimes taking place a day or two earlier or later than expected. Local residents who wish to check their festive refuse/recycling collection dates can do so directly by typing their postcode into the NNDC website.

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Trading Standards Advice

Following recent warnings from Norfolk Constabulary about an increase in scams and fraud offences across the county, your Parish Council is pleased to be able to share the following information, kindly provided by Norfolk Trading Standards.

Trading Standards Consumer Alerts
To sign up for Trading Standards Consumer Alerts, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/scams.

Friends Against Scams
Aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a Stand Against Scams”. This is achieved by looking to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about scams, and cascade messages throughout communities about scams prevention and protection. To find out more, visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/friendsagainstscams.

No Cold Calling Zones
A designated area where the residents declare they will no longer accept traders calling at their homes without an appointment. For further information and an application form, contact Norfolk Trading Standards on 0344 800 8020 or visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/nccz.

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