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School Readers Norfolk
Reading volunteers are desperately needed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of children won’t have had enough reading practice during the first lockdown let alone the second. In a normal year, one in four children leave primary school unable to read well. Most children will have missed a term of school, so the reading gap is now even wider. Children who struggle with reading are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed as adults.
Schoolreaders needs more volunteers in your area to support children’s reading and prevent them falling further behind. If you want to make a difference to a child’s life, apply to become a Schoolreader. No qualifications are needed; just a love of reading and some spare time each week.
To join us, please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org/volunteer-application-form
Planning White Paper
As many people will be aware, the Government has recently published a White Paper regarding changes to the Planning System.
The Parish Council is supportive of the views expressed by both Breckland Council and the CPRE (previously known as the Campaign to Protect Rural England) in their responses to the consultation but would be interested to hear the views of our parishioners.
If you have any views on this matter which you would wish to share with Council, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The trees in the amenity area have now reached the stage where they need to be thinned out and these works are scheduled to take place on the 20th November.
However, some trees could be transplanted elsewhere, rather than felled. If anyone is interested in taking a tree(s) please let the Clerk know and I can arrange for someone to meet you to discuss. Any tree selected would need to be removed by the person taking it before 20th November.
The trees currently being thinned are mostly willow.