NEWS and CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN

CORONAVIRUS BULLETIN

10th  January 2021

Latest – Confirmed Cases in UK – Total 3.072,349  New 54,940 Deaths  81,431 (Daily Figure  563)

412 cases per 100,000 persons in North Norfolk in week 30th Nov-4th December (UK average 576 per 100,000)

Population of Norfolk 907,760

24.3% of North Norfolk’s  population are OAP’s. The highest % in the UK

9.5% of North Norfolk’s population are over 80yrs. The 2nd highest in the UK

People with certain health issues and weakened immune systems are urged to remain at home. Specific instructions have be issued by the Government to the ‘extremely vulnerable’

Wash hands – Cover Face – Make Space

Look out for the elderly and vulnerable.

By pulling together we can beat this dreadful virus.

VACCINATIONS FOR COVID 

A plea from NHS staff. Please make sure you and your family all dig out your NHS number and have a copy of it it immediately to hand for when you or they are called for the COVID jab. From colleagues on the front line this is far and away the biggest bottle neck when it comes to administering the vaccine to as many people as quickly as possible. You can find your NHS number on any NHS correspondence or through the app.

VILLAGE WELFARE FUND

If in coming weeks, due to cash flow, you start to struggle with your finances such that buying food becomes a problem or if you know of a neighbour in a similar situation, then please contact :-

David Burns at 07831 394346 / davidburns@dbaconsulting.co.uk

Chris and Jenny at 01263 722072 / trunchcornerstores@yahoo.co.uk

We don’t want anyone in the village to worry about food and paying for it whilst there is so much else to concern all of us during this difficult time, so just ask and we will do our best to support you if that situation arises.

TRUNCH TRADES

Considering starting your own business and not sure how to start and need help.

A Group of local business people can give you guidance in developing a business model, building a business plan, marketing support, ongoing coaching /mentoring and provide a mini start up grant.

If you have been affected by the COV 19 situation and considering a new venture or a career change give David Burns a call at Tele: 07831 394346 Email: davidburns@dbaconsulting.co.uk

The service is FREE for local people who would like to provide services locally

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY – BEFRIENDING SERVICE

As part of the Cromer Care initiative a Befriending Service is available for elderly people who may be lonely and/or vulnerable, seeking information or requiring additional support. The residents of Trunch are invited to make use of this service. By calling 01263 512254 you will be answered by a friendly voice keen to offer help, support and have a friendly chat. Remember, you can also contact members of the Parish Council or Village Society by contacting the telephone numbers/email addresses shown on the leaflet distributed to every household earlier in the month. We are here to help and share your concerns. Trunch Parish Council

OTHER NEWS

COFFEE MORNINGS – A POPULAR REGULAR EVENT

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus  the popular coffee mornings at the Methodist Church and Village Hall will not be held for the time being.

TRUNCH VILLAGE SOCIETY’S ANNUAL  EVENT

The Open Gardens, Scarecrows and Fun Day will not be held this year due to the Coronavirus.

BRINGING THE WORLD OF BEE KEEPING TO LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Guided by Charlene Pinkham, a member of the Trunch Beekeeping Group, our beekeepers Michele Horsefield, Julia Smith and Liz Miles visited North Walsham Junior School to give the children an insight into the life of honey bees, caring for them and the honey making process.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW GOALS FOR THE PLAYING FIELD

The young people who play football thanked the Parish Council and Village Society for providing and installing the new goals. It seems we have scored a winner on this occasion! Well done the team of volunteers who put up the goals.

THE WOODLAND TRUST – TREE PLANTING

As part of a campaign by the Woodland Trust to help combat climate change the Parish Council have been given 105 trees to plant. The Council is planning to plant them mainly around the West and South edges of the playing field to boost the density where the existing shrubs and trees grow in order to augment and protect the natural habitats of wild life. The pack of trees comprise a mix of hawthorn, blackthorn, silver birch, hazel, common oak and rowan. With so much in the news recently you must have been moved by the voices of young people calling for us to protect the future of the planet. The planting of trees is only a small contribution and the Parish Council and Village Society are looking at other ways to support our local environment to help create a lasting legacy for future generations.

For more information visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk