8th November 2020
Latest – Confirmed Cases in UK – Total 1,171,441 New 24,957 Deaths 48,888 (Change from previous day 413 )
35 cases per 100,000 persons in Norfolk in week 23rd Oct-3rd Nov
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’
Keep washing your hands (20secs for each wash) and avoid social contact.
Look out for the elderly.
By pulling together we can beat this dreadful virus.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris and Jenny at 01263 722072 / email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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