Month: January 2017

Don’t shut us out of our garden: Clive Lewis MP visits Plantation Garden to show support for community concerns about continued access

Clive Lewis MP at Plantation Garden with local residents and Labour Party councillors Karen Davis, Hugo Malik and Nelson County Council Candidate Jess Barnard – photo supplied On Friday 20th January 2017, Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South, visited Plantation Garden – which potentially faces having access to revoked at the end of this week. Clive met with dozens of local residents who are concerned about this and wants to make sure public access to the Garden is maintained. Clive has written to Norwich City Council and the owner of MJB Hotels near the Garden, to reiterate how...

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Ambulance service board meeting open to public

An ambulance heading for the sunset Winter work and the patient care quality focus will be on the agenda when the ambulance service’s Board meets this week. Led by Chair Sarah Boulton, the meeting of the East of England Ambulance service NHS Trust (EEAST) on Wednesday (25th January) will cover performance, patient feedback and the demand and activity faced over the busiest winter on record for the NHS. Items for discussion include the NHS Improvement (NHSI) financial programme which EEAST has been invited to join, where trusts work with an independent organisation to implement solutions in improving services, efficiency...

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Norfolk Councillors hear the voice of people with Motor Neurone Disease

Holding the Charter:  Councillor Bill Borrett, Executive Director of Adult Social Services, James Bullion, representatives from MND Association (Sue Heal second from right) and Councillor Joe Mooney. Photo supplied By Norfolk CC   Norfolk County Council’s Adult Social Care Committee has agreed to support the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Charter raising awareness of the needs of local people living with this terminal disease, their families and carers. By supporting the MND Charter, the council pledges to promote the Charter amongst all councillors, council staff, partner organisations and health and social care professionals who deliver services for the council. It...

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Voice Project concert stirs the Norwich soul on a chilly night

The Voice Project principals in the pulpit – © The Eye Snapper   In these depressing days of rampant egotism and endless competition it is good to be reminded what a large group of people working together can achieve. In Norwich we are fortunate that one very potent reminder of the strength and beauty of common purpose is amongst us in the form of the Voice Project Choir who performed their latest work ‘Between Stars’ this evening in Norwich Cathedral for a large crowd. The Cathedral is a wonderful atmospheric setting for this ethereal and moving musical event. The...

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Man jailed for eight years after raping woman, Norwich

Sean Martin Chikanda – photo supplied by Norfolk Constabulary   A 29-year-old Norwich man has been jailed for eight years after he was found guilty of raping a woman in the city. Sean Chikanda, of Cromer Road, Norwich, denied the offence but was found guilty by a unanimous jury at Norwich Crown Court last month on 9 December 2016. The court heard the victim, aged in her 20s, had been on a night out with friends when she became separated from them in the early hours of 5 October 2014. She was heavily intoxicated and approached by Chikanda on...

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