Please call the local team at South Norfolk Council on 01508 533747 if you need help or can offer help.
Little Melton survey
Please complete this form so that we can identify people who may need help and who we are not able to contact via the Facebook group. Please complete the form once for your own household and again for any neighbours who you know can't complete it themselves (it does not matter if other neighbours do this as well, better that we get multiple responses than none!). Once we have receiverd your responses then we will try to identify any houses with no response and will check with them. Please encourage people to join the Facebook group where possible so that we can push information out quickly. If you have neighbours who don't use the internet then please consider if you can keep them updated (you can use the Print icon from the dropdown at the top of this Article in order to print this page).
Sources of information
- Please see the information at South Norfolk Council about help that is available to families and businesses. There is a contact number there. Please also see information below, received on 28/03.
- Letter sent out to all residents on 03/04/2020
- Please see information from All Saints Church - there are phone numbers there if you are isolated and would like to talk to someone.
- Please see the Village Hall page for sessions that have been cancelled.
- Konnect - operates the 3 and 6 routes
- Semmence - operates the 9 route
- Information from Norfolk County Council - phone 0344 800 8020
Help if you have to isolate
- Church Farm shop will deliver - see their Facebook page for info.
- Sainsburys and Tesco both deliver to the village
- Many people have offered to help anyone who needs it - just ask on the village Facebook page. Someone will probably pick up a meal for you from one of the following -
- There is a fish and chip van outside the school on Saturdays between 16:30 and 20:00
- The Parochial Charity can help with expenses
Help for people you have concerns about
Most people will be supported by friends and relatives. If you have concerns that a neighbour does not have a support network and may not have access to the village Facebook group, then please -
- Offer help yourself, if you are able to
- Tell them about the information on this page
- Call South Norfolk Council - see info below.
So far South Norfolk Council have taken over 1,500 calls from local residents needing help. Over the last four days alone, our Help Hub has dealt with over four hundred cases of people requiring urgent help. We have been able to ask volunteers to help isolating people with shopping, collecting prescriptions or arranging for dogs to be walked. That's one person helped every 5 minutes - and we're ready to handle even more.
The Council has set up a team of local staff who will be with us all the way over the next few months. It's their job to ensure nobody is overlooked and to help volunteers focus efforts where it's needed the most. Hethersett Ward which includes surrounding villages Bawburgh, Lt Melton, and Cringleford, Colney and Keswick have a dedicated team of people who are led by Julie Ringer and Barbara Howard at South Norfolk Council. You can call them directly on 01508 533747 if you need help or can offer help.
They're keeping the register, which may be enhanced by the names from the Government's list of the especially vulnerable and NHS volunteers. If you need help, we may not have captured your requirements don't be afraid to ask even if you're not in the national lists. We're there to support everyone. If you have expressed an interest in volunteering, Julie, Barbara or one of their colleagues may call you.
Remember, the Council will not ask you for money. And you might want to call us back if you're unsure whether the person calling is genuine. There's no embarrassment about this. Our main concern is for your safety and security.
As time goes on, we may need to ask volunteers to do more than fetching or carrying. We might ask help to assist people get home from hospital by moving a bed downstairs or simply by cutting the grass for those stuck inside.
Finally, everyone in South Norfolk will be getting a letter in the next day or so detailing the help available to the vulnerable, those who are in hardship or for businesses afected by the crisis. We have a comprehensive action plan to help everyone who has been affected, whatever their circumstances.
But you don't have to wait for the letter. You can get all the latest local information here https://www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/residents/communities/coronavirus