Bergh Apton Post Office closed on New Years Eve 2012
Would you like to join in a Thank You party for Richard and Barry on Friday, 15th March 2013 6.30pm at Bergh Apton Village Hall? We're celebrating their well-deserved retirement after thirty years of service to us in Bergh Apton Post Office.
St Ethelbert's Church Cleaning and Flower Rota 2013
Thank you to those people who have agreed to take a turn on this yearís Church Cleaning and Flower Rota, we still have a few weeks to fill, the last two weeks of August and the last three weeks of September. If anyone can help please let me know or add your name to the list in the church porch. Thank you Sandra (480545).
Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but itís not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
Norfolk Constabulary has introduced a new telephone number for people who want to talk to the police about non-urgent issues.
Instead of ringing the old switchboard number of 0845 456 4567, people should dial 101. It is hoped that the introduction of 101 will help divert more non-urgent calls away from the 999 system, freeing up call handlers to deal with genuine emergencies. The new number should be used to report issues which don't require an emergency response.
Non-emergency, ring 101 if:
101 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Emergency, ring 999 if:
999 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Become a Community First Responder
It was a doctor in Seattle who came up with the idea of training local volunteers in life-saving techniques to work with their area ambulance service.
The first eight to ten minutes in a medical emergency situation such as a cardiac arrest is critical. For a response to be provided by a trained volunteer who can be on the scene before the ambulance crew arrives can and has in many cases been a life-saver.
The idea took off quickly in the US and the volunteers became known as Community First Responders (CFRs). It was picked up in the UK around 10 to 12 years ago and groups started to spread throughout the country and were quickly recognised as a very valuable service by their community. Presently there are around sixty such groups in Norfolk. Our own group Loddon-on-Call started in 2006.
CFRs are volunteers who are prepared to help others. The others could be anyone, your parents, your children (over the age of 8), your friends or YOU. None of us know if or when we may be the central person in a medical emergency but wouldn't we all be extremely grateful for a fast response of help.
You don't need to have any previous medical knowledge/experience to become a CFR as you will receive professional training by NHS staff and then ongoing training. You will receive a group uniform and become part of an active team. The time you give to the group is up to you and a few hours per week will be very much appreciated.
As a volunteer you will not be paid. Your reward is the satisfaction of helping to save a life and being part of a team that is there for your relatives, friends and neighbours. Please give these few words some thought and if you would like to know more or join us at one of our monthly meetings please call Sue - 07809 212120 or 01508 520656 or email.
We need your help and You could need ours!! Thank you
South Yare Wildlife Group
When you are out and about, it is important to keep yourself safe. Always be aware of your surroundings, even when crossing a road, to ensure you get across safely.
When out, do not talk to strangers. A stranger is someone you don't know. Most strangers won't harm you, but there are some people who are nasty and may want to hurt children. To keep yourself safe:
- Never go with a stranger
- Never take things from a stranger
- Never get in a car with a stranger
- Never go off on your own!
- Don't talk to strangers
It's safer and more fun to be with friends, but make sure you tell your parents or carer where you are and where you are going. If someone scares you, or tries to touch you in ways that make you feel uncomfortable, remember to Yell, Run and Tell.
Yell: Tell them 'no' or 'stop'.
Run: Get home as quick as you can. If you can't get home, go somewhere you know you will be safe, like your school or a police station or shop where you can identify a staff member you can talk to.
Tell: Tell your parent or carer or someone you can trust right away.
Village Directory and Welcome Pack
We are planning to compile a Village Directory and Pack. If you are a tradesman, retailer, artist, run a business or
offer a service and would like to be included in the listings, email us.
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