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North West Norfolk News
by James Wild MP

Yesterday the Chancellor announced further support for areas in Covid Alert Level Tiers 2 and 3. While Norfolk remains in Tier 1, this is welcome support for hospitality, leisure, and accommodation businesses as well as an enhanced Job Support Scheme, and further support for the self-employed in those areas. In the House of Commons, I asked the Chancellor about longer term steps to boost North West Norfolk.

In the 7 days up to Thursday, 64 people tested positive in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and the rate per 100k is 35.7.  Everyone is playing their part in helping keep the transmission rate down and let’s keep doing so.

Local council finances have been hit hard by Covid-19 with loss of income from car parks as well as increased costs. So the £800,000 for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council announced as part of the latest funding package is welcome – with Norfolk County Council receiving £5.2 million.

Today in Parliament the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill will be debated. I support this important measure to increase the maximum sentence for animal cruelty from six months to five years. The government is backing this Private Member’s Bill and I look forward to it becoming law.

Finally, the entries to my Christmas Card competition have started arriving so please encourage your children or grandchildren to participate – closing date is the 6 November.  Enter here

Please do get in touch if I can be of assistance.


Best wishes,


James

Protecting Norfolk's Chalk Streams

The UK is home to over 80% of the world's chalk streams and since being elected I have raised the need to protect and enhance the precious chalk streams in West Norfolk and across the country.

I joined Charles Rangeley-Wilson and David Diggins, Norfolk Rivers Trust, to see the conclusion of the second year of restoration work on the River Nar from Castle Acre Common towards West Acre.

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Environment Agency get ready for winter flooding

On Sunday morning, James was up in the early hours to join the Environment Agency team at 4:45am for a planned “Winter Readiness event”. As it turned out however, the exercise was real as a flood alert had been issued for King’s Lynn, and other parts of the coast.

It was impressive to see the Environment Agency team put the flood defence plans into action


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Understanding Autism event hosted by the National Autistic Society

The session covered how autistic people have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, and how to better support autistic constituents.

James met with West Norfolk branch of the National Autistic Society earlier this year who support over 350 families who are scattered across the constituency. 


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Chancellor increases winter support scheme to protect livelihoods and jobs across the UK

The government announced significantly increased winter support schemes to ensure livelihoods and jobs across the UK continue to be protected in the winter ahead.

In response to the Chancellor’s Statement, James welcomed the extra support in this Plan for Jobs and called for longer term support with a Tourism Zone for Norfolk & Suffolk, and to accelerate the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband. 
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Celebrating Colleges Week

This week we celebrate Colleges Week and all the brilliant things they do to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals.

The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that colleges have had to adapt to challenges, meaning that this year, they are more inspiring than ever.


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Get involved in the Christmas card competition!

This is my first Christmas card competition and I’m excited to see the imaginative and creative ideas from primary pupils across the constituency.

Deadline: 6th November 2020


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