North West Norfolk News
by James Wild MP

Supporting people who are isolated, or have emotional or mental health issues has become harder during Covid-19. In recent weeks, I’ve met King’s Lynn Samaritans, West Norfolk Befriending, and the One to One Project to talk about the challenges and I have been impressed by how they have adapted to continue to provide their valuable services and help vulnerable people cope at this very difficult time.

One of the positive things to come from the Covid crisis was helping people sleeping on the streets into safe accommodation. The Borough Council, Purfleet Trust, Night Shelter, and other partners worked together to hard to achieve this. This week the government provided £700,000 funding to the borough council help deliver on our commitment to eradicate rough-sleeping in this Parliament and to help people turn their lives around.

With winter around the corner, I was pleased to accept Lucy McKitterick’s invitation to join the Night Shelter’s AGM and the blessing of its new home by St John's Church. She spoke passionately about the difference this immediate support has made to people’s lives and the valuable contribution made by all the volunteers and supporters of the project.  

This morning I will be taking part in Klimate Concern's workshop on “Our Homes - fit for the future” focusing on the Green Homes Grants. This is looking at the practical benefits of these grants of up to £5,000 to fund home insultation measures which will help cut bills, reduce emissions, and support businesses. You can apply here.

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

Best wishes,


£150 million to create 3,300 permanent homes for rough sleepers

This will enable people who sleep rough, or are at risk of sleeping rough, to be rehoused in secure, long-term accommodation providing some of the most vulnerable in society with the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

In total, North West Norfolk has been granted around £700,000. This funding will help local people to change their lives with longer term accommodation through the Housing First model that provides vital additional support, as well as other flats.

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Longer sentences for animal cruelty a step closer

This week legislation that will introduce tougher prison sentences for those who cruelly mistreat animals had a second reading in the House of Commons.

The Bill will see the most serious perpetrators of animal cruelty face up to five years in prison. 

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Let's celebrate Halloween safely

As we prepare for the spookiest night of the year Norfolk County Council have asked children and families to celebrate Halloween safely.

We must all do our bit to keep the virus under control, and part of that means finding new ways to do things.

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Record number of flu vaccinations for Norfolk

Latest figures show that 40,000 more people in Norfolk and Waveney have had a NHS flu vaccine this year so far compared to last. Getting a flu jab is more important than ever, as people at high risk from Covid-19 are most at risk from flu.

I know how frustrating it is for constituents who haven’t yet managed to get an appointment and while the distribution of the vaccine is phased I will keep raising cases about supply in West Norfolk.

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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. 

The competition is being run with the kind support of Prontaprint, St James Street, King’s Lynn which will print the cards featuring the winning design.

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