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North West Norfolk News
by James Wild MP

Along with schools returning, more people going back to offices and other workplaces (including those using the restarted West Lynn ferry service), Parliament was back in session this week too. Many essential workers continued going into their workplace throughout the pandemic and, provided measures are in place to be Covid-19 secure, we should do the same if we can. However, the Banham factory outbreak reminds us of the need to play our part in controlling the virus by washing our hands thoroughly, observing social distancing, and following other rules. 

Clearly a vaccine is needed ultimately for Covid-19 but ahead of that testing, along with social distancing and other measures, is key to helping us continue the move back to some form of normality. That’s why I welcome the new £500 million funding package for quick testing and expanding testing capacity that has been announced. Trials will be expanded using new saliva based tests that can provide results in 20 minutes. By quickly showing who has and doesn’t have the virus, these tests have the potential to help us get back to a more normal way of life. 

The new Kick Start scheme to create jobs for young people launched this week. This ambitious and much needed programme will fund six-month work placements for 16-to-24-year-old on universal credit. As well as funding employment costs, there is also support available for training Kickstarters.  I encourage all local employers across North West Norfolk to look at the details of the scheme at the link below and see if you can participate.

As a MP I regularly receive campaign materials from groups including a mock HS2 board game, a more useful calendar from the Guide Dogs for the Blind, and various mugs. Most campaigns try and come up with a catchy slogan. My favourite this week is “The Time is Meow” from the Cats Protection League in support of compulsory micro chipping of cats as is already the case for dogs. As a cat lover they picked the purrfect MP to lobby!


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

Best wishes,


James

What can you get from the new Green Homes Grant?
 

The Green Homes Grant will be open for applications from the end of September.

In the meantime, you can find out what improvements can be made to your home and obtain quotes from certified tradespeople.

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New £2 billion Kickstart scheme to create thousands of jobs for young people

Young people on Universal Credit aged between 16-24 will be offered six-month work placements with wages paid by the government.

I encourage firms in West Norfolk to apply to be part of this scheme and help young people. 


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Visiting the beautiful Wild Ken Hill 

I was delighted to visit local rewilding project, Wild Ken Hill, to discover more about their plan to return 1,500 acres of Norfolk land back to nature.

Dominic and the team are leading the way towards a more sustainable future by combining an ambitious rewilding programme, regenerative agriculture and conservation all on one site.


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Supporting the new Fishieries Bill and UK as a newly independent coastal state


During the Second Reading of the Fisheries Bill, I spoke to support this Bill which creates the framework for the UK as an independent coastal state outside the Common Fisheries Policy.

In the debate, I spoke in support of plans for a thriving and sustainable fishing industry in Lynn, Brancaster and along the coast, and to raise concerns from local fishers.

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BOOK CORNER

Having managed to hack around a course in the summer was pleased
to find a golf based Poirot!

 
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