Welcome to the latest edition of Your Norfolk - I hope you are keeping safe and well.
We’ve still got a long way to go in the fight against coronavirus but we’re playing an important part. We have launched our test and trace pilot, to tackle any potential local outbreaks.
This edition highlights how the council continues to provide a range of support for people who need it – from befriending services for lonely people to keeping adult learning courses going, online.
Working together is more important than ever. The county council has provided £1 million towards a £6.7 million, county-wide effort to kickstart Norfolk’s economic recovery. I know how tough the last few months have been for businesses and swift and decisive action is vital.
I’m pleased to see the first signs of normality returning to our county. Several of our libraries have reopened, our three largest museums open at the beginning of next month, and we’ve worked with our district council colleagues to help shops and businesses reopen safely. Our annual summer reading challenge has started and the Beryl bike scheme will encourage people to try out cycling as a way to get around Norwich.
I hope you enjoy this edition and have a lovely summer in our beautiful county.
Councillor Andrew Proctor, Leader of Norfolk County Council