Your Norfolk

Your Norfolk Winter 2017

What we do - the council's role

The council plays a crucial role in the county’s life – here are some examples

  • We look after 6,000 miles of roads and repair more than 7,000 potholes per year.Potholes
  • Around 12,000 people received support commissioned by adult social services over the last year.
  • The council found adoptive parents for 60 children under the age of 10 last year.
  • Around 40,000 tonnes of waste is recycled, reused or composted through 20 recycling centres each year.
  • The fire and rescue service attends more than 7,000 incidents per year.
  • We fixed more than 7,000 potholes on our roads last year
  • In the last 12 months we placed 80 children with ‘forever families’ through adoption

Since May, the council has:

    • Opened the first stretch of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road and successfully campaigned for £300 million to dual parts of the A47.
    • Agreed plans to invest £35 million of Government funding into adult social care, including the recruitment of 50 social workers.
    • Formed a partnership with Barnardo’s to support young people at risk of going into care.


  • Approved £162 million of capital investment in school building improvements.
  • Obtained £308,000 of lottery funding for domestic abuse champions and £776,500 for our museums’ Norfolk Journeys project.




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