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.
- 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.