Twenty older Dereham residents receive warm packs to help with snow

Breckland councillors distributed 20 warm packs in Dereham. Left to right: Councillor William Richmond, Fred and Margaret Abrahams of Castell Road, Dereham and Councillor Elizabeth Gould Breckland councillors distributed 20 warm packs in Dereham. Left to right: Councillor William Richmond, Fred and Margaret Abrahams of Castell Road, Dereham and Councillor Elizabeth Gould

Friday, January 18, 2013
5:13 PM

Twenty of Dereham’s older residents received warm packs from Breckland councillors today.

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They include items such as blankets, hot water bottles and gloves that could come in useful during the cold weather.

Fred Abrahams, of the local residents association, helped councillors William Richmond and Elizabeth Gould find residents on the Highfield Road Estate who wanted a pack.

He said: “It was lovely to think local people would greatly benefit.”

Ena Heal, of Stigands Gate, said she was “overwhelmed with joy” to receive a warm and well pack.

Breckland Council distributed about 1,000 warm packs in the district last year, running out in October.

Emergency heating oil, portable heater loans and low level home insulation are also available to vulnerable residents in the county through the Warm and Well initiative.

Call Breckland Council’s principal housing officer Gordon Partridge on 01362 656870 if you know someone in Breckland who would benefit from a warm pack.

Help and advice is available on the free Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99. This connects people on low incomes with support which is worth an average of £160. The help available includes rebates, grants for insulation and new boilers, and advice on saving energy.

Find more information about the Warm and Well initiative on www.norfolk.gov.uk

8 comments

  • what a P155 poor publicity stunt

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    London in Norfolk

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • I can just imagine Will Nunn sitting with a woolley hat & gloves on, cuddling a hot water bottle trying to keep warm!!! I have seen 4 lots in my local charity shop for sale so they lasted well!!! It's a disgrace to think our OAP's can't just turn their heating up in a bid to keep warm.

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    Sandra Osborn

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • I can just imagine Will Nunn sitting with a woolley hat & gloves on, cuddling a hot water bottle trying to keep warm!!! I have seen 4 lots in my local charity shop for sale so they lasted well!!! It's a disgrace to think our OAP's can't just turn their heating up in a bid to keep warm.

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    Sandra Osborn

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • they have a nice car on the drive !!!! glad my rates is going to good use

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    London in Norfolk

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • London in Norfolk, if you read the article properly you will see that those in the picture are not receiving a pack but helping to distribute them. However, saying that just 20 packs hardly constitutes a great charitable deal does it?

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    micklynn

    Saturday, January 19, 2013

  • what a waste of money !!!

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    London in Norfolk

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • London in Norfolk, if you read the article properly you will see that those in the picture are not receiving a pack but helping to distribute them. However, saying that just 20 packs hardly constitutes a great charitable deal does it?

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    micklynn

    Saturday, January 19, 2013

  • Fantastic. Of course the EDP could have publicised this without reporting the councillors' personal publicity stunt. I mean, they managed to distribute all of 20 packs, wowee. This is on a par with the PR PM's stunt to lure back support from UKIP 'vote for me again and you really will get a referendum next time'.

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    Police Commissioner ???

    Friday, January 18, 2013

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