NCC Adult Learning – Independent Living Skills Programme Free

Independent Living Skills courses starting September 2019

What is the ‘Healthy Food Healthy Lifestyle’ Programme

The ILS team are pleased to announce that the new ILS programme will be delivered at 15 venues right across Norfolk starting this September 2019.

Courses run in 3 x 10-week blocks and they are FREE.                                              Living Healthy – 10 weeks.  During this course you will develop the following skills: How to improve your healthy eating habits, Plan healthy and nutritional menus on a budget and see a balanced diet looks like.  Build coping strategies to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Help build your confidence. Build conversation strategies.

Living Creatively -10 weeks. This course will help you develop a selection of skills which combine the study of art, art using textiles, creative writing, poetry, printing, music and communication, visual arts and drama. Participants will learn alongside people who have similar experiences to develop the ability to expand their knowledge and ability and to unwrap their hidden talents and abilities.                                                                                                                   

Living Positively -10 weeks This course is designed to develop healthy eating and healthy living options through a series of workshops with trained professionals who will guide you through practical techniques and strategies and help you expand your collection of healthy meal options. You will learn gentle ways to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body. These short sessions are suitable for people of all and abilities and for people with health concerns.

Participants will also practice mindfulness and well-being. To improve awareness of ourselves

To find out more about how Independent Living Skills courses can make a difference, contact:

Website updates

The website will be undergoing a number of changes over the next few weeks to improve user access to information.

If you cannot find what you are looking for in this period please contact the clerk on



Norfolk Day

Norfolk Day is taking place on Saturday 27 July. To mark the occasion all councils in Norfolk are coming together to complete a relay cycle ride on Friday 26 July to promote their collective support for the day, with the clear message that all councils across the County are working together.

A team of cyclists will travel approximately 170 miles carrying a Norfolk flag with them on their epic journey. On arrival at each local authority HQ, the Chairman or a senior representative of that council will sign the flag to show their support for Norfolk Day. A rider from their council will then start the next leg of the relay. A support vehicle will be provided by Pedal Revolution which will be on hand to supply bike maintenance, first aid and mobile tracking for the team.

The cycle relay will start at South Norfolk Council and go on to all councils in Norfolk in the following order:
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
North Norfolk District Council
Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
Breckland District Council
Norwich City Council
Broadland District Council
Norfolk County Council
County Hall to the EDP Offices in Norwich

This is the second time that the County has celebrated Norfolk Day. Last year people from across not just Norfolk, but the whole region took part in hundreds of community events and street parties. Whole communities coming together to celebrate the fantastic things that this great County has to offer.
Norfolk Day is supported by the Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News and BBC Radio Norfolk.

Councillor Vacancy

If you would like to know more about the Parish Council and contribute to working for the Community of Martham as part of a team—

 Please contact any of the current Councillors will be happy to share their experiences or alternatively please send a current curriculum vitae with a covering letter explaining what skills and attributes you would bring to the community .

If you would like further details please contact the office on 01493 749938 or email the Clerk at

May bank holiday 2020 – date changed

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from –

Monday 4 May  to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which takes place on 8 May .

Business Secretary Greg Clark announced the change, stating it would enable people to pay tribute to those who served in one of the ‘most significant events in our country’s history’