A flavour of the week at NCC... 18 January 2019myIT - Monday's the day
The BETA version of myIT – our new one-stop shop for all your IMT needs – goes live on 21 January.
Have a look on Monday by clicking on the link in the black banner at the top of the intranet homepage. In the meantime, catch a glimpse of what's to come by checking out the video, also on the homepage. More...Growing local businesses
Leader of the Council, Councillor Andrew Proctor, spoke last night at the launch of Invest East, a new programme to support business growth in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The £1.8m scheme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, University of East Anglia - Adapt and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.Time to get moving
Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie continues to support our men’s health campaign, Menkind.
This month, Darren shares his top tips on physical activity. The messages in his blog will be supported by an outdoor poster and social media advertising campaign, encouraging men to move more and to eat more healthily.
For a fascinating snapshot of the behind-the-scenes filming of the Menkind campaign for Anglia TV, click here and scroll down to Menkind.
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Union members have voted to accept the changes to our pay structure that we told you about towards the end of last year.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote or to feed back to us directly. We can now make the changes, including pay awards, in time for April 2019 pay. More...EU Settlement Scheme pilot
The UK government has committed to protecting the rights of EU citizens who are not British or Irish, and their family members, currently living in the UK.
This includes the right to live here, work here and access public services such as healthcare and benefits. To retain these rights, non-British or Irish EU citizens must apply for UK immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
From 21 January, non-British and Irish EU citizens living in the UK who have a valid passport, as well as their non-EU citizen family members who hold a valid biometric residence card, will be able to take part in a public test phase of the scheme. More...Have your say on Greenways
You may have read in the EDP this week about proposals to turn three former railway routes in Norfolk into wildlife-friendly walking and cycling paths - Greenways.
At a series of events and via an online questionnaire, people will be able to give their views on the routes, their design and locations.
For more information, go to our website.Hooray! Microsoft Office for £11.99
A reminder that, as Norfolk County Council employees, we can get a licensed copy of Microsoft Office to install and use on a single home computer - for only £11.99 - as part of Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Programme (HUP). Find out more here.
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This week, the county council published its updated proposals for an early childhood and family service. The report will be discussed by the Children’s Services Committee on 22 January. More...Boost your income with Norfolk Rewards
Our employee discounts scheme offers unmatched buying power and unbeatable savings at hundreds of retailers, making your money go further. You can make significant monthly savings on everyday purchases, special items and even holidays. Find out more…Renovating County Hall
At the next meeting of our Policy and Resources Committee on 28 January, councillors will be asked to approve £9.5m of funding to complete the third and final stage of renovating County Hall. More...Transforming Wensum Lodge
Image copyright Hudson Architects.This week's blog
Look out for two blogs next week. A guest blog on Monday from Revd Dr Liviu Barbu, Norfolk County Council Chaplain, about Holocaust Memorial Day, followed by Simon George’s blog on Tuesday 22 January.
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