Chance to be a good neighbour with new Cromer and Southrepps volunteering group

Volunteers will be able to carry out simple tasks for vulnerable and isolated residents thanks to a new group.

The Good Neighbour Scheme for Cromer and Southrepps could be up and running by next spring after a public meeting led by Norfolk Rural Community Council (NRCC) last night at Cromer Methodist Church Hall.

Volunteers will be trained and supported by the NRCC and tasks could include light gardening, changing light bulbs, giving lifts to shops or medical appointments, shopping, picking up prescriptions or dog walking.

There are currently 11 similar Good Neighbour Schemes in the county, mainly in Broadland and south Norfolk.

The NRCC is looking to set one up in Hoveton and Wroxham.

Henry Meiklejohn, NRCC development officer, said the low-level help made a big difference to people. For details call Mr Meiklejohn 01362 698216 or email