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from the editor It’s all happening down by the sea! This month, we have the launch of an international initiative to keep our beaches clean. Our new Love the Beach board encourages visitors to Cromer to spend just two minutes picking up litter. It all adds up!

Gay Webster Editor editor@justregional.co.uk @justeditor 01263 731520

Next, we have two events to help you soak up the sea breezes: Wind in the Willows is coming to North Lodge Park this month for a fast-paced afternoon of cliff-top fun. Don’t forget to pack a picnic. On August 19 and 20, we have Unplugged By The Sea, an impressive line-up of acoustic musical talent for all ages to enjoy. The North Norfolk Crawlers have completed their cross-Channel swim. The team of four have achieved the fastest time this year for a relay crossing. They risked hypothermia, seasickness, fatigue, jellyfish and floating debris to raise money for North Norfolk Surf Lifesaving Club. If you would like to help boost the fundraising total, see the story on Page 7 for details. That’s all for now, enjoy the rest of your summer and see you again in September!

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Cromer Community Centre is looking for people to take part in its Cromer’s Got Stars event on Saturday, August 19. It is an opportunity for local singers, groups, dancers and comedians to show off their talents. The Community Centre has just got a new sound and light system and it will be an opportunity to make full use of the equipment. If you are interested in taking part please email chair@cromercommunity.co.uk There will also be an opportunity to come and watch the acts taking part from 7.30pm; £5 each on the door.

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If you’re partial to chicken satay, pop along to The Grove Hotel, Cromer, where they’re holding a battle of the satays over the coming weeks to raise money for charity. Chris Graveling, co-owner of The Grove, said: “Our chicken satay starter has two rubs to choose from – one created by our own Simon Marsh, one by Norwich Market’s king of spices, A De Piff. The one who sells the most gets their choice of charity. “It’s a bit of fun and hopefully will raise some cash for people who need it.” Simon has chosen East Anglian Air Ambulance as his charity and A De has chosen Mind.

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A Summer Fete will be held at The Royal British Legion’s Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer, on Saturday, August 19. There will be live music with Vic Salter, a barbecue, bar, refreshments, raffle, tombola, craft, cakes, games and stalls. The fete runs from noon to 4pm and admission is free. Money raised will go to the residents’ amenities fund.

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The guest speaker at Diabetes UK North Norfolk Group meeting on Thursday, August 24, will be David Robinson, volunteer co-ordinator from Diabetes UK. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in Cromer Methodist Church Hall, NR27 9DT. Please note this is a change from the original programme. For more information, contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492 or visit www.northnorfolk.diabetesukgroup.org.

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chance to Bond: A new toddler group for dads starts next month at Cromer Church. It gives dads and father-figures a chance to spend time playing with their children as well as a chance to meet other dads.

Time for dads to toddle along This September sees the launch of a new group at Cromer Church – Who Let The Dads Out? – a toddler group with a difference. It addresses the growing demand for male-orientated parenting groups, and is specifically aimed at giving fathers and their preschool children the opportunity to have some fun and spend quality time together. Who Let The Dads Out? is a growing Church initiative that aims to strengthen families and support the wider community by reaching out to fathers, father-figures and children, primarily through Saturday parent and toddler sessions. A typical session will involve a relaxed welcome, lots of age-appropriate toys and crafts, juice and biscuits for the children, countless bacon rolls, great coffee, good conversations – and men gathered around a table discussing the best strategy for making the most effective paper plane! Everyone leaves with full stomachs and happy memories. Simon Fenn, Head of Mission, who will be leading the project, said: “As a new dad myself, I think this is a fantastic initiative that is much needed in the area. It’s an excellent

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way for the Church to engage with the wider community, provide dads with the space to build positive relationships with their children, socialise with other dads and give Mum some time off!” The effect on fathers and children is significant, but it also impacts positively on the wider family. The sessions encourage dads to engage in parenting their children and consequently engage better with their partners in the role of parents. In a recent survey, 54.2pc of dads said, “I think my children and I have a better relationship as a result of attending this group”, with another 45.8pc saying, “I feel better supported to be a dad/father figure as a result of spending time with the dads/ friends here”. The new group will run every second Saturday of the month, except in August, in the Parish Church lounge. The first session starts on September 9, from 8:30-10:30am. Admission is a £2 donation per family. For further information, contact simon. fenn@cromer-church.org.uk / 01263 512000 Cromer


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Are you a cool customer? Electrical retailer JB Postle has a cool competition with a Norfolk theme this summer. They want people to make use of their artistic skills to create a wrap-around design on a Smeg fridge. The only criteria is that the design has to be Norfolk linked hence #FabNorfolk as the competition title! Nikki Filby said: “The design #FabNorfolk could be anything people associate with our lovely county, maybe Cromer Pier, the crabbing industry, the lovely landscape, the seaside, our iconic buildings in the city or just simply a chance to promote your Norfolk charity, business or organisation” The competition, which runs until September, has two winning categories – an individual entry and one for organisations. The group category could mean a business, charity or sports organisation and you can enter as many times as they wish! The individual winner will receive a bespoke day or night

out in Norfolk for four people worth at least £200 and will depend on the interest and age of the individual winner! It could be anything from a trip to the zoo or a night out on the town! Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed to have fun in our home county! The group design chosen will receive £200 to donate to a local Norfolk charity of their choice, so if you want to raise money for an important cause, get your thinking hat on! “We wanted a way to engage with the community and celebrate our wonderful county so we thought this would be a great way to find out what Norfolk means to people whether they live here or are visiting” said Nikki. JB Postle have a Smeg blackboard fridge which has been touring JB Postle's local branches in Aylsham, Cromer, Sheringham and North Walsham and has even been seen on Cromer Pier. Nikki said any business which

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Nice day for a Channel swim An intrepid foursome from North Norfolk Crawlers have completed a cross-Channel swim to raise money for a lifesaving club. What’s more, they hold the record for the fastest relay crossing this year. North Norfolk Crawlers are a mixed ability group of open-water swimmers who meet on Mundesley beach to swim in the sea. The group, who have a combined age of 190-plus, have been busy acclimatising themselves to the cold by swimming in the sea all winter – just in their costumes. But, on the day of their swim, July 5, the weather couldn’t have been better. Team member Julie Coleman explained: “The conditions were amazing, calm seas and sunshine. The tides were favourable, too, which meant we did the whole crossing with daylight hours. “The crossing time was 11hrs 15mins, which at the moment stands as the fastest relay crossing this year.” So far, the Crawlers have raised in the region of £3500 for North Norfolk Surf Lifesaving Club. If you would like to boost that total, the link to their fundraising page is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ northnorfolkcrawlers Cromer

Do you feel isolated or lonely in your later life? Come along to Merchants’ Place in Cromer and spend a morning with like-minded people enjoying good conversation and taking a journey down memory lane. This is being held as part of the In Good Company campaign whose organisers believe that “nobody should spend a lonely day in Norfolk if they don’t want to”. Working alongside Voluntary Norfolk, Merchants’ Place and its enthusiastic volunteers, will open their doors on Monday, August 21, 10am to 12:30pm. They welcome everyone who would like to spend an interesting morning full of lively conversation, music, quizzes and homemade refreshments. For more information, call Merchants’ Place and speak to Rachel or Hannah on 01263 519454.

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The inshore lifeboat was called out after a report that two kayakers had both overturned near Overstrand on July 28. Cromer’s boat the George and Muriel, above, was launched just after lunchtime to go and provide the necessary support. The two people involved were soon transported to the beach with their craft and the lifeboat returned to station, cleaned down and made ready for its next launch. The George and Muriel was rehoused shortly after 2pm.

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They’re off! Team member Isobel Robson leaving Dover on the first leg of the swim.

Funding worth almost £600,000 has been awarded to improve services for people with diabetes living in Norfolk and Waveney. The funding (from NHS England) will be used to support educational programmes and to provide new models of integrated diabetes care across the whole STP area. North Norfolk was among the Clinical Commisiioning Groups included in the bid.

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Every little helps: Trying out Cromer’s new Love the Beach board, which encourages people to spend just two minutes picking up litter to keep the beach tidy. picture: dave (hubba) roberts

Take your pick and clean up! Visitors to Cromer are being encouraged to help keep the town’s beaches in tip-top condition with the arrival of an international beach clean initiative. A #2minutebeachclean board has been installed in the town, thanks to a joint effort between Cromer Town Council, North Norfolk District Council, Morrisons, Beach Care (a Keep Britain Tidy and Anglian Water partnership) and Glide Surf School. The scheme was launched in 2014 and encourages people to spend two minutes picking up litter and disposing of it when they visit the beach. The idea is that if enough people put in these small amounts of time, the impact will

be significant. Participants are not limited to two minutes, but the point is that every effort adds up, however much time is involved. There are established boards on the North Norfolk coastline at West Runton and Mundesley, funded by local businesses. Both have been very successful in cutting down litter levels. There are also plans afoot to bring more boards to the district at other Blue Flag beaches. The boards have become an internationally famous brand as they encourage communities the world over to rid beaches of marine litter and plastic pollution.

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New boss at RAF museum Cromer man Gregory Hayman has been appointed as the new manager of the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The museum, based on the once Top Secret Neatishead RAF site at Horning, charts the history of radar and air defence. It comprises 20 rooms and has external exhibits from mobile radar units to a Bloodhound surface-to-air missile. The site itself dates from the Second World War and includes a reconstructed World War II operations room. Its star exhibit is the fully intact Cold War Operations Room. Mr Hayman has built a career working for major UK institutions

where he has headed up communications, most notably for Cambridge University and the British Library. He said: “We have over 1000 world class exhibits and the fact that the museum is housed on the original site gives it an authenticity and unique quality that some museums can only dream of. One of the first challenges is to try and open our doors on additional days so that even more people can visit.” The museum is the largest museum in North Norfolk. For more information, contact the curator on 01692 631 485 or 0779 319 8864 or email: curator@radarmuseum.co.uk.

cromer flower club This month we were delighted to welcome Anne Coleby who treated us to a demonstration entitled ‘Come Dine With Me’. Firstly, she did a lovely table arrangement in an unusual mauve container with pink roses and lisianthus with pittosporum and viburnum foliage. This was won in the raffle by myself. All the arrangements are raffled off and I was the lucky winner this week! Following this, she made us a cocktail in a tall glass (unfortunately not the alcoholic type) with white roses and chrysanthemums. She then demonstrated how to make a landscape arrangement with gladiolus, sunflowers and pretty agapanthus. Next was a delicious cake with pittosporum with green chrysanthemums around the edge. This was filled Cromer

with sweetheart roses and chrysanthemums. The last display was a tall, red arrangement of hazel, gladioli, orange roses and dahlias from Sarah Raven’s tropical collection. An added bonus was some great recipes for nibbles, salmon en croute and yoghurt pot cake The Best in Show in our competition was won by Shirley Longlands. She did a merry arrangement in a bottle with sea holly, hosta flowers and alliums. The vote of thanks was given by Liz Crane. The next meeting is at Cromer Primary School on September 18. The demonstrator will be Jackie Aldous on That’s Entertainment. Guests are welcome, please be there at 7:20pm. Maureen Amies

Ask Hayley . . . Each month we are inundated with questions from vendors and buyers alike. Here is an issue raised this month.

Should I be tempted by the online estate agents? We could easily refer to high street estate agents as “The Complete Estate Agents” and online estate agents as “The Incomplete Estate Agents”, because with online you only get part of the job done. A common misconception is that both sets of estate agents are the same. All estate agents do the online part of the process. Many advertise their properties on Rightmove and use instant communication methods but these are simply the tools of the trade. There is so much more to the role. Here are some of the things a high street estate agents does that an online estate agents doesn’t. w Expose your property to a database of known buyers to create competition for your property before it even hits the websites. The more competition, the greater the level of viewings. w Guide the sale through the legal process protecting the seller from many stressful situations and reducing the chance of the sale falling through. w Conduct the viewings. A good high street estate agent knows their buyers and what they are looking for. By showing a buyer around the property we can point out what may be their deciding factors. w Most importantly, a high street estate agents negotiates all offers on behalf of the seller. Choosing who to work with when you sell your property is a huge decision. With a high street estate agent everything is included in the price – there is nothing to pay up front. High Street estate agents get paid on performance – if we don’t sell your property, you don’t pay. So the choice is yours but the value to you is immeasurable when our years of local knowledge are needed to facilitate your move into the house you have set your heart on.

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Watching your speed Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green has welcomed the introduction of a scheme to tackle speeding drivers on rural roads in North Norfolk. Members of the Special Constabulary are joining forces with Community Speed Watch (CSW) volunteers to carry out high visibility enforcement checks in the Cromer area. The team of 14 will focus their efforts on areas where speeding has been raised as a local concern and those not currently covered by CSW. PCC Lorne Green, who went to meet the newly formed team during a crackdown in Felbrigg at the end of July, said: “At our Police Accountability Forum in Cromer earlier this year, a number of people raised their concerns about cars speeding through their villages. “I hope the introduction of a scheme in the Cromer area will help to reassure residents we are listening and taking direct action. “This is community spirit and partnership working at its best with members of Speed Watch working alongside the Special Constabulary Speeding Team to protect their local community from unsafe driving.” The scheme is one of a number of community policing projects being supported through the PCC’s Early Intervention Fund. The fund is open to policing teams across the county to help them work with communities to tackle local crime, disorder and community safety issues. PC Pete Davison, Norfolk Constabulary’s Engagement Officer for the North Norfolk area, said: “We work closely with our partners all-year-round to target speeding drivers, and schemes like this help us to enforce the law whilst also raising awareness of the dangers. “Speeding is serious whatever the road, but through rural villages the dangers

safety: Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green pictured with members of Cromer’s Special Constabulary Speeding Team/ Community Speed Watch, who are tackling speeding vehicles on rural roads. can be intensified. Pedestrians and other hazards are often closer and therefore your reaction time can be reduced. Speed limits are in place for a reason so I would urge motorists to stick to them.” The scheme is the third of its kind to be funded by the PCC with other initiatives already launched in the South Norfolk and Great Yarmouth areas.

Specials and Volunteers Manager Sue Goode added: “This is a great example of how our committed volunteers get to experience the world of policing while helping to support local communities and organisations such as Community Speed Watch. It’s pleasing to see the specials getting involved with local communities and help to address issues of concern.”

Sea mural brings shipwreck play area to life A large sea-life mural surrounding the new Cromer West Prom play area has been finished. The 26m-long mural has been painted on the walls around the recently opened shipwreck play area. It depicts underwater flora and fauna local to North Norfolk’s coast, including seals, fish and seaweed. The new mural is part of North Norfolk District Council’s £1m Cromer West Prom investment that includes the recently opened ‘futureproofed’ catering kiosk, toilets and showers, as well as the play area. All can be craned to higher ground in the event of a storm surge. New benches and picnic seating have been installed on roof-top platforms by the play equipment and Melbourne slope, offering far-reaching views.

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under the sea: A section of the mural painted by Norfolk artist Mark Harper. Cllr Maggie Prior cabinet member for leisure said: “We have had a tremendously positive response from the community regarding the play area and this mural only adds to the excitement of the space. To be climbing on a shipwreck, and be surrounded by

images of sea creatures and plants just increases the fun and we hope it inspires imaginations. “The new facilities and refurbishment of West Prom are a superb addition to Cromer and are part of a programme of investments in Cromer to enhance jobs and boost the tourism economy. “We hope they will all be enjoyed and valued by residents and visitors to Cromer’s wonderful Blue Flag beach.” NNDC worked with Norfolk artist Mark Harper to create the mural. Mark is an experienced mural and theatre set artist. He said: “I enjoyed the challenge of this large mural and the fun I could have with the feel of it enclosing the shipwreck. I think it really works and I hope people walking along the Prom or climbing on the shipwreck enjoy it.” Cromer


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Fighting to kill cancer Charity campaigner Ryan Devlin, who was born and currently lives in Cromer is hoping people will join him and fellow volunteers in their fight against cancer. After starting his studies at the University of Edinburgh, Ryan recently joined a new branch of Cancer Research UK – the Cancer Research UK Ambassador Programme. Currently with 300 volunteers from all walks of life, some of whom have experience of cancer, the ambassadors campaign by writing to their local MPs, and engage in promotion online and on social media. Ryan explained: “Our aim is to try to improve public health policy and to keep cancer and cancer research high on the government’s agenda. “We have been involved in campaigning for plain packaging for tobacco, protecting children from sunbeds, and protecting local stop smoking services.” Ryan joined the ambassadors after meeting a fellow ambassador at a university volunteering fair. He was originally interested in working at a Cancer Research UK shop. “Instead, I was introduced to the

join us! Ryan Devlin pictured far right with fellow Cancer Research UK Ambassadors in Edinburgh. He will be at Cromer Carnival to talk about becoming an ambassador. Ambassador Programme. I was apprehensive at first, but I was with an amazing group of friendly, passionate people who helped me to develop my speaking and writing skills. These are all people who share a goal, and they all want each of us to succeed. “As part of the role, I have emailed and spoken face-to-face with MPs and MSPs, attended parliamentary debate, and campaigned to prospective parliamentary candidates. Volunteering usually takes up a few hours per fortnight and can involve using a computer, writing a letter, sitting down and

chatting to people, or standing up to talk to a crowd. “The activities that you do, and the way that you campaign all depends on your skill set and what you are most comfortable with. Whatever you choose to do, there are guides, pointers, and a whole community of volunteers to help you.” Ryan was at the charity fair at the Leas during Sheringham Carnival last weeekend and will be on the carnival field at Cromer on August 14 and 15 To get involved, visit the website cruk. org/ambassadors, email campaigning@ cancer.org.uk or phone 07795334929.

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Take home a real taste of our county Visitors to North Norfolk are being encouraged to take a taste of the county home with them. A cook book packed full of recipes and stories from people at the heart of Norfolk’s gastronomic scene is on sale at Tourist Information Centres in Cromer and Holt. The Norfolk Cook Book, which includes more than 50 recipes, has contributions from bakers, cooks, butchers and others. The likes of No 10 Restaurant, in Sheringham, and Cromer crabs are featured, and Great British Menu winner Richard Bainbridge has made an exclusive contribution. Chef Charlie Hodson, one of the book’s contributors and the man behind the award-winning Nelson sausage roll, said it was aimed at “folk who really care about provenance”. He added: “It’s all based around the best suppliers, retailers, restaurants and chefs in Norfolk, and the feedback has been amazing.” Cllr Nigel Dixon, NNDC cabinet member for Business & Economic Development and Tourism, said: “The gastronomic scene in

fine food heritage: Norwich City College’s James Phillippo, chef lecturer at the Debut Restaurant, and chef Charlie Hodson with a copy of the Norfolk Cook Book. North Norfolk is something we are very proud of, and it’s part of a county-wide success story. It is great that visitors to our Tourist Information Centres, which already offer a huge range of local information and advice, can now take a taste of the county home with them.” The arrival of the book in the Tourist Information Centres comes as North Norfolk District Council promotes Norfolk Food Month, which includes selling produce in the TICs. Among the businesses that are involved in the campaign are Norfolk Saffron, Ollands Farm Foods (including its

award-winning marmalades), the Nelson & Norfolk Tea Company, and Crush Foods (which makes oils, dressings, granola and Charlie Hodson’s sauces). The Norfolk Cook Book, published by Meze Publishing, has been produced in association with Norfolk Food & Drink. Sarah de Chair, of Norfolk Food & Drink, said: “The book is a collaboration of some of Norfolk’s finest food and drink businesses, from restaurants to producers, coffee shops to cafes – it really does offer something for everyone and highlights what a wonderful county Norfolk is.”

Test drive the new Fiesta Cash raised for kitchen helping: Below, members of Support Cambodia raising money for a field kitchen. Left, children eating rice soup – a staple dish.

All-New Fiesta sets new standards in safety, technologies and ergonomics. Elements such as design, quality and driving dynamics have been significantly improved compared with the outgoing model which was already best-in-class in many areas. The exterior has a smooth, clean look. Sculpted sides and flared wheel arches give it a strong on-road presence. All-New fiesta is now available with safety technologies usually associated with larger, more

expensive cars. Many are fitted as standard such as Electronic Stability Control and Lane Keeping system. Improved seat comfort and adjustability, more convenient stowage compartments and simpler interface, including fewer buttons on the centre stack make All-New fiesta more driver friendly. Easily accessible driver assistance features through steering wheel controls and improved multi-function displays with smartphoneinspired touch screen.

Local charity Support Cambodia held a store collection for one of its projects for the third year running. Thanks to Morrison’s Community Champion, Simon Clipsom, and the staff of the Cromer store, a total of nearly £300 was raised to provide

a field kitchen for a remote rural location in North-West Cambodia. The kitchen will enable the rice-feeding programme for 250 children to continue all year, instead of just seven months. This will lead to better health and improved school attendance.

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Free Music Festival to rock the coast A successful music festival on the North Norfolk coast is set to return for a second year. Unplugged By The Sea will showcase acoustic musical talent from near and far for all ages to enjoy. This year more than 30 acts will take part, with an eclectic variety of music on offer from harps to punk, fiddles to hip hop and folk to rock. It will take place at The Crown Inn, Sheringham on August 19 and 20. The event, organised by Ben Carpenter and his fiancé Loren Allen, will run noon until 11pm on both days and is free to attend. Mr Carpenter, who has previously worked as a music promoter organising Rock Bodham, said: “The music has a bit of everything for everyone, from solo ukuleles to punk and from folk to harps. Everyone will have something they will love for sure.”

What’s on... Acts: Falling From Trees join line-up. All of the acts are giving their time to the festival for free in support of this year’s chosen charity, The Norfolk Blood Bikes (SERV Norfolk). Email unpluggedbythesea@gmail.com or look on Twitter @Unpluggedsea for more information.

Cliff-top fun with Ratty, Mole & Co Boxtree Productions are coming to North Lodge Park in Cromer on the August 20 this year with their fantastic new musical adaptation of ‘Wind In The Willows’. Boxtree Productions have been touring open air theatre since 2014 with musical versions of; The Three Musketeers, Around The World In 80 Days and The Scarlet Pimpernel. This year they are producing their own version of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale, Wind In The Willow’. North Lodge Park is a gem in the heart of Cromer, a small, but perfectly formed, quintessential seaside cliff-top park, which is a perfect venue for open-air theatre.. Join Mole as she throws down her broom and heads out to find adventure. She meets Ratty, Badger and Toad, whose exploits cause all manner of trouble. When the conniving and criminal Weasels set their sights on Toad Hall it’s up to Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger to take back the Hall and learn the Weasels a lesson. Featuring lots of fast-paced fun, excitement and original music, there is something for

the whole family to enjoy. James Franklin, managing director of Boxtree Productions said “We are so excited to be bringing a show to North Lodge Park. It’s going to be a fantastic afternoon with a great atmosphere.” Samantha Annison, chair of the Friends of North Lodge Park said: “North Lodge Park is an ideal spot for open-air theatre and we are really proud to be offered the chance to work with the Boxtree team bringing this show to Cromer. Last year’s performance of Goldilocks set a high standard, and we’re confident that Boxtree are up to the job!” The audience can arrive from 12.30 and are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or low backed chair, and soak up the atmosphere. ‘Wind In The Willows’ will be at North Lodge Park on Sunday, August 20. The show starts at 2pm and will be approximately two hours long including an interval. Advance tickets are on sale at NorthLodgePark.org.uk; tickets are limited, so early booking is recommended.

Adam’s world class! A Cromer Academy Student and Norfolk Angling Club member is the proud owner of silver medal. Adam Molloy, 15, recently returned from the 26th FIPS-M World Youth and Junior Shore Angling Championships held in Ambleteuse, France, England Juniors returned with a silver medal from the team category. The England teams arrived prior to the start Cromer

of competition to practise on the championship venues. With information gathered in the build up to the competition the teams had already prepared a plan of attack. A final day win for England’s Juniors was enough to secure the silver medal position, one behind the seemingly untouchable French team and five points ahead of the Dutch team in bronze position.

Sun 13th & 20th August, 7.30pm A CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF: UNDER MILK WOOD An omniscient narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh fishing village Llareggub (bugger all backwards).

18th, 19th, 25th & 26th August, 2.30pm CHILDREN’S THEATRE: KING NEPTUNE AND THE NORFOLK NOISE!

King Neptune is the mighty god of the sea. He controls the waves and creates the storms. He looks after all the sea creatures from the smallest crab to the largest whale. And he is on a mission!

24th Aug - 5th Sept 2017, 8pm NOT 27th August & 3rd Sept (Matinee 29th August 2.30pm) SUMMER THEATRE: A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS (FAST-PACED FARCE)

Stanley and Brenda Parker are driving about France on their vacation when they find themselves in a village near the German border. They consider themselves lucky on finding a hotel room. In less than an hour, with Brenda absent, Stanley finds himself lowering an attractive, stark naked girl from his room’s window.

Sunday 27th August, 7.30pm JAZZ AT THE HUB: NORFOLK JAZZ QUARTET

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triumph: Angler Adam Molloy with his silver medal and team trophy.

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Anniversary fete delight Cromer & District Hospital would like to say a big thank-you to all who donated raffle prizes, participants and supporters of the annual fete. This year’s fete celebrated the hospital’s 150th anniversary and made over £5000. It was a great event enjoyed by all and smashed previous takings. The cycleathon, which was completed in the run up to the event, was also hugely successful and very well supported by staff and patients raising over £1000. The hospital really appreciates the support of the Friends, local businesses and general public and strives to continue to offer an excellent service to all.

big success: From left, Anita Martins (Matron), Alex Hannah (PA), Tim Adams (Mayor), Auntie Pearl, Chrissie Jackson (Radio Norfolk), Iain Young (Operational Manager)

cromer town FC annual meeting At the Cromer Town Football Club AGM on July 13, Jenna Bedwell was elected as the new chairperson and a completely new committee was also appointed. Jenna said “We are embarking on a new era at Cromer Town football club. Firstly we want to build a team capable of returning to the Anglia Combination Premier Division. We have a challenging time

ahead building a sustainable football club. We do not have the vast resources of a professional football club and heavily rely on support from the local residents and businesses. “There are also plans that we will be moving to a new home in Cromer in a few years’ time, as yet we do not know where.” Cromer Town Football club has a history going back over 133 years, the new committee now

wants to build a bright future for the club. The club wants to engage with the whole community so everyone feels proud of what is achieved on and off the pitch. A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9 at 7.30pm at Cabbell Park where the committee can explain plans for the future. James Mathie. head of England and Wales and club development at Supporters

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