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North Walsham June 24, 2017

Students flock to hockey

It’s playtime delight as new park opens

PICTURE: ANDREA HUDSON


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from the editor We love an old picture here at Just North Walsham and Teresa Butler sent us this one to promote a reunion for secondary school pupils. Find out if it is your year on page 9.

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It has been a busy weekend in town with a new home for the heritage centre and playtime at Woodville, plus the opening of the North Walsham Information Centre at a new site. We’ve got pictures from those on pages 8 and 9. And there’s a new mayor in town ready to raise money for two good causes. See page 4. Enjoy the read and see you in four weeks.

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Georgian style. Its last occupant was Stanley Sutton and it was demolished in 1960. Stanley Sutton was a North Walsham cricketer with memorable humour. Once, when bowling, he twice loudly appealed for “leg before wicket”, only for the umpire to say “You nearly got him, Stanley”. Finally, Stanley sent the wickets flying and, before the umpire could utter a word, said: “I nearly got him that time!”

historical society Greg Powles was speaker at North Walsham and District Historical Society with Over Here. Greg burst into the room and immediately introduced himself as “James Maitland Stewart” in a very convincing imitation of the actor’s slow drawl. Born in Indiana Pennsylvania USA, his film career began at Princestead University where he was training to be an architect. He met and followed Henry Fonda to Hollywood where he signed up to MGM Studios for the princely sum of 35 dollars a week. In 1939 he joined Frank Copra in making Mr Smith Goes to Washington. At this time he cultivated his distinctive drawl. He went on to make a further five more films and won an Academy Award. The Philadelphia Story won him an Oscar. Having learned to fly in 1935, on the outbreak of the WWII, he foresaw America would become involved. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1940 as a private. He was transferred to the Army Air Corps and employed making recruiting films and training other pilots to fly military aircraft. In August 1943, Stewart was assigned to the 445th Bomb Group as operations officer, flying via South America and Africa, to RAF Tibenham, Norfolk. He flew several missions, was promoted to Major and awarded a second Distinguished Flying Cross. Transferred to Old Buckenham he became the Group Operations Officer of the 453rd Bombardment Group. On his first combat mission a rocket missed his plane by 12ft. One of his group went astray, he broke radio silence and diverted to keep the mission together, in doing so saved lots of aircraft. Back in Hollywood he continued his acting career. Frank Copra persuaded him to star in the film This Wonderful Life. In 1959, he was promoted to Brigadier General. Mike Sothcott

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HELP: Carol Dunnell from the NW Dementia Support Group and the Rev Paul Cubitt receiving cheques from former mayor Barry Hester.

All change for mayor

Outgoing mayor Barry Hester marked the end of his term in office by presenting money to his chosen charities at the Cameo Cafe. His two nominated charities, the North Walsham Dementia Support Group and the St Nicholas Church World War I Memorial Window Restoration Fund each received a cheque for £962.92. The Dementia Support Group will be ploughing the money straight into activities for its regulars, while the Window Restoration Project is going ahead with a major grant application and this amount will be further evidence of strong local support. The annual meeting of North Walsham Town Council saw Sallie Stuckey elected as mayor for the coming year. Sallie’s nominated charities are the St Nicholas Church WWI Memorial Window Restoration

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England call-up for sixth former Paston Sixth Form College Student, Oliver Massingham, will be representing England at the ISF World Schools Athletics Championships in Nancy, France between June 24 and 30. Oliver is competing in the discus competition, with students from around the world. In total, 36 teams are competing at the prestigious Jean Humbert Memorial Event. Oliver is currently ranked second in his age group in England. He is a member of the City of Norwich Athletics Club and will be the only student from Norfolk competing at the event. Oliver has been training

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An invitation has gone out for a reunion for all those, born in 1956/57, who attended North Walsham Secondary Modern School and left in 1972/3, to celebrate 60th birthdays. The reunion will be held at North Walsham Community Centre on July 28, 7pm-midnight. Tickets are £12.50 each, including a1970s disco and buffet, and are available from Teresa Butler (nee Condon) on 07901 830327 or email teresa.butler1@gmail.com. Spouses/ partners are welcome.

Highest award for volunteers St John Ambulance Cadets Rianna Payne and Ben Orton have been recognised for their commitment to the nation’s leading first aid charity with the presentation of their Grand Prior Awards. The award is the highest a St John Ambulance Cadet can achieve and shows that Rianna and Ben demonstrated a sustained effort studying 24 different subjects – including first aid, communication and working in the community – giving them the necessary skills to become a life saver. Both Rianna and Ben are cadets at the St John Ambulance unit in North Walsham. Rianna is 14 and in 2015 received a letter of congratulation from local MP Norman Lamb due to her 130 hours of volunteering. She has been a St John Ambulance volunteer since 2013. She is hoping to have a career in the medical sector and is currently looking at options to become a pathologist. Ben, 17, is at college and has been a volunteer with the charity since 2012. In 2015 he also received a letter from MP Norman Lamb in connection with his volunteering hours and first aid duties. They were presented with their Grand Prior Awards by Georgina Holloway, St John Ambulance’s County President. Maureen Payne, manager of the North Walsham Cadet unit, said: ‘We’re all very North Walsham

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North Walsham Infant and Junior School will be holding its summer fair on July 9, 11am-3pm. Activities will include the traditional such as hook a duck, tombolas and face-painting alongside zorbs and welly wanging. Raffle prizes include a signed Norwich City football. There will also be a car boot, pitches £8 on the day or £5 pre-booked via caroline-bell@ live.co.uk. There will be lots of stalls and Happisburgh Owls will be flying in. Hot and cold food will be available.

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PICTURE: ANDREA HUDSON

OFFICIAL OPENING: Mayor Sallie Stuckey performs the honours at the new information centre.

PICTURES: ANDREA HUDSON

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Are you a local with a real interest in what happens in our town; the events, the historical sights and the places of interest? Or maybe new to the area, keen to meet new people and find out more about North Walsham? Whatever your background, if you have a few hours a week to spare, then why not join our wonderful team of Volunteers at the North Walsham Information Centre? We are looking for friendly, sociable people to come and work with us in the new location of King’s Arms Loke, next to the Kings Arms and the entrance to Paston College. Although the centre will only be opening initially from 10am through to 2pm Monday, Thursday and Friday, it would like to extend those hours as quickly as possible to take in Saturdays as well as additional hours and days during the week. It will only be able to extend the times if it has the people to man the centre and to that end, is looking to recruit a number of new volunteers to the team. They will be required to work a minimum two hour day and have a little flexibility, but you can choose your own availability across the days we will be open. Call into the Information Centre during opening hours or email admin@ northwalsham-town.co.uk.

North Walsham saw the opening of a longterm heritage exhibition in the town’s St Nicholas Church. This has been created by Bob Wright, of North Walsham Heritage Group, a small group of local residents who are working to preserve the heritage of North Walsham and the surrounding area. The group eventually aims to open a permanent Heritage Centre to present the town’s history, including archive materials, documents and objects, to both residents and visitors, both young and old. Their search for suitable premises and funding is proving long-winded and so they greatly appreciate the kind offer of space within the church that has allowed them to present

this exhibition of the town’s history. The exhibition will be open every day and entry is free. The group is grateful to North Norfolk District Council’s Big Society Fund and the Town Council, whose grants have supported the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition was opened by Sallie Stuckey, mayor of North Walsham, Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council, and Norman Lamb MP. They praised the exhibition and the effort made to create it and also stressed the value of heritage to the town, to raise the profile of North Walsham, to become an attraction to visitors and tourists and also as a source of pride to its residents.

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It’s playtime North Walsham Play and North Walsham Town Council were proud to open their new playground at Woodville. North Walsham Play was able to secure funding to buy the new £40,000 play park which is aimed at providing fully inclusive play equipment. Springboarded by a pledge of funds from North Walsham Town Council and funding secured by North Norfolk District Council’s Big Society Fund, North Walsham Play was able to secure the remaining money needed. The official ribbon cutting was undertaken by town Mayor Sallie Stuckey and Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council. Both gave a few words as did Matthew Smith, trustee and founder of North Walsham Play. They thanked those involved for their hard work and support. The idea for the park first came from local resident Julie Potter. The park was designed after talking to schools, parents and

members of the community. School pupils submitted design ideas which have been used to form the basis of the play park. Over the coming months North Walsham Play will be raising funds to bring about a new play park on the Memorial Park to replace the small one near the community centre. If anyone is able to help see www.nwplay. co.uk. Matthew said: “We will continue to work on a diverse range of fundraising events for residents of North Walsham to support and enjoy.” North Walsham Play will be at the Fun Day on June 25. On August Bank Holiday Monday they will be holding a car boot sale in the town centre, 9amnoon. Pitches can be booked now via www.nwplay.co.uk. Former mayor Barry Hester said: “I was honoured to be asked to be one of the trustees. North Walsham Play has gone from strength to strength under Matt’s leadership and its extremely hard working volunteers.”

Ask Simon . . . Each month we are inundated with questions from vendors and buyers alike. This issue we look at the election.

What does the election outcome mean for the property market? A few weeks ago our Residential Partner presented his Manifesto for Housing, in which he pleaded that the pressing need to tackle the UK’s housing crisis should not be overshadowed by an Election campaign focusing on just one issue: Brexit. No-one could have guessed the direction that the campaign would take, nor the result that few saw coming. I don’t think anybody argued against the fact that what we need is a, to borrow a phrase, “strong and stable government” which would prioritise solving the nation’s pressing problems above political horsetrading. I’ll leave you to form your own opinions about whether that is what we have ended up with. One thing is for sure, and that is that housing is still not being put anywhere near the top of the political agenda.

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A big boost for community centre North Walsham Community Centre is moving forward with improvement plans after news it has received a share in the latest round of Big Society Fund grants. North Walsham Community Association has received £4,600 to purchase and install six new windows in the main hall and replace external cladding at the centre. Colin Jeary said: “On behalf of North Walsham Community Centre we are very pleased with receiving grant for the new windows which will be replacing the high-level ones of the large hall. “This is the first part of our makeover for the centre which will see further improvements to the ceiling and lighting

in the main hall. Due to the fact we are self-funding voluntary organisation we are always delighted when we are successful with a grant application as it means we can go that little bit further with improvements.” Nine grants totalling more than £50,000 were made in the latest round of the awards, which is run by North Norfolk District Council. Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council and chairman of the Big Society Fund panel, said: “The range of groups which the Big Society Fund helps is incredibly diverse, both in terms of type and in terms of location in the district. “We are always encouraging

North Walsham Live Aid organiser Barry Holden and wife Chris are pictured here presenting a cheque for £10,000 to the Clare School deputy head Rebecca Wicks and buiness manager Helen Stanger. Rebecca said the money was a “massive boost” to the school and would be used to supply an interactive sensory floor (see picture right) and to refurbish other equipment in the sensory room. Barry thanked everyone who had contributed to making this year’s Live Aid event such a success and gave the date for next year’s as Saturday, April 21. Well done Barry and team from all of us at Just North Walsham. North Walsham

more people to come forward with the projects they want to fund and our team has great expertise in advising how to approach the application process.” The Big Society Grant Fund Panel met on June 5. It also agreed to award East Ruston Parish Council £2,060 to install a footpath between East Ruston Infants School and the village hall and other awards for dementia, playparks and sport. For more information about the application process, go to https://www.northnorfolk.gov.uk/tasks/bigsociety-fund/big-societyfund/

NEIL POWELL, head of North Walsham High School comments on education issues.

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Norfolk County Council recently called on employers to support young people to be better prepared for the workplace by offering work placements. The council said work experience could benefit both students, who gain valuable skills and insight, and businesses, through reputational gain and as a recruitment tool. I’m delighted to report that North Walsham’s businesses have grasped this concept, and have responded in a hugely generous way to our work experience appeals. In the first half of June, 126 Year 10 students spent two weeks in a wide variety of workplaces, finding themselves driving Broads Authority patrol boats, cooking for customers in a professional kitchen, and even assisting our newly-elected MP Norman Lamb. It is difficult to overstate just how valuable these work experience placements are to our students. We can equip them with academic and personal skills in the classroom, but only by seeing for themselves how the world of work operates can they really grasp what it all about. Some 14 and 15 year-olds have a good idea of the career they want to follow, but many have not yet made that decision and, for them, the chance to see what a real workplace entails is a huge help in clarifying their goals, as well as being extremely motivating. In short, it makes it clear what all the hard work in school is for. I believe that the employers who welcome our students into their offices, shops, factories and workshops also gain from the experience. Today’s young people will become tomorrow’s workforce, and North Walsham’s economy will be reliant on entrants into the job market who are well-qualified, but also savvy and ready for work. We are extremely grateful to all those employers who stepped forward and allowed us to find a placement for every single one of our Year 10 students. You are showing the rest of Norfolk’s businesses the way, demonstrating a forwardlooking attitude which bodes well for the future of our economy and our prosperity. Follow North Walsham High School on Twitter at @NWHS

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Chance to keep an eye on speed Volunteers are needed to help tackle the common complaint of speeding in North Walsham. Speeding along Aylsham Road in North Walsham was adopted as priority following Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting in May. Community Speed Watch was launched in 2007 and is a project working across Norfolk empowering communities to play an active part alongside the Police and the Safety Camera Partnership in tackling the problem of speeding in their neighbourhoods. A team of volunteers (minimum of six) are issued with a speed radar gun, Community Speed Watch signs and reflective jackets. Volunteers are given full training and site risk assessments are completed by the police. Speed checks are carried out in 30 and 40mph limits, the volunteers record details of offending vehicles and these are sent to the Safety Camera Partnership team. A warning letter is sent to the registered keeper of offending vehicles and persistent offenders are visited by police.

Community Engagement Officer, PC Pete Davison said: “Community Speed Watch is there to promote road safety, we would rather educate drivers than prosecute them. We have successful schemes set up in many towns and villages across North Norfolk, it really does reduce speeding and I feel that North Walsham would see real benefits from having a Community Speed Watch team. For those people who complain about speeding I would say please think about Community Speed Watch.” If you would like to get involved or find out more please contact PC Pete Davison at North Walsham Police Station by dialling 101.

Summer music at St Nicholas

Music lovers are about to be treated to another summer of concerts at St Nicholas Church. Two concerts will be given by the church choir, freshly returned from a tour to Coventry Cathedral. Organist ands director of music David Ballard said: “The organ recital series always features popular music alongside more unusual repertoire, and is a perfect place to either drop-in to or come for an entire concert. “Most importantly they are free and an important part of North Walsham’s cultural life with many of the county’s best loved performers. “Even if you are not an organ aficionado, the recitalists are well worth a listen on the third largest organ in Norfolk with a massive amount of colours to represent the whole orchestra.” The full programme is on the poster printed here. North Walsham


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PICTURE: Andy Newman

TEAM LINE-UP: Some of the NWHS hockey club with teacher and former England player Tim Whiteman: (from left) Benyi Jefferies, Chelsea Crowley, Harvey Bailey, Emily Penrose, Tim Whiteman, Gracie East, Garwyn Marshall, Ryan St Pierre, Bailey Thurston, Josie Breeze. Right: Tim in action (picture by Hockey India).

Students flock to hockey The success of the Team GB women’s hockey team in winning gold at the Rio Olympics last year has seen an upsurge in interest in the game – and now students at a North Walsham school are being inspired to take up hockey following the appointment of a former England professional player as a teacher at the school. Tim Whiteman, who made his debut for England in 2014, as well as winning backto-back English championship titles with Nottinghamshire side Beeston, joined North Walsham High School as a humanities teacher specialising in history at the beginning of the summer term – and has wasted no time in setting up an after-school hockey club. Girls and boys of all ages at the school are making rapid progress under Tim’s

expert coaching, with plans already in hand to enter the county indoor hockey competition next year – just weeks after setting up the club at the school. “The excitement and buzz of the Team GB women’s team winning at Rio has really raised the profile of hockey, and when I volunteered to run an after-school hockey club at NWHS, the take-up was tremendous,” said Tim, who has been appointed as men’s player coach at leading Norfolk club Harleston Magpies next season. “Most of those taking part have never played before, but the enthusiasm is excellent. It’s a sport that girls and boys can play together, so the whole group is learning with each other – it’s a great team spirit.” Tim previously taught at Repton School

in Derbyshire, where he coached the U16s squad to win the national championships. NWHS head of PE Paul Bradshaw said, “We are delighted to have Tim join the staff here at the school, and it is of course motivating for students to have a former international professional player coach them. “It is great to be able to add hockey to the wide variety of sports we offer, both as part of the PE curriculum, and in extra-curricular activities.”

Here’s a few pictures from the Civic Dinner and Community Award presentation. Matthew Smith, founder of North Walsham Play, is pictured left receiving the 2017 Community Award from mayor Barry Hester during the Civic Dinner. Entertainment was provided by Wayne Beauchamp and the Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo. Top: Mayor Barry Hester and Deputy Mayor Sallie Stuckey arriving. North Walsham

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Beechwood Hotel Afternoon Teas are served daily 2pm - 5pm Must be pre booked. A selection of dainty finger sandwiches with a variety of fillings, Homemade sweet and savoury scones served with clotted cream and preserves, a selection of sweet and savoury treats, all home made, and a great choice of teas and coffees with refills included.

£15.00 per person. Why not add a little bit of fizz… A glass of our House champagne at £8.50 per person. Available to be taken in the Garden on warm sunny days.

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North walsham rugbY club North Walsham have won two of the six annual awards from the Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Kieran Palmer (pictured) is Young Rugby Ambassador of the Year, with the club successful in the Club Facility section. Injury meant a season off for Under 17s player Kieran, but he took the opportunity to help coach the Under 11s whilst completing the Level 1 coaching award, and undertaking refereeing and safeguarding courses. “He quickly rose to the challenge,” said Minis chair Mike Mack. “Kieran exerts a quiet authority, shows maturity beyond his years, is always willing to give extra time to help players and consistently upholds the game's core values.” The Club Facility Award recognised improvements to the social area and catering facilities, with seating capacity increased to 120. Attendance at lunches on match days are very close to that figure and the new areas are large enough to accommodate the Youth and Minis. Local groups such as a darts team, the parish council and choir increasingly use the facilities too. On the field, pre- season training starts early July with head of rugby James Brooks looking to build on a successful first season in charge which saw a two

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place rise to fourth in London One North. A larger squad to provide competition for places and injury cover is a priority. Currently only Jono Lawson and Ethan Benney are known to be leaving, both returning to New Zealand; Lawson leaves a big gap in the second row. The club is committed to developing local talent so, while casting his net wide, Brooks is keen to hear from local players wanting to try a higher level. He said: “Jordan Mustard moved up three leagues from Swaffham, so it can be done. North Walsham is a very welcoming club and they would join a great bunch of players.”

Literacy campaign needs your help A campaign to tackle the county’s literacy gap needs volunteers Get Norfolk Reading is a major campaign led by Transforming Education in Norfolk and aims to spearhead improvements in reading for five to 11-year-olds across Norfolk. Primary school pupils in Norfolk are below the national average for reaching the Government’s expected standards of reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling: latest data from the Department for Education shows that 63% of pupils reached the expected standard for reading last year, below the national figure of 66% Get Norfolk Reading will make direct impact on literacy for children in the county through the work of its charity partner Beanstalk. Beanstalk is a national charity with 43 years’ experience of providing one-to-one reading support through recruiting volunteers into primary schools. Clare Fletcher, head of North Walsham Infant and Junior School, said: “Since our inception in Norfolk earlier this year, we are delighted by the growing numbers of schools and volunteers signing up with Beanstalk, however we are still in need of volunteers.” Find out mroe at http://getnorfolkreading. co.uk/ or email info@getnorfolkreading. co.uk. Interested schools can contact Lily Law lily.law@beanstalkcharity.org.uk

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2017 GARDEN OPENING

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the opening of Hoveton Hall Gardens for 2017. We are now open daily (except Saturdays) until 29th September. The 15 acre gardens are particularly known for the spectacular display of azaleas and rhododendrons in May and June but they also feature;

• Spider Garden • Old Kitchen Garden • Clematis Walk • Orchard • Woodland Walk, Arboretum • Magnolia Garden • Two lakes • Grade II listed Glasshouse • 18th Century Grade II listed Ice Well Open 10.30am - 5pm Adults: £7.50 • Children 4-16: £4 • Children under 4: free • Family day ticket: £20 • OAP: £6.50 • Wheelchair users and carers: £6 each

Hoveton Hall Gardens, Norwich, NR12 8RJ 01603 784297 • office@hovetonhallestate.co.uk www.hovetonhallestate.co.uk North Walsham

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Local support for Cambodia Thanks to a wonderful local effort, Support Cambodia’s sixth annual plant sale at North Walsham reached it’s target of £1000. Many came from a wide area to buy a large selection of quality plants at low prices and enjoy Cambodian crafts and a cafe. The response from the public, the many

donations of plants and cakes to sell and the tireless work of the many helpers all contributed to an amazing result. The money raised will provide food for a year for more than 700 children from poor families in eight rural centres in NorthWest Cambodia, enabling them to learn more effectively. The charity is grateful to

local business for their invaluable support, including: JB Postle, Woodgate Nursery Aylsham, Hill Cottage Nursery Buxton, Three Ways Nursery Sporle, Showcase Gallery Newsagents North Walsham, SR Print and several Norfolk Farmers Market businesses. See www.supportcambodia.org.uk.

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