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Issue 425 13th July 2013

Covering Cromer, Mundesley, the Runtons and surrounding villages in association with the North Walsham Times and Sheringham Independent

ALL ABOARD THE SEASIDE SPECIAL BUS Konectbus has named one of its Service 2 Norwich to Holt buses ‘Seaside Special’ as part of its ‘Day Trip Treats’ promotion.

The Seaside Special bus along with members of the cast of Seaside Special unveiled the new brochure and posed with the bus before appearing on stage in the first matinee performance of this year's highly acclaimed summer variety show at the Pavilion Theatre.

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CROMER AIR TRAINING CORPS meet at Cromer High School 7pm Mon and Thurs. Tel: 01263 515452. CROMER ARMY CADET FORCE parade Tues nights 7.30pm-9.30pm at the cadet Centre, Cromer High School. For more information please call on 01362 656919 ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION Cromer Branch, Royal British Legion, Halsey House, Cromer 1st Fri each month noon winter, 7.45pm summer. New members welcome. CROMER BRIDGE CLUB - Play Duplicate every Monday evening. Novice players very welcome. For more details ring 01263 822778 Cromer Parish Hall COFFEE BAR open to all on Mon, Wed and Fri 10am to 12noon. Coffee, tea, light refreshments. Relax, make friends & stay as long as you wish. SEAVIEW PRE-SCHOOL five morning sessions per week 8.45-11.45am. Ages 2 1/2 - 5yrs. £5 per session (government funding for 3-yr olds Tel: 01263 514028 CROMER W.I. meet every second Thursday at The Community Hall in Garden Street. 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. St JOHN Hall, Bond Street - St John Adult Division, Tues. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Cadets, Tues. 5.45 - 7.30pm. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Cromer & District branch meet every first Wed of month at The Cottage P.H., Louden Rd. at 7.30pm. New members welcome. Age UK North Norfolk, Information and Advice Drop In service. At Cromer library second Thursday each month 10am - 12. No appointment needed. Submariners Association (Nflk) meet first Wed every month 8pm at The Kings Head, Horsham St Faith. Contact Peter Cudby 01603 715449. 1st CROMER SEASCOUTS - Beavers meet Fri 5.30 6.45pm. Cubs meet Wed 6 - 7.30pm. Scouts meet Fri 7.30 - 9.30pm at Overstrand Rd 01263 514562 or 514052 MINNI-HOUSE CLUB of North Norfolk meet second Thursday of month at 2pm in Bodham Village Hall. For further information phone 01263 713328. Norfolk and Norwich Assoc. for the Blind - Information and Equipment Centre opens every Tuesday 9.30am 1pm in Merchant’s Place, 16 Church Street, Cromer. Cromer Chamber Orchestra is looking for players (no age limit), all sections woodwind, brass, strings. We meet at Cromer High School on Monday evenings at 7pm (during school term) No audition necessary. T: 01263 511600 Chesterfield Hall, Cabbell Rd PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP Mondays 10 - 12, mothers (or fathers) can bring young children and have a chat while the children play with the toys. Throughout the year in school term time. Cromer Flower Club meetings held on 3rd Monday of each month at Cromer Junior School 7.30pm (no meeting in August). Visitors always welcome. Contact 01263 513408 for more information. Royal British Legion, Women’s Section 1st Thursday each month at 2.30pm at The Cottage Hotel, Louden Rd, Cromer. New members welcome. Cromer Christian Fellowship - Former Gospel Hall corner of Station Rd/Norwich Rd. Sunday Service 10.30am. Cromer Youth Football Club - welcomes new players of all abilities aged 6 - 18 for training sessions and matches. For details contact John Seton on 512276 or visit Cromer & District Parkinsons Disease Society meets at the St John's Ambulance Hall, Bond Street, Cromer starting at 10.30am on the second Wed of each month. All welcome. Contact 01263 515138 for more information. The REME Association Cromer & District Branch meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at The Cottage PH, Louden Road, Cromer at 2pm Ballroom, Latin Classes. Red Lion Hotel, Cromer, Wednesday afternoons 2pm - 4.30pm. £5 per person. For information call 07526 883776 or 07538 801813 Sheringham Short Mat Bowls Club meet at The New Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham. Mondays 10am - 12noon all year round. Loan bowls available. Visitors and new members welcome. Pat 01253 823290 Sequence Dancing - East Runton Village Hall Fridays. Instruction 7 - 8pm. Social sequence with tuition 8-10.30pm. For details ring Sue Norman 01263 823506


Bittern DX Group Local amateur radio group, meets last Thurs of month (except Dec) at The Roman Camp Inn, Aylmerton. Regular field events throughout the year. or Email Diabetes UK North Norfolk Voluntary Group meets 4th Thur each month (not Dec) at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Varied programme of speakers - meetings open to everyone. Jackie or David 01692 405492. Whist Drives Tuesday afternoons Suffield Park Bowls Club 2.15pm All welcome Fifty/Fifty Tea Dance - Mon afternoons at East Runton Village Hall, 2 - 4.15pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits. Details Sue Norman on 01263 823506. Visitors always welcome. Cromer & Sheringham Rotary Club. Dormy House Hotel, West Runton, Weds 6 for 6.30pm (except any 5th Wed in a month). Tel: 01263 578194 or 01263 577636 Cromer & Sheringham Inner Wheel Club meets at The Virginia Court Hotel, Cromer, first Thursday of the month, 6pm for 6.30pm. Further details (01263) 511759. Take-a-Break Baby & Toddler Group meets Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.30am during term time at Cromer Parish Hall. Contact Ann on 01263 512000 Take A Break Too Baby & Toddler Group meets Thurs 10 - 11.30am during term time at St Martin’s Church Hall, Mill Rd, Cromer. Contact Ann on 01263 512000. Overstrand Evening W.I. 3rd Wed Parish Hall 7.30 p.m. Tel: 834242 Mundesley Bowls Club Pavilion, Northfields, High St. Mundesley - Cash Bingo every Sun at 7.30pm and Whist Drives every Tue & Wed & Fri at 1.45pm. All welcome. NORTH NORFOLK BEACH RUNNERS open to all runners. Thursdays at 6.50pm at the Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club (Norwich Road, Cromer). Sheringham Bridge Club every Tue 7pm at St Joseph's Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. Players wishing to convert from rubber bridge to duplicate welcome. 01263 822382. Cromer Craft Fair - St John Hall, Bond Street. Last Friday every month 10-3pm. Free admission. Donations to St John and the Stroke Association. Nth Norfolk Wheelers Cycle Club leisure rides Weds 11am, faster rides 10.30am Sats. Meet Anglian Water reservoir just off Pretty Corner, Sheringham. Time trial racing Tues eves, some Thurs eves & Sun mornings, meet at Roy Boys layby. Club Secy Tim Collison: 01263 514785 Northrepps Pre-School Mon-Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm termtime. Hot lunches available. Funded places for 2, 3 & 4 year-olds.01263 579396’ Roughton Under 5s meet Mon-Fri 9-12 during term time. Ofsted registered. Funded places for 3&4 year olds. £6 per session for 2 year olds. More details contact 07553 456083 or visit West Runton Scout Group: Beavers (age 6-8) Thur 6-7.15pm; Cubs (age 8-10 1/2) Tues 6.30-8pm; Scouts (age 10 1/2 - 14) Fri 7-9pm; Explorers (age 14-18) Mon 7-9pm. Details from Paul Henriksen, Tel: 01263 712288 North Norfolk Mencap Society Drop in Centre every Thurs 1pm-4pm at Merchants Place, Church St, Cromer Line Dancing every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Cromer Social Club - new dancers always welcome Folk Dance Club - The Community Hall Garden Street. Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm. No partner required. Keen beginners welcome. Tel 01263 578224 Cash Bingo every Thursday at Cromer Social Club eyes down at 7.30pm - new members always welcome Bridge Club at The Morley Club, Sheringham. Duplicate Pairs Thursdays 7pm and Fridays 2pm. Tel 01263 822087 Whist Drive. Pilgrim Shelter, Trimingham. Every Thurs 1.45-4pm, £1.50 per head, to include cup of tea and raffle. Kelling Model Flying Club The Morley Club, Sheringham second Wednesday of the month. 7.30pm for 8pm. New members welcome. Contact 01263 511466. ROAB Lodge Wednesday nights 8.15pm. Shipden Lodge, The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer Cromer & District Garden Society meet second Thurs of the month 7.30pm Community Hall Garden St Cromer. New members and visitors welcome. Annual membership fee £10. Visitors £2 per meeting. Call 01263 514399 Modern Sequence Dancing - Mons at East Runton Village Hall, 8pm-10.30pm. T: Brian Payne 01692 403071

North Norfolk Chess Club Fridays 7.30 at the Morley Club, 48 Cromer Rd, Sheringham. All welcome. Contact club secretary Peter Hodkinson 01263 823814 NORTH NORFOLK AMATEUR RADIO GROUP. Wed and Thurs 10am - 4pm in the Radio Hut at the Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne. New members warmly welcomed. Phone 01603 487047 or 01263 821936. Cromer Country Market held in Cromer Community Hall on 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 10am - 12noon Extend, gentle exercise to music for the over 60s. Northrepps Village Hall, Monday 2.30-3.30pm. Further info contact Lindsey 01263 768159 North Norfolk Pride represents LGBT people in North Norfolk. Informal social meeting on every Tuesday at the Red Lion Hotel, Cromer, from 7pm, except when we have a formal meeting (usually first Tues of the month). For details of our formal meetings visit as these frequently change. Cromer & Sheringham Brass band rehearses at Upper Sheringham Village Hall at 8pm on Thursdays where members of the public are welcome to come in and listen to the music being practiced. Enquiries for the band to Chairman 01263 577624 or Secretary 01263 588654 Cromer Taekwondo School - Tues 6-8pm at Cromer Sports Centre. Open to any age between 6 and 65. New members welcome - 1st lesson free. Tel: 01263 711824 Suffield Park Bowls Club, Station Road. Whist Drive most Tuesdays, 2.15pm. Cash or Prize Bingos, Fridays twice monthly, 7.30pm. Bar - Raffle. All Welcome. North Norfolk Different Strokes. Support, info, fun for younger stroke survivors. Meet fortnightly Tues 2.304.30pm Sheringham area. Details 01263 715952 / 821480. Norfolk OCD Support has a support group meeting held fortnightly on a Thursday at Merchants Place, Cromer from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Anybody affected by OCD can pop along on the night or can contact Chris for more details on (01263) 514796 or email : Website address : North Norfolk Model Engineering Club - meetings 1st Friday of each month at 7.30pm. A welcome is extended to visitors and prospective members of all ages. Further details from Gordon Ford on 01263 512350. Roughton Village Hall - Prize Bingo every third Friday in the month 7.30pm. All welcome Elderberries Sports and Social Club Badminton and Short Mat Bowling every Mon and Fri at Cromer Sports Hall 3pm-5pm. Casual players very welcome £1.50/hour or become a member. Please call Sheila Saunders on 01263 761142 New members always welcome. Roughton, St Mary's School Bingo. Come and join us. Including cash bingo! Every second Friday of the month (excl. August). 7pm doors open, 7.30pm eyes down. 1st Rural Roughton Mill Scout Group (incorporating Roughton Mill Brownies). Beavers (age 6-8) Mon 5.306.45pm. Cub Scouts (8 -10.5) Tue 7-8.30pm. Brownies (7-11) Wed 4.45-6.15pm. Scouts (10.5 -14) Wed 7-9pm. Explorer Scouts (14 -18) Thu 7-9.30pm. For further information, Contact Dave Stow on 01263 513895 Family Prize Bingo every Monday Woodlands Holiday Park, Trimingham. Book sales open 7pm, eyes down at 7.30. In aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Royal Air Forces Association Sheringham & District branch holds regular meetings and social events. All former members of the RAF and WRAF including members of their families welcome. For information contact Joe Floyd on 01263 511260 Railway Quilting & Craft Group meet every second and fourth Tues of the month at the Parish Hall in The Londs, Overstrand 10am and 12 noon. Small Quarterly charge. Details Vivian Maggs on 01263 576986 West Runton Sports and Social Club, Water Lane 01263 868866 Cash Bingo every Wed 9pm. General Knowledge Quiz every Sun 9pm. Every Tues - Line Dancing with our own teacher. Most w/ends - In house disco or Live Bands Norfolk Dixieland Jazz Band. At The Diplomat, Ormesby Road, Coltishall, NR10 5JZ on the first Sunday of every month. 1pm to 3.30pm. Admission free. Mundesley Haig Bowls Club opens for the new outdoor season at 2pm on Saturday 21 April. New members welcome, just come along. Further info 01263 721815. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6...

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ALL ABOARD THE SEASIDE SPECIAL BUS continued from front cover...

Managing Director of Konectbus, Julian Patterson said “We’re really excited about this opportunity which gives people yet another reason to travel by bus therefore helping to reduce congestion and pollution across Norfolk, in addition to helping the local economy in towns such as Cromer and Sheringham.”

Rebecca Wass, General Manager of Cromer Pier said “We are delighted to be part of this exciting scheme and look forward to welcoming lots of konectbus passengers to the pier and to Seaside Special”. She continued, we are also pleased to announce that the special discount offer will also be available for our Christmas show which opens in November starring Olly Day’.

Cromer WI

Our meeting for June was a week late as we could not have our usual day due to the local election. The speaker we had arranged could not make the new date so one of our members filled the gap.

Shirley Thwaits gave a talk about her “salt and pepper pots”. We wondered how a talk about a cruet set could hold our attention but it turned out to be a really fascinating story. Shirley and her husband Frank had been in the forces and the salt and pepper pots had travelled with them all around the world. Shirley gave us a lovely insight to her life and travels and we all listen spellbound.

We had a report on the WI AGM in Cardiff where our resolution to help Britain’s struggling High Streets was approved and an official WI campaign was launched.

Arrangements were made for a trip to the Flower Festival in Ely and a day out in Kings Lynn. In August we are having a Posh Frocks Evening with a buffet prepared by two of our members.

Pat Fisher won our competition for a teacup and saucer.

Overstrand Evening WI

New members are always welcome on the second Thursday of the month at 2.30pm in the Community Hall in Garden Street.

Our June meeting provided a choice of either a walk or a games evening. Fourteen members chose the walk - over the cliff tops and across the golf course, returning via the church footpath and Pauls Lane. Back at the hall we all enjoyed strawberries and cream as well as the opportunity to purchase bargains from the sales table.

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Held on Monday 24 June at Cromer Parish Church - The Way of Hope Foundation

Young musicians from Hungary invited to perform in Cromer Parish Church by Evelyn Smith, the Director of Canaan, the centre in Sheringham which gives shelter, love and security to many who have fallen on difficult times, gave a superb concert, displaying their collective and individual skills in solo and ensemble playing with mature stage presence, performing to a high standard.

Of the 12 young artists, nine of them were from just two families, augmented by three friends to complete the array of such masterful talent of which the youngest was just 10 years old!

Under the directorship of Zsolt Kormendy, the programme opened with "Amazing Grace" with the youngest musician singing the introductory verse completed by well balanced, with perfect intonation, singing by the quickly formed choir.

The programme progressed with a piece


Tabletop/craft sale at the St. John Ambulance Hall, Bond St. Crome, last Friday of m. Tables £6. All proceeds to St. John Ambulance. Sellers set up 8am - buyers welcome from 9am. Refreshments available. To book a table: Tony or Sue on Cromer 513115. Space is limited so book early! Extend exercise for over 60s at East Runton Village Hall, Tuesdays 2.30 - 3.30 Tel: 01692 407851 North Walsham Spiritualist Centre 6.30pm - 8pm every Sunday in the St John Ambulance Hall, Bacton Road, North Walsham. All welcome. North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wed, 7pm at N Walsham High School, Spencer Ave. Dates and info visit or contact Gillian 01692 650250 Monthly Mondays – Art Afternoons - Trunch Village Hall, NR28 0QE – 2-4pm – Join our local artist, Jan Ellmore, for an afternoon of art! A variety of genres will be covered including drawing and painting. Jan will provide all the mediums, unless you want to bring your own. Each week Jan will instruct one-on-one so you can choose your genre. Bring any photographs that you would like to copy from. £4, book by 3pm Friday before on 07826869377 Weekly Tuesdays - The Fit Together Tea Dance - 2-4pm at the Copeman Centre, Hall Street, Briston, NR24 2LG. No partner and no booking necessary. Call Claire Carter 01263 861340. £2 inc tea/coffee/biscuits/cake. Weekly Thurs - Fit Together Badminton - 1pm-4.30pm at Gresham Village Hall, East Beckham Lane, Gresham. Time is divided between different abilities. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Call 07917596797 to find your time slot and book your place – all equipment provided. £2.50 Bridge at Weybourne Village Hall. The Acol Club meets Tuesdays 2pm. Chicago movement means no need to bring a partner. All abilities welcome. Details 01692 404064 or 01263 825061. Fledgeling Music classes Friendly, dynamic, energetic and fun. A unique experience your child will love! 4 mths to 4 yrs. FREE taster class, members pay £4, younger siblings £2 babies of older siblings FREE. Paid half termly., telephone Lorna on 07500 221121 or e-mail: Sheringham & District Philatelic Society meet at the Church Hall West Runton on the second Monday of each month, at 7.30pm Our members come from all areas of North Norfolk, further details ring Jim on 01263 721043 Northrepps 'Poppyland' Royal British Legion Meets first Monday every month 7.30pm Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel. New members welcome.01263 579633


entitled "Celtic Communion" for solo flute accompanied by a string trio, a cello solo "Evening Song", a violin solo "Gavotte in Amator" by G F Handel, a piece for string ensemble by Louis Claude Daquin named "Ri Qaodon" in G minor , a Hungarian dance, then the 2nd movement of Telemann’s flute concerto followed by a piece by Bernard Romberg for cello solo.

The sonata in E minor for violin solo, "Legende" by Henryk Wieniawski, was a truly beautiful and highly sensitive performance. The performance of Max Bruch’s violin concerto in G minor, 3rd movement, was the highlight of this concert, played from memory with such assurance and maturity in interpretation and style it was sheer delight, I am sure, to all present. After this came a string trio playing Mozart’s Divertimento in C major, serenely played with the rapport within this young trio being a sure sign of innate musicianship. The final work in this Morley Lunch Club Sheringham on the third Tuesday of the month. 2 course lunch for £7.50. Sittings start from 12am till 2pm. Please call in or call 01263 822087. MOTORCYCLISTS - Roadkill Customs Motorcycles, Cromer - late night shopping (to 9pm) every Wed. Brit Stop Coffee Shop open drinks & snacks 01263 513307 BIKERS MEET - Brit Stop Coffee Shop at Roadkill Customs Motorcycles, Cromer - 1st Wed each month - Takeaway night (bring your own!) - we supply seats/ cutlery/ condiments. Or just drop in for a cuppa - every Wed until 9pm. Hot/cold drinks and snacks available. 01263 513307 Ballroom Latin dance with Marlene in Cromer, Tuesdays 6.45- 7.45pm, Rock n Roll , 7.45- 8.30pm, for further information contact 01263 515288, Zumba fitness class in Cromer, Dance yourself Slim, Mon 1.45-2.30pm, 8.159.15pm, Wed 7.30-8.30pm, Fri 11.30-12.15pm. CROMER LIBRARY Prince of Wales Rd, NR27 9HS 01263 512850. Mon 9.30am–7pm, Tues 9.30am–5pm, Weds 9.30am–1pm, Thurs 9.30am–5pm, Fri 9.30am– 7pm, Sat 10am–1pm. It is free to join and free internet access is available. Regular events: Third Mon each month: Carers Forum drop-in advice session 2–4pm. First Thurs each month: Carers Forum Support Group meetings 1– 3pm. Second Thurs each month: Age UK drop-in advice desk 10.30am-12pm. Every Fri: 2 for the price of 1 hire on DVDs and music CDs. Every Sat: £1 off games hire. First Sat each month: Family History drop-in support group 10am-12pm. Second Sat each month: Family Story time 11 – 12pm under 8s must be accompanied Crazee Kidz Club (youth club) meets every 2nd and 4th Friday during term time at Roughton Village Hall between 7pm-8:30pm. Open to anyone aged 6-16, entry £1. Call Paddy 01263 768138 or visit Little Stars Parent and Toddler group meets every other Wednesday at Roughton Village Hall from 1011:30am. Come along for a chat and a drink while your child plays. Entry £1.50. Contact Chloe 01263 768138 Slimming Club at Trimingham on Tuesdays at 1.45pm at Pilgrim Shelter. Tel 01263 579797 or 07799 060407 Cantamus Choir rehearses every Thursday at 7.30pm in St James Church, Southrepps, NR11 8NR. New members welcome. No audition required Weybourne Folk Club meets third Sunday every month at the Maltings Hotel, Weybourne 3-6 pm. All singers, musicians, poets and audience welcome. It's free. Further info Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or 07518 735299 e-mail Cash Bingo every Friday at 7.30pm and every Sunday at 8pm at Cromer Town Football Club Sheringham Stroke Support Group for anyone who has suffered a stroke. Next meeting Weds 6 March 2.15 - 4 at Sheringham Methodist Church on Cromer Road, then fort-

programme was a choral arrangement of "The Lord’s My Shepherd", beautifully sung with perfect intonation and with the part singing well balanced.

It must be said the piano accompanists were so musically intelligent in their craft, superb in fact!

The wonderful group of young people, along with their leaders, devote hours of their time and expertise to raise funds for orphanages and mothers’ homes, and for those growing up in state care, helping their development and assisting them in their integration into society, and putting Christian values into focus.

It was good that these gifted young people, along with their teachers and parents, were welcomed to Cromer by Cromer Mayor, David Pritchard, who stayed for the whole concert and who, afterwards, talked with some of the performers conveying his enjoyment and appreciation of their performances.

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nightly. Further information Harvey Pitcher 01263 512328 Cantamus Choir invite new members. Rehearsals every Thursday at 7.30pm in St James Church, Southrepps, NR11 8NR. No audition required. More info 07785 782498 Acorns Parent and Toddler Group meets every Thurs (term-time only) at The Belfry School, Overstrand. Get out of the house for a chat and refreshments whilst your child plays. 1.30pm - 3 pm. £1 per adult. Tel 01263 579275 ‘Walsham Writers' Group is a small, friendly group of writers from the local area. We meet every second Thurs to share our writing, inspire one another and offer constructive criticism. We have re-opened for new members. If you would like to try us out please contact us for further details – either Google Walsham Writers' Group and email us or visit our blog Parkinson UK - Aylsham & North Walsham Support Group Meet 2nd Tues of the month 10.30 to 12.30 Sacred Heart Church Hall, Kings Arms St, N Walsham. Ample Free Parking. Marion 01603 741824 or Terry 01692 406486 Sheringham Singers Tuesdays 2-4pm Friends Meeting House, Cremer St. New singers always welcomed to this friendly ladies choir. Details: Ro Curtis 01263 768126 Monthly Bingo 2nd Fri every month (except Aug) at St. Mary’s School Roughton. Doors open 7pm Bingo starts 7:30pm. Good prizes & refreshments available Gresham Village Park Sunday Market and Carboot 1st Sun every month from 7 April. Gates open to public 10am, stall holders & traders 8am onwards to set up. Pitches £5. All proceeds to Play Park and Pavilion. Further details or o07765 633549. NR11 8RT East Beckham Lane beside Gresham Village Church REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME personnel please do come and join us. Tel 01263 825101 Painting Classes - Painting and Drawing tuition for all levels of competence from beginners to those experienced at Roughton Village Hall on Mondays 1.30pm to 3.30pm. £60 for 10 sessions. John Bardell 01603 456602 Mardle & Munch - Bacon baps, cakes, and scones, tea, coffee and cold drinks, all at very reasonable prices at Lower Southrepps Social Club, Lower Southrepps every Wednesday 10am 'til 2pm. Free Parking available Gresham Village Parent and Toddler Group meet in the hall at Gresham Village School and Nursery on Thursdays 1.15pm - 3pm - all 01263 577349 for further details MS monthly Drop-In, 10am - 12noon, last Thursday of each month at Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham. Anyone affected by MS most welcome. Further details 01263 579453/820047

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Fresh coriander, crème fraiche, sweet Thai chilli sauce from head chef at The Grove - Gary Parrett

Cromer and superb, succulent, tasty crab has gone together for centuries. They taste great simply dressed and enjoyed with a lovely green salad, but we wanted to do something slightly more adventurous with this fantastic seafood.

John and Ann Graveling, who ran the Grove for over thirty years, are still the bosses in the garden, and Ann planted me a small herb garden last year which complements the wild mint, lemongrass, bay, garlic, parsley and rosemary that are dotted around the grounds. It’s a bit of an initiation for any new Chefs de Partie to send them out for fresh rosemary and watch them, ever-more frantically, searching the gardens until the sun begins to set over the distant church tower. One young lad set out to forage for some wild garlic at the beginning of April and still hasn’t come back in.

This recipe takes advantage of some lovely fresh coriander and ginger; tangy limes from Cromer Farm and Health shop, and of course, freshly caught Cromer crab – the King of seafood.

I hope you enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you for dinner- or afternoon tea! at the Grove – 01263512412 to book!

Gary Parrett

Ingredients Meat from two fresh Cromer crabs 1 cooked and mashed baking potato 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon chopped coriander 2 chopped spring onions Salt and pepper to taste

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For breading 2 beaten eggs ½ litre milk Panko breadcrumbs 100g plain flour

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Mix crabs, ginger, coriander and onions. and a squeeze of fresh lime

Serve with a fresh garden salad, Thai sweet chilli sauce and crème fraîche

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Norfolk Smallholders Training Group - 7th Annual Show and Market – Sunday 4 August 10am to 4pm at National Trust, Sheringham Park. A great day out for the whole family. Find out what the Norfolk Smallholders Training Group (NSTG) has to offer you. Admission NSTG members free, non members £5, children under 16 free - price includes car parking and access to the park.

Car Boots at Bodham playing field held every Saturday from 25 May to 14 September inclusive 9am – noon, set up from 7.30am. Pitches £5. Sorry no dogs, refreshments available. No need to book. No caterers. Felbrigg Church Flower Festival on 20, 21 and 22 July, entitled ‘Floral Fantasia’, with a classical music theme. Opening times 10am to 4pm daily with a Songs of Praise on Sunday 21 July at 6.30pm. The church is situated in the beautiful park surrounding The National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall. Refreshments will be available and proceeds are for church upkeep Prize & Cash Bingo on Friday 26 July at Weybourne Village Hall doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start in aid of Harry Dawson Playing Field funds Langham Craft Fair on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July In the Church, Parish Room and Churchyard Free Entry 10am – 5pm

Over 30 Craft Stalls plus a Tombola. Do come along and enjoy a cup of ‘proper’ coffee, tea, cold drinks, cake & savouries served throughout both days. Proceeds to Langham Church Building Trust. Enquiries: Pauline Bartlett Tel: 01328 830696

Wednesday lunchtime concerts at Holy Trinity Church, West Runton 12.30-1.30pm Admission free, retiring collection. Bring lunch, free tea and coffee. Car Park at Rectory adjoining. 17 July John Farmer (Gt. Yarmouth) Piano & Organ 24 July Jonathan Hill (Stoke Minster) Organ

Trunch Open Gardens & Scarecrow Day on Sunday 14 July 10am - 4pm. Guide & wristbands at £3 adult (under 16`s free) required for entrance to gardens & all the displays & demonstrations which include classic vehicles, radio ham, metal detecting, quilting & dog show, available from The Village Hall or Methodist Church or 1 week before from Trunch Corner Stores. There is also an Art & Sculpture Trail, BBQ, Music & Cider festival at The Social Club and refreshments including Ploughmans Lunch at the Village Hall. All proceeds to Trunch Village Projects.

75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain – Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band Concert at Southrepps Hall Lawns, Hall Road, Southrepps on Saturday 27 July 2.30pm – 5pm. Admission £3 children free. Free car

Pretty Corner Tea Gardens Sale

including charity fashion sale for Sheringham Play Park revamp - Sunday 28 July 11am – 4pm

New and reloved fashions will all be on sale at Pretty Corner Tea Gardens – with a charity donation to the Sheringham Play Park revamp. It will feature good quality clothing and fashion accessories by Sarah Morgan Charity Sales, who will give a percentage of profits to the park revamp. Sarah Morgan, who is a personal stylist, said: “This is the first in a series of sales and I’m really happy to be supporting the Sheringham Play Park Revamp. It just goes to show what can be achieved when people get together and make up their minds to change things for the better!” The Sale will also include ‘The Zoe-H Summer 2013 Collection of designer scarves, bags, jewellery, home and garden accessories’ and wildlife photography by local photographer Roland Riddell. Pretty Corner Tea Gardens is just off the A148 Holt Road near Sheringham, has its own small car park and there is also more parking a few hundred yards away at the woodland car park.

parking. Tea and biscuits. Proceeds to RAFA Wings Appeal 2013

Northrepps Poppyland Branch of The Royal British Legion on Wednesday, 31st July at 10am to 12noon invites everybody to Overstrand Sports Pavilion where they are holding their Annual Coffee Morning. Free Entry, Tombola, Raffle, delicious homemade cakes and book stalls etc. All proceeds to Branch Funds. Any further information from Secretary Lorna on 01263 579633

Diabetes UK North Norfolk Voluntary Group - Our guest speaker on Thursday 25 July will be Health Trainer Christine Ustel, from The North Norfolk Health Trainer Service. Please note the change to our original programme. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at Cromer Methodist Church Hall. For more information please contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492 or visit

Ruby's Famous Strawberry Fayre Strawberry Teas, Refreshments, Stalls, Raffle and Games on Sunday 21 July 2pm to 4pm at Lower Southrepps Social Club

Roughton & District WI are holding a Coffee Morning in Cromer Parish Hall on Saturday 20 July between 10am and 1pm. Stalls to include cakes, crafts, cosmetics, books, scarves and bags, jewellery, clothing, the Bug Man and more

Trunch Village Hall - An evening of Wit, Squit & Shenanigans with Pat Nearney & Danny Platton on Friday 23 August 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door or in advance £4 from Trunch Corner Stores, or Gill on 01263 721314 or 07902 262339 in aid of St Margaret's Church, Paston restoration fund

Flower Festival at St. Andrew's, Saxthorpe 19/20/21 July 10am - 5pm "Childhood - Do you Remember?" Refreshments, stalls, tombola, children's games. Preview Evening 18 July 7pm - 9pm Tickets for preview evening £5 from 01263 587118. Proceeds to church alterations

Holt Hall Open Gates Sunday 21 July 10am – 2pm. Come for a stroll in 83 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens. Free anagram trail on site to keep the children busy. Refreshments available in our Stables Café. Free entry. Holt Hall, Kelling Road, Holt (Satnav NR25 6RT) 01263 713117 (Sorry, no dogs allowed)

Meet the Producers Market at Village Square, Kelling Heath Holiday Park NR25 7HW 10am - 2pm. Browse Norfolk clothing, crafts, art, gifts, fine foods & ales. Free entry/parking, restaurants, bar, adventure playground, nice walks, dogs welcome. Enquiries: 0773 3991211

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Saturday 3 August - Charity Car Wash Roughton Hand Car Wash at Groveland Farm Shop, are donating all profits to the "Help for Heroes" charity on Saturday 3 August. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Groveland Farm Shop will also be fundraising throughout the week leading up to the Car Wash (29 July - 4 August).

The Rotary Club of Holt and District 7th Charity Golf Day Sheringham Golf Club Friday 16th August 2013

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Nissan Car for hole in one at the 15th Sponsored by CRAYFORD & ABBS Our local Nissan Dealership, Bodham NR25 6QJ Full details and entry forms ffrrom: Michael Elsom Tel: 01263 710 118 Email:


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A World Class Event in a North Norfolk Town From Saturday 20 July to Saturday 27 the streets and venues of the North Norfolk Georgian town Holt come alive for an exuberant week of international music, drama, visual art, dance, comedy, cinema, free street entertainment, kids shows and workshops.

for the third year of free workshops and performances for all the family.

Other highlights include sensational Australian circus company Casus with their show Knee Deep which was one of the sensations of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, electronica/classical crossover from Juice and MaJiKer and the Festival’s first ever commission, a new work by leading british composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, one of the most internationally performed composers of his generation Siren-voiced diva with an alluring line in scabrous humour Lady Rizo is a cabaret superstar, comedienne and chanteuse from New York.

The Festival will be making full use of the beautiful Theatre In The Woods at Greshams with two days of events this year.

On Friday 26 July former Prime Minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the colourful story of British music hall. Joining him in a discussion of his book My Old Man is West End producer and Chief Executive of Norwich Theatre Royal, Peter Wilson. Later that day The Proclaimers take to the stage.

Since their first hit Letter From America in 1987 Scotland's finest Celtic soul brothers have enjoyed huge success around the globe for the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs.

The Festival’s closing day Saturday 27 July begins with a celebration of the centenary of East Anglia’s most famous composer Benjamin Britten with The britten Sinfonia, one of the world’s most celebrated and pioneering orchestras who recently won the prestigious Ensemble Award at the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

It’s totally fitting that this celebration takes place in the grounds of Britten’s old school. There’s a late night show of a very different

The Proclaimers

Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose transpose Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore to 1950s Hollywood, Germain Greer tackles The Disappearing Woman and one of the nation’s most popular, innovative and eccentric talents John Hegley brings his poems featuring of dogs, glasses, Luton, the stuff of life and potatoes.

sort with American comedian, writer and musician Rich Hall and his Band. Rich won the comedy ‘oscar’ The Perrier Award in 2000 and since then has had four BBC TV series of his own. He has made frequent appearances on shows such as Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week. Earlier in the week The Festival is teaming up with Great Yarmouth’s Seachange to present a spectacular full day of free family entertainment all over the town on 21 July supported by Adnams. Here you can Meet The Dinosaurs, discover Can Fish Drink Tea? marvel at the incredible Insect Circus Museum and enjoy music, performance and fun throughout the town. On top of that Ubergrandanomium returns

The Holt Festival Art Prize returns, this time with a cash prize of £1,500 and an exhibition at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art for the winner.

And all this is without mentioning all the standup comedy, music of all descriptions, dance, drama, kids’ shows, storytelling and so much more. For details of Holt Festival events and to book visit

Weybourne Good Companions Club

which meets monthly on the 4th Wednesdays from 2.30pm, is seeking additional members.

We have pleasant afternoon get-togethers, with tea and biscuits, sometimes more, with an excellent standard of entertainment from musical to documentary slide shows of interest and amusing speakers.

We always have a birthday party in February to celebrate another year together, with birthday tea and cake. Our subscription monthly is £2 and we have a raffle from items donated by members.

In the summer we have an outing to places of interest in North Norfolk and at Christmas we all enjoy a Christmas meal together - for both of these we all pay our share.

We have members from Cromer, Sheringham and Holt, as well as villagers so do come along if you are retired and would like to belong to a club for people like yourselves.

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Recent Changes to the Planning System by Richard Hewitt Partner at Hayes + Storr, Sheringham

This two part article looks at some of the many changes that have been introduced over recent weeks and months by the Government. The second article will consider the increased flexibility that now exists for householders to extend their properties, and for changes to take place easily in the high street and elsewhere.

This first article looks at a more wide ranging tax regime that is now being rolled out across the Country, which has potential impact on all development of any significance.

Traditionally, significant schemes have undergone a public planning process involving a planning application, debate and decision. Parallel to that process, there has quite often been the creation of a “planning agreement” whereby developers, land owners and others make various financial and other commitments as a precondition to getting planning permission.

Typically a housing development may make a contribution towards the costs of education in the vicinity, and the site may be partly allocated for “affordable housing” available to those who are unable to buy their own home.

Whilst the “affordable housing” aspects, and some of the detailed direct impacts of the development may still be covered by a “planning agreement” under the new system, the new tax is designed to introduce a uniform







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approach, that can easily be calculated, with the revenue being used to fund broader infrastructure requirements across any planning area.

This is known as the ‘community infrastructure levy’.

Only a hand full of local authorities has gone through the process leading to adopting a formal charging system, but many others are in the process now.

Whilst small scale developments will be excluded, any significant development will be charged at rates to be set calculated per square metre constructed or extended.

With a charge of £100 per square metre common place, it is obvious the impact this can have on the costs of development. These costs will either be passed on to ultimate property purchasers or occupiers, or reflected in reduced land prices.

Over the next 12 months many authorities will have adopted this tax, partly as a means to offset lack of central funding for schools, roads etc. The unknown factor is how much this tax will ‘choke off’ development that would otherwise have come forward.

The theory is that the tax should be set at a level that will allow economic activity and the resultant tax revenue to fund new infrastructure, but not at a level that would stifle economic activity.

Understandably, perhaps, there is a rush to secure planning permissions under the current regime, which many believe is cheaper for developers than the planned levy.

This sort of tax has been tried several times over recent decades but in every case has failed to take hold and has been abandoned. However this current regime does seem to have political weight behind it. The financial pressure is on local authorities to adopt this tax as perhaps the only practical way of securing infrastructure improvements that will no longer be funded centrally.

The creation of this new system from scratch is also a significant burden on local authorities.

They must be able to calculate and judge overall needs for infrastructure going forward, often without knowing precisely where and to what extent other funding sources will continue. They must acquire and use sophisticated financial skills to work out an appropriate level of charge that will meet the balance of simulating infrastructure without killing off development. Then the proposed charges schedules need to run through public examination and processes before they can be adopted.

At the time of preparing this article North Norfolk District Council are at the early stages of implementation, but it is expected that significant progress will need to be made before Spring next year.

It is obvious that this new regime has implications for land owners, developers and investors. Should you have any concerns as to how the regime could affect you in any of these circumstances please look out for the information published by NNDC over the coming months.

“This article aims to supply general information, but it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead. However no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek our specific advice.”

If you require advice on this matter please contact Richard at our Sheringham office on 01263 825959. If you require advice on any other legal matter please telephone our Sheringham office on 01263 825959 or email

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Changing with the Times

Everyone knows trading conditions are tough at the moment, but if you want to succeed you have to move with the times and modernise your business methods. Such is the case at Cromer Furniture Ltd.

ever-changing market place."

Inside the showroom are an extensive range of beds, suites and furniture, quality brands at competitive prices. In addition there are a large number of gift items, such as Disneyland, Elephant doorstops , household items, picture frames, candles and incense, and the two best sellers, Buddhas and Fairies - a very eclectic mix. "Something for everyone," Michelle interjected. "We have around 2,000 items selling on-line at so you can browse in the comfort of your own home and shop on-line or in store.â&#x20AC;? That's moving with the times, but there is more...

"We can offer a complete furnishing service for buy-to-let or holiday home owners. That's another string to our bow.

We know our market, we have the experience with Ian Milsom (furniture) and Elli Brown (internet). Between us we have the knowledge to give our customers what they need and will Michelle with new puppy Rex inside the showroom always deliver that extra customer service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for example just ask the lads (Jay & Jeff) when Owner Michelle Meggeson has been in the furniture business for 25 they deliver, they are happy to re-arrange the furniture to help our years, starting out near Peggoty's, moving to the gangway, which is clients fit their new piece into their home." now residential property, and for the last 18 years in an 8,000 sq ft warehouse in Cadogan Road, Cromer. "It's true to say we offer value for money, both on the internet and in store. "There is no doubt it's been tough the last few years," commented Michelle, "but we have adapted not just the items we stock but also Why not pop in to see how we can help furnish your home." how and where we sell our products to keep up to date with the

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PARALLEL TIMES TO PLAY BELFRY ARTS CENTRE has run a variety of events every year since it FUNDRAISER GIG opened in September 2009.

Northrepps is set to rock to classic Blondie songs next month when Parallel Times, a Norfolk tribute band, headlines a fundraiser gig on Friday 19 July between 7.30pm and 11pm at Northrepps Village Hall, with proceeds going to The Belfry Arts Centre in Overstrand.

The band, fronted by well-known vocalist Julie Bunn, will play its repertoire of Blondie hits, including Atomic, Heart of Glass and Hanging on the Telephone. With a set-list packed with Blondie classics, an acoustic trio – West Runton's Scubayak – as support and a live music running time of two and a half hours, the evening promises to be a great experience. During the evening there will also be a licensed bar and a raffle.

All proceeds from the gig will go towards The Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand's vibrant arts venue which

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Parallel Times' keyboard player, Martin Storer, said “I'm connected with The Belfry Arts Centre as a management committee member, as well as playing keyboards in Parallel Times. I really wanted to do something for the centre as funds are vitally important to keep high quality exhibitions and events running there. The members of the band were really happy to arrange this gig. It's a small venue with a maximum capacity of 200 so we're all looking forward to a sell-out event on 19 July and to entertaining North Norfolk's Blondie fans!”

Tickets, priced at £5, can be purchased from locations including Cromer Giftware, The White Horse in Overstrand, The Village Inn in West Runton and the Foundry Arms in Northrepps. Alternatively, those wishing to attend can also email their details to


The annual North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at the Poppy Line’s Sheringham station is almost as much appreciated for its range of live entertainment as for its range of real ales.

Live music and the backdrop of the sounds and smells of the steam age create the special atmosphere that makes the Festival one of the most popular in East Anglia.

This year’s Festival runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July, open (while stocks last) from 11am to 11pm on the first two days, and from 11am to 4.30pm on the Sunday. And the live music line-up promises great entertainment!

Friday evening: The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo & The King Size Papas Saturday afternoon from 2pm: Mista Splinta Saturday evening from 5.30pm onwards: The Johnny Jump Band Sunday from lunchtime onwards: The King Size Papas

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There’ll be over 100 real ales, ciders and perry, and entry is free. Souvenir glasses and polo shirts will be on sale. The last Bittern Line train from Sheringham to North Walsham and Norwich on the Friday and Saturday leaves at 11.46pm.

There’ll be a full service of steam and vintage diesel trains during the Festival, so drinkers can give their lifting arms a rest on a trip to Holt and back. Normal fares apply (£11 adult and £10 senior citizen): the Rover tickets give unlimited travel all day, plus free admission to the fascinating William Marriott Museum at Holt station.

Cromer SNAP Priorities

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The Cromer Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP) meeting was held on Monday 17 June at Cromer Town Council Offices. The below priorities were agreed to take forward:

Enforcement of parking regulations and moving traffic offences within the pedestrianised area of Cromer

Carry out high-visibility patrols, concentrating on Promenade and busy town areas to reduce fear of crime/anti-social behaviour. Officers also to patrol beauty spots and car parks in surrounding parishes. Promote crime prevention tips with camping and caravan sites in the neighbourhood

These will be reported on at the next meeting which is due to be held on Thursday 29 August, 7pm at the Cromer Town Council Offices, North Lodge Park, Cromer.

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Homes for sale & rent Featured Property



Exceptionally well presented three bedroom detachedbungalow with spacious well proportioned accommodation. EPC Rating D. North Walsham Office 01692 404658

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A superb detached 3 bedroom 1930’s house close to the shops with two reception rooms, conservatory, stunning rear garden. EPC Rating D. Holt Office 01263 711021

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The Gorillaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the city, the Alpacas on the farm... now we need volunteers and stall holders Thornage Hall is used to working with unusual animals on its 70 acre farm. The ABC of animals includes alpacas, bees and chickens, but more recently they waved good bye to Gus the Gorilla who is now located on Novi Sad bridge in Norwich.

Gus the Gorilla was decorated by service users at Thornage Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day services for adults with learning disabilities and will stay in Norwich as part of the Go Go Gorilla trail over the summer. The resident alpacas however, will stay on the farm and will be on show for visitors to see at their annual September Garden fete.

Preparations for the garden fete are now well underway and Thornage Hall is looking for volunteers to help, as well as calling for local businesses who may be interested in having a stall at the event. Over 700 people are expected to attend the Fete where they will be able to see the Thornage alpacas Venus, Mavis, Vera and Pepe, take a guided walk around the farm, wander around a range of stalls from local businesses, as well as Thornage Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own bio dynamic garden produce and

handmade art and craft products on sale. Entertainment for the day will be provided by local bands including East Coast and Trix and Stix, and there will be refreshments and a Barbeque selling Thornageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own organic Beef Burgers.

offer a range of day service activities in traditional arts and crafts including weaving, willow weaving, woodwork, art and bakery. They also sell produce from the farm and workshops to local businesses in Holt and the surrounding area.

Thornage Hall is a unique charity Anyone interested set in an idyllic setting in North as either a volunteer Norfolk on the 70 acre Thornage or as a stall holder for estate. It aims to be an the fete should ring environmentally Thornage Hall 01263 sustainable organisation 860305 or email providing supported living and work for adults with learning disabilities. The biodynamic farm provides work opportunities for service users as well NNCVC will be holding their annual Show 'n' Shine night on Monday as providing the food 22 July starting at 5.30pm at Sheringham Golf Club. for the tenants in their five supported houses. As well as the farm they


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As always, we welcome all owners of classic vehicles to join us on this evening. This is always a good event and has proved very popular over the years. A barbecue is provided for the hungry, together with a bar, raffle, live music by Idduno and a prize for the most popular car voted for by the public.

Family Fares - Children Under 5 free - Whistlestop CafĂŠ Model, Toy and Souvenir Shop - Railway Workshop

Members of the public without a Classic Vehicle are also very welcome and car parking is available on site. We look forward to seeing you there.

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New Products in Experienced Hands

The Natural Tile Company is one of the newest businesses to open a shop in North Norfolk, having been opened by James Gage just three months ago supplying, as the company name suggests, tiles, and bathrooms, but with a bespoke personal service.

unique, affordable, and 'green'.”

"This was the starting point, then as this grew in demand I found myself trying to balance the two (property work and Tiles) and had to make a decision which route I wanted to go take and as tiles were my passion, that was a quite easy choice to make."

Not so much a tile shop as a tile boutique and the big difference? They have a unique portfolio of exclusive, innovative and quality products to suit everyones budget. From a £9.99 m2 tile up to £600.00m2 tile.

"So I decided to open a showroom in Holt were I could display these amazing products and I also took on products from three more Spanish factories and several English companies as well."

“I want to make a change and impact on the UK tile market with displaying in a boutique like way with beautiful innovative products and excellent customer service”

James has spent half his life involved in tiles, as his father Philip worked in the industry and James was helping from a young age. So how did this come about?

"I was a property renovator specialising in Kitchens, Bathrooms and tiling, and have always been interested in tiles as my father

worked in the sector. I found a new concept of recycled tiles in San Jose, California, and set up a UK agency for the California based company, Fireclay Tile."

"Fireclay Tile is the leading ceramic tile company using recycled materials and sustainable manufacturing practices. They make the highest quality, most durable and aesthetic hand-made A total of £500 was raised for the Veterans Association at the dance held ceramic materials on 15 June and organisers would like to thank everybody who donated using “old world” raffle prizes, bought tickets and attended on the evening. methods that are

1940s Dance in aid of Veterans Return Fund

"And for bathrooms products, I only display and supply quality products that I have fitted before and know well and have several room settings displayed in the showroom."

James’ enthusiasm for these special products is supported by his father's lifetime of experience in the industry.

The boutique is situated in the Hempstead Road industrial estate on Nelson Square, NR25 6ER, and is open Monday to Friday 8am until 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 to 4.30. Tel; 01263 711 979

WHITE HORSE Overstrand

CHARITY CAR WASH First prize of B&B in Boston, Lincolnshire with a personal tour of the Memorial Flight Visitor Centre at RAF Coningsbury was won by John Graham of Fairdeal Antiques in Cromer. Second prize of Muckleburgh tickets was won by Mrs P Clarke and third prize of tickets to the Festival of 40s in Peterborough was won by Wayne Ellis.

The evening went well and everybody enjoyed themselves – veterans Margaret Dickinson and George Gallagher from Cromer shared a dance and everybody thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sean Andrew singing 1940s songs and DJ UXB.

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SATURDAY 27th JULY 8am - 2pm £5 per car In aid of our Charity of the Year Nelson’s Journey

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Grumpy Old Man Sorry – what did you say?

Whilst driving into Norwich recently I was relating a tale pertinent to my passenger, but when I paused for her reaction, none came. Glancing across, I saw the reason why – she was texting, engrossed, thumbs busy on her mobile phone and she hadn’t heard a word I said.

Even more recently, five close family members who were visiting, sat with us to watch the FA Cup Final and failed to react when the Wigan goalkeeper brought off a stunning save. I turned round to see that, despite being football fans in varying degree, all five were occupied with their techno-gadgets, three on i-phones, one on a tablet and one using a laptop. Grumpy and his wife were alone in paying attention to the match at that moment.

May I suggest that the massive rise in so-called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is directly linked to the concurrent rise in distraction overload presented by modern technology. The medical profession would have us believe ADHD is a form of affliction, an illness, and is busy prescribing bucketfuls of pills which affect the brain in an effort to bring about a ‘cure’.

When I started secondary school at the age of 11, on the first day of term I carried home

a letter from the school to my parents which requested that they must ensure I had a quiet place in which to do my homework, preferably in my own room and on no account should there be any extraneous noise such as a radio because they believed children will develop the ability to shut out such distraction and be more likely to switch off their teacher’s voice and allow their minds to wander whilst in class. Attention Deficit (in those days called inattention) was frowned upon and attracted punishment, usually in the form of extra work or detention. Nobody was hyperactive. Nobody claimed to have a mental disorder as a convenient excuse for laziness or bad behaviour, which was not tolerated. Casual disruption was nipped in the bud.

do not learn to think, but to respond: also the attention of parents is increasingly concentrated on their own gadgets as they, in turn, are perpetually distracted.

Trouble lies ahead I fear.

Nowadays, the only time I notice numbers of children in public is when they are going to school or returning home. Then they vanish indoors to their cyber world and the television.

In a few short years our way of life has The innocent freedom I enjoyed as a child been totally and unnaturally transformed, with the ability to explore and wander safely, wholeheartedly embraced without a care to pursue varied indoor and outdoor hobbies for the consequences, and the first generation and interests and to exercise much responsible is growing up without a firm grip on reality. independence, has gone. We are in a strange The genie is out of the bottle. new world now. Giving small children electronic gadgets to occupy them in the same way as giving a baby a dummy to suck, to keep them quiet, is a betrayal of childhood, as once addicted they cannot be weaned So far this year has panned out as predicted and from them. They it is unlikely that the next six month predictions will need much alteration with indications that the period extending out to early January will not be dominated by cold weather in the winter period.


Ned Nimbus

The rest of the summer, which should have finally started at the beginning of July ,will more than make up for the dismal start to summer 2013 . Because the sea temperature is some four to five degrees below normal we are more than normal susceptible to cold sea breezes and low cloud right on the coast. The sea temperature has been edging down for some time, winter and summer.

After the demise of global warming we now have climate change and recent 'stabs' at what might happen suggest that we can expect cold unsettled winters and cool wet summers so we have come full circle back to our maritime climate.

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Cromer Library News

Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge There's a spine-tingling adventure waiting for children when they take part in the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge – Creepy House. They can join the adventure at any Norfolk library during the summer holidays. Pick up a pack and explore the Creepy house, discover its secrets and meet some of the hair-raising residents! Read six books and collect stickers that reveal the creepy residents of the house. All children who read six or more books will be presented with a medal and certificate to celebrate their achievement. Look out too for the Mungler Top Trumps cards to collect and swap with family and friends. Children can choose any books they like: fact books, stories, joke books or picture books. Audio books and e-books count as well, so long as they borrow them from a library. Are Norfolk’s children brave enough to explore The Awful Upstairs, The Gruesome Ground Floor and The Spine-tingling Cellar? Katrina and Catherine will be visiting all our local schools to tell children about the challenge during July Creepy House Launch - Saturday 27 July 10am – 1pm. Come along, join the challenge and collect your challenge pack

Creepy Crafts - Wednesday 31 July 11am – 12.30pm A free event for 5 -11 year olds. Come along and make scary spiders, bats and spooky puppets.

WiFi at the library WiFi has arrived at Cromer Library. To be able to access it all you need is to be a member of the library. This is in addition to the existing 11 computers available for use. Sessions are subject to the usual user conditions.

If you are not already a member and wish to join call in and see us – just bring proof of your address and signature. There are no forms to fill in, and it costs nothing to join. In addition to using the computers you will be able to borrow books, magazines, console games, music and films in all of our branches across Norfolk. Cromer Times 425 July 13th 2013

Enterprise North Norfolk business Start-up Advice Are you thinking about starting a business? Why not talk your ideas through with an experienced Business Adviser at Cromer Library. This service is free to those thinking of or who have just started a business in North Norfolk. A Business Adviser will be at the library on 7 August, 3 September, 2 October, 5 November and 3 December between 10am and 1pm for pre-booked appointments. To arrange a meeting e-mail or telephone (01263) 569360. For more information visit Enterprise North Norfolk is a business start-up programme jointly funded by North Norfolk District Council and Norfolk County Council.

REGULAR EVENTS Age UK drop-in advice desk second Thursday of each month 10am -12pm - A volunteer from Age UK North Norfolk will be available to offer 1:1 advice and information. No appointment needed

Cromer Carer Support Group first Monday of each month 1pm – 3pm - Do you look after a relative, neighbour or friend who is ill, disabled, has a mental health problem or a learning disability? If the answer is yes, then you are a carer. Relax, meet new people, enjoy activities and guest speakers. No booking required, contact Carers Forum 01603 219924 for more details

Saturday Storytime second Saturday of each month 11am – 12pm - Come along to the library for stories and activities for younger children and families

Poetry Appreciation Group second Thursday of each month 2pm start Explore and enjoy a variety of poetry with our group, concentrating on established poems and understanding well-known poets. For more information contact Ann (01263) 76508

Family History Drop In group first Saturday of each month 10am – 12pm - Keen to research your family tree but not sure where to start? Our drop in sessions are for anyone interested in researching their family history. Family history help Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm Individual one hour advice sessions from our family history volunteer for anyone new to family history (max 2

sessions per person) using ancestry online library edition. Please call the library to book a place

Crime Scene second Monday of each month 6pm – 7pm - A book group for lovers of crime fiction. Please call for details

Creative Writing Group - monthly on Monday mornings 10.30am – 12pm - For anyone with addiction/mental health related issues. Please contact the library for more information

Council at your Library - Delivering council information at your library. We have information on local services, leaflets, free access to councils and advice websites, a free-phone helpline to County, District and town councils, non-emergency police service, Citizens Advice, Age UK, Jobseekers Direct, Consumer Advice and Housing

REGULAR SPECIAL OFFERS Happy Fridays All day every Friday – 2 for 1 offer on DVD and music CD hire (1 top title per offer) Saturday Special - £1 off the hire of all console games. Cromer Library, Prince of Wales Road, Cromer, NR27 9HS, Tel: 01263 512850 Email :

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Statuary Cleaning Week of 15 July (weather dependent)

National Trust in July SHERINGHAM PARK

Bee Day 13 and 14 July, 10.30 – 16:30

See a bee hive in action and learn how bees make honey. Roll a beeswax candle and make your own insect house to take away. Activities individually priced on the day.

Butterfly Hunt Saturday 20 July, 14:00 – 16:30

We’ll go in search of butterflies as we try to track down Purple Hairstreaks and White Admirals – two of the less common species that can be found in the Park at this time of year. £5 per person Booking required. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit Sheringham 5% booking fee payable


National Gardens Scheme (NGS) Open Day Saturday 13 July

North Norfolk’s only clifftop touring park static caravans for sale Luxury Caravan Hire at Sandy Gulls

We give all money raised from garden admission today to this important charity which gives away £2.5m each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. Usual garden admission applies.

Everyone outside with bucket & brush! Our statues dress up our outdoor space but need specialist cleaning to keep them looking tip-tip. See conservation in action and get tips on caring for your own. Usual admission applies. No booking required.

History comes to life Wednesdays 17 & 31 July

High jinks in the kitchen with the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group.

Garden Highlights Thursday 18 July

Enjoy a private tour of Blickling’s 55-acre garden with Stephen, our Assistant Head Gardener, who has worked here for more than 40 years. Find out more about the new Philadelphus garden and our ambitious plans to bring the walled garden back to life. Booking advised on 0844 249 1895 Normal garden admission applies (NT members free).

History comes to life Wednesday 24 July

Explore the Georgian period at Blickling with the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group.

Events at Cromer Museum

GUIDED WALK Walks are suitable for adults and older children. Advance booking is essential. Cost: £4 or £3 with Museums Pass.

Ghost Walk Tuesday 30 July (7pm - 8.30 pm) Cromer Road, Mundesley, Norfolk NR11 8DF Tel: 01263 720 513 Email

Listen to local legends and spooky tales while discovering some atmospheric sites around Cromer, with Kate Banks. Meet at the museum 15 minutes before start.

FAMILY EVENT A drop-in event, museum admission charge only. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Victorian Day – with Punch and Judy! Thursday 1 August (10.30am – 12.30pm & 1-3pm)

Find out what life was like in a Victorian fisherman’s cottage. Meet Victorian costumed characters, lend a helping hand with the washing, watch the cottage kitchen range in action and try traditional cottage crafts. Don’t forget Punch and Judy will be here to entertain you!

Opening Times - April – October 2013 Admission

Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm Saturday: 12noon – 4pm Sunday: 1 – 4pm

Adult £3.60, Conc. £3.00, Young Person (4-16) £2.10 01263 513543

Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club

01692 406861


(A Branch of Taverham & District Lions Club) Statement concerning the proceeds of a street collection Permit issued to : Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club Permitted area : Cromer Beneficiary : Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club – Donations Account Date of collection : 22 June 2013 Amount collected : £90.95 Expenses incurred : None Signed : W Taylor Cromer Times 425 July 13th 2013

Toastmaster of the Year Award

Stuart Richards was voted Toastmaster of the Year by members of North Norfolk Speakers Club and was presented with the award at the club meeting on Wednesday 26 June.

Stuart joined North Norfolk Speakers Club in late 2011, with the intention of addressing his fear of public speaking and to boost confidence.

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Toastmaster of the Year, Stuart Richards, receives his award from North Norfolk Speakers Club President Gillian Beecroft

Due to the help and support of other club members, as well as his own hard work and desire for self–improvement, Stuart now feels he can look forward to giving prepared speeches with much more confidence. ‘When I received the Toastmaster of the Year Award, it was a complete surprise and one of the proudest and happiest moments of my life. The award serves to reinforce my efforts and spur me on to future challenges and opportunities’ said Stuart.

Club membership spans all ages and walks of life. Meetings are fun and friendly, where people can develop public speaking, presentation and communication skills.

North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wednesday, 7pm at North Walsham High School, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham. For further information please visit or contact Gillian tel. 01692 650250.

Cromer and District Garden Society

Members have had a busy couple of months. We were host to the annual quiz with our friends from the Sheringham and Hoveton societies and after a closely fought competition a team from Sheringham came out the winner. Nearly sixty took part in the quiz, a sign that the popularity of this annual event is as strong as ever.

A plant sale held to raise funds for the society was very well supported and we are now £190 better off as a result. Thanks are due to members who supplied the plants and helped on the day. Paul Metcalf spoke at our June meeting and his subject was soft fruit. He gave us many tips on how to get the best results for our efforts and it was encouraging to learn that virus free varieties of raspberries are available to help maximise yields and early varieties of strawberries mean that the season for this summer favourite is much longer. Given the vagaries of our weather at the moment any help we can get to make life easier is welcome!

Sales at Parish Hall, Church Street, Cromer 9.30am - 4pm

Monday 22nd July to Saturday 27th July

Gents & Ladies Shoes Step in Toe - Tel: 01536 481711

Thirty members visited Elsing Hall Gardens near Dereham for the first of our summer outings. The hall itself is a late medieval gem of a building and proved to be a perfect backdrop for a spectacular garden. This garden is not normally open to the public but does open for special occasions from time to time so if you get a chance to visit this garden then please do so , you will not be disappointed.

By the time this report appears we will have had our annual rose and sweet pea members’ evening and the judging for our competition for schools will have taken place. As you see the society is as busy as ever and I would encourage anyone interested in gardening to join us. Ring 01263 514399 for details. Cromer Times 425 July 13th 2013


National Blood Week smashes targets! A big thank you has been issued to donors and supporters after National Blood Week 2013 easily exceeded its targets.

The themed week, which ran from 10 June, aimed to educate the public about blood donation and register 10,000 new blood donors nationally.

And thanks to an overwhelming response from the public, NHS Blood and Transplant managed to smash that target and sign up almost 11,400 people.

NHS Blood and Transplant spokesperson Derek Carr said “We are delighted that National Blood Week had such a strong response and we are very grateful for all the support we had from our donors and the public which made it possible.

“It’s great that we were able to beat our national target and we hope that the people who registered in this area will now go on to be regular donors, which will help us maintain a steady supply of blood, as it has a short shelf life. However, the task does not finish here. We constantly need new donors – and in particular younger donors - to replace the 200,000 people nationally who have to retire from donating each year due to factors like poor health and certain medication, so I would urge people to keep coming forwards.

“Giving blood is easy, doesn’t take long to do and can help up to three people.”

During National Blood Week, which ran from

10-16 June, NHS Blood and Transplant aimed to increase understanding of the uses of blood and the donation process to encourage those who have never given blood before, or who have not given for some time, to ‘Know Blood, Give Blood’ and help save lives.

Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7st 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.

For more information or to book an appointment visit or contact 0300 123 23 23.


Recently established North Norfolk Insurance brokers, are looking for a local community group or cause to support in the North Walsham area and are asking for suggestions from local residents as to what they feel is a good community project to help.

Currently in Sheringham, North Norfolk Insurance supports the local Sheringham Playpark Revamp by making a donation for every business or household buildingsor contents Insurance Policy that they sell to local residents, and want to offer similar help to a North Walsham based community project or group.

Business owner, Andrew Cunningham-Brown commented, “Living in North Norfolk and having worked in North Walsham previously,

I know how important community projects and groups can be to the local residents and I want to try and give a little back, even though we are a new business trying to get established. We offer our services to the whole of North Norfolk as our name suggests and have identified several key local towns that we would like to support projects in, with North Walsham being one of them, so any suggestions from local residents as to what groups are important to them, would be gratefully received.”



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North Norfolk Insurance can offer a wide range of Insurance products, so whether you need cover for your business, home or motor, we can help

and a donation will be made to the chosen community project for every Policy sold. As an introductory offer, North Norfolk Insurance will give a 5% discount off any Household, Property Owners or Business Insurance quotations (excluding Motor or Liability Only) given to North Walsham Times readers who contact us before the 31st July to request a quotation for a Policy due for renewal before December 31st 2013. Email Andrew now with your name, phone number and renewal date, then let Andrew contact you before your renewal to offer a free quotation with your 5% discount.

So don’t delay, email Andrew now at or call him on 01263 823977 or to register for your free Insurance review and 5% discount or to offer your suggestions for the community project to be supported. Home or business visits are available by appointment, including evenings and weekends, if that is more convenient for you.

FREE ADVERTISING OF HOUSEHOLD, GARDEN AND PERSONAL EFFECTS ONLY Maximum 30 words, total value of £300, one ad per person per issue (vehicles, cars, caravans, trailers, boats, property, business etc not accepted without charge) Animals - pets, livestock, live fish etc not accepted

CONTINUDE FROM PAGE 10... Twin keyboard with stool plus accessories £60. Logik ‘mini’ DVD player with remote control £38. Tel 01692 500938 70s radiogram £40. Massage bed with face hole £50. Old but working Atari £25. Lots of car boot stuff mantle clock and barometers open to offers. Old games consoles free. Tel 01692 218087 Two Samsonite rigid wheeled suitcases approx 24in x 30in x 10in combination locks £25 each. Single headboard light beige good condition £10. Tel 01263 510901


Antique wooden chest £60. New shower tray £30. Stainless steel sink £20. Telescope £30. Collectable postcards £8. Old sewing machine free. Old firescreen £10. Tel 07447 904315 evenings Rabbit/chicken run £25. Vivarium 3ft plus heat pad £25. Large quantity records 68rpm/33, box He Man type toys, Scalextric track – reasonable offers accepted. Tel 07769 204656 Nintendo white Wii console with accessories sport pack and 5 games used good condition £80 Tel 01692404384

Victorian 1862 magneto-electric machine for the treatment of nervous diseases in superb condition with instructions £75 Tel 01263 514552 Garden bench concrete lovely detail on sides top and ends separate to move easily only £25 bargain first to see will buy cost £80 Tel 07761 375132 Metal collectors model WWII Flying Fortress Bomber in original box in perfect condition £30 Tel 01263 513432 Teac radio and CD player built in speakers as new £75 Tel 01263 513394

New kitchen worktops wood effect 70in x 23in and 36in x 23in £25 the two. Pine table £10. Two pull along golf trolleys £10 each. Aiwa music centre with record player and speakers £10. Tel 01263 821326 Various camping equipment for sale inc: sleeping bag and walking boots. All as new'. From £10. Tel: 01263 768111

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Come and experience our all day freshly cooked breakfasts, light lunches and fabulous homemade cream teas and cakes.

A compassionate & caring service in your time of need. Private Chapel of Rest

Leslie & Jean Amis Providers of Golden Charter Funeral Plans

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32 West Street, Cromer NR27 9DS

North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

Firstly, an update on the two cats mentioned last time.

Millie, has now been re-homed with her fosterer who had grown very fond of her. Having recently lost her elderly dog she thought Millie was a suitable candidate to fill the gap in her household. Roger has also left for a new home, with a veterinary nurse who met him while his balance problem was being investigated. The ideal home for Roger as she is aware of his medical history and will be able to identify any changes to his condition. Lovely boy, lucky lad.

When Stephanie returned from holiday recently I had to confess that cat numbers had increased in our household but not with one from Cats Protection. For the past 10+ years we have had a “feral” cat visiting our garden, an unneutered black tom cat, who would not go anywhere near a cat trap. Last year we finally managed to catch him in a special cat box. This was made easier because his claws had started to dig into his pads and he could not move so quickly. He was neutered, had some teeth removed, claws clipped and antibiotics and returned to the garden after a night in the garage. Having survived the harsh winter out in the cold (although there are cat kennels available for shelter) we again noticed his claws were getting too long and another visit to the vets was arranged. A further dental was recommended and as he had finally begun to accept contact from us we were able to get him in a normal carrier for a further visit to the vets. This poor little lad had two abscesses in his mouth and a further 9 teeth removed. On his return from the vets we put him in the conservatory to recover and he has hardly left there since. After all these years he has finally learnt to trust people again, and is now a real lap cat that just loves a cuddle. It is obvious that at some point he did have a home and he probably got lost while looking for unneutered queens. Hector is now a permanent addition to our household, I just wish he could have made it indoors earlier.

A family run traditional tea room with lace table cloths and Blue Willow china.

James and Max Morris 7 Hamilton Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HL 01263 514894

If you are looking for a cat or kitten please give a call on 01692 535858. Alternatively you can visit for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number. If however you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher).

Properties wanted for waiting buyers and tenants

Cromer £135,000

GARDEN STREET LEADING TO JETTY CLIFF & SEA FRONT. In the heart of it, this maisonette has its own street level front door. Hall, storage space, gas ch, upvc sudg & original features. Sitting rm, kitchen/diner 3 bedrooms & bathroom. Large & spacious - typically Victorian! No chain EPC E49

Cromer £42,500

VIEWS OVER TOWN TO SEA, THE SUNSETS ARE AMAZING Well presented & fitted chalet furnished to go. Sitting room, kitchen, bathroom & 2 bedrooms. Communal areas. Short walk to woods, park & cliff tops. No chain EPC F22.

Cromer £130,000

GROUND FLOOR FRONT BLOCK ALBANY COURT. Sea views. Well presented spacious flat. UPVC sudg. Hall, sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms & bathroom. Communal gardens. Garage. Just a short walk to sea front & town. EPC D57

Overstrand £224,950

LOVELY BUNGALOW IN SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE. Gas ch & upvc sudg. Hall sitting rm, kitchen/breakfast rm, fantastic conservatory, 2 beds, bathroom and cloakroom. Garage, parking & good size gardens front & rear. EPC D67.

Overstrand £199,950

Detached modern bungalow. Well presented & fitted Gas central heating & upvc sealed unit double glazing. Gardens, garage & parking. 2 bedrooms, Bathroom & Cloakroom Sitting room & conservatory. Fitted kitchen, EPC D63

Cromer £123,500

1ST FLOOR FLAT WITH ITS OWN GARDEN AND GARAGE. Private ground floor entrance gas central heating & sudg. Hall, sitting room, kitchen with dining space, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom NO CHAIN. EPC D62

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We are offering all our readers the chance to win Lunch for two at any of the Mackenzie Hotels - a great meal guaranteed. All you need to do is answer this simple question ...

"Sandy and who are the lead characters in Grease?" Get your answer to the Links by July 25th 2013

Email your answer to:, or write to "July Lunch" c/o Links Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH.

The first correct answer drawn at random by the Links will win lunch for two at any of the three Mackenzie Hotels. Rules - Free to enter. One entry only per household, entrants must be over 18. The winner will be published in the next available Sheringham Independent after the draw. No cash alternative. Mackenzie’s decision is final.

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Services Guide

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Tandoori Indian Takeaway HOME DELIVERY to Cromer, Suffield Park, Roughton & Northrepps on orders over £12 (Delivery charge applies) Opening hours 5pm - 11pm SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Special offer every Thursday Choice of set meal £6.95 or £7.50

Set meal of your choice (6 different dishes) £10.95

Tel: 01692 404031 / 404071


Your Local Fencing Contractor All aspects of fencing undertaken *Picket *Close Board *Post & Rail *Concrete Posts & Gravel Boards Trees and Hedges Removed

0800 6190540 / 07706617461 A North Walsham Company


For all makes of Washing Machines Dishwashers Cookers etc. No Call Out Charge

*FULL REPAIR SERVICE AVAILABLE* Very competitive prices - FREE ESTIMATES Covering all areas throughout Norfolk

01263 726955 or 07780 853221

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Kitchens & Bathrooms Bespoke Furniture Made To Your Requirements Internal & External Improvements Velux Roof Lights Installed PVC & Wood Window Replacement

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5 Million Public Liability All Domestic and Commercial Work All Aspects of Tree Work Undertaken 24hr Emergency Service Large Tree Specialists Hedge Trimming & Stump Grinding

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For All the Odd Jobs You Hate Painting & Decorating Grass Cutting & Gardening Fencing & Shed Repairs All Odd Jobs Large & Small Fast & Friendly Service

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Gas Servicing, Repairs and Installation All Plumbing work All Property Maintenance


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Painting Decorating / Tiling / Woodwork / Odd Jobs Accredited to Worcester Bosch/ 5&10 Yr /Warranties Assembling flat packs, Putting up shelves, Car Sales & Self Drive Hire Boilers/Fires/Cookers/Water Heaters Pictures, Curtain poles Small Electrical / Changing light switches Servicing/Maintenance/Breakdowns sockets & light fittings Full Bathroom Installations & Tiling Small Plumbing work Fencing & Gatework / Garden work Grants Available Clearing & Repairing gutters

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Let US help YOU with your household chores Unique Security System for Peace of Mind Various packages available to suit your needs All of our cleaners are experienced and fully insured

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All plumbing work, bathroom & kitchen installations undertaken 01263 805055 07939 316154 ANDERSON Plumbing

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INSURANCE For all your business and personal insurance needs Home - Motor - Business - Liability For a free quote call Andrew on 01263 823977 email for a free call back (mobile) available Evening or weekend appointments (home) orHelping to protect what is important to you, locally

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Spruce up your oven for Summer Is your oven looking tired & greasy? Clutterbugs can give your cooker a thorough clean - at a great price! Phone Andrew on 01263 823489 or 078 7622 1978

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a variety of ensembles performing everything from rock to Celtic music, as well as dance and dramatic performances supported by the Prep School Orchestra. The sheer variety of musical instruments being played by children as young as nine was said by one parent to be "truly amazing when you consider how young these children still are". The concert culminated with a whole School performance of Hey Jude (The Beatles) which raised the roof!

Pupils from Gresham's Prep School put on everyone present that anything is possible if a spectacular concert as part of their Speech you are determined to work hard and follow Day on Friday 28 June marking the end to their your dreams. Such was the impact of her school year. Each year the School invites speech that it was met by a standing a special guest speaker to ovation. present end of year prizes, as well as gifts to all the Year 8 leavers. This year the School was delighted to welcome Sophie Christiansen OBE., Following the performances, a British equestrian and triple James Quick, Headmaster, gold medal winner who has delivered his end-of-year speech competed in three successive in which he praised the pupils Paralympic Games. In her for all their hard work and for speech, Sophie told the Prep their wonderful performances. School that she never allowed He said “Research across Europe her disabilities to stop her has indicated that people who following her dreams and said are most likely to be flourishing that winning a bronze medal and happy are socially changed her life and gave her connected, trust others, value the confidence to carry on. She creativity, new ideas, loyalty, Members of Year 8 with Sophie Christiansen OBE advised pupils to embrace helping others and enjoying life. change and follow their dreams These are the attitudes and skills and concluded by wishing all the Year 8 School Speech Day at the Prep School was themed that are central to us at Gresham’s Prep.” It was Leavers the very best of luck. 'Sounds of the '60s' and was kicked off certainly evident to see from all the happy It was both a moving and inspirational speech with a rock concert followed by a string of smiling faces on stage! highlighting to not just the children but performances by each year group. There was


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Helping Enterprise North Norfolk District Council (NNDC)

Leader Tom FitzPatrick made a presentation to members of the Enterprise North Norfolk entrepreneur training programme on June 25th at a special event hosted by The Victorian Tea Rooms, Cromer, on Tuesday 25 June. This marked their success in setting up new businesses, ranging from historic tapestry restoration and conservation to insurance broking. The course leader - Kate Wilde from Engage with Business - was delighted with the success of her first 12 'graduates' of the course. Modules include business basics, mentoring and master classes in subjects such as market research and social media and are designed to

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help people start their own business with their eyes open. The successful new businessmen and women were presented with a copy of ‘The Essential Business Guide’, essential reading for all entrepreneurs and full of vital information for further success in their chosen fields of business. NNDC Cabinet Member for Business Enterprise and Economic Development, Russell Wright, said, "The project is really starting to make a difference. Work we did when I was a member of the County Council showed that it is crucial that new entrepreneurs are given help to create credible business

plans, so important if they are to be able to obtain business loans. And it’s vital that they have appropriate support and advice available during the first year of business operation, to en sure their survival and success. We will continue to build on this project to find more ways of reaching out and assisting North Norfolk’s businessmen and women of the future.” ‘Graduate’ Cathy Howlett hosted the whole event at The Victorian Tea Rooms, which she bought in April to realise her dream. She took advantage of Enterprise North Norfolk's offer of free training and one-to-one business start-up advice “The course took a lot of the fear away from starting out in business, and wondering whether you can do it. It helped with things like payroll, costing, marketing and taught me to be careful to help see us through the leaner winter months,” she said. Other graduates were Andrew CunninghamBrown, North Norfolk Insurance, Sheringham; Paulina Jones, Capella Health and Well-being Centre, Stalham; Mike Lee architectural services, Cromer; Elaine Owers historical tapestry restoration, Erpingham Mary Covey Fakenham Foot Care; Olga Ingram from Cromer Gingercat jewellery design and Sarah Harris Peppermint Valley online clothes and accessories. For more information about upcoming courses visit, call 01263 569360 or email Last word from the guests to Cathy - "Fantastic cakes."


More ambulance cover in north Norfolk cautiously welcomed

North Norfolk Labour Party's Act on Ambulances campaigners have welcomed news of more ambulance cover in north Norfolk - 12 months after their petition against cuts started.


Over the last year the party have appealed to the East of England Ambulance Service board not to cut ambulance resource in Cromer and North Walsham, at a time when response times were already poor.

Over 10,000 people have signed their petition and the Trust undertook a series of u-turns which saw an increase in ambulance hours as performance worsened.

The Gallery Norfolk offers a wide selection of art, crafts and gifts – with a special focus on the sea, nature and Norfolk.

Glass . Crafts . Ceramics . Jewellery . Gifts . Picture Framing Top row left to right: Andy Lovell · Sarah McMenemy · Lance Beeke Bottom row left to right: Handmade beach hut lights · Andrew Ruffhead seagull box · Clare Mahoney ceramic pebbles

The Gallery Norfolk, 3 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9ER Open 10am–5pm - Monday to Saturday

Tel: 01263 515 745 ·

Cromer Giftware Est:1992 You can find us on the corner of Garden Street and Church Street. We sell all kinds of gift ware, cards and a good range of Norfolk Lavender. And of course me, I’m one of the ’Leonardo Collection’.

Now, staff at our local ambulance bases have won a battle against a reduction in services, as part of a formal grievance written in October 2011, meaning the NHS trust will now increase the number of double-staffed ambulance hours from 504 a week to 614 hours.

The move has been cautiously welcomed by the local Labour Party who met with the board last year to explain the fears of local residents and echoed staff concerns.

Denise Burke, spokesperson for the campaign, said "This is good news for the thousands of people who have signed the Act on Ambulances petition against cuts to double-staffed ambulances in north Norfolk. We applaud the unions and staff who have spent months fighting their formal grievance, and pushing for action. We hope that the Trust will stick to their word and ensure this measures take shape as soon as possible. If they do it will be good news for patients here."


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CROMER TOWN COUNCIL NORTH LODGE PARK, OVERSTRAND ROAD, CROMER, NR27 0AH Telephone 01263 512254 email Mayor Cllr. David Pritchard Deputy Mayor Cllr. Dorothy Airs

Contacts: Julie Chance, Town Clerk Janet Warner, Deputy Town Clerk (Office hours Mon, Weds, Thurs & Fri 10.00 – 13.00)

Dates of Meetings: Tues 23 July 2013, 7pm, Works & General Purposes Committee Mon 29 July 2013, 7pm, Cromer Town Council Members of the public are welcome at all meetings which are held at North Lodge unless stated otherwise. Agendas and minutes of meetings are available from the Town Council website

COUNCIL VACANCIES Councillor John Frosdick has been welcomed on to Cromer Town Council. Cllr. Frosdick was elected following the resignation of Kate Royall. Following the sad death of Cllr. Vera Woodcock MBE, a notice of vacancy has been issued by North Norfolk District Council. Further details are available from Electoral Services at NNDC. It has been noted that Cllr. Scott Eastwood will be resigning from Cromer Town Council on 17 July 2013 having accepted a job offer in another part of the country. Further details will be available from Electoral Services at NNDC in due course.

TENDERS FOR MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS Please could anyone wishing to express an interest in tendering for either of the contracts listed below please contact the Clerk by noon on 19 July 2013. Maintenance Contract – Cromer Cemetery No 2 site General Maintenance Contract

CROMER’S CHRISTMAS TREE 2013 Following the success of the Crab & Lobster Tree in 2012, ideas are being sought for the 2013 tree. Please send your suggestions to the Town Clerk.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS 2013 The Christmas Tree Festival and Nativity Festival will run from Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th December 2013. Organisations wishing to display a tree or nativity are asked to contact the Town Clerk for further information. The Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 7th December 2013 with charity stalls in the church and trade stalls in the Parish Hall. Anyone wishing to book a stall is asked to contact the Town Clerk. The Christmas Lights Switch On event will be at 4.30pm on Saturday 7th December 2013. Further details will be available nearer the time.

CEREMONIES AT NORTH LODGE We are liaising with the Registrars to arrange ‘Duo’ ceremonies. This provides the opportunity (weather permitting) to hold part of the ceremony outside in the walled garden overlooking the sea. The legal part of the ceremony must still take place in the Chamber inside North

Lodge which is licensed for marriage, civil partnership, renewal of vows and baby naming ceremonies. There is also now very limited availability for ceremonies to be held at 7pm. Please also see our Facebook page Weddings in Cromer for more photographs of our venue. Further details are available from the Town Council office. COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS Mayor Cllr David Pritchard Tel: 01263 511270 8 Blackberry Grove, Cromer, NR27 9NR Deputy Mayor Cllr Dorothy Airs Tel: 01263 510901 18 Fulcher Ave, Cromer, NR27 9SG Cllr Timothy Adams Tel: 01263 837119 Church View Farm, Church Road, Aylmerton, NR11 8PZ Cllr Timothy Bartlett Tel: 01263 513392 48 St. Mary’s Road, Cromer, NR27 9DJ Cllr Jim Bond Tel: 01263 514515 Garden House, The Warren, Cromer, NR27 0AR Cllr Hilary Cox Tel: 01263 515810 12 Grange Court, Cliff Avenue, Cromer, NR27 0AF Cllr Scott Eastwood Tel: 07969 130636 Overstrand Hall, 48 Cromer Road, Overstrand, NR27 0JJ Cllr Jen Hamilton Emery Tel: 07545 123715 12 Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0AX Cllr John Frosdick Tel: 07979 865356 Flat 2, Barfield House, West Street, Cromer, NR27 9HZ Cllr Philip Harris Tel: 01263 514771 12 Bernard Road, Cromer, NR27 9AW Cllr Gregory Hayman Tel: 07793 198864 Cliff Nook, 17 Cliff Drive, Cromer, NR27 0AW Cllr Tony Nash Tel: 01263 578194 1 Cromer Road, Overstrand, NR27 0NU Cllr Catherine Plewman Tel: 01263 519323 Dairy Cottage, 96 Overstrand Road, Cromer, NR27 0DN Cllr Marion Saunders Tel: 01263 511711 39 Richmond Court Gardens, Colne Road, Cromer, NR27 9AQ Cllr Gwendoline Smith Tel: 01263 515279 37 Ashdown Court, Cliff Ave, Cromer, NR27 0AE

Information on any meetings or matters arising can be obtained from the Town Clerk on 01263 512254.


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won 8 - 1 away at a very strong Cawston team. I am sure the team will regroup and hopefully will meet the challenge of Dilham Cross Keys, because folks that green will be a challenge. Also in the Federation League the Crows at home to Trunch lost 2 - 7 but had a very good win away at Blakeney RBL 7 - 2 The Hansells League team were away at Cawston and in a very tight match against another strong Cawston team managed a 3½ - 1½ win. In this game Portuguese John and Vice-Captain Bob were both using green bowls and Bob managed to use the wrong bowl!! He will get used to colour in time. The following week at home to County Arts a 3 - 2 win was recorded. This was so close to a full 5 points two rinks each losing one shot on the last end to lose. A third game, this time away against Holt, and the team managed to notch up another 3½ - 1½ win. This saw a very good recovery as all three rinks were trailing in the first few ends of the game. It was good to see Tom and Edna at the club house hoping to be playing again soon. The NANSA league team had the chance to play on the ‘interesting’ Dilham green. They lost 0 - 8. Neil had never seen anything like it and probably will not again. I understand the Dilham team are moving next year to another location so the pub green can be built on. So this will be the last year to experience the tricks and challenges.

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with a headline of Disaster at the Morley. Yes our high flying Cromer Crabs team in the Tuesday evening Federation mixed County league came crashing down to a heavy 1 - 8 defeat on a very wet night at Sheringham Morley. The team could not get to grips with either the green or the weather. Very disappointing for captain John as earlier in the week the team had a resounding 9 - 0 win at home to Aylsham and the previous week had

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We have two Presidents Days in the coming fortnight. Our Norfolk County Bowls Association, Ladies President Sue Ealden is inviting the Lady Presidents of all clubs in the county to the Marrams on Tuesday 23rd July. A games of bowls will be played followed by refreshments and

a raffle. There will also be a ‘Spider’ and all money raised on the day will go towards Sue’s Presidents Charity which this year is the PACT Animal Sanctury at Hingham. I hope the weather is good and a successful day is had by all.

Club President Mick Weddup is holding his Presidents Day on 14th July. He has planned a full men only rinks game and has invited a number of clubs to send representatives for the day. Prizes will be given for good performances by players and bottles of wine will I understand be given as prizes. Again we must all wish the weather supports Mick on this day.

And so I move on to the forthcoming games that you may wish to come along and support:

Sunday 14th July 2.00pm Club Presidents Day

Tuesday 16th July 6.45pm Cromer Crows v Suffield Park ‘B’: Federation County League game

Wednesday 17th July 2.00pm Mundesley BC: mixed triples game

Friday 19th July 2.00pm Glasgow BC, Tourists: mixed triples game

Saturday 20th July 2.00pm Aldiss Park BC: mixed triples game

Monday 22nd July 2.00pm Weybourne BC: mixed triples game

Tuesday 23rd July 2.00pm Lady County Presidents Day

Tuesday 23rd July 6.45pm Cromer Crabs v Suffield Park ‘A’: Federation County League game

Friday 26th July 2.00pm Holt Swifts: NANSA League game

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