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No kidding – so cute!

Popular North Norfolk District Council herd welcomes its newest members

North Norfolk has welcomed some cute new arrivals – the first six fluffy kids to be born as part of the district’s Bagot goat-breeding programme.

The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme.

It’s the first time officers from North Norfolk District Council have helped rear kids since the Bagots – which are listed as “vulnerable” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – arrived in the district in 2016. The nannies and kids are currently having a break away from their habitat management work, at Wiveton Hall, which has itself been in the media spotlight in the past few years thanks to the Normal for Norfolk television series.

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No kidding – so cute! Continued from front cover...

The herd was originally brought in to help keep the cliff at Cromer clear, but the Bagots have since caught the eye of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Wildlife Trust, who have bought and borrowed some of the herd for habitat management on their land.

The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year.

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said “It was great to see the young goats doing so well, and we are all very proud of the great work that our team is doing with this project.”

Share as One for Mental Health

A new charity has been set up in North Norfolk as a response to the loss of statutory services for the mentally ill, and also because of serious financial cuts to many voluntary organizations who have traditionally supported those who have suffered from mental disorder. The name of the charity is ‘Share as One for Mental Health’.

The objects of the charity are primarily the advancement of psychological well-being, mental health and suicide prevention. We aim to pursue the eradication of the stigma surrounding mental illness, and support the aim of parity of esteem between physical and mental illness.

‘No physical health without mental health’

The aim is to get people together to support each other especially with issues such as advocacy, welfare rights, housing, homelessness, and the need for adequate, swift treatment when in crisis. We also wish to encourage one another to participate in leisure activities which give enjoyment and reduce stress.

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A weekly drop-in group will meet there, as well as other support groups. We would also like to join with other voluntary organizations to achieve the establishment of a respite sanctuary for the suicidal, such as the one set up by Samaritans in London called the Maytree Sanctuary.

First drop-in group get together will start on Tuesday 2 April at 10am at the Clubhouse, Mill Road, Cromer NR27 0BG - all welcome.

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Classical Guitar Students Celebrate Success

Listening to music is something that most of us would agree is part of our everyday lives, whether it’s the baby shark song, a hit from the 60s, or a stirring symphony. Learning to play an instrument however, is considered by many to be the preserve of the young, with their perceived quick minds and nimble fingers.

As a guitar teacher, I can emphatically say to everyone reading this article that this simply isn’t true, and I’m proud to say that one of my more mature students has proved just that, by passing his Trinity College Grade 1 with distinction at the age of 73.

Colin Woollacott, a retired paramedic from Cromer, along with James Watson, aged 10 from North Walsham, both sat their grade 1 examinations just before Christmas, and were both awarded distinctions, having spent several months tirelessly studying and practicing the pieces

they chose, on the instrument they love.

James, an incredibly talented youngster, who was inspired to take up the classical guitar after watching his grandad play the mandolin, aims to take his playing to Grade 8 and beyond.

While Colin has a more pragmatic approach to his studies - his main goal being to enjoy his playing and let the journey take him where it will. While exams aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, simply learning to play an instrument is a great way to relax, while exercising those little grey cells. Tim Mason MISM www. timmasonguitar. Daytime 07736 516644 (01263) 768056

Cromer Lifeboat called out to assist fishing boat

Cromer’s all weather lifeboat ‘Lester’ was launched at last month to a report of a fishing boat with problems. Approximately 34 miles northeast of RNLI Cromer’s lifeboat station, was a fishing boat without power. The lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the position given for the fishing boat.

However, whilst they were underway, a call from the Coastguard was received to say a tug in the vicinity was going to tug the fishing boat to Lowestoft.

Cromer’s lifeboat returned to station and was rehoused photo: Paul Russell and made ready for its next call out.

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- 1st session free. Just turn up or call Ros on 01263 768262 for more info Cromer and District Art Group meet on Thursday afternoons 2pm - 4pm at East Runton Village Hall. If you are an artist, in any medium, you are welcome to join us. Tel. 07845 791643 PR email 1895 Cromer Air Cadets for children aged 13+ school year 8 and over. Come join us for adventure training, shooting, flying, sports, radio control, education, parade and drill. We meet every Monday and Thursday 7pm 9.30 pm at Cromer Squadron Hut, Cromer Academy, Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0EX Tel 01263 515452 REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME and other military personnel always welcome 01263 512450 Cromer Army Cadet Force - looking for more fun, more action and more adventure, aged between 13-18 or an adult looking for something exciting to fill their spare time with? Find out more at or pop in a visit us Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm at The Cadet Hut, Cromer High School, Norwich Road, Cromer Royal Air Forces Association – Sheringham & District Branch - for nearly 70 years, the RAFA Branch has provided comradeship and social activities for former members of the RAF, their families and supporters. Members meet on 3rd Tuesday of every month for coffee at St Andrews Hall Sheringham or at a Social Event. Details of these activities may be obtained from Jack Broughton Chairman/Secretary 01263 479507 Rock the Lobster Open Mic usually every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Sheringham Youth Hostel 8pm to 11pm limited 15 min slots available. All performing artists of all abilities and ages welcomed. Contact or Malcolm on 01263 514883 or at for further details Poppy Crafters meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (except August) between 2pm and 4pm in Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Come and join us for all needlecrafts including patchwork/sewing/embroidery/ knitting and crochet. All levels welcome. Contact Shirley 01263 823499 (evenings between 6pm and 8pm) or email Aylsham Chess Club meets at Aylsham & District ExService & Social Club on Monday evenings during the September - June season. Contact David Owen (Club Secretary) 01263 731327 Modern Sequence Dancing Mondays at East Runton Village Hall 7.30pm – 10pm. New dances taught. For further information please ring 01263 837152 Royal British Legion Women’s Section meets on 1st Thursday of every month (except August) 2.30pm at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer. New members welcome. Tel 01263 510195 North Norfolk Concert band meet every Monday at Gresham village hall at 7.30pm - a friendly community band and new players always welcome, especially tuba, double bass, bass guitar, any bass line instrument, and percussion. We play a variety of different genres from swing, modern to classical. Come along or contact our Secretary Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham at 7pm. We are always looking for new members. For more information, or If you would be interested in coming along to a meeting to find out what we do, please call Hazel 01263 821276 or email Roughton Village Hall Prize Bingo monthly on third Friday 7.30pm. Refreshments and raffle, all welcome Sing Your Heart Out (SYHO) workshops are open to anyone who loves to sing in good company. Professional voice coaches lead the sessions, with songs chosen for their feel good factor. It’s not a choir - you don’t need to have a good voice or read music. The sessions are dropins so there’s no pressure to attend regularly or to perform. The idea is simply to sing for wellbeing. We meet at the The Lighthouse, Sheringham most Mondays from 2pm - 3.30pm. There’s no need to book and no charge; it’s free to attend (donations always welcome!). More information and exact session dates can be found on the website Come along and have some fun! Norfolk Astrology Association meeting first Saturday of the month at 2pm in Foulsham. Come along and join this group of astrology lovers to discuss, learn and share knowledge. For more information Tel 07749 822495 Mid-Week Music at the Hub – FREE singing and music-making workshops each Wednesday at Sheringham Little Theatre. Refreshments and social time from 4pm, singing/music-making workshops from 4.30pm –

5.30pm. All welcome! Different themes each week! Pick up a leaflet from the box office or see to download a programme. All sessions are friendly and informal, suitable for all ages, levels and abilities. You don’t need particular musical or singing experience to come along and join in the fun! contact or Tel 07771 605 188 1st Cromer Sea Scouts - Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Beavers for ages 6 to 8, Cubs for ages 8 to 10 1/2 and Sea Scouts for ages 10 1/2 to 14. All groups are for boys and girls and meet during school term time. Beavers meet Fridays from 5.45pm to 7.00pm, Cubs meet Wednesdays from 6.45pm to 8.15pm and Scouts meet Fridays from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. Call Hilary 01263 513820 Cromer Rainbows - For girls aged 5 to 7, meet on a Monday or Wednesday evening - if you are interested or would like further information, register your interest at Sheringham Lacemakers meet Mondays 1pm – 4 pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sheringham NR26 8SA new members and beginners welcome. Tel Pauline Lewis 01263 821570 Would you like to sing with us? New members warmly welcomed, to sing a wide variety of light music. Rehearsals Monday 10am – 11.30am in St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Lovely musical director, talented pianist and happy singers. Jennifer 01263 821115 Versus Arthritis - Sheringham Group meet at The Community Room, Anchor Close on Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8SB between 10am and 12noon on the 3rd Monday of each month. Please join us to share your experiences and to meet others affected by Arthritis over a coffee. For more info please contact Diana on 01263 513569 or Chris on 07834 4418472 Interested in astronomy? We are North Norfolk Astronomy Society and will be hosting pop up outreach events at several locations in North Norfolk if the weather is clear. To get involved, go onto our website and sign up as an associate member (free) and we will notify you by email when an event is happening, usually 24hrs before. Good family fun and if you get the astronomy bug you could always join as a full member Age Concern North Norfolk Pop-In Group every Friday 10am till noon at The Cottage, 8 Louden Road, Cromer - social group, make new friends, activities. Special dementia-friendly event first Friday of the month with guest speakers. Only £1 includes tea & coffee. Contact 01263 821188 for further details Northrepps 'Poppyland' Branch of the Royal British Legion meets at Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel first Monday of every month 7pm for 7.30pm, second Monday if a Bank Holiday, there are no meetings January, February and August. Interesting 2019 programme covering welfare, fund raising and social activities, with a 21st century approach. Come along and join us. Further details contact Lorna 01263 579633 Cromer Flower Club meets every third Monday at the Junior School at 7.20pm. All welcome

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Quiz Evening and Pudding! Thursday 21st March 2019 7pm start At Sheringham Woodfields School Cost per person is £5.00, which includes pudding (pudding club style) and participation in quiz A maximum of 6 people per team Bring your own bottle. Alternatively, a selection of soft drinks will be on offer throughout the evening. Call 01263 820 520 to book your table Please note that the quiz will start at 7pm prompt All proceeds to the Friends of Sheringham Woodfields School ² Charity Number 1127142

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Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society in Concert

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to be returning to Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 6 April at 7.30pm for their next concert entitled “The Dreamers of Dreams”.

The choir, directed by David Ballard, will be performing works by two of the most successful composers at opposite ends of the 20th Century, namely Sir Edward Elgar and John Rutter.

O’Shaughnessy. The opening lines set the scene “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams”. Rutter’s popular Requiem is dedicated to his father who had recently died when he completed composing the work in 1985. He combines the traditional Latin text with bible verses in English – notably Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd” and Psalm 130 “Out of the Deep”.

Elgar’s The Music Makers is a beautiful ode to those who create music with words by Arthur

Cromer Society

The choir will be joined by soprano soloist Zaira Palumbo who recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is a rising star on the local classical

Wednesday 20 March 10.30am Extended lecture Course at The Cottage Louden Road, Cromer -

music scene. This concert which will be accompanied by a small chamber ensemble is presented with the greatly appreciated support of Cromer Town Council and Norfolk County Council.

Tickets for the concert are available from Sheringham Little Theatre 01263 822347, K Hardware in Cromer or online www.sheringhamlittle priced £12 (under 18s free) or £15 on the door.

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Concert The Dreamers of Dreams Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society and Ensemble directed by David Ballard perform Edward Elgar’s The Music Makers and John Rutter’s Requiem, with Zaira Palumbo soprano on Saturday 6 April at 7.30pm in Cromer Parish Church. Tickets: £12 (£15 on the door), under 18s free from Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347, K Hardware in Cromer or via Norfolk Wildlife Trust North Norfolk Group Cley and Salthouse Marshes: A Warden’s Perspective -

an illustrated talk by George Baldock on Thursday 21 March at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm £2 members, £3 nonmembers - including refreshments. No need to book, just come along

Sam Lowe from Overstrand Garden Centre demonstrates and advises the way to create fabulous hanging baskets etc on Wednesday 20 March at 2.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, East Runton. Entrance £3 including tea and light refreshments

‘Made in Norfolk' Craft Event on Saturday 30 March at Coronation Hall and All Saints Community Rooms, 26 Cromer Road, Mundesley NR11 8BE.

We are open 10am-4pm and entry and parking are free. Owing to popular demand this year we are expanding, we are now also in All Saints Community Rooms which are directly opposite Coronation Hall. We have up to 40 stalls and in both venues you will find an exciting selection of high quality crafts all handmade by our local Norfolk artisans, perfect for residents and tourists of all ages. Also new this year is the addition of 'Treats and Tweets' Creative Home Bakers Tea Room, which will be serving delicious hot and cold snacks and will be open through the day. So why not come

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Stainer’s Crucifixion will take place on Good Friday 19 April at St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market. The rehearsal will begin at 3pm as in previous years with a break between the rehearsal and the performance, which will take place at 6.30pm. There is no charge for taking part. Please contact to confirm your attendance

Local History Evening at Thorpe Market

St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market will host a local history evening on Saturday 4 May when Brian Hedge has kindly offered to screen his collection of historical photographs.

The collection consists of Thorpe Market village and Gunton Hall Estate late 10th and early 20th centuries pictures with a running commentary.

The church also has a number of historic photos and documents and these will be included.

The WW1 researches carried out for the Remembrance Day Service in 2018 also yielded interesting pictures and facts. If anyone has any further material that could be copied and used, or for further details, please do contact us. or 07980 695385.

Final details for the evening are still being arranged but please put this date in your diary as seating will be limited. Refreshments will be available and it is hoped that the evening will present an opportunity for Thorpe Market residents, past and present, to remember together.

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THIS MONTH IN NORTH LODGE PARK HISTORY - March 1929 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cromer Urban District Council decided the northern portion of Doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steps Field â&#x20AC;&#x153;be reserved for a putting courseâ&#x20AC;? and the plot of land west of North Lodge be offered as a bowling green (at ÂŁ1 a year for 10 years) to the Ex-Service Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Social Club. 1940 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Putting greens opened for the season at Easter with prices for â&#x20AC;&#x153;other ranksâ&#x20AC;Śat half the usual rateâ&#x20AC;?. 1945 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Air Raid Trench Shelters were filled in. 1953 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mr W Baker appointed Parks Superintendent (Working) on a salary scale ÂŁ376440, Mrs Baker undertaking office caretaker duties at ÂŁ1 12s 6d pw, succeeding Mr and Mrs Thurston. 1957 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Order was placed for the second model yacht pond of the same size as previously, but with rounded corners, outside the tea rooms. 1968 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CUDC discussed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the possibility of installing a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racing car track on either the hard tennis courts in North Lodge Park or the upper level of Evington Lawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2005 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cromer Town Council members were advised that â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;NNDC intended selling North Lodge and redeveloping other sites in the area including North Lodge Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ninety years ago this month North Lodge Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Groundsman/Caretaker was appointed, recalled here by his grandchildren Ann and Ralph West â&#x20AC;Ś

with his keys to let us in, and out again when we left,â&#x20AC;? recalls Ralph.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;F THURSTON a candidate for the post of Caretaker and Gardener on the North Lodge Estate, attended the Council Offices and gave details of his experience and references as to his character. He asked for wages of 50/- a week for himself and wife as caretaker and gardener and 40/- a week until such time as North Lodge would be used as offices. This was AGREED.â&#x20AC;?

Mr and Mrs Thurston were in post when the park opened on 18 May 1929, and lived in North Lodge for 24 years until his retirement in 1953. They brought up two daughters in their flat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elsie and Phyllis (the Westsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both of whom were married from the Lodge, and held their wedding receptions in the Council chamber.

Leslie West â&#x20AC;&#x201C; father of Ralph and Ann â&#x20AC;&#x201C; outside the North Lodge putting shed where he met their mother Phyllis, daughter of first NLP Groundsman Fred Thurston

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lounge was on the left-hand side, the kitchen overlooked the putting greens, and the bedrooms were on the east side,â&#x20AC;? remembers Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Ann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to go up and have a look around now.â&#x20AC;?

First Groundsman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and last baby He wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been the first, but 80-year-old Ralph West is almost certainly the last person to be born in North Lodge Park. Ralph was born in the first-floor apartment of North Lodge, where his maternal grandparents had lived since Fred Thurston was appointed the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Groundsman and Caretaker and his wife Jane engaged as housekeeper in 1929. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nanny cleaned and polished the Council offices, while Grandad used to stoke the boiler in the basement â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he called it the donkey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where he Ann Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prize-winning fancy also used to grow all the flowers for dress at the 1957 Cromer the park from seed,â&#x20AC;? recalls Ralph.

As a Special Constable, Fred Thurston was allowed a shotgun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have rabbit pie every Sunday when we went round,â&#x20AC;? adds Ralph.

He also remembers Fred painstakingly weeding the bowling green by hand, on his knees between lines of string, and being allowed to play the 9-hole course â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best green where the aim was to go round in 18â&#x20AC;?. Nanny was a keen bowls player who won the North Norfolk Ladies Bowling Club cup in 1934.

One particularly vivid memory Carnival, North Lodge Park comes from the war years. Fred Thurston was born â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a load of big red in 1888 at Minton, near Dereham, and worked as fire extinguishers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about four or five feet high â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a gardener at Norwichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colney Hall and Melton stored against the curtains in the Council chamber,â&#x20AC;? Constable before becoming the first employee of the says Ralph. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nanny knocked one over and set it off, park. and trying to drag it outside, stained all the woodwork.â&#x20AC;? Less than six months after Cromer Council had bought the North Lodge estate, the minutes of its first North Lodge Committee meeting of 4 March 1929 record the following:

Fred Thurstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s duties included locking and unlocking all the park gates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we went to visit them after the park closed, he had to come down


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Ann remembers summer nights playing by the first model yacht pond after the park closed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ralph had a big wooden sailing boat with lots of lights, and we had the place to ourselves when it closed.â&#x20AC;? Ralph and Ann Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s link with North Lodge Park started even earlier. Their mother Phyllis, aged just 15, met their father Leslie, 17, at the putting green office when Phyllis took a cup of tea down to her father. They were married seven years later in 1937. Expecting their first child while Leslie was away, Phyllis went home to mum in North Lodge, and thus Ralph was born in the park on 10 February 1939. Today, Ralph jokes he should really have a title: perhaps a plaque wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too much to ask.

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We held our February meeting on Valentine’s Day which was reflected in our competition which had lots of cuddly teddy bears holding hearts.

Our speaker was Karen Norton with her Guide Dog Holly. Karen told us her story which led to her being given Holly. Karen has been registered as partially sighted since 2000. Holly is nearly 9 years old and will retire from working at 10 but is going to stay with Karen and her family as a pet. Karen did some basic work with Holly to show us how she reacted to commands. Once the harness is put on Holly, she knows it is time to work. A very enjoyable talk which gave us an insight into how a Guide Dog is trained and how funds are always needed to train more dogs.

After our tea break, we held the business part of our meeting. Ten members had attended a Gala Night to Remember in Norwich to celebrate the county federations 100th birthday. We are planning three trips during the summer months. The competition was won by Myra Hobbs, 2nd was Jane Woollard and Rosie Evans and Moira Harding were joint 3rd. Six members received a birthday posy to mark their birthdays during February. Visitors are always welcome; the first visit is free then afterwards £4 a meeting.

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At our February meeting we were privileged to have a speaker with a long and accurate knowledge of a distinguished and much loved institution on our door step.

Richard Leeds gave us a fact filled talk on the long history of the RNLI with particular reference to Cromer.

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The origins of the Cromer Lifeboat are rooted in a gas lit meeting in The Red Lion Pub -electricity only arrived in 1923. Cromer’s first lifeboats were wooden craft, launched from the shore, through boiling surf by manpower alone, propelled only by oars.

Over time, improvements came about, and in 1923, the end of the pier boathouse was completed, and together with the slipway sloping into the water, made launching faster and easier, but recovery, difficult.

Though there are numerous lifeboat stations around our coast, Cromer remains one of the most high profile.

Funded entirely by donations, it is something very special, particularly to us locally.

The offer of government money was politely declined, suspecting that it would come with unwanted tentacles.

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Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club

We had our 5th Charter Lunch on 3 March at The Dormy House, West Runton.

Thirty three of us sat down to a splendid three course meal in the restaurant. We welcomed fellow Lions from Taverham & District, Norwich North Alpha, Dereham, Beccles, UEA, Attleborough and the newest club in our Zone, Reepham.

I believe I can speak for everyone when I say that the food was very good indeed and the service, considering the number of diners was also good.

Steve, the owner of the Dormy House, donated two free tickets to any London Show. These were auctioned and the £70 paid will go straight to the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital towards their new Parent’s Room.

If anyone would like to have fun whilst fundraising then please telephone our Secretary, Brian Harris, on 01263 821276, for more information.

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North East Norfolk Bird Club

Felbrigg Park - mid-week walk on Wednesday 20 March 9am–11am, this walk caters for all levels of ability. We will take a leisurely walk around the Park & Lake, route dependent on the local bird and other wildlife likely to be present on the day. Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather - footpaths in Felbrigg can be muddy at any time of the year. Meet at Sexton's Lodge car park, off Lion's Mouth, NR11 8PS at the western end of the estate. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. As usual, children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. Kelling Heath, Quags and Muckleburgh Hill on Saturday 23 March 9am– 1pm – meet at the Kelling Heath car park off Holgate Hill, Holt NR25 7ER, Grid Reference OS ODL TG 100419, between the Kelling Estate garden centre (ex-EMCY) and Weybourne. The slightly obscured turn into the car park is on the western side of the road in a dip near the summit. Note: Walking boots with ankle support and grippy soles are advised as there will be short sections of hills to ascend and descend. A scope will be useful but not essential. Distance: 6.5 miles Today's walk will take us across the heath where we will look for the heath's special birds such as Woodlark, Dartford Warbler and Turtle Dove. We should also find Stonechat, Tree Pipit, tit flocks and may be Crossbills; raptors overhead are likely too. After some time on the heath we will walk northwards through the deciduous woodlands to cross the Coast Road to Muckleburgh Hill and Fox Hill looking for spring migrants such as Wheatears. We will return to Kelling Heath and the cars by another woodland path. Children are welcome if accompanied by wellbehaved adults, but we regret no dogs. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. The walk will be led by Janice Darch. Indoor meeting a talk by Andy Clements - Birds' interactions with the landscape: BTO research at global to local scales on Thursday 28 March 7.30pm–9.30pm - the talk covers local monitoring and what evidence from Atlas and other surveys tells us about changes in distribution and abundance, and then moves to uncovering the mysteries of migration, using various species including cuckoos, swifts, spotted flycatchers and nightingales. Andy joined the Nature Conservancy Council in 1982, and his 24 years with the Government nature conservation agency included field-work on upland birds, Communications and European work and securing Lottery funds for local community areas for wildlife. After species work was seconded to the Department of the Environment, Andy returned to English Nature as Director of Protected Areas with overall responsibility for nationally and internationally important wildlife sites. He also led the successful defence of Dibden Bay at Public Enquiry. After assisting the setting up in early 2006 of Natural England, as Director of Science, Evidence & Policy, Andy undertook freelance strategic environmental consultancy before coming to BTO as Director in August 2007. His work at BTO has included leadership of the BTO Strategy 2009-2014, representing BTO in Government and ensuring our strong profile alongside other Third Sector wildlife organisations. Andy sits on the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Steering Group www.conservation, helping to link BTO scientific research with policy. He is a Board Member of Natural England and a Trustee of the National Biodiversity Network.

Northrepps 'Poppyland' Branch of The Royal British Legion

Our first Branch meeting of this year was held on 4 March and was very well attended - we were very pleased to welcome five new members. As no one has come forward to claim the first prize of our raffle, a large grocery hamper, at our recent table top sale, members have donated this to the Food Bank at Cromer. We now have a very busy programme for the remainder of this year and will be taking part in many forthcoming events locally. We are very proud to be taking part in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, having been invited by North Walsham Branch. Members and guests will be attending our Branch Annual Dinner at Northrepps Country Cottage Hotel on 14th of this month. On 1 April we will be welcoming to our Branch Colin Chambers and members from North Walsham Branch and Peter Howe and members from Wymondham Branch who will be talking to us about their taking part in the GP90 last year. Colin laid our wreath and Peter carried our Standard. This will be a very interesting evening and it is great that Branches are able to liaise with one another. This is the way forward in the 21st century. New members are welcome - why not come along and join us. For further information contact Lorna on 01263 579633.

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Magazines. We also have a large selection to download. Use our free WiFi and public PCs. Get all the latest news and ‘like’ us on facebook: Cromer Library Follow us on Twitter @CromerLibrary2 for 1 offer on DVDs and music CDs every Monday and Friday. All DVDs cost £2 to borrow. Share Your Skills – a new group that will be meeting on the first Friday of each month 11am 1pm. Next date Friday 5 April - come along and meet some new people, have a drink and a chat while you try something new or STONEHILL WAY, HOLT ROAD, CROMER NR27 9JW pass on skills you have to other members of the group. Bounce and Rhyme Next date 22 March Friday 11am – 11.45am - please come along and join Chrystal for songs, rhymes and stories. These sessions are suitable for pre-school children and will be held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Seated Exercise Thursday 10.45 – 11.30am - sessions in conjunction with NNDC. Contact 01263 516305, north norfolk Association for the Blind Monday 1st April from 10.30am to 1pm – a signposting session. No booking required. Cromer Carer’s Cafe first Thursday on alternate months 1pm – 3pm do you look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, disabled, has a mental health problem or learning difficulty? If the answer is yes, then you are a carer. Relax, meet new people, enjoy activities and guest speakers. Next meeting at the Library Thursday 2 May. No booking required. Art and Craft Group Mondays 10.30am -12.30pm- come along and meet new people. Spend a relaxing morning being creative Bring along your own project or use the materials provided. No experience necessary Poetry Group meets last Thursday in the month at 2.30pm - come along and enjoy discussing poetry with other like-minded people. Cromer Visually Impaired Book Group now meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm - if you are visually impaired come and join a small, friendly reading group run by the North Norfolk Association for the Blind. Home Delivery Service If you love reading or listening to books but find it difficult to get to the library, we have volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service who can deliver books to your door once a month. The Home Library Service is for people who are unable to get out of the home whether permanently or temporarily. Knit and natter third Friday of each month 10.30am – 12noon - do you enjoy knitting? Norfolk Knitters knit for charity. Items are sent to those in need in this country and other countries - all materials are supplied. Cromer Library is a collection point for the Sheringham Community Wool Loft. They are pleased to receive any knitting related items.


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Northrepps Village Trust We are pleased to announce that a charitable trust fund to help projects, events and groups within Northrepps is now under way. This new fund will be known as Northrepps Village Trust (NVT) and inaugurated with the £900+ raised by last year’s panto.

There will be a brand new NVT website, going live in April, detailing the Trust, its aims, how to get involved in events and fundraising, and how


to apply for funds.

More exciting news … to coincide with the launch of NVT, we will be hosting a fundraising event on Sunday 5 May.

This fun event will be ‘Walk Northrepps 2019’, aimed at all ages and abilities, families with children and walkers who enjoy the paths and byways in and around this beautiful part of Norfolk. Essentially a sponsored walk, there will be a choice of routes from just a mile around the village up to approximately 12 miles that

We had a very enjoyable evening when Jacqui Aldous demonstrated on ‘That’s Entertainment Act IV’.

takes in all the adjoining parishes. All routes will start and finish at the village hall. The walks will take in the opportunity for refreshments at local cafes and pubs. The emphasis will be on a fun day with a route quiz and ‘instagram’ photo opportunities. Details are yet to be finalised, but will be posted here, and around the village soon, with a full press release to follow. We hope you will join us and ‘Walk Northrepps 2019’!

Her first arrangement was unusual in that it had no foliage. It was a stunning design of pink lisianthus and blue clematis in a green vase. This was followed by a black and white tribute to Laurel and Hardy. Black oasis was filled with black bamboo, white sticks and green chrysanthemums (no white ones were available, so we pretended!), pretty skimmia with white berries, viburnum and variegated euonymus were the foliage. The whole thing was completed with a pair of black boots each filled with a white polyanthus. Her third design contained begonia leaves, fatsia, ivy fatshedera, red skimia. Spotted laurel, rosemary, bay and lovely orange chrysanthemums with the orange rose Confidential. She then added apples and sprouts on sticks. A friend marked it 10 out of 10.

The next arrangement was in a basket made at a workshop with Hans Haverkamp and filled with arum lilies, laurel, variegated box, rubus tri colour and pittosporum. The flowers were pink kangaroo paw and yellow gerberas. The fifth and much-admired was in a metal container with pittosporum, white anthuriums, deep blue delphiums and blue agapanthus.

The last was a tribute to Moulin Rouge with palm leaves, yellow twigs, pittosporum, red carnations, red lilies, yellow cannas, a wonderful yellow orchid and for a final flourish red ostrich feathers. Best in show in the competition ‘All that’s Natural’ was Janice Pope. Our big event this year is on 15 May at Northrepps Country Hotel with national demonstrator Gill McGregor. For enquiries and tickets please phone 01263 513408. Next month our meeting is at 7.20pm in the Junior School when we can watch Wendy Goodliff on ‘Inspired by Nature’. Our free meeting to visitors will be in April this year, details next time.


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Stephanie is still having problems with the phone so if you do call and she does not get back to you please call again. Sometimes it is obvious there is a problem but this is often not the case. For instance, I phoned Stephanie earlier today and left a message. The answer phone seemed to be working; however, when speaking to her later she advised that she could not hear my message and the answer phone cut out before it had finished. If you are expecting her to call back this may not be the problem and she could have already replied. There are many instances when people come back advising they had not heard from her when she has in fact left a message on their answer phone. Please therefore remember to check for messages before calling again.

We are now coming to that time of the year when young unneutered males stray from home in search of a female. When we receive a call about a lost cat, one of the questions we ask, is what sex is it, and has it been neutered. Often the cat gets lost and does not know its way home. It is also a time when many sadly do not return because they

are involved in accidents. To avoid the possibility of losing your cat for either reason, please do get him neutered. Fortunately this does not happen in every instance. One young male cat, that was due to be neutered under our special neutering scheme, recently disappeared for three weeks and his owner was very anxious as she did not think she would see him again. On his return, however, an appointment was quickly made at the vets and he has now been neutered.

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The situation is different with female cats. Although she may escape to find a mate when she starts to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;callâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, it is very unlikely that she will travel far, and will probably return after a few days, more than likely, pregnant. Not all pregnancies end happily though and because there are already too many cats needing homes, best avoided if possible. A female can get pregnant from four months old, far too young for her to be having babies as she has not finished growing herself.

If you have a young cat please consider their welfare and contact us if you need help with the neutering.

If you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten, please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher). This number is for vouchers only and will not be able to help with any other enquiries. The number also applies for those wishing to take advantage of our special neutering campaign.

If you are looking for a cat or kitten (or have any other queries) please give Stephanie 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 to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

We are now on Facebook. You can find us under Cats Protection North Walsham

Hedgehog Haven

Dolly (pictured) came in from Southrepps on 19 February. She was found in the garden very underweight at 400 gms I would think she had emerged from hibernation. She now weighs a healthy 750 gms.

When hedgehogs are curled up, a good sign is that if they are a healthy weight, their shape should be round like a football. A tapered end, like a rugby ball, is an underweight and possibly sick hog and needs help.

Dolly should be ready for release at the end of March beginning of April depending on the weather.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance launch momentous campaign to become a 24/7 service

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has launched an ambitious plan to become a 24/7 helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) provider by 2020.

The charity currently operates 365-days-a-year but not 24-hours-a-day, meaning that if an incident happened between midnight and 07:00 there is currently no HEMS provision in the region. The charity is aiming to cover this gap and become a full 24/7 HEMS service by 2020. To do that they need to raise an additional £1 million a year to fund the operation. The type of incidents the charity attend – serious road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests, traumatic injuries and other medical emergencies do not stop when their crew go offline. While a 24/7 service seemed to make sense, the charity needed to be sure, so have been gathering evidence to prove it. They worked with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), who task them, to review incidents over the course of a year where critical care was required but unavailable. They also assessed the need first-hand by trialling an overnight service via rapid response vehicle (RRV) four days a week from the Norwich base. The results of this work confirmed a significant region-wide need for overnight critical care, particularly in rural Norfolk. In the first twelve months of the overnight trial they attended 220 missions, but they say that with the helicopter they could do so much more.

Matthew Jones, Director of Operations at EAAA, said “Becoming a 24/7 service by air will provide the people of East Anglia with a service that has not previously been available. By operating 24/7 we believe that we will treat approximately 600 more patients every year. Patient care is at the heart of everything we do at EAAA, so if we can be there for 600 more people each year and further reduce the impact of trauma and medical emergencies in the community then this is a great step forward for us. We currently need to raise £12M a year to operate our service, and it will

cost an additional £1m a year to fund a full 24/7 operation.”

Steve Jones has witnessed firsthand the care that EAAA provide. Steve was riding his motorcycle in Norfolk, when a car he overtook turned into his path catapulting him from his motorbike, head-first through a brick wall and into a ditch filled with water. Steve was unconscious and submerged under the water.

The Anglia One crew was activated and, travelling by helicopter, they arrived on scene 21 minutes later. By this time the ditch was filled with Steve’s blood and the team knew they had to get him out quickly. Steve was making gurgling noises but remained unconscious. The crew made the decision to sedate and intubate him to take control of his breathing. He was then packaged and flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Steve had suffered such a traumatic head injury that the team thought he would not survive. Steve remained in hospital for 10 weeks, but last November he walked in to the Norwich base to meet the EAAA team and the EEAST land paramedics who also provided treatment on scene. Not only has he suffered no lasting affects, but he is also in the process of finishing his PhD in Software Engineering. Steve and his wife

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Claire said; “My wife and I are extremely grateful for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and their East of England Ambulance Service colleagues. I am in no doubt that these heroes saved my life that day and I am optimistic and positive for the future which includes completing the last parts of my PhD and embarking on a Software Engineering industrial research career.” If Steve’s accident had happened between the hours of midnight and 7am he would not have the received the treatment he did, and it is unlikely that he would have survived. The charity say they are already incredibly grateful to the community for all their support, but are asking for help to raise the additional £1m a year needed to operate 24/7 so they can save more lives like Steve’s. If you would like to find out more about the campaign or to donate, please visit You can also follow them on Facebook as ‘East Anglian Air Ambulance’ and on Twitter as @EastAngliAirAmb.

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All the letters in our grids below have fallen out and mixed themselves up, although they are still in their original columns. Can you put them back in their rightful place to reveal a QUOTATION and the NAME of the person who said it.

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Mini-tummy tuck at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic

Are you bothered by the appearance of excess fat and skin in your lower abdomen? Are you struggling to get in shape after pregnancy, childbirth or ‘C’ section operation?

Mini-tummy tuck at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic may just be the solution you are looking for.

What is a mini tummy tuck or miniabdominoplasty procedure? It is a procedure to address stubborn area of stretched, sagging skin and fat on your lower tummy. Pregnancy, aging and genetics are common culprits behind a belly pouch and unfortunately, diet and exercise are often ineffective in helping to get rid of it. If you are bothered by the appearance of your lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck may help you get the results you want with a relatively short recovery.

How is mini-tummy tuck different from a full tummy tuck?

Full tummy tuck is a major operation performed under general anaesthesia. It is suitable for patients after massive weight loss, patients with severe stretch marks all over their abdomen or in patients with significant muscle wall laxity or abdominal hernias. It requires a longer scar, wide undermining which risks blood supply to the skin hence liposuction is not carried out during this procedure. There is a scar around the belly button as it has to be moved. It is a major procedure that provides a tighter but not necessary slimmer appearance. Mini tummy tuck is a good option in patients with skin excess in lower part of their belly. Mini tummy tuck is a less invasive option. This uses a relatively short incision in the same area of a C-section scar and avoids the incision around the belly button. This is often performed on women who have mild sagging or post-baby pouch, stretch marks from pregnancy, or C-section scarring. This procedure focuses only on the area below the belly button, not the entire abdomen. We nearly always add liposuction to our tummy tucks to sculpt the body in 3-dimension. The technique known also as mini lipo-abdominoplasty with no undermining, makes it possible to safely combine lipo-sculpture of the abdomen with lower abdomen skin tightening. Unlike traditional tummy tucks, this operation allows for more contouring of the abdomen.

It gives a result that is both tight and shapely.

What are the advantages of a miniabdominoplasty? • Enhancing of the body shape and silhouette as a result of liposuction. • Preservation of the perforating blood vessels. • Lower rate of complications. • Easier surgery performances. • Natural profiles. • Preservation of supra-pubic skin sensitivity. • More security for smokers and post bariatric surgeries.

Am I a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? A mini tummy tuck may be a great option if you are healthy and at a stable weight, without a large excess of abdominal skin. Typically, the best candidates are primarily concerned about loose skin or a protruding lower belly only if you have significant stretched, sagging skin or muscles, a full tummy tuck may achieve better results. Mini tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy exercise program. Although the results are lasting, the outcome can be influenced by changes in your weight following surgery. If you are planning substantial weight loss or if you are considering future pregnancy, you may be advised to postpone mini tummy tuck surgery.

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Regular readers may remember the story we ran back in January about little Harry Deeba who was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in January 2018 and whose parents Carly and Ali were appealing for support with their attempt to raise £239,000 by the end of April to access a vaccine in New York that is showing promising signs in reducing the chances of relapse, giving Harry the best chance at living cancer-free.

Carly has contacted us to say the fundraising is going well and there are lots of events coming up which are detailed on Harry's Facebook page Harry vs Neuroblastoma.


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These include a group from Drayton Insurance Services who are cycling from London to Brussels at the end of March. They have a Facebook page set up called Cycle for Harry. Carly used to work at Drayton insurance


Sam and Chelsie from The Art House Café in Cromer will be taking part in two charity challenges this year. They will be taking part in the Norwich 10k Run on the 21st July and will be climbing the National Three Peaks on the 24th August (in 24 hours).

From now till after the challenges, they will be organising several events to raise money for The Nancy Oldfield Trust and for Mind.

Call Steve on 01263 511626

More information will be available soon, however if you would like to pop into The Art House Café to ask more, please feel free. Their Just Giving page is available below if you would like to read their message and donate.

Darren Walsgrove, joint owner of DIS who also owns The White Horse Pub in Overstrand, will be taking part in this event

Just Giving page: HarrysCycle

The running total and details of how people can donate to Harry's appeal can be found at campaigns/harrys-appeal/

Donations can also be made by texting HADE99 with an amount £1-£10 to 70070.


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Baileys are proud to announce that Caroline Freeman MNAEA with over 35 years Estate Agency experience, has joined our winning team in Cromer

Caroline brings with her a wealth of local knowledge and professionalism to our successful, independent agency based in West Street. With her proven track record on providing comprehensive property advice, we invite you to call us to arrange a FREE NO OBLIGATION valuation and find out why Baileys always puts your needs first.

With Baileys managing over 100 properties in the local area, we also offer a bespoke Lettings and Property Management Service too. Baileys keep all our landlords up to date with current legislation that changes all the time and building a positive, trustworthy relationship with our clients is vital in our success. Baileys is a member of The Property Ombudsman and now NAEA Propertymark, a professional body for Property Professionals to comply by the highest of standards.

With our social media, Baileys website, Rightmove, brochures, window displays, plus much more, we can offer a complete package for all your Sale, Lettings, Property Management and Holiday Let Properties!

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John Lewis St Ives design white double size bed frame as new cost £575 accept £225. John Lewis double size mattress used twice as new accept £50.01263 514404 4 hard plastic pond liners as new unused waterfall to 100l size plus large filtration box £25. 2 wicker conservatory chairs plus small matching table with glass top £50. Tel 07736 118207 Yoga books various authors including Feuerstein Farhi Saraswati Frawley + others all in excellent condition Tel 01263 837565 for details and prices Titleist Pro V l x 12 golf balls brand new and boxed £40 Tel 01263 663413 Mens/ladies winter zip jersey/sweater thick velvet in army green fit 38” chest brand new £10 Tel 01263 512232 Free to collect a collection of small ornaments of owls and other garden birds may be taken as a whole collection or selected wished for ornaments Tel 01263 511172 Qualcast 1000W electric rotary mower little used £25 Tel 01692 403350 Lightweight folding wheelchair as new used once £80ono. Bed guard £20. Bath step £5. Tel 01263 824910 Electric wall radiator Rointe Kyros 550 Watt 5 element heater rarely used white 520mm W x 580mm H x 98mm D. plug attached £50 Tel 07814 060413 Men's stylish black real leather jacket size extra large as new £40. Men’s Jasper Conran leather ankle boots size 10 never worn £25. Tel 01263 479967 Flymo Vision Pac a Mow electric mower £30. Flymo Power Trim 500 strimmer £20. Halfords Advanced car dog guard brand new boxed £25. Budgie cage with toys 60 x 32 x 68cm £20. Tel 07765 941492 Trailer 122cm x 77cm with road lights and 12N electrics ideal for moving garden rubbish and ladders etc £60. Caravan spare wheel and tyre 195/70R14 as new 5 stud £30. Tel 01263 515039 Akai GX 4000D vintage reel to reel recorder in full working order immaculate condition glass X'tal Ferrite Heads tape speed 7-1/2 and 3-3/4 ips original manual £245ovno Tel 01263 519638 Hedge trimmer boxed excellent condition Landxsape 550w £40ono. Brand new Gardman screening 1.5m x 4m 2 of them still in packaging £35 each. BT Graphite 2500 set 4 phones complete with answerphone & chargers £20.Tel. 01263 821830 Calor gas fire with full tank as new hardly used buyer to collect £50 07551 265541. Mini exercise trampoline navy/black £9 one spring broken but works fine max weight 14st 10 lb. Large solid exercise bike black/silver max weight 15st 10 lb H132cm D76cm W54cm £10. Tel 07561 254060

Hallway boot/shoe storage rack two tiers white plastic coated hardly used £10. Large swing bin cream as new £10. Adult bicycle helmet £10. Selection plastic storage boxes large deep and small £5 each. 01263 515517 Futon single sofa bed pine frame with thick blue buttoned mattress good clean condition and very comfy £25 Tel 01692 403348 Silver charm bracelet chain every link hall marked £30. Garnet cluster silver 16 inch necklace £12. Silver knobble link chain £10. Wicker chair £10. Tel 01692 407460 Bath walk in sit in style suit elderly person brand new never used £200 cost £500 when sitting in bath facing the taps the bath door is on the right Tel 07766 192721 New Site black ankle boots size 42 £10. Paul Smith £800 suit 30in/76cm now £100. Walker with seat and brakes good condition £15. Toddler’s rocking horse super condition £10. New picnic hamper £5. 01692 405663 Cast iron fire back with stand black £50 W24in H21in 01692 407883/07946 747869 Dunlop left handed golf clubs 16 with bag trolley rain cover tees balls shoes size 10 worn twice in shoe bag and gloves new £200. 4 x 18in wheel gaiters gold £50. Tel 07471 904850 Aluminium folding ladder 4 section also folds into decorating platform 120 cm high 240 cm platform length £35 01263 510854 Laurel hedge plants various sizes £3-£5 dependant on size Tel 01692 402843 Bosch under counter fridge with ice-box A rated frost-free vgc and gwo £30ono Tel 01263 820056 Aluminium greenhouse 2.5m x 1.9 m inc staging and walkway £185. 5 quality brass spot lights £80. 4 quality brass spotlights on 2 bars £50. 2 brass wall lights to take 4 bulbs & 4 shades £45. Tel 01692 404407 Various Wasgij jigsaw puzzles £3 each Tel 01263 826964 Black laminate floor tiles 395mm sq 12mm thick 8 new tiles + 31 used gc 6sq m £50ono. High chair with removable legs gc £10. Electric rotovator gc £25ono. Royal Stafford Country Cottage dinner service various new/ysed items. Tel 01263 519012 Clark Wentworth multi-fuel stove defra approved one weeks use metre each of twinwall stainless & vitreous flue pipe connector pipe cowl storm collar 2 45 degree bends bargain £300ono 07757 519475 Shoei motor cycle helmet size 4 60-61 cm together with winter and summer visor with carrier bag very little used £35ono Tel 01692 405200 4ft 6in divan base with 4 drawers excellent condition £65ono. Windbreak multi coloured £5. Box of 9 Aspen black tiles from Topps Tiles 33 x 33cm £5. Babyliss bath spa only used once £20ono. 07987 341417

Playstation 2 console + 107 Playstation 2 games steering wheel for driving games microphones for music games handsets and loads more £150 the lot 07946 810124 Ladies Padders Feel Good Feet black leather boots size 5 brand new still in box £67ono. 2 full length glass sliding wardrobe doors with metal frame £20. Jelly Cat huge beautiful bunny £35ono.01263 710011 Free standing jewellery cabinet £30. 8 drawer pine dressing table £30. 07923 987026 Brand new double Silentnight mattress used for total of 3 months surplus to requirements all paperwork available £649 when bought will accept £250 01263 822777 eves Vax carpet washer including accessories excellent condition as new £30 01263 731852 Power cycle ladies or gents like new £700 when new accept £200. Fridge freezer W22 D21 H32 free buyer collects. 01263 825819 Caravan awning NR Pullman Sterling Executive 15/17ft good condition £50. 2 extensions for same almost new £25 each. Milenco levels £10. Milenco stacker jacks £10. Tel 01263 822542 Red cube pouffee vgc rope effect 18in x 18in very sturdy 1 year old no longer needed purchased from Wayfair £20 no offers £50+ new Tel 01263 519554 Mobile air cooler with heat ioniser UV and remote control new in box intended for domestic or small office use £50. Brand new single bowl stainless steel sink with single lever tap waste and overflow £50. Tel 01263 663843/07989 812468 New caravan carpets complete set still wrapped for Swift Challenger 480 £50 Tel 01603 898249 Dorema caravan awning Garda Tencate size 11 two tone grey aluminium frame as new used twice £260. Porch awning Sunn Camp Swift £40. Tel 07930 848899 Nemesis wheel lock ultra for caravan £85. Nemesis hitch lock £75. Both boxed and bag used once. Water ball £25. New hook up cable £25. Tel 01263 833921 Neo electric scooter new batteries £250ono Tel 01263 514181 Smith Corona word processor Silver Reed Leader Mk11 plus new tapes £40.01263 511410 Relocating must dispose of : large pink ottoman pink linen basket beige bedroom chair electric fruit juicer storage boxes modern telephones garden furniture suitcases etc offers Tel 07900 838931 Cromer. Vango Tigris 800 8 berth tent plus side extension tunnel carpet and footprint used twice vgc £300 Tel 07471 904851 Miele Blizzard CX1 cylinder vacuum cleaner cost £240 7 months old surplus to needs only £140 Tel 01692 500980 Ladies bike Challenge Dune Hybrid 700C six gears white/pink as new £95 01263 513273

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nORTH LODGE, OVERSTRAnD ROAD, CROMER, nR27 0AH Telephone 01263 512254 or use QR code opposite Twitter @north_lodge Facebook @CromerTown Council

Contacts: Julie Chance PSLCC, Town Clerk Janet Warner PSLCC, Deputy Clerk The Clerk and Deputy Clerk are often in meetings so it is recommended that you telephone or email to make an appointment before visiting the offices.

Town Council and Committee Meetings: The full schedule of meeting dates for 2019 can be found on the Town Council website and noticeboards. A leaflet containing the schedule of meetings is available from the Town Council Office. 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. CEREMOnIES AT nORTH LODGE We are currently receiving lots of booking for ceremonies for 2019 & 2020. Ceremonies can be held in our newly decorated chamber or in the clifftop garden. Further information can be found on the Town Council website and our facebook page @WeddingsinCromer. We also host Renewal of Vows and Naming Ceremonies. If you would like to visit our venue please give us a call to arrange an appointment. CROMER CEMETERY Regular inspections are on-going and any unauthorised items will be removed and securely stored to await collection. The inspection scheduled for the end of February was postponed. Please be reminded that breakable items and those which emit light, sound or movement are not permitted in the cemetery. Full rules and regulations are displayed on the Town Council website and are available on request from the Town Council Office. If anyone has any questions please contact the Deputy Town Clerk. nORTH LODGE Please be aware that from April to June inclusive, sections of North Lodge will be under scaffold to allow for essential building maintenance to take place. We would like to reassure all our wedding couples and their guests that we are working very closely with the conservation company and the scaffolders

to ensure that there is minimal impact on ceremonies. COMMunITY OPEn DAY The date and location for the Community Open Day is being reviewed. Please keep and eye on our social media pages and notice boards for updates. Any organisations wishing to participate in the event are asked to contact the Town Clerk to register their interest. FORTHCOMInG ELECTIOnS Have you ever thought about serving your community by becoming a Town Councillor? The local elections will take place on 02 May. Application forms are available from the Town Council Office or online via the NNDC website. More information about the role of being a councillor can be found in The Good Councillor Guide which is available online. Information on any meetings or matters arising can be obtained from the Town Clerk on 01263 512254.

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Cromer Marrams Bowls Club News from the Club House ...

Plans are well under way for the final treatments on the green in mid-March ready for opening on Saturday 13 April. All the necessary plumbing and electrical work has been completed in the clubhouse and a working party is being sought for cleaning and preparation of the clubhouse and green surrounds on Tuesday 19 March 10am. It is also intended to spruce up the gloss paintwork on the outside of the clubhouse on Tuesday 26 March 9.30am. Volunteers please come along with a brush!

The short mat league table sees Bob still 20

points clear of Roger P with James a further five points behind. The 2nd round of the cup has begun with victories for Keith and Bob. The future dates of the quizzes are (both Thursday 2.30pm) 21 March and 11 April. The final is now due to take place on Tuesday 23 April as the first outdoor friendly fixture will be at West Runton BC on Thursday 25 April. The six places for the final are at the moment filled by Julie O, Sally, Roger O, Jean N, Edna and Neil P with Keith, Hazel P, Gay, Frank and Tony B still in close contention.

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Santa Cycle Ride raised £1550 for About with Friends and NANSA

The Trunch Fatboys Cycling Club annual charity Santa cycle ride raised a total of £1550 to be divided between About with Friends, Cromer and NANSA.

Dressed as Santas and Elves, 32 cyclists from local towns and villages, Norwich and Australia (one Santa!) toured five pubs in North Norfolk on 9 December. They received a warm welcome at Hill House, Happisburgh, Walcott Lighthouse, The Ship Inn, Mundesley, Trunch Crown and finished at Trunch Social Club for a well-deserved buffet laid on by the riders and friends.

Maurice Page, Trunch Fatboys Chairman, said that support from the pubs, their customers and from passers by was great. The cyclists were respectful of other traffic and everyone had a fantastic day.

Santas and Elves at The Ship Inn, Mundesley

Help Needed Woodlands A gentleman living in Cromer who recently Indoor Bowls suffered a stroke requires supportClub for one

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Everyone Welcome Come and try the game Coaching for Beginners Normal opening hours 9am – 9pm

An open day will be held on Reversed route Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 3.6 Cromer Fit Together Walks miles – A mainly flat walk on a mixture of field

Saturday 22nd September edges, woodland and farm tracks and minor roads.

If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Melanie Brown 10am to 4pm on 07766 259999.

Charge) Friday 22 March – 10:30am - (No Mannington Hall

About with Friends Chief Executive Officer, Helen Dalton-Hare, said “Many thanks to all who took part in the cycle ride and everyone who supported them. The donation of £775 will be used to fund Workskills member training days and activities. We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Trunch Fatboys Cycling Club”.

This walk has stiles. Meet at Mannington Hall, Norwich, NR11 7BB (£2 donation for parking).

Thursday 28 March– 10:30am - Alby Walk –

Grade 3 – Approx. 3.5 miles – A flat grass and field edge path walk crossing fields and farmland. Meet at Alby Craft Centre CP, Cromer Rd, Erpingham, NR11 7QE.

Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme are available at Cromer Tourist Information Centre

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