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Issue no 573 7th September 2019

Cromer Carnival Parade

The Carnivals 50th Anniversary saw a massive turnout and exciting new floats to impress even veteran carnival goers. There were more than 50 entries this year to the float competition.

Things got off to a great start on Runton Road with the most impressive biker parade I can remember. A dazzling array of costumes: Punk Rockers, Animals, a Mermaid, a Pikachu, and even Batman and the Joker. What a treat! For the first time in Carnival History, the Motorbikes were judged as floats in their own right. The first ever winner of this award was Dave Cornell.

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Continued from front cover... Next, smart, in uniform, and with military precision, the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps and the Norwich Pipe Band marched through the streets announcing the arrival of the parade. Nearby, the pulchritudinous Miss Cromer Jessica Foster and her entourage waved from the familiarly floral Cromer Flower Club float.

Other highlights of the parade itself included an incredible dragon head made of balloons from The Balloon Artists float. There was the utterly groovy 60s themed double decker from Bus and Us. And of course, there was the stunning and award winning the Crab and Lobster themed float from Davies Fish Shop, with mermaids in a boat. They did the town proud.


Parish Church was a worthy winner of the Carnival Parade, but both floats were sensational. And we all know that two child catchers are better than one!



There were simply too many great floats to count. Who could forget that fabulous Wizard of Oz themed cat-car float from North Norfolk Cat’s Lifeline Trust or the Disney movie themed costumes of Cromer About with Friends? There were, dancers, astronauts, and hippies. Many, if not most of the floats were new to this year’s parade, such as the suspenseful cliff climbing themed float from North East Norfolk District Scouts. 5.


The Winner of each of the classes in the Cromer Carnival Parade: Class One, articulated and rigid lorries: Cromer Parish Church Class Two, towed trailers: Davies Fish Shop John Davies. Class Three, decorated cars and vans: Cromer Electrical – Darren White Class Four, any other vehicle, including commercial: Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society – Robin Taylor 11. Class Five, fancy dress 13+: Davis, Haywood and Parker – Richard Haywood Class Six, vintage vehicles and bikes: Bus and Us – Alan Wells New Motorbike Category Award: Alice in 10. Wonderland – Dave Cornell Overall Winner: Cromer Parish Church

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Not all floats could win prizes, but the consistently high standard of floats speaks for itself.


Of the two Chitty Chitty Bang Bang floats, who could really say which was better? Cromer




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Return of Exceptional Violinist to Holt

StArt’s second concert in the 2019 season will be given by the accomplished violinist, Megumi Rolfe, at St Andrew’s Church Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6EZ on Saturday 7 September at 6.30pm.

This is a return visit from Megumi who has already captured the hearts of the StART audience in her previous performance.

Megumi’s violin programme will be Georg Philipp Telemann – Fantasia No.4 in D major Eugène Ysaÿe – Sonata No.1 in G minor Op.27 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber – Passacaglia from Rosary Sonata No.16 ‘The Guardian Angel’ Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with various orchestras. Her performance of Walton’s Violin Concerto won prizes at both the Croydon Music Festival and the Springboard Festival.

Megumi is the solo Violinist in the recording of Robert Power’s Light. She is also working with the composer David Hackbridge Johnson and premiered his Solo Sonata No.3, and No.4, which is dedicated to her. She has recently recorded other solo violin works. Megumi plays a rare Italian violin made by Antonio Testore 1740.

If you would like to meet Megumi and enjoy supper with her after the concert, tickets are available from Catherine Hume for £15 per person.

Megumi has performed in the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace (in the presence of HRH the Prince of Wales) and Tokyo Alisto Hall. She has performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto

Born in Japan, Megumi attended The Purcell School of Music and then gained a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music. StART

Concerts that were previously organised by Falcon are now being promoted by StART – the St Andrew’s ARTs Project. StART’s aim is to raise funds for the promotion of the arts in Holt. The concerts are free to anyone who wishes to attend with a request to make a

donation at the end of the performance. A licensed bar will be open from 6.00pm prior to the concert and again at the interval.

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Car boot sale every Thursday morning until mid September 8am start at Overstrand Sports Field NR27 0AB. Sorry no catering or HGVs. £6 per pitch. Tel 01263 579231

Classical Guitar Concert with brilliant South American guitarist Estevao Devides returning by popular request with a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes on Friday 20 September at Erpingham Church NR11 6PL at 7.30pm. Tickets, inc a free glass of wine, £10 available from Ros 01263 761702 and Helen 01263 768209 or at the door Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society Term starts on Monday 9 September, with rehearsals for Mozart, Haydn and the East Anglian Premiere of ‘Requiem’ by Matthew

Coleridge. Mondays 7pm to 9 pm at St Andrew’s Church, Sheringham. No auditions. Two free rehearsals. Or try our FREE Come & Sing ‘Vivaldi Gloria’ at St. Andrew’s on Saturday 12 October from 10am to 4pm – see details and book via our website or email All welcome.

quiz and a cream tea. Teams of 4. There will also be a raffle and a chocolate tombola. All proceeds will be going to the new cancer unit via the Friends of Cromer Hospital. Tickets are available from Jill on 01263 511231

Cromer & Sheringham Probus Club members coffee morning Tuesday 8 October for non-members to come along and find out about the Club informally. From 10.30 at the Hole-in-One Sports Bar, The Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton. No need to book but for more details visit or call Dave on 01263 824306

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Antingham Village Hall on Friday 27 September 10am – 12noon - raffle, tombola, cakes, bric-a-brac and refreshments. All most welcome

Roughton & District WI fun quiz and cream tea on the afternoon of Saturday 26 October from 2.30pm – 5pm at Northrepps Village Hall. Tickets £6/person for entry to the

'Made in Norfolk' Craft Event on Saturday 28 September at Coronation Hall and opposite in All

Saints Community Rooms, 26 Cromer Road, Mundesley NR11 8BE 10am-4pm free entry and free parking - over 40 stalls over the two venues full of an exciting selection of high quality crafts handmade by our local Norfolk artisans perfect for both residents and tourists of all ages. Snack Bar selling hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day. So why not come along and see what we have to offer, you will be sure of a very warm welcome, See you there. We support the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

Charity dance Weybourne Village Hall on Saturday 14th September . Sequence / Ballroom / Latin / Line . £3 including refreshments also raffle tel: 01328 864404

COME AND SING VIVALDI GLORIA! A COAST Arts Festival fringe event.

Open to the whole community, Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society invite singers of all ages and experience to join with them on Saturday 12 October in St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Sheringham to sing Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, one of the most exciting and much-loved pieces in the choral repertoire. The relaxed day runs from 10.30am. Please arrive from 10am for registration, issue of music etc. It will conclude with an informal performance at 3pm to which everyone is welcome. There will be appropriate breaks for refreshment – bring a packed lunch or visit one of the nearby pubs/cafes.

Thanks to the support of North Norfolk District Council this is offered as a FREE event. Please book your Sheringham and Cromer Choral singers in concert place in advance by contacting Jo Hurrell, Secretary, preferably by email at or call 01263 711087 – please indicate your voice part and if you wish to borrow a score. Visit for further information.

Musical Director, David Ballard, says “We are delighted to put on this event in conjunction with COAST Arts as, with the support of North Norfolk District Council, we commence our ‘Sing North Norfolk’ campaign.

If you enjoy the day you may want to think about joining the choir – new singers in all voice parts are most welcome without audition.”


CHAIN Public Meeting

CHAIN presents Crisis, Action, Hope: The Great North Norfolk Climate Debate on Thursday 26 September 6.30pm - 8.30pm at St Andrews Methodist Church, Sheringham.

Sir Norman Lamb MP and leading North Norfolk politicians from Conservatives, Labour & Greens discuss climate change, how to fight it and how we need to change.

Panel includes Sir Norman Lamb MP (LD), Duncan Baker (Con), Martin Langsdon (Lab), Mark Taylor (Green) + presentation from Dr Hayley Pinto, Chair of CHAIN (Climate Hope Action In Norfolk)

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September at the Museum of the Broads

You can visit the Museum for free during the Heritage Open Days weekends.

‘Out Of Focus’ by Peter Gordon

The Jubilee Players are delighted to announce that they will be treading the boards again in October at the Tithe Barn Horstead.

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September we welcome Norada, courtesy of the Wherry Yacht Charter Trust.

‘Out of Focus’ is a comedy set in the annexe of a church hall where a series of over bookings have occurred. As a result, a wonderful mix of local characters descend on the hall for a Brownie pack meeting, badminton and table tennis matches, auditions for the pantomime and an illustrated talk on steam locomotives.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 is our ‘Harvest and Home’ weekend with a World War Two theme. Boat trips are also available (charge).


Don’t miss our 2019 exhibition, the Lost Railway of the Broads and take a boat trip. Families and dogs always welcome. Open Sunday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm. We’re always looking for volunteers. Give us a call or see online if you’re interested. The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA, 01692 581681 ,Twitter or Facebook @MuseumBroads

Confusion reigns until everyone unites for a common cause, the production of the pantomime, which hopes to raise money for the church bells. Over the following weeks of rehearsals, alliances and friendships are formed and tested as the cast battles against the odds and the opening night approaches.


The Sheringham Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will hold a Battle of Britain Memorial Service at St Peter’s Church, Sheringham on Sunday 8 September at 3pm. Members and supporters will be made most welcome.

Events finally culminate backstage after the final performance as the cast celebrate and everyone receives their just desserts.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

On Sunday 15 September at 1.45pm, the Cromer Branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a Battle of Britain Flag Raising Ceremony at the RBL Halsey House in Cromer. All members of the RBL, RAFA & their supporters are invited to attend.

Come and join us at The Tithe Barn for some Autumn comedy fun! ‘Out of Focus’ by Peter Gordon will be performed at The Tithe Barn, Horstead Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 October at 7.30pm. All tickets £6. Box office Sandra’s Salon, Tel: 01603 736676, 18, Wroxham Road, Coltishall NR12 7EA evenings 01603 738764.

40 libraries across county now open for longer

More library customers than ever can now take advantage of the long summer days and light nights, with 40 libraries now offering extended opening hours since the beginning of the year. The scheme is called Open Library, and it gives customers, partners and community groups access even when a library is unstaffed. It was rolled out in June 2018, with 30 libraries initially. With these 10 new libraries, the overall number of hours libraries are now open to the public has increased, to 1,360 hours extra per week. Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We know the current opening times mean some residents may not be able to visit their library during the working day. So, by extending the opening hours, we’re offering unprecedented access to all the vital resources our libraries offer to people in Norfolk. We also want to make Norfolk’s libraries more accessible to a new audience, who have not traditionally used the library service because their local branch isn’t open at a time when they can visit.” To sign up for Open Library, people just need to talk to a member of staff who can add the access to their library card and give them a PIN number. The library user presenting their card at the scanner, and entering their PIN number on the keypad, and they will be able to enter. They can then use the computers and borrow and return books using self-service machines as they would if staff were present. Open Library requires a full up to date library membership and users must be aged 16 or over. Children need to be accompanied by an adult during Open Library hours. As well as offering wider access for customers, these changes offer groups and organisations the opportunity to use the facilities outside of core opening hours, to deliver their services in a safe and trusted space in the local community. Most branches offering Open Library will be accessible during standard hours of 8am-7pm Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm on Saturdays, and 10am-4pm on Sundays. There will be some exceptions to these hours for certain branches, so people are encouraged to check the exact times for their local branch online. Library friends and community groups will also be able to use their library for regular meetings and activities, if they are not reliant on staff being available to open the library for them.


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Cromer Marrams Bowls Runton Road - outdoor green. Open every day mid-April to end of September, 10am. roll-ups, friendly and league matches. All equipment can be provided. Contact 01263 511155 Seniors’ Swimming Club for over 55s at Gresham school. Monday 8.30am to 9.30am. Wednesday 8.30 am to 9.30am. Friday 12noon to 1pm. For full details please phone Patricia Poole (secretary) on 01263 860664 or e mail Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society is open to singers of all voices and abilities without audition. Two week free trial. Rehearsals every Monday in term time, 7pm to 9pm, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Sheringham. Contact 01263 711087, email or check website for details You can be assured of a warm welcome Cromer Suffield Park Bowls Club for outdoor lawn bowls. New members welcome. £15 membership and £3 green fees. Informal roll ups on Saturdays at 10am. Bill Brodie on 01263 514691 Cromer Suffield Park Bowls Club - Prize Bingo monthly May to September on Fridays at 7.30pm - bar, raffle, all welcome. Club house available to hire - licensed bar, catering. Bill Brodie on 01263 514691 Cromer Suffield Park Bowls Club Cash Bingo every Sunday eyes down at 7.30pm Alcoholics Anonymous meets regularly in North Walsham and Cromer. Anyone who wants to stop drinking is welcome to attend these meetings. The North Walsham meetings start at 8pm on every Monday Wednesday and Saturday at the Methodist Church (via the entrance on Bank Loke NR29 9JH). The Cromer meetings are every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm for 7.15pm at Cromer Methodist Church Hall, Hall Road NR27 9DT. The AA helpline is 01603 621 128 West Runton Scout Group meet on Mondays Scouts 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesdays Cubs 6pm – 7.30pm and Thursdays Beavers 6pm – 7.15pm. If interested email westrunton(section) or REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings first Wednesday of each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME and other military personnel always welcome 01263 512450 Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre 3rd Thursday every month 2pm – 4pm at St Martins Church Hall, Cromer Road, Overstrand NR27 0NY– join us for a chat or come along to discuss problems that you may be having – everybody very welcome. No charge and free refreshments! If you require any specific information please let us know and we will try to find out for you – there is help available and what we don’t know we will certainly try to find out. Tel 07908 061781 Roughton Under 5s Playgroup open Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm Friday 9am – 12 noon during term time. Ofsted registered. Funded places for 3 & 4 year olds, 2 year olds funded or £10.50 per session. For more details contact 01263 761801 or Come singing for fun and better lung health : Singing for Breathing class, Sheringham Community Centre, every Friday at 2.30pm for tea/coffee and singing from 3pm - 4pm, £4 per person requested (voluntary donation). All ages and abilities welcome including people with lung conditions or other health issues/disabilities. Queries: or 07771605188 The White Eagle Lodge North Norfolk Group meets at the Friends Meeting House, Mundesley Road, near Swafield , North Walsham NR28 0RF at 2.45pm for 3pm on 3rd Sunday of each month (excluding January & August) for worship/meditation. You are welcome to join us. Visit for details West Runton Scout Group meet on Mon Scouts 6.30pm –8.30pm, Tues Cubs 6pm–7.30pm and Thur Beavers 6pm – 7.15pm. If interested in joining email westrunton (section) or PILATES sessions at Erpingham Village Hall, Mondays 9.30am - 10.20am (term-time only). Fully qualified instructor. £5 per session or £4 in advance. More info from WALKING FOOTBALL for all ages and abilities at Erpingham MUGA, every Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Wednesday 10-11am. All sessions led by fully qualified instructors. £2 per session. Just turn up and play! More info from Bill on 07979 633000 or via email: WALKING NETBALL for all: now playing at Erpingham MUGA every Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Friday 10.30-11.30am, with a qualified instructor. £2 per session - 1st session free. Just turn up or call Ros on 01263

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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 meetings now held at Parish Hall, Cornerstone Coffee Shop at 2.30pm on the 1st Thursday of the month commencing in July 2019. No meetings in January or August 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 Cromer Community Centre, Garden Street, Cromer – social group, make new friends, activities. Special dementia-friendly event first Friday of the month with guest speakers. Only £1 includes tea & coffee. 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 Quiz Night at Royal British Legion Halsey House, 31 Norwich Road Cromer NR27 0BA on 1st Tuesday each month (except January and August). start 7.30pm. £2 per person, maximum 6 persons per team. Raffle, bar and refreshments. In aid of Residents Amenities Fund Sheringham and District Philatelic Society meet on 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30pm in West Runton Church Hall. Collectors, of stamps, postmarks, postal history are all welcome. We have presentations from visiting speakers, an annual auction, a quiz night, a members’ sales evening and occasions when members are invited to show parts of their collections. Contact Gerry on 01263 579529 or Jim 01263 721043 for further information. Come along and meet us one evening North Norfolk Minni House Club - monthly meetings held on 2nd Thursday of every month (except August) at the Village Hall, Bodham NR25 6AD. 2pm - 4.30pm. Free parking at side of the hall. We love anything to do with dolls houses and anything miniature. For more information contact Jan Sawyer 01263 826970 Sheringham Versus Arthritis - Open sessions at Anchor Close Community Room, (opposite Sheringham Surgery), NR26 8SB. Mon 16th September / Mon the 18th November /Mon January 20th / Mon March 16th between 10am and 12 noon for discussion, chat and information. All welcome. Diana 01263513569 or Chris 07834418472 Badminton - Elderberries over 40s friendly/competitive Monday 4pm-6pm and Friday 4pm-5pm at Cromer Sports Centre Tel 01263 761142 for more information

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The Carnival Queen could not join us this year but her Junior Attendant Leha Banning ably stepped in to draw the tickets out of the drum. She did a fine job.

Once again thank you to everyone who donated and to those who helped on the evening and to all who came along to play.

Hope to see you all again next year. Trevor & Valerie Pells, Jim & Janice Woolston

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Cromer Times Issue 573 7th September 2019

Domestic abuse and the family by Maria Endall, Family Solicitor, Hayes + Storr

Domestic violence, or domestic abuse as it is now known, is a criminal matter. As its name would suggest, it happens within the context of family or between couples, and therefore, affects many of our clients. Sadly though, very few people seek the help and protection that is available to them.

Domestic abuse has been making the headlines over recent years, beginning with the introduction of The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as ‘Clare’s Law’, named after Clare Wood, a 36 year old mother who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009. Clare never knew he had a history of violence against women.

The scheme is designed to protect potential victims from an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy, allowing partners, friends and family to ask police for information about someone’s criminal record and whether they pose a potential risk. In 2012, the government’s definition of domestic violence and abuse was amended to include controlling and coercive behaviour. Currently, the new Domestic Abuse Bill which is being considered by parliament, aims to go further by including economic abuse and other forms of manipulative non-physical abuse.

However, greater awareness and support of victims is required. People often don’t reach out for support, for fear of reprisals from the perpetrator, especially if they believe they cannot be adequately protected by the police.

Where they have children, victims may also fear social services becoming involved if they contact the police and worry that their children may be taken away from them. There are many other factors that may prevent victims seeking help, including financial, cultural, psychological or social reasons.

Local organisations offering support for victims include Leeway based in Norwich and Pandora based in King’s Lynn. Recently, Pandora received £85,000 in extra funding from the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner in recognition of the important work they do. Pandora currently supports 300 women on a one-to-one basis and around 140 children in the course of a year. Pandora offers a 10-week recovery programme for women who have left abusive partners to help them get their lives back together.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and have children, you have a duty to protect your children from the abuse; therefore, you may need advice in relation to obtaining an injunction against your partner or ex-partner. You may also find that you require advice in relation to divorce, finances and living or contact arrangements for your children. Any abuse you or your children have suffered may impact on the decisions you make in these areas, and on any court proceedings taken in respect of these issues. As family lawyers, and specifically as members


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Domestic abuse happens to both men and women, to people of all ages and of all backgrounds and occupations, both as to the abused and the abuser.

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Cromer Times Issue 573 7th September 2019

North Norfolk District Council hosts Environment Assembly

Action taken following Council’s declaration of a climate emergency North Norfolk District Council hosted an Environment Assembly at the Atrium in North Walsham on Thursday 15 August.

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“This is a great starting point to help us understand what concerns local people about climate change and to work together to develop an Environmental Charter and demonstrates that we are taking positive action following our declaration of a climate emergency.”

The event comes after North Norfolk District Council was the first council in Norfolk to declare a climate emergency. The declaration was made in April at a meeting of Full Council where councillors committed to recognising the devastating impact of global temperature change and taking immediate action.

Members of the public will have another opportunity to have their say at the Council’s annual, free, Greenbuild event at Felbrigg Hall on 7 and 8 September.

Cllr. Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said of the decision “As a coastal district, North Norfolk is in the front line of the impacts of climate change whilst our fishing industry depends on sustaining stocks in our marine environment.

Cllr. Lloyd added “Greenbuild is a unique event that will be full of high quality advice and information about living a greener lifestyle, with something for all the family to enjoy. We will also be sharing findings from the Environment Assembly and giving members of the public another opportunity to have their say on what matters to them.”

“Time is running out and we need to be bold and brave.”

Members of the public were invited to drop-in during the afternoon where elected members and NNDC Officers were on hand to discuss what the Council is looking to do to tackle the climate emergency, local and national environmental concerns and what steps it has already taken to address climate change.

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Cromer Times Issue 573 7th September 2019

Cromer Library News

SPECIAL EVENTS 1-1 computer sessions - we are offering a variety of computer sessions from September. These will be aimed at beginners. Please contact the library for details and to book a place. Stay and Play - first and third Tuesday of each month 10am – 12.30pm next date Tuesday 17 September - free session for parents, carers and children to meet chat and play. In association with Get Me Out The Four Walls. No booking required. Silver Sunday 6 October to celebrate this National event will we be offering a fun activity aimed at older people. Details to be confirmed. Contact the Library

REGULAR EVENTS Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Biscuits available for £1. Come in and read the newspaper, we have the EDP, The Times & North Norfolk News. Borrow 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 @CromerLibrary 2 for 1 offer on DVDs and music CDs every Monday and Friday. All DVDs cost £2.00 to borrow. Just a Cuppa each Friday at 2pm - fancy a chat? Come along to ‘Just a Cuppa’ and see who else is about. Our Friendly volunteer will be delighted to see you. Free refreshments. Share Your Skills A new group that will be meeting on the first Friday of each month 11am to 1pm next date Friday 6th September - come along and meet some new people, have a drink and a chat while you try something new or pass on skills you have to other members of the group. North Norfolk Association for the Blind Monday 7th October from 10.30am to 1pm (please note change of date) A signposting session. No booking required. Relaunch of Cromer Visually Impaired Book Group now meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm. Next date 17 September - if you are visually impaired come and join a small, friendly reading group run by the North Norfolk Association for the Blind. Bounce and Rhyme Friday 13 September 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 10.45am – 11.30am - sessions in conjunction with NNDC. Contact 01263 516305, Knit and Natter Friday 20 September 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. 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. 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. Refreshments available. Poetry Group meets last Thursday in the month at 2.30pm - come along and enjoy discussing poetry with other like-minded people. 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.

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Cromer Times Issue 573 7th September 2019

‘Make more mates and meet more often’ urges North Walsham based friendly society

A north Norfolk friendship group is hosting a special get-together to encourage people to make new friends after it was revealed that almost half of adults with significant friends (48%) only get together with them less than once a month.


The independent research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Oddfellows, also shows that a fifth (20%) of GB adults, aged 55 and over, go for at least six months without being socially active. That includes attending things like social events, going to church, or simply grabbing a coffee with a friend.

By contrast, 83% of the Oddfellows’ own members say they spend time with a significant friend once a month or more, with 50% saying they see their good mates at least once a week.

With friendship a hugely important factor for both health and happiness, the Oddfellows Trafalgar Branch in North Walsham is encouraging residents to join them for a special coffee morning on Saturday 14 September from 9.30am until 12 noon, at the St Nicholas Rooms, North Walsham, organised as part of Friendship Month – which runs for the whole of September.

Angie Batson, Development Officer for Trafalgar, North Walsham, Oddfellows, said “Many studies have proved how regular company is essential to living a happier life. In fact, some would say that spending time with friends is as important as eating healthily or exercising. Friends aren’t just there to socialise with, they provide support and comfort in times of need. Most of us make our friends through work, family or education. As we age and our life changes, we have less access to these everyday social opportunities, which can contribute towards social isolation in a huge way.”

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Angie continued “The Oddfellows is here to offer friendship and support all year round, but every September, as part of Friendship Month, we put on lots of exciting events which are perfect for first introductions. If someone is unsure about what to expect, please contact us so we can put you at ease. If we know someone new is coming on their own, we’ll always ensure there’s someone for them to ‘buddy up’ with until they find their feet.

To speak with someone ahead of trying out an event, or to receive Trafalgar Branch Oddfellows’ latest events diary, contact Angie Batson on or call 01692 407852 and leave a message. For information on the Oddfellows and further information about Friendship Month, please visit


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Cromer Chamber

Greenbuild 2019 –

North Norfolk District Council to host free event at Felbrigg Hall

As the dust settles on another successful Cromer Carnival, the town’s businesses and traders can take a well-earned breather after a hectic and, hopefully, profitable week for the town.

Greenbuild, the region’s leading green lifestyle event, and hub for all things sustainable, energy efficient and local, is back on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September. The annual event is free, family-friendly, and packed with inspiration for making eco-friendly choices. This year’s event, sponsored by Inspired Renewables (Gold) and Shell (Silver), marks 15 years of Greenbuild and promises to be one of the biggest ever, as almost 100 exhibitors, including the ever popular craft and farmers’ market, catering area for visitors to enjoy a bite to eat and children’s entertainers, will attend the event in the grounds of the National Trust’s venue Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer. Importantly, the event is more accessible than ever. North Norfolk District Council has teamed up with North Norfolk Community Transport to provide a free shuttle bus service from Cromer train and bus stations which co-ordinate with the bus and train times. Visit for timetables (and lots more!) The Council is also looking to build on the great success of the Environment Assembly which was held recently in North Walsham. Those who did not have the opportunity to attend will have the chance to discuss the issues raised at the meeting and share their thoughts and ideas on environmental issues with councillors.

Chamber President, Sam Grout, said “It’s been another successful year. As ever, our thanks and congratulations go to the Cromer Carnival Committee and to all the volunteers who work so hard to produce an event which really does bring the crowds in.”

While the town’s businesses benefit enormously from the influx of visitors, they also support many of the Carnival events and competitions with sponsorships, staff time and donations of prizes for competitions like the Waiters & Waitresses and the Crabbing, to name just two.

This year also saw another intriguing set of puzzles for younger visitors with so many shop windows taking part in the ‘Spot what’s Odd’ competition. The prizes were vouchers that could be spent in any of the Chamber’s participating businesses.

Sam Grout added “I am proud of how so many Chamber members step up to support the work of the Carnival Committee in making the week such a huge success. First and foremost, it’s about everyone having a bit of fun and enjoying themselves. But for the many of the town’s businesses, it is one of our most important times of the year. It puts Cromer on the map and gives us a profile from which to build on our success all year round.”

Greenbuild offers something for the whole family. There will be plenty going on to keep children entertained, including theatre shows, face painting, a free children’s quiz with fantastic prizes. There will be exhibitors of green technologies like Solar PV panels, biomass boilers, ground and air source heat pumps, electric cars and bikes and experts in local and traditional products such as heritage plastering and willow basket making. Attendees can also cast their vote for the People’s Choice Graham Allen design award.

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Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of the Council, said “This promises to be another exciting and informative event packed with information on environmental issues while providing entertainment for all the family. I am particularly looking forward to sharing feedback with visitors from our recent environmental assembly.” Another ever-popular aspect of the event, are the compost vouchers which can be purchased for £3 for 3 bags of compost (subject to availability). Council staff from Planning and Building Control, Environmental Protection, Public Protection, HR, Economic Development, Coastal, Revenue and Benefits, Waste and Recycling, Civil Contingencies and Sports Development as well as the Countryside team will be ready to chat with visitors and answer any questions they may have and to offer advice. The gates open on both days at 10.30am and close on the Saturday at 4.30pm and Sunday at 4pm.

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Hedgehog Haven

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Pictured is a hedgehog self-anointing. It salivates copiously and when it has a frothy mass of saliva on its tongue, it twists its body and throws its head over its shoulder to be able to flick the froth onto its spines. Sometimes it will lift one foot off the ground and lean so far over that it falls over! It sometimes happens when a hog is moved into a different hut.

If you've ever wondered how Britain's railways were controlled before the days of computers, the answer is – by mechanical computers.

Every railway signal box was a mechanical computer and controlled its own length of the railway. Very few of these are left today. One which has been out of railway use since 2000, but is still complete, is Cromer signal box. It is the only Midland and Great Northern Railway concrete signal box left, and is run by volunteers under the auspices of the North Norfolk Railway.

It is not usually open to the public, but on September 20 and 21 (Friday and Saturday), as part of the national Heritage Open Days movement, the signal box will be open between 10.30am and 3.30pm. There is no parking on the site, which is between the old cemetery and the Argos delivery parking lot on Holt Road, but it's an easy walk from the town centre. Please note that it is not suitable for the disabled as it remains as it was in the 1960s and there are steps and uneven ground.

I currently have two sets of mothers with hoglets. The latest one came in on Bank Holiday Monday. Huts and sheds were being dismantled when a nest with mother and four babies was discovered. Thankfully the people who found the nest did all the right things by wearing gardening gloves and picking the whole nest up, placing them in a large box and getting them to me to lift straight into an outside hut.

It's always a worry when a nest is disturbed as mother is highly likely to reject the babies and hand rearing is never easy especially if the hoglets eyes are not open. I am having to keep a close watch on them.

Cromer lifeboat is spending some time away from its home town – undergoing routine repairs The crew from RNLI Cromer have undertaken the first part of the journey and bought back a relief lifeboat.

The whole lever frame and the locking (the computer part) is still in place and can be used by visitors to set up the line for trains – the trains, of course, take no notice as they are controlled from Norwich, and roll past the signal box into Cromer station regardless.

The relief lifeboat number 16 – 01, which means it was the first in the Tamar class is named ‘RNLB Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson’. It can be seen in the home station boathouse at the end of the pier. The Tamar class Lester, which is

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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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Local Guild to Celebrate Ruby Anniversary

The Norfolk Countryside Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be celebrating 40 years of creativity in 2020. To mark the event, the Guild will be holding an exhibition and tea party at Ludham village hall, Ludham Village Hall, Norwich Road NR29 5QQ from 1.30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4.30pm on the afternoon of 28 September. The exhibition will feature all things red, including a magnificent blanket incorporating felted, knitted, woven and hand dyed panels made by Guild members. Textile Artist and Guild member, Ros Wilson, will be giving a talk entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Passion for Redâ&#x20AC;? to fit in with the Ruby-themed celebration. The Guild is part of a National Association founded in 1955 with the aim of helping bring together the community of craft Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The Association is today the umbrella organisation for 100 local Guilds across the UK, providing education, a quarterly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Journalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and a bi-annual National Exhibition. As a result of this support, ancient textile skills are kept alive and knowledge shared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this world of virtual games and smart phones it is important for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wellbeing to enjoy a hands-on craft,â&#x20AC;? says Sue Mitchell, Chairman of the Norfolk Countryside Guild. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our 60 members are always buzzing with ideas and happy to share their skillsâ&#x20AC;?.

Members of Mundesley SLSC with their new equipment credit Mundesley SLSC

Surf life-saving in North Norfolk receives further support from Sheringham Shoal Community Fund

The Norfolk Countryside Guild meets weekly at a variety of venues across north-east Norfolk. Regular workshops help members to expand their skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Workshops are run by very experienced Guild members and visiting tutors to give as much variety as possibleâ&#x20AC;?, explains Margaret Fletcher, the Bookings Secretary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we have enjoyed a wide range of workshops, such as ecodyeing, felting, basket-making and inkle (narrow band) weaving with lots more planned for the rest of the year.â&#x20AC;? The Norfolk Countryside Guild certainly has much to celebrate.

Following its support for the North Norfolk Surf Life Saving Club (NN SLSC) in 2017, the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund is continuing to encourage and support the growth of this life saving sport in North Norfolk, making a grant to the recently formed Mundesley Surf Life Saving Club (Mundesley SLSC).

The grant is being used to fund Level 1 and 2 coaching training for number of the Club's volunteer group leaders, and to purchase some much needed equipment including rescue boards, marker buoys, and beach gazebos for changing.


The impetus for the formation of the Club has come from Mundesley resident Julie Coleman, a long-time participant at NN SLSC, who said "I am passionate about encouraging young people to use and enjoy the sea and its beaches as a playground, and surf life saving teaches them how to do so in a safe and responsible manner."

She continued "The support from the local community has been incredible, and we now have 24 regular attendees at our weekly sessions on Mundesley beach. There is also a growing number of children and young people waiting to get involved as soon as there are sufficient trained group leaders available. We hope some of these will be able to take part in the Surf Cadet programme â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;taster sessions' we plan to hold during the school summer holidays. We are so grateful to the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, because none of this would have been possible without its support."

Karl Butler, the Power Plant Manager of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, said "This project is an excellent fit for the Sheringham Shoal theme around marine safety, and I believe it will provide the young people involved with a valuable set of transferable skills."

In September this year Mundesley SLSC with take part in its first event - the Eastern Region Surf Life Saving competition which will be held at Sea Palling in North Norfolk.

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Bothered by Mummy Tummy?

Now you have a safe and effective option to do something about it. Colishall Cosmetic Clinic provides several effective options including a mini-tummy tuck.

What is a mini tummy tuck or mini-abdominoplasty procedure? Mini tummy tuck 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. Mini-tummy tuck reduces sagging skin and fat from lower abdomen improving body contours and silhouette.

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 liposculpture 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.

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NWT is Charity of the Year for North Norfolk District Council North Norfolk District Council’s Chairman has invited Norfolk Wildlife Trust to be his Charity of the Year, with money raised supporting conservation grazing and family learning.

Dr Clive Stockton has a personal life-long association with nature and wished to support a charity that specifically works to conserve the fragile habitats of Norfolk and raise awareness of the importance of wildlife. Funds raised by NNDC will be used in two key areas of NWT’s work across Norfolk: to support conservation grazing with rare native breeds and to extend engagement with young children in Sure Start centres. Conservation grazing with native breed cattle, sheep and ponies protects important areas for wildlife. Without regular grazing, many of our rare and fragile habitats and the species they support would be at risk of being overwhelmed by more dominant plants. NNDC has already shown its own commitment to conservation grazing through the establishment of its Bagot

goat herd, 15 of which are on long-term loan to NWT in the Brecks.

NWT’s Sure Start with Nature project introduced children and their carers to the natural world at the very start of their lives. The 2018-19 pilot was run in partnership with Sure Start Children’s Centres in Great Yarmouth, Thetford and Corpusty, and included monthly indoor and outdoor nature-focused activities such Dr Clive Stockton as interactive sessions, sensory play and guided nature walks. Funds from NNDC would contribute to a continuing the work and, with more funding, establishing a bigger project in Norfolk from next year to help families learn about nature and wildlife together, and embrace the natural world.

New E-Service giving free access to digital newspapers and magazines launches in Norfolk Libraries A new service giving Norfolk library members access to digital copies of magazines and newspapers from the UK and around the world is now available and it’s all completely free.

PressReader provides access to full digital editions of nearly all major national UK newspapers, as well as a wide range of top UK magazines covering a broad range of subjects from travel and food, to politics and fashion. Digital copies of major newspapers and magazines from around the world can be accessed in their original language, and can be translated into different languages, so people whose first language is not English can read content in their native tongue. It also has the facility to enlarge and read text aloud, making it accessible to people with visual impairments. With e-book borrowing from Norfolk’s libraries increasing year on year, this new service will give people an even wider variety of electronic reading

choices. 160,000 e-books were borrowed in 2018 compared with 110,000 in 2015, an increase of more than 45%.

Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “PressReader is a fantastic new digital service bringing a much wider choice of magazines and newspapers for our library members. E-reading is becoming increasingly popular and it means that people can now access magazines and newspapers direct from their own home, all for free. Everyone can make use of this, so long as you’re a signed up library member, whether you’re studying a foreign language, trying out a new hobby, looking to keep up with news, or read your favourite magazine, PressReader is a great tool.”

There are still printed newspapers and magazines on offer at libraries, for those who prefer physical copies. Alan Cash, a Norfolk Library member recently

downloaded the PressReader app on his tablet: “I have been impressed by the huge range of publications available for free. The setup process with my library card was straightforward and the app is easy to navigate. A real bonus has been the wide range of publications available from around the world which is excellent for anyone like me who is currently learning a foreign language. I have sent the details round to my teacher and the rest of the group as it’s a lot more engaging than reading dialogues from a text book. There’s also a handy translate option built into the app if you get stuck and a ‘listen’ function so you can hear the pronunciation.” Anyone with a Norfolk Libraries account can access PressReader content from anywhere at any time, either via a web browser, or using the free Android or iOS app. Customers can access as many titles as they wish and download them to read offline.


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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

Lena the lovely kitten pictured last time, has now been chosen, together with Bassanio, a lovely long-haired grey boy. Irrespective of colour, all our cats and kittens are re-homed for an Adoption Fee of £50, after being given a clean bill of health by our vets, vaccinated, micro chipped, treated for fleas and worms, 4 weeks free Pet Insurance and with neutering paid for, if applicable. To us, colour is not important, although temperament certainly is. The two long term residents who have now been re-homed have gone to stables as they do not appreciate too much contact with people but still need to be cared for. We know they will have a lovely home as they will be joining another cat with a similar nature that we re-homed over 15 years ago.

Last time I mentioned my own cat Mylee’s health problem and advised I would continue her story. We decided to follow our vets’ advice and start the new treatment. Initially this involved x-rays to establish whether there were any roots remaining in her gums and the need to remove any that were found. She also had a biopsy taken to confirm that the treatment was appropriate and while she was under the anaesthetic, some of the new treatment was injected into the lesions in her mouth. All went well until the end of the treatment when she arrested and had to be given CPR. She was then put on a drip and had to stay at the vets until later that day to make sure she had fully recovered. She was given pain relief and we then had to wait for confirmation before continuing treatment. Once this was received she started having injections of Interferon, plus pain relief. The treatment was given for 5 days in a row, then twice a week for two weeks and after that once a week. As her mouth was still quite sore she was now receiving pain relief on a daily basis. However, as she then started to lose her coat at the site of the injections we had to look at other ways of giving her the treatment. More of this next time.

At present all our calls (apart from those for neutering) are answered by Stephanie on the number shown below. Other branches already adopt a

CT Scanners allow a complete 3D image of the pet, greatly assisting in diagnosis and management of tumours, orthopaedic disease, elbow dysplasia, spinal disease and much more!

different approach to phone calls and, as this is a very demanding role, we are now looking at the ways they deal with them to see what the best option would be for our branch. Most appear to have options, Malcolm, another one of our older kittens once the call is taken, to press different buttons depending on the enquiry and, if we adopt this approach, it would take the pressure off one person. Obviously, we would need people to be able to deal with calls from the different options so if you feel this is one way you could help the branch, please given Stephanie a call or complete the contact form on our website..

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.

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Any original items of Second World War Homefront / Norfolk / RAF / ARP / Home Guard items or memorabilia for a new display at the RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre opening this summer. Tel 07919 182990 Any donations of wool gratefully received. Whatever we receive will be knitted into baby hats to donate to the Norfolk and Norwich Premature Baby Unit or hats and gloves for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Please call 07796638020 or email Your unwanted wool & knitting patterns for the Norfolk Knitters charity - please bring your donations to Sheringham Library Old railway items always wanted for small museum, particularly tickets, lamps, loco items, station signs, cast iron or enamel notices etc – local items particularly sought. Tel Chris 01508 494204/07966 066563 Any bits from crashed planes, Second World War etc, information on crash sites or anything related for Aviation Heritage Museum based at Frettenham Tel Ken 01692 406943 Records 45s 78s and LPs cassettes computer/console games also CDs singles only all considered Tel 01692 405756 Novels books etc required for carer to read then sell at end of year for our ambulance charity Tel Paul 07946 810124


Jigsaw puzzles Wasjigs 3 x 1000, 1 x 1500 Jan Van Haasterens 1 x 1000, 1 x 1500. £3 each. Tel 01263 826964 Men’s black soft leather jacket size extra large £40. Men’s black Jasper Conran leather ankle boots size 10 narrow fit £25. Tel 07376 199016 Cromer Wildthing universal bike with lights and other bits £60ono. Small dishwasher Bosch £50ono. Tel 01263 823358/07389 194866 anytime

White faux leather and chrome desk chair ex John Lewis year old but hardly used can deliver if necessary £20 Tel 01263 821822 Dog starter kit as new cage and basket complete with fleeces bowls toys grooming accessories and lawn stake £60. Sharp microwave £5. New weather vane £5. Hose reel trolley £5. Tel 07928 739321 Step ladders one classic wood nine steps approximately 2.3m high one white painted steel three steps and approximately 1.2m high £45 and £25ono respectively Tel 01263 512200 Mahogany hostess trolley excellent condition £40. Tel 01263 838605 MacGregor golf club set 10 piece set plus carrier bag gent’s RH used only once genuine reason for sale £145 Tel 07940 544715 Jaybe full length folding single bed 4" deep mattress table top when folded rarely used vgc £50 Tel 01263 821834 MacGregor graphite golf clubs £60. Mountain bike Apollo 17" £45. Cantilever garden parasol £35. Sola wetsuit £30. Buoyancy aid £15. Cyclone Ocean Life jacket £25. Tel 01263 517127 Power Devil electric hedge trimmer used twice 18 inch cutting blade will include extension lead £15 Tel 01263 5615422 Vintage mahogany bedroom suite of bedstead dressing table & stool double wardrobe & chest of drawers excellent condition to be collected from Sheringham offers around £150 for all Tel 07923 958839 Single divan bed with storage drawers mattress & white plain valance exc con £100. Single painted pine bed frame vgc grey. Marks & Spencer wooden 2 tier plate rack £30. Can deliver locally for small charge Tel 01263 761550/07784 301469 Tall larder fridge and matching freezer both in excellent condition and working order £70 each reason for sale reluctantly having to downsize Tel 07833 187572

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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 late 2019 and 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 can 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 next inspection will take place in September. 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. CROMER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Application forms for the Christmas Tree & Nativity Festival and also for the Christmas Market are available from the Town Clerk. Please email clerk@ or telephone 01263 512254 for more information. CROMER POOR LANDS TRUST Cromer Poor Lands Trust has set up a scheme to assist Cromer residents who are in need, hardship or distress, to purchase a new electrical item, school uniform, a bicycle, tank of heating oil etc. The West Norwich Credit Union will offer the applicant a low-cost loan of up to £500 to cover the purchase price with a repayment term to suit the applicant. If the application is approved, once half the loan has been paid off, Cromer Poor Lands Trust will step in and pay the remaining balance. For more information please Contact Cromer Poor Lands Trust CIO via the Town Clerk.

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Cromer Tides Height 4.13 m 1.81 m 4.14 m 1.91 m 3.98 m 1.97 m 4.00 m 2.06 m 4.03 m 1.87 m 4.07 m 1.99 m 4.21 m 1.62 m 4.24 m 1.81 m 4.44 m 1.38 m 4.41 m 1.61 m 4.66 m 1.20 m 4.57 m 1.43 m 4.85 m 1.07 m 4.69 m 1.26 m 4.97 m 0.98 m 4.77 m 1.14 m 5.04 m 0.93 m 4.81 m 1.08 m 5.05 m 0.92 m 4.80 m 1.08 m 5.01 m 0.96 m 4.74 m

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Height 1.15 m 4.93 m 1.05 m 4.65 m 1.27 m 4.81 m 1.20 m 4.52 m 1.43 m 4.64 m 1.40 m 4.35 m 1.62 m 4.41 m 1.65 m 4.15 m 1.82 m 4.16 m 1.90 m 3.98 m 1.95 m 3.99 m 2.07 m 3.98 m 1.87 m 4.09 m 1.97 m 4.20 m 1.54 m 4.39 m 1.68 m 4.59 m 1.15 m 4.74 m 1.38 m 4.95 m 0.78 m 5.03 m

CROMER NEW YEAR’S DAY FIREWORKS Preparations are underway for the 2020 event and we are again asking for the help of volunteers with the bucket collection. If you would like to help please contact the Deputy Town Clerk. New collectors will be asked to provide valid ID. COMMUNITY PROJECT We are looking for volunteers to help make flowers for a forthcoming community event. The flower making sessions will be held at Sticky Earth Café every Tuesday morning. Please contact the Town Clerk for full details. PLASTIC BOTTLES We are collecting plastic bottles for a recycling project. Please bring your clean bottles to North Lodge. If the office is not open they can be left in the porch. Information on any meetings or matters arising can be obtained from the Town Clerk on 01263 512254.

NEW TERM Check our website for regular events restarting in September including Crafts2Share, Take-a-Break, Mothers’ Union Meeting Point, Baby Playtime and Gospel Choir to name a few

SUNDAY CLUB Starts again in September and takes place during our 10.45am service at the Parish Church - for children up to age 16 Join us for fun activities and bible stories

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

In the NANSA league Cromer continued in their pursuit of the league championship with a 6-2 home victory over Aylsham, 63 shots to 49. Top rink was Jean N, Philip E and Jackie P, 27-7. The final league game of the season was at Holt Swallows where a 2-6 defeat has probably meant a second-place finish. Confirmation next time.

top rink was Bernice B, Peter F and Roger O, 19-11.

During Carnival week we went to Suffield Park for a ‘spoon drive’. On Carnival Day we held a spoon drive for club members which was won by Bob B with David M second. Keith M also won a prize for having the least helpful partners in terms of shots scored! In the evening parade several members joined in to boost the parade figures and extol the virtues of our club. The second half of the Carnival activities with Suffield Park was on our green where

We visited Horsham St. Faith BC for a very friendly afternoon of roving cot (send the jack anywhere on the green!) bowls. Being more experienced with the format St Faith’s won on 3 rinks to 1, 69-78 shots but we pushed them close on all rinks. Cromer winning rink was Russell W, Arthur C and Jackie P, 23-14. Another friendly Members ready for the carnival parade game at Buxton was played over 16 ends, and just as well in a triples game we were beaten on all 3 rinks, before the rain came! 37-53. Some of us entertained members of the

Buxton won by 2 rinks to 1 and 51-50 shots. Our rink winners were Jean N, Peter F and Philip E, 17-9. The visit to Aldiss Park BC at Dereham resulted in a very narrow victory for Cromer 73 shots to 71, 2 rink wins each. Our

Cromer Fit Together Walks

If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Eileen Harriott on 07851 774396.

Monday 9 September – 10:30am Northrepps Cottage Walk Grade 3 – Approx 3 miles. A walk with gradients, through woods and along grass tracks and minor roads. Meet at Northrepps Cottage Country Hotel, Nut Lane, Northrepps. NR27 0JN. Wednesday 11 September – 10:30am West Runton Golf Course Views Grade 2 – 2mls. A mixture of pavement, tracks and grass with gentle gradients. Meet at Village Inn CP, West Runton, NR27 9QT.

public for a short roll-up ‘bowls try out’ and a ‘spider’. Over £50 was raised for Carnival funds.

These are the confirmed line ups for some of the Club finals (times to be arranged). 4’s,

Monday 16 September – 10:30am Cromer to East Runton Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 3.2 miles. A walk with moderate gradients on dirt, gravel, grass and minor roads. Meet at the NNDC CP, Runton Rd, Cromer, NR27 9RU – charges apply.

Wednesday 18 September – 10:30am- Felbrigg Main Hall - Grade 1 - any distance to 1 mile. A flat walk with great views of the historic hall. For all abilities and people living with dementia and their carers. Meet at Felbrigg Hall Main Car Park NR11 8PR. Parking charges apply for non-National Trust members. Please book for this walk on 01263 519405 by 3pm on Tuesday 17th September. Friday 27 September – 10:30am – Special

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Bernice B, George B, John B and James P v David M, John H, Roger O and Bob A. Novice, Derek M v Tony G. Ladies, Jackie P v Bernice B. Ladies pairs, Brenda S & Joan B v Jackie P & Jean N.

Home matches at Cromer Marrams green on the Runton Road in the next few weeks are:

• Club Finals Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6/7/8 September, • Oxford Town and Gown BC Thursday 12 September 1.30pm • and Costessey British Legion BC Saturday 14 September 2pm.

Why not come along to spectate, take in the sea air and use our facilities?

The green closes on Sunday 15 September but members are very welcome to enjoy our clubhouse facilities during the winter for an annual fee of £15. We meet for a (very!) short mat bowls session every Wednesday afternoon (1.45pm) and meet every Friday evening from 7pm.

Details of fixtures, results, history, honours, and club news/photos can be accessed at or more details from Edna 01263 511155. Event - Sheringham to Beeston Bump Walk for Macmillan - Grade 2-3, Approx. 2.5 miles. Meet at St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Sheringham, NR26 8QS. Meet at 10am to register for the walk and pay £3 for tea, coffee and biscuits or £5 which will also include soup and a roll at the Macmillan Coffee Morning at the church after the walk. The walk has an alternate route so if you don’t fancy the climb up Beeston Bump you can go around the bottom!! No need to book! If you would like to raise money for Macmillan by making it a sponsored walk, call Diane Evans on (01263) 823889 for a sponsorship form.

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

Win with the Cromer Times & Mackenzie Hotels 2 main courses from their ‘2 for menu’ and a hot drink of your choice for 2 Re-arrange these letters ... Cash book clot. Clue: Parents joy in Sepember (3 words)

Closing date September 30th 2019 ... Email your answer to:, or write to "September 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 Cromer Times after the draw. No cash alternative. Mackenzie’s decision is final.


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