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North Norfolk Post | August 2019

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Abuse and Loneliness

Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr

As I head off to London for the annual Solicitors for the Elderly (SfE) national conference I am reminded about the real world background to some of the legal work that I do.

This year one of the six seminars covers the hot topic of elder victims of fraud and abuse, including that arising within the family. Another seminar covers the role of the solicitor as an important safeguard in managing finances. The Master of the Court of Protection will talk on whether abuse of the elderly could be considered as a ‘hate crime’, with all the stringent penalties that follow. The relationship of family dynamics and abuse of the elderly and how long-standing unresolved conflict, identity and roles of family members, mental health and financial circumstances may influence how an elderly person is treated. We will learn how to identify these ‘red flags’ and what can be done to protect the elderly.

The NHS website states that according to Age UK more than 2 million people over age 75 live alone and more than a million older people say that they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour and family member. People can become socially isolated for a variety of reasons, such

as getting older or weaker, no longer being the hub of their family, leaving the work place, the death of spouses or friends, or through disability or illness. Whatever the cause, it’s shockingly easy to be left feeling alone and vulnerable, which can lead to depression and a serious decline in physical health and wellbeing.

The idea that technological advances will be able to replace human-interaction has a scarily science fiction quality to it; ticking (or should that be clicking?) boxes, rather than holding hands.

Wells-next-the-Sea is lucky to have Heritage House providing day care for those living in Wells and the surrounding area. The visitors receive a home-cooked two course lunch, the option of a bath and hairdressing, access to a wide-range of public sector agencies support and NHS services, activities including singing, seatedexercise and the garden, and for many most importantly, companionship.

Volunteers are always needed and are fundamental to the running of Heritage House. They drive and assist on the minibuses, help in the garden and, simply, but most valuably, spend time and interact with the day visitors.

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a significant proportion of a very vulnerable sector of our population, i.e. the elderly, has been somewhat forgotten as needing special support. In some circles the elderly are even seen as privileged, compared with young people; perhaps this is not unreasonable when looking at the cost of housing. Targeting resources is important, providing the money saved (e.g. on the removal of free TV licences for all over 75) is spent on our elderly citizens where it is needed.

This article aims to supply general information, but it is not intended to constitute advice. Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead. However no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek our specific advice. If you would like further advice on this matter please contact Miranda on 01328 710210. If you require advice on any other legal matter call 01328 863231or email


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North Norfolk Post | August 2019

NNDC awards funding to community projects

Market Towns Initiative : five further projects approved and final round of funding announced

North Norfolk District Council will hand out another £104,000 to community projects in Fakenham, Holt, North Walsham, and Stalham, with the remaining £22,000 being offered to all applicants.

Funding for a range of projects designed to revitalise North Norfolk’s four inland market towns has been approved.

At a recent meeting of North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet, Councillors agreed to approve funding recommendations of £103,747.36 put forward by the Market Towns Initiative Working Group.

Each town was able to bid for remaining funds from the original £100,000 allocated to each town from a total pot of £400,000.

£22,089.67 remains in the Market

Towns Initiative fund for a final round of applications open for all four towns. The closing date for these applications will be Thursday 5 September.

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council said “The Market Towns Initiative continues to improve and support the economic viability of our four market towns and I would encourage all towns to apply for funding in this final round.”

The five successful round two applicants are : • Active Fakenham - £27,544.85 to coordinate, resource and market a large number of events and promote the town itself. • Fakenham Town Council - £8,405.00 to fund the landscaping and improvement

of Fakenham Library Triangle. • Holt Town Council - £49,000 to fund town centre amenity space improvements in Fish Hill/Star Plain and an interactive town map for use at the Tourist Information Centre. • Regenerate North Walsham and North Walsham Town Council £425.00 for additional signage to visitor attractions. • Stalham Town Council and Stalham Area Business Forum - £18,372.51 to fund town centre events, planning and installation of improved town centre signage, disability access improvements, sensory backpacks, grounds maintenance equipment, and Firehouse Museum improvements.

North Norfolk District Council achieves trio of Green Flag Awards 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and fantastic that we have more Green Flag for green spaces

Holt Country Park, Pretty Corner Woods and Sadler’s Woods recognised again as among best open spaces in the UK

Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, has re-joined Holt Country Park and Pretty Corner Woods in being recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Holt Country Park holds its position as a green space for the 14th year running and was joined by Pretty Corner Woods in 2013. Sadler’s Wood first received the accolade in 2012 and despite just missing out last year it has now re-claimed its place thanks to the hard work of our Countryside Team. The parks are among a record-breaking

131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

Cllr. Virginia Gay, North Norfolk District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture and Wellbeing, said “We’re truly delighted to be receiving a Green Flag award for the 14th year in a row. It’s especially pleasing to hear the news about a Green Flag for Sadler’s Wood. Our woodlands and green spaces mean so much to everyone and these awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “It’s

North Norfolk Photographic Society

Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners. Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

The international award, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. For more information visit

On one evening during the course of their very successful Annual Exhibition, North Norfolk Photographic Society members met to view each other’s work and to host the annual awards to members.

Every member who had won 1st, 2nd or 3rd in every competition over the year was awarded a certificate. But most of all, a points system over the year resulted in the appointment of ‘Photographers of the Year’ – one novice and one advanced.

Diana Knight receiving her Photographer of the Year trophy from Chair Rob Palethorpe

The Advanced Photographer of the Year is Diana Knight and the Novice winner is Hanne Siebers. Chairman Rob Palethorpe awarding the trophies commented on a successful year when the quality of members’ photographs just seemed to get ever higher, well shown by the work by Diana Knight and Hanne Siebers.


Hanne Siebers receiving her Photographer of the Year trophy from chair Rob Palethorpe

North Norfolk Post | August 2019

Cromer Carnival gets into the spirit of things as gin is launched to mark 50 years of this iconic event

L to R Luke Evans Cromer Carnival, Laurence Conisbee, Wharf Distillery and Tony Shipp Chairman Cromer Carnival Cromer Carnival is getting into the spirit of things to mark its 50th anniversary by launching a special edition Cromer Carnival Gin.

Crafted in small batches on copper-pot stills by former Cromer lad Laurence Conisbee at Wharf Distillery, the gin has been created to pay tribute to all that is great about this iconic event and seaside town.

Combining sea buckthorn which adorns the cliffs, rich juniper, coriander, sweet orange, the fragrance of elderflower and a warmth from ling heather, the gin has been made in homage to the North Norfolk Coast. Laurence said “Having grown up in Cromer I have fond memories of joining in with the Carnival fun. Whatever the weather, it’s what summer in Cromer is all about, and it's incredible how it is all made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers. Its 50th Anniversary not only gave me the perfect excuse to create a special gin for my hometown, but also to say thank you to the team for the thousands of memories they have created for visitors and locals alike.

“With its bright orange berries adorning the Cromer cliff tops, crafting a gin with Sea Buckthorn was an obvious choice. Its sweet, tangy notes compliment the juniper superbly, whilst the coriander and sweet orange peel bring crisp citrus flavours. Ling heather and Angelica root give warming notes of liquorice and pine.

“With all profits from the gin sales going to the CVEO we hope it will raise a few pounds to support such a wonderful event.”

The gin is priced at £30 per 50cl bottle with all profits going to the CVEO. Cromer Carnival chairman Tony Shipp said “I am delighted that Laurence has made the Cromer Carnival Gin as part of the celebrations for our 50th Anniversary and thank him and his colleagues at Wharf Distillery for considering us on this special occasion.

“The gin contains flavours from plants found along the North Norfolk coastline and in particular Cromer. I am sure the gin contains all those special and exciting ingredients to compliment this year’s carnival week programme.”

Carnival committee member Luke Evans, who runs the carnival bar, said “With this year marking the 50th anniversary of Cromer Carnival I had been trying to think of something extra special to mark the occasion and when we received an email from Laurence offering his services to distil

the Carnival a special gin I knew it was something we had to do.

“After several conversations, Laurence produced a sample batch which has gone down amazingly well with everybody who has tried it. So much so I have had several pre-orders.

“Cromer Gin was the star of the show at the Carnival’s first gin evening. I would like to thank the town and visitors to the carnival for their continued support. Also to all the volunteers and committee members who make the carnival and its associated events possible every year.”

Cromer Carnival Gin

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Collaboration is the Key Ingredient for the Foodbank most people, although understandably there are times when some people need more help.

A question we’re often asked is how people access the Foodbank.

People often ask what defines a crisis and Citizens Advice is very clear about this. Crisis is usually caused by people not having enough money for food, fuel and a place to live. These are the first priorities.

We assume that this question comes from a shared concern about fairness and wanting to be assured that it is our fellow citizens in most need who receive our help.

The answer is collaboration. As with so many areas in our lives, we are stronger when we work together with others and so we too build strong alliances with others to ensure the Foodbank works to help people in crisis.

Our alliances include over 100 agencies across North Norfolk who refer people to us through a voucher system. Our partner agencies include Children’s Services, Children’s Centres, Schools and Housing Trusts, to name just a few. Probably the place most of us know to go for help is Citizens Advice. This is because they are best placed to help those of us in crisis, always looking for ways to help whilst mindful of doing the right thing for everyone.

The relationship between the Foodbank and Citizens Advice ensures that people can access help with food and fuel during a temporary crisis. Experience shows that up to three visits to the Foodbank are usually enough help for


If people are in receipt of enough money to cover these things there is no immediate crisis and it is also important to say that crisis caused by poor budgeting does not give automatic access to the Foodbank. People who do need help with budgeting skills can still be helped by the Citizens Advice who work in partnership with the Social Prescribing Team at NNDC.

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North Norfolk Post | August 2019

‘6by4 North Norfolk’


Thorpe Market Church is a church & rural arts venue in North Norfolk and is going to be host to a very special anonymous fundraising exhibition/sale of original, postcard-sized artworks in 2 & 3 dimensions to raise funds for professional quality audio visual facilities at the venue. The original artworks will be created and donated by established and up-and-coming artists from all over the country. We are also inviting well known artists with a connection to Norfolk to submit and support this rural initiative.

Entries are invited from all established, emerging & amateur artists. The brief is simple : all entries (up to a max. of 3 per person) must be on card, 6 inches by four inches (15 x 10 cm) and in any original medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, glass, ceramics and assemblage. The church is well known for its wildlife churchyard conservation scheme. Themes reflecting ecological concerns & reflections, including challenging submissions are welcome.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY : 1.Please make sure that anything stuck to your postcard is firmly attached. 2.We reserve the right not to display work that we deem to be inappropriate. 3.All unsold cards will be kept by Thorpe Market Church for future fundraising events. 4.Please ensure your name is written clearly on the back, signed, dated and titled. 5.Submit your contact details on a separate sheet along with your postcard entry. 6.Please ensure you give us a valid email address so we can confirm receipt of work. Please send your original entries to Katayoun Dowlatshahi, Coach House Barn, Winspur Barns, North Walsham Road, Northrepps NR27 9LF. Volunteers are also needed to help with the exhibition. For enquiries email

Closing date for entries Friday 27 September 2019.

‘6by4’ will be held as an exhibition for three days at Thorpe Market Church on 18 – 20 October. Potential buyers will be able to view the anonymous postcards on-line from early October. This is a great opportunity for young and emerging talent to be shown alongside mid- career and established artists. It is also a great chance for art lovers and collectors to purchase a hidden gem from an unusual rural ‘Gothic Revival’ architectural gem.


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North Norfolk Post | August 2019

Flower Festival in Mundesley

Hempstead-by-Holt Art Exhibition and Sale

Flower Festival at All Saints’ Church in Mundesley titled ‘As you Like it – Your Choice’ from 23 – 26 August in the Church Friday to Monday 10am – 4pm. Entry is entry and refreshments will be available

Hempstead-by-Holt 7th Art Exhibition and Sale in aid of All Saints Church will be held on 31 August and 1 September at the Village Hall, The Street, Hempstead NR25 6TL from 10am – 5pm.

Thornage Hall Garden Fete

The exhibition will include fine pictures, photography, ceramics, sculpture and glass by a number of Norfolk artists, all at reasonable prices.

Thornage Hall Garden Fete will be held on Sunday 1 September at Thornage NR25 7QH from 11.30am until 4pm.

There will be a cooking demonstration from Ashley Williamson, Head Chef of Benedicts Restaurant, Norwich, Thornage Hall stalls selling cakes & refreshments, bread, BBQ with Red Poll beefburgers, bio-dynamic vegetable stall, family beef packs, handmade arts and crafts including woodwork, weaving, willow and art).

There will be homemade refreshments and light lunches and a Pot Luck draw for artwork donated by participating artists.

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Classical Guitar Concert

There will also be Music from the Midnight Specials and Sam Smith Singers, lots of stalls, fete games, face painting, Norfolk Wild Encounters, raffle and much more. See for more details.

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 7.30 pm.

Norfolk Coast Skies to Star in New Festival

Tickets, including a free glass of wine, £10 available from Ros 01263 761702 and Helen 01263 768209 or at the door

The incredible dark skies and landscapes of the Norfolk Coast will be celebrated during a two week long festival this September. Hosted by the Norfolk Coast Partnership, which looks after the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the festival will feature a range of activities run by partner organisations such as the RSPB, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the North Norfolk and King’s Lynn Astronomy Societies.

Quilts - Ancient & Modern Exhibition

The Fulmodeston & Barney Village Knitting and Quilting Group with Project Linus UK presents ‘Quilts - Ancient & Modern’, an exhibition of two unique displays of quilts in one from Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 October at Fakenham Parish Church, Market Square, Fakenham NR21 9BX from 10am until 4pm each day.

The Dark Skies Festival runs between 6 and 22 September and is aimed at people who live, work and visit the coast. There will be something for everyone to enjoy with events including nature reserve walks, bat evenings, star-gazing, and a guided night walk by travel writer Dixe Wills.

There will be traditional American quilts (1900+) all made and hand quilted within one family in Kentucky, together with a large collection of modern quilts and wall hangings made to traditional block designs by local quilters.

The festival will come to a close with a celebration event on Sunday 22 September at Binham Village Hall.

For more information and details on how to book your place on events, check out the festival website:

Also sales of cot quilts and baby knitwear, bags and cushions – all made by our North Norfolk group.

Join in on social media: Twitter @Norfolkaonb Instagram @norfolkcoastaonb Facebook: Norfolk Coast AONB Dark Skies Festival page @norfolkcoastaonb Hashtags: #Norfolkcoastdarkskies #darkcoastNorfolk #norfolkaonbdsf

All proceeds will go to Project Linus UK to enable us to make more quilts and blankets for the sick children in the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Jenny Lind Department and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Free admission, retiring collection, disabled access, local parking.

For further details please telephone 01328 878443

Events at Upper Sheringham Village Hall Car Boot Sale Inside and Outside on Sunday 1 September 9am - 12noon. Bacon Rolls, Refreshments, Homemade Cakes. To book tables/pitches phone 01263 588542 (No caterers or cake stalls please) Fun Quiz Night on Friday 6 September 7pm for 7.30pm start - teams of four or make up a team on the night. £2 per person with prize for winning team. Raffle. Tea/coffee available or bring your own drinks and nibbles.


North Norfolk Post | August 2019

Inspirational Friends Smash Fundraising Goal

Two Norfolk ladies arranged a sponsored Spring Walk in March 2019 in memory of their husbands, Leigh Hunter and Rev Michael Banks who both died from rare forms of cancer.

Judith Banks, 76, from Saxthorpe, and Angela Hunter, 57, from Sheringham, had hoped to raise £3000 for Cancer Research UK.

On 9 March in very windy and wet conditions, 60 participants took part in a sponsored spring walk around the grounds of Blickling Hall to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Despite almost losing their gazebo to the elements, the walkers carried on and the walk was a massive success. Angela and Judith’s incredible efforts brought the fundraising total to £7254.64.

Judith said “I am truly grateful for the amount of support I gained from Angela, and Fran at Blickling Hall in the planning and also that of our sponsors, who surpassed our

expectations by being so very generous. It was a tremendous effort on everyone's part.”

Angela said, “Losing a partner is an experience beyond comprehension. Between us, with the support of CRUK, National Trust, our friends, families and strangers Judith and I created a fundraising event. It brought people who had suffered loss together, endeavouring to bring some good out of personal calamity, hoping that soon there will be an end to cancers of all sorts, and improved treatment. This journey has been an enormous opportunity for learning and brought Judith and I together as friends to support each other. It's been extremely valuable to us both.”

Deborah Adams, Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, said “Angela and Judith are an absolute inspiration and we can’t thank them enough for his commitment to helping Cancer Research UK beat cancer sooner.”

“One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and generosity of volunteers and supporters like Angela and Judith without whom we would not be able to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.”

August at the Museum of the Broads

It’s holiday time! Bring the family to enjoy the summer sunshine by the river. Each Wednesday in August is a different, special event.

Steam and Sail : 28 August – we are offering a unique opportunity to travel on our Victorian steam boat, Falcon from the Museum to Barton Broad for a trip on an Edwardian wherry yacht, courtesy of the WYCT, before returning back to the Museum by steam. The cost is £25, there are 4 trips each day, and booking is via Eventbrite, or at the Museum in advance. See the Museum’s ‘Things to Do’ page online. Please note, there are no facilities on either boat or at Barton Broad. Please wear suitable clothing – or come dressed in period costume if the weather allows!

Family Art Activity : Wed 14 August –Use textiles and natural materials to create artworks inspired by Broads wildlife and landscapes. With artist, Jo Couldrey. Take a river trip (extra charge).

Family Wildlife Day : Wed 21 August - Meet the RSPB and Suffolk Wildlife Trust to see how you can encourage wildlife. Wildlife themed activities and the chance to spot water wildlife on a river trip (extra charge). Sail to Barton Regatta : Sun 25 and Mon 26 Aug - Take our steam boat, Falcon, to watch the racing at Barton Regatta. £10 adult, £5 child.

Check out our special exhibition, the Lost Railway of the Broads, and take a river trip on our steam boat, Falcon, or on our electric boat, Marsh Harrier. Dogs are always welcome, in the Museum and on the boats. Twitter/ Facebook @MuseumBroads. Open Sun-Fri 10-4.30. The Poor’s Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA, 01692 581681.

Summer at Mannington

Mannington Estate is hoping to focus children away from their screens this summer to come and enjoy the great outdoors over the holidays.

The estate has invested in extending their current children’s playground and also offers a Fairy Trail. The Mannington Minnows Nature Club runs every Tuesday and Thursday during the school holidays with themes such as ‘Ponds & Streams’, ‘Dens’ and ‘Pigsty Art’!

Although picnics are welcome, visitors can also enjoy home baked seasonal lunches and cakes at the Greedy Goose café where chef Helen Lewis sources all ingredients locally and produces everything from scratch including jams and chutneys.


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Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Lifeboat Day and Fete

the afternoon.

We had a very successful and exciting day earlier this month at Happisburgh where the weather was very kind to us.

The crew and helpers had an early start to get the site prepared for the 12noon start with a wide range of games, competitions, food and drink as well as educational activities. From the start we had a very large number of visitors partaking in all the activities, enjoying the excellent weather and sitting enjoying the live band throughout

We had the RNLI Community Safety Team giving advice on how to stay safe near water and how to enjoy themselves. Part of this was the attendance of RNLI Lifeguards giving similar advice. The Ambulance Service First Responders were also teaching visitors how to do CPR as well as giving us First Aid cover.

lifeboats were launched along with the support of RNLI lifeguards to put on a display of how all three work together to save lives at sea.

The fete drew to an end at 4pm with us raising approximately £7,000 in the four hours, which shows a fantastic effort by all involved. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our

The RAF Neatishead Museum brought their Jaguar simulator for people to climb inside and experience the feelings of being inside a jet fighter. HM Coastguards were also in attendance. People had the opportunity to play on a wide variety of traditional fete games like Splat the Rat, Frog game, crockery smash, welly throwing and coconut shy as well as enjoying a hog roast and BBQ, bar and teas/coffees.

Visitors also had an opportunity to meet the crew, find out what it’s like to be part of a lifeboat crew and how to become a volunteer with the RNLI. At 3.30pm both of Happisburgh’s

volunteers, supporters and visitors for making this such a successful day and look forward to seeing you next year on Sunday 2 August 2020.

Sheringham Shoal grant supports the study of microplastics in the North Norfolk environment The planet's use of plastics has come under much scrutiny in recent years, and particular attention is being paid to the damage caused in the marine environment by microplastics.

Microplastics are defined as all forms of plastics less than 5mm in size. They can enter the oceans as primary microplastics such as beads from personal care products and micro fibres from clothes or as secondary micro-plastics which are derived from larger plastic items, such as drink bottles, which slowly get broken into smaller pieces.

Many microplastics find their way into the sea from the waste water systems which feed into rivers, and during the 2019 Spring and Summer school terms the Norfolk Rivers Trust has utilised a grant from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund to work with four North Norfolk primary schools on a project to investigate microplastics in the local environment.

The project involved over 150 pupils aged from 7-10 years from Blakeney, Holt, Kelling and Walsingham schools

participating in a national campaign called the Big Microplastics Survey, which is managed by Just One Ocean and the University of Plymouth. The project, which was managed by the Norfolk Rivers Trust education team, centred on measuring the amount of microplastic pollution on the beaches of North Norfolk.

There were five days of activities for each school spread over the school term, including a beach litter pick and a plastic sorting exercise as prescribed by the Big Microplastics Survey. Samples collected on the beach pick were then sent to Just One Ocean for analysis.

In the classroom the pupils were taught how to conduct a survey using scientific equipment as well as learning about water quality in rivers and seas and the importance of protecting the aquatic environment for the native wild life and for human health and food production.

Ursula Juta from the Norfolk Rivers Trust felt the children engaged very well with the project, saying:


"The main find during the beach pick was polystyrene, and during the sorting activities we discussed ways to try and minimise the volume of plastic entering the environment, focusing on how best to eliminate its use altogether as so little of it is actually recycled."

"This is a highly topical project," said Karl Butler, the Power Plant Manager at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, "and it is great that the grant from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund has helped enlighten a large number of children in the local North Norfolk community about the marine environment issues associated with plastic. I hope some of them will be encouraging their families to take action."

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Norfolk based artists win Holt Festival Arts praised the exceptional Art Prizes high quality of the entries,

which made their decision as difficult as ever. ‘The Margie Britz was quality of the submissions awarded the top prize is always very high’ he said by the judges who had ‘This year we ended up with to select from almost a lengthy discussion around 250 entries from around three works so as well as the country. After the winner we would also lengthy deliberations like to mention Keron her picture Blue Moon, Beattie’s photograph No gouache and graphite on Shelter and HJ Jackson’s paper, torn and collaged linocut Quayside Relic.’ was unanimously chosen Oliver Ross and Professor Jon Last above his picture Margie Britz was born in by the three member South Africa and studied Exhibition judging panel. fine art under Brian Announcing the winner, judging panel Bradshaw at Rhodes University, South member Professor John Last, Vice Africa, from 1967 to 1970. She taught Chancellor of Norwich University of the fine art at the Port Elizabeth Technikon (now Nelson Mandela University) before returning to Rhodes University to teach painting and drawing and theory of art. She moved to North Norfolk in the early 80s, first to Salthouse then to Melton Constable and works as a professional artist. Britz has exhibited internationally and has work in major international collections both corporate and private. cheque for ÂŁ1,750.

Professor Last and Anwen Hurt, Artistic Director of the Festival with Margie Britz’s Blue Moon.

A South African artist, now based in North Norfolk has been announced as this year’s winner of Holt Festival’s Sir John Hurt Art Prize and the accompanying


As well as the cash, the prize includes her winning entry being exhibited at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts later in the year.

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This year also saw the award of the inaugural Sworders Art Prize for artists aged between 16 and 23. This was won by 21 year old Oliver Ross' oil paint & collage piece Exhibition. Oliver, from Walsingham, has just finished his degree course at Leeds Arts University and counts British artist Gary Hulm and pop art icon Roy Lichtenstein as key inspirations. He said he was ‘Surprised and thrilled’ at winning the prize. ‘I really didn’t expect this’ he added ‘the field is so strong it feels a great honour’. Oliver’s prize is a cheque for ÂŁ750 and a commission free exhibition at The Gallery in Lees Yard, Holt.

Holt Festival Fine Art Director James Glennie who organizes the prize commented ‘I am delighted that we had so many fabulous entries again this year. The standard really does go from strength to strength and our distinguished judges had not one but two very difficult decisions to make. The addition of The Sworders Prize makes it all the more interesting , to see such fine work from young people ’.

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Planning application for £4.15million cancer centre at Cromer Hospital goes in

another step forward with the submission of the planning application. Artist’s impression showing the front of the planned North Norfolk Macmillan Centre

Plans for a proposed £4.15million cancer care and support centre at Cromer and District Hospital have been submitted. Macmillan Cancer Support has been working with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop proposals for the centre, which will be called the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre. The plans, involving the refurbishment and extension of a disused ward, will now be considered by North Norfolk District Council. If permission is granted, building work is expected to take around a year.

“If permission is granted, this centre will help to meet the growing need for people to get treatment and support closer to home. Of course, this type of project is only possible thanks to people’s generosity. At Macmillan, we are entirely reliant on public donations and that support is what enables us to be there for people living with cancer and the people who support them.”

Mark Davies, NNUH Chief Executive, said “We run one of the biggest cancer centres in the country and the expansion

The majority of funding for the centre will come from Macmillan Cancer Support, which is providing up to £2.2 million and Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity, which is contributing £1.5million. The remaining £450,000 is coming out of NNUH Trust funds.

The number of people living with cancer is growing and predicted to rise from 2.5million today to four million by 2030. In Norfolk, around 6,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. There are approximately 35,300 people living with cancer in the county.

Currently, Cromer Hospital provides a range of acute out-patient and day case services and has a minor injuries unit.

The trust provides acute hospital care to a catchment area of almost 830,000 people from Norfolk and neighbouring counties. The original 1930s Cromer Hospital was redeveloped at a cost of £15million in 2012 and provides a wide range of consultant-led outpatient services, day case operations and a Minor Injuries Unit open seven days a week.

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The centre, on the site of the former Davison Unit, will include: • Six chemotherapy treatment chairs with capacity to treat up to 36 patients a day. • Three new clinic rooms and two new minor procedure rooms, creating an additional 10,000 outpatient appointments annually. • A Macmillan cancer information and support centre. • The new unit will also free up space in the main Cromer Hospital building to deliver an extra 600 surgical procedures in dermatology, urology, vascular surgery and pain management.

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Model Engineering Club in need of a new home

In the last two weeks yet more hoglets have been admitted.

These little ones normally would be snuggled in the nest with mother and siblings keeping each other warm – a lone one soon loses body heat so they need constant contact heat.

Can anyone help our small club please?

The North Norfolk Model Engineering Club has been active since 1992. We are a broad range of model engineers who build all sorts of models and currently have a miniature railway at Holt station for steam and battery operated locomotives.

I am often asked about fleas. A healthy hog has fleas. If one is admitted with none alarm bells ring that there is a health issue even if nothing is visible. I spray the spines with a cat flea product avoiding the face. Fleas soon fall off and die and until they go back into the wild will not have anymore. Hedgehog fleas cannot usually survive on dogs or cats.

Having been on the site of the North Norfolk Railway for almost 16 years our lease will come to an end early next year due to the NNR wanting to develop its site and extend its museum facilities.

Andrew Munden, General Manager of the North Norfolk Railway said that “We will be very sorry to see the North Norfolk Model Engineering Club leave the station site after all these years, but the long awaited development of the Holt site will soon be underway and this will occupy the site currently used by the miniature railway, that provides rides to our visitors during the summer months. The North Norfolk Railway hopes the club will be able to secure new premises that will enable them to remain in the local area to the benefit of all visitors and the town.”

We are looking for a parcel of land about 1.5 to 2 acres, fairly flat that we could fit our operation into, that may be available to rent. If anyone has land available we would be pleased to hear from you; E mail us at or contact us through our Facebook page North Norfolk Model Engineering Club.

We are running for public rides during the summer holidays on Sunday and Thursday afternoons and at the 1940s event on 14/15 September. So look forward to seeing you soon.

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Norfolk’s 2019 Heritage Open Days festival brochure is launched at historic Marble Hall

This year’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) festival brochure with ten unmissable days of free tours, talks, walks, open days, exhibitions, performances and shows planned across Norfolk was launched last month.

Heritage champions, local dignitaries and festival organisers gathered at Marble Hall for the launch – with the historic home of Aviva at Surrey House one of the many venues opening its doors for tours throughout the festival. HODs is England’s largest festival of history and culture and this year marks the 25th anniversary, with a special ‘People Power’ theme being celebrated across many events. The theme demonstrates the influence groups and individuals have had over history to bring about positive change in their communities – and in Norfolk events include a new Kett’s Rebellion Tour, a display on the Burston School Strike and a guided story of Edith Cavell.

This year’s festival takes place from Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September, with more than 350 events lined-up in Norwich and across Norfolk. The festival brochure is available to pick up now from The Forum in Norwich as well as Tourist Information Centres, libraries and venues across the county and electronically at

All festival events are free to attend with many available for visitors to drop-in on the day unless indicated otherwise in the festival brochure. Some popular venues and events with limited space must be pre-booked, with bookings opening on Monday 29 July at 10am.

The HODs programme includes plenty of the usual favourites as well as some exciting new venues and activities.

Here’s a taste of what’s on offer: • Take part in a Dare to Dream craftivism workshop at The Forum, Norwich with award-winning activist

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Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective. Listen to stories from Norwich High School for Girls which was open from 1877 to 1933 in a new talk at The Assembly House in Norwich. Visit Bishop Bonner’s Cottage Museum, the oldest domestic building in Dereham which dates from the 1500s, and hear about characters such as war veteran one-armed Jack who was the last resident of the cottage. Experience how Norwich once was with photos captured by the late Jack Roberts on display for the first time in the Portraits of Life exhibition at The Forum, Norwich. Visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse for a programme of Taboo Tours discussing how death, mental health, LGBT+ and women were addressed in the workhouse. Travel back to 1578 to discover how Tudor Norwich prepared for Queen Elizabeth I’s visit in the Putting on a Pageant interactive talk for families and young historians at The Forum, Norwich. Sign up for a new 5k or 10k Heritage Run in Thetford taking in historic sites around the town with fancy dress encouraged. See inside Norwich’s Dragon Hall, a magnificent medieval trading hall now home to the National Centre for Writing. Hear about wartime experiences, romance, heroism and tragedy at the 1,000 Years of History event at Haveringland Church. Take part in a community art piece at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in

Norwich with the A Prayer Answered for Everyone installation. • Visit the Flames to Forum exhibition at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library remembering the library fire 25 years on and how The Forum rose from the ashes. • Take your seat at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth for the Voters, Not Bloaters musical celebration of the women’s suffrage movement in the town.

The brochure launch event was organised by The Forum Trust and kindly hosted by Aviva. The HODs programme is coordinated and promoted by The Forum Trust with support from Norwich City Council, Norwich Tourist Information Centre, Broadland District Council, Breckland Council, Thetford Town Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, South Norfolk Council, North Norfolk District Council, Visit North Norfolk and many local organisations and individuals.

For further information on the national Heritage Open Days programme visit For local enquiries about HODs, please get in touch via and visit for updates and tickets.

Photo: Simon Finlay, courtesy of The Forum

Art Exhibition Mundesley

Rosalie Osborne Gibb will be exhibiting an exciting new collection of artwork at the Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Mundesley, NR11 8BE from exquisitely detailed water colours to bold, colourful acrylics and soft pastels, covering many diverse subjects from coast and countryside to flora and fauna.

Signed Limited Edition prints, plus mugs, coasters and a wide range of greetings cards featuring Rosalie’s artwork will also be available.

Rosalie Osborne Gibb 'Gorse on the Cliff'

Refreshments in the form of teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes will be available throughout the exhibition. Entrance and parking are free, the exhibition is accessible for wheelchairs and is dog friendly.

Friday 23 to Monday 26 August opening hours 11am – 5pm Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Monday 26 and 12noon - 5pm on Sunday 25 August.


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Digital Assets on Death

When it comes to digital assets, there is a common misconception that this only relates to assets such as Bitcoin or other online currency, however as there is no definitive definition of what is constitutes a 'digital asset', it could include online banking, images or videos stored on smartphone to presentations and designs.

So what happens to these digital assets and online accounts when we die and what is the value of these digital assets? Some will have little or no value, but some items, in particular photos and videos may have huge sentimental value as they will charter large portions of your life and the lives of your friends and family – you would never want to lose those, would you?

Case Study: With wedding season upon us, it is standard practice now that the photographer who is hired will take digital photographs, which will be available to the happy couple via a memory stick after a few weeks. It is also not uncommon for a few photographs to be sent to the couple the day after the wedding, which are usually shared on Facebook.

So what would happen if the photographer was to pass away? The photographs are the property of the photographer and if they were to die, it could mean that their executors are unable to access them if they have not been given, or do not know the password to the computer, or email account. If the photographer had been hired for many weddings and the pictures could not be accessed, this could cause a loss to the estate, not to mention the happy couple may not be

as happy with having no photographic memories of their special day.

What about the happy couple? A lot of us often agree to the T&C's without reading them. When it comes to social media accounts it is usually the case that the data on our account is not owned by us, and rather is licenced.

With the case of the happy couple who have shared their wedding pictures online, this means that if they were to pass away, their executors may not have the right to gain access to their social media accounts after they have died - so they have no way to access and store the pictures.

Pictures you post to social media sites are more likely than not to then be the property of the site, rather than you. It is important to back up these pictures to a disc or print out hard copies if they are of sentimental value. This way others have easy access to the pictures on your death.

Some social media sites, like Facebook, have activated a 'Facebook Legacy' button so that the account holder can 'will' their account to another person, such as their executor. This is an alternative to sharing your account login details with your executor whilst you are alive, especially when we are continually told not to share passwords.

It should be noted that each social media site has their own process for notifying that someone has passed away, therefore the executor should check the privacy statement/T&Cs of the site.

How do you share your passwords whilst protecting your passwords? If you have made a Will through a solicitors firm, they usually offer to store the document in a strong room. In with your Will you can include a document which provides the account login details and passwords for all of

your digital assets, such as online bank accounts, Paypal, Netflix and emails.

Considering your digital assets when making a Will Given that we are living in the digital age and the phenomenon of digital assets is likely to continue, it is good practice when making a Will to have a think about your assets and if any of these are digital assets. As mentioned above, an inventory should be left with your Will which sets out all of the accounts you have, along with the account login details.

We recommend that you review your Will every 5 years, or when you have a life changing event, such as marriage or children. This includes reviewing any document which is held with your Will or incorporated into it, such as a list of your digital assets. Remember to always read the T&Cs when creating or updating your online account! Establishing if you own the digital content or if it is licenced can be the difference between it being able to pass in accordance with your Will or not. A helpful way to remember is that digital records, such as social media accounts, do not pass with your Will or Intestacy, whereas digital property rights and interests, sometimes referred to as intellectual property, do pass. It is extremely important that you receive legal advice when making a Will, particularly when it comes to digital assets as this is a fairly new area when it comes to the law of Wills and Succession. At Clapham & Collinge we have a dedicated team of experts who are able to provide you with all of the necessary information, support and legal advice when making a Will. For more information contact us on 01692 660230, email or visit

Norfolk’s Clapham & Collinge LLP shortlisted for prestigious legal awards

Local law firm Clapham & Collinge LLP has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.

Clapham & Collinge LLP has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Marketing and Communications category.

Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, Marketing Manager at Clapham & Collinge said ‘‘We have developed a unique marketing strategy, with Corporate Social Responsibility at the forefront of the business. The firm’s growth, identity and strong reputation is underpinned by this marketing strategy so I am absolutely delighted that we have been shortlisted for the Excellence in Marketing and Communications Award.’’

said: “There are more than 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales – to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as among the very best of the profession.

“The firms and solicitors shortlisted should be commended for going above and beyond to support their clients, often navigating tricky and sometimes contentious areas of the law.

“With the justice system so under strain, we should take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible work solicitors do day-in and day-out – and to recognise the immense contribution they make to our society.” Winners are announced at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards ceremony in London on 23 October 2019.

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Nuts about Cookies!

Adding a little alcohol to your recipes can add a lovely dimension of flavour. I often pop some into fruit fools, cake recipes and puddings. This recipe started life as a Forties austerity recipe, and has evolved over the years, being added to as the fancy takes me.

I noticed a bottle of Amaretto in Budgens last week for only £4.99, which was just begging to be added to recipes. The bottle will last for a long time, as long as you don’t drink it whilst preparing your food!! I’ve only just begun to experiment with it, but here’s the first and it works a treat. These cookies were popular before, but now they’re fabulous – super almondy and with a little chocolate thrown in to add to the extravagance.

They freeze well too, so cook up a batch and save half for a rainy day. I make them bite size, but you could make them larger if you wanted too, just adjust the cooking time slightly. They are fantastic at coffee time with a

strong Espresso.

Amaretto, Coconut & Chocolate Drops

8oz sifted wholemeal Self Raising Flour (I use Dove’s Farm, available locally) 8oz Oats 3oz desiccated coconut 6oz margarine or butter (I use Clover) 4oz soft light brown sugar 2 tblsp golden syrup (Dip spoon in boiling water first to help it come off the spoon easily) 2 tsp almond essence 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur Flaked almonds to top 1 and ½ bars 70% cocoa dark chocolate (You could use milk choc if you prefer, but I like dark choc!)

Cream the syrup, margarine, almond essence, sugar and Amaretto until smooth and pale. Mix the dry ingredients together and fold into the wet mixture. Flour your hands and roll mixture into balls the size of golf

balls, flatten slightly and top with a few flaked almonds and place onto greased baking trays. Bake on 180° for approx. 15 to 20 mins, or until golden and cooked through. Cool on wire racks, and break up the chocolate into a bowl over simmering water to melt. Once melted, dip the cooled cookie bottoms into the chocolate and put back onto the rack upside down in the fridge to set.

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What happens with facial ageing? The old method of looking at facial ageing was based on a gravitational model: that all things fall over time. The new model of the facial ageing process focuses on the primary importance of how the face deflates and loses volume decade after decade. What was once thought to be sagging has now been understood to be caused by facial deflation. A facelift without volume restoration looks artificial. Replacing lost fat results in a natural look.

What happens with ageing of the body? Redistribution of body fat occurs due to changes in metabolism and ageing. Fat is lost from certain body areas and face and accumulates in other areas such as chin, jowls, hips and thighs. These localised deposits of fat can be resistant to diet and exercise.

What is fat transfer? Fat transfer is the transfer of fat from one part of your body to another. A doctor must carefully harvest fat cells that are then injected to firm, fill out or plump up other body part like faces, hands, cheeks, breasts or buttocks. This is also known as fat injections or autologous fat grafting. Since it is your own body fat there is no


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Annual Charity Golf Day Success

On behalf of the Holt Youth Project and North Norfolk Rotary Club may I through your publication confirm we have raised £9000 from our Annual Charity Golf Day at Royal Cromer Golf Club, held on 17 July. Our thanks go to the management, professional shop and catering team for the superb services offered and without which we could not hold the event. Alongside the many volunteers that help make the day a success.

The event was held with a full team compliment of 96 players and complete hole sponsorship, which we are indebted to all the many local businesses who supported us, once again. An especial mention to Norfolk Homes who were our main sponsor and have been now for several years.

The winning team was captained by Jason Sheridan from JMS with a winning score of 99, 2nd Ryan Carter’s team 96 with Lee Patterson’s 3rd with 95.

We had a lovely and inspiring talk from Julie Alford (Manager and Founder) detailing the varied mix of services currently offered by the Holt Youth Project. She was accompanied by two sisters who are part of the ‘Young Carers’ who inspired the group alongside presenting the prizes. Kevin Abbs


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Founded in 2014, North Norfolk Hockey Club plays a major role in the Norfolk community by bringing people of all ages together through sport. The club has members ranging in age from 4 years of age into their 70s and there is a refreshing 50/50 split by gender. The club has recently invested considerably in training its members to become England Hockey accredited coaches and on Sunday 7 July an incredible 17% of the club’s adult membership qualified as coaches, a national record.

A spokesperson for the NNHC Junior section said “Being a small club we are able to gain really first-hand feedback from parents. This investment in developing our coaches was inspired by them and we realise their aim is for us to provide professional, high quality coaching that supports all players to be as good as they can be. We might very well be the smallest club in Norfolk but I think we are the one investing most heavily in coaching.

“As the club has grown over recent years we have begun to participate in Juniors tournaments hosted by other Norfolk clubs. Stepping up to competitive matches was a real challenge for the players but we now punch much above our weight and have experienced considerable success but still kept it fun. Attendance levels at training on a Tuesday night are about 90% whatever the weather.”

NNHC Juniors train on Tuesdays at Sheringham High School all-weather pitch. The first session of the new season is on 10 September and our club website and Facebook page offer information and information on how we can be contacted.

Running Club Race Donation helps keep EAAA helicopters flying

Members of Coltishall Jaguars Club were proud to hand-over a £2000 donation to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The money was raised through proceeds from entry fees to the Club’s annual Mike Groves 10K race. Growing in popularity, this year’s event held on 2 June, saw a record-breaking 577 runners completing the course in extremely hot conditions.

The Jaguars’ Club Race Director Paul Taylor said “We are always thrilled to be able to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance each year. And it’s great that running really seems to be taking off in a big way, with people running for fitness and fun, not just competitively. Each and every one who took part and helped make the Mike Groves race such a big success and helped raise this money.”


The original Mike Groves race was held in 2000, in memory of Michael Groves, a talented athlete who died in a traffic accident. The success of the race led to Mike’s father Alan Groves and his son Paul, launching Coltishall Jaguars Running Club in 2004. This year’s record amount of runners reflects the running club’s growing success and popularity. Sophie Emmanuel, Community Fundraiser at East Anglian Air Ambulance, was able to show some of the Jaguars around the EAAA base at Norwich Airport. Accepting the donation on behalf on the EAAA, a charity which receives no direct government funding and is reliant on donations, Ms Emmanuel thanked the Jaguars and explained that the £2000 would go a long way towards funding a life-saving mission “We are hugely grateful to the Coltishall Jaguars for supporting the air ambulance. £2000 is a fantastic amount of money to raise and it will help to keep our two emergency helicopters flying.” She went on to add “Our life-saving charity needs support from the community now more than ever as we move to become a 24/7 service by helicopter in 2020. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.”

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Norfolk family walk for brain tumour research

This popular walk, which is in aid of brain tumour research and support, will take place at Holkham Hall on Sunday 6 October from 10am to 4pm. There is a choice of distances – one, three, six or 10 miles – to suit all ages and abilities. All are through the beautiful parkland, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing – the ten mile walk goes through Wells-next-the-Sea. There are no hills to climb on any of the walks and dogs on leads are welcome. There is a registration fee of £5 (children free) Full details of the walk can be found at

The Jaguars next 10K race is the Jolly Jaguars 10K, to be held on Sunday 22 September at 10am at Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly the RAF Coltishall airbase. Runners of all abilities are welcomed and club ‘pacers’ will be on hand to help those who wish to target particular times. Medals are awarded to all finishers including any youngsters who take part in the 2K Fun-Run for children before the main race.



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