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Your Local Monthly Lifestyle Magazine - January 2020

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

north norfolk post Your Local Monthly Lifestyle Magazine Published by Rose Villa Publications.

Any views expressed are not necessarily those of the Publishers or the Editors. All material is strictly copyright and all are rights reserved.

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January Highlights... p4 p5 p6 p7 p9 p11 p12 p15 p16 p18

Arts & Crafts at Thorpe Market Church Clapham & Collinge - Lasting Power of Attorney Pleasaunce Work Party Day North Norfolk Photographic Society New Year’s Day Fireworks Aylsham Singers’ Victorian Christmas Evening Steeleye Span's Ken Nicol to perform at Sharrington Social and Competitive Chess in Aylsham One for the Veggies! Hayes & Storr - Missing a parent

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

Pigmentation treatments from Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic

Weather with Ned Nimbus

Two of the past three months turned out to be a lot less settled and wetter than predicted but overall 2019 didn’t stray much from predictions with no weather type hanging around for too long plus a few very warm days which we always expect. Rainfall was lower than average but the later stages of the year made up for the shortfall. The next three months will have a mixed pressure pattern but no long periods of one type of weather. March could be the coldest of the three months. There will be mild and cold spells in this mixed pattern but whether they break records remains to be seen. January 18.8, February 19.6 and March 25. Coldest records are January -27.2, February -27.2 and March -22.8. Average temperatures for January, February and March are 7, 8 and 9 respectively Ned Nimbus

A uniform skin tone and texture is desired by many irrespective of their colour and considered a sign of skin health.

Pigmentation can have a number of causes such as excessive sun exposure, genetics, injuries, inflammation or disorders such as melasma.

Melasma is a commonly acquired disorder of hyperpigmentation. Treatment of melasma has been traditionally centered on the use of daily sunscreen and topical bleaching creams or chemical peels.

A careful evaluation and diagnosis of cause of pigmentation is important. Response to treatment can be variable and recurrence very common so some kind of maintenance such as long-term use of sunscreen and lightening agents is often recommended. Most benign pigmentation and pigmented lesions however can be treated very successfully.

Arts & Crafts

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We can evaluate the location and depth of pigmentation in the skin and this guides what treatments we may recommend. This may include sun protection, skin creams such as lightening creams, vitamin creams and gentle skin peels. Recently a variety of lasers have been used. We have had great results with our lasers but in general 3-5 sessions of treatments are required. These laser treatments are gentle and do not require social downtime. We also use fractional lasers in which case skin may be pink for a few days. Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic is well equipped with multiple lasers and non-laser technology so we can device a customized treatment programme based on your unique characteristics. There are also many innovative gentle treatments such as mesotherapy on offer so why not come and see us and start your journey towards a flawless skin.

Former member of cabaret act, ‘The Brother Lees’ for 45 years, appearing on TV shows from the 70s to the 90s including Generation Game and the Cilla Black Show, Tony Lee is a selftaught artist in original and acrylic paintings. He first applied brush to canvas in 2005, painting mainly landscapes and seascapes. Tony will be exhibiting at Thorpe Market Church at an Art & Craft event on 2 February as part of the annual ‘Snowdrop Sundays’ Also exhibiting with Tony will be Rosemary Fereday who says “I have a love of all things in the natural world and since retirement I have returned to painting mostly in watercolour. I am particularly interested in floral studies in the ‘botanical style’ but recently broadening work into line and wash and including some wildlife images alongside some photography”.

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Pianist Wanted

Pianist wanted to accompany Mundesley Community Choir under the direction of Zaira Palumbo, Musical Director. Regular rehearsals on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm plus concerts at Mundesley Methodist Church. Expenses paid.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust North Norfolk Group ‘Titchwell: Birds, Wildlife and Management’ an illustrated talk by Lizzie Bruce on Thursday 23rd January at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm £2 members, £3 non-members - including refreshments. No need to book, just come along. Meeting kindly sponsored by Bird Ventures

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

Clapham & Collinge Launch New Year Charity Lasting Power of Attorney Scheme Make it your New Year's Resolution to get your legal affairs in order and plan for the future. Clapham & Collinge Solicitors are offering a 25% discount on Lasting Powers of Attorneys throughout January 2020. We will also make a £40 donation per Lasting Power of Attorney appointment to support 4 Norfolk based charities. Our chosen charities are Age UK Norwich, Keeping Abreast, North Norfolk Community Transport and Cruse Bereavement Care Norwich.

importance of getting your legal documents in place for peace of mind.

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people (known as 'attorneys') to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can't make decisions for yourself (where you 'lack mental capacity') or when you simply want to delegate the role to someone you trust.

Although it is often difficult to think about, it is crucial that we plan for the future and ensure we can manage our financial affairs in the event of an incapacitating illness, accident or injury. Everyone understands the importance of a Will, but Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are a bit more obscure in the public sphere and often people are not aware why they need them. Government research has made it clear that there are dangerous misconceptions about managing your affairs when you lose mental capacity….

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney: • Property & Financial Affairs • Health & Welfare

When can they be used?

Property and Finances – as soon as it has been registered • At the point you no longer have sufficient capacity to make certain decisions yourself or; • While you are still able to make decisions but are physically unable to carry them out or you want someone else to make decisions for you Health and Welfare – can only be used if you cannot make the decision yourself (unconscious or lacking capacity).

• 73% of people think if a couple have a joint bank account and one person can't make decisions for themselves, their partner can legally make decisions for them both. This is untrue. An LPA will however give you consent to access joint funds to pay and monitor financial aspects of a joint account. •72% of people think your next of kin always gets the final say in treatment decisions at hospital, if you can't make them yourself. This is untrue. Medical decisions need the specific, agreed consent of the person involved, before a next of kin can make treatment or welfare choices on someone else's behalf.

Who can be an Attorney?

• A family member • A trusted friend • A professional

(Powerofattorney.campaign.gov.uk, 2019)

What happens if I don't make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

With this scheme we hope to raise awareness about the legal and financial implications of dementia and highlight the

• No one has legal authority to act on your behalf – your spouse and children have no automatic rights to make decisions on your behalf • Someone will need to make an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order • This can be costly, time consuming and you may not end up being assisted by the person you would have chosen yourself The cost of preparing and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney will depend on whether you wish to have a Property & Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney and/or a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney prepared and registered.

To claim your discount and book your January appointment, please contact our Client Relations Team on 01263 823398 or email enquiries@clapham-collinge.co.uk

We provide a full range of legal services for businesses and individuals in North Norfolk

Appointments must be booked by Friday 31st January and must take place by Friday 28th February 2020.

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

Pleasaunce Work Party Day

You are welcome to come and help at the historic Pleasaunce in Overstrand, either in the 5 acre garden or inside the magnificent house on Saturday 25 January (bring some basic garden tools if working outside). Come for half a day, whole day or even an hour. Work periods from 10am – 1pm,

1pm soup and rolls provided and then from 1.45pm – 4pm. Please let us know if you can come - Jess on 01263 578230 jamstubenbord@gmail.com or Jillian 01263 579212 thepleasaunce@cehc.org.uk

Captains’ drive to raise funds for cancer charity

New captains at Mundesley Golf Club have teed off a year which will raise funds for a cancer charity close to their hearts. Pat Kerrison and Jenny Smith, both from Stalham, did the traditional ‘drive-in’ to signal the start of their men’s and ladies’ captaincies, joined by senior and junior counterparts John Sewell and Finley Burnett-Kiernan. The captains’ charity for the coming year will be Pancreatic Cancer Research, after Jenny’s husband Derek, also a member of the Club, died from the disease in April 2017. The new captains Jenny Smith, Jenny, said “Losing Derek to pancreatic cancer within five weeks of diagnosis was a terrible Pat Kerrison, John Sewell, and shock. It feels so right to nominate this charity and help find a test for early diagnosis.� Pat, 76, who ran a family windows Finley Burnett-Kiernan business, has been playing golf since his mid-20s and was also a member at the Great Yarmouth and Caister Club. He took a break from the sport for five years to compete in triathlons all over the world. Jenny, 66, who followed up a career mainly in sales and marketing by becoming a Thai massage therapist and Reiki Master, joined Mundesley in 2011 with her husband after being instantly ‘hooked’ on a Get Ladies Back to Golf class. She has been helping the resurgent coastal club gain sponsorships. Both captains play off handicaps of 12, though Pat has been as low as six while at Caister, and Jenny’s goal is to play off eight.


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New Year’s Day Fireworks

Cromer Pier was once again the backdrop for the town’s annual New Year’s Day Firework Display.

The display by Titanium Fireworks rounded off an afternoon of family entertainment including a fun run organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners and a torchlight procession. Many shops and cafes opened for the day to welcome visitors.

At 5pm crowds waited in anticipation for the fireworks to begin – and once again they didn’t disappoint!

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

Age is no barrier to golf success at Mundesley

Winners with their trophies at Mundesley Golf Club’s presentation night.

Trophy-winners aged from 12 to 89 picked up their prizes at Mundesley Golf Club’s presentation night. The eldest was Derek Rush, who has won many trophies during his 62 years’ membership at Mundesley, but declared winning the Jubilee Shield winter pairs competition with his grandson Ben Smith as one of the highlights. The youngest were Matthew Cozens, who won the Ron Robertson Trophy, Selby Lowndes Cup, and most improved under 14 awards, William Payne, who collected the Forte Cup, and Max Cutting, who lifted the Barclay Shield. The prizes were presented by president Mike Foster, and outgoing captains David and Diana Clarke, who are succeeded this year by Pat Kerrison and Jenny Smith. For more information about Mundesley Golf Club’s facilities for all ages and abilities visit mundesleygolfclub.com or call 01263 720095 Prizewinners were : Men: Boxing Day Cup, Chris Cutting; Lambert Cup, Graham Turner; Mack Cup,

Ryan Clarke; Morris Cup, Richard Knights; Burlingham House, Trevor Baldwin; Battersea Cup, Robbie McDonald; Centenary Trophy, Daniel Crosby; George Watts, Trevor Baldwin; EGU Medal, Ryan Clarke; Cyril Gray Cup, Malcolm Rogers; George Duncan Putter, Andy Bayfield; D A Anderson Cup (club champion), James Lester; Guy Richards (Handicap Cup), Shaun O’Hara; Arnold Roy, Jim McQuattie; Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat, Steve Evans; Armistice Cup, Richard Batson; Mark Atkinson (lowest scratch score), Pete Murphy 65; Guyton Shield (summer fourball), Simon Wells & Aaron Underwood; Hoare Cup (match play singles) Graham Turner; Jubilee Shield, Derek Rush & Ben Smith).

Ladies: Roberts Bowl, Patricia Peal; Holt ATC (Lorraine Stuart / Shirley Davies); Audrey Durrel, Angie Ellis; Granny’s Cup, Sue Craske; Club champion, Jenny Smith; Handicap winner, Beryl Nash; Biddy Salvers, Diane Clarke/ Janet Brown; Sharpe Cup, Patricia Peal; Barbara Simpson Cup, Jenny Smith; Fowler Salver, Maggie Moore; Dobbies Cup, Di Surridge; Winter Shield, Bet Howsen; Quaite Bowl, Ruth Epton; Hopper Spoon, Patricia Peal; George Watts, Beryl Nash; Jubilee Foursomes, Ruth Epton & Jean Slater; Sopwith Putter, Bet Howsen; RNLI Spoon, Bet Howsen; Armistice Cup, Jenny Smith; Ton Up Trophy, Lorraine Stuart; Centenary Trophy, Maggie Moore;

Quidenham Salver, Jenny Smith; Mary Delves Trophy, Angie Ellis.

Mixed: Coronation Bronze Bogey; Kevin Cushion & Lorraine Stuart; Rush Trays, Ryan Clarke & Fiona Stuart; Centenary Mixed Pairs, Diana Clarke & John Roebuck; Couples Cup, David Clarke & Hannah Clarke;

Juniors: Ron Robertson Trophy, Matthew Cozens; Senior Cup, Finley BurnettKiernan; Centenary Cup, Finley BurnettKiernan; Barclay Shield, Max Cutting; Scratch championship, Finley BurnettKiernan; Forte Cup, Will Payne; Handicap Eastern Cup, Finley Burnett-Kiernan; Selby Lowndes Cup, Matthew Cozens; Most improved U-18, Finley BurnettKiernan; Most improved U-14, Matthew Cozens; Most improved U-12, Theo Pudney; Autumn Cup, Finley BurnettKiernan.

Seniors: Winter fourball, John Roebuck & Keith McKenzie; Summer foursomes, Don Schirn & Mike Clark; Banester Tray (closed), Barry Sewell; Singles KO, Donald Stuart; Bill Dean Trophy, Keith McKenzie; Peter Jackson Trophy, Bob Porter; Winter foursomes, John Roebuck & Barry Sewell; Derek Smith Memorial Trophy, David Clarke Snr.

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

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Are you friendly, outgoing and looking for a job in a customer facing role? Don’t worry if you have never driven a bus before – we can train you. We employ professional instructors who have many years experience in helping people through the process of learning to drive a bus. Once you have passed your PCV test you will also gain your Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), a nationally recognized qualification. Benefits include: Fully Paid Training, Travel Concessions, Pension (after qualifying period) 28 days Paid Holiday (including Bank Holidays), Competitive Salary. Interested? Give Kevin a call for an informal chat on 01263 712800

Bus Drivers & Coach Drivers Location: Holt and North Walsham

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Experienced PSV/HGV Technician

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North Norfolk Post | January 2020

Aylsham Singers’ Victorian Christmas Evening

enhanced by the cast dressed in Victorian costumes and the back-drop of Aylsham Town Hall’s beautiful Christmas lighting.

Use of prompt cards to help the audience with the words for ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

The Aylsham Singers’ latest production gave an enthusiastic Aylsham Town Hall audience an early taste of Christmas. The concert included a wide variety of songs from the Victorian era including a flute solo of ‘Who Will Buy’ from Oliver (Csonger Papp), ‘Away in a Manger’ (Katie Berritt and Katy Rice), ‘O Holy Night’ (Malcolm Munday) and the whole choir singing ‘Here we come a-wassailing’ and ‘It came upon a midnight clear’ amongst others. The final two songs of the evening included the audience in lively renditions of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.

Throughout the evening, Julie Reeve provided narration about Victorian times in Aylsham and introduced the audience to several characters who lived and worked in the Market Place in 1871 enthusiastically played by members of the choir. The production was further

Viv Cairns (Musical Director) and Bernie Witcomb (choir member) were pleased by the audience’s reaction - with Bernie commenting “there were months of planning involved in putting on this production. Everyone involved was thrilled and relieved all the effort paid off so well.”

The choir’s next concert is Saturday 16 May 2020. Local singers, able to rehearse on Wednesday evenings, can find out more by visiting www.aylshamsingers.co.uk and/or telephoning 01263 731170.

The choir accompanied by Csonger Papp (Flute) and Viv Cairns (Violin)

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Steeleye Span's Ken Nicol to perform at Sharrington

Ken Nicol Sharrington Village Hall is delighted to announce a concert to be given by the renowned singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Ken Nicol on Saturday 1 February.

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acoustic and electric guitar, resonator guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin and ukulele with equal skill. As co-host of the Internet radio show, FolkCast (http://www.folkcast.co.uk), he has thousands of listeners all around the world. Touring extensively in the UK and throughout Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand we are very fortunate that Ken is now returning to Sharrington. Tickets are just £13 and are available by contacting Chris Abrams at abrams.chris2@gmail.com or 01263 861404.

Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This is a ticketed, all seated event and, tickets are strictly limited in number. See above for details. There is a licensed bar which, as a courtesy to the performers, will serve drinks before the event and during the interval only.

Snowdrop Sundays & Art Exhibitions at Thorpe Market Church

on 2, 9, 16 & 23 February 12pm – 4pm So far the winter has been wet and windy and the trees are skeletal and stark. However, below the ground the miracle of renewal is afoot. Come February, the nodding heads of Thorpe Market’s snowdrops will be peeking above ground to see who is around. Why not come and welcome their return on Sundays throughout February. Not only can you enjoy the glorious display of the galanthus in the churchyard Call Steve on 01263 511626 but be welcomed inside our warm church by a feast, both visual and cake-based! Once again, we will be hosting a series of art exhibitions. Woodgate Nursery and Foundry will be selling a selection of beautiful spring plants and hand-crafted www.cromergaragedoors.co.uk metalwork. We will also be selling honey produced by bees from our Hazel Grove by local bee keepers Ken & Theresa Caves. Woodland crafts from Wrong’s Covert Woodland Restoration, unique glass gardens and terrariums by Moongazer Glass Gardens and willow work by SilverWood Studio will also be for sale. The funds raised help to keep the church and churchyard in good LTD LT TD order, available for community use and, most importantly, open as a place of worship for the people of the village and further afield. Last year the snowdrops attracted over 1200 visitors over four Sundays. •ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES Our many volunteers come from outlying villages, Trunch, •ALL PARTS REMOVED Southrepps, Northrepps and Mundsley as well as Thorpe Market. Without them none of our fund-raising efforts would be possible at •PARTS FITTING SERVICE the church, especially the homemade cakes that have been so much •QUALITY P PART ART T-WORN W WO in demand that we produced our own collection of recipes for sale.





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Mundesley Library Friends Dates for your New Diary

Mundesley Library Friends (MLF) built a reputation last year with a series of well attended and interesting talks at the library. We now have a programme of events for 2020 with talks by some old friends and some new faces - hopefully something to interest everybody.

Funds for each event are split between MLF and the speaker's chosen charity. Why not come along to one (or more) talks for an entertaining evening whilst supporting our library.

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Since Crackers’ (who is doing well) arrival, Charlie, Humbug and little George have come into care. George was found on 30 December at only 250g. He was the last admission of 2019. He had a heavy lungworm burden and is on medication. Due to the lungworm he isn't inclined to eat so, to encourage his appetite, I am syringe feeding him approximately three hourly, which is helping to keep his weight stabilised. In 2019 I attended to 163 hogs here at the hogspital - the rise in numbers hopefully means that more people are becoming Hedgehog Aware and more hedgehogs are being given a second chance for a fulfilling life back in the wild.

The programme is listed below and further details will be available before each event via Mundesley library and council websites, Facebook or posters around the village. Friday 17 January - Chris Brown (Fosters solicitors) gives a light hearted view of his work as a Solicitor Advocate defending cases of murder, manslaughter and serious fraud. He gives examples to show that all is not always as it seems!

Wednesday 19 February - Millicent Chapandra, a Zimbabwean musician and creative cultural artist, will lead a multicultural African music making workshop featuring drumming, singing, dancing, and movement. Come and learn how various African instruments are made, then have a go at playing them.

Friday 24 April - Blickling 1930's guestbook - Bunty Gotts returns with a talk highlighting 4 guests to Blickling at that time - three you will have heard of, one you may not!

Saturday 13 June - Wild Touch childrens' event - come to meet and learn about the animals that Wild Touch have saved.

Friday 4 October - Friends of Horsey Seals - with around 2000 seal pups born each year at this time, the Friends will tell of the work that is involved caring for and protecting these mammals and informing the public who flock to see the spectacle each year.



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Social and Competitive Chess in and around Aylsham

A new Aylsham Library Chess Group is aimed at people who are interested in playing chess in a relaxed, not overly-competitive, environment. The group meets in Aylsham Library on the last Wednesday of the month from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Interested players need an active library card with Open Library Access added and should contact David Owen or Jonathan Reeve for further details of the chess group.

L to R Jonathan Reeve playing David Owen in a friendly game

The Aylsham Chess Club teams have now completed six of their 18 NCCA (Norfolk County Chess Association) league matches of the 2019-20 season. At the start of 2020 Aylsham Spitfires were second in Division 2 (2.5 points behind Wymondham Eagles) and the Hurricanes were second in Division 3 (on the same number of points as North Norfolk Crabs). The Spitfires and Hurricanes are hoping for promotion at the end of the season. There have also been some good performances by Aylsham Gladiators in Division 3 but, in their first season, they are targeting for a mid-table finish.

North Norfolk Crabs (Sheringham) and Aylsham Gladiators about to compete L to R North Norfolk Crabs: Tony Piper, Ruta Kriksciuniene, Oliver McCoan & Christopher Sheehan. Aylsham Gladiators: Russell Reeve, David Love, Callum Fruish & Pete Tubby Aylsham Chess Club meets in the upstairs Committee Room of Aylsham Ex-Service and Social Club on Monday evenings from 7.15pm.

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New horizons for COAST Arts

Help shape our future at open meeting on Friday 31 January, 10.30am – 12pm at The Belfry Centre for Music & Arts in Overstrand.

COAST Arts, an arts charity based in the Cromer and Sheringham area of North Norfolk, is holding an open meeting about its future on 31 January at The Belfry Centre for Music and Arts in Overstrand. The meeting will take place from 10.30am – 12pm. Amanda Hensby, Secretary of COAST Arts, says “We have some ideas that we’d like to share, and we want to hear your ideas on how we can best support and contribute to a local vibrant arts scene. Everyone is welcome and if you have an interest in any form of visual or performing art, or you have links within the community with any arts group or school, please come along.”

Every October since 2010 COAST Arts has organised an arts festival in and around Cromer and Sheringham as well as supporting and coordinating other arts events throughout the year. Malcolm Birtwell, a trustee of the charity, says: “Over the years we’ve braved the storms and had all hands to the pumps. We’ve cast our nets wide, been fishers of all arts and always made it safely back to port, if a little battered at times. After 10 years we want to do more, so the old ship is

The trustees of COAST Arts are holding this open meeting to gather more ideas for activities and events that can be staged throughout the year as well as during the autumn festival, to increase working in partnership with other groups to enable the charity to broaden its scope, and to recruit more individuals to contribute to COAST Arts’ work. Amanda continues “Our goal is to deliver a varied programme of art, photography, drama, dance and all types of music, through workshops, exhibitions, films, concerts and theatre shows, all year round for local people to enjoy and take part in. Hopefully the meeting will result in input from schools, young people and all those with an interest in art in its broadest sense.”

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With the colder weather of late January and then February on its way, a big worry for many people who live in ‘off-gas’ areas is the cost of heating oil, so a Norfolk charity is encouraging consumers to buy collectively and save money – and help support community projects at the same time. Dereham-based charity Community Action Norfolk runs a collective buying service that helps make buying heating oil less stressful and more manageable. ‘ThinkingFuel’ offers consistently low prices on heating oil by encouraging people to buy as part of a bulk-buy scheme. “Heating oil is an unregulated commodity” explains Community Action Norfolk’s Chief Executive, Jon Clemo. “Unlike mains gas and electricity, there are no rules and regulations or price controls. Oil can be subject to dramatic price fluctuations and you can’t easily buy it in small helpings just when you need it.” Comparing prices for oil is very difficult for the consumer because of fluctuations in price between days, quantities ordered, locations and delivery times. It pays to be part of a collective buying scheme like ThinkingFuel, which are increasingly popular because they offer a fair, flexible and accessible way to buy oil. “Everyone in the scheme gets a really low price on their oil because it’s bought in bulk. All our members pay the same low price per litre no matter how much they order and buying from ThinkingFuel also helps us at CAN support community projects across the county as well as combat fuel poverty in Norfolk.” said Mr Clemo. ThinkingFuel is already well established with three thousand members across Norfolk. The bulk ordering takes place on two key days each month to maximise savings, which is when members can get the best price, but they can order oil on any working day of the month and still get a competitive price. For more information call 01362 698162 or visit www.thinkingfuel.org.uk and to find out more about the work of CAN in supporting community projects visit www.communityactionnorfolk.org.uk


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Missing a parent

By Maria Endall, family solicitor, Hayes + Storr When a child loses a parent, through death, divorce or separation, the impact is often significant and long-lasting.

This is bad enough for a child whose loss is owing to the death of a parent, but what if one parent is preventing contact with the other post-separation? No matter how well intended a parent might consider this sort of intervention to be, it has been well researched that the consequences of such actions can have the opposite effect, and cause the child unnecessary suffering and long-term damage.

Not involving yourself in your child’s life, or being prevented from seeing your child by the other parent, can cause feelings of rejection and grief for your child. To make matters worse, the child may feel unable to grieve properly if they have been drawn into conflict. Where one parent prevents the other from having a normal, positive relationship with a child, it is known in family law proceedings as ‘parental alienation’ or ‘intractable hostility’ and is considered extremely damaging to the child and is increasingly being recognised as a form of child abuse. In certain cases where parental alienation is established, the courts will increasingly consider transferring

residency of the child to the alienated parent in order to reunify the child with that important missing link in their life, and address the emotional trauma they have suffered up to that point. The courts aim is to ensure that both children and adults are kept safe, and to enable children to maintain relationships with both parents where it is safe and in the child’s best interests to do so. No matter how parents may feel about one another after a separation, the importance of keeping the child’s well-being as the main focus, cannot be understated. It should be remembered that it is the child’s right to have a positive relationship with both his or her parents, and it is both parents’ responsibility to ensure this happens.

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