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Issue 510 14th January 2017

Issue no 564 April 13th 2019

Proposal unveiled for £4.15million Cancer Centre at Cromer Hospital

Macmillan Cancer Support invests £2.2 million to support growing number of people living with cancer in North Norfolk.

A £4.15million proposal to build a state-of-the-art cancer care and support centre at Cromer and District Hospital has been unveiled today. Macmillan Cancer Support has been working with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop proposals for the centre.

In the 2015 local cancer strategy, potential demand for cancer services within the Trust was forecast to increase by over 200% over ten years.

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Currently most people from the Cromer area have to travel to Norwich for treatment and the new centre will enable more people to access cancer treatment and support closer to home.

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Proposal unveiled for £4.15million Cancer Centre at Cromer Hospital Continued from front cover...

The building, which will see the refurbishment and extension of a disused ward, will be called the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre.

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.

Gwyneth Tyler, Macmillan Head of Services for South and East England, said: “The number of people living with cancer is growing and predicted to rise from 2.5million today to four million by 2030 . This centre will help to meet the growing need in North Norfolk and enable more people to get treatment and support closer to home.

• 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.

A planning application will be submitted later this year and, if granted, the building work is expected to take around a year.

a charity, we are entirely reliant on public donations and need the public’s continued support to enable us to be there for the growing number of people with cancer.”

Mark Davies, NNUH Chief Executive, said: “This is an amazing first step in a joint partnership with Macmillan which will deliver clear benefits for our patients. It represents a significant investment for the Trust and the N&N Hospitals Charity, totalling nearly £2million and confirms the importance of Cromer Hospital in our plans to increase capacity.

Professor Erika Denton, NNUH Medical Director, said: “Our cancer centre is one of the largest in the UK, treating 6,000 patients each year. We deliver a range of specialist services across Norfolk and further afield. Although patients will still need to come to Norwich for some of their appointments, this is a fantastic opportunity to deliver more care closer to people’s homes and reduce the number of journeys to Norwich.”

Artist’s impression of the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre

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.

“At Macmillan, we also know that cancer can affect every part of your life, not just your health and that’s why the centre will include a Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service.

“We are delighted to be working with the Trust to improve cancer care for people in North Norfolk but we can only do so thanks to the public’s generous support for Macmillan. As

“Working together on this new development with Macmillan is an important part of our cancer strategy to expand services and meet the needs of patients living in this rural county.”

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

North Walsham assault appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in North Walsham.

The incident happened on Friday 15 March outside Sainsbury’s on Bacton Road at about 12.45pm when three women were involved in a verbal altercation.

During the incident, a woman aged in her 20s, was assaulted suffering a swelling to her head, cuts to her hand and soreness to her arm.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.

Anyone with information should contact PC Mark Daniels at North Walsham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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More than 200 knives seized during police week of action

More than 200 knives have been seized during a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

Norfolk police was one of 44 forces involved in Operation Sceptre between Monday 11 March and Sunday 17 March – a national campaign which took place to highlight the risks that carrying a blade can bring, as well as targeting offenders who use and carry knives.

also been charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and possession of cannabis.

• Peter Hallam, aged 44 and of Shipfield in Norwich.

During the week officers held a knife surrender initiative where members of the public were able to hand over knives at Public Enquiry Offices across the county without fear of prosecution.

A total of 237 knives were handed in, including machetes, samurai swords, daggers, hunting knives and flick knives.

Officers also carried out high visibility patrols targeting those who carry knives. There were 114 stop/searches with 26 knives seized and 11 people arrested for possession of a bladed article. Four of those have since been charged. They are :

• Aaron Evans, aged 36 and of Blickling Road in Norwich. Evans has also been charged with possession of a Class A drug.

• Jordan Drake, aged 18 and of Bulls Lane in Gorleston.

• Kobi Simmons-Cunningham, aged 21 and from London. Simmons-Cunningham has

Some of the knives seized In addition, officers conducted test purchases at local retailers in conjunction with Norfolk County Council Trading Standards. Two venues failed to ask for identification before selling large knives to someone over the age of 18 and were issued with words of advice.

Chief Superintendent Dave Marshall said "Reducing knife crime and the violence associated with it is a priority both nationally and here in Norfolk. In one week a significant

amount of knives have been surrendered, preventing them from getting onto the streets of Norfolk or into the wrong hands, whilst a further 26 knives have been seized and taken off our streets.

"Only in the last few days we have seen the impact knife crime can have on communities with the stabbing of a teenage boy in Mountbatten Drive in Norwich. Investigations are ongoing but this incident highlights how important it is to target those who carry knives to prevent it from happening again. It is also vital we continue to work with our Safer Schools Partnership to educate young people about the risks carrying a blade can bring.

"Police tactics alone will not prevent knife crime and solutions must involve action from education, health, social services and communities themselves. We all have a duty to protect our communities from harm and keep them safe.

"If you know someone who carries a knife, then please contact police. One call could help protect them or potentially save someone else’s life”

If you suspect someone is carrying a knife please call Norfolk Police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity and will not take any personal details and the call cannot be traced.

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Antingham Village Hall - well-being sessions every Thur 1pm £3 per person/ The session is run by an experienced person from Victory Sports. Do come and give us a try, all ages and experience are catered for inc disabled The North Walsham Good Neighbour Scheme connects local trained volunteers with other local people who could do with a bit of support and practical assistance. To request support or to join us as a volunteer phone 01692 558321 or visit our website Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society is open to singers of all voices and abilities without audition. Two week free trial. Rehearsals are 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 Tai Chi Qigong exercises and Chen Form Tuesday 2pm - 3.15pm. Beginners 3.30pm - 4.30pm at the Roman Catholic Church Hall, North Walsham. Contact Geoff on 01692 403145 or Doreen on 01692 403789 The Oddfellows meet on the 3rd Tuesday of most months at 7pm in the function room at the back of the Black Swan pub. Come and make some new friends. Ring Janet on 01692 407852 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. AA helpline is 01603 621 128 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 Come singing for fun and better health while supporting Sing to Beat Parkinson’s North Walsham and Aylsham District Skylarks 1st and 4th Wednesdays of each month at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Kings Arms Street, North Walsham NR28 9JP, 11am – 12.30pm, £4 per person (voluntary donation including refreshments). All ages and abilities welcome. 07841 522601. North Walsham Army Cadet Force - looking for more fun, more action and more adventure, aged between 1318? Or an adult looking for something exciting to fill their spare time with? Find out more at or pop in a visit us Wednesday evenings 19.30-21.30 at The Cadet Hut, North Walsham Sport Centre, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre 2nd Tuesday every month 2pm – 4pm at Methodist Church Lounge, Grammar School Road, North Walsham, NR28 9JH– 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 let us know and we will try to find out for you,help available and what we don’t know we will certainly try to find out. 07908 061781 Arthritis Care (now merged with Arthritis Research UK) North Walsham Branch meets at the Community Centre on 3rd Thursday of the month for a social afternoon or to go on an excursion. Newly formed Self Support Group, to give help and advice regarding living with Arthritis, meets in the Nelson Room of the Community Centre at 10am on every 2nd Monday of the month. Programme and inform on both groups from Stan on 01263 722778 Line Dancing at Bacton Village Hall, Coast Road, Bacton Monday morning 10am - 12noon and Wednesday evening 7pm-8.45pm. Newcomers made welcome. £3/ session Come along or contact Jacqui 01692 581857 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. Turn up or call Ros on 01263 768262

Email details of your clubs/organisations across to Margaret at Please note that criteria for this page is that each listing is strictly non-profit making/charitable status.

North Walsham Probus Club meets on 4th Wednesday of each month at the Community Centre Jubilee Room for details 01692 402705 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 North Walsham Congregational Church, Cromer Road welcomes you to their Coffee Mornings at 10.30am on the third Saturday of every month. All funds raised for Window Repair Fund North Walsham Farmers Market on the last Sunday of each month in the Market Place. Free parking in Vicarage Street Car Park. Stalls selling a wide range of locally grown/produced foods, arts and crafts. Usually entertainment too. Always needed more stalls. Half of pitch fees donated to local charities. Further info Nigel Clarke on 01692 409181 North Walsham Mothers' Union meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month in St Nicholas Room, behind the church, at 2.30pm for fun, faith and fellowship. Visitors and new members are assured of a warm welcome. Further details Ann on 01692 402705 Mustard Seed Quilters meet at the Methodist Church Hall, North Walsham once a month on 2nd & last Friday 9.30am & 3.30pm. Tel 01692 405591. Lessingham Quilters meet at Lessingham Methodist Chapel once a month on 1st & 3rd Tue 01692 405591 North Norfolk Social Centre for the Blind meets on the first Thursday of every month (except January) in the main hall of North Walsham Community Centre 2pm to 4pm. Entertainment plus tea and cakes. All blind or partially-sighted welcome. For further information contact Jean Stockdale on 01692 402562 North Walsham Quakers Meeting for Worship held at 10.30am each Sunday at the Friends Meeting House, Mundesley Road, North Walsham, NR28 0RF (just outside Swafield, at end of bypass). All welcome Worstead Wolves Youth Football Club training every Thursday 6pm-7.30pm at Queen Elizabeth Hall Worstead - contact Casey Walker 07901 582723 Aylsham Chess Club meets at Aylsham & District ExService & Social Club on Monday evenings during the September - June season. David Owen (Club Secretary) 01263 731327 North Walsham Knitters is now called ‘Penny’s Knitters’ and we meet on 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2pm – 4pm at the Congregational Church on Cromer Road, North Walsham. The cost is £1.50 which goes towards the cost of the hall and includes tea, coffee and cake. If you are interested please pop along or telephone Celia Abbs on 01692 403292 North Walsham Gardening Club meets every 3rd Thursday in the month at the Jubilee Rooms, Community Centre, North Walsham at 7.30pm everyone welcome. For more info 01692 402808 or 01692 500710 Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) North Walsham Branch meets on 1st Tuesday of the month (February to November) 7.30pm at Bluebell Public House, Bacton Road, North Walsham, NR28 0RA. All serving and RAF veterans, RAFA members & associate members welcome Salvation Army ‘Army Bear’s ‘ Parents & Toddlers group. Mondays, 9.30am-11am at Salvation Army, Hall Lane, North Walsham. For all pre-school children from babies upwards. Let them meet other children and enjoy our range of toys etc, plus a sing song while you chat with other parents over a cup of tea or coffee. Lunch club – Mondays, 12.30pm Salvation Army, Hall Lane North Walsham. Enjoy a freshly cooked 2- course meal with tea or coffee only £5. 'CLIC' Children's club(ages 6-10) 4.30pm Coffee morning – Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am – Salvation Army, Hall Lane North Walsham. Enjoy a selection of refreshments and good company. Sunday Morning Family Worship – 10.30am, Salvation Army Hall Lane, North Walsham. Details 01692 652263 The Salvation Army charity shop in Church Street, North Walsham would welcome any nearly new clothing dobnations. The shop is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 3pm, although have early closing on Wednesdays and Saturdays. there is space for stopping outside to offload any clothing donations. Arthritis Research/Arthritis Care UK North Walsham Self Support Group - do you have Arthritis? Would you like to talk about it to an Arthritis Care Volunteer and get advice from people with a similar complaint? Why not


come along to the Self Support Group which is held at 10.30am on the 2nd Monday of the month in the Nelson Room of the Community Centre? For further information please telephone Stan Melling on 01263 722778. If you need transport - contact the local Community Transport Office on 01692 500840 and they will advise availability. 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 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 info Tel 07749 822495 Come singing for fun and better health while supporting Sing to Beat Parkinson’s : North Walsham and Aylsham District Skylarks, 1st and 4th Wednesdays of each month at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Kings Arms Street, North Walsham NR28 9JP 11am for tea/coffee and social time, singing 11.30am - 12.30pm, £4 per person requested (voluntary donation). All ages and abilities welcome including people with Parkinson’s or other health issues/ disabilities. or 07771 605188 Interested in astronomy? North Norfolk Astronomy Society will be hosting pop up outreach events at several locations in North Norfolk if the weather is clear. To get involved, go onto our website and sign up as an associate member (free) and we will notify you by email when an event is happening, usually 24hrs before. Good family fun and if you get the astronomy bug you could always join as a full member Age Concern North Norfolk Pop-In Group every Friday 10am till noon at The Cottage, 8 Louden Road, Cromer social group, make new friends, activities. Special dementia-friendly event first Friday of the month with guest speakers. Only £1 includes tea & coffee. Contact 01263 821188 for further details North Walsham Rotary Club meets on Monday evenings at pm for a 6.15 pm start - our Club welcomes men and women and is open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Members volunteer their efforts to improve the quality of life in their own communities and beyond. Anyone interested in finding out more about the club should contact the Secretary, Richard Walker on 01263 722401 or email him at North Walsham Air Training Corps offer fun activities like as flying and qualifications such as BTEC and first aid and much more to boys and girls 12 to 18 and adult volunteers. We meet Monday and Thursday 1900 to 2130. If interested please visit us one night, call 079790 75825 or visit Rock Buns and Rolling Pins Women’s Institute, North Walsham’s newest WI group meets every 3rd Wednesday at 7pm at St Benets Hall, North Walsham. For further information see our Facebook page or email or North Walsham Dementia Support Group runs Cameo Cafe every Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 3pm, at Furze Hill, 73 Happisburgh Road, North Walsham. If you are looking after someone with dementia come along and see how we can give you some extra support. For more details call 01692 502708 or Carol on 01692 405239 North Walsham Spiritualist Church meets every Sunday 6.30pm - 8pm at St John Ambulance Hall, Bacton Road, North Walsham. All welcome North Walsham & Aylsham District Skylarks Fun, Community Singing Workshop at Sacred Hearts Church Hall, North Walsham on 1st and 4th Wednesday each month 11am-12:30pm – enjoy singing with others while improving your general health. Everyone welcome! £4 voluntary donation (including refreshments). No need to book. This group is affiliated to Sing to Beat Parkinson’s. Enquiries to 522601

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North Walsham Funday 2019

NW Big Bash

Our photo shows the presentation of a cheque for £600 from the Community Shop (Bob Wright and Paul Oakes), North Walsham, to NW Think Carer Network (Felicity Christian), to help publicise the NW Big Bash on 18 May.

North Walsham Funday 2019 this year runs from 27 - 30 June and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

There's some great things planned including a rock 'n' roll all dayer, a road race and the return of the carnival parade.

It's not too late to get involved! Here are the details :

Come and join Ceroc at North Walsham Community Centre

• Advertising/sponsorship packages & volunteers email Colin

• Details on applying for the royal family 2019 sponsored by Andrea Hudson Photography - we are looking for a Queen aged 18+ and a Prince and Princess aged 5-17. All participants MUST live in North Walsham email -

Since shows like Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Dance Fever and recently The Greatest Dancer have been showing on our TVs people have gone literally dance mad.

• Float application forms for the parade on 29 June leaving the industrial estate at 5pm before coming through the town and ending up on the town’s Memorial Park - email Colin -

If you haven’t already found yourself googling the internet looking for a dance club to join then look no further. Ceroc the UK’s largest dance organisation holds classes every Tuesday at North Walsham Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham, NR28 9DE.

• Stall bookings for Sunday 30 June (no food/donuts as full allocation) - email - for more details and a booking form.

What is Ceroc? Well it’s not Ballroom or Latin and there definitely aren’t any Spandex & Sequins. Learning to dance with Ceroc is the fastest growing dance phenomenon in the country. Our fusion of a wide range of different dance styles is easy to learn, sociable and fun, and can be danced to any music with a regular beat.

Next of Kin Appeal - Sheila Sherwood

Police are appealing for help to trace the family of a woman who died at her home address last month.

74-year-old Sheila Sherwood who lived at an address in Music House Lane in Norwich died on Monday 18 March 2019.

Our varied classes are catered towards a range of different ability levels, from nervous first timer to dance floor master. Whether you turn up along, with a partner or in a group, you will get the opportunity to dance with scores of other learners at our class nights.

There were no suspicious circumstances and despite carrying out extensive enquiries no next-of-kin have been identified.

Anyone with information relating to Sheila should contact the Coroner's office in Norwich on 01603 276493.

Amazingly, established Ceroc dance nights can see anything from 50 to 100 attendees in a class and members are literally all standards from complete beginner to advanced so there is no need to feel shy or embarrassed.

If you want to give it a go, doors open at 7.15pm, there is no need to bring a dance partner and it’s open to anyone over the age of 14.

For more information call Anna on 07801 492358 or visit or our facebook page Bring this article along with you and benefit from your first night free (new members only).

Learn to Dance with Ceroc

Our fusion of different dance styles is easy to learn! No partner needed, no need to book, just turn up!

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Trimingham Hall (NR11 8HY) Art Exhibition 27 and 28 April 10am – 5pm – light refreshments available. All profits to Trimingham Church Pre-loved Toys & Clothes Sale at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Worstead on Saturday 27 April 1pm – 4pm. Tables £6. In aid of Special Care Baby Unit at N&N Hospital. To book please telephone Shirley 01692 406582 Knapton Village Hall Spring Sale on 27 April 10am to 1pm. Plants, cakes, bric-a-brac and more. Refreshments. Money raised is for

WHAT’S ON WHERE the Hall repair Fund. Find us in Hall Lane, Knapton, NR28 0RZ

will be serving a delicious range of homemade hot and cold snacks throughout the day. So why not come along and see what we have on offer, you will be sure of a warm welcome. We support the East Anglia Air Ambulance

‘Made in Norfolk' Craft Event on Saturday 20 April at Coronation Hall and All Saints Community Rooms, 26 Cromer Road, Mundesley NR11 8BE open 10am -4pm. Free entry and parking. Over 40 stalls in both venues, an exciting selection of high quality crafts all handmade by our local Norfolk artisans, perfect for residents and tourists of all ages. New this year is the addition of 'Treats and Tweets' Tea Room which

Trimingham Hall NR11 8HU Art Exhibition 10am – 5pm on 27 and 28 April. Light refreshments available. All profits for Trimingham Church

Table Top Sale at North Walsham Community Centre on Saturday 4

May 9am - midday, tables must be booked in advance by calling 01692 402116 tables cost £5. Organised by North Walsham Players

North Walsham Community Centre are hosting a dance with local singer Marc James. The event on Saturday 11 May will be raising money for the Centre’s improvement fund. Doors open at 7pm..Tickets available on the door £5.50. Plenty of space - capacity of 200+! Bar, raffle and food will be available.

Easter at St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market is fast approaching

On Good Friday 19 April John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion” will be sung by Cantamus Choir augmented by other singers who enjoy singing this much-loved traditional Easter oratorio.

John Stainer (1840-1901) was an English composer and organist, including at St. Pauls Cathedral, London. His oratorio ‘The Crucifixion’ is amongst the most popular of all English choral works and portrays the events of Good Friday. Scored for Tenor and Bass soloists, mixed choir and organ, this meditational oratorio contains recitatives, solos, rousing choruses and congregational hymns. The centrepiece is the evocative anthem ‘God so loved the world’. The first ever performance of this work was at Marylebone Church in 1887. It is an oratorio that has stood the test of time and has been regularly sung at churches during Passiontide. It was first sung at St. Margaret’s Thorpe Market in 1997.

There is a rehearsal at 3pm led by Alan Morris with Geoffrey Hunter playing the organ. Soloists are Clive McCombie and Simon Gray. There is still time to sign-up to sing, scores available. The evening production takes place at 6.30pm. Please join us for this annual Good Friday event at St Margaret’s Church.

Easter Sunday 21 April at 9:30 am -Traditional Easter Day Celebration

In addition, the snowdrops have disappeared but the churchyard is worth a visit this Easter if churchyard conservation and wild flowers appeal. The different colours of comfrey, narcissi, cowslips and primroses are already on view and the frogs are busy in the pond.

EASTER SERVICE, EASTER SUNDAY 21st April Following the Communion Service for church members, there will be an Easter Service

at the Chesterfield Hall, Cabbell Road, Cromer, to which everyone is invited. There is tea and biscuits at 12.30, and the service begins at 12.50

Come and remember the death and resurrection of Jesus it’s more important than Christmas!


North Walsham Times Issue 564 13th April 2019

Here there be Dragons!

The ‘Inspired’ group of artists and craftspeople are planning something special for their annual exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Stalham.

The 2019 exhibition, to be held during early May Bank Holiday, will be based on the theme ‘Revelation’.

Members of the group are busy exploring this theme in many fascinating ways. So what will

they come up with?

Geraldine Watson, the group’s leader, says “There’s a lot of interesting discussion including - biblical dragons, horses of the apocalypse, and hidden images. You’ll have to come and see for yourself what finally appears.”

The group meets once a month in St Mary’s church room. This is no ordinary craft meeting. The ‘Inspired’ group likes to come up with something really original and meetings are often spent discussing individual projects which need input from different viewpoints.

“Working in a group like this makes you push the creative boundaries. We think outside the box, bounce ideas around and before you know it, you are tackling a project which stretches you to the limit!” says member, Ros Wilson.

are activities for all ages.”

The dates for your diary are 4 – 7 May, from 10am - 4pm daily, (the only exceptions being from noon on the Sunday and up to noon on the Tuesday). Entry is free and there is an opportunity to win hand-crafted raffle prizes and enjoy refreshments.

Will there be dragons? Come and see!

“The exhibition itself is always a joy” explains Geraldine. “Alongside our ‘Revelations’ will be an extensive exhibition of quilts, also items for sale and activities. We love to get people doing crafts and there

For more information, contact geraldine watson on 07400 163616.





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SUDOKU Fill all empty squares so that the numbers 1 to 9 appear once in each row, column and 3 x 3 box. The numbers in the four yellow boxes are the ones needed as the answer that will be published in the next issue.

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.

The time of year has come upon us. The time for spring flowers. FOUR letters or more. There are fifteen ‘spring flowers’ in this issue’s CHRONICLE WORDSEARCH. How many can you find?












NUMBER CRUNCHER 7 1 19 3 8 2 = 2


Using all FIVE arithmetical signs, + + - x ÷, fill in the spaces to make the equation true, as if they were being entered into a calculator.

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On 29 December 2018 I had a serious fall as I was leaving Lidls. The staff immediately helped me by covering me with a warm blanket. They called the paramedics who gave me everything possible to ease the pain. An off-duty paramedic arrived too. The ambulance came promptly too and were very kind. A dear lady knelt beside me the whole time.

At Norfolk and Norwich Hospital the surgeon performed a difficult operation and I had good care there and later at North Walsham War Memorial Hospital.

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The Trafalgar Branch of the Oddfellows are delighted to have been working alongside Age Concern North Norfolk during their ‘Surviving Winter’ campaign.


They collected groceries, toiletries, gloves and warm socks to fill shoe boxes for local elderly people in need. Fifteen winter warmer boxes were handed over to Angela Reith, manager of the centre based in Sheringham, when she visited the branch in February.

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What do you need to do first when someone dies? Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr Solicitors

I am often asked what needs to be done as a first step when a family member or loved one dies.

Obviously, it depends on the person’s circumstances as to what are the top priorities, but it goes without saying that the first thing that needs attention is the funeral. The funeral director will deal with the arrangements, but it is worth checking the Will to see if there are any specific funeral wishes. This can be as simple as a preference for burial or cremation but often there is more detail such as where the funeral should take place, form of service, choice of hymns and music, where the remains are to scattered or interred, and sometimes very individual requests.

The death must be registered before the funeral can take place. This is usually done by a close family member at a registry office of the Norfolk County Council. There are, of course, rules. You will need to give details of their place and date of birth, their occupation and all the names, by which they (and their widow or deceased spouse) have been known,

It is important to make sure that the house is secure and insured. Sadly, burglaries do take place so it can also be a good idea to take items of sentimental or financial value elsewhere for safekeeping. Often elderly people under-insure

their house and its contents, so do check the level of cover. Sometimes the security arrangements are insufficient to meet the insurance company’s requirements, so do not overlook this. After 60 days most insurance companies impose conditions and restrict cover on empty properties. If this is a worry, we can undertake property checks and have useful local reliable contacts and knowledge.

There are then the practical matters to deal with such as ensuring that household bills continue to be paid and that the house is kept warm enough so the pipes do not freeze and burst or other problems arise.

If the person has left a Will, the solicitors holding it will need to see the death certificate and have the written authority of all the executors to release it or copies of it. An executor’s authority arises from the will and so exists immediately from the death. A Grant of Probate is often needed to “prove” that the executor(s) have the legal power to administer the estate.

If a person has died without a Will they are “intestate” and no one has authority to deal with anything until the Grant of Letters of Administration is issued by the probate court. However, practicality must prevail and arrangements can usually be made to keep

things ticking over until either the grant issues or the nearest family members entitled under the intestacy rules get matters moving.

Probate solicitors are here to help when somebody passes away. Their experience is not just in dealing with and advising on the legal process but also the practical and family side of matters.

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.

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In 2011 it was noted in the architect’s fabric report that the East Chancel Window was in a particularly poor condition. The glass had sagged and buckled and was at the point where the panes could start to break.

son of Henry Fernie who was involved with the ‘plimsoll’ line marking on ships.

The window was completed in 1921 and on 13 April 1921 was dedicated by the Bishop of Norwich.

At the end of the Great War the people of North Walsham felt very strongly that they should have a memorial to the 99 men that their lost lives. A meeting was convened by the then Vicar and it was proposed that a war memorial should be placed in the Church, this was carried unanimously. A lady called Mrs Fernie offered a cheque of £500 if this took the form of an East Window.

A decision was made to consult with the best expert advice obtainable and Mr W D Caroe was called upon as one of the most eminent men of the day in Ecclesiastical Architecture.

Mr Caroe sent a very detailed report and proposal to the committee stressing that the window was a very large and costly undertaking, but that nothing less would be worthy of those local men whose was so deeply mourned. A figure of £1330 plus fixing cost of £50 to £60 was mentioned.

Not to be put off the people of North Walsham decided to go ahead and raise the money to have the window made and fitted and Horace Wilkinson a stained glass designer was appointed to make the window.

Incidentally Mrs Fernie was the widow of Robertson Fernie who was a ship owner, the

Back to present day … and in 2015 the Mayor of North Walsham made the East Window project one of his charities and we have been fund raising ever since. With various legacies from local people and a grant from the ‘War Memorials Trust’ towards the cost, we have been able to have the beautiful window refurbished and repaired.

Our Vicar Rev’d Canon Paul Cubitt asked me in 2016 as a member of the PCC to find out if there were any grants available to help pay towards some of the cost for the window. After research I found out about the War Memorial Trust, but that the window had never been registered as a War Memorial. That was duly done in September 2016 and the condition level had to be stated as very bad. This then flagged up the option to apply for a grant.

accepted. Receiving the grant towards the overall cost has enabled us to get the work done.

Our architects Nicholas Warns have overseen the project and Devlin Plummer Stained Glass conservationists and restorers have refurbished the window.

They were very accommodating in allowing us to visit their workshops and see the window in various stages of restoration. At the time of writing the scaffolding has gone up in Church and the window is beginning to be re-fitted – it is hoped the window will be in its place again by the end of March.

Roger Buck our Church Warden has been overseeing the work being carried out by the dedicated scaffolders and stained glass professionals. We had a meeting in Church this morning and saw the first few pieces had been installed, amazed by its beauty we felt it was time to tell everyone about this wonderful work.

The window will be re-dedicated on 23 June at the civic service at 3pm by the Dean of Norwich Cathedral, the Very Rev Jane Hedges.

One hundred years on the people of North Walsham with the help of the War Memorial Fund and the Church Commissioners chancel fund have funded a memorial to remember those men who lost their lives in WW1 by ensuring the Memorial East Window remains in St Nicholas Church.

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ABTA ABTA No.91207 No.91207 207

North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

We have mentioned many times that all our cats and kittens are either chipped with micro-chips purchased by the branch, before leaving us for their new homes, or were chipped by previous families. When they leave us for their new homes, we register the chips on-line with the microchip registering company. We always ask the new owner to provide at least one telephone number and an e-mail address if they use a computer. From past experience the more ways of contacting the owner the company has, the more chance there is of contacting them should their beloved pet go missing and is subsequently ‘found’. It is also important to ensure this information is kept up to date when people move or change the contact details. We often see appeals on websites etc to find the owner of an animal that has been handed in, either to a vet or a rescue charity, which has been chipped but the owner cannot be contacted from the information held by the relevant company holding the animal’s details. In some instances, although chipped, the chip has never been registered so there are no contact details available (this happens more often with dogs than cats).

One such instance is Pogba, a lovely young male cat, recently handed into our care as a stray. He was handed in from another area to that where he was registered as living but, unfortunately, we received no response from his owner via the contact details held by the company concerned. Pogba has not been registered as missing so he will now visit our vets for a health check and vaccination before being put up for adoption. Please always ensure that your details are registered and are up to date with the relevant company to avoid the heartache of not being reunited with your pet.

looking after him for some time and advised us that when he turned up, he had hardly any hair at all. She would have given him a home if her own cat would have accepted him but continued to care for him until we had a space. Spending many Tyler, Fiv positive, loves to sit on a lap, needs months in care and on an indoor home special food Charlie was put up for adoption once he had a clean bill of health from his vet. Charlie is now happily settled in his new home and once again enjoying being a much loved and pampered pet.

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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A considerable number of cats come into care as ‘strays’ and they are often in poor condition when they arrive. One such cat was Charlie who was half bald when he arrived. The person who handed him in had been

Bert was found by the side of a road with a bloody nose. Suspecting a mouth injury, I took him to Westover Vets in North Walsham where an x-ray revealed a fracture to his upper jaw.

He has had a tooth removed and is managing to eat quite well on a diet of mashed wet cat food.


Three days later Sonic came in with a very similar injury. He had two teeth removed today 1 April so hopefully he also will now be able to manage to eat.

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North Walsham Times Issue 564 13th April 2019

New Cadets Join North Walsham Squadron

2110 (North Walsham) Squadron enrolled three new cadets into the Air Training Corps last month.

Charley Cushion (13), James Rallison (12), and Toby Lunn (13) were formally enrolled by the Squadron Padre, Rev Paul Cubitt and the Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Alan Stevens, in a ceremony at the Squadron Headquarters at North Walsham Primary School.

visiting RAF camps and much more as well as achieving many other useful qualifications including perhaps BTECs and Duke of Edinburgh awards.

The Air Cadets are currently recruiting cadets aged between 12 and 17, and adults, as either members of staff L to R Front: Cdts James Rallison, Charley Cushion and Toby Lunn, and or in the vital Rear: Rev Paul Cubitt and Flt Lt Alan support role on the Civilian Stevens Committee. For All of the cadets have anyone interested, North Walsham already achieved their Heartstart first aid Air Cadets parade every Monday and qualification and are looking forward to several Thursday, at Squadron Headquarters, years in the cadets, flying, gliding, shooting,

Ex Cadets Reach for the Sky

North Walsham Primary School, Manor Road, North Walsham, NR28 9HG 7pm-9.30pm.

Cdt Charley Cushion enrolled by Rev Paul Cubitt.

More information about the RAF Air Cadets can be found at aircadets or by visiting the ATC Hut on a parade evening.

role on the Civilian Committee. For anyone interested, North Walsham Air Cadets parade every Monday and Thursday, at Squadron Headquarters, North Walsham Primary School, Manor Road, North Walsham, NR28 9HG from 7pm till 9.30pm. More information about the RAF Air Cadets can be found at or by visiting the ATC Hut on a parade evening.

An ex cadet recently visited his old Squadron in North Walsham.

a cadet can really help with a young persons’ future career. When a young girl or boy joins the cadets at 12 or 13 their career is Harry Byrne was a cadet probably not their main consideration. with 2110 North They are in cadets just to have fun and Walsham Air Cadets. make friends. But towards the end of After leaving cadets their cadet experience they start to realise Harry went into the how much better their cv will look with For More Information Contact: hospitality trade, work all their cadet achievements, such as, first Flight Lieutenant Alan Stevens RAFAC which he really enjoyed. aid, BTECs, Duke of Edinburgh Awards Tel: 079790 758251 However, his great love etc. There is so much that the Air Cadets Email was aviation. He returned give youngsters to his old squadron to tell that are the them that he has now very qualities combined the two having that employers become cabin crew for Harry in 2019 as a BA are looking for. British Airways. Harry Serving the Community with New Life Cabin Crew Leadership, said he really felt that his problem experience with the Air Cadets boosted his Professional Reliable Friendly solving, initiative, chances with BA. self-confidence, Harry is not the only ex cadet to have started to respect and team working and more. live their dreams helped to an extent by having been an Air Cadet. Sam Fairweather and Lucas The Air Cadets are Gardiner are now both engineers in the Royal currently recruiting Air Force, whilst Dan Middleton has returned cadets aged between as a uniform staff member at the squadron 12 and 17, and and is hoping to join the NHS as a paramedic. adults, as either members of staff or Squadron commanding officer, Flight in the vital support Lieutenant Alan Stevens, said that having been

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North Walsham Times Issue 564 13th April 2019

Happy Easter from North

United Churches Good Friday Walk of Witness All the North Walsham Churches gather together


Welcomes you to their Holy Week and Easter Services Palm Sunday – 14th April – Sunday Worship at 10.30 am Speaker – Rev Richard Woodhouse Maundy Thursday – Service of Worship and Holy Communion at 2.30 pm Speaker – Rev Richard Woodhouse Good Friday – Worship at 11 am Speaker – Mr Emil Ernst Easter Sunday – Worship with Holy Communion at 10.30 am Speaker – Rev Richard Woodhouse Sunday 28th April – Service of Easter Reflections Poems, Readings, Easter Hymns and Worship Songs All Services will include items by the Church Singing GroupAnd followed by Tea/Coffee and Hot Cross Buns Car Park at rear of Church

EASTER SERVICES AT WORSTEAD BAPTIST CHURCH Meeting Hill Good Friday at 10.30 am: a time of peaceful reflection, followed by Hot Cross buns and coffee. Easter Sunday at 10.30 am: a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, followed by refreshments. For details contact Rev Patrick Coghlan on (01263) 734739


Salvation Army, 1 Hall Lane, North Walsham Good Friday (April 19th) – Reflections on the Cross – 6.00 pm Easter Saturday (April 20th) Quiz (bring £1 & a pudding) – 7.00 pm Easter Sunday (April 21st) – Morning Worship – 10.30 am

All welcome! For more info tel (01692) 652263 or e-mail


Grammar School Road Palm Sunday(April 14th) 10.30 amRev Willimott. Maundy Thursday (April 18th) 6.00 pm SederMeal Rev Willimott. Good Friday(April 19th) 11.00 am Rev. Fenn. Easter Sunday(April 21st) 10.30 am Rev Fenn (Holy Communion)


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Walsham Churches Together

at the Market Cross for a Walk of Witness around the town from 9.30am. All are very welcome to join us

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH Kings Arms Street, North Walsham. Tel 01692 403258

Maundy Thursday: --- 7.30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper Good Friday: 11.00 am Service for children 3.00 pm Solemn Liturgy Holy Saturday 8.30 pm Easter Vigil Easter Sunday 11.00 am Easter sung Mass


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Services for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter 2019 Sunday 14th April Palm Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion (1662) St Nicholas’, North Walsham 9.30 am Holy Communion All Saints’, Edingthorpe 10.15 am Palm Sunday procession from the Market Cross 10.30 am Reading of the Passion of Jesus & Holy Communion St Nicholas’, North Walsham 5.00 pm The Way of the Cross (Stations) St Nicholas’, North Walsham 15th, 16th, 17th April 8.30 pm Compline and thought for the day St Nicholas’, North Walsham Maundy Thursday 18th April 7.30 pm The Last Supper in a Passover setting St Nicholas’, North Walsham Good Friday 19th April 9.30 am Churches Together Walk of Witness starting at the Market Cross 10.00 - 12.30 ‘Easter Alive!’ for children 4-11 years St Benet Hall Numbers limited. To register an interest please email or ring 01692 406380 12.00noon The First hour at the Cross St Mary’s, Worstead 2.00 pm The Last hour at the Cross St Nicholas’, North Walsham 8.00 pm Compline and thought for the day All Saints’, Edingthorpe 8.30 pm Compline and thought for the day St Nicholas’, North Walsham Sunday 1st April Easter Day – Christ is Risen! 8.00 am Holy Communion (1662) St Nicholas’, North Walsham 9.15 am Family Communion St Mary’s, Worstead 9.30 am Family Communion All Saints’, Edingthorpe 10.30 am Family Communion St Nicholas’, North Walsham 5.00 pm Festal Choral Evensong St Nicholas’, North Walsham


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North Walsham Youth Survey During February the Phoenix Group of 15 volunteers, led by the North Walsham Youth Gardeners team, carried out a survey of the town’s youth to find out their opinions on the town’s ‘places, activities and opportunities’.

Using a questionnaire on their tablets they engaged with a very impressive 566 people in the 15-24 age group.

Having now analysed the data, the next step was to discuss plans, proposals and actions.

Last month they met with supporters and potential funders, hosted by the group’s supporter Mal Gray of Disc n Dat. Those involved included District Councillor Nigel Lloyd, RNW CIC Director Bob Wright, Community Shop Trustee Paul Oakes and North Walsham Play’s Matt Smith.

The survey asked for support on possible future ‘places, activities and opportunities’. Immediate actions were identified for half of these. The remainder are not forgotten and will form the next targets for this very active and committed group.

Outdoor activities were requested by many in the survey. North Walsham Play will be building an outdoor gym on the Memorial Park and is planning its next project at Trackside that will include a new skate park and a graffiti wall.

Elisha Drake, Reece Drake, Matthew O’Connor, Jay Harris, Free wi-fi was a near universal Chloe Green, Rebecca Rose and Jordan Page of Phoenix request. This will be installed in the Youth Initiative, with their supporters and funders at their next months as part of the NNDC meeting to improve facilities for North Walsham’s youth funded Market Town Improvements Group will be at their ‘Big Bash’ event on 18 projects. This will cover the town centre and in May to talk about the survey and its results as a second phase will be extended to Memorial well as to help connect volunteers to opportunities. Park and Trackside

An indoor social place to meet was also important to those who responded. The group is engaging with several local venues to see what may be possible and hope to be able to set up a pilot project very soon.

Many respondents asked about volunteering in town. This is being addressed by the Think Carer Group who are compiling a list of opportunities for all age groups. The Youth

Young people often attract negative headlines, so it is refreshing to see the obvious enthusiasm and ideas in this group. They have not stood by and waited for action by others, they have taken the issues in their own hands in a positive way. There is little doubt that the ‘places, activities and opportunities’ for North Walsham’s youth will be much improved in the next months and years.

Leisure operator starts work to keep North Norfolk active Everyone Active will manage six centres

Six leisure facilities in North Norfolk are now officially under the management of one award-winning leisure operator.

Everyone Active took on the management of Victory Swim and Fitness Centre in North Walsham, Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre and Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre in Sheringham on 1 April after agreeing a 10-year contract with North Norfolk District Council.

It has also taken on the out-of-school-hours operation of three dual use

sports centres adjoined to local schools in Cromer, North Walsham and Stalham.

Signing of the leisure contract L to R David Bibby, Managing Director of Everyone Active, Nick Baker, Head of Paid Service at North Norfolk District Council and Paul Dowling, Regional Director (East) of Everyone Active.

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Can one little stitch knock off a dozen years? What is a One Stitch Face Lift?

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The idea for the procedure was prompted by an old Hollywood trick in which actresses used tape to pull slackened skin upward, taking great pains to hide the tape with hair or wigs.

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A Cosmetic Surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills took the concept and developed a procedure that would accomplish the feat more permanently.

Signing up for an on-line service or entering a free competition are just a couple of examples when you might be asked to consent to your personal data to be processed. There is nothing unusual about this but under new data protection legislation there are much stricter guidelines as to how a business goes about getting your consent. Whatever the reason, if it’s not done properly, then the request for consent will be invalid.

How is the procedure performed? The One Stitch Face Lift is a minimally invasive procedure offering Face Lift like results, but without the need to undergo major surgery and resultant prolonged recovery.

It is a brief procedure performed totally under a local anaesthetic. We have modified it slightly so that instead of relying on one stitch, we use a few hidden stiches under the skin.

Before giving your consent, it’s really important to know what to look for. The purpose(s) for which you are allowing your personal data to be used must be clear. If there is more than one purpose, then you must be able to agree to each one separately. Your consent must be given freely which means you should never feel under pressure to give it.

Most people find they are able to return to normal activities the following day, but as there may be some associated swelling or bruising with the procedure, some may find it more comfortable to take a few days to recover.

Significantly, your consent must be an affirmative action such as ticking a box, providing a signature or even agreeing verbally. Either way, it must be something you do because doing nothing is not giving consent and cannot be assumed as such.

what results will i see? The results are subtle but are often just enough to give patients a fresher and firmer appearance.

You should also be reminded that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and this should be as easy to do as giving it. Often an ‘unsubscribe’ link is provided for this purpose but beware this action will rarely delete your details from the database, to do this you must ask separately.

Patients who are looking to achieve subtle results without prolonged recovery time will really benefit from this procedure.

what alternative treatments are available? You can have non-surgical treatments such as a liquid facelift. A full or modified facelift or the innovative laser facelift.

My final message is this : before giving consent, be absolutely clear what the requester is going to do with your personal data and if you are not comfortable with it, don’t give it. Never forget, your personal data belongs to you and no one else, so be careful who you give it to.

For more information contact Coltishall Clinic on 01603 736487 or log on to the website

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Local business raises £20,000 for charity to celebrate its 20th anniversary

A local business has made a phenomenal commitment to charity by raising £20,000 throughout their 20th year in business, by organising a number of exciting initiatives and events.

The Hearing Care Centre is an award-winning family-run hearing care company, based locally at Aylsham Surgery. The company was established in 1998 and recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Staff at the company decided to challenge themselves to raise more money for charity than they ever had done before and pledge to raise £20,000 for their chosen charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a charity which has created over 900 partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs across the UK.

The money was raised with the help of the

company’s customer base, the general public and employees. Amongst a wealth of activities, staff waded through mud and freezing water in the Whole Hog Challenge, guests ate as many puddings as they liked at a Pudding Club Night, over 400 people attended the company’s very popular quiz nights and over 100 tubes of Smarties were emptied and filled up with 20 pence pieces.

The fundraising pot was also topped up by Barclays Bank, who generously matched some of the Hearing Care Centre’s events up to £1,000 each time.

The company has announced details of its inaugural Charity Golf Day and BBQ taking place on Wednesday 17 July at Seckford Hall Golf Club, near Woodbridge. Further information can be found at golf or by calling 01473 230330.

The Great Big Read at Mundesley Library 18 March - 23 April

Rachel Clarke – Hearing Dogs’ Community Fundraising Manager for East Anglia, Karen Finch - Founder and Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre, Matthew Coward – Marketing and Operations Manager for The Hearing Care Centre & Brian Platt - Hearing Dogs Deaf Recipient with Hearing Dog Elton

On 18 March, along with other Norfolk Libraries, Mundesley Library launched The Great Big Read, Norfolk’s annual reading promotion which will be promoting the World Book Night booklist of 23 titles which includes crime thrillers, film tie-ins, some of the best new novels written for young people and even a book set in Norfolk by the popular crime writer Elly Griffiths.

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading & books on 23 April every year with events to celebrate the difference that reading makes to people’s lives. Readers can add a review or star rating by logging into their online library account after they have read a book and can also comment, share a selfie with their favourite read or recommend a book on the Norfolk Libraries Facebook & Twitter accounts.

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Communities in Norfolk can bag a funding boost thanks to Tesco and Groundwork

Easter Fun at Holt Country Park

This month the picturesque Holt Country Park will host several fun-filled activities for children, run by North Norfolk District Council’s countryside team.

Community charity Groundwork Norfolk is working with Tesco to help mark the supermarkets 100th birthday by offering communities in the UK the chance to bag their share of £100,000.

A broad range of activities will include an Easter Treasure Hunt and a Woodland Activity day – providing something for every youngster.

As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across the East of England are being invited to apply for their share of the cash.

The park will play host to an exciting Easter Treasure Hunt for children of all ages on Tuesday, 16 April and will see children exploring the ‘jewels of the woods’, focusing on the beautiful creations of nature.

In Norfolk the Bags of Help Centenary Grant is open for applications. Throughout July and August the first of two special funding rounds will concentrate on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits, with a particular focus on groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes, in line with the supermarket’s National Health Partnership.

In addition to the treasure hunt there will be other fun activities such as Easter themed crafts and face painting. There will be two sessions, one at 10am to 12pm and the other at 1pm to 3pm, both cost £4 per child, with face painting at £1.50. Parents must accompany children throughout.

Applications are open to all community projects bringing benefits across the region, with Tesco colleagues involved in shortlisting three applications in each area. Customers are then invited to vote for which group they’d like to receive grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000, casting their votes using blue tokens handed out at checkout points.

Holt Country Park will then be the centre stage for a Woodland Activity Day on Thursday, 18 April. For £10 a child, your youngster can leave their parents at home and join our ranger team for a day of fun filled activities in the woods. The children will learn a wide range of useful skills from den building, wildlife identification, survival skills, orienteering and craft making, running from 10am to 2pm.

Places are limited and you are encouraged to book early. To book your place on any of these activities go to

Another voting round will launch in November, with even more projects sharing in the cash over the course of the year.

A dozen bundles of joy are additions to popular North Norfolk herd

North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goats are now getting ready for the summer

The number of kids born as part of North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goat-breeding programme has hit a final tally of 12.

The dozen baby animals are all doing well and are enjoying life with their new friends as the herd prepares for another busy summer of habitat management.


It’s the first time NNDC has helped rear kids since the Bagots – which are listed as ‘vulnerable’ by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – first arrived in 2016. The 12 new arrivals are equally spilt, with six boys and six girls.

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Weather by Ned Nimbus

Winter 2018/19 is now behind us and the forecast for the past three months, which took a different line to many, turned out satisfactorily.

March is going out with its best spell of a changeable month and this may scrape into the first few days of April but thereafter it will become unsettled and often cool or cold.

It won’t be until about the last ten days that we start to get a regime that will have an increasing amount of fair weather but this will be in a

changeable package with average temperatures and will go on to about the middle of May.

As the sun strengthens and the air is often unstable, thundery activity will be a further addition to this period.

From mid-May and through to the end of June there will of course be some fine spells but no prolonged spells, always brought to an end by thunderstorms and/or general rain events.


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Can you help a child fulfil their true potential?

Are you the kind of individual who can help care for a child that isn’t their own? Someone who can put a roof over their heads, food on their plates, and hope in their hearts? There are hundreds of children seeking a foster home in Norfolk. All of them need someone they can talk to and trust, someone who appreciates them as individuals and is prepared to celebrate their achievements and successes with them.

our Foster Carer ambassadors can help you step up The fact is, you don’t need a special skill set to become an exceptional foster carer. What you will need are qualities such as patience, understanding and, let’s be honest, a sense of humour. When it comes to age or status or whether you’re retired or working you could still foster. Whatever your walk of life, our team of Foster Carer Ambassadors can help you step up and lead you through the process. Our Skills to Foster training programme will provide you with all the need-to-know essentials, while your recruiting social worker will always be on hand to help, advise and offer invaluable pearls of wisdom. Becoming a foster carer often turns out to be just as rewarding for you as it is for a child. In most instances, it’s you who holds the key to unlocking a child’s true potential and watching a child mature and blossom is a life-changing, and life-affirming, experience.

“The children may be feeling lost, upset, angry, confused or sad. They need a home and an adult who will care for them – and bring some joy into their lives. Our foster carers often tell us that becoming a foster carer has been the most rewarding experience of their lives and they have lots of inspiring fostering stories to share.” Tracy Collins, Interim Head of Fostering of Norfolk County Council’s Fostering Service If you’d like to make a positive difference to a child’s life, as well as your own, why not find out more about becoming a foster carer today. Simply call 01603 306649 or visit the Norfolk Fostering Services Facebook page.

Endurance runners deliver sterling performances in national competition North Norfolk District Council-run scheme continues to prove successful

North Norfolk District Council’s Sporting Centre of Excellence (SCOE) scheme continues to go from strength to strength, with some of its near-100 participants performing well in national cross-country races this weekend.

Each race in the English Cross-Country Schools Championship, in Leeds, had 350 athletes from across the country taking part. Hattie Reynolds (Junior Girls) finished 14th – only a few seconds short of qualifying for the England team.

Brad Keay (Junior Boys) also did well, finishing in 66th position in his race and being the first Norfolk athlete to cross the line. Meanwhile, Tia-Lilly Crane (Junior Girls), Grace Buchannan (Intermediate Girls) and Henry Jonas (Junior Boys) all achieved creditable mid-field finishes.

In total, there are 93 students benefiting from the SCOE scheme at the moment, and they are taking part in cricket, netball, hockey and endurance running.


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The SCOE programme has been a huge success and is now in its third year. It enables children aged between 11 and 14 to benefit from specialist coaching, funded by NNDC and supported through the council’s sports and leisure team. Participants enjoy the high-quality facilities available at Gresham’s School. Parents and schools are being encouraged to start thinking about making nominations for next year’s programme, which kicks off with selection trials in September.

Cllr Hilary Cox, NNDC Portfolio Holder for Leisure, said “This is an ideal opportunity for local families to anticipate the nomination list for September, based on the excellent results of this year’s achievements. Well done to all those who are taking part in whichever sport they have chosen – this is an excellent scheme.”

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Aylsham High student Leah Feetham, aged 11 and 10 year old Carly Thorpe, a year 6 pupil at North Walsham Juniors, will both take to the stage in the title role. Leah has taken part in a number of local shows and Carly made her debut last year as an understudy in Oliver! The girls are both dedicated performers who study singing, dancing and acting and already have a number of qualifications between them!

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Following the excellent response to open auditions last December, director Tracey Loftus decided to run two teams of youngsters in the roles of orphans. She explained, “So many enthusiastic and talented children came to audition that it was impossible to pick just the 11 we wanted, so I decided to try doubling the parts up - a first for me! I was worried it would make rehearsals difficult but actually it’s worked really well and by watching each other rehearse, all the young actresses have improved their skills.”

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The show follows Annie, a feisty orphan in 1930s New York with only one wish – to find a loving home. Whilst in search of her parents, she finds herself at Warbucks’ mansion for the holidays. This does not go down well with orphanage manager Miss Hannigan, played by local singer Sharon Hayman. Can Warbucks and his secretary, Grace, make all of Annie’s wishes come true?

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This year, members of the creative team are taking to the stage. Vocal coach and celebrated soprano, Zaira Palumbo is playing the elegant Grace Farrell and choreographer Vikki Feetham is transforming into the ditsy blonde Lily - the girlfriend of Miss Hannigan’s roguish brother Rooster, played by Seb Gatfield.

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The hardworking cast and crew have been rehearsing since January and considerable commitment and passion has gone into every detail. With a live band headed up by local Musical Director, David Ballard and carefully crafted set design and digital scenery by Nigel Holmes, it is set to be a production full of fun and excitement. Watch out for Sandy the dog played by Willow who is bound to melt your heart!

The Tony Award winning musical is based on the comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ by Harold Gray. With well-known songs such as Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile, it is sure to get the audience tapping their toes.

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North Norfolk Table Tennis Championships 2019 Robert Gabriel is new North Norfolk Champion, while son Marceli picks up two titles!

This year's North Norfolk Table Tennis Championships at North Walsham Sports Centre saw 40 players (not counting the two withdrawals) battle it out over the 129 matches required to determine the champions of the 10 events with play across the 6 tables lasting for a continuous 8¾ hours.

Thaxter, Gabriel's level at 57-57 solid defence and had a mixed with Championship strong attack saw point at 60-59 him on the front before Gabriel won the golden point to foot in the fourth claim his second title of the day. but he was rushed Richard Porritt was playing in the Championships into making exactly 50 years after reaching the first of his mistakes on his four successive Open Singles Finals (winning first three set the last in 1972) and this year partnered with points (two at Colin Smith he reached the final of the First 10-8), however There was no defending Division Doubles which saw a win for the there was no champion in the Open Singles Aylsham duo of Ashley Marsh and Marsden in Robert Gabriel (left - North Walsham)) and with Jonas Lee having moved Paul Price (right - Mundesley) warn up for the mistake on his three sets. The scratch pairing of Thaxter and winning smash away from Norfolk, but last Andy Beane took the Open Doubles title with Open Singles Final. on his fourth year's finalist and Champion no sets dropped while away from the home chance as he for the six previous years Robin Thaxter players, Betts won the Veterans event (over 55s) levelled 13-11. Thaxter could not find a way returned as top seed and opened his account for Mundesley, Livio and Yagi teamed up to win through the defence of his opponent as Gabriel with a straight sets second round defeat of Peter the Second Betts. Event debutant Robert Gabriel progressed took a 5-1 lead in the decider and he turned that Division Doubles for defence into attack to to the quarter-finals with a four set win against Gresham's School and close out the win 11-3. Kit Marsden followed by a three set defeat of there were two further A new Champion was Ashley Marsh. Keegan Hammond took Andy titles for Aylsham as therefore guaranteed Beane the distance – the latter recovering from Robbie Ollman won the as Gabriel led the final two sets to one down to reach the last eight. First Division Singles over Price by two sets In the bottom half of the draw, following an and Marsh and Marsden to one. The tension opening win in three against Jim Crossley, won their second title in increased as Price Philip Stone benefited from a second round the Handicap Doubles. recovered from 0-6 walkover after the withdrawal of the second • Important thanks are and 2-9 down in the seed John Hancock. Ben Lester edged out due to Pat Johnson, John fourth, saving two Hiromichi Yagi 13-11 in the third before being Welsh, Ray Gale, Phil Championship points beaten by Paul Price who won all three of their Mole, Mary Sawyer plus on serve at 8-10 and a second round sets 11-9. Richard Westgate everyone who helped Laura Marsh (Hunworth) serving on the third at 10-11 but he reached the last eight with a win in straight over set/clear up the tables or second point of the Ladies Singles final Tom Mountain while Simon Halliday beat Laura was unable to convert helped the event out in against Sarah Tudhope (North Walsham) a set-point of his own Marsh and Robbie Ollman in five and four any other way. at 12-11 as Gabriel respectively. Marsh had earlier become the took his fifth chance to close out the win 15-13 resuLts FroM tHe FinaLs first champion of the day in the Ladies singles to become the first home winner from the North Open Singles - R Gabriel bt P Price 7-11, 11-9, as she won a tight semi-final in four against Walsham club to take the title in 15 years – 11-6, 15-13. Gudi Scham before beating Sarah Tudhope in since John Vaughan (the umpire of this year's Open Doubles - R Thaxter/A Beane bt P Price/P straight sets in the final to win the event for the final) won back in 2004. Betts 11-9, 11-7, 11-4. fourth straight year. Veterans - P Betts bt R Gale 11-6, 11-9, 11-4. A great day for the Gabriel family continued The two quarter finals in the top half of the Handicap Singles - M Gabriel (43) bt A Marsh in the Second Division Singles as Robert's Open Singles draw were decided in four sets as (30) 61-60. son Marceli followed up his quarter-final win Gabriel defeated team-mate Beane and Thaxter Handicap Doubles - A Marsh/K Marsden (29) bt against Phil Mole in four with a dramatic 13-11, recovered from dropping the third 11-1 to beat R Thaxter/I Darricott (7) 61-42. 11-8, 9-11, 16-18, 11-7 semi-final defeat of Tom Aaron Howell. Price won the all Mundesley Ladies Singles -L Marsh bt S Tudhope 11-8, 11-1, Mountain. In the final he met Tony Bispham quarter-final against Halliday in straight while 11-5. 1st Division Singles – R Ollman bt A Marsh 7-11, Stone hit back from missing set-point opportunities who had twice been taken the distance in the competition by players from Gresham's School 11-9, 11-7, 11-9. in the third to edge Westgate 8-11, 11-5, 12-14, – Li Livio in the first round and Yagi in the 1st Division Doubles – A Marsh/K Marsden bt R 11-7, 11-9. Stone saved two match-points at semi-final. The final saw Gabriel beat Bispham Porritt/C Smith 11-6, 11-9, 11-6. 8-10 in the third set of the semi-final and took in four. The semi-finals of the Handicap Singles 2nd Division Singles -M Gabriel bt T Bispham his fourth set-point to claim it 15-13, however saw wins for Ashley Marsh and Marceli Gabriel 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8. Price dominated the second half of the fourth to against Thaxter and Mountain respectively. The 2nd Division Doubles -L Livio/H Yagi bt R claim his place in the final. After trailing by two final saw Gabriel start 43-30 ahead. Marsh drew Crouch/T Mountain 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 11-7. sets to one in the second semi-final against

North Walsham New Road Bowls & Snooker Club North Walsham New Road Bowls & Snooker Club wish to thank Sheringham Shoal Community Fund for their generous grant enabling them to instruct Irrigation Services UK Limited of Rackheath to install a watering system for their bowling green.

This will be of enormous help in watering the green with harvested rainwater instead of mains water helping the environment at the same time.

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Maintenance Manager pushed the button to start the system at a ceremony last month.

Our photos also show Paul Muddell of Irrigation Services and New Road Greensmen Dennis Bunn, Peter Lawrence and Bryan Sadler. Mr Nigel Tompkins, Public Relations Consultant and many members attended and a buffet and was enjoyed by all. Committee members Hazel and Ann would like to thank Clive Rayner, Grants Officer of the Norfolk Foundation for all his help.


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Aylsham Dodgeball for Project Course Aylsham High School offers the Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project Course as an option subject.

In previous years groups have looked at the possible legacies of hosting a sporting event, have planned, organised and led a dodgeball festival for the Aylsham Cluster year 6 primary school pupils and looked at school transition from year 6 to year 7.

This year, 5 students from year 9 decided to work as a group to focus their thoughts onto the health and fitness of year 6 primary school students.

The project class have been conducting on-line research about a variety of issues surrounding health and fitness in younger children and devising ways to increase health and fitness. They visited each of the cluster primary schools and deliver a session on what health and fitness are. They made a health and fitness flyer to give to each of the year 6 children and directed their attention to the government

website Change4Life which has lots of good ideas. They also made a fitness DVD for the primary schools which can be used in a classroom behind a desk.

During each school visit they led fun dodgeball games, which helped the year 6s think about a few dodgeball throwing techniques. These games were well organised and they were able to adapt their sessions to suit the size of school hall, the number of students in a class and the ability of the students.

During the year, they helped to lead sporting team challenges at a year 6 induction day and helped officiate at our year 7 inter house dodgeball competition.

Then on Tuesday 5 March , after many meetings and much preparation, they hosted the Aylsham

Two more wins from two for the Vikings in what is proving to be their best season in London One North since promotion six seasons ago. With two fixtures left they were already assured of third place with 99 points, a massive 25 ahead of fourth placed Old Haberdashers. At the top, semi-professional Rochford Hundred still have maximum points, whilst Colchester with 106 are, barring a sudden loss of form, on course for the promotion play-off game against the second placed side in London One South.

If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07766 259999. Tuesday 16 April – East Runton Fundraising Easter Walks - Usually our walks are free but on this occasion we need all participants to donate as much money as they can so that we can celebrate many more Easters. Join us at East Runton Village Hall, Buxton Close, East Runton, NR27 9PJ for a choice of 2 walks. Join us at 10:15am for a 3.75 mile walk or at 10:30am for a 1.5 mile walk. Refreshments and cakes in the hall after the walks. All proceeds to North Norfolk Fit Together. If you

The winning teams this year were in 1st place Colby School, in 2nd place Aldborough and in 3rd place Bure Valley. Each team took away medals, trophies and certificates.

As this is the third year of the tournament, thought will go into evaluating this year’s successes to make it even better event for next year. Just one of the many activities run within the school cluster between the high school and the primary schools.

20 minutes early after the hosts had scored eleven tries. Then they travelled to Southend who the previous week had only lost at Colchester by three points, but they too were dispatched: 57-28, including eight tries.

The Raiders remain top of Eastern Counties Plate following wins over Cambridge 3rds and Shelford 3rds.

All 6 to 16 year olds - Girls and Boys - are welcome at the Easter Camp to be held on 15,16 & 17 April. You need not have played rugby before and you can attend for one, two or three days. It will be led by James Knight (pictured), who also coaches at Leicester Academy, assisted by other Vikings Coaches and Players. Full details on the Club's website where you can also book your place: follow the Easter Rugby Camp link.

Both victories were against sides well placed in mid table. Amersham & Chiltern, who ran the Vikings close in November, were overwhelmed 75 - 5 at Scottow Park, the visitors conceding

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Cluster year 6 dodgeball tournament with 80 students from 6 primary schools attending. The teams competed in a round robin tournament. Additional sports leaders from the GCSE Physical Education class helped to officiate each of the games, ensuring that the games ran smoothly. The standard of play was exceptional.

would like to come and have a chat with volunteers about the project, and enjoy refreshments and cake without coming on the walks, please arrive after 10:30am. £3 for refreshments and cakes.

Wednesday 17 April– 10:30am - North Walsham Memorial Park Walk – Grade 1 - Any distance – A flat walk on hard surface paths and/or grass for all abilities and people living with dementia and their carers. Meet near North Walsham Community Centre (£1 for 2 hours), New Rd, North Walsham, NR28 9DE.Refreshments in the library after the walk. Book on (01263) 519405 by 3pm Tuesday 16th April. Tuesday 23 April – 11am - Ludham How Hill Walk – Grade 2 – approx. 2.5 miles – A walk along the

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Wednesday 24 April - 10:30am - Mundesley/ Gimingham Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 4 miles – A varied walk on concrete, field edge and cross paths and minor roads with gentle to moderate gradients. Meet at the CP behind Trafalgar Court, off Seaview Rd off Cromer Rd, NR11 8DB (turning is almost opposite the Crayford and Abbs Garage).

Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme are available at North Walsham and Stalham Libraries

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