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Issue no 584 14th February 2020

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We are always looking for new players of any ability who can add to our group. The Club has other age groups also looking for players. Should anyone be interested, please call Neil on 07717 737325.

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Do I do?

by Miranda Marshall, Director, Hayes + Storr

getting married is a legal contract. that’s why people need a lawyer to get ‘unmarried’; or, at least, the legal system oversees and regulates divorce.

The legal act with the lowest level of mental capacity necessary is that of marrying. That could explain a lot, ha ha; I hear you say!

The Court of Protection, which is the section of the court system which oversees the affairs of those unable to manage them for themselves, has recently granted permission for a 28-yearold man to marry his fiancée, even though he lacks mental capacity to manage his property and affairs.

The groom, called “P” in the reporting of the case, so as to protect his identity, has had learning difficulties since childhood. The loss of his leg in a road traffic accident resulted in him receiving an injury compensation award of £1,500,000. Adrian Mundell, P’s ‘deputy’ (i.e. the person appointed to manage P’s finances) spent P’s compensation on buying P a home and has invested the rest for P.

Early in 2019 P announced his intention to marry a woman, whom he met three years ago and who now lives with him in his home, along with her two children. One is tempted to ask Caroline Aherne’s question, on the eponymous Mrs Merton chat show, to Debbie McGee:

“What was it that first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?”, but that might be unfair.

Adrian had serious concerns about P’s decision to marry, and especially its financial implications. P had made a Will leaving everything to his parents; but as marriage revokes a Will, P would be intestate and his new wife his primary beneficiary, if P died. Adrian felt he had to take steps and so applied to the Court to prevent the marriage. As a reason he gave P’s privately-expressed indecision about the marriage and the doctor’s assessment that P is easily persuaded, has difficulty saying ‘no’, is very vulnerable and is open to being exploited. Adrian was concerned that P did not understand that if he married, and then divorced, his wife would have a financial claim. Adrian applied to the Court for a declaration that P did not have mental capacity to marry.

The judge did not agree. He noted that P had already been considered to have capacity to make a Will, for which the necessary degree of mental capacity is ‘higher than that needed validly to contract a marriage’. He said that people can have capacity to marry, without needing to understand how divorce financial arrangements work.

The judge said that the amount of P’s

compensation had been for his needs alone, and so, if the marriage went ahead and then ended in divorce, the scope of the claim of the wife would “necessarily be extremely limited”. The judge added that there were numerous legal authorities which have emphasised the near-immunity of a personal injury award from a divorce financial claim, and so, the divorcing-wife’s claim would be limited to relieving her serious financial hardship only.

And so, let us hope that they both live happily ever after.

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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 nwgoodneighbour.org.uk Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society open to singers of all voices and abilities without audition. Two week free trial. Rehearsals every Monday in term time, 7pm to 9pm, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Sheringham. 01263 711087, sccssec@gmail.com www.sheringhamandcromerchoral.co.uk. 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 at St Nicholas Rooms behind the church. 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. louise@playingforcake.uk 07841 522601. North Walsham Army Cadet Force - looking for more fun, more action and more adventure, aged between 13-18? Or an adult looking for something exciting to fill their spare time with? Find out more at www.armycadet.co.uk or pop in a visit us Wednesday evenings 19.30-21.30 at The Cadet Hut, North Walsham Sport Centre, Spenser Avenue, N Walsham Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre 2nd Tue 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 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 info Stan 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 erpinghamleisurehub@gmail.com 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 erpinghamleisurehub@gmail.com WALKING NETBALL for all: now playing at Erpingham MUGA every Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Friday 10.3011.30am, with a qualified instructor. £2 per session - 1st session free. Turn up or call Ros on 01263 768262 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. Welcome to join us. www.whiteagle.org North Walsham Congregational Church, Cromer Road

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welcomes you Coffee Mornings 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. 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. 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 Ex-Service & Social Club on Monday evenings during the September - June season. David Owen (Club Secretary) 01263 731327 davidowen364@btinternet.com 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 call 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 2course 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 welcomes nearly new clothing dobnations. Shop 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 Sec maxine@john-lewis.com 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 drop-ins so there’s no pressure to attend regularly or to perform. The idea is simply



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North Norfolk District supports local businesses people to continue to come to the town centre during gas main works and use its shops and facilities’. to support local businesses nnDC is to offer 2 hours free parking during gas main works in north walsham town Centre

The District Council has decided to take the decision to provide two hours free parking on the sites at Bank Loke and Vicarage Street, where nearly 150 free two-hour parking bays will be made available in the town for the duration of the gas works in the area. These arrangements will be in place from Thursday 30 January and over the coming days NNDC will formalize the arrangements for the issuing of tickets through the parking meters.

Following discussions with concerned business owners, the Chamber of Trade and local Councilors, a temporary solution has been found whilst Triio and Cadent are undertaking gas works in North Walsham Town Centre. NNDC has taken positive action to support retail and other businesses in the Town Centre by agreeing to suspend short stay parking charges in the Bank Loke and Vicarage Street Car Parks.

Due to timescales attached to grant funding which NNDC has accessed for Electric Vehicle Charge points, there will unavoidably be some works at Vicarage Street Car Park carried out by the District Council during March, which is not possible to reschedule.

Cllr Eric Seward, Deputy Council Leader and a Councillor for North Walsham said: “It was important for the Council to quickly provide support to shops and businesses in the town centre during this difficult period. The provision of two-hour free parking in the town’s major car parks should encourage

This decision recognises and seeks to address the disruption anticipated in the Town Centre through these necessary infrastructure works, particularly the difficulty accessing the marketplace and the potential loss of on-street parking spaces.

NNDC wishes to support North Walsham businesses and get their message out to all that the town is very much open for business; NNDC is already committed to supporting the vitality and vibrancy of the town centre through the Heritage Action Zone funding, which will see the Council and a range of partners make significant investment in the town centre environment following the completion of the gas main works.

Discussions with regards to the management of the Town Centre works and the wider impacts on businesses and the general public will be monitored by the District Council, with the Town Council and Chamber of Trade.


In addition to offering two-hours free parking in the Bank Loke and Vicarage Street Car Parks, the District Council is also discussing whether the Town Council wishes to temporarily relocate the weekly market whilst the gas main works take place through the town centre.

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No matter what I say or do, it's never good enough! As far as Ma-in-law’s concerned, my housework makes her scoff! The house is far too dusty; my cooking makes her sneer; My ironing is just a joke, compared to hers, I fear. So I've been saving really hard, to buy a special treat. A holiday for Ma-in-law, a pre-paid, one way seat! Somewhere hot and far away, where she can fly or sail. Then I can live my life in peace, on this I will not fail! Or maybe she can take a cruise around the freezing fjords, The temperatures will match her moods and icy, biting words! I’m saving all my money to make this dream come true, And pray she sails right off the end, or flies into the blue! Frances Wraight

Long Stay Parking will continue to be available at all the Pay and Display Car Parks across North Walsham. The Mundesley Road and New Road car parks remain unaffected by the provisions at Bank Loke and Vicarage Street.

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Art Exhibition and Sale at St. Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market NR11 8UA on 7 and 8 March from 10am to 4pm presented by Trunch Art Collective

Belfry Baroque presents Best of British a concert of baroque music by British composers at 3pm on Sunday 16 February at The Belfry

WHAT’S ON WHERE Centre, Overstrand. Tickets £8. Refreshments available. Tel 01263 579196

floral creation. £40. Contact Jan 07535 125448 In aid of All Saints Church Edingthorpe

Spring Floral Workshop on Tuesday 17 March 10am to 3pm at St Benets Hall, North Walsham - Tuition, materials and lunch are included, just bring scissors. Come and spend the day with us and take home your

North Walsham Players Pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at North Walsham Community Centre at 7.30pm on Friday 28 February and on Sunday 1 March at 2.30pm.

Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Awards and Dinner Dance will be held at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham on Saturday 29 February.

Thanks to the kindness of John and Judy Mcneil-Wilson, as part of the National Garden Scheme, Chestnut Farm in West Beckham will open from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 1 March. All proceeds from light refreshment sales and other fund-raising activities on the day will be donated to Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society.

The evening will commence at 6.30pm for a sit down three course meal at 7pm. Live music will be provided by Uptown Nights. There will be a raffle and auction to raise money for the RNLI which is facing a Perfect Storm : our volunteers are busier than ever; providing a world class rescue service but people are still drowning, however our income is down so we need more money to save more lives – investing in the future of lifesaving is vital.

John and Judy (who until recently sang regularly with the choir) have decades of gardening experience between them and have been opening their garden to the public as part of NGS for nearly 20 years.

You can help by supporting our Awards and Dinner Dance. Come and have a great night and enjoy yourselves. Tickets available from Crew, RNLI shop or call and leave a message at the station, 01692 583269. Cost £30.00, last orders 20 February.


Spring bulbs including snowdrops, anemones and crocus will take centre stage. There will also be plants on sale from local nurseries. Standard NGS Admission charge of £5 (children free) will apply.

MUSIC FOR FEMALE VOICES WITH JANET KELSEY Accompanist: Mark Jones on Saturday 7 March 10.30am – 4pm at Aylsham Methodist Church, White Hart Street, Aylsham, NR11 6HG

Members of the choir will help staff the gate and refreshment area. Please note that wheelchair access can be limited during bad weather.

Whilst there are many Come and Sing days taking place in Norfolk every month, our very own Come and Sing Day on 7 March will be different as it is for sopranos and altos only.

Do come along to enjoy this beautiful garden (and the delicious refreshments!) and support the choir at the same time.

Come and enjoy the thrill of singing a variety of three and four-part pieces for ladies' voices, from madrigals to contemporary composers. Get tips from Janet on how to improve as a soloist and as a choral singer. Fun, friendship and expert tuition will make for a very special day. A list of the songs will be circulated in advance and we will provide music on the day


Garden Birds - An illustrated talk by Mike Toms on Thursday 20 February at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm. A joint meeting of NWT North Norfolk Group and Cley Bird Club. £2 members (NWT or CBC) £3 non-members including refreshments. No need to book, just come along.

The cost for the day will be £15 (payable in advance). We shall use the church for the workshops and kitchen and canteen facilities for breaks. Hot and cold drinks and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own packed lunch. Information on parking will be provided to participants.

Please apply by telephone (Chris Yeomans on 01263 768441) or email Chris at singingwithcake@gmail.com

This Meeting is kindly sponsored by BIRDScapes Gallery.

Red Loft Theatre is following the Yellow Brick Road all the way back to the Atrium in North Walsham for its Easter production ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Dorothy, played by 16 year old Amelia Watson, needs your help to find a starring member of the cast - her best friend Toto!

Anyone who remembers the 1939 classic will recall how the aptly named ‘Terry’ the terrier stole the show with her unwavering love and support for Dorothy as she navigated her tumultuous travels over the rainbow. It is a show-stopping performance like this which Dorothy and Red Loft are looking

for in their Toto.

They will be holding ‘Toto Tryouts’, their very own doggie auditions, on 21 February at 7pm in St Benet’s Hall North Walsham for everyone who believes their pup has what it takes to bring the audience to its feet. The perfect Toto should be able to follow commands, fit in a basket (sorry Great Danes) and not be scared by loud noises or sudden bangs, as well as being friendly and adorable!

The show will take place 14 -18 April at the Atrium in North Walsham. Rehearsals


North Walsham Players Table Top Sale on Saturday 8 March at North Walsham Community Centre doors open at 9am – 12 midday. Tables available £5 (2 tables). To book 01692 402116

Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Awards & Dinner Dance

Open Day at Chestnut Farm

The Search for Toto

Tickets available on the door - adults £4.50, children £2.50. Raising money for local causes.


are Sunday afternoons.

To volunteer your hound to be crowned, get in contact to book your audition slot either by email info@redlofttheatre.com or call 07823 556312

For all of you lovers of theatre (and dogs) don’t forget to come along and support from 14 -18 April. Tickets are available from Ticketsource or by calling 0333 666 3366.

You’d have to be barking mad to miss it!

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The Thrill of Love by Stage Direct Following on from last year’s highly successful run of Nigel Manson's comedy Miss Marble strikes : Again! at The Little Theatre in Sheringham, Stage Direct are changing the theme this spring to a drama with a play called The Thrill of Love.

This highly acclaimed award winning play depicts and dramatises the true life story of Mrs Ruth Ellis (the last woman to be hanged in England in 1955 aged 28 years) who shot and killed her lover, David Blakely. There was a public outcry and the sense of injustice, major factors that lead to the abolition of the death penalty.

Ruth made her mark as a blonde bombshell and was deemed a reporter’s dream for her tragic affair with an upper class racing driver. It may be said her lifestyle helped to condemn her in court as indeed her remorseless attitude added to her troubles. Some of the characters are real in this depiction but

some are mortal manifestations of Ruth’s lifestyle at the time. This play promises to be an exciting drama that will have its audience on the edge of their seats as it weaves its way through the sometimes brutal realities of Ruth’s daily life and loves.

“The cast will go through an emotional rollercoaster during the performance which is both challenging and exhilarating at the same time” said Director Derek Bull, “In parts, the action and dialogue will give you goose bumps at the senseless brutality of the law at the time. This play is designed to make us think and examine our own lives, even today, which is what great theatre should achieve, and I think this play does just that.”

The Thrill of Love runs on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March at Sheringham Little Theatre at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from their Box Office on 01263

822347 or online at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or enquiries@sheringhamlittletheatre.com

North Walsham is Open for Business North Walsham businesses remain open, undeterred by gas main works

North Norfolk District Council met local businesses in North Walsham to hear the concerns of those affected by the gas mains works undertaken by tRIIO, for Cadent Gas Limited.

lifetime of over 80 years.

North Walsham Town Council, who operate the market, may have to consider its temporary relocation as works are carried out on the Market Place. For the weeks it could potentially not operate from its regular location, NNDC is prepared to accommodate the Market in the Bank Loke Car Park, if the request is made by the Town Council.

Economic Development Officer, Stewart Damonsing said: “We have listened to the concerns of businesses and are working continually to support them by putting measures in place to help minimise the disruption and encourage footfall around the town. We would like to remind shoppers that North Walsham is open for business and that it is important to continue supporting the shops and businesses especially those on Mundesley Road, Market Street and Vicarage Street who have been particularly affected during the early phase of works.”

Work on the Market Place is not expected to begin until March.

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Despite the disruptions to the town centre, local businesses and shoppers are continuing with business as usual, and signage has been put in place to remind visitors that all car parks remain open. The Council has also removed short-stay parking charges by offering two-hours free parking in the Vicarage Street and Bank Loke car parks.


NNDC is already committed to supporting the vitality and vibrancy of the town centre through the Heritage Action Zone funding, which will see the Council and a range of partners make significant investment in the town centre environment following the completion of the gas main works.

The works undertaken by tRIIO, due for completion by April, are futureproofing North Walsham’s gas infrastructure. The aging piping is to be replaced with durable new pipes that have an operational

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World Premiere musical stage-work The text of ‘Mankind’ was written and first played in East Anglia around 1465 It is a lively social satire. The music draws on neo-classicism and folk-music, following a style of musical theatre developed by Brecht and Kurt Weill in the 1920s, and later taken on by Britten in such works as ‘Noye’s Fludde’

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A Stage Direct Production A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s more than just a drink on offer. Why does this end in a charge of murder?

Origin of Species Sunday 8th March

A Tangram Theatre production The Origin of Species tells the remarkable story of how Charles Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution, and why it took him over twenty years to publish his theory The show is packed with big ideas, terrible puns, brilliant physical comedy and six cracking original songs about everything from blasted boring barnacles to the perils of marrying your cousin.


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From Duncan Baker, Member of Parliament for North Norfolk

Dear All, I would like to start by thanking all those who voted for me in the recent General Election. A 14,000 strong majority was a clear mandate from North Norfolk to get Brexit done, and to move forward with addressing the many important issues you talked to me about during the election campaign.

I’m pleased to say that within weeks I’m doing just that. The EU Withdrawal Agreement has been passed and, on 31 January, we will leave the European Union with the votes of the 58.9% in North Norfolk finally respected. Both locally and in Westminster, my team is taking shape. I’m proud to have a constituency office in North Walsham – where I have had so much support during the last year. Soon I will look forward to hosting regular surgeries around the constituency.

North Norfolk will be my first priority. In these first few weeks I have hit the ground running, working hard on behalf of many constituents. You may have seen me asking questions in the House about improving our ambulance response times, protecting our farming community, the environment, and what the government is doing to help our High Streets.

I have met with Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to discuss the urgent issues surrounding ambulance response times, the need for improved facilities at Cromer Hospital (with additional mental health support), and met with local ambulance staff to discuss their concerns and learn how we might provide a more responsive ambulance service for this area. This is being followed up by meeting with the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital chiefs: I want to see our Accident & Emergency unit radically improved, which will benefit many North Norfolk residents.

I have been made the Vice-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on moving towards carbon Net Zero, and am meeting with ministers to urge them to help the farming community who are under serious threat, with some of their irrigation licences being revoked.

Of course, every day, I’m helping many people with queries and issues, and I am loving meeting incredible constituents all around North Norfolk who do so much for their communities.

There is much to do, but I am enjoying representing you and trying to make our lives better in our wonderful North Norfolk home.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Duncan Baker, Member of Parliament for North Norfolk


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Royal Air Force Bircham Newton Heritage Centre

The Anson VX-B (K6183) was the first of Bircham Newton’s aircraft to be shot down in World War 2 on 5 September 1939, just two days after Britain declared war on Germany. The story of this plane and its fortunate New Zealand pilot, who survived to become one of the first prisoners of the war, can be read in the RAF Heritage Centre.

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Avro Anson flown by No. 206 Squadron

The Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton has a unique collection of memorabilia from the former Royal Air Force station’s past service, which spanned more than 44 years, including two world wars and the Cold War. On display are photographs and personal memories of servicemen who served there and other related items from its fascinating history.

The 2020 season of Open Days will begin on Easter Sunday 12 April and Easter Monday 13 April. Further Open Days will be held on Early May Bank Holiday weekend Friday 8 and Sunday 10 May, Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May, Sunday 14 June/ Sunday 28 June, Sunday 12 July/Sunday 26 July, Summer Bank Holiday weekend: Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, Sunday 27 September/ Sunday 25 Octobe5 and Remembrance Sunday 8 November.

The Centre is open from 10am until 4pm with free entrance and car parking. Disabled access and toilets are available. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available.


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The Macmillan Mammoth Quiz

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We are holding an additional Annual Macmillan Mammoth Quiz 2020 on Sunday 1 March at Cromer Social Club, 1 The Croft, Cromer NR27 9EH. The quiz starts at 8pm.

Suggested donation is £2.50 per player with teams of any size. This is a fun night with a small prize for the winning team. There will also be a raffle - donations gratefully received. Everyone is very welcome!

Please arrive early to get a seat as we hope this quiz will be well supported! Please ring Diane on 01263 823889 if you have any queries.

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A Games Evening and refreshments with a visit from District Chairman David Hale on 18 February at 7pm at St Nicholas Rooms, North Walsham, NR28 9BT.

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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.

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Say Cheeese!

In an effort to wean myself and the family off crisps after too much consumption over the festive season, I have come up with these super tasty, healthy and savoury oat cakes, which are full of good ingredients and very easy to make. They are heavenly on a cheese board, or a great accompaniment to home made soups, as a change from bread, and so are very handy for anyone like me who is trying to cut down on their wheat intake. True there is spelt flour in there, but it is a much easier flour to digest than regular wheat flour, and consequently kinder to your tummy. Medium oatmeal can be purchased cheaply at most health food stores, and ground flaxseed can be obtained from Lidls cheaply, and also at many other supermarkets, although prices do vary. You don’t need much parmesan to get that wonderful rich, sharp flavour, so either get a small amount from the cheese counter, or shop savvy again at Lidls. With the addition of tasty

poppy seeds, you have an oatcake choc full of fibre and heart healthy olive oil – so much better for you than crisps!

Poppy seed and Parmesan oatcakes

5oz porridge oats 5oz medium oatmeal Salt to taste Pepper to taste Tsp Italian herbs or thyme (optional) Heaped tblsp poppy seeds Tblsp ground flaxseed Handful of flaked almonds, broken up Hpd tblsp spelt flour 2 hpd tblsp finely grated parmesan cheese 75ml extra virgin olive oil 200ml very hot water

● Form into 2 balls and rest for a few minutes, and then roll out onto a floured surface to a depth of a few millimetres. ● Cut out rounds with a biscuit cutter to your desired size, and place onto floured baking trays into a preheated oven on 180° for approximately 25 mins, or until lightly golden and cooked through. ● Cool on a wire rack, and keep in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze on the day. Carolyn Burn

● Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and then add the parmesan and mix well. ● Pour the oil into the middle, and add in the hot water, bringing it all together with a large knife, until you have a dough.

North Walsham Probus Club

Last October half term 19 families with school aged children were able to enjoy a week’s holiday at a caravan site with lots of amenities for the children to enjoy. Families with pre-school children are offered holidays in June or July so in 2019 24 holidays were paid for which meant 98 people were able to ‘take a break’ which would not have been possible without AFIA.

Many of us look forward to the opportunity to take a break from our everyday routines and enjoy time away with family or friends, but for some families that is just an impossible dream. The speakers at the January meeting of North Walsham and District Probus Club were Sandra Sacks and Sandra Bendall, two ladies who help to make this dream come true for families across the Norwich diocese through AFIA, Away From It All Holidays, a Mother’s Union charity. They began their talk with a brief outline of Mother’s Union (MU) which was founded in 1876 by Mary Summner, a vicar’s wife. Mary wanted to bring mothers of all social classes together so that they could support one another through the difficulties and responsibilities of parenthood and family life. In 1898 the North Walsham branch was started and continues to this day supporting marriage and family life particularly those whose family life has met with adversity. Through the fund raising efforts of MU members AFIA are able to offer a week’s holiday in a caravan on the coast to give families a chance to recuperate, spend time making good memories with their children and relax in a non-stressful situation. Families are referred by a range of professionals such as doctors, health visitors and head teachers. Carefully omitting names, Sandra read us some of the letters of application which made us realize what difficult situations some families experienced.

To draw their talk to a close, the two Sandras read us some of the thank you letters and cards that they had received and these really brought home to us how much the holiday meant to the families and in some cases changed their lives for the better.

North Walsham Probus Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10am in the Jubilee Room at North Walsham Community Centre. For more information please contact Albie or Ann on 01692 402705

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North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

We have had even more requests for help with neutering under our £5 Neutering Campaign and some of these cats have already been neutered. We have also been dealing with neutering several more feral cats, some of these with the help of Marian, who was one of our fosterers. Others have turned up at a feral colony where we have previously been involved.

We are happy to advise that Darcy, one of the cats mentioned last time, has now been rehomed and we are keeping our fingers crossed that an enquiry from someone to give Phoebe a new home will mean she will also be leaving us soon. Someone has also shown an interest in Milton and Pearl and we are waiting for them to decide whether they will offer them a home. If this does not materialise there are several other people interested in giving them and the other timid young cats homes too. As mentioned last time, these young cats do need homes with experienced people willing to give them time to settle and adapt to their new surroundings. I was therefore delighted to receive an email from the new family of two of our young cats rehomed by us last year and their owner has given us permission to share their story below :

“Freddy and Dolly were both very timid to begin with, it took them quite a few months to be comfortable going outside and not be frightened by the slightest puff of wind, but now they happily come and go and are both great mousers. Freddie is a typical ‘Tom’, very cuddly, a bit naughty and very greedy. Dolly is still wary of too much handling but loves a back massage and is very sweet natured. They get on well most of the time, chasing each other around the house and garden like ‘Tom and Jerry’ but they have their own favourite places to sleep. Last, but not least, we love them both to bits.”

Not only was it lovely to hear how Freddie and Dolly had settled in but we also had news this week on Artful and Spit (now called Olive and PROVIDING FRIENDLY, EXPERIENCED & PROFESSIONAL VETERINARY CARE

Freddie (on left) and Dolly, looking very relaxed in their new home

Liquorice) who were rehomed to Stables. They too are happy in their new home and Olive will rub around her feeder’s legs at mealtimes. They will also let the ladies with horses there stroke them and are also great at keeping vermin under control. Obviously, the right home for them too.

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 www.northwalsham.cats.org.uk/ for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

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

Hedgehog Haven


Pictured is Snowdrop who is gaining weight nicely. She is now 450 grams. The mild weather has meant that the hogs in the outside pens have been waking up, but it's much too early to release as there could well be a cold snap and their natural food cannot be found - so if you do see a hedgehog out at night please put out some food to help them.

Making a good thing better! Westover Vets new state-of-the-art facilities opening soon!

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The RAF Air Defence & Radar Museum needs you!

RAF Air Defence Radar Museum - Grant from Love of the Broads

The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum is proud to announce the success of a recent application for grant funding from Love of the Broads.

Last year the RAF Radar Museum in Neatishead had another very successful year.

The grant will initially be used to record volunteers' memories in regard to their service years at RRH Neatished.

Not only did we celebrate being open for 25 years but we grew in volunteers . We are open 4 days a week (and each Bank Holiday Monday) and we need more volunteers to join our happy band of over 60 women and men who help keep us going. We are looking especially for people to help in our lovely cafe on a Saturday and as room guides.

Stage two of this project will be recording visitors and former Neatishead personnel who may wish to share similar stories. Manager Lynn Kerslake said she was delighted that this project has now come to fruition.

We seek volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. Our current team has women and men ranging from 18 to 80. We can guarantee that you will have an enjoyable time and make new friends and you will be helping a charity to keep going and help us continue to provide an award-winning experience to our visitors. We offer our volunteers a friendly place to come to and we organise an annual trip and a Christmas lunch as a thank you for all your time, plus there are free teas and coffees always available in the crew room.

Grateful thanks go to Love of the Broads as it now gives the Museum funding to purchase relative equipment and funding to display these precious memories both in digital/audio format.

Accepting the cheque in January in the Cold War Room at the Museum was Trustees Carl Lamb and Nick Farmer, along with Peter Howe from Love of the Broads.

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Henleys’ great year

2019 was another fantastic year for Henleys Estate Agents in Cromer. According to statistics provided by Rightmove, in 2019 Henleys were the top selling and lettings agent in the NR27 postcodes by over 30% to their nearest competitor. To add to their success, Henleys have branched out to North Walsham where their high-profile office stands in the Market Place.

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Fellow director Jeff Cox goes on to say, “You just have to look at our on-line reviews, going the extra mile is imperative to ensure customer satisfaction. We have also been recognized and awarded Best Estate and Lettings Agent in Norfolk by the national industry publication The Build. The publication mystery shopped Henleys and the service we gave was judged as exemplary and deserving of the award. We are delighted to receive this award.”

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We meet every Monday and Thursday Evening From 7pm till 9.30pm. All young people over the age of 12 are welcome. The activities are many and varied as well as Air Based knowledge there is also the opportunity to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh Award and gain BTEC qualifications. It is not all study as the Squadron has recently done well at swimming, athletics and of course flying.

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To enable the Squadron to offer these opportunities to the Cadets, the Squadron Commander needs the support of Training staff and a Civilian Committee who meet a few times a year to assist him in organising Squadron activities.

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The Gallant Gardener

starting the new year well - growing in Containers

By the time you read this, we will be into February. This is the time of the year that I start to get the itch to sow seeds and plant, looking forward to new crops and displays of flowers.

The first thing I do in the New Year is to buy my seed potatoes, laying them up in seed trays and put them in a cool lit place so that they start to chit! In other words they start to grow shoots that will eventually produce more potatoes.

A variety of squash which I grew last year called Honey Boat is a very sweet squash and makes wonderful soup, squash chips and will roast. This variety takes no looking after once you have planted it out and I think you would be able to grow this in a container. take three potatoes preferably an early variety or a salad type that you enjoy eating and lay on the compost. Cover again with another 12” of compost and water. Keep in a cool well-lit place - greenhouse/conservatory - until the frosts have finished then they can go outside.

The second thing is to decide what I am going to grow, with both flowers and vegetables in mind, looking at the catalogues and making a list of types and varieties to try. I used to grow lots of different vegetables and never eat half of them! So the rule is to grow only what you like.

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I then fill the bottom with a mixture of compost, manure and soil for about 12” or 30cm,

As the potatoes grow continue to fill with compost around the potato tops, until it gets to the top of the bin. The early potato will be flowering in about 10 to 12 weeks and then you can dig down and find your new potatoes. Don't tip them all out, just look for the bigger ones and the smaller potatoes will continue to grow, this way you will maximise your crop.

It is surprising what you can grow in containers, on a wall, on a concrete floor using pots or bags, it is endless fun experimenting whether it is peas, beans, rhubarb, salads, fruit or flowers, go on give it a go!

In Africa they use bags a lot for growing and also a system called Keyhole Gardens, where a hole for adding compost is in the middle and will continually feed the garden, look them up on the internet.

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Inside Cromer’s New Accessible Toilets Cromer’s Visitor Centre has been fitted with Changing Places assisted accessible facilities

North Norfolk District Council, with supplier Closomat, have installed a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet in the Cromer Visitors Centre building.

With Council investment, Cromer’s Visitors Centre now has one of the most advanced and accessible facilities available. The Changing Places toilet provides accessibility at the focal point for the whole North Norfolk area, making it more equipped for the increased tourist interest in the town. Project Support Officer Darren Payne explained that “Without such toilet facilities, tens of thousands of disabled people are deprived of enjoying numerous activities most of us take for granted, as they can’t find suitable toilet facilities. In worst case scenarios, they face having to be changed on the floor, or just not visit somewhere”

The Changing Places toilets provide users with a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and either a tracking or mobile hoist system. They are sufficiently spacious, with due care and attention paid towards the requirements of the user. Each toilet holds adequate space in the changing area for the user and up to two carers, with a centrally placed toilet (with room) either side and a screen or curtain to provide privacy. They are

equipped with a non-slip floor, large waste bins for disposable pads and a wide tear-off paper roll to cover the benches, upholding cleanliness.

Cllr. Emma Spagnola said: “Having a Changing Places in Cromer is going to make such a difference to so many disabled adults, children and their families. Not only for local people but for tourists too, for example, I am aware of two families who are already planning their summer holidays here because this facility will make the town so much more accessible. Everyone is entitled to have this basic need met and I am very proud of NNDC for jumping on board and providing this. I am looking forward to see more rolled out across the District.”

Closomat has become the leader in the design, supply, installation and subsequent maintenance of Changing Places; visit their website for support information for all involved in the specification and build process.

The Council Cromer Changing Places facility is the first of 7 planned across North Norfolk, with one planned for each town; Proposed facilities in Fakenham and Wells-Next-The-Sea are due to begin construction in early 2020.

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Find me a woman in her 40s who doesn’t want to knock a few years off her appearance!

With many friends now in their late forties, several have snuck off to have various forms of cosmetic enhancement, whether it be dental implants/whitening, breast implants or the odd dose of Botox.

As for me, both bank balance and intuition advised to grow old gracefully!

But all worthy intentions fast evaporated when the opportunity came to visit Dr Gheyi at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic. What I really wanted him to tackle was something that no amounts of facials (a private addiction) seemed able to fade – horrible, horrible age spots.

From my early forties, these dark freckles have been multiplying. I’ve already got the hands of an octogenarian, but hands don’t really bother me. It’s the face that counts. I can just about grin and bear laughter lines, and gravity’s pull hasn’t yet begun in earnest, but these dark spots really annoy me. I’ve tried every concealer imaginable – and none of them work. If anything, they highlight the problem.

Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic is situated in new buildings just outside Wroxham. Dr Sanjay Gheyi is the man in charge, and the fact that he is a practicing GP four days a week at Coltishall Surgery, and regularly attends medical conferences worldwide on the subject of cosmetic enhancement, is immensely reassuring. The clinic boasts some pretty hefty equipment – and the last thing one wants is a novice at the driving wheel! We’ve all heard horror stories of how relatively simple procedures can go wildly wrong!

For the first session, Dr Gheyi did an overview of my skin, focussing on the age spots. He explained he could treat them with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which would fade them, if not cause them to disappear completely. He also stressed the need to wear sun screen each and every day of the year. But I do wear sunscreen, Doctor, honest. He pointed out that it’s often easy to forget the sides of one’s face when applying cream of any type – which is exactly where my sun spots are appearing.

Dr Gheyi took some particularly ghastly photos of the age spots, which he blew up and showed me on screen. This was by far the worst part of the session - a brown spot which maybe measures 3 millimetres at most was suddenly expanded to 30cms in diameter – and looked like a nasty explosion of molten toffee. Photo session over, Dr Gheyi asked me to hop up onto the couch, and relax. He wanted to test the IPL procedure out on me to see how I’d react.

of the spots. The sensation was rather like an elastic band twanging on one’s skin – not exactly painful, just a little strange. The area was a bit hot and tingly for a couple of hours afterwards but soon settled down. I was told to avoid sun for the next 48 hours, and to rebook for a follow-up session when treatment would commence in earnest! In the meantime, I could expect the age spot that had been zapped to possibly turn browner, before beginning to fade. At best, Dr Gheyi said the pigment might rise to the surface, and simply flake off.

Two weeks later, by which time the spot had definitely faded, I turned up for a full session with Dr Gheyi. This time the IPL machine was set to a slightly higher level, and the zapping process began in earnest! Again, there was no discomfort during or after the treatment which lasted a mere ten minutes, and in next to no time I was back in Norwich trying out the various tester potions that Dr Gheyi had given me. They’re all made by the American company, Agera, and amounted to a facial cleanser, a serum, a retinol based cream, a moisturizer and a sun block. This is skin care with expertise but without frills – the products are unscented and highly tested/medically researched. I used them for a week. In all honesty, I can say that my skin felt a lot smoother than usual, and the sunscreen in particular was brilliant – non-greasy, and making my skin feel silky

Three weeks later, I returned for my final session. By this time the offending spot had faded to being almost unnoticeable, and when I happened to mention where I was going to friends and family, and then pointed to the offending age spot, I was met with looks suggesting I was mad to worry about such an inconsequential blot! A final blast with the IPL, and within two weeks, just in time for Christmas, the sun spots had gone!

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Whilst I put on the black-out glasses, Dr Gheyi explained what IPL actually is. Intense pulsed light is a broadband light within the visible spectrum. To a lay person, it amounts to short sharp bursts of very, very bright light. No UVA or UVB is involved, and the treatment is utterly safe. The IPL laser machine is top spec – rather than one of the cheaper portable versions that beauty salons tend to use.

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Linsar TV 20ins with wall bracket or free standing ideal for bedroom remote all ok £25. UMC TV 22ins with built in DVD HD ready remote all ok £35. 01263 731294 Aylsham Free 3 tier glass TV unit. Waterfall garden feature hardly used £60. Mahogany corner display cabinet £15. Nest mahogany tables £10. Mahogany TV unit £15. Table top fridge small freezer compartment £15. Buyer to collect. Tel 01263 515450 Vegetarian cookery books lots of them too many to list other cook books too £2 each collect from Sheringham Tel 01263 821830 Cane conservatory furniture 2 seater sofa and 2 single chairs sofa measurements W50" D37" H36" chairs measure W30" D37" H36" removable cushions can be dry cleaned collection only please £50 07572 426852 Free paving bricks Cromer enough for approximately 43 square metres 07596 986239 Free to collect small 2 seater 3 piece suite good condition fire retardant beige on castors space wanted to redecorate 01692 409805 Samsung 42in Freeview approximately 6 years old buyer to collect £50ono Tel 01692 404690 2 pairs jeans brand new with labels 30" waist 30"leg £10 for both. Pair white canvas shoes in box £15 size 9. 07775 911214 Pair of solid oak carver chairs light oak and waxed polish not varnish £100 01692 404214 Ravensburger 1000 piece puzzles £1 each all in good condition Tel 01692 407377 5 x Venetian blinds in warm copper each measures approx 150cms x 90cms vgc £5 each or £15 all 5. Small compact pressure washer in perfect working order £15. Tel 01692 402869 Wooden bookcase £25. 2 drawer vintage dressing table £45. 2 kitchen stools £10 each. Bedside cabinet £15. Magazine rack with table top £20. Wood tea trolley £10. Shoe rack £10. JVC radio CD and tape player £25. Tel 07899 892899 Men’s black soft leather jacket size extra large £20. Men’s black leather ankle boots size 10 narrow fit in excellent condition £6. Tel 07376 199016 Wasgij style jigsaw puzzles £2.50 each Tel 01263 826964

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Unwanted gift beautiful Russell Hobbs slow cooker black/silver family size with booklet £15ono. 2 men's size double quilted sleeping bags in mint condition £10 each. Reason for selling emigrating.01263 511742 BT Essential telephone 2 handsets with easy call blocking and answering machine £25 Tel 01692 403742 Ornate scroll brass wall lights with 4 bulbs £45. 2 white spotlights with 2 bulbs £25. 2 black scroll wall lights with pull switch £25. Tel 01692 404407 2 tonne trolley jack £15. 1.5 tonne axle stands x2 £5. Torque wrench £5. Hub puller valve spring compressor and sump plug spanner £5 the lot. Tel 01263 511093 New pump for blow up mattresses £4. Electric hairdryer £4. New boxed telephone alarm clock £10. 3 pairs new large black tights £4 the packet. Tel 01692 405663 4 paving slabs 2ft x 2ft £12 the lot buyer to collect from Trunch Tel 01263 720113 Sturdy wooden chicken ark vgc suitable 2 chickens or bantams rabbits etc £40 ono buyer collects Tel 01692 405703 20m hose and trolley £10. 300 litre compost bin £10. 10mm drill bit £3. 12 x 5/32 files £10. 12in Stilson spanner £5. Chain breaker for motorcycle or cycle £5. 28ft white coax £2. 50ft 2 core wire £5. 01692 402961 Svalbard single hand quartz watch limited edition 17/500 sun/moon dial mint boxed. £95. Targus large laptop satchel new £10. Sony HX60 megazoom digital camera + extras mint £75.Tel 01692 500776 Brand new still in box stainless steel sink with tap and drain kit £40ono. Garden cantilever parasol vgc £40ono. Assortment of jigsaw puzzles 1000 pieces as new £1.50 each. Tel 01263 663843/07989 812468 Small upright freezer very good condition £65 Tel 07899 892899 North Walsham Adult bike universal with lights lock mud flaps parcel shelf and other bits £60ono Tel 01263 823358 anytime Surplus sewing knitting & typewriter machines gardening & DIY tools for Christian Charity to send overseas David Tarling 01692 405989 Samsung Television. 21” 5 series. Brand new, never been used. Cost £140. Will accept £45 ono. 01263 579775. Manual inc. Marina 5 Ignition Leads. Distributor cap Coil pair Ital door mirrors. Haynes. 1.3 Marina Book. Alternator. £40. Many DIY, Self Employed, Gardening, Weekend Work items. £70. Ono. 01263 710067.

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North Walsham Table Tennis League Handicap Derby goes to the wire proved crucial as firstly she fought from

The opening rounds of the two Handicap Cups saw the first matches played under the new handicapping system introduced by the Cup Committee. The new system sees players use a grid to convert handicaps into a head start for the lower ranked player or doubles pairing with sets played to 21 by two clear points. Each battle is the best of three sets with Cup ties as always following a best of nine format.

In the first round of the Handicap Singles Cup a North Walsham derby saw Echoes Frank Weston (4), Joe Finnegan (6) and John Chapman (5) battle Delta's Tony Bispham (4), Lorna Stoker (6) and Sarah Tudhope (4). Bispham and Tudhope both took a single against Weston, while both Finnegan and Chapman took braces. A maximum for Stoker

behind in the second and won a series of great rallies to beat Finnegan in a battle of an even start 21-11, 25-23. Later Stoker (+1) edged Chapman 21-19, 23-21 and then with a two point start courtesy of the handicaps, she won the decisive ninth against Weston 19-21, 21-9, 21-13 to seal Delta's 5-4 win.

Backhander's Teucer Wilson (-4), Paul Warner (-6) and Whil De Neve (-1) hosted North Walsham Beta's Ben Lester (1), Irving Watson (-1) and Richard Porritt (0). Watson played a solid game with his new bat to take a maximum, but Backhanders came through 5-3.

Elsewhere in the first round, Alpha's David Binns, Andy Beane and Tom Baldock-Yaxley won 8-1 away to Seaflames Barracudas, Cobras were beaten 5-3 by Aylsham Enterprise

Two big home matches in February for the Vikings as they continue their quest for promotion to London & South East Premier, one of four fifth tier Leagues in rugby’s pyramidal structure. This Saturday (15th) second placed Colchester visit Scottow Park, with fourth placed Harpenden, the only side to have beaten them this season, due two weeks later. With seven games left they lead the table with 88 points, with Colchester on 69, Haberdashers 66 and Harpenden 62.

and Foxtrots gained a walkover against Mundesley E.

In the first round of the Handicap Doubles Cup, North Walsham Beta's Richard Porritt, Ben Lester and Stuart Hook hosted Seaflames Barracuda's Shelley Betts, Ray Amo and Rex Parfitt and came through 8-1. Barracudas had starts between 7-12 and serves played a key part in this one while there were plenty of 21-19 and deuce sets. Elsewhere, Foxtrots had started to fight-back from 0-4 down before being beaten 5-2 by Mundesley A, Echoes went down 5-1 to Gresham's School A but three home teams – Alpha, Cobras and Deltas all gained walkover wins.

6-11 halftime deficit despite playing uphill and losing two players to yellow cards.

The Raiders finished second in Eastern Counties North, going through to the Eastern Counties Shield competition along with winners Norwich Union and the top two sides from the South and West Divisions: Newmarket, Cottenham, Colchester 3rds and Sudbury 2nds.

These matches continue a challenging run of fixtures with home victories over Haberdashers (25 -5) & Priorians (45-7), and wins at Eton Manor (26-19) & Brentwood (13 -10). The latter was particularly impressive: the Essex side, who had won nine of their last ten, have a significant slope on their pitch but the Vikings turned over a

North Norfolk Vikings

Two Colts players have been chosen for regional teams. Jamie Hooker (pictured), who recently made his Vikings debut, was selected for Eastern Counties Under 20s, and Henly Brightman for London & South East Counties Under 18s. Jamie went to Aylsham High School and Henly to Flegg. Meanwhile ex Youth player Jack van Poortvliet, now at Leicester Tigers, was included in the England Under 20s squad.

North Norfolk Vikings have been action over two weekends at Norfolk County championships held at the UEA Sports Park in Norwich. This competition is for all county qualifiers.

The Vikings took a small team of three boys and five girls over both weekends. They had 59 individual events with 17 final races and the team came away with 41 personal best times which is a 69.49% success. The top three placings from heats and finals were six 1st, three 2nd and two 3rds. The team came away with three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze.

Lead Coach Sam Watts said “This was excellent for our small team I was very proud of all the swimmers over the two weekends”.

North Norfolk Vikings next competition is 22/23 of February at the Warwick Thompson meet in Thetford.

North Walsham Fit Together Walks

Meet at Stalham Sports Centre (High School), Brumstead Rd. Stalham, NR12 9DG.

Monday 17 Feb - 10.30am - Stalham Sports Centre Walk - Grade 2 - Approx. 2¾ miles. A pleasant walk on a mixture of gravel, dirt, grass paths, crossing fields and around field edges.

Thursday 20 Feb - 10.30am – Banningham Walk Grade 3 - Approx 3.75 miles. A flat walk through

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

Wednesday 19 Feb - 10.30am - Horsey Mere Grade 3 - Approx 3.1 miles. A flat walk on track and riverside paths. Meet at Horsey Staithe/Wind-pump CP (charges apply), NR29 4EF (On the B1149, 4 miles east of Martham).

farm land and on tracks and minor roads. Meet at Banningham Crown CP, Banningham, NR11 7DY.

Monday 24 Feb - 10.30am - Potter Heigham Candle Dyke Walk - Grade 3 - Approx 3.85 miles. A flat walk along the Broadland round to Candle Dyke on tracks. Meet at the Potter Heigham Bridge, NR29 5JC (find own parking).

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

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