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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Some exciting news for the New Year - the Sheringham Independent is expanding its circulation to 5600 copies printed fortnightly.

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We hope that you will like some of the other changes we are making to the magazine as well, including the addition of colour throughout the magazine. Eric, Pete and Margaret and all our staff and distributors wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas break and prosperous New Year.

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Nth Norfolk Chess Club: 7.30pm Fridays. The Morley Club, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. 01263 823814 Cromer & Sheringham Rotary: 6.30pm Weds. Dormy House Hotel, W Runton (not 5th Wed month) 01263 578194 Cromer & Sheringham Inner Wheel Club meets at The Virginia Court Hotel, Cliff Ave, Cromer on the first Thursday of the month, 6pm for 6.30pm. For further details please telephone (01263) 511759. Sheringham Voyager - If you have a disability, are an older person or just spend a lot of time on your own - we run a small friendly social group, meeting on Thurs 2 - 4pm every 2 weeks in the Community Centre. Contact Terry on 01692 500550 Fairtrade Sale: 2nd Sat each month. 9.30 - 11.30am. Friends Meeting House, Cremer St, Sheringham. Also local produce. Fundraising in aid of Practical Action & peace work in Uganda. It’s fun to paint!: Sheringham Baptist Church Hall, Holway Road, Sheringham. Thurs 7.30pm Monday Fellowship: St Peter's Church Sheringham. 2.30pm Mons (not 1st Mon month). All welcome N Nfk Amateur Radio Group: Weds & Thu 10am-4pm. Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne. 01263 838198 Noah’s Ark Toddlers : Wed 10am-noon. St Peter’s Church, Sheringham. Contact 820013 for details. Sheringham & District Wine Circle: 2nd Tues of month at St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 01263 822343 or 01263 825742 Royal British Legion at the Morley Club 7.30pm 1st Monday every month (2nd if Bank Holiday and no meeting in August).New members welcome. Contact Melanie Clarke on 07780 530521. Sheringham & District Flower Club meet on 1st Thursday month, 7.30pm, Woodfields School, Holt Rd. Kelling Model Flying Club - Morley Club, Sheringham 2nd Wed each month. Contact John Wells 01692 404494 Sheringham History Group meetings held at ‘The Mo Museum’, 7.30pm usually on the first Wednesday of the month. Please contact Mary 01263 825157. St. Andrew's Folk Dance Club - Methodist Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Mondays 7.30-9.30 pm. Phone Mike Wade on 01692 404447 for further info. Citizens Advice Bureau Advice line - 01692 402570. Holt CAB service on alt Thurs 10am-3pm at the YESU centre, Sheringham Tel 01263 713753 Morris Dance Workshops at Oddfellows Hall, Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham. Wed nights 7.30 - 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians most welcome. Contact Eileen or Steve on 01263 837693’ Bittern DX Amateur Radio Group Meetings last Thurs of every month (except December) at Pinewood Park Term Time Saturdays - 'Kids Club' for children 4 11years, 10 - 12 noon at the Canaan Christian Centre, 21 Holt Road, Sheringham. First session FREE, normally £1 a week. Craft, drama, song and dance, games and lots of fun. Monthly outings. Tel: 824300 Seaside Rock after school club at Sheringham Junior Infant School. 3.15 -4.30pm in School canteen - games, crafts, bible stories, fun, drama, dance & song. Term time. Sat - 9-12noon Charity Garage Sale at the Canaan Christian Centre, 21 Holt Rd, Sheringham. Helping needy and orphaned children at home and overseas. The REME Association Cromer & District Branch meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at The Cottage PH, Louden Road, Cromer at 2pm The North Walsham Spiritual Centre meets each Sun in the St John Ambulance Hall at 6.30pm. Next to the Vicarage Street car park. A warm welcome to everyone. Sheringham Singers Tues 2pm-3.45pmpm Friends Meeting House, Sheringham 823491. Conductor Val Crowe GRSM, LRAM 825149 Cafe Sundae, St Andrew's Methodist Church, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 2nd Sunday of each month 5pm. A monthly event for all ages with craft, music, food and brief informal worship. Each month a different ice-cream sundae is served. Free to all and everyone welcome. Are you living with MS or newly diagnosed and still young at heart? A group of like mined people meet every Mon 10am - 2pm at Southrepps Village Hall plus regular meetings at various venues throughout North Norfolk. No agenda, no pressure, drop in for a drink and a chat. Tel: Roger Chamberlain 01263 712085 ROAB Lodge - Monday nights 8.15pm Harry Upcher Lodge, Tyneside Club, Sheringham Cromer Air Rifle Club meet on Sunday mornings 9am12noon near Sheringham. Details: Nick 01263 570223


Drawing and painting classes at Upper Sheringham Village Hall Wed & Thur 10am - 1pm. All abilities welcome. Tutor Bob Larking M.A. PGCE. Please call 01362 668941. Diabetes UK North Norfolk Voluntary Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (except December) at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Varied programme of speakers - meetings open to everyone. Further info contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492’. Bookstart Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time/ Songs, for the under 5's and their parents/carers. Every Tuesday, 10am-10.30am. Come and join the fun and meet some new friends. Don't forget to collect your free bookstart pack for children under 4 years old. Sheringham Library, New Road, Sheringham, 01263 822874. The Old Shannocks Club. Get-together for senior citizens who were born or brought up in Sheringham. Meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 2.15pm at The Community Room, Huntley Crescent, Sheringham. Sheringham Evening W.I. meet on the 2nd Monday each month at St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 7.15pm. New members welcome. Pauline Lewis 01263 821570 or Sheringham Afternoon CAMEOs meet 4th Thur every month. St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham. New members welcome. 01263 821462 or 821281. St Andrew's Table Tennis Club Wed 7.30 - 9.30, in the large hall of St Andrew's Methodist Church. Our friendly members range from beginners to those with more experience and we play for fun, refreshment & chat break at " half time". Cost £1/week. All over 16 welcome. Sheringham ABC Group (After Breast Cancer Support Group) meets 2nd & 4th Thur (not Easter, Aug Bank Hol or Xmas weeks) at St Joseph’s Church Hall Sheringham 7-9pm. Exercise, relaxation, tea & chat. Open to anyone who has had breast cancer. Sheila McGinley 01263 820924 Morley Club 48 Cromer Road. Quiz - last Tues every month 8pm. Bridge - Thurs evenings 7pm & Friday afternoons 2pm. Carpet bowls - Wed afternoons 2pm. Outside bowling - daily from 10am, phone to check. Poker Wed & Thur evenings 7.30pm. For info tel: 01263 822087 North Norfolk Model Engineering Club - 1st Friday of each month at 7.30pm. A welcome is extended to visitors and prospective members of all ages. Further details from Gordon Ford on 01263 512350. ‘Quiet Garden’ at the Friends’ Meeting House, 14 Cremer Street, Sheringham. Need a break from shopping? Our ‘Secret Garden’ is an oasis of peace, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. Sit and think, or just sit. Admission free, tea and coffee available. Open 10am to 1pm every Saturday throughout the summer. Sheringham Folk Club at the Tyneside Club, Station Road, Sheringham. Come along listen, sing, play, join in any standard, any style, just beginning, just have a beer with friends. Entry Free. 2nd Wed in month 8pm-11pm. Age UK North Norfolk Information and Advice Drop In service. At Sheringham library on the third Thursday of each month 10am - 12. No appointment needed. Breastfeeding Cafe. Thursdays (term time only) from 1pm to 2.30pm at YESU in Sheringham. An opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mums and have a chat over a cuppa! All completely free and there will be Unicef breastfeeding Support Advisors on hand every week. Seniors’ Swimming Club for over 55s opportunity to swim for health, fitness and enjoyment. Swim times are: Mon 10.15-11.15; Wed 10-11; Fri 1.15-2.15. Looking for new members to join us for a weekly swim at Gresham’s Pool, Holt. Contact Lynda Turbet on 01263 711123 The Morley Club, Cromer Road, Sheringham will be holding Bridge Classes for beginners on Friday mornings 11 a.m. - 12. 30 starting on Friday 21 September 2012. Cost to Morley members £1 and non-members £2 per session. Contact Margaret Flowerdew 01263 822379 AGE UK ADVICE MORNING Meet a representative from North Norfolk Age UK to find out about services available to older people at SHERINGHAM LIBRARY, New Rd, 3rd Thur every month 10am-12 noon. No appointment needed. Football - Sheringham Community Centre, Cromer Rd. Thurs 6.30pm-8.30pm.Free. Sheringham Baptist Church has a team in a youth football league in Norwich which plays on Sat. They train on Thurs evenings at the Community Centre. All young people welcome to come and join the training, whether or not you attend the church. Under 12s 6.30pm, Under 14s 7.30pm until 9pm. Morley Lunch Club Sheringham on the third Tuesday of the month. 2 course lunch for £7.50. Sittings start from 12am till 2pm Please call in to find out more or phone 01263 822087 to book. Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club meet 7.30pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham. New members always welcome. For more info contact Club Secretary Brian Harris on 01263 821276

Royal Air Forces Association – Sheringham & District Branch holds regular meetings & social events. All former members of the RAF & WRAF including members of their families welcome. Joe Floyd 01263 511260. Sheringham and District Philatelic Society, Your local stamp club, meet once a month on the second Monday each month at the church hall in West Runton from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. New members welcome. 01263 579529. Meet the Producers Market at the Maltings Hotel in Weybourne on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Classic Farmers Market combined with and Art and Crafts Market. St. Andrew’s Methodist Church Ladies Association usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Tues each month, 7.30pm, Church Hall. All ladies welcome to visit or join for friendship and a stimulating and varied programme. 01263 822807 or 820278 Sheringham Country Market 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month 10 til 11.30am St John Ambulance Hall. Home cooked baking, local produce and much more. School’s Out. Fridays in term time 3.30-4.45pm Sheringham Baptist Church, Holway Rd. 50p. An exciting afterschool club for children of primary school age. Games, competitions, craft, tuck shop & snacks as well as big screen Wii. Drop in after school to celebrate the end of the school week in style! Sheringham Stroke Support Group for anyone who has suffered a stroke. Meets every Wed except July and Aug 2.30-4.30pm at Sheringham Methodist Church on Cromer Rd. Sophie 07833247108 or Harvey 01263 512328. The Cromer & Sheringham Brass Band, practice in Upper Sheringham Village Hall on a Thursday evening 7.45pm to 9.45pm. For Info contact Secretary Colin Spink 01263 733638. New players always welcome. Life Drawing - Thurs 7pm-10pm at St John Ambulance Hall, 6 Wyndham St, Sheringham. Adventurous evenings to explore drawing. Contact Peter 07860 568874 North Norfolk Different Strokes. Support, info, fun for younger stroke survivors. Fortnightly Tues 2.30 - 4.30 in Sheringham area. For details 01263 715952 / 821480 Sheringham Short Mat Bowls Club at Splash Leisure Complex, Mon 10am-12 noon. New members welcome. Eddy 01263 821774 or Pat 01263 823390 North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wednesday, 7pm at North Walsham High School, Spencer Ave. For dates and further information visit or contact Gillian tel. 01692 650250 Sheringham Savoyards are a local Gilbert and Sullivan mixed singing group. Meet on Fridays at 7.30pm in Sheringham at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Cromer Rd. Group now in 33rd Year so we must be good! Please come along. Contact our Chairman Mo Foster-Wortonon 01263 822807 or email Fit Together Badminton - Thur 1pm-4:30pm at Gresham Village Hall, East Beckham Lane, Gresham, NR11 8RT. Time is divided between different abilities from returning players to more experienced. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also available. Call 07917596797 to find your time slot and book your place – all equipment provided. £2.50 Sheringham Community Centre Zumba Fitness Thursdays 6-30-7-30pm All abilities welcome Cost £4 Contact Wyn 01263 825095 Cromer Chamber Orchestra is looking for players (no age limit) all sections woodwind, brass, strings. Meet at Cromer High school on Monday evenings 7pm (during school term). No audition necessary. 01263 511600 Sheringham Circle Dance Group Traditional dance from around the world. New partners welcome, friendly group, no partners or experience necessary, some live music, refreshments. Quaker Meeting House, Cremer St, Sheringham 2pm-4pm on 4th Friday in month. Suggested contribution £3 max Tel Jane 01263 838157 or just turn up Fledgeling Music classes are friendly, dynamic, energetic and fun. A unique experience your child will love! Who for? Children aged 4 months to 4 years. How much? FREE taster class, members pay only £4, younger siblings £2 babies of older siblings FREE. Paid half termly. Please visit, call Lorna on 07500 221121 or e-mail: Sheringham & District Philatelic Society meet at the Church Hall West Runton on the second Monday of each month, at 7.30pm Our members come from all areas of North Norfolk. Further details: Jim on 01263 721043 MOTORCYCLISTS - Roadkill Customs Motorcycles, Cromer - late night shopping (until 9pm) every Wed. Brit Stop Coffee Shop open for drinks & snacks. 01263 513307 BIKERS MEET - Brit Stop Coffee Shop at Roadkill Customs Motorcycles, Cromer - 1st Wed each month - Takeaway night (bring your own!) - we supply the seats/cutlery/ condiments. Or just drop in for a cuppa - every Wed until 9pm. Hot/cold drinks and snacks always available. Come along and meet up with fellow bikers. Tel 01263 513307

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Sheringham Library


Norfolk County Council. Sheringham Library. New Road. Sheringham. NR26 8EB. 01263 822874. email

I LIKE SHERINGHAM LIBRARY BECAUSE... “ It’s an excellent service, book ordering on the Net is brilliant and great value!”

FREE INTERNET ACCESS & EMAIL FACILITIES AVAILABLE If you are here on holiday why not join as a visitor? FOLLOW US on VISIT US on

RENT THE LATEST TOP TITLES For DECEMBER - The Dark Knight Rises, Ice Age 4, Expendables 2, Keith Lemon :The Film, The Watch, Total Recall 2012, The Wedding Video, Bourne Legacy, News Eve. We also hold a selection of Classic and 18 certificate Films. Top Titles are £2 for 2 nights. Other titles are £2 for 1 week. Games are £3.20 a week. Lots of other films and music CDs are available to reserve free of charge. Just access the library catalogue on or ask a member of staff.

TEMPTING TUESDAYS: 3 DVDs for the price of 2 (only 1 top title can be included & the cheapest DVD is free)

PLAY THE GAME: 3 Games for the price of 2 on THURSDAYS on DS, PS3,Wii & XBox.

We have a great selection of MAGAZINES for weekly loan: Country Living, Coast, Good Food, Computer Active, Homes & Antiques, BBC History, Health & Fitness, Good Housekeeping, BBC Wildlife and Gardeners World.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - Sheringham Library will be closed on 24th, 25th & 26th December 2012 and 1st January 2013

Norfolk Libraries really do have something for everyone: from console games to the latest best-sellers. We can teach older people how to use the internet on one of our free Surf’s Up courses; lend out toys and books for children in our brilliant Story Sacks; help you reminisce with someone you’re caring for using one of our beautiful reminiscence kits or even deliver books direct to your door if you find it difficult to get to the library. More than 5000 people joined the library last January, and we’re hoping to beat that this year. It’s free to become a library member and quick and easy to join up in a library or online. So if you’ve not visited us for a while, why not make it your new year’s resolution to get back into your local library? With ebooks to download, our online catalogue you can search from home, renewals available 24 hours a day online or by phone and 47 libraries (not to mention our 13 mobile libraries) across Norfolk, it’s never been easier to use your library service.

NORFOLK CONSTABULARY - Mobile Police Station is visiting Sheringham Library on Saturday 29 December from 11.30 – 1.00pm. Helpful advice for a safer neighbourhood.

Come along and join in the FAMILY FRIENDLY SATURDAYS. Toys and games to play with, children’s activities and FREE use of DS Games - plus borrow one and get one free! 5, 12, 19 and 26 January.

Learn My Way: INTERNET TASTER SESSIONS with Caroline and John. One hour sessions are available to introduce you to the internet. Email, internet and family history with John on a Tuesday, and email and internet with Caroline every other Thursday. Call 01263 822874

BOOKSTART BOUNCE & RHYME TIME - Every Tuesday 10.1510.45am. For babies, tots & the under 5s, their parents or carers. Come and join the fun and meet some new friends

COUNCIL AT YOUR LIBRARY - Delivering council information at your library. Need to know about local services? Ask a member of library staff for: • Leaflets on local services. • Free Access to County, District, Town and Parish Council Websites. • A free-phone helpline to Citizens Advice, Consumer Direct, Councils, the Non-Emergency Police Service and Job Seekers Direct TEL: 0344 800 8006 or call in to S heringham Library. Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012


“A New Year’s Resolution to deal with your legal issues?”

Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce our Fifth Open Day We are offering FREE

30 minute appointments from 9.30 am until 4pm

On Tuesday 5th February 2013

You can make a free appointment to discuss any legal questions or worries you have and receive free legal advice. If you are unable to make the Open Day then please remember we offer a FREE FIRST APPOINTMENT so do ring to make an appointment at a time convenient to you.



or email

No obligation as this is a free service we are providing

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West R unton New Year’s Eve 2012 Three courses £22.95 - Two courses £18.95 01263 838000 g

Curried parsnip soup Luxury prawn & crayfish salad Warm Somerset brie & asparagus cheesecake Melon ball & Satsuma coupe *** Venison steak, chestnut & wild mushrooms on Dauphinois potatoes

Cod loin steak wrapped in smoked salmon with herb butter

Chicken Jambonette with asparagus in cream sauce

Braised lamb shank

in red wine & rosemary sauce

Slow roasted pork belly on leek mash

(v) Goat’s cheese, spinach & sweet pepper plait SELECTION OF SEASONAL VEGETABLES *** Lemon & sour cherry cheesecake Berry & white chocolate torte Chocolate fondant tart Creme BruleeCrème brûlée 5


Trimingham Events Whist at the Pilgrim Shelter on 27 December 1.30 for 1.45pm start. Cost £1.50 each player, all very welcome, includes tea/coffee and raffle

New Years Eve at the Morley Club, Sheringham from 8pm till late. Emma James requested back from this year. With buffet, £16 each. All welcome. Booking by telephone or call in 01263 822087

Cromer Society Wednesday 9 January 2013 at 10am onwards - Enrolment for a new 10 week Extended Lecture Course: "Art of the Anglo-Saxons and Celts" presented by Margaret Forrester at The Cottage, Louden Road, Cromer: £30 Members/£40 Non-Members or £5/£6 each single lecture Wednesday 9 January 2013 7pm Recorded Music Section "Tour of Britain" presented by Jane Sapwell

WEA North Walsham branch will be running the following Spring courses:

'EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART', when did Christian art begin? Why did icons become important? Why were images destroyed? Art from Rome, Ravenna, Sinai and Greece illustrates this stimulating course. Tutor: Margaret Forrester.

'OUR STAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND.....' what objects make up our star system and can we see them? Consideration shall be given to our nearest neighbours and then move out into our Galaxy and beyond. Tutor: Glen Barrett.

Fee: £45 each course, concessions available at North Walsham Community Centre, New Road, North Walsham NR28 9DE on Tuesdays at 10am - 1.5hr sessions, 10 meetings from the 8th January, 2013. Contact: Laurie Ashton Tel: 01692 535699 or Susan Davison Tel: 01692 406305

at Cromer Bowls Club, Station Road, Cromer Wednesday 16 January 2013 at 10.30am - Extended Lecture Course: "Art of the Anglo-Saxons and Celts” presented by Margaret Forrester at The Cottage, Louden ROADd, Cromer Thursday 17 january 7pm - Illustrated Talk "An Evening of Photography" presented by David Morris, Cromer Bowls Club, Station Rd, Cromer

Sheringham Baptist Church, Holway Road Sheringham On Sunday 23 December at 10.30am there is a choice between Celtic Reflections with Communion and “Messy Christmas” in the hall, including Christmas craft and refreshments.On Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day celebration at 10.15am.Visit for details of all activities

Mince Pie Specials . . .

Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas and take a trip on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway which runs nine miles through the Bure Valley countryside. For those feeling a bit more energetic, walk part of the way on the Bure Valley Path which runs alongside the railway and join the train at one of the intermediate stations at Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall.

Trains depart from Aylsham: 11:00 & 14:20 and Wroxham: 12:10 & 15:30 (NB: single journey only on 15:30) from 27th December 2012 to 6th January 2013.

A free mince pie is available for every fare-paying passenger at the Whistlestop Café at Aylsham Station.

January Sale Cromer

January Sale on Saturday 19 January in the Parish Hall, Cromer (opposite Boots Chemist) from 9am until 2pm. Refreshments also available in the Coffee Bar. Unwanted Christmas gifts and donations will help our local charity, the Canaan Christian Centre in Sheringham which continues to help children here in Norfolk and in orphanages in Hungary, Brazil and Nigeria. Please come and support us – the Canaan Centre is 35 years old this year and has been helping local families for many years.

Fit Together Walks

Thursday 3 January – 11am - Weybourne Amble – Approx. 2 miles – A relaxed pace walk on a mixture of concrete, dirt, gravel and grass with gentle gradients. Meet near Weybourne Village Hall, Beach Rd, Weybourne, NR25 7AH - parking on side streets. This is a slow paced informational walk! Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377. Wednesday 9 January – 10:30am - Sheringham Park Pinetree View Walk – Grade 3 – 3.5 miles – A walk through the park with moderate gradients on dirt, gravel, grass and woodland paths. Meet at the Dales Hotel Car Park (free), Lodge Hill, Sheringham, NR26 8TJ. Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377. Wednesday 9 January – 1:30pm - Sheringham Park Temple Walk –Grade 2 – 2 miles – A walk through the park with moderate gradients on dirt, gravel, grass and woodland paths. Meet at the Dales Hotel Car Park (free), Lodge Hill, Sheringham, NR26 8TJ. Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. 6

For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

Thursday 17 January – 10:30am - Glaven Valley Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 3 miles – A walk around the Bayfield Estate with moderate/steep gradients and woodland, dirt and grass tracks and minor roads. Meet at Natural Surroundings Car park (free), Bayfield Estate near Glandford, Holt, NR25 7JN. Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

The Local Pick Up Points for the full Fit Together walk programme are Sheringham Library and Lloyds Pharmacy.

Sheringham Park

Post-Christmas Walk 27 December, 11am Come and join us in the fresh air and burn off some of those extra Christmas calories. Walk off the excesses of Christmas with a relaxing stroll around the Park taking in the natural beauty of the area. Round off the walk with a hot drink and mince pies. Ability to walk up to five miles required. £5 Adults, £2.50 Children

Sheringham Ramblers

Festival of Winter Walks - 3 walks which are part of a Nationwide Walks Programme:

Friday 28 December - Cawston (Marriotts Way - car parking on road) - 6.5 mile walk led by Jane & Mike (contact: 01263 824885)

Sunday 30 December- Northrepps Village Hall (Donation car park) - 12 mile walk led by Allison & Helen (contact: 0750 7457341)

Monday 31 December - Weybourne Station overflow free car park - 5 mile walk led by Jasmine (contact: 01263 588822)

Sunday13 January 2013 - Roman Camp NT Car Park (NT fee to be paid) - 5 mile walk led by Norman (contact: 01263 825457)

Wednesday 16 January - Kelling Heath (off Holgate Hill - free car park) - 6 mile walk led by Susan & Richard (contact: 01263 588045

Sunday 20 January - Pretty Corner, Sheringham (free car park) - 6 mile walk led by Norman (01263 825457)

Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012


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There was utter disbelief as police confirmed the names of the couple involved in the tragic fatal shooting incident in Cromer at the beginning of the month.

Colleagues at NNDC joined with neighbours, friends and acquaintances both in Cromer but also the surrounding area to offer condolences to the family of Keith and Andrea Johnson.

‘It is with enormous shock and huge sadness that we have learned of the deaths of Council Leader Keith Johnson and his wife Andrea. Keith was a highly respected and much loved Member of North Norfolk District Council. He Statement from North Norfolk District will be greatly missed by the Council and his Council Chief Executive, Sheila Oxtoby on death is a great loss to the whole community. the news of the deaths of Council Leader Keith and Andrea were well known by many Keith Johnson and his wife, Andrea: people in the district and our thoughts and prayers go out to both their families and close friends.’ The first ever digital film screening took place at The Sheringham Little Sheila Oxtoby Theatre this month. CEO, North Norfolk The showing of James Bond movie Skyfall marked the start of an excitDistrict Council ing new film season at the venue.

The Magic of the Movies

“Also with the screen further forward now, we can show films while there is a set on stage.

Throughout the rest of the season an array of cinematic gems have been lined up. Look out for Anna Karenina (12A), Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A) and Hope Springs (12A), among many others.

“Our new leaflet, which has details of all these wonderful films – and more –is now available” said Debbie. “And what is equally exciting is that we have now launched our online booking system so keen movie and theatregoers can now book via our website.

*For more information or for tickets call 01263 822347 or visit


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2 friendly and informal Art classes for adults of all abilities where the emphasis is on enjoyment improvement and sharing creative ideas. Classes run from10.00 -1.00pm each Wednesday & Thursday for 10 weeks. We begin again on 9th & 10th January 2013. Why not come and join us!

Please contact Bob on 01362 668941 or email This class could be helpful to anyone wishing to build a portfolio

Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012

"It was with great sadness that we received the news of the deaths of Keith and Andrea Johnson. Keith was a conscientious colleague, committed public servant and, above all, a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and all those who knew and loved them.

"I have met with my fellow Conservative Councillors this afternoon and we have agreed that, as Keith's deputy, I should become acting group leader while we are all allowed time to grieve and to consider the future.

"Keith and Andrea were wonderful people and we shall remember them always with affection."


Little Theatre director Debbie Thompson explained the film screenings were always popular in Sheringham but now she hoped even more movie-lovers would come along.

“Audiences will be able to see more recent film releases with us and they will be amazed by our all-new cinema experience. The new screen and sound system are fabulous,” she said.

Statement issued by Tom Fitzpatrick, the Deputy Leader of North Norfolk District Council, following a meeting of the Conservative Council Group on the day the news was released:




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Changes to the personal tax allowance announced in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Autumn Statement will mean that by April, income tax bills will have been cut by ÂŁ600 a year.

People working full time on the minimum wage will have seen their income tax bill cut in half. Raising the personal allowance was a flagship Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment.

In Norfolk, 34,040 people have been lifted out of tax altogether since 2010. 312,300 people in the county will get a tax cut from April next year.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb welcomed the Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Autumn Statement which also included measures to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, extra spending for transport, skills and schools, and cancelling Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned increase in fuel duty.

Commenting, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;My priority, and the priority of the Liberal Democrats, is to ensure that the wealthiest pay their fair share and to help the ordinary families who need it most. The measures announced today reflect that commitment: cutting income tax for those on low and middle incomes, cancelling the

planned fuel duty rise and increasing the basic state pension by 2.5% in line with the commitment to the triple lock, a Lib Dem manifesto commitment. At the same time, the Coalition Government is clamping down on tax evasion and introducing the first ever General Anti-Abuse Rule â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something Labour never did in their thirteen years in power. It is clear that we still have a long way to go to fix our damaged economy, but we are on the right track.â&#x20AC;?

The Chancellor also announced reforms to the last governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s controversial Private Finance Initiative, which locked some schools, hospitals and Government buildings into poor value contracts, at great expense to the taxpayer.

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital was one of the first NHS hospitals to be built under the PFI scheme. The contract was renegotiated just three years after it was first signed and costs local taxpayers ÂŁ37.7m for each of the 35 years of the contract.

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The new Private Finance 2 (PF2) model will help secure better value by allowing the taxpayer to take a share in projects. The new system will also be more transparent, requiring projects to publish financial performance figures every year. Existing PFI deals have been renegotiated and ÂŁ2.5bn of savings made.

Commenting, Norman Lamb said:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The announcement on PFI is really significant. The last Labour government were utterly careless with taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money, spending vast sums on these poor value contracts.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;PF2 will ensure that the taxpayer shares in the profits from these projects. In the past, the proceeds simply lined the pockets of private contractors.â&#x20AC;?

Jesus - the centre of Christmas 16th Dec at 4pm : Family Carols by Candlelight with seasonal refreshments 23rd Dec at 10.30am : Celc reflecon with communion, OR â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messy Christmasâ&#x20AC;? with carols and cra. Seasonal refreshments. 25th Dec at 10.15am : Christmas Day celebraon A friendly welcome awaits you at Holway Road Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012

Failure to address ambulance targets should trigger u-turn on cuts, argues Labour

Cuts to the ambulance fleet in north Norfolk should be overturned after the ambulance service failed to reach vital targets for another month, North Norfolk Labour Party has argued. The local Labour party, which created the Act on Ambulances petition with over 8000 signatures, was assured by the East of England Ambulance that if demand continued to increase and response times were not addressed in the rota shake-up they would request more funding to ensure all cuts are overturned in north Norfolk.

However, it was revealed in November that the ambulance service in north Norfolk had failed to reach the A8 target to reach at least 75pc of most serious calls within 8 minutes, and fewer than a quarter of Norfolk stroke victims had reached hospital within the 60 minute guidelines.

“These figures confirm what we have been hearing on the ground from patients who have suffered from long waits for an ambulance," said Denise Burke of North Norfolk Labour Party. “They highlight the pressure the ambulance service is under with the £50m of government cuts they have to make. The data also shows that even before these cuts were made the ambulance service did not


North Norfolk Labour Party delivering petition signatures to MP Norman Lamb's office urging him to rethinks support for ambulance cuts.

have enough resource to cope with an aging population and increasing demand in north Norfolk.”



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The local Labour Party has also been campaigning for MP and Health Minister Norman Lamb to drop his support for cutting ambulance funding. They recently handed in a petition signed by hundreds of constituents urging him to rethink.

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St Andrew’s Methodist Church Ladies Association

Members recently enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening with a talk given by Icarus Hines, the local well known butcher. He told us how he came to his trade after a less than successful schooling by extending a Saturday job, from the age of 15, at Baxter’s butcher shop in Dereham and found that he was considered a ‘natural’ at butchery.

After a brief break in which he began a course on training as a chef, he returned to his chosen trade with Dewhurst butchers and in time became manager of their shops in Swaffham, North Walsham and Bowthorpe, before coming to Cromer in 1986 when he opened his own shop, ‘Mack’s’ initially with father and son business partners, before branching out alone and coming to Sheringham. George, the ‘father’ of his partnership, can still be seen around both Cromer and Sheringham in the form of George the butcher who stands outside each shop.

We were entertained with anecdotes from his career as Icarus traced the changes in taste of meats and presentation, the cuts and various sauces which come and go in fashion and the rise in popularity of ‘fast food’ chains such as MacDonalds alongside the increase and enjoyment of barbecued meats.

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Questions were invited from the audience which resulted in discussion and useful cookery tips.

Icarus finished his presentation with a light-hearted introduction to his 2013 ‘saucy’ calendar in which George makes many appearances. These can be found at both of his shops and are free, with an invitation to donate to The Big C Charity.

In a previous meeting of the Association members of the committee shared memories of their lives in the 50s, resulting in nostalgia for many things including stiff petticoats and vinyl records. Later this month we will be sharing a Christmas meal cooked for us on the premises at St Andrew’s Hall which promises to be enjoyable.

If you feel that you would like to join us at meetings as a visitor or member, you will be made most welcome. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Please contact Chrissy on 01263 822807. Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012

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Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012

Sheringham church site flattened

The site for Sheringham Baptists’ new church centre has now been cleared, following demolition of the old Abbeyfield House, and the generosity of church members has provided enough funds for building work to commence.

fund-raising events through the year, including table-top sales, book sales, a plant sale, Christmas Fayre, cosmetics evening, Barn Dance, Music Night etc.

The brand new centre for Sheringham Baptist Church on Cromer Road in the town will occupy a site almost three times as large as their current Holway Road premises. Contractors have been clearing the site, and foundations are about to be laid. It is expected that the steel frame will be erected in January.

A recent members’ gift day has raised gifts and pledges amounting to £72,000, with offerings still coming in. “We know that God wants us to

build this new centre, and we are trusting Him for the funds”, said church treasurer Chris Gould. “This is an amazing amount to have raised this time, however, as it follows three previous gift days, and comes at a time when regular giving for general church finances is also holding up well.”

Donations are now starting to arrive from grant-making trusts, and a grant of £20,000 from one source has just been announced. In addition, there have been a number of

“This will be a superb modern purpose-built centre for the church and the community” said the church’s Pastor Brayn Pickard. “It will not just be a worship centre, but will house a number of activities for the benefit of local people. We want this to be a place where Sheringham folk feel they call in and be a part of.”

Anyone wishing to contribute should send an e-mail to Chris Gould at More information can be found on the church website : The church also has a presence on Twitter and Facebook; type Sheringham Baptist Church New Build into Facebook for the latest news. Photo shows the old Abbeyfield house partly demolished, and the site subsequently clear of buildings.

Sheringham Medical Practice Opening Hours

Sheringham Medical Practice opening hours fully comply with the contractual obligations of NHS Norfolk.

Contractually NHS Norfolk does not provide provisions for the practice to open on public holidays.

Public holidays such as Easter and Christmas are covered by NHS Norfolk‘s provision of the Out of Hours Service, which is detailed below.

2012 Christmas Holidays Opening Hours: Monday 24 December ................... 8.00-6.00pm Tuesday 25 December .................... CLOSED Wednesday 26 December ............... CLOSED Thursday 27 December .................. 8.00-6.00pm Friday 28 December ......................8.00-6.00pm Monday 31 December ................... 8.00-6.00pm Tuesday 1 January 2013 ................ CLOSED Wednesday 2 January .................... 8.00-6.00pm

The first option is self care - many minor illnesses can be treated with rest and a well stocked medicines cabinet at home. Make sure you have


your regular medicines, plasters, medicines for coughs and colds, re-hydration sachets etc.

If you have any concerns you can call NHS111 service which now replaces NHS Direct

Remember the Out of Hours Service is for URGENT problems only Can it wait until the morning? If not, call NHS111 service

Pharmacists will be able to offer you some advice about over-the-counter medicines - such as cough and cold remedies. Local Pharmacies: Lloyds Pharmacy 823128 Boots Pharmacy 824070 Pharmacy opening hours can be found on the NHS Choices website:

If you need to be seen immediately but you do not have a serious illness or injury, you can access the Timber Hill Health Centre in the Castle Mall, Norwich (7am-9pm) Tel no: 0300 0300 333, or the Minor Injuries Unit at Cromer (8am-8pm) Tel no: 01263 51357

For more information on the services available, please visit the Choose Well section of the NHS Norfolk website at


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Autumn Notes from the Commons

On a fine sunny September (1st ) morning, dragonflies were still actively hawking over the Newt Pond, with the large bronzed-winged Brown Hawker joining the more familiar blue and green- bodied Southern Hawkers. Basking in the sunlight on the mauve water mint in the marsh, the same morning, was also a large black and yellow hoverfly, Sericomyiasilentis, whose larvae develop in small boggy pools. As the good weather continued, the Ruddy and Common Darter dragonflies, Red Admirals, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood and Small Copper butterflies were all still actively feeding (3rd Sept). A strange fly, Conopsquadrifasciata, was noted (4th Sept). These flies are part of a group of parasitic flies, whose hosts include wasps and bees.

A Hobby passed westwards (5th Sept) and another was noted heading east by Mark Clements, the following day. Work again took

me away from the Common for the next month but Mark and others continued the observations. The first skein of the Pink-footed Goose was reported by Mark (14th Sept) numbering 25 and heading west. Also on 14th Sept, Nick Owens, visited the Commons and observed Barbut’s Cuckoo Bumblebee – the 13th species of bumblebee recorded for the site. Norfolk has presently 18 bumblebees, so with 13 recorded, the Commons are an important area for the group. Nick also reported a number of Bog Bush Crickets present in the central mire. An uncommon beetle turned up (18th Sept) and was observed


by Mark. It was the Red-breasted Carrion Beetle, which has only been recorded once before on the Commons, prior to 1987 by Ken Durrant.

The autumn migration was well under way as September drew to a close, with Mark recording Redstart and 150+ Swallows passing over the Commons (26th Sept).Mark also spotted five Common Buzzards, 25 Cormorants, a Curlew, a Firecrest and 24 Jays (4th Oct). It was an interesting period for Jays, as all along the coast large numbers of these colourful birds were observed heading in from the sea. Counts exceeding 600 birds were made at Hunstanton and the immigration was apparently due to a failure of the acorn crop in Europe, thus forcing the birds to seek new areas for food. By mid-October the winter visitors were arriving in strength with Redwing (18th Oct), Woodcock (21st Oct), Fieldfare (22nd Oct), Brambling (24th Oct) and Water Rail (25th Oct). The Water Rail was known to the old countrymen as the Danish Rail, which alluded to its arrival from Scandinavia. Another wanderer was noted over the Commons following some strong north-westerly gales (26th Oct), a bird more typically seen over the open sea, an adult Gannet.

It was seen to circle the Commons then apparently drop down as if to land. A couple of days later I was told that it had indeed landed, in Sheringwood, where it was found exhausted and taken the following day to the Animal Rescue Centre at Bacton.

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As November came so did other migrants and the beautiful Waxwings put in a brief appearance with

two overflying the Commons (7th Nov). Redpolls and Siskins were also moving in small parties at this time. Following the mowing of some of the marshes by English Nature contractors, the open space gave three Foxes (17th Nov) the chance to play and a Barn Owl to hunt (18th Nov). Towards the end of the month some quiet still days saw some quite large movements of Pink-footed Geese and a small group of seven Bewick’s Swans also passed south-east (24th Nov). Wild swans are quite a rarity in this area and the last record for Bewick’s over the Commons was back in 1986.

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Sheringham Lifeboat returns home

The Sheringham Museum is pleased to announce that the B702 Atlantic 75 lifeboat that served in Sheringham between 1994 and 2007 has returned home following a five year stint in Northern Ireland. This has been made possible through a kind donation to the museum from the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows who originally purchased her for the town.

B702 was the first Atlantic 75 class lifeboat to enter full operational service for the RNLI after the prototype and initial test vessel, which makes her a special piece of lifeboat history. She was the permanent replacement for the Oakley class Manchester Unity of Oddfellows lifeboat which is also currently on display in the Sheringham Museum. The museum now owns 4 of Sheringham’s original lifeboats. When including the Henry Ramey Upcher and

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current Atlantic 85 lifeboat, this brings the town’s total to six original Sheringham Lifeboats – unique to any other town in the country.

Museum Manager Philip Miles said: “Weather conditions for the delivery weren’t perfect with high winds and rain, but the skill of the RNLI crane operator and the teams past experiences with boats made the process run smoothly. The Manchester Unity of Oddfellows will be a fantastic addition to the museum collection and I can’t wait to get her on display to the public.”

In the first two weeks of January, Solo Hair Fashions will be undergoing some major refurbishment. Nigel and Sharon told the Independent, “We will be closed for the first two weeks, both the main workrooms in the salon will be having a complete makeover, including new furniture, plastering and decorating. Although the salon will be closed between January 1st and 14th, we will keep as many appointments as possible by way of home visits. Should you wish to take advantage of this please call us.” “We are expecting to re-open on Tuesday 15th, but on the Monday we shall relaunch with a glass of bubbly - just pop in between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome, no need to call.” There is also a 20% discount for your first visit to the salon in January or February.


The Manchester Unity of Odfellows B702 will be temporarily stored in a boat shed whilst extensive conservation work is undertaken to make her ready for museum display. This has already been partially undertaken by the RNLI who have fitted dummy engines and

stripped out internal fittings reducing the weight of the boat. The museum will now seek funding to install the boat permanently into the museum building, creating a new display area specifically designed to accommodate her.

The museum will be open between the 27th and 30th December with a temporary display showing the B702 Atlantic 75’s history in Sheringham using photographs from the museum archive, including new images from her delivery this week. There will also be a chance to see the newly installed RNLI first day cover exhibition featuring over 240 UK lifeboat images and Coxswains signatures spanning 40 years, recently donated to the museum by Ron Pegg. Visitors are reminded that three hours free parking in Council Car Parks on Sundays has been provided by NNDC during December making a trip to the museum even better value for money.

The local Branch of the RSPCA (East Norfolk) are appealing for cat food to help feed the cats over the busy Christmas period. Currently we are full to capacity and are having many more abandoned and neglected animals than ever before.

You can help by popping a tin of food or sachet in to the RSPCA support charity shop at 11 Mundesley Road, North Walsham.

Also if anyone has any large dog crates they no longer require these can be useful in emergency situations, or for animals on cage rest.

If you would like to re-home one of our cats please call 07867 972870 all our animals are in a private boarding cattery in Stalham or with foster carers throughout our branch area. Brandy in the picture is just one of our cats looking for his forever home.



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He has just come out of Phantom of the Opera, is currently starring in Billy Elliot and will appear with Russell Crowe in January’s big screen sensation Les Misérables.

But Killian Donnelly says what he is most looking forward to at the moment is Jack and the Beanstalk at the Sheringham Little Theatre. It was back in June that the Irish performer was      persuaded to write and direct the seasonal show for the Norfolk   town’s venue,   when  theatre director Debbie Thompson’s 14 yearold daughter Katie contacted him via Twitter.

“I love doing panto – coming up with the stories and writing the sketches,” he admits. “I was so pleased when Katie asked me if I would be involved. I was excited to be taking my work to such an intimate venue and I had never been to Norfolk before.”

Katie, a pupil at Sheringham High, had been following Killian on Twitter since seeing him star as Raoul  in hit musicalPhantom of the   Opera, at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket. 


And, to her surprise, he responded to her suggestion and sent her mother a script for Jack and the Beanstalk.

Originally, says Killian, 28, the plan was that he would direct the entire show but now a co-director, Damien Douglas, has been brought in to help out. “I was really looking forward to doing the whole thing but was then   offered the role of Billy’s older brother Tony, in   Billy Elliot,” he explains. “I realised I would not be able to dedicate as much time as I had hoped to the panto so this seemed a good solution.”

Killian, who comes from Kilmessan, in County Meath, Ireland, joined West End show Les Misérables as “a swing” (a cast member who is always ready to substitute a number of minor roles) but quickly won more major parts in the production. He then moved into Phantom and won roles in television shows including The Last Furlong and The Tudors.

“I started in Billy Elliot in November and am    finding Tony a great part to play,” he says. “He is a very driven character, who, unlike Billy, is similar to his dad – and doesn’t understand why his brother is into ballet.”

But, says Killian, 2012 has also been an exciting year for him as he has been filming for the new Les Misérables

movie, which opens in January, and stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

“I play Combeferre, one of the students at the ABC Café,” he explains. “I spent two months of the summer filming and I loved working with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. They were both so down to earth. I had to get into a fight with Russell Crowe’s character, which was great fun.”

Killian says he likes to “put his fingers into a lot of different pies” but stresses panto remains a passion.

“It is such a joy to do something like a pantomime and to be able to take it to children in Norfolk at Christmas. There really is something quite magical about it all.”

*Jack and the Beanstalk runs at Sheringham Little Theatre from Wednesday, December 5 to Saturday, January 5. For more information or for tickets call 01263 822347 or visit

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The Christmas party held for the Sheringham Playpark Revamp project bumped our total up to £2500! We would like to thank everyone that has helped and supported us in 2012. There will be lots of fun fundraisers coming up in 2013 so hope to see you there!

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is a Walsingham based charity and we have been working with abandoned and vulnerable children and young people in Romania since 1991, after the fall of the Caucescu Regime. Over the past 21 years together with the local population and government, FARA has been assisting hundreds of children and young people, many of them with mental and physical disabilities, forgotten and locked away in horrible state institutions, often living a life of daily abuse. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown into an organisation of excellence, developing innovative programmes to ensure that these marginalised children and young people are able to live a dignifying life and accepted in their own community. A charity shop, stocked with In our two family-style homes we great bargains; childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes, give abandoned children a warm nest toys, books and equipment! and a future to look forward to. We recover young people with intellectual Address: 9 Fish Hill, Holt, disabilities from state institutions in Norfolk, NR25 6BD three residential centres and integrate tel: 01263 715559 them into society where they are able to All donations and volunteers look after themselves and go to work. In very welcome! three community based day centres our UK trained staff assist children with mental and physical disabilities and their families with special education and therapy to enable them to be included in their local community. And we feed 140 primary school children who live in extreme poverty on a daily basis which prevents them from dropping out of school and prepares them for a better life out of poverty. Unfortunately, FARA is still very dependent on funds raised in the UK. Our 50 shops in London and Norfolk (Holt) raise the majority of our funds. Romania is the second poorest country in Europe and the economic crisis has hit the country very badly. In the future we want the Romanian government will take more and more responsibility for its vulnerable children and young people and we are hopeful that this will be possible once the economic climate has improved. But until that time has arrived we need your support. Please help us to help our children and young people, they still need us. You can help us in many different ways; you can visit our FARA Charity Kids Shop in Holt (9 Fish Hill, +ROW DQGÂżQGVRPHJUHDWEDUJDLQVGRQDWHXQZDQWHGJRRGVWRRXU.LGV6KRSRUYROXQWHHULQWKLVORYHO\VKRS%ULQJWKLVDGWRWKHVKRSDQG\RX ZLOOJHWDGLVFRXQWRQ\RXUSXUFKDVH2U\RXFDQVSRQVRURQHRIRXUchildren or donate to our Christmas Appeal on . Your money is wisely spent; only 8% of ourbudget goes to overhead which means that from every pound we receive, 92 pence goes directly to Romania. For more information please visit our website FARA Charity, 51 High Street, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6BZ, tel: 01328 82144 Email: Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012


Police cold caller warning Police are reminding residents to be vigilant to cold callers in the run-up to Christmas.

The warning comes as ACPOs (Association of Chief Police Officers) National Burglary Awareness campaign focuses on distraction burglary – crimes where people trick or distract residents in order to gain entry to their property.

The most common form is for people to pretend to be from a water company, gas or electric provider and trick the homeowner into thinking they need urgent access to his phone. Other methods include pretending to be doing repairs or maintenance or impersonating figures of authority to enter homes.

Detective Sergeant Pete Jessop, from Norfolk Constabulary’s Operation RADAR team, which specialises in doorstep crime, said while offences had fallen significantly in recent years it still pays to be vigilant.

“I would urge people to remain vigilant when they receive a knock on their door. Cold callers are men or women or make up stories to gain access to a person’s home to steal and will often prey on the vulnerable such as the elderly.

certainly think twice before inviting anyone into your house. A genuine caller should not mind you checking.”

Police would also give the following advice:

• Close and lock the back door before answering the front door

• Use a spy hole or window to look at the caller before answering the door.

• Elderly householders should be on their guard and members of the public who have an elderly or vulnerable neighbour or relative should be vigilant.

• Always ask for identification from any unexpected callers and do not let anyone in if you are not comfortable with who they are.

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The First Day’s Trading at Waitrose

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb visited the new Waitrose store in North Walsham last month to hear from staff about their first day of trading.

Commenting, Mr Lamb said “There were an amazing number of people in the store and everyone is so pleased it has opened. The staff were very positive. This could be a real boost for the town. Local traders, on the whole, are supportive and I am glad that Waitrose is working closely with the town’s Chamber of Trade. I hope that this will lift the whole town, particularly now in the run-up to Christmas.”

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Christmas is nearly here and I am delighted to report that we are almost fully booked for Christmas Day Lunch.

Our party nights are doing well and we are pleased with the comments that we have received from our guests.

New Years Eve is going to be a busy night our New Years Eve Six Course Dinner is proving very popular so my advice is to book as soon as possible.

But before then we have our annual Christmas Sing-along on Sunday 16th December at 7pm, followed by our Christmas Quiz. It’s a great evening with pub regulars and villagers coming together to sing a host of Christmas songs led by Claire and Will Reynolds. Enjoy a glass of White Horse Mulled Wine and a Mince Pie, or try your luck with our tombola all in aid of our Charity of the Year EACH.

On Saturday 22nd December, Norwich band Knight Moves makes a welcome return for an evening of music in the bar.

On New Year’s Eve the superb Audio Junkies will be seeing in the New Year, playing live in the bar from 9pm until late, so if you want to see 2013 in style then the White Horse is the place to be!

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Looking ahead, we will be thinking about our Valentine’s night and no doubt having a few food offers to tempt our customers during January and February, so keep reading the Sheringham Independent to find out more.

Finally, may I, on behalf of all the staff and management at the White Horse, wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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The North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club supports the ‘Foodbank’

Having enjoyed a festive Lunch at The Links Country Park Hotel the members supported a raffle with prizes donated by “Dawn Fresh” “The Links” and others.

Sufficient money was raised to enable the Club to purchase over £180 worth of Fray Bentos Pies and Puddings and other tinned meat products which the Sheringham and Cromer “Foodbank” coordinator Kevin Willimott indicated were needed to supplement the other generous donations which had been made by local people and firms.

The picture shows Club Secretary Roy Beckley 20

leaving local Wholesaler Bookers with his trolley loaded with almost 100 items.

The North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club, formed 6 years ago now has 220 members owning over 500 “classic, collectable, interesting and unusual” vehicles spanning 100 years from a 1909 Stanley steam car to a 2009 Aston Martin DBS. The Club has raised upwards of £20,000 for local charities including East Anglian Air Ambulance, Break , Stable Door, About With Friends , Help for Heroes and many others.

For details of the Club call Roy Beckley on 01263 837619 or visit the Club website You do not have to own a vehicle to join and the Club has a special membership deal at £10 for “Next Generation’ members aged under 25

Sheringham Independent #358 22nd December 2012

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Dear Margaret


In response to the article ‘Songbird Survival’ in the 24 November edition of The Sheringham Independent, I would like to add a few relevant observations.

This is a complex problem with numerous factors responsible for the decline. Mr Bullimore expresses his concern for ‘the effects of increasing predation on songbirds’. It would have been helpful if he had specified which predators he means. However when I spoke to him, about a year ago, he was convinced that birds of prey and the sparrowhawk in particular are causing songbird decline. Scientific research has already established that this is not the case. The sparrowhawk is the main avian predator of small birds up to the size of the wood pigeon. However it should be noted that the Norfolk Bird & Mammal Report for 2011 states that there were only 16 breeding pairs recorded. Obviously some nests would have been undetected and even with the addition of passage birds, the dramatic decline could not be attributed to this species alone.

There are other predators such as stoats, weasels, rats, badgers, foxes, grey squirrels and corvids. However the main mammalian predator is the domestic feline bringing home 55 million birds annually in the UK. This does not include other birds either eaten or damaged in the field. Songbirds that winter in Africa have yet another problem. They have to traverse the Mediterranean Sea in spring and autumn and each time must run the gauntlet of the so-called ‘Mediterranean hunters’. These individuals kill 1 BILLION birds annually.

Last year BTO researchers trapped five Cuckoos in Norfolk and fitted tiny geolocators before releasing them. Satellite-tracking technology allowed each bird’s progress to be followed all the way to the Congo in central West Africa. On the return journey two of them died in the Sahel region just south of the Sahara desert. The most likely reason for their deaths was lack of food. At this time of year it is the dry season in the Sahel and there are few insects available to enable them to put on fat, which is the fuel needed for the return flight.

Twenty years ago insects were so abundant locally that they smeared the car windscreen, even on quite short journeys. This is not the case today as insects are much scarcer now due to the cumulative effect of insecticides in our arable farming areas. By contrast in Teesdale, for example, the situation is quite different as arable farming is virtually non-existent and therefore insecticides unnecessary. Instead cattle and sheep farming dominates so there are masses of Swallows which are able to raise two or three broods each summer. Thus in East Anglia avian predators play only a small part in the decline of songbirds; other factors are much more potent.

D H Sadler Sheringham

Pupil worries about speeding outside school

Norman Lamb MP has written to Norfolk County Council about speeding in Gresham village following an email from a young constituent.

Eleanor Bailey, a Year 6 pupil in Kingfisher class at Gresham village school, emailed the MP because of her worries about speeding cars outside the school. She wants to see a 20mph limit both outside the school and in the far end of the village on the way to Cromer.

Every day in the UK, 19 adults and seven children are knocked down and killed or seriously hurt when on foot or bike. Road safety charity Brake is campaigning for local authorities to make 20mph speed limits the norm across built-up areas and for drivers to slow down near schools and shops. In a national hands-up survey conducted in schools, Brake found that 74% of pupils in East Anglia thought that drivers should go slower around their school or home.

In her email Eleanor said “I am a year 6 pupil in Kingfisher class (yrs 4,5,6) in Gresham village school. I am taking some of my spare time at home to write to you about the speed limits outside the school. It should be 20mph and regular speed checks around there. As well there should be 20mph around the corner in the far end of the village on the way to Cromer!”

Commenting, her father Arthur said “It is no good saying sorry afterwards; a slight delay will not cause you any problems, but it can save a child’s life.”

Norman Lamb MP said “I commend Eleanor for raising the question of safety around her school. I strongly support the case for 20mph limits, as a matter of course, outside schools. This seems to me to be a very sensible standard principle. Walking and cycling are excellent ways to stay healthy and active so it is a shame that fears about road safety put people off.”


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Kelling Probus Club

At the October meeting Chairman Terry Penrose welcomed 25 members and one guest. He asked them to stand in silence to remember Vic Allen who had been Chairman twice and also served as secretary.

After lunch, Probus member Dr Michael Bennett entertained us with an impromptu account of his time working in Trinidad in the 1950s during the last days of colonialism.

A chance remark by his Professor at Kings College had led him to the London office of the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad. With nearly 100 ex-patriot scientists, it was one of the world’s leading agricultural institutes, doing research into a range of tropical crops. One of the projects concerned sugarcane, and it had been decided to recruit a specialist in colloid chemistry – Michael’s own field for his PhD.

He had just married Mollie, who was a King’s College Hospital physiotherapist, and they willingly took the opportunity to work in such a prestigious outpost of the British Empire. In 1954 there were no direct flights, so they sailed for 14 days across the Atlantic in the SS Golfito, a Fyffe Line banana boat – of shallow draught and without stabilisers ! On board they struck up a friendship with Clyde Walcott, the West Indian cricketing hero, and his family, who kindly showed them around Barbados for three days and introduced them to the then problems of segregation.

Professionally, Michael found that the sugar industry was largely unexplored by his specialism, and he was able to make rapid progress: Mollie had been recruited immediately into the local Health Authority to help in the polio epidemic. Socially, he and

Mollie were enjoying their life with two quite separate circles of friends - ex-patriot colonial Academia and West Indian Medics - which, perhaps, would have been unthinkable 10 years earlier. He recounted some amusing tales of their experiences in this bygone age. During their second 3-year term at the College, as Trinidad approached Independence, things began to change, and when Michael got an offer to join Tate & Lyle in the UK, they decided, with regrets, that this was the time to bring their young family home.

Michael was roundly applauded for his entertaining insight into the dying days of Caribbean colonialism.

Three new members, Bruce Bedwell, Geoff Goodman and Bill Day, gave brief introductory talks on their ‘previous lives’.

NB Please note the changed date of the next Probus meeting which will be held on Thursday 22nd.

Motoring Future Comes to North Norfolk

The future of motoring has arrived in North Norfolk after local car retailer Crayford and Abbs Ltd was appointed to join Nissan’s expanding elite band network of specialist EV (Electric Vehicle) outlets last month. The exciting appointment means the Bodham dealership is now able to sell and service the groundbreaking Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestselling 100% electric car.

Meanwhile, Crayford and Abbs Ltd will also become a popular destination for existing LEAF drivers as it has been fitted with a hightech charging point – part of an ever expanding nationwide network.

It follows a period of intensive manufacturer-led training for dealership staff and the appointment of James Abbs as a dedicated Electric Vehicle Relationship Manager on hand to assist customers with all driving and ownership queries.

And Kevin Abbs is predicting no shortage of interest in the stunning LEAF – the 2011 World and European Car of the Year – from potential customers eager to experience its winning combination of zero-emissions, ultra low running costs and effortless practicality.

Kevin Abbs said: “This is absolutely fantastic news for our business and for the region’s motorists. By becoming a Nissan specialist EV dealer we have effectively made 100% electric motoring an affordable and practical reality for the motorists of North Norfolk”

He added: “The Nissan LEAF is an incredible vehicle which drives and handles just like a conventionally-powered car. But the benefits are amazing. The running costs are super low while trips to the filling station and forking out for things like road tax and congestion charges instantly become a thing of the past.

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