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12th April 2014 Issue 389

Join in the Easter fun at The Patch

Covering Sheringham, the Runtons, Holt and surrounding villages in association with the Cromer Times and North Walsham Times

The main event of the day will be an Easter Egg Hunt, open to children of all ages and will cost £2 per child. The Patch has plenty of hidey-holes and nooks and crannies, where the Easter chicks and bunnies can hide the eggs, making it exciting for both very young and more sophisticated ‘hunters'.

Children can also enjoy colouring and egg-painting competitions, while The Patch is providing a themed raffle and a plant sale for the adults. Refreshments will be available, and all paying children will leave with a selection of Easter treats.

Matthew Smith, Director of The Patch and Business Manager of Sheringham Woodfields School says "While the children are hunting

for the eggs, there will be an opportunity to explore to see just what we are doing, and how The Patch is developing. The growing season is just beginning, so there will be a lot to see both outside and in the polytunnels. And why not ask for information about sponsoring one of our hens while you're here."

He goes on to say "Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun. All proceeds will go towards sustaining activities at The Patch, which provides so much benefit to the pupils at Woodfields, Sheringham Primary School and Sheringham High School."

The Patch is located on the site of Sheringham High and Sheringham Woodfields Schools.


The Sheringham Community Smallholding - The Patch is once again throwing open its gates to the people of Sheringham and surrounding district. This time, it is inviting children to bring their parents and carers along from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday 19 April (Easter Saturday) to join in some Easter fun.

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The Club held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 March at The Dales Hotel, Upper Sheringham. Chairman John Dunsire called for a one-minute silence in honour Alan Mealing who sadly passed away on Saturday 15 March. He then welcomed a new member, John Whittington, and thanked Terry Penrose for standing in as Club Secretary.

Members received the Secretary’s, the Treasurer’s and the Chairman’s Reports which were duly approved and accepted by show of hands. The Chairman noted that after many years of service, Kevin Clingo wished to retire from the post of Hon. Treasurer and that a replacement was needed urgently: all members were asked consider carefully this appeal from the Club. The Chairman also noted that the Club would welcome and benefit from an increase in the number of new members, suggesting that existing members should bring their friends as guests to future meetings, in the hope that some would join.

The nominations for the new Committee were announced as follows: Chairman: Tony O’Shea Vice Chairman: Mike Bennett Immed. Past Chairman: John Dunsire Hon. Secretary: Ken Murray Hon. Treasurer: vacant Hon. Auditor: Rohan Fennell Media Liaison: Mike Bennett Outings arrangements: Ken Murray Catering arrangements: John Dunsire Committee: Gordon Little, Sam Knowles In the absence of any further nominations, the above were deemed to be elected.

Ken Murray circulated a list of four possible outings for 2014, to be considered at our next meeting on Thursday 17 April when our guest, Cllr. Brian Hannah, will give a talk on the subject of ‘Restorative Justice’ - if you would like to come and join us, please contact Tony O’Shea on 01263 512951

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Inspiration in paint pots was the order of the day at Sheringham WI’s March meeting. Keith Nash, local watercolour artist from Roughton, amazed us all with how 80% technique and a sprinkling of fairy dust in the form of talent could result in an impressive painting. With an engineering background he tackles his painting with the same methodical approach and was convincing enough to make us all believe with the right technical training we could also turn out potential masterpieces. Keith was also kind enough to donate his painting to us for us to use at one of our Art Buffs nights to have a go and be inspired by. It was a fascinating evening enjoyed by members and the many visitors we had for the event. A buffet provided along with a few glasses of wine ensured a fun night for all.

Details for the Carnival were also finalised with the WI running a Mad Hatter’s Tea party for the children’s fancy dress competition. The Mad Hatter will be organising an afternoon of fun and games as part of the competition at Lifeboat Plain on Wednesday 6 August. There will be cash prizes for winners and lots of fun so start designing those costumes. 7 August will see the WI Nippies out in force running a traditional vintage tea party for the Carnival at St. Joseph’s Church Hall. There will be a tasty afternoon tea, vintage music and a vintage quiz (optional). Tickets will be on sale at £5 from May via the Carnival caravan so make sure you get yours early.

In true WI style April is a night of munching, with a night of cheese, fish and meat ideas from Waitrose, with plenty of opportunities to try! For this month only we are looking forward to being at the new Community Centre. So come and join us on 14 April for a glass of wine, a good laugh and some tasty nibbles. Meeting starts at 7.15pm but doors open 6.45pm. for more information contact Janice on 01263 826801 or message us via Fb tw Sheringham WI or

May sees us back at St. Joseph’s after our April visit to the Community Centre. We look forward to our resolutions night and a Games show night where we will be taking part in lots of our old favourite Games shows. With prizes to be won and a good laugh to be had we would love to see you at this event if you are interested in finding out more about WI. I am sure we will surprise you!

New Activity Group Proves Popular

“Connect” an activity group for adults opened its doors in May 2013. The group is held in The Salvation Army Community Centre, Cremer Street, Sheringham every Wednesday morning between 10am and 2:30pm.

There are many activities for people to enjoy including Carpet Bowls, Table Tennis, Snooker/Pool, Wii Bowling, Board Games, (Scrabble/ Rummikub etc) Craft, Music and Dancing. We offer a daily paper, tea/coffee, biscuits and good company. There is usually a communal jig-saw puzzle on the go if you are that way inclined, or crosswords and word search if you prefer. Some people just like to chat, others look forward to the challenges of the games and activities. We would be very pleased to welcome you to this group, we have lots to offer.

For further details telephone 01263 826059.

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Sheringham Library News I LIKE SHERINGHAM LIBRARY BECAUSE... “I learned to use a computer”

Sheringham Library Opening Times

Monday 10-5 Tuesday 10-5 Wednesday 10-1 Thursday 10-7 Friday 10-5 Saturday 9.30-1 Norfolk County Council. Sheringham Library. New Road. Sheringham. NR26 8EB. 01263 822874. email To renew your library books please phone 0344 800 8006

FREE BROADBAND, WiFi & EMAIL FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE If you are here on holiday why not join as a visitor?

Grab a cuppa: filter coffee, pot of tea or hot chocolate and biscuits served daily. Only £1.

Come in and read the newspaper. We have the Eastern Daily Press, The Times and the North Norfolk News

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

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RENT THE LATEST TOP TITLES Coming in April The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Better Living through Chemistry, Moshi Monsters Movie, Dear Dumb Diary, Walking With Monsters Movie, Harry Hill Movie, Alpha Omega: Great Wolf Games, Nebraska, American Hustle, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Kill Your Darlings, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, All is Lost. We also hold a selection of Classic & 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 PLAY THE GAME: 2 Games for the price of 1 every Friday


Norfolk Narratives & the Big Town Read Explore Norfolk through your local library. Celebrate its people, places and stories. Norfolk Narratives launches on 12 April 12 and runs through to 19 May. During this time we will be featuring books set in Norfolk’s diverse landscape and some libraries will be hosting talks by local authors. Communities will have a chance to rediscover their local area, read collectively and share the narratives that bind us together.

Come and join in Sheringham’s Big Town Read.

Alan Bennett’s “Uncommon Reader” will be available for everyone to borrow from 12 April. Then come and tell us how you enjoyed it.

AGE UK DROP-IN SERVICE Get free advice and information from an AGE UK Advisor at Sheringham Library on Thursday 17 April & 15 May between 10am-12noon. No appointment needed. Come & see what benefits & services are available for older people.

THE NORFOLK KNITTERS Enjoy knitting? Then join us! Sheringham Library Knit & Natter meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm. Norfolk knitters knit for charity. Knitted items go to many countries for those in need. DONATIONS OF WOOL ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

BOOKSTART BOUNCE & RHYME TIME Every Tuesday 10.15-10.45am. For babies, tots & the under 5s, their parents or carers. Come and join the fun and meet some new friends. Our Storysacks bring children’s books to life. Inside the Sack are items relating to the story including soft toys, a fact book and a game to help with language development. .With over 300 Story Sacks on the library catalogue, there are plenty to choose from. Why not borrow one after a Bounce & Rhyme session?

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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) 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. Telephone (01263) 511759. Fairtrade Sale: 2nd Sat each month. 9.30 - 11.30am. Friends Meeting House, Cremer St, Sheringham. Local produce. In aid of Practical Action & peace work in Uganda. It’s fun to paint!: at Lighthouse Community Church, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham Thursdays 7.30pm Monday Fellowship: St Peter's Church Sheringham. 2.30pm Mons (not 1st Mon month). All welcome North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group meet on the second Thursday in each month from 7pm at East Runton Village Hall. New members warmly welcomed. Secretary 01263 519485,, 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 Morley Club 7.30pm 1st Mon each month (2nd if Bank Holiday, no meeting in Aug). New members welcome. Melanie Clarke 07884 365192 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 1st Wed of month. 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. Eileen or Steve 01263 837693’ Bittern DX Group Local amateur radio group, currently holding our meetings at the Erpingham Arms on the last Thursday of the month, with regular field events throughout the year, find out about us on our Website or Email Term Time Saturdays - 'Kids Club' for 4-11years, 10-12 noon at Canaan Christian Centre, 21 Holt Rd, Sheringham. First session FREE, normally £1/week. Craft, drama, song & dance, games & lots of fun. Monthly outings. 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 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 meet Tuesdays 2-4 at the Lighthouse Community Centre Sheringham. New members always welcome. Contact Ro Curtis 01263 768126 MS monthly Drop-In, 10am - 12noon, last Thursday of each month at Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham. Anyone affected by MS most welcome. Further details 01263 579453 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 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. Cantamus Choir rehearses every Thurs 7.30pm in St James Church, Southrepps. New members welcome. No audition. 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. Patricia Poole 01263 860 664 Fit Together Badminton - Thur 1pm-4:30pm Gresham Village Hall, East Beckham Ln, Gresham, NR11 8RT. Time divided between different abilities. 07917 596797 to find your time slot and book your place – all equipment provided. £2.50


Sheringham Community Centre Zumba Fitness Thurs 6-30-7-30pm All abilities. Cost £4 Contact Wyn 01263 825095 The Morley Club 48 Cromer Road, Sheringham (£10 membership fee) Bridge Thursday 7pm and Friday, Carpet bowls Monday and Wednesday 2pm Green bowling starts end April, 01263822087. Snooker and pool available 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 N Norfolk Voluntary Group meets on 4th Thur each month (except Dec) at Cromer Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Varied programme of speakers - meetings open to everyone. Contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492’. Bookstart Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time/ Songs, for under 5s & parents/carers. Every Tues, 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. Sheringham Library, New Rd 01263 822874. Sheringham Evening W.I. meet on the 2nd Monday each month at St Josephs Church Hall, Cromer Rd, Sheringham 7.15pm. New members welcome. Liz Withington 01263 821650 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 large hall of St Andrew's Methodist Church. Friendly members, beginners to more experienced. We play for fun, refreshment & chat break. 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 North Norfolk Model Engineering Club - 1st Friday each month at 7.30pm. A welcome to visitors and prospective members of all ages. Gordon Ford 01263 512350. ‘Quiet Garden’ at the Friends’ Meeting House, 14 Cremer St, Sheringham. Need a break from shopping? Our ‘Secret Garden’ is an oasis of peace, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. Sit & think, or just sit. Admission free, tea and coffee available. 10am-1pm Sats through summer. Sheringham Folk Club Tyneside Club, Station Road, Sheringham. Listen, sing, play, join in, any standard, any style, just have a beer with friends. Free. 2nd Wed in month 8pm-11pm. Breastfeeding Cafe. Thurs (term time only) 1pm-2.30pm at YESU in Sheringham. An opportunity to meet other breastfeeding mums and have a chat over a cuppa. Free. Unicef breastfeeding Support Advisors on hand every week. AGE UK ADVICE MORNING Meet a representative to see what services are available to older people. Sheringham Library, 3rd Thur each month 10am-12 noon. No appointment FOOTBALL - Training at Sheringham High School, Every Thursday evening U10 & U12 6-7pm, U14 & U16 7-8pm, Adult 8-9pm. Matches are played on Saturday mornings. 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 and social events. All former members of the RAF and WRAF inc. members of their families welcome. Contact Kenneth Macnish 01263 519684, or secretary Christine Martin 01263 734977. 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. Friendly, informal computer classes at Salvation Army Sheringham Tues and Thurs. Learn at your own pace, bring your own laptop or use ours. 01263 826059 or 826083 St. Andrew’s Methodist Church Ladies Association usually meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 7.30 for 8 pm in the Church Hall. All ladies welcome to visit or join for friendship and a varied programme. 01263 822807 Hoppers Parent and Toddler Group meet at Gresham Village School on Thursdays in term time, 9.15- 11am. 0- 3 all welcome to our very friendly group. Telephone the school for further details 01263 577349 School’s Out. Fridays in term time 3.30-4.45pm at Lighthouse Community Church, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham, 50p. Exciting after-school club for children of primary school age. Games, competitions, craft, tuck shop and snacks as well as big screen Wii. Drop in after school. Sheringham Stroke Support Group for anyone who has suffered a stroke. Meets fortnightly Wednesdays 2.15pm -

4pm at Sheringham Methodist Church on Cromer Road. Further information Harvey Pitcher 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 Steve Askew 01263 838411. 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 New Community Centre, Holway Rd, Sheringham., Mon 10am-12 noon. New members welcome. Eddy 01263 821774 or Pat 01263 823390 North Norfolk Speakers Club meets every other Wed, 7pm at N Walsham High School, Spencer Ave. Dates and further info visit or contact Gillian tel. 01692 650250 Cromer Chamber Orchestra looking for players (no age limit) all sections woodwind, brass, strings. At Cromer High School Mon eve’s 7pm (school term). No audition 01263 511600 Fledgeling Music classes friendly, dynamic, energetic & fun. Unique experience your child will love! Ages 4 months to 4 years. FREE taster class, members pay only £4, younger siblings £2 babies of older siblings FREE. Paid half termly. 07500 221121, 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 Wandering Wailers Folk Club - Singaround and Skiffle and Jug Band Session. First Mon every month at Tyneside.8pm. All welcome. Free to all. Contact Pete Sanpher 01263 826911 Lift the Spirit with Circle Dance welcomes new dancers for traditional dance from around the world at the Quaker (Friends) Meeting House, Cremer Street 4th Friday each month, 2pm-4pm. No partner/experience necessary, suitable for all ages, friendly group, some live music, refreshments at half time. Suggested contribution £3 max. 01263 820034 or just turn up! Weybourne Folk Club meets 3rd Sunday every month at the Maltings Hotel, Weybourne 3-6 pm. All singers, musicians, poets and audience welcome. It's free. Further information from Tony Baylis 01263 588781 or 07518 735299 -email REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of each month 2pm at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Any ex-service personnel will always be welcome. Tel 01263 512450 Painting Classes - Painting and Drawing tuition for all levels of painting competence from beginners to those experienced at Roughton Village Hall on Mondays 1.30pm to 3.30pm. £60 for 10 sessions. John Bardell 01603 456602 Sheringham Youth Choir - Aged 11-18 and enjoy singing? Then join us on Wed nights at 6pm in term time. Lighthouse Community Church, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham. All welcome whether or not you attend the church. Contact Jenny Skivington 07900 246292 Stitch Together - Patchwork/Quilting Group – meet on the first & third Wednesday each month, 9.30am to 3.30pm at New Community Centre, Sheringham. Eileen 01263 821825 or see website West Runton Social Club - Tues ‘Open Mic’ - sing/ play novice or semi professional all welcome 8pm), Wed Bingo Eyes down around 8pm, Thurs Pool Night more players always wanted- home and away 7pm, Sun Quiz night - 8.30 /9 pm. For other Entertainment see our notice board. Tel 01263 838866. Jam session last Sunday of every month 3.30pm, all musicians welcome’ TLC class total low impact conditioning a gentle exercise class for all abilities geared to the older person and based on gentle forms of bending, stretching and controlled breathing.Mondays 11am – 12noon at The Lighthouse Baptist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. For more information contact Anita on 07867791034 or 01263 824110 Yoga Fit Classes at Sheringham Community Centre every Wednesday 7pm - 8pm cost £6 All abilities Contact Wyn 01263 825095/07570104671’ Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes every Tuesday, Beginner's 7 pm, Improver's 8 pm, at the Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham. £6 each. Contact Yvonne 01692-404479 for further details. Sheringham Society - a variety of speakers, usually last Thursday of each month at 10.30am at St Joseph's Church Hall. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8...

Sheringham Independent 389 April 12th 2014

Local Solicitor is Mr Bumble in Oliver Musical

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Sheringham solicitor, Peter Howell, is taking on the role of Mr Bumble in the forthcoming production of the musical Oliver!

Peter, who works in the Sheringham office of Hansells, recently took part in a costumed photo-shoot for the show with members of the cast including the two young actors who share the role of Oliver.

The two boys, Joseph (10), from Bacton and Noah Vigor (7), from Aylmerton, worked with well known photographer Eric Brickles and the other actors at Elm Hill in Norwich and also at Gressenhall museum, which was formerly a workhouse. The Cromer and Sheringham Operatic Society are putting on this popular production, as part of their centenary celebrations and they are also raising money for the ‘About With Friends’ a charity based in Cromer, that supports adults with learning difficulties.

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With stunning sets and fabulous costumes, it promises to be a spectacular, toe tapping extravaganza! This year there are three matinee performances, and the show runs from Saturday 24 May to Saturday 31 May.

Tickets are on sale now. The Pavilion box office number is 01263 512495.

Les Misérables comes to Sheringham

An exciting stage version of hit musical Les Misérables opens at the Sheringham Little Theatre on Friday, 11 April.

The production, which runs at the coastal venue until Saturday, April 19, features 30 youngsters from across Norwich and Norfolk. Norwich singer and actor Zaira Palumbo, 19, a former Sprowston High School, who is currently on a gap year before beginning her studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, plays the lead role of Fantine in the show. Classically trained soprano Zaira joined the Broadland Youth Choir, where she is now head chorister, at the age of seven. She has also appeared at the Theatre Royal and regularly competes in festivals.

“I have always loved the musical and so when the opportunity arose to audition I leapt at it,” she says. “Fantine is my ideal role. I usually sing in an operatic style so it is nice to be able to focus more on the acting this time. I have never worked with Sheringham Little Theatre before and am thoroughly enjoying it. It is a

tough show to do but our director is fantastic and it is all coming together very well.”

Director Tracy Loftus explains that young people between the ages of eight and 19 are appearing in the production. She says rehearsals are going well and the cast has even been privileged to take part in a workshop with Killian Donnelly and Fra Fee, stars of the award-winning Hollywood blockbuster and hit West End versions of the musical.

Based on the book by Victor Hugo, and with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, the musical is set against the backdrop of 19th century France. It tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, who is hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, and who agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette.

Debbie Thompson, director of Sheringham Little Theatre, says “This is certainly an ambitious production for us to do but rehearsals are going beautifully. It has been an incredible opportunity for all those involved and will be a wonderful show to watch.”

L to R Emily Sidnell, Chloe Chandler, Paris Chandler, Emma Leze, Olivia Taylor, Beth Pritchard

And Zaira agrees “I think it will be a very dramatic performance,” she says. “We have worked hard on the fighting and barricade scenes and there will be some really superb singing.”

Les Misérables runs from Friday, 11 April to Saturday, 19 April. For more information or to book tickets visit or call 01263 822347.

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An Evening of Clairvoyance in aid of Faith Animal Rescue on 16 April at 7.30pm in WI Hall, Garden Street, Cromer Tickets £5 in advance or £6 on the door available from K Hardware, East Runton Stores or Claws & Paws Sheringham North Norfolk Association of National Trust - Afternoon Tea and a Talk 'More Gilbert and Sullivan' by Alfred Barrett at The Links Hotel, West Runton on Wednesday 16 April at 2.30pm. Further info please contact Greg on 01263 711799 or email All welcome The Cromer & District Art Society Annual Easter Art Exhibition at East Runton Village Hall Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 10am to 5pm admission free

Diabetes UK North Norfolk Voluntary Group Meeting- our guest speaker on Thursday 24 April will be Paramedic Phillip Smith. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at Cromer Methodist Church Hall. More info please contact Jackie or David on 01692 405492 or visit

Mundesley and District Royal British Legion Women’s Section Coffee Morning on Saturday 19 Aoril 10am – 12 noon at Coronation Hall, Cromer Road, Mundesley - Bric a Brac, Cakes, & Raffle. All welcome

Sheringham Methodist Ladies Association – 29 April - Open Door Art Project - Colin Seal - Meetings held in the Methodist Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham 7.45pm for 8pm

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society Choral Workshop, with Patrick Hawes on Saturday 17 May 11am – 4pm at The Auden Theatre, Holt. Experience a composer’s insight into setting words to music and work with him on sections of his new commission, ‘Eventide’(In memoriam Edith Cavell). Open to singers & non singers. Tickets Adults £15 if booked before 30th April thereafter £20, under 18s free Box Office 01263 713444 or

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Charity Antiques & Collectables Valuation Day

The popular Charity Antiques & Collectables Valuation Day will take place again on Wednesday 30 April at Arnolds Keys Estate Agents, 11, Station Road, Sheringham, between 10am and 4pm. Specialists will be pleased to value your Antiques, Clocks & Watches, Silver, Jewellery, Collectables, Toys & Dolls, Memorabilia, China & Glassware. There will be a charge of £1 per item, with REDUCE YOUR all proceeds being donated to STRESS LEVELS Cancer Research UK. Suitable Enjoy low impact exercise lots may be offered for sale in SLEEPING DRAGON TAI CHI HEALTH one of our forthcoming £4.50 per session Antiques Sales. at the Morley Club Every Wednesday 9.15 am For further details please 07788 623023 phone 01263 822373.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6... Excel 2000 Aqua exercise classes at Splash Leisure Centre - Tuesdays at 9am, Thursdays at 10am, 9am in school holidays £4 per session. The Shannocks Club – a get together for people who are interested in the town and its past meet on the last Wednesday each month at 2.15pm at the Community Room, Huntley Crescent, off Pine Grove, Sheringham Nordic Walking - Mondays 9.30 - 10.30 Beginners Nordic Walking, Learning the basic techniques of Nordic walking.Mondays 11.30- 12.30 Wellness Nordic Walking, These classes are ideal for those with concerns about distance and pace. Various locations around Sheringham. For more details please contact Anita on 07867791034 or 01263 824110 Freestyle Fitness Yoga every Thursdays 5-6pm at the Sheringham Community Center £5.00. For more details please contact Anita on 07867791034 or 01263 824110


per child suitable 2-4 year olds. Wednesday 16 April, Wednesday 28 May, Thursday 4 September. Further details and bookings 01692 678555

Sale at Shannock Court, George Street/Barford Road in Sheringham on Wednesday 16 April 10am-12noon to raise funds for the animals at Hillside Animal Rescue. Bric-a-brac, books, DVDs, cake stall, tea/coffee

Concert at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Sheringham on Friday 9 May at 7pm featuring the Jubilate and St Andrew’s Fellowship Choirs and Maggie Warren (flute solo). Refreshments during the interval and there will be a retiring collection for the Berea Church in Nepal

Easter Monday. Aylmerton Village Hall 10am - 12noon - Hot Cross Buns and coffee, tombola, raffle books, cakes, bric a brac and stained glass demonstration. Entrance free. All proceeds to Village Hall funds

Hot Cross Bun Coffee Morning on Saturday 12 April 10am - 12noon at St Andrew's Church, East Runton raffle, cakes, tombola and much more

- in aid of church funds

St John the Baptist Church, Aylmerton on 13 April at 6pm The Cross of Christ - a devotion for congregation & choir. All welcome. Refreshments afterwards

Meet the Producers Market Sunday 20 April at Village Square, Kelling Heath Holiday Park NR25 7HW, 10am-2pm. Browse Norfolk clothing, crafts, fine foods & ales. Free entry/parking, restaurants, bar, adventure playground, nice walks, NN Railway Station on site, dogs welcome. Enquiries: 0773 3991211

Charity Disco on Saturday 26 April at Pinewoods Leisure Centre 7.30pm – midnight. Tickets £5 per person from Sue May on 01263 822102 or Woodfields Charity Shop in aid of Childreach International

Charity Quiz Night on Friday 2 May at Sheringham High School teams of 6 £3 per person raffle bar and prizes. Book in advance Sue May 01263 822102 / Gill Russon 01263 837383. In aid of Childreach International

Full steam ahead for Easter Eggspress

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress at the Bure Valley Railway over the Easter weekend, 18th to 21st April, for an “eggciting” day out for all the family.

Norfolk’s longest Narrow Gauge Steam Railway is giving a free Easter Egg toevery child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (max 2 children per adult). In addition, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Café add to the Easter themed event.

Trains will be running from both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations. Trains depart from Aylsham: 10:00, 11:30, 12:40, 14:20 and 15:30; Wroxham: 11:10, 12:40 and 14:00. No prior booking is required. Under 5s travel free.

Upper Sheringham Beading Group - meets one Saturday a month, 1pm to 4 pm. Beginners' and more advanced classes available or bring your own beading project, friendly group welcomes new ladies. Contact Olga for details, 01263 514173 or Beachcombers Dining Club meets and dines on the 1st Monday each month at The Feathers Hotel, Holt at 7pm Alternate months we have a speakers on a wide variety of subjects. Anyone is most welcome to join us - for details ring - Hazel 01263 838566 or Christine 01263 711502 NHS Cromer & District Retirement Fellowship meets every third Wednesday of every month between 2.30pm and 4pm at Cromer Hospital. For more information call Caroline Jennings on 01263 510002 or just come along Breathe Easy North Norfolk British Lung Foundation Support Group Meetings on the first Friday of every month 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Sheringham Community Centre Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR25 8NP Weybourne Good Companions in the Village Hall – 4th Wednesday every month Weybourne non league carpet bowlers play Mondays 10am – 12noon and 2pm - 4pm in the Village Hall for £1-50

per session. A friendly club of two groups, experience welcome, but not essential. If you would like a game just come along to either or both sessions and meet us Gresham Village Park Market & Carboot 1st Sun/month, gates open to public 10am, stallholders and market traders 8am onwards. Pitches £5. Proceeds to raising money for the Play Park and Pavilion. Further details or 07765 633549. East Beckham Lane beside Gresham Village Church Gresham Village Carboots held on the first Sunday of every month commencing on Sunday 6 April 10am start stall holders set up from 8.30am Pitches £5 Beverages on sale in the newly renovated Pavilion For any further details contact Hayley on 07765633539 Holt Country Market every Friday 9am – 11am at St Andrews Church Hall – home cooked produce, fruit, vegetables and flowers, free range eggs, unique crafts. Refreshments – open from 8.30am for snacks and drinks Friendly Ladies and Gentlemen's choir meets on Thursday afternoons 2pm - 4pm at the Lighthouse Church Sheringham. New singers very welcome - no audition required. Contact Sue Wallace on 01263 822310

Sheringham Independent 389 April 12th 2014

Easter Parade

Sheringham Playpark Revamp are bringing back the Easter Parade to Sheringham!

We would like to invite everybody to join us on Easter Sunday, 20 April at 3pm for a parade around the town. There will be a prize for the best Easter bonnet and everyone is welcome to enter!

The playpark will be holding a cake stall, lucky dip and face painting on Ottendorf Green, with the Easter bonnet competition being judged there at 2.45pm before the parade sets off.

One of the organisers Emma White said ‘I understand the Primary School used to organise the parade when they were situated in the town and a former pupil, Bella Brownsell has kindly dug out some old photographs for us’.

Sheringham Playpark Revamp

Sheringham Playpark Revamp Committee members would like to say a big thank you to the staff at the Dunstable Arms, in Sheringham and AN/IX, a local band.

Recently the two came together in order to raise funds for the Playpark. Over £150 was raised and everyone had a great night.

The group has now raised over £14,000 and hope to start work soon. 'Over the 19 months, just over £14,000 has been raised, we could not have done it without loyal support from the community, we will continue to fundraise to provide Sheringham with a Playpark it deserves' said Rebecca Fish.

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Dear Margaret,

Through your letters page I would like to thank the couple who helped me and rang for the paramedic when I fell in Beeston Road on Saturday 29 March. Also the paramedic and ambulance men and Carol at A&E Cromer Hospital Help and service was first class. Yours sincerely, Barbara Pearson

Dear Margaret,

I am writing on behalf of NANSA (Norfolk & Norwich Scope Association), a local charity which offers services, information and support for Norfolk people with disabilities, to say a big thank you to organiser Jeannie Dorrington and her team of friends, also everyone who came along to buy from our stall at the Sheringham Jumble Up on Saturday 8 March. Jeannie worked so hard to lay on this highly successful event, and offered great support for our Association through a generous donation from the sale of her amazing cakes and refreshments. NANSA is celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year, and this donation will support the NANSA Diamond Appeal to develop our services and facilities for Norfolk children and adults of all ages with disabilities - if anybody would like to find out more about our work please look at our website or e-mail us at Thank you again to Jeannie and everyone involved in this super day! Best wishes, Sheila Parish, Chief Executive Officer, NANSA In association with



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Bearded Iris good variety of colours proceeds to the CinnamonTrust in North Walsham Tel 01692 404124 Chicken coop and run run is on wheels and all in good order room for two or three chickens Tel 01328 830582 for details £50 Two exercise machines in good order step machine with counter £40 ono and rowing machine £40ono or £70 for the two Tel 01263 515579 Beautiful oval mahogany coffee table superb condition L44in W26ins H15ins £25 Tel 01263 511742 TV unit black glass 3 tier excellent condition £30 Tel 01692 407209 Handmade pine storage unit 1.3m wide 0.9m high and 0.38m deep sliding doors and one internal shelf comes with detachable shelving unit so could be used as a dresser £40 Tel 01263 825644 Opaque glass top garden table with central hole for sunshade pole 110 cm across edged in a green plastic coated edging vgc £40ono Cromer 01263 511886 Ottoman 90cm x 39cm 40cm high pine effect sides and white lid £5 Tel 01263 513901 Complete set of Cordon Bleu cookery course in folders 7 volumes of golden hands crafts all offers considered Tel 01692 405022 2 Radley handbags black leather short handles very good condition both cost over £100 each Mahogwill accept offers near to £45 each Tel 07825 955083 East Runton Boots leather walking little used excellent condition size 7 £25. Seat pads John Lewis tie-on terracotta colour double sided excellent condition cost new £15 each 4 for £30. Tel 01263 720973 Mahogany display cabinet half lattice glass doors and cupboard underneath W31in H41in good condition £35 Tel 01692 404297 Balustrade 10ft and 6ft6in L shape 4 posts can be made into 16ft run £40. Mamas & Papas pram with raincover good condition £25. Tel 07810 394174 Beko chest freezer 3.6cuft energy rating A+ W21.5ins D23ins H34ins immaculate unused surplus to requirements £105ono buyer collects Tel 07570 020118 Golf clubs 15 various different makes £50 Skeyton Tel 01692 538899 11 large adjustable brass spotlights for wall or ceiling including bulbs £95. Child's car seat £30. Booster £10. Artist’s beech studio easel fully adjustable £75. Tel 01692 404407 Rebok Fusion cross trainer heavy duty exerciser with multi function programmes and heart rate monitor excellent condition complete with user guide £85 Tel 01692 500776 Pair of G Plan incliner armchairs in very good condition fire safety labels tulip design fabric removeable cushions for ease of transport any reasonable offer accepted Tel. 01263 761272 Roughton Ladies bicycle straight handlebars Shimano gears vgc £85. Ladies vintage Raleigh racer drop handlebars £75. Volvo 850 estate factory loadliner £65. Large car ramps £35. Tel 01692 500988 Continued on page 22...

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Norfolk Care and Support Services Directory 2014 Finding care information in the area has been made a little easier with the publication of the Norfolk Care and Support Services Directory 2014. The Directory which is published by Care Choices Ltd in association with Norfolk County Council is packed with useful editorial that explains all available care options and includes comprehensive listings of care providers for residential care or care in your own home. There is also guidance on paying for care and what financial assistance is available from the Government.

Robert Chamberlain, publisher of the directory said “When choosing care you should be armed with the most up-to-date information to help you decide which kind of care is most suitable, who can provide it and how it is to be funded. The Care Services Directory is an invaluable source of information for anyone considering long term care.”

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At last the waiting is over and it is wonderful to be able to share with you all the good news regarding the four (not quite so little) kittens. The blood tests were sent to Bristol for analysis and we were very pleased to receive the results back indicating a negative result for all of them. Two have already left us for a new home together and no doubt by the time you read this the remaining two will also have been chosen.

In our last article I mentioned Patsy, the little kitten with cystitis, and said I would keep you posted on her progress. Although we saw an improvement in her condition on the new food, she continued to need to make frequent visits to her litter trays so it was obvious that all was still not right with her. As she was now of an age to be neutered and, after discussions with David, it was decided to go ahead with this operation and conduct any extra investigations at the same time, while she was anaesthetised. Although I have been a volunteer with Cats Protection for many years it seems there is always something new to learn and this was certainly true in this instance. When I went to collect Patsy, David shared his findings with me and was confident that her problems should now be over. A sample indicated that there were

However, an x-ray, plus an examination of her bladder, indicated she had an “urachal remnant”. He advised me that before a kitten is born all the contents of its bladder passes via a tube in the bladder wall to the placenta for disposal. Sometimes this does not close properly when the kitten is born, leading to the problems that Patsy has had. This has now been rectified and should lead to a complete recovery. Although she had quite a bit of blood in her urine the next day (which panicked her fosterer and me) this is normal and will clear up once the operation site heals. Patsy will have had her post operative check before the next issue and hopefully once given the all clear, will soon find a loving new home, as she is such a little character and very sociable. If you are looking for a cat or kitten please give Stephanie a call on 01692 535858. Or visit for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number to find out where any particular cat is being fostered. If, however, you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher).

to take just the sea or landscape photograph that he has in mind.

And on the evening of 19 March, he drove up from Colchester to talk to North Norfolk Photographic Society and to display a lot of just those pictures. Then he drove home again, to resume his ‘day job’ as a primary school teacher the following morning.

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lished in national magazines. Dave’s speciality is long exposure photographs, often several minutes long. This results in water and clouds with an ethereal appearance and, especially at sunrise, marvellous colours. Visit Bill Day thanked Dave for his interesting talk and for letting members see so many brilliant images.

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Cash prize and Sainsbury Centre exhibition for winner Holt Festival is delighted to announce that entry is now open for this year’s Holt Festival Art Prize.

The Holt Festival Art Prize is open to artists everywhere. In the past two years, artists from as far afield as Scotland and Cornwall have entered. There is a cash prize of £1,500 and the winning artwork will be exhibited at Norwich’s prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in the autumn.

paper painting Drifter, based on a photograph taken during a walk through Eseex’s Constable country, was highly praised by Holt Festival Fine Art curator, James Glennie of Art & Antiques Appraisals Ltd saying ‘She is definitely an artist to watch out for in the future’.

This year’s judges are Amanda Geitner, Chief Curator at Emily with painting The Sainsbury Centre, art The deadline for entries dealer Nic Tyler and internationally renowned is midnight Saturday 6 June. Judges will select actor and Chancellor of The Norwich a shortlist of 20-30 that will be exhibited at the University of the Arts John Hurt CBE. Nicholson Gallery, Holt from 20-27 July.

The winner will be announced at a private view on 19 July. The exhibition is part of the Holt Festival Art Trail that also takes in 13 other galleries and exhibition spaces around the town.

Last year’s competition attracted another extremely high standard of entries. The winner of the prize and its attendant cheque for £1,500 was former Norwich University of the Arts student Emily Cole. Her acrylic and oil on

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The 2014 Holt Festival runs from 19 – 27 July and is acknowledged as the leading new festival in north Norfolk. The streets and venues of the charming Norfolk Georgian country town come alive for an exuberant week of international music, drama, visual art, dance, comedy, cinema, free street entertainment, kids shows and workshops. The full programme will be announced on 2 June.

The Holt Festival Art Prize: closing date for submissions midnight Saturday 7 June, Winner announced on Saturday 19 July at The Ben Nicholson Gallery, Cromer Rd, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6EA Winners and shortlisted entries will be exhibited 20- 27 July

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Sheringham Museum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support The Sheringham Museum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to construct its ‘Atlantic 75 Seaside Education and Archive Centre’.

The project aims to convert the flat roof area on top of ‘The Mo’ building on Sheringham’s East Promenade, where the museum is currently based, into a state of the art archive and education facility to help protect, display and collect the unique maritime and social history of the town, helping new users to engage with the heritage preserved within.

Development funding of £85,000 has been awarded to help the museum progress their plans to apply for a full grant at a later date. This will involve the museum designing over 200sqm of new public space and applying for the necessary planning permissions, as well as preparing and delivering a conservation and education plan around the recently acquired former Sheringham B702 Atlantic 75 Lifeboat and metallic marine archaeological items recovered during the construction of the Sheringham Shoal windfarm.

Being a volunteer lead, independent museum, operated for the benefit of the town, the project will involve the local community at every step of the development process. Key tasks will include the digitisation and relocation of its archives into an accessible space for the first time, gathering oral histories of those who served aboard (and were rescued by) the Atlantic 75 and the involvement of several local schools in undertaking the exciting electrolysis conservation of a concreted Cannon and Anchor which had been sitting on the seabed off Sheringham for hundreds of years. The project will also aim to inspire children and young adults to undertake careers in boat building and design, the renewable energy sector and maritime safety.

Volunteers for the project will now need to be recruited and the museum will be hosting a number of ‘drop in’ information sessions throughout May and June where people can learn more about the redevelopment plans for the ‘Mo’ building and sign up to help with the project.

The timing of the grant is significant as the B702 Atlantic 75, donated to the museum

by ‘The Oddfellows’ with whom she shares her name, turns 20 years old this year. Placed on station in 1994, The Lifeboat was the first Atlantic 75 in the country to enter full operational service after the prototypes were developed by the RNLI and Atlantic College in Wales. Currently not on public display, this project will give her the prominence and secure future she deserves after a long, successful and pioneering career with the RNLI.

Museum Manager Philip Miles said “The museum has been given the unique opportunity to preserve and display significant pieces of Britain’s maritime heritage. Our current premises can’t support this essential growth to our collection as the original ‘Mo’ building was never designed to be a museum and is now at capacity. With the support given by the HLF, we will be able to develop, display and care for our collections further, creating something quite special, not just for Sheringham and Norfolk but for the whole of the UK.”

Robyn Llewellyn, Head of Heritage in the East of England said “we’re really pleased to be supporting The Mo at this stage in their planning; the story of lifeboats, those who operated them and the lives they saved is central to the identity of the town. This grant will help them to develop their plans further and we look forward to seeing how their ideas take shape.”

Marie Curie Collection Raises Nearly £1,400

Cromer and Sheringham Rotary Club teamed up with the Marie Curie Foundation last month to organise the annual Daffodil Collection outside Morrisons in Cromer. The collection, over two days, raised a magnificent £1,389.

£629 was collected on the Friday and £760 on the Saturday. ‘Many people have relatives or friends affected by cancer and identify more readily with the problem and the work of the Marie Curie Foundation in particular’, said Rotarian organiser, Donald Mayes.

He added that the local Rotary Club has now been organising this collection for several years.


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Council announces grants to increase household and business flood resilience

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is urging households and businesses in the district directly affected by flooding in last December’s tidal surge and storm to apply for grants from central government’s recently announced Flood Support schemes.

The schemes, which will be administered locally by NNDC and operative from 1 April, are intended to assist those individual households and businesses that suffered flooding in December to increase their capability to withstand any future flooding. Businesses adversely affected by the storm can also apply for funds to reimburse business losses and help with business recovery. The deadline for all applications is 31 May 2014.

Both households and businesses directly affected by flooding will be able to apply for up to £5000 from the Repair and Renew Grant. The aim of this grant is to build resilience against possible future flooding events, over and above repairs that would generally be covered by insurance. Measures that might be covered by this grant include such things as airbrick covers, demountable door and window guards, repointing external walls with water-resistant mortar and moving electrics above likely flood level. NNDC will also run the Business Support Scheme, designed to support all small and

medium sized businesses that suffered significant losses as a result of December’s storm. This grant, which is limited to £2,500 per business, aims to cover both clean-up costs and other financial impacts, such as and loss of trade as well as the development and implementation of business recovery plans. NNDC will be applying a council tax discount and business rates relief for up to three months for affected households and businesses. All those known to have been affected will be notified directly when their council tax/business rates information is sent out within the next 14 days.

NNDC Leader, Tom FitzPatrick said, “It now seems a long time since the December storms and thankfully many businesses and households are well on the road to recovery. Many of those affected, however, are still in need of support and I am sure this assistance will come as very welcome news. These payments will not only help those affected to recover some of their losses, but will assist in ensuring that the next event will not be as damaging. “We are keen to make the application process as simple and straightforward as possible. Our aim is to receive an application from every single household and business directly affected by last December’s flooding who still needs support.

Those who experienced flooding suffered significantly and they all deserve the extra help that this package provides, to increase their resilience against flooding in the future.

“We also hope that with households and businesses taking advantage of the grants it will bring benefits for the many high quality local traders and tradespeople, builders, plumbers, electricians etc. that we have in North Norfolk.”

Details of the schemes, guidance as to who can apply and application forms will be available on the NNDC website and can be downloaded from 2 April.

NNDC will be holding advice surgeries for local householders and businesses seeking further information and assistance regarding the schemes, as follows: • Wells - Tuesday 15 April – The Maltings • Walcott - Wednesday 16 April – Walcott Village Hall • Blakeney - Wednesday 23 April – Blakeney Village Hall • Bacton - Thursday 24 April – Bacton Village Hall All events will run 2 – 4pm and appointments can be pre-booked on 01263 516044 or email

Labour pledges to scrap Bedroom Tax which hits 558 residents in North Norfolk

On the one year anniversary of the Bedroom Tax, Denise Burke, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for North Norfolk pledged a Labour government will scrap the Bedroom Tax which has hit 558 residents in North Norfolk.

Since the Tory/Lib Dem government introduced the Bedroom Tax low-income households have been forced to find, on average an extra £720 a year. According to the National Housing Federation two thirds of households hit by the Bedroom Tax cannot

find the money to pay their rents and one in seven are at risk of eviction.

Denise Burke, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Norfolk, said "Britain can’t afford another year of the Bedroom Tax. 558 people in North Norfolk have been hit by this cruel and costly tax on bedrooms. It’s time for the government - which includes Norman Lamb - to ditch the Bedroom Tax. If they don’t, then a Labour government will.”

million people have been hit by the Bedroom Tax, forcing thousands into debt and thousands more to rely on food banks. It’s a cruel, unfair and costly tax which targets the vulnerable, with two thirds of those affected disabled.

David Cameron promised the Bedroom Tax would save money, but figures in the Budget show the housing benefit bill is rising, not falling, with a huge £1billion increase over the next five years.”

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Forced rhubarb is one of the first crops of the year and is said to make the best tarts and crumbles being less acidic and more tender than the naturally grown varieties.

The idea of forcing was discovered by chance two centuries ago, when a gardener accidentally left earth covering his rhubarb and noticed that ‘it was sprouting pink shoots out of season, having been kept warm and dark under the soil. Nine-tenths of the world’s forced rhubarb is grown in a stretch of Yorkshire between Wakefield, Leeds and Morley – known as the pink triangle. It is said that at the peak of the industry ‘you could look out from a bridge in Leeds, and see seven miles of rhubarb in every direction’. There were about 190 growers, with pickers on day and night shifts. A special train – the pink express or Rhubarb Special – left for London every night in season.

Rhubarb is a native of Siberia and thrives in the wet cold winters in Yorkshire. The plants spend two years out in the fields without being harvested. While in the fields the plants store energy from the sun in their roots as carbohydrates. The roots are subjected to frost before being

moved into sheds in November where they are kept in complete darkness. In the sheds the plants begin to grow in the warmth and the stored carbohydrate in the roots is transformed into glucose resulting in forced rhubarb’s bittersweet flavour. The sheds are long low buildings which were originally heated by coal but now by diesel. Traditionally the pickers pull the stalks in candlelight as any exposure to light will stop the growth. It is said that at night it is possible to hear the rhubarb squeak as it grows. By April the season is finished and the outdoor varieties take over.

Set plants of the smaller varieties 2 ½ feet apart each way, but allow 3-4 feet between large-growing varieties. Make sure that each root has at least one eye or bud. Plant the crowns firmly in spring with the top bud two inches below the surface. Remove any flowers that appear and keep the bed free of weeds. Each spring apply a top dressing of general- purpose fertiliser. Lift and divide the crowns every five to eight years. Recommended varieties include’ Timperley Early’, an early –maturing, thin stemmed plant; ‘Hawke’s Champagne’, with deep red stems and ‘The Sutton’ a large, outstanding variety, which seldom goes to seed.

It is possible to copy the example of the It is easy to grow your own Yorkshire growers and force some of rhubarb as it will grow in any your rhubarb to produce early stems by ordinary garden soil, but it is covering a few stems in December with worthwhile to prepare a special a thick layer of straw or an open ended bed, which with proper attention will produce barrel or box. Crowns that have been forced will healthy stems over several years before needing only give a light crop the following year. division. A few weeks before planting, dig the Bob Wilkinson ground deeply and work in two buckets of well rotted manure or compost per square yard, then add a sprinkling of wood Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham, hosts its popular Garden Show Weekend ash and bone meal. this 17 and 18 May 10am - 5pm in aid of The East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Woodgate Nursery - Garden Show Weekend

Want to achieve a lush lawn, beautiful blooms or even weave your own Willow fence? Visitors can pick up tips, advice and inspiration on these topics and lots more from our garden designers, demonstrators and nursery staff.

Cast your vote for the best garden in show, as five local designers battle it out to take home the trophy. And enter raffles and prize draws to win up to £150 worth of gardening must-haves and vouchers to spend in-store. A fun day for all the family, budding young gardeners can get up close and personal with birds of prey from The Seal and Bird Rescue Trust, take part in the Nursery Treasure Trail and go home with seed kits ready to start growing their own.

Norfolk craft companies will be selling handmade gifts. While the garden centre’s tearoom, Purdy’s, will be serving a delicious range of homemade cakes, light lunches, ice cream, teas and coffees throughout the weekend. Last year’s event was a resounding success, with more than 3,000 people visiting, raising £648 for the charity.

Entry is free, but donations to The East Anglian Air Ambulance are welcome.


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The Crab & Lobster Festival is on its way – and tickets for the Opening Concert are now on sale This May Cromer and Sheringham will host the fifth Crab & Lobster Festival and tickets for the Opening Concert are now on sale.

With numerous events this year’s Festival offers plenty of fun for all the family across the weekend of 17 & 18 May.

The Crab & Lobster Festival will kick off the coming holiday season with an Opening Concert on Cromer Pier on Friday 16 May. This is a show for everyone who enjoys the seaside tradition of Sea Shanties, folk and irresistible humour.

The ever-popular Olly Day returns to host the Concert which features music by the renowned Sheringham Shantymen, French folk group La Grosse Erreur and comedy by Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer.

Local sea shanty group the Sheringham Shantymen have, over 20 years, developed their own style of performing songs of the sea and as well as hundreds of local performances the group has entertained at prestigious Maritime Festivals at Bristol, Southampton and Portsmouth Festival of the Sea.

They welcome French shanty group La Grosse Erreur to England to perform with them on stage especially for the Festival.

Olly Day is firmly established as one of East Anglia’s finest performers. His unique style

combines an irresistible sense of humour, lots of Magic and an impressive singing voice. Olly has just completed his fifth year on stage at Cromer with the Christmas Seaside Special, to rave reviews from both the press and public alike.

Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer is a natural comedian, using daft poetry, hilarious stories and his uncanny ability for acting the fool on stage to get a laugh. His 'country boy' style of presentation adds an extra twist to his performance that has his audience in stitches. This year Olly and Nigel will present their new Fishermen act to delight Festival audiences.

Tickets are £7.50 and are now available from the Pavilion Theatre box office on 01263 512495. Festival organisers said “the concert will be an evening of great entertainment to open the Festival weekend”

The Festival weekend continues in Cromer on Saturday 17 May and in Sheringham on Sunday 18 May. Highlights include the Bootiful Boat Art Trail, cookery theatre with live demonstrations, a feast of superb seafood, scintillating entertainment, local heritage and seafaring crafts, plus all sorts of

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The Festival will kick off their events this year on Good Friday with the launch of their Bootiful Boat Art Trail and their Scrumptious Seafood Trail. Leaflets for these will be available across the two towns from 18 April.

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Cromer Crab Thermidor

Friday 28th March was a great day for us here at The Grove, and for me personally. Since July, when I came to Cromer, we have had the fantastic privilege of being awarded two rosettes from the AA and seen the restaurant go from strength to strength, but I have been looking forward to getting Cromer crab back on the Grove menu throughout the long winter months and it has been wonderful to get back to work with this most beautiful of seafood.

We only use crab direct from the fishermen of Cromer, so that we know that it is the freshest it can possibly be.

There are so many things one can do with this wonderful, sweet meat, and in this recipe I am going to show you how to make one of the all-time classics; originally a lobster dish but adapted by my team and I just for Cromer – Crab Thermidor.

Do come in and try Cromer crab – or of course, anything else you fancy from our lovely a la carte – and don't miss our special Easter Saturday Afternoon Tea and Egg Hunt and Sunday lunch! Best wishes, Charlie

Cromer Crab Thermidor

Six dressed Cromer crabs 60g shallots, very finely chopped 225ml fish stock pinch of Cayenne pepper 200ml dry white wine 300ml Bechemel sauce 125ml double cream 1tsp strong Norfolk mustard 50g butter, well chilled and cubed 1 tbsp fined snipped tarragon

Method • Combine the shallots, fish stock and wine in

(serves 6-8)

a saucepan and reduce by two-thirds.

• Add the bechemel sauce and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes, stirring every five minutes.

• Add the mustard and cook for another two minutes.

• Turn off the heat and whisk the butter into the sauce, one piece at a time.

• Season with salt and a good pinch of cayenne.

• Finally add the tarragon.

• Take the dressed crab meat out of the shell, bind with the sauce, replace in the shell and bake in the oven (gas mark 4-5) 10-15 mins. (My handy hint: sprinkle with parmesan for a lovely crunchy texture!)

Give the gift of life this Easter

In the run up to Easter, NHS Blood and Transplant is asking readers to think about those less fortunate than themselves and give blood, as well as giving gifts and chocolate to friends and family.

According to Derek Carr, Lead Donor Relations Manager for NHS Blood and Transplant for the Anglia area “Easter is a time of celebrating new life and what better way to celebrate than to help those who need it, by donating blood. It’s an important time to give, as blood stocks are often more vulnerable around public holidays, when people go away or are busy getting out and about as the weather improves.

“If you have an appointment to donate at an upcoming session, please keep it, especially if you are an O negative and B negative blood donor. If you don’t yet have an appointment booked, please make one to donate in the upcoming weeks and help us to keep stock levels healthy.

“We are always grateful to donors who respond to calls such as this and appreciate that in doing so they do give up some of their precious time. Please bear with us if there are slightly longer waits than normal on session as a result.”

Donors with blood group O negative are typically known as the “universal donor” as their blood can be given to patients with a different blood group. This can prove vital in an emergency situation when there may not be time for an immediate blood grouping test to be carried out.

B negative blood is in demand because certain ethnic groups are more prone to particular diseases that require blood, such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia and a higher proportion of these ethnic groups are Group B. Group B negative blood can be given to B negative or B positive patients. Just 2% of the population are B negative.

Blood donations are a vital part of treatment for many conditions including cancer and long term illnesses, people involved in accidents and in maternity care. Hospitals across England and North Wales need 7,000 units of blood every day and each unit can save the lives of up to three people.

Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7st 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.


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Sheringham Youth Zone is going from strength to strength

In March we were fortunate to have Martin Sexton perform a superb art workshop, where he handed over a gorgeous water colour which he painted whilst with the group. The painting was kindly donated by Martin Sexton to the youth group to sell to raise funds for Sheringham Youth Zone. Raffle tickets can be purchased for £1 by contacting Sheringham Youth Zone either on their Facebook page, by email or by mobile 07772 737862.

youngsters, either in Sheringham or surrounding villages, please contact if this would be of interest to you.

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This allows the fatty tissue to bulge out. This in turn restricts the circulation causing yet more swelling.

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How is the laser cellulite treatment performed? This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed purely under local anaesthesia. A special

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On 11 April 2009, Gallery Plus, a contemporary art business, opened its doors in Wells-next-the-Sea on the beautiful north Norfolk coast.

Five years on and they’re still going strong! The open and airy exhibition space, which boasts unrivalled natural light, offers a unique browsing and buying experience. A friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere encourages visitors to return regularly. The gallery is owned and run by Trevor and Joanna Woods who now combine over 35 years of knowledge and experience in dealing with artists, galleries and picture framing. Their aims remain the same: to offer a high quality on-going mixed show of original paintings, original prints, ceramics, sculpture, and jewellery, as well as one-man and group exhibitions, but, most importantly, to offer something different from other galleries in the area. They also pride themselves on offering a friendly, unpressured approach, which has proved popular with their returning customers. More than just another art gallery, Gallery Plus is home of the extremely popular and successful contemporary artist Trevor Woods and combines his art studio, PLUS an exhibition space with his work and that of other popular and well known artists and ceramicists, PLUS a professional picture framing service. Work by selected popular artists is on show and for sale in the gallery, including semi-abstract canvases with a local theme by Terry Bestwick, lino cuts by the hugely popular local artist HJ Jackson, who celebrated 60 years of print making in 2013; etchings, books and cards by Graham Clarke, one of Britain's most popular and best-selling printmakers, landscapes that reflect the changing light and seasons by East Anglian artist Paul Evans, one of the leading landscape painters working today. Ceramics include contemporary studio pottery produced by the well-known Made in Cley. There is also glassware and sculpture. Many more artists

and makers are represented too, and the exhibition space is regularly updated so you're sure to see something new every time you visit. Trevor’s original paintings are on permanent display in the gallery, along with his limited-edition prints and greetings cards. The premises have also allowed Trevor to offer everyone the chance to visit his on-site working studio all year round. You can pop in any time for a chat and a coffee and there is always lots of work in progress, allowing you to see his paintings in all the various

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friendly guidance to help you choose the right frame for your requirements. Artists requiring professional framing of their work will not be disappointed either; when a picture is well framed it will, without doubt, assist in the sale of their work. Aware that artists often have to work to exhibition deadlines, a flexible timescale is offered when necessary ensuring a very positive service. Gallery Plus is next to Big Blue Sky, just east of Wells on the A149 Coast Road towards Cromer, at the junction to Warham, Wighton and Walsingham. Customer car parking is available on site. The gallery is open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. From May: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, plus Sun 11am4pm through the summer. Trevor and Joanna have put a tremendous amount of work into Gallery Plus and are very much looking forward to continuing to do so. It’s proved to be a rewarding business that’s going from strength to strength, but, more importantly, one that they both thoroughly enjoy every single day. They would like to thank all of their customers for their continued support and, to show their appreciation, they are running a competition on Facebook during their

stages they go through to get to the finished prodanniversary week to WIN A TREVOR uct. You can often see him at work. His strong, WOODS PRINT! For more details have a graphic representations of instantly recognisable look at scenes are enormously popular. He enjoys painting local North Norfolk scenes, but also loves the Gallery Plus, Warham Road, complete contrast of architectural and London Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1QA cityscapes. 01328 711609 Gallery Plus offers a professional picture framing service. There is wide choice of natural wood and aluminium mouldings, prices are competiGround Floor tive and conservation 2 Bedroom, Parking, Gas Central Heating, Double Glazing, standard materials are Long Term only, no children or pets used. Trevor and Jo are Sheringham on hand to offer their expert advice and

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More on Gifts

Written by Miranda Marshall – Partner at Hayes + Storr

In my last article, I explained some of the fundamental legal aspects about making gifts. This article continues the subject.

Full instructions are needed together with certainty that the client fully understands the implications of their proposed transaction.

There may be more effective ways of achieving the same aim. For example, if someone wants to make sure a particular person inherits an asset, this may be better achieved by making a (new) Will.

If the intention of making the gift is to try to avoid tax, then all the tax implications need to be investigated and explained. There are several relevant taxes here: Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”), Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) and the Pre-Owned Assets Tax charge to Income Tax.

There are complications if the donor retains a benefit in the asset after giving it away because of the Gifts with Reservation of Benefits rules for IHT. These can mean that there is both CGT to pay on the gifting of the assets and then IHT on their eventual death, even after more than

seven years from the date of the gift.

If someone is seeking relief from the worry or responsibility of owning an asset, granting a Lasting Power of Attorney to a family member may be a better way of dealing with that worry. If someone wants to avoid the value of the asset being taken into account for means-testing, such as for long-term care, then advice is needed as to the consequences of such a gift, including tax implications and the risk of Social Security in relation to ‘intentional deprivation of assets’. By this the person making the gift is treated as still owning the asset for the purposes of assessing their eligibility for State or Local Authority financial help towards the cost of care (whether at home or residential). There are any number of other complicating factors, these include the following examples: where the client is infirm or disabled and an adult child has given up a paid job or chance of career advancement to provide full-time, live-in care in the expectation of inheriting the home on their death; where the client is unable to afford the upkeep or pay for necessary

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A proper assessment of the implications of making a gift is best achieved by listing the pros and cons and thinking carefully about tax and future care costs. A later request to return a gift may fall on deaf-ears.

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Sheringham and Cromer Branch RAF Association

On Tuesday 15 March the Sheringham and District Branch of the RAF Association held their AGM at the Links Hotel, West Runton which was attended by some 40 members. The President, Air Commodore Tom Benson, welcomed those attending and thanked all those who had helped with the work of the Branch in the past year – in particular members of the Committee who had organised and carried out the collections during Wings Week.

Mr Ken Macnish was elected Chairman and the members of the committee were re-elected en bloc. George Baker has reached the age whereby he must give up his duties as Membership Secretary and Standard Bearer and these duties will be taken over by Des Gallagher and Ray Loake respectively. Mr Macnish thanked George for his long service and devotion to his work for the RAF

the coming year more are planned, the details of which will be circulated.

The President’s Cup, presented each year for outstanding work for the Branch, was this year presented to Ena Moss, who, at a wonderful 99 years old, still finds time and energy to collect and do work for the Association.

Association, having been a member for 37 years! The Chairman also presented two certificates of appreciation to Mrs Ena Moss and her daughter Geraldine Bird for their outstanding contribution to the work of Wings Week.

The Branch has had a successful year, having arranged several activities which members attended and enjoyed – the ’40s Tea Dance, the Strawberries and Cream Tea, annual visits to The Cley Old Hall and Wolterton Hall etc. In

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Hundreds of people have signed an online petition that calls on the train firms Greater Anglia and National Rail to put on later services in the evening on the Bittern Line.

The North Norfolk Labour Party petition claims train users on the Sheringham to Norwich line are having to cut their evening short and ‘clock watch’ if they want to spend an evening in the city, and that there would be a greater economic benefit to the local nightlife if trains ran later.

They are collecting support from across the district - including those who do not live near the line but drive to the nearest train station on an evening to catch the train.

Some complaints of passengers are that they are currently spending large amounts of money to get back from Norwich by taxi if they want to stay out late at night, and that some people have been missing the last train due to the late

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The local Labour party are now writing to parish councils to encourage them to lodge their support with Greater Anglia for a late night train.

Denise Burke, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Norfolk, said “We are calling on Greater Anglia to ensure that no one is left behind at night by providing later trains in the evening. Having to be at Norwich station by 10.45pm during the week before they stop running does not offer enough flexibility, and it means that train users are having to keep an eye on the clock during their night or make alternative arrangements to stay out.

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International Speech and Evaluation Contest

North Norfolk Speakers Club recently held an International Speech and Evaluation Contest in North Walsham.

Carolyn Williams was the worthy winner of the International Speech Award, with an impressive speech entitled ‘The Three Bears and Goldilocks’.

Teresa Hoffmann demonstrated her excellent evaluation skills, Speech Evaluation winner, Teresa winning the Evaluation Award Hoffmann, left, and International for the best speech evaluation. Speech winner Carolyn Williams, “Contest speaking is just one right, with Contest Chair Gillian of the many opportunities we Beecroft offer our members to help them gain confidence and experience in speaking to different audiences. The two deserving winners will represent North Norfolk Speakers Club at the Area Contest in Brandon on 9 April” said Club President David Beecroft.

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16 years of Community Singing of The Crucifixion

Cantamus Choir and friends will reunite to perform Sir John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion” which includes the beautiful “God So Loved the World” on Good Friday 18 April in St Martin Church, Overstrand at 7pm.

This Good Friday tradition of community Easter singing in its 16th year and Cantamus welcome everyone who would like to sing with us either as part of the choir or participating audience. Musical Director, David Ballard will lead the choir and soloists Clive McCrombie and Simon Gray. Matthew Bond will accompany. Free admission to concert.

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Council takes action to revitalise markets

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is reducing costs to traders to try to ensure that its traditional markets continue to play an important part in the economies of market towns.

NNDC manages the weekly markets in Sheringham, Stalham and Cromer, all of which in recent years have seen a decline in the number of traders. In an attempt to help and encourage regular traders and to revitalise the markets the Council has decided to implement a number of changes:

regular traders’ rents reduced by an average of 10% reduced rent for charity stalls - £5 per pitch, with charities being able to book up to 12 places each year

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reduced rates for new starters for eight consecutive weeks rentable gazebos for new starters and charity stalls increased advertising for all three markets to boost visitor numbers

Alongside the reduction in rents, traders will now be expected to remove their own waste rather than rely on a council collection.

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Stalham market has been particularly hit by a decline in the number of regular traders. In this case, with the support of Stalham Town Council, NNDC has decided to concentrate its efforts on revitalising the market over the summer and no longer to run it as an all-yearround market. Stalham market will therefore run from April to September in 2014, with the single regular trader being offered a five month concession licence if no increase in other traders is achieved by May.

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Kelling CE Primary School children were recently invited to watch rehearsals of The Kelling Consort as they practised for their upcoming performance of St John Passion.

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Gresham’s Announces New Headmaster

The Board of Governors of Gresham’s School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Douglas Robb as the new Headmaster with effect from 1st September 2014.

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Speaking with obvious delight at his appointment Mr Robb, said, “It is a great honour to have been given the chance to lead such a super school. We are looking forward to moving to North Norfolk and the lovely market town of Holt. Gresham’s has tremendous potential and I cannot wait to begin meeting more of the pupils and staff in the coming months.”

Andrew Martin Smith, Chairman of Gresham’s Governors, commented, "I am very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Douglas Robb as our next Headmaster. The Governors There’s a new face in our garden are confident that we have A golden daffodil. found the right person to take Many will join her, Gresham’s forward in the years At least I hope they will. ahead. We believe Douglas Snowdrops cluster by the stream has the necessary drive and And don’t seem to mind the cold, But the March wind cuts through me experience to oversee the Now that I am old. School’s future development, Springtime is lovely as well as a warmth and The earth is born anew energy which will be readily Like the colours on the canvas recognised by pupils, parents That I am painting for you and staff alike.” Diane Berthelot

The sun came out for the occasion and everyone enjoyed competing in a series of fun relays involving balls, high step and side step, as well as running. The children not only had fun taking part in the relay events throughout the morning but also managed to raise over £1000 in sponsorship.

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A huge thank you to all competitors, the Pre-Prep and Prep School staff for their help and support and, of course, the sponsors. 


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Bowls are available to use and flat soled shoes have to be worn, otherwise dress is casual. This afternoon is free. For further information please ring The Morley Club 01263 822087. Our Green has to be one of the best in the area and is cared for by a very knowledgeable and hardworking team following the retirement of Derek Little after many years of dedication to keep the green to this level of excellence and The Morley Club and the Bowling Section have given him life membership in appreciation of his services. We are sure Derek will be around to offer his advice in the future.

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Monday - Yoga 5.00 pm - 6:30 pm Circuit Training 6.45 - 7.45 pm (with Beth & Sally) Pilates 8.00 - 9.00 pm Tuesday - Yoga 9:30 am - 10.30 am Pilates 11.00 am - 12 noon Wednesday - Dynamic Yoga 5.30 - 6.30 pm Thursday - Power Yoga 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm

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Please arrive 20 mins early if you are new to Fit Together. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07826869377.

Tues 15 April – 10:30am - West Runton to Beeston Bump Easter Fundraising Walk –

Grade 3 – Approx. 3 miles – A scenic walk on grass, dirt and pavement with a steep gradient (you can opt to go around the bottom of the bump). Meet at The Village Inn PH Car park (free), West Runton, NR27 9QT. Help us raise vital funds to keep Fit Together going and give a donation (minimum £2). You will receive a raffle ticket and the winner will win a luxury Easter egg!!

Tues 22 April- 10:30am - Sheringham to Weybourne Walk –

Grade 4 Approx. 6 miles – A walk along the cliffs around Weybourne and back with steep inclines. Meet at The Fountain Pond, The Lees off the Boulevard,

Sheringham, NR26 8LG. If you would like to walk 3 miles to Weybourne and then bus or walk back at your own risk please feel free to do so – all walk leaders will be returning by foot however! Check bus times before you come!!

Mon 28 April – 10:30am - West Runton to Roman Camp Walk – Grade 3 – Approx. 3 miles – A walk with moderate to steep gradients on concrete, grass, dirt and woodland paths. Meet at Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Sandy Lane, West Runton, NR27 9QH.

Tues 29 April – 11am - West Beckham Sheringham Rd Walk – Grade 3 – Approx 3 miles – A flat countryside walk on a mixture of field edges, dirt and grass paths and one unavoidable stile that dogs can go under. Meet at the Wheatsheaf Inn Car Park (free), Church Rd, West Beckham, NR25 6NX. The Local Pick Up Points for the full Fit Together walk programme are Sheringham Library and Lloyds Pharmacy.



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Quality tenant looking for 3/4 Bedroom House £1000pcm Holt & surrounding areas, with garage and ga r d en

Sheringham Independent 389 April 12th 2014

Sheringham Independent 389  

North Norfolk local news magazine

Sheringham Independent 389  

North Norfolk local news magazine