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Issue no 507 March 16th 2019

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The evening procession was the finale of a week of Norse related activities for all the family planned and organised by Sheringham museum volunteers and members of the Carnival committee.

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Twenty three members and guest were introduced by Chairman Mike Clayton to our speaker Chris Bell, a Texan by birth but now a weather expert and lecturer at UEA.

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Chris told us that right from childhood he wanted to be a weatherman, and so he left school and started at Louisiana State University reading Climatology. After a year he was given the chance to study at UEA and shortly after starting there he met his future wife.

The next few years involved them both doing degrees in America, and later he took a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. They then decided to return to the UK and he joined Weather-quest at UEA in 2004. They both love Norfolk and find it a pleasure to live and work here.

He talked of how forecasting was not necessarily a local thing anymore as with computers, local weather stations were less needed. Weather-quest provides forecasts to agriculture, and to the renewable energy firms to forecast not only atmospheric but also sea conditions which can be very helpful.

Chris then moved on to his other interest 'Storm Chasing' and his interest in Supercell storms, which are tornados and heavy storms.

He explained how these storms were formed and the enormous impact they had particularly on the Plains of America in April, May and June. He went on to tell us that the largest storms were two and a half miles wide and could wreak absolute havoc.

We were shown videos of storms forming and people chasing storms, and also pictures of the devastation caused. After questions, David Coslett thanked Chris for a very entertaining talk which had stimulated so much thought and interest.

We welcome prospective new members to our meetings. If you are interested contact John Whittington on 01263 820333.

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Diamond Wedding Sheringham Horticultural Society Anniversary Welcome to another gardening year. Celebrations for Will it be dry and hot or cold and wet? Wendy and Ray Eaves The weather is as usual variable. Most of us have daffodils in full flower which does not bode

Wendy and Ray Eaves met whilst still at school, got engaged at 16 and married at 18. They have just celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

well for our Spring show on Thursday 18 April. I have no doubt someone will surprise us with an amazing array of daffodils and tulips.

At this meeting Julia Stafford-Allen will be telling us all about the history of the National Garden Scheme and what to look out for in Norfolk this year.

On Thursday 16 May Andrew Chevallier has been invited to talk about medical herbalism and the cures available in the garden.

Last year was the centenary of the end of the Great War so Chris Wright will be explaining its impact on the lost gardens of Heligan on Thursday 18 July.

All these meetings will be held at St Joseph’s Parish Centre with refreshments from 7pm, talks begin at 7.30pm. You do not have to be a member to come to one of these talks visitors are welcome.

Ray did National Service for two and a half years, some of that time spent in Germany. They went on to have two sons and a daughter, but very sadly lost their two sons.

They celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary with a family meal at the Dormy House, West Runton and received a congratulatory card and message from the Queen. Congratulations to you both.

The Summer Show will at the Lighthouse as usual on Saturday 10 August.

Our first meeting of the year is the AGM and social held at St Joseph’s on Thursday 21 March. Currently there is short waiting list for allotments in Beeston.

For further details about the Society please call Ian Hudson on 01263 837147.

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Seniors’ Swimming Club for over 55s at Gresham school. Monday 8.30am to 9.30am. Wednesday 8.30 am to 9.30am. Friday 12noon to 1pm. Contact Patricia Poole (secretary) on 01263 860664 or e mail Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society is open to singers of all voices and abilities without audition. Two week free trial. Rehearsals are every Monday in term time, 7pm to 9pm, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Sheringham. Contact 01263 711087, email or check website for details You can be assured of a warm welcome St Andrews Ladies Association ‘St. Andrew's Ladies Association meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm’. Visitors and friends welcome to join us. For information telephone Anne Barker 01263 824887 REME Association Cromer & District Branch meetings - first Wednesday each month at Halsey House, Norwich Road, Cromer. Ex REME and other military personnel always welcome 01263 512450 Sheringham Sinfonia is a classical repertoire orchestra meeting on the last Friday of the month at The Lighthouse, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Coffee from 10, music till 12.30. Minimum standard grade 6 required. Contact Sarah Coleman for details of vacancies on 01263 821514 Macmillan Neighbour Cancer Support Drop-in Centre 1st Wednesday every month 2pm – 4pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, The Boulevard, Sheringham, NR26 8QS – join us for a chat or come along to discuss problems that you may be having – everybody very welcome. No charge and free refreshments! If you require any specific information please let us know and we will try to find out for you – there is help available and what we don’t know we will certainly try to find out. Tel 07908 061781 TLC class low impact conditioning gentle exercise class for all abilities geared to the older person and based on gentle forms of bending, stretching and controlled breathing Mondays 11am – 12 noon. Also Fit Ball classes, total body exercise, simply sculpt stabilise and strengthen Wednesday 6pm – 7pm. For more information contact Anita 07867 791034/ 01263 824110.Table Tennis Mondays 7pm, matches on Tuesdays. All at The Lighthouse, 62 Cromer Road, Sheringham The White Eagle Lodge North Norfolk Group meets at the Friends Meeting House, Mundesley Road, near Swafield , North Walsham NR28 0RF at 2.45pm for 3pm on 3rd Sunday of each month (excluding January & August) for worship/meditation. You are welcome to join us. Visit Acol Bridge Club at Weybourne Village Hall on Tuesdays at 2pm. No need to bring a partner. All abilities welcome. Details 01263 515588 or 01263 514412 West Runton Scout Group meet on Mondays Scouts 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesdays Cubs 6pm – 7.30pm and Thursdays Beavers 6pm – 7.15pm. If interested in joining email westrunton(section) or Harmony, friendly ladies and gentlemen's choir, meets on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm at the Lighthouse Church Sheringham. New singers always welcome. Contact Sue Wallace 01263 822310 PILATES sessions at Erpingham Village Hall, Mondays 9.30am - 10.20am (term-time only). Fully qualified instructor. £5 per session or £4 in advance. More info from WALKING FOOTBALL for all ages and abilities at Erpingham MUGA, every Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm and Wednesday 1011am. All sessions led by fully qualified instructors. £2 per session. Just turn up and play! More info from Bill on 07979 633000 or via email: WALKING NETBALL for all: now playing at Erpingham MUGA every Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Friday 10.3011.30am, with a qualified instructor. £2 per session - 1st session free. Just turn up or call Ros on 01263 768262 1895 Cromer Air Cadets for children aged 13+ school year 8 and over. Come join us for adventure training, shooting, flying, sports, radio control, education, parade and drill. We meet every Monday and Thursday 7pm - 9.30 pm at Cromer Squadron Hut, Cromer Academy, Norwich Road, Cromer, NR27 0EX Tel 01263 515452 Royal Air Forces Association – Sheringham & District Branch - for nearly 70 years, the RAFA Branch has provided comradeship and social activities for former members of the RAF, their families and supporters. Members meet on 3rd Tuesday of every month for coffee at St Andrews Hall Sheringham or at a Social Event. Details from Jack Broughton Chairman/Secretary 01263 479507 Sheringham Recycled Teenagers friendship group for active over 50s. Meets first Tues each month 7pm Morley Club for talks, quizzes and games nights. Programme of regular activities including walks, meals out, cinema and theatre trips, ten pin bowling, a craft group and book clubs and we organise trips out to events and places of interest in the broader local area. Anne 01263 826083 Janet 01263 822751 recycled teenagers or


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Royal British Legion meets 1st Wed of month (except August) at The Cottage, Louden Road Cromer 2pm. All ex- service and supporters welcome. John Needham 01263 510146 Rock the Lobster Open Mic usually every 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month at Sheringham Youth Hostel 8pm to 11pm limited 15 min slots available. All performing artists of all abilities and ages welcomed. Contact Malcolm on 01263 514883 or at Poppy Crafters meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (except August) between 2pm and 4pm in Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Come and join us for all needlecrafts including patchwork/sewing/embroidery/knitting and crochet. All levels welcome. Contact Shirley 01263 823499 (evenings between 6pm and 8pm) or email 'Stitch Together' - Patchwork/Quilting Group meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month10am to 4pm at New Community Centre, Sheringham. Tel Carole 01263 823766 or see website Lighthouse Community Church - Sun 10.15am friendly, informal service, refreshments, kids & youth activities, crèche. Mon 6pm-9pm Table tennis: all ages welcome. Tue 2.30pm3.30pm Kaleidoscope social club: talks, outings, quizzes, refreshments. Wed 7.30pm-9pm Youth Life groups (1st & 3rd weeks). Thur 9.30am-11am Jigsaw - parents and toddlers group (term time), 12.15pm for 12.30pm Meet & Eat: Community meal 2 courses for £5, 6pm-9pm Youth football training at Sheringham Rec ground. U10, U12, U14, U16, adult. (term time), 7.30pm Art Club for all ages and abilities. Fri 3.30pm4.45pm School’s Out club for primary ages (term time), 7.30pm-9pm Mix youth club (term time). Sat 6.30pm-8pm Lighthouse Juniors – activities for school years 3 to 6 monthly ‘Do Drop-in’ Café every Wednesday 11am coffee/tea 12noon-1pm Jacket Potato lunch + dessert at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. No charge. Donations accepted. Free wi-fi. All welcome. Coffee Morning every Friday 10.45am-11.30am at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham on 3rd Friday of month includes Fairtrade stall. Small charge for refreshments. Free wi-fi Café Church on 3rd Sunday of month 4.30pm-6pm at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Informal worship café-style. Refreshments. No charge. Suitable for all ages Modern Sequence Dancing Mondays at East Runton Village Hall 7.30pm – 10pm. New dances taught. For further information please ring 01263 837152 North Norfolk Concert band meet every Monday at Gresham village hall at 7.30pm - a friendly community band and new players always welcome, especially tuba, double bass, bass guitar, any bass line instrument, and percussion. We play a variety of different genres from swing, modern to classical. Come along or contact our Secretary Sheringham & Cromer Lions Club meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at The Morley Club, Sheringham at 7pm. We are always looking for new members. For more information, or If you would be interested in coming along to a meeting to find out what we do, call Hazel on 01263 821276 or email North Norfolk Taekwondo Academy adults only classes, run by experienced black belt instructors from the Jidokwan tradition of Taekwondo offering students the opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques across a range of disciplines, from self-defence to traditional Palgue forms. As a not for profit organisation the Academy offers a two hour class for £4, with no monthly contract or sign up fee. Anyone who is over 18 and would like to come and experience a class is welcome to do so with a free taster lesson. Please call 01263 711824 and speak to Michael or Samantha for more information Sing Your Heart Out (SYHO) workshops are open to anyone who loves to sing in good company. Professional voice coaches lead the sessions, with songs chosen for their feel good factor. It’s not a choir - you don’t need to have a good voice or read music. The sessions are drop-ins so there’s no pressure to attend regularly or to perform. The idea is simply to sing for wellbeing. We meet at the The Lighthouse, Sheringham most Mondays from 2pm - 3.30pm. There’s no need to book and no charge; it’s free to attend (donations always welcome!). More information and exact session dates can be found on the website Come along and have some fun! Norfolk Astrology Association meeting first Saturday of the month at 2pm in Foulsham. Come along and join this group of astrology lovers to discuss, learn and share knowledge. For more information Tel 07749 822495 Singing for Health, Sheringham Community Centre, every Friday 2.30pm - 4pm, £4 per person (voluntary donation including refreshments). Fun and informal, all ages and abilities welcome. Queries: / 07771 605188. Mid-Week Music at the Hub – FREE community singing and

music-making workshops, Wednesdays, Sheringham Little Theatre. Refreshments and social time from 4pm, singing/music-making from 4:30-5:30pm. All welcome! Different themes each week. Pick up a leaflet from the box office or see to download a programme. Friendly and informal, suitable for all ages, levels and abilities. For more info please contact / 07771 605188 Sheringham Lacemakers meet Mondays 1pm – 4 pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sheringham NR26 8SA - new members and beginners welcome. Tel Pauline Lewis 01263 821570 Would you like to sing with us? New members warmly welcomed, to sing a wide variety of light music. Rehearsals Monday 10am – 11.30am in St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Cromer Road, Sheringham. Lovely musical director, talented pianist and happy singers. Contact Jennifer 01263 821115 Sheringham ABC (After Breast Cancer) Group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 - 9 pm at St Joseph's Church Hall, Sheringham for exercise, relaxation, tea & chat. Open to anyone who has had breast cancer - contact Sheila McGinley 01263 820924 or for more details Versus Arthritis - Sheringham Group meet at The Community Room, Anchor Close on Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8SB between 10am and 12noon on the 3rd Monday of each month. Please join us to share your experiences and to meet others affected by Arthritis over a coffee. For more info please contact Diana on 01263 513569 or Chris on 07834 4418472 Interested in astronomy? We are North Norfolk Astronomy Society and will be hosting pop up outreach events at several locations in North Norfolk if the weather is clear. To get involved, go onto our website and sign up as an associate member (free) and we will notify you by email when an event is happening, usually 24hrs before. Good family fun and if you get the astronomy bug you could always join as a full member St. Andrew's Table Tennis Club Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm in large hall of St Andrew's Methodist Church. Friendly members, beginners to more experienced, playing for fun, not for competition. Refreshments and chat break. Bring own bat. Contact David Starling 01263 823475 St. Andrew's Badminton Club Thursday 7pm – 9pm in large hall of St Andrew's Methodist Church. Beginners to more experienced, playing for fun, not for competition. Informal, friendly atmosphere, refreshments available. Bring own racque Art at Upper Sheringham - weekly classes at the Village Hall Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am - 1pm all abilities welcomed. Tutor Bob Larking M.A PGCE. Please call Bob on 01362 668941 Age Concern North Norfolk Pop-In Group every Friday 10am till noon at The Cottage, 8 Louden Road, Cromer - social group, make new friends, activities. Special dementiafriendly event first Friday of the month with guest speakers. Only £1 includes tea & coffee. Contact 01263 821188 for further details Cromer Gospel Choir meets Tuesday's 7.15pm at St. Martins Church, Mill Road, Suffield Park. Traditional joyful singing - no faith needed - no experience required friendly group - all welcome! Sheringham & Beeston Regis Sea Scout Group - if you are interested in joining the local Beaver, Cub or Scout Group at 7a De Morley Garth, Sheringham email or call 07468 565277 for details Come and play bowls at West Runton Bowls Club - we are a small friendly club in the heart of the village, open from mid April to mid Sept. Friendly roll ups every Mon/Wed and Sat at 1.45pm. We also play in afternoon and evening leagues, inter club friendlies, in house and fun competitions. Non members, new or experienced bowlers warmly welcomed. Come and enjoy fresh air, gentle exercise and sociable company. For more info contact Ray on 01263 511545 Sheringham Shannocks meet on the last Wednesday of every month in the Community room Huntley Crescent, Pine Grove, Sheringham at 2pm. Just come along and join us for a friendly informal mardle (chat) remembering events from early days or anything concerning Sheringham and surrounding area. All with a cup of tea, biscuits and sometimes pastries. No charge. Holt & District Dementia Support Poppy Café every Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm at the Meeting Room, St Andrews Church, Holt, Pat Chaplow for further details 01263 712330, Home Visiting Service Eleanor Sidgwick 01263 712330 for further details and Poppy Cinema Tel Jayne 01263 861700. Cameos meet on the 4th Thursday in every month at St Joseph’s Hall, Cremers Drift, Sheringham at 2.30pm for friendship and outings. All welcome. Tel 01263 821462 or 01263 821281

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Sheringham Library Hours Day Library Available* Monday 8am – 7pm Tuesday 8am – 7pm Wednesday 8am – 7pm Thursday 8am – 7pm Friday 8am – 7pm Saturday 8am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 4pm

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*During times when the library is available but not staffed, you can access the library using our Open Libraries system as long as your card has been registered. Please see a member of staff to register. You will need to show proof of a Norfolk address.

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To renew your library books please phone 0344 800 8020 during normal office hours FREE BROADBAND, WiFi & EMAIL FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: Sheringham-Library ARE YOU RESEARCHING FAMILY HISTORY? WE HAVE FREE ACCESS TO FINDMYPAST ON-LINE If you are here on holiday, you can join the library as a visitor. Just bring in some proof of your home address Come in and read the newspaper. We have the EDP, The Times & the North Norfolk News. We have a small selection of magazines to borrow and a large selection are available online. Fancy a cuppa? Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate with biscuits. Suggested donation £1.20

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Just a Cuppa Join us on Wednesday 3 April between 3.30pm - 4.15pm for free afternoon tea or coffee and biscuits. A chance for you to meet old friends and new, on the first Wednesday of the month

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Children’s Tea-Time Story-Time Story-time 3.45pm - 4.15pm every Wednesday during term-time. Drop in to listen and share stories with Kate

Fit Together North Norfolk Taking small steps together with free walks New Spring 2019 booklet available from Sheringham Library

Seated Exercise @ Sheringham Library Weekly seated exercise class with Wyn Nurse your local Area Support Activator. Fridays 2pm - 2.45pm at Sheringham Library. Only £2 per session Tel Wyn on 01263 825095 Sheringham Independent 507 March 16th 2019




Concert The Dreamers of Dreams Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society and Ensemble directed by David Ballard perform Edward Elgar’s The Music Makers and John Rutter’s Requiem, with Zaira Palumbo soprano Saturday 6 April 7.30pm in Cromer Parish Church. Tickets: £12 (£15 on the door), under 18s free Sheringham Little Theatre Box Office 01263 822347, K Hardware Cromer or Savoury Pancakes, Sweet & Coffee with raffle, Easter tombola, crafts etc on Saturday 30 March 11am-2.30pm in Upper Sheringham

Village Hall - guest speaker Revd Angela Dugdale MBE ‘Adventures through Words and Music’. Tickets £10 in advance from Lin Wright 01263 822312. Raising funds for All Saints Church Bell Appeal

Norfolk Wildlife Trust North Norfolk Group Cley and Salthouse Marshes: A Warden’s Perspective illustrated talk by George Baldock on Thursday 21 March at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm £2 members, £3 nonmembers - including refreshments. No need to book, just come along

Sam Lowe from Overstrand Garden Centre demonstrates and

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advises the way to create fabulous hanging baskets etc on Wednesday 20 March at 2.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, East Runton. Entrance £3 including tea and light refreshments

On Tuesday 26 March at 7.30pm St. Andrew's Ladies Association will be having an illustrated talk by ornithologist Dr. Moss Taylor and Robina Churchyard entitled ‘Birds and Mammals of South Africa’ at St. Andrew's Church, Cromer Road, Sheringham. This will be an Open Evening for all and will support of the Love for Leo charity

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The annual reunion will be held at Rossis sports complex in North Walsham on Friday 29 March at 7pm until late in the reception area bar. Come along and meet old friends and colleagues. We want to keep this meeting going but need your support. If you have any memorabilia bring it along so we can copy it and have it added to the NW archives site. There is plenty of parking space – so make it a date.



The Friends of Sheringham Woodfields School are pleased to announce

Hall on 23 March 9am till noon in aid of Parish Church funds

Sheringham & District Branch of RAFA AGM Tue 19 March 11.00am St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sheringham. Tea & coffee served from 1030hrs. All welcome. For more details from Jack Broughton on 01263 479507

Stainer’s Crucifixion Good Friday 19 April at St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market. Rehearsal begins at 3pm with a break between the rehearsal and the performance, which will take place at 6.30pm. No charge for taking part. Contact cantamussingers@ to confirm attendance

The Marriage of Figaro

Following the successful run of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, North Norfolk Chamber Opera (NNCO) are delighted to present their latest production: Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro’ at The Auden Theatre, Holt from Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 April, starting at 7.30pm.

Widely considered to be the best comic opera ever written, NNCO have chosen Mozart’s fast-paced farce filled with glorious music.

Set in the 1930s our opera retells the story of Susanna and Figaro’s wedding day. Newspaper Mogul the ‘Count’ is hell-bent on seducing Susanna before the matrimony can take place. However, the lovers conspire with the ‘Countess' to outwit her husband and teach him a lesson about fidelity. Unfortunately, they do underestimate a love-struck Cherubino who innocently interferes with their plans causing relationships to become severely strained over a series of ever-more confusing twists and turns.

NNCO believe that opera should be accessible to all and encourage you to try it. We believe that you too will fall in love with the beautiful music and the magic that is opera! Details available on line or from the Auden Box Office 01263 713444


Quiz Evening and Pudding! Thursday 21st March 2019 7pm start At Sheringham Woodfields School Cost per person is £5.00, which includes pudding (pudding club style) and participation in quiz A maximum of 6 people per team Bring your own bottle. Alternatively, a selection of soft drinks will be on offer throughout the evening. Call 01263 820 520 to book your table

Sam and Chelsie from The Art House Café in Cromer will be taking part in two charity challenges this year. They will be taking part in the Norwich 10k Run on the 21st July and will be climbing the National Three Peaks on the 24th August (in 24 hours). From now till after the challenges, they will be organising several events to raise money for The Nancy Oldfield Trust and for Mind. More information will be available soon, however if you would like to pop into The Art House Café to ask more, please feel free. Their Just Giving page is available below if you would like to read their message and donate.

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Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society in Concert

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society are delighted to be returning to Cromer Parish Church on Saturday 6 April at 7.30pm for their next concert entitled “The Dreamers of Dreams”.

The choir, directed by David Ballard, will be performing works by two of the most successful composers at opposite ends of the 20th Century, namely Sir Edward Elgar and John Rutter.

Elgar’s The Music Makers is a beautiful ode to those who create music with words by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. The opening lines set the

scene “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams”. Rutter’s popular Requiem is dedicated to his father who had recently died when he completed composing the work in 1985. He combines the traditional Latin text with bible verses in English – notably Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd” and Psalm 130 “Out of the Deep”.

The choir will be joined by soprano soloist Zaira Palumbo who recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is a rising star on the local classical music scene. This concert which will be

accompanied by a small chamber ensemble is presented with the greatly appreciated support of Cromer Town Council and Norfolk County Council.

Tickets for the concert are available from Sheringham Little Theatre 01263 822347, K Hardware in Cromer or online www.sheringhamlittle priced £12 (under 18s free) or £15 on the door. For more information about the choir visit


No, not Tommy Cooper, but the amazing musician John Cooper - and he’s coming back to Briston soon to wow lovers of live music with his skills at the Yamaha digital organ!

John played here a couple of years back, and astounded the packed Copeman Centre with a programme that went from classics to jazz and everything in between. He will be playing here again on Friday 22 March from 7.30pm, and tickets are already selling fast, but if you would like to join us, it will cost you just £6, and you can book your places now by telephoning Carol on 01263 860844 - and as a special bonus, you can bring a music-loving under 16 year old with you completely free of charge - just mention this when you book your own tickets.

The Copeman Centre is in Hall Street, Briston, NR24 2LG, and has really comfortable seats, great acoustics, loads of free parking right outside the door, and wide level access that is ideal for disabled visitors, who will be made very welcome, as will you all of course!

Our shows are not only great entertainment at a budget price, but they also support the fundraising for the Centre itself, and also the wonderful ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital project - our shows raised over £2000 for ORBIS last year, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone!

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Local History Evening at Thorpe Market

St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market will host a local history evening on Saturday 4 May when Brian Hedge has kindly offered to screen his collection of historical photographs.

The collection consists of Thorpe Market village and Gunton Hall Estate late 10th and early 20th centuries pictures with a running commentary.

The church also has a number of historic photos and documents and these will be included.

The WW1 researches carried out for the Remembrance Day Service in 2018 also yielded interesting pictures and facts. If anyone has any further material that could be copied and used, or for further details, please do contact us. or 07980 695385.

Final details for the evening are still being arranged but please put this date in your diary as seating will be limited. Refreshments will be available and it is hoped that the evening will present an opportunity for Thorpe Market residents, past and present, to remember together.

Helping Harry …

Regular readers may remember the story we ran back in January about little Harry Deeba who was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in January 2018 and whose parents Carly and Ali were appealing for support with their attempt to raise £239,000 by the end of April to access a vaccine in New York that is showing promising signs in reducing the chances of relapse, giving Harry the best chance at living cancer-free.

Carly has contacted us to say the fundraising is going well and there are

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These include a group from Drayton Insurance Services who are cycling from London to Brussels at the end of March. They have a Facebook page set up called Cycle for Harry. Carly used to work at Drayton insurance. Darren Walsgrove, joint owner of DIS who also owns The White Horse Pub in Overstrand, will be taking part in this event Just Giving

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Owner Anthea Turrell contacted the Sheringham Independent just as we were going to press. Anthea said, “Yesterday I was helping my son Rob in cleaning out the drains in the Launderette at 13 Beeston Road. We were amazed to find that someone most probably washed a garment with a ring in its pocket, and that it had gone through the washing machine, and into the drains. It does not look like an inexpensive dress ring, and its size might indicate that whomever had it was unable to get it on their finger. Perhaps it had belonged to a deceased relative? We would very much like to unite this ring with its owner. It is very distinctive, and we feel certain that only the genuine owner would be able to describe it.” Do you know who may have lost this possibly quite valuable ring?

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Mini-tummy tuck at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic

Are you bothered by the appearance of excess fat and skin in your lower abdomen? Are you struggling to get in shape after pregnancy, childbirth or ‘C’ section operation?

Mini-tummy tuck at the Coltishall Cosmetic Clinic may just be the solution you are looking for.

What is a mini tummy tuck or miniabdominoplasty procedure? It is a procedure to address stubborn area of stretched, sagging skin and fat on your lower tummy. Pregnancy, aging and genetics are common culprits behind a belly pouch and unfortunately, diet and exercise are often ineffective in helping to get rid of it. If you are bothered by the appearance of your lower abdomen, a mini tummy tuck may help you get the results you want with a relatively short recovery.

How is mini-tummy tuck different from a full tummy tuck?

Full tummy tuck is a major operation performed under general anaesthesia. It is suitable for patients after massive weight loss, patients with severe stretch marks all over their abdomen or in patients with significant muscle wall laxity or abdominal hernias. It requires a longer scar, wide undermining which risks blood supply to the skin hence liposuction is not carried out during this procedure. There is a scar around the belly button as it has to be moved. It is a major procedure that provides a tighter but not necessary slimmer appearance. Mini tummy tuck is a good option in patients with skin excess in lower part of their belly. Mini tummy tuck is a less invasive option. This uses a relatively short incision in the same area of a C-section scar and avoids the incision around the belly button. This is often performed on women who have mild sagging or post-baby pouch, stretch marks from pregnancy, or C-section scarring. This procedure focuses only on the area below the belly button, not the entire abdomen. We nearly always add liposuction to our tummy tucks to sculpt the body in 3-dimension. The technique known also as mini lipo-abdominoplasty with no undermining, makes it possible to safely combine lipo-sculpture of the abdomen with lower abdomen skin tightening. Unlike traditional tummy tucks, this operation allows for more contouring of the abdomen.

It gives a result that is both tight and shapely.

What are the advantages of a miniabdominoplasty? • Enhancing of the body shape and silhouette as a result of liposuction. • Preservation of the perforating blood vessels. • Lower rate of complications. • Easier surgery performances. • Natural profiles. • Preservation of supra-pubic skin sensitivity. • More security for smokers and post bariatric surgeries.

Am I a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? A mini tummy tuck may be a great option if you are healthy and at a stable weight, without a large excess of abdominal skin. Typically, the best candidates are primarily concerned about loose skin or a protruding lower belly only if you have significant stretched, sagging skin or muscles, a full tummy tuck may achieve better results. Mini tummy tuck surgery is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy exercise program. Although the results are lasting, the outcome can be influenced by changes in your weight following surgery. If you are planning substantial weight loss or if you are considering future pregnancy, you may be advised to postpone mini tummy tuck surgery.

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RAF Air Defence & Radar Museum

A room devoted to the Bloodhound surface to air missile display, a radio and communications room plus a Tornado Cockpit are among new attractions at a revamped RAF Radar Museum in 2019.

The RAF Radar Museum has undergone a complete revamp over the winter adding even more attractions to its exciting offer as it opens for 2019 season. It follows on from its most successful year ever in 2018 when 10,000 visitors came to the museum a massive 100% increase on the previous year. The additional income has enabled the museum to invest in the visitor experience.

A new room has been created at the RAF Radar Museum to tell the story of the Bloodhound Missile system for 2019. The Bloodhound surface to air missile entered service with the RAF in 1958, the role of the Bloodhound missile system was to protect the UK’s nuclear deterrent, the V-Bomber and Thor missiles bases from air attack.

Research into replacing outmoded Anti-Aircraft guns started in 1944 at the Radar Research & Development Establishment, Malvern, under the codename ‘Red Duster’. The system consisted of long range guided missiles, a 3D search radar and a target illuminating radar.

The museum has also improved its offer to schools, producing learning journeys and materials that will feed into more parts of the school curriculum.

Says Lynn ‘The role that the museum plays in developing our offer as a provider of education materials is important in encouraging young people to think about careers in science and technology.”

In the early 70s, in light of the increased low-level Soviet fighterbomber air threat, UK Cold War Room Bloodhound Mark II missile bases took on a new role with the creation of a Low-level Missile Engagement Zone covering most of East Anglia. In 1983 further bases were established when Bloodhound units in Germany were redeployed back to the UK. After 33 years of service, the Bloodhound Force was stood down in 1991. The Radar Museum in Horning is fortunate to have one of the surviving missiles on display.

A new radio and communications room has also been added with a dazzling array of vintage equipment from telex and tickertape machines and other equipment used to communicate with fighter command as well as field-based machines.

Also new this season is the restored Nuclear Reporting Cell, which tells the story of how the base was used in the Cold War to warn and track a Nuclear attack and fallout if one occurred. The Nuclear Reporting Cell was formerly staffed by the Royal Observer Corp (ROC) and will have Giga Counters and fall out protective suits on display. It will include information on warning times of attack and monitoring and surveillance. It will also have information on the Dooms Day Clock used to measure the likely risk of a worldwide nuclear catastrophe.

A Tornado Cockpit joins the two other cockpits at the museum and will be housed with the Jaguar cockpit in the ‘hanger room’ and has a viewing platform that enables people to get a view from the co-pilots position. The Tornado fleet has just ended its active service in February this year, the museum’s Tornado saw action in the first Gulf War and the aircraft’s full history forms part of the display. Steps enable visitors to look inside the cockpit and also to access the rear of the cockpit to experience the view that the co-pilot would have.

Museum Manager, Lynn Kerslake said ‘The museum has totally revamped most rooms over the winter and added three key display areas with new Bloodhound surface to air missile display room which brings to life the siting of these important element of Britain’s Cold War defence capability. In addition, there will be new talks given on Thursdays in the season by a former RAF staff member who worked on the Bloodhound missile system. Also new is a radio and communications room, which brings to life the importance of communicating with our other bases and allies Sheringham Independent 507 March 16th 2019

during World War II and The Cold War. These have been added to the existing 21 rooms, meaning that the museum can have even more exciting and interesting exhibits on display from its collection of over 10,000 Bloodhound items. We believe that we have things of interest here for everyone, from those who served in the forces to people who want to know about the part radar played in the Battle of Britain and terrifying reality of the Cold War and the threat of nuclear destruction.”

The popular RAF Radar Museum, near Horning in The Broads, opens on Tuesday 2 April for the 2019 season and is open four days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until Thursday 31 October from 10am - 5pm. The once Top Secret radar establishment occupies the site of the world’s longest continuously operating radar station and is the biggest museum in North Norfolk. The museum is also open on Easter Bank Holiday Monday and the two May bank holiday Mondays as well as the August one.

The museum is a charity and does not receive grants from any organisation. All income come from visitors and the museum is staffed by over 80 volunteers.


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In the middle of the English Channel lies the infamous Bramble Bank, When the tide is at its lowest, we row there for a prank, Two teams play impromptu cricket until the tide comes in A fielder chasing a four or a six will have know how to swim.

If that is not to your liking, worm charming will do you no harm Three metre squares and in half an hour you have two hundred worms to charm, Extreme ironing is so specialised, you'd have to live on Mars Speed ironing in impossible places – like in the open bonnet of cars.

Imagine a thousand people lining up to catch a crab Walbeswick contest is annual it cheers up the crabs who are drab, The locals make money from it there's no other reason I'm sure The crabs get their entertainment and I'm sure must laugh themselves hoarse.

Welly Wanging and Dwyle Flonking, Dales Wrestling are all country 'sports' Splat the rat down a drainpipe,Soapbox Derbies fiercely fought, Put a ferret down your trousers and see how long he stays there Chase a cheese down a one in three hill and broken limbs you'll have to share. The Scots must have their customs, the Welsh? Well I'm sure they do The Irish being Irish, of course they have them too, But it takes the good old English to show the world the way To brighten up our little lives and get out there to play.

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Stephanie is still having problems with the phone so if you do call and she does not get back to you please call again. Sometimes it is obvious there is a problem but this is often not the case. For instance, I phoned Stephanie earlier today and left a message. The answer phone seemed to be working; however, when speaking to her later she advised that she could not hear my message and the answer phone cut out before it had finished. If you are expecting her to call back this may not be the problem and she could have already replied. There are many instances when people come back advising they had not heard from her when she has in fact left a message on their answer phone. Please therefore remember to check for messages before calling again.

We are now coming to that time of the year when young unneutered males stray from home in search of a female. When we receive a call about a lost cat, one of the questions we ask, is what sex is it, and has it been neutered. Often the cat gets lost and does not know its way home. It is also a time when many sadly do not return because they are involved in accidents. To avoid the possibility of losing your cat for either reason, please do get him neutered. Fortunately this does not happen in every instance. One young male cat, that was due to be neutered under our special neutering scheme, recently disappeared for three weeks and his owner was very anxious as she did not think she would see him again. On his return, however, an appointment was quickly made at the vets and he has now been neutered.

The situation is different with female cats. Although she may escape to find a mate when she starts to ‘call’, it is very unlikely that she will travel far, and will probably return after a few days, more than likely, pregnant. Not all pregnancies end happily though and because there are already too many cats needing homes, best avoided if possible. A female can get pregnant from four months old, far too young for her to be having babies as she has not finished growing herself. If you have a young cat please consider their welfare and contact us if you

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need help with the neutering.

If you are interested in receiving help to neuter your cat/kitten, please ring 07880 256948 (to see if you are eligible for a voucher). This number is for vouchers only and will not be able to help with any other enquiries. The number also applies for those wishing to take advantage of our special neutering campaign.

Isabella, a friendly young cat who loves likes to play and wants lots of fuss and attention

If you are looking for a cat or kitten (or have any other queries) please give Stephanie a call on 01692 535858. Alternatively, you can visit for a description and photographs of the cats before giving us a call on the above number to find out where any particular cat is being fostered.

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This large friendly mature black cat has been missing for some time. He was last seen around Britons Lane/Sheringwood and could have tried to return to the West Runton area. Have you seen him or been feeding him? Or perhaps taken him in as a stray? Unfortunately he is not microchipped. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact 01263 478961.

Hedgehog Haven

Dolly (pictured) came in from Southrepps on 19 February. She was found in the garden very underweight at 400 gms I would think she had emerged from hibernation. She now weighs a healthy 750 gms.

When hedgehogs are curled up, a good sign is that if they are a healthy weight, their shape should be round like a football. A tapered end, like a rugby ball, is an underweight and possibly sick hog and needs help.

Dolly should be ready for release at the end of March beginning of April depending on the weather.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance launch momentous campaign to become a 24/7 service

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has launched an ambitious plan to become a 24/7 helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) provider by 2020.

The charity currently operates 365-days-a-year but not 24-hours-a-day, meaning that if an incident happened between midnight and 07:00 there is currently no HEMS provision in the region. The charity is aiming to cover this gap and become a full 24/7 HEMS service by 2020. To do that they need to raise an additional £1 million a year to fund the operation. The type of incidents the charity attend – serious road traffic collisions, cardiac arrests, traumatic injuries and other medical emergencies do not stop when their crew go offline. While a 24/7 service seemed to make sense, the charity needed to be sure, so have been gathering evidence to prove it. They worked with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), who task them, to review incidents over the course of a year where critical care was required but unavailable. They also assessed the need first-hand by trialling an overnight service via rapid response vehicle (RRV) four days a week from the Norwich base. The results of this work confirmed a significant region-wide need for overnight critical care, particularly in rural Norfolk. In the first twelve months of the overnight trial they attended 220 missions, but they say that with the helicopter they could do so much more.

Matthew Jones, Director of Operations at EAAA, said “Becoming a 24/7 service by air will provide the people of East Anglia with a service that has not previously been available. By operating 24/7 we believe that we will treat approximately 600 more patients every year. Patient care is at the heart of everything we do at EAAA, so if we can be there for 600 more people each year and further reduce the impact of trauma and medical emergencies in the community then this is a great step forward for us. We currently need to raise £12M a year to operate our service, and it will

cost an additional £1m a year to fund a full 24/7 operation.”

Steve Jones has witnessed firsthand the care that EAAA provide. Steve was riding his motorcycle in Norfolk, when a car he overtook turned into his path catapulting him from his motorbike, head-first through a brick wall and into a ditch filled with water. Steve was unconscious and submerged under the water.

The Anglia One crew was activated and, travelling by helicopter, they arrived on scene 21 minutes later. By this time the ditch was filled with Steve’s blood and the team knew they had to get him out quickly. Steve was making gurgling noises but remained unconscious. The crew made the decision to sedate and intubate him to take control of his breathing. He was then packaged and flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Steve had suffered such a traumatic head injury that the team thought he would not survive. Steve remained in hospital for 10 weeks, but last November he walked in to the Norwich base to meet the EAAA team and the EEAST land paramedics who also provided treatment on scene. Not only has he suffered no lasting affects, but he is also in the process of finishing his PhD in Software Engineering. Steve and his wife Claire said; “My wife and I are extremely grateful for the

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East Anglian Air Ambulance and their East of England Ambulance Service colleagues. I am in no doubt that these heroes saved my life that day and I am optimistic and positive for the future which includes completing the last parts of my PhD and embarking on a Software Engineering industrial research career.”

If Steve’s accident had happened between the hours of midnight and 7am he would not have the received the treatment he did, and it is unlikely that he would have survived. The charity say they are already incredibly grateful to the community for all their support, but are asking for help to raise the additional £1m a year needed to operate 24/7 so they can save more lives like Steve’s. If you would like to find out more about the campaign or to donate, please visit You can also follow them on Facebook as ‘East Anglian Air Ambulance’ and on Twitter as @EastAngliAirAmb.

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Classical Guitar Students Celebrate Success

instrument however, is considered by many to be the preserve of the young, with their perceived quick minds and nimble fingers.

pieces they chose, on the instrument they love.

As a guitar teacher, I can emphatically say to everyone reading this article that this simply isn’t true, and I’m proud to say that one of my more mature students has proved just that, by passing his Trinity College Grade 1 with distinction at the age of 73.

Listening to music is something that most of us would agree is part of our everyday lives, whether it’s the baby shark song, a hit from the 60s, or a stirring symphony. Learning to play an

Colin Woollacott, a retired paramedic from Cromer, along with James Watson, aged 10 from North Walsham, both sat their grade 1 examinations just before Christmas, and were both awarded distinctions, having spent several months tirelessly studying and practicing the

No kidding – so cute!

Popular North Norfolk District Council herd welcomes its newest members. North Norfolk has welcomed some cute new arrivals – the first six fluffy kids to be born as part of the district’s Bagot goat-breeding programme. The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme.

It’s the first time officers from North Norfolk District Council have helped rear kids since the Bagots – which are listed as “vulnerable” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust – arrived in the district in 2016. The nannies and kids

James, an incredibly talented youngster, who was inspired to take up the classical guitar after watching his grandad play the mandolin, aims to take his playing to Grade 8 and beyond.

While Colin has a more pragmatic approach to his studies - his main goal being to enjoy his playing and let the journey take him where it will. While exams aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, simply learning to play an instrument is a great way to relax, while exercising those little grey cells. Tim Mason MISM (01263) 768056

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are currently having a break away from their habitat management work, at Wiveton Hall, which has itself been in the media spotlight in the past few years thanks to the Normal for Norfolk television series. The herd was originally brought in to help keep the cliff at Cromer clear, but the Bagots have since caught the eye of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Wildlife Trust, who have bought and borrowed some of the herd for habitat management on their land. The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year. Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said “It was great to see the young goats doing so well, and we are all very proud of the great work that our team is doing with this project.” Sheringham Independent 507 March 16th 2019

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North Norwich Photographic Society

North Norwich Photographic Society are in the middle of a competition for the Mersea Island Cup against 5 other clubs – and so far are doing very well!

The clubs are widely spread – Tonbridge, Colchester, Vale, Camborne & Redruth and East Ipswich which makes for a very interesting competition to see the work from such a variety of clubs.

totted up.

But at the Holt venue on 20 February, the North Norfolk club beat them all!

Judge Peter Yeo from Lincolnshire complimented the North Norfolk club for achieving top marks for 2 of their entries, for which thanks go to Diana Knight (Chameleon in Action) and to Paul Keates (Preening).

Peter Yeo FRPS, DPAGB, APAGB is from Lincolnshire The clubs all and is sponsored by submitted 10 Fotospeed – suppliers pictures and all of photographic are judged at printing papers, all six clubs’ of which he had a meetings by six Diana Knight’s Chameleon in Action supply for sale at a different judges. discount to members. The end result is not known until all six He lectures to camera clubs and to Federations contests have taken place and the total marks

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around the country, and is happy to accept bookings for lecture tours in areas distant from his Lincolnshire home. He also enjoys judging and has been a Selector for a number of national and international exhibitions.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance climb 36 places and achieve 3 star rating in prestigious awards ceremony

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) listed as 7th in the top 100 not-for-profit companies in the UK to work for, as part of the Sunday Times’ Best Companies To Work For listing. They also went from receiving a one star to a three star rating in the year’s listing – which means they have received ‘extraordinary levels of engagement’ from their staff.

The placing and rating of companies is based solely on staff survey feedback results, and as such is down to employee satisfaction within each organisation.

EAAA is a helicopter emergency medical service provider covering East Anglia, with offices in Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge,

Melbourn and Peterborough. They provide a 365-day-a-year life-saving service, taking an expert crew consisting of a doctor, a critical care paramedic and two pilots directly to patients who have suffered life-threatening or life-changing accidents or medical emergencies. The clinical crew are supported by charity staff, consisting of a number of teams including; fundraising, operations, communications, HR and executive teams.

At an awards ceremony in London the charity found out their official ranking, and say they are delighted to have gone up 36 places and be ranked 7th place. The Sunday Times’ Best Companies Awards are awarded every year and aim to showcase and highlight the best

companies to work for throughout the UK.

As a celebration of The Best Companies Day the EAAA team enjoyed celebratory fish and chips at their Staff Day to enable duty crew and everyone to be together in one place. A full list of the top 100 Best Companies to work for was published in The Sunday Times.

For more information on the work of East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit or call 03450 669 999. You can also follow us on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ our Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust performance declines in 2018 staff survey Former Health Minister Norman Lamb MP calls on the Trust to act quickly to restore staff confidence.

The release of the 2018 NHS Staff Survey has revealed worrying results for the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Performance has declined according to several indicators – most notably in terms of bullying and harassment, a measure on which the Trust appears to be the worst performer out of all Ambulance Services in England.

Staff stress levels have increased: 58% of staff felt unwell due to stress related illness in 2018, a rise of 6% from 2017.

Over 50% of staff agree that they “often think” about leaving the Trust – compared to an average of 38.9% in other Ambulance Services. Less than 15% of staff thought there were enough staff at the Trust to enable them to carry out their roles. This compares to 17.8% of staff in 2017. 18

On all of these measures, the East of England Ambulance Service appears to be the worst performing of all Ambulance Services in England. The Trust’s performance has deteriorated compared to 2017 on all of these measures.

Former Health Minister and MP for North Norfolk, Norman Lamb, said it was “urgent and important” that the Trust address serious cultural issues which clearly undermine performance and risk patient safety.

He added “These worrying statistics provide further evidence that the culture at the Trust needs to change. I hope that the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is treating these results with the importance they deserve. It’s totally unacceptable for any staff to work in an atmosphere of bullying and harassment. That sort of behaviour should not be tolerated under any circumstance, particularly a health trust. More broadly, the

sort of environment which the figures uncover is one which is clearly damaging both to staff, as this survey shows, but also to patients. It’s urgent and important that the Trust and the regulator, NHS Improvement, gets its act together and solves this culture problem. To fail to do so would be morally irresponsible. The results of the survey are especially disappointing given I obtained data last week revealing that the Trust had spent £275,000 in legal fees inappropriately defending the unfair dismissal of a former employee with mental health problems exacerbated by problems at work. The contempt with which the Trust treated that former employee deeply concerned me. They cannot behave like this. I’m calling on NHS Improvement to finally confront an unacceptable culture which I have been highlighting for the last year. When the next Staffing Survey is published in 12 months, improvements on all these indicators is the only acceptable outcome.”

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Our charity is already in partnership with Cromer Football Club where we intend to help maximize the use of the Clubhouse (which is based right next to the new Cromer Medical Centre) for the benefit of the community.

A weekly drop-in group will meet there, as well as other support groups. We would also like to join with other voluntary organizations to achieve the establishment of a respite sanctuary for the suicidal, such as the one set up by Samaritans in London called the Maytree Sanctuary.

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• The Poppy Café is open every Tuesday from 10.30am-12.30pm at the Meeting Room, St. Andrew’s Church, Holt, NR25 6BB, offering opportunities for support in a safe, friendly, relaxed environment. A wide choice of activities is provided and a monthly musical sing-along; families and carers have time to share ideas and information over a cup of tea or coffee and cakes; information is available for local resources and there are visits from health care professionals and other organisations. Our volunteers are ready to welcome you! Please contact Pat Chaplow for further details 01263 712330

• The Home Visiting Service provides respite for family members or carers, who look after those with dementia in their own homes. Our volunteers offer company, support and reassurance to the client, enabling carers to take time out. Please contact Eleanor Sidgwick for further details 01263 710617.

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We had our 5th Charter Lunch on 3 March at The Dormy House, West Runton.

Thirty three of us sat down to a splendid three course meal in the restaurant. We welcomed fellow Lions from Taverham & District, Norwich North Alpha, Dereham, Beccles, UEA, Attleborough and the newest club in our Zone, Reepham.

I believe I can speak for everyone when I say that the food was very good indeed and the service, considering the number of diners was also good.

Steve, the owner of the Dormy House, donated two free tickets to any London Show. These were auctioned and the £70 paid will go straight to the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital towards their new Parent’s Room.

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Books are like chests full of treasure, Each full to the brim with rare gems! No book is alike, it's like riding a bike On roads with continuous bends! To open a book is to step through The Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton has a A door to a whole different view. unique collection of memorabilia from the former These places you find, may well blow your Royal Air Force stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past service, which mind, As you walk into worlds that are new. spanned more than You will meet lots of interesting people, 44 years, including two world wars and the Cold Some of them who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give a fig! War. On display are photographs and personal They, you will find, leave decorum memories of servicemen who served there and behind, While others are so infra dig! other related items from its fascinating history. Times and places can change in an The Centre is manned and run entirely by instant, voluneers, many of whom are ex-servicemen or Depending which book you prefer. children of service personnel. Close by there are Some tell of space, or a magical place two stone memorials to remember those who Where all sorts of strange things occur! I know people who hate reading fiction! served at Bircham Newton and its main satellite Airnear Force Facts are only what they want to read!Royal airfield Docking.History at Bircham Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all very well, but truth to tell, That wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do for me, no, indeed. You can keep all your kindles and such like, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so soulless, this modern IT. But a bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special smell, and the stories they tell, Nothing beats a good book for me! Frances Wraight

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Santa Cycle Ride raised £1550 for About with Friends and NANSA

The Trunch Fatboys Cycling Club annual charity Santa cycle ride raised a total of £1550 to be divided between About with Friends, Cromer and NANSA.

Maurice Page, Trunch Fatboys Chairman, said that support from the pubs, their customers and from passers by was great. The cyclists were respectful of other traffic and everyone had a fantastic day.

Dressed as Santas and Elves, 32 cyclists from local towns and villages, Norwich and Australia (one Santa!) toured five pubs in North Norfolk on 9 December. They received a warm welcome at Hill House, Happisburgh, Walcott Lighthouse, The Ship Inn, Mundesley, Trunch Crown and finished at Trunch Social Club for a well-deserved buffet laid on by the riders and friends.

About with Friends Chief Executive Officer, Helen Dalton-Hare, said “Many thanks to all who took part in the cycle ride and everyone who supported them. The donation of £775 will be used to fund Workskills member training days and activities. We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Trunch Fatboys Cycling Club”.

Santas and Elves at The Ship Inn, Mundesley

North Norfolk Business Awards celebrate the best in class

Second annual event highlights the success stories of the district

The second North Norfolk Business Awards were held last month, with two dozen of the district’s businesses winning plaudits for their success.

The awards, organised by North Norfolk District Council and held at Gresham’s School, saw awards presented in eight main categories, as well as a Chairman’s Award, which was presented for the first time this year.

The winners were : • Agriculture, Horticulture & Countryside, in association with Lovewell Blake: Crop Systems

• Business Growth, in association with FOUR: Crisp Malt

• Chairman’s Award: Oyster Yachts

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said “It was a tremendous night and it was great to see so many businesses from our district doing well. The quality of all the shortlisted businesses was inspiring, and demonstrated just how many success stories we have in North Norfolk.”

• Environment, in association with Fakenham Racecourse: MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

• Innovation, in association with Archant: Chell Instruments

• New Business, in association with eastlaw: Archangel Distilleries

Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, was the host for the evening. He said “I was delighted to be able to join this celebration of the best in business. The quality of entries was fantastic and showed just what a thriving district North Norfolk is.”

• Small Business, in association with MENTA: The Norfolk Brewhouse

• Tourism & Hospitality, in association with Thursford: Norfolk Cottages

• Young People & Skills, in association with New Anglia LEP: Holkham Estate


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Felbrigg Park - mid-week walk on Wednesday 20 Everyone Welcome March 9am–11am, this walk caters for all levels of ability. We will take a leisurely walk around Park Coaching given for the beginners & Lake, route dependent on the local bird and other Come and try the game wildlife likely to be present on the day. Please wear clothing appropriate to the weather - footpaths in Felbrigg can be muddy at any time of the year. Meet at Sexton's Lodge car park, off Lion's Mouth, NR11 8PS at the western end of the estate. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. As usual, children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. Kelling Heath, Quags and Muckleburgh Hill on Saturday 23 March 10am to 4pm 9am–1pm – meet at the Kelling Heath car park off Holgate Hill, Holt NR25 7ER, Grid Reference (No OS ODL TG 100419, between the Kelling Charge) Estate garden centre (ex-EMCY) and Weybourne. The slightly obscured turn into the car park is on the western side of the road in a dip near the summit.The Note: Walking boots with ankle support soles are bowling green hasand6grippy rinks advised as there will be short sections of hills to ascend and descend. A scope will be useful but not essential. Distance: 6.5 miles Today's Lounge and bar area walk will take us across the heath where we will look for the heath's Normal opening hours special birds such as Woodlark, Dartford Warbler and Turtle Dove. We should also find Stonechat, Tree Pipit, tit flocks and may be Crossbills; Summer Weekdays 10am – 4pm raptors overhead are–likely too. After some – time on the heath we will walk northwards through the deciduous woodlands to cross the Coast Winter Everyday – 9am – 9pm Road to Muckleburgh Hill and Fox Hill looking for spring migrants such as Wheatears. We will return to Kelling Heath and the cars by another woodland path. Children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing. The walk will be led by Janice Darch. Indoor meeting a talk by Andy Clements - Birds' interactions with the landscape: BTO research at global to local scales on Thursday 28 March 7.30pm–9.30pm - the talk covers local monitoring and what evidence from Atlas and other surveys tells us about changes in distribution and abundance, and then moves to uncovering the mysteries of migration, using various species including cuckoos, swifts, spotted flycatchers and nightingales. Andy joined the Nature Conservancy Council in 1982, and his 24 years with the Government nature conservation agency included field-work on upland birds, Communications and European work and securing Lottery funds for local community areas

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Is seeking a new premises licence/variation to premises licence for The Courtyard Coffee Shop The Courtyard, Unit 2, 32 Station Road, Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8RF to serve alcohol during the trading hours 09.00 to 23.00

If you wish to object to this application written representations should be made to the Licensing Authority below: Licensing Section, North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN

Representations should be made by 04/04/2019 (28 days starting day after the day on which the application was given to the authority by the applicant) This application may be viewed during office hours at the above offices. N.B It is an offence, liable on conviction to a fine up to level 5 on the standard scale (£5,000), under Section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 to make a false statement in or in connection with this application.

for wildlife. After species work was seconded to the Department of the Environment, Andy returned to English Nature as Director of Protected Areas with overall responsibility for nationally and internationally important wildlife sites. He also led the successful defence of Dibden Bay at Public Enquiry. After assisting the setting up in early 2006 of Natural England, as Director of Science, Evidence & Policy, Andy undertook freelance strategic environmental consultancy before coming to BTO as Director in August 2007. His work at BTO has included leadership of the BTO Strategy 2009-2014, representing BTO in Government and ensuring our strong profile alongside other Third Sector wildlife organisations. Andy sits on the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Steering Group www.conservation, helping to link BTO scientific research with policy. He is a Board Member of Natural England and a Trustee of the National Biodiversity Network.

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WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH : 6.5 mile walk commencing from North Walsham Victory Swim/Fitness Centre free car park led If you are new to Fit Together, please arrive 20 mins early. For more information contact Melanie Brown on 07766 259999.

All walks commence at 10am. For longer Sunday walks may we suggest you bring a packed lunch. If you wish to bring your dog on a walk please check with the walk’s leader firstly. stiles so unsuitable for dogs! Meet at the Bodham Red Hart Inn CP, The Street, Bodham, NR25 6AD.

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