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Issue no 518 24th August 2019

Sheringham Carnival Parade 2019

The 7th of August saw the triumphant return of Sheringham Carnival. A crowd of thousands came to view the event and its vivid and creative selection of carnival floats. There was plenty of novelty and festive spectacle to be seen this year. Llamas, opulent costumes, street dancers, nymphs and faeries, people on stilts, a marching band with bagpipes, ghostbusters, pull-along soapboxes with bubbles, and of course the magnificent Puppet Elephants provided by the Carnival Association and Norwich City Council. The sinkhole could not stop the fun. Town Mayor Madeleine Ashcroft has said the Carnival has gone a notch higher this year. Continued on page 4...

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Sheringham Carnival Parade Continued from front cover...

the winners are: Class one First – Sheringham Primary School Second - Marlene’s School of Dance Third - Ladybird Pre-School Nursery Class two First – Sheringham RNLI Second – Cromer Carnival Class tHree First - Alexis and Charlotte Pistorius Second – Kevin Pitcher Third – Mr and Mrs Savory Farrow Class Four First – Little Sprouts Nursery Second – Clementine’s Third – Parallel Dance Studio Class Five First – Carl Baker Class six There were no entries best overall in the Parade – Sheringham Primary School best themed in Parade – Clementine’s David Farrow King of the Carnival Cup – not won as no pubs or social clubs entered

Photos 1 Overall Winners Sheringham Primary School (shown on front cover)


2 Class 1 Second Place Marlene’s School of Dance


3 Class 1 Third Place Ladybird Pre-School Nursery

4 Class 2 First Place Sheringham RNLI


5 Class 4 First Place Little Sprouts Nursery


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8 Baby Elephant Puppet Sheringham Carnival Association and Norwich City Council


9 Larger Elephant Puppet Sheringham Carnival Association and Norwich City Council

10 Sheringham Carnival Queen Emma Taylor and Attendant Alisha May Redgrave


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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

Collaboration is the Key Ingredient for the Foodbank

A question we’re often asked is how people access the Foodbank.

We assume that this question comes from a shared concern about fairness and wanting to be assured that it is our fellow citizens in most need who receive our help.

The answer is collaboration. As with so many areas in our lives, we are stronger when we work together with others and so we too build strong alliances with others to ensure the Foodbank works to help people in crisis.

Our alliances include over 100 agencies across North Norfolk who refer people to us through a voucher system. Our partner agencies include Children’s Services, Children’s Centres, Schools and Housing Trusts, to name just a few.

Probably the place most of us know to go for help is Citizens Advice. This is because they are best placed to help those of us in crisis, always looking for ways to help whilst mindful of doing the right thing for everyone.

The relationship between the Foodbank and

Citizens Advice ensures that people can access help with food and fuel during a temporary crisis. Experience shows that up to three visits to the Foodbank are usually enough help for most people, although understandably there are times when some people need more help.

People often ask what defines a crisis and Citizens Advice is very clear about this. Crisis is usually caused by people not having enough money for food, fuel and a place to live. These are the first priorities.

If people are in receipt of enough money to cover these things there is no immediate crisis and it is also important to say that crisis caused by poor budgeting does not give automatic access to the Foodbank. People who do need help with budgeting skills can still be helped by the Citizens Advice who work in partnership with the Social Prescribing Team at NNDC.

We are very conscious of the fact that we cannot offer our services without the donations you give and you expect your gifts of food and money to go to our fellow citizens who need them most. Collectively, we are the stewards of your donations. We work together to ensure that we can continue to offer our services for

NNDC and charity join forces for affordable housing boost

Stable Door given the keys to another Sheringham property following £80,000 grant

A housing charity has been handed the keys to another home following the award of a grant by North Norfolk District Council.

The £80,000 grant topped up the funds already raised by Stable Door, and has enabled the Sheringham charity to accelerate the acquisition of the latest addition to its portfolio.

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Stable Door, which now has eight properties in the town, will welcome the first tenants once renovation work on the three-bedroom house has been completed. As with all the charity’s tenants, they will have a strong Sheringham connection. The grant is part of NNDC’s commitment to help boost the provision of affordable housing across the district and mitigate the effects of second homes, which can result in inflated property prices.

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Cllr Karen Ward, North Norfolk District L>R: Cllr Penny Bevan-Jones, Stable Door Council cabinet Chair Darryl Smith and Cllr Colin Heinink member for housing and planning, said “The impact of second homes on the district’s residents is something we take extremely seriously and is one of the top priorities for this administration. Ensuring there remains a good supply of affordable homes in North Norfolk is key, so we’re delighted to be able to help Stable Door with this project.”


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Garden Fete on Sunday 1 September at Thornage Hall Independent Living, Thornage, Holt NR25 7QH from 11.30am – 4pm entertainment includes a cooking demonstration by Richard Bainbridge, music from Midnight Specials and the Barbershop Quartet, estate walk, BBQ, arts and crafts, kids activities, refreshments and much more. Adults £2.50, children free. All Saints’ Church, Mundesley Flower Festival ‘As you Like it – Your Choice’ 23 – 26 August in the Church Friday to Monday 10am – 4pm – free entry, refreshments

Upper Sheringham Village Hall Car Boot Sale Inside and Outside on Sunday 1 September 9am - 12noon Bacon Rolls, Refreshments, Homemade Cakes. To book tables/ pitches phone 01263 588542 (No caterers or cake stalls please)

Upper Sheringham Village Hall Fun Quiz Night on Friday 6 September 7pm for 7.30pm start - teams of four or make up a team on the night. £2/ person with prize for winning team. Raffle. Tea/coffee available or bring your own drinks and nibbles to share

Thornage Hall Garden Fete on Sunday 1 September at Thornage NR25 7QH 11.30am – 4pm Cooking Demonstration from Ashley Williamson, Head Chef of Benedicts Restaurant, Norwich, Thornage Hall stalls selling Cakes & Refreshments, Bread, BBQ with Red Poll Beef Burgers, Bio-dynamic Vegetable Stall, Family Beef Packs, Hand Made Arts and Crafts including Woodwork, Weaving, Willow, Art), Music from the Midnight Specials and Sam Smith Singers, lots of stall, fete games, face painting, Norfolk Wild Encounters, raffle and much more.

1 September open 10am – 5pm admission free. For further information Telephone Mary Mackie 01263 576747

Classical Guitar Concert with brilliant South American guitarist Estevao Devides returning by popular request with a wide-ranging programme to suit all tastes on Friday 20 September at Erpingham Church NR11 6PL at 7.30pm. Tickets, including a free glass of wine, £10 available from Ros 01263 761702 and Helen 01263 768209 or at the door

Hempstead-by-Holt 7th Art Exhibition and Sale in aid of All Saints Church on 31 August and 1 September at the Village Hall, The Street, Hempstead NR25 6TL 10am – 5pm - fine pictures, photography, ceramics, sculpture and glass by a number of Norfolk artists, all at reasonable prices. Homemade refreshments and light lunches. Pot Luck draw for artwork donated by participating artists. Free entry. Visit our website at

‘Upper Sheringham's Got Talent’a fun variety show (no judging) in All Saints Church Upper Sheringham at 7pm on Saturday 7 September. A wide range of acts and light refreshments available in the interval. Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the door from Sue Morton (01263 826078 or To raise funds for the Bell Appeal.

Cromer and District Art Group Autumn Art Exhibition at Cromer Community Centre, Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HL on Friday 30, Saturday 31 August and Sunday

Rock Bodham charity Harvest Quiz at the Red Hart Inn Bodham

on Sunday 25 August at 8pm - £2 per person in teams of 4. There will be a raffle and all profits go to the Rock Bodham good causes - £1000 has been given to the Norfolk Heart Trust this year alone

Knapton Village Fete at Church Farm, The Street, Knapton on Sunday 1 September 2pm - 5pm games & stalls, children`s sports, delicious refreshments. Fun for all the family

Charity Dance on Saturday 14 September at 8pm at the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott - music for everyone with Bobby Graham and the Shake Rattle and Roll Band. Tickets £6 in advance or £7 on the door from The Lighthouse or Veronica 01692 405408. Proceeds to be shared between The Colney Centre at NNUH and The Big C Centre

St Andrew’s Ladies Association Welcome Back Bring & Share Supper with Joan's Entertainment on 10 September at 7.30pm at St Andrews Methodist Church, Sheringham. New members welcome. For any further information please contact Anne Barker on 01263 824887

Top brass heading to Norfolk to help hospice appeal

An award-winning brass band is heading to a north Norfolk church to play a fundraising concert for a hospice appeal.

Oddfellows Brass will visit North Walsham Parish Church on Saturday 12 October at 7pm to entertain with a varied programme, from traditional tunes and film scores to chart toppers and original pieces.

The concert is being organised by the Trafalgar branch of the Oddfellows which is based in the town. It will raise funds for the Priscilla Bacon Lodge appeal for a new hospice, and the parish church. The band, based in Leicestershire, was founded as Unity Brass in 1981. It has risen through the rankings to qualify for the National Brass Band Finals six times and played at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It has also toured Europe and visited Barbados four times, and has a new musical director David Holling appointed this year. The Oddfellows sponsor the band as it symbolises the

enjoyment and friendship the society aims to foster through its social events – as well as providing support and benefit for its members, along with donations to other community charities.

The Trafalgar Branch has around 600 members in an area stretching from north Norfolk to the Waveney Valley. It meets monthly, on the third Tuesday (except July and December) at the St Nicholas Rooms in North Walsham.

Development officer Angie Batson said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the national brass band in North Walsham on their first return since 2012. As well as giving pleasure to the audience, the concert will raise funds for a Norfolk charity that is seeking to improve end-of-life care through a new £12m hospice, which has brought comfort to many local people.”

Tickets (£8 Oddfellows members, £10 non-members, £4 under 16s, including refreshments) are available

Sinkhole Street Party

The AW team are now back filling the hole. The reinstatement of the 300mm sewer and water mains will be completed as the appropriate levels are reached.

from the Priscilla Bacon charity shop, 15 Market Place, North Walsham or contact Angela on 01692 407852, Also on sale when the Trafalgar branch marks the 10th anniversary of the Oddfellows’ national friendship month with a coffee morning at the St Nicholas Rooms on Saturday September 14 from 9.30am to noon.

Although the sinkhole has created inconvenience and issues, Sheringham has very much been open for business with Carnival week being a great success. The street races were packed and have grown into an even bigger event this year. With a changed route crowds flocked along the pavements for the parade, with some great floats from across the whole community.

The sinkhole saga is moving on with leaps and bounds now. The main 1000mm seer and manhole is now in place and functional.

Timeframes have moved forward and the handover of the hole at about 1500mm deep to Norfolk County Council is anticipated at about 26 August with road re-opening for 30 August...subject to all going to plan.

The Oddfellows Brass band in action Photo: The Oddfellows

The town is planning a community street party on Sunday 1st September at 3 pm in the High Street. Residents, visitors and local councillors and people involved in the repair of the sinkhole have been invited. Everyone will be bringing their own tables and chairs and picnics to celebrate the re-opening of the road.


Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

BeachLife outreach returns to Sheringham

Preparations are underway for this year's BeachLife activity outreach on Sheringham's cliff top and beach later this month. Bumper crowds are expected, and there is no charge to join in the fun.

local youngsters, but we provide a great week for visitors as well. We already have people asking when next year's BeachLife is so that they can plan their holidays to Sheringham”.

Those wishing to attend can download a form from and bring it with them to save time on the day. The website also gives more information about the event and contact details. Alternatively, although anyone can just come along and register on the morning, from 10.15am. photos: Gareth Gabriel Film and Photo

BeachLife is a joint venture by the churches in Sheringham, aimed at engaging with local youngsters, as well as holidaymakers, and this will be its eighth summer. It will run from Tuesday August 27 to Friday 30. The event is open to all ages from toddlers up to 17.

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Daily activities will start with the “Beach Special” at 10.30am every day except Friday, where all ages come together at the cliff-top marquee on The Leas for music, games, drama and fun, and to introduce the day’s theme, which this year is Epic Explorers. The children and young people then split into age-groups for their “Going Deeper” sessions to explore that day’s theme in more depth before breaking for lunch. On the Friday, the morning starts at 10.30am with the Going Deeper sessions.

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The afternoons and evenings will include beach games and sports, giant inflatables, a family scavenger trail, the Egg Parachute challenge, the in famous tide fight, a “Sheropoly” challenge around the town, and swimming at "The Splash".

“This has become one of the major events in the town's calendar” said Peter Skivington, one of the organisers. “Not only does this provide an opportunity for the churches to engage with

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Sheringham Flower & Produce Show

Sheringham Horticultural Society held their annual summer show at The Lighthouse on Saturday 10th August.

Despite changeable weather in the preceding few weeks members managed to enter a good

selection of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables. The home produce (cakes and preserves) and handicrafts classes were well represented.

Of course there is a lot to do behind the scenes, setting up the hall for the show and clearing away afterwards, acting as stewards for the judges and the society would like to thank Blyth & Wright for providing transport and all those who gave their time and effort to help put on the show, as well as all who entered, well done and thank you.


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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

Griddled peaches and Binham Blue

One of the most beautiful features of the Grove is the peach tree by the old red brick wall housing No6 and the downstairs cloakroom. The tree itself is, in a way, a piece of Cromer history; it was given to John and Ann Graveling by Peter and Betty Coman, patrons of the legendary Captain’s Table fish and chip shop (now the Masala Twist) and the Blue Danube, which was behind the church. John and Peter’s parents were dear friends and their sons – and now grandchildren – are also very close, and every year the tree gives out fruit

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which are just as delicious and sweet as the afternoon teas on the lawns it looks out over.

cheese, crumbled 85g prosciutto 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Of course the chefs are less interested in the tree’s history and more in the produce, and they have come up with this wonderful recipe to make the most of the peach harvest every year.

Method Brush the peach quarters with 2 tbsp of the olive oil and grind over a little black pepper. Heat a griddle pan until really hot, add the peaches, cooking for 2-3 mins on each cut side until caramelised. Set aside. Toss the rocket in 1 tbsp of the olive oil, pile up with the cheese and prosciutto on four plates and top with the peach quarters. Whisk together the remaining oil and the vinegar, spoon over the salad and serve.

Please do come up and visit us for afternoon tea (or alfresco dining of course!) and admire the tree in all its glory.

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On Tuesday 6 August, after a superb lunch, Andy Cooper gave a captivating talk called ‘Drones – The Future or a Menace?’



Although stories in the press tend to be negative, for example the Gatwick incident last December, Andy emphasised the positive uses of drones in areas ranging from emergency services to farming to construction.

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Andy demonstrated via a few short videos how easy it is to fly a drone. Once it is in the air, the Drone Code, issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, must be followed. This Code instructs the operator to always keep the drone in sight; stay under 400 feet; follow the manufacturer’s instructions; keep at least 50 metres away from people and property; and stay well away from aircraft, airports and airfields. It also states that the operator is responsible for what happens during each flight.

Toy drones can be purchased for as little as £20 but commercial drones can cost up to £5,000. The drone used by most commercial operators is the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, which has sensors to avoid obstacles, GPS navigation and a return to home function. It can also track people and vehicles and has a feature which prevents take-off near airports, prisons, schools and no-fly zones, such as Sandringham.

A study by Price Waterhouse Cooper predicts that by 2030 there could be 76,000 drones operating in the UK’s skies and 628,000 jobs in the drones’ economy. The UK’s GDP could be increased by £42 billion! Drones will be used to deliver packages and takeaway food. Legislation is coming that will make registration compulsory.

On behalf of the 34 members and two guests present, our Chairman, Dave Williams, thanked Andy for his extremely interesting talk.


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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

Model Engineering Club in need of a new home Can anyone help our small club please?

The North Norfolk Model Engineering Club has been active since 1992. We are a broad range of model engineers who build all sorts of models and currently have a miniature railway at Holt station for steam and battery operated locomotives.

Having been on the site of the North Norfolk Railway for almost 16 years our lease will come to an end early next year due to the NNR wanting to develop its site and extend its museum facilities.

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Andrew Munden, General Manager of the North Norfolk Railway said that “We will be very sorry to see the North Norfolk Model Engineering Club leave the station site after all these years, but the long awaited development of the Holt site will soon be underway and this will occupy the site currently used by the miniature railway, that provides rides to our visitors during the summer months.

The North Norfolk Railway hopes the club will be able to secure new premises that will enable them to remain in the local area to the benefit of all visitors and the town.”

We are looking for a parcel of land about 1.5 to 2 acres, fairly flat that we could fit our operation into, that may be available to rent. If anyone has land available we would be pleased to hear from you.

Email us at or contact us through our Facebook page North Norfolk Model Engineering Club.

We are running for public rides during the summer holidays on Sunday and Thursday afternoons and at the 1940s event on 14/15 September.

So look forward to seeing you soon.


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On Wednesday afternoon, 7 August, members and friends of Weybourne WI met at the village hall anticipating a talk by a representative from Keys Auctioneers. Unfortunately, our speaker had to cancel, so at very short notice Sue Morton stepped in to talk about her involvement in the appeal to raise funds for the repair of the bells at Upper Sheringham church.

Sue spoke passionately about her love of bell ringing and how she began when she was aged 9. She told us how she came from a bell ringing family. She even met her husband through bell ringing. Sue and her husband lived for 30 years in Bushey and she was proud to have been the only female Tower Captain there. During her time in Bushey, Sue was involved in a project to raise £100,000 to replace the church bells.

When she and her husband retired to Norfolk, four years ago, she thought her fund raising days were over. However, she was made Tower Captain at Holt and then became involved with Upper Sheringham Church and before too long a new fund raising appeal had begun to repair the six bells there. Sue was daunted by the prospect at first, but she is motivated by determined and inspirational women, so this has helped her to persevere. The total amount required for the project has not quite been raised yet, but the bells are currently being repaired in Dorset and it is hoped they will be returned in time to peal for Remembrance Day. For further details and information about the project contact:

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Sheringham Library News I LOVE SHERINGHAM LIBRARY because … “we can join The Summer Reading Challenge ….”

Sheringham Library Hours Day Library Available* Staffed Monday, Tuesday 8am – 7pm 10am – 7pm Wednesday, Friday 8am – 7pm 1pm – 7pm Thursday 8am – 7pm Unstaffed Saturday 8am – 4pm 11am – 4pm Sunday 10am – 4pm Unstaffed *The library is not open on Bank Holidays. During times when the library is available but not staffed, you can access the library using our Open Libraries system but your card must be activated. Please see a member of staff to register. You will need to show proof of a Norfolk address.

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sheringham library nCC new road sheringham nr26 8eb 01263 822874 email You can now pay your outstanding library charges such as reservations and fines on-line @ To renew your library items please phone 0344 800 8020 during normal office hours or renew them via the library website, you will need you card and PIN number.

Free broaDbanD, wiFi & eMail FaCilities are available If you are here on holiday, you can join the library as a visitor. Just bring in some proof of your home address Follow us on twitter: liKe us on FaCebooK: sheringham-library ARE YOU RESEARCHING FAMILY HISTORY? WE HAVE FREE ACCESS TO FINDMYPAST ON-LINE 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 on-line. Fancy a cuppa? Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate with biscuits. Suggested donation £1.20.

teMPtinG tuesDaYs: 3 DVDs for the price of 2 Top Titles are £2 for 2 nights. Other titles are £2 for 1 week. LOTS OF OTHER DVDs, MUSIC & GAMES are free to reserve. Just access the library catalogue on or ask a member of staff.

tHe suMMer reaDinG CHallenGe The Space Chase has landed at Sheringham Library. Come and join the Space Chase for some summer fun. Medal Ceremony - Come and collect your medal and certificate at our drop-in medal ceremony on Wednesday 4 September 4.30pm and 5.30pm. We are pleased to have County Councillor Mrs Judy Oliver presenting your well-earned certificates and medals.


Home library service is for people who are unable to get out of the home Would you like books and audio books delivered directly to your door? We have volunteers ready to deliver! Call Sheringham Library on 822874 for more information.

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tums & tots A new group at Sheringham Library run by Sarah from the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Tuesday 10.45 - 12noon. Hot & cold drinks, biscuits & cakes are provided for a suggested donation of £1 Tums & Tots is a friendly group for parents and parents-to-be. Come along and meet new friends.



Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

North Walsham and District Branch of Cats Protection

Moby, the lovely grey tabby boy featured last time, has now left us for a new home. We have had several cats and kittens leave recently, which include the kittens that joined us in very poor health, having been discovered living in a wood pile in someone’s garden. Seeing these lovely kittens before they left for their new homes, with bright eyes, shiny coats and looking so fit and well, makes me realise why we became volunteers to help needy cats in our area. We are also delighted that two of our long-term residents have been reserved and will be leaving us shortly. There are still lots of lovely cats and older kittens just waiting for someone to offer them a new home.

Giving a cat a home is a big commitment and should not be taken lightly. We should always take into consideration how long the cat is likely to live (could be over 20 years) and whether you have the resources to ensure it has food, shelter and when necessary, veterinary care throughout its life. Pet Insurance and special arrangements with your vets for covering the cost of routine treatments are worth considering when deciding to give a home to a pet. However, when taking out Pet Insurance please be aware that treatments for existing conditions will not be covered (or may be charged for at a higher rate).

When I gave a home to my own cat two years ago, I was aware that, because she had already had several teeth removed due to gingivitis, this condition would not be covered, so decided against insuring her. Unfortunately for Mylee, this did not solve her problem and she had another dental to remove the rest of her teeth soon after joining us. Although this seemed to help, it did not provide a complete cure, but for the next 18 months we were able to manage the situation with regular visits to the vets for steroid and antibiotic injections. Then, suddenly, we found this treatment was not working and alternative solutions needed to be found. Jo, her lovely vet consulted veterinary dental specialists to see what else could be done as she now had a very sore mouth and we

needed to do something quickly. New treatments were then discussed and we decided to go ahead with these to give her a good quality of life. More about this next time.

As well as those cat loving people hoping to be able to offer help volunteering, who have computer skills, we would also welcome hearing from Lena, one of the older kittens those who enjoy using “Word” still in care to deal with correspondence received by the branch. This would include responding to all letters received and, where appropriate, sending receipts for donations. They could manage the correspondence with our branch members and even encourage new people to become members. Once they gained experience in these areas there would be the option of also responding to emails received via our Cats Protection website. There are so many ways to help and we will advise on more of these in the next article.

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

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

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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

Cromer Soapbox Derby 2019

Sunday 11 August saw the utterly spectacular return of Norfolkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier soapbox event.

It saw the largest roster of contestants yet - 35 from all over Norfolk, compared to only 25 last year.


Intense is the word. The terrifying 18 inch high ramp intimidated all drivers and was the tragic undoing of many a soapbox on the day.

2. from making a second attempt. His three-wheeledwheelie was brave but doomed.

James Garwood, ex winner from previous years and regular contestant, lost a wheel on his first run. This mere setback could not stop him

The ramp was not the only thing the drivers had to worry about. The chicane caused wobbly manoeuvres and many a close shave with those hazardous haybales.

I must take a moment to note the creative designs of the soapboxes. There were some familiar ones from previous years such as the orange and blue tractor-esque soapbox of contestants 4 and 39.

However there were shocking and eye-catching new ones as well. Joint winner of the 10-15 years olds, Emily Flowerdew, drove a Cromer Crab inspired soapbox. Novelty aside, this was certainly a well-built craft

and easily one of the fastest in the race. A worthy craft to represent our fair town.

threatened to break out into rain throughout the day, but held up well enough to make a pleasant afternoon for all.

Chairman Tony Shipp commented that the crowds were probably the largest yet seen. All who attended have gratitude for generously supporting the most exciting Soapbox Derby yet.


Also memorable were soapboxes themed on an ambulance, the Toy Story movies, vintage cars, a mobility scooter, and even a shopping trolley!

Most memorable of all, in my opinion, was the Top Gun inspired Jet Soapbox driven by Tom Taylor. 4. It has to be seen to be believed.

Christopher Daykin, who has been a fixture at all five Cromer Soapbox Derbies since 2015 so far, managed the excellent time of 27 seconds and was only narrowly beaten to the overall prize by the overall winner, Oliver Richardson. 3.

The winner drove a memorable NASA moon-buggy inspired soapbox that was as fast as it was fun to watch. Who would have 5. thought that the vehicle inspired by mooncraft would be the fastest of these particular earthcraft? I certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t!

Daykin with a time of 27 seconds.

winners : 10-15s: alfie Childs / emily Flowerdew (joint winners) with times of 33 seconds 16-18s: Christopher

adult and overall winner: oliver richardson with a time of 26 seconds.

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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

Digital Assets on Death

When it comes to digital assets, there is a common misconception that this only relates to assets such as Bitcoin or other online currency, however as there is no definitive definition of what is constitutes a 'digital asset', it could include online banking, images or videos stored on smartphone to presentations and designs.

so what happens to these digital assets and online accounts when we die and what is the value of these digital assets? Some will have little or no value, but some items, in particular photos and videos may have huge sentimental value as they will charter large portions of your life and the lives of your friends and family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you would never want to lose those, would you? Case study: With wedding season upon us, it is standard practice now that the photographer who is hired will take digital photographs, which will be available to the happy couple via a memory stick after a few weeks. It is also not uncommon for a few photographs to be sent to the couple the day after the wedding, which are usually shared on Facebook.

so what would happen if the photographer was to pass away? The photographs are the property of the photographer and if they were to die, it could mean that their executors are unable to access them if they have not been given, or do not know the password to the computer, or email account. If the photographer had been hired for many weddings and the pictures could not be accessed, this could cause a loss to the estate,

not to mention the happy couple may not be as happy with having no photographic memories of their special day. what about the happy couple? A lot of us often agree to the T&Cs without reading them. When it comes to social media accounts it is usually the case that the data on our account is not owned by us, and rather is licenced.

With the case of the happy couple who have shared their wedding pictures online, this means that if they were to pass away, their executors may not have the right to gain access to their social media accounts after they have died - so they have no way to access and store the pictures. Pictures you post to social media sites are more likely than not to then be the property of the site, rather than you. It is important to back up these pictures to a disc or print out hard copies if they are of sentimental value. This way others have easy access to the pictures on your death.

Some social media sites, like Facebook, have activated a 'Facebook Legacy' button so that the account holder can 'will' their account to another person, such as their executor. This is an alternative to sharing your account login details with your executor whilst you are alive, especially when we are continually told not to share passwords.

It should be noted that each social media site has their own process for notifying that someone has passed away, therefore the executor should check the privacy statement/T&Cs of the site. How do you share your passwords whilst protecting your passwords? If you have made a Will through a solicitors firm, they usually offer to store the document in a strong room. In with your Will you can include a document


which provides the account login details and passwords for all of your digital assets, such as online bank accounts, Paypal, Netflix and emails. Considering your digital assets when making a will Given that we are living in the digital age and the phenomenon of digital assets is likely to continue, it is good practice when making a Will to have a think about your assets and if any of these are digital assets. As mentioned above, an inventory should be left with your Will which sets out all of the accounts you have, along with the account login details.

We recommend that you review your Will every 5 years, or when you have a life changing event, such as marriage or children. This includes reviewing any document which is held with your Will or incorporated into it, such as a list of your digital assets. Remember to always read the T&Cs when creating or updating your online account! Establishing if you own the digital content or if it is licenced can be the difference between it being able to pass in accordance with your Will or not. A helpful way to remember is that digital records, such as social media accounts, do not pass with your Will or Intestacy, whereas digital property rights and interests, sometimes referred to as intellectual property, do pass. It is extremely important that you receive legal advice when making a Will, particularly when it comes to digital assets as this is a fairly new area when it comes to the law of Wills and Succession. At Clapham & Collinge we have a dedicated team of experts who are able to provide you with all of the necessary information, support and legal advice when making a Will.

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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019

Norfolk Nurses to take on coastal trek to help air ambulance save lives next month There’s less than one month to go until the East Anglian Air Ambulance’s flagship Trek 24 event.

On Sunday 8 September hundreds of hardy walkers will take on either a 24 mile or 24 kilometre coastal walk along the North Norfolk Coast in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), with both routes finishing at Holkham Hall. The ‘Four for 24’ group is made up of four Norfolk nurses who have all had experience working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital - Natasha Pickett, Clare Johnson, Louise Langham-Hill and Bev Macfarlane. This team know first-hand how important the air ambulance is in getting seriously ill or injured patients to them as quickly as possible and are taking on the 24 kilometre walking challenge to support the charity’s mission to expand their service to fly 24 hours a day.

Bev MacFarlane, ex ED nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and current nurse at Cromer Hospital, said “Supporting EAAA is very close to our hearts. All of us are ED nurses or ex-ED nurses so we have seen first-hand the benefit EAAA gives to patients who have suffered a life-threatening incident or medical emergency. Personally, my husband was knocked off his bicycle in an accident and taken to Addenbrooke’s by EAAA, so I am proud to take part in Trek 24 and do my part to raise funds for this vital charity”. Trek 24 is a brand new fundraising event which has been created as part of the charity’s fundraising drive for EAAA’s Mission 24/7 – to fly their Anglia One helicopter from Norwich 24 hours a day. So far over 200 people are signed up to take part, and tickets for the event can still be purchased until 31 August. Currently the helicopter flies from Norwich between 7am and 7pm. The charity’s expert doctors and paramedics already work 24/7, with the night shift provided via rapid response vehicle. By flying 24/7, the charity estimate they will be able to attend up to 600 more missions a year then they currently do, flying all over East Anglia, not just in Norfolk. To do this, EAAA need to raise an additional £1 million a year – on top of the £12 million they already need to keep their helicopters flying and saving lives – and aim to be operational 24/7 by helicopter in 2020 - becoming the first air ambulance charity in the East of England to do so.

Leanne Kershaw, EAAA Events Fundraiser, said “It’s vitally important to have a night-time helicopter service in the area, especially in rural Norfolk where it can take so long to get around by car. We’ve designed this event to support our mission 24/7 and have been really impressed with the number of people who have already signed up to take part and will be supporting us next month. Seeing teams like these lovely ladies entering is really special and we can’t wait to see a sea of blue EAAA supporters taking over the North Norfolk coastline next month. We hope that passers-by on the day will help to cheer these amazing walkers on!” For more information, go to

Coffee Morning Success

Jenny, Joanne and Nicola, daughters of the late Mick and Lynn Grant, would like to express their thanks for all the help and support they received at the charity coffee morning that was held on Saturday 3 August at The Lighthouse in Sheringham. The event raised a total of £1553.35 on the day. With other money they have raised with garage sales and car boots over the last year they now have a grand total of £2407. The money will be split between the two charities their late parents raised money for over

L to R Louise Langham–Hill, Natasha Pickett, Clare Johnson and Bev Macfarlane who make up ‘Four for 24’ and visited the East Anglian Air Ambulance in preparation for their 24 kilometre walk. Photo: EAAA

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7th Hempstead-by-Holt arts exhibition and sale set to attract work from many local artists

The 7th annual Hempstead Arts Exhibition and Sale is on course to attract over 150 exhibits from more than 30 talented local artists. The exhibition, which takes place over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September, will again be held in Hempstead-by-Holt Village Hall and the proceeds will aid All Saints’ Church, Hempstead funds. Organiser Su Summers, said “We are absolutely delighted that so many local artists have approached us to exhibit this year. This has resulted in an exciting variety of different styles and media, ranging from fine paintings to photography, ceramics, sculpture and even glassware by a number of exceptionallytalented Norfolk artists. “The event is attracting more and more people every year and we hope that the big increase in visitors we enjoyed last year will continue again this year.” She continued “We are very excited at the quality of the work, which highlights the

amazing talent of so many local Norfolk artists. It will be a great show for everyone to enjoy. With all the works being on sale, we hope that many people will be looking to buy and take home some real treasures.”

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By breaking radio silence the Queen Mary was able to direct to the scene destroyers that rescued the 101 survivors, while 338 officers and men lost their lives.

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Sheringham and District Philatelic Society

The Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual, in-house auction took place at 12 August meeting. One hundred and eleven lots went under the hammer, ranging in value from ÂŁ1 to ÂŁ40 and including stamps, covers and postal history from all over the world.

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I would like to thank all the rescue teams and individuals who came to the aid of my godson on 28 July.

What started as a fun swim on Sheringhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Beach ended in a long and complicated rescue.

I count myself lucky that all this help was at hand and worked so well together to eventually get him out of the rocks.

We will all be eternally grateful for everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unselfish attention for the four hours it took to get him free.

Everyone who helped that evening is a hero in our eyes.

This accident happened to a responsible adult who was assisting his 10 year old child up the steps. A strong cross current knocked him off the steps and into the rocks where his foot became jammed.

Following surgery he is now recovering at home.

THANKYOU to you all and to anyone reading this, please remember that the sea MUST be respected and those rocks can be very dangerous in a strong swell.

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Sheringham Independent Issue 518 24th August 2019



The National Coastwatch Institution (otherwise known as National Coastwatch or abbreviated to NCI), this year celebrating its 25th anniversary, is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed due to Her Majestyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coastguard reorganization.

During that year, two fishermen lost their lives off the Cornish coast below a recently closed Coastguard lookout. As a result, in December 1994, local people decided to reopen the lookout and voluntarily continue coastal surveillance. On the 3rd February 1995, NCI Bass Point on the Lizard was officially opened, and NCI was born.

Now one of 54 stations around the coast of England and Wales, NCI Cromer watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast from East Runton Beach to Cromer Pier and 10 nautical miles out to sea carrying out visual surveillance, particularly observing the activities of vulnerable persons and monitoring radio channels, so conducting a listening watch in poor visibility.

Watchkeepers are trained to deal with

emergencies, offering a variety of skills and experience and full training by NCI ensures that rigorous standards are met. A close liaison exists between NCI and HMCG and other agencies within the Search and Rescue community.

Thanks to the philanthropy of Sir James Dyson, who has graciously accepted an invitation to become the Stationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honorary Patron, together with significant donations from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund and the Victory Housing Trust, the Coastwatch members have been able to fund a new modular building to replace the weather-beaten and unsafe unit which had to be removed from the site in February this year on health and safety grounds. A renewed Planning Decision Notice was kindly issued by the NNDC in July after due process. Fabrication work on the new building has commenced.

Whilst technology and sophisticated satellite search and rescue systems used by HMCG are aids to improved safety at sea, a computer cannot spot a distress flare, an overturned boat, a yachtsman or water sports enthusiast in difficulty, or children or adults in trouble whilst swimming. Other vulnerable activities like diving, kite and wind surfing, canoeing or kayaking are made safer with visual surveillance.

Situated on the cliff top in Beach Road, one mile west of the pier which appears in close-up with their high-power optics, Cromer NCI watchkeepers have reported many such incidents to HMCG or other appropriate agency in the 5 years they have been active. Although NCI is an unpaid, uniformed volunteer organisation, it approaches its business in a professional manner, maintaining a duty of care to the vulnerable and the distressed. The pro-active nature of NCI operations enables them to forewarn the Coastguard and other Search and Rescue and emergency services at the earliest opportunity in order to preserve life.

NCI Cromer is now recruiting. Can you spare 3 hours a week; why not become a volunteer watchkeeper. Come and learn the ropes; get to know your port from your starboard and latitude from longitude! No prior maritime experience is necessary. Training is delivered at your own pace. Come and visit us; see what we do. We are currently open every day from 10am until 4pm. You will be most welcome.

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DEBRA Thanks

Can you help?

During the 1940s weekend I will be raising money for a charity in Nepal called 'New Life' which helps children with disabilities in Kathmandu, Nepal. Often these children are abandoned on the streets with no one to care for them.

Thank you to everyone who supported our DEBRA charity stall on The Leas, on Sunday 4 August. We raised £183.20. It was a super sunny day and we met lots of lovely people. Thank you.

Veronica & Michael Pearson & family.

I am looking for any prizes for the tombola or arts/ crafts items to sell. Any questions please contact Alison Brennan of Waterbank Road, on

On behalf of the DEBRA Charity (1084958).

North Norfolk Hockey Club breaks national record

Founded in 2014, North Norfolk Hockey Club plays a major role in the Norfolk community by bringing people of all ages together through sport. The club has members ranging in age from 4 years of age into their 70’s and there is a refreshing 50/50 split by gender. The club has recently invested considerably in training its members to become England Hockey accredited coaches and on Sunday 7 July an incredible 17% of the club’s adult membership qualified as coaches, a national record.

investing most heavily in coaching.

A spokesperson for the NNHC Junior section said “Being a small club we are able to gain really first-hand feedback from parents. This investment in developing our coaches was inspired by them and we realise their aim is for us to provide professional, high quality coaching that supports all players to be as good as they can be. We might very well be the smallest club in Norfolk but I think we are the one

“As the club has grown over recent years we have begun to participate in Juniors tournaments hosted by other Norfolk clubs. Stepping up to competitive matches was a real challenge for the players but we now punch much above our weight and have experienced considerable success but still kept it fun. Attendance levels at training on a Tuesday night are about 90% whatever the weather.”

NNHC Juniors train on Tuesdays at Sheringham High School all-weather pitch. The first session of the new season is on 10 September and our club website and Facebook page offer information and information on how we can be contacted.

13th NORFOLK FAMILY WALK FOR BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH This popular walk, which is in aid of brain tumour research and support, will take place at Holkham Hall on Sunday 6 October from 10am to 4pm.

There is a choice of distances – one, three, six or 10 miles – to suit all ages and abilities. All are through the beautiful parkland, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing – the ten mile walk goes through Wells-next-the-Sea. There are no hills to climb on any of the walks and dogs on leads are welcome. There is a registration fee of £5 (children free)

Full details of the walk can be found at

Sheringham Ramblers

SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 9 mile walk commencing from Ingworth (off A140 –lay by free parking) led by Dereck 01263 821300

Sheringham Fit Together Walks

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

Tuesday 27 August - 10:30am - Sheringham Park Pinetree View Walk - Grade 3 - 4 miles . A walk through the park with moderate gradients on dirt,

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 5.5 mile walk commencing from Reepham (Kerdiston Road free parking) led by Sue & Ken 01603 867645

SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 9.5 mile walk commencing from Wiveton Downs (free parking)

gravel, grass and woodland paths. Meet at the Dales Hotel CP, Lodge Hill, Sheringham, NR26 8TJ. Monday 2 September – 11:00am - Weybourne Amble – Approx 2 miles. A relaxed pace walk on a mixture of concrete, dirt, gravel and grass with gentle gradients. Meet on the corner near Weybourne Village Hall, Beach Road, Weybourne NR25 7AH. Parking on streets.

led by Norman 01263 825457

ALL rambles commence at 10am. Please remember to bring water supplies with you. If you wish to bring a dog please contact the walk leader beforehand Tuesday 3 September – 10:30am West Runton to Roman Camp Grade 3 - Approx 3 miles. A walk with moderate to steep gradients on concrete, grass and woodland paths. Meet at The Village Inn PH CP, West Runton NR27 9QT.

Printed copies of the full Fit Together programme are available at Sheringham Library and Lloyds Pharmacy

Win with the Sheringham Independent & Mackenzie Hotels 2 main courses from their ‘2 for menu’ and a hot drink of your choice for 2 Re-arrange these letters .... Cash book clot. Clue: Parents joy in Sepember (3 words)

Closing date September 30th 2019 ........... Email your answer to:, or write to "September Lunch" c/o Links Links Country Park Hotel, West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH.

The first correct answer drawn at random by the Links will win lunch for two at any of the three Mackenzie Hotels. Rules - Free to enter. One entry only per household, entrants must be over 18. The winner will be published in the next available Sheringham Independent after the draw. No cash alternative. Mackenzie’s decision is final.


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