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Allotments Blooming!

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Bressingham and Fersfield Allotment Association have been hard at work in the last few months, weeding and digging to prepare new plots for aspiring allotmenteers.

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Association chair, Michelle Lanchester of Bressingham has a long standing family connection with the site as her Grandfather held a plot there many years ago, “The site did fall out of use for a time” she explained, “but I really wanted get it up and running again so that more families could enjoy the benefits of growing their own fruit and veg.” Michelle persuaded the Parish Council to allow her to take a plot in 2007, another tranche of plots were opened up and let in 2010 and now, the remainder of the site has been cleared and a further 12 plots are ready for new tenants. “The plots are in good shape” said Michelle, “They’ve been cleared of weeds

and are ready to go. It’s a lovely site, in a beautiful countryside location. There are quite a few young families here and it’s really nice to see the children getting involved and learning where their food comes from” Anyone interested in taking on a plot can call Michelle on 07824 515801 or Karl on 07736345006.

Diss library is very pleased to welcome local historian Elizabeth Budd to give a talk on Diss in Archives; Family & local history in real records, from parish registers to poor rates, apprenticeship to assisted emigration at the library at 6pm on Thursday 13th June. Free tickets for this event will be available from the library. There will also be a display of local photos from the Picture Norfolk collection; do drop in to look at these even if you can’t get to the talk as we have some fairly recent photos in this collection and you may recognise someone! June 24th- 30th is national Book Start week. BookStart gifts a bag of books to all babies and toddlers to encourage reading

together. On Thursday 27th June 10.30 - 12 noon there will be a Stay and Read session at the library where parents, carers and grandparents can discover some new picture books to share with the little ones, and maybe re-discover some old favourites at the same time. It’s FREE to join, borrow books and use the internet at your library and you can get a library card if you live in, work in or visit Norfolk. For library opening times and more information on all our events and services visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries, or call Diss library on 01379 642609.

Park Radio Presents Ultimate 80’s Party Night.

In the photo, from left to right are: Michelle Lanchester, Bailee Lanchester, Levi Lanchester, Willow Bennett, Xanthe Bennett and Adam Overy.

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Following the success of the Park Radio Boogie Night: A Tribute to Disco event that was held in March, we decided to arrange an Ultimate 80’s Party night. It will be

held at the Park Hotel on Friday 12th July from 8pm. Tickets are £5 available from either Candies Shoe Shop, Diss Tourist Information Centre and the Park Hotel.


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A theatre company is currently touring the area with a production based on the Louie Bryant murder of 1829.

An evening sampling wines from around the world has been arranged to take place at the Eye Community Centre Eye on Saturday 27th July 7.30pm onwards.

you wish take part in a quiz or two during the course of the evening. All proceeds are to go to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Tombola and pay bar available.

Tickets are £10.00 to include wine and ‘finger foods’ from the supporting countries. There will be live music from Captain Kirk’s Mandolin’s an you may if

It would be advisable and very helpful to us if tickets could be booked in advance please by calling Pauline on 01379 650938.

Cruel & Bloody Murder is drawn from the press coverage of the woman who was mysteriously stabbed to death in Brome Lane, Diss, ever after known as Louie’s Lane.

refers in one to her death being after the Sessions Fair in September. In another he quotes information from Births, Deaths & Marriages, correctly, saying that she died in May.

I have an interest in this because it comes into the murder tour that I lead around the town. I also adapted the case so that it was solved by the Mannings in the church when we commemorated that family in 2011.

When we acquired Pursehouse’s research materials there was no corroboration of his version of the story. Local historians of his era had a way of making things up and making them nicer and more tasteful. My Dad grew up at the waterworks house and, as a boy, was uneasy about coming along Louie’s Lane when it was still a grassy track, with its grisly reputation. Once there was a terrific commotion in the hedge; and he took to his heels and fled home.

I used to trot out Eric Pursehouse’s version of the story, how she was at a dance, a messenger came in and whispered to her, she went out into the dark and was never seen alive again. Next morning she was found with 40 stab wounds. In recent years I read a broadsheet by local publisher Edward Abbott that made no mention of any of those details. Louie was seen with a well-dressed man in the lane. Late that night there were screams and her mutilated body was found the next morning. Pursehouse even confused the dates. In Waveney Valley Studies, a collection of his articles, he

Before my murder tour one evening I was drawing a chalk outline on the pavement to show where the body was found, when two policewomen came along. As I was behaving suspiciously I said, “Officer, I’d like to report a murder, just there in 1829.” They just giggled and walked on. Basil Abbott

Mere Players will be giving a presentation for their next production ‘Steel Magnolias’ on Sunday 2nd June at Diss Junior School at 2pm. This is the story of six Louisiana women who share gossip, secrets and friendship in their visits to Truvy’s beauty parlour & who take comfort in their friendship in times of trouble. Performances will

be at Roydon Village Hall on the 4th-7th December and auditions will take place on Sunday 16th June. For further details contact April Secrett 07985 733 773, Andy Kemp 07789 110928 or e mail: steelmagnolias@mereplayers.com

Messy Church Saturday, July 6th, 10-12am at Diss United A morning of activities around a bliblical Reformed Church. A new way of being theme with a period of reflection and prayer, church. Open to all ages, children with a carer. followed by a light lunch. Entrance free.

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Window Geeks “Replacing your steamed-up windows doesn’t mean you have to replace the whole window…Save thousands by changing only the glass”… It can be stressful when things break or go wrong, especially when it seems the only solution comes at great expense. Unexpected bills can hit households very hard at a time when every penny counts and it means that thousands of homeowners put off fixing their windows or doors for fear of the high costs usually associated with these types of products... Well now you can relax…because WindowGeeks, a national window, door and conservatory repair specialist, has expanded into Norwich and will service the whole of the Norfolk region, giving local home owners access to real money-saving options; one that can reduce what could be an alarming bill in the thousands to a far more acceptable one in the low hundreds - and in most cases even lower than that. The fact is that the average single repair or replacement undertaken by WindowGeeks, which includes locks, handles and hinges, as well as the usual replacement of steamed-up double glazed units is less

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than £60...not surprising really when you consider that the replacement of a single steamed-up double glazed window starts from as low as £30 including VAT and fitting…which is why, at this point, many people take the opportunity to upgrade to energy efficient double glazed units. Our new local and experienced team, headed up by Steve Olley, join all of our other skilled craftsmen and women throughout the UK, each providing a professional and cost effective service to 1,000s of customers from Plymouth in the Southwest, through Norwich in the East, up to Preston in the North and all points in-between… “Lots of people have problems with their windows,” says Steve, “They get steamed-up and won’t clear, or the locks stick or the handles get loose…and it becomes even more of a problem at this time of year when cold draughts get through...but what’s really surprising is that most people don’t realise that all of these problems can be fixed quickly and without spending a fortune or having to

sell one or more of their children, unless they want to of course”… WindowGeeks has over 38 years’ experience in the glazing industry and it’s sad to think that there are still quite a few traditional window companies that either refuse or just don’t want to carryout repairs…now were not saying that all double glazing companies don’t carry out repairs, many do, and do a great job, but Steve adds, “In most cases they’re not really interested in the smaller jobs and that’s what’s so great about WindowGeeks, we offer a real cost-effective solution, which makes it a very easy decision for our customers to choose us...there’s no pressure sales from us because there’s no viable alternative, unless, that is, you want to spend 10, 20 or even 100 times more on replacing all your double glazing!” While the cost savings might be the biggest draw, there’s another reason customers should choose WindowGeeks and one that has inevitably convinced many customers throughout the UK to use us;

“It’s all about honesty and trust,” says Steve. “There’s integrity in what WindowGeeks do and that’s very important to me, we tell the truth, only charge for what needs doing and we always honour our promises…We run a very successful and ethical business based on good old fashioned customer service backed up with top quality products and support from our head office.” WindowGeeks provides free quotations with; • No call out charges • No credit card charges • No deposits • No minimum order values, • No high pressure sales men or women • No hidden extras • 10 year guarantee on all glazed products All our quotes include VAT and Fitting Call now for a FREE QUOTE on 0800 61 22 943 or visit us at www.windowgeeks.co.uk


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‘How To Have A Shutterly, Fabulous Summer!’ One thing we can be certain about when it comes to the English weather...is that you can’t be certain about the English weather! Our western european climate can delight us with warm, balmy, long, hot summer afternoons in the garden having numerous barbecues or by contrast it can dump a damp dreary cold summer on us like last year!

Anything that helps us get more use of the heat we pay for has to be a good thing, and with thermal properties similar to that of secondary glazing, plantation shutters really do ‘shut’ the heat inside your rooms.

But whatever this summer holds for us here are a couple of fantastic ways to get the best out of this summer for you and your home.

Conversely, solar gain is where the heat of the sun enters a room faster than it is allowed to leave, leading to a hot stuffy room and a requirement to open window s and doors to create airflow. But open windows are an open invitation for all sorts of unwanted guests like flies, wasps and other insects. Again, by simply adjusting the position of the louvres on a shutter you can deflect the heat of the sun back out of your room without the need to open your windows and doors.

Plantation Shutters control light People have been using shutters in their windows to protect themselves from the elements for 1000s of years. There are even records of the Romans using them to keep the Mediterranean sun at bay and the cold out in the winter. Todays plantation shutters are very similar in what they do for you but with a high degree of precision, the main difference is that they are designed to allow you to control the light into your room whilst keeping other unwanted things out! Stop your soft furnishings and photos fading. How many times have you had to move items around the room to stop the sun fading them, or closed your curtains to stop your expensive sofa and carpets from fading? Shutters have moveable louvres that allow you to filter up to 98% of UV rays out while still letting plenty of light in, so when the sun comes out you simply tilt the louvres to take out the UV rays. Keep the heat in in the winter and out in the summer. The difference between our summer and winter seasons present us with 2 big challenges, how to keep the heat we pay for in and the heat of the sun out.

‘We get so many comments about the front of our house since we had shutters installed, and it seems so much warmer’ , is a typical quote from our customers. Conservatory Sails Whether you have a conservatory or orangery, your garden room is likely to be subject to the weather more than the rest of your home and this often limits their use to certain seasons of the year. There are a number of shading products available for conservatories this month we’ll take a look at Conservatory Sails.

uncommon situation and can cause you to have to open windows and doors, or get up and go somewhere else. This is what conservatory sails were designed for! Made from flexible fabric, conservatory sails reach around your conservatory, bathing you in cool, soothing shade whilst you still enjoy the sun. Machine washable for life and fire retardant they are able to withstand the worst that the sun can throw at them, and at the end of the season you can take them down, give them a wash and put them in a draw ready for next summer. But the really great thing about Conservatory Sails is that they are extremely attractive to look at and bring a beautiful graceful feel to your conservatory roof that works with contemporary and traditional spaces alike.

Price Guarantee As an independent suppliers we can offer the same products as many of the bigger companies at much lower prices. If you have any shading challenges and you’re not sure what to do, pick up the phone and pick our brains, we have years experience in the industry and if we cant help you we will almost certainly know someone who can. For more information about our range of Plantation Shutters, Conservatory Blinds and Sails, House Blinds and Roof Window Blinds call 01379 669209 Village Green Blinds and Shutters Made to Measure Fitted perfectly

Imagine sitting in your orangery or conservatory on a beautiful hot sunny day, the sky is blue and the garden looks fantastic and you are sitting in you favourite seat with a cup of tea and your favourite book on your lap. A perfect setting? Not if the heat from the sun was burning down on you from above and unfortunately this is not an

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Study Shows Lack Of Deaf Awareness By Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA, Managing Director and Audiologist at The Hearing Care Centre. If you have a loved one who lives in a care home, it is likely that they are missing out on one their most important senses: the ability to hear properly. According to the UK national charity Action on Hearing Loss, three out of four people living in a care home in England will have hearing loss that hasn’t been diagnosed or managed properly. That means a quarter of a million people in care homes in England may be having trouble hearing properly - a figure that is expected to rise over the years to a staggering 620,000 by 2032.

And the phrase “not able to hear properly” hides the real damage to quality of life that hearing loss can cause.

AoHL’s study showed that care workers weren’t trained in deaf awareness and had a limited understanding of hearing aids.

To find out more information visit www.hearingcarecentre.co.uk/carehomes

Struggling to hear what’s been said around them, people with hearing loss tire more easily and may begin to withdraw from everyday interaction because that is easier that having to ask everyone to repeat what they say or to misunderstanding the conversation.

So even those residents who had been prescribed hearing aids, had to suffer a range of problems, including flat batteries and whistling hearing aids because their carers didn’t know how to adjust and maintain them.

Local centres in: Attleborough, Botesdale, Dereham and Wymondham

This can lead to a resident feeling isolated and the wrong assumption being made by their care workers that they are simply confused because of their age.

One of the main AoHL recommendations was for training for care home staff so they are well-informed on how to use hearing aids, and how to adjust and maintain them.

So what’s to be done?

If you know of a Suffolk residential or nursing home that could benefit from such training, get in touch with me at karenfinch@ hearingcarecentre.co.uk. We need to help educate these employees, so that they can offer the very best care to our loved ones.

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Real Time Information (RTI) - The biggest change to PAYE in 70 years!

Your questions answered…… Question: I have been injured in a car accident caused by my husband – can I claim compensation? Answer: Yes, a compensation claim can be pursued by, say, an injured passenger in a car even if the accident is the fault of the driver and s/he is a relative. The other common example is a claim brought by an injured pillion passenger on a motorcycle. A claim can still be brought even if the injured passenger is also covered by the motor insurance policy. This would occur where, say, a husband and wife are both insured to driver a vehicle; if the husband is driving and causes an accident that injures his wife who is a passenger in the car, the wife can pursue a claim against her husband which the motor insurance company with deal with. Therefore, the fact that you are related to or living with the person responsible

for the accident does not prevent you from pursuing a claim for compensation against them.

RTI has now completed its first month with many employers having made their first electronic submissions.

Provided that person is insured to driver the car then the insurers will be responsible for the claim.

For those employers already familiar with mainstream payroll software the transition to the new reporting schedule will have been largely trouble-free, provided employee information is accurate and up to date.

If the case when to court, legal proceedings would need to be issued against your partner. However, the insurance company would be responsible for paying whatever compensation was agreed or awarded. It is worthwhile mentioning however that the vast majority of personal injury claims settle without the need to start court proceedings. If you have a question for our legal advice team you can submit it by email: enquiries@comercrawley.co.uk or in writing to: Chancery House, Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4HZ.

However, if you have previously been manually preparing your payroll, the step to electronic submissions may be a step too far. If you are having difficulties with RTI, it is advisable to review you current payroll solution and consider whether external assistance is required either in an advisory capacity or to prepare your payroll for you and ensure RTI compliance.

taxpayers that have sold a second property but have not declared the capital gains tax to volunteer this information to HMRC by 9th August 2013. This can be done by email, mail or telephone. An arrangement to pay the outstanding tax must then be made by 6th September 2013. After that date, HMRC will begin contacting taxpayers that they consider may have undeclared capital gains tax on the sale of their second properties and levy the tax, interest and penalties due. Penalties that arise for not declaring the tax due within the normal time limits will be reduced if taxpayers take advantage of HMRC’s campaign.

HMRC Targets Second Home Owners HMRC have launched the Property Sales Campaign that encourages

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“As Safe As Houses”

Uplands Way Vets Ltd

Two cautionary tales.

Upcoming events.

In most property transactions for homes things proceed smoothly and families are protected from unfortunate occurrences by their lawyers making due inquiries, and a survey confirming the condition of the structure before contracts are exchanged. However in a recent High Court case the unfortunate purchasers of a home built by a DIY builder could not recover compensation when its defects were so severe that it had to be demolished. Under the Defective Premises Act 1972 those involved in the building and design of a new dwelling must ensure that it is fit for habitation. But this only applies if the house building is done in the course of a business, so the DIY builder who builds a house will not be liable under the Act. Most transactions which do involve professionally built houses will have the

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benefit usually of an NHBC or Architect’s certificate giving insurance against such defects. If a surveyor fails to advise the purchaser of the defects in a house he could be sued for compensation.

June; National micro-chipping month How would you feel if your dog or cat went missing, was found but couldn’t be returned to you as there were no contact details?

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The significance of restrictive covenants which affect the land in question regarding intended use of the land is shown in another High Court case. The trustees of a school applied to the court for a declaration that they could build a new school on land that they had purchased but which was the subject of a restrictive covenant. The covenant stated that the land could not be used for any purpose which may be a “nuisance or annoyance” to the neighbouring owners with the benefit of the restriction. The court held that a new school would create sufficient traffic and noise as to be a nuisance and the school could not be built on the land.

Micro-chipping your pet provides a permanent method of identification, unlike ID tags and collars it cannot be removed.

It is a great family day with lots to see and do and plenty of opportunities to enter your beloved dog into one of our many fun classes, with the chance to win a host of prizes.

For further information please contact Paul Stevens on 01379 643555 or email at paul.stevens@jackamans.co.uk.

So if your pet is lost and ends up at an animal shelter or veterinary practice, they will know whose pet it is and how to contact you. Your contact information is kept on a database and it is simple to update your details whenever you move or your number changes. We offer discounted rates on microchips (for cats and dogs) during June. Keep up-to-date with offers, promotions and up coming events by visiting us on Facebook, search for Uplands Way Vets, pop into any of our surgeries or call us on 01379 642865 for more information.

July 7th we will be hosting the annual charity dog show at World Horse Welfare, Snetterton.

About us; Uplands Way Vets Ltd is dedicated to providing a caring service in the Diss area and has done so for over 40 years. We are a mixed practice catering for all your domesticated pets, horses, farm animals and exotics. We are the vets of choice for Banham Zoo, Africa Alive, Dinosaur Park, Swallow Aquatics and the World Horse Welfare. We provide our own out-of-hours service so that our clients benefit from seeing familiar, friendly faces if they have an emergency situation with their pet.


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Mr D’s Diner.... Dispatch Editor Trys It Out Although it’s been open for a while, Mr D’s Diner is a place I hadn’t visit until last week, for a number of reasons. Having been a fan of places like Nick’s Diner I almost felt disloyal going to a new American style burger restaurant. I’d also spoken to lots of people who had been to Mr D’s and was getting mixed reactions, so there was never an urgency to ‘need’ to go. So having arranged to catch up with some friends for a bite to eat, we were umming

and erring on the phone of where to go with the kids, when my friends said how about Mr D’s. I couldn’t think of a reason not to go, so Mr D’s it was. Booking was fairly straight forward, and when I requested an early table, because of the kids, I was offered a table at 6pm

Attleborough Players Over the past couple of years the ‘Attleborough Players’ amateur dramatic society has staged some very successful productions, plays and musical shows, performed and prepared by an enthusiastic membership of ages ranging from pre-teens to over seventy years of age. People move on, especially the younger ones who go to university or to other interests, so now we are looking to welcome fresh members, male or female, to help us make the coming years just as successful. You will be equally welcome if you wish to work on or off stage, and if you have an interest in writing or producing, then you can join our group of youngsters

who have been responsible for recent shows. We meet at the Connaught Hall Attleborough every Thursday, either in the hall itself or in the attached ‘Francis Room’. If you need further information contact Derek Tomlinson on 01953 456444, or by e-mail at derektomlinson621@btinternet.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

providing I’d be finished by 8pm as the table was booked out again. We arrived, semi excited to be trying a new venue, and the kids wondering what it would be like and why we weren’t going to Nick’s Diner where they knew exactly what they would like. We walked in and met our friends who were already in a seated. First impressions were; it seemed busy, the music was loud and there were a few traditional birthday parties taking place. The candy coloured pastel Pink and Blue seemed a little out of place for an American style restaurant, and other than some American bunting around the wall, there was little else to suggest it was an American Style restaurant.

all very pleasant, they had good product knowledge and they all smiled which was really nice and that did stand out. They interacted well with the children which again was nice to see, and they genuinely appeared to be grateful for our custom. Our food arrived and you couldn’t help but be impressed with the food portions, they were huge! Everything arrived together, it was hot, it was right and they warned us to be careful of the kids plates which may be a little warn. Again you couldn’t fault the staff’s attentions. Food consumed we set about ordering desserts from yet another menu. Again the choice of desserts was extensive and there was something for everyone. Upon their arrival we were impressed once again by the portion sizes. I couldn’t help but be impressed with the overall experience. The food was good, the staff were very good, the seating and decor were ok but lacked something and you definitely knew you were inside an old Little Chef, which let it down somewhat, but I’m not sure how that can be changed.

The menus took a few minutes to get my head a round, with one for soft drinks, one for other drinks, one for kids, one giving information about room hire and finally the main one for food. Once I had sorted which ones we actually needed, we went about choosing what we would all like. The food menu was varied and offered a good range for both adults and children and the variety of chips, curly fries, garlic chips etc was great as was the choice of side orders. The staff were very attentive and Would I rush back? our drinks arrived and our order was quickly Perhaps not rush, but will certainly re-visit. taken. The staff appeared young but were Overall opinion 6.5/10

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Attleborough Funeral Director Realises His Ambition Andy and his wife Vicky and their two children, Lewis and Jade, moved to Attleborough in 1998. Lewis was 3 and Jade was a year old. they fell in love with the town after several visits to family here from their home in Chelmsford, Essex. They loved the friendliness of the residents and shop keepers of the Town and realized they would love to relocate here. For more than a decade Andy has been employed in the funeral industry. He has been a Funeral Director, the longest serving in recent years to both live and work in the town. He had worked for other local funeral companies, some big national concerns and a larger independent company. He is fully qualified as a Funeral Director within the National Association of Funeral Directors. It has always been Andy’s ambition to run his own small family run funeral home, He and Vicky decided that 2013 was the right time to go ahead. Officially opening on the 15th April this year was quite a challenge. Vicky and Andy, with the help of Alan and Penny, Vicky’s parents, and Rita and Ken, Andy’s parents, transformed Fairfields, High Street, Attleborough into a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment, with a relaxing lounge where families can come to make arrangements for their loved ones funeral. Vicky, works in the business part-time taking care of the administration while working part-time as a dental nurse in Diss. Alan is head bearer and hearse driver, he keeps the vehicles maintained to a very high standard. Penny helps with the bookkeeping, and Rita and Ken, who run

their own outside catering business, will take care of catering for families if they wish. Lewis and Jade, now 18 and 16 would like to be involved in the business too. Andy can often be seen tinkering, as his wife Vicky puts it, with the hanging baskets or cleaning the front of the building in the mornings. He is very proud of his premises. As a family run business Andy and his family believe in looking after everyone’s loved one as if they are one of their own, providing the very best of care and focusing on the needs of the family at all times. He is very much a traditionalist when it comes to the funeral itself, wearing a Victorian style frock coat, a top hat and carrying a silver topped cane and black leather gloves. However, if a family requests that he and the bearers wear a coloured necktie to personalise a funeral he is more than willing to do so. He believes in showing respect at all time. Andy prides himself on providing a very personal service, looking after families personally from the onset of losing a loved one through to the day of the funeral and beyond himself. He believes that continuity of care is of the utmost importance to the families he is privileged to help and gets satisfaction from helping them to arrange a funeral which is fitting to the life that has been led. You can contact Andy at Fairfields, High Street, Attleborough, (01953) 452455, he is available 24 hours.

Dapper Dogs At Dapper Dogs it’s very spacious, a friendly environment and an air conditioned salon to help keep your dogs comfortable. Dapper Dogs is open between Monday-Friday 9am until 5pm and occasional Saturdays to suit everyones needs. We have a lot to offer whether it’s just anal glands/nail clippings/ a brush or just simply a soothing bath; we are here for your dog and your needs. We groom all breeds and cater for all temperaments and style to your dogs requirements. If booked by prior appointment we can offer exclusive use of the salon for your dog and you.

So if you have any questions or queries call us on 01953 453459, visit: www.dapperdogs-attleborough.co.uk or just pop in and see us. We are located in the centre of Attleborough between The Flower Box and the Griffin. We shall look forward to seeing you soon.

Notice Of Royal British Legion Special General Meeting. It is difficult to imagine Attleborough without a branch of The Royal British Legion. However, the branch officers now find it impossible to continue without support. Due to falling branch membership it sadly appears that this support is not available. In order to bring this to the notice of the people of Attleborough, and to discuss with them the future of the branch, a Special General Meeting will be held on the 11th of June at 7pm in Attleborough Town Hall.

Members of the public are invited to attend; options open for continuing the branch will be explained. If it is decided at this meeting that the branch is unable to continue an application will be made by the branch committee to county headquarters for the closure of the branch. R.J.A Aubrey-Cound, Honorary Secretary, Royal British Legion, Attleborough.

Attleborough Bible Society Verse and thought for the month June 2013. “I am the Lord your God… you have no God but me, for there is no other saviour” Hosea 13: 4-5 The Bible teaches that all mankind is in rebellion against their creator, denying His existence despite the clear evidence in all creation that He not only lives but is involved in every part of the universe. Men and women refuse to let the true God rule in their lives and yet from earliest times have been making up false gods to worship and to depend upon - idols of wood, stone and metal.

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If he or she is nervous or has behavioural issues with other dogs we can help!

Today, they worship the gods of pleasure, possessions and pride. Such “gods” bring no satisfaction because they ignore the only God who can bring lasting spiritual peace. God sent Jesus Christ into the world on a rescue mission with a message of eternal worth: “Come to me in true sorrow for your sins and I will receive you and you will find at long last the peace you had lost as a rebel against your Maker”. Jesus invites you to call upon Him before it is too late!


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Things Are Looking Good! Father’s Remembered We have just had some lovely sunny warm weather and May was nice to us with not one but TWO bank holidays. We love bank holidays here at KBA because it gives us time to have a sneaky day off, recharge our batteries and be ready to work extra hard come Tuesday (well that’s the theory!). Also we have GROWN! I hope you noticed that our advert is bigger and we have more space thanks to those lovely people at Dispatch. Sunny weather makes us all feel a lot better about most things and keeping on top of all those day to day chores is so much easier in the summer when we can bribe ourselves with a drink in the sun either in the pub, cafe or even in the garden at home. Why not sort out your book keeping and tax affairs while you are outside too. Or even better than that, why not bring all your book work into us here at KBA. We can make you a FREE initial consultation where we can discuss what you need, take some details from you and you can sit back, enjoy the sunshine and leave us to do the rest. That has got to be better than stressing over your tax return when you could be relaxing in your deck chair.

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We deal with all kinds of accounts here at KBA, from self employed, through limited company accounts to capital gains computations, VAT returns and Payroll to name just a few. If you are having problems getting to grips with Real Time submissions for your payroll, why not give us a call or email. We have payroll software that will deal with all aspects of your payroll at a very reasonable price. Or maybe if you receive tax credits, you might like us to complete your self employed accounts to confirm your taxable profit so that you don’t need to estimate your profit and risk having to pay back your tax credits award this year. We understand that all aspects of accounting can be stressful and we want to help you reduce the stress involved in your life. Come and have a chat with us (did I mention it’s free?) and we can take care of your accountancy needs while you sit back and relax. Perhaps you could order us a nice cool drink for when we have finished?

This month, while many celebrate Father’s day, there will be a group of people spending this special day without their father and we have commissioned a special book of memories from which people may draw comfort by expressing how they feel or sharing prayers, poems, thoughts and inspirational sayings. Anyone who has been bereaved of their father can contribute to the book, and children and young people are also encouraged. The pages will be kept for many years and will be a testament to the understanding and acceptance that comes with the passing of seasons. You do not have to be profound! You may wish to include your thoughts and feelings about your father’s death as well as any special memories you have of his life. Share how he made you feel and the special things he did for you. Just to say you are remembering someone special is enough. There will be a Father’s day book of memories in Rosedale Funeral Home at Yard House, High Street, Attleborough and Rosedale House, 63 Victoria Road, Diss. We have also purchased a limited number of beautiful “peace” rose bushes from Peter Beales Roses for families to take away and plant in memory of their father. If you would like to receive a rose, please

contact us on 01953 452538 or 01379 640810 to reserve one as numbers are limited. The roses and the book of memories will be available in the week prior to Father’s day and we will also be open on the Sunday morning between 10.00am and 12.00 noon for those wishing to contribute on the day. And in the days surrounding father’s day, remember it’s OK to grieve for your father in your own way. Many people grieve outwardly, through tears and expressed emotions, while others grieve inwardly and keep the hurt they feel to themselves. If talking or writing about the situation makes you feel better, then you should express yourself but remember that in the early days of a loss, you aren’t obligated to anyone to tell them how you feel. There is no right way to grieve.


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Anglia Computer Solutions Forncett St Mary Church “We can save your business time and money. We can make your IT work how it should.” Whether you need advice, emergency IT support or are looking for a maintenance contract that will keep your IT systems running smoothly, there are many ways that we can help. If things have already gone wrong, you can trust our experienced engineers to get to the bottom of the problem and put it right for you, providing ad hoc, emergency solutions at competitive rates. And as your business grows, your IT needs will grow too. We can help you with free advice and friendly support, the broad ranging experience of our engineers will enable them to advise you on the right kit and the right set ups at the right time. Many businesses with Anglia Computer Solutions Ltd are already benefiting from our services, either remotely, with onsite visits or calling in at our premises. We pride ourselves that the majority of our customers found us through word

of mouth recommendations, and it’s a reputation that we work exceptionally hard to keep. Why not put us to the test and take advantage of a FREE BUSINESS IT AUDIT, let us show you how we could make your IT work for you? For all your home and business computer needs call Anglia Computer Solutions on 01953 859753.

Dixie Mix. East Anglia’s hottest Dixieland Jazz band appearing at Forncett St. Mary church on Saturday 15th June 7.30pm. Tickets £10 (£5 under 12’s) on 01508 481856 or

01953 788414. Bar open in Village Hall (opposite church) for Pre concert & interval drinks. Proceeds to church funds.

Priory Insurance Brokers Ltd Can We Really Afford Not To Take Out Travel Insurance? Despite the downturn in the economy, with the recent poor weather and constant rain and snow in February and March, we have seen more and more people looking for breaks in sunnier climates, but can we really afford to cut corners and not take out Travel Insurance? Cancellation and Medical cover are no doubt the main areas of concern when looking for a suitable insurance policy. With access to a panel of Insurers, we can find and arrange the policy specific

to your requirements. Whether you are travelling in Europe or Worldwide, summer or winter, old or young, single, couple or family, let us find the cover for you and ensure you can relax and enjoy your holiday with the insurance protection and peace of mind needed. Premiums start from as little as £57.35 per couple for Annual European cover. Please feel free to call in to our Wymondham Office for quotations or advice and speak with Lucy or Mike who will be pleased to assist.

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How To Use LinkedIn To Make Sales When it comes to B2B sales, LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful tool that all successful salespeople should be using. As of last September, there are over 10 million UK professionals on LinkedIn, making up 4 out of 5 professionals in the entire country. Therefore, it’s a huge source of leads ready to be mined. This article will discuss some ways this can be done. The Basics Just with other social networks, you can’t just go out there and start selling to anyone and everyone. As with Twitter and Facebook, you need to offer value to your followers. Share industry news, insights, helpful information, anything that would be useful to your buyers. If you have a blog, write articles that help your customers with problems they may need to solve to do their jobs. Share all this via your LinkedIn account and you’ll start to grow an audience.

mentors suggest you join 4-5 groups, but choose one or two to be active in on at least a weekly basis. Your choice of what group to join is very important here, since there’s no point building your reputation among people who aren’t going to eventually buy from you. Choose a group that covers the industry that your average buyer is in, or one that addresses issues that your customers face on a daily basis. For example, if you sell CRM software, you might want to join a group that discusses sales methods or how to prospect for leads.

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These are issues that your target market will face on a daily basis, and so it’s a good bet that this is where they will be hanging out on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn groups are a very good way of building your profile among your potential customers. Most LinkedIn training

Once you’re a member of a group, again make sure all your posts deliver value rather than a sales pitch.

Prospecting For Leads Possibly the most useful feature of LinkedIn is it’s powerful search function. Thanks to a set of filters, you can filter results not just to the kind of company you want to sell to, but also the right person in the company. Let’s take the CRM software salesperson as an example again. Your buyer will likely be a sales director since they are accountable for increasing sales, which your software can help with. Let’s also imagine your software is targeted towards small businesses. Using the search filters, you can type in a relevant search term, then filter down so your results are just those people who match your ideal customer. First of all, you’d filter by location to get either UK businesses or companies in your area, wherever is easiest to sell to. Next, try filtering by industry. LinkedIn Premium users get a set of even more powerful filters, which are well worth the price. With a paid account, you are able to filter by seniority level and company size, meaning in our example you can quickly and easily find that sales director of a SME that your product is designed for.

they are connected with you. First degree connections are people you are directly linked with. Second degree connections are not connected with you, but they can see your profile and you can send them a connection request. Meanwhile, third degree connections are not connected with you, so they cannot see your entire profile and you cannot message them without a premium account. The way to expose your profile to more people is by adding more first degree connections. In turn, this will grow your network of second and third degree connections. From there, you can begin to message your first degree connections with a quick value proposition and aim to set a meeting. Our Double Your Sales With LinkedIn training course shares more methods you can use to help grow your network and how to effectively approach prospects online. Contact details Twitter: @SebAtkinson, @SquareSocialUK and www.squaresocial.co

Finally, searches can be saved, so as your network grows, more people will enter your filtered search of ideal clients. Grow Your Network The search feature of LinkedIn is only as useful as the size of your network. As you probably already know, other members are either first, second or third degree connections, depending on how Bio: Dispatch Magazine is YOUR Community magazine in: Attleborough, Bury St Edmunds, Dereham, Diss, Watton and Wymondham. We have 152,000 readers every month!

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Microchip Law Are You a Responsible Pet Owner? As of 2016, every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal - the new compulsory legislation comes under plans intended to reduce the number of strays in the UK. The microchip will be coded with owners’ details, enabling vets to locate the owners if a dog is found, and owners who do not comply could face fines of up to £500. An incredibly amount of taxpayers’ money - £57million per year - is spent on caring for and rehoming stray dogs. The new ruling will hopefully cut this figure dramatically and save over 100,000 dogs from being abandoned and left homeless. Microchipping is a simple and inexpensive solution that gives pet owners peace of mind - It allows vets to locate the owners of s stray dog if one is brought into the practice.

It’s also much easier to trace and find a stolen dog. The Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group are now running a special offer whereby you can microchip your dog for the special price of £9.99 including VAT. To ensure your other pets don’t miss out, the offer applies to cats and rabbits as well. The Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group are due to attend the Wayland Show on Sunday 4th August and will be microchipping dogs there for the same price, so please come and visit our stand. Alternatively, for further information or to make an appointment call The Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group on (Watton) 01953 881415 ,(Attleborough) 01953 451100, (Thetford) 01842764244 or (Brandon) 01842 814043.

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Financial Advice Does Not Have To Be Costly! There have been so many changes in the Financial Services sector recently we can quite believe that the general public must be totally confused. There are all the changes in the recent Budget, a change to the proposed date for the flat rate pension, GAD (Government Actuary Department) rates have changed and there are proposed changes/an introduction to a cap on care fees. With all the changes/proposed changes it must be difficult to know where you will stand financially with any planning strategy.

find out if we wish to work with each other and the potential benefits to the client. Any potential cost for our services would always be outlined first before any cost is incurred, so a client has complete clarity about what they may have to pay. We also have a ‘Client Guarantee’ where we would refund any fee that a client has paid if they are not completely happy with our advice/service.

Additional changes have also affected the financial advice sector with the introduction of the Retail Distribution review (RDR) and that financial advisers must, in the main, charge fees and not be paid any commission. Hence the headline, Financial Advice does not have to be costly!

So if you need financial advice please speak to us, you may be surprised how little the cost may be.

Here at ML Financial Associates we cannot always be sure whether we can help a client until we establish their requirements. That is why we will always have a ‘at our cost’ meeting with any potential new client and this free meeting will enable both of us to

ML Financial Associates Ltd Suite 4, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Norwich Common, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0SW. Tel: 01953 711123 Fax: 01953 600479 www.mlfinancialassociates.co.uk.

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All Hallows Day Services Competition Winner ...are available every day except Saturdays, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

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The centre is a safe place for elderly people to socialise, enjoy home cooked food and provides an opportunity to participate in a wide range of recreational activities encouraging physical and mental stimulation.

The winner of the Dispatch magazine competiton to win a studio portrait session courtesy of Jeff Norman Photography is Mrs S. Chenery of Roydon, Diss.

Organised day trips are arranged most weeks. Regular outings include a trip to Southwold for an ice cream and/or fish & chips, river trips on the Waveney Stardust (a boat with disabled access), local garden centres and large shops for a general look and afternoon tea, visits

to Yesterdays World in Great Yarmouth and much more! Special diets can be catered for and it is well equipped with aids for less able and dependent people. If you require any further information including funding advice please do not hesitate to contact the team at All Hallows. Day Care is equally beneficial to carers enabling them to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Harleston Jobs Clubs Every Wednesday 10am - 2pm, everyone welcome. Every Thursday 12 - 2pm, for 16-24 year olds. The Jobs Club has been running now for 4 years and during this period of time we have helped over 450 local jobseekers. Our aim is to help jobseekers find employment and we do this by offering an informal, friendly and local service. We offer help with job searches, CVs, application forms, careers advice, courses, IT training, volunteering opportunities and much more. If you are looking for work then please come along and see how we can help you.

IT Help - every Wednesday 12.30-2pm - please book Help with anything IT from sending emails to carrying out online job searches. Employers Looking For Staff? Advertise your vacancy for free at the Jobs Club and reach local jobseekers. For more information please contact Lucy Marjoram or Jake Kubala Call 01379 851920, Text 07857 374857,

All our services are free and confidential. What’s on in June Careers Advice - Tuesday 18 June 9.45am-3.30pm - please book A professional Careers Advisor will be holding 1:1 appointments offering additional support if you are looking for work or seeking training/learning opportunities.

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Old Buckenham Airshow - 22nd & 23rd June Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd of June 2013. Full Lineup For The Biggest Airshow Yet Revealed: Wildcat Aerobatics - It’ll come as no surprise that our first booking was Old Buckenhams resident Aerobatic Display Team. What will surprise everyone is the incredible display they’re working on just for us. Mystery Ship - Old Buckenham Airshow is delighted to confirm that it has just become the first airshow to book the extraordinary Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship. The Mystery Ship entered the 1929 Cleveland Air Race and, without warning, won the race against a field of military entrants who had previously dominated the event. It has taken over four years of painstaking work to re-create this legend using the original plans. The result promises to be one of the most significant additions to the display flying circuit in years. RV8tors - Flying their remarkably fast, fully aerobatic aircraft with powerful smoke systems, the RV8tors perform a thrilling and unforgettable display. Lauren Richardson - Lauren is a 25 year old Pitts Special expert and Britain’s top female aerobatic pilot. Stylish, action packed lines contrast against fast and graceful sweeping figures as Lauren shows off this beautiful red and white biplane in all its modern barnstorming and extreme aerobatic glory. Old Flying Machine Company The Old Flying Machine Company is arguably the best warbird display company in the UK and it’s Spitfire and Mustang Duo of MH434 and Ferocious Frankie must surely be the most famous single aircraft on earth. The stars of countless movies and TV programmes, these two legends are of major historical significance, yet they will be taken to their limits in a thrilling display, accompanied by the soundtrack of their mighty engines.

Brendan O’Brien - Brendan will be familiar from his TV series and numerous appearances as one of aviation’s leading exponents. Renowned as one of the most talented pilots every to display, Brendan will combine his extraordinary Flying Circus with an attempt at the shortest ever truck top landing. If successful we will be applying for this record to be recognized by the Guinness Book of Records, adding to over 200 FAI World Records Brendan already holds. Hangar 11: Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk In the hands of Pete Teichmann, air display legend, this film star saw active service in WWII, and today provides a stunning display which puts many modern aerobatic machines to shame. The noise is also a wonderful feature of this important piece of military history. Matt Summers: Matt’s airshow debut was at Old Buckenham 2012 in his Vans RV7. His flawless display was the talk of the aviation community immediately afterward, none of whom could believe that a “rookie” could wow the crowds as seasoned pros can. Matt’s back for more, so make sure you see this inevitable air display legend at the beginning of his career. John Sully - John Sully’s Taylor Titch is a Formula One Racer, designed in 1964 to an RAeC competition specification using the Continental C 90 aero engine. The display consists of fast fly-pasts, zoom climbs, wing overs, Cuban eights and rolling manoeuvres. Owing to the small size of the aircraft the speed appears much higher than expected and gives a sparkling performance. Adrian Willis - Adrian Willis is a highly experienced aerobatic pilot and is one of the UK’s leading aerobatic instructors, teaching the next generation of aviators their trade. Not only is Adrian displaying at the show, but you can also book a trial lesson with him over the airshow weekend to experience the thrills of aerobatic flying first hand with a master of the art.

The Scene Of Two World Record Attempts. Old Buckenham Airfield is delighted to announce that aviation legend and TV presenter Brendan O’Brien will attempt two World Records on the 23rd June 2013. The highlight of the airshow will see Brendan attempt the shortest runway length truck top touch and go as well as the same feat with a full landing. Applications have been made to the Guinness Book of World Records so that the records can be formally recognized. These exceptionally difficult records will add to over 200 aviation world records held by Brendan which are ratified by the FAI in Paris. The attempts will be a

part of O’Briens Flying Circus, a world famous display of aerial theatre which includes crazy flying and breathtaking pyrotechnics. Matt Wilkins, Old Buckenham’s Airfield Manager said “We’re truly staggered and delighted to welcome Brendan to Old Buck in June. A familiar face from his work on Discovery Wings, Brendan is known to millions as the face of aviation, a position achieved by being one of the most respected and talented pilots currently flying. His display will be completely unforgettable and the possibility of two world records being set in a day is the stuff of dreams. We can’t wait for June.”

The First To Confirm The Unique Travel Air Mystery Ship Old Buckenham Airshow is delighted to confirm that it has just become the first airshow to book the extraordinary Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship for a display as part of the airshow on the 22nd and 23rd June. The Mystery Ship entered the 1929 Cleveland Air Race and, without warning, won the race against a field of military entrants who had previously dominated the event. In doing so the aircraft entered aviation legend and forced the US military to completely change their strategy towards favouring single wing aircraft, rather than the two winged biplanes that were perceived as being superior. It has taken over four years of painstaking work to re-create this legend using the original plans. The result promises to be

one of the most significant additions to the display flying circuit in years. Matt Wilkins, Airfield Manager and Airshow Organiser – “Old Buckenham always likes to play host to extraordinary acts at the airshow. It’s therefore fitting that we’re the first airfield to confirm this extraordinary feat of aviation at the show. The Mystery Ship promises to be as loud as it is stunning to see and we’re grateful to Richard Seeley and Jeremy Cooke for the opportunity to offer our spectators something truly unique and unforgettable” The airshow will also feature the world famous Spitfire and Mustang Duo of the Old Flying Machine Company along with two record attempts by aviation hero Brendan O’Brien. Full details can be found at www.oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk

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A. W. Myhill and Son On April 15th 2013, Diss welcomed a new electrical retailer to the town. A.W.Myhill opened on the former site of Taylor Electrical, just opposite Morrisons. A. W. Myhill and Son was established in 1928. Over the years, the business grew from strength to strength and became an established independent electrical retailer. They then joined the Euronics buying group which enabled them to become very competitive in an ever-growing market. Being part of such a large buying group allowed Myhills to buy at competitive prices whilst still being able to keep its independent status which is what keeps the business different from the major retailers. In 2009 the company underwent a management buy out. The owners retired leaving Anna Lancaster, Steve Eldred and James Macleod owning and running the business. At the time the business was not in the best position but with a lot of hard work and very good staff Myhills has turned itself around and become successful. They pride themselves on their fantastic customer service and still being part of the Euronics buying group are able to offer very competitive prices coupled with a great delivery, installation and after-sales service.

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Through the efforts of our outstanding employees, Myhills has evolved into a solid, consistently growing electrical company. We take pride in the manufacturers we represent, and the industry we serve. They also have a very good white goods service department with an engineer who has worked for the company for over 35 years. Professionalism, flexibility and commitment to customers has resulted in our expanding as we increased the number of areas we cover as well as the range of services we provide.

They also sell vacuum cleaner spares and lots of spares for white goods. We are dedicated to finding you what you want and offer advice and an excellent installation service. For the independent shopper, most of our products are in stock and are ready for prompt delivery or collection if you prefer. A.W.Myhill will maintain its high standards to its customers by giving prompt, reliable and professional services that everyone deserves.

As our engineers are located in the local area we can usually give customers same day or next day service calls.

We also look forward to welcoming new customers to shop with us and hope that they will find that shopping with a local independent store takes the stress out of shopping.

‘This year the opportunity arose for us to add a second branch in Diss,’ says Anna Lancaster. ‘It was something we’d always wanted to do and when this prime position on Victoria Road became available we jumped at the chance.’

So make shopping locally with A W Myhill a priority - keep the independents going, we have everything you need, are competitively priced and most of all they have a back up service and plenty of time for you.

Myhills sell everything from light bulbs and batteries through to the best in kitchen appliances and home entertainment.

Both stores are open from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 5pm, pop in for a browse or to get some friendly advice.

We also have a website that can be visited anytime: www.awmyhill.com Visit our stores: 3-5 Mavery House, Victoria Road, Diss, 01379644078, email: diss@awmyhill.com Exchange Street, Attleborough, 01953453107, email: sales@awmyhill.com We Deliver We Install We Care


Stop Asking For A Will! It’s difficult to decide which is worse. Thirty million people in UK without a Will, or that many of the Wills in existence are so poorly drafted they are at risk of failure in some way or another! That too many people are without a Will is a fact, and has been the case for generations. The Legal Services Board’s investigation into Will Writing also concluded that many Wills are poorly drafted by Will Writers and Solicitors. Only recently a Court condemned a solicitor drafted Will as inadequate, leaving the deceased “intestate” and the parties concerned with some very nasty problems.

STEP 3. Insist that you are provided with written advice on how best to meet your objectives, including all advantages and disadvantages.

No Will or a poor Will; both can leave families facing all sorts of nasty consequences, including:

In this way standards are forced to rise, and might also help increase the uptake of Wills because:

• Intended beneficiaries not getting a penny

1. The client is not “giving instructions”, they are asking for advice!

• Children taken into care because guardians were not appointed

2. The advice offered must be substantiated and come with a confirmation that it’s quality has been checked. Also that it is covered by adequate indemnity cover should that advice fail.

• H.M. Govt raking in millions of £’s in extra tax • Partners losing the roof over their head • People getting cash and assets that were never intended for them Result: Families lose out leaving the taxman and lawyers as the only real winners. Time for a different approach At Beauwater we introduced a new, client driven approach, and is one we believe could help resolve both issues. As its client driven we don’t have to wait for solicitors and Will Writers to implement it. The public (for once) can force the change upon us, the Will Writing Industry.

STEP 4: Only use an adviser that operates a double-check system of his/her advice by another expert, and that advice is supported by adequate indemnity insurance.

3. The client need no longer fear not knowing the subject. The client is now in control and is dictating what is to be provided. And if you want to extend the breadth and scope of that advice, you need add just three words to the end of your original statement: “ …… what you want to happen to your assets in the event of your death and your incapacity”. Many people admit to having some trepidation about approaching the “legal profession”, which might explain why so many are still without a Will? So perhaps a different approach might just make life (and death) a lot easier on everyone? Garry Streeter Asset Protection Beauwater Estate Planning and Services 01953 451930

Here’s how you can do it: STEP 1: Don’t ask the Solicitor/Will Writer to draft you a Will. STEP 2: Instead, outline what your assets are, and what you want to happen to those assets in the event of your death. Who you want to receive those assets, and who you want to be in control of everything. Mention any and all concerns/fears you may have about your property, ex-spouses, and errant children etc.

* NEWS FLASH * As we are about to go to print, the Lord Chancellor has decided NOT to regulate Will Writing Industry after years of clamour from the industry for it! The Beauwater Approach to Will Writing is now even more necessary.

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World Horse Welfare Hall Farm’s Summer Extravaganza on 7th July 2013. Promises to be a fabulous day out for all the family. With a great range of activities on offer – including face painting, tractor trailer rides and a children’s entertainer – there is sure to be plenty to occupy the younger visitors. There will be a variety of trade stands to keep the shoppers happy. There will be spectacular demonstrations aplenty, from the magnificence of the Household Cavalry to the excitement and speed of DRAT Dog Agility. There will be a dog show happening, which might even inspire you and your canine companion to have a go yourselves. Another fabulous must-see demonstration will be Kuchina’s amazing dancing horses - you’ll have to watch closely or you might not believe your eyes!

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Hall Farm will be putting on a World Horse Welfare display, featuring our very own horses and ponies, and there will be a demonstration from a vet and farrier as well. Another not-to-bemissed demonstration will be the Thetford Fire Brigade showing how they rescue horses using special harnesses. With such a variety of activities, shows and demonstrations on offer, there’s sure to be something to take your fancy - and of course awe and inspire you! Visitors to our Summer Extravaganza will be able to take a break from the excitement of the displays and

shopping by having a walk round the farm. You can meet our friendly horses and ponies, some of whom are looking for loving new homes. Hall Farm’s previous Summer Extravaganzas have proved a great success, with visitors having a fabulous time and all proceeds going to World Horse Welfare to help continue our vital work helping horses, both in the UK and around the world. World Horse Welfare has four Rescue and Rehoming Centres around the UK, with the capacity to care for around 300 horses at any time.

We have a further 1500 horses who have been successfully rehomed but remain under the ownership of World Horse Welfare to ensure their wellbeing for the rest of their lives. Our practical international training programmes in eight countries improve horse care and livelihoods in some of the world’s poorest communities, working with horse owners to identify the barriers to better horse care, teach them new skills and help them better feed and tend to their most important asset. We hope to see you on the 7th July - the Extravaganza runs from 11am-3pm and entry is £5 per car. Our Summer Extravaganza is sure to be even better in 2013 than it has been in previous years - so why not come along and enjoy a great day out!


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competition careers, World Horse Welfare horses have so much to offer.

To find out more about visiting Hall Farm and any other events happening here, do check the Hall Farm page on our website: www.worldhorsewelfare.org/ farm/Hall-Farm

You might just find your perfect match – so why buy when you can rehome? Visit our website to find out more: www.worldhorsewelfare. org/rehoming

If you’re interested in finding out more about rehoming, why not come along to one of our Here to Help mornings? These run on the second Sunday of each month: you can come and meet our very friendly horses and ponies and talk to our expert staff, who will be on hand to explain more about the rehoming process. From providing valuable companionship to top-level Tel: 01953 456789 www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

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24 BABIES, TOTS & TEENS

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Learning Through Play Jo Jingles Is Here! - It’s The Best Way!

Jo Jingles is the countries leading music, singing and movement experience for babies and young children, aged 3 months to 5 years.

Tiny SoccerStars is a structured and fun football and balls skills programme for girls and boys aged one to five years of age. We understand how important a child’s physical and emotional development is and so our sessions are designed specifically to encourage all aspects of their development using football as the cornerstone. With the emphasis very much on fun, the sessions introduce children to real football skills and coach them right from basic kicking through to controlling the ball will all aspects of their body. But Tiny SoccerStars is much more than kicking a ball and learning some ball skills, impressive though they are!

• Dexterity and, • Gross motor skills.

Our themed classes are a lively musical experience for all, and incorporate two different percussion instruments each week, a vast array of props, including parachutes, streamers etc, circle

Sessions are structured in a way to encourage all children to learn to listen, take instruction, share and develop their social skills too Why not come along to a free taster session to see for yourselves.

Singing can help with their speech development by recognising and learning phonic sounds, playing instruments helps their co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills and cognitive skills and physical movement is important for brain development. These are just a few of the benefits of music to children!

Contact: Jo Marchant Tel: 07821 030106 Email: jo@tinysoccerstars.co.uk Web: www.tinysoccerstars.co.uk

The whole experience is intended to be a fun, interactive session, where the parents get to spend quality time with their children in a safe, happy and educational environment, so why not come along and give us a try.

Through exciting games, learning skills and free and structured play, the programme develops and improves a child’s; • Balance • Coordination • Agility

songs, action and movement songs as well as lots of traditional nursery rhymes and favourite songs.

Friends Of Chapel Road School Will be having their Summer Fete on Saturday 29th June 2013 from 12 to 3pm on the field at Chapel Road School to raise funds for specialist equipment for the school. This year we have the East Coast Truckers, Norwich Time Travellers, a display from the Kenninghall Morris Dancers and children’s races. There will be many different stalls including games, tombola, crafts, cake stall, books and toys, gifts, refreshments and BBQ. We are holding a Grand Draw raffle with the prizes:- 1st 32’ Colour

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Television, 2nd Signed football by NCFC, 3rd half day pamper day, plus many more prizes. For more information contact school office on 01953 453116. Email: office@chapelroad.norfolk.sch.uk Visit: www.chapelroad.org.uk


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The Peacock Montessori Nursery The Peacock Montessori Nursery is a well-established nursery school, housed in purpose built buildings set amidst beautiful grounds on a working farm. Now taking babies from six months, Peacocks boasts a very high staff to child ratio, with all staff holding qualifications. The nursery is open all year round, offering a range of sessions to suit most needs including, term time sessions only or all year round. During the school holidays, the nursery offers holiday clubs for children up to the age of 8. After school clubs and school pick-ups are also available. The Montessori method of teaching pursues the same basic activities covered in any nursery, using specialised Montessori materials, and teaches in a way that does not pressure them into learning, yet encourages maximum response.

The children choose from a wide range of self-teaching activities to assist the process, working at each for as long as their individual attention span will allow. The qualified staff are on hand at all times to encourage, guide, support and promote a harmonious environment in which to learn.

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The Swan Nursery School ...was established in 1990 and we moved to our current semi-rural location in Hall Lane, Roydon in 2006. The current school building was specially designed as a Nursery with easy access to our large outdoor play areas.

The Swan Nursery has a team of experienced and highly dedicated staff, 1 to 4 adult to child ratios for under three’s, 1 to 5 ratios for children over three.

Set in a fantastic woodland setting the interior is divided into various areas; a ‘wet’ room for water, sand-pit, painting and other messy things, a general play room for construction toys, home corner and imaginative play, a quiet area for reading and learning and finally another area for group activities.

Free funding of 15 hours a week is given to all three year old’s and many two year old’s, any additional hours are charged at £3.80 per hour. Please take a look at our new website:- www.swannursery.co.uk or call Michelle on 01379 644588.

The nursery received an excellent Ofsted report in January 2011 which can be seen either on the officials Ofsted website or by contracting the nursery. Peacocks takes ‘nursery vouchers’. If you would like any more information or would like to visit the nursery, then please call Hannah on 01379 740508.

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Dentabrite Clinic - Diss Fashion Show By Doves ‘Dentabrite Clinic, situated on 4 Church Street, Diss, offers a wide range of dental treatments, ranging from white fillings, advanced root canal treatment, crown and bridge work to tooth whitening.

Designer Wear and Casual Outfits. The practice, run by Mr Alek Missankov (BDS - South Africa) and staff relocated to the current premises in May 2012. Fully refurbished, the new premises offers a welcoming, modern and relaxing environment catering for a variety of dental needs. Starting from May to the end of June 2013, Dentabrite Clinic is offering a 50% discount on initial consultations.

In addition, why not get ready for Summer and take advantage of our free consultation for tooth whitening? A choice of payment options are also offered within our practice, including an interest free plan. If you wish to take advantage of the consultation offer, please feel free to contact Susanna or Vicki on 01379 652580 for any information or to book an appointment.’

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT Doves of Wymondham, Dereham and Watton have kindly agreed to hold a fashion show in conjunction with the Attleborough Committee of Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their fundraising activities. This event will be held on Friday 21st June 2013 at the Connaught Hall, Station Road, Attleborough. Doors open at 7.00 pm. Show begins at 7.30pm. Why not come along and plan your new Summer outfit and help our charity at the same time.

There will be a Bar, Nibbles and a Charity Raffle. Tickets cost £5.00 - Under 12’s free and can be obtained by phoning Roni on 01953 452948 or Sandra on 01953 453361 or from any Committee Member. Our events aim to raise money to enable Macmillan Cancer Support to improve the lives of people in Norfolk affected by Cancer and their carers by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support.

What Is A Muscle Knot? In my practice I often get asked what a ‘muscle knot’ is. Here is an attempt to describe what these ‘knots’ are;

emotional and physical fatigue, poor postural habits or working positions.

Our muscles are made up of strands of fibres which are made up of threads of proteins called sarcomeres; which are the smallest unit of skeletal muscle cells.

When these sarcomeres contract the fibres won’t loosen, and it is for the likening of this to a tangled piece of rope that we call it a knot.

The sarcomeres are responsible for the movement of muscle contraction. However, the problem begins when they contract and then instead of relaxing, they stay contracted. Some possible causes of this contraction are injury, stress,

When the fibres tighten the blood flow is restricted, and nutrients and oxygen have a difficult time getting into the muscle, and the waste has a tough time getting out. This lack of lubrication causes the muscles to become dry and the fibres to become even more entangled. This further irritates the sensory nerve endings, which increases the contraction and so perpetuates this cycle. Massage breaks the cycle and through pressure starts to separate the fibres and untangle the knot, thus allowing fluids to move in and waste to move out. Increasing the circulation increases the oxygen and nutrients to the muscle and helps with the untangling process, additionally the sarcomeres are manually stretched and encouraged to stop contracting.

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Dutch Barn Nurseries Blo Norton, Nr. Diss, Norfolk. Have you ever found yourself looking around a garden centre or DIY store you have never been in before, with a feeling of deja-vous? Neat rows of uniform plants, stacks of chemicals and garden paraphernalia, same old, same old....... Time for something a little different? It has been well documented how small, independent plant nurseries in the UK have been growing from strength to strength in recent years. With the passion and expertise of the owners, combined with the unique shopping experiences that such businesses provide, they are popular with keen gardeners and total beginners alike. There are lots of independent nurseries in the East Anglia area, many of which specialize in certain types of plants. They can be interesting places to browse, often offering a wide variety of different plants that are just not grown for the retail market anywhere else.

Dutch Barn Nurseries at Blo Norton on the Norfolk/Suffolk border is one such business. An independent plant nursery that started as a farm diversification project 2 years ago, they specialise in herbs and alpine plants, but also produce a selection of cottage garden favourites. With 99% of the stock propagated on site you can be sure you are getting plants that are happy to grow in our little corner of the world. How many times have you purchased a beautiful looking plant, covered in flowers, only for it to die a few weeks later because it was not suitable for the conditions in your garden? There is a simple rule at Dutch Barn Nurseries: ‘If it doesn’t grow easily we don’t grow it’ As well as garden flowers, herbs and alpines, the nursery also produces a wide range of vegetable plants with many interesting and heirloom varieties. Tomato and Chilli plants are sold from seedling size to fully grown plants with fruit on, for those who ‘left it a bit late this year’ Vegetable plants start at 50p pot One of the most popular herbs sold at the nursery during the summer months

is basil. For anyone who has tried fresh basil, mozzarella and tomato salad you will know this culinary herb is well worth growing, but did you know there are many different varieties? The nursery will have over 10 types to try, from distinctive ‘Thai’ to the colourful ‘Purple Ruffles’ and the tiny leaved ‘Minette’ A special offer runs throughout the year on the 1 litre pots, all at £2.50 each or any 5 for £10 throughout the nursery. Also to be found at the nursery, the recently opened tea room serves delicious home-made cakes and treats. You can relax inside or take tea in the garden in the warm weather and enjoy a slice of the good life! Whilst you’re at Dutch Barn Nurseries you can browse ‘The Honesty Shop’ An Aladdin’s cave of shabby chic furniture, retro home-wares and arts and crafts items. The ever changing stock means you never know what you will come across here so well worth a look while visiting.

Opening times: Plant Nursery and shop: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm Sundays and bank holidays 11am to 4pm. CLOSED ON TUESDAYS. Coffee Shop: Thursday - Saturday 11am to 4pm Sundays and bank holidays 11.30am to 3.30pm CLOSED MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY www.dutchbarnnurseries.co.uk Phone: 01953 681182

There is ample parking, full disabled access and wc on site.

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Finally Our Summer Is Nearly Here And Plants Are Now Growing At A Fast Rate Trying To Catch Up Following Our Cold Spring Our main show event of the year ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ has been and gone. This year we introduced three new varieties ‘Dunham Massey’, ‘Gisela’s Delight’ and ‘Pippin’. These are wonderful additions to our world famous collection of over 1000 different varieties of the nation’s favourite flower. To keep your roses looking healthy this year, remember to keep them well watered in dry spells and feed with a liquid feed of Maxicrop seaweed with sequested iron or Tomorite. Regular spraying every 14 days with different fungicides such as Systhane Fungus Fighter and Fungus Clear will also help keep diseases at bay. To control pests spray with Provardo ultimate bug killer. Remember to follow the manufacturer’s precautions.

As flowers fade, keep deadheading as this will promote new growth on repeat flowering varieties to produce the second crop of flowers later in the year. Shrubs and perennials are flowering well, but need dead-heading, pruning and feeding to maintain structure and growth. Keep beds regularly hoed or handweeded and apply a general fertiliser. Water when necessary, especially hanging baskets and containers. Some perennials give ‘bigger’ results if dis-budded early especially dahlias. Dead heading tidies plants and promotes more flowering. Keep staking tall perennials.

Don’t forget climbing plants can easily get out of hand, so tie in often.

and open gardens for enjoyment and inspiration.

Prune long shoots of Wisteria to 30cm (12in).

Visit nurseries and garden centres to gain knowledge and ideas for your own garden and also to pick up the odd bargain or two.

Early summer flowering clematis (Group 2) can be deadheaded to tidy plants and promote a second flush of growth and flowers. Summer prune apple trees and thin overcrowded fruit. Protect fruit and vulnerable vegetables with suitable materials. Pick ripening fruit regularly to encourage the crop to develop better and prevent rots. Keep picking vegetables as and when required, but replace quickly for a successional crop. Feed when watering. In dry spells, don’t cut lawns too close. Many shrubs and perennials can be multiplied by taking cuttings now. Remember to ventilate glasshouses and give a thought to shading and keep up with making those regular sowings of leafy salads and carrots so they crop all summer. Finally, sit and relax in your own creation. Get out when you can to visit shows

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Something that can be gained in one visit Peter Beales Classic Rose and Plant Centre and be inspired by looking around our three acres of display gardens in full flower of roses, perennials and shrubs. Don’t forget our 3rd Rose Festival on the 22nd /23rd June including a mini rose show open to anyone to take part with prizes. Download an entry form from our website.


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Supreme Bathrooms And Kitchen Centre We are pleased to announce that as of Easter our new kitchen display area with ten full size kitchens, along with over 30 new bathroom displays is now open. This now means we can offer a supply only service where we can deliver all goods for your own installers or we can offer our own full design and fitting service where our very own experienced installers will take care of everything from plumbing,tiling,electrics and so on.

This service will includes a home visit where we will measure your bathroom or kitchen before discussing your requirements,which is then followed up by creating your own design on our CAD system before offering you a complete package price to carry out all work.

This we feel will give our customers the opportunity to purchase a kitchen or bathroom through one established independent family local business based in Wymondham Norfolk, and only have one port of call with their order,which leaves us to project manage all trades and labour involved in each installation contract giving the customer total piece of mind.

We even dispose of the old products and all rubbish before letting you sit back and enjoy your wonderful new Supreme bathroom or kitchen.

Head down to Supreme Bathrooms and Kitchens now to view our fantastic range where you can also book a free home survey if required.

Visit Us Now And Book Your Free Home Design Survey 10 Chestnut Dr. Wymondham Business Park (Nr. Fire Station) off Suton Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 9SB. Tel: 01953 600660 Visit: www.supremebathroomcentre.co.uk

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The Garden Enclosure It’s the little things in life that are the most rewarding…like diamonds! Alpine plants are the little gems of the horticultural world, small but beautifully formed! True alpines originate from high altitude areas, way up above the tree line, these are the niche plants specially adapted to be able to hang on to life in extreme conditions. Savaged by wind, starved of food, baked by summer sun and buried under winter snow possibly for months at a time - it’s not easy being a real alpine! Today the term ‘alpine’ covers a wide range of plants that are much more suited to our civilised garden environment. Most of these rock garden plants have much in common with their tough namesakes; their diminutive size (rarely growing more than 15cm/ 6inches high), enjoyment of a good sunny position, and a love of sharp drainage, which makes them ideal for growing in pots and shallow bowls. When planting ensure that the container is well ‘crocked’ at the bottom, use stone/shingle or old

smashed pots to about a quarter full and add loam-based compost (John Innes no.1). Plant carefully and top off with a fine horticultural grit, not only will this help against rotting as surface level, but it also prevents dirt splashing onto the foliage, ensuring your treasures are shown off at their best. Depending on the size of your pot or bowl you may be able to make up an arrangement of different plants; try Campanula, Sisyrinchium and Dianthus, if space allows you could add Sedum and miniature Aquilegia, plus even a few dwarf bulb species, like Fritillaria uva-vulpis or hardy Cyclamen. Low carpeting alpines such as Aubrietia, Phlox and many Saxifrage are best planted alone and allowed to creep over the edge of their container, creating a floral waterfall. Many of these plants are also suitable for growing in old walls, or if space allows you could create an attractive rockery combining alpines with slow-growing conifers or maybe a weeping Japanese maple trained over a large boulder, some low ornamental grasses could be included to give a different texture. Maintenance of alpines is very easy; trim back any that are moving out of their allocated space, dead-head to avoid seeding, and keep on top of the weeds to stop your gems being stolen from you by an aggressive thug! Cheers, Ken, The Garden Enclosure, Banham - a treasure-trove of plants!

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Attleborough & District Horticultural Society The society staged our annual Spring Show on a glorious April day which helped us to forget the long cold spring that we had endured. Furthermore the sudden arrival of warmer weather brought the daffodils to perfection at exactly the right time, although very few tulips were in evidence. We were also very pleased to welcome exhibitors from further afield than usual, and the sunshine also encouraged more members of the public to come and view the exhibits. The Society’s Cup for most points achieved went to Alan Watson with Marion Beesley second and John Frost third, and the Society’s Shield for Best Exhibit in the “Other Flowers and Vegetables” category was awarded to Peter Wenham. Alan Watson collected both the Cyril Hewitt Cup for Best Daffodil Exhibit and the Arthur Downes Cup for Best Daffodil Bloom.

The Cookery Trophy went to Pauline Garrad and the Cooper Shield for Handicrafts to Mary Nicholls. The Art Trophy was awarded to Glenda Gray, the Best Wine Certificate to Edward Moore and the award for Best Photograph to Anne Tinker. It was very pleasing to see so many different people collecting awards at this show. A diary date: on Wednesday 19th June we are holding our Rose and Sweet Pea Show. This takes place at Peter Beales Nurseries, London Road, Attleborough, commencing at 7.30pm and admission is free. We are very grateful to Peter Beales Nurseries for providing the venue, and visitors to the show will also be able to wander round the beautiful gardens there.


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Attleborough Day Centre ...was set up in 1994 and is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 50 weeks of the year. The Centre provides a meeting place and service for older people, living alone or who may be socially isolated, who may require a high level of support from their family or carers, who may be physically frail or disabled, who may have dementia or mild mental health problems. The Centre Manager is happy to discuss an individual’s circumstances or needs for day care. Referrals are accepted through Social Services or privately.

We provide the opportunity for its users to have regular social contact, whilst at the same time providing carers and families with much-needed respite. The Centre offers a wide range of activities and outings during the year. It also provides accompanied visits to Doctor, Dentist, Chiropodist and hairdresser.

The Centre provides opportunities for older people to become, and stay, physically, mentally and socially active.

Attleborough Day Centre operates from the Hall attached to St. Mary’s Church; it has a fully equipped kitchen a specialist bathroom and its own wheel-chair accessible tail-lift minibus.

Our aim is to support users of the service to maintain and improve their independence and well-being, enabling them to remain living at home.

The minibus driver, and escort, will transport people to and from home. Each day that the Centre is open a freshly cooked two course meal is prepared by

South Norfolk Mobility With summer village fetes and events on the way, your thoughts might be turning towards your mobility.

second hand boot scooters start at £395.00 and we stock all the main brands such as Rascal and Shoprider.

We have a large and varied range of new and second hand scooters available, which disassemle easily to be transported in the car, and then easily assembled at your destination. A scooter could be the key to a new enjoyment of your mobility. Our

We also have a new range of support products for the ankle, wrist, elbow and back - especially helpful with injury recovery.

our Cook, who is able to cater for special dietary requirements. The Centre is managed by a Registered Nurse with over 17 years experience of working in health and social care settings. She is also a qualified trainer, specialising in Behaviour Management and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.

Town Charities, The Warm & Well Fund and the Bishop of Norwich’s Community Fund. The latter two donors have been via the Norfolk Community Foundation. If you wish to contact the centre their phone number is 01953 454613, please give us a call!

The Manager is assisted by both paid and voluntary carers who are all experienced in working with elderly people. Attleborough Day Centre is subject to the standards of Norfolk County Council’s specifications for Day Care and also to the Care Quality Commission’s “Essential Standards of Quality and Safety” Placements at the Day Centre are funded through Social Services or funded privately. Other sources of funding come from donations and fundraising in the local area. The Centre acknowledges, with gratitude, recent donations from: Attleborough

Don’t forget to visit www.southnorfolkmobilitycentre.co.uk

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Are You Looking For A Manorcourt Daycare New Place To Socialise

...is a community based 7 hour care centre; it is set in a detached building within the village location of Griston close to the market town of Watton, in the Breckland district of Norfolk.

...be entertained and make new friends at Diss Day Support Club. Diss day support at the Denny Centre can offer all this while you relax in the knowledge that you will also be receiving expert care. From arts and crafts to tea dances and quizzes, Diss day support provides a variety of activities and entertainment, there’s something for everyone! You can take a break to enjoy delicious home-cooked food at the luncheon club or chat over a cuppa with friends. Diss day support club is an Age UK Norfolk service and with over 60 years of experience dedicated to improving the wellbeing of older people in Norfolk they really are the experts on issues relating to age. The friendly staff at Diss day support are on hand to give advice about other Age UK Norfolk support you can receive, such as free information and advice help with applying for benefits and lots more. Age UK Norfolk is dedicated to making

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later life enjoyable and fulfilling and want to provide a service that suits each individual. Diss day support offers a free trial and a free assessment so that each person’s care is tailored to their specific needs from the first day they visit. Diss day support offers a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends, and Age UK Norfolk can offer advice on how to apply for benefits, such as Attendance allowance that can contribute, either partially or fully, towards the cost of the service. So why not phone to arrange an informal visit to find out what Diss day support can offer you? For more information call 0303 3000 238 or check out the Age UK Norfolk website www.ageuknorfolk.org.uk Diss Day Support Club, Denny Centre, Thomas Manning Road, Diss, IP22 4 HL

Manorcourt Daycentre specializes in a service for individuals aged 50+ who require time out at an independent facility which allows individuals the freedom to be an independent person within their own right. Our goal is to provide a high quality and flexible 7 hour therapeutic day-care service for those individuals who currently live within the community but it is also a service for those individuals who have a caring role to play and need a reliable support system which allows them as a carer, time out from their caring role. The service is staffed by trained staff that uses therapeutic activities with the primary goal of supporting self expression and communication; it provides a social and enjoyable day out from home, it’s the perfect opportunity for individuals and staff to make new friends and enjoy regular social interaction. The aim of Manorcourt Daycare is to promote a high standard of service which promotes

independence at all times and one which recognizes the unique value every person has. Within this we encourage the building of positive relationships with the individual, their family and friends. We work closely with outside agencies, the individual’s doctor’s surgeries, social services and other relevant agencies. Since the day centre was first developed it has changed consistently with the care needs of it users; from relocating to a purpose building in 2004, a gradual development of dementia services and now in 2013 we will be developing the service further by offering a extended sensory garden, a 1950’s style living room for enablement and dementia services and refurbished hairdressing facilities. Alongside these new developments we will be offering an outreach /signposting service for those who do not wish to take up the opportunities with the centre.


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