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Issue 104 July 2016



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Community Centre Is Focus For Queen’s Bir thday Celebrations


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orth Wymondham Community Centre was the focus for two separate events celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The monthly (second Wednesday) Tea and Chat session for the over 50s used the occasion for their themed event, which included the provision of a free cream tea, musical entertainment and the cutting of a commemorative birthday cake by Town Mayor, Joe Mooney. Scones and clotted cream were again in evidence a few days later when the trustees of the community owned building invited local residents to a family Tea Party. A Victoria Sponge Baking Competition, sponsored by local confectionery business, Strawberry Delights, was won by Lesley Davis. Other sponsors were Ragged Robin Florist and the East of England Coop. Both events were supported financially by South Norfolk Council. A spokesperson for North Wymondham Community Centre said: “The Queen’s birthday celebrations have given us an opportunity to promote a monthly activity session in the hall and to showcase the building as a community resource”. For booking enquiries, text 07498 277656.

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An important resource at the heart of the North Wymondham community seeks support building that has been at the hear t of the Nor th Wymondham community for more than for ty years is getting a new lease of life, as a result of some hard work by a handful of dedicated local residents.


Nor th Wymondham Community Centre in Lime Tree Avenue, Wymondham, was home to Ladybirds pre-school until it closed at the end of last year. This resulted in a loss of income equivalent to almost half of the building’s £6500 annual r unning costs and effor ts are now being made to make up the cash shor tfall. The community owned and managed resource has been the focus for a wide range of activities, including Shuffleboard, 5th Wymondham Brownies, Wymondham Young Farmer s and Tai Chi.

However, the recent addition of a monthly (second Wednesday) Tea and Chat session for the over 50s has and one-off events, such as a Community Ar ts day (to coincide with the nationally promoted BBC Get Creative initiative), have helped to increase public awareness of this impor tant community resource. The hall was also the venue for a free Tea Par ty, arranged by the community centre volunteers, as par t of the town celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th bir thday. The event was made possible by funding from South Norfolk Council and sponsorship from the nearby East of England Co-op store, Ragged Robin Florist and local confectionar y specialists, Strawberr y Delights. The launch of a new monthly first Saturday, 10.00am – 12 noon, Indoor Market by residents Norman and Helen

Illsley (who are also the driving force behind Tea and Chat) aims to raise funds for the hall and to encourage more people to step inside the “Tardis”, so called because it is bigger inside than the frontage suggests. A spokesperson for Nor th Wymondham Community Centre said: “Many people probably think that the community centre is a local authority maintained facility but the responsibility for its upkeep rests entirely with three trustees, suppor ted by a small volunteer Committee. Now the hard working team would like more residents to get involved with the building, to share the workload.” If you would like to join the volunteer suppor t team or if you would like to book the hall for your fundraising events or family par ty, text 07498 277656, with your name and contact details.

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Peach Lettings doesn’t aim to be the biggest but it does aim to be the best each Lettings is a modern proper ty lettings business and the Norfolk branch was set up by Kathy Bur t in June 2015 after she had been a landlord herself for many years. Peach Lettings are a growing national group whose aim is to provide excellent ser vice with a strong understanding of the local proper ty market as their agents live amongst the communities they ser ve. Peach Lettings doesn’t aim to be the biggest but it does aim to be the best. Having a manageable number of proper ties they are able to offer an excellent ser vice to all.


Peach Lettings operates online and adver tises proper ties across a wide range of proper ty websites making proper ties easily visible to prospective tenants. Today people are primarily searching for their rental proper ties online. Being online Peach Lettings are able to reduce the cost of renting a proper ty

for both landlords and tenants as they do not have to fund a high street office and this is reflected in their fees. Also having a modern software suite which both markets and manages the proper ties again helps to reduce costs. For many people renting a proper ty is a lifestyle choice, perhaps because they need flexibility in where their accommodation is based, so it is really impor tant that renting a proper ty is an affordable option. The cost of rental proper ties has increased with new government legislation and increased taxation so a modern lettings business needs to help reduce costs wherever possible.

and are able to tailor their ser vices to the landlord’s requirements. Some landlords want to manage their own proper ties and simply use Peach Lettings to find them new tenants. Managing a rental proper ty can be a time consuming business so having a good lettings agent is great for busy landlords and helps to ensure safe and happy tenancies. The main aim of Peach Lettings is to provide a high standard of exper tise and ser vice to both landlords and tenants and drive up the standards in the lettings industr y making renting a proper ty a great experience for all concerned.

With increasing regulation in the proper ty rental industr y Peach Lettings are able to offer advice on legal and safety matters making sure the landlords and tenants are properly protected. Peach Lettings offers fully managed ser vices as well as tenant find ser vices

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Carnival Parade, Live Music & Much More Float Judges: Ian Clarke of the EDP Residents from St Nicholas House: Stan is 85. He has lived in Mattishall for 60 years. Before retiring he worked at Wrights Garage (where Wilco’s now is on the high street) for 25 years.


ereham Carnival and Parade is returning on Sunday 17th July 2016 and it’s not to be missed.

Route: The parade will leave from Greenfields Road at 11am, turning left onto Norwich Road, then right onto Crown

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Road. The floats will travel down Neatherd Road and Wellington Road and turn left at the war memorial onto the Mar ket Place. Here it will travel up the High Street onto London Road to pause at the entrance onto the Recreation ground. (Map by Melissa Malice, Artist.)

He completed his National Ser vice at age 18 with the Royal Air Force. He’s been married to his wife Ann for 57 years and she lives at St Nicks as well. He is the Quizmaster at the home spending lots of time writing out quizzes and is the ‘go to’ man for anything that needs to be arranged activity wise. Evelyn (Cissie) is 88 years old and has lived at St Nicks for about 18 months. Cissie lived in Honingham for 60 years. She is widowed with one son. Cissie played Bowls at County level for many years.

DEREHAM Floats: Floats entered will be judged from 10am at the star t point on Greenfields Road. Winning float will receive £100 prize. Entries so far include Dereham theatre company, Ishin ryu ju jitsu mar tial ar ts club, 1947 Dodge truck and 2008 Ford Mustang V8, Konectbus, Dance with me academy, Scarning pre-school, The Tavern, The retired greyhound club, 2nd Dereham scout group, 1249 Squadron air cadets, Stix baton twirlers, Scarning primary school and Dereham town council. Carnival Queen and Attendants: This years Carnival Queen is Alicia Colman aged 17. Alicia enjoys all aspects of science and would like to become a doctor or surgeon. Attendants are Ella-Louise who enjoys swimming and dancing, Amy would like to become a vet, Hollie who would like to be a dancer, Harriet who enjoys horse riding and gymnastics, Maisie who enjoys spending time with her family and Charlie who likes reading and basketball. The Carnival Queen float will be designed by Claire Brightwell of Bright and Beautiful Flowers. The girls will be treated to hair by Jamie Brown of

Generations and Mel Kneller of Mel’s body and face place, Make up by Serena Aris, The crown and tiaras have been donated by Nadine’s Bridal Shop and the dresses have been purchased by the Committee. Food: There will be a delicious range of foods to try on Carnival day, please see the website for the list so far. Carnival Committee will be running a BBQ throughout the day.

Groups and Business zone offering enter tainment and company/ charity promotion 30+ stall craft fair will be in the Craft Zone Volunteers Meeting: There will be a volunteers meeting at Nor thgate High School on the 2nd July at 12:30pm for anyone wishing to lend a hand.

McDonalds Music Stage: Abigail Blake, JDT RockavoX, The Lee Vasey Band, Nocturna, JDT K-OS!, Emma Fleming, Sam Greig, Robbie Hall, Ryan Elliott as Olly Murs tribute, Lewis Murphy and headlining is The Thinking Men. Again, further details can be found on the website. Hire-A-Lite Arena: will be showing a variety of acts throughout the day - see website (and flyer previously sent) for specifics Other entertainment includes Zorbs, Kids Karts (electric powered Karts on a circuit), Inflatable assault course

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OLD BUCKENHAM AIRSHOW Get Ready For The Air show 30 th & 31 st July he biggest Old Buckenham Air show yet takes place at the end of the month, over the weekend of the 30th and 31st July.


Now the biggest Air show in Norfolk and Suffolk, Old Buckenham was the only Air show to make the Countr y Life list of the ‘100 Events of the Greatest Summer Ever’ in 2012. Since then the show’s reputation has grown, providing unforgettable memories. One such happened in 2015 when movie histor y was made when Hollywood star Honor Blackman was reunited with her James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ co-star helicopter after a 50 year wait, something that other, far larger, shows had attempted for year s. Over the year s the Air show has not only become an essential par t of the calendar for aviation enthusiasts; year after year it is referred to as a great family day out. Accompanied kids under 12 always go free at Old Buckenham and there is plenty for all

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the family when they arrive. A large funfair is complemented by Monster Tr uck and Tank rides. Only the best quality, reasonably priced local foods are available, thanks to the exclusive Food Village. The show also offer s a unique mix of ways to take to the sky; choose from a fir st flying lesson aboard a Piper PA-28 (one of the most highly regarded and popular light aircraft in the wor ld) or an icon in the form of a 1940’s Boeing Stearman Biplane. Slightly more sedate, but no less fun, is the chance to take a ride in an executive helicopter. New for 2016, you can go flying but keep both feet on the ground with a session in the latest, state of the ar t, simulator. In amongst all this are trade stands, hundreds of classic car s, the new 453rd Museum, war memorial and a host of other exciting distractions. Ever y year one-off real ales are brewed to celebrate the Air show. Only available at the show, the range

will be larger than ever this year and all ser ved from the brand new Attack & Destroy Bar, named for the motto of the 453rd Bombardment Group for which Old Buckenham was built in 1942. The bar will be open all weekend, including the evening enter tainment; this year in the Blister Hangar two unmissable evenings will take place. On Friday the 29th July 1970’s char t topper s Chicor y Tip will play an evening of their greatest hits. Saturday night will see the return of the legendar y Scratch Band. In the air more displays over the weekend than ever before. Many will be delighted to hear that, after a 12 year wait, the unique and iconic ‘Sally B’ Boeing B-17 Flying For tress will return. The star of Memphis Belle is an extraordinar y 25 ton castle in the sky and her visit mar ks one of only a handful of times that a four engined US bomber has come back to Old Buckenham since Wor ld War 2. Her last visit resulted in a sell out crowd.


Whilst Sally B is one of the most famous aircraft in the wor ld, arguably the single most famous will return to the show for a record fifth time . Spitfire MH434, star of a myriad of Hollywood blockbuster s and the only flying Spitfire to have never been fully restored, will come back for another unforgettable display. She’ll be joined by yet another icon in the form of a p-51 Mustang cour tesy of the Hardwick Warbirds. Their Russian equivalent, a 1300hp Yak 3 will display for the fir st time, neatly ensuring more hor sepower on display than ever before .

hands of the best pilots in aviation will also display including the T-6 Texan, Pitts S1S, Bucker Jungmann and RV8. One final myster y act will be announced soon. Buying advance tickets online is strongly advised. Not only is there a

saving on the gate price, but ticket holder s are guaranteed entr y for a show which is predicted to be a sell out. More information:www. oldbuckenhamair

One of only three Beechcraft Staggerwings in the UK will also perform. The Staggerwing, one of the most distinctive designs in aviation, is a regular in the top ten lists of the most beautiful aircraft of all time . The Wildcats duo of Willie Cr uickshank and Al Coutts will amaze with their formation aerobatics. The only Teddy Bear parachute team in the wor ld, the Ted Devils, will appear for the fir st time and local schools are providing the team member s. Other icons, in the

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Attleborough Carnival and Par ty on the Park – 9th and 10th July he Attleborough Carnival and Party on the Park are upon us, and this years event promises to be the best yet!


The Party on the Park will take place on the Recreation Ground in Attleborough on Saturday 9th July and the Carnival Fun Day will be Sunday 10th in at the same place. Alongside a plethora of other acts, this year brings both a Little Mix tribute (Mini Mixx) and a One Direction tribute (Only One Direction) to Attleborough. As one of the largest not for profit events in the local area it looks set to be as much of a fantastic night as previous years.

Once you have followed the procession to the Recreation Ground you will be in for a full day of entertainment with a large main arena filled with acts such as sheep racing, falconry and a mountain bike display. There is even a rumour there will be high wire tightrope displays and motorbike trials demos! Alongside all of this there will also be a large stage with local bands playing all day. Admission on Sunday is £3 for adults 16+, £1 for 11-15’s and under 10’s go free.

Both events feature a large selection of food vendors, a fully licensed bar and L.Gray and Sons Funfair. As with previous years everyone is permitted to bring their own food and drink to the event but no glass or knives please. Bags may be searched on entry to the event to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone. See you there!

The gates for Party on the Park will open at 14:00 with admission prices of just £5 for adults & 16+ . £3 for 11-15’s. Under 10’s go free! On the Carnival Fun Day, the gates to the Recreation Ground will open at 12:30, the same time a procession made up of local schools, groups and businesses will make its way through the town. This year sees the return of judging and prizes for the procession entries so be sure to get out early and secure your spot to watch the once a year spectacle make its way through Attleborough.

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Silentnight Sleep Centre Comes to Sound Sleep t is with great pride that one of Silentnight’s new Sleep Centres opens inside Sound Sleep on 7th July. Silentnight have selected us to become the latest bed store to gain the prestigious title of Silentnight Sleep Centre. We are the four th Sleep Centre to open in the UK and will be the only store in Norfolk and Suffolk to feature the brand new and exclusive Platinum Collection. This collection consists of three different types of mattress suppor t systems, Miracoil – Silentnight’s zoned coil spring system, Mirapocket – Silentnight’s zoned pocket spring system and the brand new Miraform – Silentnight’s unique spring free zoned foam suppor t system. All of these mattresses are coupled with the latest mattress fillings including wool and silk, latex, memory foam and geltex to give you the best comfor t and suppor t. In our brand new Silentnight Sleep Centre you will find a Bed Selectivisor which can be used to custom design your own bed by choosing the suppor t system, along with the type of mattress firmness you require, the style of divan base and colour that you like and even add on a matching headboard so you can see what your new bed looks like before you even place an order. Obviously we have a depar tment full of beds to see and try out, so you can still buy your new Silentnight bed the old fashioned way. To celebrate the brand new Platinum Collection beds, we are offering up to £250 off marked prices, this is a genuine discount and is available until 31st August.


As par t of our brand new showroom updates, you will find our stylish Rest Assured depar tment featuring traditional pocket sprung beds with luxury fillings including cashmere, silk, wool, latex and memory foam. These beds are tried, tested and loved by our customers and are great value for money. Along with our brand new Silentnight and Rest Assured depar tments, we are also very proud to be East Anglia’s first stockist of the Hilary Devey Collection by Duvalay. Hilary Devey, one of the Dragons from the BBC’s Dragons Den, invested in Duvalay five years ago and has helped the company develop it’s range of products which now includes a brand new range for the retail market simply called the Hilar y Devey Collection. The mattresses feature nested pocket springs, the most luxurious of natural fillings including wool, 14 | Wymondham & Dereham

silk and cashmere, all finished with the finest damask covers and glamorous divan base covers and headboard designs. The three models that we are showcasing look absolutely stunning and feel amazing, so amazing that the price tag could easily be double. Come and try these brand new models in store today.

this allows the foam to breathe and be completely free of heat, as well giving great pressure relief to aching joints and muscles. Slumberland couple the Affinity foam with their unique spring systems which add to the suppor t and comfor t required to give you the best nights sleep possible.

Pressure relieving mattresses are becoming the way forward for many people these days. Whether you have a manual job, spend a lot time sitting in

With a slightly different style of suppor t, the new Miraform from Silentnight is a uniquely spring free foam, which has tear drop channels

“ Along with our brand new Silentnight and Rest Assured depar tments, we are also very proud to be East Anglia’s first stockist of the Hilary Devey Collection by Duvalay.” a car or at a desk, play spor ts or just quite frankly have a bad back, a mattress with pressure relieving proper ties could help you sleep better which in turn helps you perform better day to day. These days you don’t have to rely on memor y foam for that. We have a huge selection of natural latex and latex gel, as well as the brand new affinity foam from Slumberland. Affinity foam is the first foam where ever y single cell is opened allowing air to pass through,

strategically placed to give the foam a zoned suppor t, this is then topped with either memor y foam or Silentnight’s exclusive geltex. These mattresses are designed to align the spine, provide optimal body suppor t and prefect pressure relief in such a way that, tests show, is superior to that of the leading brand of suppor t foam mattresses. Visit us in store today and let us talk you through the huge choice of mattress options we can provide you with.


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Self Assessment Tax Payers - Don’t get Caught Out! f you read my ar ticle last month then you will know that I was waffling about the self assessment payment on account that is due by 31 July 2016. If you are a self assessment tax payer – don’t get caught out – reminders and statements from HMRC can seem a bit hit and miss but if online is the answer and you are not a fan of online – then we here at KBA can help. Why not pop in and we can help you pay with your debit card – happy to help.


31 July is also the deadline for the renewal of your tax credits claim – make sure that you have renewed your claim or have asked your friendly accountant to do this for you (authority needed) – if you don’t yet have actual figures, an estimate is ok but be sure that you submit your actual figures by 31 Januar y 2017. Now that the new tax year is well under way, many of the KBA clients are

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asking about the main changes in last year’s budget that affect them either now or in the near future. The main changes affecting KBA clients are: 1. Dividend Allowance – each individual can receive up to £5,000 of dividends tax free in each tax year. You will then pay 7.5% tax on dividend income up to around £43,000 or the bottom of the 40% bracket. Dividends over this will then be taxable at 32.5%, increasing to 38.1% in the additional rate band. This is a big change from the previous rules on dividends so make sure that you don’t get caught out. 2. Implementation of the National Living Wage – make sure that any persons over the age of 25 are paid at £7.20 per hour. Don’t get caught out by the other rates for the minimum wage either. If you are unsure, ask your advisor.

interest will be restricted to basic rate relief only from April 2017. If you are worried about any of these changes, why not speak to your advisor – or us here at KBA. Whatever you are doing this summer – enjoy the light sunny days and make the most of all free time. Like most offices we have staff on holiday in July and August but there will always be someone here if you have a quer y. So please feel free to call us or email and most of all we hope you get to have a lovely summer holiday and get some much needed down time! See you in September

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Localised Compaction... It’s A Vicious Circle! small seed spikelets; a sign that the grass plant is going in to survival mode. During this period, do not attempt to cut your lawn, as the growth of the grass plants will slow down considerably, and your lawn will need to retain as much moisture as possible. Grass is a hardy plant, so as soon as the soil is saturated again, the plants will start to produce new leaves, and your lawn should start to be green again. However, this is not always the case.

ou’ve probably seen it many times before. Your lawn slowly turns from a lush green carpet of grass in to a dried out bed of what looks like hay. So what’s caused this, and how does it affect your lawn in the long run?


As the soil beneath your lawn starts to dry out, so to do the grass plants. With less water to keep their leaves green, you may find your lawn will suddenly start to produce

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that penetrates, the more compact the soil becomes. To help these areas absorb water, give them a spike with a garden fork the next time you’re doing some gardening. That will help water reach the root zone so those parched little grass plants can get a much needed sip of the good stuff.

It’s common for soil to remain compact in some areas more than others. As your lawn starts to green up again, you may find areas that simply aren’t recovering as fast as other areas. These are referred to as areas of localised compaction.

To help relieve compaction in your lawn, Hollow-tine Aeration in the autumn is the best solution. This process removes small cores from the entire lawn, allowing the soil to naturally de-compact during the cooler, wetter seasons. There are several other methods that can help relieve the effects of localised compaction such as topdressing.

The problem is no matter how much rain falls, these areas will repel water, which means it soaks in to areas around it. This is the start of a vicious circle. The drier and more compact the soil is, the harder it is for water to penetrate, and the less water

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A FUN, FULL, FAMILY DAY OUT! The Wayland Show, Sunday 7th August 2016 he Wayland Agricultural Show, one of the UK’s longest running traditional agricultural shows in the UK, returns to Watton in Norfolk, from the new time of 9am on Sunday 7th August 2016, to provide families with a fun-filled, dynamic and educational day out in the Norfolk countryside.


“With a packed schedule of entertainment there’s something for everyone. This is countryside entertainment and education at its best - and even better, this family day out raises money for local charities in the area,” says Chairman Adrian Soskin. He continues; “For our 2016 show, gates will be open from 9am to 5pm, which is an hour longer than in previous years. This provides more time to enjoy yourselves and even better value too!” He adds: “Our highly successful and traditional agricultural and rural show continues to get better each year. You will able to get close to all the livestock that are competing on the day, and in addition enjoy the ever-growing equestrian sections, not to mention lots of entertainment in the main ring with all the exhibitors and shopping opportunities you could imagine. It will be a full day’s enjoyment for visitors of all ages, whatever your interests!”

where the band are playing with highland dancers and are very much looking forward to bringing this aspect of cultural difference to Norfolk. Since forming in Watton in early 2015, the Phoenix Pipes and Drums have gone from strength to strength within the local community, giving its members lots of opportunities to play all over the country and beyond. The Kangaroo Kids. This stunt show is presented by Australia’s Matt Coulter and Paul Hannam, famous for breaking many Guinness Book of Records stunts on their quad bikes. The show will include stunts using specially fitted quad-bikes and will finish the show with a spectacular jump over anything that is put in their path, be it cars, trucks or tractors. The Shopping Village. For 2016, this has replaced the Arts and Crafts Marquee and will provide an array of retail therapy from local producers.

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The traditional livestock competitions will be taking place with sheep, pigs, fur & feather and cattle all lining up to be judged. Animal lovers are in for more treats with appearances from the Mid Norfolk Gun Dog display and also the West Norfolk Fox Hounds. Also look out for the equestrian competitions throughout the day including the unique and very exciting Allen & Page Inter-team Relay.

The Phoenix Band of Pipes and Drums. The 2016 Wayland Show is the first public event

The Health & Wellbeing Marquee, supported by Total Health Pharmacy will offer five

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zones which will include health, spiritual, active, creative and performance. Look out for the annual Taste of Norfolk, Fur & Feather, Horticulture and Home Crafts and Baking marquees, vintage tractors and classic car vehicles and the many trade displays will ensure an unmissable day out. Don’t miss the unique end-of-show competition between the champion pig, horse, sheep, rabbit, cattle and fowl Champion of Champions which will receive the Norman Sculfer Memorial silver salver, plus £250 kindly sponsored by Wayland Farms Limited. (The 2015 Champion of Champions prize was won by Hope, a Lincoln Red owned by Emerson and Loveday). Prices: Ticket prices are: Adults (17+) £15 or £11 online. Children (5-16) £5 or £4 online. Under 5s free. Concessions £12 or £9 online. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £35 or £26 online. Car parking is free. The Wayland Show takes place at Brandon Road, Watton in Norfolk. SatNav users should use IP25 6NG. For more information visit www. or follow @WaylandShow on twitter.



Stand Together Against Domestic Abuse omestic abuse can affect anyone and takes all kinds of forms – physical, emotional, psychological, financial, or sexual. Much of it goes unrepor ted.

Laura McGillivray, chair of the County Community Safety Par tner ship (CCSP), said: “Anyone can be affected by domestic abuse, it may be you, or a friend or a member of your family.

A campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and increase repor ting and referrals to agencies that can help is being held this month (June). It aims to reach those responsible for abuse, those who experience it and friends and family member s who may be aware of it.

“Don’t sit on it or keep it quiet, please seek help. There are agencies you can go to for help in turning your life around.”


Poster s, magazine ar ticles, social media, adver tising, street graffiti and other methods are being used to spread the word and reach the target groups. Former Norwich City and Nor thern Ireland footballer Paul McVeigh has become a white ribbon ambassador and is backing the project.

In March this year there were 1,115 domestic abuse crimes and incidents repor ted to Norfolk police, of which 407 were crimes and 72 deemed of significant risk to be referred to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC).

led by the CCSP, which aims to encourage ear lier inter vention, reduce stigma and minimise harm. For more information about domestic abuse and the campaign, visit and look out for the hashtags #IWalkedAway and #IsItYou? You can also call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (24 hour s).

Councils, health ser vices, police and other public and voluntar y sector organisations from across Norfolk are uniting for the initiative

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FORD FIESTA ST200 A Potent Hot-Hatch From Ford FAST FACTS • Max speed: 143 mph • 0-62mph: 6.7 secs • Combined mpg: 46.3 • Engine layout: 1596cc 4-cylinder 16v turbo petrol • Max. power (bhp): 197 • CO2: 140 g/km

he Blue Oval’s Fiesta ST200 is a more potent version of the automaker’s existing small hothatch - the Fiesta ST.


The ST200 has only one power unit – and it’s exactly the same 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine found under the bonnet of the ‘ordinary’ Fiesta ST. The big difference is that Ford has given it a shotin-the-arm so that it has 17 more horses

than usual – producing 197bhp rather than 180bhp. You can ratchet clout up even further, albeit briefly, to 212bhp. It is only enhanced for 15 seconds by utilising the Fiesta ST200’s overboost feature, but, behind the wheel, it’s noticeable – and huge fun. As with the regular Fiesta ST, the ST200 comes equipped with a six-speed manual

• Price: £22,745

PROS ‘N’ CONS Stylish √ Powerful √ Handling √ Fun √ Pricey X

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transmission. The gear shift action is smooth and positive, and the quick changing cogs help to propel the car from zero to 62mph in just 6.7sec. Top speed is a sizzling 143mph.That makes the ST200 0.2sec quicker than the normal Fiesta ST on the 0-62mph dash and 4mph faster at the top end of the dial. Official fuel economy is 46.3mpg, with CO2 emissions of 140g/km. The standard ST’s figures are 47.9mpg and 138g/km. Aesthetically, the Ford Fiesta ST200 radiates masculinity with a special grey paint job – or ‘Storm Grey’ to give it its sexier moniker. The spicier than usual hot-hatch is also furnished

with smart brightware in the cabin and it comes fitted with 17in matt black alloy wheels and sporty red brake callipers. Other factory-fitted kit comprises semi-leather front sports seats and an infotainment system that can be operated with your voice. As with the Fiesta ST, Ford’s ST200 provides optimised cornering and dexterity using up-tothe-minute technology.This includes: Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and three-mode Electronic Stability Control; unique front and rear spring and damper settings with a 15mm lower centre of gravity; a sharper steering ratio and an enhanced braking system. The Fiesta ST200 can be ordered now and

is making its way to UK Ford showrooms as you read this. Pricing for the ST200 starts off at £22,745. That’s £5,000 more than the standard Fiesta ST. The Fiesta ST is still up there with the best in the hot-hatch segment, making it a tough car to beat. The ST200 is the one enthusiasts will go for – if they have the cash. It brings a grin to your face when it accelerates and embraces corners warmly and tightly. What’s more, the Fiesta’s spor ts seats keep you in place securely when tackling the bendiest bits of blacktop. Other competitors are the Volkswagen’s Polo GTI and Suzuki’s Swift Spor t. These cars are nowhere near as performance proficient, though they are significantly cheaper to purchase. The Fiesta ST is truly beloved by owners and critics. The ST200 takes this special drivers’ car to a new level of power and performance,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “I think it’s a future classic in the making.”

By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Journalist Twitter: @carwriteups

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If you want things to be different, YOU have to do it. Life doesn’t have a remote control, you have to change it! re you looking for a change? Looking for something different? Need more money? Want to take control of your life? Or perhaps you’re bored or broke?


If that sounds like you, and if you really want to create a better life for yourself and your family, I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic opportunity that you can work around your other commitments, like your current job or childcare etc. Just choose one of the following which is most important to you? • Extra income • Financial freedom • Get out of debt • More free time • Have your own business • Personal development • Help others • Early retirement

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Now, just ask yourself these few questions, and be completely honest with yourself; Why did you pick that one? Why is that important to you? What are the consequences of not having that opportunity? And Why would that worry you? Do you fancy earning ‘Residual Income’ with my full help and support and the backing of a fast-growing FTSE 250 PLC, which provides the opportunity to build a substantial longterm “Residual Income” alongside your other commitments? Residual income is income that continues to be generated after the initial effort has been made. Compare this to what most people focus on earning: linear income, which is “oneshot” compensation or payment in the form of a fee, wage, commission or salary which is directly proportional to the number of hours invested in it - 40 hours of pay for 40 hours of work.

Here’s an example of Residual Income; In 1998 my college spent 35 minutes showing a friend of his how this business works. Last month he got paid for that conversation for the 216th time for that 35 minute chat, 18 years ago. That’s Residual Income explained! So… how soon can you spare 10 minutes so I can answer all the questions I know you’ll have, and explain how this award-winning and trusted company can help you achieve what you want? Remember this: “If you think it’s too good to be true, I still get paid. If you take a look and join me, we BOTH get paid. If you don’t join me, well I still get paid!” I can help you, but you have to take the next step, which is call or text me now: 07802 690589 or visit my website for more information:



Overcoming the stigma associated with hearing loss hances are you know someone with hearing loss. In the UK over 11 million people, roughly 1 in 6, have some level of hearing impairment. Hearing loss not only affects the individual who has hearing loss but those around them as well. Hearing loss can adversely affect your ability to interact with the world around you, leading to embarrassment, social isolation, negative workplace outcomes and relational stress.


The study found that hearing loss stigma is directly related to three main factors:

The good news is that 95 percent of hearing losses can be treated with hearing aids. Yet only a small percentage of people with hearing loss choose to correct it. So why don’t more people seek hearing help?

1. Alteration in self-perception 2. Ageism 3. Vanity Unfortunately, just the idea of wearing hearing aids was found to negatively change self-perception for participants in the study. Participants perceived themselves differently and worried about how they would be viewed by others if they wore hearing aids before they actually tried them. The study also found that the negative associations were markedly diminished if the hearing aids were discreet and unnoticeable.

People usually suffer needlessly for several years before they look for hearing help. A study published in 2010 by Margaret I. Wallhagen, Ph.D., found that the perceived stigma associated with hearing loss negatively impacts an individual’s initial acceptance of it and whether or not they choose to wear hearing aids.

The stigma associated with hearing loss and hearing aids often prevents a person from seeking hearing help. Typically the same people that worry needlessly are pleased to eventually find that there are many discreet, customisable options that greatly improve quality of life. Hearing aids are now even becoming cool gadgets with

features such as bluetooth connectivity (which make it possible to connect your ears to your phone, music device, TV or tablet) or built in GPS to help you find the hearing aid if you misplace it in the home. Don’t let the stigma prevent you from living life to the fullest. Sharing ideas and participating in activities depends greatly on your ability to hear. Investing in better hearing should be a priority. If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing difficulties, don’t wait. You owe it to yourself and to those around you to hear to your full potential. Karen Finch is the Managing Director and lead audiologist at The Hearing Care Centre.The multi-award winning, family-run company has 22 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk. For more information call 01473 230330. or visit

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Attleborough Town Carnival


e are delighted to announce that First Choice Home Care are participating in this year’s Attleborough Town Carnival on Sunday 10th July 2016.

We will be holding a tombola amongst other things and all proceeds will be going to our local Dementia Café and Alzheimer’s Society.

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If you have any prizes and/or donations you wish to contribute towards the tombola, please bring them into the Wymondham Branch (11 Market Place, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0AS) Donations may include: • GIFT SETS • Toiletries • Soft Drinks (In Date) • Tinned Food (In Date) • Confectionery (In Date) • (Or Anything Similar)

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Summer seems to have arrived at last, thank goodness! e are passionate about keeping you mobile and independent. The solution we can offer may be something simple such as a walking stick, a walking frame or a 3 or 4 wheeled walker. We can help with all of these products. We will help you to decide what may suit you best, based on your abilities and preferences. You can try our products inside and out of doors so that you can get the true feel of how an aid could assist you.


A mobility scooter may be an option for you to consider. We have a large range of new and second hand scooters which we would be delighted for you to come and try. We are in the season of fetes and fairs and county shows, so please come and see us and challenge us to make a difference to your mobility! We look forward to seeing you. We are always happy to hear from existing and new customers alike, so if you would like to contact us please use the details below. Tel: 01953 887777 Email: Address: 22 Oakwood Industrial Estate, Harling Rd, Snetter ton, Norwich, NR16 2JU

Your independence is our passion Get out & about with a scooter! SCOOTERS Keeping you mobile and able to get out when walking long distances is not possible Boot scooter Comes apart into 4 or 5 pieces for easy transportation in the car/public transport. Top speed 4mph. Battery typically gives a range of 8 - 10 miles on a full charge Road scooter Used on roads or pavements. Ideal when the user wishes to use the scooter from home. Top speed 8mph. Features: Swivel seat, Adjustable tiller, Electronic brake.


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We are a family business and promise to provide exceptional care and a truly personal 24 hour service, when you need it most.

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Wymondham & Dereham - July 2016  

The Wymondham & Dereham edition of Dispatch Magazine for July 2016

Wymondham & Dereham - July 2016  

The Wymondham & Dereham edition of Dispatch Magazine for July 2016