Page 1

JULY 2014 | PRICELESS

school’s out! HOMES & GARDENS

WAYLAND SHOW Wymondham Carnival

FOR WYMONDHAM, DEREHAM & WATTON


www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

June 2014


WELCOME 

Tel: 01953 456789

&

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk www.FineCity.co.uk

@Dispatch_Mag @FineCityMag

Editor: Jonathan Horswell

Issue 81 July 2014

Advertising: sales@DispatchMagazine.co.uk

Deadline for all submissions for the next issue is:

Editorial: editorial@DispatchMagazine.co.uk

Š Dispatch Magazine Disclaimer:

Design: design@DispatchMagazine.co.uk Dispatch Magazine: 01953 456789 Queens House, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk. NR17 2AE.

DispatchMag FineCityMag

July 13th 2014

No part of this magazine may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, either wholly or in part, without the prior written permission of the Publisher. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Publisher. Every effort is taken to ensure that the contents of this magazine are accurate, but the Publisher can not assume any responsibility for errors or omissions. Whilst reasonable care is taken when accepting advertisements the Publisher will not accept any resulting unsatisfactory transactions. They will, however, immediately investigate any written complaints. The Publishers reserve the right to amend such submissions and cannot accept responsibility for any loss.

June 2014


 WYMONDHAM

www.wymondhamonline.co.uk

Wymondham Carnival 2014 Resurrected Carnival set to wow the crowds this year Wymondham Carnival Update With the semi -finals of Wymondham’s Got Talent about to begin at the Wymondham High Academy, it’s a timely reminder that the Carnival on July 26th is just around the corner. The standard of performance the judges have witnessed at the

auditions and quarter finals of the talent show has been much better than any of the Carnival Committee could have predicted. The satisfaction of seeing the development of some previously unheard of acts from audition through to live performances has made us feel the idea of engaging the towns people in the Carnival by encouraging home grown talent

was the right one. The remaining ten or twelve acts after the semi-final will provide the main attraction on the Carnival day itself, by performing to the general public as part of the finale on stage in the Market Place from late afternoon onwards. The theme of Wymondham-on-Sea, brings a slightly off the wall idea to Middleton St, Market St and of course the Market Place itself. We’re trying to recreate a seaside pier, with stalls, attractions and sideshows leading to the end of pier show which will see the presentation of the cheque for £500 to the winner of Wymondham’s Got Talent, and also the presentation to the town of our winning Carnival Queen. There will be a walking procession to kick things off at approximately 2pm from Back Lane, through Town Green and through the streets

leading up to the Market Place, and we hope that even more local groups, clubs, associations and companies will make contact and join in the procession to ensure a colourful and musical spectacle for all the family to enjoy. Market St will see the start of the stalls and so far we have a hog roast, a barbecue, a pizza oven, candy floss and ice cream, a Pimms tent and Coffee tent, charity stalls, general traders and even a Punch and Judy and fairground attractions for the little ones. We’re hoping as more people come on board, these stalls will stretch past the Priory Gardens where there will be a selection of picture boards produced by the Wymondham High Academy for local company sponsors. These boards once a common sight on the coast, mimic the seaside postcards with a cut out for the

JP’S Espresso & Sandwich Bar Order away, we’ll deliver today ! Everyone knows that JP’s serve “probably the best coffee in town” and that the choice of sandwich fillings is the best for miles.

many years, and are proud to have been involved in it’s planning. We hope everyone has a day to remember and enjoys the show.

So it goes without saying that if JP’s did a cooked breakfast then it would be wholesome and good value.

Oh and don’t forget to come along to our BBQ near the market cross after all no carnival is complete without a burger.

Well here’s some good news – not only do JP’s now serve breakfast but there are 3 to choose from including a Vegetarian option for just £4.50, the popular all day breakfast for £4.95 and the star of the show, the Big Breakfast at £6.95. In fact due to the popularity of our breakfast menu we have had to increase the number of tables we have available, but don’t worry we still have room for our famous sofa. We are very excited about Wymondham’s first carnival for

July 2014

Tel: 01953 859968 www.jpslunch.co.uk


@Dispatch_Mag

faces of the young and not so young to pose for pictures, and we hope to see the very best on every Facebook and Twitter page in East Anglia! This area will also see the Donkey rides, giving some of our little ones the chance to take a step back in time with a seaside favourite of a now bygone age with

a ride to the war memorial and back on a donkey saved by the Scratby Donkey Sanctuary. The day will be drawn to a conclusion with a Grand Fireworks display at 10pm and we hope that local people will come out and support the Wymondham Business Group and all those taking part and make this the first of many

successful Carnivals for years to come.

WYMONDHAM 

at tony@jpslunch.co.uk and for general enquiries contact David Disney at disneysdeli@gmail.com .

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the procession please contact Barbara Wake at wakeydonbar@lineone.net for more information. If you’d like a stall in the street fayre please contact Tony Holden

July 2014


 WYMONDHAM

www.wymondhamonline.co.uk

The Green Dragon Resurrected Carnival set to wow the crowds this year The Green Dragon are pleased to support Wymondham Carnival. We would like to thank our customers over the past four years, who have contributed to our amazing year. This year, we have been awarded with TripAdvisor certificate of excellence award, for the 2nd year in a row, Community Pub of the Year, (we will be holding a ‘Back to School’ street party on 9th August, see website for details), CAMRA rural pub of the year, this is an incredible achievement, made more special by our customers nominating and voting for us. We have also just been awarded Cask Marque Credit award. Justin Harvey and his team have worked tirelessly over the past four years to remain focused on bringing the Green Dragon into the community, providing a venue for many small groups to use the pub, as it has been used in the past for all it’s customers to have somewhere to hold meeting,

July 2014

events, celebrations and hopefully to provide a welcoming environment for all who visit. Justin and Colin would like also thank their staff who work tirelessly to provide the best experience possible to all who enter the Dragon! Justin Harvey is also one of the judges in the Wymondham’s got Talent, the final to be held at the Carnival ‘End of the Pier Show’. This has been an extremely hard job, as the talent has been exceptional, the contestents extremely professional. We look forward to the Carnival, and hope it will help bring in more people to Wymondham to see what an amazing town it is, and hopefully provide some real family entertainment and fun. We will be providing music, food and of course, excellent ale! Hope to see you on July 26th!

Excel Electrical Services Ltd. Electricians In Norwich serving Norfolk and Suffolk Excel Electrical Services Ltd have been trading ever since 2000. A family based business situated close to Norwich. We’re a totally authorized Fully Approved NICEIC contractor including Part P. Our own results and track record are based upon regularly delivering a great customer service.

Excel Electrical Services Ltd can be found at: 10 Knyvett Green, Ashwellthorpe Norwich, NR16 1HA Daytime: 01508 488007 Mobile: 07718 206110 enquiries@excelelectrical.co.uk www. electrician-norwich.co.uk

Traditional

Wishing Wymondham Carnival a Successful 2014

38 Albini Way Becketts Grove Wymondham NR18 OUJ

INSURED TO WORK AT ANY HEIGHT


@Dispatch_Mag

WYMONDHAM 

Phoenix Eco Plumbing Specialist renewable hot water systems ‘Phoenix Eco Plumbing are based in Weeting and provide services in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We are specialists in renewable hot water systems for domestic properties, offering a variety of renewable energy sources that can be integrated into new and existing hot water systems.

We specialise in Solidfuel: open fires; log burner wet & dry, We also install flue systems. All our work is certificated under HETAS competent scheme. As part of Guild of master chimney sweeps, all our sweeps are certificated. Every installation is individually specified and designed in-house to match your requirements.

Our most important mission as renewable energy installers is to be responsible for the correct installation and servicing of your vented or unvented storage cylinders; solar hot water; biomass boilers; log burners; chimney and flue systems. Contact us on: 07506 683356 and ask for Ian

July 2014


 WYMONDHAM

www.wymondhamonline.co.uk

Priory Insurance Brokers A look at home insurance! Your most valuable asset is likely to be your home. Have you ever considered what would happen in the event of a serious fire, flood or theft ?

combined. In addition to standard cover, we can arrange to include Accidental Damage, together with Personal Possessions cover for items away from the home.

With access to over 200 Insurance Schemes, our fully trained staff will search our panel of carefully selected Insurers to ascertain the correct levels of cover and protection required for your individual circumstances.

If your property is of non standard construction, or you work from home, we can cater for these difficult and sometimes expensive policies, with our expert knowledge and understanding of your individual circumstances.

We can provide cover for just Buildings or Buildings and Contents

July 2014

With over 35 years experience in providing Home Insurance at all

levels, we would welcome your enquiry and would be pleased to provide quotations or advice. For more information or quotation, please contact Miss Lucy Moy. Call: 01953 602866

E-mail: lucy@prioryinsurance.co.uk Fine Us At: 4 Fairland Street Wymondham Norfolk NR18 0AN


@Dispatch_Mag

WYMONDHAM 

Do You Think You Paid Too Much Tax Last year? Let Kerry check to see if you are entitled to a rebate Or do you think that “it must be right because no one told me any different”? If you have more than two different types of income – whatever they may be – it really is a good idea to check that you have paid the right amount of tax. You can do this yourself or of course come and see someone like us here at KBA. If you have savings accounts that generate interest (not ISA’s) then you might be paying tax on this interest. But what if you don’t need to? This is another of the ways that you can end up paying too much tax. Surely this income is better in your pocket? So if you think you might have paid too much tax, or maybe could ask to receive your interest on savings accounts gross, then why not come and talk to us here at KBA. We still offer a free initial consultation of up to an hour so the good news is that it’s a win win situation! (Please note we cannot give financial advice but know some lovely people that can!)

We can also help you check your national insurance contributions. Again if you have more than one income on which you pay national insurance contributions, you could be over paying.Unlike the tax system there is no straight forward return for overpaid NIC – but if you have overpaid we here at KBA can help you sort this out. Why not call us – 01953 457173. We are now heading into July and the long summer holidays. Most of us are thinking about how many weeks until we can get to that long awaited break from reality. Unfortunately 31 July is also the final day for confirming your tax credits to HMRC. We all know that calling the tax credits office can be a long and frustrating process, but did you know that with authority, we here at KBA can ring the tax credits office for you and confirm your annual information or earnings. If you are employed with just one job and the hours never change, then hopefully

your tax credits are nice and straight forward, but if you are one of the many self employed people out there or have varying details, tax credits can become a big nightmare. If you are not yet aware of your profit from your business then you need to estimate your profit before 31 July 2014. As long as you call back with the actual figure before 31 January 2015 all will be well, so don’t hang around – and definitely don’t miss that deadline! We are happy to call the tax credits office to confirm your profit as part of your accounts and tax preparation process – so it really can be made much simpler. The 31st July is also a red letter day as if you are a self assessment tax payer; you need to make sure that you have paid all second payments on account by 31 July 2014. If you are a client here at KBA, don’t panic we will be writing to you in the next couple of weeks to remind you what you need to pay. If you are unsure or need help with your

tax affairs, why not give us a call or email: kerry@kerrybutcher.co.uk. The penalty and interest charged by HMRC is much higher now and they definitely mean business so make sure you don’t get caught out. Finally it’s time for a big thank you. Thank you to all those of you who choose to come and see us here at KBA. I started my business because (sad though it is) I love what I do, I love figures and I love meeting new people and most of all I love to be able to save my clients money or even find a tax refund. I love every day that I am working and without my lovely clients – I wouldn’t be able to do this. So thank you to all of you and to my lovely colleagues at KBA. I hope we are a friendly bunch, so if you have anything you think that we could help you with, please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

July 2014


10 WYMONDHAM

www.wymondhamonline.co.uk

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate Prince George’s 1st birthday with EACH East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is inviting the people of East Anglia to join them in celebrating the first birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge by holding a birthday party in his honour on Tuesday 22nd July. The charity, which has HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as its Royal

Patron, is encouraging as many schools, groups, companies and individuals as possible to hold a Royal birthday party on or around Tuesday 22nd July. Party organisers will be encouraged to invite friends and colleagues to attend parties and make a donation to EACH.

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, became Royal Patron of EACH in January 2012 and has provided the charity with many great benefits including raising awareness and understanding of services, boosting the media profile and inspiring people to raise funds. Camilla Haycock, EACH Fundraising Development Manager, said: “We’re hoping as many people as possible across East Anglia will hold a birthday party on this special day, or as near to the day as they can, to help us celebrate the first birthday of the Prince. It’s a great excuse to have a bit of fun with party games and cake while raising funds for an important local charity.

Prince George receives a gift!

July 2014

“The birth of Prince George raised thousands of pounds for EACH with fans making donations in lieu of buying

and sending gifts and we hope we can inspire people to raise funds again.” Details about how to get involved can be found at www.each.org.uk/ biggestbirthday or contact the EACH Norfolk Fundraising Team on: (01953) 666767 email: norfolk@each.org.uk Twitter: @EACH_Norfolk


@Dispatch_Mag

WYMONDHAM 11

Beds fit for a Queen At Sound Sleep we are forever evolving and working to ensure that our customers have the latest bed technology to chose from Years ago, we were the first bed company to be offering high quality memory foam mattresses. Then we promoted the benefits of sleeping on natural products like latex. Just last year, Sound Sleep were the first to introduce Geltex; the newest mattress technology since memory foam. But July 2014 sees the introduction of Staples Beds to our range, with the iconic Slumberland Gold Seal and Bronze Seal in their new specifications joining them. Staples Beds are hand made in Cambridgeshire. The pocket springs used are of the highest quality, the fillings are created from the finest quality natural materials; some of which are hand teased to give these mattresses a truly sumptuous feel. The tickings used to finish the mattresses are the finest luxury Belgian damasks. But the ultimate hand made element is the hand side stitching; the border of the mattresses are stitched by hand into the pocket springs to give added side support and ultimate luxury. Staples Beds were awarded a Royal Warrant in 1932 by King George V and this has been graciously renewed by each successive monarch since; including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our new Staples and Slumberland range are arriving with us early July and to promote these fantastic brand new models, we are offering an extra 10% off sale prices on those models plus some of

our existing models from other manufacturers. If you need comfort and luxury in your life, come down to Sound Sleep and have a chat with one of our friendly Mattress Specialists. All of our mattresses and divans carry the National Bed Federation’s ‘NBF Approved’ large tick logo, which means the manufacturer who made that bed has been independently audited to ensure they follow all the required procedures to produce safe, clean and hygienic mattresses. In short, that they are what they say they are. Currently there is an increasing mistrust among consumers about the products they are buying – particularly those where the contents are unseen and taken on trust, like beds and mattresses. The NBF is the UK trade association for British bed manufacturers, and to meet its new Code of Practice, member companies have had to go through rigorous and independent audits. “We wanted to ensure that our mark of approval really meant something,” said Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF. Particularly important to anyone buying a new bed is its safety and the reassurance that the mattress meets strict British flammability regulations. If it doesn’t - and recent publicity on BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ programme which aired in January 2014, and again in May 2014, has highlighted the growing number of illegal mattresses being

sold with counterfeit fire labels – then it could prove fatal if ignited. Silentnight Beds have released a video of flammability tests on mattresses undertaken in their laboratory, the results are shocking.

Spokesperson for the Sleep Council Lisa Artis said, “This is great news for consumers and we would urge anyone buying a bed to look out for the NBF’s new mark of approval – it’s designed to keep people sleeping safe as well as sound.”

A non-compliant mattress, which was purchased online, therefore on sale to the public, was on fire within two minutes and releasing significant amounts of toxic fumes within three minutes, by this time the fully compliant mattress had fully extinguished itself.

NBF’s Jessica Alexander stated “For reputable manufacturers, the NBF Approved logo is merely confirmation that they are – and always have been - following all the right procedures.

Within six minutes, the room is fully consumed with smoke and fire; the average response time for fire fighters in the UK is nine minutes. See it for yourself on our TV in store or on our YouTube page, search for Sound Sleep Beds.

Unfortunately there are less scrupulous traders out there who are now selling products that can’t be trusted – and with a mattress it’s hard to know what you are buying. The new NBF Approved logo means people can buy a mattress in the certain knowledge that it is safe, clean and honest.”

Less dramatic but still concerning are health and hygiene issues. We all want to think the nice new bed we are getting in to is clean and hygienic – and the NBF Approved logo means consumers can be sure that the bed they are buying comes from a manufacturer with all the right procedures in place to be sure it is just that. Lastly, we want to know that the mattress we are buying contains exactly what it says it does. Not to do so contravenes the Trades Descriptions Act – and again, the big tick logo means you can be assured the product you are buying is as described. It’s an initiative that The Sleep Council both supports and endorses.

Sound Sleep backs the National Bed Federation’s new code of practice and are committed to supplying clean and safe products, so you can have a sound sleep knowing that your bed is fully compliant to UK laws and regulations. Feel free to visit us in store for more information. When you buy your next bed, make sure you look for the big tick! Sleep Safe. Sleep Sound. Sound Sleep. To keep up to date on all promotions and Sleep Council news follow us on twitter @soundsleepbeds www.soundsleepbeds.co.uk www.bedfed.org.uk www.sleepcouncil.com

July 2014


12 WYMONDHAM

www.wymondhamonline.co.uk

Suffolk & Norfolk Youth Action Attleborough’s Got Talent, 2014 Suffolk and Norfolk Youth Action (SNYA) assisted Attleborough Players at the finals of Attleborough’s Got Talent, 2014 with the interviews being played out on SNYA Radio the following Saturday. You could tell that this year’s performances were of a very high standard because the judges, Vera Dale, Tony Perkins and Hugh Lynch spent a great deal of time deliberating before eventually choosing ‘Harry Hilarious’ as the winner and ‘Long Time Dead’ as this year’s runners up. Attleborough’s performing community proved that once again, that we really do have talent and it was most pleasing to see that this was an intergenerational evening with acts ranging from children to mature folk. The audience was treated to the delights of a novelty act playing the cup, fantastic magicians, sensational singers, as well as wonderful dancers. The winner of Attleborough’s Got Talent 2014, eleven year old Harry, told me that he entered the competition to challenge himself and really, really, didn’t expect to win. Harry is no stranger to fame as you may recognise him from the CBBC TV show ‘Turbo Boost’. He has filmed at the Harry Potter Studios and performed at Covent Garden and, as if that wasn’t enough, Harry has performed at a kids festival in front of 800 people. When asked what the future holds, the modest young man simply said, ‘I have no idea but I am delighted to receive the £100 prize money to spend on even more magic tricks.’ This year’s runners up ‘Long Time Dead,’ have only been performing together as a three man acoustic guitar singing combo for the last couple of years. They told me that they came together to raise money to combat Multiple Sclerosis. They enjoy supporting the community and performing the music of Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Christy Moore amongst others. At the auditions, the band told me that they didn’t expect to win as this was the first talent competition that they have ever entered.

July 2014

Runners up of Attleborough’s Got Talent, 2014: Barry Chamberlin -singer and guitarist Soloist Adam Hurn who covered ‘Cult of Personality’ by Living Colour Magicians, Thomas and Lydia Vocalist - Erin Anderson who performed ‘Vienna’ by Billy Joel Victoria and Louise- performed a mash-up of songs, accompanied by a cup Grace Anderson who performed a dance. Magician -Magical Katherine Singer and acoustic guitar player Alex Good who covered Imagine Dragons Radio Active Charlie who performed a dance Joseph Rosales singer and ukulele player covered ‘Santeria’ by Sublime Owen (last year’s winner) performed a dance Singer and ukulele player – Ellis Rosales performed ‘Let It Go’ from the Walt Disney film ‘Frozen’. Jack, Lilly and Danielle performed’ I want you back’ by Michael Jackson. The half term school holidays continued to be very active for members of Suffolk and Norfolk Youth Action Radio, with five members of the team broadcasting live from the Family Fun Day at the White Lodge public house in Attleborough. The annual event raises much needed funds for charities and this year we supported Parkinson’s UK. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects one person in every 500. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. Someone forgot to tell the weather that it was a bank holiday as the sun shone without a cloud in the sky. The event was officially opened with Attleborough players Robert Thomas and Sam Woodrow performing their Blues Brothers routine. The event was truly fantastic with hundreds of visitors enjoying live music from guitarist Phil Robinson followed

by the Dust Bowl Blues Band. The event included art and craft, bouncy castles, traditional fete games, cakes, and of course, the traditional BBQ. The highlight of the event was the auction experience; this saw members of the public bidding ferociously against each other to secure signed England and Norwich City Football shirts, golf and fishing experiences, swimming passes, a Harley Davison bike ride, as well as tickets for an England Football match. None was so funny though as the battle to secure Philip Dingle to personally valet your car. The Family Fun Day was a fantastic success with the event raising £4,550 for Parkinson’s UK. This month SNYA gratefully received two -CDJ-900’s, a mixing desk, and amplifier donated by Richard Coates from Fullpotential. CDJ’s are digital turntables used to play CDs; they can accurately emulate a vinyl turntable, including the ability to scratch and are used by disc jockeys. Thanks Richard, they are being used daily and we are having fantastic fun! Fullpotential is a team of some of the UK’s leading coaches and industry experts that have the knowledge and experience together with a proven track record to offer you the best guidance, motivation and inspiration. They are passionate about running and triathlon and want to help others to believe, run or try and achieve their full potential. Also this month, thank you to anon of Norfolk for the donation of an electric Bass Guitar and Amp. This has made a fantastic addition to our stock of studio instruments. If you are de-cluttering, moving house or your kids have left home then please think of us before throwing away any un-wanted musical instruments. We will always use them and treat them with the care that they deserve. (We would particularly welcome a donation of a drum kit). As a 360° Beacon for the Media Trust, eight members of SNYA experienced a two day video training course provided by Roy Heath from the production team

of BBC’s Country File. Roy showed the group of eight young people how to plan outdoor filming, position cameras, interview techniques and audio recording. After first practicing in the studio, the team was ready to take to the streets of Attleborough and interview our residents. They asked ‘should the UK stay in or leave Europe’. Thank you to all the participants who stopped to support the young people of Attleborough. Back at the studio the footage was edited to make our first ‘SNYA Snapshot’ video; hopefully the first of many. (Stop and have your say next time you see us in Attleborough) The Media Trust has financially supported SNYA throughout 2013/14 with our members visiting BBC Radio Leicester, meeting editors and journalists from ‘Inside and Out’ and ‘Down but not Out’ publications, as well as providing us with £200 of editing equipment. Finally, this month, Matthew Dowse and Jamie Debenham, young presenters on SNYA Radio, are representing Suffolk and Norfolk Youth Action at the new European Youth Alcohol Awareness Forum in Newcastle. More on the outcome of the SNYA Ambassadors ‘all expenses paid trip’ next month! If you or you know of any other young people who would like to become involved in media/ entertainment activities, then get in touch, at: SNYA Attleborough Academy Norfolk 9 Norwich Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 2AJ 01953 452109 office@snyouthaction.org.uk www.snya.org.uk


@Dispatch_Mag

WYMONDHAM 13

Party & Prom Beautiful dressess and accessories for every special occasion Party and Prom in Long Stratton is a specialist boutique offering a huge range of over 300 prom dresses, ball gowns, evening gowns and party frocks.

feel the fabrics and quality. We believe that buying a special dress should be a stress-free experience where you can relax and enjoy yourself.

We are one of the biggest stockists of special occasion wear in Norfolk and pride ourselves in offering good quality dresses at reasonable prices.

At Party and Prom, family or friends can enjoy a cup of coffee whilst you try on as many dresses as you like before dazzling them on our red carpet!

We offer expert, honest personal service with no high pressure selling.

Parking is free and you can even book a private appointment if you would like exclusive use of our showrooms. www.partyprom.co.uk www.facebook.com/partyandprom

Every woman wants to feel like the ‘belle of the ball’ knowing that her dress is stylish and flattering whatever her size, shape or colouring.

Twitter: @partyandprom Tel: 01508 218050 Mob: 07922 004974

It’s important that you get the fit, style and colour that looks and feels the best for you. To do this you need to try on lots of different dresses, see the colours,

July 2014


14 DEREHAM

www.derehamonline.co.uk

Dave Wicks Motorcycles & Dereham Motorcyle MOT Centre Dereham has got it covered for your motorcyle needs Dave Wicks Motorcyles is located at 6 Bertie Ward Way on the Rash’s Green Industrial Estate in Dereham. This biker’s paradise offers new and used bikes, clothing and helmets and accessories as well as a fully equiped workshop that can cater for all your servicing, parts and performance tuning requirements. They are specialists in Stomp Engine Tuning and are the proud sponsor of Lewis Whitmore, one of East Anglia’s top speedway riders. Bikes available include: Royal Enfield, Stomp, E P Barros, AJS and Hyosung. Why not pop in and take a look! Call: 01362 655095 for more info, or take a look online at: www.davewicksmotorcycles.com

July 2014

Located next door to Dave Wicks’ is Dereham Motorcycle MOT Centre. Their aim is to offer a flexible service to suit your needs. Stuie, the owner and tester, has been involved with and riding motorcycles for over 45 years, and still is to this day. Bookings can be made over the phone from 10.00am, or in person, but are also catered for with “dropin” customers, depending on how busy the workshop is on the day - but the kettle is always on! There is a contact form on the website: www.derehammotorcyclemot.co.uk for customers to give feedback, or to book an MOT. Please not however, you must call to book if you require an MOT after 5pm!


@Dispatch_Mag

DEREHAM 15

Dereham Hire And Sales Over 30 years of hire and sales in Dereham For over 30 years Dereham Hire and Sales have served East Anglia specialising in the Hire, Sale, Repair and Service of all types of Plant, Tools and Machinery offering a comprehensive service to both Trade and DIY customers. Why not visit our large showrooms where we have probably the largest stock of power and hand tools for sale in Mid-Norfolk, we are also Calor Gas stockists.

We offer repairs and servicing for your gardening equipment plus most makes of power tools too. We can offer a delivery and collection service (extra charge applies) for all our equipment if required. If you require a trade account you can apply for this on our website: derehamhireandsales.co.uk Please call to request a free current hire price list.

July 2014


16 WHAT’s ON

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

Wayland Show 2014 Sunday 3rd August in Watton What’s On at This Year’s Wayland Show? The Wayland Agricultural Show, one of the UK’s longest running traditional agricultural shows in the UK, returns to Watton from 10am on Sunday 3rd August 2014 to provide families with a fun-filled and educational day out in the Norfolk countryside. With a packed schedule of entertainment there’s something for everyone and all ages. The Dare Devil - New for 2014 Nick Houghton will provide the thrills with not just one, but two daring aerobatic displays in his Pitts S1-11B Biplane.If you need your blood pressure testing after all that food, excitement and shopping, Total Health Pharmacy will be on hand to do it! Chairman of the Wayland Agricultural Show Ian Whettingsteel comments: “The sun was out last year which meant record visitors and we hope this year will be just as successful so that we can continue to support local charities and good causes. Guests of all ages will enjoy highlights of Norfolk’s agricultural and rural traditions and with even

more attractions this year’s show is set to be the best yet.”

Italian (Sharron Manley) 1.15 Music by Bridgham & Harling Band

For the ‘Foodies’ 2.15 Cooking with chef, Jon Gay Those that enjoy their grub will be spoilt for choice with Tastes of Norfolk displaying and selling the finest and tastiest produce from Norfolk, including tasty pork piece and scrumptious sausages. If that doesn’t tempt you, you’ll find a host of other food outlets to suit your tastes and candy floss and toffee apples for a sweet tooth! Even award-winning Chef Jon Gay will be giving two cooking demonstrations using the finest locally sources ingredients. Timetable of Events in the Lifestyle Marquee include:11.00 Music by the Bridgham & Harling Band 12.00 Cooking Demonstration with chef Jon Gay 12.45 Fashion Show French &

Creatures Great and Small Animal lovers are in for a treat with the Banham Heavy Horse Team, Sheep Dog Trials, a Gun Dog display and the dazzling equestrian display team Jive Pony. Cyril the Squirrel and his amusing team of terriers have been established as the leading Terrier Racing Display Team for over 15 years, and this year they are travelling to the Wayland Show to provide excellent entertainment – you name is, Cyril has done it! Also, NEW for this year is the Dog Agility event – a display of talented dogs jumping through hoops and performing balancing tricks. The traditional livestock competitions will be taking place with sheep, pigs and cattle all lining up to be judged. For more unusual animals you can visit the Fur and Feather marquee where a selection of extraordinary livestock breeds can be seen.

July 2014

Mad About Music Music will be provided by the Bridgham and Harling Band, a wind band consisting of woodwind, brass and percussion whose repertoire includes marches, overtures and selections from musicals and popular music such as The Beatles and The Seekers, popular classics, instrumental solos and much more. The fabulous Marham Bluebirds, the RAF Military Wives Choir will also be performing. A Spot of Retail Therapy A selection of stands selling handbags, clothes, jewellery and arts and crafts will also be at the show for anyone looking to purchase a gift for a loved one, or a treat for themselves! Ticket prices are: Adults (17+) £12 or £10 online. Children (5-16) £5 or £4 online. Under 5s free. Concessions £10 or £8 online. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £30 or £25 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.waylandshow.com or follow @WaylandShow on twitter.


@Dispatch_Mag

WHAT’s ON 17

July 2014


Come and visit us at our stand at the Wayland Show and meet our new permanent Vet team.

Old Golf House staff ‘selfie’ caricatures...

Every client who visits our stand will receive a £5 discount voucher to use in any one of our four branches towards any bill or product.


Free dental checks Face painting Toys, shampoos and other accessories for sale Free micro-chipping for your dog at the event Free flea checks (including flea and worm advice)


20 WHAT’s ON

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

A Jewel In The Centre Of Norwich The Maddermarket Theatre ‘The first building in England since the Commonwealth definitely constructed with an Apron and a Gallery so that Shakespeare can be given upon the stage for which he wrote’ – Nugent Monck, 26th September 1921 The words spoken by the founder of The Norwich Players before their inaugural performance of As You Like It at the iconic Maddermarket Theatre in the heart of Norwich. Monck left a successful theatrical career in London and set up home in Norwich to return to more simplistic production values. Using minimal scenery, period costume and full, uncut texts Monck and his players performed various plays and pageants in locations around Norwich including the Assembly House, the Theatre Royal, the Old Music House

on King Street and even Monck’s own home. Further afield the Players performed at Blickling Hall (The Masque of Anne Boleyn, written by Monck), as well as the Kings Hall in Covent Garden and the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-uponAvon. After ten years of having no permanent ‘home’ for his Norwich Players, Monck bought an old, disused Roman Catholic chapel with near perfect acoustics and he and the Players set about transforming the building into a theatre. In roughly six weeks the derelict chapel was converted into England’s first permanent recreation of an Elizabethan stage. As You Like It opened the new theatre and by 1936, The Norwich Players

were the first company to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays under one producer. In 2011, in the centenary year of the founding of the Norwich Players, they completed the Shakespeare cannon once again with the newly attributed ‘Double Falsehood’, three weeks ahead of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Although grounded in Shakespearean roots, the Norwich Players set about producing professional quality ‘plays of merit’ for the local community. That principle still holds today, over ninety years later, with each yearly season of twelve plays varying from the time honoured classics of Wilde and Shaw to contemporary dramas by new writers such as Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy) and Terry Johnson (Hitchcock Blonde). In between producing it’s own shows the theatre plays host to visiting companies and bands, both local and

July 2014

international. After a much praised start to the 2014 season, the rest of the year continues with Alan Ayckbourne’s ‘Life and Beth’, stage adaptations of the classic TV series ‘Allo ‘Allo and ‘Last of The Summer Wine’, Shaw’s ‘Arms and The Man’, Wilde’s ever popular ‘Importance of Being Earnest’ and rounds off with a Norfolk premiere of the family favourite, ‘The Borrowers’. Tucked away in the middle of the Norwich Lanes, close to a wide choice of restaurants and bars, and with nearby parking, the Maddermarket is a ‘quirky’, intimate little theatre with a big heart full of love: for it’s audiences and the dedicated army of volunteers who help keep the venue running smoothly. To find out more about this hidden gem, take a look at their website, www.maddermarket.co.uk, or visit them during national Heritage Open Days for backstage tours and a look at the largest amateur theatre wardrobe in the region.


WHAT’s ON 21

@Dispatch_Mag

World Horse Welfare Extravaganza Fun and fundraising day Sunday 10th August Looking for a great family day out this summer? Why not come along to our Fundraising Fun Day? On Sunday 10th August (10am-3pm) World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Snetterton, Norfolk, will be holding its annual fundraising Summer Extravaganza. This year, the Extravaganza will be bigger and better than ever before, so don’t miss out – make sure you put the date in your diary now! The event opens at 10am and the displays in the main ring kick off at 11am with a special demonstration by the Hall Farm grooms and equine residents. A fast and furious scurry driving spectacular will be up next, to keep the audience on the edge of their seats – followed by the IMPs Motorcycle Display Team, who are sure to thrill show-goers

young and old alike. Other exciting main ring displays include dog agility and Horse Boarding UK, which features the exhilarating mix of a skateboarder being towed around a course behind a horse and rider – not a sport for the faint-hearted! Additional attractions include a farriery competition, a dog show, mounted police specials, birds of prey, heavy horses and vintage cars and tractors. Shoppers will be well-catered for with a wide variety of trade stands and craft stalls, a giant tombola and a huge tack stall, which will offer a great range of both new and secondhand tack and rugs. Younger visitors will be kept entertained by the children’s zone – complete with games area, facepainting and much more – plus

donkey rides, tractor-trailer rides around the farm and of course the chance to pat a pony. You will be spoilt for choice on refreshments, with a variety of food and hot and cold drinks available – plus a licensed bar and live music. Our Summer Extravaganza Fundraising Fun Day really does have something for all the family – and all this for an entry fee of only £5 per car. World Horse Welfare is an international horse charity that improves the lives of

horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care. At Hall Farm – just one of four Rescue and Rehoming Centres the charity has around the UK – we care for around 160 horses at any one time, nursing them back to health before finding them loving new homes. Proceeds from this year’s Extravaganza will help to fund our vital work helping horses in need worldwide. www.worldhorsewelfare.org

Summer a! Extravaganz Hall Farm, Snetterton Fundraising fun day Sunday 10th August 10am - 3pm The IMPS Motorcycle Display Team Vintage cars and tractors Mounted Police Specials Horse Boarding UK Farrier competition Food and drink Bar and music Birds of prey Craft stalls

World Horse Welfare display Dog show and agility Tractor trailer rides Massive tack sale Children’s area Giant tombola Donkey rides

Entry £5 per car Please contact Maxine Langley on 01953 499100 or 07801 880201 for details and trade stand enquiries

£10 minibus

Signposted off the A11 between Attleborough and Thetford

www.worldhorsewelfare.org Registered charity no: 206658 and SC038384

July 2014


22 Homes & gardens

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

The Norfolk Plover By Ed Parnell of Norfolk Wildlife Trust The Breckland area is home to the stone curlew, one of the county’s most distinctive birds, fittingly also known as the Norfolk plover. Stone curlews are a type of wading bird, but they are not (as their name might suggest) related to the Eurasian curlew, which is a familiar bird found mainly around our coasts.

In fact, the stone curlew is the only European representative of the Thickknee family and, yes, it does have rather knobbly knees – though you’ll need a very good view to actually notice this! Stone curlews are very much an inland bird, finding one of their national strongholds among the grassy heathlands and neighbouring arable fields of the Brecks. They are a migratory species, arriving back in Norfolk in March and April each year, having spent their winter around the Mediterranean and even south of the Sahara. A few birds now do seem to be staying put in Norfolk over the winter, perhaps a trend that will increase with climate change? Plumage-wise Norfolk plovers are brown and streaked above, with a pale belly and a noticeable white wing-bar. They have a stubby, strong-looking bill and long yellowish-green legs.

Stylish shutters! Providing unrivalled quality, exceptional insulation, privacy and light control. 01603 615945

8 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4AG

01953 455415

Haverscroft Industrial Estate, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1YE

For every blind, curtain and Roman fold sold in July we are donating £1 to PACT - the animal sanctuary and rescue centre

www.norwichsunblinds.co.uk July 2014

However, their most distinctive features are their large yellow eyes, which led to another of their historical Norfolk names – the goggle-eyed plover! Arguably the best site to see stone curlews in the UK is NWT Weeting Heath, near Brandon. Two special viewing hides have been constructed here which give excellent views over the grassy heath where the birds feed and nest. The turf is kept short by large numbers of rabbits, something which is actively encouraged by Norfolk Wildlife Trust,as they keep the grass at just the right height for these rare birds, as well as numerous scarce Breckland plants and invertebrates. Despite the shortness of the grass, the stone curlews are not always easy to spot as their brown-streaked plumage can look remarkably like a rabbit froma distance. Often, too, the birds sit motionless for long periods (particularly when they are on the nest) and it is not until they move across the ground

in short, running bursts that they become obvious. Towards dusk though their activity levels rise and they start making their rather eerie, wailing calls. NWT Weeting Heath is located just west of Brandon on the NorfolkSuffolk border. Leave Brandon on the A1065 towards Mundford. Cross the railway line on the outskirts of the town, then turn left to Weeting village. In the village itself take the left turn to Hockwold cum Wilton. The reserve car park and visitor centre are 2.5km west of Weeting village and well, well-signed from the road. The reserve is open from 7am to dusk and the visitor centre from 10am to 4pm daily between April and August (September opening is dependent upon the stone curlews). A small entrance charge applies for adult non-NWT members.


@Dispatch_Mag

HOMES & GARDENS 23

ClarkBuild, For All Your Floor It Luxury Flooring Building Needs Specialists Chartered building company for whom no job is too small

Internet priced luxury

We provide professionalism and integrity, value for money, compliance with good building practice and with the proprietor/director has been 35 years in business with a professional qualification.

At CLARKBUILD LTD we know you will receive a professional and personal service for all your building, wet rooms and maintenance needs.

‘Floor It’ is an established business based in Norfolk that specialises in the supply and fitting of many different types of floor, including:

Please call us for a free quotation.

· Laminate floors from Quick Step · Designer Floors from Karndean · Designer Floors from Amtico

No job is too small for us. We offer bathroom and kitchen installation, loft conversions, renovations and extensions, as well as roofing, driveways, building maintenance and repair.

T: 01953 601678 M: 07788 722151 mailbox@clarkbuild.co.uk

• • • • • • • • • • •

Wet Rooms Free Survey Fully Insured Local Authority approved for disability grants Adaptations Alteration General Building Extensions Structural Repairs Loft conversions Property refurbishment

Unit 15, Penfold Drive, Wyrnondham, Norfolk NR18 0WZ

Carpets also available and can be supplied and fitted, or just supplied. As a local business, Floor it offers a more personal service than that of larger rivals. Floor It owner Russell Taylor believes that because his overheads are low, he can offer competitive internet prices. He says, ““Normally when you deal with larger flooring retailers it involves lots of people in the chain. Rather than having to go through an estimator, salesman and fitter, with Floor-it, it’s all done by one person. I have been fitting laminate flooring for nearly 11 years now and was

trained to fit carpets by one of the best known family firms in Norfolk. I have also been trained by Amtico’s Training Centre in Epsom to lay Amtico and Karndean designer laminate flooring, and on a course in Oxford led by Pergo to lay laminates (the best laminate manufacturer there is). These types of flooring can offer a unique look to match your individual requirements. If you have not seen or do not know about Karndean or Amtico, then you are missing out - this flooring is both beautiful and hard wearing. The other great thing about contacting me for a quote is that I have very low overheads, and can pass on those benefits to the customer, and 99% of the time can beat shop prices.” Find out more by visiting the website: www.floorituk.co.uk or call on: 01362 420286 or 07887 506763

July 2014


@Dispatch_Mag

HOMES & GARDENS 25

Earn Extra! If you had the choice to earn more money or less money which would you choose? In life we all have choices; we make the choice of what we do, what we earn, who we work for etc. If you’re not happy with where you are or with what you are currently earning, the only person who can change that is you, it’s your choice! So… if YOU are ready to choose to make a change I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic business opportunity that you can work around your other commitments, like your current job or childcare. I’m looking to work closely with just a handful of energetic, ambitious and positive people who want to create a better life for themselves. People who I can work with, people who are willing to learn, who will attend local training events with me, people who will not find excuses for not earning whatever amount of money they want.

As well as earning money out of this business, I also run 2 other businesses and I have 2 young children to look after and I still find the time.

What have you got to loose? If you get in touch I can help you and together we will make it happen. If you do nothing guess what… nothing will change for you. But it’s your choice, so choose wisely!!

For more information call me now: Jonathan Horswell 07802 690589 or www.AskMeHow.co.uk

Therefore “I haven’t got time for this” is just an excuse, it’s your choice, but it is just an excuse. If you haven’t got time… get up earlier!

If you want to earn extra money, only YOU can do that. No one else can make it happen, only you. So if you would like to share in my success, earn extra money, build your own business with my help and guidance and actually achieve what you’re really worth, get in touch and I’ll show you how.

July 2014


26 SCHOOL’s OUT!

Congratulations

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk to Lane Farm Country Foods winners of our 2014 Producer of the Year Award. Lane Farm knows that for great tasting sausages you need great meat and plenty of it - look out for their sausages, made from over 80% home reared pork, in selected Suffolk stores, along with their delicious bacon, ham, chorizo and salami.

Other Sourced Locally produce available from your local Co-op

on me Try so BBQ today your

July 2014

eastofengland.coop/stores

/eastofenglandcoop

/eoecoop


@Dispatch_Mag

SCHOOL’S OUT! 27

Mini Monkey Gym Mumpreneur in Norwich secures new franchise Exciting news! We have successfully secured our first franchisee and are looking to get the word out regionally as well as nationally. I attach our press release for you. I think our story be very interesting for your readers and wondered if you would like to support us by including our press release in your next issue? Mini Monkey Gym was launched in Norwich in 2009 and I have gone on to successfully juggle a family (I have 2 girls 7 and 2 yrs old) and grow and expand my business both regionally and nationally. A successful mumpreneur! Mini Monkey Gym provides physical play and learning sessions for Nurseries, Pre-schools, Surestart Children’s Centres and other early years organisations. Our FIT&FUN programme has been developed and specifically adapted to support the Early Years Foundation Stage and the 5 Every Child Matters Outcomes Framework. We tailor our sessions to suit the needs of the children in your early years setting by planning sessions appropriate to their age and stage of development. The aim of the Mini Monkey Gym FIT&FUN programme is to encourage active movement, develop physical fitness and ability, as well as promoting social, emotional and cognitive development. We achieve these goals through movement activities and physical skills practice involving specially designed soft equipment. We also engage children in sensory activities using a variety of colourful and tactile props. We give children the opportunity to experience enjoyment and increased confidence through our physical movement programme from an early age. To find out how we can be an asset to your early years setting and help achieve your learning outcomes contact us to request a FIT&FUN prospectus. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and offer your nursery a FREE no obligation taster session. Baby Monkeys - Newborn to 6 months - A wonderful sensory and movement experience for babies in a stimulating, yet soothing environment. Sensory

activities, along visual, auditory and tactile themes, allow Baby Monkeys to find out about their environment and open their senses. Movement activities,using our specially designed soft equipment, promotes babies’ body awareness, body strength as well as their cognitive and physical development. We have lots of fun with songs and rhymes, parachute time and bubbles too! Little Monkeys - 6 months to 18 months - Little Monkeys have fun exploring a colourful soft playgym environment. Crawlers and walkers enjoy crawling through tunnels, sliding down slopes, cruising around blocks, balancing on rockers!.

classes. Family Monkey classes give siblings the opportunity to enjoy Mini Monkey Gym together. This class is also suitable for families who have different aged children and who would like to attend a mixed age class together. Don’t forget that there is a 50% reduction on class fees and membership for second siblings.

These activities offer a fun and challenging experience, which advances Funky Monkeys physical development and promotes their confidence. Team parachute games promote cooperative skills while having fun! www.minimonkeygym.co.uk

Funky Monkeys - 3 years to 5 years - A fantastic energetic class which offers Funky Monkeys fun freestyle exercise activities and relay games. We use a variety of sports props for team games and individual skill activities.

Pre-crawlers enjoy movement activities on our specialist soft equipment and using their senses to explore. A different movement theme and surprise prop each week guarantees lots of smiles. Little Monkeys increase in physical and social confidence and prepare themselves to ‘graduate’ up to Cheeky Monkeys! Cheeky Monkeys - 18 months to 3 years - Cheeky Monkeys are on the move in this active class. Exploring specially designed soft and colourful obstacle courses give Cheeky Monkeys the opportunity to climb, jump, balance, roll, slide and lots more. Space to move around encourages freedom of expression and growth in physical confidence during our classes. Using different props each week we engage Cheeky Monkeys in challenging activities which give them the opportunity to practice their physical and creative skills while having fun. A class guaranteed to use up your little ones energy! Family Monkeys - 6 months to 3 years - Family Monkeys is a wonderful mixture of both our Little and Cheeky Monkey

July 2014


@Dispatch_Mag

HEALTH & WELLBEING 29

Contact Care Supporting your safety and independence For less than 43p a day, you can maintain your independence secure in the knowledge that you’re never alone. Since 1987, we’ve been helping people and offering reassurance to Clients and those who care about them. We aim to install a Lifeline alarm within 3-5 working days, sooner if it’s an emergency, and we ensure the whole process is easy and straightforward. We’ll make sure you understand how your Lifeline works and what’s involved. The Contact Care Lifeline is there for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you’re hurt, concerned or in need of advice, press your red button and we can help. Installing your Lifeline alarm is an easy and straightforward process. Here’s what you need: A standard electric plug socket An existing telephone socket – on the same wall, close to the electric socket At least 2 emergency contacts who are

key holders to your home and live locally in case of an emergency The pendant works within 50 metres of the unit we have plugged into the telephone line and, therefore, may be used within the property or garden. The pendant can be worn on a cord

around the neck, or as a wrist strap. An appointment can be arranged for us to visit you and demonstrate the equipment before installation. If you prefer, you can self-install your Lifeline alarm with clear instructions included in the pack sent to you.

We’re good at what we do. We listen, we give you time and we look at the whole person. We care. For further information, please visit our website: www.contactcare.org.uk or call Freephone 0800 917 4680.

July 2014


30 ELDERLY

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

Manorcourt Daycare ...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. 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

July 2014

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.


www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk @Dispatch_Mag @Dispatch_Mag

MOTORING Review REVIEW 31

Audi R8 Coupe AUDI’S R8, the emperor of the Germanic brand’s line‐up stirs up a heady soup of emotions when you slip behind its wheel Not only does the dazzling supercar look good enough to eat, it almost flirts with you, tempting you to throw away your worries and immerse yourself in its company.

behind the two front seats keeps you respectful of the Audi’s capabilities at all times. A car’s ability to accelerate quickly and reach a blistering top speed is, naturally, desirable. However it’s the handling dynamics, and talent to drive rapidly through the bends, that make for a spine-tingling driving experience. And that’s where the R8 V10 delivers.

Flushed cheeks, a racing heart and clammy hands are all the sensations you’ll experience when you first start up the Audi. And inside your body there’ll be changes that signal Cupid has fired his arrow. In all honestly the R8, especially in V10 guise as tested here with a Lamborghini-derived 5.2-litre engine, will get your dopamine and serotonin chemicals bubbling. Yes, what I’m saying is that you’ll fall in love, or certainly lust, with the two door coupe.

On the road, the R8 V10 completes the zero to 62mph sprint in 3.6 seconds and has an autobahn focused top speed of 195mph. The 10 cylinder engine produces 518bhp and churns out 390.91 lb‐ft of turning force (torque) to the crankshaft at 6,500 rpm.

It’s a true beauty; a work of automotive art and the model has recently become even more stunning to look at, let alone drive.

The seven‐speed S tronic gearbox, which replaces the R tronic used previously, is standard in all V10 models.

Aesthetically, the R8 now comes with all‐light-emitting diode (LED) headlights, and a single-frame grille. A redesigned diffuser and huge, round tailpipes are the most eye‐catching new features. The rear lights include dynamic indicators, a global first from Audi. Produced by LEDs, the turn signal runs from the inside out in the direction in which you want to go.

The fast shifting dual‐clutch transmission features an ingenious launch control function that provides the best possible traction when the car flexes its muscles and takes off. The might of the engine’s output momentarily thumps you back into your seat when the Audi’s clout is unleashed via the Quattro

permanent all‐wheel drive system. And the sound of the car is almost as seductive as its looks. Even at moderate speed there’s a deep, multi-layered, glorious rumble. But hit the R8’s ‘Sport’ button and you get a gratifying crackling and popping on the downshifts. The snarl is animalistic, and deeply nourishing for any petrol head’s ears. Inside, the high‐performance sports car is now even more sophisticated. You and your passenger sit in bucket seats with folding backrests, and the seat covers and inserts in the door liners are quilted. Getting comfortable behind the wheel is easy and it’s surprisingly straightforward to drive. That said; the grunting, visceral tone emitting from the powertrain assembled

By Tim Barnes-Clay, Motoring Journalist / Follow Tim on twitter @carwriteups / www.carwriteups.co.uk

The Audi will turn your grey matter to jelly on the straights and it’ll make your liver quiver on B roads. But what it does best is go around corners quickly with the utmost stability and that, of course, is what every car enthusiast wants. PROS ‘N’ CONS • • • • •

Power √ Looks √ Sound √ Handling √ License loser X

FAST FACTS • • • • • • • •

Max speed: 195 mph 0-62 mph: 3.6 secs Combined mpg: 21.6 Engine: 5204cc 10 cylinder 40 valve petrol Max. power (bhp): 518 Max. torque (lb/ft): 390 CO2: 305 g/km Price: £117,710 on the road

February 2014


32 MOTORING

www.DispatchMagazine.co.uk

Drome Garage, Watton Under New Management! Garage saved from closure and staff retained Until recently, lots of people thought Drome Garage was closing for development - this was the case but now we are pleased to say it isn’t going to happen. The garage is under new management and it is here to stay! All the staff have been retained and this includes three qualified technicians, shop and the reception staff.

New owner Chris Nolan is going to gradually update the premises and will be stocking the shop. He will be adding a coffee machine, hot snacks, a jet wash and vacuum facilities plus much more! Chris will be stocking the showroom and the forecourt with used cars. He says, “We were a Kia main dealer, which stopped

in 2005/6. Whilst we retain a lot of kia customers, we wish to get across that we welcome ALL other makes of vehicle for MOT, servicing and repair work.

you should you require any of the services that are on offer.

We want our customers to be aware that we will also provide FREE loan cars when they bring in their vehicle to the garage.”

Drome Garage, Norwich Rd, Watton, Norfolk IP25 6HW

For those who aren’t familiar with the garage, it can be found at:

Call” 01953 881343

The new look garage has had a rebrand and Chris and his team will be only too pleased to hear from

Repairs, services and MOT tests in Watton, Norfolk Our garage services include: ƕ Annual Service ƕ Repairs of all vehicle types for any problem ƕ MOT tests ƕ Air conditioning repair and service ƕ Diagnostic testing ƕ Pace Petroleum ƕ Free loan cars

Call Drome Garage today for a free qutotation on 01953 881343 June 2014


@Dispatch_Mag

MOTORING 33

Is Your Car Road Ready For Summer? Don’t get caught out once on the road - prepare your car for that long road trip! If your summer vacation plans include a road trip, the last thing you want is to have unexpected car trouble to leave you stranded at the side of the road, ruining all the fun.

cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.

peace of mind, but will also help avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down when you’re miles from home,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

A pre-trip vehicle check is the best way to be car care aware and ensure that your car is ready to get you to your destination, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Underinflated tires reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy and uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.

The Car Care Council’s free personalized schedule and email reminder service is a simple way to help you take better care of your vehicle this summer and throughout the year.

The Car Care Council recommends the following pre-trip checklist before hitting the road this summer: Check the brake system and make sure the battery connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.

Check that the gas cap is not damaged, loose or missing to prevent gas from spilling or evaporating.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide, which is now available electronically, or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

It is an easy-to-use resource designed to help you drive smart, save money and make informed decisions.

Order a free copy of the Car Care Council’s popular Car Care Guide for the glove box at :-

Check filters and fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

www.carcare.org/car-care-guide. This 60-page booklet is available in both English and Spanish.

Dirty air filters can waste gas and cause the engine to lose power. Check the hoses and belts that can become

“Taking steps to have auto repairs performed before long distance driving this summer will not only give you

As a fully mobile workshop operating within the county of Norfolk, Complete Car Care can repair minor damage to car paintwork and interior trim without your car having to go to the bodyshop, saving you time, hassle and money. We repair damage to: • Stone Chips • Bumper Scuffs (textured & painted) • Paintwork Damage • Alloy wheel scuffs • Interior Trim inc cigarette burns etc. • Holes in Dashboards • Leather seat repairs

To restore your car, at a fraction of body shop prices contact:

Tim Mitchell T: 01362 683832 M: 07778 755149 E-mail: tim@completecarcare.org.uk

Complete Car Care, Foulsham, Norfolk, NR20 5RT - www.completecarcare.org.uk

February 2014


34 DISPATCH BUSINESS DIRECTORY

July 2014

www.DispatchDirectory.co.uk


@Dispatch_Mag

DISPATCH BUSINESS DIRECTORY 35

June 2014


W&D July2015 onlinefinal  

Wymondham, Dereham & Watton Dispatch Magazine July 2014 issue

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you