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Services include: * Spyware Removal * Anti-Virus Software * Virus Removal * Parental Control * Computer Upgrades * Microsoft Windows Security Updates The team have years of experience in supporting customers not only at their shops but at home as well. Anglian internet can help with many home appliances whether it’s a media centre, computer or laptop, and they have a range of products which can be tailored to your needs. Why not check out the website, or pop into the Wymondham store, and find out more abou the complete range of services available.

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Back To School With The Green Dragon Award winning pub supports charity event with a fun event Following on from being awarded South Norfolk Community Pub of year for the second time, The Green Dragon Wymondham is using its prize to put back into the community by hosting a Community day on Saturday 9 th August 2014 with a ‘Back to School’ Theme. The top of Church Street from the art centre to the gates of the Abbey which will be closed for the event, runs past the pub and Wymondham Abbey and will be host to a variety of stalls and entertainers, including coconut shy, Candy Floss, Face painting and much more. The Green Dragon will be having a beer festival with up to 12 real ales and one if its infamous BBQ’s in the garden. The action will be commencing from 10am and will cater for all the family (school fancy dress optional in the summer holidays). Located in the heart of Wymondham town, the Green Dragon is a delightful medieval public house dating back to the fourteenth century. Taking you back to traditional public house values and atmosphere, you

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will receive a warm, friendly welcome for you to truly relax, enjoy and soak in the local ambiance. Steeped in history, Wymondham is a charming town to visit and explore, with its magnificent twin towered Abbey and medieval streets, it has a true draw for the tourist in you. In addition to our regular hand pulled beers we offer a varied and ever changing range of guest ales. The array of drinks is complimented by a bar menu and a specials board that changes constantly throughout the week. Our function room has a traditional feel to it and is ideally suited for all occasions from weddings, christenings and anniversary parties. Legend has it that a door in the main bar opens to a tunnel linking the Green Dragon with the 11th Century Abbey, why not come along and ask for the story to be might find some evidence!

Events Community Family Fun day 9th August, to celebrate our customers nominating us and our success in winning Community Pub of the Year we are holding a party with Street Closure, Stalls, Games, mini Beer Festival, and much more… Beer Festival August 22nd – 25th over 30 guest Ales and Ciders, Music, Bar-b-que, and a great atmosphere. Every Thursday bring your friends, or come any meet new friends at our friendly Fun Quiz Night, starts at 8.00pm, for 8.30pm so there is time to pre-book a table for dinner beforehand if you wish, or try our new sharing platters. Monday Nights we have Invidia Voices, the Rock & Soul Choir, everyone is welcome. Your chance to improve your voice (even if you have never sung before), and a chance to perform if you want to at one of their well know flash mob surprise choirs! Come along, first 2 x sessions are free. Starts at 7.30pm, no need to book, and you can also choose if

you would like to be part of their famous ‘flash mob’ events. 3rd Tuesday of each month it’s the Ukelele Club again, this was incredibly popular last year, if you want to play an instrument, you will be surprised at how quickly you manage to master this – what great fun! 1st Sunday of the month we have the Dragon Fest Open Mic night, for anyone who would like to show what they can do. We have already had a taste of the incredible talent Wymondham has to offer, while hosting the start of the ‘Wymondhams go Talent’ auditions, so please pop along, sing or play your heart out and show what you can do. Next dates Sunday 2nd March, 6th April, 4th May starting at 7.30pm. 3rd Sunday of the month sees the continuing and always popular Geoffs Open Mic Jam Night, this has proved popular with an eclectic mix of musicians, and guest musicians. Next dates Sunday 16th March, 20th April and 18th May starting at 7.30pm.



Planning Permission Approved For New Norfolk Children’s Hospice The possibility of a purpose-built children’s hospice in Norfolk to revolutionise the way children’s palliative care is delivered is a step closer after a planning application by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) was granted. Subject to a successful fundraising campaign, the new hospice will be built on a 5-acre woodland plot in Framingham Earl and will replace the charity’s current facility in Quidenham in the south of the county. Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, said: “The current Norfolk hospice in Quidenham has provided care and support for more than two decades and has been a home from home for families, but it’s very restricted in its facilities and development and a new hospice will bring the county in line with services we offer in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk. “We’d like to thank everyone involved in the project so far. We’re over the first hurdle in gaining planning permission, but we’ve now got the challenge of encouraging the good people of East Anglia to help us raise the funds needed to build and equip the new hospice.” Accessibility and flexibility is restricted at Quidenham and there isn’t room for expansion. Quidenham is in south Norfolk with many families travelling large distances to access care – often when time is vital. Benefits of the new hospice will include:

• More choice and flexibility for families. • Improved accessibility and specialist equipment across the whole building. • A hydrotherapy pool. • Far better dedicated facilities for play and music therapy, and more appropriate areas for older children and young people. • Better and more appropriate family accommodation. • Dedicated bathrooms for all bedrooms. • Improved facilities for on-site family support groups and activities. • Nearer to the centre of the county making it easier for many families to visit and with closer/easier access to the county’s hospitals.

EACH Fundraising, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW. Tel: 01953 666767 Email: Twitter: @EACH_Norfolk To find out more visit:

With the purchase of land, building costs and professional fees, the appeal will need to raise in the region of £10 million, in addition to the voluntary funds still required to run EACH services during this time. EACH will continue to run Quidenham hospice to its current high standards until a new hospice is built. If you’d like to help the appeal to build a new children’s hospice for Norfolk, please contact the EACH Norfolk Fundraising team:

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Suffolk & Norfolk Youth Action More Talk - More Action .... SNYA Ambassadors Suffolk and Norfolk Youth Action Ambassadors met up with likeminded young people from around the UK to attend the inaugural meeting of a UK Youth Alcohol Awareness Group. Matthew Dowse and Jamie Debenham travelled by train to arrive at their hotel in Newcastle before attending the Conference the following day. The group is the first of its kind in the UK and started off with a talk about the effects that excessive alcohol consumption has on the nation.

Callum and Branni The delegates then split into groups to focus on specific problems and to present possible solutions. After lunch, the group discussed how they would like to take the group forward and selected one of the members as a youth co-ordinator, with others opting for responsibilities, such as media, press or website design. The group intend to meet again for their second meeting in two months’ time in London. Closer to home, SNYA Ambassadors, Tom Ferguson and Catriona McKendrick, attended the second meeting of the Wymondham Youth Provision Group at Norfolk Constabulary’s Head Quarters. They joined five other young people, four police officers and three youth provision providers to discuss the present youth provision and highlight any shortfalls in youth activities provided in and around Wymondham. Our Ambassadors commended the youth bus that is situated on Browick Park each Friday evening. They particularly liked the presence of adults saying that it made them feel safe knowing that they could be called upon if needed. SNYA Ambassadors also liked the confidential nature of the discussion area that could be accessed on the upstairs of the bus. They suggested several activities, including a youth cinema, drama and acting opportunities, venues for young

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people to perform live music, and regular competitions for the users of the skateboard and BMX track. Our members thought that it would be a good idea for the provision of a sports co-ordinator that could deliver informal ‘street’ sports. They discussed the Leisure Centre facilities and the provision of uniformed youth activities that they attended in the town. Other young people talked about the improvement and expansion of the Skateboard and BMX track, whilst broken glass and rubbish was an apparent problem on one of the play areas. This group thought that the provision of a youth shelter was inadequate with discarded rubbish and glass being present and this should be upgraded. At the end of the meeting the group was tasked to research costs to provide some of the youth provision recommended. School Radio SNYA School Radio is where we take our portable radio station to work with students within their classrooms. One such annual excursion is to work with Year 6’s from Harleston Primary School. The students told me that they are really looking forward to moving up to high school and looked back fondly at the time they had spent, many since reception year, at their primary school. Year 6 is probably the first big milestone in your child’s life, as they move from being the biggest kid in their school to one of the smallest in the next. Children from Harleston Primary School usually go on to Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS) with a few going on to Bungay High and Stradbook High Schools. The thing is, all the High Schools do a great job preparing the Year 6’s for their first year at big school with several taster days and visits. The students tell me that the biggest problem is finding your way around; they are most afraid of getting lost but had been provided with maps. They are also looking forward to making new friends as there are several feeder schools around the Harleston area. Most did not expect to be in the same class as their mates at the next school, but felt reassured that their

existing friendship groups would be helpful in the early days in their new environment. The students were looking forward to their new lessons and thought that ASHS would have more sports equipment than they presently have and were most looking forward to the after school clubs and teams. Throughout the day the students told me how they had enjoyed their time at Harleston Primary School and would definitely miss the place. They said that the teachers were fantastic and the school was a loving environment. During Year 6 they had visited London where they participated in an acting master class at the Globe Theatre, visited Westminster, Tate Modern and the Museum of London. They had many highlights of the day, including all the students performing living art by forming a shape of an eye with some being the iris and others being the eye lashes. The most humorous time was travelling on the Underground and the most exciting was eating tea at McDonalds.

Lloyd Potter environment, probably making great friends who will remain loyal to you for the rest of your lives and who knows, some of you may even meet your life partners. Year 6 transition from Primary School to High School is not the only year group on the move at this time of year because of course, Year 11’s move on to employment, apprenticeships or their chosen further education establishments.

The students told me how they had enjoyed the MusicMix concert back in March at The Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, hosted by CBBC’s Rebecca Keatley. The event consisted of a 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra and performances by, friends of SNYA Radio, the rock band, The Rumble. The boys and girls looked back fondly at their performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and looked forward to the forthcoming residential at Hollowford Centre in Derbyshire. Consistently, the young people mentioned the clip- on- tie myth. There is not an epidemic of people being swung around by this garment. The clip- on- tie is held up as the best neck wear by Headteachers and Principals because it can only be worn when the top button is fastened, the tie length cannot be altered and it gives the school a better image in the community. As the time approaches for you to purchase your new school uniforms and shiny shoes, apprehension will continue to grow for both you and your parents. Rest assured, you are going to have a great time in your new learning

Jack and Oliver SNYA Radio worked at Archbishop Sancroft High School (ASHS) in Harleston at the ‘Cluster Arts Festival Event 2014’. This was an event that not only saw an exhibition of the students GCSE art work but also included performances by the School’s Orchestra, Steel Band and several rock-pop bands such as ‘Hell brothers’ and ‘Unicorn and the Voltage’. The cluster schools (Primary Schools whose pupils predominantly feed into the High Schools) also participated in the


Order and/or disorder GCSE Art course work. Throughout the day, students from Harleston, Alburgh and Brockdish and Pulham St. Mary Primary Schools attended the event held at the Sancroft Centre. During the exhibition, the students, members of the public, guests and parents, selected Lloyd Potter’s work as the ‘Best in Show’, whilst Olivia Dey collected the award for the most creative piece. ASHS takeover of SNYA Radio was a great success with a mixture of music and chat. Yvette Tyler, station manager for the day, organised interviews, radio plays and the ‘French word on the hour - every hour’ as well as ‘thought for the day’ from teacher, Nigel Tuffnell. Students broadcast the weather report using data collected from their very own weather station.

Jeremy Burton, Club Chairman, told me that they were expecting about 120 people at the celebration event. “It has been another successful year for the Club and this evening is to say a big thank you by recognising the achievements of the lads and girls at the club. We have received £40,000 from the Lottery Award and an additional £20,000 from Breackland Council to extend the Gym and refurbish our existing facility. This will benefit the club immensely, as we will be able to simultaneously train two groups one in the classroom and the other in the gym. The support has been incredible throughout the season from both the squad and everyone involved with the club.” Karen Pettitt, Attleborough Town Mayor, said of the event, “that it recognises all the Club has achieved

motorbike in 2010. Ryan was a member of the Attleborough Boxing Club. Douglas Stratton told me that he was looking forward to receiving his certificate, as a squad member, and that the Award Ceremony evokes feelings of tension and awkwardness. “You don’t know who will be receiving the trophies as the winners are chosen by the coaches.” Santiago Weaver was presented with the Derek Barnard Cup- Junior Boxer of the Year Trophy and he told me that his last bout went all the way and he won on ‘points’. It is now closed season so the training is winding down but still intense; he runs just one and a half miles instead of three. Ben Clarke, Bronze Award winner, said that he was about to travel to Harlow in Essex to box in the Easton Counties Novice Championship. He said that it

The interviews were of a very high standard, including items on Creative Canapes, Forensic Science and hair, and Art and Mathematics. Richard Cranmer, Headteacher, participated in the broadcast, as well as many students.

Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club SNYA was invited to cover the 5th Annual Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club Awards 2014. It is always a great privilege to meet the squad and this year was no exception. The event was held at the Connaught Hall, where the great and the good, parents, friends, and relatives of the boxers, all gathered in anticipation of the outcome of the winners of each individual trophy.

Andy Durrant & Richard Caston He has just taken his assessments which test his boxing knowledge and how he performs tasks. Cinema This summer, we are launching SNYA Cinema in Wymondham. SNYA has been working with the Town Council and the youth provision providers that make up the ‘Wymondham Youth Project’ to complement the existing activities that are available to young people. The meetings are led by Inspector Carol Congreve from Norfolk Constabulary, in her capacity as chairman of the South Norfolk Youth Advisory Board. Our first meeting was to map out the aims of the group and for those present to explain the provision that they provide.

As part of the project SNYA established the ASHS Newsroom. Oliver Barnwell, former SNYA Member, took on the role as Editor and organised his team to post regular updates, photos and audio links to the event. You can visit his work at ASHS. SNYA.CO.UK Well done to all who were involved in the Cluster Arts Festival 2014! Your contribution was amazing and I hope that the experience has given you an insight into journalism and broadcasting. I know you will have a great time at your new schools or colleges.


Montage of the Attleborough Boxing Club Presentation Night to make Attleborough Boxing Club one of the best in the region.” She said, “That with the injection of new funds they would be able to help more young people to gain self-respect and become part of the team. From a Town’s point of view, it gives kids something to do so they are not ‘hanging around street corners’ and it will benefit children that need something to focus on.” Andy Durrant presented a cheque to the Club for £500, in memory of his son, Ryan, who died when he came off his

would be three- one and a half minute rounds and that he doesn’t look to score on points or to knock people out but to try to hit as hard and as fast as he can each time. Morgan Flynn was presented with the Lindenmayer/Loveday Cup for Clubman of the Year 2014. He told me that on his last time out he lost by just one point but was looking forward to a rematch at Kingfishers Boxing Club next season. Morgan has had three boxing matches, including a Skills Bout, a bout at Great Yarmouth and his last at Connaught Hall in March.

After visiting Wymondham High School Academy, for a discussion meeting with our SNYA members, we were able to establish an understanding of the existing activities and youth groups that are available. These included uniform groups, such as, fire cadets and scouts, martial arts and sports at the Wymondham Leisure Centre, drama groups, and the Youth Bus ‘drop in centre’ at Browick Park Recreation Ground. This park has youth shelters, a BMX track, a Skateboard Park, and sports areas. They described the groups of young people that would benefit from increased provision and some of the issues that affect the residents of Wymondham. SNYA members recommended an outdoor gym area, movie nights, drama workshops, a performance/ rehearsal venue for young bands, trips out and some way of engaging young people in sport where you do not have to buy all the kit. cont’d

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10 WYMONDHAM cont’d We invited them and other Wymondham young people to the next meeting of the ‘Wymondham Youth Project’. Seven young people addressed the group, increasing the activities list to include a ‘Gaming Night’, (where young people compete against each other using Xbox and Play station), music nights and alterations to the existing skateboard park for the benefit of younger children. SNYA has joined Creative Arts East’s, Village Screen. They have provided projectionist training for us and some of our members have signed up for their ‘Somewhere to ……..’ project so they can benefit from marketing training. My team has visited community halls in Wymondham to check out the availability and to see if the premises are dark enough to show films. We have consulted with even more of Wymondham’s young people to establish where they are able to go to watch films and what films they would like to see.

August 2014 We are very excited about the project and hope to bring you the real cinema experience to rurally isolated towns and villages. We understand the needs of our young people and they have told us that they do not want a large plasma TV. Notwithstanding the limitations of a mobile Cinema project, I can assure you that we aim to bring you that ‘real cinema’ feel with a full screen, stereo sound and projection. You are able to purchase popcorn, pop and sweets but as community centres usually have those hard plastic chairs, we are encouraging all the young people to bring their own bean bags for extra comfort. SNYA is not competing with other cinemas but we are aiming to bring to you the latest films, after they have been shown at regular cinemas but before they are available on general release on DVD. Our target audience are those that have seen the movies before and want to enjoy them a second time with a different friendship group and those who are seeing the film for the first

time and want to take advantage of cheaper prices and do not want the additional cost of travelling to the City. Just like regular cinemas, we have a website that informs people what, where, and when the films are to be shown, booking in advance facilities to guarantee entry, and a loyalty card that entitles you to a 10% discount and a free portion of popcorn. Check out uk/cinema for further information. SNYA are looking for other partners

from across Suffolk and Norfolk to bring this project to even more rurally isolated young people. If you would like to get involved with SNYA then contact us at: Suffolk & Norfolk Youth Action Attleborough Academy Norfolk 9 Norwich Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 2AJ 01953 452109



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Norfolk Sporting Guns A leading sporting gun shop in Norfolk Based in Wymondham, at Norfolk Sporting Guns there is a comprehensive selection of guns and rifles, individually selected from exceptional sporting brands. You are met with a personal service, taking you through a consultation of your knowledge and experience. They can assess how much help you’ll need choosing the right gun for you. Often it can be a daunting task selecting the correct gun, at Norfolk Sporting Guns, they are expert gunsmiths that can assist you in making that choice. Offering an extensive repair and maintenance service to their customers, the high level of experience and the standard of quality and pride that is taken in their work sets them apart from their competitors. They offer a range of superior quality clothing for all types of gun sport, whether it’s for clay pigeon shooting or a day on the hunt. Fine clothing is available too, luxuriously soft shooting socks complete with garters,

hats, and gloves - you’ll find all the finest clothing at Norfolk Sporting Guns. There are male and female accessories, with extensive durability, soft to touch and comfort for long days of sporting activity. If you require any help, the team are highly experienced in all aspects of sporting clothing and can source speciality products for you, if necessary. Everything from walking sticks to tripods and hunting bags, Norfolk Sporting Guns offer a host of unique gifts and accessories. If you’re looking to maximise your sporting experience, then take full advantage of the accessories offered at Norfolk Sporting Guns. An extensive selection of gift products including cartridge bags, ear defenders, gun covers and more, can all be found in store. Call 01953 603517, or email: Visit the website at:

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How Do You Know If You Need To Replace Your Bed? Know the signs of an unhealthy matress and bedframe For most of us a third of our life is spent asleep, meaning the wear on our mattress over time is considerable, yet a staggering 25% of people wouldn’t consider changing their mattress – even after more than 10 years. It is hardly surprising then that 58% of the population complain of waking feeling stiff and achy. How do you know if you need to replace your bed? • Is your bed more than 7 years old? • Is it uncomfortable? Or when you sleep in someone else’s bed, does that feel better than your own? • Do you wake in the morning with a painful back or stiff limbs? • Can you feel the springs beneath the surface of the mattress? • Do you and your partner roll together? • Is your mattress just generally warn and discoloured? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then it could be time to invest in a new bed! The key with mattress buying is to try out as wide a variety of options as possible to find the most suitable mattress for you (and your partner). Given the amount of time you spend in bed, it is important to spend a reasonable amount of time in store trying out new ones, especially if you have been experiencing pains that could come from your existing mattress. It this instance, it may be worth having a chat with your chiropractor for some advice on what they advise is suitable for your back. At Sound Sleep, we stock a variety of brands and different types of mattresses, for example pocket sprung, memory foam, latex and so on. Each manufacturer has different mattresses that offer different levels of support and comfort. When mattress shopping, it is essential to ask for help. We are

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highly trained mattress specialists and are on hand to advise you, not to high pressure you in to buying something that may not be suitable. How do I know which one is right for me? A mattress that is supportive and comfortable is important, but remember, your requirement for support will differ depending on your weight and build. The best bed for your back is not always a firm one. You need a bed that will provide the right support and comfort for you. When laying on your side, ideally your spine should be parallel to the mattress and your spine should not sag down or bow up. Trying them out Give your self plenty of time and wear loose clothing, this helps you turn and get in and out of beds in store. Our Mattress Specialists will point you in the right direction. Try the advised mattresses for as long as possible to get a good ‘feel’ for them. Remember comfort is very subjective. Some people like the sensation of being cocooned in a bed; others prefer to lie on top of them. Back sleepers may like a firmer feel than those that like to sleep on their sides. There are lots of ‘feels’ in store, we are here to help you find what works best for you. If you sleep together, shop together Always shop with your partner, the bed must be suitable for both of you. As it is inevitable one of you may have to compromise! Size matters It is scientifically proven that couples sleep better in a bigger bed. The more space you have the freer you can move without disturbing your partner.

This is also a good idea if one or both of you get hot in bed. You should be able to lie side by side, with your arms behind your head and your elbows out, without touching each other. Did you know that two people sharing a standard sized double bed only have as much personal sleeping space as a baby in a cot?

Check your base It is always advisable to purchase a new mattress and divan base together, but not essential. Our mattress specialists will ask questions about your existing base, most bedsteads in good condition will be suitable for a new mattress. However, old divan bases, especially those that are sprung will more than likely need replacing as they could cause harm to your new mattress, in turn affecting the level of support that the new mattress will provide and could also invalidate manufacturers’ warranties and guarantees. Look for the NBF Mark of Approval For added reassurance that the bed you are buying is safe, clean and honest (meaning it is what it says it is) then look for the Approved logo which can be found on all beds at Sound Sleep. All members of the trade association, the National Bed Federation (NBF) must be independently audited to ensure they follow the procedures that comply with flammability, health

and hygiene and trade descriptions regulations. More info at www. Now that you have chosen a new mattress, don’t forget that pillows are very important too. A cheap, unsupportive pillow can cause neck and back problems. These are just as important as your new mattress. For more help and advice, visit our in store Mattress Specialists who can talk you through all the pros and cons of various mattresses. We also pride ourselves on having the most up to date mattress technology as well as the old fashioned technology too!

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Elmham Festival - August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014 Dereham has got it covered for your motorcyle needs If there was an awards ceremony for the friendliest of villages, then North Elmham in the heart of Norfolk would surely be amongst the nominations. The ruins have been there for over a millennium, there are woods and fields to wander round, two pubs offer you sustenance, and everyone says HELLO. It’s the kind of community that everyone yearns to be part of. And for all three days across the August Bank Holiday Weekend, you can be just that. For the last three decades, the residents of North Elmham have thrown open their village, so to speak. The community annual get-together is the traditional village festival. And there is an open invitation for everyone to come along and join in – the more the merrier. There is no admission charge and the ample car parking is free as well at NR20 5JU.

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The main attraction centres on the glorious flower arrangements in the magnificent St Mary’s parish church which draw thousands every year. This year’s theme is Saying it in Flowers…the art of communication’. Subjects from the telephone to pigeon post as well as naval flags, smoke signals and not forgetting the all-important weather forecast will be tackled by the team inventive and talented flower arrangers. Depending on the timing of your visit, you enjoy the bonus of being accompanied on your tour of the flowers by a gentle piano or organ recital. Accompanied climbs of the Church Tower are not for the faint-hearted. But it’s thoroughly recommended and well worth the effort for the fit and healthy who will be rewarded with spectacular views over rolling rural Norfolk. This year there is an opportunity for Teddy to try parachuting down.

This year’s memorabilia exhibition in the school concentrates on village life during the two world wars, and there is parking in the surgery car park opposite, so there is no need for that walk back up the hill. A huge tent jam-packed full of literary volumes rivals the best of that any major book shop can muster. Pick up the work that catches your eye and relax in a comfy armchair to flick the pages before making your offer to buy. Numerous craft and book stalls are run by villagers and their friends. A fair ground organ plays a repertoire of tunes old and new on Saturday afternoon. You can jump aboard the vintage bus for free rides on bank holiday Monday. Also on Monday morning, there is our massive annual Car Boot Sale. In between all those entertaining activities, you can rejuvenate yourselves

with a mouth-watering variety of refreshments served all day, every day. The homemade cakes are just too delicious to miss; but don’t take our word for it, come along and check them out for yourselves. So, drop in for an hour or stay all day. The choice is yours. It’s a truly community occasion and always a memorable weekend for all the villagers. And you can be part of the village too, no matter where you come from. All profits are used for the upkeep of our heritage church which is costly to maintain in good order, and to update its facilities to help keep it at the heart of the community where it belongs. All the exciting news will be posted at www.elmhamchurchgroupnorfolk.; for specific queries please call 01362 668435.



The Southburgh Festival Of World Music Makes A Welcome Return Local festival set to be exciting music attraction for 2014 The Mudeka Foundation’s annual Southburgh Festival of World Music in back for its 6th year, boasting a global line-up of family friendly entertainment; from food and drink to workshops and live music. Local blues Band OutathaBlues are joined by Akabella, Raizes De Africa and Doohickies as the latest acts confirmed for the all-day summer festival, which takes place at Burton Manor Barns on Saturday 2 August. Other acts to grace the stage throughout the course of the day include soul singer Myles Sanko, Folk band Farlenders, and Klezmer band Horo Trio. Reggae band Stranger Culture will also be making a welcome return, as will festival’s organiser, Anna Mudeka, who will perform with the band. Anna said: “There’s a fantastic blend of world class acts and a huge variety of workshops and activities packed into the day, so you’ll never be short of something to do or experience! “The festival grows in popularity every year and this year is no different, which is why we are encouraging people to get their tickets before the day! The festival’s popular workshops will be returning to give people the opportunity to try wood carving, African drumming, pottery, Belly

dance, circus skills, salsa dance and storytelling by Kelly Kanayama, plus there will be a dedicated play area for smaller children. The festival will be happy to welcome back Munya who will be making Zimbabwean flavours of sadza, meat and relish and Sunshine catering who will be making hotdogs and burgers, Norfolk Ice cream cooling everyone down with the locally made ice creams.

the money being raised. Anna added: “The money being raised is already making a huge difference to children’s lives, but there are so many ways in which they can benefit from our support, which is why fundraising activities like the festival are so important.” The Mudeka foundation will have a stand with all the information about the charities work.

the foundation there will be a choice of a fried breakfast at £5 per person on Sunday Day tickets cost £15 for adults and £7 for children aged 6-16 years. Younger children go free. For more information on the festival, ticket details and payment options go to: or call 01362 822194

Tickets cost £20 with overnight camping, to raise more money for

Also for the first time Jamroc catering will be making Jamaican goat curry and jerk chicken another 1st time will be Reymerston church who will be making tea and cakes to help raise money for local churches. There is an opportunity to taste local award winning Elmtree beers, also available will be lagers, ciders and wine and a wide range of soft drinks and snacks. The bar this year will be run by The Mudeka foundation with a strong support of volunteers and trustees. Proceeds will go to support HIV and Disadvantaged children with education in Zimbabwe. Members of the board, including Anna herself, recently embarked on a trip to Zimbabwe to check on the progress of the foundationfunded school building project and meet with some of the children in the 5 schools benefitting from

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Phoenix Eco Plumbing Drome Garage - Under New Management Local plumbing services with a bit extra ‘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 also specialise in Solidfuel: open fires; log burner wet & dry, and installing flue systems. All our work is certificated under HETAS competent scheme.

As part of Guild of master chimney sweeps, all our sweeps are certificated. 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 683354 and ask for Ian

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. We want our customers to be aware that we will also provide FREE loan cars when they bring in their vehicle to the garage.” The new look garage has had a rebrand and Chris and his team will be only too pleased to hear from you should you require any of the services that are on offer. For those who aren’t familiar with the garage, it can be found at: Drome Garage, Norwich Rd, Watton, Norfolk IP25 6HW Call” 01953 881343

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 August 2014

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Hall Farm Summer Extravaganza Fundraising Fun Day Looking for a great family day out this summer? Why not come along to our Fundraising Fun Day? Sunday 10th August at Hall Farm, Snetterton On Sunday 10th August World Horse Welfare Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Snetterton, Norfolk, will be holding its annual fundraising Summer Extravaganza. Gates open at 10am and the action in the main ring concludes at 3pm. The displays in the main ring kick off at 11am with the IMPs Motorcycle Display Team – who are sure to thrill show-goers young and old alike! Other exciting main ring displays include Horse Boarding UK – an adrenaline-packed sport involving a skateboarder being towed around a course behind a horse, which is sure to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. There will be fast and furious scurry driving and lots more, including a very special display by the Hall Farm grooms and equine residents.

Additional attractions include a farriery competition, where visitors will be able to watch the experts in action and marvel at their skills. There will also be dog agility and 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, craft stalls and a giant tombola. Need any new gear for your horse? Make sure you check out our tack sale stall, which will have a huge selection of new and second-hand items on offer – right through from bridles, breastplates and headcollars, to grooming equipment, stable rugs and turnout rugs. Don’t miss this chance to grab a bargain! Younger visitors will be kept entertained by the children’s area, donkey rides and tractor-trailer rides around the farm. Children can enter our Year of the Horse

Summer a Extravaganz Fundraising fun day Hall Farm, Snetterton

colouring competition (find out more at, get their faces painted – and of course pat a pony. You will be spoilt for choice on refreshments, with a licensed bar, a variety of food and hot and cold drinks available and. There will also be live music, so if you’re worn out from all that shopping, you can grab some refreshments and enjoy relaxing and listening to some great performers.

To find out more, go to:

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

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Sunday 10th August 10am - 3pm

World Horse Welfare display Dog show and agility Tractor trailer rides Massive tack sale Children’s area Giant tombola Donkey rides Craft stalls Entry £5 per car

Fun for all the family!

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Proceeds from this year’s Extravaganza will help to fund our vital work helping horses in need worldwide.

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 or £10 per minibus!

Vintage cars and tractors Mounted Police Specials Horse Boarding UK Farrier competition Food and drink Birds of prey Licensed bar Live music

Please phone 01953 499100 for details and trade stand enquiries

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.

£10 per minibus Registered charity andSC038384 SC038384 Registered charityno: no: 206658 206658 and

Signposted off the A11 between Attleborough and Thetford


Norfolk Asphalt Company - MW Surfacing Ltd For quality driveways, footpaths and trench reinstaments MW Surfacing is a small, friendly, family run company specialising in the laying of Hot Rolled Asphalt, tarmacadam and associated bituminous products. Proprietor Mark Wilkinson has gained extensive knowledge and experience whilst working in the industry for the last 3 decades. Whilst wife Lorraine uses IT and Office Management skills on a daily basis, and has recently helped the company gain refistration to the ISO 9001-2000 scheme. The couple’s son Daniel, who studied civil engineering at colleg prior to jining the company is General Foreman. His responsibilities include the surveying and preparation of sites,

the completion of risk assessments, method statements, as well as laying the materials. All current employees are streetworks trained and certified, and all hold CSCS (Construction Skills Certificates). Our staff are also trained to use machinery involved in carrying out the works, and a number of employees have attended first aid courses. For more information, give the team a call on 01953 606939. The new website is umder construction, so check back soon to see lots of photographs of past work carried out and for full details of services provided:


ClarkBuild, For All Your Building Needs Chartered building company for whom no job is too small 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. Please call us for a free quotation.

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.

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Milne Safety Learn skills and get accreditation with Milne Safety The Health and Safety division specialises in consultancy and training; covering all business activities which come under Health and Safety legislation. We employ qualified Health and Safety professionals to allow us to maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety advice in areas such as; manufacturing, fabrication, production processing, food processing, transport, workshops, care homes, etc.   Success within the above areas allowed us to incorporate other elements of Health and Safety into the services we provide. Subsequently we now offer a range of Health and Safety consultancy and training in areas such as; first aid, fork lift operation, food hygiene, noise assessment, lung function and audiometric testing etc.   All our consultants are qualified members of the various Health and

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Safety Institutions, maintaining a wide range of industrial experience. This breadth of experience and qualification allows them to fully recognise the necessary industrial standards of Health and Safety. In addition to the quality and professionalism offered by Milne Marketing Limited all our clients’ work is treated with strict confidentially. Milne Marketing Limited is well equipped at operating in a variety of commercial sectors; with our Health and Safety consultancy being successful in a number of industries ranging from; engineering, offshore oil extraction, construction, window manufacturing, automotive trades, local authorities, waste management, retail, hotels, food industry and the leisure industry.   As demonstrated above Milne Marketing Limited can provide an

extremely capable and professional service that we believe will satisfy your Health and Safety requirements. To contact Milne Safety, visit their website at: www.

Milne Safety Philip Ford Way, Silfield Road Wymondam, Norfolk, NR18 9AQ 01953 607093



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.

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.

and guidance and actually achieve what you’re really worth, get in touch and I’ll show you how. 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.

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!

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.

If you want to earn extra money, only YOU can do that. No one else can make it happen, only you.

People who I can work with, people who are willing to learn, who will attend local training

So if you would like to share in my success, earn extra money, build your own business with my help

Masterman Park Homes If you had the choice to earn more money or less money which would you choose? Welcome to the Masterman Park Homes Ltd Website. Our family business has over 30 years experience in supplying off site park homes, hire/sale static caravans and mobile homes to both the trade and public and are Omar Homes main distributor. Our prices offer the very best discount and our ex-display models are an exceptional deal.

exacting standards, conforming to all the latest safety and insulation requirements all included within the BS 3632 full residential specification.

We are suppliers of the high quality, affordable British built Masterhome range, designed by ourselves using our unique knowledge of our customer requirements and preferences. Farmers, builders and other own land or plot owners are amongst our main customers our homes are also supplied as the perfect low cost granny annexe and in many cases planning permission is not always required.

Masterman Park Homes Limited Valley Side Industrial Estate Station Road Wymondham Norfolk NR18 0NN

The Masterhome range offers unrivalled value for money and is built to very

Six Days a week (Sunday Excluded)

At our Wymondham Norfolk premises we stock Masterhome park homes. We also have on display a large selection of static caravans for both sale and hire.

Telephone: 01953 606 202 Fax: 01953 601 377 Email: Opening Hours 9am - 4pm

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Welcome To The World Of Home Transformations Where top quality materials and good honest craftsmanship come together to transform your kitchen, bathroom or other living areas, often in just one day Unlike many home improvement brands, we handle every single aspect of your kitchen or bathroom transformation, ensuring you of quality and professionalism every step of the way. We design and manufacture our agglomerate work surfaces and glass mosaic tiles, using sustainable methods and resources. We retail our products exclusively through a network of Granite Transformations showrooms. Our own factory-trained fitters measure up and carry out the installations, arriving smartly attired in liveried vans. Finally, we provide you with written guarantees of materials and workmanship. From measuring up to handing over, we handle everything. Hassle-Free Fitting! From our original product line, ‘the top that fits on top’, to the latest Italian glass mosaic tiles, our central aim has always been to provide quick, simple, hassle-

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free kitchen and bathroom installations. We don’t believe you should wait ages for your makeover or suffer endless delays, debris and disruption, so we have designed the whole installation process to be as quick and easy as possible. There’s the extra bonus that your work will be carried out without mess, fuss or unnecessary waste, at a fraction of the cost of totally new installations. You keep your familiar working layout, saving on extensive rewiring, replumbing and demolition, while Granite Transformations refaces your countertops, tiles and cabinets with gorgeous new surfaces. There are hundreds of materials, colours and styles to choose from, allowing you to customise your décor and create the makeover of your dreams. There’s the added peace of mind that we take care of absolutely everything, from measuring up to handing over,

and guarantee all of our materials. What distinguishes a Granite Transformations makeover from all others is our remarkable ‘top that fits on top’. Unlike regular work surfaces, our material is made only a quarter of an inch (6.7mm) thick and is especially lightweight, so that it can be installed over existing worktops, without removing the original or needing extra underpinnings. That means it can also be laid over bathroom tiles or fitted onto walls as a shower liner or decorative finish.

We offer practical and affordable, luxury surfaces that look stunning and add style and value to your home. Around a million customers worldwide have put their faith in our products and taken advantage of our outstanding lifetime warranty on worktop materials. That is why ‘the top that fits on top’ continues to stay on top.

The diamond-polished surface needs no special cleaning or routine maintenance and can be kept sparkling clean, by wiping over with a damp cloth.

To fully appreciate the benefits of a Granite Transformations makeover and the quality of our craftsmanship, do come and visit our showroom in Stratton Strawless just outside Norwich. We are your local kitchen makeover experts, fitting bespoke worktops directly over your existing work surfaces, so there is no mess or hassle, and provide kitchen door replacement to complete the look.

Everyday spills and stains can be removed easily and there’s little risk of damage from knocks, cuts, abrasion and burns. All of our products undergo extensive performance testing and are produced to strict quality standards, using a high proportion of recycled raw materials.

As well as updating existing kitchens or bathrooms, we can also help you with new fitted layouts. We offer a no-obligation design service, where we will bring the full range of worktop and door colours for you to choose from, in the comfort of your own home.



South Norfolk Windows Greenways Heating & Conservatories Norfolk company who install “Air Source Heat Pumps”

With over 20 years of experience in all areas of home improvements, be sure to make us your first choice South Norfolk Windows and Conservatories Limited are a family run building company that have been operating throughout the Norfolk area for the last 7 years, supplying and fitting doors, windows and conservatories as well as providing general building services. The take great pride in their work and always look to provide the best possible customer service with every job they undertake. Although based in Wymondham, they cover areas within a 30 mile radius. Also, for your peace of mind, they are also FENSA registered (Fenestration SelfAssessment Scheme). They design their beautiful tailor-made conservatories to complement your home, giving you many choices in PVCu and also Timber. They also offer many other

products and services to complement their conservatories and loft conversions; here are just a few examples: * Supply and fit windows * Loft conversions * Garden rooms * Doors and conservatories * Velux roof windows * Real wood flooring * Stained glass * Fascia boards * Guttering When they undertake a job, they only use the highest quality components they can source. After all, poor materials can lead to shabby work. If a job is to be done it is worth doing right. And to reassure you, we offer a fully insurance-backed 10 year guarantee.

How air source heat pumps work.. An ASHP works like an fridge in reverse, it takes heat from the air outside and concentrates it to create heat for your home. You then add this heat into your homes central heating system, or hot water system to provide a more economic source of heat than traditional boilers.

Air source heat pumps can also be used to power an under floor heating system. They should be very low maintenance once they are installed. Its similar idea to Ground Source Heat Pumps but simpler and cheaper to install. An ASHP will deliver a lower temperature than a traditional boiler but provide that heat constantly. There are two types of Air Source Heat Pumps • Air to air systems - Produces warm air that you distribute through your home with fans. • Air to water systems - Produces warm air that you distribute through the water in your central heating or hot water system.

The payback does vary, ASHP can be especially beneficial when replacing electrical or oil heating. it’s essential that your home is insulated and draughtproofed well for the heating system to be effective. It would be silly to install an ASHP system if have not sorted out excessive draughts. Its also important to match the heat pump to your home to make sure it has the capacity to cope across the range of temperature your home is likely to experience. You don’t want it to struggle in a cold snap whilst not over cycling in more normal conditions. Not sure if Air Source Heat Pumps are suitable for you? Give us a call on 08445 852158 or contact us we can see how they would work for you. For more information about how these systems work, and to see how greenways Heating can help you, visit the website at:

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Driveways, Patios, Paths & Paving Hardlandscaping services in Attleborough, Diss, Wymondham and surrounding areas Moorestone Paving offer a professional, efficient and friendly sevice in the Norfolk Suffolk boarder area around Attleborough.

their paving work throughout Norfolk and Suffolk and are happy to provide customer references and testimonials from satisfied clients close to where you are.

With more than 30 years experience of laying brickweave, stone setts, asphalt, concrete and gravel drives, paths and patios they are pleased to be able to guarantee all of their work. They are able to show a wide range of photos detailing

Because they are so confident of their clients’ satisfaction they are able to offer a NO DEPOSIT paving service, and invoice customers on completion of their new driveways, patios and paths.

Gooderstone Water Gardens & Nature Trail A unique attraction for all garden lovers, naturalists, artists and photographers - or those who simply want a restful break What could be nicer than to stroll through an enchanting garden, explore the nature trail, perhaps spot a kingfisher and enjoy delicious home made cakes. Billy Knights, a retired farmer began designing and creating the Water Gardens in 1970 in his 70th year. The site was a damp meadow which became too wet for cattle to graze. Mr Knights’ son jokingly suggested he should have a water garden, which prompted him to draw out plans (on the back of a piece of wallpaper) and he soon had machines digging out the ponds and waterways. He worked on his garden with love and enthusiasm until he died aged 93. For over 20 years the gardens had been open to the public. Both Billy and his wife Florence loved their gardens and sharing them with others. With this in mind and as a tribute to her parents Coral Hoyos

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began restoration in April 2002. Having been unattended and closed for five years, the Gardens had become quite derelict. However they were re-opened again in June 2003, with a new car park, refurbished tea-room / gallery, a toilet for disabled people and an 8 acre nature trail. There has since been the addition of a bird hide, bamboo grove, scented arbour, plant sales and a rustic roundhouse. To help you find your way round, the bridges are numbered and when you have walked enough rest on one of the many benches provided, or perhaps visit the tearoom in the south-east corner where you can enjoy a relaxing cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, soft drinks, ice-creams and delicious home made cakes. Visit the website for more information:

For a top-quality hard landscaping service you can rely on, look no further than Moorestone Paving Ltd. Phone now for a home visit & FREE QUOTATION on 01953 451658 or 07787 338647 View a selection of lovely images showing the quality of the work carried out by Moorestone Paving at: www.



Airkool Domestic Appliances Domestic Appliance Repairs and Spares is our speciality We keep them working! The customer is our no1 priority, if the customers appliance suffers a slight hitch we are there to fix it and make the problem go away no matter what it takes hence why we get recommended by manufacturers and customers alike!

We can carry out services on many different appliances, including;

Our staff are factory trained to work with various types of appliances and brands. We will fix your appliances at an affordable price! Our technicians know exactly how to make your appliances run smoothly and efficiently.

We are recommended by most of the manufacturers too, so don’t hesitate to call us for your servicing, maintenance and repair needs.

You can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality appliance service and repair. We are fully Insured, we offer a same day service, plus evening and weekend appointments.

Refrigerators, Freezers (inc American style units), and system repairs, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Ovens, and Cooker more!

Visit our website for more information at: or call on 01953 601716.

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Keeping Fit!

Manorcourt Daycare

Even in older age, fitness is very important. Check out a few ways that you can look after yourself. 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.

Looking to try a different way to keep fit, but don’t know your Gyrotonic from your Tai Chi? We lead you through some of the most popular exercise classes. Aerobic and step classes PRO: Great for beginners and the more advanced CON: Watch out for muscle strain. Warm up and down properly Aerobics classes, which are generally a high or low-impact workout to set music, allow you to exercise at your own level to improve your cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Step classes burn calories quickly and help to tone the lower part of your body as you go up and down the step in front of you. The higher you have the step, the harder it is. Aqua aerobics is the same as aerobics, albeit in the shallow end of the pool. As your body weight is supported by the water, the impact is reduced, so it’s ideal for those with joint problems, exercise newcomers or those who are overweight. Pilates PRO: Increases flexibility, circulation and balance CON: Not for those with chronic injuries and no subsitiute for general cardiovascular exercise. Founded by Joseph Pilates in 1880 as a way to strengthen his body after a childhood beset by illness, Pilates is a form of strength and flexibility training open to anyone, no matter how fit they are. Helping to promote physical and mental wellbeing it’s also a huge aid for physical awareness, improving posture, circulation and balance. By training the core abdominal and back muscles, it helps to stabilise your torso and allows your entire body to move freely. For people who are more sedentary than most, Pilates is a gentle, non-impact exercise. Yoga PRO: A holistic workout, it benefits both your body and mind CON: To get maximum benefits you’ll need to be dedicated Most yoga styles are rooted in Hatha yoga, which focuses on developing

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control through different poses. Viniyoga (also known as vinyasa) is probably the most gentle form of yoga, focusing on co-ordinating breathing with movement. Increasingly used for injury rehabilitation, it’s an excellent choice for beginners. A similarly gentle choice is Kundalini yoga. For those after a more rigorous workout there’s always Bikram yoga, in which the room is heated to anything between 85°F and 100°F. Be warned though, it’s hard work. The same goes for Ashtanga yoga, which offers a fast-paced series of sequential poses. Physically demanding, it builds strength, flexibility and stamina as you move from one posture to another in a continual flow, linking the movements to your breathing. Gyrotonic PRO: Excellent for injury rehab and those with back pain CON: Classes an be costly and hard to find A favourite of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, Gyrotonic is a cross between swimming, ballet, gymnastics, Pilates and yoga. The Gyrotonic Expansion system uses rotating discs and weighted pulleys to create variable resistance via ropes and straps. The machines work the muscles and ligaments in circular fluid movements and help to stretch and strengthen the muscles. Gyrotonic originated as a form of rehabilitation and the low-impact rhythmic movements can be beneficial for those with arthritis, back pain or those recovering from an injury. For more information on these methods of keeping fit and active, visit the Age UK website: and follow the links through to the health and wellbeing section. This will give you a range of hintsand tips, not just about fitness, but healthy eating and much, much more.

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

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



Luxury Care Facilities For The Elderly In Norfolk Castle Meadow Care releases details of its latest luxury care facility to open in Norwich Castlemeadow Care is a small but expanding family-run care group, founded in 1999, providing residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for elderly people in Norfolk.

We have three homes: Lincoln House Care Home located in the picturesque village of Swanton Morley, near East Dereham, The Paddocks Care Home in the centre of the market town of

Swaffham and our newest state-ofthe-art addition, The Mayfields Care Home, in Tharston near Long Stratton which opened in 2013. We are about to commence on a new build care home, St. John’s House in Norwich, just off the golden triangle and due for completion in the autumn of 2015. In 2011 we successfully completed our latest innovative development Woodgate Park at Swanton Morley, home to 24 spacious retirement bungalows for independent or assisted living. Due to its enormous success we are about to commence build on phase two with a further 25 two bedroom retirement bungalows, some with garages.

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Residential Care Nursing Care Respite Care & short breaks

We believe in people, not patients. We provide everything our residents need in the widest sense: considerate care, a fulfilling life and support for their friends and families. We build relationships with every resident finding out about their lives, their interests, their likes and dislikes so that we can help them live their lives the way they choose to.

Please call us for further information or to arrange a visit


Lincoln House Care Home Dereham Road. Swanton Morley. Dereham. NR20 4LT.

The heart of our service is 24-hour residential & nursing care with dedicated care staff. We care for our residents with expertise, sympathy and respect for their dignity – as if

they were our own family. We listen to their comments and wishes about the running of the care home as we recognise that it is their home. Our facilities are some of the few in Norfolk to offer standard residential care alongside specialised nursing care for complex cases, end-of-life care and dementia care. As well as offering long-term care, we are also able to look after your elderly relative on a short-term respite care basis to give you a well deserved break if needed. Our latest Care Home development, due to commence shortly, is the former St. John’s Primary School in the centre of historic Norwich, ‘a stones throw’ from the sought after area called The Golden Triangle. The 60 bedroom Care Home will provide a flexible, person-centred care environment for three main categories of care, general residential, nursing and specialist dementia care. Luxurious hotel style interiors, first class catering and a wide range of on-site facilities such as a hairdressing salon, cafe for light refreshments, health spa rooms and even a cinema are all currently being planned. The creation of small courtyard gardens will allow residents a range of outdoor uses from active therapeutic horticulture to tranquil sensory gardens. It is hoped that the home will be open for residents in late Autumn 2015. Further information will be available shortly. To find out more about Castle Meadow Care, please visit the website at: or call the friendly team on: 01362 620010

Artists Impression – St Johns House. Norwich

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The Denture Clinic

Contact Care

Professional denture service based in Norwich

Supporting your safety and independence

Martin as a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is a registered dental care professional, trained and qualified to provide a range of denture services direct to the patient, previously only available through your dentist, although some treatment plans will require a referral from your dentist, partically if you have your own natural teeth remaining. Martin qualified with the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and has been working with dentures since 1986. Martin is highly experienced in providing cosmetic dentures to his patients, giving advice in a friendly, caring and professional manner. Martin’s advanced knowledge helps him to solve the most challenging of dentures problems. During your first appointment to the Denture Clinic, Martin will undertake a detailed clinical evaluation, enabling the diagnosis to be reached, in order to create a detailed treatment plan, which is then tailored exactly to your needs. By taking the first steps at the Denture Clinic, Martin is able to offer you the

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advanced technical and clinical skills needed to carefully design every denture to your individual requirements. For ease and comfort appointments can also be made with a dental practitioner. We follow four principles: * Rebuilding your morale with personal dentures * Patient centered dentistry * Patient controlled dentistry * Highest quality standards in both clinical and manufacturing procedures Customer Feedback: “After just 10 days, Teeth that fitted and stayed in place when eating; life is great! No more polly-grip” Patricia, Gt Yarmouth. For more information or to speak to someone from the clinic, visit the website: or call 01603 624071

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: or call Freephone 0800 917 4680.



Friendship, Fresh Air And Exercise New initiative encourages all to get into golf! Golf really does have it all and it’s a great game for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. People of widely different abilities can play and compete together, thanks to the handicap system. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played golf or haven’t picked up a club since your school days or an almost-forgotten holiday. You can get started by taking advantage of the low cost beginner courses on offer across Norfolk for only £25 for six weeks These sessions are fun and sociable and held in a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll receive a basic introduction to golf from PGA professionals, together with information about club membership and follow-on coaching opportunities. Equipment will be provided so all you have to do is book and turn up on the day in comfortable clothing. You’ll soon find that golf is the perfect game for everyone who values friendship and a healthy lifestyle. In fact,

you may wonder why you didn’t start before! It’s a question Jayne Moston asks herself. She has played and worked in sport all her life, but it took a lot to persuade her to take up golf. She only gave in when both her partner and sonin-law pointed out a Get into golf course – and she’s been completely hooked. Jayne is taking her second course of low-cost coaching, has made new friends, bought a set of clubs, had her first outing on a golf course and is considering a golf holiday. “I am so hooked on this game, I can’t believe it! “It’s been wonderful to go out and start a new sport from scratch at my age,” she said, adding: “Golf is a wonderful way of keeping fit.” Golf really does tick all the boxes for things you need for optimal wellbeing,” says psychologist and coach Miriam Akhtar from:

“It offers some important feel-good factors, such as an active social life and regular physical activity of the best kind – what we call ‘green exercise’ outside in nature.” To find an activity near you go to: or call 0800 118 2766. Get into golf is a national campaign to inspire adults to take up golf. It is part of the plan to make England the world’s

leading golf nation by 2020, which is supported by Sport England National Lottery funding.

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South Norfolk Mobility Break In - Thieves Ransack Premises Leaving Owner Devastated Premises vandalised and valuable scooters stolen South Norfolk Mobility feature regularly in Dispatch Magazine’s advertising sections and we were shocked when we heard that they had been broken in to, so we would like you to help us help them. The premises at Snetterton were broken into on Wednesday 9th July between 9 and 11pm When business director Michael Lockwood arrived to open up the next day, he found that the back door had been smashed open and some of the mobility scooters in his stockroom had been stolen. The burglars had also managed to get into an office area where they vandalised the filing cabinets to find keys for the scooters. The CCTV system hard drive was stolen by the raiders to prevent evidence of their crime being retrieved. A van had been stolen from a business next-door to load up the scooters and make the getaway. Mr Lockwood

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expressed that he was left feeling “punchdrunk” upon discovering the break in and couldn’t repeat how he really felt about what had happened.

product they may be considering.

Some items which were taken are: TGA-Breeze 3, with digital display, Cadiz, Kymco 4. There was another Scooter which was found outside vandalised too.

A range of scooters is always shown, including second-hand, covering all price ranges and explainations are given to the customer about the features and benefits and any drawbacks of each machine. The customer can then make an informed decision.

Norfolk Police have a report of seven scooters being stolen, along with cash and a laptop. Should anyone in the area know anything or have seen anything, they are being urged to contact either Norfolk Police on 101, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

The customer is invited to try the scooter on a range of different surfaces, as it is believed to be important to experience the conditions likely to be encountered on a scooter. Trial areas include tarmac and concrete, crushed tarmac and uneven grass.

SNMC is a small independent company, making customer service our top priority. There is no time limit set as to how long is spent with a customer; each individual has different needs. The emphasis is firmly placed on matching the client’s requirements to the scooter or any other

Tuitions is given by Director, Michael Lockwood, who will make sure that you are fully aware of the features and benefits of each vehicle and what it can offer you. You will be shown the do’s and dont’s of handling each vehicle, as well as ensuring that you know how to cope with

manoevering the scooter on slopes and drop curbs. Your physical abilities will also be fully taken into account when recommending a scooter to you. Tea and coffee facilities are offered to those visitng the centre. A disabled WC is also provided. There is easy parking right up to the foyer and a wheelchair is always at hand to assist you from the car into the showroom. Why not go and see the range of products, which also includes electric rise and recline beds and chairs, together with bathlifts, wheelchairs and a host of smaller items such as steering wheel knobs, knee warmers, toilet seat raisers and grab rails. Call 01953 887777 or visit the website:



Stuart Wright Transport T4 Terry Van, Car & Motorcycle Sales Specialist Vehicle And Light Plant Logistics Based in Wymondham, Norfolk, Stuart Wright Transport Ltd. offers a premium logistics service, to convey anything from a Minimoto to a top of the range Rolls Royce. We have over 12 years experience in

We have recently invested in an Eduards Atlas (4m) trailer. This enables us to transport two vehicles in one journey, saving time and reducing costs for our customers.

Please contact us with details of your vehicle(s) and required journey, we will be happy to give you a quote. A nationwide service with a local feel.

vehicle development and motorsport engineering. This gives our company a race winning advantage in caring for your vehicle, ensuring that it arrives in the same first class condition that it left you. Our Mercedes Sprinter 616 transporter is equipped with a winch, so even if your vehicle doesn’t run, it can still be moved.

To find out more about Stuart Wright Transport’s services, please visit the website at: Phone: 01953 604710 Find us at: 35 Penfold Drive Wymondham Norfolk NR18 0WZ

VW T4 specialist, trading in all makes of vans, cars and motorbikes! Based just outside Norwich, Glen Bescoby, otherwise known as T4 Terry, is a used vehicle specialist primarily dealing in VW T4 Vans. Although it is the T4 he prefers to deal in, Glen is always interested in partexchanges or trades in ANY vehicle, including motorcycles, cars and other commercial vehicles. He runs a transportation service for motorcycles too, so if you find yourself requiring a collection or delivery of a two-wheeler, or you need rescuing after a break down, give him a call to arrange the details.

At present, Glen has a number of Vans in stock ready to drive away for use as a commercial, or for conversion into that dream camper van you have always wanted. He has cars in stock too, the star of which is a 2004 SAAB convertible, which can be viewed and test driven. Just give Glen a call. More details of this car and the other vehicles currently in stock are viewable on his website: or on his facebook page: If you want to give him a call, he can be reached on 07930 378 804

You may have a vehicle that you either can’t find the time to sell, have had difficulty selling or, just can’t be bothered t o sell yourself, in this case, give Glen a call and he can take the vehicle off your hands and sell it on your behalf for a small commission.

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Complete Car Care 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. Using the car’s paint codes, they can colour match, and repair the area of damage without having to respray the whole panel, thus retaining the integrity of the manufacturer’s paintwork.

Damage repairs carried out include: * Car Scratches * Bumper Scuffs (both textured and painted) * Stone Chips * Paintwork Damage * Alloy wheel scuffs * Interior Trim inc cigarette burns etc * Holes in Dashboards * Leather seat repairs

They can bring back the vehicle’s natural shine with Machine Polishing, and they will come to you and do the work at your convenience. With over 14 years experience, they offer a professional service at competitive rates.

having the chips repaired before they rust you maintain the original paintwork and value of your car.

Complete Car Care can also repair damage to leather, velour, vinyl, and dashboards, that have been caused by cigarettes, phone holes, or just wear and tear.

Working throughout Norfolk, visiting YOU at the following locations to make it convenient are all possible - if your location isn’t mentioned get in touch and they may still be able to help.

They can also repair scuffs to both colour coded and textured bumpers and mirrors. If necessary they can ‘plastic weld’, saving you the cost of buying a new bumper! Repairs can be made to the paint on wheel arches, sills and other areas like door edges that get damaged. Stone chips can spoil the look of your car and in time may rust. By

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To help restore your paintwork they will machine polish your car, which will bring back the shine and eliminate the finer scratches.

* Norwich * Aylsham * Cromer * Fakenham * Dereham * Watton * Swafham * Holt So to restore your car, at a fraction of body shop prices contact: Tim Mitchell Complete Car Care Tel 01362 683832 Mob 07778 755149 E-mail @Dispatch_Mag @Dispatch_Mag


Hyundai Santa Fe Premium 4WD 7-Seat 2.2 CRDi An economical SUV with 4x4 credentials The South Koreans have become skilled at making you feel in safe hands when it comes to car production. From the satisfying ‘thunk’ the Santa Fe’s doors make when you close them to the muffled diesel rattle on start up, you soon realise the Hyundai is made of stern stuff.

downhill brake control and hill start assist. As well as the occasional dirt track excursion, the Santa Fe will help you out with, say, caravanning adventures for the whole family. It has an impressive towing capacity of 2,600kg (braked) and, to make life easier, trailer stability assist is part of the gadgetry get-up too.

For an SUV with 4x4 credentials it’s fairly economical, returning an average 41.5mpg. It’s an especially comfortable and spacious motor too; it’ll seat five adults and there’s room for two extra little people in the third row of fold-away seats. The sizeable boot is square and low, meaning it’s a doddle to load up. In fact, it’s a perfect family-cum-business vehicle. For a biggish car the latest Santa Fe is surprisingly easy to weave through city streets and it will happily tour at 70mph on the motorway all day. The steering is direct and well weighted at all speeds - and there’s only the slightest body roll on bends, but that’s acceptable, given its lofty structure. The gutsy 2.2-litre 194bhp turbo diesel engine comes with a smooth-changing six-speed automatic gearbox, which helps

PROS ‘N’ CONS • • • • • make the motor more than capable of punchy overtaking manoeuvres. In truth, you can have fun if you detour from the straights and take on the twisty country lanes. Of course, being able to cope with a bite of bona fide bucolic driving is how this Hyundai explains its steep price-tag. With its elevated height, four-wheel-drive and robust body, the handsome Santa Fe Premium has much in its favour to

handle the road less travelled. It’s no hardcore mud-plugger but it has the toehold of a traditional 4x4 and the manners of a normal car, while a high level of kit adds more than a splash of splendour. Equipment includes leather upholstery; a sound system with 10 speakers; parking sensors; a rear view parking camera; self levelling suspension; touchscreen satellite navigation, seven airbags;

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4x4 versatility √ Spacious √ Refined √ Good for towing √ Pricey X

FAST FACTS • • • • • • • •

Max speed: 118 mph 0-62 mph: 10.1 secs Combined mpg: 41.5 Engine: 2199 cc 16 valve 4 cylinder turbo diesel Max. power (bhp): 194 at 3800 rpm Max. torque (lb/ft): 322 at 1800-2500 rpm CO2: 178 g/km Price: £34,875 on the road

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Wymondham, Dereham & Watton Dispatch Magazine for August 2014

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Wymondham, Dereham & Watton Dispatch Magazine for August 2014