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The Graham Allen Award is presented annually by NNDC to the project considered to make the most significant contribution to the built environment within the district. Cllr Sue Arnold, Cabinet Member for Planning said: “The standard of entries this year has been excellent yet again.“The shortlist covers such a range of tremendously interesting design projects each with very strong specific merits. “Each one of them makes a great contribution to our built environment and to the high standard of the Graham Allen Awards.”
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From an early age I began my photography with winding-on and a four cube flash that spun around when expelled. If in haste to remove the flash, fingers would be burnt! At that time I had a maximum of 36 exposures which I then took to the chemist and one week later I could collect with the excitement of finding out what I had achieved. The lesson in this would be that if I took a blurry photograph of, for instance my dog running toward me, it would be funny, but when you pay for the images out of your pocket money - twice is not funny at all, simply a waste of money and effort. So I began to think, construct and create what I wished to capture and…
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal flew in to Gresham’s by helicopter at the weekend to officially open Gresham’s new music school, the Britten Building and to hand out prizes to pupils at the annual Speech Day celebration. Her Royal Highness was the Guest of Honour for the Senior School Speech Day in her new role as The Prime Warden of The Fishmonger’s Company. As part of that role, she will be Gresham’s Ex Officio Governor. Princess Anne was met by an excited group of Pre-Prep and Prep pupils who were eagerly waving Union Jack flags as she made her way to the School’s Memorial Chapel to enjoy a service for Upper Sixth leavers and their parents.
Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00

Sun shines on South Norfolk on Show

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Thousands of people enjoyed the best of what South Norfolk has to offer at South Norfolk Council’s biggest show of the year on Sunday.The Council’s HQ in Long Stratton was packed with people enjoying the fantastic entertainment, children’s activities and local food and craft stalls. This is the eighth year that the Council has promoted its services through a spectacular day of entertainment for all the family. 
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In the past year NNDC’s Environmental Services Team has supported 107 community litter collection events, helping keep our beaches, towns and villages clear of rubbish. The Council support came in the form of rubbish bags, bin bag hoops and litter pickers loaned to local groups, as well as picking up the litter that is collected for free. In 2016 NNDC worked with schools and local groups from across the district to help them look after the environment, and helped North Norfolk join in the Great British Spring Clean and Clean for the Queen campaigns.
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Twelve revolutionary bins are being installed by North Norfolk District Council in Cromer and Wells to reduce litter overspill during busy times. The ‘smart’ solar-powered litter bins are larger than a traditional street bin and when litter reaches a certain level inside, or at pre-programmed intervals, a hydraulic ram compacts the litter so levels do not overflow. Restaurant businesses that create high volumes of packaging waste are contributing funds to the NNDC project, including Cromer’s No 1, and Platten’s and French’s fish and chip shops in Wells.
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Jerene Irwin, Associate Director at Chaplin Farrant in Norwich, is the new President of the Norfolk Association of Architects (NAA). Jerene is the second female President in NAA’s 96-year history, following the late Sheila Gooch, who was President in 1975-77. Jerene’s key activity during the first six months of her two-year presidency is to lead planning for FANN17, the biennial Festival of Architecture in Norwich & Norfolk.
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Do you know somebody who is a budding actor, or could that be you? Here is just the chance a rising star needs to get a next step on the ladder. A genuinely valuable opportunity, it would certainly boost any CV for uni or drama school. Westacre Theatre - only moments off the A47 near Swaffham – has a brand new work to stage in July and August. Adapted from a short story by Anton Chekhov, the play therefore has an impeccable pedigree. Creatively written, it allows for flexibility in its characters. So, the only criterion is that actors must be 17+
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:00

NNDC £1m Cromer West Prom Investment

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North Norfolk District Council’s new facilities along Cromer’s West Promenade will be ready for use by residents and visitors in advance of the 2017 summer season. The ‘futureproofed’ catering kiosk, toilets and showers units, as well as the new play equipment, are able to be craned out of the area to higher ground in the event of a storm surge warning.
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Cromer’s 60s Festival drew big crowds on Sunday April 23 to North Norfolk’s iconic Cromer Pier. The St George’s Day celebration organised by North Norfolk District Council welcomed in excess of 3,000 visitors over the course of the day. Many came on vintage scooters and motorcycles and even more got into the spirit of the 1960s by dressing in period clothing.
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