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The number of #2minutebeachclean boards along the North Norfolk coast has more than doubled. Five new boards, which encourage people to spend 2 (or more) minutes picking up marine litter and plastic pollution, are being introduced at Walcott, Cromer West, East Runton, Sheringham East and Sheringham West. They were delivered in the last few days. The boards are sponsored by North Norfolk District Council and each has a custodian who looks after it day to day. The custodians of the new boards are the Kingfisher Café in Walcott, the Reef Stop Café in Cromer, NCI Coastwatch at East Runton, The Mo in Sheringham and the RNLI in Sheringham.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:00

Promote your business at South Norfolk on Show

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Local businesses are being offered the chance to showcase their products to thousands of people at South Norfolk on Show.Over 6,000 people attended the Show last year and South Norfolk Council expects another excellent turnout for its 9th annual event on 1 July. South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader Michael Edney said: "There are so many wonderful producers, small shops and craftsmen and women working in South Norfolk, this is a fabulous opportunity for them to promote their businesses and meet new customers.”
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The annual awards ceremony which sees Keep Britain Tidy hand out Blue Flags and Seaside Awards to local authorities will be held in Cromer in May. Last year North Norfolk District Council had its most successful set of Blue Flag results when the district secured six flags – at East Runton, West Runton, Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Palling and Sheringham. The awards recognise the top tier of English beaches and are given out only to those sites that have the highest quality of water, facilities, environmental education and management, with superb levels of cleanliness and safety.
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As International Women’s Day puts the spotlight on women’s achievements, Norwich partnership homes developer Lovell is urging more girls and women to consider construction careers. Lovell, which has women working across its East Anglian business, would like to see more coming into an industry where female workers remain under-represented, making up just 12.8 per cent of the overall national construction workforce. Lovell’s local team includes Norwich-based customer care manager Daisy Foord, who ensures that all homes built by the firm meet the highest quality standards.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00

Joyce proves you are never too old to keep fit

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Joyce Irvine proved you are never too old to keep fit as she celebrated her 90th birthday with friends at a seated exercise class held in Sheringham Library. Joyce was surprised by her friends and fellow exercise class members who organised a celebration with chocolate cake, music and party hats, although she nearly uncovered the surprise when she arrived at the Library earlier than expected to return some books! As a founder member of the class, Joyce has been enjoying the benefits of seated exercise since the class was set up by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) in 2015 as part of its Sports Hubs and Clubs programme. The 45-minute session is designed for those who like to keep fit and enjoy a gentle workout while sitting down, and it…
Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Antiques Roadshow to be filmed in Cromer

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BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow – regularly watched by six million people on Sunday evenings – will be filmed on Cromer Pier and promenade in May. The show, one of BBC One’s most popular programmes, attracts an average of 3,000 to 4,000 visitors, spread through a full day. A day’s filming creates two shows for broadcast a few months after shooting. The show tours the country, visiting iconic houses, parks and gardens. This will be the first time the show has been filmed on a pier. The event on May 24th will boost local business, increase footfall in the town in the week before half term and put the North Norfolk District Council owned Cromer Pier on the international television stage.
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The annual Walkers are Welcome get together will be held in Cromer in 2018. The Cromer group, part of a network of more than 110 towns and villages all over Britain, will host the event on October 12th to 14th. Invitations will be sent to representatives from all accredited towns and villages. Group members are planning a series of talks, walks and other events around town. Among these events, a reception will be held on Cromer Pier, which is owned by North Norfolk District Council and operated by Openwide. And the Council Chamber at North Norfolk District Council will be used for the Walkers are Welcome annual meeting.
Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Environment Award for Walsingham quiet garden

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A garden attached to a historic chapel has been handed the annual Environment Award by North Norfolk District Council. The award was won by the St Seraphim’s Quiet Garden at Walsingham. The garden, affiliated to the Quiet Garden Movement, is next to the St Seraphim’s Orthodox Chapel and has reclaimed a long-derelict parcel of land. This land has been turned into a tranquil garden where residents and visitors can go for quiet and contemplation.
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Chris Brown, Gresham’s Cricket Coach and Norfolk Emerging Players Programme lead has taken to the stage at the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association (ECB CA) National Conference. Chris joined an impressive line-up of speakers including England cricketing greats, Jonathan Trott, Graham Thorpe and Ian Salisbury. As a spin consultant on the ECB’s Elite Spin Bowling Programme, Chris delivered ‘Spinning it up’, a presentation that included practical exercises, to a packed conference hall.
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Voting is now open for Britain’s Favourite Market competition and Norwich City Council is encouraging residents and visitors to vote for Norwich Market. Norwich Market is unique in Britain. It dates back more than 900 years, boasts almost 190 stalls and is one of the largest Monday-to-Saturday open market in the country. It contains a fantastic mix of products and services including knitting and embroidery, a vintage clothing collective, fruit and vegetables, beautifully fresh fish, dainty cupcakes, flowers, jewellery and bags - and this list only scratches the surface of its treasure trove of stalls.
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