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.”
A large sea-life mural surrounding the new Cromer West Prom play area has been finished.
The 26m-long mural has been painted on the walls around the recently opened shipwreck play area. It depicts underwater flora and fauna local to North Norfolk’s coast, including seals, fish and seaweed.
The new mural is part of North Norfolk District Council’s £1m Cromer West Prom investment that includes the recently opened ‘futureproofed’ catering kiosk, toilets and showers, as well as the play area, that can all be craned to higher ground in the event of a storm surge.
Archery, street dance, multi-sports and football among a wide range of sports and activities on offer for youngsters this summer
A huge range of children's activities will be on offer at North Norfolk District Council-managed community sports centres during the Summer school holidays.
The sessions will offer healthy and fun activities for youngsters aged between 4 and 12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A herd of eight Bagot goats have been moved back into their spring and summer residence on Cromer’s cliff. The goats have been clearing land in recent months at Happy Valley. Their move back into the heart of Cromer was made today thanks to NNDC officers.
The Bagot billies, which have appeared on television and in newspapers, will be joined by another eight Bagots from Cumbria sometime in May.
Volunteers who have helped improve their communities were thanked publicly as they were named winners in the Big Society Awards during a ceremony at Sheringham Little Theatre. North Norfolk District Council organised the Big Society Awards to thank the people and the projects that help to create a strong community. Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Leader of North Norfolk District Council and Chairman of the Big Society Fund Panel, said: “It has been a pleasure watching such deserving people come here tonight for recognition. The winners are of course hugely deserving, but so are the other finalists who may not have won, but should leave here full of pride at their efforts and achievements.”
Genix, the business support agency hosted its first Ready for Growth seminar in Norfolk on 23rd November. Held at the Scarborough Hill Country Inn, North Walsham the event attracted a wide range of business owners, eager to gain ideas on how to expand and grow.
Sponsor and Genix Patron, Neil Burr of Designtec, a web design company based near Norwich gave a presentation on the importance of keywords to gain traffic and sales. Keynote speaker Claire Brooks, managing director of Box-it East talked about how the document storage company has achieved significant growth over the past ten years and her plans for the business going forward. Claire explained the importance of employing the right people and planning your marketing to increase turnover.
More than 30 business people attended the North Norfolk District Council’s Coffee Means Business networking event at Fakenham, organised by Genix, the business engagement specialists.
The event was held at the Prince of Wales Stand and Genix welcomed local businesses who had the opportunity to network over coffee, make new contacts and gain knowledge and information to help their business grow.
North Norfolk District Council has appointed Genix as it is a not for profit organisation, supporting businesses, to organise and host Coffee Means Business in the North Norfolk area. They could see there was a need for regular networking opportunities for businesses which didn’t involve expensive membership fees.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is pleased to announce the launch of its first ‘Community Sports Club’ in North Norfolk.
Sheringham Badminton Club was set up through NNDC’s Sports Clubs and Hubs project in January and will now be community led and self-sustainable.
A group of keen badminton players have attended a weekly hour-long class at Sheringham Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre on Friday at 2pm since it was set up in January 2015. They have now taken on the running of the club. Local badminton coach, James Tuthill, attends the sessions every fortnight to advise the players on all aspects of the popular sport.
A charity evening, hosted by North Norfolk District Council Chairman, Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds has raised £1368 for local charities, The Wensum Centre and The Benjamin Foundation.
The Chairman’s Civic Reception ‘Auction of Promises’ took place at the historic Maltings, a 19th century building, in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea.
Over 100 people attended the charity event and generously supported the auction hosted by BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, Nick Conrad. 22 lots went up for grabs including tennis coaching, chocolates, parties, holidays, meals, vouchers, art, days out, flowers, crockery, a vintage handbag, a massage, hampers, cake and a supply of horse manure!
Local children and their families are now enjoying a new play area in Ingworth after North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) awarded £7,500 from its Big Society Fund.
The grant of £7,500 towards a total project cost of £16,500 has enabled Ingworth Parish Council to buy a new swing and climbing tower
Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood and Pretty Corner, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2015/16.
It is the eleventh year in a row that Holt Country Park, which, like the other two winners, is run by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), has earned a Green Flag for being welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed.
The Chief Executive of North Norfolk District Council will be putting her best foot forward for charity at this year’s London Marathon.
Sheila Oxtoby is spending every moment of her spare time in between her busy schedule training for the London Marathon next month to raise money for Sense; the UK's largest organisation offering support to deafblind people and their families.
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting a local talented 16-year old to help reach her goal of becoming a professional cyclist.
16-year old, Isla Rush, competes in Track, Road and Time Trials cycling. She already has an impressive portfolio of accolades under her belt and is currently ranked 10th in the country of her age group (Youth A girls). NNDC and Place for People are supporting Isla’s training by giving her free use of the gym and pool at Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre.
A programme to refurbish Cromer Pier’s box office, gift shop and the restaurant following the significant damaged caused by December’s tidal surge is nearing completion.
Work has been completed since the surge to make significant structural repairs to the areas underneath the box office, gift shop and the restaurant and a full refurbishment programme of these facilities is almost complete. These areas felt the full force of the storm as waves hit the sea wall and were propelled up underneath the structure.
‘Food for Thought’, a newly formed North Norfolk based charity has recently been awarded a grant from North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) Big Society Fund (BSF).
The charity runs support groups and lunch clubs for people with dementia and their carers. It was set up when the organisation that had been running the groups had to withdraw their support.
North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) Sports Clubs and Hubs project has started to help more local people get into sport with a variety of different activities available for the over 50s.
Classes ranging from Belly Dancing to Badminton are now available in community ‘hubs’ across North Norfolk and are a cost-effective way to participate in and try a range of new activities. The courses are available for the 50+ age group, cost just £1 per session and can be joined at any stage during a 10 week programme.