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FRIDHEM EASTER FETE
Heacham in Bloom
Saturday 7th April 2012
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14 April 2012 10.00am-12.30pm
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What right have these moron's got, to walk onto other peoples
properties and steal their possessions? On the evening of Saturday
17th March, SIX trucks in the Folgate/Fenside area, had their
Catalytic Converters sawn off and stolen! (For those who don't
know what this is, its part of the exhaust system which contains
platinum, to control the emissions of the vehicle, which every car
has one) and because these trucks don't have to be jacked up to get
to the exhaust, they make for easy access.
I know that 5 of these trucks are used for 'work' purposes. To get
up on a Sunday morning and find this valuable piece of working
vehicle has been vandalized to these owners, is heart breaking!!
We have now, a £750 (total with labour) bill to face!! Yes, we are
insured but now my husband has lost his no claim bonus, through
no fault of his own. With the prospect of his insurance premium
going up sky-high!! and having the truck standing in the
garage/work shop, waiting for all these things to be sorted out, for
the next week or so, is no fun for a hard working man!
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We haven't got a lot but what we do have we have worked very
hard long hours for. Now these morons, who the police have told
us have got stealing these exhausts down to seconds, I ask, do
they do an honest day’s work?? No, of course not! If they are
stealing to put food in their children's tummies or clothes on their
children's backs, I don't think it would be 'quite' so bad but we all
know it's to fuel their drug addiction? their drink addiction? their
cigarette addiction? or to fill THEIR homes with the latest wide
screen TVs? mobile phones? games stations? computers? etc..
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If you do own a truck, a 4x4 or any sort of high vehicle, just
keep a close watch on it, just in case they come back to target
another part of our village?
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Authon du Perche, France
‘Salut’ from France
Well, one has arrived in "La Belle France" and all is going
fairly near to plan and it is great to be near the family. As yet
there are not enough hours in the day to do all I want, job
hunting (the first job fell through as a Home Carer as several
locals decided to pop their clogs, very inconsiderate!)
However 2 more jobs in the pipe-line, walking with Purdy
(some great local walks despite my original fears),
decorating/DIY, and very importantly playing with my eldest
granddaughter Coralie, never mind sampling plenty of wine or
getting my feet under a gourmet French tablecloth!
Proprietor: Nickie Bantoft. FCCA
You will never guess what though...there was me saying that
this area is not touristy and that you would probably drive
through this area to get to "nice" parts of the country, well I lied!
Within a couple of days of moving into my own house (2 weeks
ago at time of writing this) I popped into the little café next door
looking for two brawny "Percheron" men to hike my washing
machine up to the first floor and inevitably got into conversation
with the owner. After his making sure I would give English
lessons to his children he asked if I knew about the origins of
the TV programme "'Allo 'Allo". Of course I replied that no,
apart from being based in deepest darkest France, that is all I
knew about it....well..... the road I live on, Avenue Jean Moulin
is named after a chap who was "hot" in "La Resistance" and
better still, the character of Renee was not only based on him,
but the café NEXT DOOR TO ME is the original café that the
whole programme was based on and the room where the mother-in-law lived has pretty much stayed as was! So...if tourists
visit the site where Emmerdale or Corrie are filmed, why not
visit Authon du Perche to see that very café!!!
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Initial discussions and consultations free of charge.
So shall I now await the arrival of the Heacham contingent?
There is also a very nice little camp-site with hook-ups for
caravans beside a delightful little lake overlooked by a very
impressive privately owned chateau just outside the village.
Station Road Garage
33 Station Road, Heacham
Norfolk PE31 7EX
All in all Authon has a lot more to offer than I remembered and I
have just got hold of a list of the local "Clubs" to see what I
could "join". I noted that there is an equivalent of Pocohontas
Players , not for me however and I will be giving the "Fishing
Club" a miss...and NO, I will not be starting a Twinning
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Anyway, a huge thank you to you all for a tremendous send-off
last month, and I will endeavour to keep you all up to date on
life in "deepest darkest France". Love and best wishes to all.
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Fridhem Rest Home
For the last 12 months the residents have been taking painting
lessons from professional artist Chris Creasy. This has been an
exciting project for the residents. As a result some of their work
will be on show at an exhibition to be held in The Coalshed
Gallery in Hunstanton on Saturday 28th April from 10.00am.
Several weeks ago I met with Sue Richardson and Steve Percy
from ‘Heacham In Bloom’. They kindly offered to help us
design and build a butterfly and bee garden. It has been a
priority of ours to develop the outdoor area so we jumped at the
chance. Sue has visited since and has been helping Eco Club
plan the area and prepare the grounds. We arranged to have a
working party on a Saturday at the school to complete the work.
The paintings will be for sale with any proceeds going to the
residents entertainment fund.
We met at the school at 9am on the 10th March and I was
overwhelmed by the number of volunteers from ‘Heacham In
Bloom’ that turned out to help. Car after car arrived armed with
spades, gardening gloves and even a chainsaw. In no time the
planting bed was built, the pots recomposted, the tyres painted,
the shrubs moved and the old sandpit demolished.
The residents are very proud of their work and will be there on
the day. Please come along and support them.
They are an incredible and kind group of local people that have
worked to help and improve the area for the children in their
community. I cannot thank them enough for what they have
done for our school. Thanks again to all the people from
‘Heacham In Bloom’ for giving up their spare time, Ridgeons
for donating some materials, Ryan for the art work, Nicky
Cawthorne for bringing his digger and to Matt and Mel for
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In February the Heacham & Criteuil-la-Magdeleine Twinning
Association (H&CLMTA) bade farewell to its Secretary, Roz
Gauthier, at a party in the Old Friends Hall. Roz had decided to
move to France to be near her family, and she will be very much
missed at the H&CLMTA.
The Pudding Club
On behalf of Association members, Chairman John Stares
wished Roz good luck and happiness in her new life, and
presented her with an inscribed crystal vase.
Our thanks to Sarah Askew for judging the puddings on show.
A wonderful evening for all friends present.
We had a wonderful turnout at the March Pudding evening and
a large amount of assorted puddings produced – all most mouth
Next Pudding Evening is on Tuesday 10th April at 20.00 hours.
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CHURCHES TOGETHER IN HEACHAM
Easter greetings from the manse,
Have you ever mused that if everything shrunk and got
smaller you wouldn’t notice any change. Equally if everything uniformly got bigger, again you wouldn’t notice that
anything stood out as bigger or smaller. Nothing would in
fact have changed, or at the very least you would not have
noticed any change. Well I’ve got to tell you that I have
noticed some disturbing changes in my favourite breakfast
cereals. They have definitely got smaller! Once upon a
time I was satisfied with two s******* w**** but now
it’s three and I find I need another w******* to release
the same amount of energy! People certainly noticed
when last autumn a well-known chocolate manufacturer
admitted that it had reduced the number of chocs in the
tins and boxes of their much loved products. This morning
the news reported that the UK Border Agency is to be
broken up. I can well remember the then Home Secretary
Dr. John Reid announcing the creation of this service
describing the Home Office Department it replaced in a
phrase that really caught on, saying it wasn’t “fit for
purpose.” The news today was suggesting that no change
could be noticed in the work of its replacement.
We do extend our sympathy and condolences to all who
have been bereaved. The church prays for friends and
family at the Sunday morning services around the time of
METHODIST CHURCH Sunday Services
– Helen Martin
– Stephen Watts
22nd April – Elizabeth MacLeod
– Rev’d Kim Nally, with Holy Communion
Midweek Communion Service:
This will be on Wednesday 16thh April at 10.30am. All who
love the Lord are welcome to attend.
Regular Activities at the Methodist Church
MONDAYS: Indoor Bowls 7pm – weekly.
TUESDAYS: Ladies’ Fellowship
2.45pm on 17th April
TUESDAYS: Hands and Needles Club:
7.30pm on 17th April
THURSDAYS: Monthly Men’s Meeting at 7.00pm
on 12th April. All men welcome to join.
FRIDAYS: Indoor Bowls, 7pm weekly
New members are welcome to all our regular activities.
Folks may well ask what noticeable difference Easter
makes to the world. I often say to people who are looking
for change, that the experience of those first disciples and
believers has something to tell us. After Jesus was taken
from them and crucified and even after some of them had
met and experienced the risen Jesus, the buses still didn’t
run on time and you still couldn’t find a plumber or
electrician when you wanted one! Outwardly the world
was very much the same and yet nothing was the same
because of their faith, their Easter faith that Jesus who was
dead was alive and that he had through selfless and unconditional love conquered the power of sin and death. Put
another way, this new Easter faith in the risen Jesus had
changed them good and proper so that nothing was the
same and everything had changed. They were different
people who saw life and others differently even if the
buses didn’t run on time!
UNITED WORSHIP FOR HOLY WEEK
Heacham’s two churches, St. Mary’s and the Methodist
Church, will be holding united worship in Holy Week. On
Maundy Thursday 5th April we will share in a Communion
Service at 7pm at St. Mary’s. On Good Friday we shall
hold our Walk of Witness, starting at St. Mary’s at 10am,
walking via the Church Hall in Heacham High Street,
down to the Methodist Church in Station Road, arriving at
10.30am for a united service conducted by Rev’d Kim
Nally. This will be followed with tea and Hot Cross Buns.
We welcome all who wish to join the Walk. If you are
unable to walk the full distance please join at the half way
point, which is St. Mary’s Church Hall in the High Street,
where we shall pause for prayer before continuing. If you
are unable to do the Walk at all you are welcome to go
straight to the Methodist Church in time for the united
service at 10.30am.
Perhaps this could be a kind of way of seeing the Easter
faith in the risen Jesus at work in his followers. Have they
changed and do they communicate and demonstrate this
change in loving and peaceful action and service for God
and neighbour and not in a change that brings self-centred
superiority and an ugly judgementalism. This can often be
the change that happens, the change that stands out and
the difference people notice. As His people we need to be
fit for purpose.
Easter Day, Sunday 8th April
Celebrate the Risen Saviour on Easter Day at the Methodist Church 10.30am service conducted by Helen Martin, or
at St. Mary’s at 10am Easter Morning Worship with Rev’d
Steve Davies. Everyone is very welcome to join us for
With every Easter blessing to you and yours,
Rev’d. Kim Nally
Church Contacts: (telephone code: 01485)
Methodist Church The Rev'd Kim Nally
St Mary’s Church
The Rev'd Steve Davies 570268
St Mary’s Church Office
email: [email protected]
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Sunday Services in April
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10.00am 8th April Easter Holy Communion
15th April Morning Worship
22nd April Morning Worship
29th April Morning Worship
10.30am Morning Worship at the Junior School
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CATHOLIC PARISH OF HUNSTANTON
- WHICH INCLUDES HEACHAM
EASTER WEEK SERVICES AT ST. MARY’S
5th April: Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion
at 7pm with the Methodist Church
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & St Edmund
Sandringham Road, Hunstanton
Sunday Mass: 11.00am
6th April: Good Friday WALK OF WITNESS at 10am
from St. Mary’s Church to the Methodist
Church, for an Easter Service at 10.30am
6th April: Good Friday at 2pm - a quiet hour with readings,
silence, and reflections on what happened on
that hill outside Jerusalem.
Mountbatten Road, Dersingham
Sunday Mass: 9.00am
Resident Priest: Fr Michael Ryan, 81 Mountbatten Road,
Dersingham, PE31 6YE Tel: 01485 543818
April Services: Nursing/Residential Homes
11.00am Holy Communion at Millbridge
(subject to change, please check church notice boards, website,
Tues, Thu, Fri: 9am at St Theresa’s Convent, 27 Sandringham
Friday: 12.15pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & S Edmund,
Wednesday: 10.15am at St Cecilia’s, Dersingham
ANNUAL MEETING OF ST MARY’S CHURCH
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be at 7pm on
Monday 16 April in the Church Hall, High Street. The legal
standing of the Church of England mandates that the
meeting comes in two parts. At 7.00 there is a short
meeting to elect two Churchwardens for the coming year.
These people are the senior officers of the church. At 7.15
the Annual Meeting starts at which only those on the
Church Electoral Roll may vote. We elect the Parochial
Church Council and other posts, receive the Annual
Accounts, review the past year and look ahead.
Refreshments are served. The Church Annual report will
be available in Church and at the School congregation from
the beginning of April.
Services for Easter 2012
Maundy Thursday April 5th
7.30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Vigil Hunstanton
9.45pm Compline Hunstanton
Good Friday April 6th
3.00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion Dersingham
6.30pm Stations of the Cross Hunstanton
Holy Saturday April 7th
10.00am Morning Prayer Hunstanton
8.00pm Solemn Easter Vigil Hunstanton
Easter Sunday April 8th
Mass of Easter Day Dersingham
11.00am Mass of Easter Day Hunstanton
Our spring Ladies’ Lunch will take place on Saturday, May
12th. All ladies in the area are warmly invited to join us at St
Cecilia’s – tickets are free, but you are asked to bring some food
to share. If you would like to join us, please ring May Davey
on 01485 544953 for a ticket.
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never too late to begin again and if you come and see, you will
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HUNSTANTON & DISTRICT ROTARY CLUB
Christina Thain & Co
The Rotary Club of Hunstanton & District continues to go from
strength to strength, with plans already well advanced for the
summer’s major events - a weekend at Norton Hill Light Railway
on Saturday & Sunday, 28 & 29 July, and this year’s Kite Festival,
due to take place on Sunday 19 August on the playing field at
Conveyancing, Wills and Probate
Recent speakers at the club’s Wednesday lunches have been a
representative of the Lions, and David Parish of Blood Bikes
(motorcyclists who transport urgent consignments of human blood
for transfusion between often far-flung venues). The club has
recently gained a number of new members, each of whom has
given, or will shortly give, an account of his or her professional and
personal life, known as a ‘me talk’.
Please note that our new address is:‘Beamish’
68, High Street,
Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 5JU
The annual Presidents’ Evening, shared with Hunstanton Inner
Wheel Club, was held at the Le Strange Arms Hotel on Wednesday
21 March, in honour of Presidents Brian Devlin, who welcomed
members and guests, and Linda King, who said grace.
Telephone No: 01485 525458
The loyal toast was proposed by Founder Member Michael
Thomas, and the toast to both clubs was proposed a toast to the
guests. President Brian Devlin proposed the final toast ‘Rotary
International and peace throughout the world’.
Appointments in your own home, or at
Suttons Estate Agents,
29 High Street, Heacham.
A raffle for several donated prizes was held, the sum of £150 being
raised for the Samaritans. Entertainment was provided by Cliff
The same friendly, efficient service - only
the address has changed!
The International & Foundation Committee of the Rotary Club will
be holding a dinner at St. Edmund’s Church Hall on the evening of
Wednesday 11 April, with table games and entertainment by Sharon
Yates. Ticket price £10 are available from members, and funds
raised will be for the humanitarian work of the Rotary Foundation.
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HEACHAM JUNIOR SCHOOL
Our topic this term has been R.E.
And we have been learning about
‘The Life of Jesus’. We have been
using balloon models and puppets
to tell the stories of the parables
and miracles to help us to bring the
stories to life. It has been great fun!!
Discovery Club have had lots
of fun exploring our beautiful
grounds and making twig
FRIENDS OF HEACHAM JUNIOR SCHOOL
Do you have any Lego sitting in a cupboard unused? If so our
children would love to have it to use on days that they cannot
play outside due to bad weather.
Similarly, if you have any outfits which your own children have
outgrown, we are looking to build up a collection of fancy dress
outfits so the children can create and put on plays in our grass
These items can be dropped off at Heacham Junior School at
any time in the week during school time.
touring company in the U.K., it will be a super evening. This
will be held on Wednesday July 4th. The grounds will be open
from 5.30pm for you to bring along your picnic, with the
performance starting at 7.30pm. There will be a bar but you can
bring along your own refreshments if you like. Bring low seats
or a picnic rug, and don’t forget that even in July it can get cold
when the sun sets. Tickets are priced at: Adults - £12.50,
Concessions - £10.00, Under 16’s - £5.00 and a family ticket for
two adults and two children - £30.00. These will be available
after Easter from either Glebe House School Office, ‘Café Blah
Blahh’ (next door to Sainsbury’s), or on line at
www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk. If you have any problems
please call Amanda on 07585 387959. Parking is free. Book
early to avoid disappointment as after the success of last year’s
production it will sell out quickly.
Hunstanton Lions Club
Our first major event for 2012 is nearly with us. It’s our ‘Lions
International Golf Tournament’ on Friday May 18th being held
again in the Heacham Manor Golf club and Hotel. This year’s
sponsor is Best Western Hotels and we thank them for their
help. If you haven’t yet entered your team it’s not too late as
there are still some places left. At the cost of £180.00 for a team
of four you get breakfast, a full day’s golf and a two course
lunch in the Hotel conservatory. There are other competitions
running through the day (‘Hole in One’, sponsored by Hughes
the electrical shop in the High Street, ‘longest drive’ etc). It’s a
great day out and you will enjoy the event. If you would like to
enter please contact Peter Sutton at Suttons Estate Agents in
Heacham (01485 570030) or Amanda on 07585 387959.
Other events arranged for this year are our ‘Open Bowls
Tournament’ at Old Hunstanton Social Club on Sunday July
29th. Information on how to book a Triples Team will be in the
May edition of this Newsletter. This is a very enjoyable day for
both players and spectators with a mini beer festival in the club
(together with a full bar), and a Bar B Q running all day and an
indoor Carpet Bowls Competition later in the year.
By the time you read this we will have held our ‘Race Night’ in Old
Hunstanton Social Club so our focus now is on the Queens Diamond
Jubilee celebrations on Monday June 4th. We will be there on the
Green in our Gazebo organising a ‘Balloon Race’ for all to enter.
Simply buy a helium filled balloon, give us your details and let the
balloon do the rest. There’s a prize for the balloon that’s reported to
have gone the furthest and it’s quite amazing how far some travel.
Of course it does depend on the weather on the day and we can’t
control that. Oh ! don’t worry – the balloons are eco-friendly. There
will be lots of other things happening on the Green all day and we
expect it to be a great day for locals and visitors alike.
Our very successful Car Boot Sales will be held on various
Sundays during the summer but unfortunately we do not know
the dates yet. They will be in the next edition.
Finally. if you haven’t yet brought your ‘200 Club’ tickets
you’ll have to be quick as they are nearly all sold. Contact Peter
Sutton on 01485 570030 to join. Remember there are prizes of
£100.00, £50.00, and two at £25.00 to win every month, so well
worth it. The cost to join is only £15.00.
The other major event we are organising is an outdoor
production of ‘Private Lives’ by Noel Coward. This we are
doing in conjunction with Glebe School in their lovely grounds.
Performed by ‘Heartbreak Productions’, the foremost outdoor
We hope you all have a great summer in this year of the Jubilee
and Olympics. It will be a summer to remember.
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We welcome eight new players to this production, with
one of those being 17 year old GEORGE FISHER, playing
the part of Bert. Mary Poppins finds herself being a
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny, to Jane and
Michael. Michael is being played by another new
member, 12 year old JACK PARR. The Pocahontas
Players has a starting age of 12 and didn't have a small girl
at the time of auditioning. 10 year old ABBIE MARSHALL was invited to audition for the part of Jane, which
she passed with flying colours. The chimney sweeps
dancing on the roof tops sees new member, 12 year old
ANIAS HUBBARD, and also popping up from one of the
chimney pots, 12 year old JOSEPH RUMENS.
Pocahontas Players Rehearsal Update
As promised in last month’s News letter, here is an update on how
our rehearsals are going. We are very lucky to have Jaime Tooley
teaching the dance routines for both Mary Poppins and Lion King.
She has kindly given up her valuable spare time to teach, not just on
our normal Tuesday rehearsal evenings but Monday evenings as well.
We all know that Mary Poppins’s friend Bert, is a chimney
sweep, so lots of ‘Chim Chim Cheree’ and ‘Step-in-time’ dance
routines have been learnt (see photo).
The Lion King section is coming along very well, with again
new members taking good parts - with 14 year old RYAN
CHILVERS, with his first time on stage, making an excellent
job of one of the loud laughing Hyenas. The lionesses dance
routines, see energetic new members 12 year old SIAN
PLAYFORD and 26 year old DELLA O'DONNELL.
With the new members, this makes our group up to about 30
members. Extra animal heads are being made, as we speak, by
Dave, Jaime and Janice. We have in this production of Lion
King an added Baboon! Hippo! Rhino! Snake! Wildebeest! and
3 Tropical birds! Its going to be Amazing!!!!!
Another piece of very good news is that we are delighted to
have received a grant, which has enabled the group to replace
the old back drops. These will give the audience a wider and
taller vision. There will be 5 new back drops in operation for
each performance, making each a super fast scenery change,
doing away with the all too many 'front-of-curtain' scenes.
Although we have got these new members and original cast, we
are in need of 'back stage' helpers. If you have Tuesday evenings
free and the weekend leading up to, and our show dates free,
please pop along to Heacham Public Hall - Prompt? Curtain
puller? Sound and Light helpers? Scenery and props helpers?
Back drop painting? We would really appreciate it, or phone
(Another) NIGHT at the THEATRE with extracts from MARY
POPPINS and LION KING, is on Friday 25th May 7.30pm,
Saturday 26th May 7.30pm. All tickets £7.00 EXCEPT
Saturday Matinee 26th May 2.00pm, all children 8 years and
under are £5.00.
For tickets please phone Janice 01485 570402, or Jimma 01485
571267. Please don’t leave it to late to book your tickets.
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Archery with the “King’s Lynn
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The common perception of archery is that of a
bowmen, standing in a line and aiming arrows
at big circular targets, from various distances, in
a flat well mown field. Either that or bearded
men in tights, rescuing fair maidens and performing acts of “daring do” to a hearty rendition of Greensleeves.
Well there is another type of archery termed “Field Archery”,
which is based upon the traditional skills used by bowmen hunting
in forests and woods, and it just so happens that there is a newly
formed Field Archery club based in north west Norfolk.
Jean & Chris
“Bramley” 38 Church Lane,
Prices between £20 & £25 per person
All the basic skills and equipment of archery are used, however the
targets are full sized, 3 dimensional representations of animals,
which are targeted from various distances, within woodlands and
over undulating terrain. The sport appeals to all ages and genders
while catering for all archery abilities. It offers serious stimulation
for those with a competitive streak or those who enjoy spending
their time at a traditional sport in a quiet peaceful woodland
Tel: 01485 579366
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The sport is governed by the National Field Archery Society
(NFAS), who provide a national structure to the sport, and have
an excellent informative website at www.nfas.net but be
warned, visiting the site can be addictive.
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A variety of bows are used from traditional longbows to
complicated and deadly accurate Compound bows. Crossbows,
American Flat Bows (AFB), Recurve Bows and just about every
other type of bow that will send an arrow on its way are used. In
the hands of a skilled archer it is amazing to see the degree
accuracy that can be achieved from nothing more than a big stick
and a piece of string. The NFAS website gives full details of all
these types of bows and the rules governing their use.
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The Lavender Kitchen: good local food
Breakfast 8-11am • hot lunches 12-3pm
Snacks & the best cream teas all day
Wednesday: Seniors’ special £6.95
The Kings Lynn Field Archers (KLFA) are a very informal club who
shoot most Sundays at Pentney (weather permitting) and when they
are not competing at NFAS events nationally. We have a National
Field Archery Society coach in the form of Colin Bonfield from
Heacham and a club full of experienced. enthusiastic archers who are
happy to offer free tuition and use of our club equipment.
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The Lavender Kitchen 01485 571965
If you are a “lapsed” archer, who’s bow is gathering dust on top of
the wardrobe, or a target archer who would like to try their hand at
a different style of archery then the KLFA would be delighted to
hear from you. If you have any old archery equipment that you no
longer need the KLFA would gladly assist you in it’s disposal as
we are always looking to build up our stock of training equipment.
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For further information, or just a chat about field archery, please
feel free to contact our Club Secretary, Colin, in Heacham on
01485 570286 / [email protected] Our club website is at
www.kingslynnfieldarchers.co.uk and gives full details of
when and where we shoot.
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1st Heacham Cubs
By the time this is printed I will have finished my first full term
as Akela at 1st Heacham Cubs and all in all I think it has gone
really well. Bit scary at times and I have had to get used to
doing the planning and accounts but it all seems to have gone
fairly smoothly. With the help of John my helper we have even
booked a camp in May at Wolferton - another bit to learn, all the
forms, programmes and costings but I am getting there. I would
like to say Thank You to all the people who have helped me
with this first term, either with words of encouragement or
practical help. Plus a big Thank You to all the Cubs who keep
the pack active and interesting with their own personalities.
The first half of the term we had a pirate themed evening to raise
money for the RNLI and some of the Cubs took part in the
RSPB big bird watch. For the Chinese New Year we made
Dragon puppets and made pancakes. During this term we also
worked through the Road Safety Badge and all the Cubs who
finished all the stages received their badges at the end of term.
After half term we started on our Communicator Badges and
had an evening learning about Morse Code and Baloo (John)
made them all a morse code machine with a light and they all
tapped out various messages . This badge has a lot of stages so
we are doing a bit each week and to stop anyone getting bored
we have started on the Scientist badge and have made balloons
rise using hot air. Plus the usual Cub stuff mainly how to read
a compass as we are hoping to go on a walk round the village in
the lighter evenings by just using compass readings.
Our main project, when we meet again after Easter, is we are
hoping to make a garden so that the Cubs can get their hands
dirty looking after a garden. Weeding, growing some plants (not
sure what yet) and watering them. We hope this will be fun and
they will enjoy watching things grow after they have looked
after them. Again it is part of a badge (Global Conservation)
which has to be done as group.
With this in mind Heacham Cubs are asking for any donations
of (old) gardening tools. On our wish list are :4 x hand forks
4 x trowels
2 x garden spades
2 x garden forks
2 x hoes
2 x rakes
2 x watering cans
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If anyone has any of these spare, taking up room in their shed,
we would be very happy to take them off your hands. They can
be dropped off at the Scout Hut on Sunnyside, Heacham on
Thursdays before Cubs (6.30pm) or give me a ring (Sam) on
01485 572138. Many Thanks. Yours in Scouting,
Akela & Baloo (Sam & John)
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SING FOR WELLBEING
A new 12-week term with Snettisham Community Choir begins
on 18th April at Snettisham Village Memorial Hall from 10am –
12noon to encourage health and wellbeing as well as creative
fulfilment. Running on Wednesday mornings, the group will be
working towards performing together at Dersingham Parish
Church on 14th July with Fakenham and Snettisham community choirs in a joint concert.
Thursday 26th April – 7.30pm
At Sing For Well-Being everyone sings together in a group for
pure enjoyment and the course is accessible to all abilities even
if you think you can’t sing. It is an excellent way to meet new
people and to become part of a caring community group.
The West Norfolk members group invite you to
an illustrated talk by
Robert Ferguson of Real Africa
East African Wildlife
“I am passionate about the effect of harmony and what is
possible when a group comes together to sing, even when the
participants are unsure of their voices” said Carol O’Neill, a
natural voice practitioner and qualified counsellor who has been
running community singing groups for 17 years.
Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Austin Street, Hunstanton
Cost: £1.50 memers/£2 visitors
“The course is for all age groups and is designed for the absolute
beginner. It includes exercises and games to help people get the
most out of their voices,” continued Carol whose heart lies in
the aural tradition of teaching that relies on the self rather than
the intellect. Sheet music, therefore, is rarely used as everything
is taught by ear.
CHRISTIAN YOUTH GROUP
We are a Christian youth group who meet on the third Saturday
each month for music, games and a chat plus the all important
Jaffa Cakes. Then there is the debate on whether a Jaffa Cake
is a cake or biscuit, but they all get eaten before we decide.
Carol’s approach is light-hearted and she strives to facilitate a
fulfilling experience that impacts positively on physical, mental
and spiritual wellbeing.
We meet at Dersingham Church Hall from 10am til 12 noon and
it costs just £1 (to cover the Jaffa Cakes!). If you are aged 10
-14 and fancy coming give me a ring or just turn up. You will
get a warm welcome.
For further information and to become involved, people should
call Carol O’Neill on 01328 838316 or email
Our next dates are as follows: 21st April, 19th May & 16th June.
For more info call Steve Loft on 07425 145887 (Crowns Trust).
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10 YEARS OF THE FOX BREWERY
At the end of this month we are celebrating the 10th anniversary
of the Fox Brewery at the Fox & Hounds. It was established on
1st May 2002 in an old outbuilding beside the pub and was
extended a few years ago to provide more brewing and storage
capacity. The first ale brewed for sale was Heacham Gold which
is still popular today, ten years later.
• Fox Brewery Polo Shirts available • Bottled Fruit Beers available
• Adnams always on Handpull • German Wheat Beers on Draught
• Plus Guests & a variety of Our Own Ales on 8 Handpulls
• Selection of Single Malt Whiskies
We were the first brewery to open after the Chancellor of the
Exchequer introduced progressive beer duty (you can take us
out of Yorkshire but you can’t take the Yorkshire out of us!).
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The first award came in the brewery’s first year when it was
named Imbibe Micro Brewery of the Year 2002. Since then our
ales have won many more awards including Champion
Speciality Beer of East Anglia for Grizzly Beer, Champion
Bottled Beer of East Anglia for Nelson’s Blood and a Gold
Medal at the Ely Beer festival for Cerberus Stout.
A Great Variety of Different Styles
We are keen to produce local beers from locally sourced
ingredients. To this end we now have our own field of barley
grown at Wells-Next-The-Sea and malted at Crisps at Ryburgh.
We grow hops in our garden which we use to produce an annual
fresh hop beer.
BEERFEST MUSIC: Fri 6th - Hillbilly Cats
Sat 7th - Groove Cartel Sun 8th - Blues by Two
We now supply all over the country and have established a
network of breweries that allows us to showcase a wide variety
of superb ales. We always have interesting guest beers on tap as
well as a selection of our own, and since the refitting of the bar
we have eight handpulls to serve them from.
Spice Night Thursday • Steak Night Friday
Seniors Fish & Chips Mon-Fri Lunch £5.25
Modern British Food Available Every Day
As well as supplying our beers to other establishments in the
UK, we have also exported to Los Angeles, Barcelona and
Australia so, by now, a lot more people around the world will
have heard of Heacham! A bit closer to home - we produced
Royal Charter Ale for the 800th anniversary of King’s Lynn.
Smelly Cheese Night - Every Friday:
To join just bring cheese, crackers or pickles.
MID MONTH MUSIC:
Tue 17th - Part Time Blues
Tue 24th - Keno Kings
Mark really wants to stress how important this area of the
country is in the production of the world’s finest malt. The
complexity of beer rivals any wine with the variety of flavours
and textures. Like wine, different beers complement different
foods as an accompanying drink.
SPECIAL BREWERY 10th
We also use our beers in some of the dishes served in our
restaurant and for the 10th anniversary celebrations at the end
of this month we will have a special menu using Fox beers in a
variety of dishes so please do come along and try some of them.
Incorporating the launch of New Beers and
revisiting some Favourites,
Plus an Ale Themed Restaurant Menu
We will also have live music from Friday to Sunday evening
over the anniversary weekend so come along and enjoy good
food, good music and, above all, good ale - there will new brews
as well as some old favourites to try.
Fri 27th - D.N.A. Busker Night
Sat 28th - Mark Wilkinson Trio
Sun 29th - Acoustic Evening with D.N.A.
- an evening not to be missed!
Finally, our thanks to all the staff, past and present, who have
helped us achieve this 10th anniversary milestone.
Mark and Marie
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10am - 2pm SATURDAYS
Discover which colours are really ‘you’ and also find out about
lotions and potions to be made from your store cupboard.
This event takes place at the Le Strange Arms, Old Hunstanton,
on Thursday 26 April at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. The evening’s
programme is as follows:-
Making-up service at competitive rates
Free quotations and fitting service no obligations.
7.30 pm - ‘The Power of Colour’ ~ Discover which colour
you should wear
8.30 pm - Refreshments/Bar Open
9.00 pm - Natural Lotions & Potions
9.30 pm - Raffle Draw
CONTRACT WORK UNDERTAKEN
We have a huge selection of blinds available
There will be stalls on the night.
Large selection of cushions and seat pads
Tickets cost just £7.50 and are available from the Fundraising
Office, Cherry Tree Chocolates in Hunstanton, and the
Hunstanton Charity Shop. For more information, call the
Fundraising Office on 01485 542891.
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GRAND EAST ANGLIA RUN
Please join us on Sunday 6th May 2012 at 10.30am ~ Tuesday
Market Place, King’s Lynn for the Grand East Anglia Run ~
10k run in support of local charities.
FREE t-shirt and refreshments for every runner, a great
atmosphere and lots of fun for the whole family. Minimum age
16 years, and for the kids there is Mini GEAR Fun Run – 1.2
mile run, minimum age 6 years, starting at 10.35am – see the
GEAR website for details:
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Tel:- 01485 579220
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6.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
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March has been very busy, the majority of our bedding plants
have been ordered. The first weeding of the year has taken place
and a huge step towards the creation of a butterfly garden at
Heacham Infants and Nursery School. A very big thank you to
all those who came along to the School on 10 March especially
to Nick Cawthorne without whom we would have struggled to
get the work done in a day.
Lots of things are happening in April. This month we launch our
two local initiatives. The first of which is The Best Blooming
Caravan and Caravan Park
circulated posters and entry forms
to each caravan park in the village,
but forms are also available on
the Parish Council website
For the winning Caravan Park,
there will be the stunning trophy
and for the winning caravan owners, a meal for two courtesy of
the Fox and Hounds Public House. The second is the Heacham
Pride of Place Campaign where we hope to encourage you to
take a fresh look at where you live, work or play and put into
practise ideas which could improve it. Heacham Newsletter
have again sponsored this Campaign and the first areas or
groups to register will be given a £10.00 voucher to spend at
Moulam and Horn on plants. Ideas can be as simple as troughs
or planting round your street name sign. Heacham in Bloom is
about our community and taking pride in making it lovely, or
should I say lovelier. Last year, Sunnyside who signed up for
Pride of Place were shortlisted by the judges for best
community project. We have organised our usual Spring Coffee
morning on 14 April in the Church Hall, so you can come and
talk to us about our 2012 Pride of Place campaign, Best
Blooming Caravan park competition or how you can help us in
the run up to Judging. Last, but not least we hope you are
enjoying the crocuses, daffodils and primulas.
Our next meeting is 16 April at 7.00pm – Parish Council Office.
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For the 28th year in succession, the Music & Entertainment
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steady flow of visitors throughout the day and evening, and a
wide variety of entertainment from several regular and some
new friends, including singing, poetry, piano, recorder and
saxophone music, dancing, recitations and dramatic readings,
and a short play in French. The Borough Mayor, Councillor
Colin Sampson, and our M.P., Mr. Henry Bellingham (who has
only missed two Marathons over the years) both spoke about
their respective roles, and the audience also heard from
representatives of the three charities due to benefit,viz, Multiple
Sclerosis Research, Campaign Care (The Bob Champion
Cancer Trust) and The British Polio Fellowship. Proceeds from
donations made on the day plus sponsorship already received
amount to well over £500, with more due shortly. I will ask the
Newslettter to announce the final figure next month. Very many
thanks to all who contributed in any way to the success of the
day. Next year’s Marathon is due to take place on Saturday 23
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WHAT’S ON REGULAR EVENTS
CC = Cunningham Court
PH = Public Hall
NC = Neville Court
OFH = Old Friends Hall, Sunnyside
PRH = Pine Residents Hall, Wilton Rd
SG = Scout & Guide Hut, Sunnyside
HSC = Heacham Social Club
MC = Methodist Church Hall, Station Road
SM = St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street
CARPET BOWLS 10.30 – 12 noon Tel: 570776 (PH)
LINE DANCING 1.30 – 3.30 pm £3.00 Tel: 532317 (PH)
LINE DANCING FOR IMPROVERS – 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
£3.00 per session. Contact Diane 01485 571166 (SM)
HEACHAM TENNIS CLUB Senior Club night from 6.00 pm.
New members always welcome
PATIENT ADVICE & LIAISON SERVICE 2 – 4 pm on 2nd
and 4th Wednesdays at Heacham Council Offices
WEST NORFOLK SINGERS 7.30 pm Tel : Heather Titcomb
01485 542960 (MC)
QUIZ NIGHT 8.45 pm Prompt start. New teams of up to 5
welcome. £1 entry pp Cash Prize & Cash Snowball (HSC)
BINGO 7.30 pm Neville Court Grouped Home
CAR BOOT SALE Heacham Sports Field car park from 7.30
am. No need to book. Just turn up £5 per pitch.
ACTIVE FOR LIFE – see entry on Tuesday
TABLE TENNIS CLUB 10 am (PH Top Room)
1st HEACHAM BROWNIES Term Time Girls 7 to 10 years
old 6.00 – 7.30 pm Tel: Sara (Brown Owl) 01485 517028 or
07876 564084 (PRH)
TREFOIL GUILD meets on 1st Thursday 2 -4 pm Tel: 01485
579440 Mrs Christine Crisp (PRH)
CARPET BOWLS 10.30 am to 12 noon Tel : 570776 (PH)
JUDO Beginners 6 – 7.30 pm Tel: 571614 (PH)
CUBS 6.45 – 8.30 pm Tel: Sam 572138 (SG)
JUDO Advanced 7 – 9 pm Tel: 571614 (PH)
FLOWER CLUB meets 4th Thursday 7.30 pm. Flower arranging & demonstrations. Tel: Sandra Panton 571029 (SM)
RAO BUFFALOS 8 pm (HSC Top Room)
QUIZ NIGHT Cash Prizes 9 pm at Fox & Hounds
FOOTBALL Under 8’s 5.30 to 6.30 pm Heacham Field/Astroturf. Contact Stephen Joyce 01485 579009
WRITING GROUP AT HEACHAM SURGERY meets 3.00 to
5.00 pm every other Thursday. For further details please ask
members of staff at Heacham Surgery or Tel : Caroline Smith
01553 819460 on a Tuesday between 1.00 and 1.30 pm
SUNNYSIDE CLOSE (Sheltered Housing for over 60’s) Bingo
2.30 pm Tel : 570492
SOLO WHIST – Don’t be solo – Go solo. Pine Residents Hall,
Wilton Road, Heacham. 2.00 to 4.00 pm Entry £1 Congenial
1st HEACHAM BEAVER SCOUTS for boys & girls aged 6 to
8 years. Term time 6.00 pm to 7.15 pm. Tel : Julie 571066
WILDFOWLERS CLUB meet 1st Friday 7.30 pm (HSC Top
CASH BINGO 7.30 pm (PH)
COFFEE AFTERNOON Fridhem Rest Home, Station Rd. Heacham. Last Friday of the month at 2.00 pm
TAI CHI Adults 7.30 – 8.30 pm Beginners welcome Tel: Derek
01553 674779 (PRH)
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT - Meetings are held on the third
Friday of every month 10.00 am to 12 noon in the Church Hall,
High Street, Heacham Tel : Barbara Fargher 01485 534741
GIGS from 8.30 pm. Free entry for Members (HSC) HEACHAM YOUTH CLUB Term time School yrs 6-11 Tel Tracey
Swann 07833 307856 (SM)
1st HEACHAM RAINBOWS Term time Girls 5 to 7 years old
5.00 to 6.00 pm . Tel : Mary Harpley 07813 014477 (PRH)
TABLE TENNIS 9.30 am Tel: Adrian 570477 (PH Top Room)
DRAMA JUNIOR CLASSES 4.15-5.15 pm Tel: 579074 (SG)
LINE DANCING 7-9 pm £3.00 Tel: 532317 (PH)
1st HEACHAM SCOUTS ( boys and girls aged 10 to 14 ) 7.00
to 9.00 pm Tel: Rob 572239 or Julz 572890 (SG)
HEACHAM WIVES GROUP meets 2nd Monday of most
months at 7.30 pm (HSC Top Room) Contact Mrs Wybourne
Tel : 532396
HEACHAM TENNIS CLUB Junior coaching (weather permitting) from 5.00 pm
RAINBOW CIRCLE TODDLER GROUP 1.00 pm in school
term time Tel:Pip 570812 or Karen 571837 (SM)
INDOOR BOWLS CLUB 7.00 pm (MC)
SUNNYSIDE CLOSE (Sheltered Housing for over 60’s) Coffee Morning 10.30 am Tel : 570492
ZOMBA GOLD Exercise to music 1.00 to 2.00 pm Suitable
for all levels. 2.15 to 3.15 pm Gentle stretch & relaxation
classes for all ages. Tel : Suzie Povey 07900 818311 (PH)
HEACHAM IN BLOOM Every 3rd Monday of the month in
the Parish Council office at 7.00 pm
RESTORATIVE YOGA 6.00 to 7.30 pm at Heacham First
School - Contact Sandee Tel: 01485 570485
HEACHAM DAY CENTRE FOR ELDERLY 9 am- 3.30 pm
Transport may be available Tel: Geoff Speed 572584 (OFH)
SCALLYWAGS PLAYGROUP Term Time 9.30 - 11.30 am
Tel: Liz 571773 (SG)
ACTIVE FOR LIFE Exercise classes for those aged 60 or over,
or at risk of OSTEOPOROSIS at Heacham Surgery Classroom
10-11am Tel: Pat 572414 or Audrey 542176.
CARPET BOWLS 10.30-12 noon Tel: 570776 (PH)
CARERS SUPPORT GROUP Run by W.N. Mind. Lunch,
Coffee and Chat. Piece of Mind, 4 Poplar Avenue Tel: Hannah
or Mandy 01553 776966
WOMENS FELLOWSHIP 2.45 pm Every other Tuesday (MC)
LINE DANCING 1.30 to 3.30 pm Contact Diane 57116 (SM)
SLIMMING WORLD 6.30 pm Tel: Julie 528796 (SM)
WEIGHT WATCHERS 7pm (OFH) Tel:Alison 07796 904311
HEACHAM DIGITAL CAMERA CLUB meet 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30 pm at Sandringham Club, West Newton.
Email : [email protected] or call Viv for
info on 07906 056019
HEACHAM BOOK CLUB meet 3rd Tuesday of each month
Tel: Beth 570479
POCAHONTAS PLAYERS Drama Group Pantomime rehearsals 7.30 – 9.30 pm Tel: 570402 (PH)
HANDS & NEEDLES GROUP meets every other Tuesday
7.30 – 9.00 pm Tel: Joan Careless 570363 (MC)
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT from 8.30 pm at Fox & Hounds
LADIES KEEP FIT FOR OVER 50’s 10.30 to 11.30 am.
Contact Kath Manning-Coe Tel : 01553 774343 (SM)
PUDDING CLUB 8.00 pm at the Bushel & Strike on the 2nd
Tuesday of each month
UNIHOC A form of Hockey in the Multi-use Games Area from
5.30 to 6.30 pm. Contact Janice Campbell 01485
572120/570776 or 07923 612187 for further information
Monday 9th April - FOLK DANCING at Brancaster Staithe
Village Hall 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Contact Janet Bowles 01485 210587
Saturday 28th April – CRAFT FAIR at Town Hall, Hunstanton,
10.00 am to 4.00 pm Admission Free. Contact Lorraine Cannell
01553 671191 for details
Saturday 5th May – CRAFT FAIR at Town Hall, Hunstanton,
10.00 am to 4.00 pm Admission Free. Contact Lorraine Cannell
01553 671191 for details
Sunday 6th & Monday 7th May - RAF BIRCHAM NEWTON
HERITAGE ROOM & Memorial Open Day at National Construction College, Bircham Newton from 11.00 am 5.00 pm. Fascinating
history of this former RAF station. Free admission. Signposted off
A148 & B145.
Mondays – AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP – Hope for family
& friends of problem drinkers 10.30 am at the United Reform
Church Hall, Sandringham Road, Hunstanton Tel : 02074 030888.
* U3A HUNSTANTON meets on the third Monday of most
months (except August and December) at 2.00 pm in the Hunstanton
Community Centre. Tel : Norma (Chairman) 533579 or Liz
(Secretary) 571573 for further details.
Tuesdays - KEEP FIT FOR OVER 50’s 10.00 to 11.30 am at
Ringstead Village Hall. Cost £3.50 Tel : Val Barnes on 01328 864358
Wednesdays – YOUTH 45 GROUP meet at Ringstead Village Hall
7.00 pm to 8. pm for young people aged 7-14 Cost is £1 per evening
and the contact is Mr T Large, 11 Holme Road, Ringstead. Tel :
* SING FOR WELLBEING 10.00 to 11.30 am Snettisham Village
Tel : Carol O’Neill 01328 838316 or email
* HUNSTANTON VOLUNTEER SURGERY 3rd Wednesday of
each month 10.00 am to 12 noon at 1st Floor, Coucil Offices,
Valentine Road. Tel : Karen Lee 01553 760568 or e-mail
* LYMPHOEDEMA SUPPORT GROUP meets on the second
Wednesday of each month 10.30 am to 12 noon at Tapping House,
* FIRE CADETS at Hunstanton Fire Station. 7–9 pm, Boys & Girls
aged 13 plus. Come along for a fun and interesting evening learning
about all aspects of fire safety. Tel : 07919 492294
* RESTORATIVE YOGA 10.00 to 11.00 am Sedgford Village
Hall. Contact Sandee Tel : 01485 570485
HUNSTANTON WORLD TANG SOO DO CLUB. Korean martial arts of self defence. Mondays 6.30 to 8.30 pm at St George’s
School, Dersingham. Tuesdays 6.00 to 8.00 pm and Fridays 6.30 to
8.30 pm at Smithdon High School, Hunstanton. For details contact
Liz on 07948 407694.
WEST NORFOLK TAI CHI CHUAN – Regular weekly local Tai
Chi classes . See www.west-norfolk-tai-chi.com for further information
Saturdays CHRISTIAN YOUTH GROUP 3rd Sat each month
10.00 am to 12 noon. Children aged 10-14. Cost £1 at Dersingham
Church Hall. More info from Steve 07425 145887
Saturday 7th to Monday 9th April - FOX & HOUNDS EASTER
Sat 7th April – GIG - GROOVE CARTEL
Sun 8th April – GIG - BLUES BY TWO
Saturday 7th April - GIG at HSC with TONY G’s ‘TRIBUTE TO
ELVIS’ night from 8.30 pm
* GIG – CRAIGE POWEL at Silver Sands
* FRIDHEM EASTER FETE from 2.00 to 4.00 pm at Fridhem Rest
Home, 79 Station Road, Heacham
Sunday 8th April – GIG – STEVE PERRY (War-time Memorabilia) at Silver Sands
Saturday 14th April - GIG - THE FIRST + BARES + Support at
Heacham Public Hall from 7.00 pm. Tickets £7 each, now on sale
from Suttons Estate Agents. For further information please contact
Paul Carr by email : [email protected]
* GIG at HSC with JUNE BUNN from 8.30 pm
* GIG at Silver Sands – To be arranged
Monday 16th April – HEACHAM WIVES GROUP – Talk by Jill
Southgate ‘Dogs for the Blind’ (HSC Top Room)
Tuesday 17th April - GIG – PART TIME BLUES BAND at Fox
& Hounds from 8.30 pm
Friday 20th April - BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT IN HEACHAM
10.00 to 12 noon St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Heacham. For
further information please contact Renee Smith or Barbara Fargher.
Tel : 01485 534741 or e- mail [email protected]
Saturday 21st April – CARRIBEAN NIGHT at HSC with KENNY BERNARD from 8.30 pm
Monday 23rd April – BINGO at Fridhem Rest Home, Station Rd
at 7.00 pm
Tuesday 24th April - GIG – KEANO KINGS at Fox & Hounds
from 8.30 pm
Friday 27th April – JAM SESSION at the Fox & Hounds from 8.30
Saturday 28th April – GIG – DAVES JAZZ QUARTET at Fox &
Hounds from 8.30 pm
* GIG at HSC with MIKKI JONS from 8.30 pm
* GIG - MARK STEEL at Silver Sands
Sunday 29th April – GIG - DAN’S ACCOUSTIC SET at Fox &
Hounds from 8.30 pm
Tuesday 1st May – GIG – TONY EDWARDS BAND at Fox &
Hounds from 8.30 pm
Thursday 3rd May – TREFOIL GUILD – Subject – Visit to
Saturday 5th May – GIG at HSC with WADDO from 8.30 pm
Saturday 12th May – HEACHAM & CRITUEIL-LAMAGDELEINE TWINNING ASSOCIATION QUIZ NIGHT at
Marea Barns, 49 School Road Heacham. Amission £6.50 per person
by ticket only, inc Bar B Que supper and raffle, bring your own
drinks & glasses. Tickets from Sue & Dudley 01485 572252 or
Michael & Linda 01485 579465 and must be purchased by Fri 4th
May for catering purposes.
Friday 25th & Saturday26th May – POCAHONTAS PLAYERS
present ‘Another Night at the Theatre’. Friday at 7.30 pm & Saturday
at 2.00 pm & 7.30 pm in the Public Hall, only, £2.00 discount for
children under 8 yrs. Tickets from Janice 01485 570402 or Jim
01485 571267. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE FROM
THE ORIGINAL JUNE DATES
Friday 6th to Monday 9th April - SNETTISHAM ART GROUP
celebrate their 15th Anniversary with an EASTER EXHIBITION at
the Royal British Legion Hall, Church Road 10.00 am to 5.30 pm.
Admission free. Donations to RBL poppy fund are welcome.
Sunday 8th & Monday 9th April - RAF BIRCHAM NEWTON
HERITAGE ROOM & Memorial Open Day at National Construction College, Bircham Newton from 11.00 am 5.00 pm. Fascinating
history of this former RAF station. Free admission. Signposted off
A148 & B145.
For further details contact
Diane on 01485 571166
The feature author for April is MC Beaton’s blunt and witty
detective novels. MC Beaton is a prolific writer of novels which
include international bestsellers featuring the detective Agatha
Raisin series set in the Cotswolds and police officer Hamish
Macbeth series set in the Scottish Highlands.
Don’t forget that we have a range of children’s books including
the very funny Cows in Action series; think James Bond meets
the herd and a range of books by Darren Shan, author of Circus
du Freak; think weird meets spooky. We also have a rather
impressive range of dinosaur books for the budding palaeontologist.
If you would like to learn the basics of how to get online and use
the internet, we run free courses at the Library, if you would like
to book a place, please ring 01485 572142.
Please note that the Library will be closed over the Easter
Weekend 6-9 April.
Heacham Library Opening Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10am-4.00pm
Saturday - 10.am – Noon
ROLLASON STAGE SCHOOL
We have had a busy term getting ready for displays, shows and
next term exams. All the children work very hard and it is very
fair to say that Heacham has some very talented dancers indeed!
We are running a Street Dance taster class over the Easter
Holidays on Monday 2nd April. Every welcome, existing
pupils and new ones!!!
Juniors: 6.00pm – 6.45pm
Seniors: 7.45pm – 8.30pm
Adults: 8.30pm – 9.30pm
£3.50 for the class
£3.50 for the class
£4.00 for the class
Our new term starts on Monday 16th April. We have classes in
Ballet, Tap, Modern and Street Dance disciplines for all ages
from 3 upwards. The start of term is a great time for new pupils
to join us.
2, School Road, Heacham - 01485 572104
We will be bringing back Boy’s Street Dance classes after
Easter. The new Adult Street Dance class on a Monday night is
Next term will prove to be very busy for the children. We have
lots of displays at local fetes and are going to be performing in
various shows throughout the year and, of course, working
towards our exams.
Free Delivery Service (Tuesday & Friday)
We sell only quality meat
Homemade Sausages a Speciality
Fresh Vegetables - Friendly Service
Hours:- Tues - Sat. 8am -5pm.
Any one interested in joining the school should contact: 01485
579074 or 07585 002124.
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Complete the puzzle so that each row, each column and each
block of nine contain the numbers 1 to 9. Solution next month.
6 4 2
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Co-op Gets The Party Started With
For Local Jubilee Celebrations
Bring out your bunting, round up your neighbours and set up
your street party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the help
of the East of England Co-op.
The Society has opened applications for a scheme to support
local Jubilee celebrations and community street parties, offering
match funding to its members and customers in communities
across the region.
The Supporting Community Jubilee Celebrations scheme will
offer match funding of up to £100, but is only available to 200
applicants, before the Monday April 23 deadline.
Successful street party organisers will receive a special East of
England Co-operative Jubilee Celebration support pack including vouchers and bunting.
Roger Grosvenor, Group General Manager – Trading, said:
“The East of England Co-operative Society is at the heart of
communities across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, and we want to
help local people celebrate this very special event.
“We also want party organisers to share their photos and videos
with us on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, so we
can see communities in our region enjoying their Jubilee celebrations.”
All the items you need for a Jubilee Street Party celebration can
be found at your local East of England Co-op stores from paper
plates to bottles of bubbly, as well as a variety of local produce
including cakes and in season strawberries.
For more information, to apply for the funding, and for full
terms and conditions visit www.eastofengland.coop/jubilee or
contact the Member & Community Services Department, East
of England Co-operative Society, Wherstead Park, The Street,
Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2BJ.
Match funding spending by East of England Co-op
Members will attract dividend.
Find us on facebook at
Follow us on twitter @eoecoop
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All aspects of Roofing,
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01485 572 866
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The Tea Dance
Domestic, Commercial & Agricultural
DECKING • PERGOLAS • PATIOS
• ALL ASPECTS OF LANDSCAPING
It’s the Sunday tea dance and they’ll all be here today,
Aches and pains forgotten, dance the afternoon away,
Foxtrots, Quicksteps, Waltzes, some are slow but some are nifty
With memories of how it was back in 1950.
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Norman’s in the toilet and he’s struggling to pee
He’s got trouble with his prostate, and he’ll likely miss his tea.
Eddy’s got a new love that he met in Thornton Heath,
She does a lovely tango, but she hasn’t any teeth.
His latest fancy footwork nearly broke his partner’s neck,
She mistook his outside swivel for a travelling contra check.
Ida’s had her hair done and she’s ready for the saunter,
She had vindaloo last night and it’s coming back to haunt her.
Florry’s mini skirt’s revealing when she’s spinning in the jive,
She really shouldn’t wear a thong approaching 85.
Established 1983 serving private and trade customers
We sell all the tools and
machinery needed to
create and maintain a
They’ve had their tea and cake and chat and had a little laugh,
And gamely rise with creaking knees to face the second half.
Norman made it back in time for rumba number one,
His cucaracha’s very neat, but he’s left his flies undone.
We service and
repair most types
of small machinery.
Vera’s fallen over in a massive Crimplene heap,
Bert’s got indigestion and Mabel’s fast asleep.
It’s the last waltz time and they get up for Humperdinck’s old tune,
And then “Goodbye, good luck, take care, God willing see you soon”.
For those big projects come
and hire our construction
and landscaping equipment:
dumpers & diggers up to 3T;
stump grinders; chippers;
turf cutters; rotovators etc.
MCS Beachwatch Big
Weekend 2011 Reveals
Plastic-wrapped Threat To
Data from last year's Beachwatch surveys, released today,
reveals the good and bad habits of the British public. An 11%
rise in the number of "doggy bags" found on beaches shows dog
owners are poop scooping but leaving the bags with their
contents on the beach rather than binning responsibly. Let’s see
more beach owners provide bins and more dog owners
disposing of scooped poop correctly!
Arco Tool Hire
5 Station Road, Heacham PE31 7HG
01485 571789 www.arcotoolhire.co.uk
The good news is a 33% drop in the amount of bathroom waste
like cotton bud sticks and condoms on British beaches, a sign
that the public may be taking heed of our strong messaging from
last year, and not dropping the stuff down the loo.
Why is beach cleaning so important?
Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the
waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species
accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. Litter on our
beaches is also hazardous to people so we all have a part to play
in turning the tide on litter.
For more information about the Marine Conservation Society
please go to mcsuk.org/what_we_do/
Well I have to say that the Curry Night at the King William IV
in Sedgeford was tremendous, it had all the boxes ticked. The
food the service and the entertainment, all came up to the
highest of standards. Firstly the Nelson Shanty Men delighted
the assembled company with their dulcet tones and delightful
songs, incidentally two of our volunteer crew members, Tim
and Gavin, are members of the Shanty men. Super show and
well done, and thank you for an excellent after dinner delight.
29 High Street Heacham Norfolk
Next I must mention the front of house service lead by Liz and
Caroline, pleasant smiles and nothing too much trouble, excellent
hospitality, much gratitude girls and again… well done. Incidentally
an excellent House red, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot wine, was
available to enjoy with the curries.
Property sales details with professionally drawn
floor plans, maps and colour photographs.
This brings to me to Tom Brisco, Head Chef and his team,
whose culinary skills produced 3 superb Curries and Sweets to
titivate the palette almost beyond dreams.
Property details are also available at
Torc Financial Services, The Business Centre,
All this, the whole evening was very ably planned and organised
by Nick Skerrett, the landlord of six and half years and has run
the Curry Evening for four years for the Hunstanton Lifeboats.
Nick also arranged for many of his suppliers to donate raffle
prizes. Our raffle raised £413 plus and our gratitude goes to Nick
and those who generously donated prizes. Very many thanks to
all and I understand that this remarkable event, in the King
William Calendar, is now a permanent fixture, every year. Nick,
your prize donors and your team, a very special thank you.
For a professional and friendly service
contact us on:- 01485 570030
We are Agents for
Please remember we must still continue to raise funds for
Hunstanton Lifeboat and Hovercraft and for Tim and Gavin and
their fellow crew members who go to sea often in “harms way”,
and have total faith in their equipment and vessels.
This brings me to the closing of the evening. A vote of thanks
by Angie Coker our Vice Chairman and the comments by our
Chairman Terry Morris who brought to our attention; a poignant
reminder, while we were abed or celebrating the New Year, at
midnight ..8, yes 8 volunteer RNLI crews were at sea, involved
in search and rescue missions.
This underlines the importance of your bequests, donations and
voluntary help fund raising. The charity that saves lives at sea
has a tremendous debt of gratitude and please lets press on for
another record year. Thank you all…
Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me - John Marrow on 07970 217225.
John Marrow, Press Officer
( [email protected])
SOFA & LEATHER FURNITURE CLEANING
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Curtains clean as they hang in your window
Call Mike Barrett on 01485 609223
For a FREE no obligation VAT FREE quotation
The price we quote is the price you pay
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Payment from all Credit & Debit cards welcome
Mr F was successful in securing the Therapeutic Allotment
Worker post and 4 years later is very happy to help and support
service users to the stage where they gain/or regain their
confidence, increase self esteem and encourage them to get as
much out of life as possible.
West Norfolk MIND’S
Therapeutic Allotment Project
A recovery story:
Mr F went to the Job Centre feeling depressed and anxious as he
did most days. In addition he suffered from OCD. The Job
Centre couldn’t offer him anything in the way of employment but
pointed him in the direction of a job employment worker at West
Norfolk Mind who supported people at their new therapeutic
allotment scheme. They needed gardeners and it’s something he
had previously enjoyed so he decided to get involved.
Although there is no longer a job employment worker at West
Norfolk Mind the allotment is a fantastic project and so many
people benefit from it and not only from the produce! As with
many charities the funding for projects is scarce and the
allotment could be in jeopardy this year if we do not secure
more funds. If anyone belongs to any philanthropic groups or
works for a company who may like to support this project please
contact Zena Penty, Volunteer Co-ordinator 07585 279215.
Mr F said “at that time I was not getting out of bed some days,
nor leaving the house and had lost all my confidence. After my
first day on the allotment, that night my arms and back ached
but instead of spending the night feeling depressed with suicidal
thoughts I realised I had something to look forward to.
Although I was quiet when I was there I felt I had done
something useful, helped some other people and felt healthier
for the exercise and fresh air.”
FOR ALL YOUR
Mr F was a service user for 4 or 5 months and progressed so
well that he was asked if he would like to become a volunteer.
He told me that this felt like such an achievement which enabled
him to help other people who initially felt as he had a few
Several months later two paid positions arose at the allotments
and a West Norfolk staff member asked if he would be
interested in applying. Mr F said “although I loved working at
the allotment without that encouragement I would not have had
the confidence to apply. Suffering from depression sometimes
means it is hard to break the habit of thinking negatively about
Please ring Terry
on 01485 570549
or 07961 362443
Searles Resort Golf Club
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on the Norfolk Coast
Membership Now Available
Full Annual Membership from £356
(1st Apr 2012 to 31st Mar 2013)
Summer Membership from £226
(1st Apr 2012 to 31st Aug 2012)
JOIN NOW for the best value golf membership
on the West Norfolk coast.
Call 01485 536 010 for more information
Book Now Quoting ‘Heacham Newsletter’
Searles Resort Golf Club,
South Beach Road,
Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BB
01485 536 030
Call or see website for further information.
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is subject to availability
SPICE GARDEN INDIAN RESTAURANT
OPENS IN HEACHAM
Number 14 The High
Street has now become a
family run Indian restaurant named Spice Garden.
Uncle, Mr. Khan and
nephew Abdul Rukshan,
mostly known as Raj,
have been in business 11
years with a restaurant in
Wells-next-the-Sea and a
takeaway in Fakenham.
There were previously
restaurants in Birmingham but they were sold for the move to Norfolk.
Take A Fresh Look
Seeing snowdrops differently makes you think...
I’ve recently moved from the Milton Keynes area to Snettisham in
search of a different lifestyle and the wonderful Norfolk wildlife.
As you might expect, I'm seeing lots of new things and meeting
lots of new people. I didn't expect spring to be so stunning.
There was a pre-opening on the 28th March for family, friends
and supporters and The Heacham Newsletter were also in
attendance. The food was lovely and the staff were extremely
friendly. We had the opportunity before other guests arrived to
obtain the background story which finally lead the family to
Last week I visited the Abbey
Gardens at Walsingham to see
the snowdrops. I expected a
small scale garden and instead
saw drifts of snowdrops set in
stretching as far as I could see.
This gave me a very different
experience of snowdrops.
Rather than the small clumps I was used to seeing in my garden,
I saw an abundance of flowers that really looked like a drift of
snow. This new way of seeing them has changed my perception
of snowdrops; I’ll never look at them in the same way again.
Sometimes in life we can get stuck in our ways of looking at
things, but if we take a fresh approach, it can really open our
eyes. As a teacher with over 20 years experience I've seen this
many times in my working life.
Simply being helped to look at the same thing from a different
perspective can open up a whole new understanding. By
providing tuition to meet every learner’s needs, I can revisit old
ground in a new meaningful way that will build confidence and
Further ideas for the future would be a winter Sunday buffet
and a possibility of catering for functions and parties in a
private room. The enthusiasm for this venture was endless. A
great evening was had by all and a toast was made to wish them
well. Spice Garden also do a takeaway service and will deliver,
free of charge within a 5
mile radius. The restaurant officially opened on
I offer 1 to 1 and small group tuition. Intensive sessions
available over Easter for those of you worried about SATS or
Parents can have a hard
time supporting their child
at school especially as
teaching methods have
changed such a lot. Contact
me to find out more about
practical sessions to help
with reading, writing,
maths and study skills.
the 29th March, with a
seating capacity of 60.
Welcome Spice Garden
to Heacham and we
wish you luck in your
I also offer more specialist programmes that can activate and boost
the learning capacity of the brain, helping a range of learning,
speech and developmental difficulties including dyslexia, attention
deficit, auditory processing disorders and autism.
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backstage. What is the saying – out of sight, out of mind – this
should not be. Without them making sure all is working right
backstage, things could fall apart, scenery change, curtains opening
on time, lighting, sound effects, line prompting, quick change of
costumes, front of house, it is so important to have it right.
Everybody who is involved with the Pocahontas Players give up
their time voluntarily. They work together with so much passion
and commitment, it shows in every performance.
“Perfection shines through”
Over the years, Pocahontas Players have gone from an amateur
group to looking a very professional group. Everybody in the group
makes every effort to achieve closeness – the group want it right - it
has paid off in their performances.
The talent within the group is outstanding in all aspects from performers, singing, dancing, comedy, sound, scenery and timing. This
year, more than ever, it is encouraging how many younger people
have joined the group, boys and girls from 11 years going into
teenagers. This is brilliant to see as in most areas when children
reach their teens there is not a lot going for them, but here in Heacham this group has cracked this for the youngsters.
I understand that every youngster that has auditioned has a part in the
Here in Heacham we have many activities going on - football, table
tennis, tennis, cricket, Scouts, Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Beavers,
dancing, line dancing, bingo, etc. These are mostly individual groups
geared to age but with the Players, it is geared for all ages.
Heacham has a strong thriving community.
Each and everybody involved in the group add more perfection to
their skills. The costumes are never the same, new costumes are
made for each performance. The backdrops and curtains are different. This is all in addition to Tuesday night rehearsals and Monday
night dance practice. This is the area that falls on Dave and Janice
who order the equipment needed, get the best price for the equipment
to create the sets needed for each production, fetch and carry things
needed, working up to making sure everything is right on the night.
I know when Janice asked me for my assistance with ‘The Vintage
Wedding Show’ my life was put on hold for a year. It must have
been the same for all concerned with the Pocahontas Players. You
get to the stage where 24 hours round the clock you have your mind
working up to the final performance, making sure in your own mind
it all goes right on the night.
Each performer ups their game for every performance. I cannot wait
to see what they will pull out of the bag to make the next performance
more spectacular than the last.
Do not be disappointed, reserve your tickets for:‘Another Night at the Theatre’ - 25/26 May 2012.
A great company. May it keep performing for many years to come.
THE HISTORY OF THE POCAHONTAS PLAYERS
Well, where do I start after an afternoon with Dave and Janice Curtis
talking about the Pocahontas Players. The passion and commitment
that they have for this group is outstanding. In fact, everybody who
is connected with the group has the same passion and commitment –
you can also see it in their performances, it shines through. Any of
you who have been to any of the shows will know what I mean. If
you have not been, don’t miss the next performance on Friday
evening 25 May, and both the Matinee and evening performances on
Saturday, 26 May, of “ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE THEATRE”.
You will know what I mean.
The last panto ‘Dame Tanion and the Missing Musketeers’ was as
good as always. The previous performance was ‘A Night at the
Theatre’ (scripted by Jennie Tooley). This show was breathtaking
and brought tears to many people’s eyes. An outstanding performance with a standing ovation at the end of the show. You cannot get
any better than that (unless you win an Oscar of course).
This all started in 1993 when Janice and Jennie wanted to get involved in something and did not know what. Jennie suggested
Keep Fit and Janice fancied her hand at Drama. Jennie said okay, we
will give Drama a go, so they joined the Sedgeford Dramatic Society
in 1993 and did two pantos with the Sedgeford Dramatic Society. In
1995, Jane Knight felt that it was time Heacham had its own drama
group so the three of them decided to give it a go and start a drama
group in Heacham. Jane was scriptwriter, Janice made the costumes
with Jennie singing. Jane’s first play for the Heacham group was
‘Parallel Lines’ in August 1995, followed by ‘Panto Nuts’ in January
1996 and ‘Heavenly Wedding', also in 1996.
Dave Curtis and Jim Race joined the players. Jim worked the stage
and Dave, with many talents, turned his hand to scenery, lighting, etc.
From the start of the Pocahontas Players, they have gone from
strength to strength. Sadly, Jane Knight was taken ill and, after about
two years, she died. The way the Pocahontas Players have grown is
a great tribute to Jane with her foresight to start a drama group in
Each and everybody involved in the group add more perfection to
their skills. The costumes are never the same, new costumes are
made for each performance. The backdrops and curtains are different. This is all in addition to Tuesday night rehearsals and Monday
night dance practice. This is the area that falls on Dave and Janice
who order the equipment needed, get the best price for the equipment
to create the sets needed for each production, fetch and carry things
needed, working up to making sure everything is right on the night.
After Jane’s death, Jim Race took over the scriptwriting. He wrote
the next two pantos.
Now Gary Pearce is backstage as well as performing, turning his
hand to being behind the scenes. We do not always see the people
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THE POTTING SHED
Gardening is a very calming, non- threatening type of activity. Plants don’t discriminate.
They don’t care if a person is twenty-five or
eighty-five, in a wheelchair or standing.
Joel Flagler, The New York Times
I arrived home eventually after a really good break, to find to my
delight that all the tomato seeds I had sown have germinated. Even
those I bought last year did well, a tribute to Nicky’s seeds from
whom I bought them. I shall look forward to eating the several
different varieties, that’s if they continue to thrive. Sadly though,
the pelargoniums I stored in the greenhouse look rather peaky and
I suspect they will be for the compost heap. (Actually, that’s where
they’ve gone). I have put another batch of Broad bean seeds to soak
and when they are swollen, I will finish off the raised bed. I shall
need another bed full though as they are quite my favourite vegetable. I have at least three varieties but the ones I like best are Red
Epicure. These are now available from Unwins seeds but I tend to
save some from the last year’s crop (if I can avoid eating them).
Before I start waffling about gardening, let me tell you a tale.
Recently I went to visit some very good friends who live near
Harwich in a “suburb” called Dovercourt. They are another Mike
and Jill, believe it or not and a lovely couple who made me royally
welcome. We went to London to look at pictures (they are both
accomplished artists), to Colchester to the castle and museum, and
did quite a lot of walking. Mike has just had a knee replaced and is
unable to walk much but Jill carted me around and gave me useful
exercise. However, on the Thursday, they were both busy so Mike
took me in the car, dumped me off about three miles from Harwich
and left me to find my way back along the sea bank, which was a
straightforward journey. Now, this bank skirts a smallish approximately 10 acre (sorry, 4 hectare) marsh. When I arrived at said
marsh, I decided to keep close to the sea and miss out the bank. I
proceeded along and came to a small creek with about 4” of water
through which I splashed, congratulating myself on my boots,
which let no water in at all. However, about another 100 metres on
I arrived at another creek, which was about 4 metres wide, and, I
guessed, about a metre deep. I also noticed that the tide was beginning to flood. “Aha,” thought stupid, if I go inland a bit, this creek
will get narrower and I will be able to leap across gazelle-like. So I
plodded inland. The creek did not get much narrower and another
creek joined it making yours truly a bit nonplussed as to how to
proceed. I managed to cross the side creek without falling over just - and blundered on, noticing with some trepidation that the
incoming tide was making all these little creeks look more like
small rivers. Eventually, stupid decided that he wasn’t going to get
anywhere so turned back to the beach. The beach was now covered
by pretty wavelets and the 4” deep creek was a two metre wide
river and getting deeper by the minute. I whimpered to myself for
a bit then decided that I had better cross the foaming torrent before
swimming became necessary. I should mention that I was carrying
a camera, binoculars and mobile phone with me. So I stepped
gingerly into the flood. “Goody” I thought, “I will get wet feet but
it’s only about a foot deep.” I took another step and went in up to
my crotch. It was a bit cold and definitely wet. Another step and I
stepped out of the trough and back onto the foot deep bit. Then I
sloshed my way to firm ground and safety, made my way back to
the sea bank and meandered my dripping way back to my friend’s
home. ‘Twas interesting. I should stress that at no time was I in
danger, just a little miffed that I didn’t think about the tide flooding.
As someone who played in North Wootton marshes as a boy and
who has lived with the sea all my life, I should have known better.
Needless to say, I got a fair amount of flak from my friends. They
Things will be getting underway with a vengeance by the time you
read this. April, however, is a good month to sow like crazy as there
is little danger of frost. The only thing we look like being short of
I was reading the last newsletter this morning. I always turn to my
own stuff first to make sure I haven’t said anything stupid or
miss-spelled vital words. To my surprise and pleasure, there was a
footnote from “the editor” referring to my bitter words about the
state of England’s farm soil. I was pleased to see it because it means
someone actually reads the stuff I do. I have to emphasise here that
my comments did not refer to farming in general, only to those and it may only be a few - farmers who take as much as they can
from the soil without putting anything back. I watch “Countryfile”
every Sunday evening and appreciate that there are loads of farmers
and smallholders out there who are doing all they can to keep our
lovely countryside in good health. It’s a shame that DEFRA and
government seem hell-bent on letting “Agribiz” spoil it. I’d better
shut up now or the men in white coats will be visiting.
To get back to gardening, I have now put in all the broadies and
have sown dwarf beans in pots. I was going to put in my early
potatoes but the shoots are not as they should be. So they can wait
a few more days. The sun is shining, I really need lots of rain - as
do you all - but I had a pre-lunch glass of wine in the garden and it
was very pleasant.
Since that last paragraph, we have had a good day’s rain so instead
of diverting the waste water from the kitchen sink into a large
container from which I can water my crops and flowers, I have,
temporarily, re-connected it to the drain. It’s gone all cold and
windy though so I am inclined to leave the garden be for a while
especially as I am fairly well ahead. I really shouldn’t boast, all
could go very pear shaped yet, like all my newly emerged tomato
plants could get seedling wilt and mice devour the broad beans.
Next month you will know whether all is well or all is woe!
Now here is an idea, put to me by my daughter. Would any of you,
young or old, with small or large plots, rich or poor, like to form a
gardening discussion group. It would be very informal; we could
get together at intervals and swap seeds, plants or even crops but
especially ideas. There would be no particular emphasis on organics, no one would try and dominate the group, we would all swap
ideas, get advice from the others and generally have a sociable sort
of get together. If any one is interested, contact me and I will
arrange the first evening at my home. Eileen has said she would
provide nibbles and I will supply tea, coffee and a glass - or two of wine to lubricate the discussion. I emphasise here that I am no
expert at gardening, just a dabbler who loves it but like many of
you, I have been doing it for a long time and have learned a bit. So,
give it some thought and contact me by phone (01485 570797) or
by E-mail ([email protected]). If the response is good ie >5
people, I will set the first meeting up for early May. There will be
no formal structure, no committee or like do-dads, just a group of
people swapping ideas and asking questions. If you know next to
nothing about gardening so much the better. There you go, an idea
to mull over.
layers of paper in the bottom all scrunched up. This will occupy
space and then you won’t need so much compost/soil to fill the
container. It will also hold water to help keep the compost moist
and the plants alive. You will need to work out how deep your
soil/compost mix needs to be. For instance, carrots will need about
a foot depth but beetroot only needs about seven to eight inches.
You see, gardening is a highly scientific thing to be doing! Actually, I think that gardening is an art but you do need a bit of science
as well. By that I mean, you need to know what temperature things
need to germinate properly, how much water to give and so on.
You don’t need to be a Brian Cox to be a gardener but you do need
to use common sense. If in doubt there’s always Google.
I’ve decided to give the wisdom of Mr Saunders a miss this month.
I have received the latest copy of the RHS magazine and there is a
very good article about growing in small spaces. I know that I
banged on about this last year but I thought if I pinched information
from the experts, it might help those of you who don’t have too
much space, to make the most of what you do have.
Before we start, just think what you can use as containers. You
don’t need to buy fancy pots, a cardboard box will do just as good
a job especially if you put a bin liner in to keep the moisture at bay.
But you don’t even need to do that. The box should last a few
months and then you can compost it. OK I know they won’t look
very pretty but if you want pretty, give them a coat of unwanted
emulsion paint or glue wallpaper to the outside. You don’t have
wallpaper or paint? I’m sure you can get some if you ask around
your friends. But don’t tell them what it’s for or they will use it
So, what can you grow in your container/s? Well just about any veg
you care to name. All the root crops such as carrots, beetroot,
parsnips, turnips etc can be grown. Dwarf beans, courgettes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines and lettuces, the list is just as good as
you would use to grow in a good sized plot of ground. You are only
limited by the amount of space you have available. Tomatoes? No
problem. There are several varieties such as the Balconi varieties,
Hundreds and Thousands, Tumbling Tom and more. Go for dwarf
plants if possible. The only thing to remember when growing in
containers is to watch the watering and give regular feeds of
something like Tomorite (which can be used for all veg not just
tomatoes). Get yourself a catalogue, they are free, and get on with
it. Thompson and Morgan have lots of veg designed for small
gardens. Many firms sell plants as plugs these days, which means
you can bypass the, sometimes-tricky germination stage.
To fill your containers you can use soil or you can get a bag of
compost from the Tip (that’s assuming you haven’t made your
own) and mix it with soil from the garden. OK you will get weeds
coming up as well but you can easily remove them once you know
what are weeds and what are plants.
Now seeds are expensive but if you happen to be in Lynn, or
Gaywood, try Aldi or Lidl. They often have seeds for sale. If not,
do as I am always preaching and club together with friends and
neighbours. £4 a packet isn’t so bad when shared with four people.
Or you and your friends can all buy different seeds and share them
So, there you are. I haven’t even pinched stuff from the RHS
magazine; it all came out of my tiny mind. Get started now, go on
put the magazine down and sow something today. I’m sure you can
get your boxes from a local shop.
Now, setting up your pots, boxes, rusty buckets etc. Put several
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Norfolk County Council still intends to decide the incinerator
planning application despite their obvious conflict of interest
determining their own project. They also signed a contract
promising to pay compensation if planning permission is not
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the flood of objections stopped. However, instead of closing the
planning portal as expected, the Council quietly kept it open for
pledges of support generated by Cory Wheelabrator. They held
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than 40 miles from Lynn. Their Public Relations team persuaded
those with little or no grasp of the issues to sign their cunningly
crafted support pledges. The County Council will obviously award
themselves planning permission but it will be a weak decision
vulnerable to challenge, which is why they spent time generating
support. Other waste solutions used in Cambridge, Bournemouth,
and many other areas are substantially cheaper and have not been
forced upon unwilling host communities. If incineration were
really the only solution then all Councils would have opted
for it. Several better waste solutions are listed on
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harmful. This is very similar to an American report published in the
Wall Street Journal after the US love affair with incineration came
to an end in the 1990s.
Full details of this show are given elsewhere in the Newsletter,
and I hope many friends from Heacham and the surrounding
area will be able to attend, as a number of local artistes will be
appearing, together with performers from further afield.
Tickets are on sale at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and are , I
am informed, already going steadily. I am hoping to arrange
transport back after the show, leaving King’s Lynn at
approximately 10.30pm, for those who would find the journey
home difficult, or otherwise be deterred from attending. If you
would like to avail yourself of this offer, at a probable cost of
£2 per person, please telephone me on 01485 571995, leaving a
message with contact details if necessary.
Following the success of my Silver and Golden Jubilee Galas,
at Loddon and Hunstanton respectively, I am greatly looking
forward to the privilege of presenting this show at the beginning
of the four-day Diamond Jubilee Weekend, which will be quite
unique in our lifetime.
A. J. Rudd
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Calling all Nintendo DS fans!
12 April 2012 - 10.00am – 12.00noon
If you would like to spend some time playing DS games before
you borrow them, then come along with your DS console to our
Nintendo DS event! Children under 8 must be accompanied by
Knit and Knatter
24 April 2012 - 2.00pm – 4.00pm
If you fancy having a chat to others while knitting, come along
to our Knit and Knatter sessions. Fourth Tuesday of the month,
2 pm - 4pm Refreshments will be provided but please bring
along your own needles and wool.
THE ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN
ORDER OF BUFFALOES
SEYMOUR HOWARD LODGE
NO: 3403 HEACHAM
Heacham Infant and Nursery School
“Together we explore, discover,
achieve and grow”
A busy and somewhat creative spring term is now
behind us and by the time you read this we will be celebrating
Easter and some will be eating far too much chocolate!
The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (RAOB) under the
Grand Lodge of England has been in the community since 1822.
The Heacham lodge has been in existence over ninety years.
With lodges in many villages, towns and cities "the buffs" have
been able to quietly raise money for many community projects
and individuals in need; indeed it sees supporting family and the
community as one of its core values.
We must share with you some of the fun our PTA created in
school for Mothering Sunday. They hosted and paid for some
fun activities for the children to indulge in with their mothers!
The youngest children in the nursery and reception class invited
their mums into school for pampering whilst they developed
their social and creative skills! Mums, and grandmothers too,
were leaving the school with funky new hairdos, painted nails
and big smiles on their faces after an hour of beauty treatment
led by their children.
The Order as a whole is governed by the Grand Lodge which
provides administrative support to all lodges throughout the
world. The RAOB is firmly rooted in the community; it
provides support not only for members who are in need but
throughout the community generally. It places absolutely no
restriction on age so long as you are over eighteen years of age
and it welcomes anyone who can be deemed as community
orientated or wishes so to become.
Our older children were treated to a candle making workshop
where they could choose the colours and fragrances for their
candles that were special for their mums, including a very
popular ‘bubblegum’ scent! We have heard that these activities
were very popular with the mums in our village. We offer a
huge thank you to Nikki Corby, Shirley Tucker, Rachael Sandle
and Sue Richardson for organising and supervising the fun.
It is also important to emphasis what it is not. It is not a secret
society; indeed the rules and ceremonies book is available in
most reference libraries. It meets to support any member in
need; it meets in a spirit of friendship, truthfulness and
philantrophy. Members rejoice in convivial company and
without any political, religious, physical or ethnic restriction.
We have enjoyed much involvement with our local community
this month; something we aspire to do more of and enjoy very
much. We receive much support from the community and are
pleased at the chance to show our appreciation. In particular we
have worked closely with the Heacham in Bloom team who
have been helping us with our Butterfly and Bee garden. This
has led to support and donations from others. We are delighted
to have many local businesses taking such an active interest in
our lovely school – we are receiving 3 tons of soil from Jennings
Caravan site, wildflower mats from Lighthouse Electricians,
£100 for plants from Extra Hands and lavender plants from
Norfolk Lavender. Thank you all so much.
In this modern world the RAOB realises that the espousal of
family and community values coupled with helping those in
need is not only desirable but essential.
To this end the RAOB is always anxious to attract people with
time to put something back into the community; to help those
less fortunate than themselves and, most importantly, to join us
in that spirit of camaraderie and sense of belonging which so
often is missing in these times.
The Heacham lodge meets each Thursday evening at the
Heacham Sports and Social Club. If you are interested in
finding out more please do not hesitate to contact the Secretary:
Michael Ward on 07957 453615.
We would be delighted to show you the work that Heacham In
Bloom have been doing with the children, so please do call us
to make an appointment to come and admire! This will be a
fabulous teaching and learning space in the summer term. The
topic has also been used in the classroom with our children
making three-dimensional butterflies and bees using willow and
tissue. This will be used to decorate the outdoor area in the
Summer Term. We will share photos in the newsletter with you
in the summer term when the planting is complete. Our outdoor
facilities, which our children love so much and respond so well
to, are really taking shape now so please pray for a warm (we
won’t say dry, as we do need rain too) summer term ahead.
Louise Jackson, Head Teacher
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The Norfolk Hospice
Virgin London Marathon Update
Rachel Richardson who lives and works in Heacham, will soon
be running the Virgin London Marathon to help raise funds for
The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, and has been lucky to
achieve a golden bond place. She will be running on Sunday
22nd April 2012. The hard work doesn’t stop there, Rachel will
also need to raise sponsorship money.
Rachel has this weekend completed the Silverstone half
Marathon to help prepare her for the 26.2 miles ahead of her.
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Here’s how Rachel got on, on Sunday 11th March.
“I arrived very excited for my official half marathon. Having
covered that mileage before, I was feeling confident for the race.
However, I am not one to normally complain about the sun
shining but today I was very nervous for how warm it felt in the
hours prior to the start but hey ho when the sun shines in Britain
you appreciate it!!! I started well, keeping good pace for my
target of finishing under 2.30 hours but at 8 miles I hit an
expected wall due to the heat, but seeing my husband and son just
around the corner and taking my fix of jelly beans, I dug deep for
the next mile until the next water stop to keep me going for the
remaining 4 miles. The conditions were tough, but the support
from the crowd and encouragement from other runners the end
was near and my legs just found a speed that I was unaware of to
go through the finishing line. With an end time of 2:34.01 I was
pleased, considering the conditions, and am now feeling confident for my bigger task that lies ahead - the VLM next month.”
(March to October inclusive)
POUT AT THE DEVIL, HEACHAM
12th May 2012
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Awesome ‘80s tribute POUT AT THE DEVIL bring their
totally over the top glam metal show to the Public Hall. These
hard rockin’ and even harder living bunch of degenerates
formed in 1985 on the sunset strip in Los Angeles and were
destined for rock greatness. That was until fate dealt them a
We have 6 runners taking part this year who are also looking for
sponsorship, Kevin Waddison of Sedgeford, Douglas Pearson
of North Elmham, Sam Barber of Kings Lynn, Jason Howard
and Suzanne Geraghty of Norwich. You can visit their
justgiving pages at www.justgiving.com.
Searching for some seedy bars to raise hell in, a truck carrying
liquid nitrogen, crashed, covering our heroes and freezing them
in time. Luckily some erotic dancers saw the incident and
carried the band to a nearby lap dancing club to thaw out, a
process which has taken 25 years to complete. During their
enforced absence from the rock and metal scene POTD’s
unscrupulous agent sold their songs to a bunch of up and
coming wannabes like Guns and Roses, Def Leppard, Poison,
Whitesnake and Judas Priest.
The Hospice are also registering runners for the famous Grand
East Anglia Run, a 10k run being held on Sunday 6th May.
Please see our separate article in this newsletter.
Fundraising Events Co-ordinator
The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House
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These outfits went on to fame and fortune while our heroes
gradually thawed out. BUT THEY ARE BACK, complete with
big hair and spandex and still wearing the same clothes as they
did on that fateful day in LA and ready to claim back their
rightful place in the glam metal hierarchy. THE band is really
gaining a reputation on the live gig circuit with a two hour blast
of everything that the glam metal movement was about. They
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Heacham & Critueil-la-Magedeleine
Annual Barn Dance
Heacham & Criteuil-la-Magdeleine
Eighty members and guests attended the annual Barn Dance
organised by the Heacham and Critueil-la-Magedeleine
Twinning Association on Saturday 17th March in the hall of the
Heacham Junior School by kind courtesy of the Headteacher
Mrs Nicola Darley. Everyone present agreed that it was a very
enjoyable evening and went home exhausted either due to
participating in the various dances or just watching the efforts
of those who ventured on to the floor. An excellent and varied
buffet was provided by members of the association. The
evening was deemed to be a great success not only as a social
event but also financially raising over £600 towards the funds
of the association which will be depleted this summer when
over forty French visitors from our twinned village of Criteuilla-Magdeleine arrive in July.
SATURDAY 12th MAY 2012
7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Start
49 SCHOOL ROAD, HEACHAM
The committee would like to thank everyone who helped with
the organisation of the event including all those who contributed
food for the buffet and prizes for the raffle and especially all
who bought tickets or made donations.
(By kind permission of Mike and Betty Dix)
Admission £6.50 per person by ticket only
Including Bar-B-Que supper
The association was formed with the aim of fostering good
relationships between the peoples of our two communities by
encouraging exchange visits between them. During the year we
organise various social events, not only to raise funds but
primarily to enjoy ourselves. New members of all ages are
always welcome. If you are interested in learning more about
the association why not come along to one of our committee
meetings or social events. For more information or to apply for
membership please contact our membership secretary on 01485
579465 or email [email protected]
Tickets available from :
Sue & Dudley - 01485 572252
Michael & Linda – 01485 579465
Bring your own drinks and glasses
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Would you like to have more confidence?
Heacham Judo Club
I see clients for a variety of different issues but there is undoubtedly a common denominator in confidence. Confidence is
something that everyone recognises as an important thing to
have and yet no one ever seems to teach us how to get it. If I
know one thing to be true it is this: confidence is a skill that you
learn. It is not something that we are born with or without.
Heacham Judo Club got off to a great start this
year, with a trip to Middelharnis in Holland
and the Area grading.
We travelled to Holland on the weekend of the
17/18/19th February. For most of the children and parents
going this was a new experience. After a long day of travelling
we arrived in Middelharnis. The next day we attended the
tournament. The children all fought hard and we came away
with some fantastic results. In the evening they had a swimming
disco. Sunday came all too quickly and the 10 pin bowling got
under way. The competition in fun and friendship between Lau
- the Middelharnis instructor and our own instructor Jeff was on
and for the second time running Jeff won.
There are many different elements to building confidence but
for the purpose of this article we will focus on just two. Let’s
start with the future. Our imagination is an incredibly powerful
tool and yet its energy is almost exclusively channelled into
imagining things going wrong! This has two effects. It makes
us feel bad and lack confidence going into the event and like a
self fulfilling prophecy seems to make us perform badly at the
event. If you are going to buy a house it can be useful to look
at all the possible pitfalls in order to guard against them. This
has less of a place when imagining your future experiences.
Imagine now, an event that is coming up in your future.
Something you would like to perform well or be successful at.
This time imagine going into the event feeling calm and
confident. As you imagine that, notice how much better you are
dealing with the situation. Maybe you imagine a difficult
situation arising but somehow this time you just seem to take it
all in your stride as though it was just part of the plan, you
remain unaffected. As you begin to gain in confidence imagine
how the event will end with the outcome you wanted and notice
how much better you feel as a result. Easier than you thought?
Just because something is effective doesn’t mean it has to be
Sunday afternoon we travelled home finally arriving at 11pm. It
was a brilliant weekend and everyone had a great and tiring time.
The results from the tournament were as follows:
On the 4th March we held the South Eastern Area grading and
We had good results and club has now four more brown belts.
Congratulations to all for passing their exams.
Results were as follows:
It is also important how we view and explain what has already
happened to us. Confident people add permanence to the
successes they experience. “I always seem to do well at job
interviews” or “We never lose to this team.” Their brain
therefore assumes that success will continue. They are also able
to isolate bad experiences as a freak event or a one off. For
example “I played badly today” rather than “I am a bad player.”
People that lack confidence tend to do the opposite. Take care
to add permanence to your successes and isolate bad
If you would like any more information on how to build confidence
please feel free to contact me at Brookhouse Hypnotherapy
(Norfolk) on 0845 603 4421 or email [email protected]
Kai Fowkes-Braule White+2
Bradley Richardson White+2
DipCAH, HPD, MPNLP,
CertSCS, MNCH (Reg), CNHC (Reg)
Principal consultant, Brookhouse hypnotherapy (Norfolk)
DipCAH, HPD, CertSCS, MPNLP, MNCH (Reg), CNHC (Reg)
To make full use of the old tennis hard court – now referred to
as a MUGA (multi use games area), Heacham Club Charity
through Tennis Club are looking to expand the sports on offer
by introducing a new game to the village – Unihoc.
The game itself is similar to hockey, though played in an
enclosed area using plastic hockey sticks and plastic balls and
the area of the MUGA lends itself perfectly to accommodate
A qualified coach is being brought in to run the sessions,
initially for the 6-11 age group. This will be extended to older
ages in the future.
We hope to start the sessions sometime after Easter and they
will run on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30pm.
All juniors attending the sessions must be members of Heacham
Club Charity and the cost for this is £1 for the year. At the
moment, cost of sessions per head is undecided though we
anticipate it will not be any more than £2 per child per week,
We have restrictions on numbers for these sessions so have to
operate on a first come, first served basis.
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than they did last year. Couple that with the new court, we now
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HEACHAM PARISH COUNCIL NOTICEBOARD
~Letter about the Annual Parish Meeting~
TO ALL ELECTORS OF HEACHAM
You are invited to take part in the
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
It will take place at:-
The Old Friends Hall, Sunnyside
on Wednesday 25 April at 7.30pm
Under the Chairmanship of Mr M Johnson
(Chairman of the Annual Parish Meeting)
The Parish Meeting may by law discuss all parish affairs and
pass resolutions about them
Refreshments will be provided following the meeting
P Sewell (Mrs)
I should like to invite you all to the Annual Parish Meeting on
Wednesday 25 April at the Old Friends Hall, Sunnyside at
7.30pm. This is a meeting for Heacham Residents and I would
very much like to encourage your participation. Many local
groups now use this opportunity to report on their activities. I
will also be raising the issue of forming a local Green Issues
Group to look at ways in which Heacham can be more environmentally friendly. The meeting is also an opportunity for you
to raise matters of interest and concern. Parish Councillors will
also be at the meeting and there will be an opportunity to talk to
Council Members at the end of the meeting when refreshments
will be served.
Grand East Anglia RUN
The GEAR 10k will take place on Sunday 6 May in King’s
Lynn. This event attracts participants from all over the Country
and is becoming an increasing popular running event. There is
also the Mini- Gear for adults and children. The organisers are
also looking for volunteers to help marshal the course. Contact
the Borough Council or go online to register as a runner or
Spring dates for Ambassadors Course
The extremely popular Ambassadors training courses, run by
the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, allow
people to learn about regeneration and tourism in West Norfolk
as well as the importance of ensuring that visitors receive a
warm and helpful welcome. The free Ambassador training
courses are held in the historic surroundings of the Town Hall,
King's Lynn. The Spring dates of the Ambassadors course are
Wednesday May 16th Thursday June 28th
All held from 9.00am arrival to a 1.30pm finish. To book a
place contact Tourism Unit, Borough Council of KL&WN Tel:
Heacham Beach Parking Passes
The application forms for parking season tickets are available from the Parish Council Office and Heacham Library.
The form along with supporting documentation should then
be taken to the Hunstanton Tourist Information Office. The
prices remain the same as last year with discounts for
Heacham residents. The passes take effect from 1 March
Beach Hut (Resident)
The Parish Council has been granted a licence to treat
Greylag Goose and Mallard Duck eggs. The licence permits
the Council to treat nests on private property in the village,
but only at the invitation of the property owner.
The Parish Council’s policy of humane management is not a
quick fix, but with Parishioners’ support it will maintain
current numbers and the flock can be maintained at naturally
The Parish Council continues to urge residents not to feed the
ducks or geese. This is particularly important to prevent
mother ducks bringing ducklings off the ponds and onto the
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HEACHAM PARISH COUNCIL NOTICEBOARD
March Meetings in Brief
and get them sponsored too – we have a prize for the dog that
raises the most money. Every penny you raise will help The
Stroke Association and the Friends of the Stroke Unit at the
QE2 hospital King’s Lynn make a real difference to people
whose lives have been affected by stroke. To take part in the
events a registration fee and minimum sponsorship applies.
Adult (over 16): £10 registration plus minimum £40
Children (16 and under): £5 registration plus minimum £20
Family (Two adults and two children): £20 registration plus
minimum £60 sponsorship.
Dog: £2 registration plus minimum £10 sponsorship. For more
information please contact us on 01284 749650 or email
Saltings: Mr Chessum, Chairman of the Natural Environment
Committee, invited members and members of the Public to
attend the open day at the Saltings, North Beach on Monday 9
April between 11.00-3.00pm. The site would be officially
opened as a parish nature reserve and the Committee would be
on hand to explain the conservation work on the reed bed.
Thefts: The Council heard that there had been a spate of thefts
in the area of Catalytic converters from 4x4 vehicles.
Brays Pit: The Council were reminded that a work party had
been organised for Sunday 25 March at Brays Pit.
Norfolk Green: The Clerk confirmed a note had gone in the
previous Newsletter about proposed changes to the summer
timetable. No queries had been raised about the changes.
Village Sign: Mr Drinkwater asked when the Village sign
would be finished. The Clerk confirmed that the newly painted
sign should be reinstated that week.
Planning Application: The Council debated the issue of the
conversion of the barns on South Beach Road from agricultural
to holiday home use. The Council agreed not to raise an
Streetlighting: The Chairman, at the previous meeting, had
asked why the County Council were installing new poles, next
to existing poles on the main roads. Cllr Chenery said that it was
part of a replacement programme to meet new regulations,
funding came from a PFI and also tied in with the policy to turn
off the lights.
Coastal/Tidal Flooding: The Chairman and Mr Clay had
attended meeting at County Hall to better understand the
emergency response to flood warnings. Councillors tried to call
for a vote on the reintroduction of the sirens, but this had not
Donations: The Committee agreed donations for MIND,
Citizens Advice Bureau and the Norfolk Lowland search and
Heacham’s Big Weekend
1-4 June 2012
Heacham’s big weekend will mark both HM The Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympics. There will be a Royal
Garden Party on the Friday at Heacham Junior School for both
Junior and Infants School pupils. On the Saturday the 1948
Olympic Torch will come through the Village, with a wide
variety of activities being organised by Heacham Club on the
Sports Field. St Mary’s Church will host a special service on the
Sunday morning with a social event in the afternoon. The
Parish Council are planning a Jubilee Street Party on the
Monday afternoon in the High Street. Full details in May
Brays Pit Work Day
A quick thank you to those councillors and residents who
turned up on a lovely Sunday morning to help tidy up the area.
Photos of the day along with a write up on the Saltings open day
will be included in next month’s Newsletter.
1948 Olympic Torch Bearers
The draw took place on Tuesday 20 March to select the six
bearers of the 1948 Olympic Torch. The Heacham runners will
carry the torch through the village on Saturday 2 June, when it
will stop off at Heacham playing fields as one of the highlights
in a day in celebration of Sports and the Olympics.
A149 Lay-by –
Collingwood Close –
Playing Field –
The Wash East Coast Management Strategy
A new group has been set up to look at how best to manage the
coast between Hunstanton and Wolverton. The group are
working with consultants appointed by the Environment
Agency. One of the issues being looked is the changes to
Heacham’s coastal geography over the past 70 or 80 years. The
Consultants are keen to talk to local people about the effect of
tides on the beach and sand dunes in Heacham and are
especially interested in old photographs of the area. We are
therefore looking for residents with a firsthand knowledge of
Heacham Beaches from many decades ago and residents who
might have inherited old photos of the area. If you would be
willing to pass on your local knowledge, please get in touch
with the Parish Council Office.
The Stroke Association 3-mile sponsored ramble
The Stroke Association is inviting people to take part in
sponsored 3-mile rambles along the torch trail route to raise
money for the Stroke Association and the stroke unit at King’s
Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. People can walk, jog or run
the distance. We are looking for individuals, families or groups
to walk, jog or run at the 3 mile event at Heacham Playing
Fields on Saturday 2 June. Each participant will receive a
medal, T-shirt and certificate. Why not bring your dog along
Any queries should be addressed to:
Heacham Parish Council Office
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Norfolk PE31 7ET
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