PREPARING FOR FLOODING
The North Norfolk Distict Council has a new charging regime for sandbags.
In an emergency sandbags will still be free from the Council the first time they
are needed, but on subsequent occasions there will be a £20 charge for five sandbags plus
£2 for each extra bag (though the Council will deliver the bags). People can no
longer collect sandbags from Council offices or depots.
The charges are designed to steer people away from a reliance on temporary and less
effective measures to protect their homes and valuables, and towards more robust and
sustainable solutions to flooding problems.
NNDC Civil Contingencies Manager Ace Dann said, "With autumn almost upon us and a lot
of concern being expressed about the planetary high tide that's due on 9 October, now is a
great time for people to find out from the Environment Agency how to make properties more
resilient to flooding and get some peace of mind."
People who live in North Norfolk areas threatened by flooding can obtain more information
by calling North Norfolk District Council's Emergency Planning Section on 01263 516269 or
516074. Or for advice on how to deal with flooding and protect against its effects,
I am a resident of Cowslip Lane and am in no way anti-dog. However, in all this
lovely weather I have been repeatedly driven to go back indoors because of dogs
incessantly barking in the area. It is bad enough that I have to dodge piles of dog
droppings whilst out walking? Now I have to spend so much time indoors when one dog
barks for hours at a time and then sets off others that it is totally unfair. So
please, if you have a dog, can you not allow it to continue barking as it is badly
effecting other people.
HALLOWEEN AT SHERINGHAM PARK
This year's Halloween event at Sheringham Park will take place on Sunday
29th October from 10.30 to 12.30. Halloween Craft activities will be taking place in
our Learning Centre where children can make a bat hat or a bat mask, a model witch or
wizard on a broomstick and bob for apples. There will also be the opportunity to go
with our warden and check nearby bat boxes to see a real live bat!
The event costs £5 per child and places are limited to 30 max so booking is advisable to
avoid disappointment. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A special Halloween menu will be available at the Courtyard Refreshment Kiosk.
ANOTHER WOMEN'S INSTITUTE FOR SHERINGHAM
The Norfolk Federation of Women's Institutes is exploring the possibility of opening a
second WI in the area; possibly a morning or afternoon meeting.
Any lady who is interested, just come along to the coffee lounge in St Andrew's Methodist
Church, Cromer Road at 10.30am on Monday 9th October. Enjoy a coffee and biscuits
and discover the opportunities that are available and that together we can make a
Janet Rose, WI Adviser Norfolk Federation of Women's Institutes.