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Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:00

North Norfolk’s Cromer Pier – the show goes on!

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A new 10 year management contract to run Cromer Pier, one of the nation’s most iconic seaside structures, has been awarded by Pier owners, North Norfolk District Council, to Openwide. The celebrated and award winning Grade II Listed Pier which has been described as ‘fabulously English’ has become a national treasure and a ‘gem of the Norfolk coast’ since it was built in 1901. Playing host to the world’s only remaining full season End of the Pier Show, the 495 ft long Pier has claimed its fair share of awards through the years, kick-started many entertainment careers and provided a stunning backdrop to numerous films and productions.
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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal flew in to Gresham’s by helicopter at the weekend to officially open Gresham’s new music school, the Britten Building and to hand out prizes to pupils at the annual Speech Day celebration. Her Royal Highness was the Guest of Honour for the Senior School Speech Day in her new role as The Prime Warden of The Fishmonger’s Company. As part of that role, she will be Gresham’s Ex Officio Governor. Princess Anne was met by an excited group of Pre-Prep and Prep pupils who were eagerly waving Union Jack flags as she made her way to the School’s Memorial Chapel to enjoy a service for Upper Sixth leavers and their parents.
Monday, 03 July 2017 00:00

Sun shines on South Norfolk on Show

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Thousands of people enjoyed the best of what South Norfolk has to offer at South Norfolk Council’s biggest show of the year on Sunday.The Council’s HQ in Long Stratton was packed with people enjoying the fantastic entertainment, children’s activities and local food and craft stalls. This is the eighth year that the Council has promoted its services through a spectacular day of entertainment for all the family. 
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Keen swimmer, Noah Harris was in a spin to find out that he had won South Norfolk Council’s competition to name the Swim School Turtle.Four year old Noah, from Cringleford, thought the turtle should be named Turbo, and the judges all agreed.Noah and his mum Rebecca collected his prize of six months Swim School membership from Councillor Yvonne Bendle, who said. “Congratulations to Noah for coming up with such a splendid name for our turtle. Swim School is a great success, with over a thousand members at our leisure centres in Diss and Wymondham"
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Twelve revolutionary bins are being installed by North Norfolk District Council in Cromer and Wells to reduce litter overspill during busy times. The ‘smart’ solar-powered litter bins are larger than a traditional street bin and when litter reaches a certain level inside, or at pre-programmed intervals, a hydraulic ram compacts the litter so levels do not overflow. Restaurant businesses that create high volumes of packaging waste are contributing funds to the NNDC project, including Cromer’s No 1, and Platten’s and French’s fish and chip shops in Wells.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:00

NNDC £1m Cromer West Prom Investment

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North Norfolk District Council’s new facilities along Cromer’s West Promenade will be ready for use by residents and visitors in advance of the 2017 summer season. The ‘futureproofed’ catering kiosk, toilets and showers units, as well as the new play equipment, are able to be craned out of the area to higher ground in the event of a storm surge warning.
Saturday, 06 May 2017 00:00

Opening concert held at new music school

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Gresham’s School’s Senior and Prep School children, together with its quartet-in-residence, the Albion Quartet, delighted the first audience to attend a concert at the Britten Building, the school’s new music school and sixth form centre. Benefactors, acousticians, surveyors, engineers and architects came together to celebrate their creation where they enjoyed a full programme of music featuring the school’s choir ‘Schola Cantorum’, musicians from the Prep and Senior School and the Albion Quartet in the new Fishmongers Recital Hall. The Fishmongers Recital Hall features a splendid Steinway piano, hand selected from the home of Steinway & Sons in Hamburg.
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Cromer’s 60s Festival drew big crowds on Sunday April 23 to North Norfolk’s iconic Cromer Pier. The St George’s Day celebration organised by North Norfolk District Council welcomed in excess of 3,000 visitors over the course of the day. Many came on vintage scooters and motorcycles and even more got into the spirit of the 1960s by dressing in period clothing.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Yacht pond refilled in North Lodge Park

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Investment by North Norfolk District Council in North Lodge Park, Cromer, has seen the yacht pond extensively refurbished and refilled in readiness for the main visitor season. North Norfolk District Council contracted Thrower & Rutland Ltd to undertake the works, which cost £8,556.50. The pond, which had been leaking, was drained and then lined with glass-reinforced plastic, giving a 25-year guarantee. The outside of the pond was given a coating of non-toxic mineral paint.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Popular Bagot goats arrive back in Cromer

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North Norfolk District Council’s famous herd of Bagot goats has arrived back in Cromer as they prepare to spend another summer at the popular seaside resort. The Bagot goats – which have spent the winter on duty elsewhere in Norfolk – have proved a hit with visitors over the past couple of years, as well as carrying out an important habitat-management role on Cromer’s cliff.
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