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What does a taxi company in Norwich, a school in Ellingham and an allotment enthusiast in Reepham have in common? They were all recognised for their commitment to sustainability at the prestigious Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2018-19, held at the historic St Andrews Hall. They were in good company – with other winners a volunteer group working in Tuckswood, a school in Reepham and a Norwich community interest company – at the evening hosted by biologist and conservationist Professor Ben Garrod. Speakers included Richard Powell, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 in recognition for his work in environment and sustainability. Professor Garrod said:“I was thrilled to have the honour of hosting this event, which is a real celebration of the effort people are making to do their bit…
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Great Yarmouth has been named as one of just five ‘Future Places’ in England to participate in a new national programme recognising and supporting local councils with ambitious and innovative visions for shaping their areas’ futures. The borough council made a successful submission to the Future Place programme, setting out its overarching vision for the area and how it is currently working closely with partners on a range of exciting work to support communities through place-leadership. The initiative is run by the Royal Institute of British Architects, Chartered Institute of Housing, Local Government Association and the Royal Town Planning Institute, which considered 43 expressions of interest from around 90 local authorities. Homes England has also joined as a partner. The five chosen ‘Future Places’ were selected as exemplars of high-quality…
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The number of kids born as part of North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goat-breeding programme has hit a final tally of 12. The dozen baby animals are all doing well and are enjoying life with their new friends as the herd prepares for another busy summer of habitat management. The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the 12 baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year. The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme. 
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Britain In Bloom 2019 launches

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Community participation and environmental responsibility are the themes for this year's Britain in Bloom competition which was launched in Hunstanton Volunteers, and representatives from businesses, local schools, Scouts, Hunstanton Town Council, Civic Society, the allotments and community orchard were invited to a special tea party at Hunstanton Town Hall to celebrate Hunstanton's achievement of Gold in Anglia in Bloom and Gold Coastal Winner in Britain in Bloom. The event also marked the beginning of the 2019 campaign.Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "Taking part in Anglia in Bloom and Britain in Bloom is a real community event. We rely on the contribution of local volunteers, community groups and organisations and local businesses to make it successful. The…
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Innovative Sandscaping Scheme in North Norfolk

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Partners in the multi-million pound Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management (Sandscaping) Scheme gathered in Cromer yesterday, February 19th, for the signing of the construction contract. The construction contractor for the project – Team Van Oord – was resolved at a Full Council meeting in December. Yesterday representatives from Team Van Oord visited North Norfolk District Council to formally sign the contract. The significant project milestones include the decommissioning of existing outfalls and building of a new outfall during May and June; and the placing of approximately 1.8 million cubic metres of sand on the beach off Bacton Gas Terminal, Bacton village and Walcott village in July and August.
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Some of the famous North Norfolk Bagot goats have headed south to continue their valuable conservation and habitat-management work. The 15 billies have been sent on a long-term loan to heathland near Thetford, on land looked after by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The loan follows the sale of a group of billies to Suffolk Wildlife Trust last year. Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “We’re delighted that the wildlife trusts see the same potential benefits as we do. The goats are a cost-effective way of managing vegetation and vulnerable habitats, and they act as a draw for tourists, too.”
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TOP businesses stepped into the spotlight at the glittering trophy presentation ceremony for the Spirit of Enterprise Awards, the most prestigious annual celebration of business excellence in the Great Yarmouth borough. Organised by enterpriseGY, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s business support service, the popular awards aim to recognise and raise the profile of the borough’s top-performing companies, while boosting confidence in the strength of the local economy. The ceremony, held in the Town Hall’s grand Assembly Room on Friday, saw API Microelectronics Limited announced in front of 200 guests as Great Yarmouth’s 2018 Business of the Year, having been chosen from the winners of the other categories by overall award sponsor Noritake Itron. Special crystal trophies were also presented to the winners of the various categories, with finalists spanning a wide…
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Supporters of Norfolk Black History Month gathered at Norwich War Memorial on Sunday, October 28 to commemorate the service of 1.5 million people from Africa, the Indian sub continent and the Caribbean, who volunteered to fight for the UK in World War I. Danny Keen, Chairman of Norfolk Black History Month made a speech at the commemoration in which he also explained that a total of 1.5 million African people lost their lives in in the War. Most of these people were bearers, not soldiers, nor were they volunteers; they were workers carrying weapons and supplies. This great loss of African lives has been largely forgotten.
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Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park’s floral oasis has attracted admiring families from across the country since it opened almost three years ago. Now that number is set to soar further following a significant investment, part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. A state-of-the-art, environment-sensitive ceremonial hall has been built on the 18-acre parkland development, just off the A140 at Hainford. The eight-sided Cedar Hall, which can seat 120 people with standing room for another 80, has been built according to the strict code of sustainability principles that have governed the 10-year-old burial park vision. Norfolk Bluebell Wood Burial Park, which has the motto “At One With Nature”, aims to be carbon neutral within the next 18 months.
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A new Edith Cavell interpretation board was unveiled in Tombland, Norwich next to the Edith Cavell monument on Saturday, October 13. Explaining the significance of Edith Cavell and the sacrifice that she made, the new board marks the centenary of the unveiling of the monument, by Queen Alexandra, on October 12, 1918, the third anniversary of Edith Cavell's execution in Brussels, by a German firing squad. The monument was originally in front of the Maids Head Hotel, next to the Edith Cavell Rest Home for Nurses, which was also opened by Queen Alexandra in 1918. The Norwich rest home was the sixth in a series of Edith Cavell rest homes, funded by public subscription, and opened across the country. The homes cared for exhausted nurses, traumatised by the impact of…
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