26th June 2017 Sheringham Community Centre, 13.00 - 15.30 & 17.00 - 19.00
DONATE YOUR STEM CELLS
Sign up to our register and you could be a lifesaving match for someone with blood cancer.
What does joining the register involve?
If you’re between 16 – 30 and in good health, you can sign up to the Anthony Nolan register (you’ll stay on it until you turn 60).
We’ll send you a spit kit in the post so that you can give us a quick saliva sample.
If you’re a match, we’ll be in touch, and we’ll ask you to donate if you’re still healthy and happy to do so.
Planning in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Confused about planning and how to respond effectively to protect the character of your local community?
There is strong protection for ‘natural beauty’ within (and close to) the AONB within national and local planning policy and guidance, which might help you.
The planning system is one of the most important tools for keeping the Norfolk Coast such a special place.
Information on how to get involved in planning consultations has recently been improved and updated on the Norfolk Coast Partnership web site
It includes ’10 top tips’ for involvement in planning decisions and links to our ‘planning and development’ section with more detailed information on relevant local and national plans and policies.
Commenting on plans and proposals, developing a planning application in the AONB and Neighbourhood Plans, plus a link to information about work we are doing to try to keep the night skies in the AONB dark, so everyone can enjoy the constellations and wildlife is not affected.
The Manchester Unity of Oddfellows
Another donation from the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows to the RNLI in Sheringham.
The Manchester Unity of Oddfellows local branches met with representatives of Sheringham RNLI in the MO Museum in Sheringham to present them with a cheque for £500.
Mel Richmond, the Noble Grand of the Trafalgar Lodge based in North Walsham presented the cheque to Senior Helmsman David Hagan. Brian Farrow, the Lifeboat Operations Manager thanked Mel and the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows for their continued support of the RNLI in Sheringham, not only in providing funding for all the lifeboats in Sheringham since 1961 but also for re-purchasing the lifeboats of Sheringham after decommissioning so that they can be displayed in the unique Mo Museum.
There are 3 lodges in the Norwich District, City of Norwich, Trafalgar (in North Walsham) and Waveney (Beccles). These three lodges have a total membership of around 1700 people who give donations to a variety of charities, including East Anglian Air Ambulance, McMillan Nurses, the East Anglian Children’s Hospice and National Osteoporosis Society.
The connection between The Oddfellows and the RNLI in Sheringham came about through Henry “Downtide” West, Coxswain of the first Sheringham lifeboat purchased with funds donated by The Oddfellows and was called “ The Manchester Unity of Oddfellows”. Henry was involved in the fund raising for the lifeboat and became the Grand Master of the Oddfellows in 1966/1967.
Maggi Winter, who is the Immediate Past Grand Master, said “The Oddfellows is a global organisation with branches in far flung places such as Australia, the USA and the Dominican Republic and have many assets which means that they are able to continue their charitable donations”. Maggi and husband David Winter, the Grand Master of the Norwich District who were married in 1967 and so celebrate their Golden Wedding this year, quite an achievement nowadays.
“The Manchester Unity of Oddfellows” can be viewed in the Mo Museum in Sheringham along with other former Sheringham lifeboats, fishing boats and other local heritage displays.