At sheringham paper, norfolk uk

@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 198 - 1st July 2017


"This is clearly an unsettling time for communities whose cladding samples have already come back as combustible or who are awaiting test results. We have been assured that tests on cladding samples are being processed so results should be back quickly.

"Councils are contacting residents living in tower blocks whose cladding has failed tests and working with fire services to establish what action needs to be taken. Councils are also supporting social and other landlords in their area to help them in their work to ensure the safety of their residents when cladding on their buildings fail tests.

“Where cladding fails the test, this will not necessarily mean moving residents from tower blocks. In Camden, the decision to evacuate was based on fire inspectors’ concerns about a combination of other fire hazards together with the cladding.

“Working with fire service experts to assess risks, a number of councils have already introduced other fire safety measures in buildings, such as 24-hour a day warden patrols, when advice from the fire service is clear that this will mitigate against fire risks ahead of the removal of cladding.

"For those areas still waiting for results of tests on aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, our advice to them is to prepare contingency plans so they can take any measures needed quickly.

"Anyone living in a high-rise building can be reassured that their council will act on any advice from the fire service to ensure their safety.

“The LGA has a team of staff working closely with councils and the Department for Communities and Local Government around-the-clock to help local authorities as they continue to support communities affected during this difficult time. We also continue to press the Government to ensure councils have the funding they need to support residents and carry out any new safety measures.”


RNLI Lifeboats LogoThe RNLI is a huge organisation operating in the Coastal waters of Britain and Ireland.

It continues to save lives at sea because of donations from the public (95% of the total income comes from this source) and from Volunteers (95% of RNLI people are volunteers). There are 4,700 lifeboat crew and 3,000 shore crew and these volunteers can continue to operate because of the 20,000 Volunteer Fundraisers and thousands of others who help in Museums, Shops and Offices

In Sheringham we have upwards of 50 volunteers running the local RNLI station which includes two retail outlets, one at the Lifeboat Boathouse on the sea shore and the other in the High Street. Linda, the new manager of our High Street Shop in the heart of Town said “Although we have a great team of volunteers we find ourselves in need of further assistance in both of the Sheringham Shops”. We are looking for anyone with a keen interest in the RNLI who would like to welcome visitors, particularly at the Boathouse Shop with its seaside atmosphere, promote the RNLI with the added enjoyment of serving customers in the two local successful Shops.

Your commitment can be as little or as much as you feel you can give to this very worthy cause, from weekly or monthly or just when gaps appear in the Shop Rotas.

Wendy, who runs the Boathouse shop, said “It’s a real privilege to spend time down by the sea and welcome the public into the boathouse and send them on their way with a souvenir that reminds them of their visit and at the same time raise funds for this most worthy of causes”.

To express your interest please contact:-

Linda Coleman on 07855 910079 or
Wendy Austin on 01263 822429 or

150th Anniversary RNLI in Sheringham July 2017