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

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As we wait to see what happens as a result of the vote last week, there are many questions to answer and changes afoot.

But during this period of change, there is one thing we do know. And this is some good news for people with dementia.

After 9,500 people joined our call to Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, he has committed to act on our recommendations!

We called for hospitals to publish an annual dementia statement because we believe that through publicising the quality of dementia care hospitals provide, we can hold hospitals to account.

Simon Stevens said that NHS England will be ‘encouraging trusts to publish an annual dementia statement, to set out the quality of the care they provide.’

He also affirmed that they are searching for ways to get hospitals to publish an annual dementia statement.

You can read his letter in full on our website.

This is an important step in our Fix Dementia Care campaign and we will be following up with Simon Stevens on his commitments in the course of the following months.

This shows the power of our supporters sending an email or signing a petition.


Sam & the Alzheimer's Society campaigns team

Food for Thought

'Food for Thought', a newly formed North Norfolk based charity runs support groups and lunch clubs for people with dementia and their carers.

Food for Thought runs supporters groups in Bodham, Cromer and North Walsham on a monthly basis.  For more information call Catherine Moorhouse on 01263 721 344 or visit their web site

July 1867 - 150th Celebrations

Not many of us can recall the happenings of July 1867and so on July 16th this year there will commemorations and celebrations aplenty in our lovely town of Sheringham.

Firstly, we commemorate the commencement of the RNLI’s tenure in Sheringham. Although there were private lifeboats in Sheringham prior to 1867 courtesy of the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall it was not until July 1867 that the RNLI (previously known as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwrecks) became involved in the provision of lifeboats in Sheringham.

Secondly, we commemorate the first of those lifeboats, the “Duncan”, built at a cost of 345 donated by Mrs. Agnes Fraser (nee Duncan) in memory of her father and uncle. The “Duncan” remained in service for 19 years saving 18 lives
Thirdly, we are celebrating the building we know as Oddfellows Hall which was built in 1867 to house the aforementioned “Duncan” Lifeboat. The building has had many uses over its chequered history including being a shoe factory, a model railway and model village attraction, a craft centre and an art exhibition centre. The Hall was refurbished at a cost of some 250K in 2007 by Sheringham Plus Community Regeneration Committee and is now used as a community hall run by the Sheringham Shantymen.
So, the 16th July 2017 will celebrate all of the above with many activities in the town, not least of which will be a parade through the town involving boats and children with events in chequers car park and lifeboat plain.

Put the date in your diary and help celebrate this integral part of the town’s history. If you would like to be involved please contact either Brian Farrow 07748 641707 or Dick Grieve 07884 495155.