Mr Simon Case spoke to Holt and District Probus Club members on June 1st. Many in North Norfolk will know Simon as he is North Norfolk District Council's landscape officer with special responsibility for trees – and he came to talk about trees. And hedges as it turned out – and apparently not everybody agrees on the definition of a hedge!
Countryside hedges are important for maintaining bio-diversity and one of a local authority’s jobs is to look after them. It is not always appreciated that most countryside hedgerows are protected by law and that Planning Permission is needed to remove one.
Members were shown pictures of many trees that were regarded as being valuable and some that were not. Simon also showed some pictures of trees that had been correctly looked after – and some that had not.
Simon’s talk was well received by the members – both as to trees that they might have in their own gardens and as to trees that are an amenity asset to everybody.
Meetings of Holt and District Probus Club are normally held at lunchtime on the 1st Thursday each month at the Feathers in Holt. Enquiries about membership (or about a trial visit - visitors are most welcome) should be made to Secretary Alan Holmes on 01263 710782.
Coast Arts' Literary Tea at the Dales
An afternoon of literary indulgence
Wednesday 12th July, 3pm
Marc Peirson will be familiar to readers of crime novels and Andrew Taft to watchers of The Bill; as a double act they promise to deliver an exciting afternoon of drama and discussion over an indulgent afternoon tea for which the Dales is rightly famous. “We are really excited to host this afternoon tea where two well known local authors will be bringing their wit and wisdom to the Coast Arts audience”, said Rosie Glasgow, Chair of Coast Arts. “To hear first hand the experiences of Marc as a crime novelist, linked to Andrew's screen writing, promises to be a really interesting afternoon”.
Location: The Dales Country Hotel, Upper Sheringham, NR26 8TJ
Booking and more information: coastarts.co.uk