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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 200 - 1st September 2017

CAB Citizens Advice Bureau

Holt Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB)

Free advice sessions to the people of North Norfolk. We offer advice on Benefits, Relationships, Employment, Debt, Consumer and Housing. We also have a speciliast debt advisor.

The Holt CAB is open Tuesdays and Fridays (10:00 - 15:00).

We also now have outreaches in Sheringham and Briston:

Lisa Oakley, Money Advisor, Mid Norfolk CAB 01263 713753

CAB Citizens Advice BureauNorth Walsham Citizens Advice Bureau

is open from 10am-3pm on Mon, Tues & Thurs for drop in and advice line on 01692 402570.

We also have appointments only sessions on Monday evenings 5.30-7.30 and Sat morning 9.30-11.30 at the Bureau.   If you would like to see an adviser, at one of our outreach locations, (Aldborough, Bacton, Buxton, Cromer, Horstead, Hoveton, Mundesley, Sheringham & Stalham). this can be arranged on our appointment line on 01692 405847.


LET YOUR IMAGINATION run wild and sign up to a Mile of Fun to fight meningitis.

Challenge your friends, family and colleagues to go the extra mile for Meningitis Now – the country’s largest meningitis charity.  There is only one rule – you have to travel a mile. How you do it, is up to you - be as creative or eccentric as you like. So whether it’s on a space hopper, dressed as a superhero, pushed along on an office chair, a three-legged race, a swim or simply a walk with your four-legged friend, the choice is yours.

Your event can be held on a date that suits you, but with the May half term soon upon us, why not hold one then to keep the kids entertained?

As well as having miles of fun together, your sponsorship and donations will raise lifesaving funds for Meningitis Now – actively making a difference in the fight against meningitis through vaccine research, support services and lifesaving awareness.

“We’d love you to join us and make a real difference in our meningitis fight. This really is an event that anyone can get involved in,” said Beth Bottrill, Director of Fundraising at Meningitis Now.  We provide FREE event packs which have everything you need to make your event a success – you simply choose how you’ll complete your mile and invite people along!”

Once signed up, you’ll receive a fundraising pack including everything you need to get started such as a fundraising guide bursting with inventive ideas, poster, stickers, medals and sponsorship forms. All proceeds will go towards the charity’s work in fighting meningitis through vaccine and preventative research, raising awareness and supporting individuals and families fighting back from the disease.

To find out more and sign up, visit or phone 0345 120 4530.

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What We Do

Break’s core business is the provision of children’s homes for Looked After Children in their home Local Authority. Break has six mainstream children’s homes in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and a Therapeutic Fostering Service offering single placements to traumatised young people.

Young people leaving Break’s care continue to be supported by our in-house Moving On Team.  In addition to the mainstream homes, Break has a children’s home for young people with profound learning and physical disabilities and two short-break schemes for children with disabilities.

Break also provides a range of assessment and support services to children at risk through a Residential Family Centre in Lowestoft and a range of community-based services, including assessment work, across East Anglia. Families' House, based in Norwich, provides support and guidance to separating parents, ensuring that the children's needs remain paramount.

To read more, download the booklet Making something amazing happen

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Door to door transport in your area

North Norfolk Community Transport is a local charity, we offer ‘door to door’ transport solutions in your community.

Our Dial a Ride minibus service is safe, accessible and affordable, and welcomes anyone of any age. We run a bookable weekday service, picking you up straight from your door and taking you to nearby towns and villages where you can shop, run errands, or just visit for leisure. Our drivers are friendly and reliable, and will help you with any shopping bags you may have. As a treat we also run specially selected excursions to local places of interest, providing you the chance to have a sociable and enjoyable day out.

Our MediRide car service is run by volunteer drivers taking patients to medical appointments, this could be hospitals, doctors, dentists, opticians and many more. The drivers will wait for you while you are at your appointment then take you back home afterwards. The journey is paid per mile straight to the driver.

We like to think your journey is just as important as the destination. A new passenger recently said “I want to pass on compliments about the service I received on my first journey using your community transport, the driver was very helpful and very nice. The journey was very pleasurable and I look forward to using the service again in the very near future”.

Call our friendly team on 01692 500840 to find out more.

Interested in volunteering?

We are looking for volunteer drivers to help our MediRide scheme. Volunteering is very rewarding, many enjoy the social side of getting out and about, there is no obligation, you can do as much or as little as you like with all your expenses paid. So if you have your own car, and want to help us run this essential service please give us a call on 01692 500840 or email

Grants available for AONB projects

Do you funding to get your local project off the ground? Will your project positively benefit the landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)? If so, keep reading…

In 2017-18 the Norfolk Coast Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) will once again be available to support projects which look after the AONB. A grant of between 500 and 5,000 may just be that final piece of funding you need to do your project.

Kate Dougan, who administers the fund, said “We are looking for projects in the AONB which promote sustainable development. In other words, they should promote the health and well-being of the environment, people and economy, now and into the future.”

She went on to say “Ideas are warmly welcomed from local community groups, parish councils and individuals. Over the past 12 years we have supported over 60 recipients providing over 450,000 of grants and this has brought fantastic benefits to the Norfolk Coast. We look forward to continuing this in 2017-18.”
A wide variety of projects can be considered, so long as they fulfil the criteria for the scheme. Previous projects have included pond restoration, landscape heritage, school wild spaces and equipment for traditional industries (reed-cutting and blacksmithing).

If you have an idea, start by looking at the Sustainable Development Fund pages on the Norfolk Coast Partnership website: where you will find more information. Before you complete an application you are welcome to chat through your idea with Kate by contacting her on