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Following a satisfactory first seasons tradeing at the Priory Maze and Gardens, at Beeston Regis, the new owners, Mike and Liz Tacchi have announced SPECIAL RATES and INCENTIVES in order to attract more local people to visit. 'We are surprised, at how few local people have actually visited the gardens before' said Mike. 'Perhaps local tourist attractions, are only seen as that, and possibly we should be doing a better marketing job, in order to educate people, that a lot of attractions are indeed an amenity for everyone to enjoy'.

'We have had an incredibly positive reaction, by all those who have visited. We have had a higher than expected take up of season tickets, and this must be due to a pleasurable experience, that local people wish to repeat several times a year. We have several garden enthusiasts, photographers and artists, who visit at least once a fortnight, and people who visit just as regularly in order to soak up the atmosphere, as they read a book or doze in the wildflower meadow'. 'Locals find it difficult to believe that they have not heard about the place before, particularly after they have experienced the ambience of the gardens and the amazing peace and tranquillity behind the gates'.

In order to attract more locals, we are offering 20% off all entrance fees, and 20% off all plant sales, until the close of the season. (October 12th). 'This will give the opportunity and incentive to not only enjoy a popular attraction on their own doorstep, but also to obtain unusual plants at even more reasonable prices than usual.' The Priory Maze and Gardens is situated on the A149, less than a mile East of the Sheringham roundabout, and is open every day except Tuesdays, between 10am and 5pm. Contact 01263 822986
Can I suggest that if Tesco comes to Sheringham it would be much better sited on the Holway Road going out of town. Near the top of the hill there is a slipway leading off the main road towards a derelict site, which I believe was once a special needs school but is now empty and fallen to ruin. This site is further out of town so the impact on local shops would be reduced as shoppers would have to travel out some way rather than just popping in. The housing there is set further back off the road so the noise disruption would be lessened. The road itself is wider and more suited to larger amounts of traffic, although a pelican crossing for children going to the primary and high school would be a welcome addition, especially if the road becomes busier. The lay-out of the slipway gives easier access to the site and its location would mean that large lorries carrying goods wouldn't need to come into town. My family and I are fairly new residents of Sheringham, so I don't know if this idea has been discussed already but, all in all, I think it would have many advantages over the proposed current site.
Tim Harvey
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