|During the month of February we have
experienced falls of heavy rain and snow which leads me into the subject of road safety.
We all like to keep our cars in good working order and this time of year it is all the
more important to have a good set of tyres and well serviced brakes before we venture out.
My colleagues and I would much rather see a well-maintained vehicle on the road than issue
£60 Fixed Penalty Notices to those in poor condition. I know that running a car can be
expensive but remember in the end it comes down to your families safety.
As you may have read; I ask that if you have any questions regarding a local problem that
you either come and see me at the station or write in. To date the response has increased
each month and I would like to take this opportunity to answer a few of your queries now.
On the subject of the Zig Zag markings on Cooper Road outside the Primary School, they are
there to allow coaches to return once the passengers have been dropped off or collected.
They are not No Waiting markings. You can park your vehicle there if you do
not cause an obstruction to the coaches leaving the school, if a vehicle is parked in this
manner then the vehicle can be issued a £30 ticket for obstruction. I hope this clarifies
the situation. I have also spoken to local residents concerning the speed of vehicles on
Weybourne Road, to assess this; an officer spent time using the speed camera and checked
35 vehicles resulting in the average speed of 45 MPH. With the national speed limit of 60
MPH applying on this stretch of road, there would not appear to be a great problem.
However I am also aware that a fully marked Police vehicle parked on the side of the road
makes vehicles slow down, so I intend to continue to monitor the situation as the traffic
increases as our visitors start to arrive.
The final subject is the Putting Green on Station Approach. To date we have had two
complaints of damage to the grass, caused by youths playing football. As a result I have
asked the Town Council to consider putting up signs to help prevent further damage. I
think thats about it for this issue, our crimes in this area continue to be low and
with your help we hope to keep it that way.
Sgt Tony Toynton, Sheringham Police Station.
|Sheringham Shantymen Stockists
''Songs for Seafarers'' can be purchased at any of the following:
B.A. Watts, Matella, Sheringham Museum, RNLI Shop and Boathouse in Sheringham, Lucia Pop
in Holt, Fakenham Garden Centre, Standard House Chandlery in Wells-next- the sea, Gt
Yarmouth Pottery, Recordings and the Shantyman book can be purchased by mail order from
01263 821289 or e-mail thea-team
@ukonline.co.uk Please note, above is the correct email address, it was incorrect in
our last issue.
|Cromer and Sheringham Rotary Club
Fund Raising Manager for CLIC in the east of England, was at Cromer and Sheringham Rotary
Club on Wednesday 3rd March to receive a cheque for £1300. On the left, presenting the
cheque, is club President Alan Caine.
The funds were raised by the club's Christmas activities - Father Christmas putting in an
appearance at the Cromer Safeway - now Morrison - store, and evening street collections
with Santa's Christmas sleigh in Cromer and Sheringham
CLIC - Cancer and Leukaemia in Children - provides support, advice and general help to
children, teens and their families who are dealing with leukaemia and other cancers. The
cheque will go toward work in funding 'Homes from Home', specialist centres to support
children and teens in the East of England.
The 'Homes for Home' scheme provide free, self-catering accommodation close to Paediatric
Oncology centres where families can stay whilst children are receiving treatment for
cancer or leukaemia. The service allows parents, children and siblings to stay together
for as long as necessary during periods of treatment and offers support from other
families in similar circumstances. CLIC Homes are also a welcome change from a hospital
bed and offer a friendly environment to children well enough to stay with their families.
Recently the club participated in the national 'Stroke Awareness' scheme, when free blood
pressure checks were available across the UK. This national event followed on the success
of last year's Rotary Stroke Awareness Day, when 130,000 people around the country had
their blood pressure readings taken on the same day, leading to an entry in the Guinness
Book of Records.
This year Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland will endeavour to take even
more free blood pressures. High blood pressure is very often a silent killer which shows
no symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is also the number one cause of avoidable
Peter Stibbons. Cromer and Sheringham Rotary Club