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Sheringham Community Paper
50 FINES FOR FOULING—ON THE SPOT
Sheringham Community Paper Dog walkers who do not clear up their pets’ mess will face fixed penalty tickets of 50 starting next week. From Tuesday, 1st June, North Norfolk District Council animal control officers can issue the fines if they catch people not clearing up after their dogs on land open to the general public.
Dog walkers who do not clear up their pets’ mess will face fixed penalty tickets of 50 starting next week. From Tuesday, 1st June, North Norfolk District Council animal control officers can issue the fines if they catch people not clearing up after their dogs on land open to the general public.

Areas covered by the new fines include parks, footpaths, highways in towns and villages and beaches. People will have 14 days to pay the fine, or can exercise their right to contest the fine in court (but with a maximum possible penalty of 1000 if the court finds against them). NNDC adopted the 1996 Dogs (fouling of Land) Act in 1998, and the Act already allows for perpetrators to be taken to court and be subject to the 1000 maximum fine. The Act also gives Councils the power to issue fixed penalty tickets, but until now NNDC has preferred to educate and advise people about the nuisance of dog fouling. Council officers have spoken to people out walking their dogs over the last month, and have handed out information leaflets, to warn them of the impending crackdown.

‘Education has gone as far as it will go,’ said Malcolm Rust, NNDC’s Animal Control Team Leader, ‘Now we need to tackle the hard core of people who refuse to clear up. Dog mess carries disease, attracts flies, is unsightly and smelly, and needs to be kept off our public spaces for everybody’s sake. Dog fouling is a form of antisocial behaviour that affects a large number of people. There are areas which fall outside the legislation, like agricultural land, but NNDC encourages people to clean up after their dogs wherever they are.
Dear Sirs, during the war I had relatives living in Fakenham, Norfolk England. I wrote to Roy Barnes R.C.N. aboard the H.M.S. Nith, he had a brother Jack and a brother Peter also in the service. Mother's name was Eva (Taylor)Barnes and father was George. I would like to get in touch with this family if possible. Possibly my letter could be published in your newspaper along with my address. This is my first attempt to locate these people or their relatives. Mrs. Barnes was my grandfathers sister. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. My name is; Joan Bradley (Taylor) my address is: 321 Franklin St. Orillia, ON. Canada L3V1K5. Thank you for your help, Yours sincerely, Joan Bradley (Mrs.)
Sheringham Community Paper

TRUSTS ‘’LETTING DIABETICS DOWN’’

Vital testing strips being rationed due to cost, and the articles in the EDP of Tuesday 13th April? The content of that issue –and the section of ‘’Raise Your Voice’’ enclosed- is definitely compulsory reading for everyone with Type 2 diabetes!  If you are still being affected by this totally misguided PCT policy, please let us know and we will undertake to advise Baroness Andrews in the House of Lords, either directly or through Diabetes UK Head Office.  Sunday 13th June sees the start of Diabetes Week, when we will be arranging collections at local supermarkets. If you can help, please phone.  On Sunday 20th June , the Lions Club are organizing a Walk in the Park for Diabetes UK. We are pleased that this Group has been invited to help by supplying marshals and other static help. If you would like to assist in any way please let us know. For those who want to walk, sponsor forms will be available soon. The event is taking place in Blickling Park from 10.00 am to 2.00pm. There will be two routes, one of 2.5 miles and the other 5 miles, neither of which is suitable for wheelchairs.

Hopefully, we will again be fundraising on Cromer Pier. Proposed dates are Tuesday 6th July, Friday 23rd July, Friday 6th August, Friday 20th August and Sunday 5th September. Again, if you can help, please ring. On Sunday 11th July we hope to be at North Walsham Carnival again and also in August at both Aylsham and Cromer Carnivals.  We will soon know which piece of equipment is required on the new eye-testing van operating from Cromer Hospital and will be making the donation that we all worked so hard for during 2003.   Later in the year, Saturday 16th October, Roger Rose is organizing a Country-Dance to raise funds for the Diabetes Clinic at Cromer Hospital. This will be at North Walsham Community Centre from 8 pm to midnight. Please give this your support for a local facility.  Don’t forget, all this event organizing and fund raising is ultimately aimed at finding a cure for diabetes. If you haven’t yet joined Diabetes UK, please do so because your support is vital to the success of everything we undertake.
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the events planned for this year.   Regards, Doreen Hutchinson, Hon Secretary. Tel: 01692--403351
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