MADE IN NORFOLK AND THE LORD MAYOR OF NORWICH
Ivan Randall, director of Made in Norfolk Ltd presents The Lord Mayor of
Norwich, Michael Banham, with an antique stone bottle from Caley's factory in Norwich.
Michael Banham has been very closely connected with the Norwich based confectionery
company for many years and admired the item on a recent visit to Ivan's craft centre and
gallery in Sheringham.
Made In Norfolk is running regular craft fairs at St Johns Hall in Wyndham Street -
GRANTS AND LOANS FOR HOME REPAIRS
Is your home in need of urgent repairs or renovation, or does it need
insulating? Did you know that NNDC offers a wide variety of grants to help meet the cost
of repairs and insulation?
Home Repair Assistance Grants of up to £3,000 are available to owner-occupiers in receipt
of council tax benefit, to help meet the cost of minor repairs. Home Insulation
Grants are available to owner-occupiers and private tenants in receipt of council tax
benefit and to landlords to help with the cost of installing energy efficiency measures,
such as loft and cavity wall insulation, draught-proofing and secondary glazing.
Crime Prevention Grants can help owner-occupiers and private tenants in receipt of council
tax benefit install measures to improve the security of their home, such as door and
If you are on a low income or on income-related benefits, and your property needs more
major repairs of renovation, you may apply for a Home Maintenance Loan, up to £5,000 or a
Home Renovation Loan up to £30,000. Typical works include damp-proofing, re-roofing,
replacement windows and doors and other works to make a property fit to live in.
The provision of affordable rented accommodation has been highlighted as a key target area
by NNDC. In order to help achieve this aim, NNDC offers financial assistance to property
owners for the renovation and conversion of empty and vacant homes into swellings for let.
An Empty Home Grant is available to owners to help meet the cost of renovation of a
dwelling which has been empty for 12 months or more. The maximum available is £20,000 and
may be offered where the owner would otherwise be unable to fund the work. A Building
Conversion Grant encourages the conversion of property not previously having a residential
use into rented accommodation. The maximum available is £15,000 per unit. It is available
when, without the grant, the conversion works would be un-economical for the owner. It is
a condition of both grants that the property is let for 5 years after the work is
For more information, please contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 01263 516316
THE POPPIES RETURN
It was in the 19th century that North Norfolk became known as Poppy Land,
when Clement Scott started writing articles describing the surrounding area. Railway
companies advertised the Norfolk countryside with 'Welcome to Poppyland' posters and the
train to Cromer became known as The Poppy Line.
The Beeston Regis field had always been full of poppies but re-growth was slow, so it was
decided earlier this year the field near the newly developed area of the Beeston Regis
Caravan Park was to be ploughed to bring the seeds back to the surface. Local residents
were concerned the skylarks would lose their natural habitat whereas in fact they are
still nesting in the field. Another concern was that the field looked ugly, but that
was only for a few months, and it was worth the sacrifice as its back to its former glory
and they will carry on self seeding for many years to come.