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Sheringham fared well in the North Norfolk District Council Environment Awards. The award ceremony was held Pensthorpe wildfowl reserve near Fakenham and rewarded those who the council thought had done the most to help preserve the district's environment.

In the "Community" category supported by North Norfolk Radio, Franklin Hill, Sheringham in Bloom, were runners-up for the opening up of access to the area and giving, otherwise overgrown areas, panoramic views. The Sheringham in Bloom team were responsible for the development of a management-designed plan and were runners-up to Wiveton Parish Council Environmental /Safety Path.

But the Sheringham Park Visitor Facility Improvements went one step better and won the Green Build category, supported by Radio Norfolk Action Desk, with their development and refurbishment of previously under-used buildings, to help accommodate ever-increasing numbers of visitors to the Park. The buildings have formed a new environment-friendly visitors area which provides space for education and exhibitions, a reception area, café, offices and toilets and has also made available space, previously used for car parking, to be returned to its original woodland status.
Congratulations to Sheringham Park for their foresight and environmentally friendly attitude to their development and to Sheringham in Bloom for showing what can be done to improve our environment and appeal to visitors. And, hopefully, with a bit more help from businesses large and small in town, continue to improve the look of Sheringham with more hanging baskets and tubs throughout the town.
John Humphrey

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Denman College, the WI’s own Residential Adult Education College near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, was the subject at our July meeting. Margaret Waite, the Norfolk ‘ Denman’ representative spoke of the many opportunities and variety of courses available to members and non-members, and told us of the great fun and camaraderie which can be enjoyed whilst learning. Each bedroom has been decorated and furnished by a different county, and Margaret whetted our appetites by showing slides of some of the rooms in this magnificent Georgian house and also its 17 acres of grounds.

The Institute is having a busy summer. An outing to the Flower Festival at Wymondham Abbey was very much enjoyed by all early in June. Gooderstone Water Gardens lived up to their name in early July- though we hadn't expected quite so much to actually fall from the sky! We were luckily able to stroll round the grounds of Oxburgh Hall later the same day when the rain eased.

Further trips have been booked to the Straw Museum at Hanworth and an evening Mystery trip to take place in August, besides an evening walk. In addition, members are again helping in many ways with the Sheringham Carnival this year- several members taking a turn in the Carnival Caravan answering visitors’ queries. The Institute will have its own stall on the Leas on 31st July- the first day of Carnival.


Would you like to fly through the sky like a bird? You could skydive for 'free' and join in what BREAK hopes to be the biggest skydive event in Norfolk by getting 120 people to do a tandem skydive for BREAK in 'Skydive September'! Liz Holman, Community Officer said, 'Each person who jumps from the sky could give a child with disabilities a week's special care seaside holiday. We are aiming to get 120 people falling from the sky throughout September providing the funding towards the entire six week school summer holidays programme here at BREAK in our centres in Sheringham (Rainbow) and Hunstanton (The Sandcastle). 120 children, many of them local, will benefit from this if we can achieve our target. 'To do this we need you - well, 120 of you - that's just four people a day throughout September - and you will get the chance to take part in a 'free' tandem skydive. Why not organise a group of friends to enjoy this experience of a lifetime together? In return, all we ask is that you pledge to raise £500 sponsorship each for your skydive. 'Sign up today and be part of the 'Skydive September' revolution - make a huge difference to the lives of children with disabilities and also give their parents some vital respite from the strains of full-time caring. New BREAK employee Matthew Hicks, from Sheringham was the first to kick off the skydive launch with a tandem skydive. He said, 'It's an amazing rush; falling through the air at that speed and the views are spectacular. The staff at UK Parachuting are excellent and you feel so confident with them. It was one of the most memorable days of my life.Õ UK Parachuting instructors take participants through an hour of training before taking the trip into the air and jumping at 10,000ft - you can also bring friends and family along to watch. Sign up for your 'free' skidive today, please call Liz Holman on 01263 82071.

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