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Are you living with a long term health problem?  Diabetes, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), arthritis, depression, HIV, back pain, osteoporosis, psoriasis, angina, ulcerative colitis, epilepsy, incontinence.  Do you feel angry, frustrated or fearful about
your health and the life it enables you to lead?  Are you striving to be the person you were 5, 10 or 20 years ago when your health was better?  Do you feel that your health controls the way you live your life?  Would you like some practical ideas to help you take back control?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, find out about a FREE self-management course running over 6 consecutive weeks in 21/2 hour sessions.  You will learn about how to change areas of your life such as diet, exercise, relaxation and planning. You will also find help and support from others with long-term health problems.

The following courses have been booked for 2006:
Cromer started 5th April
Hoveton starting 20th April
Wells starting 17th May
North Walsham starting 20th June
Holt starting 6th July
Sheringham starting 23rd August
Sutton starting 7th September
Fakenham starting 2nd October
Hoveton starting 4th October
Holt starting 26th October

There is free transport for those who need it. Phone today for more information, or talk to someone who has been on the course.  Or we do Group Talks by Volunteer Representatives to Clubs or Organisations on Request Clare Maynard 01692-651474 (Wed & Thurs & answerphone) 0775 4778882 (anytime).

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SHERINGHAM IN BLOOM - but the bloomin' container was damaged

A lot of people freely give of their time keeping the flowers and their displays throughout Sheringham in prime condition.  Why is it then that the display and signege of the blooms at the Sheringham boundary on the Cromer road have recently been trashed?  What mindless dipstick bends the sign and damages the fixings?  He/she also stamped on the container and its holder leaving it broken and tilted over like a drunken garden gnome.  Don't give me a story about finger prints, try foot prints. These have been left behind on the sign by the perpetrators.

No doubt many will say it's drink related.  Other will blame the young hooligans of which Sheringham is thought by some to be anybody between the ages of 13 and 20years old.   Rubbish.  The vast majority of the 'youngsters' are well mannered, considerate and kindly in their outlook although they can sometimes take a bit of getting used to in their appearance!!
It is unlikely that the person(s) concerned will ever be brought to task over this matter.   However somebody somewhere knows who did it and perhaps thinks, on reflection, that it was a moronic thing to do.  Perhaps the majority of the youngsters can begin to rule behaviour patterns and maybe change for the better the behaviour of the minority by exerting peer pressure on them. Being 'cool' does not have to mean being a vandal.  I for one would like to find the idiots who did this and to make them stand there and watch me trash their mobile phones in front of them.  This in itself would not be 'cool' but it would perhaps make them think before repeating the damage.
Peter Fitch, Beeston Regis



North Norfolk District Council has joined Norfolk's other District and Borough Councils in offering free bus travel for North Norfolk residents over the age of 60 or who have a disability.  From 1 April, 2006, the new arrangements will allow those with bus passes to travel free between 8.30am and 11pm, Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, as long as their journey starts or ends in Norfolk.  Blind people will get free travel at all times.

Last year the Government announced plans to make bus travel free for eligible people after 9.30am.  Norfolk's councils were already running a scheme giving over-60s and disabled people half-price travel on buses, and agreed to extend the eligibility period by an hour, starting at a more helpful 8.30am. 

Bus passes, which must be shown on boarding a bus to claim the discount, can be obtained from North Norfolk District Council and are valid for two years.  Anyone with a pass for the existing concessionary fare scheme can keep using it (until it expires) to travel for free after the new scheme comes into effect at the start of April.  The passes are issued for free, but applicants must supply a passport-sized photograph of themselves.

Councillor Peter Moore, NNDC's Cabinet Member for Resources and Older People's Champion, said, "This Council's contribution of over 500,000 to the scheme in 2006/07 is a reflection of our priorities: building active communities at a time when rural services are in decline, protecting the environment that is so important to North Norfolk's success and appeal, and using resources wisely for maximum benefit.  This scheme helps people who might otherwise have difficulty travelling, certainly, but has other benefits, in keeping buses running through our parishes for everyone to use."


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