Monthly Archive: July 2012

Go-ahead for amusement arcade in Norwich Street, Fakenham … 0

Go-ahead for amusement arcade in Norwich Street, Fakenham …

Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:17 PM Planners have unanimously given the go-ahead for an amusement arcade in Fakenham. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. But council officers will be negotiating with the applicant to shut at 8pm on weekdays and Saturdays, rather than 9pm as he had hoped.

Members of North Norfolk District Council s development committee, meeting this morning, decided to allow the change of use application for 16 Norwich Street, presently a Mattressman shop, which had prompted eight letters of objection. Fakenham councillor Roy Reynolds said he had reservations about the scheme and proposed the earlier closing time. But Mr Reynolds welcomed the eight full-time and four part-time jobs which applicant Sinan Aygun said the arcade would create.

Annie Claussen-Reynolds, who also represents the town, said that to suggest the arcade would be out of character in the Conservation Area setting would be an understatement. It was also disrespectful to the family businesses around it and she questioned the wisdom of encouraging young people to spend their money on gambling. But committee member Benjamin Cabbell Manners said town centres had to move with the times.

Whether we like it or not more people are shopping in warehouses or out-of-town developments. This is something different for Fakenham – at least it s something happening. Towns need to keep moving and re-inventing themselves.

Councillor Richard Shepherd said Sheringham had two well-run arcades which caused no problems.

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Home Watch AGM | Wroxham Parish Council 0

Home Watch AGM | Wroxham Parish Council

Home Watch AGM The AGM of the Norfolk Home Watch Association will take place at Norfolk Constabulary Headquarters at Wymondham on Thursday 16 August at 7pm. Home Watch involves residents coming together to create safer communities in which to live. It operates through a network of district associations and schemes that are run by residents and are supported by the police.

They are set up using guidelines approved by Norfolk Constabulary and are maintained by a co-ordinator and sometimes a small committee who manage the scheme and who liaise with police and partners and take steps to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour Home Watch in Norfolk has four main objectives: To prevent crime by improving security, being the eyes and ears of your neighbourhood and protecting the most vulnerable members of the community. Secondly, to help with the detection of criminals by sharing information with the police allowing them to be intelligence-led. Thirdly, to reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks, supporting victims, promoting a sense of security and a caring community, and finally to improve police-community relations through regular contact between Home Watch and the police.

Head of Community Safety Superintendent Stuart Gunn said: By joining your local Home Watch scheme you can feel more secure knowing that you and your neighbours are keeping an eye on each other s property. Getting together with your neighbours can prevent crime and well-run schemes have a big impact on reducing the opportunities for crime. Home Watch can play a big part in reassuring those who live in fear of crime, can rekindle community spirit and is a great way to get to know your neighbours.

Being in a Home Watch scheme is more than just getting tips, guidance and information on crime prevention.

It s about helping establish a spirit and taking pride in your local area.

UK: Guest Entertainers to Help Scira Thank Wells-Next-the-Sea … 0

UK: Guest Entertainers to Help Scira Thank Wells-Next-the-Sea …

The opening day of this year s Wells-next-the-Sea Carnival (Saturday, July 28) will feature guest entertainers and extra activities as Scira Offshore Energy will use the occasion to thank local people for their support throughout the construction of the Sheringham Shoal project. Guest performers from Cirque Bijou, including a polar bear, giant birds and windy people will appear from 1230pm, adding to the excitement of the opening day of the Carnival this Saturday. Scira General Manager Einar Str msv g said that after more than six years of planning, development and construction, the 317MW offshore wind farm is almost complete but it would not have been achievable without the cooperation and involvement of the people and businesses of Wells-next-the-Sea.

In recognition of the support we have received, we wanted to show our appreciation by helping to make the first day of the annual event particularly memorable, Mr. Str msv g said. In close liaison with the Carnival committee, we have supported a number of regular activities, including the popular Raft Race and the provision of a stage for the week, and also have been able to bring in fantastic guest performers to entertain visitors.

Through this support, Scira would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who lives, works or visits Wells-next-the-Sea. It will also be a celebration of a year since the first time electricity was produced at the wind farm, which will operate out of the outer harbour for at least the next 50 years. The whole Scira team looks forward to a continued cooperation with the community it is now proud to be part of, he said.

A formal opening will be held in the local area in September when the wind farm is in full operation.

Offshore WIND staff, July 24, 2012; Image: Scira