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Back for our third year, Acle Academy PTA are hosting on Sunday 2 October,10-4pm, Acle Tasty Food and Drink Festival 2016. This is a family friendly event at Acle Academy in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. We are inviting the local community, the counties of people around us to join in a celebration of Food and Drink, Local producers and vendors will have Tasters for all to try and buy.
We have our very own Tasty Vintage Afternoon Tea Room Experience. Academy GCSE students will be demonstrating their talents in the Cookery department. Top local chefs go head to head in a top chef off, which will include Award winning local top chef Mark Dixon, owner of Kings Arms Fleggburgh and the newly opened Kindreds of Wymondham.
All the usual favourites and more including The Great Bake off competition.
Entry Adults 2 Children 1
Under 5 s Free
Saturday 19th March 2016
A VERY SHAPELY QUIZ
Edmund s Parish Hall, Acle
7.30 for 8.00 p.m.
3.00 per person to enter
(All ages welcome maximum 6 per team)
BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS AND NIBBLES
Free tea / coffee at half time
For more information or to book a table,
contact Angela Bishop on 01493 751299
On-street parking meters a nightmare for Sheringham
11:40 03 March 2016
On street parking charges campaigners gather to show their opposition to the proposed introduction of on-street parking charges to Cromer and Sheringham.
Pictured are Tim Adams, Mayor of Cromer, Tracey Khalil, President of Cromer & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce and David Gooch, Mayor of Sheringham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE
Archant Norfolk 2016
Sheringham mayor David Gooch this week claimed the introduction of on-street parking meters in north Norfolk would be an absolute nightmare .
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He warned local residents, traders and visitors would all suffer unless the brakes are slammed on Norfolk County Council s controversial proposals. The local councillor spoke out at this month s meeting of the Town Council.
He pointed out North Norfolk District Council has already voted to drive up the cost of parking in pay and display car parks along the coast. Addressing members in the Town Hall on Tuesday night, Mr Gooch said: This is going to be a major problem. Traders are already extremely concerned about the affect this is going to have on their livelihood.
It s an absolute nightmare – it s going to be horrendous for locals, horrendous for traders and horrendous for visitors. And it s going to have a detrimental impact on the town. Norfolk County Council, which manages enforcement of on-street parking, has been keen to extend pay and display zones because it is struggling to raise enough money to pay for that enforcement.
However, Sheringham Town Council has not ruled out taking on the running of the scheme following the success of other local projects. Referring to his meeting with officers from County Hall, Mr Gooch said: We made it abundantly clear that we were totally dissatisfied. We asked lots of questions and couldn t believe how unprepared the (officers) were.
In Sheringham, it is proposed to introduced on-street pay parking meters on The Esplanade, High Street, Church Street and Station Road. And, in Cromer, the streets affected are: Runton Road, The Croft, Louden Road, Mount Street, Bond Street, Canada Road, Hamilton Road, Garden Street, Church Street, and Tucker Street. While parking will be free for the first 45 minutes, motorists will still need to display a ticket.
Charges then vary up to 4 for three to four hours, with parking in some streets limited to two hours. Mr Gooch said: It will be bad for us but it will be worse for Cromer – the list of streets there is phenomenal. That s going to hit the beach; no-one s going to come and spend the day on the beach.
A public meeting is being organised to allow the public to air their views in the Parish Hall in Church Street, Cromer, on Wednesday, March 9, at 7pm. Before then, local business leaders, representatives from the town council and councillors are due to hold private talks with parking chiefs to discuss a way forward. Sheringham Councillor Brian Hannah, who is chairing the meeting later today (Thursday), said: We don t want parking meters because we believe it will be detrimental to both towns.
But he added: I have called a committee meeting because we need to go through a process and talk about it. I was quite disgusted (when I first heard the proposals) because I don t want parking meters in the town centre. I ve given them a clear message but what they are saying is the only way to do this is talk to one another.
To show our support, the North Norfolk News has launched an SOS (Save Our Seaside) – a new campaign to leave the powers that be in no doubt that both Cromer and Sheringham are against plans for on-street parking meters. It comes amid fears that the double whammy of on-street parking meters, together with an increase in off-street parking charges, could see the area s reputation as a premier visitor destination suffer. We have printed a poster on the page opposite for every reader to display in their homes and businesses to show their support.