Cemetery update – 

The new part of the cemetery will be tidied this week (week beginning 3 June), but please be aware that some parts of the cemetery will not be cut back whilst the bee orchids are flowering.

BECOME A COUNCILLOR FOR WEYBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL – CO-OPTION OPPORTUNITY

Please click on this link for the advert on how to become a councillor.

New Play Equipment Gets the Thumbs-up from Local Children

Please click here for the press report and photo.

Local accommodation for Orsted workers

Any ideas for accommodation for Orsted workers in the area please contact [email protected] or contact the Clerk at [email protected]

Gardening at the North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway is on the lookout for green-fingered individuals to join the gardening team at Weybourne Station!

Full of Edwardian charm the station has been restored close to its original condition, and our Station teams work hard to maintain its wonderful atmosphere. If you have a passion for horticulture and a bit of spare time on your hands we would love to hear from you either via 01263 820800 or [email protected]

No special skills are needed – just a willingness to help out and a smile!

Click on this link for further information.

Coastwise Cafes Event dates

Use this link to access the dates and for further information.

SEND events –

Dear all,

As a member of the NASAPS (Norfolk Area SEND and Alternative Provision Strategy) Community of Practice, I warmly invite you to join us at one of the NASAPS community engagement events taking place across the county this spring.

The events are for parents/carers of children with SEND, and the professionals who work with them, giving them the opportunity to:

Learn about the new SEND strategy including its themes, priorities, actions and how these were chosen

Tell us their views on our SEND plans for 2024–2029

Share their experiences and find out how they can get more involved

Find out when and where the event are and secure your place today. Norfolk Area SEND Strategy Community Engagement | Eventbrite

We very much hope to see you at one of the events.

Wishing you the very best for 2024.

Kind regards,

Maxine Blocksidge

Senior SEND Adviser – SEND Strategic Improvement and Partnerships, Children’s Services

A big thank you –

The Parish Council would like to thank the following who helped at the fete –

KWR, Sandy Bailey, Schrald Carter, Martin Brown, Michelle Allard, Richard and Amy, Cinnie Carter, Katie Carter, Sue Mears, Paul and Sue Hartland, Rita Farrow, Thorpe family, Harrison family, Louise and Helen, Tina Woodhouse, Marian MacDowell, Pat Bason, Pat King, Caroline Carter, Sue Thomas & Bob, The Ship PH, Ali’s, North Norfolk Railway, Kelling Heath, Fishmongers Tavern, Sheringham Trawler, Bannings Butchers, and Tyneside Club.

Wildlife Verges update

The wildlife verges have flowered and set seed, so they have now been mown and the leavings raked up – a hot morning’s work, so big thanks to Nick, Martin, Charlie, Anne, Alan and Val who did the raking.

See photos – photo1 & photo2

Links for the Weybourne Jubilee Wildlife Garden

Click on the ‘Useful Links’ tabs for further information.

Churchyard Conservation Scheme

All Saints has joined Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Churchyard Conservation Scheme.

Churchyards form part of the remaining fragments of old, unimproved, wildlife-rich grasslands. They are often the last refuge within a parish for the species and habitats they support.

As part of the Churchyard Conservation Scheme, parts of the churchyard will be left unmown during the summer to allow the wild flowers to flower and set seed. They will be cut down in late summer.

Changes to the Mobile Library Service

Here are the changes that are being made to the mobile library service, following the public consultation last year and the final decisions made by Norfolk County Council Cabinet in January 2023. They are preparing to decommission one mobile library and continue to operate five vehicles, and an electric mini mobile, due for commission later this year. In accordance with the key principles agreed by Members, Norfolk Library and Information Service will cease the majority of stops that happen within 1.5 miles of a branch library.

They will be working with customers to ensure they know what is happening. Anyone that is unable to visit a branch library will be able to contact their local library and request a visit from the Home Library Service (HLS) that they operate in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Services (RVS).

Every route and stop has now been reviewed and whilst they have tried as hard as they can to minimise disruption, it does mean that in a number of cases the day and time which the mobile library visits has had to change. This is to ensure that they make best use of the mobile library resource for as many people and communities that they can.

Click on this link for a copy of the new timetables for your Parish. 

Customers at all affected stops are being given a copy of the new timetable and the planned introduction date for the revised services is Monday 3rd July. All the new stop and route information will be on their website www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries (available from 30th June).

Should you have any comments about these amendments please don’t hesitate to contact them at [email protected]

DONATIONS WELCOME – Harry Dawson Playing Field

Please donate to the rejuvenation of the Harry Dawson Playing Field. Use link below for further information.

To avoid Go Fund Me fees please either send a bank transfer to the following parish council account –

Weybourne Parish Council – Sort Code 20-30-81 – Account number 93129098

Or send a cheque made payable to Weybourne Parish Council and send this to –

Mr D Futter, C/O Weybourne Parish Council, 34 Esdelle Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BN

Fundraiser by Dan Howes : Rejuvenating the Harry Dawson Playing Field (gofundme.com)

Potential funding opportunities

The community hot spot fund has reopened, this is a grant to set up a community warm space and can award up to £2000. There is also a household support fund which may also be useful to help support low income or vulnerable people/families in parishes. See links below for further information.

Community Hot-Spot Fund | Norfolk Community Foundation (norfolkfoundation.com)

Norfolk Household Support Fund | Norfolk Community Foundation (norfolkfoundation.com)

Norfolk Community Foundation Grant

Here’s a bright idea from Weybourne Parish Council! We’re going to install timers on 37 LED streetlights in the village with the help from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund from the Norfolk Community Foundation. Could you benefit from a @NorfolkCF grant? Click to learn more – https://tinyurl.com/ofcarrn

Mobile Post Office Service

A mobile Post office operates Monday to Friday and visits parishes, towns and villages one or more times each week.

They are sure many of you know of their services, and indeed what services they offer on the van, but for those who are unaware or for those parishioners who aren’t currently aware click on the map and timetable detailing when they visit each week.

In terms of services, they offer most services you would expect to find in any post office including:

All postal services for Royal Mail and Parcelforce including Drop ’n’ go
Cash withdrawals
Cash deposits
Change giving for businesses
Cheque Deposits
Bill payments
Phone top ups
Balance checks for all high street banks
We can also redeem the Governments energy coupons too.

Also, on board they have a great selection of stationary, cards, sweet treats, cakes, pet treats and lots more.

All in all, they find that they can really help bring vital postal and banking services right to the heart of your community and also provide, in some cases, the only social interaction some customers have that week.

Our mobile van is based in Great Massingham at our base branch and is run as an extension to Massingham Stores and Post Office. For any queries we can be contacted at the branch on 01485 520272

We can also be contacted via our email [email protected]

For more clarity our exact locations please see the below list: –
Ingoldisthorpe – Village church hall car park
Harpley – Rose and Crown Pub car park
Hillington – In front of Folks pub
East Rudham – In car park in central green outside The Crown and Coffee shop
Bircham – Social club car park
Snettisham – Car park in front of old bank adjacent to bus stop in centre of Snettisham
Sedgeford -Village Hall car park
Thornham – Adjacent to Thornham Deli car park
Burnham Deepdale – Opposite the petrol station
Field Dalling – Village Hall car park
Langham – In front of village hall
Baconsthorpe – Car park opposite village hall
Weybourne – Village Hall car park
Weasenham – Lamberts Close
Whisonsett – Village Hall car park
Helhoughton – roadside opposite village hall
West Newton – Opposite Church entrance

Spread the power of kindness with the Red Cross – volunteers needed for their Support at Home scheme

The British Red Cross are looking for volunteers for our Support at Home service in North Norfolk.

The service supports people who are recovering from illness, or who are facing a recent diagnosis, to be able to stay in their own home.

Our Support at Home Volunteers help with shopping, transport to appointments or checking in with a phone call. Spread the power of kindness with us and help make a difficult and distressing time a little bit easier.

We are looking for volunteers who can:

  • Volunteer for 1-2 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Be willing to travel around North Norfolk and surrounding areas.

To find out more and to apply online, please visit:

www.redcross.org.uk/volunteer (and search Norwich) or email [email protected]

If in a digital format the direct link to the role is:

https://volunteer.redcross.org.uk/opportunities/22076-support-at-home-volunteer-norwich-2021-10-29

NNDC Help and advice regarding energy levy, council tax rebates

The benefits team at NNDC have put together a help and advice page in response to the latest announcement by Government regarding Energy Levy and Council Tax rebate.

Here is the link:

the Advice and Support web page has now been updated and can be found here Home | Advice and support (north-norfolk.gov.uk)

Revenues have added an update to the council web site regarding the Council Tax Rebate which can be found here Home | Energy bills rebate (north-norfolk.gov.uk)

Walking in Norfolk – Time to get walking again!

At this time of year we start to think about the mud drying up and getting out to walk in the beautiful English Countryside again, but where to find new and interesting walks?

Walking in Norfolk https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/norfolk has hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John Harris (the custodian of the website) said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Norfolk (part of the Walking in England website) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

Details of North Norfolk Community Transport

For further information including wheelchair accessible car for medical appointments and DialaRide for local shopping, click on this link

NNDC Help Hub form

Please click on this link for the form to refer you to the NNDC help hub. You can also self refer by calling the team on: 01263 516353.

Here is the link to apply for the Household Support Fund at NNDC:

https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/benefits/household-support-fund/

Holt Safer Neighbourhood Team – How to contact

Please click here to view list

 

The Village of Weybourne.

The name is thought to have been derived from the Village signOld English name ‘Wearg-Burna’  the ‘Felon Stream’ and may have been a place where criminals were drowned.

 

 

Weybourne ChurchChurch and Priory

The main tower is that of the parish church. On the right there is a smaller tower which is older and belonged to the original 11th century church. There are the remains of a priory in the grounds of the church. It was founded in the early 13th century as a place for Augustinian monks to live and worship. By the 16th century the priory had become impoverished and it was dissolved by Henry VIII. The church remained poor until major refurbishment took place in the Victorian era.

 

 

RailwayWeybourne station2

The train line, which passes to the south of Weybourne, opened in 1887. It was once part of a much larger network called the ‘Midland and Great Northern’ popularly known as the ‘Muddle and go Nowhere’. Weybourne station is a mile out of the village because local landowners, at the time, were unwilling to sell their land to the rail company. The station was important during both World Wars as it was used to move troops to the army camps at Muckleburgh and Kelling Heath. It closed in 1964 and is now part of the North Norfolk Steam Railway.

 

Weybourne Hope2Weybourne Hope

The beach at Weybourne, also known as Weybourne Hope, shelves very steeply providing a good landing place for large ships throughout history. As far back as the 16th century, the time of the Spanish Armada, there were fortifications I the area because of the fear of a possible Spanish invasion. It was also seen as a threat in the Napoleonic era and during both world wars when there was military activity in the area. An old poem says ‘He who would Old England win, must at Weybourne Hope begin.’

 

 

Weybourne MillWeybourne windmil

Weybourne Mill was built in the 19th century for grinding corn. The strong winds, influenced by the North Sea, made this an ideal location. The mechanisms were made from hornbeam, a tree that can be found at Kelling.

 

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