BECOME A COUNCILLOR FOR WEYBOURNE PARISH COUNCIL

As next years Parish Council election approaches, would you like to be part of helping to run your community?
Several councillors are expected to stand down.
Please contact the Clerk for further information.

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

Ceilidh and Folk music events in Weybourne

Here are posters advertising the New Year’s Day Ceilidh in the village hall from 3 to 6pm and other folk music events.

Poster 1Poster 2

Norfolk Coast Macmillan Mighty Hike 2023

The Norfolk Coast Macmillan Mighty Hike is taking place Saturday 20th May 2023 and Sunday 21st May 2023. The event is a full Marathon distance on the Saturday and a half marathon trek on the Sunday and is set to raise £1million pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The marathon starts at Runton Road Car Park and finishes at Holkham Estate, with the half finishing at Blakeney Playing Fields. There will be no amplified sound at the start before 6:30am and they are anticipating the last participant to have crossed the finish line by 10pm. The sound levels at both the start and finish will be monitored at all times.

Please visit the Macmillan website for the proposed route. They will brief participants on route etiquette; to close any gates they walk through, respect the landowners and pick up their litter. The small red arrows used to sign the route are collected by the back marker, who follows the last participant on foot.

Participants will set off every 20 minutes across 3 hours. By staggering the participant start times they reduce any possible build up along the course, making it a pleasant experience for those taking part as well as keeping any build up in the local area to a minimum. All participants will be passing in small groups so should not cause inconvenience to the local community.

They are carefully considering every element of the logistical delivery in consultation with their specialist Health and Safety advisors and can be assured that they are carefully planning for a series of different scenarios with regard to coronavirus. Their number one priority is for the health, safety and welfare of all those involved in the Mighty Hikes. This includes not only participants, but the crew and volunteer teams, their suppliers and the local communities who so kindly support and help plan these important fundraising events.

They thank you for your continued understanding and support for the Macmillan Mighty Hike series.

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.