CORONAVIRUS UPDATES – See below

Statement from Weybourne Parish Council in regards to issues with second homes/holiday homes

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Coronavirus update from Weybourne Parish Council

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Information from North Norfolk District Council regarding the North Norfolk Coronavirus Community Support Programme

‘Please find attached a letter, map and the local co-ordination centre list to advise you of the arrangements which North Norfolk District Council has put in place to support shielded and vulnerable individuals in our communities in response to the national effort to protect such groups during the current Coronavirus situation.’

Information from Norfolk County Council regarding Community Focus North and Broadland Weekly Bulletin

Please find full information here.

Isolation Local Helpline

Clair Campbell from Somerlayton Parish Council has provided a free non profit service for local people that are isolated so they can be in contact with local volunteers to help with a wide range of issues from shopping to having a chat with someone.

Please contact Clair on 07557 398162 or email [email protected]

Please find full information here.

Coronavirus Announcement

The Parish Council has issued a brief statement regarding the current situation around Coronavirus. This also includes suggestions and request for help to ensure that we remain community-focussed and able to help those most in need.

Please find the statement here.

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 church and prioryChurch 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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