Local Events

EXPERIENCE - Tourism survey
You are invited to take part in a survey on how you feel about tourism in your area.
The survey is part of the Norfolk County Council
EXPERIENCE project and is about Winter tourism. It will be carried out every six months over a 3-year period, focusing on winter and summer tourism.

Alternately, you may have seen the previous one issued in September about Summer tourism.
To take part please click on this link:

More information:
The results will be used to tailor the activities of the project and to better understand the benefits and disadvantages of tourism for local people.
Anyone who is over 18 and a resident in Norfolk can take part.
There’s a prize draw for £40 of Jarrold vouchers for participants (excluding employees of Norfolk County Council and their families, and anyone involved in the prize draw).

The survey closes at midnight on Friday 1st April


Wellness lake development, Ashwicken Rd. On 9th March, application 21/00262/FM was re-presented to the Borough Council Planning Dept.

Comment needs to be made within 21 days, at least in theory. We have until 30th Marchto respond. At the time of writing I have not been able to access the site, so am not sure what isdifferent. As before, the planning officer is Mr Wilkinson. See also here

The Children’s Society Box Co-ordinator.

The Society, which protects children and young people in need, needs someone local to encourage people to use collection boxes in their home. Co-ordinators also to organise the counting of the money collected annually, usually at a special event, and sends the total to the Society. At present, there is only one box user, in Gayton, and it would be wonderful if we could build on that.

More information from Nell Steele 840814.

Make the Easter garden.

On Good Friday, 15th April, a special activity service for children will take place in Middleton Church at 11am. As we make the garden beautiful, we’ll also hear the Easter story. There will be refreshments, especially hot cross buns, and we hope that lots of children and their families will come.


Active Norfolk partners with Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) and Alive West Norfolk to offer free gym memberships to those on low income and struggling with mental health in West Norfolk.

Active Norfolk and the Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) have partnered up to run a short pilot scheme in West Norfolk. Through this scheme, we will be offering three months gym membership at any Alive West Norfolk gym. Eligible participants will also be able to apply for £50 to spend on gym clothing.

This scheme is aimed at those on low income, and who are experiencing feelings of loneliness or social isolation, or struggling with their mental health. It is currently only available in West Norfolk, but we hope to be able to review this after the initial pilot scheme to determine whether it is possible to roll it out across the rest of the county.Through this scheme, we hope to make physical activity more accessible to those on lower incomes who might not otherwise benefit from it. In turn, being more physically active can make vital contributions towards improving mental health and wellbeing.

If found eligible after applying through the Norfolk Assistance Scheme, the free membership will cover gym, swimming and classes, and it can be used at Alive Lynnsport, Alive St James, Alive Downham or Alive Oasis (Hunstanton).

For more information on Alive West Norfolk facilities and memberships, please visit www.alivewestnorfolk.co.uk or contact them directly on 01553 818001.

West Norfolk Community Transport

The Dial a Bus service is in operation across the County but with restricted routes and numbers of passengers; please wear a face mask whilst on the vehicle. We hope that this process will work and that over time we will be able to increase the days of service and lift the restrictions, but we look forward to welcoming you back!

Please ring 01553 776971 for more information