Our Parish Magazine
Summer at Horsey Gap Gina Watling
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THE GAYTON GROUP OF PARISHES MAY 2015
THE GAYTON GROUP OF PARISHES JULY/AUG 2015
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Bill Lewis East Walton 01760 337438 email@example.com
All Saints Church, Ashwicken & Leziate with St James, Bawsey
Churchwarden: Steve Williamson 01553 630203 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Sept. issue is due from the 28th Aug. Copy in by 19th August please.
From outer space, our planet is a beautiful blue jewel and on the world map, our tiny
island is a green gem, Travelling from John OGroats to Lands End you pass through
many varied terrains, accents and cultures and if you take a left diversion you come
to our beloved Norfolk with all its diversities from the forests and heaths of the
Brecks to the rivers and waterways of the Broads. Our coastline is amazing: you can
sit and watch the sun go down in Hunstanton, blast across Brancaster Bay, enjoy the
pine forest and beach huts at Wells, watch the boats in Blakeney, take in a show on
Cromer Pier and where else on a hot August Bank Holiday can you find a huge
beach to play cricket on? Horsey Gap! And on to the thrills and spills of Gt Yarmouth.
If you get up early, you can see the sun rise at Hopton. Enjoy your summer.
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GRIMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE
Backache is common, often coming on
suddenly with excruciating pain.
However, seeing the doctor
immediately is unlikely to help. Pain in
a leg is common and is due to sciatica.
Take adequate painkilling medication
such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.
Rest for up to 24 hours, but then be as active
as you can to mobilise and
strengthen your back, returning to
work as soon as possible. Prolonged
rest can cause further damage.
When to see the doctor
If backache fails to improve after
If you have difficulty controlling
bladder or bowels
If you have weakness or numbness
of a leg
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OLLARISHIONERST A PTO ALL PARISHIONERSOLLARISHIONERST A PTO ALL PARISHIONERS
Who can remember John Masefield's beautiful poem Sea Fever?
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, and all I ask is a tall
ship and a star to steer her by.
On July 12th we have an opportunity to remember the Mission to Seafarers on Sea
Sunday, when we think of everyone whose way of life and livelihood depends upon
the sea. In the coastal waters of Britain and all over the world the Mission to
Seafarers provides support, in everyday life and in maritime emergencies.
In Norfolk we are fortunate to have a very beautiful coastline which attracts many
visitors to our region. However, if we think globally, Sea Sunday takes on particular
significance. I must go down to the sea...
Current news stories remind us of the plight of huge numbers of desperate people,
men, women and children: economic migrants and refugees fleeing war zones,
risking and so often tragically losing their lives in over-crowded, unseaworthy
vessels; and finding little comfort after they disembark as they are refused entry to
their chosen destination; and refugee camps spring up across the Mediterranean.
We all have the right to live without fear. As fellow members of the human race we
cannot help but have profound sorrow at these tragic events, perhaps feeling
powerless to influence things; but we do have the option to lobby our MP, to actively
support humanitarian organisations such as Christian Aid, and most importantly to
pray for compassion to prevail, for stability and justice in the regions from which so
many are fleeing for their lives and, at European governmental level, for
compassionate, creative, economically sustainable solutions.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope have joined together in calling for
Europe as a whole to rise up and seek to do what is just.
Amen to that.
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The orchard is now three years old and
after Andy and myself pruned the trees
in the Spring we have had a lot of
blossom. We live in hope that we may
have apples this year. To ensure the
safety of any apples produced we will be
mustering the 'Gayton Thorpe' militia to
stand guard. Please ensure that all
muskets are clean and ready for action.
Andy is also hoping to arrange an apple
day in the Autumn in the Orchard so
I hope everyone had a chance to visit
Susanna's exhibition of her artwork. It
certainly seemed like she had a lot of
visitors and I stand in awe of anyone that
can produce such imaginative pictures.
Kirsty has now taken up her place on the
Parish Council so we are back up to two
representatives again if anyone has any
issues they wish to be raised.
The next Parish Council meeting is th
Monday 13 July at 7.30pm. If anyone
has any matter that they wish to raise
please let me or Kirsty know or attend
the meeting as everyone is welcome.
Simon Taylor 01553 636763
Our next Celtic Service will be held on
Sunday 26th July at the later time of
6pm. Do come and join us.
Refreshments are always served
afterwards for anyone who would like to
stay for a chat - or just for tea and cake!
Following the information about the
church organ and other plans for the
church, we have received very little
response. The response we have had
from within the village has been in favour
of removing the organ as well as
carrying out the other works suggested.
We have since had a meeting at the
church with the Diocese to discuss their
initial views on the proposed changes
and they were very positive. We now
have to make a formal application to the
Diocese for permission to make the
various changes. It will be a great deal of
paperwork, but hopefully we will have
some news as to what permissions we
have been granted by the time of the
next magazine. At the very least, we
should be able to provide an update on
The application for permission will need
to be advertised at the church, so if you
are interested, please keep an eye on
the church noticeboard over the next
month or so, as any notices will be
GAYTON THORPE NEWS
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ASHWICKEN, LEZIATE & BAWSEY NEWS
LEZIATE PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council met on Wednesday th
10 June 2015.
Councillors raised concerns about the
standard of highway repairs. It appears
to them that some repairs, with particular
reference to pot holes, can't be
considered as value for money as the
repairs are amateurish and will last only
a small amount of time. It also appears
that other work that should be done and
could be done at the same time is being
Representatives of NCC had promised
last year that the vegetation on the left
hand side would be cut back and yet still
nothing has been done. As our County
Councillor wasn't present it was agreed
to write to him with our general concerns
over these issues.
It was also reported that the silica sand
review has reached the next stage. A
call has gone out to all land owners and
operators to put forward sites for mining
of silica sand. The deadline for this is th
30 June 2015. The Parish Council
resolved to keep an eye on this review
and will be very interested to see what
sites have been put forward.
It was agreed that we will ask our
grounds maintenance contractor to cut
around two bus stops along the B1145.
With the recent warm and wet weather
the vegetation is getting out of control
and is making life hard for those waiting
We also had some welcome news about
Homewatch and our chief coordinator
has written a piece which you will find in
this newsletter. It appears that
Homewatch is being regarded as
important to the Police and this can only
be good news for our area.
Borough Councillor Alistair Beales
attended the meeting and gave the
Parish Council a review of the recent
weeks at the borough Council. Cllr
Beales has retained the portfolio for
regeneration and has also become
Leziate Parish Council next meets on 8
July 2015, 7.30pm in the village hall. All
parishioners are welcome.
NB: Advance warning there will be no
Parish Council meeting in August.
Ashwicken & Leziate Home
The National Home Watch Association
has launched a new country wide web site
in conjunction with the Police to allow all
Home Watch (HW) schemes to register
the contact details of the coordinators and
I have registered the Ashwicken & Leziate
scheme and would like to invite you to take
a look at the web site and if you would like
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We all enjoy singing Jerusalem when
starting our meetings and, although we
had 5 apologies, we sounded like a
choir! Our speaker was Pat Watts, who
explained the main resolution for the
National AGM at the Royal Albert Hall ,
which was of the NHS failing in health
and social care and assessing the need
for long-term nursing care. We all
agreed this and had a long discussion
about it. This left us no time for the quiz
organized by Joan Brown. Birthday
mugs went to Mary Belmair, Margaretta
Whiskin, Margaret Fox and Georgy
Morris. Janet Jary and Mary Ryan were
tea hostesses. Margaret Fox won the
Our June meeting was also open to
visitors and we welcomed 6 members
from Ingoldisthorpe. Our speaker was
to become a Member just register
following the simple instructions on the
Registering as a Member entitles that
household to benefit from a reduction in
home insurance if your insurance
company is part of this scheme. The web
site has lots of details about HW in general
for those that would like to know more.
As a member you will receive updates on
crime prevention in our area as well as the
latest crime figures. We luckily live in a low
crime area and being a member of a HW
scheme will help us to deter crime and
keep our neighbourhood safe for us all.
The Norfolk Regional Chairman for HW
(Peter Evans) has sent the following open
letter to all HW organisations in Norfolk. It
provides the web site information plus his
contact details if anyone would like to
Alan Smith Area coordinator
Ann Newmeir who talked about 'how to
pack your holiday suitcase'. She caused
much laughter with her stories of
travelling to different destinations,
especially on cruises and to hot
countries. Ann also told us of her
experiences in the many countries she
has visited.It brought back happy
memories of holidays enjoyed by us all.
Ann was thanked by Eileen Baxter. Tea
hostesses were Violet Giles, Heather
Box abnd Myrtle Roberts. The
competition of a holiday photo was won
by Wendy Twite, 2nd. Jan Eason, 3rd.
We don't meet in the Village Hall for July
and August as we go on outings instead.
We will meet in the Leziate Village Hall
for our September meeting, which will be
for our Harvest Tea in this 100 years of
WI celebration year. Competition is a
home-made scarecrow up to 18 high.
Visitors welcome to this meeting.
Ashwicken School Year 6 Leavers
Our leavers are very excited about
moving on to Springwood High School in
September.Before they leave they are spending
three days at Horstead Residential
Centre where they will be taking part in a
range of activities including canoeing,
raft building, high ropes, archery and
climbing.On the last day of term they will be going
to Leziate Village Hall for a Leavers
Assembly and performance of their play
'Goodbye my friend.'We all have very fond memories of their
time spent at Ashwicken Primary, so
best wishes to everyone.
Editors note. Sadly we were unable to feature a
photograph. Please check the school web site
for photos of year 6 leavers.
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