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JULY/AUGUST 2013 THE GAYTON GROUP OF PARISHES

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Welcome to our bumper summer edition of the Voice. As always there is lots going on and hopefully something to suit everyone. July events include a summer BBQ at East Walton (p13) and summer fair at Leziate Village Hall (p11). In Gayton (p19) you could attend the Social Club summer event or treat yourself to a strawberry cream tea with the Gayton WI. Messy Church are visiting the beach (p27). St Cecilia's Church, West Bilney also has an open weekend, including special events (p15). In August there is the annual coffee morning at The Davey's and a Wildlife Fayre at Gayton Hall (p19). You could join in with the Gaywood Library town read (p21) or visit the Library; they have a reading challenge (p33), story times and even learning to knit events (p39). September sees the return of the annual church bike ride (p24). If you have never taken part why not contact Sue or Nell to find out more about how you can be involved. There is also a pet service and pleasure ride at East Walton to look forward to (p13). Good luck to everyone organising the events, let's hope the weather is great for you all. Don't forget to keep all the articles and events coming in. Best wishes, Catriona Copy in by 18 August, please. Delivery date is 30 August.
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TO ALL PARISHIONERS
Through the eyes of a child
Seeing the world through the eyes of a child can be amusing and also illuminating. I came across a number of comments made by a group of very young children when asked what they thought of the church. Here are just a few: The Vicar lives in the Church. The church is built for God to live in, except you can't find him in there. You can find the Vicar. It's God who's harder to find. I think maybe he's hiding. The church has lots of windows, but they're high up so you can't look out of them. They have Bible people painted on them. God is in some of them, but he looks quite angry. Maybe that's because all these people are sitting in his house. There is a very important table called an altar. But it doesn't alter, it doesn't do anything, it just stands there. If you run around the church when the Vicar is talking, you get dragged off and taken out the church for five minutes. Then Dad says I've got to calm down. Sometimes Dad takes me out to calm down three or four times. Sometimes I was calm already! There's a big box up the front on top of some steps, it's for standing in when you tell people about God. Except the Vicar doesn't go up there, he stands down the bottom with everyone else, and tells them what to do from there. Prayers are like asking God for things, but God must hate you asking for things, because when the person's asking the prayers everybody else ducks down and hides behind the chair in front! Those comments gave me more than one smile and a chuckle to myself, but they also made me think. Children see things in a very straight forward, literal way and they are not afraid to say what they think. In that way they are often more honest than us adults. They can reveal much to us. However, unless something is explained and taught to them they will simply 'say what they see.' Rather like the TV quiz show 'catch phrase'! I really enjoy the contact I have with the children in our villages, through the schools, guiding groups, messy church and family services on Sundays. If I were to carry out my own survey about 'the church' (now there's a thought) with our children (which includes messy church and collective worship in school) I hope most would say 'it's fun'. I sincerely hope none of them would say they have to be taken out to 'calm down'! And I hope that at least some would 'see' the church as the place where they come to learn about the life of Jesus and the stories he told which teach us all how to live His Way and become better, more loving, happier people. And ultimately where we not only learn about, but discover the love of God for ourselves. Let the little children come to me, do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs and he took them up in his arms, laid hands on them, and blessed them. Mark 10.13-16 Much love Rev'd Jane
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ASHWICKEN, LEZIATE & BAWSEY NEWS


3.6million pounds.
You may well have seen the signs that Anglian Water is spending 3.6 million on a new sewerage scheme at Ashwicken. It is an awful lot of money, but some homes are having terrible problems. So it is a good thing. But part of the scheme involves siting a sewage treatment works in Church Lane and the residents are not very happy about that. It will cover 2/3 of an acre and be completely open to view. It is also situated directly on a difficult bend and there are concerns about fly tipping and others. Worst of all it will completely blot the landscape. Other sewage works locally are set away from public gaze, often down farm tracks and even then completely screened. So what can be done? An alternative site exists and has already been offered to Anglian Water. A group of CARERS, representing the views of all opponents, have set out their objections to the planning authorities. They are discussing the situation with Toby Coke, our NCC councillor and Henry Bellingham our local MP. They have also leafleted every single home in Ashwicken, 158 and, so far, have received 118 votes in favour of their petition that: "Anglian Water review the current proposal and review the alternative site." There were just 4 abstentions and only 1 person voted for the existing site. Thanks go to everyone for their support and we now hope that Anglian Water do the right thing. Planning permission has not yet been granted and it may be that, by the time you read this, everything will have been settled. Let us hope it is the right thing. Signed by CARERS

Sad Loss at Ashwicken Primary


As many of you may have heard we had our chickens stolen from the school site th on Saturday 8 June. The theft was discovered by one of our parents when he and his daughter came to feed the chickens on the Sunday morning. The wire fence had been carefully cut and five of our beloved pet chickens had gone, leaving the remaining chicken, 'Betty Boo Boo', quivering in her nest. The children, staff and parents are clearly very upset and puzzled as to why someone would do such a despicable crime. The children lovingly reared these chickens from eggs five years ago and they have been part of our school 'family' for such a long time. The children used to collect the eggs every day and the chickens would follow them around as they were so tame. 'Betty' has been re-homed with a local family and now all we have is an empty chicken run. Many thanks to all those kind people who have offered to replace our chickens and help mend the fence. If anyone has any information about the theft then please contact the local police or the school.
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Leziate Parish Council


Meeting held 12 June 2013. Several residents attended from Church Lane and presented the results of their recent survey and consultation on the sewage treatment works. It was made very clear that the residents and indeed the Parish Council are supportive of the scheme, but it appears that the vast majority of residents in the immediate vicinity are against the siting of the treatment works. After much debate, it was agreed that the Parish Council would support the residents in this and write to Anglian Water and also Norfolk County Council to ask them to reconsider the site and change to alternative site 2. Cllr Beales, Borough Councillor and Cllr Coke, County Councillor also supported this. The Chair, Cllr Eayres, welcomed Cllr Coke to his first Parish Council meeting and we all look forward to him being a regular at future meetings. Toby Coke gave a report on the progress of stopping the incinerator and reported that Cabinet Scrutiny is calling for an independent report on the cost implications of pulling out of the contract. He also reported that they are asking central Government for help in extricating themselves from the contract. Andy Wallace, the NCC highways engineer for the area, was present at the meeting. He promised to look at the verge cutting which has been patchy in places. Andy believes it may be because NCC are only funding two cuts, meaning maybe the first cut was left too long.
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Reports were heard about the use of motorised craft at the sailing club and advertising of wakeboarding and water skiing. Cllr Beales has reported this to the Borough and it will become an enforcement issue if it continues. It is imperative that any sightings or hearings of motorised craft are reported to the Borough Council so a full record can be kept of any such incidents. Our local PCSO was at the meeting and gave a report on happenings in the Parish. She is still working on controlling motor bikes and litter at Bawsey pits and will be issuing leaflets in several languages to the people she meets there. The Parish Council was saddened to hear about the theft of the chickens from the school. This was a particularly nasty crime and if anyone has information then they are requested to phone 101. The Parish Council next meets on 10 July at 7.30pm.
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Leziate WI
May Meeting Report The speaker for the May meeting on Tuesday 21st May was Rosemary Fenson, talking about herbs and spices. We were given lots of health tips on how to use chives, mint, parsley, rosemary, lavender, horseradish, garlic, cloves and many more. The old saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away', you do need to eat the apple skin for the pectin in it. Rosemary was very interesting and certainly knew her herbs and spices. She was thanked by President Eileen Baxter. A recipe using any of these was won by Ali South, 2nd Margareta Whiskin, 3rd Sylvia Webber. Raffle winner was Janet Jary. WI members are to prepare and serve refreshments at Leziate Village Fete on Saturday 6th July. The WI annual AGM national meeting is in Cardiff. Lesley Haywood-Nudge from Pentney is our delegate. The resolution is the decline of high street shopping and we all voted for this resolution. After enjoying refreshments, the meeting closed. June Meeting Report The members present enjoyed creating a ceramic item of pottery. Frances Morton from Hunstanton brought lots of pieces to paint. Platters and tiles were mostly chosen by members, as they seemed easier. One member managed to create her house name with a frog, which she drew on a tile. All items were taken back to the premises to be fired and will be returned in the near future. It was so interesting. Frances was very helpful in the choice of colours and designs used. Janet Eason arranged for this project and she gave the vote of

thanks to Frances. Three members attended Gayton WI for their coronation evening. Sadly two of our special members, Jean Withers and Joan Brown, are receiving hospital treatment and were unable to be with us. Hopefully they will both be back with us soon. Raffle winner was Myrtle Roberts. Dersingham Flower Festival in July was discussed and members agreed to book meals in advance. It is always an enjoyable flower festival and lunches are served in the hall across from the church. New members always welcome. We meet on the third Tuesday in the month at Leziate Village Hall at 2pm. Wendy Twite

Summer Fair
6 July, 1pm New competitions this year Baking and preserves competitions. Flower arrangement in a jam jar. Garden in a seed tray. Best tray of fruit or veg. Craft competition, 'Royal Baby Theme'. Traditional sports day races. Fun dog show. Please deliver competition entries to the hall on 6th July between 9.30 and 11am. Donations for prizes very much appreciated, as well as offers of help on the day. For entry forms and details Email leziatevillagehall@gmail.com or contact Debbie Ess: 01553 630753 or Pauline Pullum: 01553 630319 Lots of fun for the all the family with traditional stalls, a Pimms tent and WI refreshments.
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Sunday 8 September 10am to 2pm Abbey Farm, Church Lane, East Walton www.abbeyfarmliveries.co.uk In aid of St. Marys Church, East Walton and East Anglian Air Ambulance A 5 or 10 mile route on farmland, tracks, quiet lanes (optional jumps and fords) around East Walton and West Acre. Horse and carriages welcome (optional obstacles). 12 per entry received before 1 Sept (15 on the day) Homemade refreshments Further details and entry forms from Rachel Lewis 01760 337268 or 07771675331.
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Sunday 1st September, 3pm Abbey Farm, East Walton Do you have a dog or a goldfish? A rabbit, a rat or a pony? Bring your pet and a picnic for a special animal service on the lawn. We may even manage a cat and dog walk afterwards. So come along for possible mayhem and mania. You don't even have to have a pet.

Nar Valley Youth Club (West Acre) Open Day


The Youth Club will be holding an open evening for all children 5 to 16 yrs and parents at: West Acre Village Hall Friday 5th July, 5 to 7pm All staff and helpers are CRB checked and are looking forward to seeing some new faces and having lots of fun and games.
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St Cecilia's Church, West Bilney Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 10.30am to 5pm Learn more about Elizabeth Freke. Benefactor of St Cecilia's Church. There will be an Exhibition of her Life. See the church plate she gave and the site of the lavish vault she had built for her husband. Special Events Saturday 27th July 11am Dr Andrew Rogerson, Senior Historic Environment Officer talks on medieval West Bilney. 2.30pm Dr Julian Litten talks on graves and vaults. Sunday 28th July 11am Morning Service 12noon Sue Medcalf, Nadfas Church Recorder, on their work. 3pm Music from the Freke period by The Baroque Belles. Refreshments available. Visit the Church and the exhibition about the people of West Bilney past and present. Please come along and share your memories, photos and family history with friends old and new. Any information and photos can also be added to the Village Website: www.eastwinchandwestbilney.co.uk Contact: charlottepaton@onetel.com Telephone 01553 840145 Free entry

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We still need helpers for this exciting programme, either at the weekend, to help with refreshments and with greeting visitors, or beforehand, researching West Bilney's past, baking cakes; whatever interests you! Please contact Charlotte 01553 840145, or Nell 01553 840814. You will see the churchyard transformed by the great work the Community Payback teams have completed. Well done, lads.

Christian Aid
Thanks to your generosity, and to the hard work of a small number of envelope distributors and collectors, this benefice raised 337.80 for the work of Christian Aid in helping the hungry people of the third world stand on their own feet and feed themselves. Well done.

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Incinerator update
The County Council was meant to be debating getting out of the incinerator th contract on 17 June. However, officers did not allow all members to see the contract. Instead, a press release was issued suggesting it could cost over 80million to walk away. An officers report said compensation would be due to Cory Wheelabrator even if corruption had occurred. This prompts the questions: what other surprises are still 'lurking' in the contract and were any of the terms negotiated favourable to Norfolk County Council? Cabinet agreed a QC should examine the contract and review the advice given to the Council that led to it being signed. It was also agreed that waste industry experts would assess the potential savings that could be made from alternative waste treatments. These are likely to be significant, because more advanced waste treatments are both cheaper and more efficient. Cory Wheelabrator's technology was 'state of the art' in Germany and America around 20 years ago. Things have moved on and expensive marketing does not make up for having an out of date product. On 10 June 2013, Cabinet approved in full recommendations which included having independent waste industry experts prepare a Waste Management report looking at what can be saved by using alternatives. It will be a good opportunity for the new administration to show it is better than the last. The July music event is postponed until 21st September due to clashing with Festival Too.
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RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre Open Day


Sunday 7 July, 10am to 4pm See behind the scenes and talk to staff. Also: demonstrations, tombola, competitions, games, stalls, BBQ, refreshments and more. Adults 3, children 2, free parking. No dogs except guide dogs.
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Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)


Tuesday 30th July 2013, 7.30pm Wader Wanderlust. By Chris Mills Chris Mills lives in Norfolk and has over 30 years' experience in birding and wildlife photography. Chris runs Norfolk Birding and organises birdwatching tours of Spain, India and especially Norfolk. Tuesday 27th August 2013, 7.30pm Arizona. By Neil Coe Neil Coe is a NarVOS member who lives locally. Neil loves his overseas birding trips, and he always takes his camera. Both talks are at the Barn Theatre, Sacred Heart Convent School, Swaffham. Access and parking from Sporle Road. 2 on the night for non-members. Contact Ian Black on 01760 724092

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DS Games Morning th 20 July, 10am to 12noon Bring your DS and try our games, free. All Games Half Price th 20 July 2013, 9.30am to 5pm All games half price every Saturday and Sunday, 2 Games only.

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GAYTON NEWS
Gayton WI Strawberry Fayre
Saturday 13 July, 2pm Jubilee Hall, Gayton Strawberry cream teas Crafts, preserves, raffle Come and see what your local WI has to offer All welcome
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Date For Your August Diary


Coffee Morning Saturday 17th August 10am to 12 noon Help us raise money for the QEH Haematology Department at the Davey's Med-well, Back Street, Gayton Cake stall, raffle, bric-a-brac and games. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Summer Event 2013 Gayton Social Club


Saturday 6th July, 2pm. In aid of SERV Norfolk Live music with Evolution, Infidels, Best Served Chilled, Lewis Murphy, Jemma B and Billy the Kid. Raffle: 1st prize - 250, 2nd prize IPod Nano, 3rd prize Blu-Ray Player and lots of other prizes. Raffle tickets on sale now from committee members or social club. Also Face Painting, Princess Party, Bouncy castle and lots more.

Wildlife Fayre
Thursday 15th August, 2 to 5.30pm Gayton Hall, Back Street There will be wildlife stalls and games, a wildlife quiz and the release of moths trapped overnight. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available. Entry is 3.50, accompanied under 12s free. Organised by the West Norfolk Local Group of the NWT.

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Gayton Parish Council News


Meeting held 10 June 2013 Skate/MBX Ramps Robert Webster and his brother attended the meeting to give the councillors more information on what sort of equipment they, and others their age in the Parish, would like to see on the playing field. Robert had secured the names of several people in the village who would support the installation of skate/BMX ramps and made a very convincing argument to the Council that the equipment would benefit the whole Parish. The Clerk suggested that the Council consider renting skate/BMX ramps for the day so that residents can see what they look like and how much noise they generate. This was met with general support and costings will be investigated. Jubilee Hall The Charity Commission has confirmed that as custodian trustees, the Parish Council has no powers or responsibilities to maintain the Hall should there come a time when there are no management trustees in position. The current management trustees can appoint the Parish Council as trustees to run the charity, but this could only be done following a public meeting and the current management trustees decision to do so. The Council agreed that it would do all it could to help support the current trustees and that the Hall is a valuable parish commodity that should be maintained for as long as possible.
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agreed that this would be achievable as a potential new tenant of the owned land could install the fencing in lieu of rent. Speedwatch It was noted that nearly all of the volunteers for the new speedwatch team have been successfully vetted. Mr Grant has also toured the Parish, including Gayton Thorpe, with the police to agree on sites for where the speedwatch team can operate. The team are now waiting for a training date before operations can commence. For the full minutes of the meeting, visit www.gaytonnews.co.uk. The next th meeting is planned to be on 8 July at 7.30pm.

Taster Day at Gaywood Library


14th July, 10am to 1pm We have lots of fantastic activities going on. All activities are free, open to all ages and remember it's a taster day, so you don't have to be a member to take part.

Gaywood Library Town Read


The Gaywood Library Town Read starts on Sunday 21st July, 10am. Come along and get your copy of The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. We want to see how many members of the local community we can encourage to read and share the same book at the same time. Join us for the Gaywood Library Town Read Coffee Morning on Sunday 18th August, 11am and let others know what you think about the book. Refreshments provided.

Termination of lease The Clerk reported that NCC has agreed to cover the costs of the termination documents so that the leased land can For further information about the Town be relinquished. It is a condition that Read please contact Gaywood Library adequate fencing is installed between on (01553) 768498. the land owned by the Jubilee Hall Trust and the leased land and is in place within 6 months of vacancy. It was The Gayton Group of Parishes July/August 2013 | 21

Learn, Laugh, Love and be the best that you can be

www.gayton.norfolk.sch.uk Gayton continues to enjoy its sporting success this summer. Our tri-golf team qualified for the final at Middleton, where they put in a fine performance.

It was a very enjoyable match with plenty of parents to cheer the children on. Even Goslings came along to support the teams. Gayton Primary FC were delighted to win 41. An excellent team effort with plenty of chances on both sides.

The Year 4 mini-tennis team won the cluster event and went through to the final in June. Here Chloe Papworth is helping steer the team to victory. Katelin Taylor competed at the area Swimming Gala and came away with an outstanding 2 Gold medals. We are very proud that she was able to represent the school at this event. We would also like to say a big thank you to Ashwicken School who came to Gayton for our first 'home' football match in our new football kit.

This term we have also been busy out and about on our school trips. Banham Zoo was a fantastic day out for the older classes. What strange creatures are these? Otter and Badger classes opened their own Roman Museum for the day. Parents and children were invited to taste Roman food, attack Roman soldiers, play Roman board games, watch the archeologists at work, learn about Roman times using the computer and look at the work the children had completed this term. Please visit the website for more photographs www.gayton.norfolk.sch.uk

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Dates for your diary


7 July 10.30am Family Service, St Nicholas Church, Gayton Winners of Best Teddy Bears on the trail announced. 23rd July 5pm Gayton VC Primary School Concert at St Nicholas, Gayton A concert to mark the end of the summer term. Saturday 20th July, East Walton Charity Clay Shoot at The Pit, East Walton, see East Walton page13. Proceeds to go to Megan's Challenge and St Mary's Church. 25th July Messy Church at the Beach 1 September, 3pm Pet Service at St Mary's church, East Walton 14th September Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride.
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Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride


14 September Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride. Plan your own bike ride for you or your family and friends. Discover the beauty of our local countryside and raise money for your local church and for Norfolk Churches Trust. Contact Sue Martin 01553 636570 or Nell Steele 01553840814. More info on www.gaytongroupofparishes.org.
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Lay Development Opportunities


Being Christian Beyond Church: Online Learning th Optional initial gathering: Tues 24 September, 7 to 9pm Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, NR9 5ES What does it mean to be Christian in today's secular workplace, in voluntary work or the community? These are some of the issues we will discuss during this online course. Suggested donation 10. Please book in advance: Caspar James 01603 882335, caspar.james@norwich.anglican.org
www.norwich.anglican.org/calendar/e5862

Parish Registers
Baptism 30th June at St Nicholas Church, Gayton Sophie Alice and Connie Sarah Mace Wedding 29th June at East Winch Parish Church Abigail Paton and Christian Pawsey Funerals 30th May at Mintlyn Crematorium Millicent Stevens (Bawsey) 4th June at Mintlyn Crematorium Gordon Gardener (Gayton)

Online
Look for your parish magazine before it comes out in print at www.gaytongroupofparishes.org

Mapping Remembrance The latest in a new series focussing on the seasons of the Christian Year. It will cover All Saints, All Souls and Remembrance Sunday. Please note: Mapping Advent is still available. www.norwich.anglican.org/training/laydevelopment/maps

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SERVICES FOR JULY AND AUGUST


7 July 9am 10.30am 14 July 10.30am 11.00am 21 July 9am 10.30am 24 July 3.30pm 28th July 10.30am 11am 6pm 4th Aug 9am 10.30am 11th Aug 10.30am 11.00am 18th Aug 9am 10.30am 25th Aug 10.30am 6pm 1st Sept 9am 10.30am
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6 Sunday after Trinity Ashwicken Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship 7 Sunday after Trinity Gayton Holy Communion East Winch Morning Prayer 8 Sunday after Trinity East Walton Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship Gayton Jubilee Hall Messy Church 9th Sunday after Trinity Gayton Holy Communion West Bilney Morning Prayer East Winch Holy Communion 10th Sunday after Trinity Ashwicken Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship 11th Sunday after Trinity Gayton Holy Communion East Winch Morning Prayer 12th Sunday after Trinity East Walton Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship 13th Sunday after Trinity Gayton Holy Communion East Winch Holy Communion 14th Sunday after Trinity Ashwicken Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship
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Isaiah 66 : 10 - 14 Gal 6 : 7 - 16 Luke 10 : 1 - 11, 16, 20 Deut 39 : 9 - 14 Col 1 : 1 - 14 Luke 10 : 25 - 37 Gen 18 :1 10a Col : 15 - 28 Luke 10 : 38 end

Gen : 18 20 - 32 Col : 2 : 5 - 15 Luke 11 : 1 : 13 Eccles 1:2, 12-14, 2: 18-23 Col 3 : 1 - 11 Luke 12 : 13 - 21 Gen 15 : 1 - 6 Heb 11 : 1 - 3, 8 - 16 Luke 12 : 32 - 40 Jer : 23: 23 - 29 Heb 11 : 29 12 :2 Luke 12 : 49 56 Isa 58 : 9b end Heb 12 : 18 - end Luke 13 : 10 : 17 Prov 25 : 6 - 7 Heb 13 : 1 8, 15 - 16 Luke 14 : 1, 7 - 14

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All types of garden work undertaken. Regular garden maintenance and contract work. Paving, patios and fencing. Contact KEVIN on 01553 636515 or 01553 636416
If you are new to the area, and would like to meet other Mums, or just want to get out of the house for a couple of hours, come and join us at:
East Winch Village Hall Tuesdays: 9.30am - 11.30

Contact Sarah on 01553 841806 or 07871 110188

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In June We completed our story of what happened to Jesus after he rose from the dead by looking at the Bible account of when the Holy Spirit first came upon Jesus' followers. The Holy Spirit came - and the Holy Spirit is here to stay and can be with all of us as our guide and comforter. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Margaret Howard who has played keyboard for us (and done so much more) since we began Messy Church in September 2011. We wish her and Rev'd William a very happy retirement. Despite the sad farewell as usual we had a great deal of fun with craft activity and singing and food. And the fun just goes on because in July we have: Messy Church on the Beach Thursday 25 July, leaving Gayton at 4pm, returning from Heacham South Beach approx 6.30pm
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The coach will leave from outside the Social Club in Gayton (opposite the school). If you haven't yet booked your place contact: Rev'd Jane 01553 636227. First come first served. In August We take a break. Messy Church wishes you all a happily messy summer with lots of fun and sunshine (hopefully!). We look forward to seeing you all again in September. In the meantime do join us for our family services at St Nics.

Family Services
St Nicholas Gayton, 10.30am 7 July Including results of theTeddy Bear Trail. 21st July 4th August 18 August
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The cost of the beach trip will be 3.00 per person (adult or child) to include a seat on the coach and a simple picnic.

1 September Including Baptism.

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Comprehensive private dental care for adults and children in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Services available include:

Dentistry based on the individual needs of each patient Modern surgeries all located on the ground floor An emphasis on preventative care and promoting oral health Monthly payment plan available Dental Therapist and Hygienist services Denture work including the planning, design and all types of impressions and tooth preparation for different types of dentures Cosmetic dentistry

Mr. R.A. Furniss (U. London) Mr. R.J.F. Bentley (U. London) Mrs. A.L. Wren (U. London) Mrs. C.M.A. Bentley (U. Bristol) Mrs. C. Shearer (Dental Therapist)

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Westacre Theatre Events


www.westacretheatre.com July and August are very busy months here at the theatre. Rehearsals for our production of Godspell, which opens on th Wednesday 24 July are nearing their final stages and we will shortly begin rehearsals for Loot by Joe Orton, which th opens on Friday 16 August. Our special Sunday Jazz Picnic at Gayton Hall on Sunday 21st July may well be sold out by the time this goes to print try your luck with the box office now. Full details of all our summer events are below: Sunday Jazz Picnic, Gayton Hall Sunday 21st July 12noon to 3pm Featuring the DixieMix Jazz Band Tickets: adults 8, Ages 4-10 yrs 5, under 3s free. Godspell The world famous hit musical arrives at Westacre in a new production. 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 31st July 1st, 2nd, 3rd August 7.30pm 16 (Wed/Thurs 12) Loot A masterpiece of black farce, shot through with Joe Orton's sparkling dialogue. 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th 31st August 7.30pm 16 (Wed/Thurs 12) Drama workshops for children and young people!

Midsummer Mayhem (ages 12-15 years) 19th to 24th August 10am to 4pm, 90 for the week. Group work to create a performance, learning loads of dramatic skills and having fun! Box Office 01760 755800

Gayton WI
June Report Jane welcomed Gayton WI members and guests from Terrington St Clement and Leziate, Bawsey and Ashwicken WIs to our 60th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation meeting. The hall was decorated in a truly patriotic style with members entering into the spirit of the evening by dressing in red, white and blue. Entertainment was provided by Patsy Rose who, through her guitar playing and singing, took some of us back to our youth. Her repertoire included the Twist, the Music Man with all the actions and Tina Turner's 'Simply the Best'. After a break for a delicious buffet, supplied by members, Patsy again took to the floor and, with a little encouragement, so did several members; joining in with the Hokey Cokey and a Conga, which was great to see. The raffle was won by Margaret, Molly from Terrington, Deirdre, Florence, Ann and Marguerite from Leziate. The competition for 'a rose' was won by nd rd Penny A, 2 Sandra and 3 Jane. It really was a lovely celebration meeting. If you think you would like to see what the WI can offer you, please do come along to the Jubilee Hall on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm. You will be made most welcome. Sandra Brock

Dramalive (ages 9-11 years) 27th to 30th August 10am to 3pm 60 for the 4 days Relaxed and friendly drama workshop teaching theatrical skills and having loads of fun! The Gayton Group of Parishes July/August 2013 | 29

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Royal British Legion


Middleton & District July Report Our DixieMix Jazz evening on the 8 June was a great success with over eighty guests in attendance. Many have requested we book the band again, so all I can suggest is watch this space. Special thanks must go to Maria and John Collier and Lilian Fisher and their many helpers for the organization of the evening, Evening Buffet th On the 17 July at the William Burt Centre, West Winch. Please book your tickets through Lilian Fisher on 01553 841 852 or lilianfisher@talktalk.net Proceeds from the raffle to Middleton & District RBL Skydive th On 20 July our Poppy Appeal organizer, Mrs Lilian Fisher, is to complete a Skydive to raise funds for the RBL. This will take place over the Beccles Heliport, Suffolk. Lilian is looking for sponsorship from both businesses and individuals so please contact Lilian directly with your pledges via 01553 841 852, email: lilianfisher@talktalk.net If any of you are involved in youth groups, would you consider affiliating with the Middleton & District Branch? Your Cadets, Brownies, Cubs, Scouts or Guides would be awarded an affiliation badge. The hope is that our groups can work together for the good of both within the community. If you are interested and would like more details please contact Julian Kirk 01945 430 109 or email: juliankirk@hotmail.com If you are not a member of our Branch, please consider joining us. You will receive a very warm welcome. Whether you are ex-service or not, all are
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welcome. More details from John Moran on 01553 840 059 or Julian Kirk on 01945 430 109. Or contact us through our web site, www.britishlegion-middleton.co.uk Julian Kirk, Chairman

Gayton Evergreens
As this report is typed we have not yet had our June meeting. However, I'm certainly looking forward to the strawberry tea that will be served. 18 July, please note a Thursday: A coach outing to Southwold, Non members welcome 13, members 10. Departing Gayton at 8am. 21st August: Lunch at the Sandboy, Bawsey. Members only. Details on request. 19th September, please note a Thursday: Coach outing to Melton Mowbray, Market and Belvoir Brewery for a late Lunch and Beer tasting! Non Members welcome, meal included in the price. 20 members 23 non members. Book with Derek Clark: 01553 636377 Club enquiries, Kath Roberts: 01553 636178.
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Gayton Cricket Club Fixtures


6 July, home, Beeston th 13 July, away, Holt th 20 July, home, Beetley th 27 July, home, Bircham 3 August, away, Denver 10th August, home, Gooderstone 17th August, home, Holt 24th August, away, Beeston 31st August, away, Beetley
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Creepy House Reading Challenge at Gaywood Library


Children can join the adventure at any Norfolk library during the summer holidays. Pick up a pack and explore the Creepy house, discover its secrets and meet some of the hair-raising residents. Read six books and be presented with a medal and certificate. Collect stickers that reveal the creepy residents of the house. Look out too for the Mungler Top Trumps cards to collect and swap with family and friends. Children can choose any books they like, even audio books and e-books, so long as they borrow them from a library. Are Norfolk's children brave enough to explore The Awful Upstairs, The Gruesome Ground Floor and The Spinetingling Cellar?

The Creepy House Presentation Ceremony. th Sunday 8 September, 11am start Booking essential as spaces are limited.

Gayton Road Fisheries


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Gayton Road Fisheries was established in 1991 by Chris and Lynda Newell. We have developed a quiet and relaxing enclosed 10 acre site with three superb fisheries containing English Carp, Tench and Wels Catfish. Fishing is only available to guests staying with us in one of our lodges or in a caravan / motorhome. In addition, there are holiday lodge plots available. Gayton Road Fisheries are also fisheries managers of the nearby Nar Valley Fisheries and Hobbs Lake Trout Fishery. We specialise in fisheries management and stock fish supplies. We can supply Carp, Tench, Wels Catfish, Roach, Rudd, and Bream. Stock management is carried out using seine nets and electro fishing techniques. We have also been involved in the design of new lake projects and fisheries management plans. Indeed, many local fisheries have benefitted from the involvement of Gayton Road Fisheries. Chris has been a committee member for the Anglian region of the Institute of Fisheries Management for 20 years. For more information or advice please contact: 01553 636507, email chris@gaytonroadfisheries.co.uk
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Creepy House Events


Launch of the Creepy House summer reading challenge Sunday 28th July, 10.30am start Stories and activities. Come in a creepy spine tingling fancy dress. Prize for the best fancy dress. Creepy House Storytime. Tuesday 30th July, 10.30 to 11.30am Creepy House Drop in and Draw Thursday 8th August, 10.30am to 12 noon Booking essential as spaces are limited. Creepy House Junk Modelling Thursday 22nd August, 10.30am to 12 noon Booking essential as spaces are limited. Have a go at making something for Creepy House out of junk and recycled materials!

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Megan's Challenge News


Our challenge this year was to walk The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coastal Route (approx 93 miles) over three days from th th 24 to 26 May Our chosen charity for this challenge is Nelson's Journey. Nelson's Journey, based in Norwich, helps children who need support when someone close to them dies. They help them find ways of coping with their bereavement, enabling them to look forward to a happy future. www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk Day 1, 7am on the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath. After a heavy rainfall the previous night the challengers Stephen, Jamie, Simon, Emily-Jane, Clare Howard and Helen were assured by the support driver Dom 'Bonny Lad' McCallum there would be no more rain. Within half an hour of setting off the heavens opened, so it was waterproofs on, hoods up and heads down. After 22 miles of wet tracks and muddy footpaths they met Dom at Swaffham, a chance to change socks and a hot drink. The final 10 miles took them through Castle Acre (linking with Nar Valley Way) up to Great Massingham where the first stage finished, 32 miles in 10 hours. Day 2, 7am, on the Peddars Way at Great Massingham A sunny day as the challengers continued towards Ringstead, then on to Holme-next-the-Sea where the Peddars Way finishes. Here the challengers were picked up by Dom and taken to Hunstanton to join the North Coast Path walking east to Wells. On route at Brancaster church Julian Howard joined the challengers and they became seven. This was to be a very

difficult day as the aches, pains and the dreaded blisters started to take their toll. After a grueling 36 miles and 13hrs although hoping to reach Stiffkey, it was decided to finish at Wells. Day 3, 5am on another sunny day Fresh legged Julian, Brad and I along with Syrena Sheldrick joined the walk weary but ever determined challengers ready to start the final stage. Starting from Wells we continued on the Coastal Path keeping to the shoreline passing through Stiffkey, Blakney, Cleynext-the-Sea, Weybourne, and Sheringham to finish at Cromer Pier 26 miles in 8hrs. Here we were met by loud cheers and clapping of friends and family who had gathered at the finish. For those who completed the entire three day challenge they all agreed it was the hardest challenge to date. Well done to the amazing challengers and driver who completed the entire three day challenge. Debbie Thrower

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Meat sourced from local farms, processed here at our own abattoir Fresh bread delivered daily by a local baker Fresh fruit and vegetables, sourced locally Home made jams and chutneys (made by the ladies at Gayton Preserves) Wide range of olives, pates and cheeses

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O I T `S Y

Megs Mini Challenge


On day 2 of Megan's challenge we accompanied the main challengers as far as Harpley Dams where we then turned round and walked back to Great Massingham. A total of 6 miles in 1hr 50mins. Well done to: PJ, Gabbie and Maddie Eggleton, Olivia Stevens and Helen Reed with Daisy and myself. My work colleagues at Gayton Goslings Day Care Centre and I did our own th Megs Mini Challenge on Monday 20 May. Our group of 21 pre-school children, 13 parents and staff followed a route round Gayton village marked with yellow butterflies, stopping part way for a snack of butterfly biscuits. We walked 2.62 miles in 1hr 25mins and raised 493 which they have donated to Nelsons Journey. Well done and a big thank you to everyone who took part.

The total amount raised for Nelsons Journey so far is approximately 3,120 (to be confirmed). A big thank you to Dom McCallum who was the most amazing support driver without whom we couldn't of done it, also to Community Bus Service for providing the big yellow bus, a most welcome sight at each stop. Thank you to Richard at V&J Knitwear for providing the challenge tee-shirts. Also many many thanks to all those who continually support us and those who have donated so generously.

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Good cooking starts with a Clean Oven

Friendly, professional, reliable & tidy Completely safe, gentle cleaning system No fumes, no mess, no bother Removes grease, fat & burnt on carbon deposits from: Ovens Grills Extractors Filters BBQs Microwaves Hobs Ranges AGAs

Call Cooking Jonathan Neve today to book your oven clean on Good starts with a Clean Oven 01553 769782 or 07557 748132

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Christine's Garden Maintenance

& Landscaping

Tel: Kings Lynn 812004 Fax 812005

Small or large quantities up to 6m loads of ready-mixed concrete From the smallest DIY to a big construction job We now have a 23m Concrete Boom Pump for hire We are operating in: Kings Lynn Swaffham Wisbech Downham Market Fakenham & Hunstanton areas

Untidy garden? Unable to manage It all yourself?


Experienced lady gardener offers reliable help and extra hands for larger jobs

01553 636101

C.J.HANSELL
Quality Decorators (est. 1974)
Pott Row, Grimston

Internal and external painting and decorating Painting Wall papering Artexing Coving Free estimates, fully insured, no VAT
01485 601346 07766 114463

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Norfolk Wildlife Trust Free Adult Wildlife Workshops


Managing Ponds for Wildlife Wednesday 3rd July 1 to 4pm Reffley, King's Lynn. Booking essential: 01603 598333 How to Manage Heathlands th Wednesday 17 July, 10am to 1pm Snettisham. Booking essential: 01603 598333 Creative Writing with Wildlife in Mind th Monday 29 July, 10am to 3pm Reffley, King's Lynn. Booking essential: 01603 598333 Introduction to Hedgerows, their Wildlife and Management th Tuesday 30 July, 1 to 4pm Reffley, King's Lynn. Booking essential: 01603 598333

Back in time: industrial archaeology to prehistory th Saturday 13 July, 10am to 1pm With Dr Clive Jonathan Bond from West Norfolk & King's Lynn Archaeological Society. Start point: NWT Roydon Common West Car Park, off the Rising Lodge to Grimston Road. No need to book.

Free Wildlife Talk


Midnight Sun to Norfolk Winter th Friday 19 July, 7 to 8.30pm Which birds travel all the way to the Arctic to breed and then come all the way to Norfolk to spend the winter? Reffley Community Centre, Reffley Lane, King's Lynn. No need to book.

Free Wildlife Walks


In Search of Goatsuckers th Saturday 6 July, 9 to 10.30pm Search for the elusive nightjar, also called a goat sucker. NWT Roydon Common. Booking essential: 01603 598333 The Natural and Unnatural History of King's Lynn Monday 8th July, 10am to 12.30pm King's Lynn Tourist information Centre, The Custom House, Purfleet Quay. No need to book. Weed Walk around King's Lynn Thursday 11th July, 10am to 12noon Start point: In front of St. Margaret's Church, Saturday Market Place. No need to book. Bat Watch Friday 12th July, 9 to 10.30pm Start point: By the caf and toilet block in The Walks, King's Lynn. No need to book. Please bring a torch.

Free Summer Holiday Events At Gaywood Library


Speedstacking th rd Every Tues 1 to 2pm from 30 July to 3 September. For children aged 7+. Sunday Storytime th st 4 August and 1 September, 11am to 12 noon Super Summer Storytime th Tues 13 August, 10.30 to 11.30am Family Knit and Knatter rd Fri 23 August, 10am to 12 noon The Knit and Knatter group will help you and your children get started. Materials provided. Booking essential as spaces are limited. A Mad Monster Storytime! th Tues 27 August, 10.30 to 11.30am For further information contact the library: 01553 768498. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Tree surgery & hedge maintenance

Bridge House
Winch Road, Gayton

Spacious, en-suite rooms, two on the ground floor Twin, double and family rooms available Award winning Country House Bed and Breakfast Now with our own free-range eggs and fresh baked bread
John & Margaret Currey 01553 636756 www.bridgehouseholidays.co.uk

GRANGE TREE
SERVICES
JOHN MINDHAM (Professionally insured)

Tel: 01760 755423 (West Acre) & 07770 488788

Gaywood Natural Health Centre

Neil Fennel, Osteopath


Prompt help for many conditions in adults and children

The Centre also offers:


Massage Aromatherapy EFT (phobias) Reflexology Craniosacral therapy Telephone 01553 761484

2 St. James Street Telephone Kings Lynn, PE30 5DA 01553 773732
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Learn to enjoy riding at
Blackborough End Equestrian Centre

David Price Ltd


Qualified Accountants
Over 30 years experience in practice and industry
Year end accounts, Payroll, VAT returns, CIS refunds Bookkeeping (manual and SAGE) Self assessment tax returns Limited company formations HMRC investigations

Professional riding instruction by BHS qualified instructors Comprehensive shop for horse and rider Superb facilities Hacks and pleasure riding Childrens holiday activities

Telephone David or Richard 01760 755442 or 07500 042202

Abbeyfields, Back Lane, Castle Acre, PE32 2AR


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Situated just off the A47 between Middleton and East Winch Telephone: (01553) 841212 Web: www.beec.co.uk

Firewood
Delivered to your door
Small quantities also available for collection from Orchard Sawmills, Rougham Contact David Woods on 01328 838404 or 07785 724611

ALDRIDGE PAVING & GROUNDWORKS


Permeable Paving Natural Paving & Driveways Brickweave Paving Slabs & Shingles Landscaping Groundworks & Drainage Turfing Fencing & Decking

Fencing panels made to order

01553 841721 07721 323188

Aerial N Telephone Installation

A N T

Specialising in Free view For a fast reliable service Call Stuart

Tel: 01553 768349 Mobile: 07958 284442


To point you in the right direction

JON SAUNDERS
CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Purpose madeDoors Windows Stairs Restoration, Conservation Sash window specialist Kitchens, Bathrooms Household maintenance Tel: 01553 673885 Mob: 07887 771063
203 Wootton Road, Kings Lynn

QUALIFIED MAINTENANCE SERVICES


For all your domestic and industrial maintenance requirements including

OIL BOILER SERVICING


Bathroom/kitchen fitting, tiling, plumbing. All general maintenance or repairs undertaken Emergency call out available OFTEC registered Member, Guild of Master Craftsmen Please contact MICK BONE Tel: 01553 841342 Mob: 07960 170826

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You too can have crystal clear reception Call the people who know and care

www.klearvuaerials.com Tel 01553 674950 Fax 01553 671499

01553 774775
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07795 524301
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Services, Repairs and Replacements Garage door repairs Carpentry Key cutting Joinery Upvc repairs Board ups Glazing Locksmith
For all your needs, from a broken kitchen cupboard front to a complete new kitchen, a new garden gate to a rotten window sill, a lost set of keys to a faulty Upvc door, misty windows to a cracked pane of glass. And dont forget that faulty garage door! Your local 24 hour tradesman No job is REALLY never too big or too small
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Your friendly village club


Coming soon

Gayton Social Club

This year is the 100th anniversary of The Gayton Social Club Watch this space for details of the celebrations to commemorate this momentous year
History Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month Next meetings 3rd July & 7th August

July 6th Annual Charity Event This years charity is SERV Live music from local bands including Evolution Billy the Kid Infidels and more to be announced

You can now find us on Facebook

NARFORD THERAPY
Now you can visit Narford Therapy Centre for chiropractic treatment, beauty therapy, reflexology, massage and hairdressing... ..........all on your doorstep, with free and accessible parking. Narford Therapy Centre is just off the A47, opposite the Narborough turn off

New hairdresser at your local therapy centre 01760 444418


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Worzels Roofing
New roofs Strip & retile Repairs Chimeys rebuilt Fascias & gutters Leadwork Loft insulation
18 years experience Free estimates

OSTEOPATHY
James Kemp B.Sc.D.O.
Private health cover recognised
We offer free assessment to see if we can help with your problem

Darron Harrowing
01760 755024, 07990 972381 www.worzelsroofing.com

Grimston Medical Centre Tel: 01485 600341

West Acre Montessori School

Est. 1982

An independent nursery school in East Walton


Set on the Common, we provide a unique, child-centred approach to early education. Staff are mature, confident and qualified to Level3 15 hours per week funding for all 3 & 4 year olds
QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME MEMBER. OFSTED REGISTERED

Contact ROSIE REYNOLDS on 01760 337316 rosie.reynolds@btconnect.com

Whitehouse Service Station


Lynn Road, Gayton. Telephone 01553

636368

Fuel sales
petrol, diesel, Autogas & Calor Gas outlet

Convenience store
groceries, fruit & vegetables, household goods frozen goods, wines, beer & spirits, soft drinks national newspapers & magazines fresh dairy and bakery products National Lottery and scratchcards Paypoint and Payzone
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Home Help Personal Care Companionship


For information call 01553 600240
www.homeinstead.co.uk/ southlincolnshire

services:

contact:

Vehicle sales Servicing & MOT preparation New & used defender parts Up to date diagnostics Custom builds

01553 630133 Church Farm Bawsey Kings Lynn Norfolk PE32 1EU

www.churchfarmlandrovers.co.uk

R&B
TURF & GROUNDCARE MACHINERY SPECIALISTS
SPECIALIST DEALER FOR: Lawnflite Countax Briggs & Stratton Kubota Air-Seal Products Toro Stihl

For all your Garden Machinery repairs from a pair of shears to a compact tractor
Telephone: 01485 540645 www.randbmowermen-d.co.uk

We mend - You mow


The Workshop Marsh Farm Wolferton Kings Lynn PE31 6HB

Machinery repair specialists in tune with your machinery needs


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GRIMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE 01485 600341 BACKACHE


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 two weeks If you have difficulty controlling bladder or bowels If you have weakness or numbness of a leg

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