Reepham & Salle Cricket Club Midsummer Newsletter 2013

Last year at this time we were bemoaning the lack of cricket because of the amount of rain that had fallen in the first half of the season. This year, again, too many games have been called off and to this has been added weather better suited to tea and toast by the fire. Fortunately, recent weekends have been genuinely summery and the spectators have been able to remove a couple of outer layers of clothing.

Your new Chairman of the Chamber

I'm proud to be able to announce that at the Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday 25 June, members did me the honour of appointing me as their new Chairman. I'm grateful to Alex Albery for volunteering to take on the role as our secretary.
I'm a strong believer in Reepham's business community - I think it has an unrivalled diversity and that we can compete readily with other small towns in the area. I want to see the Chamber working closely with other groups and organisations to grow our prosperity.

Road closure at Reepham Road, Attlebridge, for road reconstruction

Work will begin on Monday 8 July to carry out carriageway repair and reconstruction works on sections of Reepham Road from Taverham through to Reepham. Site A will extend from Furze Lane, Reepham, through to Hall Road, Alderford. Site B will extend from Station Road, Attlebridge, through to Fir Covert Road, Taverham. The work will take two weeks to complete.

Contestants urgently needed for Village Games

Would anyone like to play archery, darts, table tennis, carpet bowls, athletics or a triathalon (on fixed gym machines)? We are looking for people to take part in the Village Games at Aylsham High School on Sunday 23 June. Registration starts at 9.30 am and the event should be finished by lunchtime.
You do not have to be an expert; it’s for fun. Adults and juniors are welcome, but you have to reside in Cawston, Reepham or Booton.

Cash for good causes - from Almary Green

Norwich-based Independent Financial Advisers, Almary Green, have a £10,000 annual charitable fund that they award in grants of anything from £100 to £2,000 to charities and community projects throughout East Anglia.
The closing date for this year's award nominations is 30 June. To find out more and to get a nomination form, visit their website at

Stimpson's Piece needs your ideas

Stimpson’s Piece has been Reepham’s major recreational area since at least 1948 now covering about 13 acres, a little over 5 hectares, and it is held in trust on behalf of the residents of Reepham. Over the years it has been extended and additional facilities provided and it now offers a pavilion with a large hall, kitchen, bar and sports changing rooms, two full size football pitches with room for smaller junior and practice pitches, tennis/multi-sport courts with a separate club house, a skatepark and a well equipped children’s play area.

Next Reepham Chamber Meeting

The next full meeting of the Chamber is on Tuesday 25 June, 7.30pm at the King's Arms, Reepham.  At this meeting we are joined by Consultants, Ingham Pinnock, who will give us an update on progress with the Broadland DC backed project to revitalise and sustain Reepham's business environment.  They will be looking both to inform us as business owners and managers and to get our feedback on their proposals.  This is Reepham Businesses' chance to be heard, so all businesses owners/managers are invited, whether they are members of the Chamber or not.


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