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Let's hear it for Hampton's

I’m feeling very sad this morning.  I heard yesterday that the enthusiasm of one of our successful new businesses owners is being badly knocked by the actions of a few disgruntled people who appear to want to get that business closed down.
 
Can I say, here and now, that I love Hampton’s and think it is a huge asset to Reepham.  I believe it is a perfect example of how a small town like ours can become home to key independent businesses. 
 

Reepham Raiders seek new players

Reepham Raiders dodgeball club is looking for new players to join the club for the 2013/14 season.
 
We welcome ages 15+, both male and female, and will be training every Wednesday from 6.00–7.30 pm at Reepham High School.
 
Training for the 2013/14 season will start early September, so those interested please get in contact. We want to encourage groups of people to come along as it makes it more fun.
 

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 www.almarygreen.com/awards
 

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