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French TV crew films students at mobile-free Reepham school

A French TV crew has interviewed and filmed students at Reepham High School, where mobile phones are now banned.
 
The new rule was introduced at the start of the current school term. Reepham College students are unaffected.
 
Headteacher Tim Gibbs said the changes have been made to promote learning and pupil well-being, and are the result of numerous instances of the inappropriate use of mobile phones.
 

Drainage works in Pudding Pie Alley

Drainage repairs are scheduled to be carried out in Pudding Pie Alley, Reepham, starting first thing on Monday 30 October, with a completion date of Thursday 2 November.
 
During the works, Pudding Pie Alley will be fenced off and the public toilets will be closed.
 
Posters will be put up in the vicinity of the footpath in advance to let people know of the closure.
 
It is understood that any businesses that may be affected will be notified directly by Broadland District Council.
 

Dementia Friendly Group to meet at The Crown

A new Dementia Friendly Group has been established in Reepham and will meet from 11 am – 12.30 pm on the first and third Mondays of the month at The Crown, 90 Ollands Road, Reepham, starting 16 October.
 
This is an informal group where people with dementia and their carers can drop in, drink tea/coffee, chat and play board games. Free to attend, just pay for your drinks.
 
For more information, contact: Moira Dye 01603 871791
 

Damage to vehicle on Sun Barn Road

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of criminal damage to a motor vehicle in Reepham.
 
The vehicle parked on Sun Barn Road was damaged by eggs and flour being thrown over it.
 
The incident occurred overnight between Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 September.
 

  • Anyone who may have seen this take place or has any knowledge of this incident should contact PC 1143 Devlin at Aylsham Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

Football coaching sessions for U5-U8 age group

Reepham Town Football Club is recommencing coaching sessions in September for youngsters in the U5-U8 age group (as of 31 August), i.e. school years R, 1, 2 and 3.

 

The sessions will be held on Saturday mornings at Stimpson’s Piece, Bartle Court, Reepham, from 9.30-10.30 am, commencing 9 September.

 

They will be run by Mike Graver, head of youth and a qualified Level 1 Football Association coach.

 

The aim is to continue weekly sessions through until mid-May 2018, other than the normal holiday breaks.

 

Library windows to be replaced

The Bircham Centre has been granted listed building consent to replace the two large windows in the library on the ground floor.
 
The community building in Reepham’s Market Place has received a grant of £1,000 towards the work from Broadland District Council and it is understood that the contract has been given to a local tradesman. The work is planned to commence in September.
 

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