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Late night opening planned for 30 October

Reepham’s traders are planning a late night opening on Wednesday 30 October in the run-up to Halloween. Many shops have said they will stay open at least until 8 pm. If the trial proves successful, more evening openings are planned ahead of Christmas.
 
The event, which is backed by the Reepham Town Team and Chamber of Commerce, will be a great opportunity for residents to show their support for the town’s businesses.
 
More details in the October edition of Reepham Life.

Understanding the fear of crime in Broadland

The Community Safety Manager for Broadland District Council is undertaking a brief survey to gain an understanding of fear of crime in the area and want to reach as many people as possible in a short timeframe. The survey will go live on Thursday 1 August.

If you are interested in taking part, please log onto

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BroadlandFearofCrime

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.
 

RALGA AGM Tuesday 2 July

RALGA's AGM will be at Reepham Town Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2 July 2013.
The agenda will include
 
Chair's comments on the year
Treasurer's report
 
The formal agenda will be followed by a talk on Beekeeping by Mr Alvan Parker, as well as a raffle and refreshments.
 

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.
 

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