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New town councillors

Two new councillors have been co-opted onto Reepham Town Council.
 
Joan Schulz of Sparham works as a lecturer in mental health at the University of East Anglia. With a background in nurs­ing both adult and mental health clients, she is also a qualified therapist.
 
Moving to Norfolk 19 years ago to take up a lecturing post, Mrs Schulz brought her two sons with her; they are now both married and she has four grandchildren.
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

Pamper Evening in aid of skin cancer research

Old Brewery House Hotel, Market Place, Reepham, 7 pm – 9.30 pm. Loads of beauticians and treatments, spray tanning, waxing, teeth whitening, nails, ear piercing, Streetfit with Jenny, massage, body shop, jewellery, refreshments and much more. Raffle in aid of the skin cancer research facility at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Contact: Amanda Owen 07881 270647

Farmers’ market for Reepham?

Kerri’s Farmhouse Pine is considering providing space at the Old Railway Station, Reepham, for a regular farmers’ food market.
 
The aim is to promote good quality, locally sourced produce including fruit and vegetables, bread, meat and fish, and jams and chutneys.
 
No decisions have been taken yet as the owners of Kerri’s are keen to know if the residents of Reepham and district would be interested in supporting a farmers’ market.
 

James Joyce retains seat in County elections

Liberal Democrat James Joyce narrowly won today’s election for the Reepham Division of Norfolk County Council by 51 votes and a 34% share of the total votes cast.
 
The incumbent beat Kerrie Barnett (Conservative), who recorded 717 votes (31%) and Dominic Low with 510 votes (22%), with Christine Hemmingway (Labour) trailing with 292 votes (13%). The turnout was 35%.
 

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