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May 2013

Our Parish Magazine

All Saints Church, East Winch

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The April issue of this magazine saw the last of our regular updates from Lanky Hill. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Chamberlain for his contribution to the magazine over many years. I have always enjoyed reading the latest news from Lanky Hill and I wish him well. Please see the article from Sarah Renwick on page 31. An event enjoyed by many last year was the Teddy Bear Trail around Gayton. Sarah Renwick is organising one again this year. Let's see even more gardens full of teddys this year. See page 21 for further details, including how to get your teddy on the map. There are also events to raise much needed funds for the ALB (p9) and Gayton (p27) Village Halls. We are lucky to have our Village Halls, including East Winch. They are run by volunteers and are used by all of us from pre-school groups to exercise classes. Why not drop into one of the events and help support these valuable local resources. Don't forget to let me know of any news or events that are happening in our villages. My contact details are below. Best wishes, Catriona Copy in by 18th May, please. Delivery date is 31st May.
Our Pastoral Team
Rev’d Jane Holmes Priest in Charge 01553 636227

The Magazine Team
Catriona Graham Editor 01553 636567


Church Contacts
All Saints Church, Ashwicken & Leziate with St James, Bawsey, Churchwarden Steve Williamson 01553 630203

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Christian Aid Week 13 to 19 May 2013
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Dear Friends
A strong Christian ethos is to think of others and not of ourselves. Or, put another way, Jesus emphasised the two most important 'commandments' are to love God and love your neighbour as yourself. Christian Aid is the official international relief and development agency covering 41 church denominations in the UK and Ireland. For 68 years it has been empowering people in poor countries around the world to find their own solutions to the challenges they face. But they can't do that without our help. Each year, Christian Aid Week brings churches together in an act of witness, love and solidarity that is changing the lives of thousands in need. Did you know for instance that tonight 1 in 8 people around the world will go to bed hungry? This is a scandal not only to our political and social structures, but a challenge to the heart of what we believe God has called us to do and to be. Christianity is about self-giving love, helping to serve justice and build community. We are called to walk humbly with God, and from that place discover what it means to be 'Good News'. Christians Aid believes that hunger can, and will, be defeated. During Christian Aid week we will be praying for our neighbours around the world, for an end to their hunger. Prayer is good, but it's not enough. Prayer should lead us also to action. Can I encourage you, this month, to give a little thought to those who are not as fortunate as you. Collection envelopes for Christian Aid will be available through our churches and in some of our village shops, you may even discover one dropped through your door. Please don't ignore them but take a moment to think - can I give a little help? You could change a life! Filled envelopes can be returned to any of our churches. Let's see if we, as a community, can take a bite back at hunger. Much love Rev'd Jane

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Leziate WI Meeting
March Meeting There were 16 members present for the March WI meeting who sang 'Jerusalem'. Sadly our Secretary, Jean Withers, was unable to be with us as she was poorly. It was agreed to send flowers with a card expressing our good wishes. We know what a good job a secretary does on our behalf. A Beetle Drive was enjoyed with lots of fun and hilarity. Violet Giles received a birthday mug. The raffle was won by Janet Jary. Six members had attended the Group meeting at Swaffham. The speaker was David Palmer, Auctioneer, who appears on television in 'Flog It', wearing his wonderful colourful patchwork waistcoat. It was a good evening and worth travelling to Swaffham. April Meeting President Eileen Baxter welcomed 11 members to the meeting. Gaywood Friendly Group has invited Leziate members to join them on a coach trip to Boston for shopping, then on to Walpole St Peter's Flower Festival and a meal in the hall opposite. This is always a lovely day out in June. Unfortunately David Smith was unable to give the talk and slide show on Peru due to a teaching engagement. Elsie Bush brought a flower quiz, which was won by Myrtle Roberts and Mary Ryan. Winners of a Foreign Food Competition were first Janet Eason and second Ali South. Georgy Morris received her birthday gift. Refreshments were served by Janet Jary, Ali South and Janet Eason. Wendy Twite

ALB Village Hall
Could you spare a little time to aid the cause? Our committee has shrunk a bit over the last year and to continue to keep the hall running, improve facilities and provide events for the local communities, we are in need of more people to join us and spread the load. We are a friendly bunch, enthusiastic but not obsessed. We usually meet once a month to plan events, keep an eye on maintenance issues, etc. We are really lucky because we have a pretty full list of regular hall users and, with the additional income from our fundraising events, we are able to plan even more improvements to the hall. Interested? I do hope so. Please call me on 01553 630319 for a chat, Pauline.

Family 5k Fun Run
16th June 2013 The Walks, King’s Lynn Help raise some money for West Norfolk Carers and come along to their fun day and 5km run. Cost: £10 plus optional additional sponsorship. West Norfolk Carers is a charity based in King’s Lynn supporting unpaid carers. For more information contact Laura Bradshaw: 01553 768155 Email:

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Ashwicken Church of England Primary School
Road Safety

ALB Village Hall Events Quiz Night
Thursday 9th May Doors open 7.30pm First question 8pm £2.50 per person, max 6 players per team. There is a raffle. You are welcome to bring your own bottle.

Car Boot Sale
Sunday 26th May Open to the public 11am to 2pm. Doors open from 10am for stallholders to allow time to set up. £5.00 per table. Contact any of the committee to book a table. Pauline: 630319 Sarah: 630993 Debbie: 630753

We have had a busy half term educating our children in road safety. Our Year 1 children recently took part in “Step on It” training run by some of our trained staff. The children went out into the school car park and along East Winch Road to learn about moving safely around cars, where to cross safely and actually practised crossing the road. All of the children in our school have now received this invaluable training. Our older junior children have also been out and about learning about “On Road Cycling” led by Tracey Lingfield (County Road Safety Team). Leziate Lakeview Park kindly let us use their car park and junction on to Brow of the Hill Road to practise safe starts and stops, signalling and turns. The children will be tested once they have completed their training. On the subject of road safety, we have a 40 mph speed limit outside our school along East Winch Road, which we consider to be far too fast and dangerous. We continue to campaign for reducing the speed limit to 20mph. If you would like to support us in our campaign, then please contact the school on 01553 630352.

Scavenger Hunt
Sunday 9th June 2 to 4 pm Commencing at 2pm, from the Village Hall. Finishing at 4pm, back at the Village Hall, with afternoon tea.

Open Weekend St Cecilia's Church, West Bilney
27th and 28th July 2013 10.30am to 5pm each day. Learn more about: Elizabeth Freke, Benefactor of St Cecilia's Church; the church and the people of West Bilney past and present.
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Leziate Parish Council Report
The Parish Council met on Wednesday 8th April 2013. The Parish Councillors were delighted to receive a letter from two children of the Parish. They were asking about the back field and requesting that some play equipment could be installed here. It was discussed at length and it was reported that this area did, at one time, have plans for a skateboard park and a multi games area. There was concern over the safety of this area, as it is hidden from view. However, the Parish Council agreed to contact the two girls and invite them to the next meeting so they could see what ideas they have and see if there is a way forward. A letter from NCC was also discussed regarding the mining of silica sand. The Parish Council felt they should be on their guard for any planning applications, as it was stated that the County Council will consider planning application for silica sand favourably if they address the shortfall that will occur now the MIN39 site has been withdrawn. Reports about the high water levels in the sailing club lake were considered. Some councillors thought that this may impact on the wildlife in the area. After some discussion it was agreed to contact the Sailing Club to ask if they were aware why this might be and also if the planning application for powered craft had advanced in any way. A local resident has contacted the Parish Council to see if they would be involved in a litter pick at Bawsey lakes. The Parish Council thought this was an excellent initiative and, if the SNAP teams are unable to supply black bags, then the Parish Council would fund

these up to a certain value. Sibelco have agreed to dispose of the rubbish, once collected. There was some disappointment expressed when it was reported that Cllr Smith attended a meeting at the Police HQ in Wymondham and there was no allocation of funds, at the moment, for Homewatch. The Parish Council felt that this should be supported as it is an integral part of Police work. Cllr Bramwell gave a resumé on the progress of the Planning Inquiry into the incinerator. It seems that the programme is slipping and it will probably go on longer than originally planned. Cllr Beales also reported that the Borough Council has agreed to extend the budget for the inquiry. The AGM of the Parish Council will be held on 8th May 2013 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All Parishioners are welcome and there is a 10 minute open forum where any queries or comments can be made.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Free Adult Wildlife Workshop Sunday 5th May, 6 to 10am Birdsong For Beginners. Rise with the Lark and join Nick Acheson as he gives tips on recognising common bird songs. Location: Reffley Community Centre and Reffley Wood Booking essential: 01603 598333

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Break Morley House Quiz Night
Friday 17th May, 7.30pm South Wootton Village Hall Morley House, which is run by the charity BREAK, provides respite and care for disabled children mainly with autism in Tennyson Road, KL. The Quiz Night will raise funds for the children to renovate their much loved and used sensory room. Tickets £5 per head, BYO drinks and snacks. Teas etc available, raffle. For more information, or to buy tickets contact Karan: or 01553 630340. If you are unable to attend the night but wish to make a donation, buy raffle tickets or can give cakes/biscuits for the event, then please contact me.

Tickets £12.50 from Maria 01553 842 566. Lilian 01553 841 852 Email: Proceeds from the raffle to Middleton & District RBL If you are not a member of our Branch please consider joining us. You will receive a very warm welcome, whether you are ex-service or not. All are welcome. More details from John Moran on 01553 84 059 or Julian Kirk on 01945 430109. Julian Kirk, Chairman

Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)
A Trip to the Masai Mara by David Pelling Tuesday 28th May, 7.30pm Barn Theatre, Sacred Heart Convent School, Swaffham. Access and parking from Sporle Road. We welcome back David Pelling as our guest speaker. David is a NarVOS member and RSPB Titchwell volunteer. He has given NarVOS some excellent presentations in the past. You can be sure that his trip to the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve in Kenya last year will have provided David with another superb talk to entertain us. Visitors most welcome. Admission £2 on the night if you are not a NarVOS member. For more information about this meeting or NarVOS call Ian Black on 01760 724092

Royal British Legion Middleton & District Branch
Our first Luncheon of the year is at the William Burt Centre, West Winch on 12th May, 12noon for 12.30. Tickets £10, from Lilian Fisher 01553 841 852, Proceeds from the raffle to Middleton & District RBL Other events include Jazz Evening 8th June, Middleton Village Hall. The Band playing during the evening is the well known Norfolk band

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Christian Aid Week th th 13 to 19 May.
In mid-May, churches of all denominations will be banding together to collect money to feed the hungry. This isn't just by supplying handouts to the starving, rather by giving the poor a voice, enabling them to secure rights to their land so that it can't be grabbed from them because there is no legal document, and campaigning against tax evasion by large corporations. Once communities are secure, they can look to the future, grow enough to feed their families and earn enough to educate their children. Envelopes for donations will be in churches and shops, or will be put through your door. At a time when many of us are beginning to worry about job security, we can appreciate how much our help matters to the poorest of this world. Please help by giving generously.

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre
We now have a collection bank for recycled clothes/shoes and also a bottle bank as well as our existing yellow bins for towels, blankets and newspapers. All the bins are by the visitor centre. We are very grateful for any donations you make. Our Open Day this year will be on Sunday, 7th July from 10am to 4pm. Please support us if you can. Many thanks.

King's Lynn Male Voice Choir
Tuesday 4th June 7pm for 7.30pm start Park House Hotel, Sandringham The Companions of Park House are pleased to present an Evening Pastorale with the King's Lynn Male Voice Choir £10 to include a glass of wine and canapés. There will be a limited cash bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks For tickets or further information please email or phone Park House (01485 543000) or Phil (01553 631663) The Companions of Park House raise funds to help disabled people enjoy a holiday at Park House Hotel.

125 Club Monthly Draw
Prize draw for March 2013 was made on 27th of the month at the Short Mat Bowls Club of East Winch. The winners were: £75 No 60 Mr R H Cox £15 No 74 Mr D Underwood £10 No 36 Mrs L Hill and No 94 Mr J Youngman Congratulations to all our winners.

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Cycle Together Sandringham
Sunday 23 June Cycle Together is organised by Leonard Cheshire Disability national events team. All the money raised will go to its local respite hotel, Park House, Sandringham. Suitable for all ages and abilities. The routes have been created by experienced local cyclists, and are designed to stay away from busy roads and enjoy the charms of Norfolk's back roads and villages. There will be free food and drink stations at selected intervals, and there are plenty of great pubs and cafés along the way for those planning to make a leisurely day out of it. All rides start and finish in the grounds of Park House at Sandringham. There will be ample free parking. The routes will be clearly sign-posted, and there will be mechanical and medical support along the way for those that need it. The event is receiving generous support from local businesses including: Adrian Flux Insurance, Masterfoods, Stream Foods, Jordans Cereals, Fat Birds Don't Fly and Steve's Taxi Service, Dersingham. For full details and on-line entry visit, or text CYCLE to 80878 (standard text rates apply), or phone 020 3242 0239 for a postal application form. For more information, please contact Phil Davies on

Gaywood Library Events Gaywood Valley Archaeology
Artefacts Workshop 15th May 1 to 3pm A chance to come along and look at local archaeological finds with the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society. Booking essential. For further information or to book your place please contact the library on (01553) 768498 Gaywood and the Archaeology of the Gaywood Valley 15th May 6.30 to 7.30pm A talk by Dr Clive Jonathan Bond, Chairperson of the West Norfolk and King's Lynn Archaeological Society. Booking essential. For further information or to book your place please contact the library on (01553) 768498 Archaeology Dig 18th and 19th May Part of the Heritage Lottery funded Gaywood Valley Archaeological Project. There will be opportunities over the weekend of 18th /19th May to get involved in digging, surveying and finding ancient artefacts.

Gaywood Library Half Term Event
Pirate Storytime Tuesday 28th May 10.30 to 11.30am Come to Gaywood library for pirate stories and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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West Norfolk Village Games Sunday 30 June 2013
This annual event is being held at Lynnsport. This is our 5th year of entering as the GLAM team, made up from people who live in the parishes of Gayton, Leziate, Ashwicken, Middleton and East Winch. We still need people for the following: Badminton: senior & junior events Table Tennis: senior & junior events Mini Athletics: combined senior & junior event (over 11 as at 01.09.12) Netball: senior & junior events (juniors over 11 as at 01.09.12) Squash: senior event Indoor Bowls: junior event 5-a-side-Football: senior & junior events (juniors over 14 as at 01.09.12, ie school years 10 and 11) Darts: senior team Gymnasticators: junior event (juniors over 8 and under 11 as at 01.09.12, ie school years 4, 5 and 6) Mini-Soccer: junior event (juniors over 9 and under 11 as at 01.09.12, ie school years 5 and 6) Rounders: combined senior and junior event Fitness Triathlon: combined senior and junior event (juniors over 12 as at 01.09.12, ie school years 8, 9, 10 and 11) 'Senior' = over 16 years and 'junior' = under 16 and over 8 years as at 01.09.2012, unless otherwise stated. For further information, please contact Sarah Byatt 01553 630993

Active Norfolk Walks
Bawsey Country Park. Wednesday 8th May, 10.30am Walk with the Ramblers. A figure of 8 walk. The first loop will be 2.5 miles and bring you back to the start point. Then picnic lunch followed by a 6 mile loop if you wish to join in. Find out about the Short and Leisurely walks the Ramblers have to offer this summer. Loop 1, Grade 2 Loop 2, Grade 4 Meet at car park off B1154 just east of the Sandboy Pub. Bring a packed lunch. Sandringham Country Park Friday 31st May, 10.30am Sandringham visitor centre car park. Walk along woodland paths. Visitor centre available for refreshments.

Gayton Cricket Club Fixtures
4th May, home, Castle Acre 11th May, away, Fakenham 18th May, away, Grimston (friendly) 24th May (Fri), home, Mundford (cup) 25th May, away, Bircham 1st June, home, Denver 2nd June (Sun), home, Charity XI 8th June, away, Gooderstone 15th June, home, Fakenham 22nd June, away, Castle Acre 29th June, home, Grimston (friendly)
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St Nicholas’ Church Concerts For 2013
Sunday 16th June at 3.30pm The Midsummer Singers. Friday 21st June, 6.30pm The West Norfolk Jubilee Youth Orchestra Please note this is an evening concert. Admission on the door £5 adults, £3.50 concessions Friday 4th October King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir This again will be an evening concert. We are hoping to have The Military Wives as a supporting act. Please remember these dates and support. The Gayton Teddy Bear Trail will start on Sunday 30th June 2013 so please start getting your Teddy Bears ready on Saturday 29th June. The prize giving will take place on Sunday 7th July 2013 at the All-age Service in St Nicholas' Church, Gayton. This gives everyone a lovely sunny week (hopefully!) to buy a map and walk around the village looking at the displays. I do need to hear from you by 31st May if you would like to take part so, if you would like to join in, please ring 01553 636275 leaving your name and telephone number clearly or (text only) 07940 500787. It would be such a shame to have to cancel it. Much looking forward to hearing from you. Sarah Renwick

Teddy Bear Trail 2013

Gayton SNAP
16th May, 7pm Gayton Primary School Come and find out what SNAPs, or Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels, are all about. This is a public meeting so all are welcome. It is held by the Police, Borough Council and West Norfolk Partnership. They want to find out the issues and concerns of the local community. If you have an issue that you wish to put to the panel, come and have your say at the meeting.

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Gayton Parish Council News
Meeting held 8th April 2013 Tree Management The Council noted the results of the tree inspection of the trees on the playing field in Gayton. Some remedial work is recommended but does not require any urgent action. The Council agreed to seek quotes for the cost of the work to consider at a later date. Playing Field Car Park At the March meeting, the Council decided to request evidence of a Traffic Management Plan and details of how the School will attempt to educate parents on where to park, before it would be willing to agree to allocate a portion of the playing field car park for the School teachers to use. The Clerk reported at the April meeting that the School Headteacher had withdrawn the School's request to use the playing field car park in light of the concerns raised by residents in the area and the Council's subsequent response to the School. Highway Improvements Mr Beales visited several sites with Andy Wallace, Highways Engineer, to ascertain whether they would be appropriate to install gates on either side of the road in a bid to slow traffic by making the road appear narrower. Andy agreed that gates could be sited on Winch Road and on Lynn Road, at the Litcham end. The Council also recognised the speeding issues on Grimston Road and agreed to make a bid for funding for two pairs of gates for Winch Road and Lynn Road and one gate to be installed on

Grimston Road as there is not enough room for a pair on the verges here. The applications for funding must be in by 30th April, so the Council will formally decide on the quotation for the manufacturer and installation of the gates it will accept at the May or June meeting once it has been informed whether it will receive funding. Leased land The Clerk reported that, following further discussions with NPS regarding the surrender of the lease, a fence must be erected between the owned and leased land before the surrender can take place. It was acknowledged that the responsibility for this lies with the Jubilee Hall Management Committee who owns the land adjacent to the leased land. Mr Beales reported that he knew of a possible new tenant for the owned land who would be willing to install a fence as part of the tenancy. Speedwatch It was noted that nearly 6 months have passed since it was agreed to resurrect the Parish Speedwatch team. The Chairman is still waiting for confirmation that he can vet forms and Mr Grant has only just received a list of names of new volunteers to join the scheme. It is hoped that the team will be up and running soon. For the full minutes of the meeting, visit The next meeting is planned to be on 13th May at 7.30pm. This will be preceded by the Annual Parish Meeting starting at 7pm.

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Dates for your diary
Thursday 23rd May, Gayton Village Hall, from 3.30pm Never been to Messy Church? Then come along and try it! For parents/carers and their children. Messy Church is relaxed and informal. It is fun and exciting with: Craft activities Live music A shared meal See you there! Forward Notice for Parents Messy Church on the Beach Last year we took a group of 'Messy Church children' (and parents) to the beach. It was great fun. Even the weather was warm and dry when we arrived at Heacham. Quite a feat in 2012. If there is sufficient interest we plan a similar trip this year in July. We will be giving more details at Messy Church and through the schools in the coming weeks. Please register your interest so that we can see if it is a 'goer'! Family Services St Nicholas, Gayton, 10.30am Sunday 5th May Sunday 12th May

Bible Study: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills" In May and June we'll be looking at the religious importance of the mountains and high places to Judaism and Christianity. Meetings take place around the benefice in people's houses, with coffee at 7pm and the study at 7.30pm. There is no need to come to them all, drop in if you feel like it. Tuesday 14th May Travels in the desert. Florence and Geoff Newton, 3, Hawthorn Road, Gayton. Wednesday 22nd May No meeting Tuesday 28th May Psalms and prophecy. Joan and Les Lees, 11, Birch Rd, Gayton. Wednesday 5th June Jackie Ramsay, Anston Lodge, Station Rd, East Winch Parish Registers Baptism 7th April at St Nicholas, Gayton Leonard Monty Sutherland Funerals 19th April at Mintlyn Crematorium Kenneth Scott of Ashwicken. 24th April at St Nicholas, Gayton Mavis Bridges 27th April at All Saints, Ashwicken Grete Friis 30th April at Mintlyn Crematorium Leslie Easter of Gayton Parish Magazine also at

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5th May 9am 10.30am 9th May 6.30pm 12th May 10.30am 11.00am 19th May 9am 10.30am 23rd May 3.30pm 26th May 10.30am 3pm 2nd June 9am 10.30am Sixth Sunday of Easter Ashwicken Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship Ascension Day Ashwicken Ascension Day Seventh Sunday of Easter Gayton Holy Communion East Winch Morning Prayer Day of Pentecost East Walton Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship Gayton Jubilee Hall Messy Church Trinity Sunday Gayton Holy Communion East Winch Family Service + Baptism First Sunday after Trinity Ashwicken Holy Communion Gayton All Age Worship Prov 8 : 1-4, 22-31 Rom 5 : 1 - 5 John 16 : 12 - 15 1 Kings 8, 22-23,41-43 Gal 1 : 1-12 Luke 7 : 1 – 10 Acts 16 : 16 - 34 Rev22:12-14,16,17,20-end John 17 : 20 - end Acts 2 : 1 - 21 Romans 8 :14 -17 John 14 ; 8 - 17 Acts 16 : 9 - 15 Rev 21 : 10,22-22 : 5 John 14 : 23 - 29

Please Note: Ascension Day We will be holding an Ascension Day service at All Saints Ashwicken on Thursday 9th May at 6.30pm Sunday 26th May The service at East Winch will be a Family Service with Baptism at 3pm instead of a 6pm Holy Communion Service, the change is just for this month. When the disciples were together there came what looked like tongues of flame resting on each one of them Holy Spirit, unpredictable as the wind, unquenchable as fire, yet gentle as a dove, breathe new energy into our lives and new life into our souls. Amen
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Registered Council Contractors
All types of garden work undertaken. Regular garden maintenance and contract work. Paving, patios and fencing. Contact KEVIN on 01553 636515 or 01553 636416
If you are new to the area, and would like to meet other Mums, or just want to get out of the house for a couple of hours, come and join us at:
East Winch Village Hall Tuesdays: 9.30am - 11.30

Contact Sarah on 01553 841806 or 07871 110188

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Gayton Jubilee Village Hall
The Hall's AGM was held on 12th April. It was indeed a reflection on this time in which we live, as there were no members of the public, only representatives from two organisations that came along. The Village Hall is historically a very important part of our local community. Whether a babe in arms, a school age child or adult; there is, at sometime during any week, something for you to join in with. Unfortunately, with the horrendous rises in the utility bills and general living, we Trustees at the Hall are finding it harder to raise funds to meet these costs. We want to be able to continue to keep up the high standards that we have set, and the public have now come to expect and appreciate. To do this another £1,000 per year is needed. Please support us and come along to our public events. We can't do it if you don't help. The Gayton Jubilee Hall, built in 1887 and added to over the years, has seen in these past six years a huge refurbishment inside and out. It may not be a large Hall but it has a very unique ambience which is not found anywhere else. The listed events are all in aid of the Jubilee Village Hall. All donations gratefully received. Coffee Morning Saturday 11th May 10am till 12noon. Homemade cake stall, plus more Coffee Morning Saturday 15th June 10am till 12noon Homemade cake stall, plus more!

Bingo Plus Raffle Friday 19th July Eyes down at 7.30pm information: 01553 636178 GFor AYTON THORPE NEWS

Gayton WI
Well, the cold weather certainly seems to have gone on and on a bit this year, which reflected on the numbers attending our April meeting. Now the sun is shining and the weather improving, we hope that all members will be fit and well and look forward to seeing them at our next meeting. For those of us who were able to attend, it was a very enjoyable evening. We had lots of new events to discuss (so watch this magazine and village posters for details) together with ideas for our next year's calendar. Our speaker this month was a lady from the Samaritans. She gave us a very detailed talk on the inception of the charity, the very varied and sometimes very difficult problems the 'Sams' deal with and the recruitment and training of their volunteers. No one, and no problem, is ever too much. We had our raffle and competition, which this month, was 'A Happy Poem'. Tea and home-made biscuits followed. Our next meeting is on the 7th May, at 7.30pm in the Jubilee Hall. Our competition will be to see who can bring as many new pennies with different dates on them as possible. I expect there will be a lot of piggy bank raiding going on for this one! Kay Shambrook

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Southlands Dental Practice

Comprehensive private dental care for adults and children in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Services available include:

Dentistry based on the individual needs of each patient Modern surgeries all located on the ground floor An emphasis on preventative care and promoting oral health Monthly payment plan available Dental Therapist and Hygienist services Denture work including the planning, design and all types of impressions and tooth preparation for different types of dentures Cosmetic dentistry

Mr. R.A. Furniss (U. London) • Mr. R.J.F. Bentley (U. London) Mrs. A.L. Wren (U. London) • Mrs. C.M.A. Bentley (U. Bristol) Mrs. C. Shearer (Dental Therapist)

Telephone : Swaffham (01760) 721385
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Gayton Evergreens
Non members welcome for a fee of £2. March Meeting On 20th March forty plus members met at the Carpenters Arms, East Winch for Lunch. A meal of ham egg and chips followed by apple crumble and custard, was heartily enjoyed amongst jolly good company. No matter where we are there is always a raffle and this was no exception. We also played the football tote, winners of five pounds each were Jane Scudamore and Sandra Pepperell, rounding off our lunchtime capers. April Meeting Wednesday 17th April found Evergreen members on a coach bound for Boston in Lincolnshire, where it was market day. As the coach travelled along the A17 the sight of thousands of beautiful golden daffodils adorning the fields really did make it look as though spring had finally sprung. We arrived about 10.30am and went about our own way. Some chose to visit the beautiful St Botolph's Parish Church (known as the Boston Stump), where they serve morning coffee and cakes. We met up again at 2.30pm to head off to the Bay Tree garden centre. On arrival the raffle was drawn. We spent the rest of the afternoon looking at tempting things for the summer garden. I think it is fair to say some were tempted a little too much. I hope the summer blooms reward them. Upcoming meetings 17th May, 2.30pm, Gayton Jubilee Hall. We will once again welcome Jenny Sparks, who has visited us before giving a talk on her Dexter Cows. This time she will talk about her experiences with sheep. We know that it will be a jolly meeting rounded off with afternoon tea. 22nd June, we meet in the Gayton Jubilee Hall for a Strawberry Tea priced at £2.50. For information please ring Kath: 636178

Gayton WI Strawberry Fayre
Saturday 13th July 2 to 4pm Come along to the Jubilee Hall to enjoy a strawberry cream tea, handy crafts and delicious homemade cakes that are on sale, and prize raffle. Meet and chat to the ladies of your Gayton WI, find out what it's all about, bring the children. We're all somebody's Mum, Granny or Auntie and we don't bite honest, but we do make lovely things to eat, have lots of tales to tell and photos from across the 66 years of the WI in Gayton.

Beauty Treatment in Gayton
Clouds Salon in Gayton are pleased to announce that their beauty treatment room is now open. They welcome Mrs Julia Thorn, an experienced beauty therapist, offering a wide range of beauty treatments within the salon. Clouds would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience while improvements to the salon were being made.

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Approved coal merchant Family run business established for over 70 years
English house coal in various sizes and Wildfire. A large variety of smokeless fuels, including Antracite, Taybrite, Phurnacite and Homefire ovals. All fuels available in either 50kg (loose) or 25kg (pre-packed). High quality kiln dried wood and heat logs. Very competitive rates with discounts available.

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Gas & oil boiler service £49 Landlord Certificates £49 Gas cooker installations Bathroom plumbing

Every aspect of your plumbing and heating needs undertaken
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Tel: 01485 520637 Mob: 07780 776576 email:

Norfolk Wills
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Supplying excellent products for all double glazing requirements Energy efficient double glazed windows High quality security doors Stylish conservatories and porches Fascia, soffit and guttering Providing you with the highest standard home improvements from a company you can always trust, with over 40 years experience 10 year insurance backed guarantee and FENSA registration giving you total peace of mind To find out how we can help improve your home call us for a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTATION 01553 844553 07986 587046

Wills, Living Wills, Trusts Lasting Power of Attorney Creditor Protection Safe Custody Probate Services
For free confidential consultations, daytime, evening or weekends call Natalie Day on 01553 670314

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Re-upholstery, repairs & loose covers

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Looking up to Lanky Hill
I drafted this article sitting in the restaurant of the hotel chain Lenny Henry is so fond of near Old Street Tube Station in London, so Lanky Hill was well out of sight. 'Out of sight' is where it is going to remain for us all, now that Mike Chamberlain wrote the last missive from his house on the hill in March. Many of us will have fond memories of Jake the older, Jake the younger, the antics of the bird life and his annual daffodil display which is truly splendid (not to mention his teeth!). The ladies in his life have often been mentioned but not always in the best of light, however, he might take comfort in knowing that the central heating thermostat is a 'venus and mars' thing! I watched Pointless in my hotel room after I checked in and one contestant told viewers that he had recently retired and, in response to being asked what his interests were, he replied 'keeping the wife happy'. Now there's a thought Mike! My colleague lent me The Times newspaper on our return journey and in it I found the following letter which I felt had the right 'flavour' for this piece: Sir, I was excited to read (Apr 3) that eating mackerel will add two years to my life, because I am a collector of added years. I added ten years when I stopped smoking, two when I gave up white sugar, three when I began eating bran for breakfast, six when I began going to the gym. Before continuing with these grisly tasks, I would just like to confirm: these added years to run consecutively, not concurrently, don't they? Thank you Mike for your many consecutive years of 'A View from Lanky

Hill', we have had much fun reading your news and hearing your country lore and we wish you and the daffodils a flourishing spring. Sarah Renwick

The Summer Event Gayton Social Club
Saturday 6th July at 2pm. In aid of SERV Norfolk Live music with: Evolution Infidels Best Served Chilled Jemma B Billy the Kid. Raffle: 1st prize - £250, 2 prize iPod Nano 3rd prize Blu-Ray Player and lots of other prizes.

Raffle tickets on sale now from committee members or social club. Also Face Painting, Princess Party, Bouncy castle and lots more. An event not to be missed New Date for your diary: Gayton Social Club 100th Birthday Saturday 27th July

Christian Aid Week 13th to 19th May.
Envelopes for donations will be in churches and shops, or will be put through your door. Please help by giving generously. Full details on p15 of this magazine.
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18 Lynn Road Dersingham Opening hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-2pm
Telephone Maria 01485 541111 07743 052897

Matt King Boiler Services
Oil Boiler Servicing Breakdowns Commissioning
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Cosy bar, with meals Restaurant with hot & cold seasonal buffet and a la carte menu

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Courtyard at front Garden at rear with Boules/Petanque pitch, League Matches & general use

Freephone: 0800 977 5202 Tel/Ans: 01328 730206 Mobile: 07817 878580
All types of building and hard landscaping undertaken. Fully insured by Government endorsed work scheme.

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Cross Roads Gayton Thorpe

Telephone & Fax 01553 766795

Stockist of various brackets, fixings, etc.
Tel: 01553 636605
We also supply GATES, FENCES & IRON WORK


Also at DOWNHAM MARKET 01366 384182

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Incinerator update
As Henry Bellingham MP gave evidence to the inquiry he raised many issues including the County Council's 'last minute switch' to the £46million more expensive Cory Wheelabrator bid. The Planning Inspector is expected to send her recommendation to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Gov Eric Pickles around July 2013. In the meantime, instead of crossing our fingers and hoping for the best, we all have the opportunity to take control of our own destiny. If the 2nd May 2013 election shows a decisive swing in favour of reforming Norfolk County Council, the impact could be dramatic. If you share the view, that the incinerator must not be forced on people, it is necessary to vote and above all do so wisely. Most, if not all, candidates declared their apparent opposition to the incinerator. However, out of 14 West Norfolk County Councillors only 3 distinguished themselves by standing up for us. The inquiry has taken longer and cost more than expected. This favours Cory Wheelabrator because NCC agreed to pay their legal fees with our money. For KLWIN it is a real challenge to meet the ongoing cost, which is why our fundraising events are so necessary. Please come to as many as you can. 10th May, 7:30pm The Jeremy Irons - Candid Brady Film 'Trashed' will now be shown at King's Lynn Arts Centre, 29 King's Street. “If you think waste is someone else's problem, think again” this powerful film is changing attitudes, tickets £5. 18th May 7pm Back by popular demand KLWIN's 2nd Bollywood Curry Night, tickets £12 in advance only. Call 01553 840640.

13th July African Music & Dance with the brilliant Anna Mudeka Band. Tickets in advance £10, or £12 on the door. Call 01553 840 640. For more information please visit &

Rogue Traders and Cold Callers
Top Tips from Norfolk Police for keeping your property safe: Always keep your back door locked when answering your front door, so noone can enter your property without your consent. Use a spy hole, chain or window to look at any caller you don't recognise. Always ask for ID. Not sure? Don't open the door. Check the caller is genuine by telephoning their company using the number in the phone book. Use an accredited trader to carry out work at your home. Try the Norfolk Trusted Trader Scheme run by Norfolk Trading Standards. Don't agree to any work or sign anything on the spot. Don't be pressured into having work carried out. Never pay cash up front. Discuss any work you feel needs doing with a relative or friend who can help you find a reputable trader. Call 999 if you think a rogue trader is at your property. For more information: /homesecurity/boguscallersroguetraders. aspx
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GEOFFREY GRIEF Painter and Decorator
Interior and Exterior Painting and Decorating
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Chimney sweeping, brush and vacuum Handyman and gardener Garden clearances Man with a Van
Friendly and reliable service Fully insured 01553 810114

At Middleton Village Hall (opposite Middleton Primary School) Currently we have some vacancies for children aged between 2yrs and school age, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 12 noon during term time. As well as offering 15 hours free Government funding for 3 and 4 year olds, we are now able to offer free places for some eligible 2 year olds subject to them meeting the local Children’s Centre criteria. Buttercups offers a safe, fun, learning environment with caring, experienced and well qualified staff. 01553 841131 07934 170412

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Learn, Laugh, Love and be the best that you can be You may have heard in the news that all schools will be receiving extra funding for Sport in School. I thought I would let you know some of the ways we will be spending ours to ensure that every child in our school has access to high quality sport!

Equipment Over the past year as a school we have spent several thousands of pounds on sports equipment: rugby and netball to hockey, athletics and rounders. When I arrived at the school in January 2012 there was very little for our Key Stage 2 children. Our intention is to use some of this money to ensure that we continue to have the equipment we need so that all our children can participate in a full range of sports.

Curriculum enrichment is a priority at Gayton Primary School. The children have weekly music lessons from specialist music teachers. We have had dance and drama lessons and workshops. The children have also worked with local artists on whole school projects. We have an excellent range of clubs both after school and at lunchtime. Our aim is to ensure we use it to give all of our children a range of sporting experiences and opportunities. Gymnastics at Lynn Sport Next year our 4 youngest classes will have 10 gym sessions making use of this excellent facility TOP Coaching Our 2 oldest classes will have weekly afternoon sports sessions run by TOP COACHING. Stuart and his team have always run very popular after school clubs and now they will be working with classes every week. Cluster Sports Events As a growing Primary we like to be able to take teams to all of the cluster sports festivals and events. The cost of the coaches to transport the children is high and the funding will help with this.

My latest purchase: A vortex howler for Athletics.

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Lynn Road, Gayton, King’s Lynn Tel: ( 01553 ) 636234 Fax: ( 01553 ) 636121
Free delivery within the local area


Established 1920

vMeat sourced from local farms, processed here at our own abattoir vFresh bread delivered daily by a local baker vFresh fruit and vegetables, sourced locally vHome made jams and chutneys (made by the ladies at Gayton Preserves) vWide range of olives, pates and cheeses

Ray Smith & Son Landscapes
All types of fencing erected Patios laid, ponds dug or filled in Treework & pruning Full lawn care service Hedges trimmed, reduced or removed Garden waste removed & recycled Licensed waste carrier Full public liability insurance

Free estimates 01553 840424

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Gayton Primary School, continued Coaching Sessions From the School Games Organiser Jo Dickson

Clubs and Coaching Sessions We now have a football and a hockey club that is free for our children to attend. We often have other specialist coaches in to deliver a range of sporting activities.

Jo Dickson will continue to coach our children each week. Everything from multi skills to hockey. Swimming Our Key Stage 2 children will swim at Greyfriars and St James Swimming Pool in the Autumn Term.
Kestrel Class warming up for Quad Kids Athletics with Kate Bamfield

Please visit us online

Estate Agents, Letting Agents and Valuers


King’s Lynn office 01553 770055 Lettings 01553 660866
Offices also at Fakenham, Wells-next-the-Sea and London

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Good cooking starts with a Clean Oven

Friendly, professional, reliable & tidy Completely safe, gentle cleaning system No fumes, no mess, no bother Removes grease, fat & burnt on carbon deposits from: Ovens Grills Extractors Filters BBQs Microwaves Hobs Ranges AGAs

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Christine's Garden Maintenance

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Untidy garden? Unable to manage It all yourself?
Experienced lady gardener offers reliable help and extra hands for larger jobs

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Quality Decorators (est. 1974)
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Internal and external painting and decorating Painting Wall papering Artexing Coving Free estimates, fully insured, no VAT
01485 601346 07766 114463

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Opportunity Wards 2013
The Borough Council's West Norfolk Disability Forum is seeking nominations for this year's Opportunities Awards. The search is on for individuals or organisations in West Norfolk who have demonstrated innovation, imagination and commitment in ensuring equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in the local community; or for people who have overcome the challenges that a disability can present with determination and spirit. Awards are to be made, but not limited to, the following categories: Young Carers Voluntary Organisations Service Providers Employers Achievement in Sport Volunteering and Helping Others Charity Work The awards will be hosted by the Borough Mayor at the Corn Exchange on 1st July 2013. To make your nominations for the awards: Write to: Becky Parker, West Norfolk Disability Forum, King's Court, Chapel Stree, King's Lynn, PE30 1EX Email: Download a nomination form from: The deadline for nominations is 7th June 2013.

ThinkingWISP Fast Local Broadband
Do you have a problem receiving high quality broadband from mainstream providers? Wireless internet from ThinkingWISP may provide the solution. ThinkingWISP is a partnership between the Norfolk Rural Community Council, AF Affinity and InTouch Systems. It uses wireless technology to transmit a broadband connection across much of north, south, east and mid-Norfolk as well as the Waveney area. The signal is then picked up by customers using a small receiver and all remissions are encrypted for security. It offers a fast way to connect to the internet without the speed, cost or service restrictions of traditional solutions. As it’s wireless, customers can benefit even if the conventional internet in their area is slow. ThinkingWISP offers four service packages ranging from 3mb 'Home' to 10mb 'Business Plus', with prices starting from £15.99 per month. The service uses very low contention rates (the number of people who share the same band width) to ensure customers receive a consistent, high speed service. To find out if ThinkingWisp is available where you live and for full details of packages and prices visit or call 01603 558 001. For further information contact: Hayley Mace: 01603 881827 or 07918 907472 or

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Tree surgery & hedge maintenance

Bridge House
Winch Road, Gayton

Spacious, en-suite rooms, two on the ground floor Twin, double and family rooms available Award winning Country House Bed and Breakfast Now with our own free-range eggs and fresh baked bread
John & Margaret Currey 01553 636756

JOHN MINDHAM (Professionally insured)

Tel: 01760 755423 (West Acre) & 07770 488788

Gaywood Natural Health Centre

Neil Fennel, Osteopath
Prompt help for many conditions in adults and children

The Centre also offers:
Massage Aromatherapy EFT (phobias) Reflexology Craniosacral therapy Telephone 01553 761484

2 St. James Street Telephone King’s Lynn, PE30 5DA 01553 773732

14Wootton Road VOLUME King’s Lynn N BARBERS E Telephone: 01553 692924
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Blackborough End Equestrian Centre
Professional riding instruction by BHS qualified instructors Comprehensive shop for horse and rider Superb facilities Hacks and pleasure riding Children’s holiday activities

David Price Ltd
Qualified Accountants
Over 30 years experience in practice and industry
Year end accounts, Payroll, VAT returns, CIS refunds Bookkeeping (manual and SAGE) Self assessment tax returns Limited company formations HMRC investigations

Telephone David or Richard 01760 755442 or 07500 042202

Abbeyfields, Back Lane, Castle Acre, PE32 2AR
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Situated just off the A47 between Middleton and East Winch Telephone: (01553) 841212 Web:

Delivered to your door
Small quantities also available for collection from Orchard Sawmills, Rougham Contact David Woods on 01328 838404 or 07785 724611

Permeable Paving Natural Paving & Driveways Brickweave Paving Slabs & Shingles Landscaping Groundworks & Drainage Turfing Fencing & Decking

Fencing panels made to order

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For all your domestic and industrial maintenance requirements including

Bathroom/kitchen fitting, tiling, plumbing. All general maintenance or repairs undertaken Emergency call out available OFTEC registered Member, Guild of Master Craftsmen Please contact MICK BONE Tel: 01553 841342 Mob: 07960 170826

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Services, Repairs and Replacements Garage door repairs Key cutting Carpentry Upvc repairs Board ups Joinery Glazing Locksmith
For all your needs, from a broken kitchen cupboard front to a complete new kitchen, a new garden gate to a rotten window sill, a lost set of keys to a faulty Upvc door, misty windows to a cracked pane of glass. And don’t forget that faulty garage door! Your local 24 hour tradesman No job is REALLY never too big or too small
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Gayton Social Club Your friendly village club
Coming soon
Dave Kingsbury Charity Football Match is on the 4th May with evening entertainment at the club This year is the 100th anniversary of The Gayton Social Club Watch this space for details of the celebrations to commemorate this momentous year You can now find us on Facebook

July 6 Annual Charity Event This years charity Is “SERV” Live music from local bands including Evolution Jimmy Rockit Billy the Kid Infidels and more to be announced


History Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month Next meetings 1st May & 5th June

Now you can visit Narford Therapy Centre for chiropractic treatment, beauty therapy, reflexology, massage and hairdressing... ..........all on your doorstep, with free and accessible parking. Narford Therapy Centre is just off the A47, opposite the Narborough turn off

New hairdresser at your local therapy centre 01760 444418
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New roofs Strip & retile Repairs Chimeys rebuilt Fascias & gutters Leadwork Loft insulation
18 years experience Free estimates

Worzels Roofing

James Kemp B.Sc.D.O.
Private health cover recognised
We offer free assessment to see if we can help with your problem

Darron Harrowing
01760 755024, 07990 972381

Grimston Medical Centre Tel: 01485 600341

West Acre Montessori School

Est. 1982

An independent nursery school in East Walton
Set on the Common, we provide a unique, child-centred approach to early education. Staff are mature, confident and qualified to Level3 15 hours per week funding for all 3 & 4 year olds


Contact ROSIE REYNOLDS on 01760 337316

Whitehouse Service Station
Lynn Road, Gayton. Telephone 01553


Fuel sales
petrol, diesel, Autogas & Calor Gas outlet

Convenience store
groceries, fruit & vegetables, household goods frozen goods, wines, beer & spirits, soft drinks national newspapers & magazines fresh dairy and bakery products National Lottery and scratchcards Paypoint and Payzone
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Home Help Personal Care Companionship
For information call 01553 600240 southlincolnshire



Vehicle sales Servicing & MOT preparation New & used defender parts Up to date diagnostics Custom builds

01553 630133 Church Farm Bawsey King’s Lynn Norfolk PE32 1EU

SPECIALIST DEALER FOR: Lawnflite Countax Briggs & Stratton Kubota Air-Seal Products Toro Stihl

For all your Garden Machinery repairs from a pair of shears to a compact tractor
Telephone: 01485 540645

We mend - You mow
The Workshop Marsh Farm Wolferton King’s Lynn PE31 6HB

Machinery repair specialists in tune with your machinery needs
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Domestic Appliance Repairs
Repairs, Safety Checks and Servicing for peace of mind all year round We fix all major brands: • Washing Machines • Dishwashers • Tumble Dryers • Cookers • Storage Heaters • Fridges/Freezers etc.

Trust A.G.M. Services to ensure your appliances are up and running again!
For a fast and reliable service contact GRAHAM on: T el: 01553 673398 Mobile: 07766 404407
Minor electrical works also undertaken (extra sockets, lighting etc) – please enquire

Waste Disposal
Licensed Transfer Station Skip Hire & Waste Bags n Cardboard/Paper Collection n Septic Tanks n Cess Pools n Wheelie Bins, Domestic & Commercial n Rear End Loaders (REL's) n Interceptors n Wash Bays n Brick Rubble & Hardcore n Recycled Shredded Wood (Ideal For Animal Bedding)
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01553 630247

BACO-COMPAK (NORFOLK) LTD, Innisfree Trading Estate, Bawsey, King's Lynn, Norfolk. PE32 1EX

Recent OFSTED inspection report: graded OUTSTANDING

In the grounds of Gayton Primary School, Lynn Road, Gayton