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The

VOICE
June 2015

Our Parish Magazine

Sheringham Park Gina Watling

MAY 20
JUNE 2015

THE GAYTON Gwww.gaytongroupofparishes.org


ROUP OF PARISHES

Hello Everybody.
Well June is upon us, when the fruition of winter days crafting appear on many
village fete stalls and the season of weddings is in full swing. We have our own,
small, but special wedding this month when our daughter gets married. Jars and
bottles have been painted and decorated, bunting made and ideas for a quick
decoration of the rooms for the reception are in full swing. I have discovered that the
mention of wedding seems to add noughts and extra pennies to quotes, What I
really want to know is at what point in our history did the wedding become more
important than the marriage?
If you are getting married or are involved in a wedding this month, I wish you a happy
day full of lovely memories for the future.
Gina

July/August issue is due from the 3rd July. Copy in by 17th. June
Our Pastoral Team
Revd Jane Holmes
Revd Judith Pollard
Revd Sue Martin
Joy Smith
Nell Steele
Revd Jane Holmes

Priest in Charge
Associate Priest
Hospital Chaplain
Reader
Reader
Pastoral Care

The Magazine Team


Gina Watling
Co-editor
Steve Williamson
Adverts
Steve Williamson
Invoicing (adverts)
Sarah Renwick
Distribution
Co-ordinators
Sarah Renwick
Sarah Kerkham
Sarah Byatt
Bill Lewis

Gayton
Gayton Thorpe
Ashwicken, Leziate
& Bawsey
East Walton

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01485 601251
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Church Contacts
All Saints Church, Ashwicken & Leziate with St James, Bawsey
Churchwarden:
Steve Williamson 01553 630203 steve@venes.co.uk
St Marys Church, East Walton
Churchwarden:
Bill Lewis
01760 337438 billandrachel@btconnect.com
St Marys Church, Gayton Thorpe
Churchwarden:
Sarah Kerkham
01553 636253 scmac_26@hotmail.com
St Nicholas Church, Gayton
Contact:
Stan Watkinson
01553 636629 stanwatkinson1@btinternet.com

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CYSTITIS
Symptoms of cystitis are burning pain when passing urine and a desire to
pass urine more often. Although caused by bacterial infection, cystitis can
often be cured simply by drinking plenty of extra fluid. Cranberry juice is
often recommended.
Antibiotic treatment
If cystitis persists for more than three days you may request a prescription
for an antibiotic without making an appointment: just ask at reception or
dispensary. A nurse will contact you to discuss the symptoms and arrange
treatment.
When to see the doctor
If cystitis occurs in a man, a pregnant woman or a child
If you have blood in your urine
If symptoms do not settle after treatment
Urine Specimens
A treat without testing policy is the most cost-effective way to treat
cystitis so a urine test is not needed unless there has been previous
treatment failure. If a member of staff asks you to provide a specimen she
will give you the appropriate container and a plastic pouch to seal it into.
Please ensure that your name and date of birth are written clearly on the
container.

Biohazard
Specimens of all sorts (urine, stool, sputum) could present a hazard to our
staff unless correctly packaged in proper containers sealed inside plastic
pouches. Please do not expect reception staff to accept specimens in the
wrong type of container or without a protective pouch.
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TO
PARISHIONERS
TTOLLARISHIONERS
AA
PALL
O
LL PARISHIONERS
'Please, don't misunderstand me'
'Please, don't misunderstand me.' It's a common enough phrase! Have you ever
pondered on the number of words that begin with the letters mis? Mis is a prefix of
course that can be put before many words in our everyday language mostly with a
negative meanings especially when it comes to good communication.
We mis-conceive, mis-read, mis-construe, mis-hear, mis-understand, therefore we can
easily miss the point and indeed miss out!
The language, the words, we use are so important if we want to communicate well. We
do use other ways of communicating with one another we can express our meaning in
the way we use our bodies a handshake, a shake or nod of the head, a smile etc. But
communication is very difficult without words! Ever tried it? Remember those games of
charades at Christmas with the family?
The dictionary defines the prefix mis as: fail - to catch an object, (ball, bus, train) fail to
meet a person, fail to see, hear or understand. Failure to communicate can lead to two
more 'mis's' mistrust and misery.
If 'mis' is so negative what would its opposite be? Well, I suppose 'catch' or 'get' might do
it.
We catch the ball, bus, train, or get the ball, bus, train ie we 'get it'! When
communicating that means we get through to somebody, we get our message across.
If we can all do that, at least more often than not, we might 'get along' with one another
much better and together we might even 'get there'!
All of us miscommunicate sometimes, quite unintentionally. It encourages me to know
that Christ himself was probably the most misunderstood person ever. Even his own
disciples often misunderstood him. When speaking to his disciples he regularly seems
to say to them things like 'do you still not understand?' If Jesus needed to try hard to
communicate with his disciples then how much more must we mere mortals try to
communicate with one another!
So strive to communicate well. Try not to be misunderstood or misunderstand.
A woman and her four-year old son were in church. Her son yelled out Mummy I have to
pee Shhhh his Mum hissed we don't say that. We say I have to whisper.
The next week the little boy was again in church with his Dad. He leaned over to say
Daddy, I have to whisper Just whisper in my ear his Dad replied!
With love
Revd. Jane
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ASHWICKEN, LEZIATE & BAWSEY NEWS


LEZIATE PARISH COUNCIL REPORT
The Parish Council met on Wednesday 13th May 2015 for the Annual Town Council
meeting.
Cllr Tony Crane was duly elected Chair and Cllr Ray Barnett as Vice Chair. Cllr
Beales attended as the newly elected Borough Councillor.
This was the first meeting of the new Council elected after an uncontested election.
Cllr Crane gave a report of the last year
The annual accounts were approved and declarations of office were all signed.
Our PCSO was again unable to attend as she has been seconded to King's Lynn;
we very much miss her input and enthusiasm and look forward to her being back on
our beat!
It was reported that the pot holes in the village hall drive are getting bad and it was
agreed to get these repaired.
The play area was discussed and it was felt that the equipment is out dated and we
should be looking at refreshing at least some of the equipment. Cllr Barnett agreed
to look at this and see what equipment would be good and then see what grants are
around and perhaps have submit a programme of improvements over the next few
years.
Cllr Coke attended the meeting and announced that Leziate has been included in
the next round of funding for fibre broadband. On questioning, Cllr Coke it didn't
seem clear how many properties this related to and if it was Leziate or Ashwicken.
It was agreed that the Clerk will contact the officer at NCC in charge of this rollout
and try and get some answers before next meeting. Cllr Coke felt that we should
also be able to have input into the positioning of the cabinets as recently there were
some issues with this in Blackborough End.
With all the usual annual business concluded the meeting closed. The next meeting
will be on 10th June 2015 at 7.30 in the Village Hall.

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Leziate WI
The April meeting was held on Tuesday
21 April. We all dressed in red, white and
blue to honour Queen Elizabeth's 89th
birthday. We sang the national anthem
after singing Jerusalem, and all felt very
patriotic. 12 members were present, with
5 apologies.
Member Violet Giles
brought an oasis in a container for each of
us to create a flower arrangement.
Violet also brought along lots of lovely
flowers and greenery, which we were able
to use. Everyone enjoyed this and some
lovely arrangements were completed.
Violet judged these, awarding first to
Eileen Baxter, second to Ann Rainbird,
and third to Betty Alpe. Eileen thanked
Violet for all the work involved for us,
especially the oasis in the containers. It
made everything easier. We all felt quite
proud of the end product. Joan Brown
won the raffle. Tea hostesses were Mary
Ryan and Wendy Twite.

Ashwicken Church of England


Primary School
News

Ashwicken Primary Eco School


Update

Some of us are attending church flower


festivals at Dersingham and Walpole St
Peter. They are always lovely days out.

This term we have


Recycled clothing for Bags 2
School.
Built mini beast hotels from
plastic bottles and natural
materials.
Created a new mini beast
handling Code of Conduct.
Shredded waste paper for
chicken bedding.
Planted a variety of vegetable
seeds in our school garden
area.
Produced lots of compost from
our fruit and vegetable waste.

We do like to have visitors to our monthly


meetings, which are held on the 3rd
Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Leziate
Village Hall. All are very welcome.
Wendy Twite

Coming Up
Our Eco Club are planning an assembly
about endangered animals and our Y
R/1 class are investigating the effect of
pollution on the seaside.

Myrtle Roberts and Margarette Whiskin


were our delegrates for the Federation
Day in Norwich, where everyone was
welcomed by the Lord Mayor.
Many reports were given and a talk by our
national chairman. Norfolk Belles Choir
provided the entertainment.

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West Norfolk Village Games

Darts one person aged 11+

We need you!!

Mini-Soccer - junior event (juniors


over 9 and under 11, ie school years 5
or 6)

Last change to enter this fun event and


get to know some of your fellow
villagers!
DATE: Sunday 28 June 2015
VENUE: Lynnsport
G.L.E.A.M. team, made up of people
who live in the parishes of Gayton,
Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken or
Middleton.
We still need people to take part in the
following events:
Table Tennis female over 16, and
boy and girl aged between 8-16.
Mini Athletics male and female over
16, female aged between 11-16
Netball - senior & junior females
(juniors aged 11+)
Squash 2 people (aged 11+)

Rounders 2 juniors aged under 12,


and one aged 12-16
Fitness Triathlon senior male and
female over 16, junior boy and girl
aged 12-16. (Timed sessions, approx.
5 minutes each on running, cycling and
rowing machines)
'Senior' is aged over 16 years and
'junior' is under 16 and over 8 years as
at 01.09.2014, unless otherwise
stated.
Massive thanks to Sibelco, who have
very kindly agreed to pay for our
GLEAM team T-shirts again this year.
If you would like to take part or would
like further information, please contact
Sarah either by email or telephone as
soon as possible.

Indoor Bowls 2 people aged 8-16

villagegames@hotmail.co.uk
tel: 01553 630993

5-a-side-Football - senior & junior


events (juniors over 14, ie school years
10 and 11)

Sarah,
Village Sports Co-ordinator

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GAYTON NEWS
Gayton Parish Council News
Meeting held 11th May 2015
Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Parish
Council was preceded by the Annual
Parish Meeting where the Council and
public heard updates on the activities
of the Brownies, Girl Guides and
Women's Institute for the year. The
Council also formally approved the
annual accounts.
Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Mr Bob King was unanimously voted in
to continue in the role of Chairman for
the Council whilst Mr Bal Anota was
also unanimously voted to continue as
Vice-Chairman.
Vacancy
Following the elections, there is a
vacancy for one Councillor to join
Gayton Parish Council by co-option. If
you are interested in becoming a
Parish Councillor, please contact the
Parish Clerk.
Skatepark
The Council was pleased to note that
installation work for the skatepark has
begun and the skatepark should be
fully installed within the next few
weeks. The Council hopes to hold a
formal opening ceremony within the
next two months once the skatepark is
fully installed and in use.
Playing Field Car Park
The Council accepted a quotation for
remedial repairs to the car park.

Speedwatch
The Council had a lengthy discussion
about the activity of the speedwatch
team. Whilst there are volunteers
willing to take part, there are very few
Team Leaders. The Team Leader
needs to have access to a computer to
download the results from the
speedgun after each session so that
they can be emailed to Norfolk
C o n s t a b u l a r y. P e t e r G r a n t ,
S p e e d w a t c h C o o r d i n a t o r,
acknowledged Bal Anota's efforts to
undertake the role of Team Leader but
noted that at least two others are
required to ensure that sessions can
be held regularly. If you are interested
in becoming a Team Leader of the
Speedwatch Team, please contact the
Parish Clerk in the first instance.
Bus Shelter on Lynn Road
At the request of a parishioner, the
Council considered making
adjustments to the bus shelter on Lynn
Road, near Winch Road, to improve
visibility for residents leaving their
driveways nearby. The alterations
considered would involve removing
part or all of one Perspex panel from
each side of the shelter. The Council
received costs to undertake the work
and also considered erecting a mirror
on the opposite side of the road,
however, this option requires
clarification from NCC Highways.
The next Parish Council Meeting will
be held at 7.30pm on 8th June at
Gayton Jubilee Hall. 01553 841387
gaytonparishcouncil@gmail.com
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Learn, Laugh, Love and Be the Best that


you can Be!
We were delighted this term to see the
trees, that had been taken down, turn
in a dragon and castle sculpture play
area. The smaller branches have been
put in our woodland for den building
and the wood chippings used as topping
for our pathways so nothing has been
wasted!

We hope to hold an official opening of


the area later this term.
In the
meantime, if you would like to take a
closer look please come and visit or
take a look at the photographs on our
website.

We were very fortunate to have enough


money in our capital fund to complete
the project. It really is a fantastic
addition to our lovely grounds.

We were pleased to have over 30


runners taking part in the GEAR this
year. The rain poured but our children
and parents were brilliant as ever and
ran to raise money for Megans
Challenge.
To find out what is going on in the
classroom this term please visit our
website for photographs and news!

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GAYTON W.I
President Penny welcomed members and guests to the May meeting, especially Pat
Watts of Grimston W.I. who will act as our delegate at the Centenary AGM in the Albert
Hall on 4th June. The Resolution to be voted on at that meeting calls on the Government
to remove the distinction between nursing care and personal care in the assessment of
the needs of individuals, in order to advance health and wellbeing.
Pat gave a clear account of the reasons for this Resolution after which members gave a
majority vote in favour. W.I. members have resolved and campaigned on many social
issues over the Institute's 100 years existence and its representatives are often called
upon to advise Government and other bodies on these matters.
Although the AGM will take place in the Albert Hall it will be shown live by video-link at
various venues all over the country. A group of Gayton members will be attending such
a meeting at Sheringham. The Centenary celebrations have been highlighted in the
media recently. The home-made Centenary Cakes which were going to be given to the
5000-strong members in the Hall are now being distributed by Federations to such
members on their way home. This is because the Albert Hall wanted to charge a
'sampling charge' due to some of the ingredients being donated by commercial
companies, this being acknowledged on the boxes. This clashed with the Hall's
sponsorship rules. As well as tons of the usual ingredients it was said that the 44 W.I.
fruitcakes have 'enough rum in them to paralyse a fleet of pirate ships'! Members are
enjoying watching the six-part drama 'Home Fires', shown on ITV on Sunday evenings.
This is based on the book 'Jambusters' by Julie Summers and centres on the role of
Institute members in the supply of preserves in WWII.
After welcome refreshment, members were entertained by readings of self-penned
poems by Andrea Lorriman, Jan Newman and Kath Roberts. Arrangements were made
for those attending the Walpole Flower Festival on 1st June, an annual event always
enjoyed by our members, and a Safari Lunch on 16th June in Gayton.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 2nd June at 7.30 pm in the Jubilee Hall when we
will be given a talk and demonstration on relaxation. Why not come and relax with us
ladies, you will be made most welcome
Andrea Lorriman

Charles Fosgate
Dione and the family were overwhelmed by all your cards, letters and kind
messages after the sad loss of Charles.
We would like to thank you all so much and to those who attended his
funeral on May 14th. The donations for Tapping House are still to be
counted.
Your support has been so appreciated by us all. Thank you. Much love
Dione

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St Nicholas Churchyard, Gayton.


A Message from the Vicar
Anyone passing the churchyard in the past few months will have
noticed various changes and activity there. However, it seems that
there has been much concern and misunderstanding about what is
happening. We have reported on this in the March and April
magazines this year but there still seems to be some confusion and so
I apologise if communication has not been as good as it should be.
Please be assured that the churchyard is NOT to be left unmanaged or given over to
wildlife. The PCC, along with you all, very much want Gayton churchyard looking
immaculately maintained.
We are trying to create some small areas within the overall management of the
churchyard for wild flowers and it is hoped this will help the existing wildlife in the
churchyard and indeed attract more butterflies and birds and be an enhancement not an
eyesore!
The draft scheme identifies a 2mtr strip along the north front boundary wall (by far the
largest area and which in the past has had to be strimmed as it is too uneven for the
mower) plus two very small areas where there are no visible graves on the south west
side near the kissing gate.
We are very keen that any areas left uncut in order to develop wildflower patches will be
clearly defined with a good 'edge' so that there can be no interpretation that it has simply
been left. No marked graves (however ancient) will be affected. Local villagers who are
helping with the plan will carry out the necessary maintenance to these areas including
strimming twice a year at the correct times in July and October and clearing away the
greenery.
There are number of factors affecting the churchyard at the moment which mean that
currently it is not looking its best - an understatement I know! This may have led to
people thinking we are leaving it all to nature! The problems are:
1. The builders who have been on site now for over a year have caused deep ruts and
they have spread soil (spoilage following drainage works) over some extensive areas.
These are to be made good and reseeded (by the builder hopefully) and returned to
short mown grass.
2. Our contractor who strims the 'areas the mower cannot reach' including the older part
of the churchyard and round unattended headstones is unable to continue.
3. Our two excellent volunteers who use the ride on church mower (Lester and Trevor
to whom we are very grateful) and who keep the areas which can be mowed neat and
tidy have both been out of action.
Please be assured these are temporary issues and the PCC are working hard to find
'stand in' volunteers and to find a new contractor for the strimming.
We are grateful to those who do a great deal to help to keep our churchyard looking
beautiful and cared for, some of you have done so for many years, and to all who
maintain their loved ones memorials and contribute to this valuable work.
It is much appreciated.
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If anyone feels they can help in any way there is always work to do - please call me.
Please also do contact me if you have any concerns. It is your churchyard and
we want to work with you and respect everyone's wishes.
I shall be at an Open Day on Sat. 13th June, between 10 - 11 am.,at the Churchyard,
and will happy to meet with anyone to look at what's happening and explain,
Revd Jane
Conservation update .....
Back in September 2014 the Norfolk Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Diocese of
Norwich identified St Nicholas' Churchyard as being a potentially great site for wildlife as
part of its Churchyard Wildlife Scheme and ran an evening information and training
session which several local people attended. This led to initial work on identifying
suitable areas to maintain for native wildlife. These areas in Gayton churchyard will be
relatively small and the scheme aims to enhance the churchyard and will have a
management plan. This summer we will begin to record all species of plant and animal
found here, with Norfolk Wildlife Trust support. All interested are very welcome to be
involved this is a whole community project.
It has been rewarding to see the first red campion flowers in bloom in areas that have
been left uncut. Early butterfly species rely on the nectar from campion and with
increased pressure on our environment it is rewarding if our churchyard can be a haven
for wildlife like this.
The first year of the project is very much a 'wait and see' time. Areas that have been
continually enriched and fertilised by mulched grass clippings will certainly grow lush
nettles and other larger plants in this first year that can overshadow rarer species. When
these areas are cut it is important to clear all the cut greenery away, leaving the soil with
less nutrients, which will encourage the less dominant plants to take hold.
Of course we will be assessing whether the areas that have been left 'natural' are in
suitable and sensible areas. Simple canes in the ground are not a permanent fixture and
this project needs to evolve slowly We have received very positive comments on the
project from many, but some have expressed concern about areas chosen to remain
uncut, so we have obviously respected their wishes and adapted accordingly.
On Monday 27th July, at 10am, the wildflower areas will be getting their first cut. The
Gaywood Valley Conservation Volunteers have kindly agreed to lead this for us and of
course everyone who is interested is very welcome to join in. Tools and refreshments
provided The second cut of the year will be in October.
The compost bin is for all plant waste from the churchyard. If you have grass clippings or
faded flowers (minus wrappers) please feel free to put them in here.
Gayton Brownies are looking forward to constructing a minibeast hotel underneath the
silver birch trees in June.
For further information or to get involved please get in touch with:
Rev Jane Holmes jmh200@btinternet.com
John Hayes jshys48@gmail.com
Catherine Leigh calf67@btinternet.com

Help Save a Hedgehog

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Fun Bingo at Grove Gardens


Come along on 8th June at 7.00pm.then every other Monday.
Its only 1.00 a book.
Only 25p for the prize flyer and 50p for the cash flyer.
Refreshments are available. Everyone is welcome
Call Lorraine on 01553 636335 for more details.

Nar Valley Ornithological Society (NarVOS)


th

Tuesday 30 June 2015, 7.30pm at the Barn Theatre, Sacred Heart Convent School,
Swaffham. Access and parking from Sporle Road.
Members' Evening including Willow Tits by Allan Hale
We are opening up this meeting to NarVOS members and visitors. We will have one or
two short presentations, including a fascinating account of Willow Tits in NarVOS, as
above. Also, we will have all sorts of exhibits, books, photos, etc that members bring
along. We tried something similar a couple of years ago which was a great success.
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.

Forthcoming events to Gaywood Library - June


For further information about these events, & other events at the library, or to book
your place where necessary, please contact the library in 01553 768498
Regular events
Scrabble Club: Mondays 10am - 12 noon.
Under 5s story and rhymetime with the Vancouver Children's Centre
Mondays 1.30 - 2.30pm on the following dates: 1st June, 6th July
Join us for a pre school rhyme and storytime.
Bounce and Rhymetime
Weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.30am - 11am (Term Time Only)
June 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Suitable for children up to 5 years of age and their parents/carers.
Knit and Knatter
If you fancy having a chat to others while sharing knitting tips and patterns come
along for our Knit and Knatter sessions on the fourth Friday in the month 10- 12 am
26th June
Audio Book Club: First Thursday in the month 2 - 3.30pm 4th June
Elena Parkin
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The first of what we hope will be an irregular page of fun things

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

You will need a 2lb loaf tin preferably with a non-stick liner and a skewer or cocktail
stick.
Ingredients: 175g self-raising flour: 1 tsp of baking powder:
150gms of caster sugar or sugar substitute:
finely grated rind of 1 lemons: 125gms of soft butter: 2 medium eggs
1 tsp of lemon extract: 2 tbsp of milk
For the topping: Juice of 1 large lemon: 75gms of sugar.
Pre heat oven to 180c/gas mark 4
Put all the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 2
minutes. Tip the mixture into the lined loaf tin and level the surface.
Bake for 50mins or until the cake springs back after being lightly pressed.
Whilst the cake is baking prepare the topping by mixing the topping ingredients
together. As soon as the cake is out of the oven, prick deeply all over and spoon
topping all over the cake. Leave to cool in the tin. Enjoy!

Now for a different sort of recipe!


For those of us trying to avoid chemical overload this is home-made 'vaseline'
Put cup of beeswax: 1 cup of olive oil into a glass jar and place in a saucepan of
warm water, bring to a simmer and with some protection for your hand shake the jar
a couple of times until the beeswax is melted. Carefully pour into a suitable container
and use as you would Vaseline. If you are using this for lip balm, you can add a
couple of drops of your favourite essential oil.

And finally: The late Spike Milligan once said:


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They're only little holes; that's why rain is thin
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SERVICES FOR JUNE 2015


3rd June
9am

St Lawrence Harpley

Holy Communion

7th June
9.00am
9.30am
9.30am
10.30am
10.30am
11am

First Sunday after Trinity


All Saints, Ashwicken
St Lawrence Harpley
St Andrew Little Massingham
St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston
St Mary Great Massingham

Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Family Service
Holy Communion
Holy Communion

14th June
10.30am
4.00pm

Second Sunday after Trinity


St Nicholas Gayton
All Saints, Roydon

Group Holy Communion


The Gap Praise Service

21st June
8.30am
9.30am
10.30am
10.30am
11.00am
11.00am

3rd Sunday after Trinity


All Saints, Roydon
St Andrew Little Massingham
St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston
St Lawrence Harpley
St Mary Great Massingham

Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Family Service
Holy Communion
Family Service

25th June
3.30pm

Jubilee Hall, Gayton

Messy Church

28th June
8.30am
9.30am
10.30am
10.30am
11.00am

4th Sunday after Trinity


St Andrew, Congham
St Andrew Little Massingham
St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston
St Mary Great Massingham

Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Morning Worship
Holy Communion
Holy Communion

1st July
9.00am

St Lawrence Harpley

Holy Communion

5th July
9.00am
9.30am
9.30am
10.30am
10.30am

5th Sunday after Trinity


St Mary East Walton
St Lawrence Harpley
St Andrew Little Massingham
St Nicholas, Gayton
St Botolph, Grimston

Holy Communion
Sung Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Family Service
Holy Communion

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Parish Registers
Baptisms
10th May at St Andrew Congham
Samuel Alexander Parker.
17th May at St Botolph, Grimston
Mollie Ellen Bullen

The Mower by Phillip Larkin


17th May at St Botolph, Grimston
Abbie Betty and James Stuart Long.

The mower stalled, twice;


Weddings
1st May at St Nicholas, Gayton
Michael Holt and
Paula Louise Davies
16th May at St Botolph Grimston
Craig Minns and
Ellen Jacqueline Anderson.

kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the
blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.

I had seen it before, and even fed it,


Funerals
13th May at St Mary, Great
Massingham
Peter Goldspink.

once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:

13th May at St Lawrence Harpley


Anthony McCarthy

Next morning I got up and it did not.


14th May Charles Henry Fosgate of
Gayton at Mintlyn Crematorium

The first day after a death, the new


absence
Is always the same; we should be

Monthly Benefice Prayer Meeting


Join us as we gently pray
together over matters
across our parishes. This
is always important and
especially so in these
changing times. All are welcome.

careful
Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.

th

7 June 6pm All Saints Church


Roydon

Help Save a Hedgehog

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On the beach 2014

Next Messy Church


Will be back in the Jubilee Hall,
Gayton on Thursday 25th June from
3.30pm. We look forward to seeing
you there.

How to bury a child!

July
Messy Church on the Beach!
If we have sufficient interest!
So do let us know
Thursday 16thJuly
Leaving from
Gayton
outside the
Social Club
at 4pm-ish by
coach.

Home base

Cost (per person adult or child)


3.00 includes a seat on the coach
and a simple picnic. Children must
be accompanied by an adult. Any
queries please contact me.
There will be a booking list at Messy
Church this month so do book your
place to ensure a seat.
Alternatively if you cant make it to
Messy Church you can book by
giving me a call at the Rectory
Revd Jane 01553 636227
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Weekly activities
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EAST WINCH NEWS

All Saints' Church News


Work, funded mainly by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has started on the tower, and will
continue for about six months. It will not prevent people from visiting the church,
except when the heating is renewed later in the year, but please be careful in the
churchyard, as at present there are scaffolding poles lying around. Before the masons
start work, the honey bees in the tower will have to be removed!
During British Summer Time the church is open on Saturdays, and for the first week
in August it'll be open every day. We hope to hold holiday activities for children then
and there'll be a poetry reading, (not too highfallutin') too.

All Saints services in June.


Sunday, 7th June: 10.00 Benefice Holy Communion at Middleton.
14th June: 10.30. Morning Worship
21st June: 11.15. Holy Communion
6pm Evening Prayer at West Bilney
28th June: 10.30. Morning Worship.

St Cecilia's Church, West Bilney. Flower festival!


On the weekend of 20th and 21st June, there will be a mini flower festival at the
church, with the theme of music, as `St Cecilia is the patron saint of music. The
church's historic books will also be on display. The oldest one dates from 1710 and
was given to the church by Elizabeth Freke. These books have amazing historical
interest - in the oldest book, the name of Queen Anne has been erased and King
George's added instead. That would have been done in 1714! At 2pm on Sunday
22nd there will be a concert by a quartet of players of primary school age, and the
weekend closes with a service at 6pm.
The church will be open from 10 to 4 each day. Refreshments will be on offer.
If you would like to do a flower arrangement, either as an individual or as a group,
please contact Nell Steele 840814 or Charlotte Paton 840145. We hope that some of
the arrangements will be by children or families.

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East Winch Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting and Council


Meeting.
In the course of the two meetings, new councillors (Mrs J Bettany and Mrs P
Blowers) were welcomed, and Tony Hepher and Richard Cox, who had not stood for
re-election thanked for their work for the Council. The chairman (Nell Steele) and
vice chairman (Keith Harrod) were re-elected. The chairman's report was received,
as were reports on the United Charities, the Village Hall and the church.

The path which runs from Holland House to the right of way leading to Grandcourt
Farm was open and welcomed by walkers. Mr. R Wilson has sent the Parish
Council a draft contract, but the council feel it's wise to take legal advice before
agreeing to it. It was reported that the right of way itself was not being maintained
adequately. The footpath from the A47 to East Walton was in an even worse state,
and nothing had been done by NCC to improve matters. It was decided to ask Mr
Wallace of Highways to attend the next meeting and explain the lack of action.
The chairman reported that she'd heard from only one person who offered to be a
speedwatch volunteer, and it was agreed that the project would be abandoned for
the time being, especially as teams in other villages had apparently often disbanded
after disagreements.
A parishioner had suggested that the Council adopt the red telephone box. Nell
Steele had made preliminary enquiries, which the clerk is to pursue, as all
councillors liked the idea.
The playground grass is not being mowed regularly any more. Enquiries are to be
made about paying for a contractor ourselves. Paula Blowers listed the number of
play items that had not been replaced over the years. She believed it would be used
if equipment was replaced, a view that hadn't been prevalent at previous meetings.
Paula had also been asked by people whose gardens backed on to Short Drove, to
complain that unless the gate was unlocked and tankers could get in, they could not
fill their oil tanks. Mr A Wilson said that Wilson Farms did not want to be
unreasonable, and suggested that Robert Wilson was contacted in two weeks, as
he was presently away.

Allotments.
East Winch United Charities have a few allotments available in East Winch, if
anyone is interested in renting an allotment please contact Keith Harrod. Tel: 01553
841353

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Telephone: 01553 810668


A Norfolk County Council
TRUSTED TRADER

TEAM LEADERS WANTED. See the benefits


of working from home at www.ypcgroup.com

Crossgates
Farmhouse
BED & BREAKFAST
18th Century farmhouse overlooking Pentney Lakes
Three ensuite guest rooms with digital televisions
Private residents lounge, full English breakfast
Abbey Road
Pentney
Kings Lynn
PE32 1JP

Telephone 01760 337388


e-mail xgatesfm@btinternet.com
www.crossgatesfarmhouse.co.uk

A.A.COKER
CHIMNEY SWEEP
Chimney sweeping,
brush and vacuum
Handyman and gardener
Garden clearances
Man with a Van
Friendly and reliable service
Fully insured

01553 810114
07706 828791

Buttercups Pre- School


Tel: 07934 170412
Now open at North Runcton
Village Meeting Place, PE33 0RB
Our opening times are Monday, Tuesday &
Friday 830am - 330pm and Wednesday &
Thursday 830am - 1pm during term- time for
Children aged between 2yrs & school age.
We offer a safe, fun learning environment with
caring, experienced and well qualified staff.
As well as offering 15 hours free Government
funding for 3 & 4 year olds, we are registered
for the Take 2 programme offering free places
to eligible 2 year olds subject to the family
meeting the local Childrens Centre criteria.
Contact us today for a free taster session!
www.buttercupsplaygroup.org.uk

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Ben Steeves

07921 460700
01553 636947
info@norfolkhandyman.co.uk
www.norfolkhandyman.co.uk

Fencing - Patios - Garden clearance


Sheds and Summerhouses built or assembled
Natural pools and ponds designed and built

EAST WINCH VILLAGE HALL


EAST WINCH VILLAGE HALL - REGISTERED CHARITY No. 303943

125 CLUB April Prize Draw was made on April 29th at the Short mat bowls club
25

No.36

Mrs M Hill

15

No.68

Mrs S Cutting

10

No.76

Mrs S Bland

10

No.25

Mr M Rye

There is still time to become a member in 2015


please contact Terry on 841309 to join and support the village hall.
cash prizes each month

Coffee Morning
Middleton church welcomes you to a Coffee morning in on Saturday
6th June 9.30-12.00 to raise funds for our church roof repairs.

RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre, PE32 1NR


Open Day, Sunday 28th June 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Help Save a Hedgehog

Take a rare look behind the scenes at the Wildlife Centre - see seals, orphan birds
and young hedgehogs being fed. Events will also be taking place e.g. hedgehog trail,
dissecting owl pellets and there will be a variety of stalls. All money raised on the
day will help towards providing accommodation for sick, injured and orphaned
wildlife. Admission adults 3, children 2. Free parking. No dogs except assistance
dogs.
Sue Levings

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J. E. HOWARD BUTCHERS & DELICATESSEN


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Tel: ( 01553 ) 636234 Fax: ( 01553 ) 636121

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Free delivery within the local area

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

36 | The Gayton Group of Parishes June 2015

QEH MATTERS
The hospital held a very successful and well attended Stroke Awareness event in
May. Another event is planned for the Autumn on Diabetes.
This is the time of year when the Trust looks back at the year in preparation for the
Annual report and the members' Annual meeting in July. They have continued to
move forward in the areas of non-compliance identified by the CQC. Amongst other
things, there has been significant improvement in the prevention of C Diff infections
and a continued reduction in hospital acquired pressure ulcers. They have done a
complete re-design of the emergency department and opened a ward specifically for
the frail elderly. They are working to create a dementia friendly inpatient area in the
old West Newton ward. Paths, car park and entrance roads have been improved.
The railings along the path by the front entrance were necessary for the safety of
visitors and drivers. The speed humps were installed as a trial after various near
misses on site. Ambulances may need to drive around them on the way to A&E so
please be aware.
The Council meeting on Tuesday 2nd June has been cancelled due to the
forthcoming CQC visit so the next meeting will be the Annual Meeting on 23rd July at
Lynn Sport. Members of the public are warmly welcomed. Please phone 01553
613142 if you wish to attend.
Pat Watts

ARE YOU 65 OR OVER? NEED INFORMATION OR ADVICE ON THINGS TO DO,


GETTING OUT AND ABOUT, STAYING SAFE AND WELL OR CARING FOR
SOMEONE, THEN...

Living Independently
in Later Years
a directory of services,
activities, advice and
guidance for older people
living in West Norfolk
Available online at
www.asklily.org.uk
or by calling 01553 616200

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Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Shrubs,


Trees, Alpines, Hedging, Conifers, Climbers,
Pots, Compost & Bark.

PLANTS FOR ALL SEASONS


Open 7 days 8.30 - 5 pm.

Main Road, West Bilney


PE32 1HW
T. 01553 849802 M. 07774 724366

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& Landscaping

Tel: Kings Lynn 812004 Fax 812005

Small or large quantities up to 6m loads of ready-mixed concrete


From the smallest DIY to a big
construction job
We now have a 23m Concrete
Boom Pump for hire
We are operating in:
Kings Lynn
Swaffham
Wisbech
Downham Market
Fakenham & Hunstanton areas

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

01553 636101

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.

The school is led by mature ,fully qualified Montessori trained staff.

15 hours per week funding for all 3 & 4 year olds


QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME MEMBER. OFSTED REGISTERED

Contact ROSIE REYNOLDS on 01760 337316


rosie@westacremontessori.co.uk
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Help Save a Hedgehog


When was the last time you saw a hedgehog?
Hedgehogs now appear to be declining in the UK at the same rate as tigers are
globally at around 5% a year, both in rural and urban habitats.
We appear to have lost around 30% of the population since 2002 and it seems likely
that there are now fewer than a million hedgehogs left in the UK.
The hedgerows which give the species their name are no longer being grubbed up
but are not as "rich" or "vibrant" in the worms and other food eaten by hedgehogs
due to poor management.
At home, there is so much that gardeners can do to help the hedgehog, very simple
things like:
Checking areas before strimming or mowing.; moving piles of rubbish to a new site
before burning it; stopping or reducing the amount of pesticides and poisons used;
making sure there is an easy route out of ponds and pools. Ensuring there is access
into the garden (all that is needed is 5 square gap).
Making these connections between our own fenced-in islands of green spaces
creates a continuous habitat through which hedgehogs can forage, seek shelter and
even rendezvous with potential mates.
But we also value churchyards and burial grounds; for their importance to people
and our history and to wildlife.
The Charity Caring for Gods Acre with HRH Prince Charles as President has a
stated aim of championing conservation in churchyards and burial sites across the
British Isles.
Locally our Churches are looking at ways of creating wildlife corridors along with help
from The Norfolk Wildlife Trust - creating managed wildlife areas.
Conserving plants, aiding butterflies, and helping animals such as the hedgehog.
St Tiggywinkles Hospital was set up in 1978 to care for hedgehogs and in East
Winch the RSPCA are having an open day this month where you can see their work
for baby hedgehogs - many of whom are orphaned. You can even sponsor one.
You can also learn more and support hedgehogs by looking at the website of The
British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
Philip Larkin in his very sad poem The Mower tells us of his own hedgehog. The
final lines are : we should be careful of each other, we should be kind, while there is
still time.
It applies to the hedgehog now more than ever before. Help save a hedgehog.
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Tree surgery
&
hedge
maintenance

BusinessCare Ltd
For all your business needs
BOOKKEEPING

PAYROLL

ADMINISTRATION

Unit 1 Chapelton Lodge, East Winch Road


Blackborough End, Kings Lynn, PE32 1SF

GRANGE TREE
SERVICES

Tel: 01553 849849

JOHN MINDHAM
(Professionally insured)

email:info@kvtbusinesscare.co.uk website: www.kvtbusinesscare.co.uk

Tel: 01760 755423 (West Acre)


& 07770 488788

MR SNIPPERS

GENTS HAIRDRESSERS
Local Service at Local Prices
Friendly, Professional, Prompt
Commercial and Domestic
Free advice and estimates
Competitive rates
Fully insured
01760 755574
07795 973439
info@castlepest.co.uk
www.castlepest.co.uk

2 St James St. Kings Lynn, PE30 5DA


Telephone 01553 773732

7 STYLISTS with an AIR - CON SALON


CASH OR CARD

Reduced prices for children and OAPs


Mon, Tues, Weds 8 am - 4.30 pm.
Thurs, Fri 8 am - 5.30 pm. Sat. 6am - 2.30
Stockists of Uppercut, Lagoom Jam, American Crew

Whitehouse Service Station


Lynn Road, Gayton. Telephone 01553

636368

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
40 | The Gayton Group of Parishes June 2015

Learn to enjoy riding at


Blackborough End
Equestrian Centre
Professional riding instruction
by BHS qualified instructors
Comprehensive shop for horse
and rider
Superb facilities
Hacks and pleasure riding
Childrens holiday activities

|Just off the A47 between


Middleton and East Winch
Telephone: (01553) 841212
Web: www.beec.co.uk

Chris Spragg
Leziate Drove Garage Ltd

01553-630999
Specialising in Service and Maintenance of Most types of Petrol & Diesel Motor Vehicle
Your Local M.O.T. Testing Station including Class 7 & Large Motorhomes
While You Wait By Appointment Warm Friendly Waiting Area Easy Parking.
Air Conditioning Leak Test & Re-Gas (Year Round)
Fault Code Reading Most Makes Catered for
Tyres Wheel Balance Puncture Repairs Batteries
Open Monday to Friday 8.00am-6.00pm Sat 9.00am-12 noon
LEZIATE DROVE, POTT ROW, KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK. PE32 1DD

RENOVATE
(EAST ANGLIA) LTD
- Property Renovation &
Maintenance
- Landscaping
- All Types of Fencing
Free No Obligation
Quotes
To find out more please
contact us on:
Greg: 07538877162
Liam: 07557802608

Let your dog have a vacation too!


Share our family home, with a secure
garden, walks and company
Dog walking from your home
Daily and weekly boarding with
space for rabbits & guinea pigs

Call Helen on

01553 630747 or 07720 888983

Luxury Holiday Cottage, Grimston


Sleeps 5, private parking and garden
In between house sales, having building work done or simply
taking a break, then contact us for availability.

Open all year


Clean and comfortable home with log burner,Wi-Fi and
stairlift
Linen provided (except beach towels)
Children welcome, but unsuitable for under 5's
Small dog by prior arrangement

Non Smoking property


For brochure and further information
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Firewood

NW
NORFOLK
WOODBURNERS

Delivered to your door


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

Norfolk Woodburners
offer the best local
service for the supply
and installation of:

Wood Burners & Multi-Fuel Stoves


Main agents for Aga, Hunter &
Cleanburn Stoves

Flexible Chimney Liners


Twin Wall Chimney Systems
Fireplaces Opened Up
For a free site visit and quotation contact us on:

t:

Fencing panels made to order

01328 700161

m: 07966 661175
e: norfolkwoodburners@outlook.com

www.norfolkwoodburners.co.uk

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Aerial N Telephone
Installation

Specialising in Free view


For a fast reliable service
Call Stuart

Tel: 01553 768349


Mobile: 07958 284442
To point you in the right direction

JON SAUNDERS
CARPENTRY & JOINERY

Purpose madeDoors
Windows
Stairs
Restoration, Conservation
Sash window specialist
Kitchens, Bathrooms
Household maintenance
Tel: 01553 673885
Mob: 07887 771063
203 Wootton Road, Kings Lynn

42 | The Gayton Group of Parishes June 2015

QUALIFIED MAINTENANCE SERVICES


For all your domestic and industrial maintenance
requirements including

OIL BOILER SERVICING


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

ID NUMBER: 18267073

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Available in ALL areas

You too can have crystal clear reception


Call the people who know and care

www.klearvuaerials.com
Tel 01553 674950 Fax 01553 671499

Carpentry & Joinery


Locksmith & Key Cutting
Automotive Locksmith & Key Cutting
UPVC & Garage, Window & Door Repairs
Glazing & Board Ups

Contact Richard Brown


Tel. 01553 774775/ 01760 338405
Email. info@rkb247.co.uk www.rkb247.co.uk
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Southlands Dental Practice


Swaffham
Telephone : (01760) 721385
www.southlandsdentalpractice.co.uk
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
Dental Therapist and Hygienist services
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)

CARL MANNING
Ceramic Tiler &

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Professional wall and floor tiling services


Natural stone, Ceramic and Porcelain
Interior and Exterior Decorating

Please contact me for a free quotation


Tel: 01553 635010 Mob:
email: carlmanning30@btinternet.com

44 | The Gayton Group of Parishes June 2015

contact:

services:

01553 630133

Vehicle sales
Servicing & MOT preparation

Church Farm
Bawsey
Kings Lynn
Norfolk PE32 1EU

New & used defender parts


Up to date diagnostics
Custom builds

www.churchfarmlandrovers.co.uk

R&B
TURF & GROUNDCARE MACHINERY SPECIALISTS
SPECIALIST DEALER FOR: Lawnflite Countax Briggs & Stratton Kubota
Air-Seal Products Toro Stihl efco

For all your Garden Machinery repairs


from a pair of shears to a compact tractor
Telephone: 01485 540645
www.randbmowermen-d.co.uk

We mend - You mow


The Workshop
Marsh Farm
Wolferton
Kings Lynn
PE31 6HB

Machinery repair specialists in tune with your machinery needs

The Gayton Group of Parishes June 2015 | 45

MIDDLETON

FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Old & New Members
Welcome
We meet
Wednesday
at
Middleton

on the 1st
of the Month
2 pm.
Village Hall

June. Talk and Demonstration


by the Fire Service
July. A bus trip to
Holkham & Sheringham
non members welcome

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

Grimston Medical Centre


Tel: 01485 541210

Contact:

GAYTON ROAD FISHERIES


Gayton Road, East Winch PE32 1LH
Fisheries Management Consultants
Coarse fish suppliers

Holiday Lodges for Sale and Hire


Centrally heated luxury holiday lodges
3 superb fisheries
5 touring caravan pitches with electric hook-up
Private 10 acre enclosed complex
Open All Year

Visit our website


www.gaytonroadfisheries.co.uk

Call 01553 636507


or 07900 285313

ANTS
CARPETS
Carpet & vinyl supplied
and fitted.
Free measuring,
estimates and planning
All work guaranteed
Home selection service
Customers own carpets
and vinyls fitted

07919 273107
01760 721645
46 | The Gayton Group of Parishes June 2015

Frances Mason
Domestic help provider
01553 841060 /07830655367
francesmason70@yahoo.com

Offering cleaning, ironing, cooking,


trips to the doctor, accompanied trips.

Lean on us for a reliable


confidential flexible
domestic tailor made service.
All staff enhanced CRB cleared.