Nick Lee (left) Vice Chair of North Walsham Chamber of Trade runs Broadland Travel on the market place. Justin Kuttschreuter runs Hughes Electrical. Both are against plans by the NNDC to impose car parking charges in the town to avoid a rise in council tax. They says it will put people off coming to spend their money at a time when Mary Portas is advocating free car parking as an essential for success. The council hopes it will raise £100k none of which, argues Nick, will be spent on North Walsham.
Themelthorpe near Foulsham has just opened two new squirrel enclosures for breeding red squirrels and reintroducing them to the wild. Robin Page pictured here from the Countryside Restoration Trust is thrilled that the project is underway. They've worked closely with places at Thetford and Pensthorpe.
Graham Kingdon and friends meet up at the Forester Close centre at Tuckswood to discuss First Eastern Buses decision to cut the route that stops for them just outside. It'll mean a 300 metre walk to the nearest alternative on Hall Road and many of the local residents are elderly and infirm. They feel they had no say in the changes which apparently have to be made as part of a cost cutting exercise.