The new Cromer Hospital opened its doors on Saturday. At present just the Minor Injuries Unit is operational but over the next fortnight the transfer from the old building will be completed and the old one pulled down. Pictured is Helen Lloyd, Operations Manager, the glass atrium in front of the new hospital and the curtains which have become a talking point!
With the price of fuel rising to almost £1.50 a litre, Dennis Cutvill is paying the price for living near Mileham where the nearest pump means a round trip of 16 miles!
Meanwhile, down the road at Whissonsett, Brenda Mason, Bernie Barker, Carol Porter and Ann English are fed up the the two street lights which are on constantly. After complaining because they weren't on at night they found that now they won't go OFF! We're looking into it! Ian Gillies at Bowthorpe showed me the light outside his mothers house which has been on 24/7 for the past TEN years! Another we're persuing to get switched off. Meanwhile, at City Hall the men are in to install 144 solar panels onthe roof. Council Leader Brenda Arthur says it'll generate something like 36Kw and will save the council seven and a half thousand pounds a year pay for itself in twenty years.
The sun has sent us a 'magnetic wave' today which might affect satellites and sat navs but this view from Mousehold Heath across the city shows no signs of any adverse affects! Down on Riverside, Lucy Hogg Director of WEETU explained why men, women and children will be on the Juian Bridge from midday to 1pm to celebrate International Women's Day.
9 year old Amber Atkins has cerebral palsy but has a smile for everyone. When Amber needed a new chair the NHS couldn't supply on that was suitable but mum Lyn found a charity that was prepared to put up the £11,000 needed. What a chair too. Amber put it through its' paces for me and her disposition is just like a ray of sunshine. Must mention her 4 year old sister Milly too who declined to be photographed!
At the UEA I went to the Environmental Sciences lab with Katy Owen. She's come up with a special poster for "Set For Britain" S - science E - Engineering T- technology. She'll present it at the House of Commons and if she wins the cash prize up for grabs she'll use it to further her career in marine sciences.