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North Walsham’s community shop officially opens with offer of grant money for town projects

PUBLISHED: 16:52 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:52 12 February 2018

Volunteers, trustees and supporters of the new  North Walsham Community Shop, including North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, third from right, and Revd Paul Cubitt of the town's St Nicholas Church, right. Picture: Courtesy of Bob Wright

Volunteers, trustees and supporters of the new North Walsham Community Shop, including North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, third from right, and Revd Paul Cubitt of the town's St Nicholas Church, right. Picture: Courtesy of Bob Wright

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Community groups and individuals who want to do something for North Walsham and its residents are encouraged to apply for grants from a new Community Shop.

The new North Walsham Community Shop. Picture: Stuart AndersonThe new North Walsham Community Shop. Picture: Stuart Anderson

The charity shop opened in January in Market Place as a way of generating profits for projects around the town, and now its founders, Paul Oakes, Bob Wright and Jon Witte have asked for expressions of interest. Mr Wright said: “The first month has gone very well so we should be able to make some meaningful grants into the town, which is the whole idea of the shop.”

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, town mayor Sallie Stuckey and St Nicholas Church’s Paul Cubitt officially opened the shop at the start of February. Mr Lamb said he could “only praise the brilliant team” of 14 volunteers who run the premises, which is open 9.30am-3pm Monday and Wednesday to Friday, 9.30am-4pm Tuesday and 9.30am-2pm Saturday. Grant application forms are available in-store.

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