More action to boost North Walsham

Separated fathers, tourists and traders are all getting help in the latest action plan to regenerate North Walsham and improve community life.A range of projects is being tackled by the Griffon area partnership which aims to help the town and two dozen surrounding parishes.

Separated fathers, tourists and traders are all getting help in the latest action plan to regenerate North Walsham and improve community life.

A range of projects is being tackled by the Griffon area partnership which aims to help the town and two dozen surrounding parishes.

Later this month it will launch a new meeting place for fathers meeting their estranged children, as an alternative to park benches.

The �5,000 scheme, using money from the Norfolk Community Fund, will provide Saturday sessions in the town's children's centre off Manor Road.


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A �30,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund is being used to launch a heritage trail leaflet this summer, highlighting historic places ranging from churches and museums to a cemetery for airmen next to the former RAF Coltishall base.

Partnership manager Mike Jones said the area was sandwiched between the North Norfolk coast and the Broads, but lacked any leaflet to help people passing through linger for a couple of hours.

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Mr Jones said the recent Hippo Hunt trail had been a big boon for the town and had boosted civic pride, which they would seek to build on.

The partnership however only had a handful of staff, and was looking for more volunteers to help with its workload, including a new community bank.

For more information, and details of the action plan, visit www.griffon.org.uk, or call the office on 01692 407509.

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