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  • Get your skates on .. synthetic Ice Rink in Cromer

    Synthetic Ice Rink in Cromer

    February half-term 2017 brings you a chance to try ice skating in Cromer. If you like skating but hate getting wet, or you want the chance to try out ice skating, come along and try this synthetic ice rink.

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  • A new beginning?

    a new beginning for North Lodge Park

    The end of the beginning At this morning’s NNDC Development Committee (Thursday 15th December) the planning application for developing part of North Lodge Park to provide a car park and new toilet facilities was refused, by 8 votes to 2, because it contravened several of the council’s core policies. The decision was rather a surprise for us, ...

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  • Carols in the Park

    Parks give life to communities, they create safer neighbourhoods, they provide green spaces in towns and cities, help children learn and promote public health.

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  • Development Committee Email

    old childrens play area in North Lodge Park

    It remains our strong belief, that these are questions that should be resolved before the plans are passed, to confirm there is evidence for a public interest justification and to improve the design of the car park and toilet facilities.

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  • Goodbye summer, hello autumn

    Over the past month we have continued to challenge the NNDC planning process in an attempt to understand why due process isn’t being followed by the planning system and to raise our concerns regarding the design of the proposed car park – the design really isn’t fit for purpose.

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  • Detailed car park design flaws

    Bodpave as installed in the NNDC Overflow car park

    There are a number of flaws in the design of the proposed car park that make it not fit for purpose. The table below consolidates our concerns which have been entered in the planning system.

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  • OBJECTION TO PF/16/1251 Change of use of former tennis court/play area to public car park (48 spaces) with new access from Overstrand Road & conversion and alteration of former potting shed to form new public toilets in North Lodge Park

    OBJECTION TO PF/16/1251

    We have formally lodged our objection to the planning application PF/16/1251 for a car park and new toilet facilities on the old children’s play area in North Lodge Park.

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  • Play Park Option Exhibition

    play park options exhibition

    The two surveys conducted by the Friends of North Lodge Park identified the lack of children’s play in the Park as a priority to be addressed. As part of the cafe licence it was agreed the Friends would put forward plans for a children’s play area, on the old bowling green, funded in part by profits ...

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  • Poll no-win for North Lodge Park

    We need to find a way to have a sensible debate within the community and with NNDC. We do not think the proposed parish poll is the way to do it.

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  • 48 Spaces and new toilets

    old childrens play area in North Lodge Park

    The car park proposal North Norfolk District Council have submitted plans for a car park in North Lodge Park, with conversion of the old bandstand to public toilets. In summary the proposals are: a 48 space car park, with 6 disabled spaces, wholly on the old children’s play area (‘concrete area’); conversion of the old bandstand into public toilets; no ...

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Friends of North Lodge Park

The Friends of North Lodge Park AIM To protect, enhance and promote North Lodge Park as a place of recreation and enjoyment for the long term benefit of the local community and visitors OBJECTIVES To encourage wide community input and participation in improving the Park so that the Park may best serve the local community and visitors To manage and assist with current and future projects that will improve the Park To represent the interests of the community and visitors through a positive, co-operative approach, working in partnership with North Norfolk District Council Registered Charity Number 1169907
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkTuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 11:22pm
Extra Nutella in stock (alongside all the regulars: lemon/sugar, chocolate, cheese, ham) for your pancakes today #Pancakeday
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Friends of North Lodge ParkSaturday, February 10th, 2018 at 4:47am
It is PANCAKE DAY next Tuesday so we've got in supplies of Nutella to add an extra filling for you all to enjoy.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkFriday, February 9th, 2018 at 3:49am
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Friends of North Lodge ParkMonday, February 5th, 2018 at 10:44pm
For 2018 there is a new addition to the Crab and Lobster Festival on Saturday 19th May: the Crab and Lobster Gardening Festival to be held in North Lodge Park.

This festival fringe event will build on the enormous success of the Crab and Lobster Festival, providing the thousands of visitors with an extra, different, focus. During the day there will be numerous gardening themed events for all from experienced gardeners to young (aspiring) gardeners, with a range of gardening related stalls, including many plant specialists, selling a range of plants and other products for the garden.

Among the activities, children will be able to plant sunflowers in the Park, enter a mini-scarecrow competition, and create garden angels. Alongside the stalls there will be gardening advice, a plant swap and demonstrations.

If you would like to take part in this exciting new experience, please get in touch with your proposals for the day. The organisers are looking for creative ideas around the gardening theme to make the day really special, and for local businesses to take a stall to bring their products to the attendees.

Please get in touch – friends@northlodgepark.org.uk - for more information or visit the park website NorthLodgePark.org.uk where stalls can be booked.
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Friends of North Lodge ParkSaturday, December 9th, 2017 at 10:12pm
A seasonal special batch of sausage rolls in the cafe this morning; with chestnuts & fig.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkFriday, December 8th, 2017 at 2:36am