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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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  • North Lodge Park proposed car park and public toilets

    old childrens play area in North Lodge Park

    Implementation of the proposed car park in North Lodge Park will dramatically change the use of a significant part of this important and much loved Park. Acceptance of the development is a major decision for the community, one that should be made with all the right information, and put into context with the long term ...

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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 ParkSaturday, October 13th, 2018 at 5:52pm
A PLAYFUL CONNECTION - A presentation by Area Landscape Architects and the Friends of North Lodge Park

7.30PM WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER, CROMER COMMUNITY HALL, GARDEN STREET

Next year Cromer will celebrate the 90th birthday of North Lodge Park, opened to the public by Cromer Urban District Council in 1929 – the year of ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’, Ramsey MacDonald’s second government, and the Wall Street Crash.

To celebrate we are aiming to deliver a new bridge with play elements – a ‘playful connection’– linking the Upper Lawn with the main area of the park, providing a much-needed new connection, improving play facilities, and bringing the park together.

Come and find out more at the Community Hall this Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkTuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 10:25pm
A well-known Cromer artist and photographer pair are hoping their latest exhibition will - quite literally – raise the roof.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkTuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 4:32am
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkSaturday, October 6th, 2018 at 10:36pm
Playful Connection to bring the Park together

Developing the ideas which were well received at our March AGM, the landscape architects we are working with, AREA, have focused on the Upper Lawn. They have produced a practical plan for bringing the area into the rest of the Park with play elements - a ‘playful connection’- linking the Upper Lawn with the main area of the Park. This neatly provides a much-needed new bridge, providing play facilities, and brings the park together.

You are invited to join us in the Community Hall on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm to see the proposals and discuss the ideas with AREA. All being well with the design and funding, we would aim to implement the proposals next year.

This a major, positive step in what can sometimes feel a slow journey to develop the Park as people in Cromer have requested. We are pleased to have the support of North Norfolk District Council, and are proud of the proposals from AREA.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 11:36pm
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge ParkFriday, September 28th, 2018 at 9:37pm
MacMillan raffle today, lots of super prizes. All café proceeds to MacMillan today.

A PLAYFUL CONNECTION - A presentation by Area Landscape Architects and the Friends of North Lodge Park

7.30PM WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER, CROMER COMMUNITY HALL, GARDEN STREET

Next year Cromer will celebrate the 90th birthday of North Lodge Park, opened to the public by Cromer Urban District Council in 1929 – the year of ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’, Ramsey MacDonald’s second government, and the Wall Street Crash.

To celebrate we are aiming to deliver a new bridge with play elements – a ‘playful connection’– linking the Upper Lawn with the main area of the park, providing a much-needed new connection, improving play facilities, and bringing the park together.

Come and find out more at the Community Hall this Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm
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Playful Connection to bring the Park together

Developing the ideas which were well received at our March AGM, the landscape architects we are working with, AREA, have focused on the Upper Lawn. They have produced a practical plan for bringing the area into the rest of the Park with play elements - a ‘playful connection’- linking the Upper Lawn with the main area of the Park. This neatly provides a much-needed new bridge, providing play facilities, and brings the park together.

You are invited to join us in the Community Hall on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm to see the proposals and discuss the ideas with AREA. All being well with the design and funding, we would aim to implement the proposals next year.

This a major, positive step in what can sometimes feel a slow journey to develop the Park as people in Cromer have requested. We are pleased to have the support of North Norfolk District Council, and are proud of the proposals from AREA.
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MacMillan raffle today, lots of super prizes. All café proceeds to MacMillan today. ... See MoreSee Less

Don't forget we're all MacMillan in the park cafe tomorrow (Friday 28th); all (and more) your usual cakes with great coffee/tea and other fund raisers.

It will be last day for the exchange students so come and help us thank them for all their help this week.
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