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  • Play Park Ideas from Cromer Junior School

    Play Park Ideas from Cromer Junior School
    One of your priorities for the Park is a children’s play area – probably on the old bowling lawn.Who better to ask for inspiration than the children who will use it.  Cromer Junior School have worked really hard and have come up with some really great ideas. Lots of colourful drawings and some superb models. These are ...
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  • Chair’s report March 2016

    Chair's report March 2016
    Friends of North Lodge Park, Chair’s report, As presented to the AGM on 23 March 2016
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  • Beach Hut

    Beach Hut
    Thanks to Emma for her nifty brush work, our Crab and Lobster Trail beach hut is on display in the cafe
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  • Easter in the Park

    Easter in the Park
    build a picnic bench and other assorted arts and craft activities in North Lodge Park
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  • AGM 2016

    AGM 2016
    AGM | 23 March 2016 | Agenda
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  • Community Feedback on December ideas for North Lodge Park

    Community Feedback on December ideas for North Lodge Park
    Thanks to the 364 people who gave feedback on the ideas proposed; added to the 750 responses given to the first survey over 1100 opinions have been expressed about the Park, showing the Park remains a key focus for the community.
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  • New Draft Constitution

    New Draft Constitution
    It has become clear that we need to formalise our status as a group so we will are proposing to apply to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Foundation model) which means updating our constitution at the AGM. To simplify this change we’re adopting as much of our current constitution that we agreed last year, and fitting this ...
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  • Bid to run cafe

    Bid to run cafe
    From the EDP: Cromer’s Friends of North Lodge Park are crossing their fingers that they will be picked to run the café they have revived and made successful.
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  • The Park tale with more twists and turns than a twisty-turny thing

    The Park tale with more twists and turns than a twisty-turny thing
    This week North Norfolk District Council has advertised a tender for running the cafe in North Lodge Park for 12 months from April 1st.
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  • What’s in a budget?

    What's in a budget?
    Most budget statements aren’t as dramatic as those produced by the Chancellor, but they still give indications on thinking, intentions and plans. When NNDC published their budget on Friday (for discussion at next week’s cabinet meeting) there were a couple of pointers of interest.
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  • EDP Community chest

    EDP Community chest
    Every month during 2016 the Eastern Daily Press in association with the Norfolk Community Foundation will be donating up to £2,500 to charities across Norfolk.
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  • Happy New Park

    Happy New Park
    January News from the Friends of North Lodge Park
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Do you love baking or helping in the cafe to serve our wonderful customers if you do please contact me. We would love to have more on our cafe and baking team. Please use cafe@northlodgepark.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less

Do you love baking or helping in the cafe to serve our wonderful customers if you do please contact me. We would love to have more on our cafe and baking team. Please use cafe@northlodgepark.org.uk

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The Friends have been talking to NNDC for sometime about making the best community use of the former tennis courts/hardstanding, and last month submitted a nine-page proposal to improve this last major derelict area of the park to bring it back into community use.

A multi-purpose shared space could combine multi-use areas and economic activities, and might for example include a horticultural hub, with a plant growing (and selling) area; pop-up/artisan market area; general leisure activities (eg ice skating); and repurposing the old bandstand, as a community facility and possible performance space.

We are also keen to explore options for developing new public lavatory facilities as well as incorporate some play elements into the area.

We will be working with Cromer Town Council to further develop a proposal, and are interested in hearing from community groups, individuals and businesses who would like to join us.
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The Friends have been talking to NNDC for sometime about making the best community use of the former tennis courts/hardstanding, and last month submitted a nine-page proposal to improve this last major derelict area of the park to bring it back into community use.

A multi-purpose shared space could combine multi-use areas and economic activities, and might for example include a horticultural hub, with a plant growing (and selling) area; pop-up/artisan market area; general leisure activities (eg ice skating); and repurposing the old bandstand, as a community facility and possible performance space.

We are also keen to explore options for developing new public lavatory facilities as well as incorporate some play elements into the area.

We will be working with Cromer Town Council to further develop a proposal, and are interested in hearing from community groups, individuals and businesses who would like to join us.

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Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and backing. There are other interested parties already and maybe more will come forward now the signs are up so we will firm up our ideas and go from there.

All excellent plans.

Sounds fantastic, hopefully this can all go ahead, love the idea of plant sales. Went to a wonderful small garden market in Alcester yesterday which was popular and complements the wonderful cafe. 😊

Looks a really good idea

Sounds great, outdoor performances, plays, bands, solo artists, from Gilbert and Sullivan to up to date music for all ages would be great. Something for the youth of the area to get involved in as well would be good as there is very little for them to do. Craft sales and maybe a Sunday Market would be good . Look forward to seeing what happens in the future. X

Yes agree would be fabulous.

Love the sound of all those plans 👍🏻

Good luck. You have done so well with the rest of the Park you deserve to be awarded this project. I have such fond memories of musical days there when a child.

I remember when all the ride on toys etc were there for kids to play on... will be lovely to see it in use again

Sounds good and looks good. Hope it comes to fruition.

I really hope it works out for you,would be fantastic.

That would be brilliant x

Awesome

I like the idea of plant sales but not a poly tunnel. Why not a greenhouse?

Check out what they've done at Whitstable Harbour with their pop-ups for local trades - wooden structures look like fishermens huts - awesome atmosphere. Would be good to see likewise as Cromer has so much more to offer!

Vic Toria Steve Rowe

Great stuff! As you may remember, we would be very keen to be involved in revitalising the bandstand as a performance area for all sorts of music , theatre etc. Lucy and I would be happy to help and provide any support we can from The Belfry Centre, which we run.

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Anyone going to give me feedback after your meeting?

Hi, I'm the Chairman of Cromer & District Men's Shed; we would like to talk to you about your plans for the disused tennis courts. Our community project is looking for premises. Richard Richard A W Wall

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