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  • North Lodge Park Community Cafe open for business

    North Lodge Park Community Cafe open for business
    Your support, individuals and businesses, has allowed us to bring you your community cafe – from a dirty empty shell to a fully fitted and working cafe – in a week, opening last Friday 7th August.
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  • North Lodge Park Cafe Opens

    North Lodge Park Cafe Opens
    North Lodge Park Cafe Opens: images from the morning
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  • North Lodge Park Cafe will open on Friday 7th August at 10am

    North Lodge Park Cafe will open on Friday 7th August at 10am
    After an unbelievable week your cafe in North Lodge Park will open this FRIDAY 7th AUGUST at 10am and then daily from 10am
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  • We’re Full Up

    Thanks to your amazing generosity the cupboards are now full of cutlery and crockery
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  • Gardening in the Park

    Gardening in the Park
    To improve the environment around the Cafe in the Park, every evening this week from 6.30 there will be a volunteer gardening team beavering away, Weeding, deadheading, pruning and general tidying – the more people who come to help the better so put on your gardening gloves, bring your tools and dig in.
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  • NLP Cafe day 2 update.

    NLP Cafe day 2 update.
    It is only 4 days since we were given the licence for the Cafe in North Lodge Park by NNDC and the transformation is amazing, as is the support from you all. It is definitely your cafe.
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  • Cafe update

    Cafe update
    Today the team worked like billy-o: the inside was given a new bright look; the kitchen area thoroughly cleaned and painted; the outside rubbed down, filled, repaired, primed and undercoated.
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  • North Lodge Park Cafe will reopen next week

    North Lodge Park Cafe will reopen next week
    It’s your park – it’s your cafe It will take a while for NNDC to determine the best long term plans for North Lodge Park following last week’s closure of the transfer project, but at a meeting we had with them yesterday they said they are keen to see some action in the Park quickly. To support ...
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  • North Lodge Park: Plan B

    North Lodge Park: Plan B
    Another twist in the saga To be honest the twists in the saga of North Lodge Park this week caught us all by surprise, but we hope this marks the start of a positive phase for the Park after the frustrations of the past months. For those of you who didn’t hear this week’s news: North Norfolk ...
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  • Twist in the Park story

    Twist in the Park story
    In a surreal twist to a tale of two councils and a prime north Norfolk leisure asset, one voted last night in favour of a deal the other had called off earlier in the day.
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  • The end really is in sight?

    The end really is in sight?
    CTC have called an extra full council meeting for this Wednesday: to agree to sign paperwork for the transfer of North Lodge Park
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  • North Lodge Park: Is the saga drawing to a close?

    North Lodge Park: Is the saga drawing to a close?
    Unless any new issues should arise in the next 10 days, the Park will be under new ownership before the end of the month.
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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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