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  • Strict deadline looming

    Strict deadline looming
    The clock is ticking for Cromer Town Council to take ownership of a much-loved but stagnating clifftop park following 15 months of “frustrating” legal delays.
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  • The questions we asked.

    The questions we asked.
    The Friends of North Lodge Park was set up to oversee the future of North Lodge Park on behalf of the community. As such, we want to be confident that, if Cromer Town Council (CTC) were to take on ownership of the Park, its future would be sustainable in both the medium and long ...
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  • NLP: the saga continues

    NLP: the saga continues
    Some key decisions were made by Cromer Town Council on Wednesday night. We are issuing this brief interim newsletter to make you aware of what is, and isn’t, happening to your Park.
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  • Ready to garden

    Ready to garden
    Ready, Steady, Weed – all tooled up and no where to garden; watch out for the official photos in the local papers soon.
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  • Tiptoe through the tulips

    Tiptoe through the tulips
    Nelson Mandela said “It always seems impossible until its done”; we remain positive that with support from the Park owners, either the district or town, your enthusiasm will help us make North Lodge Park a real asset for Cromer. Walt Disney was right when he said “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”.
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  • North Lodge Park The Community View

    North Lodge Park The Community View
    We completed the analysis of what you said in the survey – all 747 responses – and presented the findings with 10 recommendations to Cromer Town Council on 30th Apri
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  • North Lodge Park – The Community View

    The Friends survey on North Lodge Park generated a very strong response with 747 people responding during March and April 2015.
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  • A Jumbo response to park survey

    Many people said Cromer was tired of being asked what they wanted in North Lodge Park so we really were surprised to receive 747 responses – more than all previous surveys.
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  • North Lodge Park Friends Update

    Newsletter from Friends of North Lodge Park, Cromer, end of March 2015
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  • New Officers

    At the first committee meeting of the Friends of North Lodge Park last night the officers were elected by the committee.  They are: chair: Tony Knight vice-chair: Emma Dale treasurer: Rosemary Price secretary: Barry Meadows  
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  • Launch of Consultation at AGM

    Launch of Consultation at AGM
    Nearly 100 people packed into Cromer’s Garden Street Community Centre on 4 March for the inaugural meeting of the Friends of North Lodge Park to “have their say” on the future of the Park.
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  • Consultation

    Consultation
    The Friends of North Lodge Park group want everyone in Cromer to have their say in the future 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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