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Can you help? Do you have workshop / gallery space?

Wall Lights

Tracey Dixon is a silversmith and jeweller who ran a design and make business for 10 years creating a range of contemporary interior products. After a period of teaching Design Technology and Engineering in secondary school she has decided to combine the creative, making and education
skills into teaching silversmithing and jewellery in North Norfolk.

Silver Bowl

Silver Champagne Flute

Tracey lives in Great Walsingham and is in the planning process of starting up the business and currently looking for suitable premises with the hope of opening the business in the new year.

Silver Candlesticks

Tracey would be grateful if anyone knows of any suitable properties to rent in Walsingham or the
surrounding area. In order to provide a socially distanced learning environment the workshop/gallery space would need to be between 400-500 sq ft.

Please contact Tracey on: 01328 821404 / 07939 119326 / [email protected]

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Parish Council Meeting 24 June 2020

Members of the public are cordially invited to the Walsingham Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 24 June at 7.30 pm via Zoom. Please follow the link to view the Agenda and get to link to join the meeting via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87965860162)

Final news gathering for the week of 11th June

This edition is the final weekly Online Gathering after our extraordinary three months of national lockdown. Regulations are now being eased, and we are asked to proceed cautiously, as we learn to live in the context of this virus.

This week

• People march throughout the UK for #BlackLivesMatter and racial justice
• The Victorian Colston statue is toppled and dropped into Bristol harbour, an ex-slave capital of the world. A London slaver statue is also removed
• Lockdown Britain has had the first 2 months without burning coal for power since the industrial revolution
• Test and Trace app not fully operational until September
• Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport, and for all hospital visitors and out-patients from 15 June
• Zoos and safari parks will be open from 15 June
• Places of worship will be open for private prayer from 15 June
• The Shrine OLW church will be open for private prayer in July


Online news gathering for the week of 4th June

This week

• 2 NASA astronauts launch into space on the first privately funded rocket for an International Space Centre mission
• Citizens in the US and around the world march for #Black Lives Matter in response to the death of George Floyd
• An early version of the Track and Trace system released ready for lockdown easing on 1 June
• ‘Clap for carers’ concludes after 10 weeks of national support for NHS
• The daily No 10 coronavirus press conferences will continue on weekdays
• New legislation bans gatherings of 2 or more people indoors and more than 6 people outdoors. No overnight stays allowed at someone else’s home
• Those who had been shielding at home may now go outside
• Some National Trust and other gardens and parks re-opened
• Dental practices re-open from 8 June if they are Covid-safe
• UK domestic competitive sport re-started and the Premier League will re-start from 17 June
• Changes in furlough provisions mean businesses will start paying contributions from August
• UK hosts Global Vaccine Summit to help immunise children throughout the world
• Walsingham School began a phased re-opening on 1 June
• Walsingham’s Mobile Post Office visits resume, on Tuesdays 11-12 noon

Have you lost a bunch of keys? updated

A bunch of keys has been found on the Mill Car Park. If they are yours please do contact the Parish Clerk on 01328 822366 to make arrangements for collection.

The owner of the lost keys has been found and will be reunited!

Online news gathering for the week of 28th May

News roundup for this week from our community magazine News & Views

• UK currently has the world’s highest confirmed number of virus deaths per million people
• PM’s chief advisor held a press conference after travelling in lockdown
• NHS and care workers from overseas will not have to pay NHS surcharges.
• Families of overseas workers who die in service will be given leave to remain in the UK
• New corona antibody tests start with NHS, care workers and patients
• From 1 June outdoor markets and car sales grounds will re-open
• From 8 June arrivals to UK will need to self-isolate for 14 days
• From 8 June travellers from UK to France will be quarantined for 14 days
• From 15 June non-essential businesses will re-open
• Spain will re-open for tourists in July
• Businesses will pay 25% of workers wages from August
• Pick for Britain campaign launched for 70,000 soft fruit pickers
• Colman’s Mustard closed its original Norwich-based factory after 160 years
• 9 sets of the District Council’s coastal public toilets re-opened, including Beach Rd, Wells

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