Coldham Hall Sailing Club – upcoming events


DSCF5174.JPGCOLDHAM HALL SAILING CLUB – SURLINGHAM – The heart of sailing on the River Yare

“O’er the glad waters of the dark blue sea,

Our thoughts as boundless and our souls as free,

Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam,

Survey our Empire and behold our home.”

Lord Byron may not have had the River Yare in mind when penning these words but everyone has to start somewhere. 

 If you do not sail but would like to learn, an ideal opportunity will be available this summer –  Coldham Hall Sailing Club will once again be running its “Try Sailing” program on six Thursday evenings 6.30 – 8.00pm starting 8 June. A variety of boats, together with instruction from club members will be provided.

In addition, the club will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 21st May from 1.30 – 4.30pm. Members of the public are invited to come along to the clubhouse for a short sail, weather permitting. Buoyancy Aids will be provided.

For more information, please contact Ian Shepherd on 01508 528927 or email. Click here to learn more about the club. The  Try Sailing program becomes fully subscribed quickly so, to avoid disappointment, early booking is recommended.

Information received from Ian Shepherd

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WI Easter Bingo. This Friday 7:00pm


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Litter pick – near the Ferry next Saturday

Please can you spare an hour or two to help tidy up the area along the river by the Ferry.  If any of you have been down there recently – it is looking pretty horrid and rather lets down our village.  The organisers have all the right equipment so you just need to bring yourself. So just turn up – or contact Phil, see poster below.


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Reminder for all scribblers- the April meeting for Surlingham Broads Creative Writers Group is Tuesday 4th April!

Creative Writers Group meeting April

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Special Offers and Picnic tables…

To all the mothers out there may we wish you a Happy Mother’s day on this very commercial of days, because, of course, we all actually treat our Mothers every day… don’t we?

Either way we have a wonderful offer on. Quite simply if you spend £10 or more you can help yourself to a free bunch of Daffs and a bar of of Grapefruit and Mandarin Yare Valley Oils Soap.
But why wouldn’t you any way. We have some wonderful farm reared beef and local lamb joints (pork and chicken too) for you to be cooking away over for that special someone this weekend as well as our farm produced oils on tap and bottled and our spuds for roasting.

Our other offer is ongoing and a great idea. Quite simply a selection of any 3 of our 250ml dressing, original oil or infusion bottled all boxed up in our new fancy printed gift boxes for only £10 (RRP of each bottle is £3.95). Just see our oil station at the back of the shop.

Other treats in for this weekend include choccy brownies, seasonal veg, sausage rolls, yogurt, Norfok flour, duck and hens eggs, more choccy and ice cream, cheese, pea shoots (these are very popular at the moment, simply snip them from the punnet as you need them and use in a stir fry or salads or as a side dish), frozen Norfolk ready meals and side dishes, posh pop, applejuice, kitchen cupboard essentials, fire wood, filter coffee now only £1.50 (urn drinks £1) and much more.

And finally, we now have some picnic tables outside for you after many requests. This way you can enjoy a nibble and tea or fresh filter coffee outside whether you are walking through, stopping off on a journey, or would quite simply like to enjoy a piece of the tranquil surroundings here on our working farm.

From all of us here at the Yare Valley Farm (NR14 7AL OPEN EVERYDAY 8AM-9PM), whatever your plans are, have a wonderful weekend.

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WI Easter Bingo

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Parish boundary/governance survey

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has undertaken a district boundary review for South Norfolk.  If you wish to have your say, please click here to take the survey.

Information received from Janet Rogers, Parish Clerk

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Administrative Assistant/Driver Required – Surlingham Garage

Surlingham Garage are seeking to appoint an organised and reliable individual with excellent communication and driving skills.

The successful candidate will undertake a varied role including reception and computing tasks, administrative support and driving.

Applicants must have GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent and hold a full clean driving licence.

Full-time permanent position Monday-Friday 40 hours per week.

Applications (including CV) in writing to: Kevin Priest, Surlingham Garage, Pond Lane, Surlingham, Norwich, NR14 7DA or click here for Surlingham Garage’s contact us page.

Information received from Sabina Priest

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