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Girl with dogs approached in Taverham

Police are appealing for information following an attempted theft which took place in Taverham last week.

 On Wednesday  October 4 at approximately 3.30pm on Breck Farm Lane, Taverham, a young female was out walking her dogs after school when she was approached by two young males in dark hooded clothing. The males tried to take the dogs’ leads but the female managed to get away. The males then got into a vehicle and left the area.

 PC Andy Hudson, Taverham beat manager, said “Residents can be reassured that extra patrols of the area have taken place and we are also speaking to local dog walkers to make them aware and increase vigilance.

“I have been made aware that this incident and others are discussed on community Facebook pages. I would encourage anyone with information to report this directly to us so that we can investigate it appropriately”.

 If you were a witness to this incident or can provide any information please contact PC Hudson at Taverham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Pictured: PC Andy Hudson


 

 

Daytime thieves target Taverham bungalow

Thieves stole jewellery, electrical items and a fishing rod from a Taverham bungalow yesterday, Sunday September 3.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the burglary in Seton Road, between 6.15am and 5.10pm.

The thief or thieves carried out an untidy search before stealing the items.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who noticed anything suspicious in the area between the times stated.

Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID quoting ref 36/62867/17 on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Pair plead guilty to Taverham chemicals burglary

Two men have pleaded guilty to a burglary where Nitros Oxide was targeted in Norwich last week.

On Wednesday July 26  a property on Fir Covert Road was broken into and nitros  oxide and entonol containers stolen.

Police conducted an area search and detained two men in connection with the incident.

18-year-old Leif Doolan-Notschild, of Winalls Yard in Norwich, and 19-year-old Nicholas Winter, of Empsons Loke, in Winterton-on-Sea, were later charged with burglary.

They were remanded in custody and appeared in front of magistrates in Norwich on July 27 where they pleaded guilty.

They have now both been bailed until Thursday August 24 when they will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Detective Inspector Darren Tate said: “Nitrous oxide is a gas with several legitimate uses, but if used inappropriately there is a risk of death as a lack of oxygen can occur.

“I hope this crime highlights the fact that NOS is being targeted by thieves. If you are a business which uses this gas please make sure it is sufficiently secured and where possible with CCTV covering its location.

“I also hope this sends a strong message to those thinking of stealing these canisters. We will do all we can to identify offenders and will make sure they are brought before a court.”

 

Watch out for the bears…

If you go down to Drayton, Taverham or Thorpe Marriott in August, you’re in for a big surprise…
The latest Fun Hunt will feature paper teddy bears displayed in windows around the area to give youngsters something fun – and free – to do during the summer holidays.
Organiser Sophie Garrod said: “Lots of people, including businesses, create a teddy bear, decorate it however they want to, put it in their front window and children go around and try to spot them.”
She is putting together an online map of where all the bears will be between August 1 and 15 so the hunters can follow it.
“The idea is for the children to find as many as they can and then their parents can reward them any way they like – maybe a treat for spotting 10… It’s just something fun for them to do and, most importantly, it’s free!” said Sophie, who has three young sons  – George, Harry and Alfie.
She said she already has 46 people who will have bears on display, but more are welcome.
“There’s a template which people can use – just let me know through our Facebook page,” she said. “It’s great fun and it doesn’t take long. We had an Easter egg hunt at Easter and it was lovely getting all the photos afterwards.”
She said she also planned to do a snowman hunt at Christmas.
Anyone wanting to decorate a teddy or look at the map should get in touch by searching for Teddy Bear Hunt – Taverham, Drayton and Thorpe Marriott on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Open day at Taverham nature reserve

Taverham Mill Nature Reserve will be holding its annual open day on Saturday between 10am and 4pm.
Across the day there will be screen printing on the front lawn with a portable print studio coming from London to get involved in some wildlife inspired printing. The RSPB will also be offering information on how to give nature a home in our gardens and urban areas. Wild Touch Animal Sanctuary will be along to show children and adults the variety of animals they care for.
Various food and craft stalls will also be on the front lawn and the entire day is free of charge.

Fitness sessions will help sick children

Enjoy an exercise class and help poorly children at a special fitness fundraising day at Hellesdon Community Centre.
Matt Philpot, of ATP Health and Fitness, in Taverham, is organising the day – Let’s Move – to raise money for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) Nook appeal. He hopes to raise more than £1000 towards the appeal to build a new hospice at Framingham Earl, near Norwich, from a day of classes and taster sessions on September 9.
“There will be nine exercise classes on the day, running from 9am and finishing at 4pm,” said Matt. “Each class starts on the hour lasting 50 minutes each and all members of the public are welcome to join at any point of the day. They can stay for one class or participate in more depending on how they are feeling.”
Classes cost £3 and all proceeds go to the charity.
To book yourself on a class please contact Matt on Info@healthandfitness.uk.com or call 07785105381

 

Fun day to celebrate tearoom’s birthday

A year ago, friends Amanda Medler and Sarah Douglass came up with the idea of opening a tea room in their local pub.

And now the pair are celebrating their first birthday with a charity event to help an autism charity.

Once they got permission from the landlord of the Silver Fox, on Fakenham Road, the pair got to work setting up their business, opening last July.

Offering all day breakfasts, toasties, paninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, afternoon teas, delicious cakes and ice cream they are also popular for baby showers, birthdays, christenings and wakes.

Their birthday party, on July 15, will be a fun day with stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting a raffle and much more.

Stalls will include crafts and pampering and, of course, cakes.

All proceeds are going to Norfolk Autism Society and everyone is welcome to go along, enjoy the day – which runs from 9am to 4pm – and help raise money for charity.

If anyone wants to have a stall at the event they can call Sarah or Amanda on 01603 868212.

Top honour for Taverham band man!

Back in July last year we reported in the Just Drayton & Taverham magazine that Ian Colman had been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2016. Six months later and Ian enjoyed a trip to London on Friday, February 27 to attend a Royal Investiture at Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE from the Prince of Wales.

The honour was bestowed on Ian for “services to the community in Norwich” and the nomination was made around two and a half years ago by a group of people from the various organisations that Ian is involved with, including Taverham Band, Taverham Scouts and Ringland Parish Council.

Ian has also been a governor at both Taverham High School and Drayton Community Infant School, and is the founder of IC Travel, which provides a locally-based travel service to take people door-to-door from Taverham or Drayton to London and other places of interest. It’s a highly valued service which enables people to meet new friends and embark on a trip that they would never have the confidence to do themselves.

Ian attended the Royal Investiture with his wife Lisa and daughter Emily. He said: “It was a nerve wracking but very proud experience not only to chat to the Prince but also the other recipients, including Ant and Dec who received the OBE!”