CPRE Norfolk Awards Ceremony
The CPRE Norfolk Awards Ceremony was held on the evening of 24th September at The Great Hospital and we were delighted to welcome Shaun Spiers, CEO of CPRE as our Guest of Honour, who delivered a very motivating and entertaining talk. Many thanks to everyone involved in making it such a success and many congratulations to all the winners. These were: The Askham Award for creative and sympathetic use of existing land or buildings: Joint Winners: The Great Barn at Hales Hall and The Old School, Wells-next-the-Sea. Runners-up: Holkham Studios on The Holkham Estate, Trafalgar House and The Old Fire Station in Great Yarmouth and the Passivhaus Project at Fulmodeston. The Boldero Award for access to and interpretation of the Countryside: Winner: Connecting Threads Footpaths Project at Beachamwell. Runners-up: The Hide and Boardwalk Project at Sculthorpe Moor, The Waveney and Blyth Arts Project. The Corbin Photography Prize for encouraging young people to engage with the countryside: Winners: Asha Hipperson and Jake Harvey Runners-up: Freddie Jones, Michael Yates and Saskia Pawlett.
Northern Distributor Road (NDR)
CPRE Norfolk has produced the following Statement on the NDR in light of the recent go-ahead given to Norfolk County Council: CPRE Norfolk has consistently opposed the NDR because it opens up large areas of greenfield land for unsubstantiated growth. For similar reasons we object to the extension of the NDR from the Airport to the Fakenham Road. Following construction of the NDR, CPRE Norfolk has real concerns that the traffic generated on the western side of Norwich will have a serious detrimental effect on communities and compel the construction of a link road to the A47 which will cause further substantial environmental damage to the Wensum Valley (a European Special Area of Conservation).
Waveney and Blyth Arts are hosting a day-long event on Saturday 7th November discovering this drowned world under The North Sea explored through science, myth, art and stories. Visit their website www.waveneyandblytharts.com for more information.
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