Our Community play STORIES DOWN THE LINE has been launched with much excitement at the beginning of May. Production Director Simon Floyd has been running weekly meetings for those keen to join the cast at Aylsham Recreation Pavilion, and these will continue until July.
Suggestions were raised that a location central to Norwich would allow more communities to participate in the play because transport is a little easier. Ever responsive to your suggestions we are therefore hosting a re-launch open meeting at The Stage, St Augustine’s Street, NR3 3AD on Saturday 15th June between 2 – 4 pm. We invite you all to get involved. It’s open to everyone and no previous amateur-dramatics experience is needed; all we need is your enthusiasm!
You’ll be able to meet Simon and team, enjoy a giggle and sing along and get yourself signed up to the cast to help us celebrate the heritage of Marriott’s Way in the staging of this outdoor play in September.
We hope to see lots of you there!
Following the success and popularity of the last wild flower walk with David North it was wonderful to be able to invite him back to host another of our monthly walks. It was a glorious day and unseasonably warm in Reepham, with temperatures of 26⁰C. Having begun our session in the grand rooms of the Bircham Centre, we had a great turn out with walkers of all ages who thoroughly enjoyed exploring hedgerow verges, brown field sites and even residential pavements. With David’s support over 60 flowering species were identified; these included scarlet pimpernel, speedwells, red campion and garlic mustard.
Taking a walk along Marriott’s Way you can’t help but the abundance of plant life and at this time of year plenty of species are in full bloom and growing vigorously. Many of these are native species, however we also have several renegades. These non-native invasive plants have escaped ornamental gardens and flourished in the UK’s hospitable climate. Himalayan Balsam is one of these species. Growing up to 2m high with pink flowers, serrated leaves and orangey stems this plant was brought to the UK in 1839 and now makes a regular appearance along our waterways and water meadows. Despite its pretty aesthetic it spreads rapidly and out competes native annuals thus reducing biodiversity.
We are therefore pleased to announce that The Conservation Volunteers are planning several upcoming Balsam Bashes with, tackling invasive species on sites on or linked to Marriott’s Way. Everyone is welcome to go along on TCV volunteer.
Pathmakers, the charitable arm of the Norfolk Local Access Forum and a Marriott’s Way project partner is looking to recruit 5 new trustees. Many opportunities exist to develop Norfolk’s countryside access network, and Pathmakers work to turn these ideas into action; bringing benefits to communities and the environment and securing resources to make this possible. Their mission is to improve opportunities for everyone – particularly those who by reason of their age, ill health or disability might not currently benefit. They are on the search for enthusiastic and skilled communicators who share the charities passion for rural access and a sustainable future. Trustees usually volunteer about 8 hours per month to the project. Ideally, you’ll love walking or cycling and the Norfolk environment. In addition, skills in finance (e.g. book-keeping), project management, leadership and communications would be particularly advantageous.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you’d like to know more you can visit : www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/pathmakers for the link to the Pathmakers trustee recruitment application or go to twitter: https://twitter.com/Pathmakers_CIO/status/1135559572205318144
The deadline for applications is 30th June 2019