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THE GAYTON GROUP OF PARISHES
Our Pastoral Team
Revd Jane Holmes Team Rector 01553 636227 email@example.com
Revd Judith Pollard Team Vicar 01485 601251 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Sue Martin Hospital Chaplain 01553 636570 email@example.com
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Nell Steele Reader 01553 840814 email@example.com
Revd Jane Holmes Pastoral Care 01553 636227 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Magazine Team
Gina Watling Co-editor 01553 636620 email@example.com
Steve Williamson Adverts 01553 630203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Williamson Web Site editor 01553 630203 email@example.com
Sarah Renwick Distribution 01553 636275 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Renwick Gayton 01553 636275 email@example.com
Sarah Kerkham Gayton Thorpe 01553 636253 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Byatt Ashwicken, Leziate
& Bawsey 01553 630993 email@example.com
Bill Lewis East Walton 01760 337438 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints Church, Ashwicken & Leziate with St James, Bawsey
Churchwarden: Steve Williamson 01553 630203 email@example.com
St Marys Church, East Walton
Churchwarden: Bill Lewis 01760 337438 firstname.lastname@example.org
St Marys Church, Gayton Thorpe
Churchwarden: Sarah Kerkham 01553 636253 email@example.com
St Nicholas Church, Gayton
Contact: Stan Watkinson 01553 636629 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dec. issue is due from the 27th. Copy in by 17th Nov.
Well, here we are in November. Quite a reflective month don't you think? Apart from
Armistice Day, which of course is a day of reflection and gratitude for all those who
suffered for our freedom, there is this feeling of looking back over the year and
things quietening down before the mad rush and excitement of Christmas.
The gardening tools and sandals are put away and the knitting needles and Scrabble
board dug out as we once again embrace the season of Mist and mellow fruitfulness.
(Does anyone know the second line of the poem? I think I know the words, but not
necessarily in the right order!) Enjoy this calm it won't last. Gina
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GRIMSTON MEDICAL CENTRE
Diarrhoea and vomiting are often caused by viruses. Vomiting usually
settles within 24 - 48 hours, and diarrhoea may persist for a few days
after the vomiting has settled. Provided that the patient is able to drink
to replace the fluid lost in diarrhoea/vomit, there is usually no need to
seek medical attention.
Try to ensure a normal fluid intake by drinking plenty. If you are
vomiting, drink small amounts frequently. There is no need to starve.
In babies, milk feeds may be stopped for up to 24 hours, but should
then be restarted at full strength. Breast feeding should continue.
When to see the doctor
If a child who is ill refuses to drink
If diarrhoea persists for more than one week
If diarrhoea recurs on restarting milk feeds
If a child with diarrhoea or vomiting has a temperature for more
than 24 hours
If you think that you (or your child) are seriously unwell
Sick notes for minor illnesses
Doctors do not issue sick notes for
illnesses that last up
to one week.
You should ask your employer for a
Self -Certificate form, which your
employer is legally obliged to
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OLLARISHIONERST A POLLARISHIONERST A PI recently accompanied two of our schools Harpley and Great Massingham - on a
visit to Norwich Cathedral where, with other Norfolk primary schools, they explored
the question: Who is Jesus? The children and teachers! - were given many
opportunities all around the cathedral to explore in small groups different aspects of
Jesus' life and work. They took with them beautiful crosses they had made with the
schools' prayers on them which were used in a service at the end of the day. I was
privileged to be alongside our schools. The children behaved impeccably and really
engaged with different learning opportunities on offer, which ranged from music and
movement, writing a praise song, acting and thinking about different ways to pray
and listening to stories from Jesus' life. Well done to everyone, you did us all
Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot... Yes, it's
that Guy Fawkes time of year once more. Don't forget to keep safe if you are
having a Bonfire Party or going to a fireworks display. Remember the Firework
Code. You can't be too careful with so many dangers around.
November also brings the season of Remembrance. This year November 8 will be th
Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day falls the following Wednesday (11 .) It is
profoundly important to have this annual opportunity to remember with deep
gratitude the ultimate sacrifice made by members of our Armed Forces (and also
civilians) both in previous wars - and those who tragically continue to lose their lives
to this day in theatres of war throughout the world for the freedoms we hold so dear.
Let us also remember the work of the Royal British Legion, providing lifelong support
for the Armed forces community, and other important military charities. There are
many veterans living with the consequences of life-changing mental or physical
injuries, re-building their lives. You may have seen the recent BBC programme DIY
SOS from Manchester? It brought home the great need to affirm and empower our
veterans and their families in civilian life after their careers in the Armed Forces have
ended. May God bless us all,
TO ALL PARISHIONERS
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ASHWICKEN, LEZIATE & BAWSEY NEWS
LEZIATE PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council met on Wednesday
14th October 2015.
The Parish Council was pleased to
report that a solution had been found to
having a bus stop formalized along
Gayton Road. This stop has been in
existence for a while, but NCC is
hoping to formalize it with a pole.
Residents at number 14 have very
kindly agreed to this outside their
house. Cllr Coke was present and
explained that money is allocated at
County for a small number of projects
like this; the money couldn't be used in
any other area. The Parish Council is
delighted with this solution and pleased
to have a formal bus stop as it appears
The silica sand review is now under
way. Leziate Parish Council was very
keen that they would be involved at the
beginning of the next stage which is the
areas of search. Cllr Coke explained
that this won't happen and we will only
be consultees after this has taken
place. The Parish Council felt that the
whole review needs to be monitored
It seems that a lot of the Highway work
that was expected to be actioned is still
waiting to be done. Once again
Councillors raised the issue of the
Parish Council and NCC liaising,
particularly in the case of Highways and
teams to paths that hadn't been cut
rather than cutting certain paths a
number of times.
The Clerk will continue to try and get
some work done by Highways.
Once again a query was raised about
the speed limit in East Winch Road. Cllr
Coke explained that this road does not
meet the criteria for a lower speed limit.
Cllr Barnet queried if the criteria for
Norfolk should be reviewed.
Concern was raised about obnoxious
odours in Gayton Road. If this affects
you then the advice is to contact
BCKLWN on 616200 option 2. They are
aware of the problem but if they can
highlight who is being affected then it
will help their investigation.
Cllr Coke reported that there are going
to be some severe cuts at County Hall,
and the council tax will probably
increase, but hopefully by no more than
2%. It appears that the Parish Council
will be asked to take on more duties in
the coming financial year.
The Parish Council agreed to get
quotations to prune the hedge on the
left hand side of the Village Hall and
next month we should be able to make
a decision on this work.
Leziate Parish Council next meets on th
11 November 2015, 7.30pm in the
village hall. All parishioners are
The Parish Council could have directed
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Leziate Village Hall.Proudly present
The King's Lynn Centre Stage Swing
Band Christmas Concert
On December 7th - 7pm for 7.30
Tickets on the door. Price TBA
Refreshments provided by the WI.
Everyone is welcome.
East Walton Bonfire & Fireworks - Its That Time of Year Again
Saturday 7th November @ 7pm Adults 4 Children 2
"Will the special effects work this year?????
This years proceeds are going to the Riding for the Disabled
EAST WALTON NEWS
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GAYTON WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Members were pleased to welcome Hazel Gillingham to the October meeting. She
gave a talk on the life of Mary Seacole. Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805 of a
British father and Jamaican mother. She was brought up by her grandmother as her
mother owned and ran a store and hotel on the island. However, much of Mary's
entrepreneurship and medical knowledge came from her mother. She gained further
knowledge as she embarked on many travels outside the Caribbean. With her brother
she owned a hotel in Panama for a while and there was instrumental in helping and
saving patients suffering from cholera, having suffered from the disease herself. She
once again journeyed to England when the Crimean War broke out. She applied to the
War Office and Florence Nightingale's group of nurses to be allowed to go to the Crimea
and tend to the sick and wounded but was turned away. Undeterred she joined a
distant relative who was going to Balaclava on business. They set up a general store
and hotel near the British camp in the summer of 1855 near the besieged city of
Sevastopol. Although her work tending wounded soldiers was appreciated by the
British Army, when she returned to England after the war she didn't receive the
recognition she deserved and which was afforded to Florence Nightingale and her
group. However, in recent years Mary Seacole's efforts in overcoming discrimination
and prejudice - risking her life to bring comfort to wounded and dying soldiers - is at last
being recognised. Hazel was thanked for her most interesting and enthusiastic talk.
Various Centenary events had been enjoyed in September, particular the Nar Valley
Group Tea Party held in the Assembly Rooms, Swaffham, when the food served was
based on the same menu as that served to W.I. members at the Buckingham Palace
Garden Party in June. Arrangements were discussed for the Nar Valley Group Meeting
as was the annual visit to Caithness Crystal in November.
The competition to guess the weight of an object was won by Hilda Bond the winning
weight being 2lbs. 10 ozs. and the prize being the object a bottle of rum. Handy for
your Christmas cakes Hilda!
The next meeting on Tuesday 3 November will include the Annual General Meeting
when various reports will be given and an election of the new Committee will take place.
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Gayton EvergreensUnfortunately due to the new entry date and my absence I have been unable to
make reports for the September and October magazines, my apologies for that just
in case anyone was relying on it for information.
At the August meeting we had a very good speaker from the Stroke Association.
Members listened to a very interesting and informative talk.
The winners of 5 each on the football tote Mrs Alex Fenn and Mrs Dion Fosgate.
In September members enjoyed a lovely cheese & wine spread and the winners of
5 each on the football tote were Mr Ron Woolard and Mrs Mavis Coats.
October was the month in which our AGM took place, on the 21 , but once again the
date is such that the report will be another time.th
This November 25 members will gather at the Farmers Arms for an early Christmas
Lunch, Will all members that want to come but haven't yet paid please ring Derek
asap on 01553 636377 thank you. Just a little reminder for members please do not
arrive before 12-30pm
Our Carol service will take place in the Gayton Jubilee Hall at 2-30pm on th
Wednesday December 16 ; to be followed by Sher...