The Corn Hall so far had been a great success since its re-opening, but the other part of the Heritage Triangle project: the streetscape scheme and the Wildlife garden and boardwalk behind the council offices was reaching its conclusion in early September. An event was planned for 8th September, to coincide with the national heritage open days, to show off the area to the general public and to give them a chance to walk on water…
2nd September – Volunteering Time
The Heritage Triangle is a community project and the final touches – the planting of trees and bedding plants around the triangle needed volunteers to help with it. So I dusted off my gardening gloves and got stuck in on a bright Sunday morning.
In truth I did get my hands dirty with a bit of planting, but mostly I helped by barrowing around compost and sweeping up afterwards. But the results were quite stunning.
5th September – Norfolk Scouts Council AGM – Dereham
Not the totally dry and boring meeting you might have assumed. There was a fascinating presentation from a group of scouts from Norfolk who who had been to the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland from 25 July – 2 August 2017. The Moot brought together up to 5000 young adults between the ages of 18 to 25, for what seemed a fantastic time.
8th September – Heritage Open Day
One of the best bits of August, when we were supposed to be having a bit of a break from Council duties was walking round the Heritage Triangle devising a set of questions for people to answer on a prize quiz. The quiz utilised the “toblerone” boards as source of the information to answer the quiz. The board outside the Corn Hall held the answer to question 11 :
Unfortunately, someone reversed into it a week before the open day, so we had to devise a new question.
The day itself was a great success . We had coffee from COW (coffee on wheels!) a barbecue provided by Browns the Butchers and roving buskers (including a strange chap in a hat reciting poetry.
And of course the boardwalk was open. Dinsdale came to see, but didn’t venture down for fear of getting his feet wet.
The next week was spent handing our the prizes for the triangle trail, of which more elsewhere on the website :
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