12 Nov GY TODAY – MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018
Protestors march through Great Yarmouth in rally against proposal to shut 46 children’s centres
Protestors marched through Great Yarmouth Saturday in a rally against proposals which could shut dozens of children’s centres across Norfolk. The protest showcased the unity of the community in fighting the possible closures. In September, Norfolk Couny Council bosses revealed proposals for a review of the service, which could see 46 out of the county’s 53 centres closed.After meeting at St George’s Park in the town on Saturday morning, the group marched to the Minster in protest.
Fundraising page set up for funeral of crash victim raises more than double its target
Alec Bramham, 25, was involved in a collision last Tuesday night. He was treated at the scene, but police confirmed on Wednesday morning the motorcyclist had died.Cloe Wale, 25, from Lowestoft, has set up a fund raising page to raise money for his family following their tragic loss, hoping to raise £200 to go towards the funeral, but by Saturday lunchtime, the Justgiving page set up in Mr Bramham’s memory had raised more than £450, with donations continuing to be made. Following Mr Bramham’s death, touching tributes were paid, while flowers were laid at the scene of the crash.A man in his 40s, from the Beccles area, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to get in touch by calling 101 quoting incident number 525 of November 6.To donate to the Crowdfunding page, go to: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cloe-wale
Norfolk beaches take part in Danny Boyle’s Remembrance Day tribute
Portraits and silhouettes of soldiers, nurses and munitions workers lined two Norfolk beaches as part of a Remembrance Day tribute by filmmaker Danny Boyle. Beaches at Gorleston and Brancaster welcomed hundreds of visitors to create the moving images in the sand throughout the day, before the evening high tide washed them away in a poignant goodbye.
Greater Anglia introduces ‘Offer Me A Seat’ badges
Twitter and Facebook users gave their views leading to the design of three badges, now available to those who may need a seat when travelling if trains are busier than usual.
Accessibility manager Rebecca Richardson says Greater Anglia recognises that not all disabilities or conditions are visible and not everyone feels confident enough to ask for help, so the badges have been introduced to help those with less obvious needs.
The badges are now available from customer information desks at Norwich Station or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.