December 9 2013 Latest news:
By KAREN BETHELL
Monday, September 16, 2013
Best rescued, waggiest tail and best on six legs were just three of the categories in a fun dog show held at Trimingham on Sunday.
The show was the latest in a string of fundraising events organised by a team of villagers to raise cash to replace Trimingham’s Pilgrim Shelter village hall.
Because of coastal erosion, the 1935 building is predicted to fall over the cliffs in the next 20 or 30 years. So, 18 months ago, a management committee was formed with the aim of raising the £400,000 needed to build a new hall with meeting room, toilets and a kitchen.
The group has already received £200,000 of Pathfinder cash - government money given to North Norfolk District Council to aid communities threatened by coastal erosion.
Part of this has been used to buy land on Cromer Road, with the rest banked ready to be used for the new building once the target has been reached.
The project has been boosted by £10,000 through events ranging from car boot sales and keep fit sessions, to quizzes and whist drives, and the committee now hopes to move closer towards its goal by applying for grants.
Village hall management committee chairman Terry Brown, who manned the barbecue at Sunday’s dog show, said that, without a pub or shop, Trimingham desperately needed a modern, good-sized village hall.
“It is important for us to draw the village together and focus on a common cause as we are on our way, but what we need to do now it to look at grants and raising serious money,” he added.
More than 30 dogs registered for the show, which was organised by village hall fundraising committee member Liz King, with prizes and rosettes sponsored by local businesses. It was judged by veterinary nurse Natalie McAll of Miramar vets at Overstrand,