Martham Scarecrow Festival won an award at Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Awards at the Town Hall. The festival was the winner in the Community Contribution Category. Our thanks must go to Stevev and Julie Beales and Peter and Liz Carpenter for all their hard work in putting on the Scarecrow Festival. Also to the hundreds of people in the village who make scarecrows, do yarn bombing and all the other decorations.
In 2004 the Parish council undertook a detailed survey of the views of the villagers to help shape and formulate Council Policy. The results were published and distributed to all the households in the village.
This document has now been scanned and added under the History tab.
Duck food is now available in Chapmans Butchers, The King’s Arms, Martham Pet Supplies and Naomis Flower Gallery. It’s a natural well balanced floating food and should be scattered on the water (this will help reduce rat issue). It’s 50p a bag with all proceeds going to the Martham Carnival fund.
Martham’s 50 litter pickers braved the showers yesterday to fill up over 20 bags of rubbish from around the village.
Over 20 of the volunteers were young people from the Brownies, Rainbows and Youth Club.
Beating records from previous annual litter picks the teams covered 7 more areas of Martham than last time. Organiser Councillor Paul Hooper divides up a map of the village into 12 zones for litter pickers to focus on and ten of these have been given a clean sweep.
Sue Hooper was also on hand to serve tea and biscuits to everyone who returned with a bagful.
A great effort! Thank you everyone.
Of course, villagers can litter-pick at anytime so if you’ve been inspired to keep our streets litter free do it safely and dispose of your bags of litter at the local recycling centre.
Here are some safety tips: