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Anyone lost a peacock?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 08:39

I had a shock the other night when a peacock landed on my neighbour’s shed roof.

After much honking by the bird, I discovered that there were in fact two birds roaming around Irwin Close.

I have also nearly knocked one over on the Reepham road heading towards Norwich recently.

Are they breeding or escaped from somewhere? They seemed quite tame, but I just wonder if someone has lost them?

Jackie Speer, Irwin Close, Reepham

More buses needed

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 20:45

In a small town like Reepham I was astonished by the attitude of residents regarding parking of the buses in Bircham Road.

I pass this road often and there appears to be plenty of room for cars to enter and leave the area.

The road is wider than where I live (Ollands Road), which Spar lorries use regularly and cars have to pull over to let them pass. But that’s ok; the lorries have to get to the Spar somehow.

We need more buses and I am sorry that the suggestion of more buses has been abandoned.

I wonder if the residents who have objected will one day find themselves without transport or close relations to help transport them to shops, hospitals, etc.?

There are many people in Reepham on their own without transport, who need these buses and even more if possible.

Please Sanders, think again and provide us with more buses and do not leave us without any form of transport.

T Goulding, Ollands Road, Reepham

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Thanks for keeping us informed

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 20:43

Having just been lucky enough to pick up the last copy of Reepham Life, I would like to say “thank you” for the work you have all done over the years.

We have been lucky enough to be kept informed through this local paper. I am sure I am not the only one to say it will be greatly missed.

Mrs J M Hopper, Chapel Street, Cawston

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Restoration or rebuild?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 21:33

When my son visited the town recently, I struggled to describe to him my misgivings about the restoration of the remaining fragment of the “third” church.

“What you’re saying, Dad,” he said, “is that it’s a bit like Trigger’s Broom”.

Perhaps only fans of the TV comedy Only Fools and Horses might catch the analogy.

Stephen Howard, Church Street, Reepham

  • In the episode “Heroes and Villains”, Trigger wins an award for having owned the same broom for 20 years. He reveals that it has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles, but insists it is still the same broom.