Overstrand Parish Council

WI Report for April 2018

Overstrand Evening WI. In April Mr Eddie Anderson gave an alternative talk to the one planned due to technical difficulties, but none the less, still retaining a strong local flavour, we listened with interest as he spoke about “The purification of the Mighty Mun”. Introducing some of us, and updating others to the River Mun, giving us facts such as the the Mun being the 2nd shortest of Norfolk’s 9 little rivers; it flows over a purifying chalk bed; across 7 parishes until finally flowing into the sea at Mundesley. Using before and after slides, we were gently carried along on the tide of his evident enthusiasm. The work of ridding the river of life limiting algae by digging out 3 `lakes` and planting them with 18000 `plugs` of native water plants has greatly improved water quality so that it is now once again home to swans, grey wagtails, dragon and damsel flies as well as water voles.

The Sandringham trip is now fully booked with members and their friends. The Beach clean is going ahead on Saturday April 28th. Participants and lookers-on will meet at the top of the zig-zag slope at 10.30am. Women Walk the World walk is on May 23rd at Erpingham necessitating an early start!

At the May meeting we will be voting on the Resolutions going forward to the Annual General Meeting of the WI, this year being held in Cardiff. Also at the May meeting we will be having an auction. Our meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Overstrand. New members from the area always welcomed.