Gorleston Gal’s Community News March 2019 

GORLESTON GAL7th March 2019
Gorleston Gal, Melanie Ruse reports
as published by St Andrew's Church in the Gorleston Community Magazine

I am always getting crazy ideas and am currently working on a flash mob style dance event to take place in Pier Gardens in July. I’m talking to GYBC and it will involve the Pavilion Theatre. It’s really exciting and very, very silly. Hope to have an announcement soon! It will be on the Gorleston Community Magazine Facebook page, and in the April magazine I hope. If you have anything new or a group that needs volunteers, or publicity for an event, phone 07714 763 521 or email:

Aviva Grant for the Gorleston Beach Clean

GORLESTON BEACH CLEAN 03-2019We have won £4991.50 in the £5,000 Environment category, after competing with over 3,000 community projects around the UK to receive funding from the Aviva Community Fund 2018. Our project started as a one-off beach clean, after only 3 events, we are getting around 125 volunteers. I saw a post about the Aviva Community Fund and thought ‘Don’t ask – Don’t get!”. The money will be spent on litter-picking equipment for schools
The interest shown by children prompted the bid when 50 were involved in the last event. The brilliant video of our April 2018 clean, made by Phil Bury from East Coast College, really brought the idea into focus. I’m positive the video played a large part in our success
I didn’t honestly think we had a chance. There were so many excellent projects and with only 2 of us organizing it, I wasn’t sure that we would be established enough to qualify and gain the necessary votes to get through the initial rounds. It just goes to show that if you have a good idea, it will be recognised
Adam Crisp from Aviva popped down to the Marina Bay Café for a chat with me and some volunteers. I thought it was a final interview but we were told about it then and there – hence the cheesy grin!
We are currently sorting out details for the next event – April 21st is looking possible. I will let you know in the April magazine or see the Gorleston Community Beach Clean Facebook page

Gorleston Model Boat Club

MODEL BOAT CLUB 03-2019Popping out for a bit of inspiration on a sunny Sunday in February, I met these enthusiasts with their amazing trucks. They gathered quite a crowd. I asked Chairman Danny Bell to send me a few words about the club
“We are a friendly group of enthusiasts interested in all forms of modelling - scale and steam boats of every description, yachts, fast electrics, or internal combustion. Modelers of every type of boat or ship and even radio controlled land vehicles are welcome to come and join us
The pond, which is on the seafront near the pier, is available to all members of the public every day of the year. Sunday mornings are the most popular for informal club gatherings, plus we hold all day regattas on four Sundays of the year. We are often to be found supporting shows and charity fetes throughout the summer months where we exhibit our models
The Gorleston Model Boat Club holds meetings on the first Tuesday of every month (except January and February) at the Kevill Arms, Church Road, Gorleston from 8.00pm

Full, up to date information can be found on both the club website and our Facebook page