Closing Early

Please be aware that we will be closing at 12:30pm on Tuesday 21st December. This includes all room hire services, as well as our Community Fridge and Larder. Thank you.

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2021

We won an award! πŸ†πŸŽ‰
We are thrilled to announce that we are the proud winners of the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2021 Team / Community Group of the Year! Thank you to those who nominated us, we are truly humbled and appreciate your support.

Christmas Parcel Appeal 2021

Can you donate to our Christmas Parcel appeal to help local people who will be alone this year? πŸŽπŸŽ„ If so, please donate any items you can that are listed below to us at Merchants’ Place. Thank you…

– Socks, gloves, scarves, hats, slippers
– Diabetic treats (jam, chocolate etc.)
– Savoury items (nuts, crackers etc.)
– Small, single festive items
– Tins of salmon and other meats
– Books, puzzles or single-player games
– Dried fruits, marzipan sweets, chocolates
– Christmas treats and smellies (aftershave, soaps etc.)
– Christmas wrapping paper
– Sellotape and gift tags
– Specialty tea / coffee
– Luxury biscuits
– Christmas crackers
– Chutney, pickles and jams
– Local gift vouchers
– Practical toiletries
Please be aware that we are low on storage this year – we can only accept items that are stated above in which are in very good condition. Thank you for your understanding.

We are also accepting nominations for the parcels… if you know of anybody who will be alone on Christmas, you can nominate them today by getting in touch. We will then send you our referral form.
The deadline for nominations and donations is Friday 17th December 2021. Thank you.

Co-op Communities

We are delighted to say that Merchants’ Place has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Community Fund. This means that if you are a co-op member, you can select us as your local cause. Once we are selected, every time you shop at the store a small part of your shopping total will be donated to us.
Please choose us! If you are not a member, you can apply by following this link… https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

Thank you to Co-op for this amazing opportunity! And thank you to all that choose to support us.

Children’s Toy Bank

Could you donate to our Toy Bank? We are looking for children’s toys to give to families who need a helping hand this Christmas. If you have toys that are complete and are in good condition (preferably new or unwanted gifts) please drop them into us! THANK YOU.
All donations will be given to local families this Christmas.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept soft toys – all toys must be easy to sanitise.

New Community Larder

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Community Larder. Supported by Simon Clipsom, Morrisons Community Champion and Cromer Foodbank, our larder offers long life food for those who may need a helping hand. We also want to encourage food recycling in Cromer and welcome food ‘swaps’, if you have tinned or dried food which has a long life and is unopened/undamaged bring it along and swap! We are hoping to add a community fridge in the near future, however to acheive this we will need funding and willing volunteers to help us. If you would like to help with this new project, either as a helping hand or to give a donation we would love to hear from you!

We are COVID-19 Safe

Following an extensive review of our risk assessment, we are confident the Centre is now fully COVID-19 safe. Feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive, with clients reporting that our new procedures, along with a touch of common sense, makes everybody feel safe. PPE and room layouts can be tailored to your needs. Get in touch if you need a safe space!

Adult Learning Courses Cancelled

All Adult Learning courses have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Adult Learning will be contacting all of their learners to inform them of the changes and will keep them updated on future practices. They are hoping to temporarily continue their teaching online, please check their website for updates – www.norfolk.gov.uk