The Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) is a long-term, multi-disciplinary research project, set up to investigate the entire range of human settlement and land use in the North West Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in the local community. There is a programme of excavations each summer, complemented by landscape archaeology and historical research work that continues throughout the year.
For information about the project and forthcoming courses, go to: sharp.org.uk
The Astro Fund
The Astro Fund was started by the Forecast family to fund research into low-grade brain tumours. Brain tumours kill more children than meningitis or leukaemia yet research into this type of cancer receives very little funding. For more information, visit www.astrofund.org.uk
The Norfolk Coast Partnership
The Norfolk Coast Partnership (NCP) was set up in December 1991(as the Norfolk Coast Project) initially to focus on the pressures on the area arising from increasing numbers of visitors.
Since then, the focus has broadened, although management of recreational pressures is still a high priority. The Norfolk Coast Partnership brings together the many stakeholders who have a role in managing the area. Its objectives include AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) designation, to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area; facilitation and enhancement of sensitive public enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the area; and promotion of sustainable forms of social and economic development that in themselves conserve and enhance the area’s natural beauty. Read more:
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) is the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country. The purchase of 400 acres of marsh at Cley on the north Norfolk coast in 1926 to be held 'in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary' provided a blueprint for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.
The nearest NWT reserves to Sedgeford are at Ringstead Downs and Holme Dunes:
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