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Archive News April 2011

Below are some of the stories that appeared on this site in April 2011

Celebrating in Style - Junior pupils from Hethersett Old Hall School celebrated the Royal Wedding with a right Royal Tea Party. Years three to six arrived at school dressed in red, white and blue – one pupil was inventive with the Union Jack flag and made it into a dress especially for the party. Read the story by clicking here

 

Parish Council Candidates Named - There will be a contested election for Hethersett Parish Council on May 5th. Sixteen candidates have been declared for the 13 seats available. For a list of candidates click here. This web site is urging people to ues their votes but also to vote for candidates who are likely to be active in working for the good of the village. There will also be an election for South Norfolk District Council where four candidates will contest the two seats. We are happy for candidates to use this web site to tell local people why they should vote for them. Any candidate wishing to use this service should send details via e-mail by clicking here. This opportunity is given to all the candidates without prejudice.

 

Hall Residents Celebrate - The residents at Hethersett Hall have been busy preparing for the coming Royal Wedding by preparing a three tier wedding cake. You can read about this by clicking here.

 

 

Hawks Celebrate As Well - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club's first ever fixture on the Memorial Playing Field was 45 years ago this month. You can read about this and other club news by visiting their official web site by clicking here.

 

League Season Starts - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club starts its 2010 league campaign this coming weekend with the first team at home to Dereham in the Norfolk Alliance Division Two, the seconds away to Hardingham in Division Four and the thirds are home to Acle Thirds in Division Seven of the Norfolk League. The club plays its home games at Taswood Lakes at Flordon. Full results and coming fixtures are available on the clubs web site which can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Glowing OFSTED Report - Pupils and staff at Hethersett Old Hall School are celebrating a top class government report on their school. To see a cutting from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here.

 

Winning Crusade - Little Melton based rugby club Crusaders have won the Norfolk Junior Cup. To see a cutting of their triumph from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury click here.

 

Close Call for Ladies - Hethersett Athletic's Ladies team started their Norfolk County Cup Final as underdogs to a strong Norwich City Ladies team. Hethersett put in a fine performance despite losing 2-1 at Dereham Town's ground. Hethersett Men's Saturday team will be playing Castle Acre Swifts in the final of the Crown Fire Primary League Cup at Dereham on April 26th. Full news is available on the club's web site by clicking here.

 

Come and Try Evening - Ever wanted to have a go at archery, rounders, tennis or netball. On May 23rd Active Norfolk will be promoting a Norfolk Village Games Roadshow event in the grounds of Hethersett High School. The event runs from 6 until 9 p.m and is free and aimed to be a fun way of introducing people to fitness and sport. You can see a poster for the event by clicking here.

 

Dance School Success - We reported a few weeks ago on Hethersett Yvonne School of Dancing's bid to win a £1,000 prize in a dance competition. We are delighted to say that the school have been successful and have been crowned regional champions, The money will buy costumes for future dance shows. To see the full story from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury Newspaper click here

 

MBE for Doris - Congratulations to Hethersett's Doris Langford who has been made an MBE for her fundraising work for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Mrs Langford was presented with her award by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She has spent 47 years with the RNLI's Norwich guild and branch and been guild secretary for 30 years and chairman for the past four years. She has also been treasurer of the Norwich RNLI branch for the past 19 years.

Donations to Local Charities - Local charities have been given over £5,000 from this year’s Hethersett Pantomime. The money comes from proceeds from a week of performances of Snow White in Hethersett Village Hall in January. The main recipient this year is the cancer support charity Star Throwers which will receive £2,500 which includes £2318.23 from a retiring bucket collection at the end of every performance. Musical Keys, Hethersett Parochial Charities, Hethersett Junior School PTA and the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service all receive £500 and £100 donations go to Hethersett Parish Church, Hethersett Methodist Church, Little Melton Parish Church, Great Melton Parish Church and Wymondham Catholic Church.

HEAT News - An Albino Blackbird, a stoat and hundreds of toads crossing the road to safety are just some of the news from the Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT). To read about the biodiversity survey and other items click here

 

Open Gardens - This year's Hethersett Open Gardens event will take place on 5th June from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. It is likely that between 12 and 15 gardens will be open to the public. Admission is £2 per person with Under-16s free. Parking and tickets will be available from the Village Hall along with route maps.

 

Trying to contact - We are trying to contact Nora Van De Mortel from Belgium who put a message on our genealogy section looking for information on Colin De Keyser. We now have this information but Nora's e-mail is not getting through. Nora if you read this please contact us again by clicking here.

Jobs Available - Bawburgh Golf Club is looking to fill a number of casual vacancies which might be of interest to somebody visiting this site. They are looking for staff to collect range balls on a Saturday and Sunday between 4.45 p.m and 8.15 p.m at £7.50 per hour. Applicants must be over 18. They are also looking for casual bar and waiting staff for busy functions. The pay here is £6.25 for 18 and over, £5.50 for 16 and 17 year olds. Finally they are looking for a kitchen cook or chef for 20+ hours a week. This person must be available to work at weekends and the pay is dependent on qualifications. For more information on these posts call 01603 740404.

Flower Festival - Hethersett Methodist Church is holding a flower festival from 10th to 12th June from 10 a.m until 6 p.m each day. To view a poster of the event click here. Admission to the event is free although any donations will go towards the church refurbishment programme.

Protecting the Caribou - Retired Hethersett couple Anna and Syd Harris have returned from a holiday trip to Old Crow in the Canadian Arctic with a promise to try to help the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in their key struggle to preserve their traditional way of life by protecting the all important porcupine caribou herd.       

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