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Archive News - August/September 2010

Harvest Festival and Helping Africa  Harvest festival weekend was celebrated at Hethersett Parish and Hethersett Methodist Churches with the parish church also holding a weekend of events in support of under privileged children in Tanzania. To read about this and view photographs click here


Ladies Are Top - Hethersett Athletic Ladies have gone top of the Eastern Region Women's League (the fourth national tier of the women's game). They took top spot on Sunday after their fifth consecutive victory, a 4-2 win over Kettering with Emily Coates hitting a hat-trick and becoming only the second female player to complete 100 goals for the club. This week the team will be hoping to increase their lead at the top with a home game against Stevenage. Unfortunately due to lack of facilities in Hethersett, the team are having to play their home games this season at Wroxham FC. To read news from Hethersett Athletic visit their official web site by clicking here.


Overhanging Trees Update - Hethersett Parish Council has undertaken a survey of the village aimed at identifying overhanging trees and shrubs that impede footways and obscure street lights. Letters are being sent out requesting co-operation from residents in cutting back or trimming the offending areas.


Village Delivery - Hethersett Parish Council has replied to a newsletter distributed throughout the village by potential developers Hethersett Land. In the latest edition of the Hethersett Newsletter, the council re-produce a letter sent to local editors asking for debate on future development to be based on "accurate and detailed information of what can actually be delivered" to the village as a result of additional housing. To read this click here.


Playing Field Committee Vacancy - Hethersett Parish Council is looking for a volunteer to sit on the village Memorial Playing Field Committee. The committee looks after the running of the playing field. Anybody interested should contact village clerk Ian Weetman on 01603 810915.


Max's Sporting Chance - Keen Hethersett sportsman Max Bode is aiming high after being given funds to buy a new power wheelchair to help him play football. Money has been donated from the 2010 village ball and from Hethersett King's Head and Norfolk Fire Service. To read the full story click here.


Art and Craft Fair - Hethersett Methodist Church is holding and art and craft fair on Saturday, 13th November, from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. Artwork by members of the church will be on sale and there will be a number of craft stalls. A few tables at £10 per table are still available (these can be booked on 01603 811726). Coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas will be available. Proceeds from the event will go towards church refurbishment.


Operation Christmas Child Launched - The annual appeal for filled shoeboxes for under-privileged children in Serbia has been launched with an appeal from Hethersett organiser Shirley Adams. You can read this and read about previous year's Operation Christmas Child by clicking here.


Genealogy Help - Julie Harold who is the FreeREG Norfolk Genealogy co-ordinator has been in touch to say the site now contains Hethersett Registers from 1615 to 1900 and she has provided a number of links that could prove vital for anybody researching the village for ancestors. Just follow the links here - List of Parishes, Search the database, FreeREG Home Page


The Bees Knees - Residents at Hethersett Hall have welcomed 6,000 very important creatures to their grounds. To read about this click here


Ladies Move Up To Second - Hethersett Athletic Ladies football team have had a fine start to the season and moved up to second place in the Eastern Region Premier Division following a 3-2 win over Bedford. The team have started the season with two draws followed by three straight wins. You can read about this and all the other football club news by clicking here.


Annual Show this Weekend - Hethersett and District Horticultural Society will be holding its annual show in Hethersett Village Hall this Saturday (September 11th) with classes for members and non members. To read about the show click here


Norfolk Dialect Evening at Hethersett Library - An evening of Mardle (that's Norfolk talking for those who live outside the county) is being held at Hethersett Library on September 23rd. To read more about this click here


Artist for Africa - Local artist Stephen Collett will be exhibiting paintings in St Remigius Church over the weekend of September 24th to 26th to raise money for a charity working with under-privileged children in Tanzania. To read about this and the parish church's harvest festival click here.


Cricketers Double Delight - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are celebrating major success in the Norfolk Alliance. The first team has won Division Three by a massive 30 point margin and the second team have finished runners-up and gained promotion from Division Five. For full club details visit their official web site by clicking here.


Social Club Attractions - A cockney night and Hallowe’en celebration are on the menu over the next three months at Hethersett Social Club. The Cockney night on October 16th will feature Twice as Nice and the Hallowe’en evening on October 30th will feature the JS Disco. Other dates at the club include: 18th September, Micky Spanton; 6th November, Wypeout; 13th November, Barking Spiders; 27th November, Coupe de Ville.


Christmas Charity Sale - Hethersett’s first village Christmas charity event last December proved such a success that it has been decided to repeat the evening this year. Hethersett Methodist Church and St Remigius Church will once again combine along with local and national charities for a sale on Friday, 3rd December. One of the organisers, Leslie Dale, who is also a district councillor for Hethersett, said it is hoped to expand on the range of cultural and musical entertainment at the event following the mini concert by the Hethersett Singers last year. The event will once again be held in and around the Methodist Church and it is hoped to have gazebos to form a buggy and pram park and also to provide more covered events in the car park. “I would be delighted to hear from any charities wishing to take part,” Mr Dale said. He can be contacted on 01603 813426. 


RiNG Date - The next meeting of the Rheumatoid Arthritis in Norfolk Group (The RiNG) will take place in Hethersett Village Hall on September 8th from 2 to 5 p.m when Consultant Rheumatologist Chetan Mukhtyar from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will talk about “Myths about Rheumatoid Arthritis.” The talk will be followed by the group’s annual meeting. The RiNG is a social and support group for people in Norfolk with Rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis. The group is also holding a social evening on September 16th at Hethersett Queen’s Head and on October 6th the guest speaker at Hethersett Village Hall will be Maggie Green, Communications Officer from Norfolk Link, who will talk about health and social care in Norfolk. More information on the group is available on 0800 055 3637. Meetings are usually in Hethersett Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.