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Archive News - August 2012

The following articles appeared on the site in August 2012

Cricketers into Second Place - Hethersett and Tas Valley's rise up Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance continued at the weekend as they beat runaway leaders Beccles by 17 runs to jump into second place. Hethersett scored a relatively modest total of 154 but then bowled out their opponents for just 137. With only one team going up this season Hethersett's only chance of gaining promotion lies in them winning their two remaining matches comfortably and hoping that Beccles lose both theirs.


Cricket Fund-raisers - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club raised over £1,000 from two end of season social and fund-raising events. Club funds were swelled by an evening barbecue and Olympic fun games tournament after the club’s final Norfolk Alliance league match of the season and the annual super sixes family cricket day on Bank Holiday Monday. The Olympic event featured a number of zany and fun games and was organised by club members Harriet Matthews and John Curtis. The all day super sixes tournament attracted 10 teams of all abilities with teams including youngsters and ladies as well as club members. Most of the tournament was played for fun but the final featured two bona fide cricket teams with Yoxford beating Hethersett and Tas Valley by just four runs after a 10 over slog which saw both sides score over 150 runs in failing light. The trophy was presented to the winning Yoxford team by Hethersett chairman Tony Smith. The close season will see the club holding a fundraising quiz at the clubhouse on September 28th, followed by a fireworks and presentation evening on November 3rd.


Bus Service Changes - Hethersett will be part of a new green route when changes are made to the Norwich area bus routes in September. The network is being re-vamped by First Norwich with routes colour coded to help identify them. Numbers 14 and 15 a will operate on a green coloured route that takes in Wymondham, Hethersett, Norwich, Blofield Heath or Lingwood. You can read more about the new routes from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper by clicking here


Hethersett Affected by Cable Vandalism - Numerous Hethersett homes were left without telephone or Internet connection on Tuesday, 21st August after 200 metres of fibre optic cable was vandalised in the Honington Area of Suffolk. Service was restored on 22nd August but this wasn't the first time this year that Talk Talk services have been cut off for over a day. If you experienced problems please let us know by e-mailing here and we will pass the comments on to Talk Talk. One of our District Councillors, Leslie Dale, has had a letter of complaint about the lack of service published in the Eastern Daily Press Newspaper. One of our District Councillors, Leslie Dale, has had a letter of complaint about the lack of service published in the Eastern Daily Press Newspaper. You can read what he had to say by clicking here.


Wedding Albums - Why not use this site to make your wedding day/civil ceremony even more special. We will shortly be launching a new section dedicated to weddings. To be featured all you need to do is e-mail us up to 10 photographs of your special day with a few basic details of the date of the ceremony, where it took place, names of those involved and any other interesting snippets you would like to have featured. The only criteria is the event must have a Hethersett connection.


Stories of the 1950s - Hethersett Library will be turning the clocks back over 50 years for a special event at the beginning of October. People of a certain age are being invited along to give their memories of the 1950s. “We would love people to come along and tell us what they remember about the fifties and share their memories in order to create a small booklet which can be shared with their families, local schoolchildren and the library,” said Library manager Jennie Hoult. Stories of the 1950s will take place on October 4th from 2 until 6 p.m. Places can be booked on 01603 810188. The library will also be celebrating its summer holidays Story Lab scheme with a morning of fun and presentations to children who took part from 11 a.m until midday on September 15th. The event will also include badge making.


High School Results Down - Concern has been expressed by Hethersett High School Head Kerry Jordan at the drop in grades in the school's GCSE results. To see the results from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper click here. The newspaper also ran a feature on pupil and judo expert River Morris and you can read this by clicking here.k


School Celebrates Exam Success - A Hethersett School is celebrating its best A level results in 10 years. Hethersett Old Hall School. 85% of passes fell within the A* to C grading. To read the full story of the school's success click here.
Art Group's Colourful Display - Hethersett’s Painting For Pleasure Art Group held its fourth annual exhibition and sale of work in Hethersett Village Hall. A colourful display of well over 100 pieces of art across many mediums from oils to watercolours, pastels to acrylics were on display with wildlife and still life mixing with portraits and landscapes. The group started in 2006 and meets in Hethersett Village Hall on Wednesday mornings from 10 a,m until midday under the guidance of Hethersett artist Linda Goldspink. In addition to the art, the exhibition also featured handicrafts, competitions and refreshments and a blind auction on selected paintings. Profits from refreshments, some of the paintings and attractions will go to the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS), a charity with which Hethersett GP Tony Press is closely connected. NARS provides volunteer doctors and paramedics at the scene of accidents to help with those suffering serious injury or acute medical illness.  The story was also covered on the Eastern Daily Press web site and this can be viewed by clicking here. News update - the event raised almost £420


Award for Anne - Hethersett's Dr Anne Edwards has been honoured with a Norfolk Community Biodiversity Award for her outstanding conservation work in Hethersett and Wymondham. You can read this story from the Wymondham Mercury by clicking on the cutting above.


Youth Club Dates - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club is holding a table top and car boot sale on September 22nd for club funds. Tables and pitches at the club’s headquarters in Back Lane are bookable in advance at £5 from Gillian Saunders on 01953 607566. The club is also holding another of its popular ladies pamper evenings on October 19th when pampers available will include manicure, acupressure, reflexology and massage. There will also be chocolate and jewellery stalls. The D’Capo Choir will be providing seasonal Christmas cheer in the hall on December 1st. All events will raise funds for the running of the club and equipment.


Hethersett Nominated for Awards - Hethersett is in the running for a number of county awards after being nominated for its outstanding contribution to Norfolk life. Individuals and the parish council have nominated our village for the Eastern Daily Press Norfolk Pride in Norfolk Award for communities of over 5,000. Hethersett has also been nominated for the Norfolk Sports Village of the Year award in the annual competition organised by Active Norfolk and Radio Norfolk. Hethersett and the Meltons Sports Association and Hethersett Social Running Club have been nominated for Club of the Year in the same competition and the running club has also been entered for a Run England award.


Cricketers Still On Course for Runners-Up Slot - Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club still have a good chance of finishing runners-up in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance after a remarkable turn round in fortunes. After the opening matches of the season, the club was in the lower regions of the division but a number of victories, including a comfortable win at the weekend over Hales and Loddon has elevated them into second place behind runaway leaders Beccles. A win this Saturday against Great Melton will almost certainly see Valley finish second.


Flood Picture - A photograph of a Hethersett road flooded in 1968 has been featured in an article in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper. To view the photograph click here.


Rogue Trader Pleads Guilty - A rogue trader from Hethersett has pleaded guilty to fraud. Duncan McPhee will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday. To read this story from the Eastern Daily Press Newspaper click here. To read the outcome of the court case click here.


Gissing Win Bowls Tournament - A bowls county cup final has been played at Hethersett Social Club with Gissing beating Dilham in the final. To read the story from the Eastern Daily Press click here.


Footballers Open with a Win - Hethersett Athletic Men's Saturday side opened their season with a good 3-2 victory at Sporle. Former youth team player Scott Grimes scored twice and Mark Lance was also on target.


Police Target Thieves - Vans in Hethersett and Wymondham have been targeted by catalytic converter thieves. To read about this from the Wymondham Mercury click here.


Beauty Salon Opens - Three sisters from Wymondham have opened a beauty salon in Norwich Road, Hethersett. You can read about this from the Wymondham Mercury by clicking here.


Hawks Battle in Euros - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club had five male and two female riders in the European Championships held in Suffolk over three days. Tiffany Collins was the most successful finishing 6th in the Women's Championship. Carly Grimes bravely continued with a painful shoulder and scored 8 points. Their male counterparts all competed well against the best that the UK and Poland could offer but none reached the Semi-Finals.   You can read a full report of the event on the club's official web site by clicking here.


Memorial Playing Field - Minutes for the latest Memorial Playing Field Trustees meeting are now available by clicking here


Sponsored Walk Success - A Hethersett family who put their walking boots on to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in memory of their wife and mother, Sue Soman, have raised more than £4,000. To read this story from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper click here. You can also see a newspaper cutting by clicking here.


Coffee For Charity -  A coffee morning was held at a Hethersett leisure club to raise money for the Wymondham based Star Throwers charity. A table full of coffee, tea and cakes was provided for members and hotel guests at Park Farm Hotel’s Fitness Express Leisure Club. The event was organised by club member Les King who is also providing the charity with a shop rent free in Middleton Street, Wymondham. This will be officially opened on Tuesday (14th August). Donations from the coffee morning will go to the charity which helps people affected by cancer and which has a centre in Melton Road, Wymondham, which is open Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m until 4 p.m to give advice, help and support to those affected by the disease. Local volunteer Jo Hilton was on hand during the morning to talk about the work of the charity. To read about this story from the Wymondham Mercury click here


A Bad Decision - A moth made a bad decision when it decided to lay eggs on a colourful flower in Hethersett. For the moth’s chosen flower was made from plastic and the moth found itself trapped in a spider’ web. The scenario was played out in a greenhouse at a farm in Kett’s Oak, Hethersett. The artificial flower was on top of a thermometer and was spotted by keen gardeners and allotment holders Ginette and David Diggines. “Sadly the moth seems to have got everything wrong,” Ginette said.


Colourful Display - A colourful display is assured when the Hethersett Painting for Pleasure group mounts an exhibition of its work in Hethersett Village Hall on August 19th from 10.30 a.m until 4 p.m.  The event will also raise money for the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. To read more about this click here

Olympic Jigsaw

Pictured above is the Active Norfolk Olympic jigsaw which we have featured on this site previously. Thanks to Active Norfolk for sending us these images of the complete jigsaw. Just click on the images to enlarge them.