The following are some of the stories covered in August 2007
LATEST NEWS and FEATURES
Super Sixes and So Much More
Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club's successful season just goes on and on. Over the past week they have made sure of three league titles, been beaten finalists in a knockout cup and held a very successful super sixes fund-raising event. For details of these click here and for results from throughout the season click here.
Internet Taster Sessions
A number of internet taster sessions are being arranged at Hethersett library for October, November and December dealing with such diverse subjects as on-line shopping and family history research. To read about them click here.
Ladies Off and Running
Hethersett Athletic Ladies moved into unchartered territory when they made the long journey to Haringey Borough for their first ever match in the Eastern Region Premier Division. They came away with a creditable 3-3 draw, having been in the lead three times. Last season's top scorer Nicola Bray scored yet another hat-trick. For details of this match and all the latest club news visit the official web site by clicking here.
Hethersett Players will be starting rehearsals in early September for their annual variety evening, which takes place on 9th and 10th November. The group is always pleased to welcome new members and they can be e-mailed by clicking here. For more details of the variety show and an appeal for helpers both on and off stage click here.
Impressive Results for Schools
GCSE results have been impressive at two Hethersett schools. To read about them click here.
New Wing Is Opened
A new £1.5 million wing has been opened at Hethersett Hall to increase the number of residents who are either frail, elderly or suffering from dementia to 70. The home is owned by Barchester Healthcare. The new wing includes 12 additional beds for the frail and elderly and 14 for dementia sufferers. It includes private rooms, a communal and dining area, nurse stations and a kitchen that residents can use themselves. The home caters for residents aged from 65 upwards.
Founders of the New World
Records show that the first white baby to be born in the new world of Australia may well have been to a Hethersett woman who was transported to the colony after a life of crime in England. Come with us into the fascinating 18th century world of Elizabeth Pulley. To read this historic story click here.
Double Delight for Cricket Club
It was double promotion delight for two Hethersett cricket sides. Hethersett and Tas Valley beat Shipdham to win the Knights Cricket league Division 2 title and the club seconds defeated Felthorpe to ensure promotion from Division 7. For full scorecards click here.
Nap Hand for Harry
Hethersett tennis starlet Harry Weeds won five titles at the Norwich Junior Parks tournament. Harry, 13, took the 14 and under singles, 14 and under doubles with Oliver Hindle of Cringleford, the 16 and under doubles with Piers Goodwin of Stoke Holy Cross, the 18 and under doubles with Sam Parfitt and the 14 and under mixed doubles with Holly Fleming.
Eco Warriors and Nature Detectives
Eco Warriors and Nature Detectives have been at work in Hethersett Library as youngsters leran about saving the planet and environmental issues. To read the story click here.
Christmas Is Coming
It may still be summer but local charity Christmas Child is already looking to make Christmas special for children in Serbia. To read about a special church service and a coffee morning for the charity click here.
Beaten but League Title Beckons
Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club lost their first league game of the season when they went down to Rollesby in Norfolk League Division Two. It should only be a temporary setback, however, as the team need just 13 points from their retaining two fixtures to make sure of winning the title. The club has also reached the final of a Sunday tournament. To read match reports and view scorecards click here.
Hawks Swoop to More Success
Young riders from Hethersett Hawks cycle speedway club continue to meet with success. Scott Grimes finished second in the British Youth and Junior League Grand Prix Under-12 section. To read about the latest successes visit the Hawks' section on this web site by clicking here.
Hethersett Players will be starting rehearsals in early September for their annual variety evening, which takes place on 9th and 10th November. The group is always pleased to welcome new members and they can be e-mailed by clicking here. More details of the variety evening will appear on this site shortly.
Heavy Marrows and Decorated Wellies
Hethersett and District Horticultural Society will be holding its annual show on 8th September in the Village Hall in Back Lane. This year there are four classes open to both members and non-members – a tray of garden produce, “the heaviest marrow”, a scarecrow (life-sized) and a decorated wellie (adult size). Entries need to be submitted on Thursday 6th September at the Methodist Church rooms between 7 and 8.30pm and details can be obtained from the Show Secretary on Norwich 811271. Besides the exhibits of produce there will be an exhibition of the work of the village’s environmental action group (HEAT), a demonstration of hand-made greeting cards, a plant sale, an exhibition of metal-working and refreshments. The Chair of South Norfolk District Council, Councillor Joe Mooney, has agreed to present the prizes at 3.45pm. Surplus produce will be auctioned at the close.
Compost Day to Improve Village
Hethersett’s Environmental Action Team (HEAT) will be holding a compost day on 22nd September to further enhance the look of the village.A variety of composts and manures will be mixed at the home of HEAT member George Beckford in Grove Road and then sacks will be filled and transported to various locations in the village to be spread on planted beds by volunteers.Full details of the day will be discussed at HEAT’s next meeting which will take place on 5th September at 8 p.m in Hethersett Methodist Church. The group’s next village litter pick will take place at Saturday 1st September. New volunteers will be very welcome and the group will meet outside the Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Tabards, gloves, sacks and litter picking equipment will be supplied.
Coffee Morning to help Serbian Children
A coffee morning is being held in the hall and grounds of Marion Roberts Court in Mill Road, Hethersett, on 6th September to raise funds for Operation Christmas Child.The event will include a raffle, tombola, cake stall, toys and book sale and bric-a-brac and funds raised will go towards the filling and transportation of shoe boxes which will be sent to children living in the poorer areas of Serbia this Christmas.Once again the boxes will be overseen by Shirley Adams and new leaflets, DVDs and videos of the operation will be available shortly.
Concern at Overgrown Hedges
Hethersett Parish Council has expressed its concern about the problems caused in the village by overhanging hedges. The council has asked residents to ensure that hedges are trimmed back off footpaths and pavements and will be carrying out an inspection and writing to residents whose hedges are causing a problem. Their concern has been echoed by Hethersett and the Meltons Road Safety Committee. The group is particularly concerned about the problem in the Queen’s Road and Henstead Road area which poses a problem for pedestrians.
La Dolce Vita
A 10 week course looking at “Italy on Film” is being organised at Hethersett High School for the Workers Educational Association (WEA). The course will discuss how Italian society, history, culture and identity has been represented in its films.It starts on 20th September and enrolment takes place on that evening from 7 p.m. The cost of the course is £40 or £28 for concessions.