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The following are some of the stories covered in December 2007

 

A Safe Place to Live

Crime levels in Hethersett are low and the village continues to be a very safe place in which to live, according to the latest Hethersett Parish Council newsletter. To read this and other latest news in brief click here.

 

A Close Shave for Charity

Hethersett's James Rice will be having a very smooth start to the New Year. "Ricey" will be having all his hair shaved off in aid of the East Anglia's Children's Hospices charity. Read about this by clicking here.

They Light Up Our Life

Celebrating Christmas in a colourful way and raising money for charity are the aims of a Hethersett couple that once again are bringing a festive sparkle to the village. To read about Tony and Margaret Dunton's latest festive spree click here

Helping the Children

Over the past three years residents at Woodcote Sheltered Housing complex have raised over 4,000 for the East Anglia's Chidren's Hospices charity. Their latest cheque was presented on December 12th. Woodcote is also looking to set-up a Friends Support Organisation. To read about the cheque presentation click here and to read about the Friends click here.

Gary Achieves a Personal Goal

Hethersett Parish Councillor Gary Wyatt has achieved an ambition by completing the Norwich Half Marathon shortly after his 60th birthday. Read about how he was inspired by a film theme by clicking here

News in Brief

In a new section we look at some of the smaller items of news starting with a new church service for the new year at St Remigius and the coming Workers Educational Association course which starts in January. To read about these items click here.

 

Footballers In the Clear

Hethersett Athletic Ladies football team have strengthened their position at the top of the Eastern Region Premier Division with six wins in a row. Their latest triumph came on Sunday as they beat Dagenham and Redbridge 4-2 to increase their lead at the top to seven points. To read about this and all the news from Hethersett Athletic visit the club's official web site by clicking here.

 

 

Passing on Trade Secrets

A sculptor has been busy passing on her trade secrets to Hethersett Children. To read an article from the local Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury click here

 

Hawks Move Indoors

Six riders from Hethersett Hawks / Swinton & Co cycle speedway club had their first real taste of indoor racing when they travelled to Salford for the British Indoor Championships.  There was success for Jazz Abbott, who finished third in the Under-16s and also reached the Under-19 Final but found that particularly tough. For a full report click here.

 

Charity Cycle Ride

Local people collected 1,600 from a summer pub cycle crawl. It was the sixth annual event organised by locals at the King's Head and the money has been presented to the East Anglian Branch of the Oesophagael Patients Association. Eighteen riders took part in the event in August, visiting five pubs in Hethersett, Bawburgh, Barford and Great Melton. The charity supports patients for a compex cancer operation.

 

Spooky Goings On at the Library

There were spooky goings on at Hethersett Library as youngsters tried out their literary and artistic skills with a range of fun activities. To read about them and a coming children's Christmas event click here

 

Tribute to a Gentle Giant

Hethersett residents may well remember gentle giant Joseph Mantripp who has died suddenly. Norwich Evening News has published an appreciation of his life and this can be read by clicking here.

 

Light Opera Group Looking for Accompanist

South Norfolk Operatic Society are looking for new members and an accompanist as they prepare for their 2008 season. To read about this click here

 

Magnificent Seven

Seven players from Hethersett Athletic Ladies football team represented Norfolk in their 3-0 win against Hertfordshire with Nicola Bray scoring a hat-trick and being named player of the match. The seven have been included in the Norfolk squad for the match against Cambridgeshire at Clipbush Park, Fakenham, on December 11th. They are - Nicola Bray, Emily Coates, Sophie Fuller, Logan Shepherd, Jemma Smythe, Nicola Stolworthy and Jodie Allard.

Christmas Services Announced
Hethersett and District Churches Together will be distributing special Christmas cards throughout Hethersett, Great Melton and Little Melton in the next few weeks giving details of church services from Advent Sunday (2nd December) through to the New Year. A full list of services is available by clicking here.

Wine-Maker Extraordinaire

We meet wine-maker extraordinaire Sheila Coleman who leads an appeal for new members to join the Norfolk Winemakers' Guild which meets monthly in Hethersett. Sheila talks about wine-making and how she enjoys a tipple despite having no sense of smell of taste. To read the full story click here.

In For A Pudding In For A Pound

Wilhelmina Ball is busy making Christmas puddings to raise money for a Zimbabwe man. Proceeds from the puddings will go to Mike Mavengere who is a paraplegic in need of financial support. Wilhelmina is selling one pound puddings for 7.50 and two pounders for 10. She can be contacted on 01603 812732 in the evening. To see her poster click on the image on the right to enlarge it. To read the full story and see how daughter Julianna is getting on in Uganda click here.