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The Following stories were featured on the site in December 2009

Road Safety Quiz - Hethersett and the Meltons Road Safety Committee has put together a special Christmas quiz for all the family based on the Highway Code. There will be prizes for both adults and children and you have until January 11th to enter. Entries can be handed in at Hethersett Library. A pdf version of the quiz can be downloaded from this site by clicking here.

Animal-tastic at Church - Norfolk sculptress Rachael Long has combined with children from Hethersett and Little Melton Schools to produce a festive display in All Saints Church, Little Melton, using natural materials. The display co-incided with heavy snowfalls in the area so we took the opportunity to take some photos of the outside of the church as well. You can read about the display and view the photographs by clicking here. To see coverage of this story in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here, For coverage from the Norwich Evening News click here.
Tree Frog Tutor - A giant Red Eyed Tree Frog model has been helping pupils from Hethersett Junior School to learn all about eco systems and the importance of rainforests. To read about this click here. To see coverage of this story in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here,

Talent for Christmas - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club held a Talents for Christmas event featuring young musicians from the village schools. To read about this click here

Library Closure Dates - Hethersett Library will be closing for just over a week in January for the installation of self service machines. The machines will allow borrowers to issue and return items themselves. Once the changes have been made staff will be on hand to help. The library will be closed from 2 p.m on January 9th to 10 a,m on January 18th. During this time books can be returned or renewed at any Norfolk County Council library or by telephone or through the library service web site. Over the festive period Hethersett Library will be shut from closing time on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open a week later on Wednesday 30th December. On New Year’s Eve it will open from 2 to 5 p.m and will be closed again on New Year’s Day, re-opening on Saturday 2nd January.

Lighting Up Time - Tony and Margeret Dunton have once again helped to light the village up with a highly colourful festive display at their Firs Road home. To read about this Christmas' display click here To see coverage of this story in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here,
Inspired By the Norfolk Dialect - A new Hethersett business has been inspired by a woman's love of Norfolk dialect. To read about this click here. To see coverage from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here
Artists Excel Again - Local artists excelled once again as the Painting for Pleasure Group held its third annual exhibition in the Village Hall. To read about this click here



Village Hall Car Park Christmas Closure - Hethersett Village Hall car park will be closed and locked for the holiday period from 4 p.m on Christmas Eve until 27th December.


A Natural Setting - Father Christmas in as natural a setting as Norfolk can boast. That was the treat that met numerous youngsters at the annual event organised at Colney Hall by Little Melton Church. For Colney Hall has a natural stone grotto believed to be the only one of its kind in the county. So whilst adults enjoyed the local architecture, youngsters were able to meet Father Christmas ahead of the coming big day. There were plenty of refreshments to ward off the cold and proceeds from the event were for a good cause - The Wulugu Project which works to reduce poverty through education is a deprived area of Northern Ghana. The project was started by Lynne Symonds from Norfolk in 1993 and since then has built and equipped new schools, provided hostels for teachers and girls in rural areas and given small start up loans so mothers can earn money to support their children’s education. This Saturday Little Melton Church is holding a coffee morning from 10 a.m until noon and this will include viewing of a special art and design project in the church.


Christmas Safety Advice -The Hethersett and Mulbarton Neighbourhood Policing Team has issued some timely advice to householders for protecting their property this year. The advice is included on the latest Hethersett Parish Council Newsletter, but can also be read by clicking here


Liz to Feature in New Year's Day Concert - Hethersett born soprano Elizabeth Watts will be featuring in the Norwich Pops Orchestra's New Year's Day Concert in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich. The concert will feature Viennese favourites from composers including Strauss, Lanner, Waldteufel and Lehar. Tickets for the concert are available from Prelude Records in St Giles, Norwich.


Footballers Reach Semi-Final - Hethersett Athletic's Saturday men's side have reached the semi-finals of the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League Pease League Cup. They beat Northwold 2-0 in the quarter-finals and will now play either Sporle, Bawdeswell or Castle Acre Swifts.


Campaign for Safer Cycling - Improving the safety for children cycling to school in Hethersett from Little Melton and providing better facilities for adults to cycle to work from Hethersett and Little Melton are just two aims of the Little Melton Cycle Campaign group. Their campaign is being supported by local MP Richard Bacon. You can read about their aims and their special manifesto by clicking here. Hethersett on the Web fully supports this campaign to safeguard our children and provide greener facilities for cycling and fitness.
Vandalism at Village Hall - A fence on the Village Hall site has been ripped down by vandals who also rode vehicles across the adjacent field. Norfolk Police have been informed
High School Go for a Record - Pupils and staff from Hethersett High School are hoping that their tree planting efforts will get them into the Guiness Book of Records. To see how click here
Hundreds attend Christmas Market - The second Hethersett Christmas Market proved a tremendous success with hundreds of people taking the opportunity to buy presents from a large number of charity stalls in the Methodist Church. Organiser Leslie Dale is expecting the event to become a regular part of the Hethersett Christmas Calendar. To read about it click here.
Hawks Celebrate - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club held its annual Christmas party and presentation evening in Hethersett Social Club. We will have a report on the evening shortly.


Brownies' Tree Planting - Youngsters from the First Brownies group have planted 30 trees on Hethersett Memorial Playing Field. To read about this click here.
St George's Day Parade - Following the success of this year's St George's Day Parade, Hethersett has been chosen to once again host the 2010 parade.