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.
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.
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.