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Archive News December 2010

Below are some of the stories that appeared on this site in December 2010.

Village Broadband Campaign

Hethersett is a blackspot for broadband speed according to an article on the BBC website which can be viewed by clicking here. The "League of Broadband Shame" shows Hethersett to be the fourth slowest place in the country with an average speed of 1.6MBps (Megabytes per second). This situation could be improved by BT installing fibre optic broadband and to do that our village has to record 1,000 votes in favour. Votes have to be cast by the end of the year and can be registered by clicking here. Hethersett on the Web will campaign for faster Broadband. The more pressure we put on BT the closer we will get to them making the improvements. Please pass this message onto anybody you know who will support the campaign. It seems ludicrous that we have one of the most progressive communities and one of the most backward technologies. You can also read a story sent to the local Media by clicking here.


Tony and Margaret's Xmas Lights - Tony and Margaret Dunton have lit up their home for charity again this Christmas. To read about their latest efforts click here.
Megan's Environmental Success - Hethersett High School pupil Megan Edwards has become the first winner of a new environmental award given in memory of George Beckford. To read about this click here.

Please Check Bin Collections - District Councillor Leslie Dale has contacted us to remind  residents that during the holiday season refuse collections may be carried a day early. Residents should check the schedule card which was attached to each bin recently.


Hethersett Runners-Up -  Hethersett was a runner-up in the Eastern Daily Press Community Event of the Year Award 2010. There were over 400 nominations in 10 categories and Hethersett's Olympic Open Weekend 2010 made the final three only to be pipped at the post by the Norwich and Central Norfolk MIND Festival of Cultures. A full report of the event of the year category will appear in the EDP on 28th December.


Poppy Appeal Hits New Heights - Despite the tough economic climate, generous people in Hethersett and Little Melton raised a record £2,410 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. To read about this click here.


Hawks Celebrate - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club celebrated another season of success at their annual Christmas party and presentation evening at Hethersett Social Club. To read about this visit the club's official web site by clicking here.


Helping The Heroes - Hethersett High School students have brought out their own cover of the Christmas classic Do They Know It's Christmas? in aid of the Help for Heroes fund. The story was covered in the Norwich Evening News and can be read by clicking here.


High School's Ofsted Report - Hethersett High School's latest Ofsted report was featured in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper. You can read about this and see other press cuttings from the Media by going to our special Media Watch section by clicking here. You can also read the school's Press Release on the Ofsted Report by clicking here.

Ben's New Year Date - Hethersett-based tenor Benjamin Lake has a very important date on New Year's Day when he appears with the Norwich Pops Orchestra in their annual Viennese concert. Read about this by clicking here.


Sale Success - A regular stream of people made Hethersett's third annual community market evening at Hethersett Methodist Church a success despite the icy conditions. To read about the event click here.


Social Club Christmas Dates -  Hethersett Social Club has announced its programme for the Christmas season with entertainment aimed at all the family. This Saturday (December 11th) there will be a family fun quiz starting at 8 p.m. Sunday sees a children’s party from 2 to 5 p.m featuring Johnny Jaffa Cake and a visit from Father Christmas. On Christmas Eve the entertainment will be provided by Kevin Solo and there will be a Christmas quiz on December 28th with Wypeout being the musical attraction on New Year’s Eve. Full details of these events are available on the club's latest poster. See this by clicking here or on the club’s web site. Just click here.