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The following are some of the stories covered in December 2008


Hethersett Resident and Leading WI Light - We were saddened to hear of the death on boxing day of leading Norfolk WI figure Pat Bond. An appreciation of her life appeared in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper and can be viewed by clicking here.


Tony and Margaret's Christmas Lights - Every Christmas Tony and Margaret Dunton raise hundreds of pounds for charity by festooning their house and garden in Christmas spirit. To see photographs and read about Christmas 2008 click here
Aiming For the Future - Pupils at Hethersett High School have been learning techniques to help them with future interviews. To read the story click here. 
High School Science Evening - The science of food was on the agenda as Hethersett High School and Science College held its eighth open evening. To read a report of the event click here. The school also held its presentation evening for its 2008 Year 11 Group. To read an article from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury click here.
Trees a Crowd - Hethersett Tree Wardens Colin Ward and Anne Edwards have been busy planting trees around the village. To read about this click here
Santa Came Too - The true atmosphere of Christmas was conjured up at Colney Hall when Father Christmas paid a fleeting visit to meet children ahead of the big day. The annual event was organised by Little Melton Church and there were plenty of refreshments on hand to fight off a cold but crisp day. Santa was supported by a host of helpers including Mother Christmas and those present were able to learn about the real message of Christmas on special handouts. Father Christmas met the youngsters in a special natural grotto in the grounds of the hall.  

Hawks Celebrate - Hethersett Hawks had plenty to celebrate at their end of season Christmas Party and celebration evening. To read a report with photographs click here
Success for Poppy Appeal - The annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Hethersett is back on track with a new co-ordinator at the helm. To read the results of the 2008 appeal click here.

Hethersett Footballers turn Giantkillers - Hethersett Athletic's new Saturday football team is enjoying the aftermath of a Giantkilling. Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League Division Four side Hethersett turned the formbook upside down when they beat unbeaten Division One side Mulbarton Wanderers in the Ben Smith Memorial Cup. To read about this and other club news visit the official web site by clicking here.

Car Park Closed Over Christmas - The car park at Hethersett Village Hall will be closed and locked over Christmas from 4 p.m on Christmas Eve until 27th December. “We are looking to keep recycling facilities tidy over the busy festive season by asking the public to take cardboard boxes and plastic bags home for disposal as household waste and not to leave bottles in the recycling compound if the glass banks are full,” said secretary of the village hall management committee Fred Watkins.

Green Results - Householders in Hethersett are being surveyed to see how green they have been in 2008 and to find out how they rate the work of a village green group. To read this story click here.

No Cold Callers Here - A road in the village has declared itself a cold call free zone. Residents of Howes Close  have been working together with Trading Standards and the local police safer neighbourhood team to declare that they no longer wish to accept visits from traders calling at their homes without an appointment. Signs to this effect have been placed at the entrance to the road

Volunteers Needed - Hethersett Parish Council is looking for volunteers to join a community emergency group and also the local Road Safety Committee. For full details of the roles click here.


Pre-Christmas Market - A pre-Christmas market is being held in Hethersett Methodist Church on 12th December from 7 until 9 p.m. To read about this click here


Christmas Library Events - Hethersett Library is gearing up for a busy pre-Christmas period. Saturday 6th December sees youngsters being given the chance to meet a well known book character in a Where’s Wally hour from 11.30 a.m until 12.30 p.m. There will be quizzes, wordsearches and other challenges. On Saturday 20th December, the library will be combining with Norfolk Family Learning from 10.30 a.m until noon for a Creative Christmas Crafts morning. Children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential for both events on 01603 810188.


Park and Ride Extended - The Thickthorn Park and Ride will be running an extended service over the Christmas period. To see the times of last buses back from Norwich click here.


December News in Brief - News in brief including pantomime tickets on sale details. Click here.