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Archive News February 2007




Hethersett Athletic Ladies Football Club have won the Eastern Region Women's Division One title after beating Chelmsford Ladies 7-0 at Easton College. With the league title safely in the bag they now turn their attention to cup matches with a League Cup quarter-final against Cambridge City on March 11th and a Two Counties Cup Semi-Final against Norwich City Racers on March 18th. For further details of the team's success and other news from the football club visit their official web site by clicking here.


Pantomime Donations

This year’s Hethersett pantomime, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” raised over £4,400 for local charities. A bucket collection at the end of each performance raised £2,035 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. In addition £300 has been sent to Hethersett Parish Church, Little Melton Church, Hethersett Methodist Church and Wymondham Roman Catholic Church. Cheques for £300 have also been presented to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital towards its heart surgery facility appeal and the Hethersett Doctors’ surgery towards a new defibrillator. Local youngster Juliana Ball was also given a donation towards her proposed trip to work in Africa. Writer and Producer Duncan Pigg said he was delighted with the outcome: “I am very pleased with the result. It was the best response we have had,” he said.

Talk on the Gambia

Linda Gibbons spoke to Hethersett Methodist Church's Ladies Breakfast on her work in the Gambia. To read a report visit the Methodist Church's official web site by clicking here.

The Heat Is On

The Hethersett Environmental Action Team is urging homeowners to "think green" in the battle to combat global warming. For more details click here.

Christmas Cheer

The annual Christmas display by Hethersett’s Margaret and Tony Dunton raised £270 this year from donations. Over the past decade the couple have brightened up the festive season in Firs Road with a colourful display of Christmas figures and lights in their front garden.They have sent £100 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance appeal and £270 for the local doctors’ surgery equipment appeal.


Dancing Together

Hethersett Churches together organised a barn dance with music provided by Shenanikins Folk Band at Little Melton Village Hall. As well as raising funds for the group, a raffle resulted in a donation for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.


Victoria is Africa Bound

Local dentist Victoria Rushton will be on her way this month for two weeks with United Kingdom dentists and nurses working in Tanzania. To read about this click here. Victoria, who lives in Little Melton is a member of Hethersett Methodist Church.


Another Cut in Services?


There are plans to cut out the evening bus service to and from the village which seems a nonsense as new houses and the population grows. If you feel strongly about this issue please e-mail Hethersett on the Web by clicking here or leave a comment on the noticeboard which can be accessed by clicking on the relevant link on the left. You can also read the editors comments on this by clicking here. In this section we also comment on the increasing hazards of motorists driving whilst using mobile telephones.


Panto is a Classic

This year's Hethersett pantomime - Jack and the Beanstalk - is a classic and one of the best in the Pantomime Group's unbeaten run of productions that stretches back to 1970. For a report and photographs click here.


Another Classic Car in Hethersett

A few weeks ago we featured coachtrimmer Nick Fulcher and his son Stephen working on a Lotus Elise. Now the couple have turned their attentions to one of the most infamous sports cars ever built. Read all about it by clicking here

Allotment Idea

The village is looking at the possibility of having allotments. A working group entitled Hethersett Allotments Renaissance Project (HARP) has been set-up following a number of enquiries from residents. The group will be looking at the feasibility of having allotments in the village.

Church Shut for Improvement Work


Hethersett Parish Church will be shut for the next three months whilst internal improvements are made. To read about the latest building development click here.