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The following are some of the stories covered in February 2008

 

Friends Group A Step Nearer - The setting up of a Friends of Woodcote group moved a step nearer following an "enthusiastic" meeting at the sheltered housing complex on February 28th. To read about the meeting click here.

 

Traffic Hazard - Cars being parked on roads in the centre of the village are proving to be a hazard with people seeming to dump them at will. At times the centre of the village is becoming gridlocked. With additional development on the way it is time people wised-up to the problems and left vehicles at home wherever possible. Read our comment on this by clicking here. What do you think? If you have views or concerns on this subject why not share them. Just e-mail comments by clicking here and we will publish them on this site.

 

Working for Indian Chidren - A special evening with an Indian theme was held at Hethersett Methodist Church with the Rev Pat Atkinson talking about her work with street children in Southern India. To read the full story of the evening visit Hethersett Methodist Church's web site by clicking here.

Stainer's Crucifixion - Hethersett Singers will be celebrating Easter with a special concert at Hethersett Methodist Church on 15th March featuring Stainer’s Crucifixion. The group will also be featuring Mascagni’s Easter Hymn and Parry’s “Blest Pair of Sirens.” Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for children and students and can be booked on 01603 810194 or will be available on the door. The concert starts at 7.30 p.m and the admission price includes refreshments and a programme. The singers will be conducted by Jason Collins. The group is also looking for new recruits for future concerts. It meets in the Barn at Old Hall School, Hethersett on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m.

Skeleton Service - Is your leg bone attached to your thigh bone? Do you know your head from your shoulders, your knees and your toes? If the human skeleton leaves you in a state of confusion, then local libraries could have the answer. To help mark the National Year of Reading, Hethersett and Wymondham libraries will be holding special events to celebrate the work of Allan Ahlberg, creator of the Funnybones stories. The special events, which are suitable for under-7s, will take place at Hethersett Library on Saturday 15th March between 10.30 and midday and Wymondham Library between 2 and 3 p.m. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance by ringing 01603 810188 for Hethersett and 01953 603319 for Wymondham. Those taking part will be able to build their own skeleton, make a mask and listen to some scary stories. Hethersett library currently has an exhibition of photographs in the foyer taken at this year’s village pantomime.

Panto Boost for Charity - Over £5,500 has been donated to charities from this year’s Hethersett pantomime – Mother Goose. A bucket collection at the end of each performance resulted in £2,500 being sent to the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. The pantomime made a further profit of £3,000 with £300 being sent to each of the following: Friends of Woodside School, Friends of Hethersett High School, Hethersett St Remigius Church, Wymondham Roman Catholic Church, Hethersett and District Nursing Association, Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club, Hethersett Junior School PTA, Hethersett Methodist Church, Great Melton Church and Hethersett Friendly Club.

News in Brief - Some smaller news items from February. Includes Hethersett Society, the date for the coming summer ball, news of money being raised for a children's charity and an eco grant for Hethersett Junior School and more. To read about these items click here.

 

Traffic Hazard - Cars being parked on roads in the centre of the village are proving to be a hazard with people seeming to dump them at will. At times the centre of the village is becoming gridlocked. With additional development on the way it is time people wised-up to the problems and left vehicles at home wherever possible. Read our comment on this by clicking here. What do you think? If you have views or concerns on this subject why not share them. Just e-mail comments by clicking here and we will publish them on this site.

 

Friends of Woodcote Meeting -  A special meeting is being held at Woodcote sheltered housing complex in Hethersett on 28th February to take forward the idea of starting a friends support group. Numerous invitations have been sent out to individuals and groups to attend the meeting at 7 p.m to discuss the way forward.

 

George in Print - Hethersett  bard George Beckford has gone into print again with his latest poetry compilation which spans his life and career of well over eighty years.“More Pleasure” contains almost 200 poems covering every aspect of George’s life from his work, family and personal life to his championing of environmental issues – something that won him the Norwich Evening News Champion of the Year award in 2007.George is also a leading light in the Hethersett Environmental Action Team (HEAT) and chair of the recently formed Hethersett Green Village Working Party. The poems were written in the past 10 years but many go back much further to George’s memories from days in the Services. There are also plenty of poems about Hethersett. “I write poems for my own pleasure, but, hopefully, some are of interest to others. They may be inspired by just about any remark or incident. Many are directed to those in authority, or have direct influence on the public and these provide food for thought,” George says in his introduction. George’s latest anthology can be borrowed from Hethersett Library.

 

Stunning Victory - Hethersett Ladies completed a league double over Norwich City Ladies to go 13 points clear at the top of the Eastern Region Premier Division. The 2-1 victory came courtesy of goals from Emily Coates and Jodie Rettie. To read a full match report with photographs of the match visit Hethersett Athletic's official web site by clicking here.

 

British Champions to Join Hawks - Hethersett Hawks have signed two former British champions and more could be on the way before the season starts at Easter. To read about this click here

 

Easter Services Announced - Times of Easter Services for St Remigius Parish Church and Hethersett Methodist Church have been announced. For details see our What's On section by clicking here.

 

Hethersett and District Churches Together will be distributing special Easter Cards around Hethersett, Little and Great Melton in the lead up to Easter. The cards will invite residents to attend services at a variety of churches including St Remigius, Hethersett; Hethersett Methodist Church; Little Melton Church; Great Melton Church; Wymondham Catholic Church and Attleborough Catholic Church over the Easter period. A list of services will also be included.There will be a special walk of witness on Good Friday (21st March) starting at Hethersett Methodist Church at 10 a.m and followed by a Hethersett Churches Together united service at St Remigius at 10.30 a.m. At 3 p.m on Good Friday, Wymondham Catholic Church will have a solemn liturgy of the passion at 3 p.m. Easter Day services on 23rd March include the following: 8 a.m – Holy Communion at St Remigius, Hethersett; 8.30 a.m - Mass at Attleborough Catholic Church; 10 a.m - Mass at Wymondham Catholic Church; 10.30 a.m -worship at Hethersett Methodist Church, 10.30 a.m - Family Communion with an Easter Egg hunt at St Remigius, Hethersett and Little Melton and Great Melton Churches; 6.30 p.m - Communion service at Hethersett Methodist Church; 6.30 p.m  - Festal Evensong at St Remigius Church. For a full list of services clicking here.

 

 

Learning A New System - Trainee teachers from France, Germany and Spain have been enjoying a month's work experience at Hethersett Junior School. To see photographs of their visit and read the story click here. (posted 7th February)

Social Club Dates Announced - The latest series of attractions at Hethersett Social Club have been announced and can be accessed by clicking here or visiting our what's on section by clicking here.

 

A Green Future - Hethersett on the Web is delighted to support the villages attempts to "go green". We have set-up a special section on this site to give news, views and information on how to make our village a greener place and how to conserve energy. We will be updating the section regularly. Visit it by clicking here.

 

Special Youth Club Feature - In a special feature for Hethersett on the Web, Colin Wilson looks at the past, the present and the future of Jubilee Youth Club both in words and pictures. To read the article click here.

 

Fun and Charity Work

The annual Hethersett Pantomime not only provided the usual riot of colour and fun but also raised over £2,000 for the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. You can read a review of the pantomime with a photographic gallery and also the story of the presentation by clicking here.

More Homes Planned - Eighteen new homes are to be built on the site of an existing house and outbuildings in Great Melton Road. Objection to the development on the site at 9 Great Melton Road were received from local residents on the grounds of the impact on adjoining properties, increased traffic and the loss of trees. Planning permission was granted, however subject to protecting trees, the inclusion of a play area and a public car park. The existing house and outbuildings are being demolished.

Players Prepare -  Hethersett Players are gearing up for their next production which will be two one act plays in June. The group’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday (7th February) in Hethersett Junior School ay 7.30 p.m They are looking for new members to join and will be choosing the plays. “We are looking to introduce the plays at the annual meeting. They are as yet uncast so any budding thespians or those with a backstage interest would be very welcome. Ideally we like members to be over 16,” said Players’ leading light Sarah Wright. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact Sarah by e-mail by clicking here or by telephoning 01603 810593 or just turn up at the agm.

 

Churches Together Barn Dance - Hethersett and District Churches Together held its annual barn dance in Little Melton Village Hall with dancing to folk dance band Shenanikins. For a report and photos of this event, details of coming Hethersett Methodist Church events and a report on a Norfolk based charity hoping to set-up a flying doctor service in Zambia,  click here

 

Footballers Move A Step Closer - Hethersett Ladies Football Team moved a step closer to the Eastern Region Ladies League title with a 3-0 victory over Barking. For all the news from Hethersett Athletic visit their official web site by clicking here.