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Archive News January 2007

 

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.

 

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

 

Great Expectations for this Dickens of a Classic

 

Hethersett Old Hall School continues its tradition of exciting productions with a new adaptation of Charles Dickensí Great Expectations at The Norwich Playhouse on 1st and 2nd February 2007. Declan Donnellan and Nick Omerod have successfully adapted this haunting classic, which depicts a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict that changes the life of a young boy forever. Great Expectations promises to be a real family treat for theatre goers of all ages. Performances are at 7:30pm nightly. Tickets are £8.50 or £6.50 for Under 16s. Box Office: 01603 810390.

 

Mobile Phone Madness

 

The editor comments on the dangers of using mobile phones whilst driving in the village and welcomes increased fines. To read the comment section click here.

 

Women's Team Reach Semi-Finals

Hethersett Athletic Football Club's Ladies team have reached the semi-finals of the Two Counties Cup. On January 21st they beat Ipswich Under-16s 4-1 in the quarter-finals. They are also top of the East Anglian Division One East. The club's men's first team are top of the Norwich Sunday League Premier Division. Full details of this and other football news is available on the club's official web site. To view click here.

 

Kit is Africa Bound

Two Hethersett sports club have combined to donate shirts, shorts and socks to an orphanage in Kenya. For the full story click here.

 

Allison's Musical Heritage

Hethersett on the web meets music festival adjudicator Allison Walker-Morecroft and talks to her about her love of music and some of the exotic locations she visits in the course of a day's work. For the full story click here.

 

Forest Stations Talk

 

Renowned British sculptor William Fairbank, who lives at Bridgham in South Norfolk, spoke to a village group about his famous Forest Stations sculptures which are on display in Lincoln Cathedral. For a report and photographs click here.

 

Ofsted Praise for Middle School

 

Hethersett Middle School has been praised by government inspectors in their latest report on the school. To read more click here.

 

Blooming Hethersett

HETHERSETT will be awash with colour during the summer as flowers and plants brighten up the local environment. Once again the village will be holding a Hethersett in Bloom competition with sections for gardens, patios, tubs and baskets. Judging of this yearís event will take place on 16th June. Following this a number of villagers will be opening their gardens to the public on Sunday 1st July. Over the past few years the Hethersett Open Gardens event has proved very popular and also raised funds for local charities. A number of new gardens will be featured this year. The village is also entering the 2007 Anglia in Bloom competition and hoping to improve on the Silver Award gained in 2006.

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.

 

Quarter-Final defeat for Hethersett Athletic

 

Hethersett Athletic Football Club was knocked out of the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup at the quarter-final stage when they went down 1-0 to Delaneys. For a full report of the match visit the football club's official web site by clicking here.

 

Hethersett Players Call for New Members

 

Hethersett Players drama group is on the look-out for more members - both on and off stage. We talk to chair of the group Sarah Wright about a rather u8nusual forthcoming production. To read about this click here.

 

New Year's Honour for Sue

 

Sue Wade, who is a teaching assistant at Hethersett High School has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours for her outstanding contribution to school life over the past 13 years. It is the second honour for Mrs Wade who was also commended in the East of England BAFTAs (Brilliant and Fantastic Teaching Awards). At the time the then Head Teacher Marion Chapman was reported in Hethersett on-line as saying "She gives everything she possibly can to the school. There is no job description which covers what she does and no pay which covers it. She is just involved in so many things."