The following are some of the stories covered in January 2008
Healthy Eating at Library posted January 28th
Peas, healthy food, rap music and craft sessions have all been lined-up for youngsters at Hethersett Library over the next few weeks as part of a health and well being month. Read about the events by clicking here. Also see our What's On section by clicking here.
Bad Day on the Cup Front posted January 28th
It was a Black Sunday for Hethersett Athletic Football Club teams as both the men's and ladies sides were beaten in cup competitions. The Ladies stepped up in class with a visit to Ipswich Town in the Two Counties Cup. Ipswich are top of the tier above Hethersett and this told as they won 6-1 with Nicola Stolworthy scoring Hethersett's goal. Meanwhile the men were knocked out of the Norwich Sunday League Cup when they went down 4-2 on penalties to AFC Wanderers after the game had ended 1-1 after extra-time. For all the club news and results visit the official web site by clicking here.
New Friends Needed
The Friends of Hethersett High School group is appealing for new members as it approaches its next meeting on February 4th at 7.30 p.m in the school staff room. The fund-raising team raises money for the school and is looking this year to provide £3,300 for new display boards and £1,100 for a lighting console. It is also hoped to provide a new sound system for the sports hall. Everyone is welcome to attend the February meeting.
Woodside Nursery School is taking part in a national recycling campaign and you can read about their plans by clicking here.
Julianna Writes Home
For the past four months Juliana Ball has been working at a home for disabled children in Uganda. Many local people sponsored Julianna and she has sent a newsletter home which we are very pleased to print. Read about Julianna and her work by clicking here.
Magnificent Seven and Harley Too
Seven players from the table-topping Hethersett Athletic Ladies team have been included in the 16-player Norfolk squad for the match against Huntingdonshire FA at St Neots on 29th January. They are Nicola Bray, Emily Coates, Sophie Fuller, Logan Shepherd, Jemma Smythe, Nicola Stolworthy and Jodie Allard. Youth team player Harley Hammill has been picked for the Norfolk Under-14s side to play Cambridge United Academy on 26th January.
New Look Anniversary
Hethersett Methodist Church will this year be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Operation New Look which transformed the building from an antiquated chapel into the bright modern building of today. You can read the latest news on this and other Methodist items by visiting the church's official web site by clicking here.
From Little Acorns
From little acorns mighty oak trees grow. Saplings grown from acorns from the famous Kett's Oak tree, which is situated between Wymondham and Hethersett, are being sold to raise money for a children's hospice charity. To read the story from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury Newspaper click here.
First Steps to a Green Village
Hethersett is taking the first steps to becoming an environmentally green village with the setting up of a working party to look at ways of reducing pollution. For the full story click here.
Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club is preparing for the coming season with a series of nets at Easton College on Sunday evenings through to April. The club is also looking for new players as it prepares to mount its Norfolk League campaigns. For the latest news click here.
The Second Man in History
Hethersett Old Hall School is to have a male headteacher for only the second time in its 70-year history. Stephen Crump will succeed Janet Mark on her retirement next summer. To read the full story visit the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury by clicking here
Pantomime Tickets Still Available
Tickets are still available for some performances of this year's Hethersett village pantomime Mother Goose which runs in the Village Hall for nine shows from Saturday 19th January until Saturday 26th January. To order tickets phone Marie Stevenson on 01603 811005 or visit Hethersett Library this coming Saturday between 10 a.m and midday. For more details on the pantomime click here
Play Time for Old Hall School
Old Hall School, Hethersett will be performing their version of the Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht at Norwich Playhouse on 31st January and 1st February at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £8.50 and £6.50 for concessions. Special group rates are also available. Tickets can be booked on 01603 810390. The play was written by Brecht whilst in exiled during the Second World War. It is the story of two women lay claim to the same child, but, unusually for the author, it has a happy ending. The school will also be holding an open day when members of the public can see what happens on a typical day at the school. For more information on this contact Jason Harrison on 01603 810390 or e-mail him by clicking here
Churches Together - Coming Events
Hethersett and District Churches Together is lining up a full programme of events for 2008. Events will include a Lent course, barn dance and a visit to Southwell. The year kicks off with a United Service in Hethersett Methodist Church at 3 p.m on Sunday 20th January and this will include an informal annual meeting. The barn dance to folkdance and song group Shinanikins will take place in Little Melton Village Hall on Saturday 2nd February and the Lent Course will be held at Hethersett Methodist Church on six successive Tuesday evenings from 5th February. The first evening will kick off with Shrove Tuesday pancakes at 7 p.m and the course will cover Bible study, case studies and discussion around a theme of “May I Call You Friend.” The group will be visiting Southwell in Nottinghamshire on 27th September to visit Southwell Minister which is known as the Cathedral of Nottinghamshire and dates back to 1108.
A Step Nearer to Promotion
Hethersett Athletic Ladies team took another step towards promotion to the third tier of national ladies soccer when they completed the double over Dagenham and Redbridge with a hard-earned 2-1 win on January 6th thanks to goals from Nicola Bray and Nicola Stolworthy. Hethersett are again home to Dagenham and Redbridge this Sunday - this time in the League Cup.