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January 2009

Below are some of the news items featured on the site in January 2009

Green Issues - The Village Response - Local people have been talking about green issues and how the village can further reduce its carbon footprint. The replies to a recent survey are being collated and there's still time to respond. To read about this click here


Caring Poppy off to Zanzibar - Caring Hethersett resident Poppy Farrow is off to work in Zanzibar. To read the story from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here.


Hawks Celebrate - Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club celebrated their most successful season ever at their annual general meeting. To read about this click here.


Panto's Ruby Anniversary - Hethersett pantomime celebrated its 40th anniversary with Aladdin and his Wonderful Ruby Lamp in the village hall. To read a review of the production which click here.


Leigh on His Way Down Under - Norwich cycle speedway ace Leigh Cossey who lives in Hethersett is on his way to competing in Australia. To read the story click here.

New Players Please - Hethersett Players drama group will be looking to involve the audience in their next production which will take the form of a Murder Mystery Play. The group is also looking for new members to continue a string of successes that sees them on stage for three nights rather than the usual two. The production will run at Hethersett Village Hall from June 25th to 27th. “We are looking for new people either on or off stage,” said chairman Sarah Wright. Anybody interested in joining can e-mail Sarah by clicking here. 

Deli Delightful - Hethersett has a new farm shop and delicatessen at Church Farm on the main B1172. We met up with proprietors Chris and Linda Willgress (pictured opposite). To read about the new venture and view more photographs click here
Humbleyard Hoofers - Who are Humbleyard Hoofers. Find out about this walking group by clicking here.

Athletic Presentation - Hethersett Athletic Football Club's new Saturday team have been named Crown Fire South and Central Norfolk League team of the month and will be presented with a new match ball before their coming top of the table home match against Hindolveston this Saturday (January 10th). For further details visit the club's official web site by clicking here.


Appeal Boost - The appeal to raise funds for the re-furbishment of Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club has been boosted by an auction and more fund-raising events are lined-up for the next few months. To read the latest news click here.


Record Year for Christmas Child - It was a bumper year for the Operation Christmas Child which saw over 2,400 shoeboxes sent to Serbia to brighten up Christmas for thousands of youngsters. To read about the results of this and how John and Shirley Adams are already planning for Christmas 2009 click here.

Pants and Pantos - A pants event at the local library and the annual village pantomime are just two of the upcoming events in the village. To read about them and how to get last minute tickets for Aladdin click here.


Corton House Cheque - Hethersett Methodist Church has presented Corton House in Norwich with a cheque from its regular Saturday coffee mornings. To read about this click here

Flower Festival Planned - A flower festival is being planned for St Remigius Church in July. To read more details click here


Barn Dance and and Pancakes - Hethersett and District Churches Together are organising a number of events in the next two months. You can read about these by clicking here.


Hethersett Social Club has announced its Saturday night attractions for the next three months. To view a pdf poster click here. If you want to know what's on in the village this year visit out coming events section by clicking here.


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.