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The Following stories were featured on the site in January 2010

New Development Update - A long article has appeared in local newspapers discussing an additional 4,000 homes for the village. Over the next few months we will be focusing on proposals for development for the village and asking questions like can we sustain it. is it many steps too far and what will happen to already inadequate services such as schools, health and policing? In the meantime you can read the story from the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper by clicking here and see cuttings from this newspaper by clicking here and from the Eastern Daily Press by clicking here. Why not have your say. Are you for or against large scale development in the village. Just what are the pros and cons. E-mail your comments by clicking here and we will publish them.


New Writer, Same Fun - Hethersett's latest village pantomime Robin Hood and His Merry Men continued the tried and tested format as the event celebrated its 41st year with new writer Lloyd Parfitt at the helm. To read a review click here


Saving the Toads -  Residents of Little and Great Melton are working hard to ensure the safety of toads and newts. A Toadwatch scheme has been operating in Little Melton for the past four years and last year Great Melton joined in to ensure the safety of over 500 toads. Toadwatch operates during the spring months with residents keeping a watchful eye on roads to ensure the toads and newts can make it to their traditional breeding ponds. Toads usually move on damp evenings from late February when the temperature is above 9 degrees. The villages are looking for more volunteers and will be holding a pre-migration crossing drink at Little Melton Village Inn on 25th January at 8p.m where people can find out exactly what Toadwatch entails and how the species can be protected.


Financial Office to Close? - It is our understanding that the Hethersett branch of Edward Jones in Great Melton Road will be closing in the not too distant future. Edward Jones' interests in the UK have been acquired by Towry Law and most of Edward Jones’ 300 offices around the country, including our local branch, are expected to be closed down, leaving just 20 or 30 branches. The Hethersett office of Edward Jones opened under two years ago promising to bring a friendly local face to investment. It achieved those aims, but obviously not for the long term investor.

Busy Year Ahead for Club - It promises to be a busy year for Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club as improvements to the building in Back Lane continue. The youth club officially re-opened its doors last year and is currently running a weekly club for the 11 to 14 age group on Wednesday evenings between 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. “Our plans for 2010 are to finish off the work on the building by completing the painting and then replacing the lighting and heating, both of which are rather outdated,” said chair of the club committee Gillian Saunders. A large window has been put in place in the hall to improve the amount of natural light. The club committee will be busy raising additional funds to complete the work and the next event is aimed at ladies with a pampering evening on 29th January. Tickets are £3 in advance or £3.50 on the door. The club is also looking for a cleaner for two hours a week. Further information is available from Ms Saunders on 01953 607566.

January Shorts click here

Another Stunning Performance - Hethersett's world-renowned soprano Elizabeth Watts was back in Norfolk for a special New Year's Day Concert in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich, with the Norwich Pops Orchestra. Liz was likened to the legendary Swedish Nightingale Jenny Lind. To read about this click here. To see a cutting of my review for the Wymondham and Attleborough newspaper click here.