The following are some of the stories covered in July 2007
LATEST NEWS and FEATURES
More Development for Village
Approval has been given for 19 new homes in Lyngate Close, including four flats. The properties will be built on the site of an existing house and outbuildings and planning consent has been granted subject to steps being taken to safeguard the local ecology, including protected species including newts. Hethersett Society opposed the scheme on the grounds that the local infrastructure could not cope with more housing, but it has received the support of Hethersett Parish Council.
Holiday Activities for the Young
There are plenty of activities organised for youngsters in the village during the school holidays. Hethersett Library will be holding Eco Warrior and Nature Detective mornings and South Norfolk Council are organising a morning of traditional street play. To read the details click here.
Major Soccer Five-a-side Tournament
Nineteen teams from 10 major Sunday soccer clubs took part in the annual Hethersett Athletic adult five-a-side football tournament on the Memorial Playing Field. Winners were a team from AFC Wanderers. For full results and a report on the event visit the football club's official web site by clicking here. Meanwhile the club's ladies team followed up their victory against Lincoln Ladies with a 3-1 win in a pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace.
Middle Turns to Junior
Hethersett Middle School is no more. We look at the final week in the life of the school and its re-emergence as Hethersett Voluntary Controlled Church of England Junior School. To read more click here.
Football Club's AGM
Hethersett Athletic Football Club held its annual general meeting at Park Farm Hotel. For a report and all the other news from the club visit the official site by clicking here.
More Hawks Success
Hethersett Hawks cycle speedway rider Jazz Abbott will be taking part in the World Junior Championships over the coming weekend in Dorset. He will be facing a tough qualifier on Friday when he competes against nine riders from Poland. If successful he will proceed to Saturday's semi-finals and Sunday's Final. Jazz had the best possible warm up for the event by winning the Under-16 Grand Prix Final at the first National Round of the British Youth and Junior League held in Newport (Wales). For more news on this and other Hawks events click here.
There have been a record number of entries for this year's schools' road safety poster competition organised by Hethersett and Meltons Road Safety Committee. The standard of entries was also very high. To read about the judging click here.
Cricketers Stay Unbeaten
Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club made it nine wins out of nine as they maintained top place in the Norfolk League Division Two following an exciting 10 run victory over Sprowston. The second team had a comfortable nine wicket win over Sprowston Thirds to stay top of Division Seven. To read the latest reports and scoreboards click here.
Stunning Victory for Ladies Soccer Team
Hethersett Athletic ladies soccer team scored a stunning 8-6 win over Lincoln Ladies in a pre-season friendly. Lincoln are in the second tier of national football and a number of leagues above Hethersett who this season will compete in the Premier Division of the Eastern Region League. The local football club is also organising a major adult men's five-a-side tournament for July 22nd. For all the latest news on the football front visit the club's official web site by clicking here.
More Than They Bargained For!
Members of the Hethersett Environmental Action Team got more than they bargained for during their latest tidy up and litter pick of the village on July 7th. Amongst items found were a large cheque and a book full of business cards. To read about this and other HEAT matters click here.
George's 14th Anthology
Local poetry bard George Beckford has just published his 14th anthology of poetry and says he is searching for a "sense of humour." To read about this click here.
Special Awards Evening
Streets Paved with Treasure
The streets of Hethersett will be paved with treasure over the weekend of July 7th and 8th. To read about Treasure Hunts being organised by the scouts and the Methodist Church click here.
Wild Read for Kids
Hethersett Library will be taking part in an initiative during the summer designed to encourage youngsters to read and take an interest in the environment. To read about it click here.
Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are taking the Norfolk League by storm. The first team remain unbeaten in Division Two with over half the season now gone. They are well clear at the top with eight wins out of eight played. Two of their games have been called off due to bad weather. The second team are top of Division Seven with just one defeat. For full results for the season click here